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24 Oct 2018
  Recently, we had a chance to visit a local woodshop that we've been partnered with for over 30 years and get a peek into their daily routine. They've been making hardwood furniture for around 35 years, and they specialize in bedroom furniture as well as mirrors, tables, and occasionally media cabinets. We spoke to Chris who's been with them for 19 years. He describes the wood they use for their pieces, "Everything we do is cherry, but our secondary woods for the drawer sides are pine. Most of our cherry comes from the Alleghany National Forest in Pennsylvania."   Sustainability   Caring for, and not harming, the environment is important to them and they take care to ensure that the wood they source is ...
22 Oct 2018
Upholstery and interior design trends are constantly in flux. And, as with everything else, it's important to invest in pieces that work for you and your lifestyle. That being said, learning about the latest trends will inspire you, inform you, and help you along your design journey.       High Style, High Performance   There are a few key elements in upholstery that are trending right now, including layering textured styles, and softened shapes. But the main takeaway You want a fabric that looks beautiful but isn't high maintenance. In other words, as Catherine Willey, our store manager in Framingham, likes to call it, "High-Style and High-Performance." While patterns and color trends come and go, the trend is consistently moving towards fabrics that are made ...
19 Oct 2018
  A bedroom set can cost you anywhere from $3,000 to around $10,000 or more. A quality bed will range from $400 to $4,000, the larger the bed the greater the cost. A nightstand will, in general, sit somewhere between $300 and $3,000, and a chest of drawers will also vary greatly, from around $300 to $5,000. Of course, the price of a bedroom set varies greatly depending on size, style, quality, and material. If your furniture is locally made, solid wood, and handcrafted, that will reflect in the price. You should also keep in mind that this price range doesn't include additional design elements, such as a rug, mattress, or bedding.     For an in-depth look at how much it costs to ...
19 Oct 2018
  Open floor plan living areas are incredibly beneficial to the flow of a house. They're great for entertaining, they invite conversation, and they allow you to easily transition your decor from one space to the next. They do, however, provide somewhat of a challenge. It's necessary for an open floor plan to differentiate between two functional spaces, like a kitchen and living room, while at the same time remaining cohesive.     Delineate   Determine how you're going to define the two areas. Placement of furniture is key, and it becomes more important the larger the area is.   Generally, the easiest way to do this is to float your furniture. This may mean placing a sectional or a sofa facing away from the kitchen, with ...
17 Oct 2018
  We're excited to introduce the Comfort Air from American Leather, a unique and innovative release that moves with your body, glides effortlessly, and is designed to make you feel like you're floating on a cloud.   What is it   The Comfort Air is neither a recliner, a chair, nor a glider. It's a combination of all those styles and more. The Comfort Air moves with your body and is designed to let you lounge without restriction. Although it's technically not a recliner and the seat and the back are independent of each other, it does recline. It's available in six styles, all named after clouds: Cirrus, Cloud, Cumulus, Nimbus, Pileus, and Stratus.   How much does it cost   The price of the Comfort Air ranges from ...
09 Oct 2018
"Hygge", is, to put it simply, the Danish art of being cozy, and it has traveled overseas and become an American obsession. And with good reason. Most people wouldn't object to a little extra coziness in the home. When the weather starts to get chillier we layer up with cozy knits, so why not do the same with our decor We're giving you all of our best design tips to add warmth to your decor and create a cozy living room fit for the weather.       Layering textures   Adding warmth to your home decor is best started the same way you add warmth to your clothing, with layering. The easiest way to start is from the ground up. In this case, a rug. ...
04 Oct 2018
The master bedroom is an important part of how rested and rejuvenated you feel on a daily basis. Unfortunately, it's often an area of the home that's designed and then forgotten, leaving you with the same set-up you had 15 years ago. We're here to give you simple tips on how to decorate your master bedroom and give it the attention it deserves, whether you're starting from scratch or updating an older room.     First steps   Even if you're not starting from scratch, decorating is often intimidating if you don't know where to start. We suggest asking yourself a few questions before you begin. First, what are you keeping Take inventory of everything that's staying in the room. Next, think about color and ...