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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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.

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.

 

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

Chicken Tortilla Soup Recipe: Homemade Tex-Mex

There is something so comforting about a warm bowl of chicken tortilla soup. The slightly spicy broth, tender chicken, and tanginess is a combination like no other. If you’ve lived in Texas or southern California, you can find chicken tortilla soup on most menus. However, nothing compares to homemade chicken tortilla soup and a cozy blanket. Here is our Digital Community Manager’s Tex-Mex version of her favorite Mexican dinner table staple.

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Soup Ingredients:

  • 2 tbsp. extra virgin olive oil
  • 1 yellow onion (diced)
  • 1 large tomato (diced)
  • 3 garlic cloves (chopped)
  • 2 cans of diced tomatoes
  • 2 chicken breasts or 4 chicken thighs (shredded)
  • 4 cups chicken bone broth (homemade if possible)
  • 1 lime (squeezed)
  • 2 tsp. cumin
  • 1 tsp. black pepper
  • 1 tsp. smoked paprika
  • 1 tsp. cayenne
  • 1/2 cup fresh cilantro (chopped)
  • 1/4 cup fresh green onion (chopped)
  • sour cream (for garnish)
  • 1 lime (for garnish)
  • corn on the cob (optional)
  • cojita cheese
  • 1 avocado

Tortilla Strips Ingredients:

  • 10 small corn tortillas
  • 2 tbsp. olive oil
  • 1 tsp. salt

Chicken Tortilla Soup Directions:

  1. Heat the onion, fresh tomato, and garlic in the 2 tbsp. of olive oil on medium heat for 2-3 minutes in a large stockpot or dutch oven.
  2. Add the 4 cups of chicken bone broth, canned tomatoes, shredded chicken, lime juice and all spices to the stockpot. Gently let boil for 10 minutes.
  3. While soup is boiling, prepare tortilla strips by cutting long parallel strips of the tortilla. Add 2 tbsp. olive oil and salt to strips. Bake at 350 degrees for 10-15 minutes.
  4. Add 2 cups of water and a pinch of salt. Let boil for 5-10 more minutes.
  5. Add 1/4 cup of cilantro to the boiling soup. Let boil for 2 minutes.
  6. Add optional corn on the cob (cut into halves), and salt to taste.
  7. Reduce to simmer.

Presentation:

  1. Ladle desired amount of soup into bowls with optional corn on the cob.
  2. Add a tbs of sour cream to each bowl.
  3. Gently add baked tortilla strips in a teepee figure.
  4. Sprinkle cojita on top of tortilla strips.
  5. Add diced avocado.
  6. Garnish with fresh chopped cilantro.
  7. Wipe edged of bowl and serve.

Staff Furniture and Decor Picks: Meet Shelby, Social Media Coordinator

Meet Shelby, the Social Media Coordinator at Furniture Row and contributor to the Front Door. Today, she shares her role on the team and inspires our readers with her favorite furniture and decor. You won’t be able to get enough of her contemporary rustic style!

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Front Door: How do you describe your signature design style?

Shelby Peterson: My signature style is something along the lines of contemporary rustic. I love the rugged, natural beauty of woods, and I enjoy simple neutrals that will stand the test of time. 

FD: What color, pattern, or texture do you find yourself turning to again and again? Why are you drawn to them?

SP: Currently, I find myself turning to white pieces. My home is small (750 sq ft. to be exact), so bringing in lighter colors helps open up the rooms. Plus it’s a perfect transitional color from room to room, so if I choose to change up some decor, it’s easier to find pieces to coordinate. I find my eye wandering to metallics as well. I’ve always been intrigued with sparkle, and I’m sold on gold enhancing the warmth of a room and adding fun accents! 

FD: What element of a room do you recommend starting with and why?

SP: I think it’s important to start and choose the main pieces of the room and work around that. For example, I started with the sofa in my living room. I chose a neutral gray couch because of the timeless appeal, and it’s something that I can coordinate as my style and trends change.

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FD: What’s your favorite space in your own home?

SP: My favorite space in my home is my living room. My fiance and I moved into our own place a little over a year ago, and since then I’ve been working on the space and design to make it feel like home. It looks very similar to my furniture picks with a mix and match of woods, unique gold accents, and soft neutrals of white and gray. 

FD: Where do you get your inspiration for interior decorating?

SP: I am one of the only staff members of the Digital Content department that is a Colorado native. Born and raised in Colorado, my design style has always been inspired by the magnificent beauty that this state has to offer, and my heart will always belong here! 

FD: What is your position and what does this entail?

SP: My position is the Social Media Coordinator – this entails implementing and executing social posts across a variety of channels including Facebook, Twitter, and Instagram. So, when you see a post on your feed from Furniture Row or any of its brands – including Furniture Row Racing – it is most likely coming from myself, my co-worker Rose, or my manager, Debra.

FD: What’s your favorite part of your job?

SP: Hands down my favorite part of the job is the ability to be creative. There is a wide variety of creativity and passion in this industry, and since starting with Furniture Row, my passion for interior design has only grown. 

Melt and Pour Soap: Layered Lavender and Tea Tree Oil Soap

I’m Rose, an Art Contributor at the Front Door. Today I want to share my melt and pour soap recipe using my doTerra essential oils for a 3 layered soap! We use soap every day. But sometimes we aren’t exactly sure what’s in the ingredients list. There is something empowering about knowing exactly what you’re putting on your body on a daily basis. Melt and pour soap is also very cost effective for the household. It’s an extremely easy DIY and you can customize your ingredients for your health and fragrance preferences.

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Supplies for Melt and Pour Soap

  • wood soap box
  • soap cutter
  • 2 lb. clear soap base
  • 2 lb. goats milk soap base
  • 2 lb. shea butter soap base
  • essential oil(s) of choice
  • poppy seeds
  • dried calendula leaves
  • dried lavender leaves
  • double boiler (or glass baking bowl and regular boiling pot)
  • thermometer
  • stir stick
  • freezer paper

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Instructions for Melt and Pour Soap

  1. Chop the bases into 1 inch thick pieces, keeping the bases separate from each other.
  2. Place the chopped soap base pieces in the double boiler or in the glass bowls floating in a pot of water. Turn on medium heat and let each base melt completely. The goat milk will take the longest to melt.
  3. While the soap is heating up, line your soap box with freezer paper. Here is a good video on how to line a standard soap box.
  4. Once the soap is melted, pour the first base (I used shea as my bottom layer.). Mix in 6-10 drops of your essential oils (I used lavender.) and the dried goods you wish to add.
  5. Let the soap cool and keep your other 2 bases on low heat.
  6. Once the bottom layer is partially cooled, add the second layer. I used the clear base for the second layer and added the calendula laves/melaleuca oil.
  7. Let the second layer cool partially and repeat the process for your top layer. I used lavender, poppy seeds, and dried lavender for the top layer.
  8. Let the soap cool completely (can take up to 24 hours).
  9. Cut your soap using your soap cutter and enjoy!

How to Stay Cool at Night

If you’re a light sleeper and don’t want a fan on your face through all hours of the night, or if have an AC that’s having a hard time keeping up with the summer highs, there is another way to stay cool at night. And no, it doesn’t involve taking a cold shower!

The latest and greatest mattress and bedding technology has come a long way, and cooling features on your pillow, sheets, and even your mattress can all be equipped to lower your body temperature so that you get the restful night’s sleep you deserve and wake up feeling fresh and invigorated. Nobody deserves to sweat through the night, so check out some of these innovative cooling products from Denver Mattress for some inspiration on keeping your bed refreshingly chilled, or follow these other fun tips to beat the heat. Staying cool while you sleep has never been easier, so chill out!

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Use a pillow that doesn’t trap body heat

Did you know that the warmest parts of the human body are the head, chest, and armpits? Most of the hot carbon dioxide you breathe out while you sleep easily causes overheating and naturally warms up your pillow without your knowledge. If your head and neck are feeling toasty, the rest of your body will soon begin to sweat, so an easy solution is to counteract this process. By using a pillow that has cooling features and lighter fabric, you will ensure that your head and neck stay refreshed which will help you sleep and breathe easier.

Denver Mattress’ myMerino Pillow is made of 100% organic wool that is naturally more breathable than other synthetic fabrics and has temperature-regulating properties similar to the IsoCool ThermaZone Contour Pillow that features a 100% cotton cover and a contoured design that leads warm air away from the neck. Pillows can also include liquid gel and active air ventilated panels that wick away heat and moisture to help you sleep cool and dry. For pillows with cooling gel and air technology, check out Denver Mattress’ Balance 1.0 Self-Leveling Pillow and Therapure Side Sleeper for an optimal night’s sleep.

Choose breathable fabrics 

For your body, the easiest way to keep cool while you rest is to not cover yourself with a thick blanket! Lightweight fiber sheets are a simple solution to stay refreshed due to their no-cling stretch that will feel weightless. Materials that are naturally lighter such as linen and cotton are great for sheets, especially if they feature loose weaves and fine threads since they do not retain moisture and air. For cool bedtime sheets, Dri-Tec Performance Sheets from Denver Mattress have a featherweight feel to them and provide maximum airflow to keep you cool.

