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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.

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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.

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, 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

Four Reasons to Use a Sectional

There are so many great reasons to use a sectional. More than just a pretty piece of furniture, it can actually solve many design dilemmas. Plus, with so many custom options you can truly create a look that's unique to your home with a layout that functions well for your lifestyle. So before you head out to shop for your living room, read this first.

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Kincaid

A sectional can be used to make a small space look bigger. In a small living room don't make the mistake of using a collection of small pieces. This will only lead to a cluttered feel making the space feel even more closed in. Instead, make better use of the space with a small sectional and an upholstered cocktail ottoman to create a cozy and functional living room.

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Flexsteel

A sectional can define a space. When furnishing a home with an open floor plan this is a smart way to create the feel of a room even without walls. A properly placed sectional will also create walkways in a home with an open concept.  

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Flexsteel

A sectional is a great way to maximize seating which makes it ideal for those who like to entertain. Center the sectional on the focal point in the space and add as much length to the sectional as space will allow while keeping pathways clear. This creates the perfect setup for hosting a party with room for everyone.

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Kincaid

It's a stylish way to lounge. Recliners, while comfortable, aren't always the first choice for more modern homes. A sectional with a chaise is a modern approach to adding a lounge chair to a living room. Pair it with a funky chair and bold artwork for more interest.

If you've always wanted a sectional but thought it just wouldn't work in your space, think again. It may actually be the answer to your decorating problems. Visit our showroom to work with a designer on choosing the right way to use a sectional in your home.

Published in Living Room Furniture
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
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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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
Monday, 22 February 2016 13:50

TV Consoles with Character

Many homes have only one family room which means it has to serve many purposes. This is the space where you want to get comfortable and watch TV but it’s also a space where you’re likely to entertain guests. Your television is going to be on display whether you’re using it or not. But that doesn’t mean it can’t be displayed with style. You just need something that’s more than utilitarian. Choose a TV console that has character and the last thing people will notice is the television. 

 

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Riverside

The look is perfect for bohemian chic spaces. Globally inspired wood carvings on glass doors add a stylish touch and have a cool factor. This would work well in a colorful space with tufted sofas and lots of pattern. 

 

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Bellagio

Old world style in weathered black is a sophisticated choice.  This is a look that needs little accessorizing. The distressed finish has a rich texture and is perfect for a space that’s layered in neutrals such as grays and linens. 

 

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Uttermost

An accent piece with an open shelf can also work as a TV console. The combination of rustic and modern details is always stylish and is transitional enough to work in both dressy and casual spaces. 

 

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Riverside

A white painted piece is always a great option for cottage styles homes. This one has all the right elements to make it an interesting but understated piece. The clean lines, not typical of cottage style furniture, make it easy to mix with other looks. 

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Hammary

Add a polished look to your family room with this piece. Brushed gold edges add a little glam and all that open shelving is perfect for styling accessories and displaying some favorite pieces. Balance the look with leather furniture for a masculine vibe.

The TV console should be more than a placeholder for the television. It should speak to the rest of the room and play on the design elements in the overall space. If your living space also functions as a TV room then consider one of these stylish TV consoles. 

Published in Room Design
Monday, 15 February 2016 14:10

Lighten Up with Leather

Light and airy spaces are so popular right now. Leather is typically the last thing you think of when shopping for furniture that doesn’t look too heavy or dark. Well it’s time to rethink leather. You can have your light, bright, and airy spaces. Just go beyond brown! With leather pieces that are available in light grays and soft beiges it’s easier than ever before to lighten up with leather. 

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Even a large sectional, in the right color, can work in lighter designs. A gray leather sectional works beautifully against a shiplap wall. Polished accents and a few subtle touches of color add warmth. An area rugs adds pattern and interest. 

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In this rustic industrial living room beige is anything but boring. This leather sofa anchors this space filled with heavy textures like metal and wood. Chairs in darker contrasting leather makes the space more dimensional against a canvas of white walls. 

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Make your sofa a statement piece with color. This sofa in a steel blue-gray is the star of the space. Keep the overall look of the room light and airy by repeating the color on window treatments, rugs, and accents and layering the rest of the space in shades of white and cream. 

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Even reclining furniture can have an airy vibe. This plush sofa in soft creamy leather is so inviting. Complete the look with occasional tables that are open and topped with glass, which takes up little visual space. Ground the room with one dark piece, like this recliner in navy blue.

These spaces are proof that living rooms with leather furniture don’t have to be dark and heavy. You can create a space with leather in stylish colors to create a calming and serene look. Not only are they beautiful but these sofas and chairs are long lasting and easy to clean. Visit our showroom where you’ll find all these pieces and more, by Flexsteel, the leader in high quality leather furniture for the home. 

 

Published in Living Room Furniture
Wednesday, 01 July 2015 00:32

One Chair Six Ways

One Chair Six Ways

 

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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.

 

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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.

 

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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.

 

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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.

 

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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.

 

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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.

 

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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