How to Pumpkin Spice Up Your Space

If you love Halloween, changing leaves, and sipping pumpkin spice lattes, fall is probably your favorite time of year, so make sure you put away those bright pops of summer color and get ready to decorate with crisp, autumnal tones to celebrate the turn of the season. Sweet cinnamon and nutmeg notes in warm, flavorful coffee is our inspiration for designing the perfect pumpkin spice-inspired space, so follow these tips and tricks to make sure your room is ready for the autumn chill. Sip your pumpkin spice latte and feel at peace.

Incorporate industrial and rustic furniture.

In your pumpkin spice space, weathered or reclaimed furniture is the perfect start when decorating for fall. Leave modern furniture behind, and opt for antique-inspired rustic wood and galvanized metal pieces with natural or distressed finishes to convey salvaged sophistication. There’s something comforting about furniture with a past, and the Front Door loves this look for fall since its reminiscent of the homey, simple life in the country and good times with family and friends. Add the Julie Floor Lamp from Furniture Row for rustic lighting in your space.

Add autumnal shades of orange and neutrals.

Nothing reminds us of fall quite like orange does, so don’t forget to use this festive hue in your home. Just like the changing leaves, shades of autumnal oranges will look cozy in your home, and add warmth when paired with sophisticated neutrals like gray, beige, cream, or navy blue. The pinstriped Ascot Accent Chair from Furniture Row pairs beautifully with the Seneca Pillow in copper orange in our pumpkin spice space.

Coziness is key.

The weather gets chillier in the fall, so by adding various textures and layers to your space, you’ll create extra warmth. Cable-knit throw blankets, rugs, faux fur pillows, and curtains are an inviting contrast to the rustic wood and metal furniture and add softness you need to snuggle up and enjoy your pumpkin spice latte. Candles and lanterns for cozy lighting are also important for setting the ambiance.

Harbor the harvest.

Lastly, make sure you make your fall-inspired space festive by adding accents! Nothing says fall like pumpkins, squash, and haystacks. Get creative with a cornucopia of accessories like wicker or rattan baskets, painted pumpkins, plants, flowers, fruit baskets, and foliage prints and pottery to remind your guests of the changing seasons.

Voila! Your pumpkin spice-inspired space is finished. We know you’ll fall in love with this unique style.

How to Fight Cold and Flu Season in Your Home

Cold and flu season is right around the corner and there’s a lot that can be done to prevent invasive germs from entering your home. Here are a few things you can do to safeguard yourself and home.

1. Go to bed early. The easiest and most enjoyable cold and flu prevention tip is sleep. The human immune system needs plenty of sleep to stay in shape and ready to fight off any cold and flu bugs that are floating around. Sleep is vital but some people find getting to sleep or staying asleep challenging. We’ve created the Ultimate Bedtime Routine for those who need help getting more healthy sleep.

If your mattress is over 8 years old, it’s time for a much needed upgrade. Daily oils and dead skin cells accumulate in your mattress and help to harbor mites. Dust mites contribute to allergies and can trigger unwanted sinus issues during all seasons. Take the Denver Mattress Sleep Test to find the perfect new mattress for your unique sleep style.

2. Double up on laundry. One of the not-so-enjoyable cold and flu prevention tips is increasing your laundry load. There are plenty of germs floating around in public spaces during cold and flu season. Make sure to wash clothes including outerwear like coats and scarves as often as possible. If you like to relax on the sofa right after getting home, be sure to add your pillow covers and throw blankets in the wash at least once a week to make sure outside dust and germs don’t linger in the home too long.

3. Work out at home. Another way to prevent cold and flu in your home is to add a workout to your daily (or weekly) routine. Staying active during the season helps your immune system ward off illnesses by increasing blood flow throughout the body. Increased blood flow helps prevent the spread of many illnesses including colds and influenza. Try this all-level Daily Exercise Schedule easily done from the comfort of your home.

4. Eat the rainbow. Have you heard of eating the rainbow? The basic idea is to eat all the colors of the rainbow in your daily diet. You can find virtually any color in the produce section of your local grocery store. The reason this is such a great cold and flu prevention tip is the variety of vitamins, minerals, antioxidants, and phytochemicals found in fruits and vegetables. These key nutrients will aid your immune system in fighting off invaders during cold and flu season.

5. Stay home. If you feel your immune system has been compromised from the cold or flu, stay home. It’s the easiest and most effective way to keep your community safe from whatever you may have picked up. Medicine.Net reports the common cold is contagious from one day before symptoms settle in and continues to be contagious until about five to seven days afterwards. Staying home and getting plenty of rest will help your body heal and get the TLC it needs to recover. Complications such as respiratory symptoms extend the contagion even longer. Simply stay home to keep others safe.

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Get a Boho Inspired Dining Room with Designer Eden Cohen

The dining room is often the main gathering place in a home and a great space to incorporate boho style. This popular, eclectic design style is based on the idea of merging many different design elements into one cohesive space.

Wood Components

The Interlude 5 Pc. Dining Room Set is the centerpiece of this room. Made of reclaimed pine, this collection delivers a strong wood component, often found in boho style. It also brings an outdoor element into the design.

Layered Textures

Layering diverse textures is fundamental when incorporating boho design. The barn door combined with the concrete floor gives the room a nice balance of rough and smooth textures. The Interlude Upholstered Parsons Chairs at the ends of the table add a layer of softness, complementing the hard surface of the table and providing visual interest to the room.

Neutral Palette

Light grays bring a soft feel to the room and invite sociability. This color provides the room with a clean slate where items on the table take center stage. Paired with crisp, white walls, the color scheme is lively, yet relaxing at the same time. The Magnolia Home Lotus Black Rug grounds the room, providing yet another level of texture and warmth.

Touches of Nature

The planter with yellow tulips also brings touches of nature to the space, a must-have accent typically found in bohemian décor.


SHOP THE LOOK: Interlude Dining Dining SetInterlude Upholstered Parsons Chair | Interlude ServerMagnolia Home Lotus Black RugIndustrial Table Lamp | Fiddle Leaf Fig Tree in Metal Planter | Blakely Wall ClockYellow Tulips with 4 Glass Jars in Square Wire Holder | White Wash Carved Tray Large | Pen Holder ‘Sugar Mold” 12 Hole – Chimney


Warm Lighting

Light also plays a huge role. The large wood bead and metal chandelier is an additional focal point, casting a welcoming incandescence. The Magnolia Home Pen Holder “Sugar Mold” 12 Hole candleholder with its warm glow adds an additional layer of light.

Eclectic Décor

The Blakely Wall Clock and the White Wash Carved Tray work as oversized eclectic décor, adding an additional layer of visual interest.

By following some boho style essentials and adding personal touches, your dining room will be the perfect spot to gather.

GET MORE BOHO TIPS: Boho Design Comes Home to Furniture Row with Eden Cohen | Boho Bedroom Design with Eden Cohen


THIS FRONT DOOR GUEST BLOG WAS WRITTEN BY EDEN COHEN


Eden Cohen is a Denver based interior designer/set stylist. Following a career in corporate communications, public relations and event planning, Eden decided to turn her attention to her true passion of interior design. She returned to school to obtain a degree in Interior Design. Today she can be found working on projects for interior design clients as well as styling the sets for print advertising, television commercials, and motion pictures. Outside of design, Eden enjoys: spending time with her family and friends, exploring cultural events, art, music and food scenes, spending time in the outdoors, as well as traveling for experiences and inspiration.

The Ultimate Bedtime Routine For Sleeping Healthier

If you’ve been craving better sleep, this blog post on setting up a lasting bedtime routine is for you. According to the Center for Disease Control (CDC) about 35% of US adults experience “short sleep duration.” Whether it’s full-blown insomnia, or just trouble falling asleep— it’s no secret adults have a hard time falling asleep and staying asleep. Luckily, there are some very simple and enjoyable things you can do to make a drastic change in your sleep health. Sleeping on a mattress that fits your sleep position can make a huge difference in both sleep quality and duration. Take the short but effective sleep test at your local Denver Mattress to find the right mattress for your sleep style. Along with the right mattress, setting up a bedtime routine to prepare the mind and body for sleep can be both enjoyable and effective. We’ve created a simple but powerful sleep guide to help establish a healthy and long-lasting sleep routine.

Ultimate Bedroom Routine

2 hours before bed: Unplug from work and cool down house between 65°-68°

It’s impossible to relax while you still have work and projects on the brain. Unplug from work around 2 hours before bed and begin settling in for the night. Lower the temperature to somewhere between 65° and 68° to bring your core temperature down to the ideal sleeping environment.

1.5 hours before bed: Start powering down electronics (TV, phone, tablets, etc.)

Our everyday life is filled with screens emitting blue light. Blue light may not sound like such a bad thing, but this type of light actually has its own frequency and wavelength. Blue light wavelength is energizing and boosts attention because it is similar to early morning light. If you’re scrolling through your phone before bed, you’re sending your brain signals to stay up and pay attention. The same goes for TV screens and other devices. Combine those energizing wavelengths with sound and images, and you’re setting yourself up to stay up much longer than when you finally put the phone down. This may be the hardest habit to break when creating your new bedtime routine, but it’s well worth the investment.

1 hour before bed: Take a bath or shower (light some candles for ambiance to create a relaxing mood)

After you’ve powered down the screens, go somewhere where it’s impossible to take electronic devices— the shower or tub. Dim the lights or light some candles to create a relaxing ambiance for bedtime. Bathing is a great way to wash the stress of the day away, as well as saving some time for yourself in the morning.

45 minutes before bed: Put on some comfortable pajamas and socks

Comfortable pajamas might be underestimated but very important detail for healthy sleep is comfortable pajamas. A lot of people tend to wear workout clothes to bed because they are breathable and stretchy. This actually isn’t ideal as they can be too tight and subconsciously remind you of an energizing workout. Opt for the loose-fitting and soft fabrics. Try to keep your workout clothes and pajamas completely separate. It’s an odd trick, but many sleep influencers like Ariana Huffington swear by it.

40 minutes before bed: Make some tea or a warm drink like golden turmeric milk

Relax with a cup of chamomile tea to continue the evening wind-down. This recipe for turmeric milk has anti-inflammatory properties as well as sleep-inducing properties. It’s also commonly known as “golden milk,” and has gained tons of popularity over the past few years for its healing and relaxing properties.

We didn’t include brushing teeth as part of the bedtime routine, but it’s very important! A good time to fit dental hygiene into your bedtime routine is right after bedtime tea.

30 minutes before bed: Settle into bed with a book and place your cell phone out of arm’s reach

The time has arrived for actual bed in your bedtime routine. Grab a book and place your cell phone out of arm’s reach. This will eliminate the impulse to grab your phone when you get bored. If your bed is more than 8 years old, it’s probably time for an upgrade. The amount of dead skin cells and body oils adds up over the years. If that’s not enough to bug you, consider the quality of sleep you could be getting by sleeping on a bed that is fit for your unique sleep style. Stomach sleepers or side sleepers need a different level of support than back sleepers. The experts at Denver Mattress can identify the right mattress with their in-store sleep test. Find a Denver Mattress location nearest to you.

10 minutes before bed: Journal, do bedtime yoga, or meditate to clear your mind for peaceful sleep

The final piece in your bedtime routine is completely unwinding your mind for sleep. Journaling, doing bedtime yoga, or meditating can be extremely helpful in relaxing the mind. Try our bedtime yoga routine tonight.

Sponsors and Volunteers Sign the Fall 2018 St. Jude Dream Home in Denver

On Wednesday, August 22, 2018, sponsors and volunteers finally got to enter the Fall 2018 St. Jude Dream Home in Denver to sign the garage wall in preparation for the giveaway.

The Dream Home, built by Oakwood Homes and sponsored by Shaw Floors, Trane, Brizo, Bosch, and other building crews and organizations, is still in the last phases of construction, but will soon be fully furnished by Furniture Row and Denver Mattress before the open house tours begin on September 15.

The house, located in the Green Valley Ranch neighborhood of the Mile High City, is estimated to be 5,900 square feet and valued at $775,000. It has five spacious bedrooms, three bathrooms, a gorgeous back patio, and so much more.

All the money raised by the home giveaway will benefit St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital dedicated to fighting childhood cancer and other life-threatening diseases. Those who purchase tickets or attend the open house are eligible to win the home as well as a $10,000 furniture shopping spree at Furniture Row, $2,500 VISA gift card, 2019 Lincoln MKC, and other amazing prizes.

Julie Hess, the Development Specialist for St. Jude, spoke to the team of volunteers and sponsors at the event alongside other guest speakers who helped make the project a reality.

“I just wanted to thank you guys for all the hard work you put into this beautiful home and into St. Jude. Because of you guys, no family or child will ever receive a bill for treatment, housing, travel, or food. Because of you guys, we have raised the overall childhood cancer survival rate from 20% to 80% since the doors opened. And then because of you guys, the Denver Dream Home Giveaway has raised 8.6 million dollars. We are very, very lucky to have you,” Hess said.

After the speeches, invitees at the event got a chance to leave their permanent mark on the home they built by signing a wall in the garage with a message to the winner(s) of the house in Green Valley Ranch.

Although the construction team is almost done, the St. Jude Dream Home still has a lot of work left until open house tours start. Barb Chandler, one of the signees and Interior Designer for Furniture Row, will be designing the Fall 2018 St. Jude Dream Home using products from Furniture Row and Denver Mattress. She said she has a lot of ideas in store, but you’ll have to visit the dream home to see how it turns out.

“It’s going to be a bit modern with a touch of glam. The house will feature whites and blues—some grays. More metals. Think Hollywood.”

The project is entering its final design stages, but Chandler emphasizes they still need a lot of helping hands to move furniture, decorate, etc.

“Whenever we do a home like this, it’s not just us [Furniture Row employees] who help. It’s everyone—the neighbors, volunteers in our community, the builder, their suppliers, and so many others who donate their time. It takes a lot of people to make this happen,” Chandler said.

“It’s so heartwarming to be a part of St. Jude because of what they do. We get to change lives. It’s definitely near and dear to all of us.”

Click here to purchase tickets to enter the St. Jude Dream Home Giveaway. Each ticket is $100. The open house tours will be from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. Monday – Friday, and from noon to 5 p.m. on Sunday from September 15 – October 21, 2018. Tickets must be purchased by October 19 to be eligible to win. The drawing will be on October 25 to announce the winner.

The Fall 2018 St. Jude Dream Home is located in The Enclave at Green Valley Ranch neighborhood at 4950 Liverpool St., Denver, CO 80249.

Add a Touch of Country Charm to Your Home

Not ready to convert your entire home to the farmhouse trend? If you love that look but are intimidated by complete change, try bringing in just a touch of country to your home. Not sure exactly how to achieve this look? Consider our tips below to elevate that country chic look without going overboard!


SHOP THE LOOK: Stratus SofaCopia Coffee Table | Perry Park Accent Chair | Kalona Rug | Catalina Sofa Table | Magnolia Home Round Metal Tray


One of the most important elements to tastefully accomplish this design style is to start with soft, muted colors. Choose muted neutrals and earthy tones as opposed to bright hues to create a subdued yet cozy country atmosphere. Often times these elements will show wear of time to promote a rustic feel. With furniture in mind, look for pieces with straight lines and painted finishes.

Looking to put together a country-inspired room a little quicker? Accessories and smaller pieces are a great way to update the character of a room without breaking the bank. Hand-forged metal accents, cozy knits, and wood pieces will take center stage in any space.  Quintessentially incorporate accent pieces with pastoral motif—like wheat in a vase, flowers in watering cans, and wooden serving trays. Let your accessories do the heavy lifting.

Behind every country style, simplicity is at heart. Furniture Row has all your country-inspired pieces. Find a store near you!

Create a Budget-Friendly Home Gym

You don’t need a lot of room to add a home gym workout space to your abode. They say half the battle to working out is actually getting to the gym. Bring the gym to you by creating a workout space personalized for your unique workouts. Many home furniture items can easily be transformed into a versatile workout tool. Your home gym could simply be using furniture and body weight, or you could add weights, tension bands, and items like yoga balls to complete your idea workout space. If you need to pick up a few versatile items, head to Furniture Row for a large selection of the latest home furnishing and styles.

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We’ve gathered a list of furniture essentials for your home gym, which may already be in your home! Start with choosing the scenery for your home gym. Perhaps there’s an area near a window with a view, or an accent wall? A great way to get inspired is to add artwork like the the Atlantic Waves Framed Print and Buddha Gold Foil Lacquer Print. Next, decide on how you would like to store your equipment and gear. Smaller workout equipment can be stored in a basket like the Rattan Trim Baskets. Larger items and clothing fit perfectly in the Chantilly Wardrobe Chest. Use a bench like the Bombay for weightlifting and some body weight exercises. A high back chair like the Fabulishish Accent Chair can be used for standing stability exercises such as barre. Protect your knees and elbows with an soft, yet easy-to-clean rug like the Antiquity Grey Rug. The goal is to establish a place you feel comfortable and motivated to work out. Have fun with colors, design, and layout. As long as you utilize the space, you can’t go wrong!

