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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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Eastern Accents

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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Uttermost

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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Uttermost

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. 

Monday, 14 March 2016 13:10

The Accent Piece

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The accent piece is often underrated. Typically a piece that is different from everything else in the space it sometimes becomes an afterthought. But an accent piece is so much more than an accent. This type of furniture just doesn’t get the credit it deserves. Accent pieces serve so many purposes. They complete a space, they typically introduce a new design element to a room, and they’re often a source of extra storage. If you have a room in your home that’s missing something maybe all you need is the right accent piece. 

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Hesperos

It doesn’t have to be large. Small pieces can make just as big of a statement and can pack just as much design punch. This one is perfect for a small foyer or hallway. Raw, distressed wood adds a rustic element and it’s a great spot to drop keys and mail as you walk through the door. 

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Franzea

In a space that needs a touch of glam, this piece is the perfect solution. Sophisticated in style it combines textures tastefully. Gold leafing and mirrored doors add style and reflect light. This would be a perfect accent to a bedroom that’s small or doesn’t get a lot of natural light. 

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Sophie

A new take on a distressed look, this accent piece with linen covered doors has a fun boho vibe. Painted in a soft grey-blue this piece would work well in homes with a modern design. This piece is a fun alternative to the standard TV console. It would also look great as a sideboard in a dining space. 

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Dunixi

 A great piece of furniture always combines form and function. What a great way to accent your space and store your books. This unique bookcase adds plenty of style on its own but could be used in a pair for a large room with an empty wall. Let your accent piece become the focal point of the space! 

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Martel

A refined take on an industrial style is so on trend. If you need to update the look of your home, this is a great option. Baluster style legs topped with metal makes a huge statement, which is what makes this the perfect accent piece. Its shape makes it a great piece to use in a long hallway or as a console table behind a sofa.

Take a look around your home. Is there a space that needs an accent piece? Visit our showroom where you can find all of these pieces and more to create the perfect finishing touch. 

Monday, 07 March 2016 13:52

5 Elements of a Restful Bedroom

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Our lives are busier than ever and getting rest is so important. Everyone deserves a beautiful space where they can relax and sleep well. But it should be more than just beautiful. It should be a place where it’s easy for you to rest. Your bedroom should be a calming place where you can wind down, feel relaxed, and get the good night’s sleep you deserve. These are the five elements that we believe every bedroom should have to make it a restful space.

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Symmetry brings order to a space. When things are orderly you instantly feel more relaxed and will naturally sleep better. Bring symmetry to your bedroom with a pair of matching nightstands topped with matching lamps. Take the look even further with matching artwork flanking the bed above the nightstands.

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You should have something at the foot of the bed. An ottoman or a bench provides a place to drop an extra blanket you can easily grab in the middle of the night when you get cold. An ottoman with storage also helps to keep the space clutter free.

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 The right window treatments might be one of the most important elements of a restful bedroom. Curtains or shades should have the ability to block out light at night and easily be adjusted to let light pour in when you wake up. Shades or panels should have a blackout lining to allow for restful sleep.

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Invest in a high quality mattress such as Jamison. This makes all the difference in not only how you sleep at night but also how you feel in the morning, which sets the tone for your whole day. But don’t stop there. Top the mattress with a well-made set of bedding and high quality pillows. You will melt into your bed at night when it is as comfortable as it is beautiful.

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Placing the right lighting in the room is just as important as blocking it out. Choose three-way lamps for the nightstands to allow for soft light to read by at night. When purchasing bedroom furniture, look for nightstands with built-in nightlights like these from Kincaid. They provide a soft light at the bottom of the piece that will allow you to get up in the middle of the night without turning on a bright, jarring light.

Which of these elements is your bedroom missing? We want to help you make your bedroom the restful space you deserve. Visit our showroom where we can help you choose the right mattress and design your beautiful and restful space.

 

Monday, 29 February 2016 14:08

Five Ways to Customize Your Dining Space

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A beautiful dining room starts with the right furniture. But when it comes to styling the space it’s all about the details. Textures, finishes, and styles can be combined to create a space that’s unique and has a personal touch. It’s easy to create a designer look in your dining space when you incorporate a few of these ideas.

 

Riverside Dining

Riverside

One of the easiest ways to give your dining room a custom look is by mixing the style of the chairs. Choose a different look for armchairs to be used at each end of the table. Mix wood with metal, woven chairs with upholstered ones, or add a bench to one side of the table. 

