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Inspired By: Living Room by Designer Victoria Hagan

Saturday, January 4th, 2014

Finding a design you like for inspiration is a great place to start when designing your own room. This gorgeous white room designed by Victoria Hagan has a wonderful contrast in the dark accents. So take this design and make it your own similar to what we have done below. Inspired By: Designer Victoria Hagan

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Adding hints of texture with wicker makes a nice surprising casual addition to the room. Today’s small family rooms may not allow for every piece of living room furniture, so pick and choose what is most important to you. Build on a small sample with varying colored accent pieces such as framed art, gallery-wrapped art, framed photos and softly scented candles. Earthy tones blend well with the cream and dark blend of this particular room. You can also brighten it up with deep red, royal purple, and even a muted lime green.

 



Get the Look:  

1. – International Concepts Coffee Table in Java
2. – Magnussen Roxboro Tables Rectangular End Table
3. – Coaster Accent Seating Upholstered Accent Side Chair in Brown
4. – Safavieh Leary Wicker and Wooden Bench in Natural
5. & 6. – Coaster Park Place Cream Velvet Sofa and Armchair

Style Guide: Designer Sunroom

Saturday, December 14th, 2013

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It’s never too early to think about spring renovations. The future designer sunroom may seem cold now, but once you close it in you can quickly warm it up with a few simple additions.


Holly & Martin Walton Portable Indoor/Outdoor Gel Fireplace in Black w/ Cooper Accent
Holly & Martin Walton Portable Indoor/Outdoor Gel Fireplace in Black w/ Cooper Accent

This is the perfect place to start. You want something that is going to keep the room warm on cool spring nights, but you are in the city so a wood fireplace is out of the question. This indoor/outdoor gel fireplace is going to be a great way to keep the warmth inside the room, without breaking your bank account with the electric bill. Holly & Martin has designed a beautifully portable fireplace that can sit on your back patio, in the sunroom on the floor, or even on a table top. Even better, when you don’t need the heat of the fireplace, you can use the gel burner covers and light the room with candles instead. It creates a nice warm ambiance on a warm summer night.


Home Styles Cabana Banana Cocoa Love Seat and Two Chairs
Home Styles Cabana Banana Cocoa Love Seat and Two Chairs

Comfort is paramount when you create a four-season getaway within your home. This set by Home Styles is casual, yet provides a very warm summer-beachfront-cottage kind of comfort. This is a very contemporary look, but also adds a hint of island paradise to your new space. Place the fireplace in the center for a true outdoors feel.


Tommy Bahama Home Ocean Club Fiji Drum Table
Tommy Bahama Home Ocean Club Fiji Drum Table

When you use the fireplace as the center piece of the sunroom, all you need is a couple of smaller side tables to rest the evening’s drink of choice upon. Tommy Bahama has the perfect solution with the Ocean Club Fiji drum table. It brings some island sophistication to the room, without taking away from the casual, contemporary look. Keep your favorite book and reading glasses on the shelf inside the table for those quieter evenings. A floor in bamboo or cork adds that finishing touch to the room. If you prefer something softer on your feet, go for a durable low-pile carpet that while adds some earth-tone color to the room.

Warm Up for Fall!

Thursday, September 12th, 2013

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Fall is almost here and it’s time to start thinking about the cooler months ahead. One of our favorite ways to add warmth to your space is with a new fireplace. Today’s electric fireplaces not only add warmth but look great while doing it. Whether your style is contemporary or traditional, there is one that is just right for you in the Real Flame fireplace collection at Cymax.

 

Check out all of our top fireplace picks here:

 

Real Flame Chateau Electric Corner Fireplace in Dark Walnut Finish

Real Flame Chateau Electric Corner Fireplace in Dark Walnut Finish
Real Flame Fresno TV Stand Gel Fireplace in White Finish

Real Flame Fresno TV Stand Gel Fireplace in White Finish
Real Flame Hawthorne Gel Fireplace TV Stand in Dark Espresso

Real Flame Hawthorne Gel Fireplace TV Stand in Dark Espresso
Real Flame Gabrielle Indoor Electric Fireplace in Antique White

Real Flame Gabrielle Indoor Electric Fireplace in Antique White
Real Flame Hawthorne Gel Fireplace TV Stand in Burnished Oak

Real Flame Hawthorne Gel Fireplace TV Stand in Burnished Oak
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A Royal Look For Your Condo

Friday, September 6th, 2013

Small-space living is a fact of life in large cities. But there is no need for your home to feel cookie cutter. One simple furniture switch-up can change your room from blah to ready for royalty. Creative use of accent furniture is the perfect way to transform your home.

