Saturday, January 29, 2011

Color is back, Baby!

It's true, Color is HUGE for spring. Pinks, Greens, Orange, Blues, they're all there. Splashes of color in your home not only add life and pizazz, they also bring us out of hibernation from boring beige. I'm not saying throw out your grey sofa and replace it with a hot pink one, although that WOULD be quite fabulous. All you have to do is add some fun toss cushions in vibrant colors and patterns or paint a wall in the latest spring colors. How about finding a colorful print and re upholstering a vintage chair. This is inexpensive and a fun project to work on. Paint is the most inexpensive way to change a rooms mood and can be done easily on a rainy afternoon.
If you keep your main pieces of furniture, i.e sofa, neutral then its easy to change the look up for each season. Try having a spring/summer option for your area rug and then change it up for fall and winter with something that has more texture. And don't be afraid to have more than one patterned fabric in your room color scheme. I like to work with 5 or 6 great patterns that all compliment each other. That way you can incorporate color and texture in an interesting way.
Now to our new favorite thing this month.  Ready??
PINK!! Anything pink. Don't let this color scare you. If it's used correctly then it is very wonderful. "Wherever you see this color, you instantly equate it with passion for life." Quote from House Beautiful, March 2011 issue. Benjamin Moore has some AMAZING pinks in their color collections.

Saturday, January 15, 2011

Change is good!

I don't know about you but we are so inspired by the home decor looks that we are seeing lately. It kind of makes you want to change things up in your own home n'est pas? A lot of times we don't know where to begin or we think that we can't incorporate the latest styles with our existing decor. But you can! The most economical way to update your space  is to add new toss cushions area rugs and art work. This will make a huge difference to the way your space feels without breaking the bank. If you are lucky enough to be able to do a little bit more of a revamp how about bringing in a new accent chair or recovering an existing chair with a bold fun fabric. Stepping outside your box with the fabric choice will ensure that you won't tire of it quickly. We can help you with all your design and decor needs at HouseWarmings. You'll have to come visit us. We've got our new line of Van Gogh furniture and fabrics and by the end of the month we will have the very latest in Spring accessories  from 18 Karat as well!  

Friday, January 7, 2011

Out with the old and in with the new!

Well the holiday season is officially over. We had a great Christmas here at HouseWarmings and we trust you had a wonderful holiday too. A new year is upon us and I don't know about you but but we had the urge to clean house! Being committed to a new look and a new direction for our store meant doing a little purging. We chose World Serve Thrift on 152nd and Thrift Ave. as our place to donate. It felt good to do our bit not only for our community but for the global community aswell. There was also the added benefit of freeing up a little much needed space for our new line of furniture. We are really looking forward to showing off our new look. Hope to see you soon!

Fabulous has arrived

Our new furniture from Van Gogh has finally arrived and we want everyone to know how fabulous it really is.
Making an appearance daily is the always fabulous Jacob Sectional with storage ottoman. This 3 piece Sectional has clean and tailored lines that is trendy yet still very comfortable. The ottoman has great storage space for blankets, childrens toys or the latest design magazines.
Next up is the Preston sofa. Van Gogh decribes this sofa as modern style with generous cushions and clean lines. The entire sofa has a foam core which is great for support but it is feather wrapped, so at the end of a long day you can relax into this comfy sofa.
If snuggling up with a good book on a rainy day is your plan, then the cuddle chair is perfect.  This chair is round and it swivels! Need I say more? Great for any room in the house.
We invite everyone in to see what is new and what is still to come. The New Year at HouseWarmings means new accessories, lighting and fabulous design.
See you soon:)