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I can’t think of a better way to instantly change a room’s look for little effort than adding or updating the area rug. Whether it’s bold colors and graphical prints, or subtle tones and a traditional pattern, an area rug can anchor your conversation area, provide zip to a neutral room, or be the one change that you can make until a full room makeover is in your budget.
Here are a few of my favorite new releases for 2013!
All of the above rugs are available through Gina McMurtrey Interiors.
For pricing and availability, contact us today!
I recently helped my parents buy a new sectional. Sound easy?
There are so many factors that go into manufacturing furniture that it’s hard to know really what you’re getting for the price tag. Frame construction, padding materials, foam or down cushions—or a combination of both…. It can be confusing. Throw in any amount of frugality and the choice gets even more difficult. It is probably easier to buy a car.
The New York Times featured an EXCELLENT article on the differences in low- and high-end couches, including construction and how to make an informed purchase.
• “They say only rich people can afford to buy cheap stuff.”
• “Unlike fashion, where you pay for style and name but not necessarily construction, with a sofa…you are paying for quality.”
• A purchase (is) conditional on your life stage.
Read the full article at The New York Times.
Doing a proper “test” on a sofa is very important, as my parents discovered. Having a side-by-side seating test between the cheap, starter sofas and finer brands showed pretty stark differences, especially in the cushions and the anticipated life span.
Give yourself some time, both in the overall search and in the time to do the sit-test. Purchasing two $700 sofas four years apart because they fall apart is still more expensive than a nicer sofa that will last for many, many years.
I have many fine furniture options available for you: Baker, Hickory White, Fairfield, Bernhardt, Hekman, Leathercraft, Dwell Studio for Precedent, Harden and many others that offer a wide range of styles and endless fabric/finish options.
Contact me if you would like help chosing the right sofa for your needs.
Have a project planned for 2013? Come visit the Springfield HBA Home Show and learn about new products and make connections with qualified professionals in all areas of home and garden design, construction and renovation.
Plus, I’d love to visit with you and see if eDECORATING, the innovative online design package, can be helpful in accomplishing your home remodeling goals. I’ll be at the Springfield Design Association booth on Friday from 11:00 a.m. — 3:00 p.m. While you’re there, make an appointment for an in-home consultation, plus you will receive a coupon code for 15% off of your eDECORATING plan.
I look forward to meeting you!
Contact me to make an in-home design appointment or for more information on eDECORATING!