Add a Touch of Country Charm to Your Home

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


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


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

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

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

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

 

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

For the Trade™ benefits include :

  • Up to 40% off MSRP on Gallery brands

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

  • Exclusive product previews

  • Access to exclusive events

  • Access to the latest styles and trends

  • Stocked Product Options

  • No freight charge or stocking fees*
  • Dedicated staff

  • Complimentary shipping to any Furniture Row location

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

Q: How do designers apply?

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

Q: Is there anything else designers should know?

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

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

*Standard delivery and installation fees apply.

 

Inspiring Kids’ Bedroom Ideas

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

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Kids Bedroom: Bunk Bed Brilliance

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

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Kids Bedroom: Twin Bed Haven

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

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Kids Bedroom: Room to Grow

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

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

Boho Bedroom Design with Eden Cohen

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

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


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

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

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

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

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

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

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


THIS FRONT DOOR GUEST BLOG WAS WRITTEN BY EDEN COHEN


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

Decorating with Timeless Black and White

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

Black and White Living Room

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


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

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

Black and White Bedroom

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


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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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


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

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


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

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


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

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


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

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


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

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


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

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


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

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

Days 

May 5 – June 10

Times

Saturdays 9a.m. – 5p.m.

Sundays noon – 5p.m.

Address

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

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

Dining Room Layout Guide

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

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Open Concept

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

Formal

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

Breakfast Nook

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

Eat-In Kitchen

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

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

Download Dining Room Layouts.

Shop all dining room furniture here.

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

Trend Alert: Sunrise Rejuvenation Decor

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

Brighten the living room with sunrise rejuvenation tones.

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

Wake up revitalized with a sunrise rejuvenation themed bedroom.

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

Step Inside the 2017 Commerce City St. Jude Dream Home

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

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

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

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

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


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

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

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

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


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

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

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

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

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


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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

Reunion subdivision
16270 Fairway Drive
Commerce City, CO 80022

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

Hope to see you there!

Interior Designer Christopher Guy Visits The Showroom @Furniture Row

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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16270 Fairway Drive
Commerce City, CO 80022

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

Hope to see you there!

The Showroom Gala Event: Recap, Photos, and More

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

Interior Designers Attend Exclusive Event at The Showroom @Furniture Row

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

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

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

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

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

ASID Welcomes The Showroom at Colorado 2017 Crystal Awards

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

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

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

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

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


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

The Showroom is located at:

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

The Showroom @Furniture Row Welcomes Adele Arakawa!

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

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

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

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

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

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

The Showroom @Furniture Row Set to Be Most Luxurious Shopping Experience in Denver

The Showroom @Furniture Row will be opening soon, and the design community in Denver and surrounding cities alike can’t wait to get their hands on some of the pieces from the most high-end home fashion brands out there. With an expansive 170,000 square feet of retail space, this shopping complex will showcase thirty individual galleries with curated collections from Christopher Guy, Bernhardt, Hancock and MooreBakerMarge Carson, and more. Featuring the largest selection of distinguished home furnishings in the entire Mountain West, The Showroom @Furniture Row will provide a pampering experience for shoppers by offering unparalleled personalized service.

The Showroom @Furniture Row will provide a pampering experience for shoppers by offering unparalleled personalized service. Style-conscious homeowners, designers, builders, and architects alike will enjoy an extensive designer library, work center, and coffee bar in the one-of-a-kind space. Internationally acclaimed designer Christopher Guy comments, “Both myself and everyone at Christopher Guy are absolutely delighted to hear about our opening in Denver, America’s fastest growing city. The venue is simply outstanding!”

 

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(PRNewsfoto/The Showroom @ Furniture Row)

Amy Foster, the lead buyer and official spokesperson for The Showroom @Furniture Row, recently attended two major design shows in Paris and Cologne. “There are very few design shows in the world that celebrate creativity and push the design community to new understanding like the Maison & Objet and the International Interiors Show,” she says.

Staying current with all high fashion home shows, Foster also traveled to New York for the 2017 Architectural Digest Show in mid-March. “The information and inspiration we take away from these shows can have a direct impact on our plans for The Showroom @Furniture Row,” she says. “The New York show created many opportunities to share our vision with industry peers and interior design leaders. Of the many unique features inside The Showroom, the dedicated, individualized galleries for each furniture brand generated the most excitement.”

“The information and inspiration we take away from these shows can have a direct impact on our plans for The Showroom @Furniture Row,” she says. “The New York show created many opportunities to share our vision with industry peers and interior design leaders. Of the many unique features inside The Showroom, the dedicated, individualized galleries for each furniture brand generated the most excitement.”

This month (April 2017), Amy Foster will be attending High Point Market in North Carolina. This is the world’s largest furnishings industry trade show, and will be an excellent venue to introduce the interior design community to The Showroom @Furniture Row. This will give the company an additional opportunity to introduce the home design community to the new concept. “This year will be especially exciting for Christoper Guy as he unveils a new showroom in downtown High Point,” says Foster. “It’s a privilege to attend the grand opening of such an important partner of The Showroom @Furniture Row.”

The Showroom @Furniture Row has also extended its reach with an all-out push in social media. Regular updates leading up the grand opening can be found by visiting Facebook, Instagram, Twitter, YouTube, and Snapchat, using the handle @theshowroomfr.

All we know is that we are so excited to finally have a market for designer furniture that is accessible to Denver and the surrounding states. “Before The Showroom @Furniture Row, customers in the market for high-end furnishings would have to travel far and wide to preview and purchase the trendiest pieces that they have seen in the biggest home fashion magazines. Now, there is a one-stop-shop a little closer to home. It’s going to be spectacular!” Foster says.


