3…2…1…Bench Seat!!

Let’s talk numbers.  Of cushions that is.  We do a lot of cushion-counting.  People often equate a cushion with a seat.  One cushion one spot for a bum.  Not anymore!

We are noticing a trend toward the bench cushion, one long cushion that extends from one arm of the sofa to another.  It is clean, crisp and comfy!

The Drake by King Hickory shown to the left with a Bench Seat, is also available as a standard 3 seat or 2 seat sofa; however, we are finding the Bench Seat is trending!







See the same frame three ways:

Three cushions is more ‘standard,’ two a comfy look but we are just loving the bench!

The Bench Seat look is popular with more modular seating designs.  The Chill collection by Younger Furniture has just arrived in our showroom and we LOVE it!  Shown below with two arm-less sofas, the Chill has deep down cushions piled with pillows for a casual clean look and ample seating.  

Where the Chill is a more modern frame, the Georgia Rain shown below, is a wood based frame with a cutout fretwork design- a warm, rustic take on the Bench Seat.

Or go slip-covered!
The Lindsey is a classic look with easy to clean slip covers for a causal, cottage style.  The Bench Seat keeps it up-to-date!

For the best way to bring a bench seat into your home- let us find the frame for you!




It’s Here! Trisha Yearwood’s Home Collection

Trisha Yearwood’s Home Collection by Klaussner has just arrived and we are loving it!!  Her collection combines classic charm with contemporary flare.

The Tifton sofa above, shown in a crisp white with a contrast welt styled with her Ginko occasional group and sleek Lynn chair speaks to her “keep it simple philosophy.”

Classic and timeless with a dash of Southern Charm, this dining collection showcases Trisha’s blues, warm woods and white painted pieces.  This table; Trisha’s Table a tie-in to her cookbook, is an instant classic: 102” medium brown finish with heavy distressing will seat the whole family!

From comfort food to comfort furniture, Yearwood’s collection offers great styles designed with ease and comfort at the forefront.  She had one rule it had to be a design she would want to come home to.

We are loving her look for every room in the house! Stop in now to see how to incorporate her style with yours!

K & A




Go Green in 2017!!

Green in all it’s glory is 2017’s Pantone Color of the Year!  Greenery is, as Pantone puts it: “Nature’s Neutral” and a way to reconnect with nature. We are loving Greenery and all the green tones this season: these are some of our favorites!


Rachael Ray’s new collection from Craftmaster uses a bold lime green print to add a punch to this group on a clean lined wing chair and echoed in throw pillows this line up uses the color of the year for a zesty pop!

Throw Pillows are a great way to be on trend but not completely overhaul the room.  Use a neutral white back drop and incorporate your favorite hue to add green in your own way!

Take on Greenery’s dramatic cousin Emerald!  A high wing chair with in Emerald Velvet with pillows to match take this classic room into 2017!

Or if you want to take on Green for years to come, go big and take on the whole sofa!  This Flexsteel sofa to the left, in a muted green tackles the 2017 color of the year and accents with throw pillows and pops of green in wall art tie the whole look together.  Or tackle the walls!  Bold green with crisp white trim like the room below is the look for 2017!!

Our favorite way to go Green in 2017 is of course with nature it’s self! Florals and plants add a burst of freshness to any space.  Ring in this years color of the year, Greenery- nature’s neutral- with nature itself!

Happy New Year!

K & A











Baby It’s Cold Outside!

The snow is falling and it’s a great day to snuggle up with a good book and cup of cocoa and be lazy!  With these great bedding sets we love, you’ll be lazy in style!  Transform your bedroom into a winter oasis with these beautiful quilts, shams, pillows and comforters.


The Whistler collection above is a Nordic Ski Lodge inspired set that is modern, clean and perfect for snowy weather!

A dash of plaid is always a good thing! The Cedar Hill collection, a mix of taupe neutrals and green plaids and a Bear pillow for some whimsy, is a must for the winter season.

Go quilted- keep it minimal-perfect for a guest room.   The plaid check, lodge inspired set above or a soft neutral solid like the options below, add a classic feel but keep the room warm and wintry!

For more options or ideas for great bedding, visit us in the store!

Happy Holidays!



Deck the Halls with Great Accents!

