The Ultimate Guide to Space Planning

The Ultimate Guide to Space Planning

Design Inspiration, Designers, General, Things To know, Tips and Tricks
A home is only truly beautiful when it’s functioning correctly. Space planning is the comprehensive organization and mapping out of your home design. It allows you to make sense of your space, scale your furniture to your home, and take your design to the next level. Space planning allows you to visualize, whether in an online Room Planner or on paper, exactly how your space will function and where the furniture will be placed inside it. What is space planning? Will, from our Pembroke showroom, describes, “Space planning is mapping out a room, figuring out your focal points, what the function of the room is, and determining the scale of the room and the furniture within it.” When space planning, designers map out the space in zones based on function and…
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Accessorizing Your Home: 8 Tips to Make Your Design Come to Life

Accessorizing Your Home: 8 Tips to Make Your Design Come to Life

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Accessorizing is generally the last step in the design process. It’s also the step that ties everything together and brings character to the home. Accessorizing is really about bringing your own sense of style and personality into your home. That doesn’t mean it can’t be overwhelming at times. These simple tips will give you everything you need to accessorize your home without the stress. First, prepare As with any design project, the first thing you want to consider is the function of the room. Is it a reading nook designed to be warm and cozy? An office space combined with a guest room? The function of the room will determine how you want to accessorize and what kind of mood you’re going for. Talking to a designer is a great place…
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Everything You Need to Know About Downsizing

Everything You Need to Know About Downsizing

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Downsizing can be very liberating. It forces you to think about what you truly need and it allows you to live the lifestyle you’ve always wanted, whether that means moving closer to the city or setting up camp by the ocean. It can, however, be overwhelming if you don’t know where to begin. This guide will give you everything you need to know about downsizing so you’re not making the move in the dark. Plan ahead With any major design project, whether you’re remodeling or moving house, the first step is to take inventory and to plan as much as possible. Take inventory What are you keeping? What are you selling, donating, or giving away? Take measurements Do you have a floor plan or an architectural plan? Measure every piece…
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How to Create a Luxe Outdoor Space

How to Create a Luxe Outdoor Space

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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 to Decorate a Small Space: The Best Ways to Visually Expand a Room

How to Decorate a Small Space: The Best Ways to Visually Expand a Room

Design Inspiration, Designers, General, Things To know, Tips and Tricks
Perhaps there’s a smaller room in your home that isn’t being used to its full potential. Or maybe you’re just beginning the design process and have no idea how to decorate a small space. There are countless ways to visually expand a room, making it appear larger and more open. But first, it’s best to start simply with function. Asking yourself a few important questions will ensure that your space is not only beautiful and unique but functional as well. Where to start The best place to start when considering how to decorate a small space is to take dimensions of the room. Cheryl, from our Pembroke showroom, describes, “Measurements are the most important piece of information I need to begin my design process.” Taking dimensions of the room, including…
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How to Choose the Best Sleeper Sofa for You

How to Choose the Best Sleeper Sofa for You

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A sleeper sofa is a staple in any home. It’s a multi-functional dream, allowing you to have guests in a small space or convert a guest room into an office during the day. Where once sleeping on a sleeper sofa meant a bad night’s sleep and an aching back, the technology is now new and improved. Sleeper sofas now boast exceedingly comfortable mattresses and mechanisms that make the set-up process completely seamless. So, how do you go about choosing one? Where to start There are several factors in determining how to choose a sleeper sofa. The first is the space itself. Oftentimes, a comfort sleeper is going into a spare room or a den with limited space. Measure your space before you begin your search so you know what you’re…
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How to Choose a Sofa for a Small Living Room

How to Choose a Sofa for a Small Living Room

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If you have a smaller living room or you live in a small apartment, you’re probably wondering how to choose a sofa that will fit your room. After all, you want it to be appropriately sized yet functional and comfortable. Of course, the simplest option is choosing a sofa that comes in an apartment size. However, there are some things you’ll want to consider before making a decision. In addition to choosing a scaled down sofa, there are numerous ways to maximize your space in a small living room. Where to start As with any furniture investment, it’s important to ask yourself some questions before making a purchase. Firstly, take into account the actual size of your space. Measure your room’s dimensions so that when you come in to talk…
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