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Tuesday, 15 August 2017 13:53

Stylish Dining in an Open Floor Plan

For many families, having a formal dining room is a thing of the past. With the popularity of the open floor plan comes the need for a dining space that has a more casual approach and can blend seamlessly with the rest of the home. While it's important to define spaces in an open floor plan the overall look should flow from one area to the next. Here are five ways to add style to your open dining space while creating a cohesive look throughout your home.

open floor dining Kincaid seating 1

Kincaid

Start by choosing the right pieces. If you're having trouble blending finishes with existing furniture then opt for upholstered seating. A basic linen softens the space and works with everything, creating a seamless transition to a living space or seating area.

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Riverside

Style your china cabinet with more than a display of dishes. Stacked dishes give off a casual vibe. Pop in artwork and decorative pieces to add color. Pull inspiration from colors and fabrics in the spaces around it and finish with some greenery or fresh flowers.
  

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Kincaid

Open up the space. If you have a china cabinet that just feels too big or too formal try removing the top and using only the base. Hang a gallery wall of artwork above it for a less structured look. The space will instantly feel more relaxed and become more like an extension of the space around it.  

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Kincaid

Add flow with lighting. Replace standard light fixtures with statement-making chandeliers that complement the style in the overall space. Hanging different but coordinating lighting helps pull each area together while giving each space its own look.

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Vaughan-Bassett

Mix materials. When you combine elements such as metal and wood it feels less like a matching set and more like a collected grouping, making it blend with easily with other pieces in the home. A wood sideboard with a metal hutch or a table with a wood top and metal base are both easy options.

With these simple tips, you can create a distinct style in your dining space, even with an open floor plan. Visit our showroom for more interior design tips that we can customize specifically for you and your home.

 

Published in Dining Room Furniture
Monday, 30 November -0001 00:00

Six Ways to Add Vintage-Inspired Style

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.

vinatge accent furniture

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.

Published in Interior Design Trends
Tuesday, 01 August 2017 13:26

Five Ideas for Decorating a Blank Wall

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.

decorating walls Kincaid accents

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.

decorating walls Kincaid mirrors

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.

Published in Room Design
Monday, 30 November -0001 00:00

One Bed Three Styled Ways

There are so many things to love about upholstered beds. They're a great way to break up a matching bedroom set, they always soften the space and they're just so comfortable. Best of all? They're so versatile! You can create so many different looks using a classic upholstered bed and to prove it we've taken one bed and styled it three ways.  

bed style rustic casual

art / chandelier / bed / nightstand & chest

A rustic casual bedroom has all the comforts you want in a restful space. Distressed furniture contrasts well with the softness of a curvy bed draped in fabric. Artwork inspired by a vintage map gives the space a sense of history while industrial style lighting adds a modern vibe. 

bed style modern classic

chandelier / art / bed / nightstand & dresser

You can never go wrong with a timeless look. Classic linen paired with rich wood tones is always a winning combination. Put a modern twist on this look with statement lighting. A chandelier or pendant with a structural quality always feels modern. Quirky artwork will give the space personality and this painting has a fun farmhouse look.

bed style luxury

art / chandelier / bed / nightstand & dresser  

A space doesn't have to be over the top to be luxurious. Choosing traditional pieces that repeat the soft curve of the bed creates an elegant look. Go glam with lighting that practically sparkles like this gold banded chandelier. Contrast the traditional look of these pieces with modern artwork in bright hues for a unexpected burst of color.

Designing a bedroom with an upholstered bed lets you create a space with your own unique style. Visit our showroom today to start the process of designing your bedroom with a custom upholstered bed from Kincaid Furniture.

 

Published in Bedroom Furniture
Monday, 21 September 2015 13:17

Five Living Room Layouts to Try

One of the biggest mistakes people make when arranging living room furniture is pushing everything up against the walls. People end up having to sit so far apart that it’s difficult to have conversations, and the room ends up looking like a dance hall. Well-placed furniture will create zones in the space and ensure that each zone is clearly defined. If you struggle with how to arrange your living room furniture then why not give one of these layouts a try:

 

layouts1

Kincaid

A good place to start is by floating the sofa in the center of the room.  This is a great option for a long narrow living room since it will break the space into two areas. Just be sure to balance the room by adding the right pieces in unused space, depending on how you want the room to function.

 

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Flexsteel

Use two sofas opposite one another or two chairs opposite the sofa. This is a great look around a fireplace. It’s pretty and intimate, and lets the fireplace become the focal point of the room and the seating area.

 

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Uttermost

Who says a living room has to have a sofa? A grouping of stylish chairs can be just as functional and as exciting. This works well in a square living room. Place a coffee table in the center that has enough surface area to handle some pretty accessories and can serve as a landing spot for drinks when entertaining.

 

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Flexsteel

If there is truly only one wall that will fit the sofa, then make it interesting. Use a pair of bookcases with some architectural interest on the wall behind the sofa. This gives it more of a designer look, especially when you style the shelves with unique pieces.

