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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, 02 November 2015 14:54

Make a Statement with a Stylish Entry

First impressions are so important. Your home makes a statement to guests as soon as they walk in the door. Make the right impression by creating an unforgettable look in your entry. The best foyers combine stylish elements and functional pieces. Furniture with drawers or hooks offers a place to store things and help keep your entry clutter free. Try one of these looks to make the most of your home’s entrance.

 

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Uttermost

A geometric pattern on glass doors is high impact. Style it with a mix of books and quirky pieces to catch your guests’ attention. Flank a sleek mirror with a pair of lamps to fill the space on the wall and create visual interest.

 

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Riverside

Keep the styling simple on a modern, rustic piece. This sideboard serves as the perfect piece in a home where neutrals reign. This look is all about organic textures. This piece is big enough to store winter scarves, hats, and gloves, but the light washed finish gives it an airy look.

 

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Kincaid

A barn door style accent makes this a perfect piece for a rustic home. This cabinet has plenty of storage and style for days. Drawers serve as place to drop mail and keys so they’re never lost. Place a mirror on the wall above to do a last minute check as you walk out the door.

 

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Chippy white paint will add loads of character to your entry. This piece with hooks and a drawer will keep your family’s jackets, backpacks, and handbags at the ready and easy to grab as you walk out the door. The bench is an added bonus, as you can use it to put on or take off your shoes.

 

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Hammary

You won’t mind losing the storage in this piece. The look more than makes up for it. This piece has a major wow factor. Anchor it on a wall covered in a bold wallpaper to take it over the top. We’re loving the modern farmhouse vibe of this curvy two-toned table.

More ways to stay stylish and organize.

  • Add a pretty umbrella stand.
  • Use large decorative baskets for bigger items.
  • Hang decorative hooks on the wall.

 

Let your entry set the right tone for the rest of your home by making a statement. Use stylish pieces that help you stay organized, and your guests will be wowed from the moment they walk in the door. 

Published in Room Design
Monday, 26 October 2015 13:36

Decorating with Mixed Materials

There are many elements to a well-designed space, but there are specific elements that give it character. An easy way to instantly add character to a room is with mixed materials. Combinations such as metal and wood make a space more interesting and add dimension. It’s these kinds of details that take a look beyond the ordinary. Check out a few of our favorite looks with mixed materials.

 

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Kincaid

Metal and wood, a popular furniture trend, is often thought of as rustic or industrial. This bedroom proves that this combo has a sleek modern side.  A bold wall color warms up the rich tones of the wood, creating an inviting space.

 

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Kincaid

Even a small detail, like the metal base on this distressed table, can make all the difference in the versatility of a piece. This metal X base makes this a table that would add just as much interest in a modern home as it would in a classic farmhouse.

 

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Flexsteel

There is much to be appreciated in this traditionally styled space. What really gives it distinction though are the tables. Glass wrapped in corrugated metal is unexpected and just a little bit quirky. Yet the simple design works in this classic living room.

 

 

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Riverside

This neutral space is so rich you’ll never notice the lack of color. These tables not only combine wood and metal, but also pattern. Distressed wood in a chevron pattern and shades of grey combine everything we love about today’s neutral trends.

 

 

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In this neutral bedroom, texture is key. This bedroom showcases so many materials, yet it all blends together seamlessly. A headboard that combines wood and linen brings a softness to the space while a vintage-style cabinet with weathered mirrors gives the room a sense of history.

 

Add to your home’s character by incorporating pieces that mix materials. This is a great way to make an impact in a space without making a major commitment to a new color or a complete redesign. Meet with one of our designers to get started on the perfect look for your home. 

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, 21 September 2015 13:17

Five Living Room Layouts to Try

One of the biggest mistakes people make when arranging living room furniture is pushing everything up against the walls. People end up having to sit so far apart that it’s difficult to have conversations, and the room ends up looking like a dance hall. Well-placed furniture will create zones in the space and ensure that each zone is clearly defined. If you struggle with how to arrange your living room furniture then why not give one of these layouts a try:

 

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A good place to start is by floating the sofa in the center of the room.  This is a great option for a long narrow living room since it will break the space into two areas. Just be sure to balance the room by adding the right pieces in unused space, depending on how you want the room to function.

 

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Flexsteel

Use two sofas opposite one another or two chairs opposite the sofa. This is a great look around a fireplace. It’s pretty and intimate, and lets the fireplace become the focal point of the room and the seating area.

