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Window Seats- Cozy Little Spots To Curl Up When It Gets Cold Outside

Saturday, November 14th, 2015

Sit A Spell And Relax…… Window seats are often one of the most loved spaces in a home. They create a sense of coziness and security, thanks to this little niche that defines a window seat. Sometimes they even provide extra storage when fitted with drawers, cabinets, or View More

Sit A Spell And Relax……

Window seats are often one of the most loved spaces in a home. They create a sense of coziness and security, thanks to this little niche that defines a window seat. Sometimes they even provide extra storage when fitted with drawers, cabinets, or a simply hinged bench top. Maybe it’s their ability to take an unused or awkward space and turn it into a charming focal point that warms our hearts.

You can find window seats in homes representing just about every American architectural style, from colonial to contemporary, and the fact that they’ve endured this long speaks to their form and versatility. They also have a place in every room, whether as a banquette in the kitchen, a boot bench in an entry, or a hideaway for reading a book in the den, and can be trimmed to match existing moldings.

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Sit Back And Enjoy The Latest Issue Of LONNY!!

Wednesday, June 3rd, 2015

LONNY MAGAZINE-Click Link and ENJOY!! http://www.lonny.com/mag/-jplXnnDVzQ/May+2015    

LONNY MAGAZINE-Click Link and ENJOY!! http://www.lonny.com/mag/-jplXnnDVzQ/May+2015
 

 

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Fall into Autumn!

Thursday, September 18th, 2014

What better trendsetter for the fall than Mother Nature herself! As fall approaches, layer your home in the warm and timeless colors of the season’s leaves…. with a TWIST Fall colors don’t have to be muted and dark. Don’t be afraid to go with bold and bright versions of View More

What better trendsetter for the fall than Mother Nature herself! As fall approaches, layer your home in the warm and timeless colors of the season’s leaves….

with a TWIST

Fall colors don’t have to be muted and dark. Don’t be afraid to go with bold and bright versions of reds, oranges and yellows…

Visit our friends at Surya for your fall accessories! www.surya.com

 

Here are a few examples:

 

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via surya

Surya- Thacker throw

Surya- Thacker throw

Switch it up!

Monday, August 25th, 2014

Getting tired of your interior spaces?? Switch it up by moving your furniture into different rooms! Many pieces of furniture can be used for different functions….so use your imagination!   Use this Penelope Nightstand from West Elm as a night stand or side table in a living room View More

Getting tired of your interior spaces?? Switch it up by moving your furniture into different rooms! Many pieces of furniture can be used for different functions….so use your imagination!

 

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Use this Penelope Nightstand from West Elm as a night stand or side table in a living room or sitting area

 

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Or this Caroll Farm bench at the foot of a bed or as seating around a breakfast table

 

We’re Raising the Bar (Stool)

Thursday, July 24th, 2014

These five bar stools allow for informal kitchen dining and can double as extra seating anywhere in the house.   The swivel seat makes for easy conversation.   We love this French style for its caned back/handsome leather combo.     Good for small spaces. It almost disappears. View More

These five bar stools allow for informal kitchen dining and can double as extra seating anywhere in the house.

 

The swivel seat makes for easy conversation.

 

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Wyndham Swivel, Arteriors

We love this French style for its caned back/handsome leather combo.

 

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Vintage French Cane Back Round Leather, Restoration Hardware

 

Good for small spaces. It almost disappears.

 

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Vapor, CB2

Back in the Saddle again! This time at the kitchen island.

 

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Saddle Bar Stool, West Elm

 The shape, the cow hide, the brass. Simply love.

 

Calvin, Arteriors

Calvin, Arteriors

Posted by Intern Bailey

How Much Do YOU Bench?

Wednesday, July 23rd, 2014

You can bench in an entryway or at the foot of a bed. Wherever you choose to bench, make sure you do it in style. Posted by Intern Bailey

You can bench in an entryway or at the foot of a bed. Wherever you choose to bench, make sure you do it in style.

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Spindle Bench, Jayson Home

Knox Bench, Dwell Studio

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Tufted Bench, West Elm

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Transitional Bench, Elte

Posted by Intern Bailey

One Versatile Little Chair

Friday, July 18th, 2014

On our latest trip to West Elm, we came across this swiveling office chair. We love it for its petite proportions and clean lines. Best of all, it looks good enough to use anywhere. Check out all the options below. The Saddle at a desk We love how View More

On our latest trip to West Elm, we came across this swiveling office chair. We love it for its petite proportions and clean lines. Best of all, it looks good enough to use anywhere. Check out all the options below.

The Saddle at a desk

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saddle desk

We love how this bed side table doubles as a vanity. The Saddle makes a great vanity chair.saddle vanity

Or accent chair

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Posted by Intern Bailey

Australia’s Adore Home Magazine- June/July 2014

Monday, July 14th, 2014

Click cover to read the latest issue of …..   and tell us what caught your eye and imagination!!

Click cover to read the latest issue of …..

adore home magazine new issue jun-jul 2014 edition work spaces feature home offices claudia stephenson

 

and tell us what caught your eye and imagination!!

Zebra Shaped Rug

Monday, March 31st, 2014

I couldn’t help but notice the eye catching zebra shaped rugs featured in the latest issues of House Beautiful and Domino. Here in House Beautiful, a wool zebra shaped rug is used in a coastal cottage.  In Domino, the zebra rug, is used in a contemporary dining room. View More

I couldn’t help but notice the eye catching zebra shaped rugs featured in the latest issues of House Beautiful and Domino.

Here in House Beautiful, a wool zebra shaped rug is used in a coastal cottage.

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 In Domino, the zebra rug, is used in a contemporary dining room.

photo 2-5I did some more searching for rooms that have zebra shaped rugs, and what I found is that it looks good in every room and in every style.  From traditional to modern to eclectic, it just makes the room look finished.

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All above room images found via Pinterest

Want to get this look?  I found two great versions of the zebra rug, one high and one low.

Design Within Reach

Design Within Reach $2363.00

Wayfair

Wayfair $317.10

From drawing…to reality!

Wednesday, March 26th, 2014

We are very happy with how our classic fireplace design is coming along. Check back to see the finished product!   Lately we’ve had several requests to design fireplaces…look’s like everyone is ready for a change after this long winter. Tired of your fireplace? Ready for a new View More

We are very happy with how our classic fireplace design is coming along. Check back to see the finished product!

 

Lately we’ve had several requests to design fireplaces…look’s like everyone is ready for a change after this long winter.

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Tired of your fireplace? Ready for a new look? Give us a call! 9198474717