 

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Flexsteel

Often times, a sectional is the solution for a room with a tricky layout. Living rooms with many doors and windows can benefit from a sectional placed in the center of the room. This will define the space and center the area. Especially in an open floor plan, since it can feel like there is a vast space to fill.

 

Of course, every living room is different and comes with its own set of restrictions. Just remember: there should always be a focal point; keep walkways open and easy to navigate; and when in doubt, hire a professional. We are always here to help you.

 

Published in Room Design
Tuesday, 08 September 2015 14:39

Easy Fall Updates for the Home

Nothing inspires the need to freshen up your home decor quite like the change of seasons. With fall just a few weeks away, now is the time to go ahead and start making some changes in your home. It’s easy to make the transition with just a few key items. Get ready for fall by incorporating some saturated colors, plush textures, and warm metallics.

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lanterns / pillow 1 / pillow 2 / chest / bedding / screen

 

  • Freshen up your fireplace with a new screen. This warm metallic finish in a modern geometric pattern will instantly update a room and get you ready for the fires you’ll be burning on those chilly fall nights.
  • No fireplace? Lighting candles adds a cozy feel to a room. Especially when the sun starts to set earlier and natural light is lost. These large lanterns feature leather straps which make them easy to carry from room to room.
  • If you don’t already have one, consider adding a cabinet or chest to your entry. Something with drawers and shelves will help keep your home organized since you’ll need a place to store gloves, hats, and scarves as temperatures drop. Plus you’ll have easy access to them as you go out the door.
  • Pillows and throws are always a good idea. As the weather gets cooler, add more pillows and plush throws to seating areas throughout the house. Try to incorporate rich colors such as shades of plum, chocolate, and orange.  
  • Update your bedding with a heavy down comforter. Nothing makes a bed feel more luxurious than plush bedding. For an even cozier fall feel, layer it with a thick throw in cable knit or faux fur.

 

Updating your home for fall is about more than adding the right colors. It’s about making it a comfortable and cozy place for you and your family. There are so many ways to add style and function to your home for the new season. Meet with a designer in our showroom to find your perfect fall pieces.

 

Published in Interior Design Trends
Monday, 31 August 2015 14:13

Trending in Furniture: Lighter Finishes

We’re seeing a shift in interior design. Wood finishes are moving to lighter and more airy looks. Though the look can be described in many ways, such as bleached, washed, or reclaimed, one thing is certain; it’s here to stay. Once a rare find, this look is now everywhere and available in many styles, making it easy to create a designer look straight from the pages of a magazine. Work this look into your home with some of these incredibly stylish pieces.

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Uttermost

This accent chest in bleached wood creates a gorgeous focal point in this living space. Abstract artwork hanging just above in dark moody hues creates a space with dimension. This piece lives harmoniously with espresso chairs, thanks to a similar finish on the chest’s hardware.

lightfinishes2

Hammary

A coffee table in washed grey is accented with metal for an industrial feel. This rustic finish gets a polished look from some chic gold accessories. Navy and orange accents gives it warmth while a sofa and pillows in light neutrals soften the look.  

lightfinishes3

Riverside

This dining space is made for the most fabulous dinner parties. This is a space where the matchy-matchy look works since it’s neutral, cohesive, and sophisticated. These pieces in a soft washed finish create a look that’s classic enough to last for years.

lightfinishes4

Vaughan-Bassett

Grey washed and slightly distressed, these pieces turn this bedroom into a rustic retreat. Place these pieces in a bedroom that doesn’t get a lot of natural light, and it will instantly look more open and feel roomier. This shade of grey is versatile enough to work with pops of color or easy neutrals.

 

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Interlude

Danish-Modern style, which is typically known for its honey color, gets a fresh new look with a washed finish. Gold hardware gives it a polished finishing touch and makes it the perfect piece to add a glam element to any space.

Revive your home’s look with this fresh finish. Whether it’s with just a piece or two, or your entire home, we can design a fresh new look in washed woods that is tailored to your style and needs. Visit our showroom to get started.

Published in Interior Design Trends
Monday, 03 August 2015 14:39

Five Ways to Decorate a Blank Wall

Blank walls can be intimidating. They can also leave a space feeling uninspired and unfinished if left empty. Do your home and yourself a favor and fill in those blank spaces. There are endless ways to add style to a home by filling in those empty walls. Be inspired by some of our favorite ways to give your space some personality.

 

wall1

Paragon

One large statement piece is sometimes all you need. If your preferred look is clean and uncluttered, then hang a large decorative mirror. Mirrors work anywhere. Not only do statement mirrors add a polished look to a space but they also bounce light around the room.

 

wall2

Uttermost

Hang several small prints in a grid for high impact. You can fill an entire wall or just the space over a piece of furniture.  Get a little more personal by filling a grid of frames with a collection of black and white family photos or with travel photography from past vacations.

