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Month: August 2014

How to Decorate with Brown Leather Furniture?

How to Decorate with Brown Leather Furniture?

Leather furniture is very popular because of its quality, clean look, and longevity, but it can be difficult to work around to achieve a light, airy look in your room. Of course you can use a whole bunch of white and beige accessories, but then it just becomes very bland. Here are a few solutions I’ve come up with to successfully lighten your room while still enjoying your leather furniture!

1. Brown leather is traditionally very masculine. If you compliment it with a feminine colors or fabrics, it will help to balance out the room. For example, use a soft cream or light yellow on the walls.

2. Use your space wisely. By spreading the leather pieces out or adding an upholstered chair in a lighter fabric, the room won’t look as heavy.

3. Use lots and lots of pillows! Nothing breaks up the dark and heavy look of a brown leather sofa like soft throw pillows.

 

 

Two is better than One!

Two is better than One!

In honor of my little sister and her husband welcoming their TWIN BABY GIRLS late Wednesday night, let’s see what else is better in pairs!

 

And in case you like to wanted to see the two most beautiful babies ever, here ya go! (Ok, I might be a little biased!)

So Many Patterns!

So Many Patterns!

One of the best parts of designing your room is picking out the colors and patterns for your accessories, but it can be overwhelming, or exciting finding the right ones for you!

I came across this website that provided a very helpful guide with names and examples of each pattern! So once you pick out your favorite patter, you can easily search for it by name!

Which pattern will you pick?

Suburban Oasis Home Design

Suburban Oasis Home Design

I stumbled upon this amazing suburban home design by Kristina Wolf Design, based in California. The entire home has a natural flow throughout the space. What we love is how it mixes the popular industrial design with modern features in a typical suburban home. Some of the furniture pieces are also familiar to what we have on our own site as we note below..

The kitchen has an open feel, with a casual round dining set and is open to the family room.


The formal dining room shares the same style and color palette as the rest of the home.

One of our favorite rooms is the master bedroom. That bed looks very familiar, it is the Modloft Ludlow Bed in White Leather and Wenge Finish that we also carry on our site. Just love how she designed the room with a contemporary bed, yet feels very comfortable and warm.

And last but not least, the master bath is just as stunning as the rest of the home.

I think that this home will definitely share as inspiration when I decorate my own home…

What’s new?

What’s new?

I love when we get new product! This week, Liberty Furniture has brought us new bedroom groups! Not only are they stylish, but they are affordable too! Here are a few to get you excited, but you can check out the whole line here!

 

Why we love Las Vegas Market – July 2014

Why we love Las Vegas Market – July 2014

It’s always a good time had by all at the Last Vegas Market, but this time I wanted to let you know a little more about it. Sure, the best part is seeing all the new items, design ideas and trends, and don’t worry, we’ll get to that… But networking and communicating with our industry partners is a big part of it. Not only does it allow us as buyers to network with hundreds of potential new manufacturers, but we get to meet and discuss our current state of business with existing suppliers. We are fortunate enough to have a strong sales representation in our home state of Michigan and having the opportunity to meet with many of them in such a short span of time, is rewarding and beneficial in itself!

Ok, now onto some of our favorite new items we saw at market!

A new collection by Aspen Home, which is sure to be a big hit when it becomes available. Industrial has grown significantly this past years, and it is becoming much more elegant in it’s design.

Grandfather clocks have come a long way.. check out these new contemporary versions from Howard Miller!

Gray is still the new beige, Lots of gorgeous grey toned sofa collections


Accessories are really getting fun!

with a fun take on mid-century modern too..

Last, but not least… You could definitely still see the ‘Restoration Hardware’ trend still strong,



and the cleverly named ‘Bad Boy’ chair..

Hope you enjoyed the trip!

How to work with White Walls

How to work with White Walls

Whether you are afraid of committing to a bold paint color or you are locked into white walls in a rental, there are several ways to design around it.

First, pick large and colorful furniture for against the wall. It will help draw your eye away from the white.

In your bedroom, why not use the use a colorful or unique headboard to draw attention! Also, bold colored curtains help too!

You can also use lots of artwork or mirrors throughout your home!

If you’re in the market for a new bed, Canopy Beds are another easy solution for the bedroom!

How do you decorate with white walls?