Calling all Design Professionals: Sign up and Save with For the Trade™

 

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Furniture Row is pleased to offer the For The Trade™ program for design professionals seeking resources and savings for their growing business. Our large network of vendors and inventory in various fabrics, patterns, and materials make Furniture Row a convenient one stop shop for designers. Members of the program receive a 15% discount on non-sale items throughout all of our Furniture Row locations. In addition to furniture and decor savings, For The Trade™ members receive new product previews, access to exclusive events, and access to the latest styles and trends both inside and outside of the home or office.

For the Trade™ benefits include :

  • Up to 40% off MSRP on Gallery brands

  • greater discount on non-sale items throughout all of our Furniture Row locations

  • Exclusive product previews

  • Access to exclusive events

  • Access to the latest styles and trends

  • Stocked Product Options

  • No freight charge or stocking fees*
  • Dedicated staff

  • Complimentary shipping to any Furniture Row location

  • Huge selection from over 30 galleries in 170,000 square ft. of furniture and décor

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Designer Perspective: Meet Grace Schlader, Trade Account Director, and For The Trade™ guru. We caught up with Grace to discuss the unique aspects of the program and why Furniture Row’s interior design resource should be in every local designer’s pocket.

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Q: Can you introduce yourself and describe your role with Furniture Row?

A: I’m Grace Schlader, Trade Account Director of Furniture Row For The Trade™ partners program at The Showroom in Denver, CO. I am an interior designer myself and have worked with Furniture Row family of stores for the last eight years.

Q: What makes Furniture Row’s For the Trade™ Program unique?

A: Dedicated staff on hand to help designers. Stocked product options. We don’t charge freight or docking fees. We have a huge selection of products for an amazing value, and family friendly quality.

At The Showroom in Denver, we have over 30 galleries under one roof showcasing 170,000 square ft. of furniture and décor. We have work spaces for designers and their clients in our Design Studio.

Q: What kind of exclusive savings do designers get with the program?

A: All For The Trade™ Designers have access to our Gallery vendors in addition to our Furniture Row selection of products. Complimentary shipping to any Furniture Row location.

40% off MSRP on Artistica, Bernhardt, Century, Hancock & Moore, Henredon, Huntington House, Jessica Charles, Lexington, Maitland-Smith, Taylor King and Theodore Alexander.

35% off MSRP on  A.R.T., Charleston Forge, Chateau D’ax, Christopher Guy, Dovetail, Eleanor Rigby, Kincaid, Marge Carson and Carson, Massoud, Michael Amini, Milling Road by Baker, Moes Homes Collection, Natuzzi, Pacific Green, Paladin and Whittemore Sherrill.

Greater discount off Furniture Row regular priced products. We buy beautiful, quality products in bulk for great savings and give For The Trade Designers an even great discount.

Q: What kind of selection can designers expect to find at Furniture Row for their projects and clients?

A: Between our huge selection of stocked home furnishings, special order options and gallery vendors collections, we can make your vision become a reality and your clients dreams come true.

Q: How do designers apply?

Email ForTheTrade@furniturerow.com and visit this link: https://www.furniturerow.com/fr/for-the-trade.

Q: Is there anything else designers should know?

A: I am passionate about creating beautiful spaces, helping others and being a part of the team here at Furniture Row. I would love to create a partnership with you and your business.

Sign up and save, apply for your free For The Trade membership today. 

*Standard delivery and installation fees apply.

 

Inspiring Kids’ Bedroom Ideas

It’s almost time to head back to school and designing your kid’s bedroom can be a fun and challenging project to get them ready to head back to class. It’s important to design your kid’s bedroom in a way that fits into your lifestyle and lets your child’s personality shine through. Giving your kids a space as unique as they are is vital to your child’s growth and development. To help get you inspired, we pulled together three unique kid’s spaces using sturdy yet stylish pieces from Furniture Row.

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Kids Bedroom: Bunk Bed Brilliance

If storage and space are at the forefront of your mind, consider bunk beds as an option for your kid’s bedroom. Bunk beds are a popular choice for growing families and an efficient use of space. Adding a bunk bed like the Dove Bunk Bed, will put you in storage heaven. Whether you need space for clothes, toys or other kids’ room essentials, this versatile bed is the perfect choice. Choosing a bunk bed will keep the space from feeling crowded and leaves room for creativity and extra fun.

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Kids Bedroom: Twin Bed Haven

If your space allows room for two, try placing two identical twin beds in the same room. Whether you have two children or simply desire a sleepover ready room, this will create a twin bed haven that your kids can’t get enough of. Considering ample storage is crucial when placing two beds side by side: try situating a night stand in between the two beds to reduce clutter. If you’re contemplating clever ideas for keeping toys and clothes out of sight, choose a bed with under storage like the Durango Panel Bed with Storage. If you decide to go with two twin beds that don’t have under-bed storage, consider plush comforters and bed skirts to utilize the space under the bed for additional hidden storage.

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Kids Bedroom: Room to Grow

The traditional one bed room doesn’t have to be boring. Style your kids’ room with props, bedding and decor that reflect their personality and passions. With its pearlescent upholstery and crystal details, the Isabella twin bed is the ideal room fit for the feminine princess in your life. For the more traditional and easy-going kid, designing a room with the versatile Dakota bedroom group will stand the test of time.  If a twin bed is slightly too small, a full bed like the Abbott bedroom group or the Huntington upholstered bed are great choices for the transition from childhood in to tween and teen years. Your kids will thank you for their colorful, creative and undeniably cool space to call their own.

Shop the Back to School Sale at Furniture Row for an easy and stress-free experience to build the room your child has always dreamed of!

Boho Bedroom Design with Eden Cohen

Bohemian style is quite fashionable for home décor these days. This unconventional design style can be found in all areas of a home, and the bedroom is no exception. Incorporating “boho” design into the bedroom is a wonderful opportunity to create a relaxing space full of your personal style. This eclectic design style is based on the idea of merging many different design elements. It begs for you to add your own personal touches, and the bedroom is certainly a place you want to make your own.

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SHOP THE LOOK: Catalina Bedroom Group | Lighthouse Glass Lamp | Antiquity Bedding | Barton Accent Chair | Rain Fall Framed Print | Camargue Framed Print | Marbella Rug | Bella Deco Stool | Bindi Rug


The hard elements found in the room; industrial ducting and piping, exposed brick, and the concrete floor, juxtaposed with the soft elements; the comfy chair, cozy bedding, and flowing window sheers create the perfect mix of textures and patterns – a foundation of boho style. The plants and flowers bring in additional touches of natural elements to the space.

The Catalina Bedroom Group is great fit to incorporate the wood elements, often found in boho style, into the room’s design. This comfy bed is layered in pillows and throws in a variety of colors and textures. The plush Antiquity Bedding Set invites you to lay back and relax!

Bright orange is the dominant color found in the space. This color gives the room a feeling of warmth. Paired with the crisp white walls the room is lively yet relaxing at the same time. The Marbella Rug adds another layer of warmth to the room with its orange hues and luxurious thick pile.

The gauze canopies hung above the Lighthouse Glass Table Lamps help to diffuse the light and create a soft glow in the room.

Art is also a major component of boho style. The artwork found in this room consists of the Rain Fall and Camargue Framed Prints. Featuring wild horses, this artwork expresses independence. Bohemian style is all about independence and unconventionality!

No matter how you choose to decorate your bohemian bedroom, by following some boho style basics, combined with your personal touches, you are sure to end up with a comfortable retreat!

GET MORE BOHO TIPS: Boho Design Comes Home to Furniture Row with Eden Cohen


THIS FRONT DOOR GUEST BLOG WAS WRITTEN BY EDEN COHEN


Eden Cohen is a Denver based interior designer/set stylist. Following a career in corporate communications, public relations and event planning, Eden decided to turn her attention to her true passion of interior design. She returned to school to obtain a degree in Interior Design. Today she can be found working on projects for interior design clients as well as styling the sets for print advertising, television commercials, and motion pictures. Outside of design, Eden enjoys: spending time with her family and friends, exploring cultural events, art, music and food scenes, spending time in the outdoors, as well as traveling for experiences and inspiration.

Plant it Forward: Denver Mattress Plants a Tree for Each Aspen Mattress Sold

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The Arbor Day Foundation announced an expanded partnership with Denver Mattress to plant at least 10,000 trees in the Mississippi River Valley. Through the partnership, the Arbor Day Foundation will plant one tree per Aspen Collection Mattress sold. Aspen, by Denver Mattress, is thoughtfully designed in Colorado and committed to sustainability.

The Mississippi River Valley bottomland hardwood ecosystem is one of the most important critical wetland resources on the North American continent. Originally covered with 25 million acres of forestland, less than 5 million acres of this precious resource remain forested. This has resulted in a decline in wildlife, a loss of natural flood control, a decrease in water quality, and an increasing dead zone in the Gulf of Mexico. Reforestation projects with public and private partners will directly improve water quality by filtering out pollutants in the Mississippi River and the Gulf of Mexico bringing sustainable and flourishing life back to these lands.

“We are thrilled to continue our partnership with Denver Mattress and congratulate them on their new sustainable Aspen Collection,”said Dan Lambe, president, Arbor Day Foundation. “Because of their commitment to tree stewardship the trees planted will restore natural habitat and increase water quality in the Mississippi River Valley.”

Denver Mattress first partnered with the Arbor Day Foundation in 2000. During the course of the last 18 years, the partnership has resulted in more than 300,000 trees being planted in Idaho, Wyoming and Mississippi. Denver Mattress and its parent company, Furniture Row, have also supported the Arbor Day Foundation’s Lied Lodge and Conference Center.

“Sustainability and environmental stewardship is part of our brand’s DNA, “said Dan Visser, President Denver Mattress Company. “We look forward to planting many more trees with the Arbor Day Foundation in the upcoming years.”

Learn more about the Aspen Mattress that’s right for you in our recent blog: Aspen Mattress: Denver Mattress’ Bed in Box.


ABOUT THE ARBOR DAY FOUNDATION
Founded in 1972, the Arbor Day Foundation has grown to become the largest nonprofit membership organization dedicated to planting trees, with more than one million members, supporters and valued partners. Since 1972, more than 300 million Arbor Day Foundation trees have been planted in neighborhoods, communities, cities and forests throughout the world. Our vision is to help others understand and use trees as a solution to many of the global issues we face today, including air quality, water quality, climate change, deforestation, poverty and hunger.

As one of the world’s largest operating conservation foundations, the Arbor Day Foundation, through its members, partners and programs, educates and engages stakeholders and communities across the globe to involve themselves in its mission of planting, nurturing and celebrating trees.


ABOUT DENVER MATTRESS
Denver Mattress manufactures its mattresses in its Denver-based factory and distributes them to its own retail stores. By having a single factory, Denver Mattress is able to maintain high quality control standards and deliver a more consistent product at a lower cost than multiple factory producers. Denver Mattress, the easiest way to get the right mattress. ™

Patio Layout Guide

Warmer months are for relaxing out on the patio and enjoying the beautiful weather. Think ahead when creating a patio layout this summer. What will your space mainly be used for? Creating a layout not only helps you stay on a budget, but it also helps maximize your patio’s square footage. The main elements of creating an enjoyable outdoor space are seating, tables, and functional furniture. We’ve created four patio layouts for the most common spaces.

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Chef’s Space Patio

If you’re planning on having lots of outdoor meals with family or guests, designing a patio layout with food service in mind is the way to go. Make sure to choose a grill that leaves enough room for moving around, prepping, and of course, serving your guests. Additional prep space can be created by adding a kitchen cart such as The Sonoma Island. Top off your food prep oasis with the Trasimeno Umbrella near the grill so that rain drops don’t threaten your barbecue cravings and sunburns can be prevented. Next, is the dining table and seating. In a patio made for dining outdoors, a large dining table with plenty of room for dishes and drinks is a must. The Trasimeno Rectulanger Dining Set is a good option as it’s large enough for a family and is made to last the test of time. Allow your guests to hang out near the grill master by adding a fire pit and small seating area to the mix.

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Comfy Cozy Patio

Create a cozy haven in your outdoor space with the cozy patio layout above.  This style is based on comfort and tailored towards a smaller outdoor living space. Large plush seating like the Brookstone Chair will help you fall back and relax on those gorgeous summer nights. Pair the chairs with the Brookstone Ottoman to kick up your feet for ultimate leisure. If you’re looking for something to add a peaceful vibe, take a relaxing swing in the San Martino Basket Chair. Consider adding a fire pit that doubles as a coffee table to add flexibility and comfort. Fire pits are a great way to create a tranquil atmosphere.

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Entertainment Patio

Create an open space patio equipped with everything you need for summer entertaining. Choose a large sectional like the Santa Barbara 2 Piece Sectional for everyone to lounge together. A fire pit table allows the kids (or adults) to roast marshmallows all summer long on those cool summer nights. Add a few side tables for holding snacks and drinks on either side of your large outdoor sectional. Another clever addition to your entertainment patio is a bar cart like the Casa Viejo for easy maneuvering around a game of charades.

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Patio with a View

If you’re lucky enough to have a patio with a view, create your layout with scenic gazing in mind. Layer your design with the sofa in front of the dining area, so everyone has a seat of the beautiful sights. A set like the Brookstone is perfect as it’s available to pair with matching side tables and a coffee table. A round dining table with swivel chairs like the Geneva Swivel Club Chair  is also ideal so no one misses the sunset.

Download the Patio layouts printable.

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Shop all Outdoor Furniture here.

Decorating with Timeless Black and White

If color is too bold, or you’re looking for something to stand the test of time, decorating with black and white is guaranteed to do the trick. Although the options for decorating with black and white are practically endless, here are a couple rooms we’ve put together to get you inspired.

Black and White Living Room

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SHOP THE LOOK: Chandelier Sectional | Friends Framed Print | Hydrangea Framed Print | Magnolia Home Spool Leg End Table | Sutter Mercury Table LampLillian Lift-Top Coffee Table | Lachlan Accent Chair | Magnolia Home Lotus Mink Rug | Bastien Candleholder


If you’re considering this trend, don’t be afraid to play around with it. Choosing to decorate with two ends of the spectrum creates an inviting and eye-catching space that will last through the years. Balance is the key to blending black and white.

If you want a look that makes a statement, patterns pack power. Choose a patterned rug like the Magnolia Home Lotus Mink Rug and pull together accent pieces to complement it. Add furniture staples like the Lachlan Accent Chair and Magnolia Home Spool Leg End Table to enhance the timeless appeal of the black-and-white living room.

Black and White Bedroom

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SHOP THE LOOK: Olathe Panel BedLillian End Table | Segovia Vase | Bryant Park Table LampAntiquity Grey Rug | Nickel Arc Floor Lamp | Cloisonne Accent Chair | Pompano Mirror | Canal Houses Print | Tibetan White Throw Pillow


Creating a tranquil retreat for your bedroom is the key to relaxation. While decorating with black and white might seem simple, this color palette allows you to play with textures and patterns to create a dramatic design while achieving an everlasting look.  The simplicity of the Olathe Panel Bed balances well with the patterns of the Cloisonne Accent Chair and Canal Houses Print allowing these pieces to pop.

Add metallic accents into the mix like the Nickel Arc Floor Lamp, or even bits of color, to create a lively look to represent your personality! Enhance your serene bedroom space with fresh flowers or eucalyptus stems in the Segovia Vase and feel refreshed and ready for the day.

These dynamic shades bolster the look you’re trying to achieve whether your space is modern, contemporary, formal, or dramatic. While pulling together a black and white palette takes thought and strategy to create a successful style, customizing your own chic space with these shades will last for many years to come.

We want to see your looks, tag us on Instagram using #FurnitureRow.

Guest Post: Sherry Pollex’s Favorite Wellness Smoothie

Wellness plays a huge part of Ovarian Cancer survivor Sherry Pollex’s life. Along with practices like meditation, yoga, and exercise, Sherry also places a large emphasis on diet and nutrition. Today we’re sharing one of Sherry’s favorite smoothie recipes. Smoothies are a great way to easily pack in vitamins, calories, and healthy fats into an on-the-go recipe. You can find more wellness tips and inspiration on Sherry’s website, SherryStrong.Org. Along with her site, Sherry is a founder of the MTJ Foundation, where she focuses on “supporting underfunded cancer initiatives specific to ovarian and childhood cancers, and assisting the individuals and families affected by them.”