About Furniture Row Companies

The specialty stores of Furniture Row include Denver Mattress, Sofa Mart, Oak Express, and Bedroom Expressions. Family-owned and operated with more than 330 stores in thirty states, Denver-based Furniture Row is one of America’s largest furniture and bedding retailers. Visit www.FurnitureRow.com.

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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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!

Pick Your Personality with Accent Tables

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

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

Rustic Farmhouse

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

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

Bold Eclectic

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

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

Industrial Chic

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

 

Fort Wayne Design Studio: Jamie Larkin’s Fall Picks

*Program available in select locations only.

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

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

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

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

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

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


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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

FD: Anything else we should know about you?

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

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

 

Furniture Row Designer Portfolio Spotlight: Gina Carpenter

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

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


Game Day Hangout Family Room

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


Elegant Oasis Living Room

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


Time for More Neutrals Living Room

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


Glamorous Dining Room

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


Rustic Dining Room

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


Girly Bedroom

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


Master Bedroom

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


Gray Chevron Guest Bedroom

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


Clean Office

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


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

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!

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.

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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.

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

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
Denver, CO 80249

Be sure to purchase your ticket for a chance to call the 2015 Denver St. Jude Dream Home your own!

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.

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.

Fall Printables

The season of colorful, crunchy leaves, cozy drinks, and Thanksgiving is just around the corner. In honor of Autumn and all things fall, we are excited to share these Front Door original printables. Featuring festive fall foliage and favorite furry & feathered friends, these colorful downloads are sure to add some seasonal spark to your bulletin board, or wall!

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Holland Design Studio: Taylor Haake’s Fall Picks

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*Program available in select locations only.

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

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

How would you describe your style?

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

How do you incorporate Autumn in interior design? 

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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Shop Taylor’s Fall Picks:

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

Meet our Design Studio Designers:

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

Easy Upgrades that Will Transform Your Patio

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

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

Create a Space to Linger

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

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

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Stay Cool in the Shade

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

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Add Comfort and Major Style

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

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

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Make the Most of a Starry Night

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

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Area Rug Dos and Don’ts

Rugs are a great place to start when decorating a space–but where do you start when it comes to rugs? This size and placement guide is here to help! Considering the scale of your area, as well as the geometry is a sure way to rock an area rug. If your furnishings define a round space, a round one is often best to enhance the room and tie it together.

Keep in mind there is no wrong way to style your space–If you want to shake things up and try unconventional placement or sizes, go for it! These dos and don’ts are meant as a pocket guide to simplify, and make adding these home accents stressless and super stylish! For more tips, check out this Home Is Here guide, and our previous post on area rug styles.

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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.

Step Inside The 2015 Colorado Springs St. Jude Dream Home

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We are excited to reveal the interior design of the 2015 St. Jude Dream Home, Colorado Springs. The home itself is situated against the beautiful mountain backdrop, and is just as lovely to look at!  The Classic Homes design is a 3,900 square ft. family home, with lots of wonderful open-concept communal space, 5 bedrooms, and luxurious appointments throughout. Rich hardwood flooring, sophisticated neutral wall coloring, and quality finishes provided a great starting point for the furnishing and design of the space.

From entertaining guests to enjoying family time, the home layout has something for everyone–and we love the way interior designer Barb Chandler played this up by staging cohesive yet distinctive spaces throughout the house. Featuring rich cream and beige, striking coral and pink with bursts of yellow, the home’s inspiration is warm, inviting, and colorful. Custom fabrics add texture, interest, and give designer appeal. Natural elements like wood and stone combine with luxuriously woven rugs, window treatments, and furnishings for a design that has depth.

Let’s take a peek how this motif carries throughout the home!

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The home design really is an entertainer’s dream! Upon entry, we are welcome into a living room. Tranquil, intimate and comfortable, this space features neutral tones offset by a custom fabric available through Sofa Mart’s Special Orders program. This living room is a sweet space for enjoying a cup of tea, for cocktail hour, or any time at all.

From the living room, the floor plan flows into the formal dining room. With the striking dining table, rustic woven dining chairs, and cabinet, this space is both traditional and rustic. The window treatments mirror the custom fabric featured in the living room, and give this rustic room a polished finish. We really love how this design makes the table the star. The woven chairs add an airy contrast to the table’s solid style, and really tie the space together.

The open-concept kitchen and great room are lovely continuations of the colors, custom fabrics, and feeling of the living and dining room. Bright, open, and welcoming, the space has ample seating wonderful for guests. Connected to the kitchen, the great room allows the host to entertain guests while preparing drinks and meals. Perhaps our favorite feature of this room is the fireplace. Double-sided to the outside living room, the fireplace anchors the room and is a cozy focal point. With the plush yet stylish furnishings, this space is all about comfort without sacrificing the designer feel.

Done with dinner and ready for some fresh air? We LOVE the patio area. Furnished to be as comfortable as any living room, the space is connected to the outdoors with all the comforts of the home’s interior. The fireplace adds warmth and coziness, and makes this a great spot to entertain. Patio furnishings and fabrics inspired by the interior design make this weather-friendly area a great extensions of the entertainment space inside.

