The Secret of Quality Furniture…

Everybody pretty much knows that “they don’t make furniture like they used to” – but how can you tell the difference between good and bad? To make a confusing topic relatively straightforward, here’s a secret…weight. 

Let’s start with upholstered pieces…good frames are made from a hardwood (deciduous trees like teak, oak, walnut, maple) which […]

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Making a Good Room Look Great


How do you make a room go from good to great? It’s not as hard as you may think. You’ve probably had this experience…your room looks “nice” and then you put some flowers on the table; or you buy new throw pillows and suddenly you love your room. It often just takes that one […]

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Furniture Shopping: How to ask for help

Shopping for home decor can be exhausting sometimes. It’s easy to get frustrated if you can’t find the right item or aren’t exactly sure what you want.  Some of us end up hoping the “right” item will pop out of the shadows and tap us on the shoulder. How to avoid this and make […]

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Tips for Decorating with Old & New Furniture

Mixing furniture lends such personality to a room. If you love the look of an eclectic room, but are a little unsure about how to make it work, I’ve collected some tips and photos to help.

Generally, color is the best way to make items work together. The rooms in these top photos have […]

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What’s the value of your furniture?

Determining the value of your furniture isn’t easy – it’s not like there is a Blue Book or real estate comps to give you a clue. If you don’t have collectible, designer items or time for a thorough appraisal, it’s tricky. So, having bought and sold tons of furniture, I thought I’d share a […]

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Sofa Swap #2

Think you are stuck with the look of that sofa? You’re not! Adding a different color palette can completely change the look of a piece of furniture – and your room.

We have a sofa made from a red and off-white ticking fabric. It’s a surprisingly neutral color that can be accented in many different […]

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Makin’ the Most of it

Everyone loves a bargain. One of the best way to get a good value from furniture (other than buying quality!) is buying furniture that has multiple uses.

One of the most popular item we sell are trunks. Trunks are wonderfully versatile – use as a coffee table, storage, side table, or bench. They usually have […]

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Room Redesign

We  were inspired by The Design Source, Ltd.’s styling at the Live Style! event last week and wanted to share their “think outside the box” mentality to decorating. I think the best example is this table. Most of us see this table and think of it in a sun room, porch or traditional setting.


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“Help! What should I do?”

“Should”? No one likes a should. Not in a career, a relationship or even…home decor. So thank goodness there really aren’t any shoulds. Well, at least not in home decor.

Let’s start with the basics…you don’t have to use your dining room for dining, you don’t have to buy a sofa for your living […]

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Sofa Swap

We thought it would be fun to show you three ways we used the same sofa. This totally retro sofa was quite a find, but also a little of a design challenge considering what else we had available.

The photo below was our first attempt to integrate the sofa into a room. In this room, […]

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