Get a mattress or a mattress protector with cooling features

If you want to get deeper into the root of the problem, don’t stop at sheets and pillows! The mattress is the most important part of your bed, so make sure that even that has cooling properties that will regulate your body temperature. Just like memory foam pillows, many mattresses and protectors today also feature gel liquid that naturally cools down the lightweight fibers that you lay on and makes sure body heat doesn’t get trapped inside.

For a cooling gel spring mattress, check out the Doctor’s Choice Elite Firm Mattress, or for a memory foam mattress infused with innovative cooling technology, check out the TEMPUR-Cloud Supreme Breeze Mattress. If you like your old mattress, you can also add a cover with cooling technology and ultra-breathable fabric. The Perfect Harmony IsoCool Mattress Pad and the 6.0 VER-TEX Temperature Regulating Performance Mattress Protector will add a flexible, lightweight cushioning layer with climate control fabric to help protect your body from the summer heat.

Other fun tips for staying cool while you sleep

  1. Adjust your fans! Make sure that your ceiling fan is running counter-clockwise and is pulling hot air up instead of circulating it around the room. Also, point box fans outwards towards the windows so they push hot air outside, instead of in. You can even use more than one fan and face them towards each other, so that you create a cross-breeze.
  1. Get creative with your sheets. Hang a wet sheet in front of an open window for an icy breeze or place your sheets in the freezer before you crawl into bed.
  1. Unplug your electronics. You might not realize it, but your phone charger and other small appliances like lamps use energy to give off heat, even when they’re turned off. Unplug and unwind!
  1. Get low. If you have an adjustable bed, set it up so that it’s as close to ground as possible. Since hot air rises, sleeping lower to the floor is an easy way to make sure that the coolest air in the room surrounds you. If it’s an option, you can also sleep downstairs instead of upstairs!
  1. Use ice. Ice packs might be obvious, but they do work! Place them under your covers or on your wrists, neck, elbows, ankles, or behind your knees for the fastest way to cool up your entire body.

Summer is here, but don’t sweat it! There are lots of ways you can cool down as you sleep through the night.

All Year Cleaning List

The “All Year Cleaning List” has arrived at the Front Door. Keeping your home clean all year can be daunting and sometimes a little confusing. Some tasks need to be done everyday, while others can be done once a season. We’ve created an easy guide to follow daily, weekly, monthly, and seasonally. We’ve found keeping this guide up on the refrigerator is a nice reminder for the day’s tasks. If you want to kick it up a notch, use a clear sleeve to hold this guide and mark off what you do each day with a dry erase marker.

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Daily 

  • Make the beds
  • Wipe down the countertops
  • Take out full trash
  • Declutter common surfaces
  • Clean any dishes

Weekly

  • Wash and fold laundry
  • Vacuum and sweep floors in most used areas
  • Dust surfaces
  • Wash sheets and towels
  • Scrub bathroom and towels
  • Scrub bathroom sinks, surfaces and toilets
  • Clean Mirrors
  • Wipe down the fronts of appliances

Monthly

  • Wipe down inside cabinets
  • Clean inside stove and microwave
  • Wipe down cabinet fronts
  • Clean showers and tubs
  • Dust ceiling fans and molding

Seasonally

  • Dust and clean windows and blinds
  • Dust baseboards
  • Clear our expired foods
  • Air out rooms in the house
  • Wash and air out comforters and quilts
  • Vacuum and sweep under furniture

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DIY Perfect Caulk Lines

Have you ever wondered how contractors get those perfectly straight caulk lines? If you’re putting off re-caulking your bathtub or countertops, there is a really simple trick to getting those professional looking caulk lines. All you need are the right materials and little patience.

Materials:

  • Tub & Tile Polyseamseal + caulk (in squeeze bottle)
  • Painters Tape
  • Ice cubes
  • Gloves

Instructions:

  1. Before you get started, clean your workspace of any dust. You do not want dust or particles trapped underneath the caulk as it might peel or look lumpy. Cheese cloth is by far the best way to wipe away dust and you can get it at the hardware store. After your space is clean, apply the two strips of tape. Be sure to leave extra room on each side for the caulk to fully cover the open space. Make sure each strip is pressed down firmly as you don’t want any caulk getting trapped under the tape.

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2. After you have your two strips of tape, apply a generous amount of calk all the way down to the end of the tape. Only do one wall or corner at a time.

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3. When your tape is in place, it’s time to caulk. First use your finger (starting from the top) and run it all the way down over the calk. Be sure the caulk is spreading through the open space as well as onto your tape. Next, grab an ice cube out of the freezer. Use the rounded edge drag it down the same area you used your finger. The coldness of the cube will create a glazed looking finish and keep the line extremely smooth. Only do this once, as the cube will start to melt!

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4.Let your caulk dry for 5 minutes. Just like with paint, it’s best to take the painters tape off while the paint is still a little wet. The same is true for the calk. If the caulk is completely dry when you take the tape off, the tape will rip off chunks of caulk. After 5 minutes gently remove painters tape.

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5. Let sit for 24 hours and enjoy!

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Please share your project photos and tips in the comment section!

 

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Color Theory: Grey

As one of the biggest color trends, grey is the new neutral that’s here to stay. Versatile enough to be incorporated as an accent to existing décor, and rich enough to stand alone, grey can be a subtle backdrop, or the colorful center of attention. To showcase grey and how easily you can bring the color trend home, we’ve put together some favorite furnishings and accents featuring it.

From grey-all-over sofas to accents with inflections of silver and everything in between, grey pieces for the home add depth, and designer-inspired style that’s trendy yet timeless. 

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  1. Foil Knit Grey and Silver Throw – We love the cozy, rich cable knit of this blanket. With silver tones throughout, this piece can be draped over a sofa, bench, or your lap! Add trendy style and classic comfort to any space with this go-to throw!
  2. Cosmopolitan Sofa – This great-in-grey sofa is modern, comfortable and versatile. It features overall color that can be paired with vibrant accent pillows, or with neutral shades for a more subdued look.
  3. Fedora Barstool– This barstool features sleek lines, leather-like upholstery and a cool grey color that ties the look together. Add this grey piece to a bar counter, or anywhere you need additional seating and style!
  4. Grigio Upholstered Queen Bed – This upholstered bed is a romantic, elegant take on grey. Soft, inviting and stylish, this bed has it all.
  5. Foil Knit Grey and Silver Pillow – This grey and silver throw pillow combines metallic and soft, classic knit style, and we love it. Cozy like its blanket counterpart, this pillow can be tossed anywhere at all for a instant touch of trendy grey.
  6. Essential Sheet Set – We spend much of our time sleeping, so why not do it in style? Comfortable, soft, and trendy in grey, the Essential Sheet Set in Grey is a subtle way to incorporate the it color into your home.
  7. Dark and Stormy Vase – With specs of blue, silver, black and of course grey, this mosaic accent vase is a bold addition to your grey decor. We really like the movement, texture, and variation of tones it brings!
  8. Oliver Accent Chair – This traditional wingback chair gets an update with trendy grey; neutral enough to pair with colorful accent pillows, a patterned rug, or a lively sofa, this chair is a grey must-have!

Update Your Home for the Holidays with Festive Pillows

There’s no place like home for the holidays, and if you’re looking to add some seasonal cheer to your space, accent pillows are quick and on-trend way to incorporate the winter holidays with your existing furnishings.

For a wintery twist on holiday style, we love cream accent pillows like the Bear Family Decorative Pillow, the Wreath Decorative Pillow, and the White Poinsettia Pillow paired with blues like the Foil Knit Blue and Silver Holiday Pillow. The cream and silver accents pop against blue to capture the colors of a winter wonderland. Metallics like silver are a subtle nod to Christmas ornaments, and bring that special sparkle to give your home a holiday lift.

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This living room vignette features richly textured and winter-wonderful pillows that instantly transform your regular lounge style into one that is merry and bright! The Foil Knit and Cream Throw lets you cozy up, and brings another layer of warmth and depth to this space.

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Whether in your living room or a bedroom, pillows like the Vertical Snowflake Pillow and the Winter Mittens Pillow make any room holiday-ready, and even cozier. A plus to accenting your rooms with blue, cream and white is that you can enjoy your throw pillows long past the Christmas holiday and into the winter months.

Now, if you’re looking to go the more traditional holiday route, nothing says holly & jolly like red ! We love red because it is bold, lively and pairs well with a variety of neutral shades. The Poinsettia Pillow and the Foil Knit Red and Gold Holiday Pillow really pops and complements the beige and cream of the Deer Silhouette Decorative Pillow and the White Poinsettia Holiday Pillow. 

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In any room of your home, red accent pillows add an iconic burst of holiday color. Pair with plaid as shown, or get creative with your own eclectic combination of accent pillows.

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No matter how you holiday, staple pieces like the Foil Knit Cream and Silver Pillow add a festive feel, and with some creativity can be used year-round after the holiday has ended. To shop the complete selection of holiday pillows and throws, be sure to check out this selection. Happy holidays from the Front Door!

Pantone’s Color of 2016 is a Trendsetting Duo

2016 is the first-ever year to have two hues in harmony chosen as Pantone’s Color the Year: Rose Quartz and Serenity. Rose Quartz is a delicate blush tone that’s not too pink, nor too pale; Serenity is an ethereal blue that complements the warmth of its Pantone partner.