 

Kincaid Dining

Kincaid

Interesting lighting goes a long way when designing a unique space. The right light fixture can set the tone for the whole room by making a statement. Go beyond the unexpected and try something in a new shape or style. 

 

Kincaid dining

Kincaid

Who says you have to use a sideboard or china cabinet in a dining room?  A pair of bookcases is an interesting alternative to the traditional look in a dining space. Display dishes and pottery by grouping smaller pieces and mixing in baskets to store smaller items.

 

Kincaid dining

Kincaid

Large scale artwork makes a statement in a dining space. Not only does it add instant style but it serves as a conversation piece at dinner parties.  In this eclectic dining room a large abstract adds color and a graphic punch. 

 

Aberdeen Dining

Aberdeen

Get away from the “matchy-matchy” look by blending pieces with different finishes. Soft greys and distressed whites come together to create a space that has dimension. A combination of chairs with varied textures adds even more interest and helps pull the varied finishes together.

If you’re having trouble creating the look you want then try one of these tricks of the trade. Blending styles and mixing different design elements is how custom looks are created. Visit our showroom for more ideas on how to customize a designer look for your dining space.  

 

Monday, 22 February 2016 13:50

TV Consoles with Character

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Many homes have only one family room which means it has to serve many purposes. This is the space where you want to get comfortable and watch TV but it’s also a space where you’re likely to entertain guests. Your television is going to be on display whether you’re using it or not. But that doesn’t mean it can’t be displayed with style. You just need something that’s more than utilitarian. Choose a TV console that has character and the last thing people will notice is the television. 

 

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Riverside

The look is perfect for bohemian chic spaces. Globally inspired wood carvings on glass doors add a stylish touch and have a cool factor. This would work well in a colorful space with tufted sofas and lots of pattern. 

 

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Bellagio

Old world style in weathered black is a sophisticated choice.  This is a look that needs little accessorizing. The distressed finish has a rich texture and is perfect for a space that’s layered in neutrals such as grays and linens. 

 

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Uttermost

An accent piece with an open shelf can also work as a TV console. The combination of rustic and modern details is always stylish and is transitional enough to work in both dressy and casual spaces. 

 

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Riverside

A white painted piece is always a great option for cottage styles homes. This one has all the right elements to make it an interesting but understated piece. The clean lines, not typical of cottage style furniture, make it easy to mix with other looks. 

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Hammary

Add a polished look to your family room with this piece. Brushed gold edges add a little glam and all that open shelving is perfect for styling accessories and displaying some favorite pieces. Balance the look with leather furniture for a masculine vibe.

The TV console should be more than a placeholder for the television. It should speak to the rest of the room and play on the design elements in the overall space. If your living space also functions as a TV room then consider one of these stylish TV consoles. 

Monday, 15 February 2016 14:10

Lighten Up with Leather

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Light and airy spaces are so popular right now. Leather is typically the last thing you think of when shopping for furniture that doesn’t look too heavy or dark. Well it’s time to rethink leather. You can have your light, bright, and airy spaces. Just go beyond brown! With leather pieces that are available in light grays and soft beiges it’s easier than ever before to lighten up with leather. 

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Even a large sectional, in the right color, can work in lighter designs. A gray leather sectional works beautifully against a shiplap wall. Polished accents and a few subtle touches of color add warmth. An area rugs adds pattern and interest. 

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In this rustic industrial living room beige is anything but boring. This leather sofa anchors this space filled with heavy textures like metal and wood. Chairs in darker contrasting leather makes the space more dimensional against a canvas of white walls. 

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Make your sofa a statement piece with color. This sofa in a steel blue-gray is the star of the space. Keep the overall look of the room light and airy by repeating the color on window treatments, rugs, and accents and layering the rest of the space in shades of white and cream. 

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Even reclining furniture can have an airy vibe. This plush sofa in soft creamy leather is so inviting. Complete the look with occasional tables that are open and topped with glass, which takes up little visual space. Ground the room with one dark piece, like this recliner in navy blue.

These spaces are proof that living rooms with leather furniture don’t have to be dark and heavy. You can create a space with leather in stylish colors to create a calming and serene look. Not only are they beautiful but these sofas and chairs are long lasting and easy to clean. Visit our showroom where you’ll find all these pieces and more, by Flexsteel, the leader in high quality leather furniture for the home. 

