July 18th, 2014
Welcome your guests in grand style! Your overnight guests will feel warmly welcome in a guest room suite with calming wood furniture.
Magnussen River Ridge Wood Island Storage Bed in Natural
Starting with Magnussen’s River Ridge bed, this is a gorgeous rustic feel that can easily be brought into modern times with a few simple accent pieces of furniture. This bed’s horizontal slat headboard has a gentle curve, while the storage drawers create space for extra bedding, pillows, or clothing.
Sauder Shoal Creek Dresser in Soft White Finish
This soft white dresser from Sauder is a great complement to the simplicity of the wood bed. It brings a more contemporary feel to an otherwise rustic lodge style.
Powell Furniture French Calligraphy Wing Chair
A single Powell Furniture wing chair is great way to add a little soul to the room. The French calligraphy brings the traveller’s mind to places just visited, or sets the stage for future journeys. The neutral tones in the chair provide an array of accent color options.
A neutral palette is the obvious choice for the rest of the decor. Soft grays with beach sand undertones will really make the bed stand out in the room. Accent with deep plum, a nice dark teal, or even a splash of sunflower yellow. Use a splash of all three colors, or pair the deep tones with the yellow for a nice hint of summer sun. A simple vase of fresh flowers is a great way to not only lighten the room, but also to add a hint of calming ambiance through nature’s version of air freshening.
July 16th, 2014
Some homes have a very small den that really isn’t being used to its full potential. Creating a youth study room is a smart way to use the space. We are keeping this youth study room simple and sparsely furnished for good reason: to create good study habits.
Young America myHaven Computer Desk
We started with this Young America myHaven desk. It has a soft traditional design that can be catered to either gender. There is plenty of room for both a laptop and textbooks.
Young America Crosspointe 1 Drawer Nightstand
We decided to add a nice punch of youthful color with this simple green chair by Flash Furniture. It will be comfortable enough for writing essays and researching for a science project.
Elite Products Mod Fx Mod Pod Junior Bean Bag Chair in Sky Blue
Adding a comfortable place to lounge while reading for English is definitely a smart idea. A pair of these bean bag chairs by Elite Products will make study group sessions in your home a little more comfortable, while providing different levels of study comfort.
Flash Furniture Mid-Back Mesh Task Chair in Apple Green
A touch of extra storage is great—especially if your student needs to use a printer. Set the printer on top of this night stand, and store an extra ream of paper either inside the drawer or beneath on the shelf. The shelf is also a great place to keep a small recycle bin for paper, or for a small basket of study snacks.
When working with two bold colors such as green and blue, you have a lot of great options in wall colors. Choose to match the blue on one wall and rest the desk and green chair against it. Opt for a neutral color such as gray with blue undertones along the other three walls to make the blue bean bag chair stand out. Other colors that look fantastic with the green and blue would be fuchsia, plum, and yellow. Use any combination of these bold, fun colors as accents—zig-zag stripes along a portion of the wall at eye level (standing) is a fun way to incorporate color. Polka dots of varying sizes along the bottom or top third of the wall is another way to make the room fun and youthful. Don’t be afraid of patterns. It is a study room, but it should be a place your youth wants to study in.
July 11th, 2014
Blue is generally put into the category of boys-only. However, there are many young ladies who would love a room filled with something other than pinks and purples. For those girls, we have created a beautiful room with a beautiful blue bed as the focal point.
Young America Isabella Cameo Bed
Young America has designed the lovely Isabella Cameo collection inspired by traditional Victorian-era design. The ornate detailing is reminiscent of a fairytale princess, but being decked out in blue gives this room design a great start for your little tomboy.
Samuel Lawrence Furniture SweetHeart Drawer Dresser in White
Samuel Lawrence Furniture’s Sweet Heart collection is the perfect accompaniment to the detailing in the indigo bed frame. White is a trendy complement to just about any color, and this white nightstand adds a wonderful contrast to the bed.
Samuel Lawrence Furniture SweetHeart Nightstand in White
A couple great ways to add color into the room is through accents. This Powell Bombay rug in teal or this Safavieh stingray pillow are great place to seek out an accent color palette.
Powell Furniture Bombay Rug Contort in Teal
Teal makes a gorgeous addition to a room with bright blue. Doll up this ocean palette with hints of fuchsia, yellow, and a neutral beach brown. Or add in a touch of gray with lilac undertones on the walls for a slightly more feminine look.