The pair challenges the norm of one color or one feeling being the year’s trend–and provides wonderful flexibility in interpretation and application of color. “These two harmonious colors are both soft & serene & can easily be incorporated, no matter your style.”, offers Design Studio expert Sarah Portugal.  Sarah also points out the calming feeling the colors evoke, and how they may serve as reminders of harmony often lacking: “In a world where everything is right at our fingertips & fast paced, it’s time to create a sense of quiet & peace.  What better way is there than with color?”

We really love that two colors that are so often imbued with opposing significance or meaning work in harmony as Pantone’s 2016 pick. On this, designer Taylor Niese shares “It is exciting that this feels like not only a 2016 color trend but a statement of equality and peace”. No matter the application or interpretation, Rose Quartz and Serenity are sure to dominate interior design and fashion for the coming year.

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Reminiscent of nature’s most beautiful moments–like sun on a mountainside –they can take on different depths to complement a variety of colors, like oranges, deep purples and rusts.

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When drawing inspiration from these weightless, airy shades, you can pair them with colors that speak to you. Sea foam, sky blue, blush, or real red can really pop against Rose Quartz and Serenity.

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There are no rules when incorporating these colors into your world. Add Rose Quartz and Serenity to your space, and pair them with other colors that resonate with you. 

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6 Tips for Your Guest Bedroom

The holiday season is one of the busiest for hosting friends and family. With shopping lists, meal planning and more, setting up your guest bedroom can feel a bit overwhelming. Our 6 tips for creating a guest-ready space will make visitors feel at home–and will help alleviate stress on you, the host. You can rely on these go-to tips during the holidays–and anytime–to be ready to host in style and comfort!

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  1. Add fresh flowers to your guest room the day of your visitor’s arrival. Whether a seasonal poinsettia or a cheerful fresh bouquet, a plant brings a welcoming, homey feeling every visitor can appreciate.
  2. Updating your linens is a simple way to style a bedroom guests will love to retreat to during the holidays. A set like the Metropolis Comforter features a versatile pattern, and adds effortlessly chic style. Finish the bed off with a skirt like this Essentials Bed Skirt. A bedskirt adds an elegant feel, and allows guests to discreetly store luggage and other items under the bed.
  3. Treat your guests to a great night’s sleep with dream-ready sheets. Prep your mattress with a plush mattress pad, and shop for soft sheets like this microfiber sheet set. Guests will love to climb into the super-soft microfiber–and you will love its easy maintenance.
  4. Throw Blankets are a great accent to any bedroom. Placing extra blankets at the foot of the bed, or in a basket in your guest room allows visitors to cozy up, and get even more comfortable. We love the Cable Knit Throw because it is soft, stylish and warm–it will be a hit with guests!
  5. Extra pillows are a simple way to give your guest comfort control. Accent pillows like this cozy Cable Knit Throw Pillow give a bed a luxurious look that’s inviting. Additionally, consider extra sleeping pillows like the Slumber Fresh Pillow for those who sleep with more than one pillow.
  6. Deep cleaning the guest room isn’t the most glamorous step, but it’s key to making your guests comfortable. Vacuuming to reduce allergens and pet hair, a little dusting, and making sure the bed is clean and neat are easy steps to welcome every guest.

We hope these 6 tips lead to pain-free prep this holiday season. And remember, the most important thing about any visit is the time spent together! Don’t stress, just do your best to make your space guest ready–and enjoy the holidays!

4 Days of Black Friday Savings at Furniture Row

Get the most out of seasonal savings with Furniture Row’s Black FOURDay Sale! From Black Friday, November 27 through Cyber Monday, November 30, you can take advantage of exciting doorbusters, storewide markdowns and more, for 4 days. We’re super excited to give you a sneak peek at the savings–and want to help your wish list along before the sale kicks off.

In anticipation of the 4-day long sale event, we couldn’t wait to share with you some of our favorite designs that will be on sale. Read through for our Style Picks, Doorbuster Deals, and Staff Picks to get some pre-shopping inspiration. As a bonus, we have included a complete list of sale items so you can start to plan your shopping list!

Read on for complete list of sale items WITH BlackFOURDAY pricing–and scroll to the end for exciting coupon discount reveal!

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SofaMart will have lots of fabulous finds on sale storewide during Black FOURDay, but we wanted to share a few of our favorites to get a head start!

Style Pick: We love the Williamsburg Sofa for its casual, versatile style, and the luxurious feel of its 100% top grain American leather upholstery. This style pick adds everyday elegance to any room, and is sure to be a favorite.

Doorbuster: Talk about a comfortable deal! We love the Griffin Reclining Sofa for its casual look, soft upholstery, and top comfort. Be sure to take advantage of this doorbuster in-store while supplies last.

Staff Pick: It is hard to choose just one Black FOURDay deal, but we LOVE the Sundara Occasional Tables. Sleek, contemporary and ideal for entertaining, these tables pack a lot of style at great value.

 

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Oak Express will be your go-to for Black Friday savings on dining, entertainment and more. To help you prep for our 4-day sale, here are our picks we couldn’t pass up.

Style Pick: The Wakefield Table combines clean lines with elegant detailing. This party-ready dining table seats all of your guests in style, and is sure to make a statement during the holiday season.

Doorbuster: Who doesn’t love stylish storage? The Parkview Sliding Cabinet is a don’t-miss doorbuster perfect for any home. Get yours in-store during the Black FOURDay sale while supplies last.

Staff Pick: The Woodland Executive Desk makes everyone feel like the boss with its sturdy, timeless design, and ample storage. Perfect for computer work, file storage, and more, this piece has it all!

 

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Bedroom Expressions will have lots of dream-worthy designs on sale storewide on November 27 – Cyber Monday. Here are some of our favorites to get you pumped up for savings!

Style Pick: The Amsterdam Queen Sleigh Bed adds romantic elegance to any bedroom. Upholstered and timeless, this sleigh bed is a designer-inspired style we love!

Doorbuster: Sleep surrounded in sleek style with the Urban Pacific Queen Storage Bed is big on beauty and style. Get your contemporary-meets-rustic bed while supplies last in-store.

Staff Pick: We love the rustic, cozy, and inviting look of the Glenwood Queen Panel Bed. Charming, durably designed, and crafted to last, this casual yet chic bed is our staff pick.

 

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DENVER MATTRESS is excited to offer you Black FOURDay savings. To get your wheels turning, here are our sale picks.

Dream Pick: The Doctor’s Choice Elite Plush Mattress is a sleep-ready bed you will love. Supportive, plush, and top quality, this mattress really is something to dream about–and, it can be yours during our Black FOURDay sale!

Doorbuster: Get the supportive, natural Green Choice Memory Foam Pillows in-store while supplies last!

Staff Pick: The Breckenridge Queen Mattress is a supportive, comfortable sleep at great value.

To take advantage of Black Friday savings during our Black FOURDay Sale Event, please note our extended holiday store hours:

Black Friday 8 a.m. – 8 p.m.  Saturday 9 a.m. – 9 p.m.

Sunday 11 a.m – 6 p.m.   Cyber Monday 9 a.m. – 9 p.m.

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Complete Sale List by Brand

SOFA MART

DOOR BUSTERS (While supplies last)

Griffin reclining sofa is $299. Save 50%

Griffin recliner is $229. Save 50%

SALE ITEMS

All home décor is 20% off!

Barracuda 3 piece room group is $888 – includes 2 piece sectional and cocktail ottoman

-Orlando 6 piece room group is $1,499 — includes reclining sofa, reclining loveseat, 3-pack tables and rug

Mod 8 piece room group is $1,499– includes sofa, loveseat, 3-pack tables, 2 lamps, and rug

Dream 6 piece room group is $1,499  – includes 5 piece reclining sectional and rug

Cortina 8 piece room group is $1,499 – includes sofa, loveseat, 3-pack tables, 2 lamps, and rug

Starship 6 piece room group is $3,999 – includes reclining sofa, loveseat console, Malibu 54” media console, Malibu coffee table, and 2 end tables

Cloud II 14 piece room group is $3,999 – includes 7 piece reclining sectional, matching recliner, 3-pack tables, 2 lamps, and rug

Max sofa is $399

Mod sofa is $449

Solano sofa  is $579

Joshua sofa is $579

Marin sofa is $649

Flight Deck sofa  is $749

Nimbus sofa is $749

Winfield sofa  is $749

-Lexicon sofa is $799

Eldorado sofa is $799

Destry sofa is $849

Dana sofa is $849

Piero sofa is $849

Hampton sofa $849

Grand Prix sofa is $899

-Coco sofa is $999

San Mateo sofa is $999

Santa Cruz sofa is $1,099

Walden sofa is $1,099

Carson sofa is $1,699

Sedona sofa is $1,799

Williamsburg sofa  is $1,799

Asheville sofa is $1,799

Richmond sofa is $1,799

Crescent power sofa is $1,899

Park Ave 4 piece sectional is $1,699

Jupiter 2 piece sectional is $999, Ottoman is $299

San Tropez 2 piece sectional is $799

Dream 5 piece reclining sectiona is $1,295 Plus, an additional 35% discount on all other Dream pieces

Cloud II 5 piece sectional is $1,799

Sarah 3 piece sectional is $1,999

Cosmo 6 piece sectional is $2,199. Save $500! 

Cloud leather 6 piece sectional is $2,499. Save $300!

