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

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

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

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

Black Friday 2017 Furniture Under $1400

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

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


Black Friday 2017 Furniture Under $900

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

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


Black Friday 2017 Furniture Under $600

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

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


Black Friday 2017 Furniture Under $300

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

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


Black Friday 2017 Furniture Under $100

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

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


Other Black Friday 2017 Furniture

Sinclair Sectional

Avalon Entertainment Wall

Castle Rock 5 Piece Dining Group

Colorado Bed

Cameo Twin Bed

Bridgeport Parsons Side Chair

Preston Sectional

Glenwood II Sectional

Wolf Creek Bookcase Storage Bed

Sedona Entertainment Wall

Mission II Dining Table

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

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!

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.

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. 

Studio Apartment Layout Guide

In today’s busy cities, a lot of space is hard (and expensive) to come by. Many apartment complexes alleviate this problem by offering studios to their patrons. A one-room home is quite stylish in urban markets, but sometimes it can be difficult to set up your furniture in a way that maximizes space and defines separate activity areas. Below, find four functional and fashionable arrangements with this studio apartment layout guide.

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Entertainer

The first studio apartment layout is for the person who likes having guests over. This setup allows for separate living and sleeping spaces by placing a divider between the bedroom and the living-dining area. If you own the condo, this can be achieved by installing drywall. If you are renting, get creative by placing bookcases, screens, or even curtains between the two “rooms.” Sliding doors or tapestries allow you to close the space off when you have company, and open it up when you are alone and don’t need the barrier. In this studio, there is a dining area with a standard dining set near the living room. If your spot is smaller, achieve the look with a scaled counter height group or a drop leaf table that can be pushed against the wall.

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In this chic studio apartment layout, refined style is key. The “bedroom” is complete with a sophisticated dressing area and vanity. It effortlessly opens to the “living room,” where a TV could be placed atop the dresser.  In a studio apartment, there often isn’t enough space for a lot of furniture. In this arrangement, we substituted clothes storage for a television stand, and the vanity doubles as a desk. When considering your own studio apartment layout, think about your needs, and get creative with multipurpose furnishings!

The Living Room Lounger

If you couldn’t live without your big comfy couch, larger than life television, and extensive movie and video game collection, this studio apartment layout is for you! The “living room” is the main focus of this small space, and is the first thing you see when you come in. A large sofa, armchair, coffee table, and television stand comfortably fit, creating a relaxing oasis for you to kick back and relax. The bed is pushed far into the corner but still opens up to the living space, offering additional seating and allowing you to still view the television.

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If your life is dedicated to school or work, you will need a desk in your tiny space. This studio apartment layout allows you to get the job done right. With a designated workspace, your life will be much easier, and the open floor plan allows you to not feel cramped. If you need more surface space, an L-shaped desk or a U-shaped desk also would look fabulous in this furniture arrangement. If it has an open design, it can also provide a space to dine after a long day’s work. You also could consider getting a large coffee table with a lift top to give yourself an alternate space to get work done from the sofa.

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Be sure to check out our Bedroom Layout Guide and Living Room Layout Guide for even more inspiration!

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.

Decorating with Whites: Fashionable White Furniture

White. Clean, fresh, and utterly timeless, white decor will give your home the elegant touch you’ve been waiting for. Whether you love ivory, are crazy about eggshell, or like the stark look of bright snow-colored pieces, white furniture can effortlessly be incorporated into any room of the home. Here at the Front Door, we are wild about decorating with whites. Explore some of our favorite pieces below, and you might just find the perfect white furniture for your space!

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White Furniture: The Classic Chesterfield in White Leather

Chesterfield sofas never go out of style, and when you pair the design with luxurious white leather upholstery, you can’t go wrong. The tufted details are sophisticated and fashionable, while the nailhead trim and dark throw pillows make the light upholstery pop.


#1 – GET THE LOOK: Bel Air I Sofa, $1499*


White Furniture: The Bedazzled White Chest

If you are looking to make your white furniture truly sparkle, get a piece with faux crystals and chrome pendant pulls. The soft harlequin diamond pattern makes this storage piece your new girly best friend. We love to add glitz and glam to any room with a bedazzled beauty like this one.


#2 – GET THE LOOK: Sparkles Chest, $299*


White Decor: The Sleek White Ceramic Vase

White never looks as modern and contemporary as it does with sleek white ceramic accents. With a unique O-shaped form and a glossy white finish, these vases are tubular works of art. Lacquerware is seeped in Vietnamese culture, and this piece showcases a historic technique. With its open design and shining brilliance, a unique white vase will enhance your home’s sophistication.

 


#3 – GET THE LOOK: Pass Through Vase, $29-$39*


White Decor: The Cute Ivory Cannister

Get organized while showing off your pearly whites with a cute jar or canister. You can store any loose items you want to keep safe in its hollow interior. Our favorite is this cheeky ivory piece that is shaped like an owl. Ivory has never been so adorable!


#4 – GET THE LOOK: Owl Canister, $10*


White Furniture: The Farmhouse Coffee Table in Antique White

White goes shabby chic with antique white! This farmhouse fresh piece boasts an attractive two-toned rubbed finish, combining rich mahogany with distressed ivory. Featuring a planked top and turned legs, this cottage-inspired table offers surface space for magazines, crafts, and other decor accents. You will love the charm of a traditional and pretty white coffee table to your living room.


#5 – GET THE LOOK: Meadow Coffee Table, $299*


White Furniture: The Whitewashed Accent Piece

Whitewashed furniture is always a simple way to add antique-inspired elegance to your home. Look for accent pieces with soft burnished edges with weathered markings for a unique worn look. We love this sofa table that features four drawers that tuck clutter away and two display shelves that allow room for collectibles, books, or other decorative keepsakes. With hand-turned spindles that offer decorative support, this shabby chic piece is both classic and contemporary.


#6 – GET THE LOOK: Lynnwood Sideboard, $499*


White Decor: The Iconic Cream Artwork

Sepia-toned cream is a great way to bring hues of white and dimension to your walls. With our art pick, you can highlight your patriotism with this American-themed nod to the historic and beautiful Mount Rushmore. If you are looking for adventure, this piece is for you.


#7 – GET THE LOOK: Undaunted Spirit Canvas, $249*


White Furniture: The Elegant Tufted Chair

White doesn’t get more elegant than this. With a modified wingback design, a hand-tufted back, and neutral upholstery that contrasts wonderfully against the dark wooden legs, our white chair choice will be a favorite for its comfort and timeless style.


#8 – GET THE LOOK: Lachlan Accent Chair, $399*


White Furniture: The Traditional Dining Set with White Windsor Chairs

White also looks great when it has a contrast, such as a wooden table surrounded by white chairs. Our dining choice envelops a homespun simplicity. The unadorned dining table has a natural finish and is surrounded by four white American Windsor chairs. Traditional, timeless, and priced at an incredible value, this casual and practical furniture can’t be beaten.


#9 – GET THE LOOK: Colors 5 Pc. Dining Group, $299*


White Decor: The Faceted Lamp in Creamy White

White brings light to a room, and you can illuminate the space even more with a creamy white lamp. With a textured finish, elegant geometric accents, and a round shade to complete the look, this white table lamp will be a lovely accent in any home.

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#10 – GET THE LOOK: Finley Table Lamp, $59


White Decor: The Fluffy White Shag Rug

White gets super comfy with a plush shag rug. In the rug we love, multi-dimensional threads bring high shimmer to its ultra-soft design. Subtle neutral tones blend easily with any room. With just the right amount of sophistication and all the comfort you desire from a shag, the Venice collection is perfect under tired toes at the end of the day. This posh carpet is available in your choice of light beige, silver, or ivory.


#11 – GET THE LOOK: Venice Rug, $249-$549*


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White Furniture: The Ivory Ceramic Garden Stool

In creamy ivory ceramic, this garden stool inspired end table is just the piece you need to make a statement! With its elegant white glazed finish and intricate holed pattern, the Pierced Ceramic looks like it’s pretty enough to be displayed on a shelf. Don’t let this beautiful design get away!

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#12 – GET THE LOOK: Pierced Ceramic Side Table, $119*


Decorating with whites instantly makes your home appear more fresh, clean, and elegant. White furniture is all the rage, so snag a few pieces to complement your current decor, or go full out and redecorate a full room with these crisp hues.

*Prices are subject to change without notice. Please see website for current prices.

New Year, New Home: 10 Furniture Trends for 2017

Happy New Year! 2017 is officially upon us, and along with your other New Year’s resolutions, this is the time to think about sprucing up your home to be its very best. By scouring the fashion forecasts for what’s to come, we’ve compiled ten of the top furniture trends for you to incorporate into your space this year. Out with the old, in with the new!

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2017 Furniture Trends: Vintage Appeal

Like 2016, pieces with vintage appeal remain popular in 2017. Look for furnishings with classic charm such as turned legs, planked tabletops, and antiqued hardware. Distressed and eased finishes make this one of our favorite furniture trends of 2017. With a “rescued” look, the Lynwood Sideboard is reminiscent of a thrift store find with its weathered, white-washed finish and traditional details. The Irwin Coffee Table is made from a genuine repurposed Indian ox cart wheel and is truly a work of art. Popular in farmhouse styled homes and cottage-inspired spaces alike, vintage appeal is here to stay!

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2017 Furniture Trends: Green Accents

PANTONE announced the Color of the Year 2017, Greenery. Symbolic of new beginnings, this zesty lime shade is one of the hottest hues of the moment, however, muted versions of green are also fashionable. To add a bit of this stylish new trend to your space, consider adding pops of green with home accents. The Titi Vase is made of blown glass in greenery, and the Oliver Vases sport a softer olive finish. The Holmes TV Stand stands out in burnished jade and will lend your space the perfect amount of on-trend green. Read more about how to decorate with green here.

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2017 Furniture Trends: Dark Finishes

For 2017, wooden furniture with dark finishes is going to be all the rage. Dark finishes add elegance to any space and add a modern contrast to the popular distressed pieces in many contemporary homes. The Cottage Counter Height Table is one of our top picks, with a warm cherry finish and convenient pedestal storage.

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2017 Furniture Trends: Floral Patterns

Add a bit of wit and whimsy with furniture and home accents that boast floral patterns. Looking to the past, granny-inspired florals bring color and drama to any living space in 2017. Whether bright and bold or soft and sweet, floral prints are on point for the New Year. Look for rugs, sofas, accent chairs, and other accessories with blooming motifs. Some of our New Year picks are the Dahlia Chair, the Segovia Vase Group, or the Callie Vases.

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2017 Furniture Trends: Luxurious Organics

Furniture designers are using organic materials that have a luxurious feel for 2017. Think uneven marble tops, weaved rattan baskets, petrified wood pieces, and exposed grain furnishings and accessories. The Teak Root Bowl or the Carolina Tray can be placed on a shelf or table to create a refined and natural look. For a true heirloom original, try the Java Barrel Bench, made of reclaimed timbers and zinc barrels.

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2017 Furniture Trends: Velvet Upholstery

Get luxe in 2017 with velvet upholstery and textiles. Whether you choose to add soft throw pillows, a romantic comforter set, or go totally elegant with a tufted couch, make sure to do it with velvet. The Cricket Accent Chair looks regal in avocado green velvet upholstery and will bring a refined vibe to your living space.

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2017 Furniture Trends: Mixed Metals

Metallics are making their rounds this New Year, and a fun way to incorporate them into your home is by mixing up the shine! Gold accents, silver hardware, brass nailheads, and iron details can harmoniously live together in a single room and add a hint of elegance to any space. The Aurora 10 Drawer Chest features a brushed metal finish, while the Campaign Accent Table shimmers, combining a silver leaf base with an antique mirrored top. Read more about mixing metals here.

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2017 Furniture Trends: Upholstered Beds

Upholstered beds are a 2017 “do.” Effortlessly elevate your bedroom’s style by getting rid of a dated wooden headboard and replacing it with a piece donning stylish fabric. Many of the most popular styles of upholstered beds for 2017 feature button tufting, nailhead details, as well as elegant silhouettes. Our top pick is the Stockholm Upholstered Bed. This piece spotlights a sleigh bed design and many on-trend style elements.

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2017 Furniture Trends: Blue and White

Reporting from the top home fashion markets in the country, Furniture Row buyers tell the Front Door that we will be seeing a lot of blue and white furnishings and accessories for 2017. Indigos, navies, and sky blues seamlessly blend with ivories, creams, and bright whites to create a look that redefines sophistication. Recently partnering with Joanna Gaines, Furniture Row now sells her new line of Magnolia Home rugs. The Emmie Kay Navy and Ivory Rug is spot on the blue and white home decorating trend.

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 2017 Furniture Trends: Statement Lamps

Finally, lamps aren’t just to illuminate the room in 2017! Make a statement with a lamp that thinks out of the box like the textured Finley Table Lamp. Furniture Row has a great selection of lighting this New Year. Try to pick something that speaks to your personal style. Some great ideas are glass bases, industrial style exposed Edison bulbs, or hammered metal details.

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Overall, there are many furniture trends emerging for 2017. Since it’s a new year, it’s time for a new home. Take the risk and try some of these fashionable home decorating ideas to makeover your living space. Watch the video below for styling tips!

Furniture Glossary: Types of Chair Backs

When choosing dining room furniture, you will want to consider what kind of chairs you want. There are many styles to choose from, and one main component of how wooden chairs look and feel is the design of the furnishing. While many chair bases are the same, there are many types of chair backs. Learn the basics in this furniture glossary, and decide which of the types of chair backs is your favorite!

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Types of Chair Backs: Slat Back

The slat back chair is one of the most traditional types of chair backs. Very indicative of mission styling, this classic design features a rectilinear form and vertical slats. The slatted look is timeless and is often found in casual dining rooms or kitchen nooks. The Mission II Side Chair has thin slats with arts and crafts inspired styling.

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Types of Chair Backs: X-Back

Graceful and contemporary, the X-back chair (also known as the criss-cross back chair) is simple and neutral. This versatile design allows it to work in a variety of room styles. Not only for the dining room, this is one of the types of chairs that looks nice in a home office or as an accent piece throughout the home. The Belle Manor Side Chair features the classic shape of the X-back chair.

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Types of Chair Backs: Windsor

Furniture makers use steam bending to create the iconic bow of the windsor chair. Vertical spindles support the back of the person sitting in this furnishing. Traditional and versatile, there are many variations of this type of chair including sack back (or double windsor), fan back, and comb back. Below, the Manchester Side Chair is an example of this classic chair type.

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Types of Chair Backs: Splat Back

Splat back chairs have a bit of a more formal feel to them than other more traditional chair types. The splat refers to the vertical central element of the chair back, and can be very simple or extremely decorative. Often incorporating the themes of different furniture periods, there are a variety of splat back chairs with English, French, Gothic, and Chinese details. The West End Side Chair has this design (below) and is elegant and sophisticated.

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Types of Chair Backs: Fiddle Back

A type of splat back chair, the fiddle back chair is usually a Queen Anne style of seat. The back splat is shaped like a violin, giving this chair back type its name. A fiddle back chair can be simple and quaint or ornate and formal.

Types of Chair Backs: Ladder Back

Traditional and classic, the ladder back chair is a very popular design. Featuring horizontal slats that resemble the rungs of a ladder, this furnishing was made in the Middle Ages. It was very fashionable in American colonial homes and remains in high demand today. The Bellaire Side Chair spotlights a ladder back and an upholstered seat.

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Continue to Save with the 2016 Cyber Monday Furniture Deals at Furniture Row

Black Friday is almost here, and so are savings at Furniture Row’s Black Fourday Sale from November 25th to November 28th, but the sweet deals don’t stop there! Finding great quality furniture is no easy feat, but you can get your holiday wish this season with an extraordinary sale that continues even after the Thanksgiving festivities. Whatever your budget, Furniture Row and Denver Mattress have the best Cyber Monday furniture deals online on November 28th, 2016 only that you won’t want to miss out on, plus Black Friday coupons that extend until Monday. Unbeatable prices on sofas, bedroom sets, and more will be waiting for you on Cyber Monday even if you don’t have time to shop this weekend, so don’t let this opportunity pass you by!

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Exclusive Online Deals at Furniture Row

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In-Store Coupon Deals at Furniture Row (Redeemable November 25th, 2016 through November 28th, 2016)

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*Please note that the prices listed in this article are only redeemable online November 28th, 2016 (Cyber Monday). 

To see the complete savings for 2016 Black Friday furniture deals at Furniture Row (November 25th, 2016 – November 28, 2016, check out this article.