From Sherry Pollex:

“I make a green smoothie with fruit in the morning for it’s amazing nutritional punch! The berries and kale/spinach provide lot of beneficial antioxidants, fiber and Vitamin A and K for everyone, not just cancer survivors! I always use unsweetened coconut or almond milk since my diet is dairy free. I often add hemp seeds, chia seeds and pea protein for their incredible health benefits!”

“Nutrition is the single most important aspect of our lives when it comes to taking care of our bodies. Would you feed your car old, expired oil to keep it running in top condition?! Most would say No! Then why would you feed your body processed junk food that has a shelf life of 75 days! Eating fresh fruits and vegetables and organic, grass fed animal proteins is the basis of my diet. It’s what keeps me feeling well everyday and helps fight my cancer. I chose to eat diary-free, refined sugar free and gluten free because that is what makes me feel best. Everyone’s body is different. Find what’s right for your body and stick to it! You will thank me later, I promise!”

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Try this delicious and nutritious smoothie created by Sherry Pollex the next time you’re on the run or craving something cool this summer.

Toss in:

  • 1 cup spinach
  • Handful of kale
  • 1 avocado or banana
  • 1 cucumber
  • 1/2 cup frozen cranberries
  • 1/4 cup blackberries
  • Ginger root (size of thumb)
  • 1/2 cup almond milk (unsweetened)
  • 1/4 cup coconut water

Magnolia Brushstrokes Rug “What’s Your Store?” Giveaway Contest

Add a piece of Magnolia Home to your home!

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MAGNOLIA BRUSHSTROKES RUG GIVEAWAY: Do you live near a Furniture Row? Comment on our Instagram contest[link] post with the location you live near, for a chance to win the Magnolia Brushstrokes Rug. Follow @FurnitureRow on Instagram, “Like” the post and comment with your location for a chance to win! Winner will be announced May 31st at 12pm MT.

Here’s how:

  1. Follow @furniturerow on Instagram
  2. Like this photo on Instagram
  3. Comment what location store you live near; ‘near’ can be any distance, but winner must be able to pick up prize in-store.

You’ll be eligible to win:

Enter as many times as you like from 5/22/18 through 5/31/2018, each unique comment counts as one entry.

OFFICIAL RULES:

No purchase or payment of any kind is necessary to enter or win this giveaway.  A purchase does not improve the chances of winning.

ENTRY:
Follow @FurnitureRow on Instagram, and comment with the location of your nearest store.

Entrant’s Instagram account must be public. The Furniture Row Brushstrokes Rug (“Giveaway”) will run from 05/22/18 through 05/31/18.

Persons may enter the Giveaway as many times as they desire; provided, however, each comment must include separate users.

All postings become the property of Furniture Row, LLC (“Sponsor”) and none will be returned. Sponsor is not responsible for lost, late, illegible, incomplete, damaged or misdirected postings, hardware, software, telephone, electronic, network or computer malfunctions, failures, errors or data inaccuracies.

ELIGIBILITY:
The Giveaway is open to persons who are 18 years old or older at the time of entry with a U.S. mailing address. Void where prohibited. Sponsor’s employees, its agencies, affiliates, subsidiaries, and members of Sponsor’s families and households are not eligible.

DRAWING:
The winner will be selected in a random drawing to be conducted on or about 05/31/18 by Sponsor. Sponsor’s decisions are final on all matters relating to the Giveaway.

PRIZE:
There will be one winner: The sole winner will receive one Magnolia Brushstrokes Rug (approximate value $799 before taxes; 7’x9′ x 9’9′ size rug). The winner will be responsible for picking up prize on their own from any Furniture Row location, and separately paying all applicable sales taxes.

GENERAL TERMS AND CONDITIONS:
Sponsor will announce the name of the winner on Sponsor’s Instagram feed on or about 05/31/18. By entering the Giveaway, all entrants agree to abide by and be bound by these rules and Sponsor’s decisions. The prize is non-transferable. No cash redemptions or substitutions permitted, except by Sponsor, who may substitute a prize of equal or greater value if the featured prize become unavailable. By accepting the prize, the winner agrees that neither Sponsor, its affiliates, agents, employees, officers, directors, legal representatives and attorneys will have any liability whatsoever for any injuries, losses, harm, damage, cost, or expense including, without limitations, all reasonable attorneys’ fees and court costs, arising from or in connection with the acceptance, possession, use or enjoyment of the prize including, without limitation, any personal injury or property damage. Commenting on the announcement photograph on Instagram shall constitute and signify the entrants’ agreement and consent that Sponsor may use the entrants’, names, likenesses and biographical information worldwide without limitation, including Sponsor’s social media platforms, for any advertising or promotional purposes without further compensation, except where prohibited.

Step Inside the 2018 St. Jude Dream Home in Colorado Springs

Modern glam and coastal accents come together in the 2018 Colorado Springs St. Jude Dream Home. Furniture Row and Denver Mattress are proud to sponsor the home and provide furnishings for the entire Dream Home in the Banning Lewis Ranch Sub-Division. The spacious abode, provided by Covington Homes, is the Bellagio model, valued at $465,000. The model features a main level master bedroom, open kitchen concept, and spacious basement for entertaining and living. This beautiful ranch is located on a prime lot in the sub-division with spectacular views of open space and mountain ranges.

Head interior designer, Barb Chandler, let the home’s interior decor theme come naturally to her. Visualizing coastal hues of blue and focusing on a modern glam theme— the home exudes fresh air and new beginnings. Take a look below to see the entire decorated home, and don’t forget to get your $100 raffle ticket for a chance to win this stunning home and many other prizes!

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SHOP THE LOOK: Selbyville Swivel Barstool | Montego Dining Table | Avondale Side Chair | Eden Settee | Sedona Gate Ocean Blue Rug | Wellington Console Table


The open concept kitchen, dining room and living room allow for easy entertaining and family living. This space is modern, and contemporary combining white countertops and dark cabinets.  Take a seat at the Montego Dining Table and feel enveloped in family time. The combination of the Eden Settee and Montego Dining Chairs cater a playful yet sophisticated vibe to the dining area.

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SHOP THE LOOK: Strathmore Sofa | Strathmore Chaise | Rosaline Coffee Table | Rosaline End Table | Tivoli Lamp | Sparkle Shag Rug | Interwoven 1 & 2 Art | Microvelvet Pillow


Featuring several large windows, the living room radiates a bright, airy atmosphere. Furnished with the Strathmore Sofa and Chaise, this room is the ideal space for family and friends to gather. Pairing the soft edges of the sofa with the elegant Rosaline Coffee Table, featuring a genuine marble top and ogee pattern base, will create conversation time and time again. Sink down in this serene living room and cherish it for years to come.

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SHOP THE LOOK: Bravo Storage Bed | Bravo Nightstand | Glenda Table Lamp | Villa Umbra Framed Art | Chelsa Queen Bedding


As you enter the home, to your immediate right is a perfectly quaint guest bedroom.  Step inside this room for a little home away from home. The clean lines of the Bravo Storage bed and refreshing hues of blues and whites create the quintessential space to make your guests feel welcome and comfortable.

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SHOP THE LOOK: Monaco Queen Bed | Monaco Dresser | Monaco NightstandFabulishish Accent Chair | Petal Mania Black and Blue 1 & 2 Art | Silver Leaf Drum Table | Sparkle Shag Teal Rug | Graphic Teal Queen Bedding


The St. Jude Dream Home master bedroom is a bedroom fit for royalty. The Monaco bedroom set complete with the queen bed, dresser and nightstand elevate this room from a simple place to sleep to a glamorous space you won’t want to leave. The central mirror inserts and overlay molding details of the Monaco bedroom set truly emit refined elegance. When you don’t feel like lounging in bed, take a seat in the Fabulishish accent chair and enjoy your favorite book and a cup of coffee for those quiet mornings.

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SHOP THE LOOK: Tahoe Sofa | Tahoe Loveseat | Tahoe Chair | Honeycomb Lamp | Levels Coffee Table | Levels End Table | Silver Ikat Pillow Set | Sparkle Shag Rug


The large and open basement functions as the family room, craft room and conversational space to create memories for years to come. The baby blue tones mixed with creams boast a sophisticated style with comfortable, soft touches. The added pops of metallics in the Honeycomb Lamp and Silver Ikat Pillows pull together transitional trends to finish the look.

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SHOP THE LOOK: Huntington Full Bed | Cameo Nightstand | Glamour Accent Chair | Katherine Lamp | Peaceful Waters Art | Coletta Full Bedding


The basement is complete with two additional bedrooms and bathrooms. This bedroom is a magical haven fit for any princess. To continue the modern glam theme of the home, the soft ivory white of the Huntington full bed is accompanied by deep purples, metallics, and playful accents to create a space that will illuminate. Her dreams will become a reality with this sweet and enchanting bedroom space of her own.

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SHOP THE LOOK: Abbott Storage Queen Bed | Abbott Nightstand | Abbott Chest | Oxford Accent Chair | Paul Blue Queen Bedding | Airplane Blue Print | Aerodrome Blue Print 1 & 2


To complete the tour of the St. Jude Dream Home, the last bedroom in the basement is the perfect fit for your young one to relax and let their imagination take flight. The blue and white palette evokes comfort and style that is calm and collected. Outfitted with the Abbott bedroom set, the transitional style will make for an easy transformation as your teen’s design style changes year after year.

If you love what you’ve seen so far, be sure to stop in to one of the St. Jude Dream Home open houses. When you tour the home, register for free to win a $10,000 Furniture Row shopping spree!

Days 

May 5 – June 10

Times

Saturdays 9a.m. – 5p.m.

Sundays noon – 5p.m.

Address

Banning Lewis Ranch subdivision
8699 Tranquil Knoll Lane
Colorado Springs, CO 80927

Learn more about the Colorado Springs St. Jude Dream Home to help fight childhood cancer.

Decorating with Natural Accents

It’s no secret that bringing natural accents into your home adds a touch of freshness. If you love pops of nature as much as we do, here are some delightful ideas for decorating with natural accents.

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SHOP THE LOOK: Teak Bowl | Copia Coffee Table | Driftwood Table Lamp | Succulent, Echeveria and Mini Dracaena in Wood Log | Bali Stool | Flatiron Fern | Paci Console Table | Carson Table Lamp | Shaker Long Bench | Tobian Pitcher | Magnolia Home Wooden Crate


When bringing nature in to your home, contemplate your design style and areas of the home that might be missing that special something. These are the opportune places to add natural accents. Natural accents don’t have to be kept to plants and wood; consider clay, stone work, seashells, and even produce to add pops of color.

If you’re looking to add a conversation piece look no further than the Copia Coffee Table or the Shaker Long Bench. The Shaker Long Bench’s versatility and uniqueness will never fail to capture the attention of your guests. It is composed of reclaimed timbers, and no two are alike. Bring home this noteworthy piece and place it at the edge of your bed or as entryway seating.

If your style is a bit more simplistic, try adding the smaller pieces to breathe life into a room. The Driftwood Table Lamp or Bali Stool are perfect accents that won’t take up too much space. Tuck them next to your favorite reading chair or corner nook and prepare to feel recharged with nature.

If purchasing natural accent furniture is a bit intimidating, adding plants in to the mix will certainly bring the outdoors in. Adding fresh lavender or your favorite bouquet of flowers to the Tobian Pitcher is a simple way to bring nature inside. If you lack in the green thumb department, try a faux plant such as the Flatiron Fern to amplify your space with zero maintenance.

Whichever natural accent you land on, make it yours and have fun!

Dining Room Layout Guide

When arranging your dining space, you should not only think about what is visually pleasing but also the most functional use of the space. Whether your home layout is traditional, open, large or small this guide will help you create a dining space from which you and your family can get the utmost enjoyment.

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Open Concept

In the case of newer, modern homes, an open concept kitchen is not all that unusual. Open concepts are designed to provide a practical space for entertaining all the while supplying a cohesive flow between the kitchen, dining and living room. In an open concept home, your dining room layout should flow between the kitchen and the living room serving as an integrated space to gather.  In this dining room layout we have combined a round table joined with six dining chairs just at the edge of the kitchen. The simplicity of a round table between the kitchen and living room allow a practical connection of rooms without sacrificing functionality and space. In addition to your dining table, try adding barstools to your kitchen island to continue the flow of social space. This dining room layout is perfect for work, rest, and play.

Formal

If you desire a sit down meal with the family without interruptions, a formal dining room layout is the arrangement for you. There is just something about the romance of a room devoted to eating and entertaining that we are quite fond of. While in the process of choosing the right furniture for this dining room layout we suggest choosing a table large enough to fit your family and friends. To boost the formal atmosphere, choose a sophisticated table with intricate detailing such as the Laurel Canyon or the Sedona.

Breakfast Nook

If you don’t have the space for a formal dining room, or want something whimsical to sip your morning coffee, a breakfast nook is the perfect dining room layout. Don’t let this fool you, it’s not hard to achieve! Transform your kitchen from drab to fab by simply adding a couple benches to a corner, paired with a small dining table and two or three chairs. Voila you’ve created a cozy corner that will make mornings much easier.

Eat-In Kitchen

Don’t let dinner time be exhausting, allow it to be quality time spent with the family. This dining room layout is the ideal model if you desire to keep prep, dining and cleanup in one convenient area. If you have a large enough kitchen, place your dining table in the center of the room. This allows the table to double as an island during meal preparations. The eat-in kitchen dining room layout creates a central place for family to gather, thus allowing you to catch up in today’s busy lifestyle. This layout might take some creative shifting of your kitchen space, but you won’t regret the benefits it has to offer. Check out our Quintessential Kitchen Storage blog for ideas and inspiration for rearranging and organizing your kitchen space.

With these great dining room layouts, you can update your dining room with confidence. These layouts are a starting point, but we know that not all homes are made the same. Don’t hesitate to make adjustments and customize your dining space to fit your lifestyle. Happy arranging!

Download Dining Room Layouts.

Shop all dining room furniture here.

Be sure to check out our Living Room Layouts for more inspiration!

Boho Design Comes Home to Furniture Row with Eden Cohen

Bohemian or “boho” design is becoming increasingly popular and is found more and more in home interiors. Fundamental to this eclectic design style is the combining of many different design elements. When it comes to boho design, the rules are – there are no rules! This anything goes approach lets you freely put your own personal touches into your décor.

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SHOP THE LOOK: Henley Swivel Chair | Treviso Coffee Table | Treviso End Table | Treviso Sofa Table | Carson Concrete Table Lamp | Moraine Lake Framed Print | Micro Velvet Pillow | Enid Vase | Agave Plant in Ceramic Planter | Succulent, Echeveria, and Mini Dracaena in Wood Log


Boho design draws upon elements that are found naturally for much of its inspiration. Woods, metals, straw, fire, fur (nowadays most often imitation) and foliage all play a big part in contributing to bohemian interiors.

Colors discovered throughout the natural world also play a role when it comes to boho design. These colors can range from earthy browns, grays and greens, to bright yellows, oranges and reds along with deep blues and purples.

A key element to the featured room design is the color green. It can be found in throw pillows, accessories, and plants. The brilliant green glass chandelier is the focal point adding an unexpected touch of glamor to the rustic furnishings.

The Stratus Sofa is a great fit to incorporate the easygoing boho style into your living room. This plush sofa invites you to sit back and relax. Further adding to the boho appearance of the room is the chocolate Mongolian faux fur throw and pillow. Grounding the room is the Magnolia Home Lotus area rug. Its carefree pattern speaks to the whimsy that is bohemian design.

No matter how you choose to integrate boho in to your home the important thing to remember is to make it an expression of yourself and make it your own!

GET MORE BOHO TIPS: Boho Bedroom Design with Eden Cohen


THIS FRONT DOOR GUEST BLOG WAS WRITTEN BY EDEN COHEN


Eden Cohen is a Denver based interior designer and set stylist. Following a career in corporate communications, public relations and event planning, Eden decided to turn her attention to her true passion of interior design. She returned to school to obtain a degree in Interior Design. Today she can be found working on projects for interior design clients as well as styling the sets for print advertising, television commercials and motion pictures. Outside of design, Eden enjoys: spending time with her family and friends, exploring cultural events, art, music and food scenes, spending time in the outdoors as well as traveling for experiences and inspiration.