Lyndhurst futon  is $169

Soda futon  is $269

Gladstone futon  is $369

Hagen bench is $449

Lachlan accent chair is $349

Victoria accent chair  is $379

Wearstler accent chair  is $379

Crate accent chair  is $399

-Lakehouse accent chair is $429

Basia accent chair is $429

Perry Park accent chair  is $429

Bloom accent chair is $499

Santa Cruz accent chair  is $499

SM Premium swivel accent chair is $499 

Amelia swivel rocker is $549

Garret lift chair  is $579

Frosty Fridge recliner is $449

Elias leather recliner  is $679

Decker recliner  is $379

Aspen coffee table is $179, sofa table is $179, end table is $99, chairside table is $89, 50”console is $449

Montego coffee table is $199, sofa table is $199, end table is $119 , chairside table is $99, 50” TV, pier, 4 piece wall for $999

-Murray side table is $229

Foundry coffee table is $249,  sofa table is $249, end table is $149, 60” media is $549, 2 piece theater wall is $899

Malibu coffee table is $299, sofa table is $199, end table is $199, chairside table is $149m 54” media is $449, 4 piece theater wall is $99

Oslo coffee table is $299, sofa table $299, end table  $229, 60” TV $449, pair of piers $885, bridge $215, 4 piece theater wall $1,549

Sundara coffee table is $349, end table $249, sofa table $349

Pinebrook coffee table is $349, sofa table $299, end table $249, 60” media $349, 3 piece theater wall $849  

Greenwich coffee table is $399, sofa table $399, end table $199

Isabella  coffee table is $399, sofa table $349, end table  $249, chairside table is $199

-Bombay Cabinet in red is $399

OAK EXPRESS

DOOR BUSTERS (While supplies last)

Chocolate 5 piece dining set  is $199. Save $200  

Studio 24” parson barstool  is $39. Save $40

Parkview sliding cabinets is $199

Mario Stamped 18” chair stool (Lime, Steel, and White) is $15

Espresso Tilt Mirror is $49

Oak Ridge 5 piece Drop Leaf Counter Height dining set  $799

Athena 5 piece Counter Height dining set  is $399 (special purchase)

Carson 5 piece square dining set is $299

-High Rise 3 piece dining set is $88

SALE ITEMS

All Home Décor  is 20% off

Wakefield  Trestle table is $699, side chair $99, caster arm chair, 199, china cabinet $999

Montego table is $449, side chair $99, server $599, bench $119

Mendocino  table is $899, side chair $149, parson chair $169, server $799, bench $299, china cabinet $2,199

Belle Modern  table is $599, side chair $99, arm chair $125, server $599

-Mission Table is $999, side chair $199, arm chair $299, china cabinet is $2,199

Metropolitan  table is $599, $179, arm chair $199, server $999, wine bar $1,199

Foundry counter height table is $499, stool $149, backless chair $99, bench $229, server $599, hutch $179

Bellaire table is $1,399, side chair $189, arm chair $219, parsons chair $199, buffet $899, hutch $949

Salento counter height table is $549, stool $89, server $599

Arcadia  counter height table is $349, stool $99, server $599

Urban Loft counter height table is $349, stool $129, server $449

Hartland counter height 5 piece dining set is $499

Southport 5 piece dining set  is $499

Jasmine table parson chair  is $99

Shelby dining table is $499

-New Yorker side chair is $99

Bellaire side chair $189

Luigi side chair is $49

-Vintage chair is $75

Marie metal chair  is $59

Wakefield caster arm chair is $199

Cordillera Executive desk $849, open bookcase $499, door bookcase $549, file cabinet $399

Woodland Executive desk is $899, hutch $689, credenza $899, 76” bookcase $449, file cabinet $479

Rockridge desk chair is $349

Concord desk chair $159

Cordillera desk chair $279

Gavin desk chair is $249

Alameda desk chair is $139

Hercules desk chair  is $349

Madagascar desk chair is $269

Melany jewelry mirror is $199

-Celeste jewelry armoire is $349

BEDROOM EXPRESSIONS

DOOR BUSTERS (While supplies last)

Monroe queen upholstered bed is $99. Save $200

Rawleigh 4 piece queen bed group is $699. Save $497 (Special purchase)

Urban Pacific 3 piece group including queen bed, chest and nightstand is $598

Urban Pacific queen storage bed is $299

Mendoza queen bed is $299

Ribbon queen bed is $299

SALE ITEMS

All Home Décor and Linens are 20% off

Malibu 3 piece queen bedroom  is$1,397

Costello 4 piece queen bedroom  is $1,696

Torino 4 piece queen bedroom is $1,799

Wynham 4 piece queen bedroom is $1,396

Glenwood 4 piece queen bedroom is $1,596

Waverly 4 piece queen bedroom is $2,396

Cristo 3 piece queen bedroom is $997

Chatham 3 piece queen bedroom  is $1,385

Torreon 3 piece queen storage bedroom  is $3,296

Sullivan 3 piece queen bedroom is $1,499

River Ridge 3 piece panel queen bedroom is $1,697

Wright 3 piece queen bedroom $2,996

Grant Park 3 piece queen bedroom is $1,197

Mendoza queen bed is $499

Bryant Park queen bed $349

Amsterdam queen bed is $699

Aspen queen bookcase bed is $1,499

Durango twin bunk is $489

Expedition twin bunk bed is $799

-Cooperstown twin storage bed is $449, panel $349

Camp bunk bed  is $239

Summertime twin bunk bed is $799

Bristol Valley twin captains bed is $649

Chloe twin panel bed is $349

Loft twin daybed is $199

Olivia Dollhouse bed is $999

Jameson Crib is $499

Blossom Flower chair is $79

Star ottoman is $59

-Sundara 9 piece queen bedding ensemble is $279

-Pampalore 6 piece queen bedding ensemble is $179

Lattice 3 piece queen bedding ensemble is $99

DENVER MATTRESS

DOOR BUSTERS( While supplies last)

-2 free Green Choice Memory Foam pillows  for $9.99 (per family, while supplies last)

SALE ITEMS

Doctor’s Choice plush or firm full set is $549, queen set $599, king set $749

Nuts & Bolts queen mattress is is $199, mattress set is $299

Arapahoe Euro-Top queen set is $449, twin set $329, full set is $399, king set $649

Breckenridge latex or visco queen set is $499

Green Choice Carefree memory foam queen set is $449, twin set $289, twin XL set $329, full set $399, king set $639

Green Choice Bliss queen set is $489, twin set $339, twin XL set $359, full set $459, king set $689 

Aspen Luxury Plush queen set is $32 per month for 60 months

Aspen Luxury Plush king set is $37 per month for 60 months

Durango Firm queen mattress set is $599

Madison Plush or Euro Top queen mattress set is $599

-Save up to $300 on TEMPUR-Breeze mattresses plus receive up to $300 Tempur-Pedic Visa prepaid card TEMPUR-Breeze mattresse

TEMPUR-Pedic TEMPUR-Breeze queen mattress sets  queen mattress sets from $46 a month

-Save up to $200 on select Sealy Posturepedic Premier Hybrid mattress sets  – queen sets from $25 a month-Sealy Posturepedic Premier Hybrid mattress sets 

-Purchase select king size Beautyrest mattress sets for the same price as a queen set

-Purchase select queen size Beautyrest mattress sets for the same price as a full set

-Save up to $500 on select Stearns & Foster flat or adjustable mattress sets  queen sets from $28 a month 

-Save up to $300 on iSeries Mattresses by Serta plus save up to $1,000 on select Serta adjustable foundations 

-Save up to $1,300 instantly with purchase of an iSeries mattress and a select Serta adjustable foundation.

Black Friday Coupons:

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Songs to Build a Fire Playlist

Fall is here, and the nights are getting cooler. To help cozy up the colder temps, we’ve put together an acoustic playlist of songs to enjoy by the fire. From new folky tunes to familiar favorites, this playlist is the perfect backdrop to the crackling of a glowing fireplace.

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  1. Big Coat – Wiretree
  2. Big Jet Plane – Angus Stone, Julia Stone
  3. Remember the Mountain Bed – Billy Bragg, Wilco
  4. Chicago (acoustic) – Sufjan Stevens
  5. Big Sur – Jay Farrar, Benjamin Gibbard
  6. Tee Shirt – Birdy
  7. Down in the Valley – The Head and the Heart
  8. Sea of Love – Cat Power
  9. Baby Blue – Dave Matthews Band
  10. Hear the Noise that Moves So Soft and Low – James Vincent McMorrow

Lighting for Daylight Saving

This year Daylight Saving ends on Sunday, November 1. As the saying goes, we fall back one hour each Autumn, and while many relish the additional hour of sleep that follows, the extended darkness can be a downer. Before we let darker days get us down, lets plan to make our homes even brighter and cozier with a little design savvy.

Adding accent lamps throughout your house is a stylish way to combat the effects of Daylight Saving. From cheery table lamps to glamorous accent lighting, we’ve put together some fall favorites that beat back the darkness doldrums with their warm, inviting glow.