 

Monday, 08 February 2016 15:45

Make an Impact with Large Artwork

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Make an Impact with Large Artwork

 

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Few things make the same impact as the right artwork. When choosing artwork you know it’s the right piece if it moves you in some way. But there’s more to consider than the subject matter. Scale and placement are just as important and can make all the difference in being the perfect finishing touch or throwing a design out of balance. Artwork that’s too small, or a grouping of too many small pieces, can look lost on a large wall. When in doubt go with one single piece of large artwork to make an impact in your space.

  • Horse prints are on trend. You don’t have to live on a farm to appreciate the beauty of a horse. A large print of any animal is chic and dramatic.
  • This canvas of trees evokes a sense of mystery. Add this moody print in pastels to a space with dark walls and you’ve got high contrast and instant style.
  • Portraits are often used in eclectic or modern homes and often as an element of a gallery wall. This one is striking, and at almost four feet square, large enough to be used on its own.
  • If your home is lacking color then consider this giant canvas of cheerful flowers. These bright hues pack a punch and will bring a space to life. Hang it in a foyer or living room for a happy vibe.
  • This ocean inspired painting has an abstract quality that makes it a great piece for a calm space. It’s perfectly sized to hang over a bed. Use this in a “spa” style bedroom by pairing it with a bed upholstered in linen and walls painted in a sea blue.

When purchasing your next piece of artwork consider size, not just subject matter. You may even choose something a little bigger than you think you need. Don’t ruin a beautifully designed space by choosing the wrong artwork. Shop our showroom for these pieces and let our designers help you choose the perfect artwork and accessories for every room in your home. 

Tuesday, 02 February 2016 12:50

The New Traditional

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The New Traditional

 

There are so many images that come to mind when discussing traditional style. Often, people confuse the term traditional with formal or even old-fashioned. While these are three very different things, they do have some common elements. However, there is a new trend emerging in design that’s referred to as “New Traditional”. This is more than just mixing modern and traditional styles. It’s about a refinement of traditional elements, such as hand carved details and grand gestures.

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Riverside

It’s bold in stature and big on style. This new traditional bedroom collection gets a moody look with a high dimensional black finish. Understated hand-carved details are a nod to the past, reminiscent of Victorian designs.

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Vaughan-Bassett

Scalloped edges and bowed fronts make these pieces traditional in style. Used in a space that’s layered in neutrals it looks fresh and current. The new traditional style never feels too formal. This is an inviting and welcoming space.

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Flexsteel

The new traditional style creates a look that makes a statement yet is still refined. A curvy shelter bed does just that. This rich brown finish and polished gold hardware is the perfect complement to the striking design of the bed.

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Kincaid

While new traditional is dressy, as classic traditional styles are, it is easily paired with casual elements. Textures abound in this bedroom. A cowhide rug, and a mix of fun patterns give this space a warm and relaxed feel.

We’re ready to help you revamp your home with this new look. All of these styles are available here in our showroom and our designers are ready to help you make this look your own.

Monday, 25 January 2016 20:24

Modern Rustic Living Rooms

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Modern Rustic Living Rooms

 

There are so many things that make a space interesting. You could have the perfect lighting, layout and color scheme, but if everything in the space is drawn from the same style the whole look can fall flat. Combining styles makes a space multi-dimensional. Mix modern and rustic styles in your home to create a space that’s filled with character.

 

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Kincaid

This mostly modern living room is balanced by a few rustic touches. From the wall decor to the sliding door on the media cabinet, these details are just enough to bring some texture and a sense of history to the room.

 

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Flexsteel

This neutral lived room is layered in texture. Leather, brick, and reclaimed wood are elements that always work well together. Sofas and chairs that feature sleek arms look sophisticated while casual tables in a mix of materials give this room an inviting feel.

 

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Kincaid

Light and airy with subtle accent colors this living room designed with modern and rustic pieces has a softer look. This space is simply uncomplicated and uncluttered letting the pieces do all the talking.

 

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Best

Polished accents and soft hues are elegant in contrast to industrial style tables. This space unites some of the best elements of modern and rustic designs to create a chic look that’s far from ordinary.

 

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Flexsteel

Modern rustic spaces can have timeless appeal with the addition of some classic pieces. These open bookcases enhance the architectural details of the room and classic leather pieces pair well with the combination of metal and wood. This is a room that will far outlast trends throughout the years.

The modern rustic look works so well because it’s versatile, inviting, and stylish. It’s easy to make this look your own. Meet with a designer in our showroom to customize this look for your home today.

 

 

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