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Mix Traditional & Modern Furniture for a Style That’s All Yours!

By Jerome Rackers / April 23, 2024
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Forward-looking style with a hint of nostalgia. That’s the perfect way to describe this year’s best home furnishings. Design experts recommend a timeless, layered design that embraces the fresh looks of today. Above all, you want a collection of quality furniture and decor items that reflect your personality and create a welcoming atmosphere for your…

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5 Tips for Choosing the Best Sectional Sofa for Your Living Room

By Jerome Rackers / December 21, 2023
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Decorating a living room that’s beautiful and functional can be quite a challenge – especially if you’ve got a big family. Enter the sectional sofa! This popular style of modular furniture gives you abundant seating that’s perfect for entertaining or stretching out for a nap. A sectional makes large living rooms feel more cozy and…

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How to Clean Wood Furniture & Make It Shine

By Jerome Rackers / March 24, 2022
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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,…

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Choosing Barstools: Wood or Metal?

By Jerome Rackers / February 18, 2022
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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,…

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7 Tips for Arranging Bedroom Furniture

By Jerome Rackers / January 25, 2022
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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.…

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Picking the Best Media Center for Your Electronics

By Jerome Rackers / November 18, 2021
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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…

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What to Look For in High-Quality Furniture

By Jerome Rackers / July 14, 2021
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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…

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How to Choose the Right Size Furniture for a Room

By Jerome Rackers / April 5, 2021
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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…

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Sectional or Sofa? – Four Questions to Help You Decide

By Jerome Rackers / March 8, 2021
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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…

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Complete Your Home Makeover with Custom Upholstery

By Jerome Rackers / June 29, 2020
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If you are wondering how to fill some extra time at home this summer, now might be the perfect time to liven up your home décor. And what better way to get the look you want than with fabulous home furnishings tailored to fit your unique taste, your lifestyle and your budget? When choosing upholstery…

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