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Monday, 13 November 2017 16:51

Five Ways to Work a Sectional

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What is it about a sectional that's so appealing? For one, there are so many options. Many sectionals are available with custom options to suit your needs. Second, it's a cozy and comfortable option for a family room. Third, it's an easy way to furnish a space. But there's more than one way to work a sectional. So we've put together a list of what we believe are the top five ways to use a sectional.

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Flexsteel

The most common way to use a sectional is the basic “L” shape. This typically consists of one corner with two seats on either side. This layout tends to fit most living areas and often leaves enough space for an accent chair, depending on the size of the room. Pair it with a pretty swivel chair to make the space even more functional.

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Kincaid

A small sectional, such as a sofa with a chaise, is often a popular choice for smaller spaces such as an apartment. If you have a small living room but have always dreamed of having a sectional this is a smart solution. Opt for pieces with clean lines to keep from overwhelming the space.

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Flexsteel

A large piece, such as a conversation style sectional, is one way to ground a large living room. Its curvy style creates a pretty and unique look while maximizing seating in the space. These sectionals often work well in large rectangular spaces or homes with an open floor plan.

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Flexsteel

Go for all-out comfort with a reclining sectional. Power reclining footrests, power adjustable headrests and built-in USB ports make this option perfect for a man-cave or a family TV room. When every seat is a recliner everyone gets the best seat in the house.

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Kincaid 

Shake up your dining space with sectional style seating. Fabric in a dining space always softens the overall look and banquette style seating creates a cozy and intimate atmosphere.

With so many custom options there is always a way to make a sectional work. If you need help choosing the right style, remember, you don't have to go it alone. Just visit our design center to get started.   

Monday, 25 September 2017 14:08

Five Tips for Updating your Interiors

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One of the fundamental reasons we decorate our homes is to reflect our lives which means our interiors should also reflect the time we live in. While some trends may come and go and come back again there are others than need to be left in the past. So if your home needs some updating it might not necessarily require a total home makeover. There are many changes that can easily be made to update your home without calling in a demolition crew. Here are six of our best tips for bringing your interiors up to date.

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Uttermost

Replace formal window treatments with a more casual look. Switching out swags and crystals with linen panels or roman shades will shed years from a space and give it a more inviting feel. Plus it instantly lightens and brightens the room.

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 Uttermost

Change outdated light fixtures. Gone are the days of matchy-matchy lighting. Have a little fun with mix and match options. Hang chandeliers in unexpected places and use sconce lamps to frame mirrors in bathrooms. If you want to break out of your comfort zone with something different an entry or foyer is a great place to try something new.  

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Kincaid

Switch out pillows and rugs with outdated patterns to those with a more neutral look. Rugs with natural fibers such as jute or sisal tone down a space with overpowering color. Mixing in a few solid pillows adds a sense of calm to a space with lots of pattern.

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Kincaid

Update your hardware. Change out knobs and drawer pulls on kitchen and bathroom cabinets for an instant refresh. Opt for a sleek design if you want to make the space more modern. And you don't have to stop there! You can update your furniture the same way.

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Eastern Accents

Lighten up with paint. A fresh coat of bright white paint is like a fresh start. It creates a blank canvas that allows pieces to pop, letting you see them in a new way. This might even inspire you to rearrange furniture and refresh your accessories.

Is it time to update your home? Before you get started visit our showroom for custom design advice. We can help you decide exactly what changes your home will need, big or small, and help you make them.

Monday, 30 November -0001 00:00

Desks for a Stylish Home Office

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Life is busy and it can get messy if you don't have a way to stay organized. This is why every home needs its own office space. Staying organized and planning out your week is so much easier when you have a proper work space. It doesn't have to be an entire room but there should be enough space for a desk with enough storage to safeguard important documents and keep your life running smoothly. Here are five desks with the perfect blend of style and function.

home office desk Riverside

Riverside

Furniture that serves more than one purpose is always a good idea. Place a writing desk against the back of the sofa to create a multi-purpose piece. When you're not using it as a desk it serves as a sofa table, the perfect spot for some extra lighting in the living room. This one has just enough rustic flair for the modern farmhouse look.

home office desk Kincaid

Kincaid

Give an unused corner of your home a new purpose with a pretty desk and a sleek chair. A statement piece like this one will inspire you to get things done. Paying bills and planning your schedule will be a lot more fun in a space this beautiful.

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Hammary

If you do have an entire room to dedicate to a home office then do it right. Decorate it with all the style that you would allow the rest of the house and don't skimp on the storage. In a room with limited space take advantage of vertical wall space with a tall cabinet that can hold important documents as well as some of those things in your home that tend to add to the clutter.

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Hammary

Go for the open and airy look with a work table versus a desk. This counter-height look would be a nice addition to a craftsman style home. It has just the right blend of function with industrial style. Keep decorative baskets and bins nearby to store smaller items out of the way.

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Uttermost

Go bold with something different. A combination of metal and wood adds major texture and you can layer in even more texture with a worn leather chair. It won't be business-as-usual with a home office space like this. You'll look forward to scheduling appointments when your work space looks this good.

