Wednesday, May 24, 2017

5 Tips to Brighten Up Your Space


Summer is right around the corner! With about a month to go, it’s time to bring the bright colors inside as well. As the warm weather comes in, so do the picnics, cookouts, and long nights spent on back porches. To help you prepare for more guests coming over to your house or apartment, we’ve come up with a few ways to help brighten up your living space, and not all of them even require you to reach into your wallet. Check out our tips below.

  1. Rearrange Furniture - See, we told you every update didn’t come with a price tag. In the winter we tend to center ourselves around being warm, making the fireplace the best place to congregate on winter nights. Move your furniture away from this common room centerpiece, and try to focus more on the windows to let your guests enjoy the views of outside.
  2. Color Table - Summer colors tend to be very bright - whites and yellows - but who said you can’t throw some extra vibrant color in there? Create an end table, coffee table or even dining room table around one single color. This will create a great visual that’s sure to catch the eyes of your guests every time they step into the room.
  3. Plants - Bring the fresh air inside! With more sunshine outside, more sunshine will come streaming inside to keep your plants alive. Not much of a plant fan? Try growing succulents, as they practically grow themselves!
  4. Covers - One of the best ways to change any room up from season to season is with slipcovers. Not only will they bring a new color into your room, but they are also much easier to clean. And with the summer bringing more guests, and possibly kids, you’ll thank yourself later for using them.
  5. Switch the Fabrics - You’re most likely putting away the winter comforter already, so why not lighten up the room with some new sheets and pillow covers? Other great places to bring color into the room are throw pillows for your couch or bed.
Looking to take your house or apartment to the next level this season? From living room to bedroom furniture, we have something for you! Stop in and visit us at the location nearest you, or online now.

Tuesday, May 9, 2017

5 Interior Designers to Follow on Instagram



If you haven’t joined Instagram, then the time is now. What started as a way to share photos with your friends has evolved into a way to connect with millions for inspiration, shopping, and for some, a way to make a living. For the design industry, it makes a great platform to show off past and present work. For you though, it’s a great way to “steal” their ideas and make them your own. To get you started on where to look, we’ve identified 5 designers that could help change your house for the better.

  1. Orlando Soria (mrorlandosoria) - California-based designer who certainly has a lot to offer if you’re looking for a more modern style. Orlando is currently a designer working for Homepolish, but he also writes and has his own website.
  2. Kelly Behun (kellybehunstudio) - Based in New York City, Kelly blends the terms art and furniture together. After looking through her prior work you may think that they belong in museums rather than a house or apartment. She’s been featured in magazines across the globe, and her work can be found on her website.
  3. Benjamin and Gen Sohr (pencilandpaperco) - These two Nashville residents can help you improve your house from top to bottom, inside and out. The pair do everything from color, material and finish selecting to design to go, their affordable alternative to traditional interior design. Check out their full collection work, and explore new styles from their portfolio.
  4. Amber Lewis (amberinteriors) - Proud mother, designer, and even podcaster, you can tell just from the first row of her Instagram photos that she prefers the simple things. And by the simple things, we mean black and white. If you’re looking to bring that aesthetic to your home or apartment, there’s plenty here to inspire you!
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  5. Dabito (dabito) - Dab has designed for some of the biggest brands in America, including Google, Pepsi, and Old Navy. His biggest inspiration comes from older items, and making them feel new again. You can check out more of his work, DIY projects and more on his website, www.oldbrandnew.com.
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Had enough inspiration for one day and need to express yourself through your living space? Visit us online now, or check us out at store nearest you to jump start your next living room or bedroom transformation!




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