Safavieh Ocean Stingray 18-inch Linen and Cotton Decorative Pillows in Multi and Cream (Set of 2)
July 9th, 2014
It’s easy to see why most dining tables are wood. Wood is inviting, warm and cozy. But sometimes a more modern effect might be what you are after. A glass dining table is the perfect option to give your dining room a more contemporary feel.
Dupen Modern 75″ Dining Table in White
Dupen has designed a seventy-five inch long dining table with Spanish-influence touches in the turned legs. This table is a wonderful blend of casual and formal design. An open-space concept home would show this off quite perfectly.
Dupen Modern Dining Side Chair in White
When selecting chairs to match this dining table, most people will go with the coordinating option, such as Dupen’s white chair. This chair was designed to complement the curves in the table legs and is a great choice for that clean, crisp modern home.
Avenue Six Monarch Chair in Port Velve
For a punch of color, another great option is the Avenue Six Monarch chair. This chair adds a slightly more formal tone to the room, but won’t make guests feel like they need a suit and tie. The soft fabric contrasts beautifully with the white legs of the table. If you can’t decide, then purchase a few of each and play around with the mix to suit your design style.
Uttermost Sardinia 1 Light Red Mercury Glass Mini Pendant
Lighting is also an important part of the dining room design. If you choose to go all white decor, then add a touch of color while keeping things modern, yet simple. Uttermost’s Sardinia pendant light in red is a great choice lined up as a set of three. It has a sleek modern look that complements the room quite nicely.
Uttermost Trofarello Silver 1 Light Polished Nickel Pendant
Our second lighting choice is also from Uttermost. The Trofarello polished nickel pendant light is a particularly great choice if you decided on the Avenue Six chairs. A pair of globe pendants will complement the subtle sophistication the Monarch collection brings to the dining room.
July 7th, 2014
The master suite is usually the last room to get redesigned, even though it is supposed to be a personal retreat. This beautiful blend of warm wood, luxurious soft fabrics, and deep rich color creates a relaxing area that is a perfect complement to a busy lifestyle.
Magnussen Broughton Hall Wood Poster Bed in Nutmeg
Magnussen’s Broughton Hall poster bed is a beautifully chiseled work of art. The warm spiced finish has a gray undertone that coordinates with a variety of rich earthy tones. The fabric headboard is quite trendy and adds to the luxury of the bed’s chiseled design.
Pulaski Brookfield 9 Drawer Dresser in Ebony Finish
Pulaski Brookfield Nightstand in Ebony Finish
Pulaski’s Brookfield collection complements the Magnussen collection quite nicely. The worn antiqued finish helps accentuate the gray of the bed. This keeps focus onto the bed as the centerpiece of the room. The matching nightstand continues this time-worn look of artful luxury.
Linon Coco Red Accent Chair in Dark Walnut
Deep red is the perfect accent color for this room and a pair of accent chairs from Linon are a great choice. The soft and subtly textured fabric continues with the luxurious design of the bedroom.
For the rest of the decor, stick with a neutral gray wall that is slightly lighter than the bed. This will make the bed stand out and highlight the finely crafted workmanship. Accent the room with the same deep red of the chairs in your accessories. Or splash around a bit of deep colonial yellow by way of vase groupings on top of the dresser and night stand, filled with fresh lilies for a soft natural fragrance. A touch of autumn orange is another cozy choice.
July 3rd, 2014
The word vintage conjures up images of weathered wood and wing back chairs blended with a seventies green. Create a more elegant version of the vintage look for your family room with a few choice pieces of furniture.
Hooker Furniture Sorella 4 Piece Wall Group in Warm Brown
If you want an entertainment center, then Hooker’s Sorella collection is a good place to start. Sorella has a warm wood look with a neutral gray undertone which allows it to blend well with a variety of colors.
Armen Living Barrister Sofa in Black
Armen Living has mastered the vintage look complete with velvet fabrics and tufted backs. The Barrister sofa is also accented with crystal buttons. This is a beautiful look that has a more masculine feel, but can also be outfitted with more feminine accents. If you have the room, a pair of these will look simply divine.
