Get a Boho Inspired Dining Room with Designer Eden Cohen

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

Wood Components

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

Layered Textures

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

Neutral Palette

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

Touches of Nature

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


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


Warm Lighting

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

Eclectic Décor

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

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

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


THIS FRONT DOOR GUEST BLOG WAS WRITTEN BY EDEN COHEN


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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

 

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

For the Trade™ benefits include :

  • Up to 40% off MSRP on Gallery brands

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

  • Exclusive product previews

  • Access to exclusive events

  • Access to the latest styles and trends

  • Stocked Product Options

  • No freight charge or stocking fees*
  • Dedicated staff

  • Complimentary shipping to any Furniture Row location

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

Q: How do designers apply?

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

Q: Is there anything else designers should know?

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

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

*Standard delivery and installation fees apply.

 

Inspiring Kids’ Bedroom Ideas

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

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Kids Bedroom: Bunk Bed Brilliance

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

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Kids Bedroom: Twin Bed Haven

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

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Kids Bedroom: Room to Grow

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

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

Boho Bedroom Design with Eden Cohen

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

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


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

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

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

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

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

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

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


THIS FRONT DOOR GUEST BLOG WAS WRITTEN BY EDEN COHEN


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

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

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

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

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


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

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


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

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


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

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


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

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


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

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


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

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


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

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

Days 

May 5 – June 10

Times

Saturdays 9a.m. – 5p.m.

Sundays noon – 5p.m.

Address

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

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

Decorating with Natural Accents

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

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


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

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

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

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

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

Boho Design Comes Home to Furniture Row with Eden Cohen

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

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


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

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

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

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

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

GET MORE BOHO TIPS: Boho Bedroom Design with Eden Cohen


THIS FRONT DOOR GUEST BLOG WAS WRITTEN BY EDEN COHEN


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

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.

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.”

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

Step Inside the 2017 Commerce City St. Jude Dream Home

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

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

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

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

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


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

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

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

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


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

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

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

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

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


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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

Reunion subdivision
16270 Fairway Drive
Commerce City, CO 80022

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

Hope to see you there!

Interior Designer Christopher Guy Visits The Showroom @Furniture Row

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

Reunion subdivision
16270 Fairway Drive
Commerce City, CO 80022

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

Hope to see you there!

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

The Showroom Gala Event: Recap, Photos, and More

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

Interior Designers Attend Exclusive Event at The Showroom @Furniture Row

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

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

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

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

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

ASID Welcomes The Showroom at Colorado 2017 Crystal Awards

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

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

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

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

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


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

The Showroom is located at:

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

The Showroom @Furniture Row Welcomes Adele Arakawa!

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

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

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

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

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

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

Style Focus: Earthy Ambiance Dining Room

Do you have a down-to-earth soul and a love for the outdoors? If so, you might want a room that’s as natural as the forest itself, so decorate your space to represent you! Create your own earthy ambiance dining room with rustic and reclaimed decor. Furniture Row has just the pieces to master the look and reflect your own unique personality, so explore the decor and furnishings below to see if this style focus will work in your space!

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SHOP THE LOOK: Bear Creek 5 Pc. Dining Group $1,115, Foraging Baskets $22-$32, Bellevue Strata Rug $199-$399, Hina Vase $18-$22, Slices Ball $8, Rainforest Tall Wine Cabinet $999, Flight of Color Canvas $248, Olive Verbena Vela Candle $7-$12, Oliver Vase $32-$44, Bear Creek Server $799, Anne Pitcher $22-$28, Paci Console Table $1,499, Leaf Bowl $18-$22


EARTHY AMBIANCE DINING ROOM BASICS:
Color Palette: Olive Green, Dark Brown, Sand, Umber, Burnt Sienna
Decor Themes: Rustic and Reclaimed Style, Natural Wooden Accents, Earth Tones, Items Inspired by Nature, Distressed Finishes, Organic Appearance

Earth Tones and Distressed Finishes

Nothing says nature like the same colors and textures found in the great outdoors, so easily add an organic aesthetic to your dining room by choosing accents such as a rug or home accents in greens, browns, and other natural hues for earthy ambiance. Furniture with distressed finishes that emphasize or mimic the beauty of wood will also remind you of the forest and naturally complement accents in earth tones beautifully.

Reclaimed and Organic Wood

If you’re an outdoorsy spirit, then allow your furniture to reflect that by choosing reclaimed and organic wooden pieces that are not only better for the environment, but also are also elegantly symbolic of the natural world. Unique rustic pieces that showcase not only the wood grain, but also the rough texture of the bark or the natural shape of the tree roots or rings will give your dining room beauty straight from the forest itself.

Items Inspired by Nature

Make sure your accessories also reflect the outdoors by choosing accents you might find outside. Pinecones, tree branches, wicker baskets, and other objects that remind you of plants and animals will add earthy ambiance and make your space one of a kind.

Rustic Appearance

Lastly, be sure that your dining room features on-trend rustic style for a look that everyone loves. Decor and furniture that is not-so-stressful on the eyes will bring peace and balance to your room, and give you and your guests the same relaxation you might experience from being outside—perfect for a dining room. Pieces that reflect rugged, natural beauty and embrace the organic warmth of the outdoors easily match and look quite at home most anywhere. You will love earthy ambiance in your dining room, so make sure your unique down-to-earth personality has a space that reflects you!

Step Inside the 2017 St. Jude Dream Home in Colorado Springs

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The 2017 Colorado Springs St. Jude Dream Home and its furnished interior design, compliments of Furniture Row and Denver Mattress, are finally complete! Located just northeast of downtown Colorado Springs in nearby Falcon, Colorado, this dream home is nestled in the Banning Lewis Ranch Homes subdivision off a road with a spectacular mountain backdrop of the Rockies including Pikes Peak. This beautiful St. Jude home built by Covington Homes is 3,500 square feet full of open-spaced bliss with four bedrooms and three baths.

With a spacious modern-inspired kitchen with a gray wash floor and tile backsplash, oversized windows, a large basement area, and an open floor plan concept that includes a large living and dining room area, this year’s St. Jude Dream Home has room for all your furniture, guests, and then some! This year marks the ten-year anniversary of Furniture Row giving back to St. Jude’s, so enter a chance to win this luxurious brand new home and support an important cause.

Barbara Chandler, a Buyer and Designer at Furniture Row, has made sure the St. Jude Dream Home reflects the most popular of design trends to get everyone excited about the opening, but she says the real joy of decorating the home is knowing she gets to help families in need.

“Furniture Row as a company has family values and does a lot of humanitarian projects, which is very near and dear to what Furniture Row is about. Our company feels like its good to give back. The cost of one home that we raffle off doesn’t even cover the cost of one day of hospital operation. The hospital is run solely on donations and homes are being built all over the country, but they still need all the support they can get,” she said.

So make sure you buy your tickets now, and have the chance to win the home or other awesome prices for the 2017 St. Jude Dream Home Giveaway. Tours of the house will run from May 6th to June 11th on Saturdays from 9 am to 5 pm, and Sundays from noon to 5 pm. The winner will be announced on June 16th, 2017.

UPDATE: The last chance to see the house, reserve your tickets, and enter to win the $10,000 Furniture Row shopping spree before the giveaway is during extended open house dates on June 13-15th from 9 am to 7 pm. 

To view the complete home with a 3D experience and interactive shopping, click here.

Office

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When you first enter the St. Jude Dream Home, the hallway opens instantly to reveal a spacious home office with an adjacent bathroom. Large oversized oval windows allow light to fill the room, while convenient storage pieces such as an oversized cabinet with shelves and sliding doors are perfect for all your books, supplies, and more. Charming Magnolia Home furniture and accessories add rustic farmhouse appeal, and the tree decals on the walls and potted plants in vases and wicker baskets provide the perfect workspace oasis so that you can bring nature indoors.

Living Room

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Nothing adds cheer and light to a room like a bright pop of sunny yellow, and that’s what Chandler had in mind when designing the living room of the 2017 St. Jude Dream Home. In fact, she liked it so much she added pale yellow to almost all the rooms.

“I chose yellow because spring has sprung, and I feel like pops of yellow are coming out of winter. Yellow is fresh and fun and that’s why I chose it. I wanted to do yellows and grays and gray is such an on-trend color right now, and I could’ve done all grays but that would be a bit boring, so I felt like the yellow would pop it up a bit,” Chandler said.

To tone down the yellow in the accent pillows and ottoman, Chandler also added neutrals like black and gray that also help modernize the farmhouse look. The stylish black wingback accent chair with nailhead trim is a striking contrast to this light, airy, laidback living room setting and gives the space the dramatic, sleek touch its looking for.

Kitchen and Dining Room

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The farmhouse fresh look of Joanna Gaines’ Magnolia Home collection is everywhere in the kitchen and dining room, but Chandler also says the space is also modern. A vintage metal linen cabinet holds dainty dishware and a cream farmhouse table gives the room provincial refinement, while the kitchen boasts sleek black cabinets, white marble countertops, and retro metal barstools.

Master Bedroom

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The master bedroom is Chandler’s favorite room in the house, and it’s no surprise!

“I do like the master bedroom because of the window treatments and the amazing bed that’s in there. It’s just really soft and it looks like that’s where you go to relax and unwind at the end of the day. It’s so elegant,” she said.

Soft touches of sunshine yellow in the fabric help add color to the sophisticated bedroom with a cream tufted and upholstered sleigh bed, making the room feel completely elegant.

Basement Living Room

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An oversized basement is always a bonus, and there’s just enough room in the St. Jude Dream Home for another living area! Complete with a rustic wooden entertainment wall and a plush brown Italian leather sofa group, the downstairs den is perfect for move nights and casually unwinding.

Basement Recreation Area

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Keep your kids’ clutter at bay and give them a space to let their imaginations soar away from the dining table upstairs with their very own workspace area that’s perfect for arts, crafts, and more with a downstairs recreation area! Furniture with lots of drawers such as the Magnolia Home Bin Chest has room for everything you need to stay organized and the industrial Aldo Metal Chairs provide studious comfort you need for playtime and socializing.

Boy’s Bedroom

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Two bedrooms occupy the basement, and this large room to the left is just right for a little boy. Rustic wooden bedroom furniture will gorgeously withstand the test of time as your little one grows older and he will love the storage features perfect for games and toys.

Girl’s Bedroom

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Feminine and sweet, this downstairs bedroom to the right is pretty enough for a princess. A frilly white bedspread on a sweet white poster bed with a matching vanity looks charming and sophisticated and your little girl will feel like a grown-up with her very own space. Accents in light pink shades are the perfect girly touch, and even mom will want to sink her toes in the pink plush rug!

Outdoor Patio

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Walk into an outdoor haven with a versatile and comfortable outdoor patio group that will allow you relax with family and friends when the weather’s nice. For an exotic touch, add Moroccan or tribal-inspired patterned pillows and a bright rug for some summer color. Colorado Springs gets a lot of sunshine, and the patio out back from the dining area is perfect for sipping cocktails, barbecuing, or just kicking up your feet.

Sneak Peek: 2017 St. Jude Dream Home Giveaway in Colorado Springs

St. Jude’s Children’s Hospital is fundraising for research to end childhood cancer with their 2017 St. Jude Dream Home Giveaway in Colorado Springs, Colorado. Every ticket purchased helps St. Jude kids and the mission of St. Jude: Finding cures. Saving children.® And because of the support of people like you, families never receive a bill from St. Jude for treatment, travel, housing, or food — because all a family should worry about is helping their child live.

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Thanks to Covington Homes, the house is in its final stages of construction. Last week, Furniture Row and other sponsors of the 2017 St. Jude Dream Home Giveaway in Colorado Springs met at the home for a floor signing to send their best wishes. For just $100, you could win this four bedroom, three bathroom house, with approximately 3,500 square feet of living space, or one of the many other amazing prizes! But don’t wait – the earlier you get your ticket, the more prizes you can win!

2017 St. Jude Dream Home Giveaway in Colorado Springs

As they have for many years past, Furniture Row will be furnishing the 2017 St. Jude Dream Home in Colorado Springs. They also will be providing the Open House Prize, a $10,000 shopping spree to any of their Denver Mattress or Furniture Row stores. You can register to win this for free when you tour the beautiful house from May 6 – June 11 on Saturdays from 9 am– 5 pm, or Sundays from noon – 5 pm. The address is:

Banning Lewis Ranch
7183 Jagged Rock Circle
Colorado Springs, CO 80927

Early bird prizes include a five-night trip for two to Cancun, a limelight flair hot tub, and an ultimate grill package. Other prizes include a Sony 55″ television, a romantic getaway to The Springs Resort & Spa, a ski trip to Crested Butte,  and various gift cards to multiple retailers. All proceeds benefit the St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital, so you can enter for your chance to win while helping end childhood cancer.

Giveaway winners will be drawn from 4:30 pm – 7:00 pm on KKTV 11 News.

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Be sure to keep your eye out for our upcoming post showing you the interior of the house for the 2017 St. Jude Dream Home Giveaway in Colorado Springs, and don’t forget to buy your ticket here. If you don’t live in Colorado, there are also more dream homes across the country to win. Check your location here!

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Can’t wait for the debut? Check out last year’s homes furnished by Furniture Row in Colorado Springs and Denver.

Style Focus: Daring Mid-Century Modern Living Room

When it comes to interior decorating, are you fearless with some outgoing attitude? If so, you might want a room that’s as fiery as your unique personality, so decorate your space to represent you! Create your own daring mid-century modern living room with unique and bold furniture and decor. Furniture Row has just the pieces to master the look and reflect your own unique personality, so explore the decor and furnishings below to see if this style focus will work in your space!


