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Tuesday, 17 May 2016 15:08

Easy Ways to Add Nautical Style

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For many, summer is the season for a beach getaway. What better way to relax than a vacation near the sea? Life on the water has a slower pace and an easy going vibe. Even if you don’t live near the beach you can still bring that relaxed look into your home by adding a few nautical pieces that are reminiscent of beach living. These are a few of our favorite ways to easily add nautical style to your home.

  • Bold stripes on these panels are crisp and classic. A navy and white combo add instant nautical flair.
  • Seagrass is always a favorite for adding a seaside vibe to your home. Replace your host and hostess chairs with a pair of these dining chairs and give your dining space a breezy feel.
  • This mirror brings to mind a port window. It’s framed with reclaimed wood that has a sun-bleached effect. Hang it in a foyer or over a vanity in a powder room.
  • A combination of striped cotton and rope-wrapped legs make this piece nautical chic. Use this ottoman to add style in front of a leather chair or use as a pair under a console in a living room.
  • Pillows don’t have to be covered in anchors to add nautical flair. Rope accents can be incorporated as geometric design or fringe to add subtle sea-inspired style.
  • Lighting adds an organic beachy texture when it combines glass, rope and burlap. Add these lamps to your nightstands if only for the summer and give your bedroom a beach cabin feel.

Be inspired by the sea! Add one or two of these pieces to your home to remind yourself to slow down and enjoy the summer before it’s gone. Shop our showroom where we can show you how to incorporate nautical style. 

You’ve probably heard of Kincaid Furniture. With a trusted name, they have a long history in building high quality furniture constructed of solid wood. This is why we refer to it as heirloom quality. These are pieces that can be handed down through generations and each collection is designed with that in mind. Kincaid designs collections that work with current styles but have a classic overall look that will outlast any trend. The Weatherford collection, available in two finishes, is a perfect example. 

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Design a dining space where memories will be made for years to come. With so many options it’s easy to create a custom look. Mix and match the finishes for a more casual vibe or stick with just one for a more cohesive look. Weatherford chairs can be combined with the Tasmas upholstered chairs to create a designer look. 

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The Edisto sideboard is one of those highly functional pieces that is a welcome addition to any space. It’s a great alternative to the china cabinet in a small dining room but also works as a stand-alone piece. It would function well in a foyer, hallway, or as a TV console in a living room. 

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Occasional tables are also available in the Weatherford collection. This look pairs well with linens and light airy fabrics to create a space that’s relaxed and pretty.  

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Kincaid furniture is built with many modern conveniences. In smaller bedrooms the storage footboard is a smart choice since it adds storage while saving space. All drawers are dovetailed and have soft-close guides. Nightstands with built-in charging stations keep your bedroom organized and clutter free.

If you like what you see then visit our showroom to learn more about the Weatherford collection from Kincaid Furniture. Furnish your home with pieces built by Kincaid for a look, and quality, that stands the test of time. 

Mid-century modern style is known for its sophisticated look and clean lines. Originally designed to combine form and function it was a shift away from oversized and ornately carved pieces. Mid-century modern is still popular today and can add a fresh look to a space that needs a change. Overdone, it can leave a space feeling cold. However when blended with other styles it results in an eclectic space with lots of personality. Work a piece or two into your home and give it a fresh new look. 

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This little piece has a lot of personality. Styled with a modern lamp and a contemporary mirror this piece gives a nod to the past yet still looks chic and modern. Use it in a foyer or hallway to add instant style.


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This look is a fun twist on mid-century modern. These tables have clean lines and a unique pattern carved into the top. It’s this combination of details that makes them interesting and add a more current flair.

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Traditional furniture can be the perfect companion to mid-century modern style. Classic leather, bold black and white stripes, and mid-century modern tables come together to create an eclectic feel. 


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This bedroom has a calm and orderly feel thanks to the smart design of these pieces. A warm gray wall color and plush bedding punctuated with cool artwork creates a sophisticated look. 


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In this dining room craftsman meets mid-century modern. These pieces have a retro vibe but are finished in a modern grey stain that works with today’s homes. Colorful artwork and pretty lighting give this space a warm feel, in spite of all the hard lines of the furniture.

