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Tuesday, 16 January 2018 19:28

New & Noteworthy: Modern Accents for the Home

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Making updates to your home isn't always about a complete remodel. Some of the most amazing transformations come from simply updating accents such as accessories, lighting and artwork. Because let's face it, there are certain accents that can just make your house look dated or stale. If your home is in need of a refresh then consider updating your spaces with these new and noteworthy accents for the home.

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Uttermost

Bring an edgy feel to a formal space with a beaded chandelier. This lighting option can be just as dressy as one that's made of crystal but it has a more modern feel and brings the drama. What a great way to add an organic texture to a bedroom or foyer while giving it a fresh look.
  

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Uttermost

Candle holders are often a go-to for a dining table centerpiece. While it's an easy fix it isn't always the most creative option. Unless you opt for a stunner like this one. With its architecturally interesting shape it's a gorgeous modern touch, with or without the candlelight.

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Uttermost

Mixed materials are a modern home must-have. These bottles have a modern combination of elements that can be layered into any space. Heavy metal texture adds a weighty feel which contrasts beautifully with a soft curvy look.

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Uttermost

Elevate a space to the next level with a modern acrylic accent piece. An edgy X-base design topped with teal leather will invigorate a space with color and style. Add this piece to the foot of a bed or place it in a foyer to add a sophisticated modern appeal. This is proof that statement pieces come in all shapes and sizes.

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Uttermost

We've said it before and we'll say it again. Mirrors are always an easy way to add some interest to a space. We love the functionality of a mirror especially one that is this pretty. Pair it with a chunky lamp for a contrast in shape and a cool modern look.

Does your home need a dose of modern appeal? If it's time to update your spaces then visit our showroom to shop these pieces and more.

Wednesday, 03 January 2018 21:54

Five Interior Design Trends to Try in 2018

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A new year always brings with it the desire to make change. While you're feeling motivated to set new goals why not use some of that inspiration to make some changes to your home. Be bold in the new year and incorporate some of the interior design trends that we think will be big this year. We've chosen five trends to inspire you to give your home a new look for the new year.

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Kincaid

More natural wood finishes. Painted pieces certainly have their place but lately we're seeing a return to more natural looks in stains and raw wood textures. These pieces have an organic quality and bring so much character to a space.

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Kincaid

A more refined use of color. Keeping your color palette to a minimum is an easy way to update your home with a modern look. Try subdued jewel tones instead of overly bright colors and balance it with dark taupes, rich greys and bright whites.

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Riverside

More collected looks. Gone are the days of matching everything which means it's easier to express yourself and create a custom look. When you mix styles it results in a look that's collected over time as if your home has been carefully curated. Eclectic seating is taking over dining spaces and fun accent pieces are the new nightstands.

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Uttermost

Blending styles. Sure, your home may be filled with modern pieces in shades of grey but that doesn't mean you can't blend in a rustic table or some industrial accents. You can easily add pieces in other styles that will blend with the existing ones, as long as they have design elements that you're always drawn to.

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Eastern Accents

Fearless pattern pairing. If you're going to mix prints and patterns then be bold. Repetition in color will bring it all together. Keep walls light and neutral to avoid overwhelming the senses. And don't be afraid to throw in a wild card pillow just to mix things up. A kidney pillow in an unexpected pattern or color can actually give a space a high-end designer look.

Make this the year you create the home you really want. Try one or all of these interior design trends to update your spaces. Visit our design center where our design staff can help you make all the right decisions for your home in the new year.

Monday, 20 November 2017 21:49

Five Ways to Decorate with Rustic Furniture

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Rustic furniture has risen in popularity since the farmhouse trend exploded onto the scene. But rustic furniture isn't just for the lover of farmhouse style. Also referred to as distressed, rustic furniture is taking over interiors of all styles. You may not be a fan of the farmhouse trend but there's more than one way to decorate with this popular style. Let's take a look at five ways to decorate with rustic furniture.

