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Tuesday, 18 April 2017 13:52

Natural Elements in Interior Design

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One of the biggest trends happening right now in interior design is the natural look of natural. Exposed wood grains, imperfections and organic elements are a stylish reminder of what makes each piece of furniture so special. Natural woods have a way of showcasing the craftsmanship of well-designed furniture. Let's take a look at what makes this style so popular.

wood dining table Kincaid

Kincaid

Rustic gets a fresh look with a “live edge”. This term often refers to a piece that has been preserved in its natural shape. The natural quality makes it feel more unique giving it less of a mass produced feel. The curvy edges allow it to work with softer looks and various styles.

Kincaid headboard

Kincaid 

The soft curves of this live edge headboard give this piece a feminine feel. However the rustic details balance it well. A statement making headboard, this is a piece that creates an instant focal point and can be paired with painted pieces just as well as antiques.

Julen wood cabinet

Julen 

Natural wood isn't necessarily wood that is unfinished or raw. Rather it's finished in such a way that it showcases the grain with barely-there stains. Grey stains applied over heavy grain and knotted wood results in a more modern look. Paired with carefully selected artwork it has a quite elegance.

wood dining table Riverside

Riverside

Another way to showcase the beauty of natural wood is with pieces that are heavily distressed. You can appreciate the raw beauty of a timeless piece of furniture when you can see and feel the ridges and imperfections of the wood. Balance heavy pieces with organic textures such as airy linens and jute rugs.

wood furniture Kincaid

Kincaid

A modern take on traditional oak is white-washed woods. Minimal application allows the grain to be exposed yet removes the warm or orange undertones that often give oak furniture a dated look. Use this style with exposed brick or shiplap for a space that's layered in texture. 

Add the look of natural wood to your home with these versatile and classic styles. With our selection of furniture, and a design staff that is creative and experienced, we can help you seamlessly incorporate this look into your home.

Color is capable of so much more than creating a pretty home. Color can inspire creativity, it can boost your mood and it can even give you a fresh perspective on design. It's a total game changer. When you inject color into a neutral space it comes to life with new energy. If you're craving more color in your home then be adventurous and try something new. Color your world with these fresh looks in interior design.

color in home

prints / chair / bedding / rug / chest

  • Simple prints add a splash of color. They don't have to be over the top to have a dramatic impact. Watercolor florals, when matted in white and framed in black, are sophisticated and charming.
  • For the adventurous, take a classic look and give it a modern twist. Bright coral gives a classic style new life. When using color with vintage or antique styles go bright and bold for a modern look.
  • Wake up surrounded in color with a fearless color combo. Orange and pink come together to create a cheerful vibe, ensuring you will wake with a smile. Let all that color pop against a crisp white duvet.
  • Adding color underfoot will bring personality to the whole space. A rug that is bursting with rich color and a complex pattern is a tasteful way to take on bright hues.
  • Add a single flash of color to a room with a bold hue. A modern chest is far more interesting in rich navy blue. Placed in an entry, it will make an unforgettable impression on your guests.

If you want to incorporate more color and fresh looks into your home then meet with one of our designers. We specialize in creating custom designed spaces with you in mind. Don't shy away from color. Embrace it! Call or visit our showroom to schedule a consultation.

 

One of the easiest ways to update your home is with small pieces that pack a major punch. We're talking about accent tables! A basic end table will serve its purpose but a stylish accent table will do so much more. It's a low-commitment way to introduce a new design element to a space, make a stylish statement and add a modern vibe. Here are five of our favorite modern accent tables to add a designer look to your home.

modern accent tables

pedestal table / end table / drum tables / nesting tables / link table

  • Modern meets farmhouse in this pretty pedestal table with a distressed wood base. The aluminum top makes it heavy-duty and adds a polished look, making it suitable for elegant spaces.
  • Instantly update a space and add some rich color with this sleek accent table. This would pair beautifully with a leather sofa for a dramatic mix of textures.
  • Drum tables are a smart choice in a space with lots of angles and hard lines. Place them in front of a sofa, next to a chair or even in front of a fireplace for a modern update and to soften the space.
  • Nesting tables are always a stylish solution when space is an issue. Stainless steel legs are a sharp contrast to reclaimed wood. This rustic modern look works well as an end table but could also make a unique nightstand.
  • Add a sculptural element with this chain link inspired pedestal base. Sleek gold is modern and chic. It's perfectly sized to hold a drink so it would work well between a pair of chairs or even next to the tub in a bathroom.

Is there a space in your home that needs an update? Try one of these stylish accent tables for a quick fix modern update.

We all want our homes to look great. Yet with busy schedules and ever increasing to-do lists it's not always easy to make home organization a top priority. But it is possible. Your home can look polished and put-together even with minimal effort. It just takes a little strategic planning when decorating. Here are five easy ways to ensure your home always looks put-together.

Uttermost trays

Uttermost

Lose the clutter! Okay, we know that's easier said than done but you can easily manage clutter with pretty trays and decorative bins and boxes. A room always looks more organized when small items are corralled into a pretty container. Place trays on table tops and work decorative boxes into bookshelves.