SHOP THE LOOK: Edge Sofa $2,184, Draper Floor Lamp $141, Bryce Metal Cabinet $284, Marco Eggshell Platter $56, Ellen Accent Chair $474, Colton Bookcase Cabinet $426-$711, Crosstown Harbor Print $122, Red Burlap Trim Pillow $34, Orbit Table Lamp $56, Chevron Cabinet $331-$616, Granada Nomadic Rug $331-$711


DARING MID-MOD LIVING ROOM BASICS:
Color Palette: Red, Black, Tan, Gray, Silver, Off-White
Decor Themes: Industrial Accents, Bright Color Contrast, Items Inspired by Movement, Mid-Century Modern Style, Moderate Sized Furniture, Fiery, and Bold

Industrial Accents

If you’re a bit daring, explore one of the hottest design trends, and accent your space with industrial flair. Accent furniture made of metal with casters, wheels, or other innovative features will look original and catch the eyes of your guests. Your friends know you’re a go-getter, so give your living room some attitude with a reclaimed metal and wood side table or cabinet that is sure to be a conversation piece. If you don’t want to overuse metal, metallic accents in silver and bronze will also look bold, capture attention, and fit in perfectly with this decor style’s modern edge.

Items Inspired by Movement

You’re always on the go and garnering energy for your next activity, so choose items in your daring mid-century mod living room that inspire movement and give you the energy boost you need. A floor rug in an intriguing geometric pattern will make your room feel alive, or a funky print will give your wall a boost of refreshing attitude.

Let Loud Color Amplify

Don’t stick to just metallics and neutrals. A bright fiery shade such as red or orange will look radiant and one-of-kind when used in a daring mid-century modern living room. Accent furniture, throw pillows, accessories, and other small items in a lively hue will intensify your room and give it that loud punch you want others to notice.

Mid-Century Modern Appeal

Finally, daring mid-century modern living room wouldn’t be complete without some inspiration from the past, so embrace your love for retro flair and choose large furniture with splayed spindle legs, architectural design, clean simple lines, and organic wood for a look that’s a blast from the past.

Choosing a room that’s uniquely you is important, so embrace your fiery attitude, and be daring with design!

Want more mid-century modern styling for other rooms in your house? Check out this article: Mad for Mid-Century Modern: A Room-by-Room Guide.

How to Style Your Sofa with Throw Pillows

We love home accessories in any form, but one of our favorite accents is throw pillows. It sometimes can be difficult to choose the best set for your living room, so the Front Door has decided that we would give our viewers the run-down on how to style your sofa with throw pillows perfectly! From mixing and matching patterns to color palettes, we got you covered.

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Mix-and-Match Patterns for Throw Pillows

A sectional or sofa looks best when the throw pillows include a variety of patterns. Some patterns to consider are florals, geometric, paisley, ogee, stripes, or solids. Having several different patterned throw pillows on the same piece of furniture adds depth, dimension, and visual interest. The main piece of advice when choosing mix-and-match patterns is to vary the scale of the print between large and small scale. For a complete list of pattern names, check out this article.

Colors and Textures for Throw Pillows

Make sure to edit the color palette for your throw pillows to three or four colors. Draw inspiration from other elements of your family room such as art, rugs, and various decor to get a cohesive look. You shouldn’t try to match the sofa exactly – contrast is key! If you are using several solids, try to use a variety of textures such as fur, velvet, cotton, linen, or silk. You’ll want to spread our colors and textures evenly along your couch. Don’t put a matching set right next to each other if you want a sophisticated aesthetic.

Number of Throw Pillows

Always try to use an odd number of accent pillows for your sofa or sectional. Typically, you’ll want 5-7 pillows for a sectional, and 3-5 pillows for a sofa. Don’t overdo it – If you choose too many plush accents, you can overwhelm a space. Also, you want to leave enough room for your family and friends to sit comfortably.

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Shop the Look: Kala Tide Pillow, Micro Velvet Pillow in Green, Shambala Indigo Pillow, Faux Fur Pillow in White, Micro Velvet Pillow in Navy

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Shop the Look: Burlap Trim Pillow, Faux Fur Pillow, Kantha Stitch Pillow, Bancroft Brick Pillow, Micro Velvet Pillow in Dark Gray

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Shop the Look: Kala Warm Pillow, Seneca Pillow, Regal Saffron Pillow

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Shop the Look: Seneca Pillow, Meridian Pillow, Loopty Loo Pillow

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Shop the Look: Brandon Brick Pillow, Faux Fur Pillow in Brown, Micro Velvet Pillow in Burgundy

 

Welcome Home: Elements of the Perfect Entryway

Welcome guests into your home with the perfect entryway! It’s easy to forget about decorating the entrance of your home, so be sure to spend time making sure the space near your front door is as trendy as your living room. Furniture Row has furnishings and accents perfect for creating a variety of unique styles, so think outside the box and start designing your perfect entryway using these inspirational tips.

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GET THE LOOK: Red Pagoda ChestMagnolia Home Lotus Black Rug, Facet Table Lamp, Bluebird III Print, Lachlan Accent Chair, Adira MirrorTaj Candleholders, Cole Basket, Blue Seneca Pillow, Hatteras Grey Open Basket


Add an interesting color palette.

If using color in your living room or bedroom intimidates you, try incorporating it into your home entryway instead! Unique wallpaper in various hues or a wall boasting an energetic shade or a soft inviting pastel will enhance the design aesthetic of your space and excite your guests into exploring your home further. If painting the entryway seems too aggressive, you can also choose a large colorful piece of furniture like a sofa table, cabinet, or accent chair to create an eye-catching focus point that your guests will instantly notice and admire.

Bring in pops of your personality.

You want your home to reflect your own unique style, so make sure accessories that represent your personality are in plain sight in your entryway. Knick-knacks, picture frames, and other belongings you hold dear go great on a table, cabinet, or shelves in your home entrance and create a welcoming display.

Get storage for coats and shoes.

The entryway is where your guests will be shuffling in with coats, hats, scarves, and outdoor shoes, so make sure they have room to store these things as soon as they walk in. A hall tree, chest, or storage bins are great for holding clothing items so your home can stay mess free, and you won’t have to worry about dirt or water coming in from the outdoors.

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Let the garden in.

If your entryway is smaller in size and you don’t have room for large furniture, a houseplant is a great way to fill an empty corner and welcome guests into your home. Some plants even naturally purify the air, making them not only lovely to look at, but also beneficial to your health. A vase filled with flowers on a side table or cabinet will also add a sweet spruce and make for the perfect finishing touch.

Mix and match styles.

Last but not least, make sure your entryway is one of a kind by expanding your design options. Mix and match two styles for a look that is 100% original when you use the contemporary style from your living room but add bold eclectic accents, or keep the traditional design from the rest of your home, but feature a sophisticated Victorian styled antique sitting chair in your entryway. Whatever you decide to do, know that your entryway is meant for experimenting styles! Make it unique and watch as your guests marvel at your home entrance.

Style Focus: Dreamy Oasis Bedroom

You might be a hopeless romantic, so decorate with a style that’s as starry-eyed as you are! Create your own soft and feminine dreamy oasis bedroom with wistful and wonderful furniture and decor. Furniture Row has just the pieces to master the look and reflect your own unique personality, so explore the decor and furnishings below to see if this style focus will work in your sleep space!

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SHOP THE LOOK: Richland Accent Chair $499, Light Beige Venice Rug $249-$549, Adira Mirror $149, Follow Your Dreams Pillow $19, Silver Circles Pillow Set of 2 $29, Alexis Candleholders $12-$16, Cream Salerno Nesting Tables $199, Vintage Wash Frame $12-$16, Cecilia Table Lamp $59, Winchester Comforter Set $279-$299, Ashdale Dresser $1,099, Nature Notation I Print $49


DREAMY OASIS BEDROOM BASICS
Color Palette: Rose, Cream, Lilac, Dusty Gray, Silver, White
Decor Themes: Soft Palette and Textures, Romantic and Feminine Decor, Relaxing Space for Leisure and Daydreaming, Victorian Style, Cozy, and Casual

A Space for Relaxation and Daydreaming

If you’re a dreamy romantic, make sure your bedroom is a quiet and comfortable oasis so you can reflect. Let those ideas take flight and whisk you away to your own version of paradise with a sleep space made for heavenly slumber. You’ll feel relaxed and rejuvenated with a bedroom where you can experience leisure at your own pace and not be overwhelmed by your surroundings.

Romantic Feminine Touches

With Victorian style in mind, mix the elegant taste of this romantic era with casual and contemporary design trends for a look that is updated, feminine, and all your own. Embellished furniture with cabriole legs and upholstered seating is regal and refined, making sure that your love for lavished luxury is fulfilled. A romantic at heart, you need a bedroom that will help you dream of love at first sight.

Light, Airy, and Leisurely

The romantic soul loves to spend time creating and exploring their visionary passions, so make sure your dreamy oasis bedroom is free from too much distraction. Open and intuitive design will make sure you avoid excessive clutter and stick to what makes you feel comfortable, relaxed, and happy.

Soft Palette and Textures

Make sure your bedroom is cozy enough to curl up in bed with a light palette in dreamy pastels. Muted shades of pink, purple, and blue will help your mind relax alongside warm neutrals like dusty gray and cream. Soft textures on your rug, bed, and sofa will provide comfort as you reflect and allow you to drift off at ease.

You’re a dreamy soul, so make sure you come home to your ideal oasis with a bedroom designed just for you!

Open Creative Jobs: Furniture Row is Hiring Writers and Designers

Calling all writers and designers! Furniture Row’s Digital Marketing team has several open creative jobs, and you could be the perfect fit! Do you have a passion for journalism, copywriting, or blogging about the latest trends in interior design? Or do you love photography, graphic design, and photo editing? If so, don’t miss out on these amazing opportunities in beautiful Denver, Colorado!

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Open Creative Jobs: Copywriter/Web Content Coordinator

Furniture Row’s Digital Marketing Department is seeking a Copywriter to join their Denver, CO team. This position’s responsibilities include writing “from scratch” product descriptions for both web (see example here) and print, proofing of multiple mediums, blogging on Furniture Row’s Front Door blog, interacting on social media, entering copy into content management systems, and completing other miscellaneous web-related projects.

Required Skills:
  • Above average communication skills
  • Ability to show creative writing skills
  • Understanding of web and print technologies
  • Desire to be creative in all aspects of job duties
  • Understanding of basic design principles
  • Proficiency in MS Office
  • Passion for interior design/fashion-forward furnishings

Here is a link to the full job posting with an email to send your resume as well as links to samples of your work. 

Open Creative Jobs: Digital Media Coordinator

Furniture Row’s Digital Marketing Department is seeking a Digital Media Coordinator to join their Denver, CO team. This position’s responsibilities include a heavy amount of design and development, digital image manipulation and color correction, content administration, promotional element production (email campaigns, banners, online promos), creating landing pages, and completing other miscellaneous web-related projects.

Required Skills:
  • Above average communication skills
  • Understanding on online media, email marketing, and social media strategy
  • Ability to manage web-based social technologies (database and CMS systems included)
  • Design and development knowledge minimums
  • Proficient design skills
  • HTML/CSS proficiency a must
  • Photoshop, Illustrator, Dreamweaver (hand-coding skills required)
  • Desire to be creative in all aspects of job
  • Proficiency in MS Office

Here is a link to the full job posting with an email to send your resume and samples of your work. 

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!

FRONT DOOR STAFF PICKS

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. 

Granny Chic: The Floral Accent Chair

From large, colorful blossoms to smaller, muted buds, antique flower patterns are on-trend across fashion runways and home markets alike. One way to draw inspiration from Grandma’s favorite print is by adding a floral accent chair to your living space. Furniture Row has many options for you when you are looking to add a touch of granny chic to your home. Below, find some of our top picks!

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Caroline Floral Accent Chair – $399

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Get a sweet and simple furnishing with the Caroline Accent Chair. With straight lines, tapered legs, and an armless design, this effortless chair can refresh any room in need of a statement floral accent chair. Deep cushions offer extra support, making the Caroline as comfortable as it is stylish. Featuring soft, floral upholstery in charcoal gray and other complementary neutrals, this piece of furniture brings the perfect amount of pattern to your home. Crafted for durability in the USA, this accent chair has a solid hardwood frame, high-strength secure joints, and no sag seat springs, ensuring that you’ll be able to enjoy the Caroline for years to come.

Impressionist Floral Accent Chair – $299

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Rival the brushstrokes of Monet with the Impressionist Accent Chair. Perfect for extra seating just about anywhere, this tufted back beauty is fully upholstered with a painterly floral print in bold, complementary hues. With oversized seating, sleek armless design, a tufted back, and majestic birch wood legs with an espresso finish, the Impressionist is the masterpiece you don’t have to hang on a wall. Take home this eclectic and elegant accent chair today for years of unrivaled beauty.

Dahlia Floral Accent Chair – $299

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Add fun-loving flower power to your home with the sixties-inspired Dahlia Accent Chair! This bold seat is a burst of bright colors with its transitional floral print upholstery, contemporary silhouette, oversized seating area, and splayed espresso finished birch wood legs. Use this on-trend chair to lighten up any room in the home and add comfort to your living space with its soft foam cushioning. Color, texture, and durability combine to make this accent chair a lasting addition to your space. Take home the fabulous Dahlia today!

Victoria Floral Accent Chair – $399

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Bring home the bright and sunny style of the Victoria Accent Chair to liven up your living space! With a contemporary silhouette featuring flared arms, a tight back, and black tapered legs, the Victoria has an updated look that is perfect for any room in need of some cheerful color. Constructed of solid hardwood and upholstered in soft cotton fabric, this club chair is as durable as it is beautiful. The vivacious Victoria Accent Chair is gorgeous in a tango orange floral pattern.

Jackie Floral Accent Chair – $399

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Elegance and sophistication meet contemporary style with the sweet Jackie Accent Chair. A beautiful brown and beige vintage floral pattern adorns the sleek design of this lovely accent chair for a charming look that can be found in tea rooms, personal libraries, or in your living room, simply cushioning you and your morning cup of coffee. With a durable wooden frame and soft foam padding, the Jackie will wear beautifully with time. Legs with a dramatic dark finish and a brown pillow for your back are the perfect finishing touches on this dainty seat. The Jackie is ready to please you and your guests! Take it home today.

