Interior Design: Small Changes, Big Impact

Interior Design: Small Changes, Big Impact

Colorful Ideas, Design Inspiration, Designers, General, Tips and Tricks
Home design can sometimes be an entire project—one that needs a space plan, a budget, a time-frame, and a waiting game. And it can yield incredible results. But in this world of instant gratification sometimes you don’t want to do a massive overhaul. We’re taking you room by room to show you the many small changes you can make to your home that have a big reward. Dining room and Kitchen Beginning with the dining room, Catherine Willey, our Framingham store manager, suggests bringing in pops of color or trendy patterns using art or accent pieces. “It can be as simple as changing the upholstered seats on your chairs,” she says. A fun pop of color on your dining chairs or kitchen stools that ties into your carpet or artwork will…
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Top 5 Interior Design Mistakes to Avoid in 2019

Top 5 Interior Design Mistakes to Avoid in 2019

Colorful Ideas, Design Inspiration, Designers, General, Things To know, Tips and Tricks
Interior design can be complicated and at times overwhelming. We’re here to help you at every stage of the journey so the design process runs smoothly. Your home interiors are an expression of your personality and a chance to create a sanctuary in your home. And to design a home you love, you first need to know what not to do. Here are the top 5 Interior Design mistakes to avoid. Neglecting to Space Plan Purchasing a new sofa is all good fun—until you discover it doesn’t fit in your small living room. Space planning is an important part of the design process, and if you neglect to pay attention to it you may end up with furniture that looks sorely out of place or doesn’t fit in your room.…
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Interiors Inspiration with Renee: Pantone Color of the Year

Interiors Inspiration with Renee: Pantone Color of the Year

Colorful Ideas, Design Inspiration, Designers, Fun Report, Pick of the Week, Tips and Tricks
Pantone’s 2019 Color of the Year: Living Coral Pantone’s 2019 Color of the Year is Living Coral, an energetic, golden-hued coral. Renee Devlin, one of our Senior Design Consultants, loves the choice. “I love the energy it gives off. It brings passion, warmth, and a sense of coziness to your space.” The color is a happy juxtaposition against the cold, grey months of winter. “I love it in winter because it brings that burst of warmth in. But I don’t think of it as a seasonal color. It’s a very healthy, rejuvenating color that can be incorporated year-round.” Renee’s Design Process When it came to putting together the mood board, Renee wanted to stay a little outside of the box. “I think people see a vibrant color like this and…
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5 Steps to Start Your Home Decor Project in 2019

5 Steps to Start Your Home Decor Project in 2019

Colorful Ideas, Design Inspiration, Designers, General, Random, Tips and Tricks
We’re aware that starting a home décor project can bring up a lot of emotions. First, it’s exciting! Change is always thrilling and a new, fresh take on home décor can change how you feel in your home. Along with excitement, nervousness tends to creep in too. Home décor projects can be scary. You are, after all, investing your money into something. It’s natural to be afraid that you’ll make a mistake or end up with décor that you don’t love. We’re here to make sure that doesn’t happen, answer your design dilemmas, and hold your hand through the process so you can create spaces in your home that speak to you and bring you joy. Draw inspiration When you’re starting a design project, the first step is fairly obvious.…
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Home Décor Tips for a Coastal, Beachy Style

Home Décor Tips for a Coastal, Beachy Style

Colorful Ideas, Design Inspiration, Designers, General, Tips and Tricks
When it comes to home décor and interior design, we want to be your number one resource for tips and inspiration. If you’ve been thinking about incorporating some beachy elements into your home décor, you’ve come to the right place. The coastal look seems pretty self-explanatory; a few seahorses, some stripes and you’re set. But in reality, it’s easy to take coastal too far. We’re here to give you pro tips and guidance, whether you want to transform your home to coastal chic or prefer a more relaxed cottage style. What is the coastal home décor style? The coastal look is exactly what it sounds like, a style that incorporates beachy, maritime, and seaside elements and motifs into your home décor. Although it can feel like coastal décor is reserved…
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Designer’s Pick of the Week: Cheryl Sofa

Designer’s Pick of the Week: Cheryl Sofa

Colorful Ideas, Design Inspiration, Designers, Fun Report, Pick of the Week
Cheryl Harrington, from our Pembroke showroom, has a favorite this week. And it’s the aptly named Cheryl Sofa! The sofa is an English arm, tight back sofa. “It’s always nice and neat looking because of the tight back,” she explains. It’s 42” inches deep, making it cozy and cuddly, and perfect if you’re tall. "It’s a classic design, and you can put a couple pillows on the arm if you want to nap, relax, or watch TV.” Cheryl loves the versatility of the sofa, “You can dress it up or dress it down, and it comes with two big pillows. I love the leg, but you can opt for a feral instead if you don’t like that look.” There are numerous fabrics to pick from, as well several different finishes…
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Community Connections: Pembroke Art Show

Community Connections: Pembroke Art Show

Colorful Ideas, Community and Boston, Events and Fundraisers, Fun Report, General, Pick of the Week
We make a constant effort to create connections within our community. Recently, we hosted an Art Show Brunch in our Pembroke location, inviting local artists to display their work. The art show was the brainchild of Lucia Ventura, our manager in Pembroke, who, as an artist herself, wanted to host a new kind of event in the store. I spoke to Lucia and the artists to hear their perspective on this outstanding event. How it came together The idea came about when Rita Berkowitz, an artist and old friend of Lucia’s, dropped by the store to buy furniture. Together, they came up with the idea of an art show, and the rest came together naturally. “It all fell right into place, and all of the artists that I spoke to…
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