Black Friday 2016 Furniture Deals and Coupons for Furniture Row’s Black Fourday Sale

Other than chowing down on turkey and watching football with friends and family, the most exciting part of this time of year is taking advantage of the incredible savings for Black Friday. From November 25th to November 28th, 2016, Furniture Row is offering incredible deals during their Black Fourday Sale including unbelievable markdowns on some of the best-selling bedroom furniture, living room furniture, dining furniture, and mattresses. Don’t miss out on the free doorbuster gift with your purchase, and be sure to check out all of Furniture Row’s Black Friday coupons that are good from November 25th to 28th. Whatever your budget, Furniture Row has the best Black Friday 2016 furniture deals that you won’t want to miss out on during this year’s Black Fourday Sale!

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Get your holiday wish list ready by exploring the official deals for Black Friday 2016 furniture at Furniture Row! The actual prices will be released Thanksgiving Day before the Black Fourday Sale, so be sure to check back!

Black Friday 2016 Furniture Under $800

We all know finding quality furniture for less than a grand is tough, but with Furniture Row’s Black Fourday Sale’s savings, you can get your home ready for the holidays and not break the bank. Whether you want to indulge in a new dining set, replace your worn couch with a new sofa, or give your home office the makeover it’s been needing, there are many items to choose from under $800.

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ABOVE: Casa Viejo 5 Pc. Dining Group, Cordillera Executive Desk, Triple Play Reclining Sofa, Pocono Reclining Sofa, Avery Reclining Sofa

Black Friday 2016 Furniture Under $500

If you want to snag a great Black Friday deal for under $500, the Black Fourday Sale at Furniture Row has a lot of options for you to choose from! These steals are only available through the weekend, so if you are looking to get a new furnishing at the lowest price of the year, don’t wait long!

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ABOVE: Montego Rectangular Dining Table, Woodlands Bookcase, Woodlands File Cabinet, Bradford Power Recliner Chair, Mod Sofa, Jasmine Glass Table, Greystone Queen Bed

Black Friday 2016 Furniture Under $300

Among other amazing Black Friday 2016 furniture deals, Furniture Row is offering a wide selection of beds for under $300! You can sleep rest-assured you are getting the best deal as you give yourself the gift of stylish sleep or as you revamp your guest bedroom for holiday company.

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ABOVE: La Jolla Upholstered Bed, Venice Upholstered Bed, Newport Upholstered Bed, Lindsey 4 Pc. Twin Bedroom Group, Baltimore 5 Pc. Counter Height Group

Black Friday 2016 Furniture Under $100

In the Black Fourday Sale’s under $100 category, prices don’t get lower than this! Great for gift-giving, these deals can’t be beat! From small-sized furniture for the little ones, to a complete three-piece dining set, the possibilities are endless!

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ABOVE: Monroe Upholstered Bed, Montego Side Chair, Arcadia Barstool, Jasmine Parsons Chair, Pacifica Dining Group, Grab N Go Mossy Oak and Daisy Doodle Sunshine Kids Chairs, Moppet Kids Table Set

Below, find a comprehensive list of all of the 2016 Black Friday furniture deals for the Black Fourday Sale at Furniture Row!

Dining Room Furniture Black Friday Deals

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ABOVE: Casa Viejo Dining Group


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Home Office Furniture Black Friday Deals

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ABOVE: Cordillera Office Group


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Living Room Furniture Black Friday Deals

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ABOVE: Bel Air Sofa


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  • Assorted Hand-Tufted Meva Rugs ($10) While supplies last!

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Other Amazing Black Friday Furniture Deals

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  • Oslo 4 Pc. Queen Bedroom Group ($596) Save $500 SPECIAL PURCHASE! While supplies last!

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Denver Mattress Black Friday Deals

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Black Friday Coupons for Furniture Row’s Black Fourday Sale

Download and print the 2016 Cyber Monday coupons here.

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*Please note that the prices listed in this article are only redeemable from November 25, 2016 (Black Friday) through November 28th, 2016 (Cyber Monday). 

To see the complete savings for 2016 Cyber Monday furniture deals at Furniture Row, check out this article.

Everything You Need to Know About Furniture Wood

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When selecting a new piece of furniture for your home, chances are you’re going to choose something made of wood. Whether it’s a sofa, dining room table, or office desk, your furniture is going to consist of a wooden interior or exterior since wood is everyone’s favorite material—and for good reason. Wood has always played an important role in the history of human civilization. We use it for fuel, houses, paper, tools, and so much more, that sometimes we take it for granted. The demand for furniture wood continues to increase annually, but many consumers of wooden products don’t know enough about the source of their new purchase—trees.

Scientists believe there is an estimated 100,000 species of trees on earth with new species being discovered every year all over the world. So where does your new bookshelf come from? As deforestation becomes more of a problem in our developing world, many people are concerned about the trees. We may never stop needing wood, but we can be more informed about what we buy and the materials used to make it. Choosing furniture that’s right for you will ensure that it stays with you for years, so you can save some trees. Furniture Row sells many wooden products, but don’t be intimidated by the variety! Here is a guide to all furniture wood, so you can take home the piece you’ve been looking for.

Why Choose Wood?

Other building materials such as glass, plastic, and aluminum are easily outlasted by wood! Wood is naturally strong, and many furniture manufacturers take advantage of its durability when designing products. It is easy to care for and offers natural beauty that is a great addition to your living space. With a variety of types and finishes, wood furniture can complement any room design, so you don’t have to worry about mixing and matching. Wood is even gentle on the environment! Compared to plastic manufacturers, wood manufacturers have adapted reliable and improved technologies to minimize waste and energy. Many wood products also contain recycled wood too, so you can choose an item you know is eco-friendly. 

Hardwood vs. Softwood: Which is Better?

While many people believe that hardwood lasts longer than softwood, this isn’t necessarily the case. The tree from which the wood originates—not its durability, determines classifying wood as hardwood or softwood. While most hardwoods do tend to be durable and hard as opposed to workable softwoods, there are many exceptions like yew trees, which produce softwood that is hard, and balsa trees, which produce hardwood that is soft. Hardwood derives from angiosperm trees that are deciduous, while softwood derives from gymnosperm trees that are coniferous.

Most hardwoods tend to have a higher density than softwoods, making them more fire-resistant and less malleable. Since deciduous trees tend to have a slower growth rate, hardwood products tend to be more expensive than softwood products, but will last longer. Although hardwood is more common, about 80% of all timber is composed of softwood since it is easier to work with; however, most furniture is made of hardwood due to its longevity and resiliency. Hardwoods are more likely to be found in high-quality furniture, but depending on the tree, a softwood product might prove to be just as long-lasting.

Veneers and Solids: What’s the Difference?

When reading a product description, you might wonder why your new bed is made of two types of wood—for example, rubberwood solids and cherry veneers. What is the difference? A veneer is typically a thin layer of hardwood that’s roughly 1/8 of an inch that is glued or bonded to another surface of wood (solid) that is below it. Sometimes a less expensive or stronger wood is underneath veneer, so that furniture manufacturers can design and build beautiful pieces at a lower cost. Veneer can be stained, painted, or grained to get the exact look you want since it is real wood and offers an extra layer of protection on your furniture. If you are purchasing a piece with cherry veneers, this means that although your new bed is made of mostly rubberwood, it will look and feel like it is made of cherry. If your furniture is only made of solids, it can still be sanded, painted, or treated however you wish, but will only be made of one type of wood. 

What is MDF?

Many pieces of furniture might be listed as having a frame made of medium-density fiberboard (MDF) or plywood, but this does not mean it’s not made out of real wood! MDF features a mixture of wood solids, resin, and wax that’s bonded under a high temperature to produce a wood-like substance that is much cheaper than solid wood. MDF is generally denser than plywood, which is a wooden board consisting of two or more layers of wood veneer that are glued together. Both MDF and plywood are man-made and offer additional structural support in furniture.

Choosing Eco-Friendly Wood Products

You can be environmentally conscious when buying wooden furniture! If refurbishing the wooden furniture you already have isn’t an option, you can still lower your carbon footprint and save trees by choosing the right product. Here are some tips for choosing eco-friendly wood products:

  1. Look for certified wood: When buying new furniture, look for wood certified by the Forest Stewardship Council (FSC) that verifies that the piece was built to meet strong environmental and economical performance standards.
  2. Go local: Choose wood that comes from trees that grow in your area and wasn’t transported long distances. Popular trees used in furniture that grow in North America include pine, cherry, oak, birch, poplar, ash, maple, walnut, and certain species of acacia.
  3. Pick wisely: Many species of trees are rare or endangered such as teak and monkey pod, and others take longer to grow and cannot be easily replaced such as certain species of oak, mahogany, and cedar. Instead of choosing these woods, opt for eco-friendly alternatives such as mango wood, which you can read more about here or bamboo wood, another sustainable and hardy material.
  4. Buy reclaimed or recycled wood: Many softwoods such as fir and pine can be recycled, so choose a piece that turns the old into the new! Reclaimed wood also offers antique beauty, and with the perfect distressed paint finish, you can add a dash of vintage chic to your living space. Check out the Chevron Cabinet and the Del Norte Bookcase from Furniture Row for recycled wood examples.

Pine

Pine

Everyone is familiar with this evergreen tree! Pines are the most commercially important trees since they are fast-growing softwoods that can grow in large masses for timber and wood pulp that’s used to make paper. Pines are also long-living and can typically reach ages of 100-1,000 years if left untouched. Unlike other coniferous trees such as spruce trees, pine trees create durable softwood that is great for building. Pinewood is inexpensive, lightweight, and resists shrinking and swelling. It is typically yellowish or whitish with brown knots, holds paint easily, and wears well over time, making it a great material for rustic pieces. This Christmas tree is certainly capable of creating great furniture!

Did you know? The oldest tree in the world is a bristlecone pine tree in California’s White Mountains. Nicknamed Methuselah after the longest-living man from the Bible, this majestic pine is believed to be 5,000 years old, but you can’t visit it since its location is a Forest Service secret for its protection.

For furniture made of pine, check out the Franklin Cabinet, Durango Panel Bed, and Rustic Craftsman Coffee Table.

Maple

Maple

Most people enjoy maple trees for their vibrant changing leaves in the fall and sweet syrup, but this Canadian icon does a whole lot more. Apart from furniture, maple wood is the wood of choice for sporting equipment such as baseball bats, bowling pins, and archery bows and is also used to make paper. Dried maple wood is also used for the smoking of food, and its charcoal can be used to make whiskey. As one of the hardest woods, maple is a creamy white hardwood that sometimes has a reddish color and is great for heavy-use items such as cabinets and dressers. Maple is extremely durable. It will still gleam after years of use, and takes dark stains well to produce a rich color similar to cherry and mahogany. It also has a highly decorative rippled wood grain that is 100% unique depending on the tree. The maple is truly majestic!

Did you know? Maple wood is a tonewood, or a wood that carries sound waves well. Since maple is denser than most hardwoods, it creates a bright sound so it is used to make many musical instruments such as violins, cellos, drums, and guitar necks.

For furniture made of maple, check out the Elkhart Nightstand, Elkhart Mirror, and Hayworth Dresser.

Oak

Oak

Considered as one of the better-known trees, the oak is so popular because it lives on almost every continent! With over 600 different species, the oak can live in forests in temperate or tropical climates. They are fairly large in size and require a large amount of water, so they do not grow very fast. About 78 species of oak are listed as endangered due to habitat destruction, invasive species, and fungal diseases. In addition to furniture, oak wood is used for building ships since it is so durable. It is also used in the manufacture of barrels for storing wine, whiskey, brandy, and other liquors since it adds a special aroma. Oak is a hardwood that is very grainy and comes in two varieties: red oak, which ranges from light brown to reddish with a swirling pattern, or white oak, which is yellowish with a striped grain and flecks. Oak wood is very durable and is resistant to warping. It looks best with a clear finish since it already has a distinctive look and is ideal for traditional wooden furniture such as panel beds and bookshelves.

Did you know? Oak trees produce more than 2,000 acorns every year, but only one in 10,000 acorns will grow into a tree.

For furniture made of oak, check out the Chatham China Cabinet, Cordillera Executive Desk, and Double Axis Bookcase.

Rubber

Rubber

The rubber tree is in high-demand, but not just for its wood! Known for producing a milky white sap called latex used to make rubber, the rubber tree is mostly native to tropical regions in Africa and Southeast Asia. After rubber trees reach about 30 years of age, they are harvested since they can no longer produce latex and their wood is used primarily for furniture. Rubberwood is not rubbery; instead it is moderately hard and stiff. It dries rather easily and can be cut to build dining chairs, tabletops, and other paneled products. It is also takes stains well, so you can find rubberwood in a variety of finishes. The natural color of rubberwood ranges from pale cream to yellowish brown and the grain pattern is mostly straight with large vessels.

Did you know? The first use of rubber traces back to 1600 BCE when the Olmecs boiled harvested latex to make a ball for a Mesoamerican ballgame that is still played by indigenous populations today.

For furniture made of rubberwood, check out the Unity Rectangular End Table, Woodhaven Dining Table, Greenwich TV Stand.

Cherry

Cherry

Everybody loves this tree’s sweet red fruit! Grown only in temperate climates, the cherry tree is a favorite for its fruit, gorgeous white or pink blossoms, and beautiful wood. Around two million cherries are produced each year, and unlike most fruit trees, the cherry can continue to produce fruit for up to 100 years. Cherry wood is a hardwood with a fine, straight grain that ranges from reddish brown to blond. It can be easily shaped and polishes well. Rich in color, this wood looks best when it’s not stained and darkens with age. Cherry wood tends to be more expensive since the trees are difficult to grow and keep alive because they are susceptible to rotting. For this reason, a lot of furniture features cherry veneers since solid cherry is costly.

Did you know? The Japanese tradition “Hanami” includes viewing cherry trees while they are in bloom. People gather in parks and temples to celebrate the beauty of the blossoms.

For furniture made of cherry, check out the Jameson Dresser, Arches Sofa Table, and Cooperstown Mirror.

Poplar

Poplar

This deciduous fast-growing tree grows in temperate climates in the northern hemisphere. Although there’s only 35 species, poplar trees vary a lot in size and color. Since they require a lot of moisture to grow, many poplar trees can be found near rivers, ponds, and swamps. In addition to furniture, poplar wood can be used to make snowboards due to its high elasticity, musical instruments such as guitars and violas, bio-fuel, paper, and is the main ingredient in plywood. Ranging from greenish brown in color with streaks of gray to a pale yellow, poplar is typically straight grained with a fine texture. It has very few knots and is usually used for more industrial and creative purposes since it is inexpensive, workable, and takes nails, screws, glue, and paint finishes well. Poplar is a hardwood but is actually on the softer side.

Did you know? The famous painting, the Mona Lisa by Leonardo da Vinci, was painted on a panel made of poplar wood.

For furniture made of poplar, check out the Pacific Heights II Coffee Table, Soleil Server, and Sullivan Chest.

Walnut

Walnut

This tree is famous for its nuts, but it can also create the most intricately carved furniture! People consume 2.5 million tons of walnuts each year with California as the world’s largest exporter. Apart from furniture and its delicious snacks, these trees also produce shells that are used in the production of grit paper, glues, plastics, inks and brown dyes, and cleaning products. Walnut wood is particularly used for decorative furniture such as headboards, ornate antique-style dining tables, and mantels since it’s strong and stable and can handle carving. It is a hardwood with straight grains, and tends to be on the expensive side since it is extremely high-quality. Walnut looks best when clear-coated or oiled to bring out its rich color that ranges from chocolate brown to yellow. This majestic wood really is gorgeous!

Did you know? Walnuts are a rich source of vitamins A, E, K, and minerals such as manganese, magnesium, phosphorus, and iron that can improve blood flow, reduce cholesterol and blood sugar, decrease inflammation, improve kidney and liver function, and heal wounds.

For furniture made of walnut, check out the Savannah TV Stand, Urban Craftsman Chairside End Table, and Belle Dining Table.

Birch

Birch

Known for its beautiful white bark, the birch tree looks beautiful inside and out! This deciduous fast-growing tree likes temperate climates around the world and can usually be found close to lakes and rivers. The birch is known as a pioneer species since it can grow quickly in environments destroyed by fire. Apart from furniture, the wood, bark, and sap from the birch tree can be used to make tea, soaps and shampoos, herbal medicine, syrup, sugar substitute, canoes, toys, and paper. Birch is a common, moderately expensive hardwood that looks a lot like maple wood. It is light, yellowy brown with close grains and is popular in most furniture. You definitely can’t ever go wrong with birch.

Did you know? The wood of a birch tree is highly flammable. It can catch fire even when it is wet, so it makes great firewood.

For furniture made of birch, check out the Lake House Sever, Oxford Chest, and Lake House Side Chair.