Recreate the Living Room
Dana Sofa // Sofa Mart
Charleston Accent Chair // Sofa Mart; customizable in-store
Windsor Ottoman // Oak Express
Classic Loop Cream Rug // Sofa Mart

Recreate the Dining Room
Tahoe Dining Table // Oak Express
Urban Lodge Woven Dining Chairs // Oak Express
Tuscan Retreat Cabinet // Oak Express
Classic Loop Cream Rug // Sofa Mart

Recreate the Great Room
Studio City Sofa // Sofa Mart
Larson Accent Chair // Sofa Mart
Wade Coffee Table //  Sofa Mart
Rustic Twig Mirror // Sofa Mart

Recreate the Patio
St. Teresa Chaise Lounge // Oak Express
St. Teresa Sofa // Oak Express
St. Teresa 48″ Round Firepit // Oak Express
Montego Stripe Rug // Oak Express

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The Dream Home features a lot of family-friendly spaces. For everyone from Mom and Dad to Fido, the home is designed for livability and comfort. In the basement you’ll find a large multipurpose fun room: The  basement space has a largely scaled sectional, accent chairs, a plus coffee table ottoman, and a television. Great for family nights and movie watching, this space also features a play/fitness area. With casual, plush furnishings and colors inspired by the home’s overall design. We especially love the angular placement of the area rug; it keeps the design of the space open and adds interest!

Ask anyone in the family which room in a home is the most important, and they’ll likely say it’s the kitchen! The fresh white country-chic kitchen of the Dream Home is a beautiful main level gathering spot for family and friends. The generously sized island is great for meal prep, and is also a casual dining spot when styled with barstools. Separating the kitchen and the great room is an eat-in dining space. The white base of the table is airy and light, and ties in with the design of the kitchen. The table area bridges both the style and uses of the kitchen and great room, and differentiates the space–and we love it!

On the third floor is a great home office/loft space. Whether mom and dad use it for bills and paperwork, or the kids use it for studying and projects, the office itself is versatile. Ample storage gives the loft all of the functionality of a designated office, while comfortable accent chairs add a lounge feel.  Framing kids’ artwork is a cost-effective, clever way to add a family feel to an office or loft space, and really makes the space personal.

The Dream home design covers everyone’s needs–even man’s best friend! We love the Fido-friendly design in the laundry room. Featuring colors that complement the design of the home, this pet corner of the lovely laundry room is a functional, sweet way to make dogs and cats as part of the home as they are of the family!

Recreate the Fun Room
Coral Bay Sectional // Sofa Mart
Hamilton Accent Chair // Sofa Mart
Bennet 3 Pack Tables // Sofa Mart
Haversham Mirror // Sofa Mart

Recreate the Kitchen
Southport Breakfast Table // Oak Express
Southport Breakfast Chairs // Oak Express
Foundry Double Bench // Oak Express

Recreate the Office / Loft
Woodlands Writing Desk // Oak Express
Bellaire Parsons Chair // Oak Express
Prudence Accent Chair // Sofa Mart
Parkview Sliding Glass Cabinet // Oak Express

Recreate the Laundry / Pet Room
Shop for pet products that continue the feel and style of your space. Choose colors you love, and styles your pet can love too!

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Ah, sweet sleep! Made sweeter by the luxuriously designed bedrooms of the Dream Home. The second floor Master Bedroom features subdued coral and yellow tones, soft fabrics, and plush furnishings. Inviting, elegant, and dream-worthy, this Master Bedroom is a wonderful grown-up retreat.  We especially like that the room’s design takes color cues from the rest of the home, while being tranquil and relaxing.

The sweet Girl’s Bedroom is playful with purple and all-things-girly. The playhouse-inspired bed is a fun furnishing sure inspire a child’s imagination. We love how this bedroom does double duty as a creative play space and a bedroom. Designer Barb let us know the room is dedicated to Ella, a little girl battling cancer with the support of St. Jude. The room was styled with her in mind, and is a sweet reminder of her inspiring battle.

The Boy’s Bedroom is one that is sure to grow with a child into teenage years. We love how the design combines classic childhood interests with furniture that will transition nicely to young adulthood. Anchoring a space with timeless furniture like the nightstands, and adding toys and other age-appropriate accent pieces is a smart, simple way to create a versatile design that can evolve with your child.

Styling a guest room can be tricky, and what makes this design so successful is that it is beautiful and stylish in a way anyone can appreciate! Accent chests as nightstands add creative flare, while rich neutrals and muted pops of color add warmth and coziness. Inviting, elegant, and accessible, this guest room style is one any visitor is sure to love!

Lullabies will send littles ones off to sleep, but the design of this Dream nursery is far from a snooze. Whimsical yet elegant, we love how the room combines color, textures, and comfort for a space that is as lovely as it is functional. The best part of this nursery is that with a few adjustments as a child grows, the room can be transformed into a child’s room. We love that the design is perfect for baby without being babyish!

Recreate the Master Bedroom
Dynasty Upholstered King Bed // Bedroom Expressions
Doctor’s Choice Euro Top King Mattress // Denver Mattress
Gilded Cabinets // Bedroom Expressions
Sathya Bench // Bedroom Expressions

Recreate the Girl’s Bedroom
Gigi Playhouse Twin Bed // Bedroom Expressions
Doctor’s Choice Plush Twin Mattress // Denver Mattress
Tori Accent Chair // Sofa Mart
Cotaas Tahsis Small Accent Table // Lost & Found

Recreate the Boy’s Bedroom
Cooper Town Full Bed// Bedroom Expressions
Doctor’s Choice Plush Full Mattress // Denver Mattress
Cooper Town Night Stand // Bedroom Expressions
Bandana Duvet Set // The Linen Shoppé at Furniture Row
Emerson White Quilt // The Linen Shoppé at Furniture Row

