From our Designers… FIVE of Our Most Popular Bedrooms:
- Nichols and Stone – Wayside Inn Bedroom
If you love classic traditional solid wood designs, you will love the Wayside Inn charm, quality and comfort. Nichols and Stone traditional styling has been enhanced by generations of craftsmen working to perfect techniques of construction and finish. The clean graceful lines and the patina of the solid woods are unmistakably Nichols & Stone. This is simply the finest solid wood furniture made by the oldest furniture name in America. Nichols and Stone is now a division of the famous Stickley Furniture Company. There are eight pieces available in this bedroom group: Thistle Bed, sleigh bed, triple dresser, master dresser, tall chest, 1 drawer night stand, 3 drawer night stand, landscape mirror.
- FFDM Summer Home Bedroom
Our customers love the Summer Home collection as it is a relaxed collection ideally suited for today's more casual lifestyles. At home on the Coast, at the Lake, in the Mountains, or in the City, Summer Home is furniture scaled and styled for the way people want to live. Crafted of hardwood solids with maple veneers.
- FFDM Antebellum Bedroom
Antebellum is a new, relaxed traditional collection of styled period pieces, but scaled and designed with today's consumer in mind. Crafted of walnut solids, figured swirly mahogany veneers, with inlays of maple and ebony veneers. Shaped case fronts, beautiful bands of mahogany, inlays of maple and ebony work together to make this a rich and wonderful traditional collection. Antebellum truly is a combination of craftsmanship, function and beauty.
- Daniel’s Amish-Cosmopolitan Bedroom
Daniel’s Amish® Collection proudly hand-crafts furniture from North American hardwoods. In business for over 20 years, the company has grown steadily to become a leader among North American furniture manufacturers. Proven, traditional Amish methods combined with modern facilities ensure both the highest quality and timely delivery. Red oak, maple, cherry, hickory, and quartersawn white oak from Ohio and Pennsylvania are sourced locally from sustainable timberlands.
- Tommy Bahama- Island Estate
Last, but not least, our customers love Tommy Bahama Island Estate for that refined Caribbean style. Island Estate is infused with a rich blending of natural materials like woven Abaca and Lampakanai, Coco shell, Penn shell, leather-wrapped bamboo and woven rattan. The rich Plantation finish blends effortlessly with the Noche Black, Cilantro Green and Sangria Red accent finishes, while signature island fabrics draw the outdoors in. Capture the essence of sophisticated island living.
From our Designers: FIVE of Our Most Popular Sofas:
- Comfort Design Joel Leather Sofa $1599
Sofa Dimensions: 89″W x 41″D x 34″H
Our customers love the Comfort Design Joel Sofa because it is both comfortable and beautiful. Sumptuous top-grain leather plus large cushions equals maximum relaxation. The deep seat is 24″ measured from the front edge to the back rest pillow. Two seat cushions to choose from; Down Blend cushion which uses a blend of down feathers and Dacron fibers or the Posture Plush cushion with no feathers. These are loose and zippered seat and back cushions. There are over 120 - 100% top grain leathers from which to choose. It is made by leather artisans and has a Lifetime warranty.
- Lee Industries Slip Cover Sofa $1699
This sofa is popular with growing families and causal beach lovers. With simplicity and sophisticated, the Lee slip cover sofa will give your home that perfect relaxed touch. The convenient washable slip covers make it the perfect sofa for kids and pets.
Sofa Dimensions: 37 D x 89 W x 35 H
- Flexsteel Sienna Power Reclining Sofa with Power Headrest $1999
Our customers love the couch potato component to this clean and casual power reclining sofa. It has heavy-thread stitching to make Sienna's profile look sharp and chic. The outside arm wraps the armrest for a refined peekaboo effect and a divided back cushion complements the design of the divided footrest cushion. Even seating carries out Sienna's crisp lines for a clean and casual look. A power reclining mechanism lets you change angles effortlessly from an upright to a fully reclined position, and a dual power button allows you to independently adjust the headrest for custom relaxation.
- Smith Brothers “Market Special” Sofa $1399
Another favorite of our discerning customers is our Made in America, 80” long sofa with attached pillow back from Smith Brothers. You choose fabric and features to fit your taste.
- Sherrill “Sofa Your Way” $1999
Last but not least our customers love Sherrill’s “Sofa Your Way” This sofa is a three cushion sofa with rolled arms and no skirt for a clean look. Dimensions: 23 D, 92 W, 39 H
Do you find yourself unable to really relax in your living room or you feel restless in your bedroom and can’t fall asleep easily? There is a chance that it is not YOU. It could be the color of your walls. Color can affect your emotional state. Your surroundings may be influencing your emotions and state of mind. Do you ever notice that certain places irritate you? Or that certain places are especially relaxing and calming? Well, there’s a good chance that the colors in those spaces are playing a part.