Ash

Ash

This deciduous tree grows in both cool and warm climates, and produces some gorgeous hardwood. Some ash trees are in danger of extinction however, due to the emerald ash borer, a wood-boring beetle that kills trees in North America, so it is important to make sure the ash wood in your furniture does not come from an endangered species. Woodworkers enjoy this hardwood since it is strong, bendy, and easy to work with. It is used for a number of things including firewood, smoking meat, and sporting equipment such as baseball bats, hockey sticks, and canoe paddles. Ash veneers are also popular in the manufacture of office furniture. The wood of an ash is typically very tough, course textured, and features straight grains. Ash varies in color from creamy white or gray to light and dark brown. It is moderately priced and commonly found in bent furniture pieces requiring maximum strength such as tables.

Did you know? Ash trees are commonly found in mythology and folklore that spans back thousands of years. The Vikings even worshipped it as sacred.

For furniture made of ash, check out the Riverbend 4 Pc. Home Theater Wall, Bellaire Dining Table, and Tulip End Table.

Acacia

Acacia

Seeing an acacia tree probably reminds of you of an African savannah, and you’re not wrong! This shrub or deciduous tree needs a lot of sun and loves dry habitats. Although it doesn’t grow very tall or live long, the acacia plays a vital role in the Australian and African ecosystem since its leaves are an important source of food for camels, goats, cattle, and giraffes. Since acacia wood is very strong and durable, it used in the manufacture of toys, jewelry, and tools. Tannins isolated from the tree sap are also used to tan leather and acacia flowers are also boiled down to make perfume, cosmetics, herbal medicine, and liquor. Unlike other hardwoods, acacia is very water-resistant, so it is ideal for heavy-use items that come into contact with liquids. It comes in a variety of deep browns and its attractive, natural grains look handsome with the rich color. This exotic wood is truly one-of-a-kind!

Did you know? Stinging ants live inside swollen-thorn acacias in Africa. The acacia provides shelter and nectar to the ants, and in return they protect the tree from herbivores.

For furniture made of acacia, check out the Arcadia Server, Madagascar Bench, and River Ridge Media Chest.

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Bedroom Layout Guide

Whether you are moving into a new home or just want to give your current space a makeover, there are a lot of different options on how to arrange your bedroom furniture. With so many things to consider when deciding where to put what where, you may feel a little overwhelmed, so we’re here to help! Hopefully, this bedroom layout guide will give you plenty of ideas!

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Relax and Unwind

In this bedroom layout, we put the bed in the center, acting as the focal point of the room. This layout works great for couples, as both sides of the bed are accessible, and the two nightstands frame the bed nicely. A chest or dresser offers storage in one of the room’s corners, while a small seating area is adjacent. With two chairs, a small bistro table, and a nearby end-of-the-bed bench or ottoman set, this bedroom layout offers space to do more than just sleep. If you like to relax and unwind in your bedroom before bedtime by socializing with your partner, reading, or completing other leisurely tasks, this bedroom layout could be for you.

Multifunctional

Like the Relax and Unwind setup, the Multifunctional bedroom layout is for someone who uses their bedroom for activities other than just sleeping. With a seating area for sipping coffee or socializing, and a vanity or desk to apply makeup or use as a workspace, this bedroom layout almost functions as a studio apartment. We’ve placed the bed against the wall, a tactic which works well for bedrooms with large or misplaced windows that prevent you from putting your bed in the center of the room.

Small Spaces

This bedroom layout maximizes space without sacrificing pieces of furniture. By moving the bed and nightstands from the center of the room to one of the walls, we are able to fit a desk and an accent chair in the space beside the bed. Feel free to swap out the desk with a dresser if you need extra storage for clothes or a vanity if you like a dressing area in your bedroom. In the opposite corner we were able to fit a tall chest without making the room feel overcrowded.

Extra Storage

If you primarily use your bedroom to store clothes and sleep, this could be your new setup. This bedroom layout offers plenty of storage for those who never seem to have enough space. You don’t have to worry about picking and choosing which pieces of furniture can fit into your bedroom because a bed, dresser with mirror, chest, and two nightstands are all in this arrangement. We’ve even put a storage bench (or two storage ottomans) at the foot of the bed. With this bedroom layout, you can keep your bedroom tidy because everything is able to have a space to be put away.

With these great bedroom layout ideas you can update your sleeping oasis easily and with confidence. Although these arrangements work well in most bedrooms, each space is different, so don’t be reluctant to swap out furniture pieces or make other adjustments to customize your new bedroom layout. Happy arranging!

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Be sure to check out our Living Room Layout Guide as well!

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

Off to College Dorm Must-Haves: How to Go Back to School in Style

Dorm life might not be quite so glamorous with ramen noodles and microwavable dinners, but as your not-so-little-one heads off to start the best four years of their life, you’ll want to make sure that Room B302 looks as cozy as your home living room. Although you can’t fit much, there are a lot of dorm must-haves that every freshman needs to make their sleep and study space the most comfortable it can be! Furniture Row has the essentials and more, so use this checklist to make sure your college kid’s got everything they need and read our fun tips on how to make any dorm look cool enough for school.

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You can never have too much storage.

I think when I was in college I brought my entire seashell collection—which was like thirty shells. Did I need to bring the entire east coast with me? Of course not, but when a teen is leaving home for the first time, they’ll want to make sure everything they might miss is right there with them—even if it’s the Atlantic Ocean. So if there’s nothing they want to part with, make sure there’s room for it! Whether it’s a bin, basket, container, trunk, or cabinet, your college student can never have enough storage for all of their things. When a room is small, leaving things lying around can make it get smaller real fast, so make sure everything can be put away and organized for the next time it’s needed. For a stylish way to save closet space, add Furniture Row’s Galvanized Trolley (13) or Explorer Rectangle Coffee Table (11).

Less is more.

Since there’s not a lot of space to work with, make sure everything your incoming freshman brings is trendy yet practical. Instead of a bulky bookshelf, opt for under-bed storage. Instead of a couch, opt for a lighter futon. Depending on the space, you may have the opportunity to incorporate the sizable furniture you want, but make it a rational and functional alternative. The best dorm must-haves you can bring are multi-purpose. Pieces such as Furniture Row’s Stacking Stool (10) can be used as a seat, a mini-table, or a stepping stool and the Texter Office Chair (7) is so comfy it can be used for studying, eating, or lounging around with friends. And don’t forget the everyday staple items! For a late night of studying, the Tivoli Table Lamp (9) is perfect for a college student to use to study while his or her roommate sleeps or simply to brighten up the desk.

Soft and cozy goes a long way.

After a long day in a lecture hall or pulling an all-nighter, your student’s bed will be his or her new best friend, so make sure that awful dorm mattress has some extra fluff on it. Add dorm must-haves like Furniture Row’s Essentials Mattress Pad and Denver MattressSlumber Fresh Pillow to soften up your teen’s slumber and make sure their bed is feeling fresh with a cozy comforter like the Teal Angles Comforter Set (5) that covers crisp sheets found in the Essentials Sheet Set. And while they’re lounging, make sure they have a blanket to keep them warm while they study for midterms. Add a throw blanket like the Cable Knit Throw (3) that’s great for snuggling up to watch Netflix or taking a much-needed afternoon nap.

Be prepared to have guests.

Parties are fun, but when your teen and his or her friends just want to order pizza in, make sure there’s room for them too! A light yet comfortable futon is every college student’s reliable go-to bed for visitors, so bring furniture like the Port Augusta Futon (2) that is space-saving and goes with anything! For a soft reading or lounging chair, a cute and practical accent chair is small enough to fit in tight corners and is light enough to easily maneuver around the room. Furniture Row’s Grayson Accent Chair (12) brings color and contemporary style to any dorm room so that all visitors will have somewhere to sit! 

Let personality shine.

Last but not least, make sure your student has fun decorating his or her new room! After all, it will be their home away from home so make sure it feels like somewhere they feel comfortable. Bring some of their much-loved possessions from home, but add cute and colorful accents to help showcase their personality and be conversation starters. Wall art doesn’t take up any floor space and brightens a room, so incorporate cool prints like the Let’s Run Away Framed Print (6) or add pictures of  friends and family in cool Vintage Wash Frames (4) to a desk. Bold and funky vases like the Tuka Vases (8) are also a great way to add decoration and are perfect for storing pens, pencils, and other office items that are needed. You can also take patterning fun to your furniture with accent pillows like the Honeycomb Pillow (1) that are a great way to mix and match the colors in the dorm room.

No matter what kind of dorm your new college kid has, there’s a way to make it feel like home. Their first college year is almost here, so it’s time to start packing all of their new dorm must-haves! Make sure they have everything they need, but be sure to have fun creating a brand new room. Don’t fear small spaces! Room B302 might seem drab at first, but you can still start the school year in style.

Enjoy the complete list of dorm must-haves with the following dorm room checklist:

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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!

Go for the Gold: Furniture Summer Games

Although summer is coming to a close, the games have just begun in Rio and Furniture Row has its own list of gold medalists! If you’re looking for the best quality furniture in your home, these items top their categories for the highest rated reviews. Whether it’s a new coffee table or an accent chair in your living room, these pieces are mega favorites that will make you feel like a winning home designer. Get the best of the best, and check out the top rated furniture that you all love the most!

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Best Sofa

Carson Sofa ★★★★★

The oversized Carson Sofa is covered in supple, artisan leather with a rich, brown hue. As the years go by, the natural colors and markings of this full-grain, Italian leather will be enhanced by a refined patina, similar to well-worn equestrian chaps. Plush seating, classic pleated rolled arms, wooden bun feet, and nailhead accents add the final touches to this bench-made masterpiece. You’ll love the high-end designer feel of this timeless, quality furnishing.

“We’ve had this couch for a few months, and all I can say is that it’s softest, most comfortable sofa I’ve ever owned. The leather is buttery soft to the touch, and the cushions are just right. It’s not only attractive, but also comfortable and seemingly durable. You will not regret this purchase!”

–  Russ520, TX

Best Dining Set

Durango 3 Pc. Dining Group ★★★★★

Get both neat and functional design when you add the Durango 3 Pc. Dining Group to your home. Made of solid rubberwood with a burnished oak finish, this classic yet casual dining furniture is great for small spaces. While compact, the dining table comfortably seats two and doesn’t take up a lot of room. When you need more dining area, the Durango expands to make room for more food and guests with 9″ drop leaves that widen the tabletop to 48″. You and someone special will love sharing a meal together in this stylish dining set!

“I bought this set for my daughter almost a year ago to put in her living room. The table is for her two seven year old daughters to use as a dining table, desk, and craft table! It fits in her living room perfectly, and is multifunctional and compliments her other furniture nicely. The table is used constantly and has held up great! I certainly would recommend this table to a friend and the value is unbeatable!”

– Kathryn, Missoula, MT

Best Bed

Cristo Panel Bed ★★★★★

Mix it up with a homey combination of mission styled design and a touch of traditional craftsmanship with the Cristo Panel Bed. Made of solid rubberwood and ash veneers with a rich, hand-applied, lacquer oak finish, the carefully crafted Cristo features detailed edging, a clean, rectilinear structure, and inset paneling, making this the masterpiece in your bedroom that you’ve always dreamed of.

“After months of searching, we purchased this king size bed a year ago. I have received many compliments from my friends and family. It is very sturdy and well made. I would recommend this to anyone who is looking to add warmth and comfort to any bedroom.”

– Karri, TX

Best Accent Chair

Evelyn Accent Chair ★★★★★

The Evelyn turns traditional into funky with its vibrant Denari mosaic polyester fabric and the intricately carved wooden feet remain stately while supporting the high backed frame. This accent chair is quite the charmer. Spruce up any space with the exquisite Evelyn!

“I walked by this chair multiple times while looking for new furniture for my family room. I kept coming back to it. I love the colors and the style. I let the chair dictate the rest of the room. The red pops, and the chair has a full seat to curl your legs into while also having solid structure. I’ve gotten lots of compliments on my choice!”

– Laronda, Highlands Ranch, CO

Best Rug

Urban Shag Rug ★★★★★

This relaxed, stylish shag rug is a contemporary take on a classic. With shoestring woven thread, the Urban Shag is a modernized design that’s crafted to last. Bring a classic black, lime, camel, ivory, or silver accent to your home with this timeless piece.

“I recently purchased the Urban Shag Rug in ivory to match my coastal themed living room. The rug is thick, soft, and luxurious. When you walk on the rug, your bare feet will thank you. Great quality at a fair price. I would buy this rug again and again!”

– Sunnyside, Saint George, UT

Best Dresser

Madagascar Dresser ★★★★★

Be exotic and bold when you add the Madagascar Dresser to your home! Exotic as its name, the Madagascar is handcrafted out of rich acacia solids and veneers as well as durable MDF in a medium brown finish for a naturally distressed look that adds visual interest to any style of room. You will instantly love the unique and natural wood blend that mixes contemporary elements with exotic features for a cultural aesthetic.

“I purchased the dresser three years ago and this is the best purchase ever. It has held up beyond my expectations, and I know it will last forever. You really have to see it in person, as the pictures don’t do it justice. I can’t say enough how well made the furniture is, it is SOLID. I will always shop at Furniture Row for all my home purchases.”

– Cassie, San Antonio, TX

Best Desk

Montego 4 Pc. Desk Set ★★★★★

Bring a professional treasure to your home with the Montego 4 Pc. Desk Set. Environmentally conscious and absolutely stunning, the exquisite solid mango wood grain of the Montego is elegantly revealed through your choice of a light or dark cherry finish. The light finish has a rustic, natural appeal to it while the dark carries a traditional and professional aesthetic. You will love the Montego in your office space!

“I recently purchased this desk which is sturdy and solid. I am thinking about purchasing another for my wife. The drawers slide easily and the bottom of the drawers have solid construction. Overall, it is extremely well built.”

– Onlyquality

Best Coffee Table

Aspen Square Coffee Table ★★★★★

This coffee table is sure to turn heads with a decorative slate inlay on the table top and unique cross stretcher adjoining the table legs. Fashioned of solid ash wood and veneers, the burnished chestnut finish adds warmth and dimension to the wood natural grain. The Aspen has an organic aesthetic, but it is definitely a crowd pleaser that’s good for any occasion.

“We bought a new coffee table for the first time in fifteen years. The quality and craftsmanship of this table is great. I would recommend this product to anyone.”

– Jomibroo, Albuquerque, NM

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!

How to Create the Best Kid’s Homework Space

Back-to-school means that after three months of play and virtually no responsibilities, it’s time for your kids to get back into a routine and hit the books. These days, most students from kindergarten to college are assigned homework, and sometimes, children will drag their feet to complete their tasks. By creating a fun and friendly homework space for them to work at, your family’s afternoons and nights will be much more productive, and [insert sigh of relief] peaceful.

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Appeal to Your Kid’s Specific Interests

When designing a workspace for your little one, appeal to his or her specific interests. By customizing the area to fit your child’s likes, they will take ownership of the space and are more likely to want to be in that space. For instance, if your kid takes dance lessons, consider making the space feel like a mini ballet studio by adding pink accessories, a mirror, and special “homework” slippers. If playing instruments is more up their alley, combine black and white furnishings and bring a music note motif into the scheme. Below, we’ve created the perfect homework space for the soccer star of the future, that is, if he passes all of his classes first.

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SHOP THE LOOK: Graffiti Soccer Desk and Chair Combo, Urban Shag Rug, Locker Cabinet with Open Shelves, Riley Green Table Lamp


Pick the Perfect Spot

While some kids prefer to be around the rest of the family while they study, other children would rather have a private homework space. There are plenty of areas around the home to set up their perfect spot. If you already have a home office, you can create a special area for your student to work. You can make their play area dual functioning by adding a desk and supplies. Nooks and crannies around the house can also be used as a homework space. If your little one prefers to sit at the kitchen counter or table, create a portable homework station on a tray or in a basket, so they can have all of their pencils, paper, calculator, and other school-related items in one spot, creating a sense of consistency.

An additional way to incorporate a homework space into your home is by utilizing your kid’s bedroom. Many furniture companies sell matching desks with kids bedroom sets like the one below, so incorporating study space is made easy. Wherever you decide to station up your hard little worker, be sure the area is well lit. There are many lighting options and lamps to choose from.

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SHOP THE LOOK: Chloe Desk and Hutch, Cecilia Table Lamp, Chloe Chair, Venice Rug in Silver, Adira Mirror


Help to Keep the Space Organized

Help your little one stay on track with their schoolwork by keeping their homework space organized. It will be much easier for them to complete their tasks if their supplies are consistently in the same spot and they have access to all of the items they need. Use canisters such as the fun owl ones below to store ample pencils, crayons, markets, or other things your kid may need. Sometimes you can even find desks with built-in pencil holders. For the homework space below we incorporated our favorite, a retro-inspired piece that comes in three fun colors.