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Rustic glam is a posh yet livable look. Polished metals and velvet textiles elevate heavily distressed pieces by creating a look that is high in contrast. A space that's layered in these rich textures needs few accessories as the pieces speak for themselves.

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Uttermost

Adding a rustic piece to a modern space creates a high end look that has depth. Modern homes can often feel impersonal but when you implement a piece in distressed or weathered wood it adds major character.

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Kincaid

Rustic can easily go industrial with details such as nailheads and substantial hardware. Elements such as exposed wires and large scale artwork give distressed furniture a no-nonsense look with style that is unforgettable.

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Kincaid

Rustic can be casual and stylish with the right accessories. Lean and layer artwork for a more relaxed look and fill in empty spaces with books and easy-going accessories. Finish this fresh look with an organic element such as a simple floral arrangement.

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Have a little fun with rustic furniture by going eclectic. Pair bold and colorful fabrics with graphic black and white artwork. Quirky lighting will add a stylish and sophisticated spin.

If you thought you couldn't use rustic furniture then think again. You can make rustic pieces work with any style as long as the other elements in the space are right. Visit our design center to learn how to blend rustic pieces seamlessly into your home.

Tuesday, 24 October 2017 15:03

Six Accessories Your Home Needs This Winter

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It's that time of year again! When temperatures start to drop and the days get shorter you know it's time to break out all things cozy. When you prep your home to spend more time indoors there's no way the winter weather will get you down. Take advantage of the season by stocking your home with the best cold weather home decor and make the most of the season. We've rounded up six stylish pieces, perfect for the cold months ahead, that are sure to turn your home into a cozy haven.

winter accessories for the home

sconce / tray / throws / ottoman / screen / candle holders

  • Limited daylight is the perfect excuse to update your lighting or just add more of it. Add soft light to a bathroom with sconce lamps. These are also a great way to accessorize a basic mirror.
  • Keep a heavy duty tray with sturdy handles at the ready to serve coffee or hot chocolate to guests on a cold night. When not in use it's a stylish way to display items on a coffee table or counter.
  • There are few things better than a cozy throw on a cold night. Textiles such as soft flannels and faux fur are warm and comfy when all you want to do is stay in a watch a movie.
  • Have a favorite chair? Add a small ottoman, with built in storage, so you can put your feet up with a good book on those days when it's just too cold to go out. Remember, you'll need a place to store all those pretty throws.
  • Gone are the days of boring fireplace screens. Keep the fire contained and let the fireplace make a statement by choosing a screen worthy of a magazine.
  • No fireplace? No problem! You can create the same cozy ambiance with candles. Make the upgrade from plain glass jars to more sophisticated candle holders and they'll work double duty as pretty accessories, even when not in use.

Now is the time to get your interiors ready for the cold months ahead. Visit our showroom to find the latest trends in all things decor, design and furniture. Our designers are ready to help you make your home the place you want to be.

Monday, 16 October 2017 20:40

Easy Ways to Customize Your Interiors

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Interior design is about more than creating a beautiful space. True interior design should be a combination of design elements interwoven with personal touches that make it feel like home. After all, your home shouldn't look like a hotel. There are many ways to get that designer look and still make it your own. If your home feels like it belongs to someone else it might be time to customize your interiors.  

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Let your interests inspire your home decor choices. You will appreciate them more if they have meaning. That's not to say you shouldn't buy something just because it's pretty. However, if you love animals then work that into your home with some animal-inspired sculptures or photography.

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Uttermost

Mix up the tables in the living room in lieu of a matching set. Replace standard chair side tables with eye-catching statement pieces. This gives the space a look that's collected over time and creates a look that's unique to your home. No one wants the same exact living room as their neighbor.

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Choosing pieces with custom fabrics creates high end style and fills your home with personality. Express yourself through fun prints, classic patterns or modern geometrics. Even better, use a combination of patterns for a more unique look.

