Furniture Feature – Lift Top Cocktail Table

Put the fun back in functional with this lift top cocktail table built out of a whiskey barrel! This fun table is not only functional but a real conversation piece. Available in many finishes, this oak piece also has a matching end table. Imagine yourself having dinner in front of the tv or watching your favorite polo match while sipping on the finest cognac around. There is also plenty of storage in this table for your pillows and periodicals. This table is sure to lift your spirits!  For more information on this Furniture Feature, visit Al at our Poughkeepsie showroom or call 845-778-1500 for more information!

Furniture Feature: Pub Table & Hutch

Brighten up any eat in kitchen or informal dining area with this wine cupboard and 54″ square pub table which comfortably sits 6-8 people. The storage pedestal base makes it easy to hide everyday clutter or large pots and pans. There are several different paint and stain options available to coordinate with your color scheme. Stop in our Walden store to check it out or call 845-778-1500 and ask for Pete if you have any questions.

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Furniture Feature – Chesterfield Sofa

Our latest ‘Furniture Feature’ is this refined and mannerly chesterfield sofa with hand driven nail head trim. We chose to show this piece in a royal blue velvet making it a true show stopper.  Available in hundreds of fabric and leather options, this classic was originally commissioned to be designed  by Lord Philip Stanhope Earl of Chesterfield in the 1700’s for comfort.  This piece would be a welcome addition to any home.  If you’d like to purchase our Furniture Feature or would like to learn more, please call us at 845-778-1500 and ask for Al in the Poughkeepsie showroom.

Furniture Feature – Cozy Sofa

-FURNITURE FEATURE- Karyn’s furniture feature is this cozy sofa perfect for the whole family. You can choose 2 different arm styles, 2 different lengths, and 8 different base options as well as hundreds of different fabrics. Not a fan of the nail head trim? That’s optional as well. Need a chair and a half to match? No problem, it’s available! Stop into our Poughkeepsie store and see Karyn about this comfy pick or call 845-778-1500 with any questions!

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Pick of the Week – Transitional Sofa

This week’s pick is from Al. This transitional sofa is available in multiple lengths and fabrics. Boasting our time honored construction techniques including an eight way hand tied seat spring and hardwood frame which will give you the ultimate in comfort and durability. As shown, this grey soft geometric fabric affords you an updated style; and by simply adding a splash of color, you can change the entire look of this sofa. Please stop by our Poughkeepsie showroom to see this one for yourself! If you have any questions about this week’s highlight or would like to purchase, contact Al at 845-778-1500.al-sofa

Pick Of The Week – Gathering Table

-MONDAY’S PICK OF THE WEEK-   This week’s pick is from Pete.  This gathering table is displayed on all 3 of our showrooms. It comes 77″ or 118″ long and can be paired with many different bar stools as shown. The reclaimed pine top and base have natural cracks and knots which is accented by the iron bolt hardware, giving a nice rustic transitional look.   If you have any questions or would like to purchase this week’s highlight, call 845-778-1500 and ask for Pete, or stop by the Walden showroom where he will be happy to show you this week’s pick of the week!gathering-table

Sweet Dreams

Sweet Dreams

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.

Sweet dreams!