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Monday, 13 November 2017 16:51

Five Ways to Work a Sectional

What is it about a sectional that's so appealing? For one, there are so many options. Many sectionals are available with custom options to suit your needs. Second, it's a cozy and comfortable option for a family room. Third, it's an easy way to furnish a space. But there's more than one way to work a sectional. So we've put together a list of what we believe are the top five ways to use a sectional.

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Flexsteel

The most common way to use a sectional is the basic “L” shape. This typically consists of one corner with two seats on either side. This layout tends to fit most living areas and often leaves enough space for an accent chair, depending on the size of the room. Pair it with a pretty swivel chair to make the space even more functional.

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Kincaid

A small sectional, such as a sofa with a chaise, is often a popular choice for smaller spaces such as an apartment. If you have a small living room but have always dreamed of having a sectional this is a smart solution. Opt for pieces with clean lines to keep from overwhelming the space.

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Flexsteel

A large piece, such as a conversation style sectional, is one way to ground a large living room. Its curvy style creates a pretty and unique look while maximizing seating in the space. These sectionals often work well in large rectangular spaces or homes with an open floor plan.

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Flexsteel

Go for all-out comfort with a reclining sectional. Power reclining footrests, power adjustable headrests and built-in USB ports make this option perfect for a man-cave or a family TV room. When every seat is a recliner everyone gets the best seat in the house.

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Kincaid 

Shake up your dining space with sectional style seating. Fabric in a dining space always softens the overall look and banquette style seating creates a cozy and intimate atmosphere.

With so many custom options there is always a way to make a sectional work. If you need help choosing the right style, remember, you don't have to go it alone. Just visit our design center to get started.   

Published in Room Design
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.

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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.

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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.  

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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
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
Monday, 23 November 2015 18:22

Five Easy Updates for the Kitchen

 

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A kitchen is more than just a place to cook, it’s the heart of the home. It’s a place where everyone gathers and memories are made. So it should be just as comfortable, cozy, and stylish as the rest of your home. Updating your kitchen doesn’t have to mean new cabinets or countertops. Add some instant updates to this space by adding some style and making it more comfortable with just a few new pieces.

  • Go all out luxurious with upholstered counter stools. You’ll linger over dinner, even at the counter or island, when you’re comfortable. This stool features a tufted back which adds a designer detail to the kitchen.
  • The right lighting can make or break a space. Lamps are always a good idea since they create pools of light. Kitchen counters are often overlooked as a spot to place a lamp but the soft glow of a lamp creates an inviting atmosphere in an eat-in kitchen.
  • If your kitchen has the space for it, an island is a must-have. It creates an extra surface for cooking, and it’s the perfect spot for a quick meal. This wood island with a stone top adds style by combining textures and adds function by providing more storage and work space.
  • If you’re going to use a bench with your dining table, why not make it an upholstered one? A padded seat is always more comfortable, and it gives an eat-in kitchen a “living room” feel. Make it even cozier by adding a set of toss pillows. This look is sure to impress your dinner guests.  
  • One of the easiest ways to soften the look of a kitchen is to add an area rug. Even something as simple as a runner can make a kitchen more cozy because it brings a soft texture to what can sometimes feel like a cold and sterile space.

If you’re ready to add some updates to your kitchen, then shop this look in our showroom. There are so many ways to turn your kitchen into a space that’s not only functional but stylish and comfortable. See one of our designers to get started today.

 

Published in Room Design
Monday, 19 October 2015 15:20

The Modern Farmhouse Dining Room

Modern farmhouse style is one of the hottest trends going in dining rooms. One of the reasons it’s so appealing is that the casual look makes it a livable design. Farmhouse tables are so easy to care for, and they allow for worry-free dining. Distressed and weathered woods paired with details such as linen, nail heads, and accessories in sleek metal, are a combination that makes a dining space welcoming and timeless.

 

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Largo

Though light and airy, this space is grounded by the black base of the table. Mix and match chairs dress up the space without making it feel too fussy. A chandelier with a Greek Key design and a bold rug add a modern touch.

 

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Riverside

The modern farmhouse look is all about texture and contrast. You just can’t go wrong with a distressed white table. Dining chairs in sophisticated grey add modern flair. These are sleek and simple, which lends itself to modern design.

 

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Kincaid

Distressed wood can have a modern look with the right design. These chairs have clean lines and a graphic punch. Metal accessories and light fixtures balance out all the wood in the space, and a seagrass rug adds an organic touch.

 

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Kincaid

Even a small space can have a modern farmhouse vibe. In this dining space we see a modern take on oak. Clean lines and a contemporary design have these pieces on trend. The sideboard features a sliding door, which mimics the ever-popular barn style door, and the black base of the table gives it a finished look.

 

Farmhouse style isn’t just for the traditional home. When combined with the right elements, it can fit right in to modern spaces. Giving it some modern touches makes the whole look more polished with a chic edge. The beauty is found in the natural look, and it reflects a way of living that’s real. Visit our showroom for more ways to add this look to your home!

Published in Interior Design Trends
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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Kincaid

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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Kincaid

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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Riverside

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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Kincaid

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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Riverside

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, 31 August 2015 14:13

Trending in Furniture: Lighter Finishes

We’re seeing a shift in interior design. Wood finishes are moving to lighter and more airy looks. Though the look can be described in many ways, such as bleached, washed, or reclaimed, one thing is certain; it’s here to stay. Once a rare find, this look is now everywhere and available in many styles, making it easy to create a designer look straight from the pages of a magazine. Work this look into your home with some of these incredibly stylish pieces.

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Uttermost

This accent chest in bleached wood creates a gorgeous focal point in this living space. Abstract artwork hanging just above in dark moody hues creates a space with dimension. This piece lives harmoniously with espresso chairs, thanks to a similar finish on the chest’s hardware.

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Hammary

A coffee table in washed grey is accented with metal for an industrial feel. This rustic finish gets a polished look from some chic gold accessories. Navy and orange accents gives it warmth while a sofa and pillows in light neutrals soften the look.  

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Riverside

This dining space is made for the most fabulous dinner parties. This is a space where the matchy-matchy look works since it’s neutral, cohesive, and sophisticated. These pieces in a soft washed finish create a look that’s classic enough to last for years.

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Vaughan-Bassett

Grey washed and slightly distressed, these pieces turn this bedroom into a rustic retreat. Place these pieces in a bedroom that doesn’t get a lot of natural light, and it will instantly look more open and feel roomier. This shade of grey is versatile enough to work with pops of color or easy neutrals.

 

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Interlude

Danish-Modern style, which is typically known for its honey color, gets a fresh new look with a washed finish. Gold hardware gives it a polished finishing touch and makes it the perfect piece to add a glam element to any space.

Revive your home’s look with this fresh finish. Whether it’s with just a piece or two, or your entire home, we can design a fresh new look in washed woods that is tailored to your style and needs. Visit our showroom to get started.

Published in Interior Design Trends