You can also ensure that your child’s completed homework gets to school by having a designated place to store it. Whether it’s a locker in a mudroom, a drawer in a dresser, or a shelf on a bookcase, having a “home” for homework is extremely helpful.

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SHOP THE LOOK: Retro School Desk, Nickel Arc Floor Lamp, Owl Canisters, Bear Chair, C is for Cat Canvas


Let your Child Have Input

Overall, when creating your kid’s homework space be sure to listen to their wants and needs. Ask your student how they learn best, and let them be part of the creative process. As years pass, the space (or spaces) will probably change as they get older and have more complicated schoolwork to bring home. We’ve put together a more mature homework space below, ideal for a preteen or teenager.

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SHOP THE LOOK: Expedition Desk, Texter Office Chair, Shelley Lamp, Vintage Inspiration III Framed Print


Back to school homework doesn’t have to be difficult when you create the best homework space for your kid. By following these guidelines, you and your child will be sure to each get an A+!

Color Theory: Mint

It’s not blue, it’s not green, but it’s fresh mint, one of today’s hottest color trends in home decor. Here at the Front Door, we can’t get enough of this sweet and chic hue, and we love the new furnishings and accents that are sporting the look. Surprisingly versatile, a few mint pieces can liven up any space, giving a room a clean and cheerful vibe. Let mint be the star of the show by pairing it with crisp white, or have mint play a supporting role in your home as a muted accent. No matter what you decide, mint and its retro personality are back and here to stay.

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  1. Hickory Dickory Clock Cabinet – This little accent says it all – It’s TIME to bring some mint into your life! Featuring a weathered turquoise timepiece and a natural wood finish, this treasure is the perfect amount of rustic. With unique angled legs and ample storage space within, this furnishing is a real conversation starter!
  2. Salerno Nesting Tables – Make your home feel like a quaint country cottage with nesting tables in a vintage, burnished mint. Classic and timeless, these pieces boast dentil molding, turned legs, and an elegant appeal. Seamlessly add these space-saving tables to your living space for a touch of provincial sophistication.
  3. Loopty Loo Pillow – Swirl things up with the minty fresh Loopty Loo Pillow. With a cool bluish-green hue and an embroidered loop pattern, this home accent is whimsical and fun. This plush pillow will have you getting comfortable with mint in no time!
  4. Grayson Accent Chair – Go mid-century modern with this retro mint accent chair. With a curved design, splayed legs, and multi-toned textured upholstery, this piece will freshen up any space.
  5. Aubrey Tall Chest – Shabby chic pairs antique white with well-worn mint with this unique four-drawer chest. Each drawer sports a unique carved pattern and hardware with weaved detailing, giving it the appearance of a cherished thrift store find.
  6. Harper Glass Table Lamp – It’s transparent that mint is trendy with this gorgeous glass lamp. Small bubbles in the base make this piece feel as tranquil as a tropical ocean, and the neutral woven shade complements the soft color. Light up your life with this refined home accent.

How to Clean Furniture Upholstery

Let’s face it, life happens, and your furniture upholstery is going to be exposed to a lot of dirty situations. Pet hair, sweat, dust, and spills are some of the common things that your sofa may endure, and you’ll want to clean upholstery the right way to extend the life of your investment.

There are many different types of furniture upholstery, and they each need different care when cleaning. Luckily, the majority of upholstered furnishings have a tag that contains a cleaning code to help you navigate through the messiest of situations.

Cleaning Codes

Here is what upholstery cleaning codes mean:

W: Clean upholstery with a water-based detergent. This means it’s safe to use an upholstery/carpet cleaner on your spill or stains. You can also use a little foam from a mild detergent mixed with water to clean that couch or chair. Try to use distilled water for cleaning pieces with this cleaning code as tap water has minerals in it and create rings or fading on your furniture.

S: Clean upholstery with a water-free product, such as a dry-cleaning solvent. Use just a little to start (as directed) and make sure you have plenty of ventilation. This type of fabric is dry clean only; so do not clean this type of furniture with water.

WS: You may clean upholstery fabric with either a water-based cleaner or a water-free cleaner, depending on the type of stain. You may use the foam of a mild detergent, a dry-cleaning solvent, or upholstery shampoo to clean the spot safely.

X: Rarely seen anymore, this upholstery must be professionally cleaned. You may only vacuum or brush it, but never use any type of upholstery cleaner on it yourself. This type of furniture requires a professional upholstery cleaning service.

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How-to Remove Stains

  1. The first step in avoiding stains on your upholstery is preventing them! Vacuum regularly to remove soil from your furniture, and be sure to check between the cushions for stain-causing items. If the couch is leather, apply a leather conditioner every six months to maintain your sofa.
  2. If a spill does happen, remove all excess soil/food from the furnishing immediately. The longer a spill stays on a fabric, the harder it is to remove the stain. If the spill is thick, gently scrape the excess off with a spoon or a dull table knife. If the stain is old, try steaming it with a steamer or the steam feature on your iron to loosen the stain.
  3. If the fabric can be cleaned with water, use 5 teaspoons of mild dishwashing liquid mixed with about a gallon of water. If the spill is grease or something that has caramelized sugar, use 50% water and 50% vinegar. You also can use water-based cleaners found at the grocery store. If your fabric cannot be cleaned with water, combine half a cup of baking soda with a half-cup of cornstarch to create a cleaning powder, or purchase a pre-made dry cleaning solvent.
  4. Find an inconspicuous spot to test your cleaner to make sure it won’t alter the color. The bottom hem in the back of the sofa/chair is usually a good spot.
  5. Don’t soak the upholstery. Let the foam of the solution do most of the work, blotting it frequently and work from the outer edge to the center of the stain to prevent rings. Be sure to avoid rubbing the fabric too hard as it may pill. If you are using a dry-cleaning solvent, dust the stain with the powder and let sit for 30 minutes.
  6. Rinse the fabric with a clean sponge and distilled water for W/WS codes. For S codes, use a fabric brush and a vacuum to restore the nap.
  7. Blot the spot with an absorbent material such as a white cotton towel (to prevent color transfer). If it was a big stain, place a heavy object on top of the towel and replace it with a new towel periodically to lift the water from the furnishing.
  8. If the stain remains, repeat the entire process. Although exhausting and irritating, the extra persistence could pay off and remove the stain.

How-to Remove Smells

Leather Upholstered Furniture:

  1. Combine a cup of water with one teaspoon of a liquid neutral soap, such as castile or saddle soap. Wipe down either the smelly area or the entire sofa if needed, wiping a small area at a time with a soapy sponge.
  2. Get a rag moistened with distilled water and immediately wipe the couch/chair with the clean rag. Wipe the entire furnishing with a soft dry rag.
  3. If the odor remains, you can use an enzyme leather cleaner with break down odor-causing bacteria. Be sure to follow the package’s directions and test in a discrete area before use.

Other Upholstered Furniture:

  1. Vacuum the entire sofa/chair, removing all dust, debris, and hair. If possible, remove cushions and vacuum both sides.
  2. Sprinkle baking soda on all upholstery until a visible white layer remains. Let the baking soda sit at least 15 minutes, or overnight for severe odors.
  3. Vacuum the upholstery a second time to remove the residue. Hopefully, the baking soda will have absorbed the smell and you will be left with a fresh and clean piece!

Clean upholstery using all of these helpful tips to keep your upholstered furniture looking new, as well as stain and odor free. Have any other tips or cleaners that have worked well for you? Comment below!

Living Room Layout Guide

When arranging your living room furniture, you should not only think about what looks pleasing to the eye, but also what living room layout will be the most functional for your family’s particular lifestyle. Below, find four well-designed living room layouts that will make the most out of your space.

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Conversational

The first living room layout is best for families that use their living room as a place to discuss and bond with each other. A conversational living room layout is very symmetrical. Using the room’s natural center as a common axis and placing furniture around this center, the furniture faces inwards. The furnishings used for seating should be no more that 8 – 12 feet away from each other to induce casual discussion.

Family Gathering

A living room layout designed around family gathering is very similar to the conversational living room layout, however the function allows for more entertainment, such as watching movies or television. This living room layout arranges the furniture around a dual-access. Hence, this will focus attention towards the center of the room, while other features become a backdrop.

Multifunctional

This furniture arrangement is best for families that use the living room for several purposes such as a work space as well as for entertaining. Furniture is placed asymmetrically, resulting in a casual atmosphere. This layout offers a lot of freedom, so play around with what you need from the space. Also, try to avoid putting in pieces that you don’t have a use for.

Activity

Finally, the activity living room features separate seating areas, making the room feel larger. Using local symmetry, you can achieve creating a multipurpose space. For families with children or that like to engage in group crafts or games, an activity living room layout might be the best option. By creating a room within a room, you can have two separate living areas.

Happy arranging!

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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.

Trend Alert: Glam Mash-up

Here at the Front Door, we keep watch for the biggest furniture and home decor trends of the moment, and one show-stopping statement of the moment is decorating with glamorous home accessories and eclectic accents. Imagine vibrant colors combined with wild patterns, or metallic punctuated with chic gold. Coupled with a bold solid to ground the mix, you can have all of your favorite things styled for a unique look. We have only one warning – The Glam mash-up trend is not for the faint of heart.

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Wild

To create your own eclectic-glam space, be sure to add wild elements. Choose pieces with an exotic taste, a bold animal print, and contrasting bright colors. Glam mash-up is all about making a statement, so don’t be afraid to display furnishing and accents that pop!

  1. Mimi Table Lamp: This lamp features a simple globe shaped base with gold accents. A chic Dalmatian print shade with a bright floral pattern allows this home accent to be a fierce contender.
  2. Elephant Ceramic Side Table: Go exotic with a stately Asian-inspired end table that trumpets with glamour!
  3. Wind Song & Element Dance Canvases: This artwork is all about the stand-out color. Boasting a feather motif in rich pink, orange, and blue hues, this set of canvases are the perfect dose of wild.

Girly

A glamorous room has an enchanting appeal when you add a girlie touch. Your room will be shouting come-hither with hints of pink, floral motifs, and bedazzling bling. Choose pieces that you absolutely love and that bring out your inner girly-girl.

  1. Sparkles Chest in Pink: You can’t have girlie without pink, and this chest is sweet in bold rose. Adorned with a polka-dot crystal pattern and chrome pendant pulls, this glitzy accent piece would bat its eyelashes at you if it had them.

Gold

Glam mash-up elevates eclectic style with an elegant metallic factor. Gorgeous gold accents make your room shine, bringing reflective light and a bold brightness to your living space.

  1. Facet Accent & Table Lamps: As pretty as your favorite piece of statement jewelry, these lamps shine in a glamorous eclectic space.
  2. Campaign Chest: Bright cobalt blue gets elegant with shining gold embellishments. With a classic shape and a bold color makeover, this piece shouts glam mash-up.

Sophisticated

With all of the other daring one-of-a-kind pieces that are already in your trendy glam mash-up room, you’ll need refined, sophisticated decor to make your space feel rich and glamorous. Choose sleek vases, lush rugs, and furnishings with a classic, contemporary shape to make your home feel fit for a queen.

  1. Oki Vases: These vases are all grown-up with an artistic design and a glazed finish.
  2. Impressionist Accent Chair: Architectural and upholstered in a rich fabric that contrasts the other vibrant accents in your glam mash up space, this chair adds a sophisticated element to any room.
  3. Venice Shag Rug: Ultra soft and super plush, this shag rug gives your toes a rest after a long day. Designer-inspired and elegant, this carpeting grounds your space in sophistication.

Follow these simple guidelines, and you’ll have your own fashionable glam mash-up room in no time. Since this trend is so eclectic, you can mix and match so many different types of accents, colors, and styles of furnishings seamlessly. The glamorous elements allows ornate elements to complement more casual pieces for a space that combines all of your favorite things in one space. Go glam!

Soak Up Summer Lakeside Style

Summer is finally here, and for many of us, the warm weather brings activities near the water. Summer brings weekend trips to the beach and nice weather, but if you don’t have time for a vacation, decorating your home with furniture inspired by spending blissful days at lakeside cottages will give you the relaxing atmosphere you’ve always imagined. Being active on a boat is how you want to spend your summer, but don’t forget to take a little time inside to unwind as well. With these beachy, nautical themed picks from Furniture Row, you can learn some of the many ways to make your home look as summery as a lakeside beach house.lakeside-style

Furniture

When trying to incorporate lakeside style into your home, choosing items that are simple and natural is the best way to go. Reclaimed and distressed wood look lovely paired with furniture with worn finishes as well as pieces made from natural materials such as woven wicker. Clean and effortlessly beautiful furnishings make quite the statement when mixed together to create a unique combination of rustic and relaxed. For a beautifully distressed wooden piece, check out Furniture Row’s Franklin Cabinet (3) that’s made of thick and durable solid kiln-dried pine and makes any living space feel as cozy as a lakeside cottage. The slatted base is convenient for storing items such as beach towels, and the large hanging door simply hides other loose objects. For more refurbished wooden storage, the sea blue painted Tuscan Retreat 2 Basket Stand (8) nicely mixes a light breezy hue with rustic wood and country styled wicker baskets for a weathered lakeside feel.

Although we all love reclaimed wood here and there, not all the pieces of your house have to be distressed! Warm wooden tones enhanced by a glossy finish resemble the beautifully-made structure of canoes and other wooden watercraft, making lovely centerpieces for furniture that gets a lot of use in the home. The Lake House Trestle Table (11) is a great gathering place for dining occasions with its long rectangular top, sturdy legs, and traditional design. The golden-brushed sand finish on the solid birch structure is bright and sunny in a dining room and is perfect for making memories. Your furniture could even look like a boat! The Tuscan Retreat Boat Bookcase (4) is definitely nautical in appearance since it features a one-of-a-kind silhouette of a boat.

Nautical furniture doesn’t just end inside either. Carry the theme of the sea outside with lounging chairs for your patio like Furniture Row’s Brookstone Chaise Lounge (12). Instead of wood, this sun chair uses dark woven wicker to support your body’s natural contour on its simple, plush cream cushion, making it ideal for year-round relaxation.

Fabric

When you think of nautical textiles, you probably think of anchor patterns or beach cabana stripes in bold red, white, and navy blue, but you can also use other shades and fun patterns for your lakeside inspired room.

For colors, hues that might be found on a sandy shore such as warm tones of beige and even yellow look well paired with the various shades of blues you’d find in the lake ranging anywhere from pale aqua to dark indigo. Bright colors should be used throughout the room, but still sparingly so as not to offset natural shades. For a sandy beige toned piece, the Lakeside 2 Accent Chair (1) is bright but not too bright with its natural-looking plant patterned upholstery. White silhouetted patterns instead of black also look breezier, so choosing an interesting shape with a bold shade of blue will look summery on a couch, rug, or even an accent pillow such as the Chevron Pillow (7), which is iconic yet unique with its white thin chevron print on bright ocean blue fabric.

For a coastal and casual couch, the Bellamy Sofa (5) is nautical with its woven navy blue upholstery that is complemented by two cabana striped light blue and white accent pillows. For the floor, the Riviera Ogee Rug (2) mixes beige and indigo blue to create a striking ogee pattern that your guests are bound to notice and fall in love with.

Decor

The best way to make your room look a little beachier is to add items you’d find on the beach or a ship! A ship’s anchor, a telescope, a Captain’s steering wheel, and glass bottles are all great items to have on display in your living space to help give it a lakeside vibe. Objects associated with seafaring can include oars, model ships, stones, and rope that you can use to help decorate empty bookshelves, walls, mantels, or other surface tops. Furniture Row’s Rope Mirror (6) and Washed Ashore Framed Print (9) are ideal for making you feel as though you are drifting off to sea when you hang them on a wall. The Distressed Oars Table Lamp (10) is also a unique way to tie in the lakeside theme since it uses two oars instead of a regular lamp base.

There are many ways to bring lakeside style to your home, so get creative! Say ahoy on land with this fun summer trend that’s sweeping the nation from coast to coast.

How to Incorporate Accent Tables at Home

The table is probably considered the most versatile piece of furniture in the home, but have you ever thought of them as accents? A matching set of furniture can make your home look sharp and organized, but it can also look just as put-together with a table that showcases your own personal style or makes a statement. Whether it’s in a living room or a bedroom, accent tables serve different functions that provide surface space for reading materials, a lamp, or even a cup of coffee. But a variation of color, size, and even texture can drastically change the feeling of a room and give it more personality. Showcase your unique taste by implementing a table that is as stylish as it is convenient. With these hot picks from Furniture Row, the opportunities of neat decoration are endless. Learn about the various ways to incorporate accent tables into your home, so you can become a trendsetting designer!

