Friday, March 16, 2018

Upholstered Headboards

Upholstered Headboards

Want to make your bedroom look more lavish? Then add some instant boudoir grandeur with a beautiful upholstered headboard for your bed. You definitely can’t go wrong with a little button-tufting or nailhead detail. Believe it or not, this one element will pump up the interest in a neutral bedroom, where some lively features are much needed to create a perfect balance. Upholstered headboards will be all the rage in 2017. They come in a variety of styles. Choose the one that best suits your personal style, so your bedroom can become your serenity haven. Let’s take a look at a few specific designs;

Wood & upholstery combination:
The Corraya panel headboard has all the markings of a modern masterpiece. The cherry grain outer frame oozes with extravagance and shapes the upholstered portion of the headboard. The contrast between both colors creates a dramatic statement. This headboard is perfect who prefer a little flair to their décor.

Hollywood regency tufting:
Looking for that Hollywood regency glam in your bedroom? This tufted faux leather Alamadyre headboard makes a sophisticated statement, as it is accented with faux crystals for a touch of sheen. It screams glamour. Its clean and sleek lines make it a highly tasteful piece.

Contemporary upholstered bed:
The contemporary style upholstered bed is sure to awaken a platform for modern styling with a softer side. The fully upholstered headboard is plush to touch and easy on the eyes with its beautiful beige woven fabric and button tufting. This look will emanate a calming mood you long for in your bedroom. Get your serenity now!

Clearly, upholstered headboards are gaining major popularity as they add a feeling of richness and grandeur in your bedroom. Aside from including a popular trend in your bedroom, the focus will be in the right area, on the most important piece of furniture in the space! 

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Friday, March 9, 2018

Geometric Patterns

Geometric Patterns:

Geometric patterns are said to be all the rage in 2017. Although they began making an appearance in 2016, this pattern will surely be the front-runner this year. As you know art, fashion, design and beauty share common tendencies when it comes to the popularity of trends. It goes without saying that trends are cyclical, and therefore geometric patterns have reappeared because the 70s are back, but with a modern twist! Contrary to what some may think, geometrics are not strictly for modern homes, but have also made their place in a variety of different styles. Let’s take a look at how you can include geometrics in your home.

A really great way to accent a home with geometric patterns is with the use of poufs. Take one or a few to really dress up the space. Aside from being an accent, poufs count as multifunctional pieces because they can act as a footrest, additional seating or even a coffee table! Sounds like a great bargain!

Wall Art:
Geometric patterns have never looked better on paper. Although it’s a quite popular choice for wallpaper, some may find it too overwhelming. So how can you include this trend in a way that will not bury your walls? Wall art of course! Opt for chic framed art that uses intricate geometric patterns and hang them on a wall that can use some sprucing up. Check out the Odelia trio, which is a great organic take on modern abstract art.
Another fun way to include geometric patterns in your home is with a great area rug. From trellis to an alluring Moroccan design, invigorate your space with a fresh pattern that provides a rich contrast with your flooring. Whether you decide to opt for a more neutral pattern or brighter colors, either option will definitely add visual interest and depth to your space.

All in all, aim to choose geometric designs that will give your home a curated look. Each piece should be selected as though your room was carefully assembled, in order to avoid it being too overwhelming. 

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Friday, February 23, 2018

How To Add An Accent Chair To Your Living Room?

There is a list of a few questions you must ask yourself when looking to add an accent chair to your living room. Don’t worry; it doesn’t need to be complicated to match your furniture. Here are 5 simple questions you might ask yourself:

1.          Do your sofas have a design on them or do they have a solid color?
2.          Which color scheme are you using in your living room?
3.          Is there a common theme in your living room (florals, vintage, monochrome)?
4.          Which pattern would be the best match for your living room furniture?
5.          Where are you going to place your accent chair?

