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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Houseplants 101: Cost, Care, and More

Houseplants 101: Cost, Care, and More

Colorful Ideas, Community and Boston, Design Inspiration, Fun Report, General, Things To know, Tips and Tricks
Bringing plants into your home is beneficial in so many ways. Countless studies, including one from NASA, have been conducted about the stress-relieving, soothing, and purifying properties that plants have in the home. And from a design perspective, the appeal is clear: houseplants bring the outdoors in and add texture, dimension, and color to your home. We also know that learning to take care of plants in the home can be a challenge. We spoke with Lindsey Swett, the owner and founder of Niche Urban Supply Plant shop to get her expert take on bringing plants in the home as a beginner. Let’s start with the basics Why should you bring plants into the home? Lindsey says, “We believe plants support your creativity and allow you to experiment and embrace…
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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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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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Designer’s Pick of the Week: Luna Bedroom Collection

Designer’s Pick of the Week: Luna Bedroom Collection

Design Inspiration, Designers, Fun Report, Pick of the Week
  This week, Alisha Simkhovich tells us about her pick of the week, the Luna Bedroom Collection from Wilton. She loves it so much she has a few of the pieces in her home! The Luna is available in several pieces of varying sizes, including a nightstand, a dresser, a gent’s chest, a sweater chest, and several media storage options. “What I love about the Luna is how incredibly beautiful the wood grain is. It really glistens in the light” She explains. “I also appreciate that it’s made right here in Massachusetts.” She describes, “It’s all natural cherry wood so it’s going to last a long time, and I love the walnut pulls, they’re really simple and classic.” Out of the collection, her favorite is the 6-drawer dresser which she has in…
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Designer’s Pick of the Week: Milford Sofa

Designer’s Pick of the Week: Milford Sofa

Design Inspiration, Designers, Fun Report, Pick of the Week, Things To know
This week, Gary Fisher, our Director of Sales, shares his pick of the week in the form of the ultimate cozy sofa: The Milford. “Who wouldn’t want to sit on this?” He asks. The sofa is available in multiple configurations, but he’s pictured on the Cuddle Chaise Sectional. “It’s exactly what it sounds like. The perfect spot to cuddle up with your pet, your spouse, your whole family.” A cuddle chaise is also a great option for those who can’t fit a traditional chaise. The sofa has a deep seat and a plush feel. “It’s the ultimate family sofa. I can almost guarantee kids will sit still on this.” The fabric, in particular, is one of Gary’s favorite aspects of the Milford. “It’s featured in a super chunky corduroy with…
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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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