Smile! It’s Oreo Cookie day! This sweet treat evokes even sweeter memories for many of us. We were so inspired by the black & white sandwich cookie that we decided to gather some of our own black & white goodies. Check out some of our super-sweet black & white design ideas!
If you can’t be part of the Big Easy action this year, don’t fret. Join us in our own Mardi Gras celebration around the home! We’re inspired by the Fat Tuesday vibe with its bright hues and playful details. Let the good times roll in your décor with this trio of Mardi Gras colors.
Give your space a sunny shine! Our Pouf ottoman and the 16-inch Tulip bring the bright hue to your room. And speaking of New Orleans, what’s more appropriate than our Granilla hurricane? We don’t recommend drinking out of this one, though!
Your guests will be green with envy when they see your new Benny sofa in this mossy tone. Keep the green going with our Carlson table lamp, and add some freshness to your space with a vibrant Phalaenopsis floral.
Shades of purple, plum and violet are simply regal. Create the perfect purple setting with a few Prisma side chairs around your table. Dress up a space fit for a king with our Heirloom rug, and toss a berry-colored Temi throw over your favorite chair for a royal look.
Periodically, members of our design team will be stopping by the blog to update readers on the latest home fashion trends and offer tips on how get the same look in your own space. This week, we talked with our accessory buyer, Susan Black, about her recent trip to High Point Market. Twice a year, she and her team head to the North Carolina mountains to gather inspiration and see the latest home décor trends. With over 10 million feet of showcase space and 2,000 vendors, there’s a lot to see! We sat down with Susan and asked her to recap her favorites for us.
So what’s the biggest color for Spring 2014? According to Susan, there’s more than one! “Blues, especially softer shades, are going to be very important this season,” she said. Blue is a calming color, so we like pieces such as our Victoria Sofa or Melody Chair in a living room. If you have a neutral space, make a trendy statement by adding blue wall art, such as our Serenity on the River Framed Art or Blue Coral Framed Art, or accessories like our Sky Candleholder.
Metallic colors, such as gold, paired with neutrals is another important color scheme for this year. “Many people associate gold items with luxury goods,” said Susan. Try pairing a gold accessory, such as our Sharidan Mirror, with a neutral piece, like our Cole Sofa to get the same luxe look. Think silver and gold don’t go together? Think again! We love a silver piece, like our Kismet Mirror or Stacked Link table, styled with our Fauna Hurricane.
As far as the next big trend in home décor, Susan said that “industrial chic” will continue to be popular this Spring, but “we’re starting to see the look paired with some softer pieces.”Try pairing a graceful piece, such as our Chandler Chair, with industrial accessories, like our High Gear Table Lamp or Liverpool Clock.If you really want to make a statement in your space, style our Arden Ridge Dining Table with chic Tomar sconces to complete the look.
Not rain, nor sleet, and especially not snow can hold back a team of world-class designers. This is good news for those of us suffering from a case of the bad-weather blues. The works of art shown in the New York Fashion Week are the perfect remedy. Fall 2014 is looking brighter than ever. Most designers bid adieu to basic black and said hello to hyper hues! If you weren’t able to make it, don’t worry. We put together a photomontage of the future of fashion just for you. Let’s pretend you were in the front row when you snapped these pics (all design takes a little imagination anyway).
Get ready to kick it up a notch if you’re a lover of leather. For the past few seasons, leather has been an added detail in most design. But this fall, it’s second to none. When it comes to home design, leather is a rare combination of dependability, comfort and timeless style.
Shine and color are wonderful on the runway, and absolutely magnificent in home design. This fall, the color wheel is going to give black and taupe a run for their money. Who can resist upholstery and botanicals in rich hues accompanied by metallic accessories?
Apparently, orange really is the new black. The runways were awash with plenty of it. Orange may be difficult for many wear, but it’s super easy to incorporate into home design. Wall art, upholstery and rugs are perfect ways to add a pop of orange in your home.
This dynamic duo never goes out of style. Since when is pink only for little princesses? The pink and gray combo is a chic way for grown-ups to design with pink. Try a chair covered in a feminine pink upholstery anchored by a neutral gray rug.
Is there a new design trend you can’t wait to try?
At Saturday’s Home Fashion workshop, we showed you how to incorporate organization, storage and overall order within your home’s design.
We taught you how to clear the clutter using traditional storage pieces like shelves and consoles
We incorporated some out-of-the-box storage solutions
We talked about styling a bookshelf and a display case with accessories, collectibles, keepsakes and fashion finds
We showed you how to turn an awkward space into a safe haven perfect for reading, writing and lounging
Here’s a little refresher from our most recent workshop:
Choose pieces with drawers, shelves and doors. You’ll maximize your storage options for things you want out of sight, and create a space to show off items for display.
Think UP not OUT.Make the most of unused space by incorporating vertical pieces like bookshelves and chests, or stack items to achieve height. This technique will maximize floor space in tight areas.
Create a place for everything. Junk drawers and linen closets can become catch-alls for miscellaneous stuff. Designate a purpose for each specific area and keep everything in that space logical. Then, you won’t have to hunt things down!
For floor-to-ceiling organization of books, decorative accents, accessories and more, style a bookcase using our A.B.O.U.T. method:
ART. Incorporate artwork, prints and picture frames to complete the look and add a personal touch that’s uniquely you
BOOKS. Mix an arrangement of horizontal and vertical stacks of books. Style a few on the shelf, some laying flat and others standing up-right, and work your way down.
OBJECTS. Add intrigue to each shelf with sculptures, bowls, boxes and other eye-catching accents.
UNITY. Choose a color you want to carry throughout the bookcase and use a paper in that hue to wrap your book spines. When you’re done, you’ll have a cohesive, unified look.
TEXTURE. Choose a few shelves and play up different textural elements. Together, a rough wicker basket, a matte iron statue, and a glossy white vase create an array of textures that begs for attention.
Next, show off your fashion finds in a boutique-style glass display case. Our Prescott holds handbags, jewelry and other fashionable accessories for all to see. Choose your favorite pieces and style them using our C.A.P. method:
COLOR. Create unity by choosing an attention-grabbing color and letting neutrals play a supporting role. Use the pop of color to draw the eye from the top of your display all the way down.
ARRANGEMENT. Mix up the placement of your objects to create variety in size and shape. This technique will keep things interesting shelf by shelf.
PROPORTION.Create a relationship between size, number and amount. Start with a large item, progress to a medium-sized piece and then add the smaller of the pieces. Let larger items stand alone and group smaller items together to create even proportions.
When you’re done, you’ll have a sleek scene where everything has its place!
At Havertys, we're all about telling a story - the story of you. We know your home is a statement of who you are and what you love. We're here to personalize it and make it an extension of your individuality. Beginning as a single store in downtown Atlanta, Havertys has grown to be one of the top retailers in the furniture industry with over 100 stores in 16 states. From modern and traditional, to country cottage and eclectic, our wide range of styles, accessories and collections guarantee there's something for everyone. Our informative & trendsetting Home Fashion Workshops, qualified associates and in-home design services will provide expert tips and tools to make your home represent what you're all about.