Seaside Floral Accent Chair – $699

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Bring a hint of coastal elegance to your space with the Seaside Accent Chair. Covered with a unique navy blue and white floral fabric made of handwoven cotton, this furnishing is embroidered in a quilted pattern and hand-upholstered over thick padding. Quaintly nautical, the back panel is hand stitched with white thread, giving it a striped appearance. The tailored silhouette, charming design, matching pillow, and rolled back make this armchair a showstopper. With a hardwood frame and turned, solid pine feet, this piece lends true heirloom quality. The luxurious Seaside is one of a kind, so bring home this beautiful piece today.

Beautiful Floral Accent Chair – $449

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Get playful with the Beautiful Accent Chair. Featuring upholstery in a bright floral print, this sweet armchair is as colorful as a rainbow. The flared legs are flirtatious and fun, and you’ll love the refined espresso finish. With a bowed back, soft curves, and styled pleats, this club chair offers the perfect spot to sit back and be enveloped in carefree comfort. The Beautiful Accent Chair is durable and crafted to last with a 100% solid hardwood frame, high-strength secure joints, and no-sag seat springs. It even has coated spring clips to prevent squeaks! Bring home this snappy seat today and add a pop of color to your living space.

Lim Floral Accent Chair – $379

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If you want to incorporate a statement piece into your living space and adore the look of florals, take home the Lim Accent Chair! With tapered dark wood legs, an oversized seat, and a tall supportive back, this contemporary chair offers a casual, cool aesthetic you will love. Soft cotton upholstery in rich floral watercolor strokes of blue and gray is breathtaking in any home setting. Take home this sophisticated accent piece today for years of style.

Christopher Floral Accent Chair – $699

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Every room deserves a boost of color, so up-do your living space with the bright floral patterned Christopher Accent Chair. Traditionally inspired, the Christopher brings elegant style perfect for today’s home. Rolled arms, delicately dark curved legs, welted trim, and a tight button-tufted back give this accent chair a tailored, classic look while the colorful flowers in orange, red, and green offer a gorgeous gardened appearance that will stand out against any decor. Bring home the Christopher Accent Chair today, and enjoy it for years to come.

Style Focus: Cool and Contemporary Living Room

If you are looking to create a cool and contemporary living room, Furniture Row has just the pieces to master the look. We’ve combined sleek forms with sophisticated finishes for a space to reflect your own unique personality. Explore the decor and furnishings below to see if this style focus will work in your own home!

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SHOP THE LOOK: Nickel Arc Lamp $199, Quartz Gold Foil Lacquer Print $49, Bastien Vases $44-$64, Gray Aria 3 Pc. Sectional $1199, Teal Hilton Accent Chair $249, Allure Coffee Table $199, Lavita Expanse Rug $299-$599, Magnolia Home Framework Desk $399, Galvanized Trolley $139, Modern Sculptures $29-$36


COOL AND CONTEMPORARY LIVING ROOM BASICS
Color Palette: Blue, Blue-Green, Gray, Black, Silver
Décor Themes: Unique and Trendy Decor, Modern, Futuristic, Separate Social and Personal Spaces, Creative and Stimulating Workspaces, Open Spaces, Minimalist, Cool Colors

Unique and Trendy Decor

If your style focus is cool and contemporary, your aesthetic may be seen as eccentric and original. People often call you a trendsetter in all areas of your life, including home furnishings and decor. Decorate your home with unique items with a modern or futuristic feel.

Separate Social and Personal Spaces

If you gravitate towards a cool and contemporary living room, make sure you create a space to have stimulating conversations as well as places to have alone time to recharge and restore your energy. Try to incorporate areas to socialize as well as personal spaces where you can be away from the hustle and bustle.

Creative and Stimulating Workspaces

A cool and contemporary living room has an airy sophistication. Therefore, the intellectual person that styles their space in this way needs mental stimulation to reach their maximum potential. Within your home, make sure that there are plenty of workspaces where you can express your creativity, problem solve, or explore hobbies and passions.

Cool Colors and Open Spaces

If you feel drawn to a cool and contemporary living room, you may detest feeling limited or constrained. To avoid feeling stifled, make sure you leave plenty of space for movement. This type of decorator will appreciate open floor plans, minimalist design concepts, and rooms with an airy feel to them. An ideal color palette for a cool and contemporary living room is blue, blue-green, gray, black, and silver.

*Prices listed are subject to change. Check www.FurnitureRow.com for current prices.

Pick Your Personality with Accent Tables

You don’t have to have style-influenced furniture to get the trendsetting room you want! If you’re tired of your living space’s design or have basic furniture that needs a little something extra, you don’t need much to make a fresh, fun new interior design change. Accent tables are a great way to style a sofa side or empty corner, and with the right accessories to match, you can give any room a new punch of personality and save money on replacing large furniture. Furniture Row has a variety of accent tables for any style you choose, so mix and match and explore the wide range of possibilities!

Watch the neutral beige upholstered Laguna Accent Chair fit effortlessly into a brand new design look inspired by the popular decorating trends of today, and find the accent table and style that fits you.

Rustic Farmhouse

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If you want to bring sweet countryside charm to your living space, then decorate with rustic farmhouse style in mind. Neutral shades like cream, beige, brown, and wood with distressed wash finishes, organic textures, and simple farmyard-inspired accessories look organic and exude homespun simplicity that will make any room naturally beautiful.

Next to the Laguna, the Meadow End Table features antique two-toned elegance for a cottage-inspired appearance that looks farm fresh. The Cecilia Table Lamp boasts a rustic whitewash finished base to complement the cream floral print shade while the white ceramic Tobian Pitcher holds fresh cut flowers for even more beauty. On the Laguna. the natural colored Burlap Trim Pillow is reminiscent of a barnyard burlap sack and the distressed whitewash Wooden Trug also reminds us of the simple life on the farm. Lastly, the chalkboard typography Beautiful and Whole Heart Framed Prints on the wall add the perfect touch of country charm.

Bold Eclectic

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Get a boost of color and personality with bold eclectic style! Your walls don’t have to be vibrant in order to get the liveliness of this fun design trend. Summery bright hues mixed with metallic accents will pack a punch in any room and will add attitude to neutral shades and white walls. Accessories should also be fun and whimsical. The less boring, the better!

With the beige Laguna at its side, the bright coral Paige Accent Table is quite the spunky side table. Intricate latticework and a hexagonal prism shape make this accent table unique enough to draw in many admirers. Matching bright hues on the beautiful watercolor-inspired Element Dance Canvas complete the color scheme, while funky gold accents like the Facet Table Lamp and Gold Ikat Pillow introduce metallic shine. For our whimsical accessory, the white ceramic Mama Llama is the unique artifact your guests will adore. Bold eclectic style sure is exciting!

Industrial Chic

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Lastly, bring trendsetting design to your home with industrial chic style! Exposed metal in a room is a unique decorating statement that will add edginess and innovativeness to your living space. To incorporate industrial style, make sure the focus in your room is on the materials and structure instead of rich fabrics and bright colors.

To give the Laguna some industrial chic personality, we paired it with the funky metal Inverness Crank Accent Table, a stand-alone conversation starter piece. Light fixtures inspired by inventions past such as the Bell Jar Table Lamp on the Ponderosa Wall Ledge and the Watson Round Accent Lamp on the accent table feature an exposed Edison-style light bulb for added originality. Accessories such as the light blue Tuning Pillow and Washer Hurricane feature geometric patterns for some eye-catching design. On the wall, the Preserved Architecture Canvas boasts the historical image of an antique iron fire escape for the finishing touch.

No matter what style you choose, there’s an accent table for you. Happy decorating!

Three Cute Kids Bedrooms

Your kids are your life, and their rooms should reflect just that. Giving your children their own special space is important during development as they grow into young adults. Here at the Front Door, decorating cute kids bedrooms is one of our favorite home activities. To take the guesswork out of design, we’ve compiled three adorable looks that will reflect your little one’s personality and interests. Whether you are completely redoing your kid’s space or just need a few pieces to transform their room, Furniture Row has got you covered!

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Kids Bedrooms: Western Charmer

This adorable bedroom will have your family singing, “Yippie yi yo kayah!” You’ll be in storage heaven with the Campus Twin over Full Bunkbed, which features drawers in both the stairs as well as the underbed trundle, giving your little one plenty of space to store their clothing, toys, and other nighttime essentials. Whether your kids share a room, or you just want extra space for sleepovers, this bed is ideal. As one of our most gender-neutral kids bedrooms, we put reversible bedding on the bunks. One side features a cowboy-inspired print, and the other boasts sweet red and white stars.

Then, we added a rodeo of reds with the fun and functional Colton Storage Bookcase and the Tyler Accent Chair. To complete the look, we brought in artwork of a Texas rider and rattan trunks to give the space a rustic charm.

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Kids Bedrooms: Shabby Chic Princess

If you child’s personality is precious and girly, she’ll love the Shabby Chic Princess bedroom. The Summertime Poster Bed feels cottage fresh and gets an elegant touch with the Sweet Palace Kids Comforter Set. She’ll feel like she’s sleeping in her very own castle with the royal dollhouse theme and the darling pillow sham with a cute heart print.

Next, every princess needs some bling in her life, and the Sparkles Chest does just the trick. We topped it with a simple yet chic ivory table lamp and adorned the walls with the Fly by Fairy Canvas. Finally, the Moppet Kids Table Set is the perfect place for your kid to host her beloved tea parties, complete school work, or work on art projects.

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Kids Bedrooms: Rustic Adventurer

For the little one that loves being outdoors, this rough and tumble kids bedroom is the perfect match. The distressed washed finish on the Bristol Valley Bunk Bed and Chest wear well throughout the years. The rustic blue of the pieces is original and timeless, lasting your child as they go into young adulthood. We are in love with the mustache print bedding, reminding our kids not to grow up too fast.

For the bicycle lover, the Got Wheels Canvas is playful and stylish. The Riley Table Lamp and Mario Stamped Stool bring in a fun lime green motif into the space. Lastly, the Tread Baskets will conveniently store all those tiny toys such as toy cars and legos, making cleanup quick and easy.


Overall, creating cute kids bedrooms doesn’t have to be a daunting task. By balancing fashion and function, you can achieve a look that suits your family’s lifestyle and the little love of your life’s personality. Happy decorating!

Survive the Winter: Elements of a Hygge Home

“Home is where the heart is,” is a saying valued by most when they think of their ideal dwelling for their family, friends, and guests, but because of the hustle and bustle of the quick-paced lifestyle popular in the United States, sometimes our living spaces become places for eating and sleeping, while socializing with others happens when you’re out and about. It’s easy to come home and relax after a long day at work, but in recent years the American home has become a place of temporary refuge instead of a place to gather with the ones you hold dear.

The small Scandinavian country of Denmark is frequently named the happiest place in the world, but what’s their secret to staying so content? Some might say the answer lies in the Norwegian word “hygge” [HUE-gah]: the feeling or mood that comes with enjoying life’s simple pleasures, loosely translated as “coziness” and also described as the joy that comes from spending time with the ones you love in a warm atmosphere. The Danes have welcomed the word “hygge” into their culture due to long winter months with up to 17 hours of darkness per day and cold temperatures that encourage people to stay indoors.

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The idea of hygge is to relax and to feel as comfortable as possible while letting your worries slip away. Hygge is an attitude, a feeling, an occasion, or a sense of belonging that can’t specifically be translated to English, but according to Danish translator ToveMaren Stakkestad, “Hygge was never meant to be translated—it was meant to be felt.”

So how can incorporate hygge into our homes? Many Scandinavian design trends are currently being adopted into American culture and hygge is being embraced as inspiration for not only interior decorating, but also a new lifestyle choice. The Front Door loves hygge, so here are some tips on how to live cozy like a Dane!

Hygge in the Dining Room

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Create a place to gather.

In Denmark, mealtime might go on for hours! Part of experiencing hygge includes dining with close family and friends and carrying on conversation without worrying about the time. Celebrate the good times and share a home-cooked meal, drink, and forget about other places to be. The best company is already at your table.

To create a welcoming dining space, add a long table with room for all your guests like the simple wooden Montego Dining Table and include Scandinavian-inspired wooden folding chairs like the Wegner Accent Chairs to allow your visitors to sit comfortably.

Keep your room toasty.

If the weather outside is frightful, warm up your space with a fireplace! Electric fireplaces are naturally cozy and give your home a hearth, making them perfect for long winter months. In our hygge dining room, the Jakalyn Fireplace keeps the room feeling warm and glass Seeded Hurricanes with candles inside also provide additional flickering glow for even more toasty ambiance.

Use a soft, neutral palette.

When designing a room with hygge in mind, a warm, neutral palette is best so as not to exhaust the eyes with overly bright colors. Lighter hues of gray, beige, terra cotta, tan, orange, and copper look sweet and snuggly by the fireside and introduce a comfortable and warm aesthetic. Soft pastels in pale yellow, pink, or baby blue can also add a hint of color that’s subtle and not overbearing.

In our hygge dining room, the Lotus Mink Rug features an exquisite pattern in mink brown and cream that matches the cozy beige upholstery of the Laguna Accent Chair for a snuggly result.

Stay tidy.

Scandinavian designers love a clean, clutter-free space, so make sure you stay organized. Part of hygge culture is to feel stress-free, so maintain those messes with the proper storage solutions.

In the dining room, a movable cart with drawer and basket storage like the Tuscan Retreat 4 Drawer and 2 Basket Table will allow you to have the essentials close by while other baskets like the Hatteras Low Storage Basket are perfect for holding items you might need such as blankets and reading materials.

Live in the natural world.

