FURNITURE FEATURE – Customizable Pieces

-FURNITURE FEATURE -It’s an exciting time at Millspaugh Furniture! A few of our American made furniture companies are making shopping for furniture fun! They allow you to design the look that is right for your home with many options. This upholstery line is a generational business that allows you to select the fabric, length, depth, and arm style along with many other design options. Becky at Millspaugh Furniture in our Walden location would love to help design the perfect pieces for your home! Give her a call at 845-778-1500 or better yet, stop in and take a look!

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FURNITURE FEATURE: Slipcovered Furniture

FURNITURE FEATURE – This week’s furniture feature is from Karyn in our Poughkeepsie store highlighting our selection of versatile slipcovered furniture. Slipcovers not only give you the freedom to choose exactly what you want, but they allow you to change the look when you want! Whether it’s a new season or you’re just tired of the current fabric, this unique slipcover system allows you to customize your pieces. We’ve got you covered! A variety of slipcovered styles over a muslin frame are available ranging from sofas and loveseats to sleepers, swivel gliders and storage ottomans. Love the comfort and style you see but slipcovers aren’t for you–many styles are available fully upholstered as well. Fabrics are carefully selected to give the furniture a very casual appeal and a softness like no other. There are also fabrics that repel stain and liquid and some are UV resistant. There is a wide variety of soft cotton twills, cotton prints, great linens, plush velvets, and cuddly chenilles. Stop into our Poughkeepsie location or give Karyn a call at 845-778-1500 for more info. Karyn is waiting to show you our cozy selection of slipcovered furniture!

 

FURNITURE FEATURE – Chair and a Half

FURNITURE FEATURE – This week’s feature are the ‘chair and a halfs.’  There is nothing more satisfying than coming home after a long day at work and cuddling up with a loved one or Fido on your super comfy over-sized chair.  These chairs offer plenty of room for two and are available in hundreds of fabrics.  In many cases even seat depths can be adjusted to fit ones comfort.  All ‘chair and a halfs’ are made with hardwood frames and 8-way hand-tied and knotted coils to ensure lasting comfort and durability.  So do yourself a favor and come in to our Poughkeepsie showroom and let Al assist you with our selection.  Or give him a call at 845-778-1500 with any questions or for more details!

Pick of the Week – Customizable Chair

If you think this chair looks comfortable, stop by our Warwick store to feel the comfort of this chair for yourself. ‘One size fits all’ doesn’t work for everyone, so it’s available in four different sizes, sure to be a fit for anyone or any room. Then customize the look by selecting from a dozen different options including arm and base styles, plus hundreds of choices in fabrics and leathers. Choose from stationary chair, swivel chair or swivel glider. It’s easy to get the look and comfort you want with this one versatile chair. Its quality, American-made construction means you’ll get to enjoy it for many years to come. If you’d like to purchase this week’s highlight or would like to learn more, please call us at 845-778-1500 and ask for Dawn in the Warwick showroom where she will be happy to show you all the available options.

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Pick of the Week- Recliners

-MONDAY’S PICK OF THE WEEK-   This weeks pick is from Dawn in Warwick!  Want to come home, put your feet up and relax, but don’t like the look of many traditional recliners? Then come to our Warwick store to see this gem for yourself. There’s no tell-tale outer handle, only a push-on-the-arm release. Or, go one better, and treat yourself to the power recline mechanism option. This recliner features crisp box cushions and a modest sock arm. Its slim, sophisticated appearance and classic styling make it the little black dress of any room in your home. The solid feel and comfort must be seen to be believed and since it’s shown in both leather and fabric, you can easily be the judge no matter what you choose. With hundreds of fabric and leather choices to select from, there’s sure to be something to suit any room. Quality construction features like a steel reclining mechanism, hardwood frame, mortise and tenon construction and high resiliency foam ensure this recliner will be comfortably enjoyed for years to come. And while you’re kicking back and enjoying this sharp-looking recliner, you can feel good knowing you’ve supported environmentally sustainable, American-made construction. If you’d like to purchase this week’s highlight or would like to learn more, please call us at 845-778-1500 and ask for Dawn in the Warwick showroom where she will be happy to show you all the available options.

