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Tuesday, 12 December 2017 18:20

Five Tips for Planning a Room Makeover

With the new year just around the corner it's likely you're planning to make some changes. Often, those changes come in the form of home improvements. But before you start redecorating that space there are some decisions you will have to make. The biggest one is whether or not you will enlist the help of an interior designer. You might also consider using a design consultant. However, if you want to stretch your creative muscles and go it alone here are five tips that will make the process much easier.

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ONE. Start with a plan. Create a Pinterest board specifically for the room and pin things you would like to see in the space. Add anything from paint colors to specific styles of furniture. But don't stop there. Add rugs, artwork and even pillows that you're drawn to. Not a tech person? Pull pages from magazines, gather fabric samples and paint swatches and create a classic mood board. This will help you create a vision for the space that will serve as inspiration for the makeover.

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TWO. Decide on a budget. You have to create a guideline that will allow you to determine where you can invest. In other words, think of this as a “save or splurge” list. For example, you might decide to invest in bedding made of designer fabrics and sheets with a high thread count while saving on less costly lamps or accessories.

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THREE. Know your measurements. This one is so important as it will be a guide to what you can or can't use in the space. It also makes shopping so much easier which, in turn, will make it a lot more fun. And if you come across the perfect piece while sourcing items for your makeover you won't have to question whether or not it will fit the space. You can just go for it!

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FOUR. Create a floor plan. It doesn't have to be CAD designed but it should be drawn to specific dimensions of the space along with proper placement of doors, windows and any architectural features such as a fireplace. A floor plan is your guide to a layout that will help you make the best use of the space.

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FIVE. Start with the biggest pieces first. In a living room that's typically going to be the sofa. Once you've made this decision you can choose the smaller pieces such as accent chairs and tables. Save accessories, rugs and artwork for the final phase.

Planning a room makeover can be a fun way to express your creative side. But remember, you don't have to go it alone. If you get stuck or decide you need a little help just visit our showroom. Our design staff can help you with your room makeover every step of the way.  

One of the most exciting collections to have hit the market in recent years is the Weatherford Collection from Kincaid Furniture. It has been a favorite among design lovers due to its modern take on cottage style. This look has enough staying power to become a classic thanks to thoughtful design and fresh finish options like Cornsilk and Heather. Here's a look at some of the newest additions to this beautiful collection.

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Lynton Sleigh Bed

The always classic sleigh bed gets a fresh look with a combination of modern and rustic elements. Planked wood in distressed white creates a bed that makes a statement beyond any ordinary sleigh bed. Rest easy in the cottage bedroom of your dreams with this new look.

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Clifton China Cabinet

With the shift to more casual dining spaces comes the need for a casual approach to dining storage and this cabinet certainly fits the bill. This pretty piece has a relaxed look and makes it easy to style your dishes with some fun or unexpected accents.

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Baylis Side Chair

Speaking of casual dining spaces we're loving these new Windsor style Weatherford chairs. They have such as easy-going vibe. Everyone can appreciate simple design with big style.  

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Devon Lingerie Chest

A lingerie chest is often the perfect solution to small space storage issues. Pair it with a dresser or add it to a walk-in closet to create a luxurious dressing area. It's a stylish way to store your most delicate pieces.  

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Bolton Round Cocktail Table

New for the living room, this round cocktail table is adorable and functional. Turned legs add style while built in casters make it easy to move around as needed. A round table is a go-to for sectionals or small spaces.

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Tall Gathering Table

Now available in a counter-height table we think this is such a fun look for an eat-in kitchen or nook. With this table you can enjoy your morning coffee in style. Why settle for basic when options like this exist?

You can find Kincaid's Weatherford collection here in our showroom where you can also get custom interior design advice. So there's no fear about choosing the right pieces, the right finishes or how to style them. We can help you every step of the way.