If you love the look but need some help blending styles then visit our showroom. We can help you create the perfect mix for your home. 


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.

Monday, 18 April 2016 18:37

Go-To Pieces: Modern Farmhouse Style

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chair / pendant / buffet / mirror / table / candleholder / rug

The modern farmhouse look is one of the biggest trends happening in design. When you take a good look at these homes it’s easy to see why. The modern farmhouse look is all about using pieces that are easy care and creating a home that looks lived in and loved. There are a lot of elements that come into play with modern farmhouse style. Blending lots of texture, low-maintenance fabrics, and neutral accessories that are anything but boring. Here at EF Brannon this is one of our favorite styles to create and we have everything you need to get the look and make it your own. Check out some of our favorite go-to pieces for modern farmhouse designs.

  • Slipcovered furniture is easy going in style and maintenance. Dining chairs in linen or cotton contrast well with distressed woods, making them the perfect choice for a modern farmhouse dining space.
  • Lighting is one of those elements that can make or break a great design. This one features a combination of weathered wood and shiny chrome and would be perfect hanging in a kitchen over a farmhouse sink.
  • The “barn door” is often the first design element that comes to mind when discussing modern farmhouse style. If you can’t incorporate a sliding barn door into your home then mimic the look with this console, which features rustic sliding door hardware.
  • This statement mirror that has a distressed white frame and a fun design. Hang it in a foyer, over a distressed leather sofa, or above a fireplace.
  • The farmhouse dining table is a must. This is a central piece for modern farmhouse design. The farmhouse table is often heavily distressed but this one gets a modern look with a double trestle base design.
  • Dark iron and metal accessories punctuate a light and neutral space. This candleholder has a rustic vibe and candles provide great lighting for entertaining.
  • Homes need floor coverings that are heavy duty and easily cleaned, even if you don’t actually live on a farm. Durable jute rugs add great texture and have an organic feel.

If you’ve been dreaming about creating your own modern farmhouse look then let’s get started! Visit our showroom to see what’s possible.

Monday, 11 April 2016 15:19

Create Interest with an Accent Wall

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Accents come in many shapes and sizes. Accessories and accent pieces go a long way in adding interest to a space but there is no comparison to the impact that an accent wall creates. And we’re not just talking about paint.  Architectural elements and major texture can really take a space over the top to create stunning results. If you’re ready to take your decor game up a notch then it’s time to incorporate an accent wall. 

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Create a focal point with board and batten. If a room is lacking in character this is a simple way to add architectural interest and a layer of dimension. Paint it charcoal grey to give the space a moody vibe.

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The barn wood wall is always a great look in modern farmhouse spaces. In this bedroom, a wall in weathered grey woods sets the tone for a rustic space. Pretty pillows and greenery add a softness that make it a comfortable and gorgeous bedroom. 


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In this dining space a rustic barn wood wall combines cools greys and warm honey-colored tones. This finish is repeated on the furniture which is punctuated with black. This makes for an edgier farmhouse look. 

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A fun take on a barn wood wall is to hang it vertically rather than horizontally. This space is a minimalist approach to a rustic look. Barn wood stained in dark grey adds a dramatic contrast to white walls and pine furniture. 

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If you have an exposed brick wall in your home, paint it! Lighten up a dark space by painting exposed brick with a few coats of white paint. White painted brick will instantly update the space and create a fresh canvas with some amazing texture.

Is there a room in your home that needs an accent wall? If you’re feeling inspired by these spaces then visit our design center to meet with a designer to discuss the best options for your home. 

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see through furniture

pendant / magazine rack / lamp / table / bar cart / sculpture


See through pieces are always a stylish choice. They’re neutral, versatile, and an easy way to add another layer of texture. Glass, acrylic, and lucite pieces take up little visual space making them a smart choice for small rooms. If you’ve been struggling with a space in your home it could be that you just need to try something different. Check out some of our favorite see-through pieces that add style and solve many decorating dilemmas.