If the cold is keeping you inside, stay one with nature and allow reminders of outdoors to make their way into your space. Hygge is firmly rooted to nature, so animal motifs as well as wooden furniture and accessories are popular in Danish households. The Deer in the Mist Canvas features a magical nature scene while the Teak Root Bowl provides an organic centerpiece on the dining table. To incorporate Danish fishing culture, the Weathered Fish is also a nice accent for the mantel.

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Get cozy.

Nothing says hygge like a warm and snuggly atmosphere! Texture is an important component of interior design in Denmark since the purpose of staying indoors is to keep the temperature toastier than the freezing air outside. It’s hard to feel hygge if you’re cold or are uncomfortable, so make sure you have lots of cozy material at hand such as chunky knit cushions, woolen rugs, velvet curtains, and faux fur throws. Comfy couches like the Ventura Sofa are ideal as soft seating for your guests and chairs like the Denmark Sling Chair that offer lumbar support ensure that you can lay back and relax.

And don’t forget about pillows and throws! Fluffy blankets and accent pillows are key to keeping your room warm. In our hygge living room, the Rattan Braided Trim Trunk is perfect for storing the Faux Fur Throw and Pillow, so that your guests have easy access to extra softness. Even your rug can look cuddly! The Emmie Kay Dove Persimmon Rug features a Scandinavian sweater motif that’s sweet and snuggly and also adds a pop of color with the Kantha Stitch Pillow to complement the gray and beige.

Create ambient lighting.

You don’t have to spend a lot of money to create a cozy space. Candles are always dimly aglow in Danish homes when the sun sets in the afternoon, and they are certainly hyggeligt! Candles on the windowsill or on a shelf or table create the perfect ambiance in cozy scents like vanilla, spices or cocoa, so add candleholders like the Bastien Candleholders around your living space to keep them prominently on display.

Simple lamps are also great for ambient lighting. Exposed lightbulb lamps like the Bell Jar Table Lamp boast minimalistic Scandinavian design and ceramic lamps like the Charlotte Cream Jar Lamp are classic, cozy accents. Make sure you choose lamps for their purpose and not only their design. You want to choose low-wattage fixtures that stray away from being harsh and overly bright.

Indulge in the simple things.

Less is a whole lot more when it comes to Scandinavian design, and the culture of hygge is all about enjoying the little things in life. To live hyggeligt, indulge in the things that naturally bring you happiness and work to incorporate them into your home. You don’t need to have much in your room in order to achieve hygge, so skip the embellishment and distracting accessories and stick to the basics.

Simple wooden furniture such as the Chevron Cabinet and Pacific Heights II Coffee Table are streamlined and multi-functional for all your activities spent at home, while the Branch Forest Nesting Tables are small, easily movable surface spaces that enable you to create various atmospheres.

Make your space your own.

Part of living hyggeligt also includes making memories with the ones you love! Your home should feel lived in and include reminders of the times when you have felt joy and contentment. Bookshelves like the Del Norte Bookcase are great for keeping knick-knacks, books, and other personal items on display for all your guests to enjoy. Picture frames like the Vintage Wash Frame and simplistic home accents like the Fog Vases are also great for filling shelf space and helping blend the room together.

Spend time lingering.

Last but not least, live hyggeligt by LINGERING. Stick around to enjoy the company of friends and family, or curl up and read a book by the fireplace. The hygge culture wants us to slow down, unwind, and live in the moment. Your home is where the heart is, so make sure you spend some time enjoying it.

Furniture Row Racing Surprises Martin Truex Jr. Fans with a Furniture Row Home Makeover

Two Martin Truex Jr. fans were in for a surprise of their life when Furniture Row Racing decided to give them a Furniture Row home makeover. Eric and Nantena have been rooting for Nascar ‘s #78 driver since he joined the Denver based team in 2015, but they haven’t missed a race in years and years.

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To show them both how much they appreciate their fan’s unfaltering support, Furniture Row Racing decided to spruce up their one bedroom apartment with a complete stylish updo. Check out the video below, and shop the look to recreate the peaceful oasis in your own space!

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Barb Chandler, interior designer and accent chair buyer for Furniture Row, worked closely with Eric and Nantena to make sure she incorporated all of their wants and needs out of a dream home. “They really liked the idea of a sectional, but with some layouts, this can close off the space. Instead, I brought a large ottoman into the room that can be pushed against the couch to create an instant chaise. Then, when they want a more open living room, the ottoman can easily be pulled away. Never underestimate the versatility of an ottoman!”

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Barb used soft neutrals and calming blues to create a stylish and inviting living room. The semi-sheer curtains allow the couple to have the option of more privacy while still letting light in from outside.

STYLE TIP: “When choosing curtains for a small space, pick a length that can be hung higher than the actual window. This draws the eye up and makes the room feel larger. If possible, let the curtains drape all the way to the floor. This lengthens the appearance of the windows, or in this case, sliding glass doors,” explains the room’s designer.

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“I always like to play with texture in rooms that I’m designing,” Barb says. “The plush, soft faux fur throw blanket and pillows that I incorporated into the room give the space a warm coziness, while the sleek sheen of the ceramic accessories make the room feel sophisticated and refined. The distressed wood and rivet-edged metal accents on the occasional tables pull the whole thing together, creating a contemporary and cohesive look.”

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Martin Truex Jr. also decided to deliver a special message to two of his most loyal fans, congratulating them on their new space and thanking them for their support. “We will remember this for the rest of our lives,” Eric said of the entire experience.

As delighted as they were during the reveal, they have been enjoying the Furniture Row Home Makeover in the weeks since just as much. “It’s heavenly,” Nantena says. “It feels more like a home than it ever has.”

For other videos, be sure to subscribe to Furniture Row Racing on Youtube!

 

Magnolia Home Rugs by Joanna Gaines Are Now Available at Furniture Row

Joanna Gaines, the star of a popular home renovation series, now has her own collection of furnishings so you can bring her fashionable farmhouse style to your own space. Furniture Row is proud to partner with the design guru and is now beginning to sell her pieces at stores around the country. Magnolia Home rugs are some of our favorite home accessories from Joanna’s line. These carpets are about as hot as her reality show is, so be sure to snag up one before they’re gone!

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Magnolia Home rugs are part of an exclusive line consisting of artisan floor coverings. Joanna Gaines partnered with Loloi Rugs to create three stylish collections, now being carried by Furniture Row. In partnering with Loloi, Magnolia Home has created a beautiful series of handwoven rugs to add a touch of trend-setting style and sophistication to your living space.

When asked about the new collection, Joanna Gaines said, “When people see the line, I think they’ll get an immediate sense of my style. I feel it’s important to design pieces I’m proud to put in my own home.”

Magnolia Home Rugs – Emmie Kay Collection

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Delicate pattern work inspired by traditional Nordic sweater motifs is the main focal point of the Emmie Kay Collection. This 100% wool hand-woven collection from India will bring a sophisticated touch of Scandinavia into your home. This group of Magnolia Home rugs is also reversible, so you can change up the look of your home simply by flipping the carpet over – It’s like having two rugs in one! 

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ABOVE: Emmie Kay Turquoise Rug, Emmie Kay Navy Rug, Emmie Kay Dove Maize Rug, Emmie Kay Black Rug, Emmie Kay Gray Rug, Emmie Kay Dove Persimmon Rug, Emmie Kay Maize Rug


Currently, you can purchase the Emmie Kay Navy Rug, the Emmie Kay Dove Persimmon Rug, and the Emmie Kay Grey Rug online and at your local Furniture Row store. However, all of the other colors and additional sizes can be special ordered by calling 1-844-763-6278.

Magnolia Home Rugs – Lotus Collection

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The Lotus Collection combines the comfort of plush microfiber with high contrast, striking patterns. Power-loomed in China from 100% polyester yarns, this functional and stylish collection will be a statement piece in your home for years to come.

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ABOVE: Lotus Mink Rug, Lotus Black Rug, Lotus Olive Rug, Lotus Gold Rug, Lotus Rust Rug, Lotus Silver Rug, Lotus Fog Rug, Lotus Midnight Rug, Lotus Blue Rug


Currently, you can purchase the Lotus Mink Rug and the Lotus Black Rug online and at your local Furniture Row store. However, all of the other colors and additional sizes can be special ordered by calling 1-844-763-6278.

Magnolia Home Rugs – Brushstroke Collection

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Beautiful colors meet bold patterns in the striking Brushstroke Collection. Designed with quality in mind, each distinctive rug is hooked in India with 100% dip-dyed wool. The Brushstroke collection offers an easy-to-care foundation for any room and has an added touch of playfulness with multi-colored tassels.

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ABOVE: Brushstrokes Multi-Colored Rug, Brushstrokes Santa Fe Rug, Brushstrokes Sunset Rug, Brushstrokes Berry Rug, Brushstrokes Emerald Rug, Brushstrokes Marine Rug


Currently, you can purchase the Brushstrokes Emerald Rug, the Brushstrokes Marine Rug, and the Brushstrokes Sunset Rug online and at your local Furniture Row store. However, all of the other colors and additional sizes can be special ordered by calling 1-844-763-6278.

Magnolia Home rugs are absolutely stunning, and Furniture Row is proud to be partnering with such a unique brand. Be sure to keep your eyes out for more home accessories and furniture by Joanna Gaines at Furniture Row!

Electric Fireplace Guide: Gather Around the Hearth

The weather outside might be frightful, but gather around and get delightfully cozy by the fire this winter with an electric fireplace! While wood burning fireplaces smell good, sometimes we just don’t have the time to maintain them. If your home doesn’t feature a vent or chimney, have no fear! With an electric fireplace you don’t need burning logs or smoke ventilation to the outdoors. Electric fireplaces will cut down on dirt and debris and only need a light cleaning to remove dust, ensuring that you have the luxury of a cozy fire without all the work involved. Furniture Row features a wide variety of electric fireplaces to suit your personal tastes and incoming hot trends, so add some more warmth and take home your very own hearth! Check out these helpful tips on how to take care of your electric fireplace.

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ABOVE: New Durango Fireplace, St. Louis Fireplace, Malibu TV Stand, Plato TV Stand, Presidio TV Stand, Montbello Fireplace


Play it safe with electricity.

Since this fireplace runs on electricity, make sure you practice the same caution with it as you would with any other electronic device. Here are some electricity tips for your fireplace:

  • Most electric fireplaces require light bulbs that need to be replaced at least every two years or so.
  • Electric fireplaces should be plugged directly into a standard three-prong grounded to earth 120-volt outlet.
  • Since most electric fireplace cords are not very long, you may need to use an extension cord, but it is not recommended unless it’s short and heavy-duty at no less than 1875 watts.
  • Make sure you never plug other electrical items into the same wall outlet as the fireplace. This may cause a circuit breaker trip.
  • Always unplug when not in use!
  • Never use a bad outlet or a damaged cord. Make sure all electrical sources are running efficiently and in prime condition before plugging in your fireplace.
  • Water and electricity don’t mix in certain cases. Keep your electric fireplace out of bathrooms, outdoor areas, laundry rooms, or other spaces where there is water unless stated by the manufacturer that is it safe to do so.

Keep it clean.

Although you don’t have to clean out soot or stoke the burning embers, your electric fireplace will still need a proper wash every now and then.

  • Unplug the fireplace before you clean it!
  • For general cleaning, simply use a soft clean duster. DO NOT use glass cleaners as they contain chemicals that are highly flammable. Warm water with soap is ideal.
  • To remove any dust from the logs, the soft brush attachment of a vacuum cleaner can be used to clean the grill.
  • Do not use furniture polishes or oils.

Maintain fire safety protocol.

Lastly, make sure you prevent a house fire with regular fire safety procedures! Although your fireplace is electric, accidents do still happen, so make sure your home is safe with these simple steps:

  • Keep a fire extinguisher at the ready, but be sure to buy the right type. Electrical fire extinguishers are different than wood fire extinguishers, so read the label carefully before you buy!
  • Never burn paper or anything else flammable inside the firebox.
  • Keep the air intake or exhaust opening from blockage. Air must move freely at all times.
  • Never store flammable materials near the fireplace such as lighter fluid or paint.
  • Do not have curtains, throw rugs, furniture, or bedding close to fireplace and keep them at a safe distance at least three feet away.
  • The electrical cord or cable should also never be run under a carpet, throw rug, runner, furniture, or any appliances.

Winter is coming, so stay warm and safe this season with your very own electric fireplace. This is a furnishing you won’t want to miss out on. Happy hearth hunting!

Festive Decoration Ideas for a Holiday Cocktail Party

Spread the holiday cheer getting ready for your guests with a holiday cocktail party! Furniture Row features the latest trends in design and decor with hot new products this season, so turn the merriment up a notch with some of our favorite festive picks and be inspired to create a party space that’s all your own with these festive decorations. Rustic meets a touch of seasonal sparkle with distressed wood, industrial metal, and chic gold accents.

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Multiple Serving Stations

The main purpose of a holiday cocktail party is to have your guest mingle over delicious food and drinks! One way to encourage guests to chat is to have several serving stations instead of a long buffet line. If you separate food and snacks and have multiple places to enjoy their cocktails and bites, conversation will happen more naturally.

In this room, we have the main hors d’oeuvres at the large Livorno Gathering Table that features a recycled fir plank tabletop and a crossbeam metal base. We have the dishware and napkins on the Octagon Industrial Server, which offers eclectic, geometric elegance at bar height. Finally, the Apothecary Large Cabinet holds a splay of cocktails and boasts a whitewash finish for rustic charm. Retro Barstools are easy to move to accommodate guests that may want to sit at a different gathering places.

Ambient Lighting

Create a cheerful, festive mood at your holiday cocktail party with ambient lighting. Candles make the room feel warm and homey, and they often come in scents perfect for this time of year such as cinnamon, evergreen, and clove. Another way to illuminate the space is through Christmas lights. Not just for the outside anymore, drape simple strings of clear lights over branches in a vase or on your fireplace mantle.

For the perfect finishing touch, base lamps like the Facet Accent Lamp and Facet Table Lamp add festive holiday lighting and shimmer in metallic gold. We’ve placed one of the lamps up high for maximum illumination on top of the Paige Accent Table.