Home Decor Floral Roundup

There’s no doubt florals are on trend in 2018, both on the runway and in home decor. Bringing the floral trend in your home may seem like a daunting task if you don’t know where to start. We’ve rounded up our favorite Furniture Row floral designs to kick off the spring season. With florals, there are no rules. Play around with pops of pattern to liven up a space and don’t worry about matching every pattern to one another. We like to think of floral home decor as beautiful bouquets. Each one individually stunning and no two alike. Make a statement with a big and bright floral rug like the Kalona Rug, or McQueen Glider Settee. Another easy, and subtle way to bring the 2018 floral trend into your home is to choose small accents like the Tuka Vase, or the Trang Water Hyacinth Bowl. Whether you’re looking to make a big seasonal statement in your home, or just incorporate small pops of color, Furniture Row is your design headquarters for all things floral and more.

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Shop Furniture Row Florals: Bat Trang Water Hyacinth Bowl, Shelby II Accent Chair, Magnolia Home Lotus Mink Rug, Arlington Swivel Glider, Langdon Vase, Botanica Accent Chair, Kolona Rug, Cloisonne Accent Chair, Nauveau Boheme Island Framed Print, Stoned Flower Print, McQueen Glider Settee, Sofia Table Lamp, Foster Accent Chair, Dogwood Branch Framed Print, Cornet Accent Chair, Beachside Daisies Framed Print, Christopher Accent Chair, Small Tuka Vase.

Aspen® Mattress: Denver Mattress’ Bed in a Box

We all know that choosing the right mattress can be a daunting task. We don’t want it to be, so we’ve created the Aspen® Mattress to make things easy on you. This luxurious bed in a box is easy to order, easy to unpack and easy to love, what more could you ask for?

Denver Mattress crafted this new bed in a box with two things in mind: convenience and quality. Enjoy the hassle free setup of the Aspen® Mattress with the quality you expect from a Denver Mattress. While others offer one simple solution for a bed in a box, we offer three different choices because we don’t all simply sleep the same. Decide between the Aspen® 1.0, 2.0, or 3.0 and start getting a better night’s sleep.

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If you’re a person who likes the traditional support feel, the Aspen® 1.0 is the bed in a box for you. Wake up feeling rejuvenated thanks to the copper-gel infused, open cell memory foam. This comfort layer is specially designed to sleep cool by dissipating heat while you sleep. While this is the only Aspen® bed in a box option with coils, the individually wrapped coils offer the support you need while alleviating pressure points and delivering motion separation for a great night’s sleep.

The Aspen® 2.0 is designed for the sleeper who desires the softness of a memory foam and the support necessary for healthy sleep. This bed in a box is built with a single layer of innovative air foam to create breathable yet supportive pressure relief while cooling technology helps you fall asleep faster.

If you’re the person who gets the best rest on a plush mattress, look no further than the Aspen® 3.0. The Aspen® 3.0 is our softest bed in a box option with two layers of breathable memory foam to create luxurious pressure relief. Similar to the other two options, this mattress also features cooling technology to help you fall asleep faster.

The core of each Aspen® bed in a box is built to provide years of support and durability, made from all new upcycled foams and committed to zero-waste. All materials that go into Aspen® mattresses are eco-friendly and designed with your comfort in mind. Still not convinced? For the eco-conscious, every Aspen® mattress sold, Denver Mattress plants a tree. Now do we have you hooked? It’s easy to fall in love with the convenience of a bed in a box and sleep at night with the confidence knowing you’re helping us create a brighter tomorrow.

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If you’re still unsure about which mattress is best for you, consider visiting your local Denver Mattress store for a custom fitting.

 

Trend Alert: Sunrise Rejuvenation Decor

Spring is around the corner and it’s time to let the sunshine in! Decor featuring shades of orange such as grapefruit and peach make the room pop with new life. Tones of olive help anchor the vibrant orange decor creating balance and harmony. If you’re looking for a way to welcome spring into your home decor, the Viceroy Accent Chair is perfectly on trend.  Olive toned staples like the Feather Micro-Fiber Pillow in Green, and a stylish Fiddle Fig Tree tie the sunrise rejuvenation room together. The fiery hues of orange and earthy olive combine well with metallic accents like the Lighthouse Glass Table Lamp for a bold and luxurious ambiance.

Brighten the living room with sunrise rejuvenation tones.

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Get the look: Fiddle Fig Tree, Draper Floor LampMagnolia Sofa, Copper Reflection Framed Print, Feather Micro-Fiber Pillow in Green, Newport Chests, Orange Star Fire Allium in Glass, Marbella RugGia Round Coffee Table, Pebbled Platter, Viceroy Accent Chair

Wake up revitalized with a sunrise rejuvenation themed bedroom.

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Get the look: Viceroy Accent Chair, Newport ChestsAlexis Candle HoldersLighthouse Glass Table LampNantucket Panel BedPerrett Mirror, Mama Lama, Orange Star Fire Allium in Glass, Marbella Rug, Feather Micro-Fiber Pillows in Green.

Denver Mattress Pillow Giveaway

Comfort Tech Serene Trad Jumbo

Side sleeper, back sleeper, stomach sleeper, or all three?

A GIVEAWAY FIT FOR ALL: Back sleeper, side sleeper, stomach sleeper? The Comfort Tech Pillow is a three-in-one pillow for any sleeping position. Follow @denvermattress on Instagram, “Like” and tag friends for a chance to win two Comfort Tech Traditional Pillows. Winner will be announced March 20th at 12pm MT.

Here’s how:

  1. Follow @denvermattress on Instagram
  2. Like this photo on Instagram
  3. Tag your friends; more tags = more entries

You’ll be eligible to win:

Enter as many times as you like from 3/6/18 through 3/29/2018, each unique tag counts as one entry.

OFFICIAL RULES:

No purchase or payment of any kind is necessary to enter or win this giveaway.  A purchase does not improve the chances of winning.

ENTRY:
Follow @DenverMattress on Instagram, like this photo, and tag friends on Instagram.

Entrant’s Instagram account must be public. The Denver Mattress Pillow Contest (“Giveaway”) will run from March 6, 2018 through March 20, 2018.

Persons may enter the Giveaway as many times as they desire; provided, however, each comment must include separate users.

All postings become the property of Denver Mattress, LLC (“Sponsor”) and none will be returned. Sponsor is not responsible for lost, late, illegible, incomplete, damaged or misdirected postings, hardware, software, telephone, electronic, network or computer malfunctions, failures, errors or data inaccuracies.

ELIGIBILITY:
The Giveaway is open to persons who are 18 years old or older at the time of entry with a U.S. mailing address. Void where prohibited. Sponsor’s employees, its agencies, affiliates, subsidiaries, and members of Sponsor’s families and households are not eligible.

DRAWING:
The winner will be selected in a random drawing to be conducted on or about March 19, 2017 by Sponsor. Sponsor’s decisions are final on all matters relating to the Giveaway.

PRIZE:
There will be one winner: The sole winner will receive two Comfort Tech Traditional Pillows. The winner will be responsible for separately paying all applicable sales taxes.

GENERAL TERMS AND CONDITIONS:
Sponsor will announce the name of the winner on Sponsor’s Instagram feed on or about March 19, 2018. By entering the Giveaway, all entrants agree to abide by and be bound by these rules and Sponsor’s decisions. The prize is non-transferable. No cash redemptions or substitutions permitted, except by Sponsor, who may substitute a prize of equal or greater value if the featured prize become unavailable. By accepting the prize, the winner agrees that neither Sponsor, its affiliates, agents, employees, officers, directors, legal representatives and attorneys will have any liability whatsoever for any injuries, losses, harm, damage, cost, or expense including, without limitations, all reasonable attorneys’ fees and court costs, arising from or in connection with the acceptance, possession, use or enjoyment of the prize including, without limitation, any personal injury or property damage. Commenting on the announcement photograph on Instagram shall constitute and signify the entrants’ agreement and consent that Sponsor may use the entrants’, names, likenesses and biographical information worldwide without limitation, including Sponsor’s social media platforms, for any advertising or promotional purposes without further compensation, except where prohibited.

Blooming Botanical Downloads For Your Home

Spring is just around the corner and we’re excited to get your home in tiptop shape for the new season. To welcome Spring, we’ve created these vintage inspired botanical downloads to add some new life into your home. If you’re looking for a quick and inexpensive way to decorate those empty wall spaces, or the shelves that might be bare, these botanical prints are a charming accent for any space. Hang all three or just hang one but we promise these fun and fresh botanical designs will enhance those bleak areas. If you’re feeling intimidated about hanging these new prints in your home, we have just the resource to build your confidence: How To Level and Hang Art. Be bold and bring in some color and light to your home with these gorgeous botanical downloads.

A Grape Hyacinth free download.

Grape Hyacinth – a Spring garden’s delight with Farmhouse appeal. Download “Muscari armeniacum.”

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Grape Leaf Anemone – a robust bloom to boost the energy in your home. Download “Tomentosa Robustissima.”

Fernleaf yarrow free printable download.

Fernleaf Yarrow – an enchanting golden bloom to promote happiness. Download “Achillea Filipendulina.”

Modern Farmhouse Staples We Love

Love is officially in the air with Valentine’s Day right around the corner. Cupid stuck us with his arrow, and we’ve fallen head over heels for these modern farmhouse staples from Furniture Row. We’ve rounded up the essentials we’ve been swooning over since they hit the floor at Furniture Row. Modern farmhouse staples are major pieces of furniture that tie the room together. These timeless furnishings are a great place to start if you’ve been wanting to breathe fresh air into your home with the modern farmhouse look. Warm neutrals and whites like the Reverie Accent Chair come to life with pops of bold blue and brown accents like the Sussex Panel Bedroom Group. Whether you are looking to bring the modern farmhouse look into one space or all aspects of your home, these everlasting staples will set the tone for a truly lovely home.

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Interlude 5 Pc. Dining Set

Imperial 3 Pc. Sectional

Taylor Accent Chair

Ventura Sofa

Sussex Panel Bedroom Set

Mystic Sofa Chaise

Lake House Parsons Side Chair

Bridgeport Dining Set

Modern Farmhouse Accent Chair

Chloe Panel Bed

Chandelier 2 Pc. Sectional

Reverie Accent Chair

Magnolia Home Swedish Oval Dining Set

La Jolla Upholstered Bed

Sedona 5 Pc. Dining Set

Nantucket Panel Bed

 

Interview with Adele Arakawa, The Showroom @Furniture Row’s Brand Ambassador

The Showroom @Furniture Row is gaining momentum in Denver, Colorado, and the store is already recognized as the largest location for designer home goods in the area. The entire team is extremely excited as the concept continues to grow. Courtni Vecchiarelli, the editor of the Front Door, decided to sit down with Adele Arakawa, the Showroom @Furniture Row’s brand ambassador, and pick her brain about why she decided to pursue the position, her own inspirations, and what she sees for the company in the future. Check out the video below to see the exclusive interview with Adele Arakawa.

“I have to be brutally honest in talking about the relationship with Furniture Row, period. Furniture Row, to me, started out as the race team, and that is what introduced me to Furniture Row itself, to the Visser family, and to the values they represent. It was so much fun covering the race team from a new standpoint, from a sports standpoint, from a television standpoint, so I got to know a lot about the company itself, and the kind of standards they set, and the kind of employees that they have, and I was very impressed. It seemed like there was a genuine feeling of wanting to work for this company, of feeling good about this company, and it showed. People like working for Furniture Row. And the race team set a standard of don’t take no for an answer. Being the only major race team west of the Mississippi, was a challenge. But the team didn’t look at it that way; They looked at it as an opportunity, and they turned something that could have been potentially detrimental into an asset. And I think the same thing can be said about The Showroom. There’s a standard that it’s setting for quality, and in this case, for sophistication, and for bringing something to this area that’s never been seen before. I am very excited about being the brand ambassador for The Showroom, and for everything that it represents and entails, I’m looking forward to it.”

Meet Ultra Violet: Pantone’s 2018 Color of the Year

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The forecast for 2018 is Ultra Violet. Pantone released its color of the year, “a dramatically provocative and thoughtful purple shade.” The purple color can be connected to the cosmos, spirituality, and creative inspiration. Along with its mystical qualities, Ultra Violet has been embraced by pop culture over the years with icons like Prince and David Bowie. Purple is also the color of royalty and regality. The color seems to embrace the deep purple qualities of mysticism as well as the lighter shades of inspiration.

While you may not want Ultra Violet in your entire home, there is a ton of home decor inspiration that comes with such a radiant shade of purple. Think pops of creative purple in your home, mixed with complementary pinks and oranges. Another great way to draw inspiration is to follow the curated palettes below.

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Cotton candy sunsets embrace the Ultra Violet color at twilight. Create a harmonic Ultra Violet palette with frosted almond, canyon rose, ruby wine, and peach beige. A sense of peace can be achieved when you mix the airy purple with softer rose tones.

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A buzzing metropolis brings out the dramatic shades of Ultra Violet. Match the bold purple with bougainvillea, hot pink, poinciana, emberglow, and muskmelon for an electric feel.

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Color saturation plays an important role with color theory. Deep earth tones like bronze mist and dried moss, are complemented by exciting Ultra Violet, chili pepper, fuschia pink, and peacock pink.

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Gorgeous bouquets do it best when it comes to soft pastels and romantic purples. Ultra Violet turns dreamy with dark astral aura and soft gardenia. Pops of cherry blossom, orchid hush, and yellow iris complement this dreamy floral palette.

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Nature has a way of showcasing dynamic duos like earthy olive tones and hazy purples. This misty palette features ether, weeping willow, trade winds, misty lilac, dusty lavender, and Ultra Violet.

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When it comes to Pantone’s Ultra Violet, the milky way offers seemingly endless possibilities. Mysterious Ultra Violet brings out bodacious, bamboo, citrus, and oriole in this popping palette.

 

Not in love with Ultra Violet? See past Pantone colors on the Front Door for more interior design inspiration.

Interior Designer Michael Amini and Actress Jane Seymour Visit The Showroom @Furniture Row

On November 30, 2017, world-renowned, high-end interior designer, Michael Amini made a guest appearance at The Showroom @Furniture Row to talk about his furniture collaboration with design partner and actress Jane Seymour. This public event was a night of beauty and luxury; the evening began with the opportunity to mingle with Amini and Seymour while guests enjoyed live music by In Tandem accompanied with refreshments and light appetizers followed by an exclusive book signing.

Amini and Seymour graciously signed their books, Michael Amini Grand Tour: A Journey in Furniture Fashions and Seymour’s The Road Ahead, after sharing their stories about entering the interior design world.

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For Amini, the fashion world was introduced early on when he modeled as a child for the fashion industry. As he completed his high school education, Amini traveled many different countries that provided him encouragement and inspiration to change his career path and start his own company.

“I started my education in something totally different. Can anybody here tell me what I might have studied in college?” Amini asked the audience.

He quickly shared that he began his studies in electrical engineering—which was surprising to the audience. Amini joked that it didn’t take very long to realize that working at a desk wasn’t for him.

His business humbly began with $7,000. He bought a truck and damaged furniture to fix and resell and many years later it has grown into a one-of-a-kind inspiration within the design community.

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Amini and Seymour’s collaborative collection was designed to “sell a lifestyle and bring happiness to [the] home,” which entails very hard work. Amini himself sometimes works 20 hours a day. But both Amini and Seymour emphasized that their passion and willingness to create derives from seeing others’ sharing their own happiness with his designs in their homes.

We are incredibly grateful for the passion and the exquisite style that Amini and Seymour brought to The Showroom @Furniture Row. It was a night filled with glitz and glamour and memories for years to come.

Furniture Row Pets Facebook Contest

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Love your pet?

Post a photo of them on or around our furniture (or mattresses) and you could win a $500 Furniture Row gift certificate in our Furniture Row Facebook contest!

Here’s how:

  1. Follow Furniture Row on Facebook
  2. Post a photo on Facebook of your pet on or around Furniture Row furniture
  3. Use #FurnitureRowPets when you post

You’ll be eligible to win:

  • First place: $500 Furniture Row gift certificate
  • Second place: $250 Furniture Row gift certificate
  • Third place: $250 Furniture Row gift certificate

Enter as many times as you like from 11/29/17 through 12/20/2017, each unique photo counts as one entry.

OFFICIAL RULES:

No purchase or payment of any kind is necessary to enter or win this giveaway.  A purchase does not improve the chances of winning.

ENTRY:
Follow Furniture Row on Facebook and post a photo of your pet with Furniture Row furniture using the hashtag #FurnitureRowPets; unlimited entries. 

Entrant’s Facebook entry post must be public. The Furniture Row Pets Contest (“Giveaway”) will run from November 29, 2017 through December 20, 2017.

Persons may enter the Giveaway as many times as they desire; provided, however, each posting must include separate and distinct photographs.

No duplicate photographs will be accepted. Discovery of duplicate photographs will result in disqualification from the Giveaway.

