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One big, huge, important aspect of the rooms I design is flexibility, both in function and in the products that are placed in the room…especially in public spaces such as living rooms, kitchens, media rooms, etc. A trend that has been going strong for at least a couple of years is the “pouf” — little upholstered cushions that can serve as a pull-up seat, foot stool, or table if the material is right.
I have noticed that I have put these little soft, versatile goodies in nearly all of my most recent spaces, and I was so excited to see the new line of poufs that Surya has to offer this year! In particular, I’m L.O.V.I.N.G. the natural fibers and different shapes. No longer will you just find a faux-leather cube or microfiber drum. The thick cable-knitted wool round pouf had me at “Hello!” Seriously?! What room would that NOT work in? And the jute cylinder pouf would look fabulous when paired in with something sleek and contemporary, as well as cottage style. Put a round tray on top and it could make a great small-space end table that doubles as extra seating when guests arrive. And how about that Ikat? That print is just everywhere now and the squat, square pouf adds whimsy and a casualness to a neutral room while invoking shades of spice.
Poufs love company so pair poufs under a console behind a sofa. Add two to the front of a fireplace. Create a cozy reading area for children in fun, bright colors or just use one as a footstool in a bedroom near a trim chair. Anyway you do it, the pouf is where it’s at!
For pricing information on the featured poufs, please contact us!
This weekend’s Springfield News-Leader features a great full-page article written by Jan Peterson on Gina McMurtrey Interiors and how interior design does not have to be just for wealthy clients. Through eDECORATING (referred to as eDESIGN in the article) — or through only an hour or two of design consultations — even homes with moderate incomes can benefit from having a well-thought-out plan in advance of tackling a design project.
For more information on eDECORATING or to schedule a consultation for your home redesign project, contact us today at either gina@ginamcmurtreyinteriors or by calling (417) 343-6058!
It’s only two weeks until Memorial Day and the weather is already welcoming us into summer. Like many people, we’ll be enjoying our vacation weekend by the lake and the easy-going atmosphere it provides.
Living close to some amazing Ozarks lakes with their picturesque hills, we are able to watch the surge to life that this time of year experiences. Folks are opening up and cleaning out lake-front condos or vacation homes, taking their stored boats out to stretch their legs, and itching for a chance to make both their home-away-from-home.
Like all things, even these holiday retreats can use updating. How can you minimize the effort to pull together a well-thought-out space that matches your family’s personality, all while staying on a budget and without scheduling long distance visits with a designer? eDECORATING is the perfect option! Simply send us photos of the space, measurements and space needs, and fill out the online design questionnaire and we’ll take it from there. We’ll plan a space-conscious and beautiful room with a detailed shopping list and send it back to you within a couple of weeks to fulfill on your own, casual, laid-back time frame.
Need something specific for the room, like water resistant fabrics, durable multi-use furniture or custom bedding & window treatments? We can do it! Our workroom and huge list of custom and designer-only manufacturers can meet your space needs in all styles.
Plus, if you have recently capitalized on the great prices of lake front homes for sale and need more involved design assistance, we’d be happy to help you. Contact us today if you’re in the Southwest Missouri or Mid-Missouri region to schedule an on-site consultation.
Enjoy your summer! Let us take care of making your vacation home gorgeous, and you take care of getting much needed R&R!