Easy DIY Decorations

You don’t have to go all out and buy new Christmas decorations to make the room feel festive at your holiday cocktail party. We’ve created a CHEERS banner from parchment paper and ribbon and strung it over the bar to invite our guests to enjoy a drink. Use our free download and learn how to make it here!

To make items that you currently have more holiday-esque, think outside the box and tie glittery wire ribbon around a vase or drape gold ribbon off a tabletop.

You can also take advantage of those extra ornaments and place them in a bowl as a centerpiece. This decoration can also double as a party favor holder, as you can invite guests to take an ornament from the bowl as they leave. This is a great way to spread holiday cheer without buying extra items you don’t need.

Protect Your Home From Holiday Spills and Traffic

Chances are that you are going to run into traffic and potential spills at your holiday cocktail party. Protect your floors from scuffs with an area rug such as the soft persimmon and gray colored Emmie Kay Dove Rug from Magnolia Home that is inspired by Scandinavian knit sweaters.

Keep your expensive glassware hidden away in a storage piece such as the Danvari Tall Cabinet that can store your nice china behind its paned metal doors. Use less expensive glasses for your holiday cocktail party guests, so you won’t be too heartbroken if one breaks.

Color Scheme

You don’t have to stick to the cliché, super Christmas-y red and green decor theme. In this room, we used cream and gold accents with our space’s current neutral palette for an ultra holiday feel. The best part is that you can still use these decorations after the holidays are over! The hanging Tree Illumination Canvas made of elegant brushstrokes of gray and beige fits in perfectly with the items we chose.

Feel free to play with colors that will go with your post-holiday decor. Just be sure to play with metallics and sparkle! Some of our other favorite holiday cocktail party color schemes are blue and silver, dusty pink and rose gold, and layered greens with glittery tweed and burlap accents.

Treat your guests to a festive holiday cocktail party this season in style!

Get the Look: Gothic Revival

Halloween is almost here, but you don’t need spooky skull decor to stay festive! If you’re a big fan of black, gothic style is a perfect fit for your home, but it’s easy to become a little intimidated by this design trend if your home isn’t styled like a mid-18th century Parisian church. The Front Door is here to help! Add a hint of dark and dramatic romance with these easy steps that will ensure that your living space gets an elegant up-do that’s not gaudy.

What is gothic style?

Forget the association to dark, haunted mansions, vampires, or Wuthering Heights—did you know that gothic style was originally intended to make churches feel a bit brighter? Originated during the middle ages, gothic style began around 1150 AD throughout Europe—specifically in the United Kingdom and France.

Gothic architecture was heavily influenced by vertical design that swept upwards with grandeur in order to solve some of the common architectural problems in medieval times that caused cold, dark, and damp buildings.

Flying buttresses, pointed archways, and vaulted ceilings helped to spread the weight of taller walls and towers and make way for light and airier design than seen previously. Gothic architecture was also decorative and divinely inspired, so gothic interior design also emphasized on the ornate and majestic by incorporating heavy intricate wooden furniture and decorating in rich, dark colors. A lot of inspiration for gothic style came from the Roman Catholic Church that wanted to celebrate their triumph over paganism with beautiful stained glass windows and decor that looked like it was sent straight from the heavens.

Gothic style design tips:

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Paint it black (or another dark color).

Nothing says gothic like dark or black finished furniture. The more elaborate, the better! Chairs, headboards, and cabinets made of heavier wood like oak with arches, spiral turned legs, and detailed carvings are a perfect starting point for incorporating gothic style. If black is too bold, gray or dark cherry finished furniture does the trick, or a piece with a nice black-and-white contrast like on the Laslo Hall Console can definitely add dramatic flair. The Otomi Sideboard from Furniture Row is made of solid pine and iron hardware and features a rustic dark coffee finish, making it great for any gothic-inspired room, and the Ebony Jewelry Armoire is elegant with its classic silhouette and chic black finish.

Add heavy fabrics with rich textures and tones.

To achieve the gothic style, use decadent silk, satin, or velvet fabrics with rich and bold colors and patterns for a look that is truly ravishing. The Shimmer Parsons Side Chair features luxurious gray velvet upholstery for some soft sophistication. Romantic jewel tones such as emerald green, deep burgundy, purple, ruby red, or navy blue are dramatic when contrasted with dark or black finished furniture and will give your space a sultry ambiance that looks elegant. Bringing in some color will also allow you to use black sparingly or in moderation, so the room doesn’t feel quite as dark. Thick curtains and drapes on windows and canopy beds in rich textures will also provide a stunning backdrop. Tufted cushions and nailhead trim on otherwise neutral pieces like the Marlena Ottoman and Hampton Loveseat will also add edgy embellishment and glamor to make your room feel even more refined. 

Embrace the ornate.

Fancy accent pieces made of wrought iron, metal, and stone are the perfect decorative touch for your gothic revival room! Glittery glimpses of metallic finishes like bronze, gold, and silver will look dramatic on already ornate pieces. The Knottingham Hall Tree features sophisticated wrought iron door decor while the Rosemont Coffee Table boasts a stamped metal tabletop and scrolled iron legs kissed with a touch of bronze for an Old World design. Wrought iron can even look gothic-inspired on lighting like table lamps such as the Chatham Table Lamp or intricately shaped chandeliers.

Enhance with dramatic decor.

Last but not least, make sure you decorate! Gothic style is all about embellishment, so add dramatic flair with elegant objects like mirrors, candelabras, paintings, and dark colored rugs. Our gothic revival room looks romantic with the dark mahogany brushstrokes on the Piano & Music Canvas that goes great with the dramatically elegant red and coffee colored Delphine Rug. For some sparkle, the Roma Candleholders are visually appealing on a table or mantel with their burnt gold finish and smooth silhouette.

It doesn’t have to be intense!

Whether you’re adding one gothic-inspired piece or several, make sure your living space reflects your own tastes and personality. Your unique take on gothic revival will definitely turn heads, and you’ll be the trendsetter you always dreamed of!

Fort Wayne Design Studio: Jamie Larkin’s Fall Picks

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Fort Wayne, Indiana has a knack for style, and interior designer Jamie Larkin enjoys helping people make their homes reflect their own personal tastes. The Design Studios at Furniture Row help personalize each and every customer’s shopping experience to ensure that every space is everything the client wanted and more. Today, we go behind the scenes to see what makes this decorating guru tick! Meet Jamie Larkin!

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

Jamie Larkin: I enjoy the diversity of each design project, however my personal taste is usually a bit more risky. I would describe my signature design style as Scandinavian glam. I like to start with a mix of natural and painted wood anchored with some great modern leather furniture, draped with a fabulous plush fur. Mix in a few metallic lamps and accessories such as some colorful kids’ art or a rug. This is one of my favorite aesthetics.

FD: Where do you draw the most inspiration for fall decor?

JL: Without a doubt it’s the beautiful fall foliage. I enjoy hiking and biking, and it’s even more spectacular as fall comes into full bloom. The contrasting and complementary colors of fall inspire creativity and make me happy.

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SHOP THE LOOK: Aria Sectional and Ottoman (1), Pacific Heights II Pick-Shaped End Table (2), Bell Jar Table Lamp (3), Special Order Rug (4), Oki Vases (5), Harper Glass Table Lamp (6), Aurora 10 Drawer Chest (7), Pacific Heights II Sofa Table (8), Splitter Splatter Canvas (9), Galvanized Plant Stands (10), Grayson Accent Chair (11), Pacific Heights II Bookcase (12), Facet Vase (13)


FD: Do you have any tips for decorating or updating your home for the cooler months?

JL: Here are a few simple things you can do to create a more cozy and festive environment:

  1. Change out your throw pillows for something more seasonal to set the mood.
  2. Find some fun metallic or natural stone coasters, which can add color or sparkle to your space.
  3. Add a string of white lights on a mantel or ledge for a soft touch of ambient lighting.
  4. Choose one of our electric fireplaces and add to any room for the warm glow of a hassle free faux fire.
  5. Layer your furniture with real furs or faux fur throws, creating a cozy touch of luxury.

For a more budget-friendly approach try one or all of the following:

  1. Bring home some raw wood from outside. Birch wood is fabulous! Pick two nice branches, cut them into three pieces and bundle them with string or ribbon. You can then stand them on end by a front door, fireplace, or display them in one of our many baskets.
  2. If you can’t replace your pillows or you are short on storage, you can buy some cut yardage and create a temporary pillow cover with a more festive look.
  3. Add candles of all shapes and sizes. These are an inexpensive way to bring warmth and romance into any room.

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

JL: I love real fur, leather, stone, and raw woods. I am drawn to the uniqueness of each piece because there is not one alike. My many trips to Norway have definitely influenced my romance with these natural elements. I am particularly drawn to the blue pine. Its color is a result of a little beetle that ends up killing the tree. However, it produces some fascinating shades of blue and blue-gray throughout the wood. It is simply gorgeous! And can be used in furniture and every type of building project you can imagine.

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

JL: As a general rule, I recommend starting with the larger upholstered furniture pieces as a foundation. This is important because you are limited on your fabric selections and this is normally where you spend the greater portion of your budget. Also the comfort and fit of the furniture may determine the selection and ultimately influence the style. We have access to all of our rug vendor styles so you literally have hundreds of colors and styles to choose from, and with our new custom rug program anything is possible! Tables, lamps, and accessories are easy picks once your larger items have been established.

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

JL: My family room. I adore a real wood fireplace, so naturally that’s where I will be spending time with my family in the cold months ahead. Plus, it houses some of my favorite furniture pieces and kids’ art.

FD: Do you currently have any projects to share with the Front Door?

JL: Yes, I have several awesome projects that I am currently working on.

  • Project #1: I was recently given some beautiful black walnut from some dear friends. I am having a tabletop made from it that will have a live edge on both sides. I will actually be attaching some steel hairpin legs to complete the look. This is part of my new kitchen remodel!
  • Project #2: I have decided to repurpose a pallet to use over my sofa in the family room. This will serve as a backdrop/frame for my children’s art work. This way I can change it out as each masterpiece is created and give everyone a chance in the spotlight.

FD: Do you see any trends forming this fall, leading into winter?

JL: Accessories, blues, plaid, and fur are at the top of my list this season.

  1. Accessories! Chunky cable knit scarves and sweaters complete your personal look, and cable knit blankets, throw pillows, and poufs add a cozy element to your home.
  2. Navy, midnight blue, and ink colors are still on the move and work well with all the bling that hangs around for the holidays.
  3. Plaid is also making its debut in the fashion industry, branching out from its usual marriage with cowboy boots and hats, and taking a more refined approach in scarves, tunics, skirts and dresses. You can also find touches in home accessories.
  4. Real, as well as faux fur throws and pillows cozy up your family room, den, or bedroom.

FD: Anything else we should know about you?

JL: I am blessed to spend time each year in the oldest city in the United States – St. Augustine, Florida. Its beautiful cobblestone roads and coquina architecture takes you back to a simpler life. For me this is my home away from home and my place to relax and unwind. Thankfully, it survived Hurricane Matthew.

I have been vacationing there since I was a child. When walking the beach and shell hunting, I would try to find the most perfect shells, throwing back any that were broken or marred. After losing both of my parents to illness and getting older myself, my perspective has drastically changed. Now when shell hunting, some of my most favorite finds are the shells that are broken and marred. They have been changed by the water and sand constantly beating and breaking them down. They have been transformed into something so different and unique. I now see the beauty in the imperfection of these broken shells…perfection is truly in the eye of the beholder.

 

Elements of a Cozy Bedroom

The cold weather is finally here, so it’s time to get cozy! Say goodbye to lighter summer bedding and welcome something a bit warmer to keep you feeling toasty. Furniture Row and Denver Mattress have a great line of bedding and bedroom accessories to help create a snug ambiance, so follow these tips for comfortable, cozy bedroom inspiration!

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Trap heat with warm bedding. 

The first step in creating a cozy bedroom is to stay warm and cozy with bedding designed to keep you warm! Start with a fluffy mattress pad like the Body Cloud Mattress Pad from Denver Mattress for extra plump, so that you’ll feel especially pampered with cozy cotton. Sheets with higher thread counts and tighter weaves will make sure heat stays trapped. For something heavier, try to find sheets like the DreamFit Select World Class Cotton 300 TC Sheets from Denver Mattress that are made of luxurious, soft Pima cotton and have twice the stitching as regular sheets. Finally, choose a comforter set that is uniquely you! Furniture Row has a variety of comforter sets in all colors and sizes, but choosing something versatile can go a long way! The Acanthus Comforter Set is one of our favorites since its neutral palette goes great with an array of styles and is made of warm percale cotton.

Add soft textures everywhere.

Don’t stop at just your bedding! Take the softness one step further with an upholstered bed like the Venice Upholstered Bed from Furniture Row that has chic heather-gray, flannel-like upholstery that is both cozy and classy. And warm up your favorite chair or sofa with a soft blanket like the camel colored Faux Fur Throw that’s a fun furry accent to curl up in and take a nap with.

Bring in warm hues.

Texture isn’t the only remedy for adding snuggle-worthy style to your living space. Warmer hues like bright or burnt oranges, browns, and reds help create a toasty ambiance and are also festive for your cozy bedroom! Accent pillows like the Seneca Pillow and the Bancroft Brick Pillow lighten the mood with bold patterns, but also add lovely oranges and browns to the mix to further complement the comforter set. And don’t forget the floor! Make sure your feet are pampered too with a warm-colored rug like the Torino Ombre Rug that boasts a monochromatic gradient design in brilliant shades of paprika.

Incorporate toasty lighting.

Last but not least, make sure you keep your room looking bright. A well-lit room is always especially cozy when indoors during colder weather, so add a stylish table lamp for the perfect finishing touch. The Adelle Table Lamp from Furniture Row is beautifully crafted with an antiqued bronze finish that brings some extra spice to its already funky textured spherical base.