If a lack of a proper work space is keeping you from getting, or staying, organized then it's time to incorporate an office space into your home. Visit our showroom to get started.

Tuesday, 01 August 2017 13:26

Five Ideas for Decorating a Blank Wall

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Everyone has that one space they struggle to decorate. It isn't always easy to know what to use, especially if you're not feeling inspired. So we've put together a few ideas to help you find that inspiration. If you've been looking at a blank wall in your house for far too long then this is for you. Here are five ways to add style to that blank wall in your home, once and for all.

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Kincaid

Large scale artwork is probably the easiest solution.  Adding a single piece of artwork to a blank wall instantly changes the whole space. Just don't make the mistake of using a piece that's too small. Go big and center it on the wall. And remember, when it comes to large artwork, the more dramatic the better.

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Kincaid

So you've already hung artwork in the space but you're still left with a lot of empty wall space. Consider metal wall decor. These are often found in groupings and can add a cool new textural element to the room.

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Kincaid

Mix things up with a gallery wall. Gather a few of your favorite pieces of artwork then mix in a mirror or even a candle sconce for interest. Vary sizes, color and texture for a collected look. If you prefer a more uniform look then hang a set of coordinated prints in a large grid.

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Kincaid

Start with mirrors. Hang a set of large mirrors across the wall and instantly open up the space. Choose a mirror with a unique feature such as a hanging chain or a sculptural look rather than the standard frame. Layer in artwork and fresh flowers or just keep it simple with sleek lighting.

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Kincaid

Skip the artwork and hang an interesting wallpaper. Wallpaper isn't what it used to be and many are now made to be easily peeled away when you're ready for a change. What a fun way to add a punch of pattern or color and make that blank wall the focal point of the space! If you're feeling adventurous then go ahead and hang a mirror or a unique artwork for a special finishing touch. 

You don't have to keep looking at that boring blank wall. Find your inspiration with one of these options or visit our design center for more ideas on how to decorate any space in your home.

Wednesday, 05 July 2017 12:52

Tips for Decorating Large Spaces

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There's a lot of advice out there about decorating small spaces. Understandably so, since small spaces can be tricky and you want to be sure you're choosing pieces that are multi-functional and won't overcrowd your home. However, it can be just as challenging to decorate a large home and often requires a different approach. So if you're planning on moving to a bigger space, or struggling with the one you have, then keep reading. These are some of our best tips for decorating large spaces.

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Kincaid

Use furniture with height to anchor the space. A poster bed or canopy bed will create a beautiful focal point in a space with a high ceiling. If you prefer a bed that's a little less grand then anchor the room with a large cabinet or armoire.

Kincaid lighting

Kincaid

Use dramatic lighting. Highlight the special architectural features of your home by incorporating interesting lighting that will draw the eye up and around the space. Use this as an opportunity to bring new elements into the space. For example, this orb light contrasts well with the exposed wood beams.

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Uttermost

In a space with vaulted ceilings use upholstery with high backs. Low backed chairs and sofas can be dwarfed by tall ceilings. Group chairs and sofas into conversation areas then layer in rugs to pull it all together.

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Kincaid

Take advantage of extra wall space and create an eclectic gallery wall. But don't stop with just a few pieces. Go big and don't be afraid to mix paintings with pretty mirrors or other interesting pieces. Anchor the space between windows with pairs of prints.  

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Kincaid

Add a dramatic effect with curtains. Highlight large windows by taking curtains all the way to the ceiling. The softness will make the space more inviting and help absorb sound. Simple curtain rods with linen panels is a timeless look for any space.

Visit our showroom for more guidance on decorating your home. No matter the size we have plenty of tips and tricks that will help you pull it all together.

 

How often do you flip through the pages of a decorating magazine and see a living room with a matching set of tables? Hardy ever, is probably what you're thinking. That's because interior design isn't about “matching” sets. It's about creating a look that's unique, distinctive and thoughtfully put together. Follow these tips to learn how to mix tables in your home like a pro.

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Uttermost / Kincaid

Mimic shapes but don't repeat them. A curvy drum table is a perfect complement to a sleek round cocktail table and it's a chic alternative to the expected end table. The warm patina of this table blends well with finishes such as cherry and pecan making it a fun piece to pair with antiques.

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Kincaid / Uttermost

Use contrasting textures. It's easy to introduce new elements to a living room with an upholstered cocktail ottoman. This little lucite and brass beauty adds a bit of glam to any space. Lucite is so posh and a touch of gold is a great way to add some warmth to a neutral space.

accent cocktail tables

Uttermost / Kincaid

Match metal for metal. Take your standard cocktail table to the next level with a trendy accent piece that features interesting details or a unique design. This angular table in chrome blends well with the clean lines of the cocktail table and its silver metal base. It's the perfect mix of modern and classic.

natural accent tables

Kincaid / Uttermost

Balance styles. A piece made with “raw” materials such as iron and reclaimed wood is the perfect contrast to more polished and traditional tables. Use this pairing to add character and depth to an otherwise one-dimensional space.