 

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oil painting / girl / clock / flowers / star / map / abstract / basket / mirror / giclee

A gallery wall is always a great way to work some style and personality into your home. This is similar to a grid but is typically less structured. A gallery wall should showcase favorite artwork, treasured photographs, and even quirky objects.   

 

wall4

sconces / painting

Create a focal point that has symmetry by hanging a decorative mirror or a favorite piece of artwork then flanking it with a pair of sconces. These pieces are unified by the aged silver finish of the frames. Replace the candleholders with sconce lamps in a space the needs more lighting.

 

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Paragon

Artwork doesn’t always mean a painting or a photograph. Consider a large wood or metal piece that will bring some texture to the room. Pieces like these antique tiles that look like they were salvaged from an old building add a sense of history.

Let us help you create one of these looks in your home. We’ll help you choose pieces that are all about your personal style. Let’s turn your house into your dream home. Visit our design center to get started today. 

Published in Room Design
Wednesday, 01 July 2015 00:32

One Chair Six Ways

One Chair Six Ways

 

living room furniture Chattanooga

A basic club chair can be so much more than an extra seat. Adding an accent chair to a space is an easy way to give it a quick-fix update and a new look. Anytime you have the chance to incorporate a new fabric into a space, even in a small way, is a chance to get creative with your style.

We know it isn’t always easy to envision what a chair would look like in your favorite pattern. With the ability to customize it there are hundreds of options. So we’re taking some of the guess work out for you. We’ve taken the Madison club chair from Kincaid Furniture and put together some stylish looks that you could use to update your space.

 

living room furniture Chattanooga

This look is sleek and modern. Soft white fabric gets a dramatic flair with black contrasting welt. The graphic floral print on the pillow adds a jolt of colorful fun.

 

living room furniture Chattanooga

This fabric makes a bold and energetic statement. The chevron pillow adds a playful touch. Add this chair to a room with a neutral sofa for an instant wow factor.

 

living room furniture Chattanooga

A soft neutral fabric creates an inviting sitting area. This is feminine and serene. This is a beautiful choice for a lake house, beach house, or anyone who wants to feel connected to nature.

 

living room furniture Chattanooga

Teal and lime green are happy and bright. A chair doesn’t have to be covered in pattern to make a statement. A bold color combo with a modern touch is sometimes all you need.

 

living room furniture Chattanooga

Navy and white are preppy chic. This sometimes serious hue gets a distinct look with bright white contrasting welt and the ikat pillow lends a global flair.

 

living room furniture Chattanooga

Quatrefoil patterns are having a big moment right now. This contemporary pattern is perfect for updating more traditional spaces, especially in a fresh color.

Which one is your favorite? All chairs and fabrics shown are by Kincaid Furniture and are available here at EF Brannon. We can help you design your own chair when you visit our showroom. Want to start now? Just click here!  It’s so easy to update your space with EF Brannon Furniture.

Published in Interior Design Trends
Tuesday, 30 June 2015 08:58

Must Haves for Every Home

Must Haves for Every Home

 

interior design Chattanooga

 

We live in a busy world. We are always on the go and working harder than ever. So when you come home you should be able to relax and enjoy it. Your home doesn’t have to be a spa for it to feel luxurious; it just needs a few key pieces. There are luxuries, big and small, that everyone should be able to enjoy at home.  

A Plush Throw

When you sit down on the sofa after a long day a plush throw is so comforting. It’s perfect for a quick nap and easy to grab and wrap around yourself on a chilly night.  Whether neatly folded or tossed casually over the back of the sofa, a plush throw adds a cozy feel.

Pretty Barware

There’s just something about drinking from a nice wine glass or pouring a drink from a decanter. Even if you prefer iced tea or lemonade, sometimes you just want to feel fancy. Using nice barware feels just as good on pizza night as it does when entertaining guests. So be sure to keep some on hand even if you only break it out once in a while. It’s nice to have the option.

A Sturdy Tray

We just can’t say enough about how important it is to have a pretty and sturdy serving tray since it has so many uses. Such as having coffee in bed on a Saturday morning, carrying iced tea to the front porch on a hot summer night, using it for popcorn on movie night, or just being pretty on your coffee table. Even if you have only one, though we are all for having them throughout the house, be sure to use something that goes with everything, is a good size and has handles for easy transport.

A Comfy Chair

It may be in a bedroom, the living room or even the home office but every home needs at least one big comfy chair. This is the best way to create a cozy little reading nook. You don’t always want to sit on the sofa to read your latest page turner and you don’t necessarily want to lie in bed in the middle of the day. This is why a reading nook is so important. It’s a great place to relax and recharge your batteries. And remember that plush throw we were talking about earlier? You could probably use an extra one for this space.  

Which of these luxuries is your home missing? Visit our showroom where we have luxuries for your home in every size and style.

Published in Interior Design Trends
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