Don’t let the cold weather bring you down. Stay inside and warm in style this season!

Furniture Row Designer Portfolio Spotlight: Gina Carpenter

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The Design Studio at Furniture Row offers complimentary design services so you can make your home look its very best. Gina Carpenter is one of these interior designers at the Lakewood, Colorado location. She’s been helping many customers create their dream spaces, and we’d like to share some of her favorite rooms that she’s decorated and documented in her interior design portfolio. Get inspiration for your own home and shop the looks below! If you like what you see, don’t hesitate to reach out to Gina or another interior designer at your local Design Studio so you can start designing your own space!

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SHOP THE LOOK: Century City Sofa, Hathaway Accent Chair, Zila Coffee Table, Antiqued Mercury Table Lamp, Espresso Profile Tray, Lavender Gray Canvases


Game Day Hangout Family Room

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SHOP THE LOOK: Southport SectionalSt. Louis Coffee Table, Orange Rug, Modern Barstools


Elegant Oasis Living Room

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SHOP THE LOOK: Dana Sofa Group, Cadence Accent Chairs, Perry Park Accent Chairs, Leaves Rug, Jocelyn End Table (displaying checkers)


Time for More Neutrals Living Room

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SHOP THE LOOK: Planada Coffee Table, Savannah TV Stand, Pinebrook End Table, Emma Urn Table Lamp, Sarah Custom Sofa


Glamorous Dining Room

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SHOP THE LOOK: Jasmine Table, Lachlan Accent Chairs, Test Barstools, Adira Mirrors, Mercury Glass Buffet Lamps


Rustic Dining Room

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SHOP THE LOOK: Cafe Side Chair, Fabric Chairs, Reclaimed Dining Table and Bench


Girly Bedroom

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SHOP THE LOOK: Venice Upholstered Bed, Dash Chests, Harlow Crystal Lamps, Mosaic Box, Blush Comforter Set


Master Bedroom

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SHOP THE LOOK: Lauren Upholstered Bed, Greystone Dresser and Nightstand, Sutter Mercury Lamps, Swirl Canvas, Metallic Vases


Gray Chevron Guest Bedroom

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SHOP THE LOOK: Sedona Bedroom Group, Chevron Comforter with Matching Pillows, Turned Candleholders, Emma Urn Table Lamps


Clean Office

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SHOP THE LOOK: Bellaire Parsons Chair, Saytha Ottoman, Bookcases with Casters


As you can see, the rooms that Gina Carpenter has created are absolutely stunning! Read more about Gina’s design aesthetic and inspiration in her summer furniture and decor picks interview.

Shabby Chic Bedroom

We all love the worn-in look of antiques mixed with the girly romance of classic furniture, and what better way to show off this look than with a shabby chic bedroom? Combining the authenticity of rustic furnishings with the charm of whimsical styling, a shabby chic bedroom will give you the fashionable ambience and the eclectic allure you’ve been waiting for.

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Washed and Weathered Finishes

To create a shabby chic bedroom, you need to incorporate items that resemble antiques with timeworn finishes. Try to pick distressed or washed furnishings that have old-fashioned charm. The Sedona Panel Bed and Sedona Dresser that we chose for our shabby chic bedroom nod to a refreshing English country aesthetic as the gray tone exposes the weathered wood. We used the Jenny Lind Accent Table as a nightstand, and this cottage-inspired furnishing has the lightly eased distressing that your shabby chic bedroom needs! Made of reclaimed fir, this one-of-a kind end table doesn’t disappoint. Finally, we grounded the space with the Antiquity Grey Rug, which embodies vintage flair with its weathered look that resembles faded, well-worn patina.

Classic Silhouettes

A shabby chic bedroom is comfortable and inviting with French-inspired, classic silhouettes. Look for furniture with traditional details to keep your space looking timeless. The Woodland Jewelry Armoire has sweet cabriole legs and carved molding, while the Salerno Console sports dentil molding and a farmhouse fresh curved X-stretcher. The Ellie Desk is the perfect workspace for your shabby chic bedroom with elegant ring-turned legs and a decorative backboard.

Girly Details

A shabby chic bedroom isn’t complete without girly details. Seek out pieces that have an opulent, romantic feel to them to make your space seem a bit whimsical. The Chloe Desk Chair embodies the style of Louis XVI, and the blush-colored floral upholstery is fit for a princess. The Harbor Bench is simply enchanting, bringing a feminine vibe with its granny-chic paisley print and bohemian-inspired trim. Finally, we chose the Cecilia Table Lamp to add an extra dose of sugar and spice to our shabby chic bedroom with its lacey shade and ornate base.

Soft and Neutral Color Palette

When creating your shabby chic bedroom, be sure to use a soft and neutral color palette. With crisp white being one of our favorite hues for a sweet country aesthetic, we brought the Chloe Dresser and the Dominique Vanity as clean accent pieces. The Lilly Cabinet brings neutral tones of taupe into the space, with a breakfront design, tapered legs, and expertly hand-painted vine details. Pulling the entire room together, the Potted Pleasures Canvas showcases vases of country roses and other floral arrangements in soft grays, beiges, and golden yellows. More colors that look great in a shabby chic bedroom are baby pink, sky blue, light lavender, and most other pastels.

A Hint of Sparkle

For the final touches to your shabby chic bedroom, be sure to incorporate just a touch of shine. The Linore Table Lamp features a slightly burnished mercury etching and a chrome base, while the Seeded Hurricane is made of hand-blown glass with the perfect amount of glimmer. Lastly, the shimmering Crystal Hall Chest brings the final hint of sparkle to our shabby chic bedroom with its matte gold finish and glistening faux crystal pulls.

Creating a shabby chic bedroom is easy since you can pull together so many different furniture finishes together to make it appear as if you’ve collected antique pieces throughout the years. This style is so much fun because of its whimsical nature, combining rustic farmhouse appeal with French cottage charm.

Elements of a Formal Dining Room

One of the best ways to bring family and friends together is a great meal, and there is no better way to enjoy it than in a distraction-free setting. There are several elements of a formal dining room that every elegant eating space needs, and the Front Door is here to help! We’ve compiled some of the most sophisticated furniture that your formal dining room needs to create a space that your loved ones will enjoy dinner after dinner.

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Formal Dining Room Tables

The focal point of every formal dining room should be the table. When purchasing a table for your formal dining room, first consider how much space you will need. How many guests will you regularly accommodate? What sort of table will fit in your formal dining room? Would you prefer a table that has fixed surface space or one that expands?

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Woodhaven Dining Table: This classic double-pedestal trestle table will look dashing in any formal dining room. Made out of environmentally-friendly rubberwood with a warm nutmeg finish, this piece has a rustic, worn-in look, perfect for the farmhouse formal dining room. This table comfortably seats six.

West End Dining Table: If you like a clean-cut and refined design, this is the table for you. Super trendy with a gray oak finish, this gorgeous furnishing has solid square block legs and is great for small and big spaces alike. With self-storing leaves, this table can seat four without the leaves or expand to seat six.

Jasmine Dining Table: If you don’t need tons of seating space to entertain, the Jasmine Dining Table is the space-saving solution. With a espresso brown sculpted pedestal base and an airy, floating glass top, this piece is ideal for your formal dining room. This designer-inspired addition seats four.

Bridgeport Dining Table: This table expands for even the largest of families. Comfortably able to seat six while dropped down and eight with the self-storing leaf, this antique-inspired piece has timeless charm. Turned legs, dentil molding, a hand-rubbed patina finish on the base, and a contrasting coffee acacia veneer top will make this classic table the star of your formal dining room.

Formal Dining Room Chairs

The dining room chairs that you choose to gather around your dining room table can really dictate whether the space reads formal or casual, so if you are trying to update your current dining room to be more elegant, chairs are the perfect, budget-friendly way to do it! Try to find comfortable, padded seats with refined details when choosing furniture for your formal dining room.

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Belle Dining Room Chair: Perfectly versatile with beige woven upholstery, this streamlined yet sophisticated seat will fit in a variety of formal dining room settings. You’ll love the clean lines and the striking crisscross inset on the back of this gorgeous furnishing.

Shimmer Parsons Dining Room Chair: You can’t get more formal than velvet! This sleek armless seat boasts regal gray upholstery adorned with a stylish nail head trim and a crest-shaped top. With gently curving cabriole legs, this piece will allow you to entertain with class!

Stella Parsons Dining Room Chair: Go totally glam with this formal beauty! With romantic, button-tufted upholstery in a rich chocolate brown, this seat has a rolled sleigh top and hand-applied silver nailhead trim. This piece will dress up any dining space!

Rowland Dining Room Chair: Classic is always a great choice when trying to create a formal dining room, and the Rowland Side Chair makes no exception. With traditional turned legs, lavish upholstery, and ornate details, this piece epitomizes classy.

Formal Dining Room Storage

Another great way to make a dining room more formal is by adding a storage piece, such as a server, buffet, or china cabinet. You can proudly store and display your most prized dishware, silver, and glassware as well as have a place to set family-style platters after everyone gets their first helping.

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Wakefield Dining Room Buffet with Optional Hutch: Whether you only need the convenience of a server or want the whole kit and caboodle with a formal china cabinet, this versatile furnishing offers it all. Its slatted drawer fronts, cherry finish, and simple yet sophisticated details make this the perfect place to hold all of your beloved dishware and silver.

Cabriolet Dining Room Cabinet: Made of recycled fir, the Cabriolet Cabinet is the elegant choice to store china, linens, or other home goods. Featuring large cabinet shelving, natural paneled wood, cabriole legs, antiqued brass knobs, and a sophisticated blue limestone tabletop, the Cabriolet is a designer-inspired classic. With a reclaimed, rustic, old pine finish, this storage cabinet is absolutely stunning.

Urban Loft Dining Room Server: Add high-end design to your dining room with the Urban Loft Server! Made of solid wood and rift-cut oak veneers, the clean lines, elegant chocolate finish, and sleek metal bar hardware on this piece work with both modern and traditional decor to create a look that’s truly one-of-a-kind. With two cabinets, a spacious drawer, and a wine display storage that fits twelve bottles of your favorite red or white, this piece will be the perfect addition to your formal dining room.

Formal Dining Room Rugs

A classy rug perfectly centered under your dining room table and chairs instantly dresses up a formal dining room, making it feel more elegant and sophisticated. Choose carpets with rich colors, fashionable patterns, and a ply that isn’t too plush, so spills don’t become a major disaster in your eating space. If you need more help placing or choosing a size of your formal dining room rug, please check out Area Rug Dos and Don’ts.

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Marbella Citron Dining Room Rug: This deep and luxurious rug is made of 100% space-dyed polyester that is easy to clean and built to last. With a contemporary over-tufted pattern, the handmade Marbella has modern yet refined qualities that will complement any home’s decor. This beautiful rug is available in two sizes in your choice of gray with citron, paprika red, denim blue, and pewter with cream.

Genevieve Floral Dining Room Rug: The grand scale of the flowers brings this densely tufted rug to life. Entirely handmade, this carpet is given an herbal wash to enhance luster and softness in the final stage of production. Made of a New Zealand and Italian wool blend, this piece offers ultimate luxury for your formal dining room.

Delphine Coffee Dining Room Rug: A bold floral pattern combines rich hues in this sophisticated area rug. Dramatic yet understated, this rug is designed to wear beautifully, and is sure to be a timeless accent in any formal dining room.

For our Easy Guide to Setting a Table, click here, and check out these other formal dining rooms for even more inspiration!
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Lakewood Design Studio: Gina Carpenter’s Summer Picks

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Decorating your home for the warm summer months doesn’t have to be difficult! Furniture Row makes it easy by offering complimentary design services and will help you choose your favorite summer picks for furniture, decor, and more. The interior designers at each store’s location are helping customers find exciting new ways to customize, personalize, and stylize their homes using texture, contrast, color, and pattern.

Gina Carpenter, a Design Studio Designer at the Furniture Row of Lakewood, Colorado is here to offer her expertise to the Front Door on how to create your dream home. Here are some of her tips and top summer picks for decorating your home!

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

Gina Carpenter: I would describe my style as transitional. That means I enjoy mixing traditional and modern styles. When you do this, you end up with a room or style that stands the test of time. I like to use neutral colors on larger pieces such as a sofa or chairs. This gives you a clean and classic palette to build on. Splash a fantastic color on the walls, bring in an amazing rug and some textural pillows, and layer on a few unexpected accessories, then you will see that you have a room that is comfortable and classic.

FD: Where do you draw the most inspiration for summer decor?

GC: Summer decor should be inspired by the outdoors! Bring summer inside! The warm weather is a great time for hiking, gardening, and vacationing. Next time you are on a hike, look around for items you can take home. For instance, gather pinecones or cool stones to put in bowl on your coffee table. Growing your own flowers assures you will always have fresh flowers for your bedside table. Gathering seashells at the beach is fun and looks wonderful in a clear glass jar on your bathroom vanity.

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

GC: I am always drawn to tribal and Tibetan rugs. They come in a variety of colors, but usually they consist of vibrant hues and graphic patterns. You can use them in almost any home—modern, mid-century—they look great anywhere!

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

GC: I like starting with an area rug since it sets the tone and color palette of the room. I like to think of it as starting from the ground and working your way up. It is much easier to find fabrics and paint colors that match your rug than finding a rug that matches your paint and fabrics.

FD: Do you have any projects you would like to share with the Front Door?

GC: I just finished a couple of projects that turned out really well. My clients are extremely happy with them and were kind enough to let me photograph them.

FD: Do you see any trends transitioning into fall?

GC: The trends that I see are metallic gold and burnished brass, warm gray, mixing of old and new, and outdoor living.

Metallic Gold and Burnished Brass

The burnished gold and brass trend has definitely been growing in the last few years, and I think we will see an explosion of gold and brass hardware and accessories. If you have been hesitant to embrace this new trend, you should definitely jump on board!