All postings become the property of Furniture Row, LLC (“Sponsor”) and none will be returned. Sponsor is not responsible for lost, late, illegible, incomplete, damaged or misdirected postings, hardware, software, telephone, electronic, network or computer malfunctions, failures, errors or data inaccuracies.

ELIGIBILITY:
The Giveaway is open to persons who are 18 years old or older at the time of entry with a U.S. mailing address. Void where prohibited. Sponsor’s employees, its agencies, affiliates, subsidiaries, and members of Sponsor’s families and households are not eligible.

DRAWING:
The winner will be selected in a random drawing to be conducted on or about November 21, 2017 by Sponsor. Sponsor’s decisions are final on all matters relating to the Giveaway.

PRIZE:
There will be three winners: The First place winner will receive a $500.00 gift certificate to a Furniture Row store; the Second Place Winner will receive a $250.00 gift certificate to a Furniture Row store; and the Third Place Winner will receive a $250.00 gift certificate to a Furniture Row store. The gift certificates may be applied to merchandise, delivery and product protection offers. The gift certificates may not be applied to sales taxes. The winners will be responsible for separately paying all applicable sales taxes. In the event that a winner does not spend the full amount of the gift certificate at the time of redemption, the winner will receive a store credit for the remaining amount.

GENERAL TERMS AND CONDITIONS:
Sponsor will announce the name of the winner on Sponsor’s Facebook account on or about November 21, 2017. By entering the Giveaway, all entrants agree to abide by and be bound by these rules and Sponsor’s decisions. The prize is non-transferable. No cash redemptions or substitutions permitted, except by Sponsor, who may substitute a prize of equal or greater value if the featured prize become unavailable. By accepting the prize, the winner agrees that neither Sponsor, its affiliates, agents, employees, officers, directors, legal representatives and attorneys will have any liability whatsoever for any injuries, losses, harm, damage, cost, or expense including, without limitations, all reasonable attorneys’ fees and court costs, arising from or in connection with the acceptance, possession, use or enjoyment of the prize including, without limitation, any personal injury or property damage. Using the hashtags #FurnitureRowPets or #PetsOfFurnitureRow and posting photographs shall constitute and signify the entrants’ agreement and consent that Sponsor may use the entrants’ photographs, names, likenesses and biographical information worldwide without limitation, including Sponsor’s social media platforms, for any advertising or promotional purposes without further compensation, except where prohibited.

Black Friday 2017 Furniture Deals at Furniture Row’s Black Fourday Sale

Looking to save big on Black Friday furniture deals? After filling up on Thanksgiving turkey and watching the big game, head to Furniture Row to take advantage of the incredible savings in store and online. From November 23rd to November 27th, 2017, Furniture Row is offering spectacular deals during their Black Fourday Sale including incredible savings on some of the best-selling living room furniture, bedroom furniture, dining furniture, and mattresses.

In addition to amazing Black Friday furniture savings, Furniture Row is offering big savings on doorbuster items and money saving coupons, good from November 23rd to November 27th (Cyber Monday). Budget-friendly deals and quality furniture come together this year at Furniture Row during their Black Fourday sale. Don’t miss out this Black Friday 2017 at Furniture Row!

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Home for the holidays never looked so good! Get your holiday wish list ready by exploring the official deals for Black Friday 2017 furniture at Furniture Row! The actual prices will be released November 17th and will run through Cyber Monday, so be sure to check back!

Black Friday 2017 Furniture Under $1400

When looking for this year’s best Black Friday furniture deals, style and quality are important. At the Fourday sale happening at Furniture Row, get your home ready for the holidays without breaking the bank. Wow your guests with a new traditional dining set. Add comfort and style to your living room with a new sofa and entertainment center. Whatever your needs, Furniture Row has the best deals on furniture under $1400. Be sure to check back for official prices on November 16th.

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ABOVE: Canton Entertainment Wall, Explorer SofaCatalina Entertainment Wall, Coronado Sectional, Mission II Dining Table


Black Friday 2017 Furniture Under $900

If you’re looking for this year’s hottest furniture trends under $900, Furniture Row has it all at their Black Fourday sale. Get the quality sleep you deserve with a new mattress and ergonomic base from Denver Mattress. Updating your home with pieces under $900 has never been easier with these Black Friday 2017 deals.

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ABOVE: Wilshire Executive Desk, Lyon Bed, Imperial Sectional, Bliss Queen Mattress, Casa Viejo Dining Group


Black Friday 2017 Furniture Under $600

Cozy up with deals under $600 at Furniture Row during the Black Fourday Sale. Find the perfect bed or bedroom set for your unique space this Black Friday. Indulge in the recliner you’ve always wanted or combine it with a new sofa for entertaining guests this holiday season.

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ABOVE: Gray’s Peak Bed, Mod 4 Pc. Bedroom Group, Monterey Bed, Tildon Sofa, Larue Power Recliner 


Black Friday 2017 Furniture Under $300

If $300 is your Black Friday 2017 sweet spot, Furniture Row has you covered. Add a modern pop to your living room with a new sofa. Update your bedroom with a stylish new upholstered bed during the Black Fourday sale. Save big before the holidays with all of these amazing pieces under $300 at Furniture Row.

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ABOVE: La Jolla Upholstered Bed, Reno Sofa, Cordillera Office Chair, Pierce 5 Pc. Counter Height Group


Black Friday 2017 Furniture Under $100

Furniture savings don’t get better during Black Friday 2017 with amazing deals under $100. Mix and match chairs for a pop of color in your dining room. From unique accessories for the home to small sized furniture for the kids, Furniture Row has it all under $100.

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ABOVE: Carson Table Lamp, Moppet 5 Pc. Kid’s Table, Mix It Up Chairs, Vorsha Vases


Other Black Friday 2017 Furniture

Sinclair Sectional

Avalon Entertainment Wall

Castle Rock 5 Piece Dining Group

Colorado Bed

Cameo Twin Bed

Bridgeport Parsons Side Chair

Preston Sectional

Glenwood II Sectional

Wolf Creek Bookcase Storage Bed

Sedona Entertainment Wall

Mission II Dining Table

*Please note that the prices listed in this article are only redeemable from November 23, 2017  through November 27th, 2017 (Cyber Monday). Please check back on November 16th for official prices and money saving.

Step Inside the 2017 Commerce City St. Jude Dream Home

We all know and love the amazing work that St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital does for childhood cancer, especially when they raise money with the St. Jude Dream Home Giveaway. This year, they are giving away their biggest house yet! Located in a gated community called The Gallery in Reunion in Commerce City, Colorado, this 3400 square feet, four bedroom, two and a half bath mansion (part of the Overlook collection, named Boulderado) donated by Oakwood Homes is valued at $750,000, and it’s easy to see why once you step inside. The Front Door visited this beauty and spoke to Barb Chandler, the interior designer that decorated the home with furnishings and accents that were provided by Furniture Row. Below, see the photos of each spectacular room in the Commerce City St. Jude Dream Home!

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As you approach the home, the front porch brings southern charm mixed with contemporary design. Barb Chandler partnered the Brookstone Patio Set with the Riviera Links Rug in a trendy mustard color, and Morrocan Accent Pillows. The shrubbery, candles, and mini pumpkins create a warm and welcoming environment for this outdoor space.

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The entryway of every home is the first thing that guests see when they come to visit, and this foyer doesn’t disappoint. The Mahogany 4 Drawer Accent Table partners with woven baskets in washed gray, while a mirror opens up the space, and interesting home accents such as a metallic pumpkin, rectangular vase, and an Edison-style Bell Jar Lamp give this area visual interest.

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The first room on the right is the home office. This country-inspired space showcases cottage chic furniture including the Hancock Park Collection (desk, credenza with hutch, desk chair, and file cabinet with hutch), and a 1-Drawer Accent Table. We love the pop of cheerful color with the customized yellow Eliza Chairs, and the gray Antiquity Rug brings weathered elegance to the work area. Faceted Candleholders, farmhouse trays from Magnolia Home, and the Brody Lamp make this room the ideal spot to get work done.

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SHOP THE LOOK: Charles Accent Chairs, Aries Sofas, Taylor Accent Chairs, Avalon Occasional Tables, Cameron Brown Wash Lamp, Magnolia Home Pie Crust End Table, Magnolia Home Saddleback Bureau


One of the best parts of the Commerce City St. Jude Dream Home is the open layout. As you walk into the house, the great room feels cohesive, maintaining a consistent theme.

“The look and feel of this home is very modern farmhouse,” says Barb Chandler.

There is a lot of natural sunlight, and we love the liveable mood to the main floor. Furniture Row really made this home feel like home.

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SHOP THE LOOK: Interlude Dining Table, Upholstered Parson Chairs, Host Chairs, Marbella Rug, Various Plants


The dining space separates the great room and the kitchen, and the fashionable furnishings are casual yet sophisticated.

“This space is great because it has multiple functions,” Chandler says. “Most families don’t need a formal dining room, but this room can be dressed up or dressed down. I can imagine kids doing homework, parents having guests over for refreshments, or a holiday dinner party happening on this table.”

kitchenThe kitchen is large, bright, and contemporary with gray cabinets, white marble countertops, a large center island, and stainless steel appliances. Two large windows bring a lot of natural light into the space, making it the ideal place for family and friends to gather.

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The backyard backs up to a greenbelt, giving the home some privacy that is rarely seen in newly constructed homes. The Valencia Patio Set is perfect for this outdoor space, and we love that the area is covered.

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SHOP THE LOOK: Frisco Leather Stonewash Sofas, Aspen Accent Chair, Stockbridge Occasional Tables, Venice Shag Rug in Ivory, Darrin Wood Floor Lamp, Sedona China Cabinets, Julie White Wash Lamps, Seneca Throw Pillows, Velvet Throw Pillows


As you can see, Oakwood Homes utilized the entire space in the Commerce City St. Jude Dream Home. An upstairs loft space complete with wet bar (photographed above), and a reading nook (photographed below) give the whole family room to entertain, relax, and enjoy beautiful Denver.

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“This is one of my favorite chairs that we carry,” Chandler tells the Front Door. It tilts, swivels, and the fabric is such a versatile color and trendy pattern.”

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The master bedroom epitomizes whimsical romance. Carrying the washed wood tones from downstairs, the Wethersfield Bedroom Set sets a relaxing tone. Hints of aqua blue are seen throughout with the Napa Suzani Rug, wall art, pillows, vases, and other accents. Texture is a huge design element with tufted upholstery such as the Slipper Accent Chair, furry linens, the brushed metal of the Chatham Lamps, and the super-soft St. Germain Chaise Lounge.

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The guest bedroom brings a rustic flair to the home with masculine accents inspired by nature and hints of industrial style with the Watson Round Lamp and metal Bryant Park Bed. The color palette is clean with the Bonn Dresser Set in washed white, the Bindi Rug in pewter gray, and blues mixed with neutral linens and upholstered furnishings. Two Grant Cube Ottomans with nailhead trim create an instant window seat, perfect for when friends and family come to stay the night and need a place to set suitcases or to wind down before bed.

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This adorable little girl bedroom is one of our favorite rooms in the Commerce City St. Jude Dream Home. Pretty in pink, this space features a Sparkle Shag Rose Quartz Rug, the Madison Bedroom Collection, the Soren Glass Owl Lamp, and the Cecilia Table Lamp. Barb combined gold highlights, playful accents, and a large feminine hanging mural on one wall to make this space truly shine.

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The final bedroom is fit for any little boy looking for adventure. The trendy Stoney Creek Bedroom Set is versatile for any style of decor, and the Luke Dark Gray Antique Lamp lights up to shine on all of a child’s favorite accessories. The Antelope Canyon Framed Print beside the beds and the Mountain Ranger Wall Art near the desk are the final touches to this room. The cool part about this space, as well as the little girl’s room, is that they both open to the third outdoor space, an upstairs balcony.

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The final space in the home is the upstairs balcony, which is accessed from two of the bedrooms. The Castilla Patio Set provides space to relax and enjoy time with friends and family. The Commerce City St. Jude Dream Home is so impressive, that you really need to see it in person to get the full experience.

The open house tours began on October 21st, 2017 and will go through December 3rd on Saturdays from 9 am to 5 pm, and Sundays from noon – 5 pm. (Please note, the tours won’t be held Thanksgiving weekend.) The address is:

Reunion subdivision
16270 Fairway Drive
Commerce City, CO 80022

You can get your ticket by clicking here: 2017 Commerce City St. Jude Dream Home Giveaway. Even if you don’t win the house or any of the other amazing prizes, remember that you are helping to cure childhood cancer.

Hope to see you there!

Furniture Row Pets Instagram Contest

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Love your pet?

Post a photo of them on our furniture (or mattresses) and you could win a $500 Furniture Row gift certificate!

Here’s how:

  1. Follow @furniturerow on Instagram
  2. Post a photo on Instagram of your pet on Furniture Row furniture
  3. Use #FurnitureRowPets when you post

You’ll be eligible to win:

  • First place: $500 Furniture Row gift certificate
  • Second place: $250 Furniture Row gift certificate
  • Third place: $250 Furniture Row gift certificate

Enter as many times as you like from 10/23/17 through 11/20/2017, each unique photo counts as one entry.

OFFICIAL RULES:

No purchase or payment of any kind is necessary to enter or win this giveaway.  A purchase does not improve the chances of winning.

ENTRY:
Follow @FurnitureRow on Instagram and post a photo of your pet with Furniture Row furniture using the hashtag #FurnitureRowPets; unlimited entries. 

Entrant’s Instagram account must be public. The Furniture Row Pets Contest (“Giveaway”) will run from October 23, 2017 through November 20, 2017.

Persons may enter the Giveaway as many times as they desire; provided, however, each posting must include separate and distinct photographs.

No duplicate photographs will be accepted. Discovery of duplicate photographs will result in disqualification from the Giveaway.

All postings become the property of Furniture Row, LLC (“Sponsor”) and none will be returned. Sponsor is not responsible for lost, late, illegible, incomplete, damaged or misdirected postings, hardware, software, telephone, electronic, network or computer malfunctions, failures, errors or data inaccuracies.

ELIGIBILITY:
The Giveaway is open to persons who are 18 years old or older at the time of entry with a U.S. mailing address. Void where prohibited. Sponsor’s employees, its agencies, affiliates, subsidiaries, and members of Sponsor’s families and households are not eligible.

DRAWING:
The winner will be selected in a random drawing to be conducted on or about November 21, 2017 by Sponsor. Sponsor’s decisions are final on all matters relating to the Giveaway.

PRIZE:
There will be three winners: The First place winner will receive a $500.00 gift certificate to a Furniture Row store; the Second Place Winner will receive a $250.00 gift certificate to a Furniture Row store; and the Third Place Winner will receive a $250.00 gift certificate to a Furniture Row store. The gift certificates may be applied to merchandise, delivery and product protection offers. The gift certificates may not be applied to sales taxes. The winners will be responsible for separately paying all applicable sales taxes. In the event that a winner does not spend the full amount of the gift certificate at the time of redemption, the winner will receive a store credit for the remaining amount.

GENERAL TERMS AND CONDITIONS:
Sponsor will announce the name of the winner on Sponsor’s Instagram feed on or about November 21, 2017. By entering the Giveaway, all entrants agree to abide by and be bound by these rules and Sponsor’s decisions. The prize is non-transferable. No cash redemptions or substitutions permitted, except by Sponsor, who may substitute a prize of equal or greater value if the featured prize become unavailable. By accepting the prize, the winner agrees that neither Sponsor, its affiliates, agents, employees, officers, directors, legal representatives and attorneys will have any liability whatsoever for any injuries, losses, harm, damage, cost, or expense including, without limitations, all reasonable attorneys’ fees and court costs, arising from or in connection with the acceptance, possession, use or enjoyment of the prize including, without limitation, any personal injury or property damage. Using the hashtags #FurnitureRowPets or #PetsOfFurnitureRow and posting photographs shall constitute and signify the entrants’ agreement and consent that Sponsor may use the entrants’ photographs, names, likenesses and biographical information worldwide without limitation, including Sponsor’s social media platforms, for any advertising or promotional purposes without further compensation, except where prohibited.

Interior Designer Christopher Guy Visits The Showroom @Furniture Row

On October 10, 2017, high-end interior designer Christopher Guy made a guest appearance to talk about his inspiration for his new gallery installation at the brand new Showroom @Furniture Row in Denver, Colorado. Guy, who was on his way to High Point Market in High Point, North Carolina for an event on October 14-16, decided to make a special stop in the Mile High City, his newest gallery location after Las Vegas, New York, High Point, and Hollywood.