Kincaid storage ottoman

Kincaid

When possible, choose furniture with built-in storage. Beds with built-in drawers and cocktail ottomans with lift-tops work double duty. When items such as extra blankets and magazines have a home it's easy to store them away quickly and grab them when needed.

Uttermost chair

Uttermost

Opt for sofas and chairs designed with a tight back. This type of upholstered piece is designed without any loose cushions on the back. Which means it never has to be fluffed and always looks nice and neat. Tight-back sofas are well tailored and have a clean design.  

Loloi rugs

Loloi 

Use the appropriate size rug for each space. Rugs are not a one-size-fits-all type of situation. A rug that's too small will make a space feel disjointed and chaotic. In a seating area, a rug should be big enough that all the front legs of the furniture rest on the rug.

Uttermost chair

Uttermost

Unify rooms with paint. Using the same paint color throughout your home will help each room flow seamlessly into the next. When every room is painted a different color it can feel disorderly. Choose a versatile neutral and you'll have the luxury of moving pieces around the house for an instant refresh. 

You can have a home that always looks put-together with these easy-to-implement decorating tricks. Visit our showroom for even more advice on ways to make your home beautiful and functional.

A dining room is so much more enjoyable when it's functional and that means choosing the right kind of storage. Being able to easily access what you need means setting the table quickly and not having to leave your guests often during dinner. While china cabinets and sideboards are a necessity they should also add style to the space. These are some of our favorite pieces that combine style with function to help you make the most of your dining space.

dining room storage Kincaid

Kincaid

If dinner parties are a common occurrence in your home then consider a sleek sideboard with plenty of storage. Store extra dishes out of sight and use the open surface to keep drinks or sides within reach. You'll be able to set up for entertaining at even a moment's notice.

dining room storage riverside

Riverside 

Don't overwhelm your dining space with a piece that's too big. You can have storage with a light and airy look by choosing a china cabinet that has open shelving. With this easy-going piece you can casually display dishes by stacking plates and cups while mixing in bigger items such as pitchers and bowls. Everyday items will always be at the ready.

dining room sideboard Kincaid

Kincaid

In a small dining space you might think less is more. But adding the right sideboard can make it more functional. This piece is designed to hold bottles and glasses with enclosed storage to boot. This small but mighty sideboard is perfect for stashing linens and placemats. Add color and a casual vibe with leaning artwork and fresh flowers.

dining room china cabinet kincaid

Kincaid 

A statement piece adds major style. If you prefer the more traditional china cabinet but crave a modern look then opt for a piece with glass doors and angular design such as a fretwork. You can display your prettiest dishes and barware while keeping necessary, but not as pretty items, hidden behind closed doors.  

china cabinet Kincaid

Kincaid

Take advantage of a large dining space with a generously sized china cabinet. Even if you don't want to display china you can make great use of all the storage a piece like this has to offer. Display everyday dishes while mixing in decorative items for a little personality. This piece is perfect for a modern farmhouse or a home with coastal or cottage style.  Use all that space underneath for extras that are only used on special occasions.

If your dining space isn't working for you then visit our design center. Whether it's simply choosing the right storage or a complete dining room makeover we can turn it into a space you'll love.

Monday, 13 March 2017 17:54

Four Ways to Style Pillows

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Pillows are an excellent way to add some fresh style to your home. As beautiful as your home is, sometimes you just need a change. The best thing about mixing it up with pillows is the instant gratification. But don't just go out and buy new pillows without a little forethought. Consider the kind of change you want to make. Does the space need more color? More pattern? Here are four ways to style pillows to perk up any space.

stylish pillows Loloi

Loloi

If you're feeling a little bored with the style of a space then try a new look with an eclectic mix of pillows. Not everything has to match all the time. In a space with a lot of symmetry this is a great way to shake up your style. Pull from the colors in the space but find inspiration in new textures, colors and patterns.

neutral Kincaid pillows

Kincaid 

Add interest to a room by styling it with pillows in blended neutrals. Color isn't always the answer. Layered neutral patterns can be just as exciting. Pair small prints with oversized patterns and use lots of contrast to make it pop.

matching pillows Kincaid

Kincaid 

Create order in a space by using two or three pairs of matching pillows. In a room that's lacking direction or balance this adds a polished touch. If it feels too matchy-matchy you can always toss in a wild card pillow to add a more personal feel.

pattern pillows Kincaid

Kincaid

Bring small bursts of color into a space with by pairing solids and patterns in bold hues. Color can add amazing energy to a space and sometimes pillows serve the perfect dose. Pile them on or keep it to a minimum of four. How many pillows you use will depend on how much color you're craving.

Updating a room with new pillows may seem like a simple solution but it's often those small luxuries that make a big impact. Try a new way of styling pillows to update the spaces in your home that need a fresh look.

