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Monday, 20 November 2017 21:49

Five Ways to Decorate with Rustic Furniture

Rustic furniture has risen in popularity since the farmhouse trend exploded onto the scene. But rustic furniture isn't just for the lover of farmhouse style. Also referred to as distressed, rustic furniture is taking over interiors of all styles. You may not be a fan of the farmhouse trend but there's more than one way to decorate with this popular style. Let's take a look at five ways to decorate with rustic furniture.

rustic Kincaid sofa 1

Kincaid

Rustic glam is a posh yet livable look. Polished metals and velvet textiles elevate heavily distressed pieces by creating a look that is high in contrast. A space that's layered in these rich textures needs few accessories as the pieces speak for themselves.

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Uttermost

Adding a rustic piece to a modern space creates a high end look that has depth. Modern homes can often feel impersonal but when you implement a piece in distressed or weathered wood it adds major character.

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Kincaid

Rustic can easily go industrial with details such as nailheads and substantial hardware. Elements such as exposed wires and large scale artwork give distressed furniture a no-nonsense look with style that is unforgettable.

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Kincaid

Rustic can be casual and stylish with the right accessories. Lean and layer artwork for a more relaxed look and fill in empty spaces with books and easy-going accessories. Finish this fresh look with an organic element such as a simple floral arrangement.

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Kincaid

Have a little fun with rustic furniture by going eclectic. Pair bold and colorful fabrics with graphic black and white artwork. Quirky lighting will add a stylish and sophisticated spin.

If you thought you couldn't use rustic furniture then think again. You can make rustic pieces work with any style as long as the other elements in the space are right. Visit our design center to learn how to blend rustic pieces seamlessly into your home.

Published in Interior Design Trends
Tuesday, 31 October 2017 16:41

Dining Tables with Benches for Every Style

One of the biggest trends we've seen lately in interior design is the desire to shift to more livable and comfortable spaces, especially when it comes to dining. People tend to be moving away from the traditional dining room in favor of a dining space that is more casual and functional. There's no need for formal place settings in these spaces as they have more of a come-as-you-are kind of feel. A great way to get this casual look with all the style you crave is with a dining table and bench combo. Here are five of our favorites.

bench dining table 1 Kincaid

Kincaid

Casual spaces can have more fun with styles. This cottage look goes eclectic with a mix of modern and traditional artwork. The upholstered bench gives the whole space a pretty look with a relaxed feel.

bench dining table 2 Kincaid

Kincaid

This collections features everything there is to love about the beauty of natural wood. Keeping color to a minimum will accentuate the warmth of the grain and give the space an overall casual feel. A plush rug is the perfect way to add a soft touch.

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Kincaid

Rustic but refined, this collection is big on style and comfort. With the ease of a bench there's room for everyone. Distressed wood with hard angles is softened with linen seating while the dual finish gives it a quiet elegance.

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Riverside

It's easy to picture this in an open floor plan with an all-white kitchen complete with a subway tile backsplash. This is a modern farmhouse lover's dream. A collection that looks perfectly collected over time will give your dining space a welcoming feel.  

bench dining table 5 Vaughan Bassett

Vaughan-Bassett

You can never go wrong with a classic look. Craftsman style dining pieces are straightforward and timeless. You can dress this look up or down but it will never come across as impersonal.

You can give your home a more casual look without sacrificing style by updating your dining space. Shop our showroom where you can find all of these styles and more.

Published in Dining Room Furniture
Monday, 11 September 2017 19:56

The Dos and Don'ts of Bedroom Design

Let's talk about bedroom design. Since this is the place where you begin and end your day it's so important to get it right. When these elements come together it creates a space where you can rest and recharge in order to be prepared for all of life's demands. We've put together a list of bedroom design Dos and Don'ts so that you can make the most of this space by deciding what's working for you and what isn't.

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Kincaid

DO make it a clutter free zone. It's not easy to relax in a cluttered space so you shouldn't over-accessorize. Try to keep nightstands and other surfaces free of unnecessary items.

DON'T use this as a space to experiment with your style every time a new trend pops up on Pinterest. If there's too much going on in one space it can create sensory overload making it difficult for your brain to prepare for sleep.

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Eastern Accents

DON'T skimp on bedding. Luxury linens are a great investment because they create a spa-like feel in your bedroom. Plus, high-quality bedding will far outlast cheaper options and give your bedroom a designer look.

DO invest in a high-quality mattress as well. This may be the most important “do” of all. If you don't sleep well you'll never appreciate a well-designed bedroom.

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Kincaid

DO install the right window treatments. If you're a light sleeper then consider shades or curtains that will block the light when necessary but allow it to shine through when you need a boost of sunshine.

DON'T rely on a single overhead light. Place lamps on nightstands or install sconce lights on either side of the bed. This provides a soft light for reading and creates a more relaxed vibe.

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Kincaid

DON'T overcrowd the room with furniture. You should be able to easily walk through the space and around the bed. If storage is an issue then consider a bed that features built-in drawers. This will allow you to sneak in a little extra storage and free up some space in the room.

DO choose pieces with the right scale. For example, in a bedroom with high ceilings a tall headboard is a smart choice. 

You can easily correct these Don’ts to Dos and turn your bedroom into the one you've always wanted. If you still can't get it right, or you simply want a new look in the space, then meet with one of our designers to stark making a plan for your bedroom today.