 

Published in New Classics
Monday, 10 October 2016 18:00

Kincaid Furniture Spotlight: Wildfire

If you ever wonder what it takes to make a piece of furniture exceptional then take a look at Kincaid. There is no detail forgotten and quality is never an afterthought. Constructed of solid wood and designed with style that will surpass any trend, the latest collection from Kincaid will be one your grandchildren will one day enjoy as it can be passed down through generations. Let's take a look at the Wildfire collection and what makes it so special.

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Modern convenience is just one detail that makes Kincaid furniture so special. For example, the bachelors' chest boasts a built-in nightlight along with electrical outlets. Gone are the days of stumbling through the dark in the middle of the night. The soft glow of the light will guide your way. Need to charge your cell phone or tablet? Charge it right from your nightstand!

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This beautiful bureau was created to double as a media cabinet. With a hidden cord exit, media components can be placed inside the bureau but never seen. It also features a jewelry tray to store those special pieces that you wear often and like to keep close at hand but want stored safely away when not being worn.

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Finished in a rich Ember this collection was designed with a style that will stand the test of time. Seeded glass doors give these pieces character while soft-close drawers add an element of luxury.

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With clean lines yet just enough curves to give these pieces a traditional look, this dining room is versatile enough to let you change your decor as your style changes over the years. Play up the classic element by replacing end chairs with wing chairs or give it a more rustic look with a painted distressed bench on one side of the table.

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Even living room tables are coordinated to complement each other while each piece still has its own distinctive look, which is part of the charm of the Wildfire collection. The classic rectangular cocktail table is a living room go-to. The open end table is always a great option with a sofa while the round end table looks great between a pair of club chairs.

Add style and character to your home with the Wildfire collection from Kincaid Furniture. Visit our showroom to see this gorgeous collection and all it has to offer.

Published in New Classics

You’ve probably heard of Kincaid Furniture. With a trusted name, they have a long history in building high quality furniture constructed of solid wood. This is why we refer to it as heirloom quality. These are pieces that can be handed down through generations and each collection is designed with that in mind. Kincaid designs collections that work with current styles but have a classic overall look that will outlast any trend. The Weatherford collection, available in two finishes, is a perfect example. 

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Design a dining space where memories will be made for years to come. With so many options it’s easy to create a custom look. Mix and match the finishes for a more casual vibe or stick with just one for a more cohesive look. Weatherford chairs can be combined with the Tasmas upholstered chairs to create a designer look. 

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The Edisto sideboard is one of those highly functional pieces that is a welcome addition to any space. It’s a great alternative to the china cabinet in a small dining room but also works as a stand-alone piece. It would function well in a foyer, hallway, or as a TV console in a living room. 

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Occasional tables are also available in the Weatherford collection. This look pairs well with linens and light airy fabrics to create a space that’s relaxed and pretty.  

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Kincaid furniture is built with many modern conveniences. In smaller bedrooms the storage footboard is a smart choice since it adds storage while saving space. All drawers are dovetailed and have soft-close guides. Nightstands with built-in charging stations keep your bedroom organized and clutter free.

If you like what you see then visit our showroom to learn more about the Weatherford collection from Kincaid Furniture. Furnish your home with pieces built by Kincaid for a look, and quality, that stands the test of time. 

Published in New Classics
Monday, 16 November 2015 13:58

Textile Spotlight: Linen

There’s a major trend happening in interior design. Right now, it’s all about neutral spaces and furnishings. One of the most popular textiles in creating those spaces is linen. Linen has such a great texture, and we all know that’s one of the most important elements of a well-designed space. No matter what your style, you can easily bring this trend into your home with one of these stylish pieces.

 

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Rocking chairs can be chic, and this one is proof. This is the perfect piece for a modern nursery. The black finish is sleek and the neutral linen will work with any color. This rocker is stylish enough to be used later in the living room.

 

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A linen chair, when tufted, becomes a piece you’ll use for years. Place a pair in your neutral living room or place just one in the corner of a bedroom. You will never tire of this classic look. Change it up by simply adding a new pillow.