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What is the best material for an end table?

With an endless list of potential furniture materials, there are a lot of options for choosing an accent table that’s right for your home. Here are only three of the common materials used for accent tables and reasons why they might be what you’re looking for to enhance your room’s style!

Wood: If you want top-quality and long-lasting furniture, solid wood accent tables are both strong and durable to withstand years of use. Many variations of color and construction complement any style and will only get better with age. It’s easy to choose wood since there are so many kinds with different finishes, and you can be assured that you made a classic selection that will always look beautifully made. To mix up the traditional wooden end table, choose an accent piece that emphasizes on a unique structure, carved detailing, or painted finish.

  • The Jocelyn Sofa Table (5) is made of mango wood veneers with a rich, black cherry finish and features regal arched legs that support a long planked surface, making it an architectural focal point in any atmosphere.
  • The Denise End Table (4) is similar in terms of modern design and offers a chic hourglass bodice that can hold items above and below on its driftwood inspired oak tabletops.
  • For a more unique wooden table, Furniture Row’s Audrey Pedestal Console (6) is a little more weathered, which makes it perfect in a rustic inspired room. This shabby chic accent table features an intricately carved wooden base with scrolling, floral, and finial details that shape the lightly colored wood with a white and gray painted finish.

Metal: Incorporate a little industrial charm into your room by choosing a table made of metal! Don’t worry about water rings on your tabletop since this is the material that can definitely handle all the elements. Metal accent tables will add a nice touch to a contemporary or eclectic styled interior, or offer a modern feel to a room that’s feeling too traditional or rustic.

  • The Braddock Console (8) from Furniture Row combines weathered fir wood legs with a dramatic hammered white iron top accented with metal screws for a look that’s truly one-of-a-kind.
  • The Murray Coffee Table (9) is made of antique brass finished reclaimed metal that adds elegance and spunk.

Ceramic: If you thought pottery could only be used for decorative vases and mugs, think again! Ceramic accent tables are always a creative piece to utilize in any space looking for personality. With an endless amount of color options, ceramic accent tables are perfect for incorporating a work of art into your home that serves a purpose.

  • The Magnus Ceramic Side Table (1) is too big to be merely a shelf decoration with its large drum-like build. Finished with a rich cobalt blue glaze and embossed vector pattern, the Magnus is the exotic accent table that all your friends will notice.

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How do I mix and match them?

So many options for accent tables can be intimidating, but don’t limit yourself to getting only one! Mix and match materials, shapes, and colors for a look that is just the right ounce of originality. Here are some tips for creating a combination that is right for the room in question:

  1. If you’re matching two wooden tables, make sure they match in tone. Using a blend of different woods and finishes will create a natural organic mix, but blending will work best if you mix cool colors and warm colors separately.
  1. When mixing metals, don’t be afraid to choose more than one type of metal finish! Various metals such as gold, brass, and bronze work wonderfully together for a dynamic impact, and unlike wood, warm and cool tones will have a super chic effect. For more on how to mix metals, check out our article about Precious Metals: Mix up the Shine.
  1. Don’t be afraid of mixing metal and wood, or any other type of material! The best combinations are the most unique. Try a blend of woods and metals for an industrial rustic style, or use bold colored dramatic pieces such as the Magnus Ceramic Side Table (1) with the ornate hand-carved wooden Authentic Mantel Console Table (2) for an exotic duo.
  1. A variety of shapes and sizes will provide simple variety to the aesthetic of your living space, so choose two tables that aren’t structured alike! Try pairing a round accent table with a long, rectangular coffee table to create an interesting mix and conveniently place them around open spaces in the room.

With accent tables, you will always feel like you’re adding a stylish piece with a purpose, so start redecorating your home with these little luxury items today!

Off-White, On-Trend

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It’s time to start fresh with a clean slate! Bring peace and tranquility to your home’s design with a shade that will never go out of style—off-white. Sound boring? Color lovers might be a little intimidated by this trend that’s taking off in 2016, but the staff at Furniture Row assures you that off-white is the easy and sophisticated solution to brightening any room in your home. If a room has interesting architectural details, you don’t want to distract your guests with furniture that’s too bold. With off-white, you get a brand new perspective on the shade that’s been inspiring designers for centuries, but you also get to implement pieces that are timeless, versatile, and neutrally chic.

White suggests a clean, open, and breezy space even when your room might not be the largest in size, but with off-white you can also enjoy a warmer version of it. Choosing various shades of white ensures that you are selecting a safe color that will not only go well with any color or pattern, but also look sleek and modern as the years go by. Whether it’s a couch, bed, or even a funky lamp, off-white is on the rise.

Check out these pieces from Furniture Row for inspiration on how to use off-white in your home!

Use it as an accent

Make off-white the center of attention in any room with a piece that will definitely stand out due to unique texture or shape. The luxurious Harbor Bench (5) is an original sophisticated piece with its romantic woven rug upholstery and fringed skirt that will definitely stand out. You can also use off-white as accent art using pieces such as the floral patterned Segovia Vase (4) for a unique artifact on a surface space in need of a spruce or the rustic and ceramic Charlotte Cream Jar Lamp (1) for an eclectic light fixture.

Pair it with color

Tone down bright colors or funky patterned fabric with a soft off-white for a neutral complement. Creamy white looks especially chic with black for a polished atmosphere or mixed with warm hues for a sunny ambiance. Using neutral off-white in a room with color will make you feel like a professional designer by muting some of those eccentric pieces that are already extremely eye-catching. Pair romantic and dark velvety fabrics with the Amsterdam Queen Upholstered Bed (9) for added sophistication in the bedroom. This sweet and tufted sleigh bed mixed with rich colors will definitely make sure you’re feeling pampered before drifting off to sleep.

Make a room more modern

Any interior designer will always recommend white for modernized style in the home! Sleek fabrics such as leather or suede in a creamy off-white will look especially trendy in spaces looking for refinement. Furniture Row’s Winwood Recliner (7) is a modern recliner upholstered in smooth white leather that makes the perfect place to relax in any style of room.

Use antique pieces

Vintage pieces in a rustic shade of white look especially sophisticated in the home, so incorporate more furniture from the past for another trendy way to use off-white. Dine with cottage class by implementing antique-inspired sets such as the Bridgeport 5 Pc. Round Dining Table (8) that features elegant turned legs and scalloped detailing or the Harper Console and Mirror (2) that boasts a classic carved structure. The beautiful country-styled crisscross glass doors on the Vintage Server (6) are emphasized by the vanilla white paint finish, which gives it even more shabby chic flair.

Keep your home feeling clean

The good thing about using white furniture is that is shows less dust than dark furniture does. Many white fabrics are also stain-resistant and washable, making it perfect for those rooms you want to easily maintain. White will never fade out either! For simple-to-maintain style, use the beige transitional styled Varela Sofa (3) for a clean uplift in your living space.

No matter how you use off-white in your home, this sleek and chic shade will always be the modern and versatile choice you need to feel like a trendsetter!

Be Environmentally Friendly with Mango

With all the options of wood types when choosing furniture for your home, it might seem nearly impossible to make the right selection. Color, glow, texture, and durability might play an important part in making sure your new dresser withstands the test of time, but what about when it comes to choosing furniture that you know will not only be a favorite in your family room, but also a better choice for helping the environment?

Mango trees are popular for their sweet orange fruit, but they also produce one of the best sustainable furniture materials. By implementing mango wood furniture into your home, you will feel great knowing that the furniture you love is also better for our wonderful planet Earth. Check out these creative and beautifully crafted mango wood pieces from Furniture Row for inspiration on the many uses of mango in the home and learn more about why this tropical tree is so awesome!

Where does mango wood come from?

Mango wood is derived from the mango tree belonging to the genus Mangifera. Produced mainly for its fruit, the mango tree is native to south and southeast Asia, with the highest concentration of trees grown in India. The mango tree itself can live for over 300 years if left undisturbed by nature or man, and can reach up to between 80 and 100 feet tall with a diameter of 3 to 4 feet. Once a tree is twenty years old, it can no longer produce mango fruit and is cut down and replaced with another tree. All cut-down mango trees are then sold to craftsmen who can recycle them into furniture.

Why is mango wood considered a sustainable alternative?

Due to the huge demand for the mango fruit, there has always been a large demand to grow vast amounts of mango trees, but when the trees have to be cut down after reaching maturity, they are used for fuel or are simply left to rot and emit carbon dioxide as the wood decomposes. By harvesting the mango tree to construct furniture, there is a reduced need for lumber-only tree production and eliminates the reason to cut down trees that take longer to grow such as oak, mahogany, and cedar, as well as trees that are similar but rare or endangered such as teak and monkey pod. Choosing mango wood as an alternative ensures that instead of cutting down a healthy tree that’s only used to make furniture, you are recycling an old tree that has already served its fruit-bearing purpose and needs to be used for something else. And that’s not all! In addition to helping the environment, choosing mango wood also supports the local mango farmers who often struggle financially in India and other southeastern Asian countries.

What makes mango wood attractive as a furniture material?

Like most hardwoods, mango wood is very strong, so it makes quality and long-lasting furniture. However, unlike oak and other trees that take a long time period to grow, mango trees produce wood that is durable but easier to manipulate, so it can be used for carving more creative designs. Mango wood also has a wide range of colors from blonde to dark brown, and can even show off a hint of pink. It is one of the hardiest woods in the world, and offers densely packed grains that are surprisingly excellent for staining and waxing. When finished, mango wood creates one of the smoothest and satisfying textures. It is as durable and dense as cherry or ash wood, so you will never have to worry that your bedroom or dining set won’t last! Mango wood is also highly water-resistant due to its tropical climate habitat, so it’s perfect for outdoor furniture as well. Best used with a rustic finish for craftsman designs, you will certainly fall in love with this beautiful, exotic wood that is also an affordable value.

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Where is the best place to use mango wood?

In the bedroom, solid mango wood adds an exotic flair and with Furniture Row’s Cameron Storage Bed (9), you will love the beautiful dark brown wood that complements a variety of styles. In a guest or children’s room, this piece is the ideal combination of functional and ethical. Also be sure to accent with mango wood by adding the Cameron Mirror (4) to an empty wall in need of a trendy uplift, or better yet, pair it with the Cameron Dresser for a complete eco-friendly set.

Choose a light or dark finish of mango wood in a study, office, or living room with the exquisitely crafted Montego Bookcase (3). The Montego will add rustic appeal to your home and is perfect for displaying books and other beloved belongings. Add more pieces of the richly colored Montego collection with the Montego End Table (5), which creates the perfect place to store items beside your favorite couch or chair.

Mango wood can also be used for retro design! The Orbit Desk (7) is a funky novelty item that all of your friends will notice in your office, and features a hand-painted, natural, exposed finish that boasts streamlined construction against the iron-splayed legs, ensuring durability as well as contemporary fashionability.

In the dining room, add an additional beautifully crafted mango piece with the Belle Manor Server (8) that boasts a rustic country vibe with its barn doors and convenient wine racks. The same unique design can be used for a homey seat with the Belle Manor Bench (2) that features a double crisscrossed back that stylishly seats two in any gathering place.

For an exotic twist, the Batik Block Sideboard (1) shows off intricate carved designs of multicolored painted patterns on its beautiful mango wood door panels to create a look that will always look lively in the home. Or for a casual furniture set in the dining room, check out the Carmel 5 Pc. Counter Height Group (6) that’s versatile enough to accommodate a number of styles. Featuring a rich brown finish, the Carmel dining set is durably made to last throughout the years and will keep you and your dining guests happy.

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Mango is an environmentally friendly choice when deciding on furniture for your home. With choices from Furniture Row, you not only will be purchasing the latest and greatest on-trend pieces of the moment, but you also will be helping to preserve our precious environment.

Wow-Factor Washes

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If you want to accent with painted wood in the home but don’t want to cover up your furniture’s natural wood grain, adding a piece with a washed paint finish is the perfect way to brighten up your living space! For a muted look, color washing can be applied to any unsealed material such as wood, terra cotta, wicker, and bamboo that absorb the watered-down paint pigment. With just water added to a fresh coat of paint, your furniture can become weathered and rustic for instant natural charm. Whether it’s a coffee table, bookshelf, or even your bed, a wow-factor wash can certainly go a long way when you’re trying to create your own style. Check out these pieces from Furniture Row for some inspiration on how to bring washed wood into your home!

Perry Park Accent Chair: Paint-washes don’t have to always feel rustic, and with the Perry Park Accent Chair, you can elevate the style of your room with something a bit darker. The deep brown finish on the weathered framing of the Perry Park looks best in a transitional or contemporary styled space.

Sedona Chest: Nothing looks as beautifully weathered as the charcoal gray wash on the solid pine Sedona Chest. The distressed, worn look brings graceful elegance to your home and encompasses the craftsmanship and quality of heirloom furniture.

Sonoma Slatted Island: A gray wash on bright wood such as solid rubberwood will make any room brighter! The slatted Sonoma Island is casually designed to accommodate all your organization needs!

Glenwood Panel Bed: If you want reclaimed style in your bedroom, the dark river washed finish on the Glenwood is hand-rubbed to bring out all of the tropical sengon wood’s natural beauty. The planked panels on this masterpiece offer comfortable lavished perfection for both a rustic or urban aesthetic.

Vintage Wash Frames: Washed paint finishes aren’t just for furniture! Add a sweet, rustic accent to your wall with a whitewashed wooden frame. Hang on the wall or display on your desk; it’ll brighten up any decor.

Lisbon Buffet: The whitewashed finish on the carved detailing of the Lisbon is so lovely it looks like it’s actually stone! Crafted from mango wood, this armoire’s rich white stains make it perfect for a rustic country home

Raja Bookcase: A washed paint finish can also bring exotic style to your space. The gray-green wash of the Raja brings out the lovely scalloped detailing and elegantly sculpted frame. This one-of-a-kind wooden treasure is wonderful in a home office or living room.

Greystone Storage Bed: Washed paint doesn’t have to just look natural and distressed. The Greystone Panel Bed with Storage will make any bedroom feel sophisticated and chic with a gray-washed and burnished finish that better emphasizes the hardwood solids and okoume veneers. With sleek nickel bar accents and an upholstered headboard, the Greystone is the rustic beauty you will instantly fall in love with.

Bowry Coffee Table: Add an element of shabby chic with an eclectic coffee table! Made from recycled fir with a striking lattice base, the Bowry has a whitewashed finish with a bees wax topcoat for added depth. Perfect for a springtime cottage, the Bowry is ready to bring country timeworn charm inside your home.

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Big Ideas for Small Spaces

Small spaces are getting trendier and trendier with the push for urban apartment living and tiny houses. It’s now fashionable to create a smaller footprint, but many times, it’s difficult to coordinate how you are going to make it work with less space, while still accommodating all of your needs. The Front Door investigates how you can make the most of your square footage without sacrificing the functionalities of a larger home.

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When considering a dining space for your little home, often times it’s best to choose counter height furniture groups, such as the Audrey 5 Pc. Dining Set (1). Creating horizontal planes among furniture heights helps create dimension and depth, which separates areas within a common space. Barstools replace traditional backed chairs to create an open aesthetic. Dining groups that are labeled “bistro” are also good for small spaces, and establish a quaint and cozy vibe. You also might want to consider investing in a drop-leaf table, which lays flat against the wall, offering half of a dining table for space-saving convenience.

Nesting Tables

Nesting tables are perfect for small spaces, because they are able to be stacked within each other when you need the extra room. They are traditionally smaller than coffee and end tables, giving you the surface area to set a beverage down, but without taking up too much of your living room’s real estate. The Wood Slab Nesting Tables (2) bring new life to a room, with cast metal bases designed to look like branch limbs and tabletops made of naturally felled trees.

Kitchen Stands

Usually, smaller spaces are lacking storage in the kitchen. A great way to bring in extra room for your cooking essentials is a kitchen cart. Look for one on wheels, so you can easily push it under a counter or table, and still have access to your spices, cookware, or other baking necessities. The Graham Kitchen Cart (3) is the stylish combination of functional and fashionable, complete with casters, storage drawer, and side hooks.

Mirrors

Try to open up your space with a statement mirror. Mirrors create a feeling of wide, open roominess. They can make your tiny home have an extra “window,” adding reflective light and airy spaciousness to your spot. We love the River Ridge Mirror (4), because the mixed woods allow you to elegantly bring together your eclectic wood toned furniture without feeling forced. Its modern appeal brings a fresh and retro aesthetic to any itty-bitty dwelling.

