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Spooky Selections

Spooky Selections

In honor of Halloween today, I thought I would share with you some of our favorite spooky selections. My favorite part of Halloween is all the colors that the day creates. Here they are in a sophisticated look, but together, create the scary theme we all know and love. We’ve got a magnificent bright orange chandelier, purple and green seating, fluffy black rugs, colorful pillows, smooth black table, and even an orange buffet! This would sure be the topic of conversation at your next Halloween party! Have a frightful day!

Spooky Selections
angelo:HOME Fulton Chandelier in Orange
Stanley Coastal Living Retreat Buffet in Spanish Orange
Linon New Flokati Rug in Black
Abbyson Living Monica Pedersen Channing Side Chair in Purple
Handy Living Oslo 30 Inch Barstool in Green Linen
Safavieh Mckenzie Pillows
Euro Style Galan Side Table in Black

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…

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!

All Star Line up

All Star Line up

In honor of MLB’s All Star Game tonight, we bring you our All Stars! They are sure-fire wins for any home. Hot on design, style, and quality, these are our top picks for you.

First Base:
Modern meets cottage, in this style combination provided in Paula Deen’s Down Home 5 piece Breakfast Dining Set in a Molasses Finish

Second Base:
Neat and practical, the Industrial Age 3 Piece Occasional Table Set by Largo is sure to look as good in a home in the suburbs as a downtown loft apartment.

Third Base:
The Signature Design by Ashley Marquette Entertainment Wall captures the beautiful look of rich contemporary styling with a unique flair that is all its own.

Home Run:
Fashion Bed Group Reims Upholstered Bed. The Vanity Mouse color isn’t too grey, not too beige, just a good blend of the to coordinate with any color scheme you may have in your room.

Jonathan Adler does it again

Jonathan Adler does it again

You know, I receive a lot of trade and design emails, trade magazines, publications, and advertisements, and sometimes they all blend together. However, today, I was pleasantly surprised. The email was entitled, ‘Scantily Clad Sculpture’. I admit, it peaked my interested. And it was true, it was pottery done to perfection with a woman’s body. Jonathan Adler created some very unique, yet poetically done pieces to accent your home. It is not abstract, however in a clean white design, it can grace your home beautifully, without being too daring. Hope you enjoy!





all photos courtesy of jonathanadler.com

Modern Lux Redux

Modern Lux Redux

While browsing the infamous Pinterest, I stumbled upon this room scene. It’s very sophisticated, and has a modern luxe feel to it. It’s easy to recreate that look in your home with the furniture we carry. And don’t worry, the items don’t have to exactly match.

Shop: sofa, bench, green pillows, lime ikat pillows, striped pillow, orange pillows, chair, stool, chandelier, table lamp, coffee table, rug

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Get to know 33% of our Ashley team

Get to know 33% of our Ashley team

Hi everyone! Without our vendor partners, we wouldn’t have all these wonderful furniture finds for you. In honor of them, we are going to start featuring them in our blog stories. The first one is one of our 3 Ashley reps, Mark Szydlowski.

“Mark Szydlowski CHR Ashley Stationary Upholstery division, and have worked with the ASHLEY companies for over 12 years.
Past history-I was an actual furniture repair technician, upholsterer and woodworker for over 10 years. The best part about my current position with Ashley is I get to interact with salespersons and customer service personnel. I always enjoy hearing about their families, and current happenings in their lives. I also get to travel and meet so many interesting people and really help provide a service in the home furnishings industry. ”

What is a Pouf?

What is a Pouf?

Do you ask, what is a pouf? Some people call them floor pillows, some call them pouf’s. Whatever your term for them is, it doesn’t matter. They are functional, and very tres chic. You can use them as extra seating, or lounging around during movie time. They add texture and pattern to any space, and make that space more interesting. Shop our poufs here!

Let’s talk color… more from HPMKT

Let’s talk color… more from HPMKT

Let’s talk color. In addition to style and functional trends, color trends also set the tone of design.

Incorporating bold color always creates a pop of excitement in a space. Previous pantone colors of the years are displayed beautifully in the same items as shown below (Tangerine Tango, Mimosa, Radiant Orchid, and Blue Iris).

Teal continues to be a top choice for designers. This chesterfield sofa from Eleanor Rigby Company was amazingly comfortable and would definitely make a statement in South Beach.

And this Bernhardt bed is just gorgeous in this blue color.

We also saw a lot of Pink accents this trip! Was so refreshing in so many hues..

Rose colored case pieces at Stanley

Sophisticated hues at Bernhardt

And mixing all them together creates a fun look for everyone to enjoy!

More from High Point Market April 2014

More from High Point Market April 2014

One thing I love about going to market is seeing the hot designer trends. There was definitely a resurgence of antiques and classics all around us.

Here is a list of what we saw that was on it’s way back and becoming popular.

Golds and brasses are making a major comeback, as seen in the previous market.
My favorite.. this bed by Bernhardt! The gold mixed with gray creates a very sophisticated master suite.

Antique mirrors, mostly seen in chests, sideboards and tables.

Walnut veneers, more emphasis on the natural grain and walnut was used a lot in mid-century design.

Benches featured with dining seating. More stone inlays in occasional and case pieces. Also, some more modern pieces now incorporating concrete.

Rustic diagonal or chevron inlayed wood top tables.

Gray painted furniture, especially in kids collections. Looks especially sweet mixed with pinks.

Gathering heights are becoming more formal in design.

More to come later, stay tuned!
–Michelle