I don't know what it is but I currently adore the tufted chairs and sofas. In a natural linen or a soft blue- even leather makes me want them!! They are out there in plenty of styles and sizes- so you can find one that is just perfect for you. This style is traditionally called Chesterfield with it's high arms and tufting. There are a few different takes on these pieces here and they are all just perfect. Tufted pieces work with everything and are being used more and more in transitional design these days.