Recreate the Guest Bedroom
Ribbon Queen Bed // Bedroom Expressions
Doctor’s Choice Euro Top Queen Mattress // Denver Mattress
Magnolia Chest // Bedroom Expressions
Trellis 6 piece Bedding Set // The Linen Shoppé at Furniture Row
Emerson White Quilt // The Linen Shoppé at Furniture Row
Sabine Table Lamp // Bedroom Expressions

Recreate the Nursery
Casey Crib // Bedroom Expressions
Lark Bookcase // Bedroom Expressions
Zorro Rocker//Oak Express
Vero Beach Leather Ottoman // Sofa Mart

Love this Dream Home as much as we do? Be sure to check out the interactive virtual tour here! Want a chance to call this amazing Colorado Springs home your home? Support the life-saving work St. Jude does for seriously ill children and their families, and get your ticket! The raffle will be held on Friday, June 12. In addition to the home, other great prizes will be given away! So don’t wait. Swing by the home during an open house to see it for yourself!

Location 

8598 Moorland Lane
Colorado Springs, CO    80927

Open House Hours

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

 

February 2015 Desktop Calendar

February can get cold, but with Valentine’s Day in the middle, and the celebration of those we love, there is plenty to warm our hearts all month long! Our original desktop calendar design is a colorful companion to the wintery month ahead. We hope this cheery calendar warms up your February! Enjoy. Download available for desktop, Mac, and mobile sizes.

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Download for all your different desktops:

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Style File: From the Winter Runway to the Home

Winter is all about cozy comforts, but that doesn’t mean style goes out of season. We’ve collected three major trends dominating the fashion & design world, and our product picks to bring the winter runway to the home.

We’ve seen these three style statements all over our favorite clothing shops, and are excited to bring you on-trend designs for the home that reflect them!winter_runway_home

1. Perennially-popular plaid is major on winter runways and in shopping centers across the country, and now–in  home design. This season, plaid has gotten a fresh update. Gone is the grunge print of the past; bold hues, and contemporary color pairings make this a runway trend to want.

Love plaid and want to bring some home? Check out the on-trend Graham Duvet Set from Bedroom Expressions. Sharp red, rich blue, and clean lines give this duvet a contemporary yet cozy, comfortable feel.

2. Winter runways suggest that the style world is going a little gothic. Ornate, Old World patterns can be seen on dresses like the one shown, and bring a pop of feminine yet edgy style to any wardrobe.

Gaga for goth? Bring a touch of it home with the the Jackie Accent Chair. The print pops, but is toned down by neutral colors great for most home styles.

3. Who doesn’t love cozy knits? This winter is all about oversized, sumptuous sweaters. Classic neutral colors and knits get updated by going bigger and better with this trend, and we love it!

Have a need for knit? The Ruffled Knit Euro Sham effortlessly brings a touch of luxe knit style to your space.

2014 Bedroom Expressions Black Friday Preview

Sure, everyone loves Black Friday, but there’s even more to love about Black FOURday! We’re excited to announce our 4-day-long sale event that kicks off with on Friday, November 28th, and ends on Cyber Monday, December 1. Take advantage of sale pricing, doorbusters and more, all weekend long.

We want to help you get all the Black Friday deals, without the drama. In preparation for our Black Friday sales event, we’ve put together a pre-sale preview of our favorite finds so you can build a wish list before the sale even starts.

Read through for our top picks for the Black Fourday Sale, and the complete list of Bedroom Expressions deals below–and, get a sneak peek at our COUPONS.

Visit our Black Friday Pinterest board, and repin items to your own “I Want It! Black Friday Wish List” board.

 

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DOORBUSTER: We love the Berkley Queen Bed doorbuster! The striking upholstered headboard, and the casual elegance of this bed make it a timeless style piece, and a great Black Fourday buy! 

POPULAR PICK: It’s easy to see why the Cristo 4 Pc. Queen Bedroom Group is one of our most popular products. Mission-styled, rustic, and warm, this bedroom group is a go-to favorite. 

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STYLE PICK: It’s easy to see why the Grant Park 4 Pc. Queen Bedroom Group is our style pick!  Architectural craftsmanship, a rich brown finish, and sleek lines make it a contemporary style addition to any home- and we love it! 

To take advantage of Oak Express’ Black Fourday Sale, stop in during our extended store hours:

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

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

Clip and save with our Black Friday coupons! Download all the Furniture Row Black Friday Sale Coupons 2014.

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Bedroom Expressions Complete Black Friday Product List:

Doorbuster Specials

  1. Texter nylon task chair was $49, now just $24 each

  2. Hollywood upholstered queen bed now just $99, save $200

  3. Berkley queen bed now just $99, save $200

  4. Michigan Avenue 4 piece queen bedroom group now only $599, that’s $697 off

  5. Ribbon metal queen bed is now $399

Room Groups 

  1. Camden 4 piece queen bedroom group was $1,846, now only $999. You save $847

  2. Cristo 4 piece queen bedroom group now just $1,396

  3. Grant Park 4 piece queen bedroom group is only $1,596

Sale Items

  1. Sports chairs with ottomans (choose from soccer, football, basketball, or baseball mitt) are now just $49 each

  2. Cupcake storage ottoman (3 colors) are only $39 each

  3. Chloe twin sleigh bed is just $499

  4. Blossom swivel child’s chairs (pink or blue) are only $99 each

  5. Mendoza metal queen bed is just $399, save $200

Want more? Check out the rest of our Black Friday and Cyber Monday savings, doorbusters, and coupons at Sofa MartOak Express, and Denver Mattress.

