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Making updates to your home isn't always about a complete remodel. Some of the most amazing transformations come from simply updating accents such as accessories, lighting and artwork. Because let's face it, there are certain accents that can just make your house look dated or stale. If your home is in need of a refresh then consider updating your spaces with these new and noteworthy accents for the home.

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Bring an edgy feel to a formal space with a beaded chandelier. This lighting option can be just as dressy as one that's made of crystal but it has a more modern feel and brings the drama. What a great way to add an organic texture to a bedroom or foyer while giving it a fresh look.
  

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Candle holders are often a go-to for a dining table centerpiece. While it's an easy fix it isn't always the most creative option. Unless you opt for a stunner like this one. With its architecturally interesting shape it's a gorgeous modern touch, with or without the candlelight.

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Mixed materials are a modern home must-have. These bottles have a modern combination of elements that can be layered into any space. Heavy metal texture adds a weighty feel which contrasts beautifully with a soft curvy look.

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Elevate a space to the next level with a modern acrylic accent piece. An edgy X-base design topped with teal leather will invigorate a space with color and style. Add this piece to the foot of a bed or place it in a foyer to add a sophisticated modern appeal. This is proof that statement pieces come in all shapes and sizes.

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We've said it before and we'll say it again. Mirrors are always an easy way to add some interest to a space. We love the functionality of a mirror especially one that is this pretty. Pair it with a chunky lamp for a contrast in shape and a cool modern look.

Does your home need a dose of modern appeal? If it's time to update your spaces then visit our showroom to shop these pieces and more.

Published in Interior Design Trends
Tuesday, 05 December 2017 18:08

Elements of a Stylish Conversation Area

Conversation areas can be used to enhance the look and feel of a space. Often created by using two or more chairs they add function in a way that a single sofa can't by adding versatility and seating that doesn't have to be shared. The living room is the most obvious place for a conversation area but bedrooms and stair top landings are also prime spots for a cozy conversation nook. Let's look at the elements that make up a stylish conversation area.

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Obviously, seating is the most important element. Often, two chairs are plenty. However in a common area of the house the more seating the better. If space allows use a grouping of four chairs to maximize seating. While comfort is key these chairs should also have some personality. Distressed leather, nailheads or a pretty silhouette are things to look for.

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Tables are a must. You'll need a place to set a drink or book. Place a generously sized end table between two chairs. In a conversation area with a grouping of three or more chairs add a fun cocktail table or upholstered cocktail ottoman.

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Pretty conversation areas have great lighting. Even in a space that gets plenty of natural light add an accent lamp to create a pool of light in the evening. In small spaces sconce lamps are a great way to illuminate the space while adding style.

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Cozy textiles add a soft layer.  Plush pillows and fluffy throws will instantly make a conversation area more inviting. Consider an upholstered cocktail ottoman that will serve as a soft place to rest your feet.

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Don't forget to style it!  Add a pretty basket for magazines. Place a decorative tray on a table and add one or two decorative items and maybe even some fresh flowers. Finish it off with some wall art that flows with the rest of the home.

While a conversation area is an extension of the room it can also take on a life of its own. With all the right elements you can create a stylish space that's perfect for a cozy conversation or some time to yourself. Visit our showroom to get started on a conversation area for your home today.

 

Published in Room Design
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