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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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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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Change outdated light fixtures.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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Switch out pillows and rugs with outdated patterns to those with a more neutral look.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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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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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
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
Tuesday, 04 April 2017 19:50

Update a Space with Modern Accent Tables

One of the easiest ways to update your home is with small pieces that pack a major punch. We're talking about accent tables! A basic end table will serve its purpose but a stylish accent table will do so much more. It's a low-commitment way to introduce a new design element to a space, make a stylish statement and add a modern vibe. Here are five of our favorite modern accent tables to add a designer look to your home.

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pedestal table / end table / drum tables / nesting tables / link table

  • Modern meets farmhouse in this pretty pedestal table with a distressed wood base. The aluminum top makes it heavy-duty and adds a polished look, making it suitable for elegant spaces.
  • Instantly update a space and add some rich color with this sleek accent table. This would pair beautifully with a leather sofa for a dramatic mix of textures.
  • Drum tables are a smart choice in a space with lots of angles and hard lines. Place them in front of a sofa, next to a chair or even in front of a fireplace for a modern update and to soften the space.
  • Nesting tables are always a stylish solution when space is an issue. Stainless steel legs are a sharp contrast to reclaimed wood. This rustic modern look works well as an end table but could also make a unique nightstand.
  • Add a sculptural element with this chain link inspired pedestal base. Sleek gold is modern and chic. It's perfectly sized to hold a drink so it would work well between a pair of chairs or even next to the tub in a bathroom.

Is there a space in your home that needs an update? Try one of these stylish accent tables for a quick fix modern update.

Published in Interior Design Trends
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