2014 Oak Express Black Friday Preview

Shopping’s biggest day is right around the corner, and we’re excited to offer Black Friday finds you won’t want to miss. From Friday, November 28th, through Monday, December 1, you will get storewide savings during the Oak Express Black Fourday Sale: 4 days of sale prices, doorbusters, and more! To make your shopping experience stressless, we’ve put together a pre-sale look at Black Friday deals you can add to your Oak Express wish list in preparation for the sale.

Read through for our top picks for the Black Fourday Sale, and the complete list of Oak Express deals below–and, get a sneak peek at our COUPONS.

Visit our Black Friday Pinterest board, and repin items to your own “I Want It! Black Friday Wish List” board.

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DOORBUSTER: There’s lots to love about these doorbusters. The Cheval Mirror makes dressing a snap, and adds timeless style to your space. Solid wood construction, and an elegant design make the Cheval Mirror a great value.  Talk about Turkey Day? The Harvest Dining Group is a wonderful piece for entertaining, Thanksgiving or anytime! Sleek, casual yet stylish, this dining group is a great pick.  

POPULAR PICK: We love the top-selling Oak Ridge Drop-Leaf Counter Height Table. Its striking inlayed tabletop gives it a designer feel, and the counter height dimensions make it a fun change from traditional dining groups. 

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STYLE PICK: The Paladin Counter Height Dining Table is our style pick for Black Fourday. With a rich, dark wood finish, and details like nailhead studs, this group combines classic with rustic for a look we love! 

 To take advantage of Oak Express’ Black Fourday Sale, stop in during our extended store hours:

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

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

Clip and save our Black Friday Coupons! Download all the Furniture Row Black Friday Sale Coupons 2014.

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Oak Express Complete Black Friday Product List:

Doorbuster Specials

  1. Harvest 7 piece counter height dining group is just $399, that’s 50% off

  2. Stacking stools (available in chocolate and antique black) were $19 each, now just $5 each

  3. Cheval mirror was $49, now only $19

Sale Items

  1. Isabella 5 piece dining set is now 199, you save $200

  2. Desert Hills trestle table was $1,099, now only $799. You save $300 while supplies last

  3. Desert Hills side chair was $169, now only $99

  4. Desert Hills arm chair was $199, now just $119

  5. Desert Hills china cabinet was $2,248, now just $1,248

  6. Blanco counter height table is now $349, barstools just $129 each

  7. Belle Manor counter height table was $559, now just $499. Barstools only $99 each

  8. Umbria table was $599, now just $499. Chairs only $99 each

  9. Oak Ridge drop-leaf counter height table was $539, now only $389. Barstools are $74 each

  10. Durango drop-leaf counter height table is now just $129. Barstools are only $74 each

  11. Barclay barstool is just $39

  12. Overland barstool is just $39

  13. Scottsboro barstool is just $39

  14. Xavier barstool is just $39

  15. Paladin counter height table was $319, now just $219. Barstools are $94 each

  16. Ebony jewelry armoire is just $129

  17. Melany jewelry armoire is only $199

  18. Jean jewelry armoire is just $199

  19. Woodland jewelry armoire is just $229

  20. Cherie jewelry armoire is now $299

  21. Celeste jewelry armoire now only $319

Want more? Check out the rest of our Black Friday and Cyber Monday savings, doorbusters, and coupons at Sofa MartBedroom Expressions, and Denver Mattress.

 

2014 Sofa Mart Black Friday Preview

We’re excited to offer Black Friday deals you’ll truly be thankful for! Friday, November 28th will kick off Sofa Mart’s Black Fourday Sale: Get storewide savings Black Friday through Cyber Monday (November 28 – December 1). To take the drama out of shopping’s most popular day, we’ve picked some top deals you can add to your Sofa Mart Black Friday wish list before the sale starts.

Want to build your “I Want it! Blackfriday Wishlist” ? Be sure to visit our Black Friday Pinterest board and repin items to your own wish list board. Read on for a pre-sale look at Black Friday products, and for an exclusive sneak peek at our COUPONS.  

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DOORBUSTER: We love this Black Friday doorbuster because it brings warmth and coziness of a fire to your space, with the easy usability of an electric fireplace. The Venus Electric Fireplace is sure to be a hot doorbuster on November 28th! 

POPULAR PICK: Clouds 5pc. Sectional and 3 Overture Tables are among Sofa Mart’s best selling products, and make this dream deal a real steal! Popular for the plush, supportive seating, the Cloud 5 Pc. Sectional boasts luxurious 100% top grain leather, and the added comfort of reclining motion. Pair this sectional with the elegant Overture Tables to create a living room design you will love. 

Solano Style Pick

STYLE PICK: We LOVE the Solano Sofa because of its casual yet inviting style, and its versatile color options. The durable-yet-soft microfiber Solano Sofa is available in an on-trend Mermaid blue, in Mulberry red, and in Cornsilk yellow. No matter your taste, this sofa has something for everyone. The burst of color the Solano brings, and the supportive yet stylish seating make it an overall style winner Black Friday, or any day at all. 

To take advantage of Sofa Mart’s Black Fourday Sale, stop in during our extended store hours:

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

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

Clip and save with our Black Friday Coupons! Download all the Furniture Row Black Friday Sale Coupons 2014.