Based on these questions, you should be able to make a good choice. Now, little tips and advice to help you make a better choice:

·   If your sofas have designs or patterns, you must choose a whole-colored chair (in a color that we can easily see in your sofa’s design). When your sofas are whole-colored, you can choose a design for your chair.
·  Don’t choose a chair solely with the colors of your sofas; inspire yourself from all the elements in your living room.
·  Follow the theme of the other furniture to keep harmony in the room. If you have a monochrome theme, for example, choose something black and white (with an accent of grey maybe) with lines and simple forms.
·  Create a match with the accent pillows on your sofas (if you already have some) or add them to complete your style and make it harmonious.
·   When you choose a place for your accent chair, keep in mind that this is used to enhance your living room. Most of the time, it looks better when it is in positioned in a different angle. See the following examples:

Position 1

Position 2

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Friday, February 16, 2018

Quiz: Which Style Best Suits Your Home?


1. Which adjectives best describe you?
¡ Spontaneous, uncomplicated, relaxed
rFundamentalist, subtle, structured
o Distinguished, outworn, prestigious

2. Which mood best describes your home?
o Calm and collected
¡ Tranquil and escaping
rCreative and dynamic

3. Which loveseat would you prefer for your home? 

4. How would you describe your favorite style?
rSmart and sophisticated
o Vintage and rococo
¡ Casual and sporty

5. What is the color scheme you're most attracted to?
rDark brown, taupe and creamy
¡ Soft blue, green or pink and white 
o Burgundy, navy, forest green and rust   

 6. When decorating your home, do you consider interior trends?
rYes, I notice the latest trends and try to add them into my interior design
¡ I know the basic dos and don’ts but trends don’t always influence my home style
o Not at all, I am passionate about history

7. How would you spend your next vacation?

8. If you have to choose a set of accessories for your home, which one would you pick?

rPicture frame and a rug  
¡ Candle holders and a pouf
o Vase and a decorative bowl


You have lots of  r
Your taste for trendy modern arts, abstract and urban style make you fall into the Contemporary home Style. Your house looks sophisticated with a nice combination of contemporary furniture!

You have lots of  ¡
Your passion for simple things, laid-back attitude and relaxed life make you fall into the Casual home Style! Your house is comfy and calm with casual furniture!

You have lots of  o
Your eagerness for majestic, vintage and rich ancient artwork makes you fall into the Old World home Style! Your house has a victorious and prestigious look, with a nice combination of old world furniture!

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Friday, February 9, 2018

Mix & Match Your Dining Room Furniture

Are you looking to spice up your dining room? You can add character to this space by mixing an array of furniture with a Vintage Casual style. All your pieces will have some type of character to them and they don’t need to be from the same collection! Besides, being too matchy-matchy has nearly become a home décor faux pas!

The dining table
First and foremost, begin with the dining table. The Mestler dining table is a simply shaped table with a beautiful rich bisque finish. Fortunately, the simplicity of the shape allows for the rich finish to take the spotlight. In fact, the beauty of picking a table as such is that you can allow yourself to ramp up the character with the seating.

Seating options
That being said, the second task is that of selecting the dining seating. The Mestler collection offers a variety of seating choices to meet your dining room décor needs. As a first option, the side chair featuring a beautiful distressed antique blue finish, would definitely add some much needed character to the table. However, if you feel that this option is antique blue overkill, you can play with the seating style and add a touch of blue instead. In order to pull this look off, opt for a mix of distressed antique blue chairs, distressed antique white chairs and a tufted light brown upholstered chair. All three dining chairs offer a Vintage Casual style that blends perfectly with the dining table.  

The piece that ties it all together
Lastly, the final touch resonates with the buffet. The Demarlos dining room server features a vintage-inspired style. This piece is bathed in a rich finish with gentle distressed accents and antique hardware. It screams character! Despite exuding character, its relaxed sensibility avoids an overstated look. Aside from being stylish, this server offers plenty of storage space – a must for ladies that love their china!

If you’re an individual who enjoys displaying a little character in your home, then this project is for you! Enjoy mixing and matching your pieces to achieve your desired look!