The casinos are coming, & so are the savings!

 

 

 

 

Have casino-themed fun at our Annual Floor Sample Sale this year! Our showrooms are “decked” out with dice & cards, games & prizes.  Don’t gamble your money away with disposable furniture, buy local, solid wood and American made furniture!

July 2014 Floor Sample Sale

 

Checklist for Picking the Perfect Chair

Checklist for Picking the Perfect Chair

When you love to create home interior spaces that delight your eyes and refresh your senses as much as we all do, you know that a chair is so much more than just a place to sit. It’s an expression of your unique style. That’s a lot of pressure to put on a chair, isn’t it? You bet it is! That’s why it’s important to have a good feel for what you’re looking for in a chair before you begin to shop. Here is the checklist we go through with our customers to help them pick the perfect chair for their home.

1. How will you use the chair?
This is perhaps the most important question you can ask yourself, because everything else will stem from your answer. Will this be a chair that stands in a little-used formal room, or your favorite place to sit and watch TV or read? If this is a chair you want to relax in every day, comfort and durability are king. If the chair is more for show, you can go with a style that’s a little less sink-into-comfy and a fabric that is a bit fussier.

2. What is your style?
There are a million styles of chairs out there. Which one is right for you? Formal? Traditional? Causal? Contemporary? Funky? You can add to the chair’s personality through the upholstery fabric you pick, from classic solid to an edgy geometric. Not sure what style lights your fire? Flip through decorating books and magazines, or start a board on Pinterest (look for our Millspaugh boards!), and mark the photos of chairs you love. Your style will surface quickly.

3. How high should the back and arms of the chair be?
Once you know where you will place the chair, this question will be easier to answer. If your chair is going to sit next to an end table, make sure the arms of the chair are either a few inches above or below the tabletop. When I design rooms, I frequently put higher backed chairs, like a wing back, against a wall or flanking the fireplace instead of in the middle of the room so they don’t obstruct the visual flow of the space.

4. What kind of cushions do you like?
First you have to decide whether you want the chair to have a loose back cushion, which looks more inviting to some people, or a tight back, which offers a cleaner silhouette. Then, you have to decide what kind of seat cushion grabs you. Do you like a firmer seat or one that is super soft? The best way to decide is to give the chair the sit test.

5. What kind of arm do you prefer?
Do you want the arm to show some wood or be padded? Thick or thin? If you want an arm style that will never go out of vogue, consider an English rolled arm. You’ll see this centuries old classic spotlighted in decorating magazines decade after decade because it stands the test of time.

6. Do you want a skirt?
Skirts on chairs are still popular, though the height and depth of the skirt changes now and then. If you have pets, you might want to think twice about a skirt. If your cat or dog likes to rest against the chair when it sleeps, the oils in its skin and shedding hair can make the skirt dingy. Dirty shoes can be a problem too.

7. What kind of upholstery do you want?
Do you need fabric that is durable enough for pets and kids? Do you want a solid or a pattern? A dark or light? To help our customers decide, we take them to our fabric room, filled with hundreds of swatches of upholstery fabric. It doesn’t take them long to zero in on the color and pattern that makes them smile.

8. What is your budget?
When it comes to upholstered furniture, you need to invest in high quality pieces. Less expensive chairs, made with inferior materials and slipshod workmanship, don’t stand the test of time. They will look good for a few years, then they will begin to lose their shape, pill up and fall apart. In contrast, when you invest in a well-made chair that uses top quality materials and expert craftsmanship, you’ll get a piece that you will have for generations, one you can recover over and again. My recommendation is to get the highest quality chair you can afford, knowing it’s an investment piece you will have for years to come.

(adapted from Style at Home a blog by Mary Carol Garrity)