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Tuesday, 24 October 2017 15:03

Six Accessories Your Home Needs This Winter

It's that time of year again! When temperatures start to drop and the days get shorter you know it's time to break out all things cozy. When you prep your home to spend more time indoors there's no way the winter weather will get you down. Take advantage of the season by stocking your home with the best cold weather home decor and make the most of the season. We've rounded up six stylish pieces, perfect for the cold months ahead, that are sure to turn your home into a cozy haven.

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  • Limited daylight is the perfect excuse to update your lighting or just add more of it. Add soft light to a bathroom with sconce lamps. These are also a great way to accessorize a basic mirror.
  • Keep a heavy duty tray with sturdy handles at the ready to serve coffee or hot chocolate to guests on a cold night. When not in use it's a stylish way to display items on a coffee table or counter.
  • There are few things better than a cozy throw on a cold night. Textiles such as soft flannels and faux fur are warm and comfy when all you want to do is stay in a watch a movie.
  • Have a favorite chair? Add a small ottoman, with built in storage, so you can put your feet up with a good book on those days when it's just too cold to go out. Remember, you'll need a place to store all those pretty throws.
  • Gone are the days of boring fireplace screens. Keep the fire contained and let the fireplace make a statement by choosing a screen worthy of a magazine.
  • No fireplace? No problem! You can create the same cozy ambiance with candles. Make the upgrade from plain glass jars to more sophisticated candle holders and they'll work double duty as pretty accessories, even when not in use.

Now is the time to get your interiors ready for the cold months ahead. Visit our showroom to find the latest trends in all things decor, design and furniture. Our designers are ready to help you make your home the place you want to be.

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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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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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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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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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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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, 25 April 2016 15:02

Fresh Looks in Lighting

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A beautifully styled home is about more than using the right furniture. Smaller elements are often what’s needed to add character and personal style. Lighting is certainly one of those elements. Don’t make the mistake of redecorating or renovating a space with a great new look then using basic light fixtures. Shop our showroom for unique pieces you won’t find just anywhere. Check out nine of our favorite fresh looks in lighting.

  1. A cool geometric design, this pendant would be a great choice over a kitchen island in an eclectic home.
  2. Sleek and modern, this stunning glass light fixture makes a bold statement. From mid-century modern styles to the most contemporary homes, use this pendant over a dining table and it’s sure to be a conversation piece at dinner parties.
  3. Add a cool vibe to your foyer with this metal pendant in antique gold. Pair it with a unique console or boho rug for major personality.
  4. This fun light fixture has global flair. This would be a fun choice in a home with lots of color and pattern.
  5. Farmhouse style with a traditional twist, this chandelier works well with bleached wood pieces and linen slipcovered furniture.
  6. A cage style light fixture with modern bulbs has industrial style. Perfect for a loft featuring lots of architectural elements.
  7. This pendant has a cool multi-dimensional look. Hang over nightstands as an interesting alternative to lamps and create an unexpected look in a bedroom or guest room.
  8. Glam goes to the dark side with this chandelier. Give your home an edgier look with lighting made of chains in oil-rubbed bronze.
  9. This pendant has a sophisticated and polished look. Perfect for a small powder room or over an island with a white marble top.

Let your lighting be inspired! We can help you choose the perfect light fixtures for your spaces no matter what your style. A great design deserves great lighting. Find it here at EF Brannon.

Tuesday, 23 June 2015 04:50

Add Style with Light Fixtures

Add Style with Light Fixtures


Lighting is more than just a necessity. Light fixtures can blend right into the existing decor or they can be pieces that help tell the story of your home. Skip the standards and incorporate light fixtures that not only work with the style of your home but make it unique. Check out some of our favorites for almost every room in the house.


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We can’t say enough about first impressions. The entry sets the tone for your entire home. If you could choose only one place to make a statement in your home it should be the entry. Choose a light fixture that will reflect your style and the look of your home but don’t be afraid to try something different. These are both great options because of their size, they’re neutral enough to work with most looks, and they have enough interesting details that will take your space beyond ordinary.


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Bring the drama in your dining space. A chandelier over a dining table provides mood lighting while you’re dining but it’s also a chance to add some serious designer style. An oblong chandelier works best over a rectangular shaped table while a round one works well over a square or round table. We love these stylish options because they’re sure to add a dramatic flair to your dining space.


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Pendants are perfect for the kitchen. Hang one over a sink by a window or hang them in a row of two or three over an island. Kitchens are often overlooked when it comes to the design in the details. Your beautiful new marble countertops and tile backsplash need accessorizing too. Add interest, not clutter, to the kitchen by accessorizing with stylish light fixtures. These are great options for the kitchen because they have some serious style without being too elaborate.


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A bathroom doesn’t always need a vanity light, especially if it has overhead lighting. Wall sconces are great because they take up little space, add architectural interest, and provide soft lighting. Flanking the mirror with a pair of sconces also adds symmetry to the space. These sconces would work well with most existing fixtures while adding a polished look to this hard working room.


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There are so many options for the bedroom. Just think about the overall style of the space before you choose. Is your bedroom more traditional with ornate pieces? Go with a crystal chandelier. Is it more rustic with weathered wood pieces? Choose something that combines materials such as metal with wood or rope. Chandeliers are better options than flush mounted fixtures when you want to create a custom look. We love these two options because of their soft shapes and the mix of textures.

Lighting may be a necessity but it can also be beautiful. Just be sure to choose light fixtures that are the right size for the space, work with the style of your home, and reflect your personality. All light fixtures seen here are from Uttermost and are available here at EF Brannon Furniture.

Published in Room Design