Posts tagged 'home furniture'
Hello there! My name is Kara and my husband and I write the blog Kara Paslay Designs! Tim and I work together doing all sorts of interior design projects. I am the big picture girl and Tim is the detail guy and furniture builder. Our favorite projects include doing custom installations or building custom pieces, but unfortunately that's not always in the budget. When we are working with a smaller budget, there are a few tricks we like to use in order to make pieces feel a little more expensive or to make existing pieces work for us. One of those tricks is changing out furniture legs.
There are so many different types of furniture out there it's hard to keep them all straight. I have found myself recently drawn to vintage furniture and I thought it would be fun to educate us all on a special type of love seat called the settee. I love the way they look so sweet and have that whimsical romantic charm about them. I feel like Marie Antoinette could walk in at any minute and tell me a story. So what is a settee?
Furniture with function is always an easy decision. Let's be honest, when it comes to making a purchase and your stuck between an ottoman for $59.99 and an ottoman that has storage inside for $69.99 what are you going to pick? The one with storage inside right? The goal of a home furnishing designer (at least a good one) is create not only something beautiful but furniture that will serve multiple purposes. For instance the conception of this particular console table is not only to sit behind a couch with lamps on top of it looking pretty but also to provide storage.
Without a doubt, choosing colors for furniture can be a particularly daunting task for many people. As the colors that you choose will most likely be in your home for a considerably long time, it is sometimes important to keep this point in mind during the buying process. Further, it is important to remember that the color of furniture often sets the tone for the rest of the room.