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To get started, shop lamps that reflect your style, and meet your lighting needs. Lamps with 3-way switches allow you to control the lighting level, and can be adjusted for those dark fall hours. When choosing lamps, pieces that double as home accents will illuminate your space and style: Interesting base shapes, striking shades, colorful components, and one-of-a-kind designs can make all the difference during Daylight Saving, and year-round. Here are a few of our favorites:

  1. We LOVE the look of the Draper Table Lamp. Featuring mid-century style, this wrought iron lamp elegantly arcs and hangs to provide both ambient light, and the perfect amount of light for a cozy fall evening in!
  2. The Edison Table Lamp evokes the best of fall. With a warm copper accent on its base, and a natural round shade, the Edison combines organic elements with a touch of glam. Put this striking lamp on an end table next to a favorite chair, and cuddle up!
  3. Lamps come in all sizes and styles, and we love the cylindrical Quatrefoil Table Lamp. This column lamp gives off generous light, and adds visual interest to your space. Shed some light and a whole lot of style with this lamp on a hallway table, a sofa table, or anywhere you like!
  4. With a more traditional ceramic-inspired base, the Charlotte Lamp in Cream brings warm, rustic style along with ample lighting. Great on a nightstand or end table, the Charlotte is a versatile accent in any space needing some light.
  5. Wow! The Ogee Table Lamp is a light looker! The open, airy sculptural base is eye-catching and elegant. Put this lamp on your favorite table, a desk, or in a reading nook and let its light shine.
  6. The Riley Beige Table Lamp is the go-to lamp for any room or area needing some lighting. It is versatile, stylish, and brings a whole lot of style without being overpowering to your existing design.
  7. The Riley Orange Table Lamp has got to top our fall favorite list for its color! Bold orange screams the season, and the geometric shade adds a pop. Bright, lively, and fun, this chic lamp is sure to cheer any space up.
  8. Lamps are great on end and side tables, but when it comes to adding lighting to your space, it’s great to get creative! Using a piece like the Retro Barstool as a stand for a lamp is a fun, simple way to allow for more lighting in more ways.

 

Frame Tray DIY

This DIY frame tray project lets you repurpose and reinvent items you have around the house to create something personalized and new. With just a frame, drawer pulls and hardware, and your favorite paper or photo, the frame transforms into a one-of-a-kind display tray! Special thanks to regional merchandiser Callie M. for the great idea, and photos of her own DIY frame project.

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To create your own frame tray, you will need: 

  • 8″ x 10″ frame
  • Paper of choice for featured center
  • Hammer or pliers
  • Drawer pulls of your choosing, and corresponding hardware
  • Drill to install hardware/drawer pulls, if needed
  • E6000 Adhesive (or similar), if needed

How-To:

  1. Insert scrapbook paper into frame
  2. Remove frame stand from the back of the frame with hammer or pliers so the frame can rest level on a surface
  3. Replace the back of frame to close
  4. Apply the hardware to the back of the frame with necessary tools. For hardware that installs from the front, use a drill to screw into place. If the hardware is designed to install from the back (which you cannot access through the frame), use the adhesive to secure it.

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To create this look for your home, the Cottage Frame is available at SofaMart. You can use any frame you like that suits your style. For a more versatile look, the Ponderosa Frame is a great choice; it can be taken in lots of style directions depending on the hardware and featured paper used.

Drawer pulls like the  Double Beaded Cabinet Hardware are a transitional, timeless accent to turn your frame into a tray. Any handles  you love will work!

To add a splash of color, lively prints like these watermelon, designer dots, and bird papers are simple solutions to accent your new tray. If you can’t decide on just one, feel free to change out the paper to suit the styles of the season!

For more inspiration, check out this chalk serving tray DIY! Using the same steps and little creativity, you can transform your tray into a fun chalkboard surface.

Decorating with Metallics

Metallic home accents are a major influence in home design, and no matter your style, they can be incorporated to elevate the look of any space. From rustic and glamorous, to the more traditional, rooms of all styles are screaming for metals–and we’re excited to share a little inspiration on how to go metal!

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Rustic spaces can be styled using hand-stained wood elements, natural finishes and materials, and metallics. Industrial-inspired, brushed metals are a muted, quiet way to incorporate metallics into your space. Warm copper is a great complement to rustic design, as are touches like brushed nickel drawer pulls and wrought iron accents. Rustic metals add depth, and are a great way to give a rustic space a stylish edge.  We love the Studio City Sofa for its rustic, casual-chic look. Combining it with the metallic Hammered Urn Lamp, the organic, earthy Rope Mirror, the rustic Wade Coffee Table, and the Arthur Wine Cabinet creates an eclectic space with warm, subdued metal accents throughout.

Glamorous designs don’t have to be over-the-top–and neither do glam metallics. Start with a romantic piece like the Riviera Sofa. Accent the room with the polished Aladdin Lamp in silver, the stately Venetian Mirror, a carved glam piece like the Channing Coffee Table, and a metallic-accented chest like the Dash for a look that is tastefully glamorous. This way, metals add a formal feel without being too much, and really give a space character.

Traditional rooms don’t have to be stuffy. With an anchoring piece like the handsome Hampton Sofa, accent like the Classic Urn Lamp, the lovely Angelica Mirror, the romantically shaped Cyprus Isle Coffee Table, and the metal & marvelous Gilded 2 Door Cabinet give a traditional space a luxurious, inviting feel.

Mixing in gold and silver tones with rich cream add depth, warmth, and bring even the most traditional space into modern style.

No matter how you go metal, try mixing tones and finishes for a curated style that’s all yours. Seek pieces in shapes you are drawn to, and find the metal that means something to your aesthetic.

Roasted Rainbow Carrots

Fall is a colorful season, and to kick it off, we are excited to share this recipe for roasted rainbow carrots. Front Door tested–and tastebud approved!–these savory, earthy, and elegant roasted carrots will be a crowd pleaser at your next dinner party, or a casual night in.

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Ingredients:

  • 5 tbs of olive oil
  • 5 tbs of balsamic vinegar
  • Coarse salt to taste
  • Cracked pepper to taste
  • 1-2 pressed garlic clove
  • Spices to taste (dill, cumin, onion, cayenne, thyme, etc.)

Directions: *preheat oven to 400 before beginning below steps 

1. Wash and clean the carrots. We did not peel the carrots; be sure to thoroughly clean the skins well before roasting.

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2. Cut the carrot tops. Trim greens to shorten for an elegant, clean look. You can cut the tops off completely if you prefer.

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3. Combine the ingredients in baking pan. Mix the wet ingredients and seasoning in the pan; add the carrots, and use a fork to toss them together. Evenly coat the carrots.

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4. Place in 400°F oven. Fire the oven up and roast the carrots for 30-40 minutes, until tender.

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The result is delicious glazed carrots! Roasted, tasty and colorful, these are sure to be a hit! For more fall food favorites, be sure to check out our Fully Fall Menu!

 

 

Holland Design Studio: Taylor Haake’s Fall Picks

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*Program available in select locations only.

As our complimentary Design Studio program rolls out across the country, our team of expert interior designers continues to grow with it! We are so excited to feature Holland, Ohio design studio expert Taylor Haake–and to share with you her favorite fall picks just in time for Autumn.

Taylor took the time to share some background on her aesthetic as a designer, a few tips on styling you space for fall and year-round, as well as her top 10 must-have products from Furniture Row. The interview follows, and is sure to spark some stylish Autumn inspiration! Thank you, Taylor.

How would you describe your style?

I love to play with many different styles, but I am really drawn into this retro trend that we have been seeing lot of right now.  I then like to mix it with some industrial pieces with it.  Together it creates a new vintage style that I love.

How do you incorporate Autumn in interior design? 

I really like incorporating some burnt orange, such as the color Brandy Wine by Sherwin-Williams.  I recently painted this color in one of my bathrooms it is a great color for autumn and it also goes great with some retro styling.  In the fall it is easy to do little splashes of this color in either a throw blanket or some pillows to give your house a more seasonal look.

What color, texture, or pattern do you find yourself turning to again and again? Why are you drawn to them? 

I have naturally always been drawn to the color green.  Just adding a green plant in a room seems to give the room life.  With that organic feel a plant gives, I am also drawn to organic textures and patterns, such a wooden bowl used for an accessory on the middle of a table or our Montana cocktail table that is part of our Lost and Found collection that is made out a real tree root.  These things seem to give a room a natural and calming outdoor feel.

Which element of a room do you recommend starting with when designing and why? 

I always tell a customer to start with something you love. Whether it is a piece of artwork, rug, or chair, it is always easier if you start with something that has a certain color, pattern, or style that you are drawn to.  Once you find that piece that speaks to you, then you can start with picking your color palette and work off of that to make the whole room work together.  In my house it was a fabric that I picked for panel curtains in my dining room that I fell in love with.  This helped me figure out what colors and style I was going to go with through most of the house.

Be sure to check out the gallery for Taylor’s Top 10–and why she loves them! Click on the product title in our gallery below to shop. 

For more on the Holland store and its design services, be sure to check out this video.

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Shop Taylor’s Fall Picks:

Studio City Sofa: “I love the crisp, clean white color of this set and the very classic style that would work in many different homes.”

Planada Coffee Table: “I love that these are inspired by rustic barn wood.”

Lakeshore Ottoman: “This ottoman is so versatile!  It can be used for a cocktail table, an extra seat when company is over, and storage.”

Hammered Urn Table Lamp: “This is a unique lamp and I love the coppery color for fall.”

Golden Grove Canvas: “The colors in this artwork are perfect for autumn when the leaves are changing colors.”

