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Designing Dining

It’s a great time to be thinking about your dining space with the holidays quickly approaching.  Lucky for you−we are here to help!  Willis offers a large variety of dining styles and options where you have the ability to customize the size, finish, shape, and so much more.  As a society, we have shifted to a more casual lifestyle and we see this in dining room furniture trends. The finishes are more subtle and sometimes distressed.  However, if you have a traditional home we are stil ....

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Designing for Open-Plan Spaces

Open-concept kitchens, living rooms, and dining rooms are inviting and modern, and they make efficient use of space and light. On the other hand, these spaces can be unexpectedly difficult to decorate due to their lack of defined limits and an unrestricted view through the area. One of the most important things about working with these spaces is to create zones.  The space should be both functional and visually appealing so creating zones dedicated to the kitchen, dining room, living room, ....

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Steps to a Well-Designed Room

When decorating a space start by choosing furnishings that will fit your family’s needs. Will children use this space? Will pets play here? These are important things to consider when beginning the design process. Another important aspect of the design process is doing your homework. Most designers will want to see any photos you've saved from your favorite design magazines or Pinterest boards. These images will help tell a story of what you like and what your room should be. Once ....

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For the Love of Blue

Blue is the color of the sky and the sea evoking qualities such as purity, peace, and serenity in interior design. In the home, the shade is immediately calming and welcoming, whether used in a deep navy for a touch of drama, or a pale robin's egg in a more subtle space. Blue is also a common color you will see at Willis Furniture and in the many homes of coastal Virginia. There are so many ways to add blue to your space, whether it's furniture, an accent lamp, art, or even an area rug.  He ....

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Coastal Luxe Style

Todays homes are evolving to a modern style of coastal luxe. Modern coastal design blends the sleek minimalism of modern design with the beachy feel of coastal design. The result is typically a space filled with clean lines, coastal colors, and subtle nods to the beachy surroundings. Traditionally, coastal style homes feature a range of design elements such as blue and white fabrics, slip covered sofas, and distressed wood finishes. Coastal luxe styled homes are the perfect blend of using c ....

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Lighting Tips To Brighten Your Space

The right lighting is an important element of any beautifully designed space. From chandeliers to sculptural lamps, Willis Furniture lighting mixes materials and shapes that exude functionality and sophistication. Function is key when choosing lighting for a space. It also helps to create layers of lighting for different tasks and moods. Using multiple sources of light creates maximum effect in a space. For example, ambient lighting can be combined with task lighting to provide shadow-f ....

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How to Give Your Living Room A Cozy Fall Makeover

Now is the perfect time to refresh your living room for fall. We are sharing easy and affordable tips that will have you feeling extra cozy in no time! Add a Rug Start with adding a rug.  A rug can easily pull a room together adding texture, and color. An area rug will also significantly decrease the noise in your space by absorbing sound from the air. In addition, rugs are warmer than hard surface flooring and have a greater insulating value, especially if there is a pad underneath.  ....

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Benjamin Moore Color of the Year 2022

Green has been dominationg the 2022 paint predictions. Benjamin Moore recently announced October Mist 1495, the color of the Year 2022. Describing it as a "gently shaded sage that quietly anchors a space, while encouraging individual expression through color." When you are decorationg a room it's important to consider how a color makes you feel. October Mist is a calm nuetral that creates the perfect canvas to any space with it's strong sense of nature and peace.  The relaxing hue is part of ....

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Holiday Gathering Essentials From Stickley Walnut Grove Collection

Fall is finally here in Virginia Beach and that means the holidays are right around the corner! It's never to early to start prepping your dining area--especially if you are hosting! Walnut Grove is one of our favorite new collections from Stickley. Here are the essentials to create the perfect dining space! 1. Walnut Grove Dining Table Dynamic in stance, this table thoughtfully showcases the natural beauty of walnut grain. The table base features discreet pull-out extensions to support leaves ....

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A Touch of Spring

Once a month, we like to feature one of our designers and allow them work their magic on creating a newly designed space located in our showroom.  This month’s feature is by our talented designer, Sue Clements.  Sue has amazing attention to detail and really puts her whole heart into creating the perfect space for her clients.  Sue's experience includes draftsperson/designer, CAD operator, and project manager in the corporate environment. Sue has drapery workroom experience, working ....

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