Ottoman Options we Love!

We love ottomans!  But not all ottomans are created equal… and not all rooms need the same ottoman.  Don’t fret!  There are so many options available pick your size, shape, fabrics and leathers, storage and more- it’s impossible to not find just the right fit for your space.  Here are some tips to help narrow down the field to find exactly what you are looking for!

Size and Shape


Sizing of ottomans is directly correlated to the size of the related pieces in the room.   If it is going in front of a chair it needs to fit the chair, a sofa it needs to be a cocktail ottoman, in a sectional…well there are so many different configurations out there there’s no one size fits all rule- just be proportionate. 7511-sectrs-uptown

This sectional to the right is large but doesn’t have a huge amount of space between the chaise and the sofa, this square fits perfectly.


Fabrics and Leather


An ottoman is a great opportunity for an accent fabric to tie the whole room together.   Coordinate or match fabrics to accent pillows on the sofa or chair for a polished look!    It’s tempting to always go fabric on an ottoman-to add a punch of pattern-but don’t overlook leather.


5610_dtl5_xLeather on an ottoman is a great way to add texture and break up an all upholstered room. Leather is also super durable and easy to clean-a great material for an ottoman that will double as a coffee table.  The Metal Works collection by Legacy Furniture shown above has a leather topped ottoman with a removal train inset, perfect for the ottoman/coffee table combo!    Another great combo is to go with leather/fabric collaged ottoman.


The storage ottoman to the right by King Hickory is a great way to add a dash of leather, just on the base and contrast with a fun fabric or you can do it in reverse!


Storage and Cubes


Ottoman cubes are so fun and versatile!  They can float around the room as needed or be bunched together in front of a sofa or sectional.  In great fabrics and leathers these cubes are always a hit!

3103-lsectl-montague1000-s2b-sp15Need to maximize storage?  Ottomans have you covered.  The above storage ottoman by Bassett Furniture is clean, crisp and chic.  Available in multiples sizes and fabrics storage can find it’s way into any room!

For more tips on how an ottoman can enhance your space stop in!




Fur-bulous Accents!

Pillows. rugs. and furniture- oh my! We’ve been crushin’ on fur for awhile now and it is making a big impact this year in home decor. Adding an element of fur to a room brings a sense of luxury and comfort to the forefront- Here are some ways to amp up your fur-bulous style at home!

Pillows: Adding a fur pillow to your bedding, reading chair or sectional elevates the look by adding texture and softness. You’ll never want to get up!



Rugs: Nothing is more luxe than the softness of a sheep skin rug under your feet and a hide rug can really bring a touch of opulence… These rooms ooze warmth and coziness. shs9600-roomscene_201









Furniture: Fur is even making its way onto furniture! You can add an ottoman or a chair to a room for a big impact.


We are stocking more fur accents these days and are excited to show you more options… so come in to see more fur-bulous items.



The Best Bunks- Our Top 5 Picks!

Let’s talk bunk beds- the bunk bed is reminiscent of bedrooms of our youth, summer camp, and the weekend house.  We do a lot of bunk rooms in ski country.  A ski house is all about families coming together and everyone needs a bed…the bunk is a perfect fit to maximize sleep space.

But unlike the boring bunks of yesteryear with a few options and boring finishes today there are great stylish bunks for every decor!

  1. Fulton County Bunk


Modern Rustic at its finest! This collection combines rustic wood and metal details for a contemporary take on a rustic bunk.  Available in twin over twin or twin over full as shown.  Add under-bed drawers for even more storage!

2.  Harper Highland Bunk


The Harper Highland bunk is light, airy and perfectly timeless; Mission style in driftwood finish this collection balances new and old perfectly.

3. Varsity All American Bunk


A slim profile and an instant classic the Varsity bunk in Jersey finish is clean, contemporary and can fit with any decor.

4. Staircase Bunk


Maximize storage with the staircase bunk- each stair is a drawer! And under-bed storage is available, too! Available in three finishes.

5. Log Bunks



For an ultimate rustic retreat think log bunks in Hickory above or Cedar below  are available in twin over twin, twin over full, full over full or even queen over queen!

For more ideas on bunk room options, layouts that maximize space and great bedding to tie the whole room together- stop in and see us!




It’s Plaid Season

Fall is our favorite season, the colors alone are enough to make us swoon- we just love an autumnal color pallet- it’s the season of transition. When things start to cool down, we go back to work and school: life trickles back inside.  Time to revisit the interior.

