Design Ideas

It’s a Jungle Out There | How to Bring Animal Prints into Your Home Without Going All Snooki

It’s a Jungle Out There | How to Bring Animal Prints into Your Home Without Going All Snooki
Posted by Gina Fonseca  in Design Ideas, Tips & Tricks

Animal prints are a classic look to accent your home with, and by classic I mean prehistoric. Earliest historical findings show that animal pelts were worn as clothing. As we learned how to weave and make textiles, furs became more of a source of warmth in the winter months; fur coats, blankets, rugs kept us cozy during harsh cold spells. As we began building permanent structures for shelter and bringing fire indoors with us, furs became more of a sign of wealth and status. Fast-forwarding to the last 60+ decades where wearing fur was fashionable to now when we are much more conscious of our furry friends – we have a lot of options when it comes to incorporating animal prints and faux furs into our homes.

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Must Love Dog Beds

Must Love Dog Beds
Posted by Laura Beth Hamm  in Design Ideas

Like many people, I am obsessed with my dogs. (That is probably an understatement.) While I prefer my rescued mélanges, I live and breathe dogs no matter the shape or size. I know that I am not alone in my affection for dogs, which is why I decided to feature pet beds this week.

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Classy Custom Collegiate Decor

Classy Custom Collegiate Decor
Posted by Laura Beth Hamm  in Design Ideas

As a company located in the South, we at Cushion Source are surrounded by the phenomenon that is college football. This is not just an everyday occurrence – this is a lifestyle. College football is like Christmas to us Southerners; a Christmas that lasts around four months. We anticipate the first kickoff of the next season as soon as the last game ends. We long for those crisp fall Saturdays like children anxiously awaiting a visit from Santa. We make our own wish lists consisting of top ten predictions, new collegiate clothing and accessories, and guest lists for our next tailgating event. We serve copious amounts of food and beverages to which we indulge to no end.

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Wicker Furniture: Endless Possibilities

Wicker Furniture: Endless Possibilities
Posted by Laura Beth Hamm  in Design Ideas

Wicker furniture serves as a timeless addition to any space. Wicker furniture and accessories can be traced back to ancient Egyptian and Roman times, proving it to be a truly lasting option that has never gone out of style. Traditional wicker is a weave constructed of natural fibers found within the core of rattan, bamboo or cane stalks, and in some cases it is made of reed grass or long twigs. Newer versions of wicker furniture include resin or plastic fiber weaves that are perfect for uncovered outdoor areas that are exposed to the elements. If you are using natural wicker for your outdoor space, make sure it is protected from precipitation and sunlight by sheltering it with furniture covers or by treating it with a weather-proof seal.

Although we know wicker is timeless,  it is also undeniably perfect for entertaining! Because natural wicker is made from woven fibers, it is lightweight and can be easily moved around to accommodate guests in any location, whether inside or outside. While most wood furniture seating tends to be uncomfortable and stiff, wicker offers flexibility for exceptional relaxation. The woven fibers are better suited to conform to body weight which provides greater accommodation and fit for anyone.

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