Tips & Tricks

Pet Peeves: Protecting Furniture from Your Pups

Pet Peeves: Protecting Furniture from Your Pups
Posted by Laura Beth Hamm  in Customer Stories, Tips & Tricks

Lately I’ve been having a problem with my two dogs and their quest to ruin my furniture. From chewy treat stains to digging my sofa in attempt to reach far ends of the world, my dogs are absolutely determined to annihilate my possessions. (This is probably my fault because I allow them to get on my sofa and bed because I just can’t say no to their sweet little faces!)

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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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Pad V. Cushion

Pad V. Cushion
Posted by Gina Fonseca  in Tips & Tricks

 There is a lot of ambiguity when it comes to finding the perfect replacement for your chair, chaise, or rocker. What is the difference between a pad and a cushion? What would meet my needs most? What is more comfortable?

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Why choose cushions with welting?

Why choose cushions with welting?
Posted by Sandra Newsome  in Tips & Tricks

If you were of nobility in the Middle Ages you would own a chair with welted cushion and it would have been exquisite.  In the Spanish Court, only the honored were permitted to sit in chairs that featured elaborately decorated cushions with welting.  And in France, the most privileged were permitted to kneel on a welted cushion behind the King in church.

We can definitely say that even to this day cushions with welting have not lost their function or their attraction.  Cushions today are accessories as well as a seating comfort.  Functionality, however, should not dictate the style of your pillow!  Dress it up with welting.

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