home decor

These pictures do not do this rug justice! It is a really cool rug and we’re excited to have it in the showroom! Feizy made this 6’ x 9’ rug, that they’ve dubbed “Estelle,” out of cut pieces of leather hides. It moves gradually from light to dark hides and it’s neutral palette would work well in so many different settings. You’ve got to see this rug in person!

Mirrors!

Mirrors! They can make a room look larger or bring more light into a space. They can be fun or stately and help convey the tone of your room. Here are some of our favorite accent mirrors on our showroom floor. Which is your favorite?

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What's on your Christmas List?

by Cheryl Duncan, designer

Typically during this busy season, the people we see come through our doors are on a mission: either looking for a gift for someone or looking to take the opportunity to purchase furniture for themselves for Christmas. If you are like me, you have a few hard-to-buy-for people on your list! Here are some suggestions to help with your holiday shopping! 

Wonderful rustic clock by Uttermost, paired with a beautiful Quoizel Tiffany lamp!

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For the retro guy, the Sitka lamp by Uttermost!

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For the Stickley enthusiast, the 2013 collector’s piece:

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A warm & inviting mission lamp by Quoizel!

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Or, here’s one for you! How about new living room furniture! There is still time to get it for your Holiday Celebrations!

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All items (and more!) are currently available from our showroom floor! Come see us and check a few items off your shopping list!

Junk Drawer

by Jennifer Bump

I have a confession to make:  I have a junk drawer.  Several, in fact.   Although, I take issue with calling them junk drawers.  I mean “junk” insinuates that I have rusted carburetors, a broken hot pink plastic swimming pool from three summers ago, and pens that don’t work just shoved into whatever space I can find. And that is completely untrue.  My multi-purpose drawers, as I prefer we call them, don’t contain junk so much as they contain art projects, extra pieces of drapery/plumbing/electrical hardware that my dad assures me I will need in the future, pens that work (well, they worked the last time I checked) and all of the things I have to get off all visible surfaces when people come over. 

And I’m not alone.  That’s right, you have one too.  No need to feel ashamed.  Now, I don’t know what has caused your particular multi-purpose drawer situation but what I need is a better storage solution.  A permanent place where I can keep my art projects together, where my random cords have a home, and a space that is out of sight for the rulers, pens, scissors and tape that keep life running.   Just preferably not in the same drawer.

Paula Deen has a quaint little line of furniture and I like to imagine that she’s the type of lady that understands that people have junk drawers or as she says it, in my mind “jungk draaws.”   She has two pieces in her collection that would help me stylishly organize my projects into a more permanent solution.

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                                   Paula’s Dish Pantry (Item 192678)

Paula’s Dish Pantry is great because you have some displayable space on top and a bunch of drawers to help you organize below.  I love the hardware on this piece and the old library card drawers. Plus the two toned finish really gives the piece depth. 

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                       Paula’s Kitchen Organizer Cabinet (Item 197676)

This piece could go so many places in a home—kitchen, bedroom, bathroom, mudroom, laundry room.  Think of the possibilities!  Plus the piece also features drawers that are labelable.  I don’t think the awesomeness of labelable drawers can be overstated…everyone could have their own drawer in the bathroom.  I came from a family of six and having your own drawer in the bathroom was kind of a big deal.

I love these pieces.  They are both so beautiful and also amazingly functional.  No more multi-purpose drawers full of playing cards, unused candles, thumb tacks, and photo albums rolling around together.  You all have a place you can call your own now.  Happy organizing!