Foundry Coffee Table: “I loved this industrial dining set so much I had to get it for my house.  It is very unique and stands out from just a traditional dining table.”

Cadence Accent Chair: “This accent chair has a beautiful leaf pattern and is finished off with nail heads and I love the rustic legs.  This chair uses the color trend ‘greige’ in a new way.”

Cable Knit Pillows: “These are great to give a “sweater weather” feel for when it starts to get cooler outside.”

Arthur Wine Cabinet: “This makes a beautiful rustic accent piece in almost any home.”

Meet our Design Studio Designers:

Charlotte Design Studio: Meet Designer Patricia Weeks
Denver Design Studio: Meet Denver Designer Randi Gipson

Support Back to School Success with World Vision

Along with the important work World Vision does to bring clean water and sanitation to developing countries, the organization is very active in improving children’s lives right here in the United States. Back to School season has arrived, and this August many kids in need will head back to class without the necessary supplies.

For the 12th year in a row, World Vision and its Teacher Resource Center is partnering with Bartell’s Drugstore to hold school supply drive for children in need. Donations of backpacks, pencils, markers and more can be made in-store in Bartell’s locations now through August 29. All supplies will be distributed to the 160 schools that participate in the program.

If you are not within the Bartell’s region to donate, monetary gifts to World Vision’s education program will go toward supplying American students with the school tools they need to succeed. Denver Mattress is proud to partner with World Vision in its important mission here in the U.SA. and around the world to improve the lives of children their families

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Easy Upgrades that Will Transform Your Patio

Summer is patio season–and with a few simple style steps, you can elevate your outdoor living space to make it the place to be. We are excited to feature patio upgrade pointers from Danielle Hegedus, courtesy of Modernize.com. Danielle is an Atlanta-based freelance writer who fuels her love of all things design by regularly contributing content to the site. Thank you, Danielle & Modernize for these great tips!

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Are you making the most of your patio? As neighborhoods (in the suburbs and the city) grow increasingly crowded, living space is at a premium. Your patio is essentially bonus living space for relaxing with a great book, cultivating a small container garden, or entertaining friends around the fire pit. At Modernize, we know that you’ll maximize your outdoor spaces only if they’re truly comfortable and reflect your personal style. Make your patio an extension of your home—a place where you can enjoy your morning coffee and newspaper, while enjoying the fresh air and the beautiful start of a new day. Read on to learn how to transform your patio into a space where your friends and family always want to hang out.

Create a Space to Linger

Comfortable furniture is a must if you want your patio to be utilized, but it also has to be durable enough to withstand the changing weather and seasons. The Santa Monica 3-Piece Patio Group is the perfect combination of comfort and durability. The aluminum frame lends strength to the summery wicker exterior, and the soft cushions create the perfect space for lounging. The sofa/chaise combo provides plenty of seating for hosting a cook-out, game night, book club, or a wine tasting. Additionally, the coffee table makes enjoying family meals or light snacks for a party convenient, while the glass table top makes for easy cleanup.

If you’re patio isn’t particularly large (or you just need more seating), consider investing in a classic Adirondack Chair. Available in a variety of colors, we dare you to sink back into one of these large chairs and just try to feel like you’re not on vacation! Impossible.

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Stay Cool in the Shade

Summer temperatures can be brutal, but even as the temperatures cool off, you should still limit your sun exposure, especially during the peak intensity hours, between 10am-3pm. Sunblock can help protect you from sunburn and skin cancer, but creating a shady space is absolutely necessary to prevent illness related to high temperatures like heat stroke. Create your own shady oasis with the St. Teresa Umbrella. This umbrella is lightweight, making it easy to maneuver. Once you’ve determined where you want to place the umbrella, simply fill the base with sand or water to keep it grounded and sturdy (especially during inclement weather). With a simple one-handed crank, you can open the umbrella to cast more than eighty square feet of shade!

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Add Comfort and Major Style

Who says rugs are only for the indoors? Add a burst of rich color to your patio with the Montego Botanical Rug and make your patio feel like your second living room. You’ll also be saving bare feet from hot surfaces like concrete or wood! Available in round or rectangular options, this rug pairs easily with your outdoor furniture to pull the space together.

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While you’re at it, break out the pillows! These pillows, designed to withstand the outdoors, have fun patterns that adds texture and visual interest to your patio. Available in multiple colors and pattern schemes (striped, tropical, or geometric), order a variety of options to accent your neutral outdoor furniture anew with every season.

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Make the Most of a Starry Night

There’s nothing quite as relaxing as a fire pit. It can transform even the most mundane of events into a special occasion. Gather around the Southaven Fire Pit to roast marshmallows and tell spooky stories with your family, or grab a cocktail and some takeout for a impromptu date night that takes “candlelit dinner” to a whole new level.

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Coastal Summer Meal

Summer certainly is delicious. And if you’re planning a get together and need a seasonally-sensational menu look no further than this tasty summer meal courtesy of Furniture Row visual merchandiser Greg Utsinger. Greg has contributed style-savvy content to the Front Door, and we are so excited to share these tasty recipes & photography from his personal lifestyle blog, gregutsinger.com.

Greg has great taste all around–in furniture, decor, AND food! We love the recipes on his blog, and selected these three in the spirit of summer. We are delighted to pass along this coastal-inspired summer pairing. Opening with a fresh and colorful potato salad, following with a shrimp roll (summer day at the beach, anyone?), and finishing with a refreshing lemon Atlantic Beach Pie, this party of three is sure to get any summer celebration going! Thanks, Greg.

Coastal Summer Meal

Grilled Potato Salad
Ingredients needed:

2 pounds Yukon Gold Potatoes
3 cups arugula
2 cups each, green and yellow beans, blanched
3 strips bacon, cooked crisp and crumbled
1/2 cup crumbled bleu cheese
1/4 cup apple cider vinegar
1/4 cup olive oil + more for drizzling
1 teaspoon oregano
1/8 teaspoon garlic powder
salt and pepper to taste
Get prep & cooking instructions from Greg!

Shrimp Roll
Ingredients needed:

4 hot dog rolls
1 pound cooked shrimp, peeled, deveined and chilled
2 celery ribs
1/4 cup red onion, diced
1/4 cup italian parsley, diced
1/4 cup mayo
zest from 1 lemon
1/2 teaspoon Old Bay Seasoning
couple dashes of hot sauce
salt and pepper to taste
Get prep & cooking instructions from Greg!

Atlantic Beach Pie
Ingredients needed:
*recipe from Food 52.com BILL SMITH’S ATLANTIC BEACH PIE

FOR THE CRUST:
1 1/2 sleeves of saltine crackers
1/2 cup unsalted butter, softened
3 tablespoons sugar

FOR THE FILLING:
1- 14ounce can sweetened condensed milk
4 egg yolks
1/2 cup lemon or lime juice (or a mix of the two)
Fresh whipped cream
Coarse sea salt, for garnish
Get prep & cooking instructions from Greg!

Back to School for Small Spaces

Summer has flown by, which means a new season is approaching: Back to School time! Whether returning to campus and dorm life, or starting the year out in a new apartment rental, space–and lack of!–can be a challenge. But, not to worry: you can save on space, and maximize style with some design-savvy solutions! We’ve put together our picks for Back to School pieces for even the smallest spaces. From a multi-tasking loft bed to scaled-down accents that are big on style, we have what you need to be campus-ready.

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We LOVE the Student Bunk Bed from Bedroom Expressions because it has everything you need in a neat, budget-friendly design that’s perfect for cramped collegiate quarters! This versatile student bunk bed includes the lofted sleeping area, a writing desk, a desk chair, and a bookshelf at unbeatable value!

The Teal Angles Comforter Set is an on-trend Twin sized bedding set that’s perfect for adding a pop of color to a small space. Fresh, colorful, and versatile, this teal comforter set is ready to go back to school!

Sure, you will need a lamp to shed light on the subject(s) during the semester. The Sofia Table Lamp will add some light to your room, and features a fun printed shade. Simple and stylish, it’s a great addition to your room.

A small space can still be big on style and personality. These Threshold™ String Lights instantly add a whimsical feel, and make a rental feel even more like home.

The Montego Indoor/Outdoor Rug is a scaled down round rug that’s great for any space. Rugs break up the overall carpet or flooring in the room, and add visual interest. Choosing colors and prints that play off the rest of your decor really gives a room a designer feel.

You’ll be juggling a lot when school starts, and the Campus Mirror is great at multi-tasking, too! This bulletin board and mirror combo is perfect for posting to-do lists, photos, and memos–and a mirror is always great to have around.

Just in time for Back to School shopping, all linens are 20% off through August 19th. We’ve put together a gallery of Twin bedding ensembles that start at $69–get big style for small spaces, at a small price! No matter your tastes, there is sure to be a bedding set you will want to take back to school with you.

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DIY Faux Stained Glass For Under $20

We love a good DIY, and are so happy to have team member Rose contribute her own Pinterest SUCCESS to the Front Door as a guest blogger. Rose has been working on a lovely renovation of her Denver home, and was gracious enough to take us behind glass doors for a peek at her DIY Faux Stained Glass (AND FOR UNDER $20?!). Her experience and how-to tips are below. It turned out great, Rose! Thank you for sharing.