Only a select number of lucky guests were allowed to attend the exclusive event, where Guy himself talked about his “Mademoiselle” collection, a stunning line of luxurious products inspired by Coco Chanel.

“If she were here today, what would Coco Chanel’s home look like?” he asked the audience Tuesday evening.

Guy said that the “Mademoiselle” line is definitely inspired by the iconic, feminine French fashion designer, but that he also tries to incorporate some masculinity into his collection. According to his own definition of his work, Guy works to assert a clear objective across his products—“to make uniquely beautiful decorative furnishings that appeal to an international audience.

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And that’s not hard for Guy, world-traveler that he is.

Living between London, Singapore, New York, and Los Angeles has clearly become inspiring in many ways and has taught Guy to translate his cultural experiences to represent the latest trends from around the globe. Elegance—in Guy’s words—is “an effortless form that is beyond beauty,” and Guy believes that people and places are at the core of his work.

With a large influence from French modernist designers of the 1930s, Guy’s designs are inspired by history. Using his Ovale Dining Chair as an example, Guy emphasized his work by naming the corseted waistlines from Gone with the Wind as the vision for the crisscrossed legs.

“With a dining chair, you tend to look at it from behind, not from the front. So I thought well, ‘Let me design it from the front. And I wanted the tight waistline,” Guy said.

Guy’s work also features up-to-date styles. During the event, Amy Foster, the lead buyer and official spokesperson for The Showroom, asked him where design was going next.

“I think the whole world is moving towards contemporary,” Christopher Guy said.

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At his talk, Christopher Guy also signed his “Mademoiselle” catalogue for guests and personally autographed Le Bouquet Mosaic, a piece of art crafted using 17,000 pieces of glass for a customer. The local band Tin Brothers also performed a tasteful music selection while Three Tomatoes catered the event.

Overall, shoppers at The Showroom and fans got to witness a wonderful talk by one of the most renowned interior designers. You don’t get to see that every day!

Sneak Peek: 2017 St. Jude Dream Home Giveaway in Commerce City

What’s more exciting than entering to win a gorgeous house valued at an estimated $750,000 in Commerce City, Colorado? Entering the 2017 St. Jude Dream Home Giveaway while helping to cure childhood cancer! Once again, the St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital is raising funds with a raffle by giving away a brand new home in Denver as well as many other great prizes to the winners of their drawing. At just $100 a ticket, it’s a great way to donate to charity with the chance of receiving the prize of a lifetime.

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Last week, many of the cause’s sponsors met at the St. Jude Dream Home to offer their best wishes and celebrate all the hard work put into the event by signing the floor.

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Some of the local sponsors include: Oakwood Homes, Furniture Row, Colorado Homes & Lifestyles, the Denver Post, Landmark Lincoln, Fox 31 Denver, Epsilon Sigma Alpha, 98.5 KYGO, and Que Bueno 1280.

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Every ticket helps St. Jude kids and the mission of St. Jude: Finding Cures. Saving children.® Your support will help families to never receive bills from the hospital for travel, housing, treatment, or food because all a family should worry about is helping their child live.

signage-out-frontFurniture Row will be fully furnishing and decorating for the 2017 St. Jude Dream Home Giveaway, led by buyer and interior designer, Barb Chandler. The message she wanted to send to St. Jude kids, donors, and everyone involved in this huge charitable event is “dream big!”

“Sometimes we think that we are incapable of making a difference,” Chandler said. “But if you put your mind to something, especially with a big group that we had on this project, you really can help make dreams come true.”

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Love this message? Buy a Dream Big Striped Tote to support St. Jude here.

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Barb Chandler, buyer and interior designer of Furniture Row, wants the St. Jude kids to dream big!

Want to see the home for yourself? The open house tours will begin on October 21st, 2017 and will go through December 3rd on Saturdays from 9 am to 5 pm, and Sundays from noon – 5 pm. (Please note, the tours won’t be held Thanksgiving weekend.) The address is:

Reunion subdivision
16270 Fairway Drive
Commerce City, CO 80022

You can get your ticket by clicking here: 2017 St. Jude Dream Home Giveaway in Commerce City. If you can’t make it, you will be able to see the home in photos featured on the Front Door after it is decorated.

Hope to see you there!

Furniture Row Opens The Showroom with Ribbon-Cutting Ceremony and Celebration

On August 10, The Showroom @Furniture Row officially opened its doors to the general public, and excited attendees came to see the final project finished after years of construction. Festivities kicked off with a 10 a.m. ribbon-cutting ceremony, a welcoming speech by The Showroom’s new brand ambassador, Adele Arakawa, and other planned grand opening presentations. Both devoted Furniture Row shoppers and interested locals alike came to the momentous occasion and got to view the impressive space first hand.

Carbon Valley VFW Post 9741 and Auxiliary Honor Guard opens the ceremony with a salute.
The Carbon Valley VFW Post 9741 and Auxiliary Honor Guard opens the ceremony with a salute.
Adele Arakawa, The Showroom @Furniture Row's new brand ambassador, personally welcomes attendees.
Adele Arakawa, The Showroom @Furniture Row’s new brand ambassador, personally welcomes attendees.

Adele Arakawa, the new brand ambassador for The Showroom @Furniture Row, greeted guests at the ribbon-cutting ceremony and announced her excitement for the grand opening—an amazing feat that required the cooperation of the entire staff at Furniture Row with many other helping hands. In addition to Arakawa’s speech, guests also got to hear from design and trend specialist, Connie Post, as well as lead gallery buyer, Amy Foster.

The Colorado Children's Chorale sings the national anthem.
The Colorado Children’s Chorale sings the national anthem.

Other special guests included the Colorado Children’s Chorale, Carbon Valley VFW Post 9741 and Auxiliary Honor Guard, Stampede Drumline, Furniture Row Racing driver Erik Jones, and the Visser family. It was a momentous occasion to celebrate the opening of Denver’s newest designer furniture store, and the entire team was proud to introduce The Showroom @Furniture Row to the public.

The Showroom @Furniture Row is officially open.
The Showroom @Furniture Row is officially open.

The Showroom @Furniture Row is now open to the public. Check it out for yourself online, or visit in person at:

The Showroom @Furniture Row
5445 N. Bannock St.
Denver, CO 80216
(303) 296-9514

The Showroom Gala Event: Recap, Photos, and More

On August 9th, 2017, The Showroom @Furniture Row, Denver’s newest luxury home goods store, held an invitation-only Gala to celebrate the debut of the impressive space. Furniture-lovers from all over Colorado came dressed to impress as they viewed The Showroom’s designer galleries, enjoyed champagne as well as delicious food, listened to live music, and socialized with other design enthusiasts.

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Guests were greeted with a red carpet experience as their photos were snapped to commemorate The Showroom @Furniture Row’s grand opening.
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Guests gathered at The Showroom’s Gala event and enjoyed refreshments in the heart of the store, affectionately nicknamed the “Pink Palace.”
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The Showroom @Furniture Row gave each guest a gift bag to thank them for celebrating the grand opening of the new luxury store.

One of the highlights of the evening was getting to spend time with Martin Truex Jr. and Erik Jones, the NASCAR drivers of cars #78 and #77 for Furniture Row Racing. Gathering in The Showroom’s man cave inspired gallery called “The Retreat,” guests got to see actual race cars and chat with the stars of the racing team.

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The Retreat at The Showroom showcases NASCAR vehicles as well as man cave inspired furnishings.
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Martin Truex Jr., driver of car #78 for Furniture Row Racing, stands with some of his trophies.
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Erik Jones, driver of car #77 for NASCAR poses for a photo with Barney Visser, the owner of The Showroom, Furniture Row, and Denver Mattress.
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Barney Visser stands with brand ambassador Adele Arakawa, Martin Truex Jr., and Barry Tiller at the celebration.
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Guest enjoy foosball and other fun games in “The Retreat” at The Showroom @Furniture Row.

The Showroom Gala’s main purpose was to wow the guests with the incredible galleries in the retail space. People got to view gorgeous furnishings and decor from designers such as Christopher Guy, Baker, Bernhardt, Lexington, Michael Amini, and many more. Patrons were also surprised by the unique boutique spaces such as a jewelry shop and a section for pet accessories.

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Patrons catch a first glimpse at the Christopher Guy gallery in The Showroom @Furniture Row.
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Guests peruse the jewelry boutique at The Showroom @Furniture Row.
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A few The Showroom Gala guests head to check out the Denver Mattress gallery which showcases various lines of luxury mattresses including Vispring, OMI, and more.
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The Showroom Gala had a live band, The Beaus, play at the event. Everyone enjoyed the rock string act that incorporates the class and elegance of a string trio with a classic rock twist.

There were several speeches about the long path that Furniture Row team members took to open The Showroom @Furniture Row. “So much work, heart, and love went into this project,” says Amy Foster, lead gallery buyer. “As we were creating The Showroom, there were various obstacles we encountered, including times when we were told that a designer store of this size and complexity would be impossible. But everyone in the company believed in the dream and kept persevering. The result was well worth all of the hardships along the way.”

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Overall The Showroom Gala was a huge success, and there are so many great things in store for the luxury furniture store. If you are looking for more photos from the event, visit The Showroom’s Facebook page here.

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The Showroom @Furniture Row is now open to the public. Check it out for yourself online, or visit in person at:

The Showroom @Furniture Row
5445 N. Bannock St.
Denver, CO 80216
(303) 296-9514

DENVER MATTRESS COMPANY SLEEP HEALTHY GIFT CERTIFICATE GIVEAWAY OFFICIAL RULES

ENTRY: Follow @DenverMattress on Instagram and post a photograph on entrant’s Instagram account showing how a good night’s sleep helps entrant live healthy (e.g., at a gym, running, being with family) tagged with #SleepHealthySelfie or #SleepHealthierLiveHealthier. E n t r a n t ’ s Instagram account must be public. The Denver Mattress Company Sleep Healthy Gift Certificate Giveaway (“Giveaway”) will run from September 5, 2017 through September 15, 2017. Persons may enter the Giveaway as many times as they desire; provided, however, each posting must include separate and distinct photographs. No duplicate photographs will be accepted. Discovery of duplicate photographs will result in disqualification from the Giveaway. All postings become the property of Denver Mattress CO, LLC (“Sponsor”) and none will be returned. Sponsor is not responsible for lost, late, illegible, incomplete, damaged or misdirected postings, hardware, software, telephone, electronic, network or computer malfunctions, failures, errors or data inaccuracies.

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ELIGIBILITY: The Giveaway is open to persons who are 18 years old or older at the time of entry with a U.S. mailing address. Void where prohibited. Sponsor’s employees, its agencies, affiliates, subsidiaries, and members of Sponsor’s families and households are not eligible.

DRAWING: The winner will be selected in a random drawing to be conducted on or about September 15, 2017 by Sponsor. Sponsor’s decisions are final on all matters relating to the Giveaway.

PRIZE: There will be three winners: The First place winner will receive a $500.00 gift certificate to a Denver Mattress Company store; the Second Place Winner will receive a $200.00 gift certificate to a Denver Mattress Company store; and the Third Place Winner will receive a $100.00 gift certificate to a Denver Mattress Company store. The gift certificates may be applied to merchandise, delivery and product protection offers. The gift certificates may not be applied to sales taxes. The winners will be responsible for separately paying all applicable sales taxes. In the event that a winner does not spend the full amount of the gift certificate at the time of redemption, the winner will receive a store credit for the remaining amount.

GENERAL TERMS AND CONDITIONS: Sponsor will announce the name of the winner on Sponsor’s Instagram feed on or about September 15, 2017. By entering the Giveaway, all entrants agree to abide by and be bound by these rules and Sponsor’s decisions. The prize is non-transferable. No cash redemptions or substitutions permitted, except by Sponsor, who may substitute a prize of equal or greater value if the featured prize become unavailable. By accepting the prize, the winner agrees that neither Sponsor, its affiliates, agents, employees, officers, directors, legal representatives and attorneys will have any liability whatsoever for any injuries, losses, harm, damage, cost, or expense including, without limitations, all reasonable attorneys’ fees and court costs, arising from or in connection with the acceptance, possession, use or enjoyment of the prize including, without limitation, any personal injury or property damage. U s i n g t h e h a s h t a g s #SleepHealthySelfie or #SleepHealthierLiveHealthier a n d p o s t i n g p h o t o g r a p h s shall constitute and signify the entrants’ agreement and consent that Sponsor may use the entrants’ photographs, names, likenesses and biographical information worldwide without limitation, including Sponsor’s social media platforms, for any advertising or promotional purposes without further compensation, except where prohibited.

Official Rules: Denver Mattress Company Sleep Healthier Tag to Win Gift Certificate Giveaway

No purchase or payment of any kind is necessary to enter or win this giveaway. A purchase does not improve the chances of winning.

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ENTRY: Follow @DenverMattress on Instagram and tag a friend using #SleepHealthierLiveHealthier. Entrant’s Instagram account must be public. The Denver Mattress Company Sleep Healthy Tag To Win Gift Certificate Giveaway (“Giveaway”) will run from August 28, 2017 through September 1, 2017. Persons may enter the Giveaway as many times as they desire. All entries become the property of Denver Mattress CO, LLC (“Sponsor”) and none will be returned. Sponsor is not responsible for lost, late, illegible, incomplete, damaged or misdirected tags, hardware, software, telephone, electronic, network or computer malfunctions, failures, errors or data inaccuracies.

 

ELIGIBILITY: The Giveaway is open to persons who are 18 years old or older at the time of entry with a U.S. mailing address. Void where prohibited. Sponsor’s employees, its agencies, affiliates, subsidiaries, and members of Sponsor’s families and households are not eligible.

 

DRAWING: The winner will be selected in a random drawing to be conducted on or about September 2, 2017 by Sponsor. Sponsor’s decisions are final on all matters relating to the Giveaway.

 

PRIZE: There will be one winner: The winner will receive a $200.00 gift certificate to a Denver Mattress Company store. The gift certificate may be applied to merchandise, delivery and product protection offers. The gift certificate may not be applied to sales taxes. The winner will be responsible for separately paying all applicable sales taxes. In the event that the winner does not spend the full amount of the gift certificate at the time of redemption, the winner will receive a store credit for the remaining amount.

 

GENERAL TERMS AND CONDITIONS: Sponsor will announce the name of the winner on Sponsor’s Instagram feed on or about September 2, 2017. By entering the Giveaway, all entrants agree to abide by and be bound by these rules and Sponsor’s decisions. The prize is non-transferable. No cash redemptions or substitutions permitted, except by Sponsor, who may substitute a prize of equal or greater value if the featured prize become unavailable. By accepting the prize, the winner agrees that neither Sponsor, its affiliates, agents, employees, officers, directors, legal representatives and attorneys will have any liability whatsoever for any injuries, losses, harm, damage, cost, or expense including, without limitations, all reasonable attorneys’ fees and court costs, arising from or in connection with the acceptance, possession, use or enjoyment of the prize including, without limitation, any personal injury or property damage. Using the hashtag #SleepHealthierLiveHealthier and tagging a person shall constitute and signify the entrants’ agreement and consent that Sponsor may use the entrants’ photographs, names, likenesses and biographical information worldwide without limitation, including Sponsor’s social media platforms, for any advertising or promotional purposes without further compensation, except where prohibited.

Interior Designers Attend Exclusive Event at The Showroom @Furniture Row

On August 3, 2017, interior designers from all over Colorado attended an exclusive event at The Showroom @Furniture Row to preview the brand new fine furniture retail space. Since The Showroom aims to work closely with the leaders in the design community to utilize the numerous fashion-forward brands that showcase their collections in individual galleries, it was important to give these creative individuals a sneak peek of their new one-of-a-kind concept.

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As part of the event, there was live music played by Tin Brother, delectable treats such as appetizers and desserts, gift bags, as well as a drawing to give lucky interior designers gift cards to get a head start on their creativity.

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The Front Door got a chance to talk to the experts from each brand and posted some of their replies on The Showroom’s Facebook Page. In the photo below, Ashraf Hassan talks with us about Christopher Guy, one of the most exciting vendors in the new store, as The Showroom is the only place in Colorado to purchase his designs.

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To end the evening, The Showroom announced its Industry Partners Program, which offers all design professionals an exclusive discount at The Showroom @Furniture Row as well as the rest of their Furniture Row and Denver Mattress locations. With the program, interior designers receive new product previews, access to private events, and more. Amy Foster, lead gallery buyer for The Showroom, told the Front Door, “We want to show interior designers how much their business means to us. We are all so passionate about decor, and that is the whole concept behind our store – a one-stop shop for all furnishing and accessory needs. The Industry Partners Program is a thank you to all professionals that choose The Showroom when making design decisions with their clients.”