As we transition from Summer we thought we would take time to gush about our favorite Fall pattern: Plaid!   Always evolving and always chic- here’s a look at our favorite pops of plaid for Fall:

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Blue- our favorite summer color- transforms for Fall as a plaid! Flexsteel layers plaids in vibrant blues and pairs them with a sleek grey sofa and metallic occasional tables for a contemporary take on a classic pattern.

All Plaid- Go Bold


Bassett is not afraid to go bold with a plaid sofa! Flax plaid, shown here on the Carlisle sofa-warm beige-olive perfectly paired with sable leather and dark pine tones for a perfect Fall feel.

Roll it Out- Plaid Rugs!


Dash and Albert’s Cooper Juniper Jute Woven Rug in plaid, shown in Navy available in Oak, Moss, Juniper and Red is a perfect touch of plaid.  Classic, clean and simple these rugs are just right to ground a room while adding a dash of plaid!

Tucked In- Plaid Bedding!


Don’t forget the bedroom!  Plaid pillows, shams, and comforters in a crisp plaid take this room to the next level.  Warm and rustic this updated plaid set- Farm House Linen in Crimson- is divine!

For more great plaids or ideas for plaid in your space, come see us!


Trend Alert: Metallic is in!

We love things that sparkle!  So obviously we are loving the metallic trend we are seeing.   Splashes of gold and sliver in all their glitzy glory have blasted into the Home Decor scene.   We are seeing them everywhere from accessories to the dining room table.

Here are some of our favorites!

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The Brighton Collection by Universal Furniture brings bling to dining with this metallic pedestal base.  Paired with soft upholstered chairs this look is a modern classic!

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The Transcend collection by Hooker Furniture has become an instant winner!  Modern Rustic at it’s finest!  Gold metallic details on the feet of the platform bed, nightstands and dressers give the illusion of floating- a perfect juxtaposition to solid Acacia slabs.

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Reclaimed teak, pine and magnolia woods with raw metal and glass define the Magnolia Collection by Orient express. We love this collection for its balance, a prefect marriage of glitz and organic elements.

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And then there are the accessories!  Smaller pieces are great ways to add details that can be rotated with the next style wave.   Introduce a hint of metallic and a little glitz- look for mirrors, lighting, candle holders- small touches will go a long way to be on trend!

Every room can handle a little glitz!  Stop to see how we can add metallics to your space!

K & A



Rugs We Love!!

An area rug can be a critical part of a room: it’s the anchor that defines the space.   It’s often the biggest component of the room and offers the largest pattern and covers the most ground.

With so many great options, it can be overwhelming to start the process of rug shopping.  So we thought we would offer our favorites.

These top 5 rugs are our go-to types and styles:

  1. Natural Fiber


Elemental and basic; this is a great option for adding texture.  Natural fiber rugs can be made from anything from Jute to Cotton and they are all about the texture- muted, organic colors add depth to any space.

2. Flat Weave

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The Jewel collection by Surya is our favorite flat weave.  Hand twisted wool and reversible, we use this vibrant rugs to add a dash of Aztec flair.  Available in multiple colors and patterns this collection is great for any home rustic or not.

3. Hand Knotted


The Zeus collection of Hand Knotted- artisans hand tie wool-  is a rich look.  Brilliant colors and deep tones look and feel rich.

4. Medium Pile


Caesar collection from Surya rug is our favorite transitional classic.  100% wool this soft collection offers classic patterns with striking colors.

5. Sheep Skin

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We have a soft spot for sheep skin…it’s luxe and plush and dreamy!  For a modern pop of feathery light contrast sheep skin is an instant hit.

Our top 5 favorites are just the beginning.  For more ideas and options that will work in your space stop in and browse our samples!




5 Poufs that Pop!

Poufs are just fun.  The word alone is enough to make you smile, but beyond their whimsical name, poufs are awesome accessories.  They add a pop of color, texture and style while providing an easy place to kick up your feet or an extra seat in a pinch.

Versatile, colorful and cute-below are the top five poufs around!

