• Jul 22

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    Playful Poufs for any room!

    by Katrina Guzman

    Add a pouf!  Not matter where you place a pouf or how you use it, it’s sure to add some whimsical fun.  With endless color and pattern options, you’ll find something that’s just perfect for your beautiful rooms.  Here are some features and benefits we just LOVE about poufs for home decor. Stack them up! Poufs are great for stacking when not in use.  Their fun patterns, colors, and textures provide a little something extra to any room. Set them out! Bunch a few poufs together and place a tray atop them for the perfect makeshift cocktail table.  This is function at its finest!  Movie nights, sleepovers, or any gathering around the tv calls for popcorn and your pouf made cocktail table is the perfect comfortable option.  Add some surface …
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  • Jul 18

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    Storage Beds 101: Bedroom Storage and Style

    by Katrina Guzman

    When it comes to bedrooms, priorities are changing!  Whether you live in a studio apartment or a suburban mansion, your bedroom needs function and beauty.  Storage and function now control your bedroom layout but that doesn’t mean it needs to be boring.  Combine the best of both worlds and create a beautiful bedroom that’s functional with built-in storage. There are multiple options for Storage Beds and whether you’re trying to accommodate a small bedroom or you’re filling a large home a storage bed is always functional. Bookcase Beds/Headboard Storage As the name implies, bookcase beds combine the functionality of bookcases into beautiful beds.  Featuring some form of shelving, bookcase beds don’t restrict you to only displaying books – the shelving is perfect for picture frames, collectibles, or electronics!  Perfect for …
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  • Jul 16

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    Fabric 101: Textile Basics for Sofa and Upholstery Shopping

    by Katrina Guzman

    Shopping for sofas, chairs, or sectionals can be as basic as saying ‘yes’ as you see it or customizing every choice to create the perfect piece for you.  When considering what fits your wants and needs with sofa and upholstery shopping, you’ll need to take into consideration the fabric option.  Thanks to our Upholstery Buyer, Alician, our design consultants are constantly trained and refreshed on textiles.  Below, I’ve adapted Alician’s training into a short guide that’s hopefully helpful for your sofa shopping experience. Natural Fibers vs. Synthetic Fibers Natural Fibers Popular natural fibers include: Plant based: Cotton, Flax (linen), Bamboo, Hemp, Jute, Abaca, and Sisal Natural protein based: Wool, Mohair, Angora, and Silk Natural Fibers Pros and Cons Pros: -Soft & comfortable touch to the hand. -Natural fibers ‘breathe’ so …
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  • Jul 11

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    Luxurious Living with New Coastal Living Retreat

    by Katrina Guzman

    Twentieth century cottage meets 21st century design with Stanley Furniture‘s new Coastal Living Retreat collection.  This collection is filled with classic silhouettes and an exciting new color palette.  The details throughout the collection create rich designs that aren’t overwhelming.  Pieces range from dining room, to occasional, to bedroom, and beyond – it’s truly a whole home collection. What makes this collection unique are the rich finish options!  Six amazing finishes create pieces that are swoon-worthy.  Stanley Furniture’s multi-step finishing process ensures that each piece is adequately finished and this detailed workmanship shows in each piece. Saltbox White – A clean, pure white that is the perfect backdrop for bright pops of color Spanish Orange – A luxuriant, soft satin orange paint Belize Teal – A deep, vibrant teal-colored satin paint …
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  • Jul 8

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    The Basics to Designing your Nursery

    by Katrina Guzman

    Preparing for a new baby (or two!) is such a joyful time in life and designing the nursery should be too!  We’ve compiled our best tips for designing your nursery in three easy steps.  These nursery design tips are helpful hints towards creating a nursery that’s beautiful and functional! 1. Choose a Crib Let’s be honest, every nursery revolves around the crib!  With a selection of colors and styles, you’ll find the perfect fit for your nursery design. Convertible Cribs and Grow With Me Cribs – have you heard of them?  If not, you’re in for a treat!  These cribs are the perfect choice for your growing little one.  With a few additional pieces, your crib can convert to a toddler bed, a preschool daybed, and a full size bed.  These innovative …
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