 

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Uttermost

Who says a living room has to have a sofa? A grouping of stylish chairs can be just as functional and as exciting. This works well in a square living room. Place a coffee table in the center that has enough surface area to handle some pretty accessories and can serve as a landing spot for drinks when entertaining.

 

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Flexsteel

If there is truly only one wall that will fit the sofa, then make it interesting. Use a pair of bookcases with some architectural interest on the wall behind the sofa. This gives it more of a designer look, especially when you style the shelves with unique pieces.

 

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Flexsteel

Often times, a sectional is the solution for a room with a tricky layout. Living rooms with many doors and windows can benefit from a sectional placed in the center of the room. This will define the space and center the area. Especially in an open floor plan, since it can feel like there is a vast space to fill.

 

Of course, every living room is different and comes with its own set of restrictions. Just remember: there should always be a focal point; keep walkways open and easy to navigate; and when in doubt, hire a professional. We are always here to help you.

 

Published in Room Design
Monday, 24 August 2015 19:34

Interior Design Classic: Chocolate Brown

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Classic interiors often have one thing in common: classic hues. If you want to create a space that’s versatile and easy to update over time, then start with a neutral, like chocolate brown. Chocolate has always been a go-to for decorators due to its rich look and ability to work with any color. This shade of brown can take on so many looks, but it’s often seen in modern spaces and takes on a sophisticated and luxe vibe. Take some inspiration from some of our favorite pieces to work this chic hue into your own home.  

  • These high contrast vases are striking and can be popped onto a mantel or styled into a bookcase to bring a chic chocolate vibe to any room. Use them as a group of three or use a pair of the tallest vases to flank a piece of artwork.
  • Instantly update your bedroom with new bedding. A creamy colored duvet with a chocolate border is modern and sleek. Mixing it with orange and teal pillows gives it a softer look.
  • This porcelain lamp looks like it’s dripping with chocolate brown paint. It’s a dramatic look and would be a nice touch alone, but would make even more of a statement as a pair.
  • If you have a room that’s just missing something, then consider an abstract. Abstract artwork instantly takes a space to the next level. These canvases would work well over a sofa, in a foyer, or even above a fireplace.
  • Add some style to your kitchen with these chocolate brown marbleized dishes. These are sure to impress your guests at your next dinner party.
  • Bring a luxe feel to any space with this plush, faux fur chocolate throw. Drape it over the sofa, a cocktail ottoman, or over the foot of the bed.

Is it time to give your home some updates or a new look? We’ve done many spaces in many styles using chocolate brown. Let us help you design a space with this classic shade while incorporating your own style and giving your home the look you love.

 

Published in Room Design
Monday, 10 August 2015 17:32

Sofas & Recliners: Blending Styles

Shopping for new living room furniture? If you’re thinking about trying something different, then look beyond the matching set and try blending pieces with different looks. It’s easy to mix and match sofas and recliners when you pair styles with characteristics that blend with one another. Let’s take a look at these pairings and why they work together so well.

 

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This sofa and recliner pair work so well together because they both have a sleek and tailored design. Not only do these pieces have similar arms, but they also have similar legs. The mix of fabrics in various shades of black and grey pull it together and give it an edgy masculine vibe.

 

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This pairing is casual and cozy. Notice that both pieces have rolled arms, which are a little softer and sometimes more comfortable than straight arms. The worn looking leather adds an inviting texture to the stark white sofa. This pair works together because both pieces have a casual comfortable vibe.

 

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Another way to pair a recliner with a white sofa is to go for a punch of color. A recliner that looks like a club chair is a fun accent. These pieces share a similar style in the arms and boxy back cushions. They are united by the repeated use of color on the toss pillows.

 

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Incorporate pieces that are designed with classic details and you just can’t go wrong.  A recliner in brown leather is the perfect accent to a sofa with a timeless look such as this one. Design details such as tufting and nailhead trim never go out of style. 

 

 

Tips for blending sofas and recliners.

  • Forget matching. Choose styles that are different, but have one or two similarities.
  • Consider scale. One shouldn’t tower over the other.
  • Pull it together with fabrics. Repeat colors in pillows and accents in the room.
  • Consider arm style, leg style, and era.
  • If you can’t commit to color, then go with a brown leather recliner. You can keep it for years and it will work with practically anything.

Are you ready to mix and match? Let’s get started! We can help you pull it all together. Get more design advice by making an appointment with one of our designers.

