Decorating with Florals: An Update on a Classic

Decorating with Florals: An Update on a Classic

Colorful Ideas, Design Inspiration, Designers, General, Things To know, Tips and Tricks
We spoke to Cindy Rubenfeld, our manager in Middleton about florals and how she likes to incorporate them into the home in a modern way. She describes, “Florals continue to come back every spring. Keeping the look modern is all about the type of floral pattern and how you pair it with your décor.” When you think of florals as an overarching category, you may also associate it with an outdated style. But the truth is, ‘florals’ is a blanket term that encompasses many different styles of prints—from the ultra-feminine and dainty to more abstract bold patterns. Regardless of your style, you can find a way to incorporate florals into your home in a way that’s unique to you. A modern take on florals If you have any preconceived notions…
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How to Transition Your Home Décor From Winter to Spring

How to Transition Your Home Décor From Winter to Spring

Colorful Ideas, Design Inspiration, Designers, Tips and Tricks
When the weather starts getting warmer, our mood starts getting a little lighter. The days are longer, the sun is out, and there’s a refreshing feeling in the air. We think this refreshing feeling should translate to your home as well. Because like our manager in Boston, Linda Maguire, describes, “Our houses tell a story. And what’s going in our home décor has a significant effect on our mood and wellbeing.” We’re here to give you inspiration and simple ideas on how to take your home from winter to spring. Simple changes Although spring is a great time to do a huge makeover, sometimes all it takes is a few simple changes to change the look and feel of your home. Firstly, you’ll want to swap your cozy faux fur…
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How to Bring Light into a Dark Home

How to Bring Light into a Dark Home

Colorful Ideas, Design Inspiration, Designers, General, Things To know, Tips and Tricks
Light in the home is important, and even if you don’t have multiple south-facing windows and the sun streaming in at all angles, there are so many ways to bring more light into the home. Especially with city-living, an apartment or home that’s filled with sunlight can be hard to find. But a lack of light does not mean a lack of life. With a few simple tricks, you can transform any dark space into the bright, vibrant home of your dreams. The mirror trick Unless you’re planning on doing some major renovations, a lot of the time bringing light into the home is about tricking the eye. The mirror trick is not a new one. But it works! Incorporating a mirror in your space moves the light around the…
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Interior Design Trend Forecast 2019

Interior Design Trend Forecast 2019

Colorful Ideas, Design Inspiration, Designers, Fun Report, General, Things To know
We might be a few months into the New Year, but a new season (it’s officially Spring!) is the perfect time to incorporate new trends into your home. And our designers are always on the pulse on what’s up and coming in interior design. Trends have a way of moving in a circular motion. What once was popular will inevitably come around again. And what’s popular now may at some point be considered passé. But that’s the beauty of it! Our interiors are a mirror to what’s going in the world and a representation of our personalities. Anne Bugatch, a design consultant from our Boston showroom, reminds us, “When you’re designing a space there has to be a passion for what you’re doing. It’s about feeling.” As your furniture friend…
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Styling with Houseplants: Adding Balance, Color, and Texture

Styling with Houseplants: Adding Balance, Color, and Texture

Colorful Ideas, Community and Boston, Design Inspiration, Designers, Fun Report, General, Things To know, Tips and Tricks
Houseplants are trending right now. And for good reason! Not only are they beneficial for your health and the air quality in your home, but they’re a stunning addition to your home décor. Catherine Willey, our store manager in Framingham, loves houseplants for the life they breathe into your home. And besides looking beautiful, houseplants play an important role in your home design by adding balance, color, and texture to your room plan. Balance Balance is key in interior design. And it’s one of those somewhat indefinable elements of design. Without it, your room will look off but you may not know why. Using houseplants to create structural balance in your home is a unique and fun way to create interest in a space. For example, placing a tall floor…
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Creative Kids Bedrooms: Designing for Fun and Functionality

Creative Kids Bedrooms: Designing for Fun and Functionality

Colorful Ideas, Design Inspiration, Designers, General, Things To know, Tips and Tricks
When you’re decorating a kid’s bedroom you have the opportunity to inject some whimsy into the design. Their bedroom should reflect their style, interests, and hobbies. However, it’s also important to choose quality furniture that will stand the test of the time and grow with your children. We spoke with Cheryl Harrington, from our Pembroke showroom, to get her expert tips on how to design a fun and functional children’s bedroom. Go classic and neutral Setting the groundwork for a kid’s bedroom is all about choosing pieces that will carry them through their childhood and possibly into their adulthood. Cheryl explains, “Kids change their minds constantly about their favorite color and their interests. It’s a great idea to have a neutral wall color and timeless furniture and then you can…
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Cozy Reading Nooks: A Book Lover’s Dream

Cozy Reading Nooks: A Book Lover’s Dream

Colorful Ideas, Community and Boston, Design Inspiration, Designers, Fun Report, General, Tips and Tricks
Book lovers all over the world dream of having perfect reading nooks in their homes. Sometimes, it seems as if these are a privilege of the wealthy, but thanks to DIY creative ideas, making your own reading nook is becoming a global trend. There are many benefits of having an isolated, comfy, and relaxing place that never stops tempting you to grab a book and engage in endless reading. Here are some tips and tricks on how to make your reading nook the dreamiest place ever. Surround the reading corner with bookshelves With bookshelves surrounding your reading place, you're guaranteed to be protected from disturbances. By placing bookshelves around your reading nook, you're sending a clear message – this is a place for reading. Start small, and don’t be put…
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