The classic tufted armchair embraces chic shapes and bold fabrics for a fresh new look.

Tufted Armchairs Urban Polish  The chic, Art Deco-inspired A535 chair from Muse and Merchant ($678) adds vintage sophistication to a room. museandmerchant.com Mid-Century Cool  We can’t decide what we love more about the Erickson chair ($835)—the fabulous cerulean upholstery or the classic, statement-making silhouette. parliamentinteriors.com Exotic Magic  A playful Indian-inspired print takes the plush and pretty Lillian chair ($5,495) from sitting room staple to the centre of attention. thecrossdesign.com Wingman of the Year  When a classic armchair gets a modern makeover—a sleek wood frame padded with down-stuffed cushions—the result is West Elm’s cool, cozy James Harrison wing chair ($930). westelm.com  

Quilted Queen  Diamond seams and a curved body give the Tess chair from Crate and Barrel ($1,530) feminine charm, but the sweet seat is anything but demure in bold aquamarine. crateandbarrel.com

Hip to Be Square  Slightly angled legs give the square-bodied Tarantino chair (from $1,095) a subtle dose of flair—amp up the personality further with custom fabrics. vangoghdesigns.com  Euro Cool  Minimalist detailing and clean, mid-century lines make the Vence armchair ($595) a modernist’s dream. inspirationfurniture.ca WL