Apartment Living

One of our employees, Danielle, moved to Washington, D.C. with her husband last year. The furniture they were using was soft, worn out and hurting their backs. Since they live in a small apartment, the living room is where they relax, eat dinner and spend time with guests. They needed enough furniture to be able to hosts a few friends over for a Georgia game but did not have the space for several pieces. Danielle has always loved LEE Industries’ upholstery and knew that she wanted to furnish her apartment in that. After making a list of what they each wanted and did not want, they went on a hunt for the perfect sofa and chair.

After deciding on a tight back sofa to prevent someone from getting stuck in the crack, and a bench seat that allows for comfortable napping on a Saturday afternoon, they settled on the LEE 3106-03 in Crypton Zag Indigo fabric with fruitwood oak stain for the legs.

Her husband wanted a “man chair” that was sleek but also reclined. He chose the LEE 1974-01R in a stunning plaid fabric (Chester Lagoon) with fruitwood stain for the arms and legs. They completed this living room look with a LEE 9461-90 bench in Simon Truffle fabric and a khaki and white Diamond Rug from Dash and Albert.

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Danielle wanted a clean, soft bedroom without it being too girly (every newlywed’s challenge). She used our ready-made linen drapes in both the living room and bedroom. A simple, taupe quilt with matching shams, a Pine Cone Hill white duvet and a striped throw and lumbar pillow created a room with both feminine and masculine details.

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High Point Recap

We just arrived home from High Point Market. We had a great time seeing our vendors and reps. as well as the new trends in design. We learned that purple and orange are definitely the “colors of the moment.”

Lots of products are going to be trickling in over the next few months. Be on the look out for new bedding, swivel chairs, sofas, lighting, accessories, and case goods in the store and online! Check out a few of our favorite finds and displays from market below.

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Stunning display with pops of purple.

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LEE Industries did a great job as usual!

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Gorgeous desk and chair from Century.

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Fun poufs from Dash and Albert.

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We love Pine Cone Hill’s new bedding. Lots of orange and purple are perfect for a bohemian look.

Choosing The Right Paint Colors

August 20, 2013 by  
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A newly married couple came into the store and were looking for some guidance about choosing paint colors for their modest home. Luckily, we have quite a few years of experience with paint and a resident paint expert at the store, Kathy Hansard. Kathy had some great tips for our couple.

  • Decide what color hues you are attracted to and do you want your house to say about you. Is it a neutral and calm oasis or a colorful statement describing your personality?
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  • Since homes need to flow from one room to another, what colors blend and work well together? Most paint stores will help you determine what paint colors work together and many have displays/ brochures that can guide you in your efforts.
  • What is the layout of your home? Is it open and spacious with visibility from one room to the next or are the rooms smaller and cozy? Remember that dark colors tend to make a space feel smaller and lighter colors tend to make a space feel larger. How much natural light the room gets can also help you determine what colors
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  • The furniture and fabrics you have or will be choosing also affects your paint choice. Large and bold fabrics tend to look better with neutral walls so that the fabrics are the focal point. Picking monochromatic fabrics on your upholstery allows you to use paint, pillows, lamps and accessories as your pops of color.

Again, you want the home to be your sanctuary. What makes you feel cozy and comfortable? Remember, your home, whether it’s a small space or an estate, it is an extension of yourself! Visit our Pinterest Boards HERE for great ideas on the use of color in your home.

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