Linon Taylor Accent Chair with Black and White Circles

Linon Taylor Accent Chair with Black and White Circles

This accent chair is where it all begins. We love the scrolled black pattern on a white background. It has a very inviting look and also makes for a wonderful ice-breaker.

 

Armen Living Centennial Velvet Loveseat in Purple

Armen Living Centennial Velvet Loveseat in Purple

 

Robes of many kings were made of purple, as were ancient divider cloths in temples. Purple is a great way to add a splash of royal style to your home with a modern twist. The velvet fabric will hug you like that nice warm cup of cocoa on a cold winter’s night.

 

Holly & Martin Somerset Cocktail Table in White

Holly & Martin Somerset Cocktail Table in White

To keep the small space feeling large, bring in a small and narrow coffee table. White is a great way to complement both the accent chairs and the purple love seat.

 

Winsome Wood Sasha Round Accent End Table with Drawer Curved Legs in Black

Winsome Wood Sasha Round Accent End Table with Drawer Curved Legs in Black

 

Winsome’s quaint black accent table finishes off the new look of your living room. The black finish ties into the accent chair motif. To create a matching look, add a little purple through artwork or photography as well as with some accent candles or other little purple treasures.

Bring Home the Look of Vintage Hollywood

Friday, August 9th, 2013

Why not bring home some vintage Hollywood glamour? For a modern take on this classic era, check out these hot picks that are perfect for the family home.

Family living requires furniture that is both durable and beautiful. Upholstery fabrics should be easy on the skin as well as easy to care for. Try this lovely matching sofa and loveseatset in a soft muted green.

Armen Living Roxbury Tufted Fabric Sofa in Green

Armen Living Roxbury Tufted Fabric Sofa in Green
 
Armen Living Roxbury Tufted Fabric Loveseat in Green

Armen Living Roxbury Tufted Fabric Loveseat in Green

 

 

Next, add some dimension with a matching set of club chairs. Our picks will add some oomph to your family room.

Armen Living 5Th Avenue Armless Swayback Gray Fabric Lounge Chair

Armen Living 5Th Avenue Armless Swayback Gray Fabric Lounge Chair
 

The Armen Living swayback lounge chair is a fabulous find and the perfect complement to the formal sofa.

Zuo Castro Armchair in Beige

Zuo Castro Armchair in Beige

The Castro chair by Zuo offers the classic tufted armchair look updated in a stunning modern beige linen.

 

 

Accent tables help tie your coffee table to the rest of your furniture.

Lexington 11 South Sculptura Accent Table in Soft Graphite Finish

Lexington 11 South Sculptura Accent Table in Soft Graphite Finish

 Add some artistic flair with an accent table from Lexington with a geometric motif. The cylindrical shape is a great fit for families with small toddlers in the house.

Henry Link Marshall Accent Table in Moonstone on Ebony Finish

Henry Link Marshall Accent Table in Moonstone on Ebony Finish

 

The cream stone finishe of this Henry Link accent table adds texture to your room along with the durability required for family living.

Pulaski Accents Timeless Classics Chairside Table in Channing

Pulaski Accents Timeless Classics Chairside Table in Channing

 

This side table by Pulaski offers gorgeous hand-painted Grecian-inspired detailing. The half-moon shape gives is a perfect fit next to your armchair.

 

Go for a black coffee table to ground the colors in your upholstered furniture pieces.

Somerton Serenity Lift Top Rectanglular Coffee Table in Burgundy

Somerton Serenity Lift Top Rectanglular Coffee Table in Burgundy

 

The Somerton lift-top table is a great, simple room anchor surrounded by the green furniture. It also offers plenty of space to store your favorite magazines and books.