 

Published in Bedroom 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

fall home updates Kincaid

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
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
Monday, 30 November -0001 00:00

The Power of Pattern

There's a reason pattern is so powerful. Pattern has the ability to completely change the feel of a space and lets you express your individual style. For example, you can give your home a more modern feel with crisp geometrics but a paisley will lend itself to a more traditional look. Whether you like a little or a lot, pattern is a design element that allows you to create a custom look. Let’s take a look at how these three spaces each use pattern in a different way.

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Kincaid

Minimal pattern pops in a bright white space. Black pillows with a bright floral pattern create high contrast against a white sofa. The colors are repeated on the chair with a fun chevron. This simple pairing takes this neutral space to the next level.

Kincaid pattern pillows

Kincaid

Shades of grey can quickly become monotonous without pattern. In this space repetition is key. From the bold pattern on the chairs to the pillows used throughout, the room has a great flow. The use of contrast creates dimension which is important when mixing neutrals. 
 

Kincaid mixed patterns

Kincaid

This space makes great use of a trio of patterns in layered shades of blue. An important thing to remember about mixing patterns is to vary scale. The smallest pattern on the chair could easily fall flat without the large pattern on the rug and the bold pattern on the accent chair. Patterns have more impact when they don't compete.

There are so many interesting ways to work pattern into your home. Pillows and rugs are obvious solutions but there are other creative ways to style your home with pattern.

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curtains / lamp / mirror / art / console

  • Patterned trim on curtains or pillows is a fun way to punch up a solid fabric.
  • Lamps and accessories are an easy way to try a new pattern in a space.
  • Decorative fretwork makes a basic mirror a suddenly interesting piece.
  • Wood carvings serve as pattern while adding texture.
  • Accent pieces often feature unique designs that can add a punch of pattern to any space.

Don't underestimate the power of pattern. If your home needs a refresh then visit our showroom or call to schedule an appointment with a designer. We can help you choose the perfect pattern pairings for your home.

Published in Interior Design Trends

How often do you flip through the pages of a decorating magazine and see a living room with a matching set of tables? Hardy ever, is probably what you're thinking. That's because interior design isn't about “matching” sets. It's about creating a look that's unique, distinctive and thoughtfully put together. Follow these tips to learn how to mix tables in your home like a pro.

Uttermost Kincaid cocktail tables

Uttermost / Kincaid

Mimic shapes but don't repeat them. A curvy drum table is a perfect complement to a sleek round cocktail table and it's a chic alternative to the expected end table. The warm patina of this table blends well with finishes such as cherry and pecan making it a fun piece to pair with antiques.

Uttermost Kincaid cocktail ottoman

Kincaid / Uttermost

Use contrasting textures. It's easy to introduce new elements to a living room with an upholstered cocktail ottoman. This little lucite and brass beauty adds a bit of glam to any space. Lucite is so posh and a touch of gold is a great way to add some warmth to a neutral space.

accent cocktail tables

Uttermost / Kincaid

Match metal for metal. Take your standard cocktail table to the next level with a trendy accent piece that features interesting details or a unique design. This angular table in chrome blends well with the clean lines of the cocktail table and its silver metal base. It's the perfect mix of modern and classic.

natural accent tables

Kincaid / Uttermost

Balance styles. A piece made with “raw” materials such as iron and reclaimed wood is the perfect contrast to more polished and traditional tables. Use this pairing to add character and depth to an otherwise one-dimensional space.

wood blend tables Chattanooga

Kincaid / Uttermost

Wood finishes should blend, not match. Pay attention to the color tones. This is an easy indicator for how well pieces will work together. For example, grey finishes tend to have cool undertones and pieces such as oak and cherry tend to have warm undertones. Keep wood tones similar to seamlessly blend different styles.

Get the look you really want! Shake up your style with one of these fun and unique pieces. Start with just one piece or let us help you put together a whole new look.

Published in Room Design
Monday, 07 March 2016 13:52

5 Elements of a Restful Bedroom

Our lives are busier than ever and getting rest is so important. Everyone deserves a beautiful space where they can relax and sleep well. But it should be more than just beautiful. It should be a place where it’s easy for you to rest. Your bedroom should be a calming place where you can wind down, feel relaxed, and get the good night’s sleep you deserve. These are the five elements that we believe every bedroom should have to make it a restful space.

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Symmetry brings order to a space. When things are orderly you instantly feel more relaxed and will naturally sleep better. Bring symmetry to your bedroom with a pair of matching nightstands topped with matching lamps. Take the look even further with matching artwork flanking the bed above the nightstands.

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You should have something at the foot of the bed. An ottoman or a bench provides a place to drop an extra blanket you can easily grab in the middle of the night when you get cold. An ottoman with storage also helps to keep the space clutter free.

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 The right window treatments might be one of the most important elements of a restful bedroom. Curtains or shades should have the ability to block out light at night and easily be adjusted to let light pour in when you wake up. Shades or panels should have a blackout lining to allow for restful sleep.

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Invest in a high quality mattress such as Jamison. This makes all the difference in not only how you sleep at night but also how you feel in the morning, which sets the tone for your whole day. But don’t stop there. Top the mattress with a well-made set of bedding and high quality pillows. You will melt into your bed at night when it is as comfortable as it is beautiful.

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Placing the right lighting in the room is just as important as blocking it out. Choose three-way lamps for the nightstands to allow for soft light to read by at night. When purchasing bedroom furniture, look for nightstands with built-in nightlights like these from Kincaid. They provide a soft light at the bottom of the piece that will allow you to get up in the middle of the night without turning on a bright, jarring light.

Which of these elements is your bedroom missing? We want to help you make your bedroom the restful space you deserve. Visit our showroom where we can help you choose the right mattress and design your beautiful and restful space.

 

Published in Bedroom Furniture