Warm Gray

Grays will stay popular, but we will see warmer, earthy tones introduced for fall and winter.

Mixing of Old and New

It’s the trend that keeps on going! Mixing reclaimed and vintage with new and modern furniture will continue to be a hot look. Being able to mix grandma’s antique buffet with your new sleek dining table makes us feel connected to our interior spaces, and feel great about recycling old items.

Outdoor Living

Outdoor furniture is one of the largest growing markets in interior design and there is no stopping it! We now have outdoor living rooms and kitchens with amazing finishes, textures, and durability. Who doesn’t like eating al fresco or taking a Sunday snooze on your outdoor sectional?

FD: Anything else we should know about you?

GC: I am the luckiest person! I have a job that I look forward to every day. I think embracing good design is so important for our personal health. Your home is, in a way, a sacred space—a place you go to rejuvenate your mind, body, and soul, so I feel honored every time an individual or family invites me into their space. I have the best job in the world!

 

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Shop Gina’s summer picks, and learn how to style them in your home.

  • Vero Beach Sofa (2): Sofas and chairs with the sleek aesthetic of mid-century modern design offer a fun-loving and lively twist on home furniture. The Vero Beach has a funky, retro feel that’s inspired by the laid-back coast of Florida, making it a definite summer must-have!
  • Orbit TV Stand (7): Furniture with reclaimed, rustic style is also bolder and works well with brighter colors. Like the Vero Beach, the Orbit has mid-century modern appeal, making it a stylish complement with the couch.
  • Reese Iron Round Coffee Table (5): Summer is all about traveling, so incorporate a piece that adds exotic flair like this round coffee table. The bright paint details on its surface fade into the wood and add a vintage feel that goes great with any eclectic artifacts you already have on display.
  • New Haven 3 Pc. Bar Group (10): When it’s beautiful out, don’t spend time chilling indoors, take mealtime outside and invest in a durable, comfortable outdoor dining set! The New Haven set goes well with anything since it comes in clean, neutral beige. Nothing says summer like barbecuing on the patio with friends.
  • Facet Accent Lamp (1): Adding a bright gold lamp in your home is a great way to add some extra shine you don’t typically see in darker, neutral colored rooms. Gold works well with bright colors and the geometric base of this lamp adds a unique twist.
  • Pendleton 5 Pc. Counter Height Group (4): A lighter and brighter dining set is perfect for summertime lunches when you come in from being outside. With a unique sage paint finish, the Pendleton has a cool green tone that’s hard to beat and helps incorporate even more color.
  • Montego Striped Outdoor Rug (9):Don’t just leave carpets inside, make sure your outdoor patio has a rug too! The bright colored stripes on the Montego are jazzy and fun and add a splash of color.
  • Moroccan Outdoor Pillow and Multi-Stripe Outdoor Pillow (3):Bring in a pop of color to complement or accent your outdoor furniture with pillows in bright jewel tones and worldly patterns. These outdoor accessory items are the perfect finishing tone on your outdoor haven.
  • Rattan Braided Trim Trunk (8): Store your favorite items in style with an earthy but elegant trunk that helps incorporate organic aesthetic from the outdoors. Nothing says summer like a basket!
  • Barcelona Umbrella (6):Make sure you stay cool outside with an umbrella! Sip lemonade in the shade underneath this ripe orange accent piece that’s as exotic as the coast of Spain.

Meet our other Design Studio Designers:

Aurora, CO: Sarah Portugal
Denver, CO: Randi Gibson
Lone Tree, CO: Grace Schlader
Colorado Springs, CO: Nathalia Tucker
Holland, OH: Taylor Haake
Davenport, IA: Barbara Langley
Fort Wayne, IN: Jamie Larkin
Charlotte NC: Patricia Weeks

Rustic Farmhouse Living Room

You can create a rustic farmhouse living room in your home even if you don’t live in the country. We can’t get enough of this homespun decor trend and are in love with the effortless combination of reclaimed wood, distressed finishes, classic furnishings, and cozy finishing touches. Get ideas and inspiration from the rustic living room we’ve put together below and you’ll have your own country-inspired space in no time!

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The Backdrop

The first step in creating a rustic farmhouse living room is the backdrop for the space. Natural wood floors, exposed beams, crown molding, and beadboard are four things that instantly make a space feel more provincial. If you live in an older home, play with the natural textures of your walls for an authentic look. Brick or wood paneled walls can be painted for an instant update. If you live in a newer home, installing wooden beams on the ceilings or trimming your space with decorative molding can be the key to country chic.

Classic Furnishings

Although the design aesthetic of a rustic farmhouse is very casual, it also has a sophisticated elegance about it, which will make your space feel contemporary without being too barnyard. Look for timeless furnishings such as a sofa with clean lines and a classic rolled arm to bring into your area. Design details such as dentil molding, turned or cabriole legs, and button-tufting will also elevate your farmhouse-inspired living room. Be sure to get the perfect blend of old and new with traditional furniture choices that let the accessories take the spotlight.

This rustic farmhouse living room brought together the simple Verela Sofa, the Broadmoor Accent Chair with cabriole legs, and the cottage-style Salerno Nesting Tables in antique white.

Reclaimed Wood

A rustic farmhouse living room usually features exposed wood, often with distressed finishes. Look for reclaimed pieces that show the natural beauty of the grain or shabby-chic furnishings that are paint-washed or have a vintage and weathered feel to them. Old window shutters, broken fences, repurposed crates, and distressed barn doors are often used in this style of living room.

In our room, the Franklin Bookcase has a sliding door that reminds us of a barn door, and the solid kiln-dried pine is the perfect amount of rustic. The Wade Coffee Table takes vintage acacia wood with a natural finish and pairs it with a base inspired by tractor chains. The Audrey Pedestal Console has a distressed country finish and brings some traditional but whimsical charm to the room.

Metal Accents

To balance out the wood and classic furnishings, edgy metal accents are often added to create a rustic farmhouse living room. Industrial lighting and accent pieces will give the space a contemporary touch and will infuse the room with a hint of country. Get inspired by items you might truly find on a farm, such as a birdcage, a metal weathervane with a rooster topper, a vintage bicycle, or chicken wire. A grand chandelier is also a way to give your living room a metal focal point.

In this rustic farmhouse living room, the Pipe Fittings Floor Lamp features exposed Edison style light bulbs. The Galvanized Plant Stand Set brings the outdoors in while its steel finish and studs remind us of country-style buckets. The Tractor Barstool is an original work of art and showcases antique ironwork and rural innovation.

Farm-Inspired Accessories

Put the final touches on your rustic farmhouse living room with farm-inspired accessories. Bring a ladder into your space and use it for shelving for super-creative storage, or use a wooden tote or a metal egg basket as a catchall tray on your coffee table. Display floral arrangements in mason jars or add some depth to your walls with a wreath or faux deer head.

In this rustic farmhouse living room, we use the Cole Basket as an interesting accent piece and decorating a wall with the Golden Grove Canvas. The Laguna Table Lamp lights up the room with a mason jar base, while the Tuscan Retreat 4 Drawer and Basket Table brings rustic wicker and country cottage charm into the mix.

Get a rustic farmhouse living room of your own by blending natural textures, classic and clean furniture, distressed wooden pieces, industrial metal accents, and interesting decorative items. Your look will be country fresh and the envy of all your home-design loving friends!

10 Iconic Modern Chairs

Modern furniture has a long history, and much of what is popular in furniture trends today has roots in the past. Styling that nods to designs of the mid-century is very contemporary, and although these iconic chairs made their debut many years ago, they are back with a vengeance and are showing up in fashionable homes around the country. The Front Door is here to explore vintage designs of the coolest pieces around, so take a seat and get ready to discover our favorite modern chairs!

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Model 14 Chair

The No. 14 chair, also known as the bistro chair, was introduced in 1859 by the Thonet Brothers, a European furniture manufacturer. Made of bentwood using a unique steam-bending technology, the Model 14 chair took years to perfect. The simple backless design and affordable price made this piece one of the best-selling modern chairs of all time, with about fifty million sold between 1859 and 1930 and million mores sold since.


SHOP THE LOOK: One variation that brings an exotic flair to the original design is the Shandong Chair. For something more retro, the Luigi Side Chair does the trick.


Chaise Lounge

The LC-4 Chaise Lounge was developed by Swiss-French artist Le Corbusier and French architect Charlotte Perriand. Influenced by the Art Deco movement, this tubular steel piece of furniture is devoid of ornamentation and has a sense of utility in form and function. Very minimalist in design, the LC-4 was part of Le Corbusier’s 1929 Salon d’Automne installation, “Equipment for the Home,” and included the LC-1 (basculant), LC-2 (grand confort, petit modele), and LC-3 (grand confort, grand modele).


SHOP THE LOOK: There are many variations of the chaise lounge, but two of our plush favorites are the tufted Waves Chaise or the faux leather Zoey Chaise.


Brno Chair

The Brno chair (model number MR50) has become a modern furniture classic. Forgoing traditional four leg designs, this cantilever chair features a base that supports weight through legs attached to the front of the seat. German-American architect Ludwig Mies van der Rohe and German modernist Lilly Reich designed the Brno for the bedroom of the Tugendhat House in Brno, Czech Republic in 1930, and today, the design is extremely popular.

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SHOP THE LOOK: Bring one of our favorite modern chairs outdoors with the Denmark Sling Chair.


Barcelona Chair

Also designed by Ludwig Mies van der Rohe and Lilly Reich, the Barcelona chair was originally made for the German Pavillion, as the country’s entry for the International Exposition of 1929, hosted by Barcelona, Catalonia, Spain. The original design featured a bolted frame and ivory-colored pigskin upholstery, but in the 1950s it was redesigned, and now this modern chair boasts a sleek stainless steel base and tufted cushioning with bovine leather. In 1953, Mies ceded his rights and his name on the design to furniture company, Knoll, a collaboration that renewed popularity in the Barcelona.


SHOP THE LOOK: The Soda II Futon is sleek and modern, very similar to the Barcelona.


Stool

Finnish artist Alvar Aalto introduced the High Stool and Stool E60 in 1932, and today these stools are used in Apple Stores across the world to serve as seating for customers. The E60 model is actually stackable, providing space-saving convenience with a simple and modern design. This piece is a furniture icon, and we don’t see it going anywhere anytime soon.

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SHOP THE LOOK: The Stacking Stool is available in two colors, or get mini stool style with the Moppet Kids Table Set.


Rietveld Zigzag Chair

Bold and one-of-a-kind, the minimalistic Zigzag Chair was designed by Dutch furniture designer Gerrit Rietveld in 1934. Using dovetail joints, this piece is made by merging four flat wooden tiles into a Z-shape. This modern chair was originally produced for Rietveld Schroder House in Utrecht and is now produced by the Italian manufacturer, Cassina S.p.A..


SHOP THE LOOK: Customize your own Zigzag chair here.


LCW Chair

One of the world’s most iconic modern chairs, the LCW chair, also known as Eames Lounge Chair Wood, is a mid-century modern classic. Designed by the distinguished husband and wife team, Charles and Ray Eames, this chair is retailed around the world and prices for new units continue to rise. Originally attempting to shape plywood into compound curves to mimic the shape of the human leg, the dynamic duo created the LCW in 1946, which was picked up by furniture manufacturers Herman Miller and Vitra to produce the timeless design.

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SHOP THE LOOK: The Tucuman Side Chair replicates the classic LCW chair, or give your entire dining space a modern uplift with the five-piece dining group.


Series 7 Chair

The Series 7 chair, also known as the Model 3107 chair, was created in 1955 and is now the most copied chair in the world. Ironically, the original design by Danish designer Arne Jacobsen is actually a copy itself, inspired by a chair made by Charles and Ray Eames. Widely believed to be used in Lewis Morley’s iconic photograph of Christine Keeler, the Series 7’s sales rose dramatically after the picture was published, although the chair in the photos turned out to be an imitation.


SHOP THE LOOK: For a plush version of the Series 7, check out the Prism Accent Chair.


Lounge Chair and Ottoman

The Eames Lounge Chair and ottoman has a design inspired by the traditional English Club Chair. Made by design duo Charles and Ray Eames in 1956 for Herman Miller furniture company, these furnishings were originally made from molded plywood and leather. Charles’ vision was for a chair with “the warm, receptive look of a well-used first baseman’s mitt.” It first appeared on the Arlene Francis Home show on NBC, and following the debut, Herman Miller launched an advertising campaign that highlighted the versatility of the chair, making it one of the industry’s most iconic modern furnishings.


SHOP THE LOOK: We love the classic look of the Tampa Recliner Chair and Ottoman Pack.


Swan Chair

Arne Jacobson developed the Swan chair and couch in 1958 for the Radisson SAS Royal Hotel in Copenhagen. With its mid-century aesthetic, curved edges, and star-shaped base, the Swan quickly became recognized and highly coveted. It was produced from 1964-1974 and was reintroduced in 2000 as contemporary homes started to become more modern in design.

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SHOP THE LOOK: The Golden Swan Accent Chair will make a modern statement in any living space.


These ten iconic modern chairs will add a dash of mid-century flair to your home, and their distinguished designs are refined and classic. Although these antique furnishings in their original forms may be hard to come across, you don’t have to be an antique collector to get most of these looks, so be a style icon and give your space a makeover with these modern chairs!

Step Inside the 2016 Denver St. Jude Home

The 2016 Denver St. Jude Dream Home and its furnished interior design, complements of Furniture Row and Denver Mattress is finally being debuted, and the Front Door has all of the photos for our viewers to preview! Nestled in the quaint Tollgate Crossing subdivision, this home is located in Aurora, named the All-American City from the National Civic League. Close to shopping, recreation, and in one of the best school districts of Colorado, this St. Jude dream house is centrally located near roads that allow residents to quickly commute to the Denver Tech Center, Downtown Denver, and Denver International Airport.