Hammary Mercer Rectangular Cocktail Table in Black Painted Finish

Hammary Mercer Rectangular Cocktail Table in Black Painted Finish

 

This black cocktail table from Hammary is another great choice. The turned wood legs of the Henry Link end table with the rest of the room.

 

The Hollywood glam look doesn’t have to be out of reach. This simple design is perfect for the busy family home.

Modern Design for Your Living Room

Wednesday, August 7th, 2013

Infuse your living room with some European-inspired design. Choosing some modern furniture pieces will create a sophisticated yet understated look straight out of the latest design magazine.
We have chosen some unique modern pieces to make this look easy to break down.

Global Furniture USA 4120 Leather Loveseat in Red

Global Furniture USA 4120 Leather Loveseat in Red

Start with a sleek sofa that has a curvy design with metal accents.

Eurostyle Bera Lounge Chair in White

Eurostyle Bera Lounge Chair in White

Armen Living Fabric Club Chair in Light Cream

Armen Living Fabric Club Chair in Light Cream

This beautiful sofa invites one to sit down, relax, and enjoy the conversation. Off-set the bold red color with a neutral accent chair.

Zuo Bolo End Table in White

Zuo Bolo End Table in White

Nexera Allure End Table in White Lacquer & Ebony

Nexera Allure End Table in White Lacquer & Ebony

Echo the look with your choice of contemporary end tables. Both of the above end tables would work perfectly.

Homelegance Chorus Glass Top Cocktail Table in Black

Homelegance Chorus Glass Top Cocktail Table in Black

ZUO Novel Modern Square Coffee Table in Stainless Steel

ZUO Novel Modern Square Coffee Table in Stainless Steel

Pastel Furniture Viceroy High Gloss Wood Finish Coffee Table in White

Pastel Furniture Viceroy High Gloss Wood Finish Coffee Table in White

Anchor your family room with a coffee table that will pull all of your choice pieces together. Whether you go with a Noguchi-inspired coffee table or for a fun metal design, a modern coffee table is a beautiful and functional element of your urban living room.

Home Design for The Island Life

Friday, July 26th, 2013

During the warm summer months, most of us love to enjoy as much time outdoors as we can. But there is no reason to you can’t enjoy the summer feeling all year. When you decorate your home with tropical island style furniture, you can enjoy the outdoors while still remaining indoors.


Master Suite

Indulge a little and make your master suite a place you never want to leave. Start off by choosing a regal bed with tropical styling.

Tommy Bahama Home Kingstown Sovereign Poster Bed with Optional Canopy in Tamarind

Tommy Bahama Home Kingstown Sovereign Poster Bed with Optional Canopy in Tamarind

Tommy Bahama Home Kingstown Stony Point Dresser in Tamarind

Tommy Bahama Home Kingstown Stony Point Dresser in Tamarind

Tommy Bahama Home Kingstown Phillips Night Stand in Tamarind

Tommy Bahama Home Kingstown Phillips Night Stand in Tamarind


Living Room

For the family room, start with the quintessential piece of traveller’s luggage that tells the world you travel, even if you haven’t. Then wrap the furniture choices around this piece to create a relaxing, island-friendly family room.

Pulaski Accents Rustic Chic Cocktail Table in Brady

Pulaski Accents Rustic Chic Cocktail Table in Brady

Coaster Regatta Contemporary 3 Piece Sofa Set in Khaki and Brown

Coaster Regatta Contemporary 3 Piece Sofa Set in Khaki and Brown

Homelegance Dalton 3 Piece Sofa Set in Beige

Homelegance Dalton 3 Piece Sofa Set in Beige

If you like the softer look then you will be drawn to the Beach House collection, however if you like a little more punch to your designs, then you will appreciate what Tommy Bahama designers have done with the Canberra Collection console table.

Tommy Bahama Home Beach House Palm Coast Sofa Table in Golden Umber

Tommy Bahama Home Beach House Palm Coast Sofa Table in Golden Umber

Tommy Bahama Home Beach House Heron Lamp Table in Golden Umber

Tommy Bahama Home Beach House Heron Lamp Table in Golden Umber

One great way to blend in Beach House sofa table with the rest of the furniture is by adding the matching lamp table. The sugar cane design is reminiscent of island sugar cane plantations around the tropics.