We don’t often single out one company or focus on one brand, but this week we have to make an exception.  Hooker Furniture is one of our favorites and this holiday season they are highlighting new accent pieces and we are head-over-heals in love with them!!

Take a look at some of our favorites:


The Rafferty Table: With a plank-top stone like top this table is a perfect mix of rustic and elegant.  Distressed and compass inspired this piece will not go unnoticed!


The Acacia Round Slab Table: 5528-50002-mwd-top

The website describes this table as “the perfect piece of jewellery” and that describes this table to a T!  Delicate metal legs with a slab of beautiful Acacia wood on top is a perfect accent.



The Melange Encircle Floor Mirror: Floor mirrors add a dramatic touch to any room and this mirror does it flawlessly!  In a rustic finish that keeps this elegant mirror grounded- the Melange is stunning!


The Chevron Console: Chic and stylish like a sophisticated suite, this console has great depth and detail created with Birch, Pine and Oak veneers that contrast perfectly.  This takes storage to the next level and is a true showstopper!

For more information or to see the complete collections of accents to adorn your home- come and see us or visit our website!

Happy Holidays!



Trends We Love: Barn Door Consoles!!

We have to admit that we love a good barn door… it’s a rustic touch that hides storage in style!  We started to find more and more barn door TV consoles this season and we are loving them!  Take a look at these great ways to add a rustic flare to your house!


Large wall units like this by Magnesun Home is a dramatic piece that offers tons of storage and hides the TV!


Available in multiple finish options.  This is a far cry from the hutch cabinets of the past, updated and clean- this becomes an architectural statement!



Barn door doesn’t have to mean over-the-top Rustic, our favorite new collection by Hooker Furniture has sleek, modern clean lines made of reclaimed wood it balances rustic and modern perfectly!



One of the features of a barn door console we are so drawn to is the hardware.  The metal track is a great contrast and a way to add a different texture to the piece.  This Studio 7 console takes it to the next level with as a decorative element.





International’s new consoles expand on metallic texture with a wire-mesh cabinet face.  This collection below, also available in white, is stylish, fun and practical.


Also available as a bedroom group, the Pueblo collection brings the barn door to an armoire and storage cabinet. armoire-barn-door



Barn doors entertainment and storage barn consoles are a trend we love!  For more ideas on how to and where to add a barn door come see us!


Give Thanks at a Great Dining Room Table!

Thanksgiving is a little more than a week away and we are focused on dining! The dining table is at the heart of the holidays, it’s where we gather with family and friends to celebrate and give thanks!

Just like every family is unique so to are their tables.  Options for every style and size are out there and these are some of our favorites!


Classic Farm table!  Amish made, this plank table can be built to any size, leaves available.  Many finish and wood types as well as fun accent possibilities with an expanded color collection!

84935brinkleygroup2-5454b1-lo This pedestal base is light, clean and modern with a classic flare.  Available as solid top or with a leave, this table will be with your family for generations.

4015-9042leb4015-9042lec A new introduction for us this year, this Bench Made live edge X-base table is a showstopper.  Sold Maple, built by hand in Virginia, this table is timeless! Benches and chairs are available with upholstered seats in leather or fabric- a great way to customize your seating to fit all your family and friends for years to come.


Happy Thanksgiving!


Company’s Coming!

We are coming up on the Holiday Season!  It’s the time of year to travel and stay with friends- house guests are coming and they are going to need a place to sleep!  We thought we would help out with some stylish ideas for adding an extra bed into your space to accommodate guests.



A day bed like this clean modern frame from Legacy Classic Kids is the perfect combination of bed and sofa.  A place to hang the rest of the year, perfect for an office, this day bed easily converts to a twin bed when company arrives!




r1012-60-r1012b-zuma-41-openThis bench by Craftmaster takes a Murphy bed to the next level!  A gorgeous shelter bench transforms to a queen bed.   It’s easy, it’s compact, and available in great fabrics; this piece is a perfect extra bed disguised in a showstopping bench.


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Don’t forget the traditional sleeper sofa.  Even available as a chair sleeper the Comfy sofa group offers queen and twin sleepers.  No matter how much space you have we can find a sleeper that fits!

We get a lot of requests for futons, take a look at a next generation futon- the flip-flop sofa bed is a clean modern take and an updated option when thinking futon.


For more great ideas on custom sleeper solutions to fit your space- come see us!

K & A


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.