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I’ve had a lot of Pinterest fails. More than I would ever like to admit. But, this stained glass DIY was affordable and easy. The only hard part was being patient and waiting for the faux stained glass substance to dry.

The need for stained glass in my home came from the need for privacy. We have a wrap around patio on a corner lot. As you can see in the “before” photo, the outside world is very easily visible from our living room. In the wintertime, when all the leaves die, it’s even easier for people passing by to see into our home. I struggled to find a solution. French door curtains didn’t really go with the modern theme of our home, and bamboo blinds would slam against the door every time we opened and closed the door. The only option left was to alter the actual glass. I’ve always loved the look of stained glass— the thickness of the glass, the colors, the texture. Instead of replacing the panes with real stained glass, or entire new doors with stained glass, I decided to faux my way through it.

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Here are the supplies you’ll need to add faux stained glass to your windows:

  • 2 “Crystal Clear” bottles (or color of your choice) of Gallery Glass. I was able to find it at my local Michael’s.
  • Windex
  • 1″ Paint brush
  • Gloves

Total cost to transform two french doors is under $20!

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Step 1: Clean glass with window cleaner and newspaper

Step 2: Cut nozzle of Gallery Glass and apply generously in loop motion

Step 3: Using paint brush or fingers, make small circles

Step 4: Let dry 4-5 hours before testing

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The product comes out white, but dries clear. Double check your bottle to make sure you have “clear.”

For a more fluid look, apply very generously and make small random circles.

For a more feathered look, apply less and use the brush.

Turn on a fan, and open some windows for faster drying.

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After 4-5 hours most of the stained glass should be dry. Don’t worry about little areas of cloudy white. Some areas of my french doors took an entire day to dry. The key to this project and many other home improvement projects is to be patient. The photo below was taken 8 hours after I first applied the Gallery Glass, and there are still wet areas. Although that part was a little worrisome, I absolutely fell in love with the texture being created by light bouncing off the ripples.

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The following day and night, I snapped some photos. As you can see, it’s harder to see inside during the daytime, than at night. Which is perfect for us, as we are not home during the day. At night figures (like my dog Denver) can be made out, but only if you are standing next to the glass. The rest of the living room is blurry and not really recognizable.

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One of my favorite things about this DIY is that you can peel the faux glass off and start over. You can also clean the faux glass with window cleaner if you use a soft cloth.

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Please share your results with us in the comments. We would love to see your DIYs!

Color Trend: Greige

Colors don’t have to be bold to make a statement. And that’s why we love greige! It’s the rich combination of grey and beige tones-and, while it’s neutral, it is far from boring. Whether paired with other subdued hues like cream and grey, or partnered to pop with corals, blues, and crisp white, greige is a great go-to for both your home style and your wardrobe.

Laid back yet luxurious, neutral and sophisticated, it takes on new life with each application. In honor of this color trend that’s here to stay, we’ve put together a roundup of our favorite greige finds to show just how stylish and versatile the color can be.

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One of our favorite greige incorporations is the Charleston Accent Chair. Blue adds interest to the greige print, and gives the chair depth. Not too bold and far from boring, this chair shows how to incorporate color with greige in a classic way. Find it at Sofa Mart.

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Kick it with these cool greige sneakers. Perfect for casual outings, these on-trend ‘Dey Rey‘ sneakers are a greige must-have.

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Add texture, depth, and movement with the Jakarta Comforter Set. Neutral yet interesting, this bedding packs a lot of style, and with a simple swap, brings greige to your bedroom.

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Love greige? Throw on this luxurious neutral shade, ‘Chincilly’ from Essie. We like how this greige shade lets you be on-trend without too daring a look.

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The Tori Accent Chair shows how much neutral greige can be! Coral, aqua, purple, pink, and other lively colors in the fabric pop against the subdued, sophisticated greige background.

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We absolutely LOVE Asford Greige interior paint color by Benjamin Moore. Versatile and neutral, it can be used in any space as an overall color, or an accent. Try it again white trims and moldings, or a white ceiling for contrast.

Color Trend: Greige

 

Colors don’t have to be bold to make a statement. And that’s why we love greige! It’s the rich combination of grey and beige tones-and, while it’s neutral, it is far from boring. Whether paired with other subdued hues like cream and grey, or partnered to pop with corals, blues, and crisp white, greige is a great go-to for both your home style and your wardrobe.

Laid back yet luxurious, neutral and sophisticated, it takes on new life with each application. In honor of this color trend that’s here to stay, we’ve put together a roundup of our favorite greige finds to show just how stylish and versatile the color can be.
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1. Asford Greige by Benjamin Moore— We absolutely LOVE this paint color. Versatile and neutral, it can be used in any space as an overall color, or an accent. Try it again white trims and moldings, or a white ceiling for contrast.

2. Tori Accent Chair by Sofa Mart – The Tori Accent Chair shows how much neutral greige can be! Coral, aqua, purple, pink, and other lively colors in the fabric pop against the subdued, sophisticated greige background.

3. Charleston Accent Chair by Sofa Mart – Another favorite is our Charleston Accent Chair. Blue adds interest to the greige print, and gives the chair depth. Not too bold and far from boring, this chair shows how to incorporate color with greige in a classic way.

4. Chinchilly Nail Polish by Essie – Love greige? Throw on this luxurious neutral shade from Essie. We like how this greige shade lets you be on-trend without too daring a look.

5. Tom’s Del Rey Sneaker – Kick it with these cool greige sneakers. Perfect for casual outings, these on-trend trainers are a greige must-have.

6. Jakarta Comforter Set at Bedroom Expressions – Add texture, depth, and movement with the Jakarta Comforter Set. Neutral yet interesting, this bedding packs a lot of style, and with a simple swap, brings greige to your bedroom.

5 Summer BBQ Recipes

Summer is almost started–and we know it’ll be delicious! From backyard BBQs to poolside parties, a summer menu of festive, fresh fare is sure to be a hit. To tease your tastebuds and get into the summer spirit, we’ve put together summer BBQ recipes we love. From the appetizer to dessert, these grill-friendly and crowd-pleasing recipes are great together as one menu, and can be mixed & matched with other dishes. We hope you enjoy these food finds this season. Fire up that grill & enjoy!

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5 Summer BBQ Recipes:

1. Grilled Pork Kebabs with Ginger Molasses Barbecue Sauce Recipe by Home is Here
This Home is Here original is sure to be a summery sensation at your next BBQ! With sweet and savory flavors in the glaze, these grilled pork kebabs are easy to prep, a cinch to cook up, and simple to serve right on the skewer.

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2. Perfectly Grilled Corn on the Cob by Food Network
We love the smokey taste grilling gives sweet summer corn! A feast for the eyes, grilled corn cobs are a pretty addition to your BBQ table, and are pretty delicious, too! Simple, easy to prep, this corn recipe will be a favorite.

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3. Classic Potato Salad by Food Network
This potato salad combines tried & true ingredients for a deliciously summer taste. Crisp celery, creamy dressing, and a flavorful garnish transform spuds into summer stars! More, please!

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4. Glazed Grilled Pineapple with coconut and brown sugar by Chef in Training
Instantly elevate the tropical taste of pineapple with this sweet treat recipe. Coconut and caramelized brown sugar add a delicious crust to the fruit, and grill lines deepen the flavor. Yum!

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5. Blueberry Lemonade by Julies Eats and Treats
Classic lemonade and blueberry puree make for a refreshing summery drink! Serve this drink as a meal opener, or anytime!

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Color Theory: Bold Indigo

We are loving the style statement bold indigo makes! The color has a rich, saturated look, and can be used in traditional designs, or as a lively accent in more contemporary spaces.

Indigo dye was originally made from natural plant materials. For interior design, the color can add earthy inspiration reminiscent of water or the sky, and can also be styled in a more tailored, traditional way. What makes indigo great is how versatile it is, while being so distinctive a hue!

There are lots of fun design ways to go with indigo. From furniture that’s blue and beautiful, to home accents that incorporate it or contrast with it, how you do blue is up to you!bold-indigo

For a statement, adding a storage piece like the Estelle Chest in navy is a striking way to incorporate indigo. We love the way this blue chest contrasts against the white, light and bright window area behind it.

Accent pieces are a simple, instantly-stylish way to incorporate colors like bold indigo. Tossing a pillow here and there, like the Chevron Pillow in navy, or adding a patterned ottoman like the Mercer gives your space dimension, and allows you to incorporate indigo without going all in!

Love linens? Well the Kensington Queen Bed Ensemble is a lovely indigo-inspired set. The piece features indigo, while also incorporating classic complementary colors like deep yellow, white, and grey.

Once you’ve gotten some indigo going, there are many colors you can incorporate to complement the blue. Other darker or lighter shades of true indigo can offset the indigo, and make it seem more neutral. For a crisper contrast, white and grey instantly freshen up dark blue hues, and make for a tailored look. Cornsilk yellow or related shades warm up the cool of indigo, and brighten it while adding an exotic feel.

There are no wrong ways to incorporate color: Make sure to choose pieces that reflect your taste, and build from there to create a space you will love!

