The Thirty-Year-Old Loveseat

Posted by on Dec 5, 2016 in Furniture, Interior Design
The Thirty-Year-Old Loveseat

Clients ask us all the time whether they should reupholster their old furniture or just buy new. The answer to that question depends on several considerations. Is the piece sentimental to you? Does it have a story? Perhaps your husband proposed to you on it. Or it belonged to your grandmother and she used to…Read More

Design Home 2016: Furniture Sponsors

Design Home 2016: Furniture Sponsors

As the Interior Designers for Design Home 2016, we work with the developer, US Construction, and the Architects, JKRP Architects, for over a year to design the interiors of the home. We also work with over 30 sponsors to select the appropriate products to showcase in the home. Six of these sponsors are furniture sponsors…Read More

The Console Table & Sofa Table

Posted by on Aug 29, 2016 in Furniture, Interior Design, Tips
The Console Table & Sofa Table

What is the difference between a Console Table and a Sofa Table? The terms describe the same basic piece of furniture. A wide table that is shallow in depth, and roughly table or desk height. They can have legs, sides, or pedestals for support and can also have shelves or stretchers below the top surface…Read More

What Is the Most Important Piece of Furniture in Your Home?

Posted by on Jun 27, 2016 in Furniture, Interior Design, WPL Design
What Is the Most Important Piece of Furniture in Your Home?

Think about it. Can you tell us which is the most important piece of furniture in your home? We would love to hear your responses. Here are some thoughts we’ve had. Your bed is very important, because hopefully you spend eight hours in it every night (wishful thinking, right?) But your actual bed frame has…Read More

What’s the Difference Between a Cocktail Table and a Coffee Table?

What’s the Difference Between a Cocktail Table and a Coffee Table?

You’ve heard us talking about how a sofa is not a couch and a couch is not a sofa. Please forgive our OCD, but we still stand by those rules. However, when it comes to cocktail tables and coffee tables we use those terms interchangeably. These days the terms are used to describe all low…Read More

Color Trends from High Point Market

Color Trends from High Point Market

Twice a year, spring and fall, we go to High Point, North Carolina to see what is going on in the furniture industry. 75,000 designers, furniture dealers, manufacturers and buyers all meet in North Carolina for the High Point Market. There are 12 million square feet of showroom and exhibit space with 2,000 manufacturers showing…Read More

The Forever Fashionable Frequently Functional Martini Table

The Forever Fashionable Frequently Functional Martini Table

What is a Martini Table? Any small table used beside a chair, sofa, sectional, banquette or seat that is primarily for the use of one person. Formerly called cigarette tables, these small gems have evolved into the more elegant named Martini Tables, a name that more accurately describes their use and stylish qualities. They can…Read More

High Point Market

Posted by on Jan 25, 2016 in Furniture, Interior Design, Lighting, Room Design
High Point Market

People who know us know that twice a year we head to High Point, North Carolina for the High Point Market. Each, spring and fall, we go there to see what is going on in the furniture industry. 75,000 designers, furniture dealers, manufacturers and buyers all meet up for the High Point Market. There are 12…Read More

The Always Stylish Yet Highly Functional Étagère

The Always Stylish Yet Highly Functional Étagère

We have talked in the past about how the highly underrated ottoman just doesn’t get enough respect yet it is a highly functional and very stylish piece of furniture. Similarly, the étagère is also a highly functional very stylish piece of furniture but its place in the furniture world is only slightly ahead of the…Read More

The Art of Arranging Furniture

The Art of Arranging Furniture

One of the many tasks Interior Designers are called upon to do is layout furniture within a space. Designers study and practice space planning furniture within a room and they develop these skills to a point that upon entering a room they can usually instinctually see two or three arrangements in their head. It is…Read More

What the difference between a sofa and a couch?

Posted by on Jan 18, 2015 in Furniture, Living Room
What the difference between a sofa and a couch?

Did you know that a sofa is not a couch and a couch is not a sofa? Most people use the term couch to describe a sofa but technically that’s not correct. A sofa usually has two arms and a back, although a sofa can be armless. However a couch has one or no arms…Read More

What is happening to the bathtub?

Posted by on Jan 12, 2015 in Bathroom, Furniture
What is happening to the bathtub?

Have you noticed lately that bathtubs are getting very stylish and very sexy? What is changing with this centuries old plumbing fixture? Remember those aircraft carrier sized tub decks that surrounded tubs and made them difficult to get into? Remember all the extra cost involved in building and finishing that tub deck? Well the bathtub…Read More

The Ottoman, is it the Most Versatile and Most Underrated Piece of Furniture?

Posted by on Dec 27, 2014 in Furniture
The Ottoman, is it the Most Versatile and Most Underrated Piece of Furniture?

In the world of furniture there are some pieces that command importance and prestige over others. A breakfront intimidates with its sheer size and a Chippendale chair can fetch a very high price at auction and they are both highly functional. However, there are few types of furniture that are as versatile, economical and flexible…Read More

Bar Cabinets & Carts

Posted by on Nov 17, 2014 in Dining Room, Entertainment Room, Furniture
Bar Cabinets & Carts

How do you set up your bar or drinks counter when entertaining in your home? We find a lot of people use the kitchen because they associate the bar with requiring plumbing. But we also constantly hear the complaint that “everyone always gathers in the kitchen”. One way to get the party out of the…Read More

The Banquette is Back

Posted by on Nov 10, 2014 in Design Trends, Dining Room, Furniture
The Banquette is Back

The banquette is one of those pieces of furniture that is very under-rated but highly functional. Defined as “an upholstered bench along a wall, especially in a restaurant or bar” the French word describes a variety of shapes and styled upholstered seating usually used for dining seating. If space is limited this wall hugging piece…Read More