Month: November 2014

Custom Bench

How To Mix And Match Without The Clash

A trend in home decor that is steadily on the rise is mixing fabrics and patterns. It is no longer fashionable to have a room filled with only one pattern, such as plaid. This new trend has opened up an entirely new space for creativity and artistic freedom, allowing you to display different styles and colors that all come together to form one extraordinary look.

However, for the non-Michelangelos of interior design, mixing different styles and colors can be very intimidating to attempt and challenging to master. Here are 5 tips to help you navigate through a successful design endeavor!

1. Keep Your Balance

The most important component to remember when designing a room with mixed patterns and fabrics is visual balance. Too much of one thing, or too many different things, are both situations you want to avoid when decorating.

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Tan Leather Love Seat

3 Questions to Ask When Buying Leather

One of the greatest appeals of leather is its timeless elegance and ability to add instant character to a room. Because leather lasts far longer than woven fabric, it is a wise investment for furniture that will see significant daily use.

But not all leather is created equally. Here are some questions to ask as you search for the perfect hide.

How does it feel?

Regardless of style, the leather should be soft, supple, and comfortable to the touch. Anything else is an inferior product, and not worth your money.

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Leather Couch and Pillows

3 Signs it is Time to Reupholster

Sometimes the daily wear and tear on furniture goes unnoticed for years, but there comes a time when the truth can no longer be denied. The furniture you once loved is now an uncomfortable eyesore.

If your beloved sofa or favorite reading chair is starting to show its age, you don’t have to toss it out. Any piece with a well-made frame, whether antique or modern, can easily provide you with comfort and enjoyment for decades to come.

All it needs is a little TLC.

So how do you know it’s time to reupholster?

Sign #1 – The fabric is rough or worn out.

Normal daily use takes a toll on the fabric covering armrests, cushions, and footrests.

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Bedroom Curtains Design

4 Fall Trends in Stylish Window Treatments

A very simple way to change up the décor of your home or office is with new window treatments.

As interior decorating trends continue to focus on simplicity and minimalism, here are four things to consider when shopping for new shades or draperies.

1. Layering

Clean lines and consistent colors keep this look modern and stylish. One of the most popular layering techniques right now is pairing blinds in a natural fiber with pleated, floor-length drapes in the same color palette. Roman shades are also very popular at the moment, and layering a bold printed shade above a neutral shade gives this classic style a fresh twist.

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