Indigo Products Featured:

-Chevron Pillow in Navy // Sofa Mart
Estelle Chest in Navy // Sofa Mart
Mercer Ottoman Maze // Sofa Mart
Kensington Queen Bedding Ensemble // Bedroom Expressions
-Midnight Mass Framed Prints //Sofa Mart

Outdoor Living Style: Classic and Casual

Summer is almost here, and it’s a great time to get our patios party-ready. Whether your summer will be jam packed with casual BBQs, al fresco dinner parties, or anything in between, outdoor furniture is a great, stylish way to transform a backyard into an outdoor living space everyone will enjoy all season. We’ve put together some of our favorite picks for styling an outdoor living space. If you’re into classic colors, textures, and prints, we’ve got looks you’ll love! If you’re all about casual styles, and laid-back designs, we’ve got something for you, too!

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Stay classic:

What makes our classic picks “classic?” Traditionally-inspired lines, rich textures, and subdued hues combine to give timeless style to these outdoor pieces.

1. St. Teresa Sofa – The rich rusty color of the sofa is neutral, elegant, and perfect for any outdoor living area. Soft, supportive, and made for outdoor use, this piece is a great addition to your space!

2. St. Teresa Fire Pit – This fire pit brings Old World-inspired craftsmanship to your patio with its metalwork. This classic piece is one everybody will love to gather around!

3. Haven Umbrella – We LOVE the classic canvas color of this nifty umbrella that can be moved and positioned wherever shade is needed!

4. Montego Medallion Rug – Medallions that mirror the circular details of the fire pit bring a colorful yet classic touch to the space. Rugs are a great way to add a room-like feel to your outdoor space!

Keep it casual: 

How can you style a more casual outdoor living space? Choose pieces with relaxed lines, choose colors you love, and design a space that has comfort in mind!

1. New Haven Sofa– Sleek, laid-back style and bold red make this outdoor sofa a colorful, casual must-have for any outdoor living space.

2. New Haven Coffee Table – Streamlined and simple, this coffee table is multi-purpose, and is sure to suit any chill patio setting.

3. New Haven Umbrella– Matching the red of the sofa, this casual umbrella provides shade with a no-fuss, fun-in-the-sun design.

4. Montego Striped Rug – Colorful stripes are a great way to accent a relaxed patio. We LOVE this colorful, casual area rug that’s made for outside.

Things to keep in mind about patio furniture:

When shopping to furnish your outdoor living space it’s important to know what makes certain pieces patio party-ready. As is the case with all Furniture Row outdoor designs, products should be specifically intended for outdoor use, and to withstand the elements.

  • Our metal pieces feature either tubular or hand-cast aluminum to bring you durability and weather resistance without unnecessary weight. With proper care, pieces should not rust, and should wear well. All wood and woven pieces are durably made and finished to be protected, too.
  • From sofa cushions to rugs and pillows, outdoor fabrics are made of high quality, durable yet soft materials. They’re designed to dry quickly, and to hold up better to weather and sunlight then indoor furniture. Proper care varies for each piece, but it’s good idea to move upholstery to covered storage during extreme temps, rainstorms, or extended periods of time.
  • While made to be outside, patio furnishings are not designed to be left outside year-round. Seasonal use, gentle cleaning and maintenance ensure your favorite outdoor living pieces will be ready to rock each year.

May 2015 Calendar Downloads

Do April showers really bring May flowers? Yes! And these floral, festive May calendar downloads prove it. One features cheerful tulips, and the other, fresh-faced daisies! Whether you’re a tulip admirer or a daisy devotee, these background blossoms are sure to add some spring smiles to your month. Download is available in Desktop, Mac, and Mobile sizing.

May Downloads

 

Tulips May calendar download:

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Daisy May calendar download:

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Color Theory: Teal Accents

Want to add a spark of color and style to your space? We are loving the teal trend, and have put together a color guide incorporating it with your home design. Teal has been a popular pop of color this spring, and will lead wonderfully into the summer. To bring home this color hit, identify patterns, shades of teal, and textures to complement your space, and shop teal accents that fit the bill.

From vases and home accents, to chests and dressers, teal has taken hold of home design. If you need a new storage piece, something like the Anastasia Media Credenza (left) or the Ariel 3-drawer chest (right) can be a great way to feature teal and furnish your space with functional storage. Striking and colorful, furnishings like these can anchor and define a space, and use color to create a focal point.

Adding color doesn’t have to mean a furniture overhaul. Accents like vases, baskets, bowls, throw pillows, and blankets are simple ways to incorporate teal. We especially love the Colby Vases (left) in teal and the Corrine Assorted Vases (right) for their versatility and visual interest. Easy to add to a mantle, a table top, or on a chest as shown, pieces like these instantly add color you want to existing designs.

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Teal is a rich combination of blue and green tones that lends itself wonderfully to a variety of complementing color pairings. Grey-beige hues like that of the shown Kendi Accent Chair provide a rich backdrop to the burst of color teal accents bring. Deep navy and rich rust, like the colors of the Granada Blue 7’10” x 9’10” Rug, offset teal and provide contrast that is both cohesive and visually interesting.

Whether you add a pop here and there, or make it a focal point of your space, teal is a sophisticated yet fun color–and we love it! To shop the selection of products featured in this post, visit your local Furniture Row Store.

Teal Products Featured

Corrine Assorted Vases – Available at Oak Express
Colby Vase – Available at Oak Express
Anastasia Media Credenza – Available at Sofa Mart
Ariel 3-Drawer Accent Chest – Available at Sofa Mart

Other Products Featured

Kendi Accent Chair  by Sofa Mart
Studio City Sofa by Sofa Mart
Studio City Chair by Sofa Mart
Cameron End Table by Sofa Mart
Authentic Chinese Coffee Bench by Sofa Mart
Granada Blue Rug by Sofa Mart

Sneak Peek: The 2015 Colorado Springs St. Jude Dream Home

The beautiful 2015 Colorado Springs St. Jude Dream Home is situated near scenic mountain views, hiking trails,  and other quintessentially-Colorado amenities to enjoy. The Classic Homes design is a brand-new, 3,900 square ft. build worth dreaming about! Complete with 5 bedrooms, 3.5 baths, a generous 3 car garage, and other luxurious appointments throughout, it will be easy to picture yourself moving right in!

In support of the life-saving work St. Jude does for seriously ill children and their families, the home will be raffled on Friday, June 12. For your chance to win the home and other great prizes, be sure to purchase a ticket! Additional Haro Mountain Bike, a Huntervention Weekend Makeover, and a $1,000 American Express Gift Card, so be sure to get your ticket. 

Why wait? Purchase your ticket BEFORE April 24, and become eligible to win a HotSpring Limelight Flair hot tub, valued over $11,000, courtesy of Hanson HotSpring Spas.

To visit the Colorado Springs home, be sure to swing by an Open House May 2 through June 7–and, enter for a chance to win the $10,000 Furniture Row shopping spree!

Location 

8598 Moorland Lane
Colorado Springs, CO    80927

Open House Hours

Saturdays: 9 a.m. – 5 p.m.
Sundays: Noon – 5 p.m.

Did this sneak peek pique your interest? Furniture Row is furnishing and staging the interior design of the home, so be sure to stay tuned for photo updates & more.

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Images courtesy of Classic Homes.

April 2015 Calendar Downloads

April showers bring May flowers, and this April 2015 calendar download does that–with lots of color and cheer. There’s nothing gloomy about this springtime rain-inspired design that’ ll have you ready to grab your umbrella and play in the puddles. Download is available in Desktop, Mac, and Mobile sizing.

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 Download below:

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April Calendar 2015 iPad

April Calendar 2015 iPhone5

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April Calendar 2015 iPhone 6 Plus

Spring Storage Ideas

Spring is here, and for many of us, it’s time to clean house. Spring cleaning is a great opportunity to divest, declutter–and to add some design along the way. In the springy spirit of getting organized, we’ve put together our favorite Spring storage picks. Have some closets overflowing with stuff? Looking for a way to hide unsightly cables, cords, or gadgets? From sofas with consoles, to ottomans that multitask, this list is sure to have a storage solution for everyone. Happy spring cleaning & styling!

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1. Jupiter Sectional – This sleek, modern sectional features streamlined style, and boasts storage in the corner headrest pieces. Sneaky sneaky! We love the discreet storage this sectional offers.

2. Shelly Ottoman– Seating, a footrest–and storage? This ottoman opens to reveal a storage compartment that is perfect for throw blankets, magazines, pillows, and other things you want to store until they are needed. This colorful ottoman adds a touch of springy style, and has the versatility you’ll need year-round.

3. Boulevard Server– The beautiful Boulevard Server has it all–style and ample storage. With shelving, cabinets, and built-ins for storing dish ware, this timeless piece will come in handy time and again! The Boulevard serves up serious style and functional storage you will love.

4. Oxford Storage Bed– Dreaming of more bedroom storage? The Oxford Storage Bed combines the classic poster bed style with added drawer storage to give you the most of design and use.

5. Ashford Door Chest– This chest has drawers galore, cabinet space, and shelving! Store sweaters, socks, and other items with ease, and enjoy its rustic flare. Inspired by pieces of the past, the Ashford Door Chest bring rustic, vintage appeal with the storage modern homes need.

6. Nantucket Server– Reclaimed and repurposed, the Nantucket Server brings a little coastal charm to your space, with a lot of storage. Generously scaled to store dining essentials, this server can be used in a variety of spaces to add a rustic feel and the much-needed storage that’s always in season.