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.

My First Place

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Tips for your first place:

There is something really special about your first home. Whether it is an apartment, condo, or townhouse, young adults usually do not have loads of money to spend on furniture and accessories. However, this is one of the most exciting parts of being out on your own  (officially!). After watching my daughter decorate her own place, I have put together a list of what I think are investment pieces every young adult should buy for their first place.

1. Rug: A good rug will really make an impact in a standard apartment or townhouse. No matter what age, whether you have young children, or are single, we love Dash and Albert’s indoor/outdoor rug collection. They are practical, soft, and come in great color and patterns. Putting something attractive on the floor , even on top of carpet, makes the space less cookie cutter and more custom.

2. Bedding: Your bedroom is your sanctuary so it should be the most COMFORTABLE place in your home. Invest in soft, quality sheets and layer your bed with a quilt, duvet, and lots of pillows. You’ll feel like a princess every time you get ready for bed.

3. Pillows: Pillows will also be the most inexpensive way to bring color into your home. Plus, they are the easiest to change when you are ready for something new.  Start with a good quality filler – we prefer down/feather if allergies are not an issue.  Many pillow covers come with zippers or buttons for an easy change from season to season or room to room.

4. Drapes: Draperies instantly make a house feel like a home; warm and welcoming.  Without drapes a house can feel cold and bare. Although drapes can be very expensive, our ready-made drapery line makes it affordable for almost any budget. (*Call to inquire about our ready-made drapes).  This apartment shows how draperies soften a room without blowing the budget.

5. Sofa: Although this is not the most budget-friendly, it is the one piece that you will keep for 10+ years. You will not regret investing in a quality piece of upholstery. For the longest lasting look, stay neutral and add your colors with accessories.

6.  Leave room to edit and refine:  Part of the fun of having your own place is looking for items that make it unique and special.  So don’t try to have it completely furnished when you move in – leave room for that great looking throw or framed piece of artwork you find while enjoying your well earned weekend.

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Lake Lanier Home: Stage 3

This Lake Lanier home has been such a treat to work on. Our stage 1 blog post focused on the planning stage of this lakehouse. Once the paint, stains, and construction details of the home were all selected we moved onto choosing the furniture, which we talk about in our stage 2 post.  Lots of natural light streams through the giant windows located in the living area overlooking the lake. To keep with the relaxed feel of a lakehouse, we used comfortable upholstery in the living area. Detail and contrast were added with the use of  dark toned chandeliers in the foyer, dining area, and over the sink which were selected from our online store.

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When the homeowners chose Miller Oat fabric for the 7042-03 sofa and Blake Bisque for the 1011-01 swivel chairs, both neutral fabrics,  we knew we would need to add pops of color with accessories. Green is a favorite of our clients so the use of bright green pillows and the brown and green Lee Jofa print for the other pillows  gave us the pop of color we needed.  LEE Industries leopard print pillows added texture to the swivel chairs.  After testing several green rugs in the living area, we decided on a Dash and Albert plaid jute rug in a moss green.

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We continued the green color scheme throughout the dining area with LEE Industries slipcovered dining chairs in Inca Pistachio, a cotton blend fabric with pin striped detailing. We then filled the rest of the dining table with simple linen slipcovered chairs to keep the crisp look of a lakehouse. Who wouldn’t want to enjoy breakfast with that kind of view?

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