Stop into our Poughkeepsie location and ask Karyn to show you our new American Modern bedroom collection. There are endless design options including 6 drawer fronts, 3 leg and base options for more than 200 combinations. In addition, there are 17 coordinating beds with 3 leg and base options including wood and metal legs or a platform base. Choose American-built, solid wood bedroom pieces for a stylish bedroom built to last. Stop in the Poughkeepsie showroom and see Karyn for more information! Or, give her a call at 845-778-1500 for more details!
Stop by Millspaugh Furniture in Poughkeepsie to see our new bedroom collection in Wormy Maple with rounded drawer fronts that evoke a nostalgic longing for the good old days. This set has a distressed, dry, low sheen finish which allows the character of each board to shine through for a casual, charming look. Many options of case pieces, wood and stain choices along with hardware make this set a must see! Give Becky a call at 845-778-1500 or stop in our Poughkeepsie location to see this beautiful new set for yourself!
-FURNITURE FEATURE- Are you thinking about replacing your bedroom set? Robin can help! We at Millspaugh Furniture offer a lot of bedroom options. We have a variety of pieces where you can choose your style, wood, stain, and hardware. We can even build you a custom designed bedroom set based on your specs!
Robin’s feature this month is an option for bedroom sets that you probably have not even thought about. A nightstand that not only gives you all of the above options, but it also gives you a secret hiding space in your nightstand top! The top slides forward giving you about 1.5 inches of space. Every nightstand they build will allow you to have a hide-away for your important papers or jewelry. It comes with a key in the back to lock it. No one would ever think to check your nightstand for your hidden treasures!
To learn more about this unique nightstand with ‘hide-away’ space, call Robin at 845-778-1500 or visit her in the Walden showroom!
-MONDAY’S PICK OF THE WEEK- This week’s pick is from our Poughkeepsie showroom furniture counselor, Karyn. She picked our handmade, two-sided Shifman mattresses, the finest handmade mattress in the world. When shopping for a mattress Karyn suggests you ask some important questions:
Is it a one or two sided mattress? A one sided mattress is only half a product and will last half as long. Shifman only makes 2 sided mattresses.
Does it have a real box spring? A foundation without springs can’t provide support and comfort. Shifman uses an 8-way, hand-tied and knotted box spring for their handmade mattresses. Remember, 1/3 of the support of your mattress comes from the box spring.
Is the upholstery material natural or synthetic? Shifman uses cotton for resiliency, comfort, and durability as well as Belgian damask, matelassé fabrics, wool, cashmere, and pashmina.
Karyn, who suffers from frequent back pain, recently purchased Shifman’s Chagall mattress. “I’d been sleeping on a memory foam mattress for several years and was not getting the support my back needed. I would go to bed in pain and wake up the same way. Now I wake up with no pain and feeling great. Some mornings I don’t even want to get up! I absolutely love my Shifman.”
Stop into our Poughkeepsie location and ask Karyn about our two-sided handmade Shifman mattresses. She promises to get out of bed and be there Monday-Thursday and Saturday from 9:30-5:30. Or call 845-778-1500 and ask for Karyn. Sweet dreams!
Wow, Summer is more than half over already. This time of the year we are always trying to enjoy the outdoors and don’t worry so much about the inside of our homes. We hope you are enjoying your Summer.
Soon it will be time to be inside your home with your family sharing those special times. Is your home ready for nesting again? Is your Living Room cozy and comfortable? Is your Dining Room in need of a new look? Does your mattress need to be replaced?
If your Dining Room needs to be spruced up here are some simple things to think about. First, you can change just your table or just your chairs to phase in a whole new look. Do you want to add a hutch and or a server?
What shape table are you looking for, oval, rectangle, round or a newer look, boat shaped (traditionally seen in conference tables, there is an abundance of space in the “middle” for serving dishes & decoration). The table leg will help set the tone for the finished look of your room. We have turned legs, straight legs and legs with a slight curve to them to select from. Your chairs also play an important role in your dining room, while style is important, make sure that the chairs that you choose are comfortable enough for you to sit and enjoy not only your meal but the time that follows.
If you have existing furniture that you want to keep using, consider bringing a chair or hutch door to our showroom, or we can bring samples to your home. Matching though, is not always necessary. Sometimes it is more fun just to make sure they flow together and don’t clash.
More on stain, paint, & finish choices next time, so check back or subscribe to our blog for all you need to know about furnishing your home…
Local designer & award winning stager (Voted 2011 RESA Professional Stager of the Year) Claudia Jacobs shares some ideas for better rest!
The most important room of the house is often the most neglected. If you’re thinking it’s the kitchen, the heart of the home, you are close. The kitchen nourishes the home but the master bedroom serves the home. Think about how you feel after a night of restless sleep. It really can affect every aspect of our lives including our health.
We have very busy, stressful lives. Your bedroom should be your safe haven, your escape from the rest of the world. By creating a comfortable space for sleep and relaxation, every night has the potential to be a chance for a well deserved respite from the day. Let’s face it, even a great day can be draining and what better way to recharge than with a good night’s sleep.
Here is a step by step plan to get started. This transformation may not happen overnight but the sooner you start, the sooner you will reap the rewards.
Stand by the entrance of your bedroom and really look at it. If you are pleased, great, if not, analyze the problem. This is what I do on a decorating consultation. It is difficult to be objective with your own space but try to view it as if it wasn’t your place. Consider these typical problem issues:
Clutter: Whether it’s on the floor, your walls or your furniture. Eliminate anything you don’t need or want in your space, including your closet.
Clean: Once you free up surface areas, clean your room from top to bottom. Dust and allergens are not good for sleeping. Consider new pillows and wash your bedspread.
Bed location: This is important and there are many theories about where the bed should be position. It’s best to be able to see the doorway while in bed.
Mattress: If you invest in anything in your home, invest in a good quality mattress. It can change your life.
Sheets: Splurge! Shop around and looks for a high thread count. Your body will be ever so grateful and you will be surprised the selection at various price points.
Style: This is your private space and should reflect your personality. If you live alone, this is easy. If you are a couple, figure out what you both like by discussing it. Go through catalogs and home magazines to see what appeals to both of you and compromise on something you both can live with and love. Once you decide the style, you will be inspired and focused to put it all together. It is interesting to see a very feminine bedroom and there is no sign a male even dwells in the house.
Bedding: Shop for a comforter set or bedspread. This is usually the most difficult item to find it will set the tone for your room. Again, there are many styles and prices to choose from.
Color: Find inspiration in your bedding for window treatments and paint. I love the effect of painting the wall behind the bed an accent color.
Change: Personal preference should change as you or your situation changes. My bedroom has evolved over the last ten years. I went from a very feminine shabby chic look with lots of lavender and cream to the exact opposite. Now it is a warm room of dark wood contemporary furniture surrounded by earth tones and a spicy cinnamon color with a dramatic accent wall.