This blog was written by Jean Oglethorpe, mother to the two co-founders of The Stated Home and a truly inspiring decorator. For quite a while, I have been thinking about doing something to add pizzazz to the windows in my breakfast nook. When we first moved in eight years ago, I had purchased roman ... Read More about DIY Cornice Project Anyone Can Do
Let’s say you’ve decided on a leather sofa, chair, or ottoman—how do you decide which leather to select? It can be a confusing decision, with descriptions such as full grain, top grain, split and bonded leather, aniline, and semi-aniline floating about. You aren’t just choosing color, you also are ... Read More about Fine Leather Furniture: A Shopping Guide
It’s true that good things come to those who wait. How else can you explain the pleasures of homemade bread, springtime tulips, and the Veronica Mars movie? Well the pleasures of waiting apply to furniture too. And while the wait for made-to-order furniture is a bit longer than the wait for a loaf ... Read More about Customized Furniture: Why It’s Worth It
You may know instantly whether you prefer your sofa to have a skirt or show some leg, but many people realize they could go either way. Along with sofa arm style, the skirt/leg option can instantly make a sofa more traditional or modern looking. Here’s everything you need to know to help make your ... Read More about Turned Leg, Tapered Leg, or Skirt: Which is Right for You?
We know what you’re thinking about shopping for furniture online: “But I need to SIT in it before I buy it.” Yes, while the truest test of comfort is plopping down into a piece of furniture, you can actually do a pretty good job of determining comfort by sitting in furniture you already own and ... Read More about What Factors Create the Most Comfortable Furniture