  1. The Benedict Pouf: woven and cozy this pouf, available in natural or charcoal, adds a great texture.


2. The Frontier Pouf: a great rustic accent, this patterned pouf works with warm color scheme and sturdy enough to be an extra seat. pouf16

3. The Chevron Pouf: woven stripes of denim add a great texture and a fun pattern.  A perfect blue patterned cube.


4. The Appalachian Pouf: Want to add a bit of hide?  The Appalachian Pouf is 100% Hair on Hide


5. The Geometric Pouf: this clean and modern geometric is available in multiple colors, our favorite is the crisp gray below.


There are so many more options for poufs; styles, colors and textures galore!


For more options or help finding just the right one for your space- come in and see us!




Making it Modern…

Modern is trending and we are embracing it! Many confuse the two style terms modern and contemporary. In our opinion, modern is a style of its own, and contemporary can encompass many different styles that are current or en vogue.


The rule of thumb for modern design is “form follows function.” Keep your space uncluttered, light and simple. Here are some tips to embrace the trend in your home.

Pack-up-the-clutter! A modern room has clean lines and clear focus on form. When your room is covered with knick-knacks it is hard to appreciate the lines of your furniture. Keep it minimal and keep it interesting.  Check out this Before & After designed by one of Bennington Furniture’s own..


By removing the large entertainment center, and replacing it with a clean lined sofa, this added more seating and brought the focus where it should be- on the fireplace! Cleaning up the “stuff” and  keeping it simple by using a light neutral color palette with dark accents made the space feel more open. A woven hide rug and teak bunching cubes topped the room off with some organic texture for interest.

Go Metal! Modern design honors form and function by keeping building materials in plain view. What better way to show off structure than with the mix of metal. The below dining room table from Hooker Furniture exhibits the form and function of modernism and we just love it. 5490-75200-dkw-room

Keep It Primary! Black, white and  neutrals with a dash of vibrant primary colors make up the modern color wheel. For example adding a large canvas like this one from Mercana can be the perfect amount of impact and add that touch of color to your modern room.100054-S

These are our tips to help you transform or introduce modern elements into your home. For more ideas or design suggestions visit one of our locations.


Bursts of Blue Make Any Room Feel Fresh!

As the temperature rises cool colors reign;  to counter the heat, these crisp blues will keep you cool and get your home ready for the season!

Blue is in.  In all its forms: navy, indigo, turquoise and cobalt.  Accessories are a great way to keep a room fresh and up-to-date with the latest trend without having to replace every piece.  Start small: lamps, pillows, area rugs, vase or accents.

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Combining these small pieces will transform your space.  Throw pillows and small touches below transform this neutral space.


Next, consider consoles, hall tables, or accent furniture for small pieces that can have great impact.  Like the Regatta Blue Bombe hall table below, strategically placed, this burst of blue will make any hall feel breezy!


Thinking of taking blue to the next level? Go big with a blue upholstered sectional.   The Craftmaster sectional below anchors the room.  Styled with light grey pillows and paired with clean accents in start white and black this space achieves a cool and crisp timeless look.


Don’t forget about one of our favorites- bedding!  Pillows, shams, comforters and throws in every shade of blue will transform your bedroom into an oasis this summer!


Summer time is such a treat- celebrate it when you can!  For more ideas on how to transform your home with the summertime blues, stop in and see us!

Happy Summer!
K & A






Made in the USA

As we gear up to celebrate all things red, white, and blue next weekend, we thought we would give a shout out to the great American companies that produce our beautiful furniture right here in the USA.

Where is it made?

We get asked this question a lot: Where is it made? And we are proud to say that the majority of our products are made right here.  In the USA!!

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Most of our upholstery, produced by great companies like King Hickory, Klaussner, Craftmaster, and La-z-Boy is made in the USA.  These companies have long histories of being American based.

eight-2Built of hardwoods and the best technology, like King Hickory’s eight-way hand-tied springs, these companies are producing the highest quality upholstered furniture that will withstand the test of time.


When it comes to dining and bedroom furniture- carpentryheirloom quality craftsman ship is still alive and well. Companies like Green Gables, Palettes by Winesburg, and Byler’s Rustic, create custom, pieces that are the highest quality, durable, and beautiful!


Mattresses are our #1 best selling American-made product.  Sterns & Foster, and Seally mattresses made only 2 hours south of us in Albany, NY.

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Each mattress is built with the best practices and highest quality products- take a look at a behind the scenes video that showcases Sterns & Foster production:

To learn more about the American Made story behind our products come see us!

Happy 4th!!

K & A