Design professionals can get more information on the program here. They can apply by visiting The Showroom @Furniture Row or by emailing june.biederman@furniturerow.com

ASID Welcomes The Showroom at Colorado 2017 Crystal Awards

On Thursday, July 20th, 2017, the top interior designers in the industry were honored at the 19th Annual Crystal Awards. Held at the Seawell Grand Ballroom in Denver, Colorado, ASID (American Society of Interior Designers) honored the top industry professionals for expressing exceptional innovation, creativity, and functionality in their work.

As a sponsor of this event, Colorado’s newest and largest designer furniture store, The Showroom @Furniture Row, sent lead gallery buyer, Amy Foster, to the ceremony. “Colorado is bursting with talent! The Showroom values the art of interior design immensely, and it’s an honor to support an organization with a mission aligned with our own, an organization that wants to recognize those with a passion for design,” Foster tells the Front Door.

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ABOVE: Amy Foster (center), Lead Gallery Buyer for The Showroom @ Furniture Row attends the 2017 ASID Crystal Awards.

The 2017 Crystal Awards Ceremony thanked The Showroom @Furniture Row for being a sponsor by showing a video of the new 170,000 square feet of retail space which spotlights a multitude of home furnishing and decor brands including Christopher Guy, Baker, Bernhardt, Marge Carson, and more.

“We love having such a strong relationship with the design community,” Foster says. “With The Showroom being the largest designer furniture gallery in the area, we are excited to offer professionals a one-stop shop to be creative and do what they love to do. We even offer an Industry Partners Program to support interior designers, giving them exclusive discounts, product previews, and access to private events. That’s why we are so thankful for being part of events like the Crystal Awards. It’s just great to see these talented individuals get recognized for their work.”


The Showroom @Furniture Row will have their Ribbon Cutting Ceremony, which is open to the public, on Thursday, August 10, 2017 at 10 a.m.

The Showroom is located at:

The Showroom @Furniture Row
5445 N. Bannock St.
Denver, CO 80216
(303) 296-9514

Modern Luxe Dining Room by Bernhardt

Furniture Row is opening up their new store, The Showroom @Furniture Row in Denver, Colorado in early August 2017, and one of our favorite designers in the store is Bernhardt. They have a variety of beautiful collections, including the Jet Set, which is the focus of the modern luxe dining room showcased below.  Jetset1

Modern Luxe Dining Room Aesthetic

To create a modern luxe dining room, try to combine classic elegance with glamour. The Jet Set Dining Group is perfect for this style with a 1940s contemporary French influence. This room looks dramatic yet refined with an abundance of striking details, such as the solid brass ornamental ring pulls on the back of the chairs, the double pedestal table with a fancy face top with a caviar-brown finish, and the gorgeous crystal chandelier. We love the clean color palette which showcases black, white, and pops of metallic gold.

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Modern Luxe Finishes

This dining room features a multitude of luxurious finishes, giving it a rich feel. It features ribbon-striped sapele veneers with a vibrant, penetrating finish that is achieved through sixteen different steps designed to enhance the natural linear pattern as well as bring out the clarity and depth in the wood. All of the sleigh-back chairs are fully upholstered with soft, neutral upholstery, and the handsome buffet is wrapped in a quilted, ivory leather.

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Modern Luxe Storage and Home Accents

What makes the modern luxe dining room feel so pretty is the clean design and accents on display. To let the Jet Set Collection by Bernhardt take center stage, make sure that you have plenty of storage to keep dishware tucked away with the white and maple door cabinet with chain-link pulls reminiscent of fine jewelry and the leather-wrapped buffet. Showcase accents on the entertainment console framed in brass-plated steel with glass shelves. Fresh flowers give the room a romantic edge, while the four symmetrically arranged golden mirrors make the space contemporary and sophisticated.


The modern luxe dining room will make your space feel opulent yet refined. Bernhardt is known for creating the most luxurious furniture in the industry, and the Jet Set Dining Group is no exception. To purchase the Jet Set Collection or other pieces by Bernhardt, please visit or call The Showroom at:

The Showroom @Furniture Row
5445 N. Bannock St.
Denver, CO 80216
(303) 296-9514

The Showroom @Furniture Row Welcomes Adele Arakawa!

Furniture Row and the Front Door blog would like to proudly welcome Adele Arakawa, former lead anchor for NBC affiliate (KUSA-TV, 9 News) to the team! As The Showroom @Furniture Row’s grand opening quickly approaches, the seven-time Emmy Award winner joins The Showroom as its brand ambassador, sharing with Denver and the surrounding areas the designer brands and services available at one of the biggest furniture and design centers in the country.

Adele Arakawa, Brand Ambassador (PRNewsfoto/The Showroom @ Furniture Row)
Adele Arakawa, Brand Ambassador (PRNewsfoto/The Showroom @ Furniture Row)

The Showroom’s lead gallery buyer and spokesperson Amy Foster agrees, “We are thrilled to have Adele as part of our team. Her signature style, approachability, and commitment to excellence are perfectly aligned with our brand values and promise. It’s hard to imagine anyone better suited to generate interest in and excitement for Denver’s ultimate luxury home furniture shopping and design experience.”

The Showroom @Furniture Row will open in August of 2017, and it will feature industry-leading brands such as Hancock & Moore, Marge Carson, and Bernhardt, just to name just a few. In addition, The Showroom @Furniture Row will be the only venue to offer Christopher Guy in Denver, as well as the only Baker Gallery in Colorado. These exquisite collections will be complemented by an extensive design library, workplace, and coffee bar for area designers in combination with a one-of-a-kind shopping, dining, and entertainment experience for patrons. Throughout the year, various charities will be featured along with periodic learning experiences sure to add to the vast storehouse of design knowledge already present in and around Denver.

Furniture Row is so happy to have one of Denver’s favorite anchors and style gurus working with them as they open the city’s (and region’s) biggest designer gallery, The Showroom @Furniture Row. “With Denver growing so fast, people want the leading brands as they design their homes,” Foster says. “People are going to come from far and wide to seek out the best of the best, and Adele is able to get the word out about what we represent – designer furniture, all in one place.”

The Showroom @Furniture Row offers easy access to distant customers from Denver International Airport and area private airports, as well as easy on/off interstate access to the residents of Denver and surrounding resort areas. Regular updates to the highly anticipated grand opening along with news and information concerning celebrity events, contests, and much more can be found by visiting Facebook, TwitterInstagram, Snapchat, and YouTube – handle @theshowroomfr.

Get the Look: Tuscan Countryside Style

You don’t have to live near the rolling green hills, olive groves, and vineyards of Italy to feel like you’re inside a terracotta home in the Tuscan countryside. The warmer months of summer are here, and if you don’t get a chance to travel, you can still experience a European retreat without the round-trip airfare. Designing your space to look like an Italian villa might seem like a difficult task, but no matter how big or small your room is, these quick decorating tips can easily transform your home into the charming sanctuary with Tuscan countryside style that you’ve always dreamed of.

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GET THE LOOK: Lemon Souk Platter $36, Bellaire Dining Table $1,199, Villa Umbria Framed Art $128, Pendleton Server $449, Hampton 4” Ball $7, Bodega Wine Cabinet $599, Vanilla Cottage Side Chair $79, Kalona Rug $249-$499, Round Shallow Bowl $48-$58, Callie Vase $14-$18


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Nothing beats the sun beaming over the picturesque landscape and baking the countryside, so if you want to bring in elements of Italy, don’t forget about the sun! Old Venetian plaster walls, textured wallpaper, aged patina, stucco-inspired, or antique finishes in cream or other light-colored hues, warm-toned wood that showcases the natural grain, and other distressed, sun-drenched-inspired pieces will add rustic antiquity perfect for country styled charm.

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Choose Rich Warm Colors

The vibrant shades that radiate from Tuscan countryside style are perfect for creating warmth in your space. Italian decor is abundant with olive greens, terracotta oranges, rustic reds, gold, and sunshine yellow, so bring in these warm hues by adding upholstery, accessories, and other home accents to illustrate the cheerful yet relaxed nature of Italian culture.

Let Nature Inside

Outdoor patios and terraces are popular in Tuscan countryside style, so make sure you keep the windows open and let the fresh air in. Bringing in a vase of flowers, a potted plant, or botanic-inspired accessories will make you feel like you’re living in the warmer Italian climate.

Mimic the Look of Tuscan Architecture

Imitate the look of Old World architecture with stone and wood accents. Tuscan cottages were made to weather the test of time, so add homespun beauty with a classic wooden trestle table, traditional X-back chairs, and other furniture that will always have distinguished appeal. Antique pieces with wrought iron, carved or painted designs will also look lovely.

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Get Elegant But Not Excessive

Mix sophisticated touches into your Tuscan countryside-inspired design so that you captivate European grandeur with pretty furnishings that feature decorative textures and patterns. Keep the elegant decor to a minimum, and an intricate pattern or upholstered chair can go a long way in making a graceful statement. A rug with a bright pattern, mirror, or hanging art will look exquisite in your space.

Say ciao to summer with beautiful Tuscan countryside style! You won’t be disappointed in the results.

Gift Guide: Father’s Day Finds for Dads of Any Style

Father’s Day is here this weekend, so don’t forget to get a gift for good ol’ dad! Not sure what to buy? Furniture Row has a great selection of home accents to help make his office, bedroom, or any other space reflect his unique interests and personality. Dads like to decorate too! Which dad do you have? Get the gift that matches his style and hobbies. These Father’s Day finds will make your life easier.

Outdoorsy Dad

Does your dad love fishing, camping, hiking, or all of the above? Unwinding in the great outdoors is a favorite pastime, so give him something that reminds him of all his time exploring the wilderness. A beautiful framed print of a scenic lake or other lakeside-inspired accents will make your outdoorsy dad very happy and showcase his laid-back personality.outdoorsy-dad


SHOP THE LOOK: Panoramic View of Pioneer Mountains Framed Print $429, Mahogany Canoe Bookcases Set of 3 $379, A Fish in Hand $6, Distressed Oars Table Lamp $88


Sophisticated Dad

Is your dad a trendsetter? The well-dressed businessman knows a good impression goes a long way, so accentuate his impeccable taste with sophisticated home accents. Visually interesting sculptures, a framed print of a city skyline, or other high-end accessories will look at home on the sophisticated dad’s shelf or desk.

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SHOP THE LOOK: Modern Sculptures $28-$36, Tread Baskets $26-$36, Gramercy Table Lamp $58, Bridge at Night Lacquer Print $39


 Techy Dad

If your dad is all about the latest iPhone or is interested in cars and gadgets, he’s definitely techy. Figuring out how things work is his favorite pastime, so make sure you help display his curious personality with scientific-inspired home accents that excite the engineer’s mind in him. Techy dad will love an Edison bulb lamp, organizational bins, or blueprint wall art of inventions that changed America.

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SHOP THE LOOK: Watson Round Accent Lamp $49, Sprockets 2 Pc. Mirror Set $199, Aerodrome Blue Print II Canvas $69, Newsie Bins $18-$28


Whichever dad you have, there’s something for him! Give your dad the Father’s Day gift that will make him excited to decorate his space.

How to Style a Bookcase: Tips for Decorating Shelves

Shelves are a great tool to display all of your favorite collectibles, but it’s important to consider the organization of these items in order to create a visually appealing presentation. Have you ever wondered how to style a bookcase? Look no further! These helpful tips will teach you how to decorate your shelving unit like a pro.

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SHOP THE LOOK: Wall Art Letter E, Two Tone VasesTropical Fish, Vintage Wash Frame, Creeper Vine Ball, Merida BowlHatteras Blue Lidded Basket


Go big and bold with knick-knacks.

When choosing decor to display, it’s important to try to fill the space between the shelves to avoid empty space. Pick items that make a statement and reflect your personal style. If the shelves are stocked with items that are too small to be viewed from afar, your space can start to look cluttered and disorganized.

Hint: Try placing smaller pieces in more compact containers. For instance, seashells look great in a clear vase, like the one below.

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 Stack books both vertically and horizontally.

Your bookcase isn’t a library, so don’t style it like one! Books can be organized both vertically and horizontally based on their sizes to create another element of visual interest.

Items next to each other should be of varying heights.

Many people think that you should put similar sized items next to each other on a bookcase to create a uniform aesthetic. We prefer to place items of varying heights in close proximity as it is more fluid on the eyes.

Top stacks of books with trinkets to create height variation.

Place trinkets on top of stacked books to give your bookcase depth and dimension. If a horizontal stack of books is the same height as another item, you can place a decor piece on top of the stack of books to create height variation. This is also a great way to display smaller trinkets that are too short to stand alone.

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Put only mismatched items next to each other.

Try not to get too matchy-matchy when you are decorating your bookcase. Items that look best next to each other have contrasting colors and sizes.

Add some shine.

Bring a bit of shine into the mix when you style your bookcase. Whether it’s a brass canister, a glistening accent made from blown glass, or a silver vase, adding a variety of textures will give your shelves depth and dimension.

Add natural elements.

Be sure to bring in natural elements when you style a bookcase. By adding a house plant or other decor with organic textures, you will make your bookcase seem fresh and appealing.

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Display Artwork or Favorite photos.

Framed photos can be a joyful reminder of friends, family, or a favorite vacation, and they look great on a bookshelf. It’s also fun to mix and match frames for an eclectic vibe

 Saturate with color.

Do you have deep blue curtains that you love or a bright red rug that delights you? Bring your favorite hues to your bookshelf when you are choosing home accents and accessories.

Below, find a video recapping all of the tips we discussed about how to style a bookcase!

Pet-Friendly Sofas: Couches for Cat and Dog Lovers

If you have a pet, you most likely deal with shedding. Although there isn’t much you can do to prevent this, you can choose furniture that minimalizes the appearance of fur. We’ve compiled six of the best pet-friendly sofas and included all of the tips on how to choose a couch that will work for you and your dog or cat.

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Tips to Keep Your Sofa Free of Pet Hair

  1. Groom Fluffy often. Bathing and brushing your pets help them to naturally shed their hair, which means less fur will end up on your sofa or other furniture.
  2. Vacuum regularly. You may want to invest in a hand-held cleaner to make ridding your couch of pet hair in a jiffy easier. We recommend the Shark® Rocket™ Handheld Vacuum, available for about $100 at most retailers.
  3. Match colors to your pet’s hair. If you have a white kitty, avoid a black couch. If your pooch is tan colored, invest in a beige sofa.

Best Fabrics for Pet-Friendly Sofas

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Leather/Faux Leather

Leather is one of the best fabrics for those seeking pet-friendly sofas because it is long-lasting and durable. Pet hair doesn’t stick to leather or faux leather and can easily be removed from it. Leather gets better with use and when dirty, you can wipe it down with a leather cleaner to make cleanup a snap.

Please note, if your cat uses your leather couch as a scratching post, it is likely their claws will damage the leather. Like sofas in any fabric, this behavior should be discouraged.

Below, the Frisco Sofa is made of genuine Italian leather and features a nice patina that wears well with time.

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Microfiber/Ultra-suede (Synthetic Fiber)

Another fabric that is great for pet-friendly sofas is synthetic fiber. Materials labeled “microfiber” or “ultra-suede” usually are easy to clean. Pet fur doesn’t cling to this fabric, and since there aren’t loops in material, Sparky’s claws won’t get caught and snag your furniture.

Furniture Row makes an amazing fabric for pet-friendly sofas. Enduro-Suede® is a synthetic, suede-like polyester that is durable, soft, and resistant to stains. Shop Enduro-Suede® furniture here.

The Olyver Sofa Group is a great option for those with light-colored pets that want a microfiber feel.

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Fabrics with a Tight Weave

The best pet-friendly sofas are those made of fabrics with a tight weave. Anything heavily textured should be avoided, as pet hair tends to get caught in it, making it hard to clean. Below, the

Below, the Hampton Sofa has a very tight weave, great for animal lovers.

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Velvet is a pet-hair magnet. Avoid velvet when searching for pet-friendly sofas, as it is difficult to clean and once damaged, there is no way to repair it.

Woven/Tweedy Fabrics

When pet hair gets on woven fabrics such as tweed or linen, it is hard to remove because it gets caught in the uneven surface.

Silk

Silk is very delicate and hard to clean. It doesn’t do well with stains or moisture, and above all, it’s usually pretty expensive.

Chenille

Chenille is soft and durable, but the little loops of the pile that make chenille so appealing can get caught in your pet’s claws. Once these loops are pulled, they never can really be fixed.

Check out these photos from some of Furniture Row’s furry friends! Want us to feature your pet with their favorite furniture on our blog? Follow us on Instagram @furniturerow and tag your photos with #furniturerowpets.

