Honolulu is a wonderful mixture of a pure beach town (it’s where Waikiki is) and Rodeo Drive with a completely international vibe to it. Unlike most of the other less-urban-feeling Hawaiian islands, Honolulu is not necessarily a place to go to get away from it all. But don’t let that dissuade you from picking it as a vacation spot. The water is some of the bluest you’ve ever seen, the dining options are unique and delicious, and there are wonderful shops and goods you won’t find anywhere else in the US. (more…)
The current design trend is one that can’t be defined by an all-encompassing phrase like traditional, modern, formal, or shabby chic. Look in any design magazine and most of the rooms are a blend of styles that can be taken in any direction with the addition of a few accessories. This design style is known as transitional, and we couldn’t love it more. It means you can make your grandmother’s antique sofa look great with a glass coffee table or create a space with a vibe that is at once modern and inviting. (more…)
Now that your new couch has arrived and is in its place of honor in the living room, there are a few steps you should take to keep it looking fabulous (and no, you don’t have to encase it in plastic).
One of the best—and easiest—things you can do for your upholstered or slipcovered furniture is to rotate and fluff your seat and back cushions (you might need to do this more often depending on the kind of cushion fill you have). Vacuuming with a soft brush attachment will remove dust and debris, but if you need to do more advanced cleaning, keep reading. (And if you’re still hunting for the perfect piece of upholstered furniture, check out our selection here.) (more…)
Now that you’ve decided that a leather couch is just what you want, you want it to last as long as possible. Leather upholstery may be strong and durable, but it still requires some maintenance to last for years. (And if you’re looking for the perfect piece of leather furniture, check out our selection here.) (more…)
Choosing the fabric for your new upholstered couch may seem complicated, but it doesn’t have to be. Sure, there are lots of colors and textures to choose from, but that’s the fun part! If you are shopping at our site, thestatedhome.com, we’ll even send you samples, so you can spread them out and pick the one you love the most. But looks are just one factor. There’s also durability, types of fabric, and what care is required to consider. So let’s clear it all up for you. (more…)
You’ve probably noticed that when it comes to describing an interior design style, there are three main terms thrown around: traditional, modern, and transitional. When it comes down to it, there’s really just traditional and modern (transitional is a mixture of those two). While it’s natural to be unsure about what your design style is, it’s actually really easy to figure out. You either like a roomful of antiques and chintz (traditional), a minimalist look with straight lines (modern), or a little bit of both (transitional).
So which design style are you and how should you decorate? (more…)