One of our go-to ways to design a room is to choose the rug and then base the design off of that. It’s easier to pull colors from the rug and pick upholstery fabrics in those hues than it is to find a rug to go with an existing upholstered piece. To show you what we mean, we’ve put together a ... Read More about Classic or Modern Design with a Traditional Area Rug
Shopping for high quality wood furniture can feel so frustrating. Something may look great in the store, only to start to fall apart once you bring it home. The thing with furniture is that it’s what’s on the inside that matters--and that can be hard to figure out. For an in-depth article on what to ... Read More about Solid Wood Furniture: What Quality Will You Find at Different Stores?
It seems like everywhere you turn, there’s something lurking in a product ready to kill you: nitrates in your bacon, parabens in your face lotion, even food dye in your delicious cupcake! And sadly, furniture isn’t innocent. The problem is that plenty of manufacturers use toxic materials, from glue ... Read More about Non-Toxic Sofas: Do They Exist and How to Find Them
A lot of people believe they shouldn’t invest in good furniture because they have small kids full of destructive tendencies. While this logic may sound solid on the surface, it ends up falling apart when you dig a little deeper. If your furniture is getting trashed by your kids, it’s ... Read More about Kid-Friendly Couches: How to Shop for Pieces Your Children Won’t Destroy
The majority of people we help with furniture shopping bring up that they have a cat or dog at home. That's not surprising since 68 percent of households have a pet (ours included!). The NUMBER ONE thing you can do to protect your furniture is to not let your animals on it. But we know from personal ... Read More about Pet-Friendly Furniture: The Best Choices for Dog- and Cat-Owners