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Sofa Mart Complete Black Friday Product List:

Doorbuster Specials

  1. Tamarac reclining sofa now just $299, that’s 50% off

  2. Venus electric fireplace now just $99, that’s 50% off

Room Groups

  1. Orion sofa, loveseat, 3 tables and rug now just $1,876

  2. Shenandoah reclining sofa, console, loveseat, 3 tables, rug, and 2 lamps now just $1,996

  3. Bonanza reclining sofa, loveseat, 3 tables, and rug now just $2,199

  4. Cloud 5 piece leather sectional and 3 tables now just $2,694

Sale Items

  1. All Home Decor including rugs and lamps are now 20% off
  2. Orion sofa is now just $579

  3. Tamarac reclining loveseat is now $279

  4. Tamarac recliner is now $199

  5. Colton bonded leather sofa is now $399, you save $100

  6. Triple Play reclining sofa is now $699, you save $100

  7. Solano sofa is now just $579

  8. Britian sofa  (custom orders available) was $729, now just $679

  9. Ithaca accent chair is now $259

  10. Doris accent chair is now $329

  11. Cabreta accent chair is now $349

  12. Prudence accent chair is now $429

  13. Harper 60” media console was $399, now just $299

  14. Contempo 2 piece media wall is now $599

  15. Paladin occasional table group is now 40% off

  16. Paladin coffee table is just $99

  17. Paladin end table now only $69

  18. Paladin sofa table is just $99

  19. Paladin bench is only $99

Want more? Check out the rest of our Black Friday and Cyber Monday savings, doorbusters, and coupons at Oak Express, Bedroom Expressions, and Denver Mattress.

Charlotte Design Studio: Meet Designer Patricia Weeks

*Program available in select locations only.
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While visiting the Charlotte Design Center, we got to meet expert Patricia Weeks, and to chat about her experience with the Furniture Row, her style, and what makes the southern city’s interior designs come to life.

Patricia’s beginnings in retail and visual merchandising with Furniture Row make her a wonderful design resource: She is able to guide the shopping process with her product familiarity, while helping customers bring their visions to life with her skills as an interior decorator. If you’re in the Charlotte area, be sure to stop by Sofa Mart to take advantage of Patricia’s expertise! Don’t miss her interview–and stay tuned for more from the Design Studio at Furniture Row.  — Thanks, Patricia

 

What is your history with Furniture Row and the Design Center?  I started as a sales consultant at store #279 in January 2011, when the store first opened.  6 months later I moved to Davenport, Iowa as a Regional Visual Merchandiser.  I was in Iowa for 8 months before I was transferred to Louisville, Kentucky as a RVM.  After living in KY for a year and a half I was offered the position of Interior Design Consultant at the Charlotte, NC location.  I was excited about moving back home and taking this new position.  I love this position because I’m doing what I love!  I merchandise the showrooms in both Oak Express and Sofa Mart and I help customers with their design needs in their home.  It’s the best of both worlds for me.

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In a nutshell, what does this program offer customers? The free design program helps reassure the customer they have made the right choice for furniture in their home.  It also helps them see the potential to make their house a home by adding finishing touches of a rug, lamps and accessories.  For the customer that has a problem with space planning and visualizing color, the design service is an awesome resource!

Is there a signature style in Charlotte, NC? What are the characteristics of a “traditional Charlotte home?”

Historically Charlotte has been a very traditional market.  However, with the influx of banking and NASCAR, the style is changing.  There isn’t one specific style anymore.  We have clients looking for everything from contemporary, to industrial, to traditional.

What’s your signature style?

I would say my style is very relaxed.  I love mixing in the industrial look of our Lost & Found pieces with a big comfy sofa.  A style you can “live” in—furniture that you aren’t afraid to use. You need to be able to come home after a long day and kick your feet up.

Where do you start when helping a customer? 

I like to start with finding out as much about the client and how they are going to use their furniture and space as I can.  It’s very important to know their needs and wants so I can present them with the right design options including fabric or leather color, style and layout of their room

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

I’ve been working on a condo project in downtown Charlotte.  They were in need of practically everything.  It’s still a work-in-progress, but it has been fun for me to add all of the little extras to help make it a home for this client and his two daughters.  I even did plants for them that helped add the finishing touch to all of the Furniture Row furniture and accessories.

Do you see any trends forming this fall, leading into 2015?

The main trend I am seeing for 2015 is that the industrial look will continue.  Our Lost & Found collection is amazing and blends very well with everything we have to offer.

Meet our Design Studio Designers:

Holland Design Studio: Taylor Haake’s Fall Picks
Denver Design Studio: Meet Denver’s Randi Gipson

 

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.

How to Decorate for Autumn at Home

From the crisp colors of the turning leaves, to the cooler temperatures that make us cuddle up, there is a lot of seasonal inspiration for those of us who LOVE to decorate for autumn at home. Whether you’re looking for new furniture, or a few accent pieces, we’ve put together a list of fall favorites for the the home.

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1.This autumn colored chevron accent pillow & more can be found in-stores and online.

 

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2. We love this festive feather wreath. It brings natural textures, and features fall colors. For more, hop on over to this great DIY instructional to make your own fall feather wreath.

 

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3. Textures & warm metals are a wonderful way to bring fall inspiration indoors. Cable knit throws add cozy warmth during the fall months,  while copper and gold accents are a very on-trend nod to the changing leaves.

 

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4. Adding local plants to your fall tablescape is an easy way to bring the outdoors in. We love these simple leaf and miniature pumpkin centerpieces, found here.

 

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5. Decorating pumpkins is oh-so-fall, and oh-so-fun. No matter how you design and decorate, jazzing up pumpkins is a fabulous way to bring fall home.

 

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6. From rusts and golds, to deep reds and browns, accents like the Venice Accent Chair stylishly add the feeling of fall to your home.

 

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7. With all the sights and sounds of fall, let’s not forget the tastes. This delicious cider recipe is the perfect palate teaser for fall.

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8. Switching out wall art for some fabulous fall pieces, like this Golden Grove canvas, is a super easy way to bring autumn colors to your walls–without adding a drop of paint.

