Our Design Blog

Wondering What to Put on a Coffee Table? Get Inspired with These Ideas!

By Jerome Rackers / April 26, 2022
Posted in

A fabulous coffee table is a key ingredient for creating the living room of your dreams. Think of it as the heart and soul of your space. Whether you’re visiting with guests or catching up on your favorite show, your coffee table is always in your line of sight. It sets the tone for the…

Read More

How to Clean Wood Furniture & Make It Shine

By Jerome Rackers / March 24, 2022
Posted in

Wood furniture isn’t all that different from your car or TV. If it’s not cleaned periodically, what was once shiny and spotless becomes dull and dirty.  Remember when the reddish–brown tint of your antique cherry dining room table gleamed? Or your dark oak coffee table seemed to shimmer in the sunlight? Not anymore. As dust,…

Read More

Choosing Barstools: Wood or Metal?

By Jerome Rackers / February 18, 2022
Posted in

Choosing barstools for your kitchen or home bar can be tough, especially if you’re not sure which material is best for these prominently displayed—and sometimes heavily used—seats.  What the barstools or counter stools are made of is one of many decisions you’ll need to make before you can narrow down your top choices. Height, comfort,…

Read More

7 Tips for Arranging Bedroom Furniture

By Jerome Rackers / January 25, 2022
Posted in

Arranging bedroom furniture is a lot like art. It’s all about expressing yourself and creating something that fits your mood and taste.    Think of a bedroom like a blank canvas. There’s a finite amount of space for your creativity and inspiration. The possibilities are endless—within the confines of four sides and four corners, of course.…

Read More

Picking the Best Media Center for Your Electronics

By Jerome Rackers / November 18, 2021
Posted in

Loving the vibe of a popular new media center you’ve spied online? Before settling on a trendy design, make sure it can expertly accommodate your electronics and conceal those unsightly cords, or you might experience buying remorse.  We get it. That mod, mid-century media console or tidy farmhouse TV stand is dead on for your…

Read More

The Rise of the Minimalist Dining Room

By Jerome Rackers / September 23, 2021
Posted in

The minimalist dining room is everywhere you look these days—Instagram, interior design magazines, TV shows—and it’s been trending in recent years as more people embrace its serene simplicity.  The basic tenet of minimalist design—less is more—sounds counterintuitive. How can subtracting or limiting items add up to a more impactful space? Especially in the dining room?…

Read More

What to Look For in High-Quality Furniture

By Jerome Rackers / July 14, 2021
Posted in

Shopping for a new table, sofa or bed? Furniture is an investment—not something you want to replace often. You want high-quality furniture that will last and won’t chip, fade, scratch or break. So how do you spot poor-quality furniture before it finagles its way into your home and disintegrates before your very eyes? It’s a…

Read More

How to Pair Paint Colors with Wood Types

By Jerome Rackers / May 26, 2021
Posted in

Wood can lend texture, warmth and a natural energy to your living space, but pairing it with the right paint color is sure to make an inspirational impact guests won’t soon forget. Wood furniture, flooring and trim throughout your home play an important role in your interior design. While solid wood furniture has always been…

Read More

How to Choose the Right Size Furniture for a Room

By Jerome Rackers / April 5, 2021
Posted in

You’ve just spotted that perfect sofa on the showroom floor.  Ideal style? Check. Stain-resistant fabric? Check. But will it fit in your living room? If it’s too big, the room will feel crowded. Too small, and your space will look empty.  For starters, don’t be afraid to bring along the tape measure when you’re shopping…

Read More

Sectional or Sofa? – Four Questions to Help You Decide

By Jerome Rackers / March 8, 2021
Posted in

Picking a sectional or sofa for your living area may not be the biggest decision you’ll ever have to make, but quality furniture is an investment that can be a part of your world for a decade or more, so you want to get it right.  Comfort is paramount, but there are many other variables…

Read More