In art therapy, color is often associated with a person’s emotions. Color may also influence a person’s mental or physical state. For example, studies have shown that some people looking at the color red resulted in an increased heart rate, which then led to additional adrenaline being pumped into the blood stream.
There are also commonly noted psychological effects of color. For example: Warm colors – such as red, yellow and orange – can spark a variety of emotions ranging from comfort and warmth to hostility and anger. Cool colors – such as green, blue and purple – often spark feelings of calmness as well as sadness.
How cool colors affect you:
Need to be creative? Want help getting those brain synapses firing? Try the color purple. Purple utilizes both red and blue to provide a nice balance between stimulation and serenity that is supposed to encourage creativity. Light purple is said to result in a peaceful surrounding, thus relieving tension. These could be great colors for a home or business office.
Want a peaceful and calming environment? Try using green and/or blue. These cool colors are typically considered restful. There is some scientific logic applied to this – because the eye focuses the color green directly on the retina, it is said to be less of a strain on your eye muscles.The color blue is recommended for high-traffic rooms or rooms that you or other people will spend significant amounts of time. Another cool color, blue is typically a calming and serene color, said to decrease respiration and lower blood pressure. The bedroom is a great place to use these colors as they should help you relax.
How warm colors affect you:
Warm colors – such as red, yellow and orange – can spark a variety of emotions ranging from comfort and warmth to hostility and anger.Want an environment of stimulation or appetite stimulation? You might consider the colors yellow or orange. These colors are often associated with food and can cause your tummy to growl. Have you ever wondered why so many restaurants use these colors?
Spring has sprung…
Here is a get ready for spring checklist:
- Clean out your closets switching out fall and winter clothes for spring and summer clothes.
- Switch out your bedding. Remove flannel sheets and heavy blankets.
- Deep clean your kitchen and bathrooms.
- Deep clean laundry room (clean vent, empty drain pump, dust behind washer/dryer.
- Blow out pilot light on your fireplace or clean out ashes.
- Power wash your deck, driveway and house
- Clean gutters
- Plant your garden
- Clean patio and uncover and wash outdoor furniture
- Wash windows
No one says you have to do all this yourself. Think about hiring a cleaning service to do the heavy lifting. If you really want to do a thorough job inside the house, see this good old fashioned spring cleaning check list below:
- dust crown molding and baseboards
- dust ceiling corners
- dust baseboards and clean scuff marks
- dust/wash light fixtures and lamps
- dust ceiling fans
- wash doors (look for scuff marks)
- wash walls
- touch up paint
- vacuum or wash window curtains
- wash window blinds
- clean windows
- dust bookcases
- polish wood furniture
- wipe down and vacuum furniture (clean the base and under cushions)
- condition leather furniture
- remove stains from upholstered furniture
- vacuum and wash lampshades
- deep clean hardwood, tile, linoleum, and carpet flooring
- shampoo carpet
- remove rugs to shake out, then vacuum, then clean under them
- vacuum all flooring, including corners and edges
- clean air vents
- dust around mirrors, picture frames, and wall hangings
- replace light bulbs
- change air/furnace filter
- replace batteries in smoke detector
- replace batteries in carbon monoxide detector
- schedule chimney sweep
- schedule termite or pest control maintenance
By the Sea, the Beautiful Sea…
There are studies that show a trip to the beach is good for your health and wellbeing. Why not create that soothing atmosphere at home with a seaside décor. It can be as easy as just adding a few accessories that support the theme. The relaxed and fresh style reminds us of the lazy days of summer or that exotic vacation we took to the sun, sand and surf. Bring in the beautiful aura of the beach to sooth your soul… but be practical. Don’t overload your home with every little beach motif that you can get your hands on. You can stay true to the seaside style and still embrace good design, from traditional to contemporary by just adding some tasteful accessories to your current design.
Here are six accessories you can add to your room to get a taste of the sea:
Silver Leafed Giant Clam Shell by John Richard will add a sophisticated seaside charm.
Dimensions: 13D-21W- 9H
Currey & Co Oyster Shell Mirror with real oyster shells embellishing the diminutive square frame, the Oyster Shell Mirror brings the ocean into any setting. Hang on its own, in groupings or use as a tray; this delightful mirror is lovely and versatile.
Dimensions: 20h x 2d x 20w
Material: Wood/Oyster Shell/Mirror
Finish: Natural Shell
Coastal Painting. This piece of art from Shadow Carcher’s Group will give any room in your home a stylish and classical modern touch.
Dimensions: 49w x 39h
Chelsea House Shell Ceramic Tureen
Hand Painted Italian Ceramic
Dimensions: 9 D, 10½ W, 10½ H
The Natural Light Good Reef Table Lamp
Cast resin and wood lamp with shade in silk French reed
Dimensions: 22½ H