Denver Design Studio: Meet Denver’s Randi Gipson

*Program available in select locations only.
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Furniture Row is excited to offer complimentary in-store design services through The Design Studio program. Select Colorado, Ohio, and North Carolina  locations are up and running, and more launches nationwide are anticipated. We are pleased to feature the interior design insights of Randi Gipson, resident expert Design Consultant of the Denver Design Studio at our Broadway store location.

Randi’s expertise and vision paired with the large selection of product available right in the showroom make her uniquely able to bring customers’ design visions to life. Check out her inspirations and insights in the interview–and if you’re in the Denver area, stop by the store to take advantage of the wonderful opportunity to work with Randi. Thanks, Randi!

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Randi’s favorite project: This kitchen peninsula design. We love it as much as she does!

What attracted you to The Design Studio at Furniture Row?

I have always used my Mom and Dad’s house as my palette for any design ideas I have… The Design Studio allows me to do this on a much bigger level and help customers think outside the box. I love giving ideas that they would have never thought of and see them get so excited and inspired.

What has been your favorite part of working at the Denver/Broadway Design Studio location?

I love all the different homes I see because my customers come from many different cities to get design help. I have helped with some amazing homes as far away as Buena Vista and it is always exciting to see so many different styles.

 Are there challenges that come with having access to such a wide selection of products in the showroom?

It can be challenging when a customer isn’t really sure what they want. I have to figure out how to narrow the items down; especially if they like so many different styles and don’t know which direction they want to go.

In what ways does Colorado influence your designs?

Colorado is such an interesting place when it comes to design because there are two extremes. It is more common in lofts and new builds in Denver to have a modern or industrial style, and then mountain homes tend to have the rustic style which can include bears and moose or something similar. These both influence me because I love mixing them together. It can be tricky to do but the perfect mix of rustic and industrial is my favorite style.

What are some top things for customers to keep in mind when planning an interior design?

I have always designed a room around one piece that stands out to me. It can be as simple as a pillow or as big as a whole bedroom set. It is important to know how much you want to spend and you can save money by getting your hands dirty and doing things yourself. Instead of buying the item, see if there is a way you can make it or something similar for less. You don’t always have to plan the whole space at once. Start small with your inspiration piece and as you go along more ideas will come to you.

Do you have advice for customers considering utilizing The Design Studio’s complimentary service?

Sometimes all people need is a little help deciding on that final item or whether or not their ideas are going to look nice, this is something I can help with. I have also found if you are buying for multiple rooms it is great to have me help because I can coordinate with all of our brands at Furniture Row and make sure everything works together. I can definitely help ease the stress of making everything come together.

Do you currently have a favorite design project to share with us?

I typically have several design projects I am working on at my house. When I get an idea in my head I get so excited and I want to do it right away. My favorite project I have done so far is the peninsula in my kitchen. I found some pallets that were being thrown out; I took them apart and pieced the boards together to cover the backside of my cabinets. The best part is I didn’t paint or stain any of the wood, the colors just worked so well together. I did the same thing to the back of my stairs. Above my counter there were two can lights that were not centered over the peninsula. I had my dad who works with sheet metal make a box to hide the wiring so I could hang pendant lights and center them. I purchased the Mario barstools from Oak express to tie in the industrial metal look. Image featured above

How do you describe your personal design style?

It has been somewhat hard for me to pinpoint what my design style is because I like so many different things. I have had to find it a little by trial and error meaning I’ll try something and if it doesn’t feel right after a while I will change it. I usually do this with paint colors and the accent pieces. With all that said my style is the mix of Colorado I mentioned earlier. I love the industrial look with splashes of rustic here and there.

Meet our Design Studio Designers:

Holland Design Studio: Taylor Haake’s Fall Picks
Charlotte Design Studio: Meet Designer Patricia Weeks

 

Introducing The Design Studio at Furniture Row

*Program available in select locations only.

Designing your home can be daunting–but, it doesn’t have to be. The Design Studio at Furniture Row, and its expert team of in-store designer consultants are here to help take the dread out of design!

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The Design Studio is a complimentary service that connects shoppers with interior designers right in the showroom to help make dream designs reality! How can you take advantage of this great opportunity? Just stop into a participating location, and meet with one of the designers to get started. Bring your inspiration, and let an expert guide your vision. Our designers don’t work for commission, which allows you to explore in a no-pressure atmosphere.

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The Design Studio has launched in Colorado at our Lone Tree, Denver, Aurora, and Lakewood locations, and is expanding across the country with our Holland, Ohio and Charlotte, North Carolina locations just added. Stay tuned for a store near you! In the meantime, be sure to check in on social media for tips, and more from our Design Center experts.

Meet our Design Studio Designers:

Holland Design Studio: Taylor Haake’s Fall Picks
Charlotte Design Studio: Meet Designer Patricia Weeks
Denver Design Studio: Meet Denver Designer Randi Gipson

 

Neutral Nursery Inspiration

When making room for baby, it can be a challenge to visualize the transformation of a home office, or spare bedroom into a nursery. An easy place to start is with the color palette. If an explosion of pink or baby blue have you dreading design, consider neutrals. This neutral nursery inspiration can help you design a room to grow with your baby, and let you have fun with colorful accents.

For the transformation below, slate grey and beige anchor the design. Bright bursts of fun colors accent the look and make it perfect for baby.

