Whether your home office is a necessity for running a business, a space for a work-from-home-job, or simply a small area for paying bills and organizing your schedule, having a dedicated space designed will improve efficiency and promote greater creativity, productivity and encourage you to want to work more. The following tips will help to create an attractive and functional work space.
Transitional style furniture combines qualities from both traditional and contemporary styles for a blending of the best attributes. Transitional style furniture is ideal if you find traditional style to be old fashioned and ultra-modern styles to be too cold and extreme.
The transitional style refers to furniture profiles, shapes, sizes as well as materials including fabrics and leather.
Transitional furniture style falls in between the spectrum of traditional and ultra-modern, and may lean either way, to being more traditional or more modern, but transitional will steer clear of either extreme. Transitional takes elements from both styles and displays it subtly.
Leather repair really isn't a DIY project. A good professional repair that will hold up to routine use and be nearly invisible requires special materials and tools as well as experience. Even if you buy everything that you need you can't buy the knowledge and expertise of experience. It is simply better to hire a leather repair professional from the start.
There are many different types of leather and each has its own inherent problems with repair, and its own technique of repair.
An entertainment room is all about having fun in your home. It differs from a home theater in that it can incorporate more ways to have fun than movies alone. How you have it set up and what "fun zones" are in it, is determined by how you and your family have fun. If you watch a lot of movies, of course you will want a television viewing area, or a home theater in the entertainment room.
If you like to play billiards, plan for a zone for a billiards table. Perhaps there are musicians in your family who would like a dedicated place to play. A reading nook may be in order for those who like to read while the rest of the family watches a movie. You get the picture, if you have the space, plan for making your entertainment room fun for everyone in the family.
Leather furniture is often misunderstood, and a lot of the myths stem from artificial products claiming to be leather, and from the use of vinyl in past decades. When Naugahyde was introduced many people thought they were purchasing leather, only to find out differently as the fabric fell apart. You simply cannot beat durable leather; nothing even comes close in longevity, beauty, comfort and the additional attractiveness it gains as it gracefully ages. Here we address the myths about leather.
Tufted leather furniture is a timeless classic that is growing in popularity and has become a big trend.
The tufted technique is produced by stitching through layers of material with filling and padding underneath. Heavy thread is used to pull and secure on the leather surface with a knot, ribbon or button. The button may be covered with the same leather to achieve a more subtle effect.
By pulling the thread depressions or dimples are created in the surface where it is pulled in. The raised surfaces that are created in this technique are called tufts. Tufting has been used for centuries, but you will find it on more than just traditional styles. It is equally at home on contemporary leather furniture. Tufted leather furniture can look elegant, masculine, alluring or subtle. The style of furniture, color and shape as well as texture will play a major role in creating the effect you desire.
With the high and low points of tufting, visual interest can be added with shadows and points of light, this effect can be enhanced by color choice. Furniture can have a lot of tufting, or only on the back or arms. For even greater visual interest diamond tufting creates a pattern that adds extra dimension.
Colors Southwestern Style is a warm and inviting style generally using a lot of color that brings to mind adobe walls, pottery and the colors of a desert sunset. Colors are of beige sand and green cactus, sunsets in blue, coral, reds, and purples, the shades of red, brown, black and white canyon walls, of blue turquois and desert sky. The variations in the colors of the southwest are numerous, and allow for more options than almost any other style from the simple use of black and white to the full spectrum of nature inspired southwestern colors.
Textured paint adds a greater level of style to walls and when combined with a Kiva style fireplace adds sophistication. Faux painting techniques provide a more dimensional wall treatment, whereas texture brings to mind stone and adobe. When using textured paint it adds the potential for sculptural accents to walls that easily double up for use as a place of display for woven baskets and pottery.
For a muted version of southwestern style use textured white, beige or light gold for walls. Sparse accessories provide a calmer more minimalist effect, and allow the beautiful texture of walls to display more prominently.
Leather furniture is increasingly popular and offers a greater variety of styles and colors than ever before.
Leather is easy to maintain and clean, and retains its appeal much longer than fabric upholstery. When shopping for leather furniture, ensure that you are receiving what you pay for. Stores offer bi-cast leather and other inferior products that often not even leather, though they are advertised and sold as leather.
The current trends in leather are for American made furniture and customization. Unfortunately the consumer must be cautious as "assembled in the USA" is not the same as Made in the USA. Insist upon American made products.
At The Leather Sofa Company our furniture is not only American made in our Lewisville, TX facility, it is also handcrafted. Using the finest leather products available, handpicked full grain leather and top grain leather that is aniline dyed, the best dying process available that permeates the leather throughout our leather furniture is crafted one piece at a time by our master craftsmen in the USA.
