Many lean into mid-century modern design elements to some degree, but the rest of the population have yet to meet the Uptown Collection, our latest addition to the Cortney’s Collection family of multi-functional furniture. We created this collection with everyone in mind, including the busiest of families. As a world traveler, entrepreneur and mom of seven, I believe in empowering every family to design a home they love without sacrificing style or quality.
Without further ado, get to know our newest collection.
Expect the Unexpected From the Uptown Collection
We seldom expect exceptional quality and beauty from furniture priced to fit family-sized budgets. But when planning our latest collection, we tried to think of everything: tailored refinement, alluring textures and smart contrast, paired with family-friendly functionality, structural longevity and, yes, even reasonable pricing. And, as always, we’re serving it up fully assembled.
Uptown Collection Inspiration from the City That Never Sleeps
We can all imagine the buzz and bustle, sights and sounds and energizing tingle of being somewhere so iconic and rich in history as uptown New York City, but our family is lucky enough to call NYC home.
Much of the world shares my love of mid-century modern design, but try to picture the understated elegance of the period in its glory days. Reel back to New York City in the middle of the nineteenth century, and walk your mind’s eye through the shops, hotels, galleries and dining establishments. Peek into the homes styled after them. Thanks to innate longevity and active historical preservation, much of the mid-century architecture and artifacts are still here today.
The Streets of New York City
Strolling uptown New York City is how I found much of my inspiration for the Uptown Collection. My love of chic, modern and vintage styles ensures continual discoveries of new ways to pull ideas from top designs of the past to create pieces with a fresh take for today and beyond — for my family and yours.
Bottom line: I’ve done the interior-design footwork for you. So, regardless of where you call home, the Uptown Collection lets you enjoy an authentic, high-style, unpretentious uptown vibe, ready for the beautiful chaos of family life and your next opportunity to entertain in elevated style.
Statement Pieces From the Uptown Collection
The Uptown Collection is sleek and approachable with a sophisticated look. When producing this collection, I was leaning towards a little more sophistication. I felt dressier when putting this together, and the collection reflects that. No matter who you are, there are definitely moments when you want to put on a cocktail dress. These pieces will glam up any space they’re in, adding effortless elegance to any home.
Get Down With The Uptown Gotham Power Motion Recliner
Quite possibly, the only chair better than a recliner is a power recliner. But unlike the clunky dinosaurs you might imagine, the Uptown Gotham Power Motion Recliner is a vision of sleek style and understated elegance edged with flange detailing and wrapped in easy-to-clean, high-performance faux leather in a lovely acorn tone.
Maybe you’ll place a pair of them across from the couch. Or, position the recliner by a sunny window or a fine lamp in the living room, bedroom, den or family room. Can you feel it easing you back to read a good book or to take a blissful afternoon nap?
This timeless piece creates seamless flow in any space, but if square feet are limited, you’ll be especially pleased. Your eye travels effortlessly over armless furniture, giving form to the idea of airiness and more expansive space, even with this power recliner’s generous 30-inch-wide seat. Dare we say it’s a snuggle seat for two?
Match up the recliner with the Uptown Lenox Sectional, also in acorn. Or, create contrast by pairing it with the light gray Uptown Sutton Place Accent Chair or taupe seating like the Uptown York Modular Corner Chair. Complete a relaxed yet chic look with various textures such as nubby rugs and tapestries, velvety cushions, and a mix of reclaimed wood accents and smooth metal accessories throughout.
Stay In With The Warren Bedroom Pieces
Matched bedroom sets were sometimes considered bland or even tacky until the Warren bedroom pieces came along. My ideal blend of tones, form and accents do away with any concerns about visual interest. Let this image sink in for a moment: sought-after contrast of dark walnut veneer wrapped around black faux shagreen drawer fronts, drawers and headboard; long black pulls adorned with gold accents; tall black metal feet for an effect that’s almost like floating, a familiar nod to mid-century design. And the list goes on to include functional necessities — under-bed storage and deep drawers with sturdy dovetail joinery and ball bearing slides. Can you picture it? Sweet dreams, indeed.
If you do prefer mixed furniture in the bedroom, we have you covered. Our collections offer a variety of pieces that intermingle harmoniously. For example, you might arrange the greige Uptown Broadway Queen Upholstered Lift-Up Storage Bed with the natural oak Uptown Park Storage Bench at the foot, or flank the bed with a pair of natural oak Uptown Park 3 Drawer Chests.
Well, Hello, Tall, Handsome Handy Chest
The Uptown collection offers the handsomeness we expect when seeking mid-century modern inspired furniture pieces, and we didn't hold back with the Uptown Park Get Ready Chest with Mirror. Available in coffee or natural oak and standing six feet, two inches tall — again, with durable dovetail joinery — this good-looking chest is more than home-decor eye candy; it’s sturdy, functional, versatile storage, too.
Unbox it in the bedroom and flip down the hanging hook for ties, scarves or bags. The felt-lined drawers make ideal niches for stashing away devices and gadgets, delicates and the day’s jewelry. Alternatively, position it in the entryway for a last-minute glimpse at your reflection before leaving your home, a place for your mail and keys when you return, and something to stir up a little envy when greeting guests at the door.
Our eye likes consistency when it comes to shape, so consider pairing the chest in a den, master bedroom or guest room with the Uptown Amsterdam Round Cuddle Loveseat to repeat the pattern of its circular mirror. That also creates a comfortable spot to snuggle with your significant other, the little ones or a cozy place to pull up your feet and curl in while the rounded back hugs you after a long day.
Uptown Style on a Family Budget
These designer pieces are built for everyday families who need beautiful, functional furniture. Despite our industry success and a long list of well-known clients, we aim to meet every family's budget with reasonable price points, never sacrificing style, quality or durability for excessive dollars.
There are so many great pieces that can feel really sleek no matter what your style is, whether it’s the entire room or you just purchase one piece. Uptown style feels very timeless and sophisticated. It can mix nicely with anyone’s home.