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Uttermost

Trade in those builder-grade bathroom mirrors for something a little more unexpected and way more fun. It's an easy way to add something playful to a powder room or guest bathroom and a pretty mirror makes an especially stylish statement in a small space.

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Kincaid

Pre-coordinated bedding is an easy solution for styling a bed yet there's no reason why you can't mix it up. Add a couple of custom pillows and a cozy throw to give it a distinct look. When you're ready for a change simply switch out the pillows for a quick-fix update.

You don't have to give up designer style to give your home a personal touch. Just try these tips to customize your interiors and bring your personality to life in your home. For more tips just visit our showroom where our design staff is waiting to help.

Monday, 30 November -0001 00:00

Six Ways to Add Vintage-Inspired Style

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Decorating with vintage pieces is so exciting because it means you have something special or unique. It's a way to create a curated look that gives your home a whole new dimension by telling a story of another time in history. The disadvantage to vintage pieces is that they sometimes have that not-so-new look or feel. Which is really a downer when it comes to certain pieces, such as sofas and rugs. So what's a lover of vintage looks to do? Recreate the look with vintage-inspired pieces. We've rounded up six ways to add vintage style to your home with new pieces that are inspired by the past.

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mirror / dining chair / sofa / lamp / chair / rug

  • Add a touch of vintage-glam with some Hollywood regency style. Weathered metal fretwork makes this mirror a statement piece that has just as much style as it did in the 1930s. Hang it in a mirror or foyer to add major personality. 
  • Bentwood chairs are always vintage-chic. Use them around a dining table for a look that's beyond basic. Often available in painted finishes they can add a punch of color to your kitchen or dining space.
  • Nothing says vintage quite like a sofa with well-worn leather. Add black and white boho style pillows for a look that's on trend. The best thing about this sofa? It's so versatile! It allows you to change up your style whenever the mood strikes.
  • Lighten up your home with a little vintage flair with this black and gold floor lamp. Bamboo and bamboo inspired pieces are a fun addition to any home that needs a little vintage touch.
  • There are so many reasons to love a Jenny Lind style chair. Not only because it has that vintage look but it also works well draped in modern fabrics. It's a clever way to blend styles and it pairs well with a leather sofa.
  • Always a favorite among vintage lovers, faded or sun-bleached rugs are the perfect way to pull a space together and you can't go wrong with a neutral look. 

Get the vintage look! Shop these looks and more right here in our showroom or call to make an appointment with a designer today.

Monday, 30 November -0001 00:00

The Power of Pattern

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There's a reason pattern is so powerful. Pattern has the ability to completely change the feel of a space and lets you express your individual style. For example, you can give your home a more modern feel with crisp geometrics but a paisley will lend itself to a more traditional look. Whether you like a little or a lot, pattern is a design element that allows you to create a custom look. Let’s take a look at how these three spaces each use pattern in a different way.

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Minimal pattern pops in a bright white space. Black pillows with a bright floral pattern create high contrast against a white sofa. The colors are repeated on the chair with a fun chevron. This simple pairing takes this neutral space to the next level.

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Kincaid

Shades of grey can quickly become monotonous without pattern. In this space repetition is key. From the bold pattern on the chairs to the pillows used throughout, the room has a great flow. The use of contrast creates dimension which is important when mixing neutrals. 
 

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Kincaid

This space makes great use of a trio of patterns in layered shades of blue. An important thing to remember about mixing patterns is to vary scale. The smallest pattern on the chair could easily fall flat without the large pattern on the rug and the bold pattern on the accent chair. Patterns have more impact when they don't compete.

