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Monday, 16 October 2017 20:40

Easy Ways to Customize Your Interiors

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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Kincaid

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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Kincaid

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.

customized Uttermost mirror

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.

customized Kincaid bedding

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.

Published in Interior Design Trends
Monday, 09 October 2017 19:53

Five Wing Chairs to Amp Up Your Interiors

There's nothing like a classic. A wing chair is one of those pieces that always works. You can pair it with a sofa, tuck it into the corner of a bedroom or use them as a fun alternative to dining chairs. If you think this is one of those looks that's better left in the past, think again. We've rounded up five of our most stylish and versatile wing chairs to help you add a classic look to your home and amp up your interiors.

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  • It's easy to imagine velvet wing chairs flanking a stone fireplace. This one, in rich charcoal, has just enough curve to feel feminine and just enough style to give it an edgy look.
  • Here's an easy way to add a modern splash to a casual space. An angular wing chair in a boho-inspired geometric looks so fresh. This neutral pattern pairs well with fabric or leather sofas and will allow you the freedom to experiment with different styles and colors.
  • Add a dramatic look with oversized wing chairs. If you really want to make a statement then go bold with fabric too. A large scale print on a chair this dramatic can create a focal point for the whole space.
  • Scale is so important. Which is why this wing chair is perfect for homes with tall ceilings. Not only would a pair of these chairs create the perfect conversation area but they would also be an interesting way to shake up the seating in a dining space at each end of the table.
  • Go for a wing chair that has it all. Tufting, nailhead trim, and classic navy come together to make this a piece with lots of character. This would make a great addition to a simple linen sofa or would be the perfect piece to perk up an empty corner in a bedroom.

Every room needs at least one classic piece and you just can't go wrong with a wing chair. No matter the look of your home this is a piece that is sure to amp up your style. Shop our showroom and meet with a designer on staff to choose the right wing chair for your home.

Published in Living Room Furniture
Monday, 02 October 2017 20:28

Five Beds with Style Power

There's one sure way to make a stylish statement in a bedroom and that's with the bed. Since the bed is always the focal point of the space choosing the right one is important. If you've always wanted a bedroom that's worthy of the pages of a magazine then start with a bed that sets the scene. We've rounded up five beds with some serious personality that will inspire the designer in you.

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Kincaid 

One of the best things about a canopy bed is that it's so dramatic. It's a showstopper in a large bedroom and perfect for a home with high ceilings. With a bed this bold you don't have to layer in too much artwork. This look speaks for itself.

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Riverside

Luxurious, feminine and glam are just a few words that come to mind with this curvy tufted bed. While traditional in style this bed is anything but ordinary. Tufted linen and bleached wood creates a look that practically begs for layers of rich fabrics and lots of pillows.

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Kincaid

A sleigh bed is a classic look but a large scale sleigh bed in whitewashed planks is all out gorgeous. Lazy Saturday mornings will become a regular thing when your bedroom looks this good. Pair it with painted pieces for a relaxed cottage look.

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Kincaid

A live edge bed has a refined rustic quality. This bed showcases what is so beautiful about solid wood furniture. Every detail highlights the grain and raw, natural qualities of the wood. It's the perfect example of rustic furniture that has modern appeal.

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Kincaid

Create a bedroom that's both stylish and cozy with an upholstered bed. Tufted velvet is the definition of luxury and there's no easier way to create a custom look. Simply replacing your existing bed with this statement bed will instantly update the space, if you need a quick fix.

Do you love your bedroom? If not, then try one of these statement beds to add major style and create your dream bedroom. Shop our showroom for even more styles, custom options and professional interior design advice.

Published in Bedroom Furniture
Monday, 25 September 2017 14:08

Five Tips for Updating your Interiors

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.

Published in Room Design
Tuesday, 19 September 2017 15:34

Five Tips for Styling a Bookshelf

One of the elements that gives a room character is the smaller details, such as accessories. These items can infuse personality into a space. While we don't recommend over-loading your home with too many small accessories we do believe that styling pieces such as bookcases and open cabinets with a few of those accessories plays a major role in the overall look of your home. Since styling isn't a skill that always comes easily we've put together five tips for styling the bookcases and open shelving in your home.

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Hammary

Of course, you're going to use a bookcase to store books but that doesn't mean they should be placed without any thought. Use one or two shelves to place them in the traditional manner. Then stack a few books here and there and finish by turning a few or all of them backwards so that the pages are showing. This creates a more casual vibe to what can otherwise result in a stuffy feel.

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Uttermost

Use open shelving as an opportunity to add a little mood lighting. A fun lamp in a bookcase or étagère adds a boost of energy to a space. Typically something short and chunky works best when used in open shelving. Plus, it highlights all those pretty accessories.

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Hammary

Open shelving can provide stylish storage. Baskets and decorative boxes are a styling go-to for avoiding clutter. Use larger bins towards the bottom to ground the piece and work the smaller ones in towards the top for easy access.

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Uttermost

Don't forget the natural elements. Greenery and fresh flowers have the ability to breathe life into a space. Contrast those earthy elements with metallic accessories in gold or silver for an eclectic mix.

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Hammary

Display your pretty pieces sparingly. Alternate the number of items used on each shelf. For example, if one shelf holds one large piece then place a grouping of various sized pieces on the next shelf. And remember, less is more. Edit the final look and remove anything that makes the piece look too busy or cluttered.

You should always use the open shelving in your home to add more style. If you're struggling with how to work the style in these spaces then let us help you. Schedule an appointment with a designer to help you with any decorating project, large or small.

 

Monday, 30 November -0001 00:00

Desks for a Stylish Home Office

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.

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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.

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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.

Published in Room Design
Tuesday, 22 August 2017 14:37

Four Looks to Try this Fall

Do you want to add some style to your home this fall? There's something about the transition to a new season that tends to inspire the inner decorate and the need to create a fresh look. While you should let yourself be inspired by the cooler temperatures and all the beauty fall has to offer you don't have to go for the obvious. Look beyond autumnal colors and think about creating a gorgeous retreat from the cold that's all about warmth and comfort. Here are four stylish looks you can try this fall to create a cozy and comfortable home.

Blue + White

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Best

A color combo that's often associated with summer, this classic duo can work any time of year. Just remember texture is key. Rich navy velvet, when layered into a white space, adds a cozy vibe. Don't shy away from pops of color to make the space more dimensional.

Jewel Tones & Rich Woods

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Kincaid

Emerald green is back in a big way. This sophisticated hue pairs well with rich wood finishes to create a space that brings drama. Keep the look modern by mixing it up with patterns and bold prints. You will be happy to spend evenings in out of the cold in a space this pretty.

Tailored Greys

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 Kincaid 

Create a modern and cozy space with charcoal grey and crisp white. On its own grey can be uninviting but paired with bright white and layered with texture it becomes a spot you'll want to curl up in on a cold night. Dark walls, even in a large room, create a more intimate space making it the perfect place for movie night.

Edgy Neutrals

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Kincaid

Beige doesn't have to be boring. Beige always creates a warm feel in a space. What makes it unique, and not just another beige room, is the right mix of patterns. Bold prints and something unexpected, such as a small dose of animal print, is always stylish. Finish with sleek accessories and eclectic artwork for a stylish and cozy space your family can enjoy all season.

Is your home ready for fall? If not, stop by our showroom and let's get started on creating one of these looks, customized just for you.

Published in Living Room Furniture
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.

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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.

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  • 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.

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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.

Published in Room Design
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