The westward expansion of our country began in earnest after the Revolutionary War ended. Virginia residents migrated into the Carolina's and Tennessee and into Georgia. The next migration was into the "Indian Territory" of Alabama and Mississippi. Shortly thereafter, the western migration entered into Texas and westward. Until the U.S. was settled there was always a western migration. It seems odd that at one time Alabama and Mississippi were the "west". Those are the facts, but today the majority of Americans view "the West" as those states lying westward of the Mississippi River.
In terms of design, Western style brings to mind cowboys and cattle, campfires and chuck wagons, ranches and broncos. Colorful Indian weavings and lodges, buffalo and war parties are also some of the Images that come to mind when speaking of "the West."
When it comes to a little boy's bedroom designthere are numerous themes to choose from. If your child is old enough you will know his favorite interests and will have no trouble choosing a theme. Dinosaurs are a popular theme among little boys, as are cars, fire engines, solar systems, club houses and sports to name a few. The d?cor and furnishings of little boy themes are available, but it can be a challenge at times to locate.
Using a little imagination and knowing how, and where, to locate the resources needed you can make your little boys room an exciting place for him to develop his imagination and have fun.
In today's global market it is hard to know the quality or even origin of a product. When you are shopping for a new product of almost any kind, don't base your decision on the "Made in America" sticker. You have to look further if you want a product that is truly made in America. Many products bear the American made sticker, but are manufactured overseas and shipped for assembly in the U. S.
Like a detective, you must do your investigation if you want a genuine American made product. The same problem occurs with leather furniture.
It is being shipped to the U.S. from overseas and the quality is often very poor. A very popular brand of furniture that is highly marketed is now shipped from overseas. Common complaints are that the leather peels and the cushions break down within a year. Complaints with other imports are the discovery that the sides and back are synthetic, sometimes even vinyl.
When arriving home from work, the majority of people want to relax for a while and the favorite location is most often on the sofa. The sofa is one of the most essential pieces of furniture in the home, and where you probably spend most of your down time.
In terms of both comfort and aesthetics of a space, selecting the right sofa is paramount. It isn't always straightforward when choosing a new sofa. The following will assist you in narrowing the features as well as choosing the style.
Consider how you will use the sofa. Will you be stretched out reading a book? Sitting up with your feet propped up? If you will be laying down reading or napping you will want to choose comfortable cushioning. A leather couch that lacks arms for your head or arms holding a book to rest on should not be an option. Choose a sofa with arms. The arms themselves will need cushioning for comfort or plush and comfy cushions. Our Tuscan, Arezzo, Puma or Sicily collections are examples of good options for comfortable lounging as well as great style. Also, consider if you will need recliners in the sofa, or a sleeper bed for when company comes to visit.
Choosing a sofa that is too large can make a room feel cramped and undersized. Choose one too small and the sofa appears even smaller and insufficient. Don't forget to leave space for tables or an ottoman if you plan to use them.
Design in a room that includes a black leather couch is often approached by playing it down, and that is fine if that is what you want to do. There is however, another approach that is bold and beautiful, and that embraces the black leather couch and makes it a part of a great contemporary room design.
There is no reason to shy away from the black leather couch when it is approached with the proper perspective. After all, you do the same thing with the red leather couch. So why is black so intimidating when it has the potential to be just as much a part of room design as any other sofa?
If you love the black leather furniture, play it up, not down! Therein lies the solution for a beautiful room containing a black leather sofa.
Reclining chairs or reclining sofas are a great place to kick back and relax. But did you know recliners have health benefits?
Persons with poor circulation have to be cautious about standing or sitting too long. Feet and legs can swell with the collection of fluid in ankles and legs, for example. Impaired circulation can lead to ulceration of the skin and other complications. For these reasons, persons with impaired circulation are often told to elevate their feet to reduce swelling.
A recliner is the ideal means of elevation, as severe complications may occur if the feet and legs are elevated to an excessive height causing the return of collected fluid to occur too rapidly. A leather recliner is a safer way to reduce swelling in the lower extremities as excessive height is unlikely to occur.
When you think of the French country side you probably have images of Monet's lush gardens and tranquil ponds bathed in golden sunlight. While elements such as these as well as others contribute to the French Country style of decorating, the finished room in this style is always warm, welcoming, elegantly European old world and rustic. If you can imagine a gracefully aged elegant country estate in the French countryside, then you are likely imagining the French Country style.
The style is very flexible, you can easily pick and choose the elements you like and still have French Country. There is plenty of style to create a warm and welcoming French Country interior.