Friday, February 2, 2018

Kids Furniture Essentials

Parents always want to give only the best to their little ones, even if sometimes it implies spoiling them! But what if they could spoil their kids with fair long-lasting “tangible assets” for many years? Yes, you guessed right: Kids’furniture is a long lasting “capital good” which can endure for years! But, how to choose “the” furniture that will fit perfectly in your kids’ room?
First, you have to think practical while choosing the furniture designs. You don’t have to follow your kids’ fancy ideas as they might change very often; instead, you should opt for long, safe and functional furniture that will grow with them.

3 things are essentials in a kid’s bedroom:
1-      bed
2-      dresser
3-      nightstand or a desk depending on the age

1-  The masterpiece of the room : the bed

Choose the type of bed that will last until your kid becomes a teen. Full or twin size bed?  It’s only a slight difference in width! A full size bed is 15 inches wider than a Twin; yet, as a twin bed is longer it is a great asset for taller kids!

Loft beds are great for storage or for friends sleeping over….

 So are Bunk beds ….

and trundle beds!

2-  The ultimate place for clothes storage: the dresser

Buy a dresser that matches the bed. You can even choose a dresser with a mirror incorporated and add other cabinets if needed as time goes by and your kids grow.

3-  Nightstand

 Get the nightstand that goes with the bed and dresser, where you could put a lamp and books. It’s always nice to have a complete set and besides, you will get a good price for it too!

Finally, let yourself go and follow your kid’s creativity with decor by adding rugs, matching lights and bedding that reflects their personality. 

The most important factor in choosing your kid’s furniture is to make sure their bedroom is a “haven”, where they will have fun and feel comfortable! 

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Friday, January 26, 2018

Eco-Friendly Cleaning Tips

By Tongass Trading Co Furniture House

Today is the largest environmental event in the world - Earth day! In fact, it is the perfect day to get involved in activities that can help make the planet cleaner, healthier and more sustainable. Even if one starts being eco-friendly at home by buying organic products, using energy-star appliances and recycling, it is a different story with furniture. In order to remain with today’s green spirit and lending our planet a helping hand, here are some tips on how to be eco-friendly while cleaning your furniture and upholstery.

First, you need to check your furniture cleaning code as it gives instructions and precautions on how to clean and care for it! If you bought or are planning to buy Ashley Furniture, you will find a cleaning code on your upholstery and furniture. Following these cleaning codes will help you make your furniture look newer and to maintain them longer. Here are the guidelines:

Cleaning products, water…
Dry Cleaning only
Washing by hand
Clean only with dry cleaning solvent. Do not saturate. Do not use water.
Water only. Do not over wet. Do not use solvents to spot clean.
Spot clean. Do not saturate with liquid.
Vacuuming or light brushing only
E, N
Use the Millennium Leather Care Kit

Once, the cleaning tag is found, read and understood; it’s time to get equipped! In order to be efficient, you will need 3 things:
1-      a vacuum cleaner
2-      accessories like small brushes,  cloth/towels, buckets
3-      cleaning products and water

How to proceed?

1.       Vacuum your furniture till it is dust free. If you vacuum your furniture frequently you will maintain it clean and well kept.

2.       Spot clean with cleaning products and water on the stains you wish to remove if the code is a “W, SW, WS “. You can also use a brush to take off the stains as well. This accessory works well while using powder on a stain.  Use cleaning products from manufacturers or you can make your own! If you need to clean pillows, check whether they have removable covers, as it will be easier to wash them separately.

3.       Dry your furniture by applying a cloth on it, if you washed it with water and foam. Vacuum it again to remove any dry powder residue. Then, you can start using your furniture again!

Home-made/Natural products tips:

Make your own cleaning product depending on your needs:
-mix lemon with some olive oil or jojoba oil will clean leather sofaschairs and fabric upholstery. It will also remove undesirable odors
- mix water and vinegar to help you get rid of food stains and/or pet little disaster!

Make your own dry cleaning powder with baking soda and corn starch to remove grease stains on leather and vinyl. After sprinkling the solution on the stains, let it sit for 4 hours. Finally wipe it with a clean cloth.

Everybody can contribute to the environment and make the planet a cleaner and healthier place. Happy Earth Day!

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