 

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This linen sofa is the perfect fit in this neutral space but is versatile enough to be used with lots of color when you decide you’re ready for a change. Trends may come and go, but you’ll be glad you have a sofa that stands the test of time in a durable and versatile fabric--especially since many companies are now offering polyester and linen blends, which are heavy duty for long-term use.

 

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A bench is useful in any room of the home. Place it at the foot of the bed to give your bedroom a finished look, or place it on one side of a dining table for a modern glam feel. No matter where it’s used, this bench in dark grey linen is sure to add a dramatic flair.

 

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A linen-covered headboard anchors a light and airy bedroom. Texture makes up for the lack of color in this space where less is more. It’s easy to layer in bedding and other fabric-covered pieces in neutrals when you start with linen.

 

These linen pieces will instantly update a space by adding a rich texture and an organic feel. Visit our showroom where our designers are waiting to help you find the best way to add this stylish textile to your home.

Published in Interior Design Trends
Monday, 26 October 2015 13:36

Decorating with Mixed Materials

There are many elements to a well-designed space, but there are specific elements that give it character. An easy way to instantly add character to a room is with mixed materials. Combinations such as metal and wood make a space more interesting and add dimension. It’s these kinds of details that take a look beyond the ordinary. Check out a few of our favorite looks with mixed materials.

 

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Metal and wood, a popular furniture trend, is often thought of as rustic or industrial. This bedroom proves that this combo has a sleek modern side.  A bold wall color warms up the rich tones of the wood, creating an inviting space.

 

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Even a small detail, like the metal base on this distressed table, can make all the difference in the versatility of a piece. This metal X base makes this a table that would add just as much interest in a modern home as it would in a classic farmhouse.

 

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There is much to be appreciated in this traditionally styled space. What really gives it distinction though are the tables. Glass wrapped in corrugated metal is unexpected and just a little bit quirky. Yet the simple design works in this classic living room.

 

 

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This neutral space is so rich you’ll never notice the lack of color. These tables not only combine wood and metal, but also pattern. Distressed wood in a chevron pattern and shades of grey combine everything we love about today’s neutral trends.

 

 

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Uttermost

In this neutral bedroom, texture is key. This bedroom showcases so many materials, yet it all blends together seamlessly. A headboard that combines wood and linen brings a softness to the space while a vintage-style cabinet with weathered mirrors gives the room a sense of history.

 

Add to your home’s character by incorporating pieces that mix materials. This is a great way to make an impact in a space without making a major commitment to a new color or a complete redesign. Meet with one of our designers to get started on the perfect look for your home. 

Published in Room Design
Monday, 12 October 2015 14:00

Making Room for Guests

Now that fall has arrived, the holiday season is just around the corner. That means gathering with family and friends in your home and hosting out-of-town guests. There are several ways to create a space that’s stylish, inviting, and comfortable so that your guests will feel right at home. Start now with one of these options so your home will be ready when guests arrive.

 

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If you don’t have an extra bedroom to dedicate to a guest room then you should have a sleeper sofa in the living room. Sleeper sofas, like this one from Bassett, now go beyond standard spring mattresses. Many are now available with memory foam or air which makes it just as cozy and comfortable as a plush bed.

 

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Another great option for a home without an extra room for guests is the daybed. Daybeds take up little space so they can easily be tucked into an office or playroom. Daybeds are designed to accommodate a twin size mattress and most can be used with a trundle, which also accommodates a twin size mattress. This means two people can use it to sleep comfortably but the trundle can be tucked out of the way when not in use.  

 

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Trundles also work underneath standard twin beds which makes this another great option for a small guest room. You could even turn your child’s room into a guest room when needed by adding the trundle. Many companies offer a trundle that coordinates with the style of the bed, like this one from Vaughan-Bassett.

 

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If you have a guest room that just needs to be updated, try switching out the bed for one that’s upholstered. A tufted linen bed is classic and works with any type of furniture. It will instantly update the space and give the room a spa-like feel that’s sure to make your guests comfortable.

