Furniture Show

Casual Opulence, Rough Lux & Relaxed Elegance

It’s Highpoint Furniture Show time in North Carolina! So in recognition of this exciting show- here are some wonderful furniture suggestions from the professionals at Hooker Furniture. 

By Hooker Furniture


You wouldn’t expect the words “casual” and “opulent” to hang out together.

After all, casual means “easy style” and “suited for everyday use,” while opulent is anything but ordinary. Opulent means luxurious, effusive, extravagant, gilded and glittery.

But, as the saying goes, “Opposites attract.”  And in fact, when “casual” and “opulent” get together in the design world, they make beautiful home décor together.

Want a poignant, compelling room that invites you in? Mix rustic and weathered pine with a crystal chandelier and airy white bedding.


A scraped pine headboard with crystal chandelier, white bedding

Are you looking for design beauty that is original, fresh, and unexpected? Mix a natural fabric like cotton, burlap or linen with a mirrored metallic border as on this tufted queen bed in Hooker Furniture’s Sanctuary Collection.

The Sanctuary tufted bed combines linen and a glittery border

This same seemingly opposite yet beautifully complementary blend of grand scale and soft, casual fabric is present in the Rhapsody tufted sleigh bed. This statement bed brings together soft, flowing lines and a casual, woven textured fabric in a creamy blend of neutral colors with repeated tufting for a plush–yet accessible and inviting–look.

Rhapsody tufted sleigh bed

Casual opulence is the essence of Hooker Furniture’s major new collection called Rhapsody. Rhapsody is a compelling blend of design elements you wouldn’t expect to go together: grand scale, classic style motifs and a relaxed, rustic finish.

Exuberant scale and serpentine shapes infuse the collection with emotion and, yes– opulence. Timeless motifs like scrolls, rope twist molding, the acanthus leaf and fleur de lis anchor Rhapsody in traditional pedigree. The unexpected twist is the finish that is combined with the grandeur of the Rhapsody collection. It’s a rustic, walnut-colored finish over character-filled pecky pecan, hickory, walnut and ash veneers and poplar solids. Some of the accent finishes in the collection even have a crusted or raw wood feel—not what you would expect the finish to be like on a collection with pediment tops and serpentine shapes.

A rustic finish covers classic forms in the Rhapsody collection.

The great thing about casual opulence is that it’s easy to create in your home. Do you have a formal room? Throw in something crusty, antique and cozy-casual. Got a casual room? Throw in something shiny and elegant.

It will make your room more compelling and inviting!

All items featured in this article can be purchased at Sacksteder’s Interiors. Go to for more information. Or call (812) 637-1422 New Trenton, (513) 791-5022 Obryonville for more informations.   

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