Uttermost Trixie Cream Fabric Tufted Slipper Chair in Antiqued Black
If you are tight on space, then opt for a couple accent chairs instead. Uttermost’s Trixie slipper chair is a gorgeous piece of furniture. The soft curve of the chair complements the sofa quite nicely. Nail stud trim and soft fabric upholstery offer a luxurious touch to your vintage family room.
Hooker Furniture Sorella Rectangle Cocktail Table
A traditionalist will definitely be looking for a coffee table to add to this room. We highly recommend the Hooker Sorella coffee table to match the entertainment center.
Keep the accent tables simple yet traditional. Pulaski has done a fine job with this quaint accent table sporting an antiqued black finish. The early 19th century style turned legs add a nice touch to the room, and would look at home between a pair of slipper chairs, or on either side of the sofa.
Pulaski Accent Table in Antique Black Finish
Wall color is a very important decision. A neutral gray is nice and can create a variety of moods within the room. If you want a little more color, we suggest a neutral gray with blue undertones. Accent colors that work with either shade: pale yellow, primary blue, lavender and autumn orange. Be brave and play around with a blend of these accent colors (ex: yellow and primary blue; or lavendar and yellow; or blue and autumn orange) to bring out your own decorating personality.
June 30th, 2014
It’s not easy finding a beautifully feminine bunk bed for your girls. Today, we give you a glimpse into the world of casual vintage girls bedroom furniture for the kids in your life who have to share a room.
Samuel Lawrence Furniture SweetHeart Bunk Bed in White
This Samuel Lawrence Furniture bunk is one of our favorites; its Victorian-era inspired design is perfectly suited for little girls. Notice the cameo frame and intricate details that only a young gal can truly appreciate. Individualize each bed with personalized artwork, or even a painted version of a cameo-inspired vintage print. (The underbed storage drawers in the center can be purchased separately if you don’t need them right now.)
Stanley Furniture Coastal Living Resort Tranquility Isle Triple Dresser in Urchin
This Stanley Furniture Coastal Living dresser adds a casual touch. The twinge of sea mist color of this nautical-inspired design is a great starting point for when deciding on a color scheme. Twelve drawers are a good first step in storing the onslaught of clothes that will invade the room soon after your redecorating project.
Armen Living 5th Avenue Armless Swayback Gray Fabric Lounge Chair
Armen Living’s 5th Avenue swayback lounger adds grown-up appeal to a youth’s bedroom. A pair of these vintage -inspired velvet chairs create a wonderful place for your girls to unwind in the evenings. For a more toddler-friendly approach, add a pair of bean bag chairs instead of the swaybacks.
Finding colors to match the sea mist tone of the dresser can sometimes feel daunting. Soft lavender, turquoise and gray are all complementary colors to the softer green. Another option is a subtle hint of yellow with accents of bold teal, purple, and fuchsia.
June 26th, 2014
A grandiose kitchen island usually isn’t in the budget for the average consumer. However, with a few choice pieces, you can still enjoy the convenience and comfort of a kitchen island.
Coaster Kitchen Carts Two-Tone Kitchen Island with Drop Leaves
Coaster’s design team has created this fabulously compact kitchen island with everything you need within reach—whether it’s spices, glassware, or your baking pans. The extendable leaves create more space when you need it, and retract to create a more intimate meal when you don’t. The updated traditional look works especially well with a contemporary or casually traditional home.
Try pairing the island with one of these three great bar stool options for an eclectic look.
Regal Lewis 30″ High Classic Cushioned Metal Bar Stool
Regal’s Lewis barstool adds a dash of industrial to your otherwise contemporary home. It’s nice twist to the updated traditional look of the kitchen island, and adds a cheeky punch of color.
Linon Vega 30″ High White Bar Stool
Linon’s Vega barstool is a more metro take. It’s chiseled lines and geometric seatback add an upscale feeling to the room.
Bernards Ridgewood Barstool in Black and Mahogany
Bernards’ Ridgewood barstool is a perfect choice for the casual, rustic home. The black and mahogany finishes complement each other while also blending with the cherry finish in the island top. This barstool will add a warm country charm to your kitchen and dining experience.
Black is trending very well in today’s kitchen designs. Liven it up with bold primary color accents, or go for a calm effect with soft hues of gray, sky blue or lavender. Or opt for a vineyard feel with rich burgundy, deep purple or dark teal in a faux Venetian plaster finish.