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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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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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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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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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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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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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magnifico / guardians / looking at you / spring has sprung / shoreline

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.



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.



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.



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.



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.




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.




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.





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.





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.





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.



Monday, 18 January 2016 18:33

The Casual China Cabinet

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The Casual China Cabinet


China cabinets, traditionally used to store china that would be used only on special occasions, have now become more casual and are being used to store not only everyday dishes but other items as well. This is due in part to the popularity of the open floor plan concept that eliminates the formal dining room. In many homes the formal china cabinet is a things of the past. Many people are now using them to display loved and curated items alongside pottery and dishes.



Rustic cherry with a farmhouse look gets a modern vibe with everyday dishes in pops of green. This open hutch provides easy access to needed items when setting the table. Linens, such as tablecloths and placemats, can be stored in one of the many drawers.



Weathered wood in distressed white is light and airy. Styled with a mix of vintage pieces in glass and metal and a few everyday pieces this has classic cottage style. An open hutch is much less formal and looks less bulky than a china cabinet with a row of glass doors.



The same piece, in a grey finish, takes on a more modern look. Especially when flanked with window treatments in a contemporary geometric print. Using neutral accessories in a variety of textures keeps a full china cabinet from looking cluttered and messy.



For the casual home with a country feel this china cabinet in solid distressed pine adds the right look and plenty of storage. Distressed pine with grey undertones blends seamlessly with grey walls which is a go-to wall color in many of today’s homes.



In smaller spaces or a home with minimal storage a china cabinet is a great way to store needed items as well as decorative pieces. These bunching cabinets are combined to showcase personal photos, store books, and serve as a wine cabinet and storage for a few kitchen pieces. Great for a modern space this look features a mesh metal grill insert that gives it that rustic and casual touch.

The casual china cabinet is stylish and functional and it’s a fun little spot to display some of your favorite decorative items. Our showroom is stocked with many styles of china cabinets so you’re sure to find the perfect one, no matter your style.

Monday, 11 January 2016 14:28

How To Choose The Right Rug

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Let’s talk rugs. A rug is one of those things that can make all the difference in creating a space that wows. An area rug does so much more than provide floor covering. The right rug will ground the space, create a zone in a large room, and add color, pattern, and texture. When you know what to look for it’s easy to pick the right rug to add style to your space.

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It’s better to go big. Using a rug that’s too small for the space is a mistake people make all too often. In a living room, as a general rule, the front legs of most pieces of furniture should be able to rest on the rug. This creates a zone that defines the area.

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Consider how the space is being used. For example, if you’re choosing a rug for the entry that’s probably not where you want to go with white. A rug that’s made of wool will be durable enough for lots of foot traffic and something with a pattern or heavy texture will be better at hiding stains than a solid or flat weave.

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One of the toughest decisions can be deciding to go with something neutral or colorful. This is one reason why you should choose the rug last when doing a whole room makeover. If your space is light and bright with lots of solids then you can add a punch of color. If there’s already a lot going on in the space then it might be best to go with something in a neutral beige or grey.

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However, in a neutral space a neutral rug can have just as much impact. As long as it has an interesting pattern it can serve as the focal point of the room. This modern space with white walls and polished accents is grounded by a black rug. The faded vintage effect gives this space a sense of history.

Quick tips for rug shopping:

  • Know your measurements, so you can choose a rug big enough for the edges to rest underneath furniture.
  • Pick something durable for high traffic areas.
  • Choose the rug last to find the right balance of color and pattern.

All rugs pictured are available here at EF Brannon Furniture. When shopping for the perfect rug visit our showroom where the possibilities are endless.

Monday, 04 January 2016 14:38

Five Favorite Go-To Sofas

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Five Favorite Go-To Sofas

When redesigning a space you have to have a piece to start with. For a living room that piece is often the sofa. There are countless options when choosing a new sofa but that can make the decision a little overwhelming. We want to help make the process an easy one so we’ve put together a list of our top five favorite go-to sofas. These are sofas that offer style and versatility that work in many different spaces time and time again.



The always popular Dorea sofa is classic style at its best. This style resonates with so many people because it has a look that will stand the test of time. Tufting and nailheads never go out of style. With a little curviness this sofa works well draped in linen in formal spaces but it looks just as stylish in more casual colorful rooms.




A leather sofa is one you’ll be able to decorate around for years. Rich brown leather works with almost any wall color. The Dylan collection has many options and this one is ideal for your family room. This large sofa with plush seating is perfect for family movie night and Sunday afternoon naps.



The Digby sofa is one that features clean lines and a tailored look. With a tight back and a track arm this sofa is sleek and stylish. It looks great in leather too. This sofa is the perfect choice for the lover of mid-century modern design or for someone that simply wants a contemporary look.




Always a top pick for transitional spaces the Luxury sofa lives up to its name. It has style for days and is a dream to sit on which explains why it is so popular. This sofa features a plush feel with a tailored look and small subtle tacks on the arms and base, which gives it that little extra detail that makes it special.




This is another popular leather sofa thanks to its comfort and style. The South Street is one that works with traditional pieces just as well as more modern ones. You just can’t go wrong with plush seating and classic leather.

If you’re shopping for a new sofa then choose one that will not only last but will work with trends as they come and go. Visit our design center to shop these collections, all available here at EF Brannon Furniture and manufactured by Flexsteel. With these go-to sofas, and our staff of designers to help you, choosing the perfect sofa for your home is a fun and easy process.


Monday, 28 December 2015 17:09

Home Decor Goals for 2016

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Home Decor Goals for 2016


The New Year is just around the corner and we all know what that means. It’s time to start thinking about changes you want to make in the year ahead and setting goals to make those changes happen. So if New Year’s resolutions are on your mind then why not add your home to that list? Now is the time to set your home decor goals. That could mean completing unfinished projects or trying something totally different by stepping outside of your comfort zone. Let’s make 2016 your home’s best year ever.




Buy a piece of artwork that inspires you. Don’t worry about the style or the artist. It doesn’t even have to be expensive. If it moves you, or reminds you of a fond memory, that’s all that matters. Don’t worry about if it’s “on trend”. If it’s something you love it will work in your home and it will be a piece that you’ll always appreciate.



Make at least one big change. Remodel that outdated kitchen or bathroom. If that’s not in the budget then simply update all the light fixtures and doorknobs. These are changes that go a long way in updating your home and add value if for some reason you decide to sell it.



Create a space for yourself even if it’s just a space you’ll only use for a few minutes each day. Having your own little spot to read, work, or craft, makes all the difference in your productivity. So carve out a reading nook with a comfy chair or a home office space with a writing desk. Make it a space that’s just for you.


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Invest in your bed. A high quality mattress and plush bedding make all the difference in a good night’s sleep. Which in turn makes for a more productive day. So toss those old mismatched blankets and flat pillows and replace them with down filled comforters and designer toss pillows. Add a cozy throw at the foot of the bed for a little added luxury.


Photo Measures Lite

Be prepared. Stay organized by using your smartphone as your own personal decorating assistant. Keep all of your home’s measurements on hand with an app such as Photo Measures Lite and use Pinterest to store your home’s paint colors and inspirational photos. When you shop for furniture or decor you’ll have everything you need on hand to make a decision.

These are just a few changes you can make to your home that will have a big impact. Resolve to make this the year you get things done. Let us help you set and complete all of your home decor goals and make 2016 your home’s best year ever.

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