Are You Ready for Coco to Help You Find Comfort in a BarcaLounger?

Coming this Spring from Barcalounger is Montview, a classic design in your choice of black or brown  leather in winged pub-back styling, and offering voice-activated power recline and headrest functions.

Imagine this: You’re exhausted at the end of a long day, come home and make your way to your favorite Barcalounger. You sink down into the chair, ready to recline all the way back for a quick catnap. In the time it takes to say, “Relax,” you simply command ‘Coco’ to recline, and a female voice softly agrees, “Coco, recline,” then glides you smoothly into the sleep position in the chair.

Voice-activation, a feature popular in electronics, phones, cars and navigation systems, has found its way to the furniture industry. This Spring, leading motion upholstery brand Barcalounger will introduce a voice-activated feature in three new power reclining chairs including Montview, above, and the modern-styled swivel glider recliner, Powell, below.

The modern-styled Powell recliner offers power recline, swivel, glide and headrest features, all activated by a short conversation with “Coco.” Photo: Barcalounger.

If you address any of the new Barcalounger chairs with the command, “Coco, recline,” or, “Coco, stop,” or “Coco, go to home position,” or “Coco, go to TV position,” a female voice repeats the command and then carries it out. The command of “heads up” activates the power headrest function.

“Voice activation is increasingly popular in electronics, phones, TVs, cars and navigation systems, and resonates with today’s consumers, especially Millennials,” said Larry Smith, CEO and president of Barcalounger. “What a natural to offer voice-activation for a comfort product like reclining furniture.”

What do you think? Would “Coco” be welcome in your home, along with her recliner friends?

Here, the new Montview recliner offering voice activation, is shown in the option of all-leather in an elegant brown color. Photo: Barcalounger
The Blair X-tra Tall Recliner, with extended footrest and taller back and classic styling with nailhead trim, will soon offer a voice-activation feature as well. Photo: Barcalounger.
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Relaxing Ways to Enjoy Home This Season

 Whether it’s an old-fashioned campfire or a modern fire pit, it’s calming to gather around a warm and glowing fire, especially to share a snack like Smores.

Everyone enjoys the fun times of summer, spring has plenty of fans, and winter enthusiasts love skiing and holiday celebrations. Yet, there’s something about fall that makes it extra special. 

Maybe it’s the cooler evenings, football games, pumpkin-spice everything or the crunch of leaves beneath your feet. But it’s easy to love the respite between the warmest and coldest months.

Fall is a chance to relax a bit following summer travels and the busyness of the winter holiday season. Photo: williamssonoma.

Here are a few of our favorite tips for enjoying this season to its fullest:

Create comfy, cozy nights outdoors with the Woodland Fire Pit from Barcalounger Outdoor Living.

The excuse to have a fire is one of the best things about the end of summer. Whether it’s an old-fashioned campfire or a modern fire pit, it’s a calming activity that brings people together to relax. Once gathered, there’s always a need for good snacks. We love traditional smores, but if you have a fire pit, or just don’t want to make a mess, try making your own no-mess version with a deep dish smores dipCheck out this recipe, shown in the opening photo, and try it out at your next outdoor gathering. 

Enjoy a pumpkin spice latte or hot apple cider in an outdoor recliner or reclining sofa, like the new Arcadia reclining loveseat from Barcalounger Outdoor Living.

Snuggle In

When the weather eventually sends you indoors, get cozy with seating that’s stylish and comfortable. Add a favorite chenille throw, a cup of cocoa, and light a fire!

We love how the Jefferson Sofa combines soft fabric and rich leather in one stunning look that reclines for amazing comfort. Add a chunky chenille throw, a cup of coffee, and light a fire! Barcalounger.

More Marshmallows, Please

Once you’ve found your favorite seat in the house, it’s time to start talking marshmallows. Whether it’s the little ones you put in your hot cocoa or the color of this sumptuous Seymour Sofa, there’s no such thing as too many. Barcalounger.
The Markley Sectional is offered in the same creamy marshmallow-colored leather as the Seymour, as well as charcoal gray. Markley is the perfect spot for the entire family to connect. Add hot cocoa + you can even charge your electronic devices. Barcalounger 

No matter what your favorite time of year, making time for yourself is always in season. This fall, schedule a little rest and relaxation for yourself and enjoy the restorative benefits of some much-needed downtime.

When it comes to making top-notch cocoa, It’s all about creativity in the kitchen. This truly decadent treat is Frozen Pecan Pie Hot Chocolate, straight from the kitchen of Southern Living. Click the photo for the recipe!   
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‘Dress Casual’ Looks for Your Family Room

Casual, comfortable style takes many forms.

There are blue jeans and sweatshirts, there are jeans and a shirt, and then there’s what some call business or ‘dress casual.’ It’s a more refined look, often with layering and details, such as slacks with a button-down shirt and a jacket or vest…set off by just the right accessory.

That ‘dress casual’ look is the vibe for BarcaLounger’s new introductions set for the April High Point Furniture Market.

The new Seymour leather sofa group has casual and inviting, yet sleek and refined lines. Photo: Barcalounger

 

The looks are refined modern, or traditional with a twist. For instance, the new Radcliffe recliner and the Ryder recliner are casual, yet dressed up with rich wood trim and clean lines.

Wood trim in a sleek black or warm wood adds a sophisticated touch to the Radcliffe and Ryder recliners. Photos: Barcalounger

 

In all, Barcalounger is introducing 24 recliners and pedestal chairs, 8 motion sofa groups, and has a new emphasis on leather sectionals and modulars at the international furniture market

The looks are inviting and comfortable, yet sophisticated. Kind of like the slacks, shirt and jacket wardrobe you’d wear for a fun but special occasion on the weekend.

The Beasley Pedestal Chair and Ottoman blend a Mid-Century-Modern Vibe with a classic button-tufted back and a sleek silhouette. The pillow-top feature on the ottoman and seat adds plushness. Photo: Barcalounger

 

Stylish tailoring stands out on this recliner that offers a tall back and additional leg extension. Nailhead trim accentuates the arms, sides and modified wings on the chair, and top-stitching detail is featured on the leather seat.
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