 

 

 

Ab Workout: Exercises for a Summer-Ready Stomach

It’s always hard to get that stomach toned right before swimsuit season, so make sure that you work those abs before summer hits! Sit-ups are a thing of the past. Instead, try these easy floor exercises to help strengthen your core and flatten excess tummy fat. Your ab workout has never been so easy! Use a timer to complete each exercise for 50 seconds and rotate for a total ab, lower ab, and oblique workout.

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Lower Ab Workouts

Leg Raises

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Get those lower abs energized with leg raises. This exercise is simple to do, but offers a great workout for your core and helps to realign your spine.

  1. Lie flat on your back with your legs extended in front of you.
  2. Place your arms down beside your hips with your palms flat.
  3. As you keep your legs extended, lift them up to a 90°angle.
  4. Lower your legs to hover just above the floor and repeat this cycle.

Scissor Kicks

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Increase your lower ab workout with power-pumping scissor kicks. This exercise will definitely get you sweating quickly.

  1. Lie on your back with your legs extended side by side.
  2. Lift your shoulder blades and head and hover your heels slightly above the ground.
  3. Press your lower back into the mat.
  4. Alternate lifting your legs back and forth to create a scissor movement. As your right leg lifts, your left leg falls and vice versa.

Reverse Crunches

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To finish your lower ab workout, keep those core muscles active with reverse crunches.

  1. Lie on the floor with your legs straight in front of you. Stretch out your arms beside you to support yourself as you lift off.
  2. While keeping your feet together and your legs straight, bring your legs up to a 90° angle.
  3. Keeping your abs active, push feet up toward the ceiling, lifting lower back off the ground.
  4. Lower back down to starting position. Repeat.

Total Ab Workouts

Modified V Crunches:

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Similar to a regular crunch, a modified V crunch is intended to get your core warm! V crunches are great for working your rectus abdominis, external oblique, and internal oblique muscles—the perfect total ab workout.

  1. Lie flat on your back.
  2. Engage your core to lift your feet and shoulders an inch off the floor.
  3. Straighten your arms forward and imagine you’re holding tight to something in front of you.
  4. Lift your torso in an upright position as you bend your knees into your chest.
  5. Repeat.

Cross-Body Mountain Climber Crunches

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Elevate your total ab workout with a variation of the mountain climber exercise. In addition to working your entire core, the cross-body mountain climber crunch will also work your upper arms.

  1. Start in a plank position and keep your arms straight beneath your shoulders as you engage your core.
  2. Pull your left knee as close as you can to your right elbow and keep your hips level.
  3. Move your left knee back to starting plank position.
  4. Repeat this movement using your right knee and left elbow.
  5. Continue to alternate sides.

Hundreds

hundreds-01Finish your total ab workout with hundreds! This simple exercise is nicknamed for the amount of beats you’re supposed to do it for in Pilates. Holding this position will make your whole body warm and allow you to feel the burn in your abs.

  1. Sit up with your knees bent to a 90° angle and bring your arms up to be parallel to the floor in front of you.
  2. Engage your core as flutter your arms up and down at a moderate pace.
  3. Continue for 50 seconds.

Oblique Workouts

Russian Twists

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Work those oblique muscles with Russian twists! Building your obliques using this exercise will help rotate your torso and slim down your waist.

  1. Sit upright with your legs bent at a 90º angle the knees and your feet together and parallel to the ground.
  2. Twist your entire torso to the right, bringing your left elbow to your right knee while keeping your legs still.
  3. Twist your entire torso to the left, bringing your right elbow to your left knee.
  4. Continue to alternate for 50 seconds.

Side Hip Raises

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For the final oblique workout exercise, make sure you save your core strength! For this exercise, make sure you do two repetitions for 50 seconds each—once on the left side and once on the right.

  1. Start in a side plank position using your left or right forearm as balance.
  2. Engage your core and keep your feet stacked on top of one another with your opposite arm on your hip.
  3. Raise your torso off the ground, keeping your core strong.
  4. Repeat for 50 seconds and then switch sides.

Reaching Oblique Crunches

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Modify your basic crunch to strengthen your oblique muscles with reaching oblique crunches.

  1. Lie on the ground with your knees bent slightly.
  2. Place your hands behind your head to cradle it
  3. Reach your left arm up while squeezing your abs in to lift and touch your right knee.
  4. Lower and do the reverse side using the right hand and left knee.
  5. Cycle through from side to side for 50 seconds.

For more simple workout exercises, be sure to also check out the Daily At Home Workout Schedule.

Color Theory: Mushroom for the Home

It’s not cool enough to be gray, but it isn’t quite taupe either. Mushroom, 2017’s hottest new color trend, has been showing its neutral yet distinctive face all over the fashion world from runway shows to home fashion markets. Not only does it fit perfectly with the other earth tones that have been popular this year, but it is also so versatile that it fits in with a variety of other color palettes that you may want to incorporate into your home. Are you wild about mushroom? Check out the looks we’ve put together below to get inspired and learn how to create your own grayish-taupe laden space.

Cool and Elegant Mushroom Bedroom

Your bedroom should be the place where you feel the most relaxed. By mixing mushroom furnishings with cool purples, light blues, as well as other variations of 2017’s favorite hue such as charcoal gray and medium taupe, you can create an aesthetic that actualizes a magical mushroom dreamland.

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MUSHROOM FOR THE BEDROOM: Ashdale Poster Bedroom Group, Antiquity Rug, Carved Stone Beauty Canvas, Evanesce Comforter Set, Hudson Accent Chair


Country Chic Mushroom Dining Room

If you want to make a bold mushroom statement by choosing your main furnishings to be on-trend taupe-gray, then add a few pops of color for contrast. This farmhouse-inspired dining set serves as the perfect neutral backdrop for splashes of red, yellow, and green. We put a soft cream on the wall to allow the furniture and decor to take the spotlight in this comfortably casual yet stylish and spunky dining space.

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MUSHROOM FOR THE DINING ROOM: Shaker Dining Set, Shaker Server, Magnolia Home Lotus Link Rug, Berkshire Rooster Print


Warm and Neutral Mushroom Sitting Room or Entryway

Sometimes too much of a good thing can be, well, too much. If you would like to incorporate mushroom into your home without going overboard, try adding just a few true “sharkey gray” pieces to your current decor. Mushroom accents look great when paired with blues, browns, taupes, and grays.

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MUSHROOM FOR ANYWHERE: Salmela Accent Chair, Apothecary Small Cabinet, Adelle Table Lamp, Antiquity Indigo Rug


Rustic Industrial Mushroom Living Room

Mushroom complements most earth tones, which in turn, works well with the colors found in most woods and metals. We added a vibrant copper-colored accent pillow to play off the exposed brick and pull in the rust colors on the canvas.

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MUSHROOM FOR THE LIVING ROOM:  Fremont Sofa, Seneca Pillow in Copper, Aidan Accent Chair, Casa Viejo Drum Coffee Table, Roma CandleholdersRockport Table Lamp, Torino Ombre Rug


Spring Cupcakes: Three Sweet Recipes and Flavors

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There are so many occasions in spring and early summer to bake. Whether it be garden parties, backyard BBQs, or even just casual park days with family and friends, elegant sweet treats are always among everyone’s favorite. Here is our attempt at a few unique and deliciously flavored cupcake recipes that are sure to grab people’s attention. Our team taste tested all of these spring cupcakes, and we are sure that they will be worth your baking efforts.

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LAVENDER VANILLA BEAN SPRING CUPCAKES

Cake Ingredients

1/2 cup whole milk

1 TBSP dried edible lavender

1 1/3 cups cake flour

1 ¼ TSP baking powder

¼ TSB salt

½ cup butter, softened

½ cup + 2 TBSP granulated sugar

3 TBSP honey

2 large eggs

1 TSP vanilla extract

Vanilla Bean Frosting Ingredients

1/2 cup salted butter

½ cup unsalted butter

Seeds of 1 Vanilla Bean

3 cups powdered sugar

2 TBSP heavy cream

1 TSP vanilla extract

Lavender Cupcakes Instructions:

  1. Start by preheating the oven to 350 degrees.
  2. Blend the milk and lavender in a food processor or blender by pulsing for 1-2 minutes or until the lavender is well minced.
  3. In a mixing bowl, whisk together cake flower, baking powder, and salt.
  4. In a separate large mixing bowl, use an electric mixer with a paddle attachment to combine butter and sugar for 4 minutes on medium speed or until the mixture is white and fluffy. You will need to occasionally scrape the sides of the bowl. Add honey, and mix until combined. Add eggs one at a time and mix until combined after each egg. Stir in vanilla extract.
  5. Add 1/3 of lavender with milk combination to the egg, sugar, and butter mixture, and combine well. Add 1/3 of the dry ingredient mixture. Continue alternating additions of the rest of the dry ingredient and milk mixture, ending with the dry ingredient mixture.
  6. Line muffin tin with paper cups, and fill each cup until 2/3 of the way full.
  7. Bake for 19-21 minutes or until you can insert a tooth pick that comes back out without crumbs.
  8. Allow to cool in tin before frosting.

 Vanilla Bean Frosting Instructions:

  1. Mix butter and vanilla bean seeds with electric mixer paddle attachment on medium-high speed for 6 to 7 minutes or until white and fluffy. Use a rubber spatula to scrape sides of mixing bowl as needed while mixing.
  2. Add in heavy cream, powdered sugar, vanilla extract. Blend in on low speed. Increase speed to medium for 5-6 minutes until whipped to a fluffy consistency. Scrape sides of mixing bowl with rubber spatula as needed.
  3. Pipe frosting on cupcakes with a piping bag. If you realize you do not have a piping bag, you can also use a plastic freezer bag with the corner trimmed off.
  4. Garnish the top of the frosted cupcake with edible lavender.

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CHAMPAGNE BLACKBERRY SPRING CUPCAKES

Cake Ingredients

1/2 cup softened butter

1 cup sugar

2 eggs

1 TSP vanilla

1-3/4 cups flour

1/2 TSP baking soda

1/4 TSP baking powder

1/4 TSP salt

1/2 cup sour cream

1/2 cup Champagne, Prosecco, or your choice of sparkling wine

Pastry Cream Ingredients

1/2 cup heavy cream, divided

1/2 cup champagne or prosecco

2 TBSP cornstarch

5 TBSP granulated sugar

1 whole egg

2 egg yolks

2 TBSP unsalted butter

1 TSP vanilla

1.5 containers of blackberries

2 TBSP lemon juice

Frosting Ingredients

1 cup  + 1 tablespoon champagne or prosecco

2 sticks of softened butter

2 1/2 cups powdered sugar

Reduced blackberry solids divided from liquids

 Cake Instructions:

  1. Preheat oven to 35o degrees.
  2. Use electric mixer with paddle attachment to mix together butter and sugar until it has a light and fluffy consistency.
  3. Add eggs one at a time until mixture is well combined after each egg.
  4. Mix in vanilla extract.
  5. In a separate bowl, combine dry ingredients. Whisk together the flour, salt, baking powder, and baking soda.
  6. In another separate bowl, mix together champagne and sour cream.
  7. Alternate additions of dry ingredients and champagne mixture to the butter mixture. Begin and end with the flour until a thick batter is formed.
  8. Fill cupcake papers two-thirds of the way full.
  9. Bake for 18-22 minutes.

Filling Instructions:

  1. Add one and a half containers of blackberries and 2 tbsp. of lemon juice to a sauce pan. Heat on medium, stirring frequently until the berries reduce and form a liquid.
  2. In a separate saucepan while berries are reducing, combine 1/4 cup of heavy cream heavy cream, 1/2 cup of champagne, and 5 tablespoons of sugar. Bring to a boil and remove from heat.
  3. Strain the liquid from the reduced berries into a bowl and set aside. Reserve the remaining berry solids for the frosting that goes on top of the cupcakes.
  4. In a separate bowl, whisk 1/4 cup of heavy cream with cornstarch. Beat 1 whole egg and 2 egg yolks into this mixture. Add 1/3 of the champagne mixture from the stove while whisking so that the eggs to not begin to cook. Bring the remaining champagne mixture back to a boil and add the egg mixture to the boiling pan slowly while whisking. Whisk in reserved berry liquid to this mixture as well and continue whisking until the mixture thickens. Remove from heat.
  5. Whisk in 1 teaspoon of vanilla extract and two tablespoons of butter.
  6. To fill the cupcakes, cut out a small portion of the center about three-fourths of the way down. Fill a piping bag, freezer, or sandwich bag with blackberry filling. If using a freezer or sandwich bag, cut off a small amount of the corner of the bag (1/4-1/2 inch up).  Squeeze filling through the bag into the center of the cupcake. If you would like to create a lid for the cupcake center, you can trim the center piece that was cut out of the cupcake to make a lid.

Frosting Instructions:

  1. Reduce 1 cup of champagne in a saucepan until it is only 2 tablespoons and remove from pan to cool.
  2. Use an electric mixer with whisk attachment to beat together 2 1/2 cups powdered sugar and 2 sticks softened butter until thick and fluffy. Add the reduced champagne and 1 tablespoon of champagne straight from the bottle. Combine well.
  3. Spread or pipe frosting onto the cupcakes.
  4. Garnish cupcake with the remaining container of blackberries. Place one whole blackberry on top of the frosted cupcake. If there are not enough whole blackberries remaining, cut blackberries in half lengthwise.

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WHITE CHOCOLATE TANGERINE SPRING CUPCAKES

Tangerine Cake Recipe

1 3/4 cups of cake flour

2 TSP baking powder

2/3 cups of whole milk

1 TSP vanilla

4 egg whites

6 TBSP softened butter

1/2 cup sugar

1/4 cup sour cream

Zest of 2 tangerines

Juice of 1 tangerine

White Chocolate Tangerine Frosting 

1 bar or 6 oz of chopped white chocolate

1 package of softened cream cheese

¼ cup softened butter

1 TSP  vanilla

2 cups powdered sugar

Juice of 1 tangerine

Cupcake Instructions:

  1. Preheat oven to 325 degrees.
  2. Stir flour and baking powder together in a mixing bowl.
  3. In a separate bowl, beat the egg whites with an electric mixer until peaks form.
  4. Combine milk and vanilla in a glass measuring cup or any other easy pour container.
  5. In a separate bowl, beat butter and sugar with an electric mixer on medium until a fluffy consistency has formed. Beat in the sour cream until well combined and smooth.
  6. Alternate the addition of the milk and dry ingredient mixture in 3 parts.
  7. Whisk one-third of the fluffed egg whites into this mixture. Fold the remaining egg whites.
  8. Zest 2 tangerines and juice 1 tangerine. Add zest and juice to the batter and stir to combine well.
  9. Fill cupcake papers two-thirds of the way full.
  10. Bake for 18-20 minutes until an inserted toothpick comes out with no crumbs on it.

Frosting Instructions:

  1. Place white chocolate in the microwave in 30-second intervals for 1-1.5 minutes. Stir every 30 seconds. Let stand for a few minutes.
  2. In a separate bowl, mix together vanilla, cream cheese, white chocolate, and butter using an electric mixer with beater attachments on medium speed. Once this mixture is well blended, beat in the powdered sugar in small increments at a time.
  3. Mix in juice of one tangerine and combine well.
  4. Add Frosting to a piping bag or ziplock bag to pipe onto the top of the cupcakes. You can also spread frosting on top of the cupcakes with a butter knife.
  5. Garnish each cupcake with a tangerine wedge.

Share these delicious spring cupcakes with your family and friends! Which one is your favorite? Comment below!

Furniture Row Team Participates in the 2017 Furry Scurry in Denver

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On Saturday, May 6th thousands of people and their furry companions gathered at Washington Park in Denver to participate in the 2017 annual Dumb Friends League Furry Scurry. The Furry Scurry is a two-mile walk around the park that benefits the homeless pets and horses at the Dumb Friends League, a local animal shelter. Included in the participants of this event were a few of Furniture Row’s Digital Marketing Team and their playful pups.

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Some of the activities at the event included a “flea-less” market, agility show, and even a doggie doppelgänger contest! The fun began at 9 am and concluded at 11:30 am after the Colorado Disc Dogs Demonstration.

As one of this year’s Partner Sponsors, Furniture Row was so grateful to join the wonderful community of 5,344 registered participants, approximately 10,000 total attendees and the 5,000 dogs in support of local homeless pets. All event efforts raised $950,000 but the fundraising continues until June 6th.

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Coming in summer 2017, Furniture Row will be unveiling its new store, The Showroom @ Furniture Row. For pet lovers, The Showroom is excited to introduce its very own pet boutique. The pet boutique will carry distinctive pet items, ranging from cat carriers to cute clothing.

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