  • This glass pendant light is a great choice for a modern farmhouse kitchen. It looks great in contrast to rustic pieces and the glass allows plenty of light to shine through. Hang it over a dining table or as a pair over an island.
  • Keep magazines organized and within easy reach with an acrylic magazine rack. Place it near any chair or sofa to add a cool modern touch to your living room.
  • A substantial glass lamp is a smart choice in a small space. Add light without adding clutter. This one from Uttermost has a curvy base and a modern shade, which makes it work well in transitional spaces.
  • A combination of acrylic and glass give this chic cocktail table high-end style. Pair it with glass and metal end tables for a polished modern look or use mirrored end tables for a Hollywood glam look.
  • If you’re short on space but love to entertain, tuck this bar cart into a corner and keep it stocked for guests. Its see-through design allows it to “float” into the space while casters make it easy to move it around as needed.
  • Start small and add a touch of lux and sophistication to any space with this acrylic statue. Tuck it into a bookshelf or place it on an end table or mantel for instant style.

Update your home and keep your spaces uncluttered with see-through furniture and accessories. These pieces and more are all available here at EF Brannon. We have something for every style so shop our showroom to find what works for you. 


Monday, 28 March 2016 13:17

Design in the Details

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Well-designed furniture is made up of many elements. Quality materials, functionality, and most importantly; details. Details are often what make the difference between an expected look and a piece that makes a statement. Complete the look of your spaces with furniture that feature some of these stylish details. 

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Hardware and drawer pulls are the obvious place to add a distinctive detail to a piece of furniture. Of course basic knobs are functional, but hardware that reflects a certain style or is reminiscent of a specific time period, will give a piece of furniture so much more personality. The sliding door hardware on this piece gives it a modern farmhouse vibe. 

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Finishes that have variances in the color create dimension. Whether it’s a piece that’s been painted and distressed or layered in various stains, the right finish can be the detail that makes a dynamic piece. In this bedroom, pieces are painted and heavily distressed with visible wood grain, creating a very distinctive look.

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Combining materials or textures is another way to give furniture a unique look. A piece that uses both metal and wood is a smart pairing since it adds so much texture and dimension. A dining table with a wood top and double pedestal base in scrolled metal is rustic with a modern tuscan feel.

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Tufting is a detail that dates back to the 18th century and is still an interior design classic. This is a timeless element that adds a sophisticated feel and always looks polished. This is a detail that is often seen in sofas, upholstered beds, and ottomans. 

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Another detail used to add character to furniture is nailhead trim. It’s available in a wide variety of finishes and can be added to wood, upholstery, and leather. This makes it a finishing touch that can be used with many different types of styles.

When shopping for new furniture pay attention to the details and look for distinctive characteristics that reflect your style. You’ll have a home furnished with pieces you will love for years to come. You can always find well-designed furniture that features timeless details here at EF Brannon. Visit our showroom and you’ll find exactly what you’re looking for. 

Tuesday, 22 March 2016 16:22

Fresh Spring Looks for Home

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Spring is finally here and there’s no better time to freshen up your home. There are a lot of ways to spruce up your space for the new season. Pillows in a colorful new fabric, a few new accessories, or maybe a new piece of furniture in a fresh color. Be inspired by the new season! Try something different and work some of these fresh looks into your home to give it a new look that’s inspired by nature. 

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Fresh new bedding is a great way to bring spring into your home. Especially when it’s this colorful. Celebrate the new season with florals in saturated hues. You’re sure to wake up happy and inspired when your bed is this pretty. 

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Bring a cheerful vibe to your space with shades of coral. Coral is versatile enough to pair with other colors and strong enough to stand on its own. A sophisticated alternative to pink, spring-inspired prints have a modern take when framed in black.

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This bold and colorful floral is unforgettable. Add this little statement chair to a foyer, a corner of the bedroom, or a writing desk to add a chic spring look to your home. 

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A single piece of artwork makes a colorful statement. Bright colors mixed with moody hues are anything but typical. This vibrant painting is an easy way to bring a fresh new look to any space in your home.

If you’re feeling inspired by the arrival of spring then let us help you pick the right pieces to give your home what it’s missing ; a new look that’s inspired by the new season. Visit out showroom to find these pieces and more. 

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