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Patterns and texture bring a whimsical touch that’s perfect for a baby’s room. From charming animal prints to classic chevron, this space is an eclectic yet fun nursery for baby. It is a great combination of baby-proofed and baby-prepped, with a sophisticated style mom and dad will love, too. To recreate a neutral nursery like this in your home, paint the walls beige. Then, window treatments, throws, and bedding that tie together the slate grey palette. And because no nursery is complete without toys, choose stuffed animals and play things in colors that will pop against the neutral palette.Baby's-Room-copy[1]Baby's-Room-6-copy[2]Baby's-Room-3-copy

Products available for your home:

Jamison Crib & Toddler Rail, Kidz Bedzzz

Counting Sheep II Canvas, Oak Express

8” Letter “B” – Pottery Barn Kids 

Rock with Ewe Sheep,  Land Of Nod 

Vinnie White Cradle Chair, Overstock.com 

Styling A Moroccan-Inspired Master Suite

With luxurious linens and a rich color palette, the master suite in any home can become a master retreat. The key to styling your master bedroom is to surround yourself with sumptuous fabrics, layers of texture, and relaxing colors. One of our favorites is this Moroccan-inspired master suite of the St. Jude Dream Home furnished by Furniture Row.

In the 2013 St. Jude Dream Home, the 100% cotton Marrakesh Duvet Cover sets the tone of a master suite retreat: Rich royal blues are offset by crisp white, and give this bed a stylish yet tranquil feel. With an exotic but tailored diamond print, this bed brings a burst of Moroccan blue without overwhelming the space. The duvet is paired with 100% Italian sateen sheets in white that boast a dreamy 620 thread count.

To recreate this sophisticated sleep space in your home, try painting the walls taupe, and incorporate accents of navy, sky blue, slate, and bone china to bring depth as you tie the design together. If you are dreaming of this design for your own home, the Marrakesh Duvet Cover from The Linen Shoppé at Furniture Row is available in both King and Queen sizes.

 

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Rustic Inspired

Rustic inspired style brings natural, raw pieces together with polished, refined design elements for a look that is inviting and warm. Key to creating a rustic feel in your home is selecting rich textures, wood finishes with exposed hardware, and earthy hues. We’ve collected our favorite finds that bring rustic home.

From bedding and rugs, to dining sets and lighting, rustic pieces bring homey depth to your design. When shopping for your rustic inspiration, keep an eye out for pieces that feature animal prints, unfinished wood, and layers of warm colors to create your one-of-a-kind rustic space.

 

The Front Door Rusic Inspiration

BED// Mendocino Bed
LAMP// Sculpted Horn Lamp
CHAIR// Carson Chair
END TABLE// Phoenix End Table
WINE RACK// Magellan Wine Cabinet
COFFEE TABLE// Palermo Coffee Table
DINING TABLE// Foundry Dining Group
VASE// Cottage Urn
OBLONG PILLOW// Navajo Pillow
RUG//Montauk Rug
PILLOW// Birds Nest Pillow
LAMP// Turned Finial Lamp
MIRROR// Wilmington Wall Mirror

Radiant Orchid is Color of the Year 2014

Radiant Orchid  is Pantone’s 2014 Color of the Year–and we love it! Inspired by floral orchid, this feminine hue can be delicate or dramatic, and is beautiful as an accent or as a show-stopping feature color.  From the runway to the walkways right into our homes, Radiant Orchid is sure to be a major palette player in color this year: from plush purple cashmeres and eye-popping eye shadows, to luxurious duvet covers and richly textured area rugs, the Color of the Year will be the hit of color people won’t be able to get enough of.

We’ve collected a few of our favorite Radiant Orchid things that are perfect whether you’re dressing up for a radiant night out, or are decorating your home for the on-trend year ahead. For its richness and beauty, Radiant Orchid is sure to be in high demand, and we are so excited to see what designers do with it!

Radiant Orchid Pantone Color of the Year 2014

ONE// Lavender Leaf Comforter Set
TWO// J.Crew Cashmere Sweater
THREE// Lavender Gray Canvas
FOUR// Blanco Interiors
FIVE// Velvet Orbit Pillow
SIX// Mariposa Pillow
SEVEN// Graceful Vine Pillow
EIGHT// Essie Sure Shot & Essie Under Where Nail Colors
NINE// Clip On Earrings
TEN// Eye Shadow Palette
ELEVEN// Poly Shag Rug

Decorating With Winter Textures

Whether it’s how we dress ourselves or how we dress up our homes, winter is the season for layering. Combining rich textures is a winter-wonderful way to add depth to your style. From the fabric selections to the finishes of wood furnishings, each surface in your home is a design opportunity to add layers of texture.

When combining winter textures, consider your color palette and find complementary, but not identical pieces that work together. Don’t be afraid to mix things up. Try using seasonally weighted fabrics–like snuggly wool–and mixing in different metals, fabrics, and prints to tie the look together. From wall art to lamps and cozy throw blankets, texture is a sure way to add warmth, and an elevated flare to your space this winter, and year round. The Front Door Winter Textures

1 Park Place Canvas – Sofa Mart
2 Wavelength Comforter Set – Bedroom Expressions
3 Column Table Lamp – Sofa Mart
4 Hudson Side Chair – Oak Express
5 Ivory Urban Shag Rug – Sofa Mart
6 Park Avenue Silver Floor Mirror – Sofa Mart
7 Times Roman Vase – Sofa Mart
8 Jackie Chair – Sofa Mart
9 Vintage Wash Frame – Sofa Mart
10 Gray Copper Sky Canvas – Sofa Mart
11 Covington Gold Tiled Rug – Sofa Mart
12 Dushanbe Pearl Rug – Sofa Mart
13 Wilmington Wall Mirror – Sofa Mart