Storage Boxes

The key to any small space is organization and neatness. Storage boxes are a great way to keep your belongings categorized and easy-to-find. Consider adding vertical storage to your room by adding a overhead shelf to display your boxes, or stack them in a corner for easy access. The Block Cut Boxes (5) are rustic and charming. They will fashionably store your accessories out-of-sight behind earthy tiles over a resin base, designed to withstand the test of time.

Serving Trays

Give yourself extra tabletop space instantly with serving trays. They are the perfect solution for extra dinner guests, handing out drinks, or working couch side. If you’d like breakfast in bed, a picnic lunch, or a television-side dining experience, voila! The best part is that they are portable, and you can easily store them when you aren’t using them. The Profile Tray (6) is simple, yet functional. Available in your choice of a chestnut or espresso finish, they match any decor and make living small feel like you’re living large.

Downsized Desks

Don’t overwhelm your small space with a large desk. Instead, choose a furnishing that doesn’t take up a lot of room, such as the Hairpin Desk (7). With its modern metal legs, hidden curved drawer, and an open cubby for all the essentials, this piece is ideal for the lower square footage city life. Place this petite beauty beside your bed to let it function as a nightstand/workspace in one, using your mattress as a seat.

Shrink Your Sofa

Don’t try to bring large living room groups into your small space. Instead of trying to fit a couch and a loveseat into your living area, consider bringing in a loveseat and a chair. There often are smaller sofas and pieces that offer the seating area with taking up too much space. Don’t trust websites to order furniture unless they have full dimensions of the piece, and if possible, try to see the furnishing in person before bringing it into your micro-home. The Kelia Accent Chair (8) (which also has a matching small-sized settee), is perfect for small spaces that are looking to make a mid-century statement.

Storage on Wheels

The small homes that work best are the spaces where every object has a place. Stay organized with the industrial Locker Cabinet with Drawers (9). With 9 smaller drawers, you’ll find a home for all of your junk, keeping the clutter from taking over your precious space. Look for storage furniture with wheels, as mobile furniture allows you to recreate space to accommodate your needs time and again.

Open Shelving

Shelves are essential in small spaces. Many times, people don’t utilize the vertical space that a home has, and shelves allow for extra storage. The urban CoQuette Bookcase (10) is compact, and its open ladder design isn’t too heavy for tiny homes. Just because a space is small, doesn’t mean that you can’t display your decorations, photos, and objects that make home feel like home.

Multi-functional Furniture

Make living in a small space work like a well-oiled machine with furniture that serves several purposes. The Gladstone Futon (11) is a great space-saver, as it functions both as a sofa and a bed. We love that this piece doesn’t look like a traditional futon, and it even has two built-in cup holders. Hideaway under-bed storage allows you to store pillows and blankets for the extra sleep space. Other multi-functional pieces to look include a storage ottoman as a coffee table, a padded bench for dining/extra seating, and occasional chests as tables.

Floor Lamps

Small spaces feel smaller when they are dark, so make sure you don’t forget to bring the light in to let your tiny home shine! If you don’t have the surface space for a table lamp, consider a floor lamp, as they don’t take up any table space. Two of our stylish favorites are the Balanced Floor Lamp and the Draper Floor Lamp.

5 Ways to Incorporate Ottomans into Your Home

What do you do with an ottoman? This glorified version of a footrest always seems to accompany your sofa set, but unlike most furniture, this piece can easily become one of the most versatile pieces in the home! Ottomans aren’t just for living rooms. Whether it’s at the foot of a bed, in a child’s playroom, or in your dining room, the ottoman is a definite must-have item for a simple and stylish way to up-do your home. You’ll never want to keep your ottoman hidden again with these five ways to make sure any room in the house is both comfortable and a convenient hangout spot for your friends and family. The selection of ottomans from Furniture Row has everything you need. Check out these pieces and implement them into your home using the fun tips below and become the master designer everyone wants advice from.

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Make a statement

You don’t always need an accent chair to bring fun colors or patterns that pop into your home. With a statement ottoman, you can get just the right amount of pizzazz for an easy way to bring your own unique style to any room. For easy color combinations, you can choose a color from your walls or any other room artifact and match the ottoman fabric to create a design that’s one-of-a-kind and truly all your own. Ottomans can stand out or look casual in any setting since they act as natural focal points. From tufted or tailored, to frilly or fluffy, there are endless amounts of options for a showstopper ottoman!

For trendy ottomans, Furniture Row’s Jenna Ottoman (4) adds round tufted charm in sweet beige for a soft and simple room addition, while the muted floral print of the Westchester Accent Ottoman (1) is great for a subtle-yet-sophisticated addition. Pair the ikat-inspired blue Haven Ottoman (3) with your sofa set for an eye-catching piece or let the Robins Nest Bench (2) offer sophisticated patterning in light palettes for a nice pinch of polished perfection.

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Keep clutter at bay

Even if your home furniture is filled with drawers and cabinets, you can never have enough storage, so use an ottoman that will hide all that unwanted room clutter! Storage ottomans are best for items you want easy access to, so use them in any room as a simple solution for keeping organized and ready for all occasions. Storage ottomans are perfect for storing remote controls, game controllers, DVDs, or other living room essentials close to your television. They can store shoes in the bedroom and home entryway, keep all of your books and magazines or files out of sight in the office, or store blankets and pillows at the ready for a cozier lounging experience. Parents can also enjoy storage ottomans for simple and safe toy and game storage that kids can play on top of without using the dining table. The amount of uses for storage ottomans is endless, so get creative!

Check out Furniture Row’s Cosmopolitan Storage Ottoman (1) that features steel gray upholstery versatile enough to fit in any room or the Aspen Hills Ottoman (2) gorgeously boasts mahogany-colored leather for that extra amount of style. For more leather-like luxury, the tufted-topped Lakeshore Ottoman (3) perfect for rectangular-shaped storage, while the contemporary and chic light gray Chandelier Ottoman (4) unique round storage.

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Use it as a coffee/cocktail table

If you don’t happen to have a coffee table and need a quick place to put your steaming cup of espresso as you read the morning paper, an ottoman is the perfect solution. Flat-topped ottomans are great for coffee, cocktails, or other drinks out on the patio or in the living room, and create a unique gathering spot for you and your guests as you sit and socialize. They’re also a great mini floor table for your kids as they snack during playtime and are baby-friendly since they don’t have sharp corners! Stand out from the crowd with a table that you can accessorize with to match your sofa’s upholstery, or bring a fun, new pattern to the mix.

Furniture Row’s geometric print Vestige Ottoman (1) is a long, rectangular piece perfect for enjoying cool cocktails, and the Livingston Ottoman (4) is the sunny yellow coffee table everyone needs to warm up their morning!

Get extra seating

Don’t let bulky chairs get in the way of a good time! If you have a lot of guests but only a couple couches, ottomans are great substitutions for living room seats, dining chairs, or kids chairs. For an easy bench or window seat, push two ottomans together for a delightful soft spot for two. You can also make the most out of your dressing area with a sophisticated ottoman vanity seat! Easy to move and comfortable to sit on, ottomans are meant to help you make time spent in the home cozy and casual. Check out Furniture Row’s tailored and tan Glasgow Ottoman (3) for a smooth seat you will love!

Just sit back and relax: Last but not least, use ottomans for what they were originally meant for—a place to put up your feet! Furniture Row’s gorgeous gray Siesta Ottoman (2) is plush enough to place your feet as you nap in your favorite chair or prop them up while you finish a good book. Get the relaxation experience you deserve after a long day. The ottoman is the answer for style on otto-matic.

Lone Tree Design Studio: Grace Schlader’s Spring Picks

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We know that shopping for furniture for your home can be difficult, but Furniture Row makes it easy by offering complimentary design services. The interior designers at each of the store’s locations are helping customers find exciting new ways to customize, personalize, and stylize their homes using texture, contrast, color, and pattern.

Grace Schlader, a Design Studio Designer at the Furniture Row of Lone Tree, Colorado, took time away from her busy schedule to talk to the Front Door about how she helps clients create their dream homes. She also gave us some tips on how to decorate our own spaces and threw in some of her top furniture picks for spring.

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

Grace Schlader: I describe my design style as thoughtful eclectic – I believe that the difference between a beautiful home and a staged house in a décor magazine is all about the personal touches. I think it’s important to bring together a combination of textures and materials. Furnishings should be a combination of practical, interesting, and a personal attachment to the owner. I love mixing metals, layering patterns, using lots of different textures, and dropping in touches of different styles. Leave room for yourself to still adopt future things in to your home: art from a local exhibit, an accessory from a special trip, or a family heirloom. Going with an eclectic décor style allows you bring in just about anything you may be drawn to, instead of dismissing an amazing piece because it doesn’t meet one specific style.

FD: Where do you draw the most inspiration for spring décor?

GS: Soft, light neutrals as a base make a room airy, inviting, and bright. Pop your favorite colors in accents. Leaving a trail of color will draw ones eye around the room and out the windows to the beauty of spring.

FD: Do you have any tips for decorating/updating your home for the warmer months?

GS: Updating your accessories by adding in bright colors and reflective surfaces can breathe fresh air into a space. Buy some new throw pillows, add some bright colorful trinkets, change out your lighting, or bring in a new rug or artwork.

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

GS: I keep finding myself drawn to distressed patterns and finishes. I’m loving rugs with a worn look, colors blurring together in artwork, metals with a patina, and reclaimed mixed woods with burnishing or touches of paint.

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

GS: I recommend starting with the furniture arrangement. Breaking down the practical needs and scale of the room first opens the door for creativity in the selection of finishes.

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

GS: My house is very small, less than 700 sq. ft. Despite the small spaces, the great room (if you can call it that), still feels open. The great room includes our entry (makes up for our lack of closet storage), the dining room, the family room, and our office. I’ve decorated using a great combination of things I love, and yet the room is still incredibly functional.

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

GS: Personally, my next big project is getting outside and getting dirty. I’m looking forward to diving into gardening this spring. I’m an Iowa girl at heart.

FD: Do you see any trends forming this spring, leading into summer?

GS: I think we will see more interesting textures in textiles. Fun pillows, throws, rugs, and upholstery options including interesting patterns, weaves, course sisal, soft furs, braids, knots, and fringe.

FD: Anything else we should know about you?

GS: With every client I work with, I’m always surprised by the beautiful and personalized space we put together for them. I’m happy to continue to create individual designs for every unique person I work with.

 

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Shop Grace’s spring picks, and learn how to style them in your own home:

  • Livingston Sectional (8): I love the clean lines and fresh accent colors that complement the trendy yet neutral gray base. I love the addition of the accent ottoman for fun and contrast. Both of these pieces are fabulously priced.
  • Paci Console Table (3): Environmentally conscious teak root meets bold sculptural! This piece brings the outside in and looks great with traditional to contemporary to rustic décor. This piece is eye-catching in an entryway or as the center of attention at the back of a sofa.
  • Raja Bookcase (5): This furnishing is light and airy, but heavy on the character. This intricately carved bookcase can bring together a quiet library space or stand boldly as a whimsical room divider.
  • Rocket Chair (10): A splash of Robin Egg blue will bring a refreshing splash of spring color indoors. With its dramatic and modern solid wood frame, the Rocket Chair is on-trend and a fresh addition this spring.
  • Facet Table Lamp (6): Facet accents and mixed metals are where it’s at this season. Mix those golds, coppers, silvers, and gunmetal grays. Tarnished or shining; a combination of metallics will create a warm and interesting space all your own.
  • Lake House Trestle Table (9): Gather around this table with friends, family, and good food. Add the Vintage Blue Side Chairs (not pictured) for a pop of color and a surprisingly comfy seat for family board game nights. Mix it up coming in to the kitchen with the Sequoia barstools for everyone to gather around the kitchen island.
  • Accessorizing Favorites: “Let’s Run Away” Framed Print, Carolina Baskets, Oki Vases (4), Speculation Canvas (7), Sprocket Mirrors (1), Owl Canisters (2)

Meet our other Design Studio Designers:

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

Step Inside the 2016 Colorado Springs St. Jude Home

The 2016 Colorado Springs St. Jude Dream Home and its furnished interior design, complements 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’s home built for the first-time-ever by Covington Homes is 3,100 square feet full of open-spaced bliss with five bedrooms and three-and-a-half baths.

With a luxurious gourmet kitchen with stainless appliances and quartz countertops, striking vaulted ceilings, wrought iron railings, wood floors, and plush carpets, the St. Jude’s 2016 Colorado Springs Home is everything you thought it would be and then some! Luckily, we got to take a peek at the heavenly home and get the inside scoop on the selected pieces from Barbara Chandler, Buyer and Designer at Furniture Row.

But before we get started, make sure you buy your tickets now and have your chance to win the home or other awesome prizes for the St. Jude Dream Home Giveaway 2016. Tours of the house will run from April 30th to June 5th on Saturdays from 9 am – 5 pm, and Sundays from noon – 5 pm. The winner will be announced on Friday, June 10th, 2016 from 4:30 – 7 pm on KKTV 11 News.

 

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Check out the photos below for a look at the beautifully designed 2016 Dream Home, that, *fingers crossed*, might get to be yours!

St. Jude Dream Home Exterior

Front Exterior

The exterior is very inviting with its elegant and creative decor. Featuring lanterns full of crisp, white candles, potted accents, and plush ottoman seating, the ambiance around the front door is infused with cheerful hints of spring. The architectural, craftsman-inspired design in a neutral palette makes this dream house a place that anyone can call home!

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Office/Entryway

Upon entry, the hallway is casually designed with a mixture of reclaimed and rustic furnishings to put together a balanced look of old and new. This space features many blue, mint, and gray colored tones that carry throughout the entire house, as well as eclectic metallic accent pieces and soft fabrics.

One of Barbara’s favorite pieces, the Pagoda Chest, can be found right at the entrance underneath the airy and elegant Harper Glass Table Lamp, creating an open and inviting ambiance.

“I actually have that in my house,” Barbara says admiring the classic, silhouetted chest.

Adjacent to the walkway, the Santa Cruz Console openly stores plants and also brings natural warmth to the space. The recycled fir wood of this piece adds to the reclaimed and rustic vibe of the home and is well accented by the Mercury Glass Buffet Lamp, which incorporates a shiny, contemporary twist. These pieces are complemented by the eclectic and vintage-inspired Ogee Rug.

To the left of the entrance, the office also boasts rustic styling with the Brownstone Desk and Brownstone File Cabinet, more favorites of Barbara’s. These pieces are beautifully made of reclaimed pinewood combined with a cool metal base for a one-of-a-kind, industrial-vintage feel.

Clean-cut and contemporary pieces are scattered throughout the room as well. The Rocket Accent Chair comfortably sits beside the desk, a nice addition to the rustic Marie Metal Chair. The Rochester Table Lamp brings a polished metallic accent to the mix, while the Hartford Wire Mesh Cabinet is both functional and fashionable.

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Living Room

Continuing through the open floor plan, the entrance hall leads to the back of the house, where you can find the living room. In this space, there are eclectic pieces that Barbara says are really unique to the open space and the large windows that bring in a lot of natural light. Two Modena Sofas are beautifully upholstered in rich, brown leather for a rustic feel and are situated around the exotic Montana Coffee Table, which is easily the most interesting piece in the house. With a slender glass plate atop a large tree root as base, Barbara says she was inspired by the nature of Colorado when selecting this hearth of the home. Being able to choose items such as the Montana, is what Barbara believes makes the selection at Furniture Row so great and so fun to decorate with.

“Our buyers are fantastic. They’re really good at what they do. The reclaimed and one-of-a-kind pieces are great. Especially for a designer,” Barbara said.

As for how she selects which items to display, Barbara opts to focus on the products that tell the story of Furniture Row to get people excited.

“I try to do what’s relevant at the moment and what really showcases Furniture Row. Most of the time people come to our store, and might say, ‘I had no idea you had that!’”

As far as creativity goes, Barbara says the design for the 2016 St. Jude’s Home in Colorado Springs spurred from a number of things and undoubtedly resulted in a design that is completely original, a concept that can be found in many products at Furniture Row.

“I find inspiration everywhere. Everything is inspiring,” Barbara said.

In the living room, you can also find the Cornet Accent Chair, Urban Loft End Table, and the Rockport Table Lamp for a look that is original and sophisticatedly eye-catching.

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Kitchen/Dining Room

Next to the living room, the kitchen is versatile with stainless appliances and quartz countertops. The gray-toned rectangular tile kitchen walls add clean, contemporary style and dark cabinets situate around a white and beige island for a spacious feeling. For more clean and trendy design, the Segovia Table Lamp adds a simple white accent in addition to three sleek white Calydon Barstools that complement the rustic Foundry End Table, a unique combination of embellished metal and wood.