Tuesday, 07 March 2017 18:11

Stylish Dining Room Seating Options

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Dining spaces are meant for so much more than just having a meal. Entertaining guests, celebrating birthdays and spending time with the people you love is often done at the dinner table. This means your dining space should be comfortable, beautiful and interesting. Think beyond the standard table and chairs and mix it up with some seating options that are far beyond basic.

dining room seating Uttermost

Uttermost 

An obvious alternative to standard dining chairs is a bench. Not so obvious is styling it in a way that results in a space that's rich in texture. Keep it from looking like a picnic area with upholstered end chairs. These will soften the look and amp up the style. Finish the space with a plush rug.

dining room chairs Uttermost

Uttermost 

When choosing upholstered chairs for your table consider an accent chair. Chairs with a high back punctuate the table and add height. Gray linen is an unexpected and stylish surprise. Mix this look with metal side chairs for a chic industrial look.

dining room seating Kincaid

Kincaid

Create a cozy dining space with a wrap-around banquette. Perfect for intimate dinner parties where the focus is on conversation. You'll look forward to gathering around the table every night with a space this pretty and comfortable.

dining room bench Uttermost

Uttermost

An upholstered bench is a chic alternative to one that's made of wood. Back it against the wall and create a dining space in a cozy corner to give your home a trendy cafe feel. Make it even more comfortable with throw pillows. Your guests will linger long after dinner is finished.

dining room slipper chairs Uttermost

Uttermost

Studded slipper chairs with round backs add a sophisticated sense of drama. The combination of rustic wood with formal skirted chairs creates a dynamic look. Add classic bentwood chairs for a modern farmhouse feel.

If your dining space needs a change then mix it up with some stylish seating. Let's create that dining space you've been dreaming of! Shop our showroom where our designers will create a custom look tailored to you and your home.

Tuesday, 28 February 2017 15:42

Five Ways to Add Southern Charm

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southern charm room design

prints / greenery / pillow / chair / chest 

If there's one thing that people love about the south, it's good old-fashioned southern charm. It's that part of the culture that influences the way we decorate our homes. Southern homes have history and convey tradition but are certainly not shy about trends. It's all about balancing comfort with charm. Southern style is easily incorporated into your home with a few key staples.

Botanical Prints

Botanical prints are a southern classic. They bring to mind lush ferns and pretty blossoms that we enjoy so much in the south. Matted and framed, botanical prints become a chic statement for your walls.

Anything Monogrammed

You can add southern flair to practically anything with a pretty monogram. Pillows are the most obvious option but there are many other stylish ways to use this southern staple. Table linens, dinnerware, and wall art can be turned into something special with this personal touch.

Greenery

A southern home just wouldn't be complete without a little greenery. Trees and plants add an earthy element and calming effect. Don't have a green thumb? Don't worry! There are many great faux options like the magnolia plant pictured above.

Worn Leather

Worn leather is cozy and inviting. Just like you can rely on an old friend, you can rely on the comfort of a well-worn leather chair or sofa for years. There's nothing stuffy about this rugged look which makes it a southern style go-to. 

Patina Finishes 

Pieces with a patina or chippy paint are a classic element of southern style. Weathered finishes add a little bit of soul and history. From brightly painted pieces to those with raw wood finishes, these aged beauties speak for themselves.

 

Even if you don't live in the south, you can enjoy all the style that southern charm has to offer. Just incorporate a few of these elements into your home. Call or visit our showroom for more ways to get the look.

 

Tuesday, 21 February 2017 14:20

Stylish Spaces with Casual Dining Furniture

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Just because you're creating a casual space that doesn't mean it can't have major style. Casual is a word that's often used to describe dining furniture that isn't formal, but it always sounds less than exciting. Casual isn't about being plain or boring. The idea behind creating a casual space is that it's approachable and inviting. However, it can still be pretty. Create a gorgeous casual dining space by incorporating different design elements for an interesting mix.

casual dining furniture Kincaid

Kincaid

Create a gallery wall to take a casual space to the next level. Mix eclectic artwork with collected pieces to design a space that's filled with conversation pieces. This custom look adds a personal feel to an otherwise typical space.

casual dining furniture by Kincaid

Kincaid 

Something as simple as updating the light fixture can create a new feel in a space. Go for something unexpected to add a twist. This oversized pendant introduces an industrial element in this bright and airy space.

casual dining furniture Riverside

Riverside 

Lack of color is the last thing you notice in this neutral dining space furnished with rustic pieces. Statement art, the creative use of light fixtures and lots of greenery make this a comfortable and beautiful space that's perfect for entertaining.

casual dining accent Kincaid

Kincaid 

An accent wall is a clever way to sneak a little architecture into a space without a major remodel. A barn wood or shiplap wall adds texture and interest while creating a cozy feel. Accent walls can turn a casual room into an unforgettable space.

casual dining furniture Flexsteel

Flexsteel 

Casual craftsman style dining furniture looks fresh against crisp white. Create contrast in the kitchen by pairing rich wood finishes with lighter finishes on cabinets. Artwork and fresh flowers give the space a perfectly layered look.

You can use some of these design tricks to update your casual dining space or you can create a new one by visiting our showroom. We have everything you need to get the look and experienced designers to help you every step of the way.

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