Thursday, April 30, 2015

Books and Beds Were Made for Each Other

Do you like this idea? We have something similar with one our bunk beds. To achieve this particular effect, place an armchair toward the foot of the bed and maybe a cherry wood bookcase beside that to match the rich colors of the wood.

Espresso Bunk Bed

 Chocolate Oakwood Recliner

 Dawson Ridge 60 Cherry Bookcase

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Thursday, April 23, 2015

Upgrade Your Home Garden with These 4 Tips

Now is the perfect time to start planting a garden for your home! Gardening can beautify your property and serve as a bonding activity for your family.  Digging a flower garden around your home can make it smell and look spring-like while a vegetable garden can provide you with fresh foods at very minimal costs. Whichever garden you choose to put at your home, here are a few tips and ideas for home gardening:

1. Plant by Color or Theme
For flower gardens, planting around a central color scheme is a neat idea. It will make your garden look organized and trendy.

2. Know Plant Life Span
If you don't feel like replanting every year, perennial plants could be perfect for your home garden because they will live for more than two years. It's important to know the difference between perennials, annuals and biennials when deciding what plants to purchase. 

3. Use Recycled Canisters as Plant Pots
Have an old bucket or coffee can? Recycle and reuse it to make vintage looking pots for plants. With some paint and TLC these are a trendy touch to any backyard patio or seating area.

4. Make an Outdoor Rain Garden to Prevent Toxic Runoff
Outdoor rain gardens are good for many reasons. One of those reasons is that they prevent rain runoff from flowing out of gardens that contain fertilizer and other chemicals and into nearby streams and waterways. You can find a tutorial for making your own rain garden at This Old House

Thursday, April 16, 2015

Go Green with Your Home

Earth Day was on Wednesday and we're offering up tips on how to make your home a little bit greener. Since 1970, Earth Day has been an annual holiday reminding us of the importance of the Earth and its protection. The first Earth Day started as a rallying effort by over 20 million people in the U.S. calling attention to this need. On Earth Day we are given a friendly reminder, but caring about the environment is something we can do every day. Here are a few simple tips and improvements that you can do to make your home more Earth-friendly!


Your parents probably called it a clothes line, which could be found in virtually every backyard across the country. While some people can’t install them due to property covenants, a clothes line is a great way to reduce your energy costs. Experts note that your electric or gas clothes dryer is one of the three most energy-intensive appliances in the typical home, right up there with refrigerators and hot water heaters. Expect to save 5-10 percent of your home energy bill.
Attach one end of your clothes line to an outside south-facing wall, and attach the other end to an upright pole about 15 feet away. Your local hardware or lumber store can sell you the wood, or even a steel pole. Or, buy one at


Before central air conditioning became virtually mandatory in homes, many people relied on a good ol’ ceiling fan to move the air and even out the temperature. In the summer, the fan saves energy by cooling your skin with a moisture-evaporating breeze. In the winter, a ceiling fan can push down the warm air that naturally rises toward the ceiling back down to where the people are. When you buy an Energy-Star-rated fan (about $100), it should have a small switch near the motor housing to reverse the direction of the fan. This is important to fully benefit from the fan in all seasons, so that you can raise the temperature setting of your air conditioner in the summer, and lower the heating thermostat in the winter.
To make sure your fan is spinning in the right direction, stand under the fan and look at the direction of the spin. If the blades move to the right, or clockwise, this is the correct setting to make the room feel warmer. The fan will create a slight updraft that pushes the warmer air down into the room. If the blades move to the left, or counter-clockwise, the room will feel cooler due to the breeze coming down from the ceiling. Remember, counter-clockwise equals cooler.
For tips on installing a ceiling fan, go to


It’s hip—and economical—to have functional window coverings to prevent the sun from warming up your house on a sunny summer day. And of course, you can also raise the shade or open the drapes in the winter to let the sunshine in.
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Thursday, April 9, 2015

Showcasing Your Hallway Tables

Like this setup? It can work in an entryway, bedroom, living room, or dining room. You can make your own version with a few items from our inventory. Start with a sofa table and then add accessory items for some flair.

Wilder Sofa Table

Murphy Sofa Table

Eloise 5-Piece Accessory Pack

 Jemma 5-Piece Accessory Pack

Thursday, April 2, 2015

April Deals

Check out our April deals below. We've got $4 million of inventory that must go! 

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