In the dining room beside the kitchen, the sleek, chocolate Urban Loft Dining Table joins six Shimmer Parson Side Chairs for a romantic, velvety dining experience that is perfect for casual or elegant occasions.

The uniquely patterned Ibiza Table Lamp is a functional piece of pottery that completes the rustic and eclectic atmosphere. For sophisticated nighttime occasions, the Ridding Wine Rack is a nice touch for displaying your favorite drinks.

The dining room is Barbara’s favorite room in the house, although she said that it was really hard to decide. Her favorite artifact that adorns the walls for even more exquisite and elegant touch are the Sapa runners, made by the Hmong people of rural Vietnam, that are hand-woven from locally harvested hemp and dyed with indigo.

“I love the mix of metal and reclaimed wood with a more contemporary style dining table. I love the blue lamps, and of course the runners. Those are very special to me from just being there and meeting the women that make them and the history that goes behind them. I feel like it’s an honor to have these in Colorado!” she said.

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Loft/Upstairs Laundry Room

Upstairs, the casual comfort carries to the loft, which features the Arabesque Coffee Table, the navy blue Bellamy Sofa, and the sleek Perry Park Accent Chair for a relaxed atmosphere that is soft to the touch. The Del Norte Cabinet wonderfully brings traditional beauty to the mix with antique glass mirror inserts and a stone top above a paned chest and also prominently displays the unique Buchanan Lamp and fun white and turquoise Tuka Vases. In the corner of the loft, the Branch Forest End Table also boasts whimsical and enchanted charm that you are bound to notice.

In the adjacent laundry room, the same Brownstone File Cabinet (which matches the desk from the downstairs office) provides convenience upstairs for your laundry essentials. The Segovia Table Lamp brings crisp and clean light.

 

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Master Bedroom

No house is complete without a beautiful master bedroom! The gray Lauren King Upholstered Bed combines clean lines with lovely style for a look that is soft and elegant. This gorgeous charcoal tufted bed spotlights the many shades of blue and cream throughout the room.

Beside the bed, the Steel Frame Bubble Buffet incorporates reclaimed rustic style once again with its chic and decorative woodcarving drawers combined with metal. The luminescent Rhodes Mercury Table Lamp is a gorgeous light fixture that is an eye-catching addition for added coziness.

In a reading corner, the unique Branch Forest Nesting Tables sit next to the lovely Lim Accent Chair for a cool and collective relaxation spot.

In the closet, the Raja Bench is perfect for more storage or seating, and enhances the eclectic use of sculpted wood with its exquisite scalloped detailing.

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Nursery and Girl’s Room

Furniture Row also has a unique crib collection, and the nursery in the far left corner exhibits beautifully-made items for your baby. The Jameson 3-in-1 Crib includes toddler bed rails that will grow alongside your child and also features added comfort and support with the Madison Crib Mattress.

The blue and gray palette of the nursery features a pop of bright peach with throw pillows and art that is a bright accent against the softness of the cream colored SM Comfort Accent Chair and the rustic washed Lisbon Armoire. More Branch Forest Tables make this a cozy spot similar to the reading corner of the master bedroom, and the fun yet simple designs of both the Harper Glass Table Lamp and the Riley Beige Table Lamp create added sophistication that is hard to beat.

In the girl’s room down the hall from the nursery, the white Bristol Valley bedroom set is complete with a full captain’s bed, a nightstand, a dresser, and a mirror for a polished princess look with more bold pops of peaches and pinks in addition to blues and grays. Another set of Riley Beige Table Lamps on the nightstands bring more unique style to this sophisticated kid’s room and sets a simple contrast to the bright colors and sparkly accents.

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Boys’ Bedrooms

In the basement, there is plenty of childhood fun with two bedrooms for boys. In one room, a Frankfort Navy Daybed with a trundle is the perfect place for a little one to relax and is a sleek complement to the Urban Quarters Nightstand and the Urban Quarters Bench found in the hallway. Another Rochester Table Lamp and Marie Metal Chair are also great metallic accents alongside the navy blue boy’s theme.

In the second boy’s bedroom, the distressed and reclaimed Jaipur Bedroom set features a storage bed, nightstand, mirror, and media chest. The Jaipur Bedroom is right on trend-with its reoccurring use of antiqued mahogany. Both the Edison Table Lamp and the La Cantera Table Lamp add an eccentric twist that accompanies the exoticness of the Jaipur set. For a finishing touch, the bold colored patterning on the upholstery of the Prism Accent Chair creates the fun and wild style kids love.

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Basement Fun Room

The last room in the house is easily the most livable room to hang out in whether you’re a kid or an adult! The wide-open space of the basement fun room is perfect for social gatherings and cool hangouts, so Barbara made sure the design was both casual and comfortable.

The giant room utilizes the space for two different purposes—to dine or to simply relax. The Foundry 2 Pc. Home Theater Wall is the primary focus of attention during movie night, and the Siesta Sectional is the perfect place to get cozy. Two large Reese Iron Round Tables atop a funky Oracle Ariel Rug are wonderfully made to hold a board game or a cup of coffee as you chat with your friends or family, and the basement fun room holds tons of surface space with the addition of the beautiful Foundry End Table that holds the Cooper Table Lamp and the Chinese Alter Table.

Bold and fun patterned, the Dot & Dash Ceramic Table and the Oxford Oceanside Chairs are the perfect places to perch, and a collection of Marie Metal Chairs are versatile enough for adults to sit in for drinking and kids to sit in for coloring.

In the dining area, the Rustamod collection features a buffet, a large and small hutch, a 54” dining table, a bench, a buffet, and an adjustable barstool, which are beautiful dark wooden pieces that accent the rustic Quarry Metal Cabinet.

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Outdoor Patio

 To complete the casualness of the 2016 St. Jude’s Colorado Spring Dream Home, the Brookstone outdoor set adds a comfortable and collected air to the breezy outdoor patio. Featuring a chair, sofa, love seat, coffee table, and end table, the Brookstone creates the home of your dreams with resin woven wicker and versatile contemporary cream cushions. Relax outside in the beautiful mountain air of Colorado Springs, and enjoy the bliss of this wonderful home for a cause.

Love what you’ve seen so far? Be sure to stop by the St. Jude Dream Home during one of the open houses:

Days:

April 30 – June 5

Times:

Saturdays, 9 a.m. – 5 p.m.
Sundays, noon – 5 p.m.

Address:

Banning Lewis Ranch
7024 Jagged Rock
Colorado Springs, CO 80927

Learn more about the St. Jude Dream Home Giveaway at www.stjude.org.

Global Pursuits: Furniture Trends

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Furniture Row buyers literally travel around the world to find the latest and greatest in global furniture trends. They are constantly looking for inspiration to bring customers the most stylish pieces, and making sure that those furnishings and accessories meet the high standards of craftsmanship, quality, and ethical production that the company sets.

Last month, two of our buyers (Amy Foster and Barb Chandler) packed their suitcases, grabbed their passports, and made the 8,400 mile trip to Ho Chi Minh, Vietnam, where their journey began.

The Trade

“Furniture Row is often asked if we have a factory in Vietnam,” says Amy Foster, accessories and Lost & Found buyer. “Furniture Row does not have a factory in Vietnam. It’s actually much cooler than that! We have a trading company (BCFX) which allows us to source from multiple factories, consolidate, and mix this product together, and then ship it out to our stores!”

Furniture Row was actually the first company to hold a foreign trading license in Vietnam – the first! This trading company, part of Furniture Row, allows Furniture Row USA to buy smaller quantities of goods, hand picked from several factories. “This process allows us to provide our customers with the best product. For example, the Lost & Found collection consists of one-of-a-kind, handmade furnishings,” Barb says. “Since we only buy a small amount of each item, once it’s gone, it’s gone! It’s nice to know that when you go into a Furniture Row store, you can stumble upon a hidden treasure that none of your friends will have.”

Vietnam

Once arriving in Vietnam, our buyers were immediately surrounded by culture and inspiration. With an estimated eight million motorbikes on the road of Ho Chi Minh, often used to transport a variety of goods, the city streets reminded our team of the mixed media and industrial aviator trends that are gaining popularity in the US. “The home décor that you are going to see coming out in the next months is very much focused on curiosity design, for instance furnishings with exposed parts and a focus on how stuff works,” Amy says. “Think moving parts, mixing wood with metal, vintage Edison light bulbs, raw blueprints. It creates a home style that is very sophisticated and urban.”

In between other activities in the country (including posing with Vietnam associates for International Women’s Day), they also saw other style sparks influencing current home décor fashions. From a shop owner in Hanoi (the countryside of Vietnam) and her green produce sporting one of the biggest colors of the moment, to the pom pom accents that you’ll be seeing more of this fall, Furniture Row enjoyed getting to the source of where many of our gorgeous pieces begin.

Get Vietnam inspired style tips here China As the trip continued, the team got to see the beauty and care that’s not typically associated with China. “It’s important to Furniture Row that quality and ethical practices are ingrained in each and every furnishing we sell,” Amy tells the Front Door, “And that value doesn’t change in any country.” After making some last minute sample changes in the furniture workshop, the buyers got to see the beautiful Asian country. At a temple, magnificent tiered tower pagodas hinted at another design style that is becoming more and more in vogue. “The mid-century aesthetic is very popular right now, but there are many people that think it’s not really their style. Modern isn’t the only contemporary right now,” Barb explains. “Elegant traditional furniture is in high demand. Classic silhouettes and cultivated design is what everyone is loving. It’s so fashionable to be timeless.”


If classic nouveau is your contemporary, keep your eye out for the Pagoda Chest, coming mid-April to Furniture Row!

View more photos of the Furniture Row buyer trip on Instagram

Passport Around the Globe: Vietnam Inspired Style

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Many different cultures inspire home fashions, and the lifestyle of Vietnam makes no exception. As one of the world’s largest furniture exporters and a major tourist destination, the economy of this Southeast Asian nation’s economy is booming, but it took a long and difficult journey to get there. With French influenced furnishings, nautical accents, and an affection for mixing the old with the new, Vietnam inspired decor reflects the history of a country’s dynamic past.

Infuse French Influence

In the late 19th century, Vietnam became a French Colony, and the European country’s rule lasted for almost 100 years. Architecture, art, and of course, interior design, were changed by this colonization. To make your space feel more Saigon chic, be sure to infuse elements of French décor into your styling.

Look for furnishings that fit into French provincial categories, which is the more relaxed and rustic interpretation of more formal French style. Think cabriole legs, ornate hand carving, caned or rushed seating, and aged patina finishes.

  • Traditions Coffee Table (3) This intricately carved wood furnishing is neoclassical and rustic.
  • Restoration Accent Chair (9) Blending a classic Empire shape with French cottage styling, this seat has a Ho Chi Minh swank.
  • Ariel Chest (6) A Napoleon chest in a vibrant weathered teal is the perfect way to bring Vietnam home.

Nautical and Native Element Accents

To get an authentic Vietnam inspired home, you’ll need to get down to the country’s roots. Located on the South China Sea, Vietnam is known for their beaches, rivers, and hence, time-honored fishing industry. Get Indochina fashion with coastal accents that pay homage to maritime culture, such as boat-themed artwork, aquatic influenced décor, and baskets weaved to look like the iconic conical hat.

Archaeological evidence suggests that Bronze Age Vietnamese people were among the first to practice agriculture. To this day, a strong rural culture exists, and components of farm life are reflected in interior design. Look for pieces that use organic materials that are native to the country, such as hand-dyed fabrics, rattan wicker furnishings, and geode, crystal, or stone decorations.

  • Sapa Runner (1) Hand woven of locally harvested hemp and dyed with Indigo by the Hmong women of Sapa, this accent speaks of North Vietnam’s history.
  • Boat Bookcase (2) Anchored in nautical heritage, this unique furnishing nods to the beautiful waters of the South China Sea.
  • Fish in Hand Accent (4) An aquaculture accent adds texture, depth, and seaboard charm to any room with Vietnam inspired style.
  • Rattan Braided Trim Trunk (8) Long standing in Vietnam, but made popular in the US during the early 20th century, the tropical rattan plant makes authentic décor.

Mix the Old with the New

From neoclassical Ho Chi Minh City to the agricultural mountains of Sapa, Vietnam’s civilization is diverse and multi-faceted. To recreate the progressive vibe in your own home, combine modernized items with antiques. Don’t be afraid to embrace polished finishes with distressed ones alike.

Mixed media pieces fit in perfectly with this style, creating a rustic industrial design aesthetic. Get creative by incorporating varied wood tones and assorted metal finishes. Remember, variety is the spice of life, and there’s no place better to get spicy than in a room inspired by Vietnam!

  • Sand and Surf Vase (5) Hand blown glass adds a refined, contemporary touch to your Southeast Asian influenced space.
  • Charlotte Jar Lamp (7) Classic ceramic goes rustic with a lightly distressed jar base and an elegant shade. This piece is also available in cream.
  • Rowen Iron Console (10) Rugged wood and industrial iron unite to create a Vietnamesque countryside feel.
  • Sapa Rug (11) Inspired by traditions of Vietnam, this rug brings an elegant touch to the provincial elements of this design style.

 

Mad for Mid-Century Modern: A Room by Room Guide

Today, the world is mad for mid-century modern furniture design. Pieces that were contemporary in the 1950s have made a comeback, and everyone is scrambling to get their hands on their own retro furnishings. Finding original vintage décor for your home can be difficult, as well as costly, and styling a mid mod space can be even more challenging. Whether you’re kooky for Noguchi, loony for Eames, or gaga for Jacobsen, this room-by-room guide will help you create the perfect balance of then and now, without breaking the bank.

Mid Mod Living Room

The mid mod living room is minimalist in design, yet bold in color. One of the main focal points in this space is a tufted back, pumpkin orange sofa made from 100% Italian leather. A sophisticated sapphire blue seat, reminiscent to Saarinen’s popular womb chair, sits across from a TV stand made from hand painted, reclaimed wood. Splayed and tapered legs on all of these furnishings add to the authenticity of the retro design elements. Accessorize the group with a neutral lamp boasting a subtle geometric print, and pull it all together with a colorful accent chair, featuring clean lines and wooden trim.

mid mod living room

  1. Vero Beach Sofa, $899
  2. Silhouette Lamp, $58
  3. Orbit TV Stand, $599
  4. Oxford Accent Chair, $299
  5. Mansfield Accent Chair, $699

LIVING ROOM TOTAL: $2,554

Mid Mod Bedroom

Mix and match graphic prints in this mid-century bedroom. The flat rectangular shapes, splayed legs, upholstered headboard, and vintage nickel pulls make the vibe in this space feel utterly modern. Texture and pattern play off of each other, taking the zigzag fabric of the button tufted armchair, the congruous overlay on the bright tangerine lamp, and the complementary curves and lines grounded on the dolphin gray rug to the perfect level of Mad Men chic.

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  1. Sullivan Bedroom 4 Piece Group, $1,246
  2. Infinity Rug, $249
  3. Riley Orange Table Lamp, $69
  4. Sullivan Nightstand (included in bedroom group)
  5. Lauren D Accent Chair, $299

BEDROOM TOTAL: $1,863

Mid Mod Dining Room

Go 1960s Twiggy with this dining room group, highlighting the period’s fondness towards wooden furnishings. Nodding to the iconic design of the Eames chair, the molded plywood, curvy seating and matching table will take you back in time to post-war modernism. The simple, clean lines, and organic character of the dining room sideboard is the perfect place to store dishes and display your vintage knick-knacks. The geometric mirror accessorizes the space tastefully, and the chrome, arc lamp is both artistic and practical. The unique saffron colored, prism patterned rug is unique and speaks to the bright kitchen trend of the era. Consider adding an accent wall in a contrasting hue, or graphic wallpaper for a true Atomic Age dining room.

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  1. Tucuman 5 Piece Dining Group, $499
  2. Valencia Sideboard, $699
  3. Hayden Mirror, $349
  4. Riviera Links Rug, $179
  5. Nickel Arc Floor Lamp, $199

DINING ROOM TOTAL: $1,925

*Prices and products are subject to change. Check your local store for current pricing and availability.

Color Theory: Grey

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

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

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

November 2015 Calendar Download

November is right around the corner–and Autumn is in full swing. This month brings lots of fall festivities, the start of the holiday season–and a delicious bounty of tasty foods! Our Front Door original calendar download is inspired by the harvest season: It’s a colorful reminder of what we can be thankful for now, and year-round. Download is available in Mobile, Mac, and Desktop sizing. NOV-1920x1080

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Peek Inside the St. Jude Denver Dream Home 2015

The 2015 Denver St. Jude Dream Home and its Furniture Row interior design are ready to be revealed! The home is situated just east of Denver’s downtown in the Green Valley Ranch community, with easy access to all the city offers. The beautiful Oakwood Homes build features 3,300 square feet of luxurious living space, plus an unfinished basement. With lovely floors throughout, upgraded fixtures and appliances, it really is dream-worthy!

