Handmade Furniture: a Tour of a Local Woodshop

Handmade Furniture: a Tour of a Local Woodshop

Eco Friendly, General, Random, Things To know
Recently, we had a chance to visit a local woodshop that we’ve been partnered with for over 30 years and get a peek into their daily routine. They’ve been making hardwood furniture for around 35 years, and they specialize in bedroom furniture as well as mirrors, tables, and occasionally media cabinets. We spoke to Chris who’s been with them for 19 years. He describes the wood they use for their pieces, “Everything we do is cherry, but our secondary woods for the drawer sides are pine. Most of our cherry comes from the Alleghany National Forest in Pennsylvania.” Sustainability Caring for, and not harming, the environment is important to them and they take care to ensure that the wood they source is from sustainable forests and that trees are continually…
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How to Create a Luxe Outdoor Space

How to Create a Luxe Outdoor Space

Design Inspiration, General, Pick of the Week, Random, Things To know, Tips and Tricks
Many homeowners are choosing to transform their outdoor spaces into living areas that see regular use. Making your outdoor living space an upscale spot in your home will encourage you to use the space more often. There are several ways to create a luxe outdoor space that will be frequently used by both family and friends this season. Choose Comfortable Seating When using an outdoor living space one of the first things that a visitor will look for is a peaceful spot to sit down and relax. Consider choosing something that is both chic and durable enough to withstand the elements, like the Agave Outdoor Sofa Make sure that pillows and fabrics can handle getting wet and that they are easy to clean. Consider choosing a few sofas, or a combination of…
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How Much Does it Cost to Furnish a Bedroom?

How Much Does it Cost to Furnish a Bedroom?

Design Inspiration, General, Random, Things To know, Tips and Tricks
A bedroom is an important part of the house; it’s where we relax, recharge, and start our day. If you’re designing the room from scratch, or even if you’re updating an older space, you’re probably wondering how much it costs to furnish a bedroom. As you might imagine, the cost will vary greatly and will depend on the type of bedroom and the importance you place on it. Where to start It's always useful before starting a project to ask yourself some questions about the room. Here are a few issues you should consider when furnishing a bedroom: How important is this space to your daily life? Are you adding to an existing space or starting from scratch? What type of bedroom is it? How much storage do you need?…
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Bedroom Design Tips: Best Height for a Nightstand and More

Bedroom Design Tips: Best Height for a Nightstand and More

Colorful Ideas, Design Inspiration, General, Random, Tips and Tricks
The design of your bedroom says a lot about who you are as a person; how you relax, what colors soothe you, whether you’re a minimalist or a maximalist or somewhere in between. It’s a private space in the home. But that doesn’t mean the design shouldn’t bring you joy whenever you walk in. Having a space that feels like your own and makes you comfortable is incredibly important. It should be a place to take refuge from the day. But relaxation isn’t the only element that goes into designing a bedroom; there’s also functionality to consider. In order to keep a bedroom functioning the way it should, there are some important things to consider. The Basics As with all design projects, the first step is to ask yourself some…
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Accent Furniture Guide: Space Planning and Height

Accent Furniture Guide: Space Planning and Height

Design Inspiration, General, Random, Things To know, Tips and Tricks
Accent furniture plays an important role in tying the design of a room together. Not only is it an opportunity to let your unique style shine, it's also a chance to add functionality to a room. This could mean extra storage, a place to rest your feet, or a marble surface to put candles on. On the flip side, accent furniture can be just that, an "accent." A piece may be purely a design element and have no functionality besides complimenting and accentuating the décor. Finding inspiration for accent furniture and then planning out where the piece will go in a room is just part of the fun. Read More: Room Design: How to Add Color, Texture, and Life to Your Home What is Accent Furniture? Accent furniture can be…
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Room Design: How to Add Color, Texture, and Life to Your Home

Room Design: How to Add Color, Texture, and Life to Your Home

Colorful Ideas, Design Inspiration, Designers, General, Random, Tips and Tricks
Room design tends to be thought of in big picture decisions first. With good reason! The bigger pieces of furniture will lay the perfect groundwork for your space, creating an outline for how the room will look and function. But how do you tie these pieces together and make a room come alive? Simply put, it’s the small accent pieces you add in last that will transform your space; adding dimension, color, and life. Cindy, from our Middleton showroom, explains, “I’ve always called it the jewelry of the room because it’s the combination of elements that make a room sing.” The wonderful thing is that all of these elements can be tailored to your personal style. First things first: Add color Color is the most obvious way to add life…
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How to Choose the Perfect Coffee Table for You

How to Choose the Perfect Coffee Table for You

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A coffee table is a grounding centerpiece in a living room. Depending on the style you choose, it can really change the overall design and feel of a room. So, how do you go about selecting the perfect coffee table? First, it’s important to think about how the coffee table is going to be used and what kind of function you want it to have in your room. This can vary greatly depending on your unique lifestyle and needs. Where one person might want a modern, glass top coffee table, another may want a sturdier table that they can put their feet on. Whether you want your coffee table to act as a design element or a surface for board games, this guide will help you choose the perfect coffee…
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