Tommy Bahama Road To Canberra Tasmania End Table in Moderately Distressed

Tommy Bahama Road To Canberra Tasmania End Table in Moderately Distressed

Reed detailing is a great complement to the branch design console table.

Magnussen Fleming Rectangular End Table in Rustic Pine

Magnussen Fleming Rectangular End Table in Rustic Pine

The metal frame and rustic pine finish on this end table really brings adds antique look to the travel trunk.

Tommy Bahama Road To Canberra Bannister Garden Console Table in Moderately Distressed

Tommy Bahama Road To Canberra Bannister Garden Console Table in Moderately Distressed


Dining Room

Bringing island style to your dining room is a breeze. The Tommy Bahama line has done an excellent job of putting together chairs and tables for a classic island look with a refined twist.

Tommy Bahama Home Ocean Club Peninsula Dining Table

Tommy Bahama Home Ocean Club Peninsula Dining Table

Tommy Bahama Home Ocean Club Kowloon Side Chair - Ships Assembled

Tommy Bahama Home Ocean Club Kowloon Side Chair – Ships Assembled

The table and chairs can also be purchased as a set. Or try a mix and match look for a different feel.

Tommy Bahama Home Ocean Club Lanai Side Chair - Assembly Required

The geometric shapes on these chair backs blend beautifully with the texture of the trestle legs on the dining table in the Ocean Club Collection.

Tommy Bahama Home Island Estate Mangrove Fabric Arm Chair in Plantation

Tommy Bahama Home Island Estate Mangrove Fabric Arm Chair in Plantation

Add a relaxed look to your dining room with these estate chairs. The sugar cane accent is a wonderful accent to the trestles on the dining room table.

Accent Your Home with the Union Jack

Thursday, July 25th, 2013

The classic look of the Union Jack makes for great inspiration when re-decorating your home. Take the colors and blend them in any way you like. Go for solid colors all around or soften the look with prints. These decor ideas will help get you started.

 

The Essentials:

Zuo Union Jack Large Cabinet in Distressed Black

Zuo Union Jack Large Cabinet in Distressed Black

Start with this Union Jack console. It will look fabulous either on its own in the hall or foyer or as part of your family room.

Zuo Union Jack Small Cabinet in Distressed Black

Zuo Union Jack Small Cabinet in Distressed Black

The matching unit to your console is a must in your family room in order to tie everything together. Or try it alone in a small foyer in lieu of the console.

The Union Jack print works with a number of decor styles. Here are a few design suggestions to get you started.


Sofa:


A tufted sofa is an ideal foil for a strong motif such as the Union Jack. These three options are a great start.

Armen Living Roxbury Tufted Fabric Sofa in Cream
Armen Living Roxbury Tufted Fabric Sofa in Cream


Armen Living Barrister Sofa in Black

Armen Living Barrister Sofa in Black

Hooker Furniture Seven Seas Sofa in Linosa Linen

Hooker Furniture Seven Seas Sofa in Linosa Linen

 


Side Chair:

Pair your console or cabinet with one of these side chairs to soften the look.

Armen Living Orion Club Chair in Red Chenille

Armen Living Orion Club Chair in Red Chenille

This bold red Armen Living club chair offers a comfortable place to sit while adding a modern feel to the room.

Avenue Six Ventana Chair in Brushed Oyster

Avenue Six Ventana Chair in Brushed Oyster

The nail stud accents in the side chair complement the contemporary ambience in the Seven Seas sofa. The metallic finish of the nailhead trim meshes beautifully with the console’s metal drawer accents, giving a hint of Old World feel with a contemporary twist.

 

Armen Living Mad Hatter Dining Chair in Red

 

A red chair is a natural choice for this strong design. For a whimsical take, pair it with a Mad Hatter-inspired chair such as this one.

 

Avenue Six Curves Hourglass Chair in Vintage Grenadine

Try the classic look of a tufted side chair that will tie in nicely with the sofa.