It’s easy to make space for guests with one of these options. Visit our design center for more help on creating a guest space that’s tailored to fit your home’s needs and personal style. Let’s get started today.

Monday, 05 October 2015 19:47

Tips for Choosing the Right Cocktail Table

People often give a lot of thought to choosing a new sofa, then the cocktail table becomes an afterthought. The cocktail table is just as important as the seating in your living room. The wrong one can make or break the way a room functions. Before you buy, you should consider how you want to use it. Do your kids like to use it as a craft area or do you like to eat in front of the TV? Is this just a space to prop your feet after a long day? Think about the answers to those questions and consider these tips on how to choose the right cocktail table for your living space.

 

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In a living room with a sectional, a round table is often the right fit. Those sitting on the inside can easily move around it as they get up and down, since it creates a nice flow. Choose one with a pedestal base instead of legs to keep the space looking clean and uncluttered.

 

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Tables constructed of see-through materials such as glass or lucite are perfect for small spaces. This will create visual space, which makes the room appear larger. They also allow light to bounce around the room more freely, making it seem lighter and brighter. This glass and metal piece is polished and well-suited to a formal living space.

 

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An upholstered cocktail ottoman is often a go-to in a family room. They provide a soft spot for propping up your feet and extra seating when needed. Many ottomans come with a lift top to provide storage, which is always a plus. Upholstered cocktail ottomans are especially nice for homes with small children since there aren’t any pesky sharp corners to bump into.

 

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For those who spend a lot of time in the living room, the lift top coffee table is a must. You can turn your sofa into an office space, dining space, or craft area. Simply lift the top and you instantly change the way the room functions.

 

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The living room is often the most used space in the house. If that’s true in your home, then choose a table that’s hardworking. Distressed solid wood can stand up to kids’ art projects and dinners in front of the TV. This rustic piece isn’t just durable; it has style that will last for years.

 

Your cocktail table shouldn’t be an afterthought. Choosing the right pieces will make the most of the space, and in turn you will enjoy it more. So before you go out and get that new table, really think about how you want it to work in the room. Shop our showroom for all of these options and more.

Published in Living Room Furniture
Monday, 28 September 2015 16:55

The Well Designed Dining Space

When a dining space is well designed, it will serve your home and family well. That space might be a designated dining room or an open floor plan with an eat-in kitchen. What’s important is that you choose the right pieces for how you want the space to function and create a dining area that’s both comfortable and stylish so that you can make the most of every meal.

 

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If you like to entertain, then consider café style seating. It’s cozy, intimate, and comfortable. These tufted benches work well wrapped around a pedestal table or against a large window. Use an “L” shape and combine it with a pair of pretty chairs, or simply mix a small bench in on one side of the table.

 

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A round pedestal table is always a great option, especially in a square space or an area with a bay window. Chair legs won’t bump into table legs, and there’s plenty of room to squeeze in extra chairs for guests. A round table also makes for easy conversation with anyone at the table.

 

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Sometimes the dinner table is the hub of the home. In that case, choose a table made with heavy duty materials for worry free use. This one features a concrete top which means it can stand up to lots of use. School projects and dinner parties will be no match for this hardworking material. Plus it adds another texture to the space, and that always makes a room more interesting.

 

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If you often have last minute dinner parties, then choose a table that’s easily adjusted to accommodate more people. This table features self-storing refectory leaves. They’re attached to the table at both ends and are easily pulled out to allow for four more chairs. Bonus: you never have to find a place to store the leaves, since they’re always attached to the table!

 

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Think about your storage needs. If you have a lot of dishes to display, then go with a china cabinet. If you prefer to have casual dinners with easy access to things while you’re dining, then go with a sideboard. Not only can items be stored out of sight but you can keep side dishes and wine bottles within reach for casual and comfortable dinners.

 

Your dining space should be designed with function and style. Consider how you use it, don’t be afraid to mix and match pieces, and layer textures for a chic look.

Published in Dining Room 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:

 

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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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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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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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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.

 

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