There are so many interesting ways to work pattern into your home. Pillows and rugs are obvious solutions but there are other creative ways to style your home with pattern.

patterns accent pieces

curtains / lamp / mirror / art / console

  • Patterned trim on curtains or pillows is a fun way to punch up a solid fabric.
  • Lamps and accessories are an easy way to try a new pattern in a space.
  • Decorative fretwork makes a basic mirror a suddenly interesting piece.
  • Wood carvings serve as pattern while adding texture.
  • Accent pieces often feature unique designs that can add a punch of pattern to any space.

Don't underestimate the power of pattern. If your home needs a refresh then visit our showroom or call to schedule an appointment with a designer. We can help you choose the perfect pattern pairings for your home.

Tuesday, 23 May 2017 13:51

Every Room Needs a Touch of Black

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You'll often find that thoughtfully designed rooms are those with easily identifiable decorating rules. One of the most well-known decorating rules is that every room needs a touch of black. While we're all for breaking the rules when it comes to interior design this is one rule that we love to follow. Sometimes a touch of black is all a room needs and sometimes it's more. But one thing is for sure: it's always a good idea to incorporate a little black into every space.

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Kincaid

Black balances bright pops of color. So if you have a space that's colorful but needs some refining, try introducing something in a black metal or a piece of black and white artwork. The mix results in a colorful yet modern space.

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Kincaid

Use black to ground light wood tones. Lighter wood finishes are a stylish alternative to a room full of dark pieces. However, you need something to break it up. This two-toned table with its black painted pedestal base fits the bill. Use one or two more black accents to punctuate the rest of the space.

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Riverside

Create a focal point with a dash of black. Abstract artwork brings a welcome chaos to this polished modern furniture. A splash of black is all that was needed to completely change the feel of this space by giving it an edgy vibe.

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Kincaid

When black is already present in the space with pieces such as light fixtures and picture frames, you can easily find ways to repeat it. It can be as simple as draping a throw over the back of a chair or even mixing in some black and white pillows.

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Uttermost

Go bold with more than a touch of black. When you paint a room black it creates a dramatic canvas. Warm the space by layering textures such as supple leather and distressed woods. Add plenty of light with accent lamps and mirrors to keep the space from feeling like a cave.

Decorating with a touch of black in every room is one rule we can get behind. Whether you use a little or a lot is up to you. If you're unsure, don't go it alone. You can always trust our designers to help you get it right.

 

 

Farmhouse style has become a hot topic in interior design. We're all for a trend but how do you go about it without turning your home into a cookie cutter look? The answer is to mix the look with other styles and make it your own. Farmhouse style doesn't have to be one dimensional. We've come up with seven looks that you can incorporate into your home to create eclectic farmhouse style that's anything but ordinary.

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table / art / candle holders / chandelier / pillow / rug / chest

  1. A statement making table. When you incorporate a conversation piece into the mix it adds a new dimension. A combination of washed grey and metal accents let this table blend with many farmhouse styles while shaking up the look.
  2. Unexpected artwork. The American flag is iconic and adds an element of history. Whitewashed and with so much texture it has a fresh look and easily adds character to any space.
  3. Introduce pieces with reflective or polished surfaces. Rustic farmhouse styles can be balanced with glass or metal. These hammered glass candle holders are the perfect accessory for a dining table or dresser.
  4. Use dramatic lighting. If you want your farmhouse style to have an edgy feel, this is how you do it. This chain link chandelier seems to drip from the ceiling. Add depth by repeating the bronze finish throughout the space.
  5. Have fun with pillows! Tassels and texture make these pillows perfect for adding a playful vibe to a farmhouse look.
  6. Add interest with rugs. Opt for a modern pattern or a new style to instantly update a farmhouse style that's just a little too traditional or looks outdated.
  7. Don't overlook small details such as hardware. An ordinary white chest becomes something special with the addition of oversized drawer pulls inspired by industrial style. Replace your bed's matching nightstands with these accent chests for a fresh look.

Want the look? We've got everything you need to create an eclectic farmhouse style and make it uniquely yours. Just visit our showroom, where custom design is what we do.

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