 

 

Published in Room Design
Monday, 03 August 2015 14:39

Five Ways to Decorate a Blank Wall

Blank walls can be intimidating. They can also leave a space feeling uninspired and unfinished if left empty. Do your home and yourself a favor and fill in those blank spaces. There are endless ways to add style to a home by filling in those empty walls. Be inspired by some of our favorite ways to give your space some personality.

 

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One large statement piece is sometimes all you need. If your preferred look is clean and uncluttered, then hang a large decorative mirror. Mirrors work anywhere. Not only do statement mirrors add a polished look to a space but they also bounce light around the room.

 

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Hang several small prints in a grid for high impact. You can fill an entire wall or just the space over a piece of furniture.  Get a little more personal by filling a grid of frames with a collection of black and white family photos or with travel photography from past vacations.

 

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oil painting / girl / clock / flowers / star / map / abstract / basket / mirror / giclee

A gallery wall is always a great way to work some style and personality into your home. This is similar to a grid but is typically less structured. A gallery wall should showcase favorite artwork, treasured photographs, and even quirky objects.   

 

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Create a focal point that has symmetry by hanging a decorative mirror or a favorite piece of artwork then flanking it with a pair of sconces. These pieces are unified by the aged silver finish of the frames. Replace the candleholders with sconce lamps in a space the needs more lighting.

 

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Artwork doesn’t always mean a painting or a photograph. Consider a large wood or metal piece that will bring some texture to the room. Pieces like these antique tiles that look like they were salvaged from an old building add a sense of history.

Let us help you create one of these looks in your home. We’ll help you choose pieces that are all about your personal style. Let’s turn your house into your dream home. Visit our design center to get started today. 

Published in Room Design

The HGTV Home Caravan Curio:

Styled Three Ways

 

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When choosing new furniture for your home style is definitely important but there is more to consider. Think about how a piece will function. If it can be used in more than one place then it has more value. Take for example the Caravan Bunching Curio from HGTV Home in Midnight. This is the type of piece that’s not only stylish but super functional. Plus, every room can use a touch of black. We’ve styled this piece three ways to show you just how versatile it can be.

 

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Use this piece in a living room to showcase and store your favorite books but mix them with some fun objects to add a little style. Gold urchins add a playful touch while pretty jars add a pop of color. Flank the cabinet with some decorative mirrors for a chic touch. Use the drawers to store magazines, mail or anything you want to keep out of sight.

 

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Your home office doesn’t have to be all business when you incorporate such a stylish piece. It’s perfect for keeping important files and papers organized and within reach. Pretty cups and glasses can hold pens and pencils while decorative boxes hide office supplies such as staples and scissors. A leather magazine tote and cowhide rug layer in texture.  

 

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Finally, this curio has plenty of space to store your china and barware. Use the included silverware tray for your flatware then showcase your prettiest drinking glasses and decanters on the shelves. Use a stylish tray to group items inside and to make serving guests a snap.  

So the next time you’re shopping for a new piece of furniture consider how it will function in your home, the spaces it will work in and all the styling possibilities. This will help you choose a piece you’ll be able to enjoy for years.

Published in Interior Design Trends
Tuesday, 30 June 2015 08:14

Five Furniture Trends to Try in 2015

Five Furniture Trends to Try in 2015

 

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A New Year means trying new things and your home is the perfect place to start. There are so many new and innovative furniture styles available and these pieces will instantly update your home. So when you make your New Year’s resolutions add one of these pieces to the list to freshen up your home with one of the biggest furniture trends for 2015.   

  1. Always fun and functional the bar cart is the perfect piece to add to your home if you love to entertain. Especially when it’s mobile, like this one from HGTV Home.
  2. Rustic takes on a new meaning with “live edge” style furniture. This furniture design is created by incorporating the natural edge of the wood into the piece. This ensures that each piece has a unique look.
  3. Pieces that use mixed materials such as metal and wood, like this side table, add interest and texture to a space. This is a modern look with a classic feel.
  4. Grey furniture is one of the biggest trends going right now, and for good reason. It’s light, fresh and easily mixed with other wood finishes. Even better, grey furniture is now available in a wide variety of stained and painted finishes.
  5. Lucite or acrylic furniture, once a rare find, is now more readily available than ever. Clear furniture is not only chic but is perfect for small spaces since it takes up very little visual space.

Start the New Year off right by making your home the place you want it to be. Now is the perfect time to make all those changes you’ve been dreaming about. Don’t forget, we’re always here to help. Shop our showroom or make an appointment with one of our designers today.

 

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