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Kincaid / Uttermost

Wood finishes should blend, not match. Pay attention to the color tones. This is an easy indicator for how well pieces will work together. For example, grey finishes tend to have cool undertones and pieces such as oak and cherry tend to have warm undertones. Keep wood tones similar to seamlessly blend different styles.

Get the look you really want! Shake up your style with one of these fun and unique pieces. Start with just one piece or let us help you put together a whole new look.

One of the most common requests we get from customers is that they want to lighten and brighten their home. A home filled with too many dark pieces, especially those with little natural light, can almost feel cave-like. Dark furniture and fabrics can soak up all the light in the room. So if you feel like your home is too dark then check out these five ways to instantly lighten and brighten your spaces to give your home a fresh new look.

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Eastern Accents

Brighten and update a dark bedroom by replacing your wood bed with one that's upholstered in linen. You might opt for a more heavy duty fabric, such as polyester, but as long as it's light in color it will create a fresh look and create contrast with wood nightstands. Many upholstered beds are now available in fabrics such as Sunbrella, which is easy to clean and care for.

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Kincaid

Pop colors on a white canvas. A white sofa against a white wall might sound boring but when you layer in bright colors and patterns it becomes a bold and exciting look. Light will bounce all around a space with layered white surfaces while a mix of color and pattern adds interest.

Uttermost lamp

Uttermost

Don't rely on overhead lighting. Create pools of light throughout your home with well-placed lamps. Foyers and hallways often need extra lighting but think beyond those spaces. Any spot that light doesn't reach is a perfect excuse to add some style with a unique lamp.

Uttermost mirrors

Uttermost

Decorate with mirrors. Decorative mirrors can hang over a chest in a narrow entry or above a sideboard in a small dining area. A mirror will open up the space and bounce light around the room. Reflective finishes on frames, such as silver or gold, will lend themselves to a lighter look.

Riverside linen panels

Riverside

Let the light in. Replace heavy or formal drapes with simple linen panels. You should use something heavy enough to provide privacy but also light enough to let the light filter through. Panels should be easy to adjust so you can let in any amount of light to suit your mood.

Follow these tips to make your home lighter and brighter. Adding light fabrics and soft colors to dark or outdated spaces will also give your home a more modern feel and a fresh look. Get started today by visiting our showroom to find out about more ways to lighten up your home.  

Decorating a home with an open floor plan can be challenging. Without definition of rooms you have to design one area with the rest of the space in mind. It may seem intimidating but it doesn't have to be difficult when you follow a few simple rules. If you want your open floor plan to have designated spaces that work in unison then just follow these guidelines to get started.

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Riverside

When selecting wood pieces one thing you don't want to do is stick to one finish. Repeating two or three different wood finishes in the same tones from one area to the next will make it cohesive and add dimension. This will allow all pieces to blend without it looking like you bought matching sets.

Uttermost light fixtures

Uttermost 

Opt for mix and match chandeliers and lamps. Using statement lighting is a way of giving each space its own personality. Unique light fixtures will give your open floor plan a designer look while highlighting the unique purpose of each area.

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Kincaid

Creating focal points helps to ground the space. A gallery wall or a wallpapered accent wall will help each area feel like its own. Pull colors from artwork and fabrics and carry them throughout the space with accessories and accents in order to create an overall cohesive look.

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Kincaid 

Designate zones with furniture placement. Rather than pushing everything against the wall you can create separation by floating pieces in the center of the space. Use a focal point to anchor it and you'll have an instant conversation area that breaks up all the open space.

You don't have to struggle with decorating your open floor plan! Visit our showroom where we specialize in custom design. It's time to turn your house into the home you've always wanted. Let's get started today.

Tuesday, 25 April 2017 13:00

Decorating with Accent Pieces

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Accent pieces are like eye candy for the home. There is so much style packed into one package. Choosing an accent piece can be one of the most exciting parts of the decorating process. You can be adventurous with an accent piece since it's only one piece of furniture. It won't dominate the space but it will make a statement.

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Uttermost

Make your foyer worthy of a grand entrance with this modern piece. This edgy look speaks for itself and needs little more than a pretty mirror and chic lighting. Add this to a hallway, dining room or any space that needs a fresh look.

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Riverside 

Pattern can be incorporated with more than just fabrics. Intricate patterns and designs are often what make an accent piece so special. This piece features a traditional take on a contemporary design. While this piece makes a great china cabinet it would also serve as pretty storage in a bathroom.

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Uttermost

A combination of texture and pattern make this piece a showstopper. Linen, distressed wood, and an eye-catching design make this a piece that creates an instant focal point. Forget the standard TV console! This is what your living room wants.

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Uttermost

Chevron gets sophisticated with dark walnut and clean lines. This will warm up a contemporary design without taking away from the aesthetic. Big enough to serve as a fun alternative to a dresser, it's a quirky and unexpected look for a bedroom.

accent furniture Riverside

Riverside 

Polished mirrored doors are a glam backdrop for the bold pattern featured on this console. Use this in a bedroom or living room to display your television. Perfect for small spaces, this piece packs a major punch of style.

Don't shy away from unique styles when shopping for accent pieces. These are the pieces that can elevate a space to a designer look and create a custom feel in your home. Shop these looks in our showroom where custom designed looks are what we do.

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