Blog

08 Mar 2019
  You may be under the impression that storage is one of those necessary evils in the home. Useful, functional, but maybe not the most interesting. We invite you to think again. Storage doesn't have to be boring, and in a lot of cases, it can be the focal point of a room. Meet the new storage credenza from BDI: The Tanami Console. With clean lines and textured, sculpted doors, the Tanami is a dramatic and multi-functional storage option.     Multipurpose, modern storage   The inspiration behind the Tanami was the Tanami Desert, and it features, in the company's words, "dune-like waves across the door fascia and side panels." Linda Maguire, store manager in our Boston showroom, loves it for its versatile capabilities. She says, ...
04 Mar 2019
Houseplants are trending right now. And for good reason! Not only are they beneficial for your health and the air quality in your home, but they're a stunning addition to your home decor.   Catherine Willey, our store manager in Framingham, loves houseplants for the life they breathe into your home.     And besides looking beautiful, houseplants play an important role in your home design by adding balance, color, and texture to your room plan.   Balance   Balance is key in interior design. And it's one of those somewhat indefinable elements of design. Without it, your room will look off but you may not know why. Using houseplants to create structural balance in your home is a unique and fun way to create interest in a ...
21 Feb 2019
When you're decorating a kid's bedroom you have the opportunity to inject some whimsy into the design. Their bedroom should reflect their style, interests, and hobbies.   However, it's also important to choose quality furniture that will stand the test of the time and grow with your children. We spoke with Cheryl Harrington, from our Pembroke showroom, to get her expert tips on how to design a fun and functional children's bedroom.     Go classic and neutral   Setting the groundwork for a kid's bedroom is all about choosing pieces that will carry them through their childhood and possibly into their adulthood.   Cheryl explains, "Kids change their minds constantly about their favorite color and their interests. It's a great idea to have a neutral wall color and ...
21 Feb 2019
Book lovers all over the world dream of having perfect reading nooks in their homes. Sometimes, it seems as if these are a privilege of the wealthy, but thanks to DIY creative ideas, making your own reading nook is becoming a global trend. There are many benefits of having an isolated, comfy, and relaxing place that never stops tempting you to grab a book and engage in endless reading. Here are some tips and tricks on how to make your reading nook the dreamiest place ever.     Surround the reading corner with bookshelves   With bookshelves surrounding your reading place, you're guaranteed to be protected from disturbances. By placing bookshelves around your reading nook, you're sending a clear message "“ this is a place ...
15 Feb 2019
Our pick of the week comes from Carolyn Ricciardi, a Design Consultant in our Pembroke store. It's the Sally Swivel Chair, a chair she loves so much she bought 2 for her home!     "The nice thing is that someone like me, at 5'4, is comfortable, as well as someone who's 6 foot tall." Because it's transitional you can change the look with the fabric, opting for something classic like coastal stripes or a funkier look. You can also choose custom fabric to really personalize it. "It's transitional so it blends with any décor. It's just a good, classic chair."   Carolyn chose the Sally Swivel for her own living room. "I wanted chairs that could float without closing off the room. I love ...
11 Feb 2019
  Bringing plants into your home is beneficial in so many ways. Countless studies, including one from NASA, have been conducted about the stress-relieving, soothing, and purifying properties that plants have in the home.   And from a design perspective, the appeal is clear: houseplants bring the outdoors in and add texture, dimension, and color to your home.   We also know that learning to take care of plants in the home can be a challenge. We spoke with Lindsey Swett, the owner and founder of Niche Urban Supply Plant shop to get her expert take on bringing plants in the home as a beginner.   Let's start with the basics   Why should you bring plants into the home?   Lindsey says, "We believe plants support your creativity and ...
06 Feb 2019
This week's pick of the week comes from Kelly Sullivan, a Design Consultant in our Acton store. She chose the Camilla Dining Table, a new table from Gat Creek. She says, "I love this classic and versatile pedestal table."     At 36 inches around it's the perfect, petite size for many uses. She explains, "It can be used as a bistro table in a small kitchen, or you can place it in a large foyer with a beautiful floral arrangement on top. You can also pair with an L-shaped banquette to create a cozy space in the corner of a kitchen."   The multi-functionality doesn't stop at dining areas, you also place it in the corner of a living room with a big lamp ...