Oakwood Homes was the builder on this project (valued at $550,000), donating time and materials to help the St. Jude Charity Dream Home Giveaway. With four bedrooms, four bathrooms, and an estimated 3,400 square feet, this dream home has a garden-level basement, a three car garage, and countless other luxurious features, and with the purchase of an $100 raffle ticket, it all could be yours!

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Enjoy the following photos of the St. Jude Dream Home and get furniture and home decor ideas for your own living spaces.

Entry Way

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The house has great curb appeal and is in a stunning neighborhood. Right when you walk in, you notice the beautiful gray-washed wood floors that spread throughout the entire first story. With a feel of relaxed elegance, the design aesthetic starts right at the front door. “During the construction phase it was clear to me that the décor needed to be somewhat minimal with a touch of elegance,” explains Barb Chandler of Furniture Row who furnished the entire house.

 

Kitchen/Dining Room

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The white kitchen is open and large, featuring granite countertops and an oversized island. “Oakwood is known for their fabulous kitchens,” Barb tells us. “That island can comfortably seat eight! It’s always so nice to have an kitchen where the whole family can gather while meals are being prepped.”

Since the St. Jude Dream Home has such an open layout, the dining “room” is strategically situated between the kitchen and the living room. A casual elegance exudes from this living space, and the large chalkboards are a nice touch. The mix of the reclaimed wood of the sideboard with the darker finish of the dining table gives this room a trendy vibe of relaxed sophistication.

 

Living Room

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The gray washed floors with the Sherwin Williams Repose Gray painted walls set the tone for an ethereal, soft ambiance, and the burlap curtains ad just a touch of rustic charm. The stone and tile fireplace makes a designer statement while the large windows let in tons of light. With studded leather sofas, refined occasional tables, and fashionable home accents scatted throughout, this room is classic and timeless.

Master Bedroom

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Complete with light and bright windows, a sitting area, a wet bar with a wine refrigerator, a huge walk-in shower, and an amazing closet, the master bedroom of the St. Jude Dream Home is truly its own little retreat. In fact, it’s so great that it is Barb’s favorite room in the house. “The sitting area is super cozy and the bathroom is very spacious,” she says. “However, it might be the giant closet that I’m drawn to!”

Laundry Room

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Main Floor Guest Bedroom

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This bedroom is very feminine and classy. With a four poster bed, a unique gilded cabinet, velvet accent chairs, and decorative lace lamps, this space reads sophisticated French country. Currently decorated as a bedroom, this room would also work well as a home office or den.

Patio

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Upstairs Guest Bedroom

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If shabby chic country is your favorite decor style, this room is for you. With a headboard inspired by wood shutters, multiple pattern bedding in soft neutral shades, and touches of wicker throughout, this room has its own on-suite bathroom and a large, walk-in closet.

Loft

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This open living space has a very Americana homespun feel to it. With tradition furnishings, rope and wooden accents, and a neutral color scheme, this is a great little bonus room in the St. Jude Dream Home.

Basement Bedroom

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Decorated as a child/teen room, this bedroom is on the garden level, bringing ample light into the space and making it feel like a main-level area. Boyish and fun accessories donne the walls and surfaces, nodding to all things boys love best: planes, cars, sports, and bicycles. A large closet walk-in closet offers plenty of storage space, and the nightstands have touch lighting, which makes it easy to see when your offspring wakes up in the middle of the night.

Basement Fun Room

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This living space is kid-friendly and fun. With a large dining table to be used as a workspace, organizational craft holders on the wall, a small workout corner, and plenty of spots to sit around and play games with the family, this room is eclectic and comfortable.

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For $100, you can buy a chance to win the St. Jude Dream Home, and you’ll also be entered to win a multitude of other prizes such as:

  • 2017 Lincoln MLK ($35,000 value)
  • LG Electronics front-load washer and dryer set
  • $1000 American Express Gift Card, courtesy of All My Sons Moving & Storage
  • Two-night stay in the “Mother Spring” luxury suite and a 60-minute couples massage, courtesy of the Springs Resort & Spa
  • Artesso SmartTouch Kitchen Faucet in Brilliance Stainless, courtesy of Brizo
  • $1000 Apple Gift Card, courtesy of Axium Inspections
  • Von Miller autographed football

You can also win a $10,000 shopping spree at Furniture Row when you tour the home from July 23 – August 28 on Saturdays from 9am- 5pm or Sundays from noon to 5pm.

Address:

Tollgate Crossing

4837 S. Buchanan Street

Aurora, CO 80016

The winner will be drawn on Thursday, September 1, 2016 on Fox31 Denver and Colorado’s own channel. All proceeds from the raffle/giveaway will benefit St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital.

Contemporary Classics

Most people want an on-trend, contemporary design for their home, but so much of the furniture and decor that is considered “contemporary” has a mid-century modern aesthetic. Although we love all the retro pieces that nod to the fifties and sixties, we also realize that the look isn’t for everyone. Enter contemporary classics.

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What are contemporary classics?

Contemporary classics are emerging as one of the biggest home style trends, and we are obsessed with the timeless class that these furnishings bring. Traditional furniture is often considered dated, but these elegant pieces get a fresh new update, bringing sophistication and beauty to your home for a look that will not only be fashionable today, but for many years to come.

Carved Details

Classic furnishings tend to feature carved wooden details. With spindles, finials, twists, turning, and fluting, these pieces bring an elegant look to a contemporary classic home. Some pieces may even have carved ornaments such as acanthus leaves, fruit, or flowers for a refined touch. These carved wooden details will give your space a high-end feel.

  • Lillian End Table (8): With elegant turned legs and a sophisticated espresso finish, this end table makes traditional à la mode. This piece is part of the Lillian collection, complete with coffee tables, sofa tables, and more.
  • Del Norte Bookcase (10): Classic frette work on this piece is made modern with a reclaimed pine finish and antiqued mirrored application. Also available as a cabinet with a lavish stone top, this collection is perfect for a space following the contemporary classics design trend. 

Tufted Furniture

To get a traditional, romantic look for your home, furniture with tufting is classically refined. You can go for a formal space with pieces upholstered in leather with nail head trim, or keep it more casual with furnishings donning soft and light fabric. Whether it’s a tufted back or a piece with even more tufting like that of a chesterfield, sofas and chairs with tufted details are tailored, sophisticated, and timeless.

  • Chandelier Sectional (1): With a button tufted back, this curved two piece sectional features a classic track arm and a sophisticated design. Pictured in soft gray chenille, this sofa is fully customizable, and can be made in your choice of over fifty fabric choices by visiting a Furniture Row Design Studio.
  • Lachlan Accent Chair (3): A modified wingback design, tufted detailing, and stately neutral upholstery, this piece is one of our favorite contemporary classics.

Symmetrical with Soft Curves

Contemporary classics get their gorgeous appeal from their simple, symmetrical shapes. Gentle curves, eased edges, and architectural forms give these traditional but modern furnishings an effortless edge. Fashionable but modest, you’ll love the timeless poise that will give your home a polished savoir faire.

  • Chandelier Ottoman (6): An oversized, round cocktail ottoman can be used as a room’s centerpiece. With convenient storage, and clean, soft lines, this piece exudes a classic vibe.

Polished Accents

Keep your contemporary classic space dressy with polished accents. You can create a livable spot that still has a formal ambiance with hints of shine, adding depth and dimension to your classically modern room. Ceramic vases, reflective lighting, and metallic accents will elevate the beauty of a contemporary home.

  • Antiqued Mercury Lamp (2): Add a touch of metallic glamour with this sophisticated table lamp. You’ll love the refined feel of this gorgeous home accent.
  • Anglia Vases (9): Spotlighting a crackled, glossy finish and classic shapes, the Anglia Vases are perfectly polished for your contemporary classics living room. Available in three sizes and colors, you’ll love the way this set brings your space together.

Soft Details

A contemporary classic room should never feel stiff or uninviting. Turn down the ultra-formal traditional furniture with soft, clean accents. Play with patterns by adding several pillows with different contemporary fabrics in a similar color palette for a look that wows, or add elegant artwork with soft brush strokes to bring your design together. A plush, shag rug in a clean, neutral hue will also make you feel right at home in your contemporary space.

  • Tuning, Abstraction, and Loopty Loo Pillows (4): Mix up the patterns with pillows with geometric, abstract, and contemporary prints. With a pale blue, green, and gray motif, these accents complement each other beautifully.
  • Speculation Canvas (5): Abstract with beautiful gray and blue tones, this painting is contemporary and refined without being rigid. It adds an artistic softness to a traditional modern space.
  • Venice Shag Rug (7): Ultra plush and available in ivory, light beige, and silver-gray, this rug couldn’t be more luxurious. Its long shag is extremely soft and will ground your contemporary classics in elegance.

Overall, you don’t have to be retro to be modern, and with our tips on how to create your own stylish space with these contemporary classics, your home will be traditionally elegant in no time.

Sneak Peek: 2016 St. Jude Dream Home Giveaway in Denver

Imagine yourself living in a beautiful dream home, complete with four bedrooms, four bathrooms, and an estimated 3,400 square feet. With a finished garden-level basement and a three-car garage, this home could be yours! St. Jude is giving away another house in Aurora, Colorado, and this gorgeous place (valued at $550,000) is going to one lucky winner on September 1, 2016.

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The best part? You can buy your raffle ticket to win the dream home and other great prizes for just $100, and the proceeds all go to help St. Jude end childhood cancer. To date, the St. Jude Dream Home Giveaway is one of the largest single-event fundraisers for the organization and has raised more than $290 million. This year, the program will include more than thirty St. Jude Dream Home Giveaways and will continue to grow.

Not only will you be saving lives by buying a raffle ticket to the Dream Home Giveaway, but you will have the chance to not only win the gorgeous house, but to win many other prizes such as a 2017 Lincoln MKC, an LG Electronics front-load washer and dryer set, a home entertainment package featuring a Samsung 55” LED Smart HDTV, a five-night trip for two to IBEROSTAR Paraiso Maya in Riviera Maya, Mexico, and more! If you tour the home, you will have a chance to win a $10,000 shopping spree at Furniture Row!

Since this is such a great cause, Furniture Row partners with St. Jude and completely furnishes the dream home for viewings, and donates the door prize for the event. Many other companies such as Oakwood Homes, Fox31, CW2, ESA, Colorado Homes & Lifestyles, The Denver Post, 98.5 KYGO, Landmark Lincoln, and Que Bueno 1280AM also give their resources to this amazing charity event. Each year, all of the sponsors of the Win a House campaign come together to do a floor signing, offering all of their best wishes for families in need. The whole team is excited to get the home ready for its grand debut, which will be happening in a few short days.

You can tour the beautiful home from July 23 – August 28, 2016 on Saturdays from 9am – 5pm, or Sundays from noon – 5pm. The address is as follows:

Tollgate Crossing

4837 S. Buchanan St.

Aurora, CO 80016

Be sure to keep your eye out for our upcoming post showing you the interior of this dream home, and don’t forget to buy your ticket here. If you don’t live in Colorado, there are also more dream homes across the country to win. Check your location here!

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Can’t wait for the debut? Check out prior homes furnished by Furniture Row in Colorado Springs and Denver.

Get the Look: Outdoor Living Room

Summer is here, and since we want to spend most of our time socializing outdoors in the warm air and sunshine, it’s important to create an outdoor living room where you can do just that! Whether it’s for a patio or inside a screened porch, outdoor furniture is the best way to make your home as livable outside as it is inside. Back in May, the 2016 St. Jude’s Colorado Springs Dream Home was revealed with an awesome outdoor patio fully furnished by Furniture Row in this article, so here are some of the ways you can match the laid-back, breezy style our designers chose!

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Just like your indoor living room, your outdoor living room should include comfortable furniture! Just because patio furniture is meant to withstand the elements, it doesn’t mean you should sacrifice plush seat cushions and good quality construction. The Brookstone collection used in the 2016 St. Jude’s Colorado Springs Dream Home features versatile cream-colored olefin seat and back cushions that resist fading, mildew, and staining. The open-cell foam cushions are quick drying and provide comfortable support atop virgin resin woven wicker, powder-coated for all kinds of weather. Similar to indoor furniture, when creating your outdoor living room, choose a matching set that features a sofa, chairs, and a loveseat that provide an endless amount of seating for your guests as they lounge. Tables like the Brookstone Coffee Table and the Brookstone End Table can also be incorporated into the mix and are perfect for holding drinks, reading materials, and other outdoor living essentials. The casual Brookstone collection is a great example of breezy furniture you will enjoy having when you need a breath of fresh air!

Outdoor Living Room Foliage

Even if trees don’t surround your home, you can still bring nature to your patio or porch by adding potted plants or flowers that will help create your own personalized Garden of Eden. Incorporate vases and pots on outdoor tables adjacent to a sofa or chair so that you get a little more greenery as you relax in your new outdoor living room.

Outdoor Living Room Accents

You can choose any color you like to accent versatile outdoor furniture such as the pieces found in the Brookstone, so decorate with a colorful hue that shines in the sun to make your own unique style and personality pop. The 2016 St. Jude’s Colorado Springs Dream Home uses various shades of blue for a bold complement against the clean-cut cream. A unique indigo Riviera Ogee Rug is funky on the ground, while the beige Solid Outdoor Pillow matches the Brookstone Sofa to complement the blue Textured Outdoor Pillow.

Next to the sofa, imitate the one-of-a-kind tasteful accessories that adorn the Brookstone Coffee Table in a tray just like Furniture Row’s Profile Tray. A tray is perfect for holding vases and other decorative items to help incorporate your own unique style and balance out the color scheme you have chosen. For decorative artifacts similar ones in the 2016 St. Jude’s Colorado Springs Dream Home, check out Furniture Row’s woven Creeper Vine Ball, beautiful turquoise ceramic Lined Aqua Vase, and glass Seeded Hurricane for a fun mix that looks like it belongs in your outdoor living room.

Whatever your style is, be sure to create an outdoor living room that will be your new relaxation haven! After all, summer only comes once a year!