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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.  

customized Kincaid accents

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.

customized Uttermost chair

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.

customized furniture fabrics

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.

customized Uttermost mirror

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.

customized Kincaid bedding

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, 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
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.

sectional sofa Kincaid 1

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
Monday, 30 November -0001 00:00

Desks for a Stylish Home Office

Life is busy and it can get messy if you don't have a way to stay organized. This is why every home needs its own office space. Staying organized and planning out your week is so much easier when you have a proper work space. It doesn't have to be an entire room but there should be enough space for a desk with enough storage to safeguard important documents and keep your life running smoothly. Here are five desks with the perfect blend of style and function.

home office desk Riverside

Riverside

Furniture that serves more than one purpose is always a good idea. Place a writing desk against the back of the sofa to create a multi-purpose piece. When you're not using it as a desk it serves as a sofa table, the perfect spot for some extra lighting in the living room. This one has just enough rustic flair for the modern farmhouse look.

home office desk Kincaid

Kincaid

Give an unused corner of your home a new purpose with a pretty desk and a sleek chair. A statement piece like this one will inspire you to get things done. Paying bills and planning your schedule will be a lot more fun in a space this beautiful.

home office desk Hammary

Hammary

If you do have an entire room to dedicate to a home office then do it right. Decorate it with all the style that you would allow the rest of the house and don't skimp on the storage. In a room with limited space take advantage of vertical wall space with a tall cabinet that can hold important documents as well as some of those things in your home that tend to add to the clutter.

home desk Hammary

Hammary

Go for the open and airy look with a work table versus a desk. This counter-height look would be a nice addition to a craftsman style home. It has just the right blend of function with industrial style. Keep decorative baskets and bins nearby to store smaller items out of the way.

home office desk Uttermost

Uttermost

Go bold with something different. A combination of metal and wood adds major texture and you can layer in even more texture with a worn leather chair. It won't be business-as-usual with a home office space like this. You'll look forward to scheduling appointments when your work space looks this good.

If a lack of a proper work space is keeping you from getting, or staying, organized then it's time to incorporate an office space into your home. Visit our showroom to get started.

Published in Room Design