Before we jump into the photo tour of the home, be sure to check out how you can win this amazing house–and support the important work St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital does. Purchase your ticket to be entered to win the grand prize home, as well as items including a 2016 MKC Lincoln, a $1,000 American Express gift card, and a Frigidaire front load washer and dryer set!

If you’re the early bird type, tickets purchased before September 25 for the Early Bird Prize: a deluxe five-night getaway for two to Iberostar Cancun in Mexico courtesy of Apple Vacations!

Check out the photos below for a look at the on-trend, off white interior design of the home. Dream-Home-Exterior

The exterior is an inviting, craftsman-inspired design in a neutral palette anyone can call home!

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Upon entry we step into the sumptuous yet casual front room. This space is anchored by grey tones, and features off-white and mint accents throughout.

Furnished to be both functional and stylish, the room is a welcoming seating area. The Santa Cruz Sofa and Accent Chair add a designer feel that’s still neutral; the Cameron Coffee Table gives the seating area a focal point–and adds storage! The Viera Rug brings movement, texture, and ties together the palette of the room. And, to top it off, we love the touch of glam the Marlow Table and Floor Lamp add.

A quick turnaround from the sitting area, we find a great hallway design. Featuring the Horn Accent Table, this space incorporates natural elements, trendy home accents, and the Grand Central Light in J for an eclectic look.

Get the Look: Santa Cruz Sofa and Accent Chair // Cameron Round End Table and Coffee Table // Grand Central Lights Art // Marlow Table Lamp and Floor Lamp // Viera Ash Rug // Horn Accent Table //Metropolitan Table//Dudley Cabinet 

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Just down the entryway, we find the office. This functional workspace combines traditional wood office pieces like the Seattle Home Office Group and the Gavin Desk Chair with some more elegant additions. For a trendy touch of glam, the room includes the Hagan Settee, Antiqued Mercury Lamp, studded Dash Chest, the Metropolitan Arm Chair, and the unifying Tempo Circles Rug.

Get the Look: Seattle Writing Desk, Hutch, File Base, Computer Base, and Open Hutch // Gavin Desk Chair // Hagan Settee // Antiqued Mercury Lamp // Tempo Circles Rug // Metropolitan Arm Chair // Dash Chest

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In the the open-concept  living space, the family room features a Mid-Century-meets-today design. With retro-inspired pieces like the Mod Sofa, the Pacific Heights Coffee Table and End Table, and vintage Route 66 Art, the space feels streamlined, but homey. The more traditional Verano Accent Chair, the Tivoli Lamp in a lovely aqua, the Natural Edge Bench, and the Two Door Console combine to soften the space, and add texture.

Get the Look: Natural Edge Bench // Mod Sofa // Two Door Console // Pacific Heights End Table and Coffee Table // Chloe Lamp // Dalyn Rug // Route 66 Art // Midwest Art // Southwest Art // Tivoli Lamp// Verano Accent Chair

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Continuing through the open floor plan, the family room flows into the beautiful eat-in kitchen. Featuring sleek appliances, upgraded cabinetry, and designer appointments, the kitchen really is amazing! We love the Fedora Stools at the island counter for their casual yet chic look. Just next to the island is the casual dining area: the Jasmine Table adds fresh, versatile style, the Belle Upholstered Chairs add classic flare. The Infiniti Quatrefoil Rug adds a vibrant splash of color with an iconic print to tie the whole space together.

Get the Look: Fedora Stool // Jasmine Table // Belle Upholstered Chair // Wake Up Art // Infiniti Quatrefoil Rug

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On the second floor, the luxurious and tranquil master bedroom is a stylish oasis. Anchored by rich off-white tones, earthy materials, and accents of green, this space is an inviting retreat. We love the sleek Sullivan King Bed, and the complementing nightstand, dresser and mirror. This master bedroom features wonderful home accents that really set it apart: The Belle Lamp and its stamped metal finish brings texture to the room; the Faceted Mirror Side Tables add geometric appeal and glamor to the seating area anchored by the Basia Accent Chairs. The Sense Shag Rug softens the contemporary design, and adds warmth. The room is finished off with plush, neutral linens.

Get the Look: Sullivan King Bed, Dresser, Mirror, and Nightstand // Belle Lamp // Exquise Savon Art // Sense Shag Rug // Faceted Mirror Side Table // Accordion Mirrored Side Table // Basia Wood Accent Chair //Doctor’s Choice Elite Plush King Mattress // La Parfume De Fleurs Art // Bedworks Midtown Microfiber King Duvet

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Down the hall from the amazing master suite are three whimsical and stylish children’s bedrooms. The nursery is styled in rich grey with colorful accents throughout. Baby-ready and parent-friendly, this space has many looks that will grow with your child: the sleek Axis Rocker, the fresh white Skyler Crib, the sleek and transitional Park Place Group, the on-trend Bradburry Downs Chevron Rug.

The next child’s room features the fresh and fun Summertime Full Storage Bed and the oh-so-beachy Beach Princess Bedding. Storage gets stylish with the Summertime Dresser and Nighstand, while the Sofia Lamp adds light and a cute touch of floral flare. For a grown-up accent, the Baseball Stitch Mirror is a great addition.

In the third youth bedroom, the Bristol Valley Twin Bunk Bed and storage piece brings a cool edge to the traditional bunk bed style. The Granada Diamonds Rug is fun yet sophisticated for this youth room–or any space needing color! The Mansfield Accent Chair is a mod, retro-inspired piece that rocks color and style kids will love into adulthood. The Surfs Up Bed in a Bag ties all the colors of this space together in one comfy place!

Get the Look: Bristol Valley Twin Bunk, Under Storage, Dresser, Mirror, and Nightstand // Doctor’s Choice Plush Twin Mattress // Mansfield Accent Chair // Granada Diamonds Rug // Marie Steel / Wood Chair // Surfs Up Bed in a Bag // Riley Beige Lamp // Summertime Full Storage Bed, Dresser, and Nightstand // Winterpark Combo Mattress // Sofia Lamp // Baseball Stitch Mirror // Beach Princess Bedding // Skyler Crib // Park Place Dresser, Mirror, and Nightstand // Axis Rocker // Bradburry Downs Chevron Rug // Finely Lamp // Organic Crib Mattress // Terra Firma Art

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Central to the second floor of the home is the game room. Multi-purpose, it’s great for gathering for a game of cards, quietly reading a book, or hanging out with friends. Central to the inviting, comfortable style of this space is the Sarah Sectional. Soft, plush, and causal, the sofa is sure to be a favorite hangout. The room is accented by fall themed aspen tree decals that play off of the Golden Grove Canvas, and features the mid-century Sundara Tables.We love the warmth and texture of this room–and, with ample storage, lots of seating, and room to play, this game room is a winner!

Get the Look: Pacific Heights 3 Pc. Home Theater Wall//Golden Grove Canvas//Elements Bookcase//Sarah Sectional//Sundara Coffee and End Tables

Love what you’ve seen so far? Be sure to stop by the Dream Home during one of the Open Houses:

Tours of the St. Jude Dream Home will be held every weekend starting October 17 – November 8.
Register for free at the house to win the Open House Prize:
a $10,000 shopping spree courtesy of Furniture Row. View directions.

Hours:      Saturdays, 9 a.m. – 5 p.m.
Sundays, noon – 5 p.m.
Address:   4707 Truckee Street
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Home Décor by Numbers

When it comes to home décor, it can be tricky to know what goes where and why. To give you a little inspiration, we’ve put together a guide to home décor by numbers. It’s most important to style your space your way–and there are no rules when it comes to loving your home! Instead, treat these numbers as a helpful blueprint if you’re ever in a bind when creating your dream design.

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Furniture by Numbers: 

Furniture – 1 inch
Leaving some room between the back of furniture and the wall will protect fabric and prevent wall scuffs.

Sofas – 7 feet
To seat up to four people or one adult lying down, choose a sofa that is at least 7 feet in length.

Televisions – 8 feet
Placing a TV 8 feet away from the sofa provides optimal viewing.

Coffee Tables – 16 inches
Keep about 16 inches between the couch and the coffee table to leave room for legs.

Nightstands – 29 inches
A nightstand that is the height of the bed, about 29 inches, will look best and make it easier to reach for things.

Dining Chairs – 2 feet
Allow at least 2 feet between the back of dining chairs and the wall so you have enough space to pull out the chair and walk behind it.

Buffets & Servers – 18 inches
Buffets and servers that are 18 inches deep will give you enough room to fit wide plates and serving platters.

Accents by Numbers: 

Rugs – 12 inches
Leave at least 1 foot between area rugs and the walls of the room. This will make the space feel larger.

Lighting – 60 watts
For cozy lighting in the bedroom or living room, aim for 60 watt bulbs in nightstand or end table lamps.

Artwork – 62 – 66 inches
The center of wall art should be between 62″ and 66″ from the floor to be at eye level.

Throw Pillows – 5 pillows
Having more than 5 throw pillows on a standard size sofa will make it look too cluttered.

Colors – 1 + 2 accents
Focus on 1 main color and 2 accents colors per room. It’s okay to mix patterns as long as they share the same color story.

October 2015 Calendar Download

Autumn is here, and October is the month that brings us the best of the season! From falling crisp leaves, to cheery carving pumpkins, October is all about color. This FrontDoor original calendar download captures all about Fall: Vibrant leaves drift down onto perfectly poised pumpkins to create an idyllic fall scene–and we hope you love it as much as we do! Download is available in Desktop, Mac, and Mobile sizes.

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Decorating with Metallics

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

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

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

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

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

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

September 2015 Calendar Download

September is the month that eases into fall, but there’s still lots of fun to be had! And that’s what these calendar downloads are about. With vibrant colors, and lively geometrics, our original designs suggest September will shape up nicely! Download is available for Desktop, Mobile, and Mac.

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6 Rug Styles to Love

Area rugs are a great addition to any room. They can anchor a space, help with noise, add color and texture, and make the area more inviting. Rooms come in all shapes, sizes, and styles–and so do rugs! Whether your taste is traditional, contemporary, or somewhere in between, the shape and style of your accent rug can really play up your space. We’ve put together 6 picks to show how the right rug style can enhance your living area.

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1. Traditional Rug – If you’re looking  to add an area rug to a classic space, seek a rug with a timeless pattern and palette. How you position the rug is up to you, but we love the way this traditional Madeira Warm Rug breaks up the hardwood flooring, frames the dining group, and adds subtle texture and color–all with a traditional feel.

 

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2. Contemporary – If you want to make a contemporary style statement with an area rug, select a piece with sleek lines, geometric patterning, and streamlined design elements. We LOVE the Infinity Pumpkin Rug by Sofa Mart: its lively colors, multidimensional weave, and funky-yet-fluid patterning give the space depth, texture, and a trendy feel. 

 

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3. Transitional – If your space bridges traditional with modern, a transitional rug is a great idea. Inspired by classic rug detailing, transitional pieces like the Granada Blue Rug incorporate deconstructed-yet-traditional elements for a look that can be made more traditional, or more modern. We love the interrupted pattern, the slightly-worn look, AND the somewhat-traditional feel this rug achieves!

 

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4. Shag – Before you dismiss shag rugs as a blast from the past, consider today’s take on shag. Luxurious and anything but a throwback, shag rugs like the Urban Shag Rug in Ivory soften a space, add texture, warmth, and a hint of glam. We really like it in this nursery, where it is both stylish and cozy.

 

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5. Novelty – Want to make a style statement? Try adding a novelty rug. These rugs break with convention in their shape, pattern, material, and size. Novelty rugs don’t have to be loud, or out of place in your design–in fact, when used as an anchoring piece the way this Faux Cow Hide Rug is, they can add a sumptuous, rich feel.

 

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6. Outdoor – It’s clear rooms really get a boost from area rugs–and your outdoor living space is no exception! When shopping for outdoor rugs, select products like the Montego Medallion Outdoor Rug that are made to withstand the elements. Woven for outdoor use, outdoor rugs add color, define a seating area, and make your patio feel like an extension of your indoor style.

We hope you loved these 6 rug styles as much as we do. Once you’ve found the rugs you love for your space, be sure to check out this Home Is Here guide on How to Rock an Area Rug!

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Outdoor Living Style: Classic and Casual

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

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Stay classic:

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

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

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

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

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

Keep it casual: 

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

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

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

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

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

Things to keep in mind about patio furniture:

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

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

Color Theory: Teal Accents

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

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

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

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

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

Teal Products Featured

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

Other Products Featured

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

Spring Storage Ideas

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

Tour the 2014 Denver St. Jude Dream Home

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Designer Barb Chandler, pictured with Dan Deru and Cody from Fox 31 News during a news feature on the Dream Home.

Want to tour the 2014 Denver St. Jude Dream Home? We are so excited to share photos of the Denver St. Jude Dream Home here with you! Situated in Denver’s Green Valley Ranch community, the beautiful Oakwood Homes build is centrally located, and boasts sweeping views of the front range. With 4 bedrooms, approximately 4,000 sq. feet, and luxurious appointments true to Oakwood Homes style, this sure is a home worth dreaming about!

The interior is furnished with Furniture Row products, and has been staged by our resident designer Barb Chandler. Barb describes the inspiration as “rustic luxe”–and we love it! Rich blues, earthy wood tones, and bursts of metallic accent pieces combine in a wonderfully luxurious, yet true-to-Colorado style. Check out the photos below for an inside peek at the home, and to see it in-person, be sure to stop by weekends through November 9th (Saturdays: 9 a.m. – 5 p.m., Sundays: noon – 5 p.m. ) for Open House tours.

Upon entry of the spacious foyer, we are welcomed into the main living space. The floor plan is open and flows well, allowing for continuity in design and color palette. The dining room really does bring rustic-luxe to life with the Bellaire Dining Table, the chic Bellaire Parson Chair, and the Desert Hills Server. We especially love the accent of the Laritha Chair in blue. Also pictured in dining: the Emma Urn Lamp, Bird Book Club Art, and Taza Light Blue Rug. 

The home office continues the same luxurious look, and the blue color palette for streamlined style. The Woodlands Writing Desk, and Woodlands Bookcase really bring the space together, and enhance the functionality of the main floor. Also pictured is the Illyria Wall Mirror, which brings an instant burst of luxe we can’t get enough of! 

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Next, we move into the main living area–the open concept kitchen and family room. Continuing the blue palette, this space boasts bold touches of teal–check out that Solano Sofa in Mermaid! The family room is casual yet polished, and reflects the rustic-luxe inspiration. The Toby Chair in grey, and the Farnsworth Tables, and the Escape Pouf really add texture and help define this space from the kitchen. Also pictured are the Overscale Ikat Rug, the Old World Console, and the Pipe Nesting Table. 

Included in the photos below is the third-floor great room–a space Barb claims as her favorite project in the house! The large, loft-like room proved a challenging blank canvas; Barb really rose to it, and created a multi-purpose space to be enjoyed by all. From movie night and poker night, to pilates and children’s playtime, the great room truly does have something for everyone. Featured in the great room are the Rachael Sofa and Chair, Steel Town Tables, and the Lauren Linen Cabinet. 

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All four of the bedrooms are located on the second level of the home. The luxurious master suite uses the blue color palette to create a spa-like retreat. Metallic accents combine with rustic wood pieces for an eclectic, yet polished style. From the linens to the furnishings, this truly is a master DREAM suite! Suite features the Emerson King Coverlet, the Waverly Bedroom Group, and the Juliet Blue Stone Chest. 

The children’s rooms look like they were a lot of fun to design–and would be a lot of fun to live in! Neutral wall colors are made whimsical and youthful with pink, blue, and red accents throughout. The nursery features the Brookline Convertible Crib, and the Milo Natural Rocking Chair to ensure the sweetest of dreams! In the boy and girl rooms, whimsical bed linens combine with furnishings that can easily transition as children grow. The girl’s room has two of the Coco Daybed to create a fun, lounge-like feel, and the Chloe Comforter Set for a feminine finish. The boy’s space is really set off the by Moustache Linens (coming soon!), the Union Jack Chest, and the plane toys-turned-wall art.

Barb utilized toys and wall decals from Target stores to create a ready-to-go children’s space. We really love the idea of mixing higher end pieces with simple designs like the toys and decals to affordably add playful touches.

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If you LOVE this dreamy design, and want a chance to make this home your own, be sure to purchase your TICKET for the Denver Dream Home Giveaway. Winner will be announced in November! Stay tuned.