Wednesday, February 29, 2012

Etageres Have Many Uses

If you are short on space in your home, try an etagere.  They are great for storing books, and displaying collectibles in your living room and office.  Use one in the kitchen to store cookware, organize cookbooks or display plants.  In the dining room, an etagere can store and display china and vases.  An etagere can even be a useful addition in the bathroom for extra storage of towels and tolietries.  Check out our fabulous selection of etageres at

Monday, February 27, 2012

Butler Contemporary Zebra Console Table

A console table is a useful accent to add to any space.  One of our favorites is the Butler Contemporary Zebra Console Table.  This unique zebra striped console table will add a bit of panache to any room.  The decorative piece features a zebra stripe top design with a black and pastor fossil stone veneer top. It is a striking accent for your living room, hall or office.  For more details visit

Thursday, February 23, 2012

Tip of the Day- When to Add a Touch of Black

A touch of black in a room with neutral furnishings will help ground the space and keep it from appearing too bland and overly airy.  For example, using black lamps, cocktail table and side tables, in a room with beige sofas and neutral colored walls and rugs.  For more great ideas visit

Wednesday, February 22, 2012

How to Create a French Country Kitchen

We are often asked for advice on how to design a French Country Kitchen.  French Country Kitchens are warm and inviting spaces incorporating rich colors and natural materials. There are many aspects to creating a kitchen with a French Country look.  The article "Characteristics of a Country French Kitchen" ,from eHow Home, does a great job of outlining the basics of French Country style.  Check it out at

Tuesday, February 21, 2012

Pick of the Week- Uttermost Winter Trees Metal Candle Holder

A unique accent piece is a perfect way to dress up a table.  The right piece can also become a focal point in the room. We love the Uttermost Winter Trees Metal Candle Holder to do just that! This striking candle holder is styled to resemble winter trees. The designer candelabra will hold 5 candles and is finished with a dark brown wash accented with clear beads.  Use this unusual piece on your buffet, side table or dining table to add a stylish accent.  Visit for more details.

Thursday, February 16, 2012

Tip of the Day- Proper Chandelier Height

What the correct height is to hang a chandelier over a dining table?  In the average room with 8' ceilings, a chandelier should be hung so that the bottom of the fixture is on average, 30"-36" above the top of the table.  In a room with a ceiling that is higher than 8 feet, the chandelier may have to be hung higher to balance the visual effect in the space.  Fore more great ideas visit

Tuesday, February 14, 2012

Look For Less- Armless Flower Print Chair

An armless chair is a perfect solution for any space needing extra seating.  The transitional shape will blend well with any decor.   A bold design on the fabric will provide that special something that will add interest to any room.  The designer chair on the  bottom features a light armless silhouette, a plush seat and a fabric with a large flowered pattern.  It is sold by a leading internet retailer for $615.  The striking chair on the top also features a sleek armless shape with a plush seat and a fabric with an elegant floral design.  The armless chair on the top is available at for only $349.  Why pay more for the same look?  Careful shopping will allow you to achieve the design you are after at a more affordable price. 

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Monday, February 13, 2012

Pick Of The Week- Uttermost Metal Spare Parts Wall Clock Collage

We love accents that are both functional and decorative!  The Uttermost Metal Spare Parts Wall Clock Collage fits the bill!  It is both a useful clock and unique wall decor. This unusual grouping of clocks is made of hand forged metal finished in a combination of dark chestnut brown and heavily antiqued gold and silver with burnished details. This large designer piece would be ideal to fill a large wall. Use in your family room, living room or office to add color, texture and interest. For more details visit

Friday, February 10, 2012

Tip of the Day- Creating a Foyer

All homes do not have a foyer at the entry door.  Create a foyer where there isn't one by creating the illusion of one.  It is easy to do when the entry is right into the living space, by placing a console table on the wall by the door.  Hang a mirrorwall art or family photos above the console table.  This setting will create an inviting welcome into the space as well as provide a convenient place to place mail and keys.  For more great ideas visit

Thursday, February 9, 2012

How to Determine the Correct Height for Shelves

We are often asked how to determine the correct height to hang wall shelves. Basically, the correct height of a shelf is determined by the type of shelf, where you want to place it and what you are placing on it. The article "The Height to Hang Decorative Shelves on a Wall", on offers simple step by step instructions on how to figure it out.

Monday, February 6, 2012

Pick of the Week- Butler Hand Painted Leopard Drum Table

We love bold accent pieces! Add  pizazz to any space with this striking Butler Hand Painted Leopard Drum Table.  The unique table will add useful storage as well as provide a focal point to the space.  This decorative drum table would work perfectly as a bedside table or as an accent table next to your favorite chair or sofa.  For more details visit

Wednesday, February 1, 2012

Decorative Plates Make Fabulous Wall Art

Decorative plates are a flexible way to decorate your wall.  Use a few in a plate rack or fill a whole wall with a collection.  Plates are a great way to decorate awkward spaces, such as soffits or around arched windows, as they can be flexible in their placement.  Unify a look with a collection of plates in the same pattern or color scheme. For more great ideas visit

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