Ottoman:

An ottoman does double duty as a coffee table and extra seating, making it a smart choice for your living room or family room.

Armen Living Citation Tufted Leather Ottoman in Cream

Armen Living Citation Tufted Leather Ottoman in Cream

The dual tone of this classy ottoman will transition beautifully between either of the lighter sofas and the rest of the room.

Armen Living Citation Tufted Leather Ottoman in Black
Armen Living Citation Tufted Leather Ottoman in Black

Use this coffee table to add vintage appeal. Or you can use this for extra seating at your next dinner party.

International Caravan Charlotte Large Fabric Vanity Bench

International Caravan Charlotte Large Fabric Vanity Bench


Tie The Look Together

Keep the Union Jack in mind when choosing your wall color. The furniture shown above all pair really well with a neutral gray palette. Mix in red, white and black accents throughout the space using lamps, framed artwork and knick-knacks.

When choosing an area rug for your room, go with a color neutral like navy or gray. It’s ideal to choose something that is soft under your feet, yet also durable enough for the kids to play on during the day. A higher pile carpet like shag, for example, is a great option.

If you choose a printed rug, ensure it has a monochromatic color scheme and a soft pattern. Try to accent the Union Jack print rather than draw attention away from it.

Creative Seating

Tuesday, July 9th, 2013

Gone are the sectionals of yesteryear where you had two huge pieces of furniture to lug around the room whenever you wanted to rearrange. Today’s sectionals are designed with the modern lifestyle in mind. The Avenue Six 6 piece sectional in espresso faux leather is a masterpiece of muted luxury. Use the six-piece sectional in any way you see fit. Not only can you make one large L-shaped seating area, you can take out a couple armless pieces for a smaller sectional and two side chairs.

 

Avenue Six Wall Street 6 Piece Sectional in Espresso

Avenue Six Wall Street 6 Piece Sectional in Espresso

 
Place two armless chairs in your master suite for a little added luxury. The possibilities are nearly endless. This contemporary design will mix and match beautifully with urban chic, contemporary and even European-inspired interiors.
 
Faux leather has been wrapped around the kiln-dried wood frame and masterfully accented with a chrome base and legs. Chrome adds that masculine touch to your newly redesigned family room. This sectional will also work marvelously in the man-space that is the rec room. Add a punch of color with small accent pillows in black and lime green, or try a softer combination of gray, black, and white for that monochromatic look. Your friends just might be more than a little impressed with your newly acquired interior design skills.

Father’s Day Gift Guide

Thursday, June 6th, 2013

Looking for a great Father’s Day gift? Our friends at Cymax have some great selections that are just right for Dad.

Top 10 Fathers Day Gift Guide


1 – Uniflame Endless Summer Commercial Propane Patio Heater

South Shore Karbon Wall Storage Cabinet in Pure Black and Charcoal

2 – South Shore Karbon Wall Storage Cabinet in Pure Black and Charcoal

Outdoor GreatRoom Company Bistro 36

3 – Outdoor GreatRoom Company Bistro 36″ Granite Top/Glass Doors Cabinet

Trademark Global Trademark Tools Bench Top Parts Rack

4 – Trademark Global Trademark Tools Bench Top Parts Rack

International Caravan Foldable Game Chair in Sage

5 - International Caravan Foldable Game Chair in Sage

Atlantic Furniture Montego Bay Cappuccino Fabric Pub Chair (Set of 2)

6 – Atlantic Furniture Montego Bay Cappuccino Fabric Pub Chair

Home Styles The Real Shooter 6-Foot Pool Table

7 – Home Styles The Real Shooter 6-Foot Pool Table

South Shore Karbon Base Storage Cabinet in Pure Black and Charcoal

8 -South Shore Karbon Base Storage Cabinet in Pure Black and Charcoal

Trademark Miller Lite Dart Cabinet Includes Darts and Board

9 – Trademark Miller Lite Dart Cabinet Includes Darts and Board

Home Styles Rio Vista Home Bar in Espresso Finish

10 – Home Styles Rio Vista Home Bar in Espresso Finish