What you need to know about chairs.

February 21, 2019

What you need to know about accent chairs.

Chairs can complement the decor in any room. They play a significant role in defining the space. Accent chairs refer to many different types of chairs and styles. So it’s important to know what’s out there and what best suits your style.
Below are some of the options that are available. 

Types of Accent Chairs:
1. Arm Chair– One of the most popular style. They have comfortable sides to rest your arms. Armchairs come in a variety of material, colors, & sizes.
2. Slipper Chair – Gives you an extra place to sit without taking up space. Sleek and streamed-lined. These chairs have no armrest.
3. Side Chair– One of the most versatile chair. Petite profile. They don’t have arms, similar to the slipper chair. They can fit anywhere and are used mostly in dining rooms.
4. Barrel Chair– Got its name from its shape. The back of the chair looks like a barrel. Comfort is essential for this style of chair. 
5. Lounge Chair–  Just what the name implies, you lounge in this chair. Comfort is the goal, and most of the chairs have a place to rest your feet. Some may come with ottomans.
6. Wingback Chair– The high back and winged shape are foremost in this design. This design does tend to be bulky, so it is not ideal if you plan on moving them around.
7. Club Chair – Have a deeper seat than most normal chairs, high arms and are very comfortable. They are great for living rooms.
8. Parson Chair– These chairs are streamlined and sleek. They can go in any space but are mostly used in dining rooms.
9. Papasan Chair– These chairs have frames that are made from rattan. Their overall design is in the shape of a dish. Extremely comfortable. Mostly used in sunrooms or patios.
10. Ballon Chair– Sometimes called an egg chair, due to their shape. It’s a unique look. Some of these chairs can be mounted on the ceiling.
11. Chesterfield Chair– Incredible comfortable chair with a very formal look. They tend to have rolled arms and nailheads. This style of chairs works well with any design.
Types of Styles:

1. Modern– This style gets its design elements from the modern movement. The style tends to be streamlined and straightforward.
2. Contemporary – Similar to modern but it is known for its stark simplicity. Curves are a common design element as well.

3. Traditional – Classic authentic look. Traditional style is warm, relaxed and not at all exceptional design. They can even look slightly outdated. The goal of this style is function over design.

4. Transitional– Its a blend of tradition and contemporary design. The best of both worlds. Clean lines and an emphasis on comfort, all in one package.
5. Rustic– Simple laid back design. They have a basic design that highlights natural beauty. Most have natural elements like wood or metal.
6. Country– Sometimes called cottage or even shabby chic. This is a laid back design that tends to incorporate bright colors.
7. Glam– Adds sparkle to any space. Elegance is its core design, and it creates a big statement in any area.
8. Coastal– Think beach house. It has a simple look and combines natural materials.
9. Mid Century Modern – A modern design with a more updated look. Classic style with a vintage look that dates the 50s era.
10. Industrial– Incredible functional and humble design. This style has a raw, organic, feel to it. Can use metal and wood as part of the design.

As you can see, there are many options. Of course, cost and budget is always a factor, and that will depend on the style you choose. Prices can range from $150 to $1,000 per chair!! But the cost isn’t the only factor to consider. How will the chairs be used? Is style the primary consideration? Or is the function?

Just remember that accent chair will dictate the style of that space, so choose wisely!!

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Coffee Tables

January 17, 2019

Coffee Tables

Have you ever gone shopping for coffee tables? The sheer volume only sends most people running. It’s impressive, to say the least. There are many purposes and functions to coffee table; they are not merely decorative.

They are many different types, stylesand materials. Each one is unique. Not all will work in your space. This may help alleviate the confusion.

Types of tables:

1. Coffee Table – Used in living rooms and placed in front of the sofa. Great for putting food, drinks or displaying decorative objects.

2. Accent Table – This covers a variety of tables. The most important thing to remember is they are small and can be placed anywhere.

4. Console Table – Also known as sofa tables. They are long, thin, narrow and fit nicely behind the sofa. They are also used for TV placement.

5. Side Table – Fits beside a sofa. Great for lamps or drinks. Sometimes called an end table.

6. C-Table– They are unique C-shaped. This allows them to go over beds or sofa. They can hold your drinks or laptop.

7. Nesting Tables – Sometimes called bunching tables. They are two or more tables that fit together. This is a great option when space is limited.

8. Drum Table – They were created in the 1700s. Most often called round table. They can come in many different finishes and heights.

9. Ottoman – This is a very versatile table as it can double as a table. Comes in many different shapes, sizes and some come with storage. Ideal for families.

Styles of Tables:

1. Shabby Chic– Also known as cottage table. Usually, whitewashed or painted. Can be distressed, real country look. 

2. Shaker – This simply style table works in just about in any room. It has straight legs and simple lines. Minimalist in its design since there are no carvings or inlays. They can come with drawers.

3. Mid-Century– Created in the 1950s – 1060s they are characterized by their clean, simple lines. Extremely popular in today’s designs. Works well with may design styles.

4. Parson– Modern table with four flush equal, square legs that are equally as thick as the top. The table can rectangular or square. 

5. Modern – This furniture was produced in the 20th century. Simple, clean lines, clean shapes.
6. Contemporary– Very similar to modern, the difference? Contemporary refers to what is popular in today market.

7. Rustic– Countryside, old fashion best describes this style of table. Most of the time the material is wood, it may have metal.

8. Coastal – Made famous by coastal living. These pieces are light in color. They tend to be wood and have natural shapes — a casual and organic feel to them.

9. Industrial – They tend to have the look and feel of factory tools. They utilize metal and wood. More of a rough-hewn construction. Very appealing in many designs.

10. Vintage– From the days-gone-by. But they can also be quirky in design. Think flea make finds.

11. Folding Table– Great for saving spaces. They are flexible, portable and convenient. 

Materials Styles:

1. Wood – There are many different varieties of grains and color. By far the most popular material. But wood is susceptible to water, so you must be careful.

2. Metal – Easy-to-clean, durable and very popular in design. Usually complemented with glass, wood, or stone.

3. Glass– This style can be traditional or modern. Keep in mind rings and spills will be visible on the glass. Needs to be cleaned often, may not be sensible with young children.

4. Stone – Slate, stone, marble, to name a few. There will be upkeep to this as the stone will need to be sealed.

5. Acrylic – Has the look of glass but allows for versatility. It can be shaped into any form. Much safer than glass. It was once popular in the ’50s and is now making a huge comeback. Tends to lend it’s self to a more contemporary design.

6. Upholstered– If you want a cushy place to rest your feet, then look no further. These tables can be covered in fabric, faux leather or genuine leather. They can also have storage. 

The last thing you should know before choosing your table is the height and width. The height of the table should be anywhere from 1″-3″ below the sofa. The optimal height for the coffee table should 18″ -20″.  Keep a minimum of 15″ between coffee table and sofa. That’s it!! 
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