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Picking out Hardwood Floors!

Picking out Hardwood Floors!

It can be overwhelming when redesigning your home. There are so many options and little details that go into picking out everything, for example, picking out hardwood floors!

Between the type of wood, the wood pattern, the stain color, and the finish, there are hundreds of options! Depending on the wood you pick, the stain will look different, and the finish could look different depending those decisions. And whichever pattern you choose, along with the color and stain, it could look traditional or modern. So, like I said, it can all get a bit overwhelming.

So I went searching for some helpful guides with today’s most common options, lets see if I can make the process a little easier!

Wood Type: while Oak is very common, these are some other woods that are also very popular. As you can see, each wood has different grain patterns, and some are more contrasting than others. Right now, I’m only looking at the aesthetics, but there are many characteristics of each wood to consider when picking out one for your home (a topic for a future post, perhaps!?!)

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Wood Stains: Here are some examples of common wood stains on 2 different woods. The first is on Oak , the second on Hickory. The results are beautiful, and so different, with each combination!

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Stain-Color on Hickory

Floor Patterns: most people use the traditional plank style, easy decision right? Not exactly! The width you choose can affect the overall style of the room. Here are your most common options.

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Alternative Floor Patterns: In case your style doesn’t fit in the ‘most common’ category…

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I hope these diagrams helped and you have an idea of what hardwood floors are right for you! Now, here are a few Fabulous (Friday) rooms with hardwood floors!

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Create a Contemporary Bedroom with our Room Designer!

Create a Contemporary Bedroom with our Room Designer!

Have you tried our Room Designer lately?

I’ve created a contemporary bedroom with gray, white, and silver accents. This room is inspired by the latest gloomy weather we’ve had on our side of the country.

Even something lacking in color can be beautiful!

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Fashion Bed Group Euro Bed, Uttermost Kagami Mirror, Momeni Radiance Rug, Sferra Simple Celeste Duvet Cover, Uttermost Metal Comtempo Lamp, Modloft Jane Dresser, Zuo Modern Wilco Side Table, Handy Living Sasha Chair, Safavieh Becca Side Table

Get the Look!

Get the Look!

Get the Look!

Today’s post is courtesy of our sister-site, CarolinaRustica.com! I found this beautiful room and now you can get the look for yourself! Combining traditional elements like the tufted chair, and rustic pieces like the coffee table is a growing trend. Animal prints have been in and out of design for a long time, but I think this one is perfectly placed to give the room a chic look. Adding the white slip-cover sofa and shiny drum table also incorporate soft and flashy looks respectively.

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Sofa, Chair, Cocktail Table, Drum Table, Rug

Two Is Better Than One: The Storage Mirror

Two Is Better Than One: The Storage Mirror

A very good friend of mine is getting married next summer. So, as a dutiful companion and guest, I checked out her registry over the weekend to see what my options were for a gift. She had most of the usual items on it — new dishes, nice wine glasses, color-coordinated bathroom linens. But the item that really stood out to me was the jewelry-storage mirror. I don’t think I’ve ever seen one on a registry, and typically when I think of  mirrors with storage, they’re usually medicine cabinets.

I told her that I thought it was a really neat choice, and she just gushed about this mirror for a solid ten minutes. Apparently it’s one of her favorite items on her registry, so I went back to the site and bought it. If it makes her that happy, it’s worth the money. And who knows, maybe I’ll like it enough to buy one for myself!

 

Hooker Furniture Melange Glamour Floor Mirror
Hooker Furniture Melange Glamour Floor Mirror

 

 

Hooker Furniture Accents Melange Vera Floor Mirror
Hooker Furniture Accents Melange Vera Floor Mirror

 

 

Holly & Martin Evangeline Wall Mount Jewelry Armoire
Holly & Martin Evangeline Wall Mount Jewelry Armoire

 

 

Holly & Martin Juliette Wall Mount Jewelry Armoire in Antique in White
Holly & Martin Juliette Wall Mount Jewelry Armoire in Antique in White

 

Favorite Friday!

Favorite Friday!

Everyone has there own idea of a perfect bedroom, whether it be a mixture of dark woods and colorful textures, or a lighter look with simple patterns. Regardless of your style, everyone enjoys waking up in a beautiful bedroom.

To create that ideal bedroom, it starts with the bed. We have hundreds of beds from Classic Traditional to Coastal to Contemporary. I’ve picked out a few of my favorites to share!

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The Carrera Collection from Lexington Is Here

The Carrera Collection from Lexington Is Here

One of my favorite brands on FurnitureCrate is Lexington. They make such an interesting variety of high-quality, upscale furniture, and it’s all gorgeous. If I had an unlimited amount of funds for decorating my house, I would furnish the entire place with Lexington — that’s how much I love it. There’s so much care and detail put into each piece, and the rich finishes and sophisticated veneers add a sense of depth that you can’t find in most furniture.

Recently, we began selling one of Lexington’s newest collections: Carrera. This is a gorgeous line that really speaks to contemporary tastes. Even though it doesn’t have the same kind of woodworking detail as some of their other collections, the sleek, straight lines and the even tone of the Carbon Gray finish help each piece make a statement in your home. This is the modern furniture that we’ve all been waiting for.

 

Lexington Carrera Berlinetta Media Center
Lexington Carrera Berlinetta Media Center

 

Lexington Carrera Evora Square Cocktail Table
Lexington Carrera Evora Square Cocktail Table

 

Lexington Carrera Maranello Upholstered Bed
Lexington Carrera Maranello Upholstered Bed
Put Your Mug Where Your Corner Table Is

Put Your Mug Where Your Corner Table Is

My favorite part of the weekend is Saturday morning. I like to get up and make myself a giant pot of coffee, and then I curl up in my favorite armchair and read. My coffee mug is too hot, so I always keep it next to me on my favorite black corner table. The table is small enough to fit in my apartment, yet it still easily supports a lamp and a large coffee mug. I know that I could use a square or a round end table, but I like the look of the corner table best. Plus, I think it’s more versatile, since I can easily rearrange my furniture and put it in a corner, where I think it would look great as an accent piece. Plus, it has a drawer in the front. I like to store my coasters and spare bookmarks there so that they stay safe from my cat, who likes my armchair almost as much as I do. I think it’s perfect for any home, because you can use it however you want.

 

Safavieh Gabe Distressed Black Corner Table
Safavieh Gabe Distressed Black Corner Table
Safavieh Gabe Distressed Black Corner Table
Safavieh Gabe Distressed Black Corner Table
This is the awesome drawer where I keep my coasters!
This is the awesome drawer where I keep my coasters!
Favorite Friday!

Favorite Friday!

My lovely coworker has been talking about this bed for over a year! And so I am happy to introduce the Shiner Mood Rocking Bed!

It is available in Twin, Full, Queen, and King sizes, and we offer it in multiple metal and wood finishes. You are free to rock it out in this unique focal piece, or can use rubber stops to lock the bed in place.

”Dream your dreams, love your lover, and rest your soul” – Joe Manus, Mood Rocking Bed Designer.

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