The days of the huge furniture stores are coming to an end. Most of us want an eclectic vibe in our homes, therefore, we want to put our own collections together.
We also shop online and this has created the large furniture stores to evaporate. The days of buying everything from one source is passe.
My recommendations are as follows:
• Upholstered pieces need to be of quality so the frames and coverings stand up to daily use.
• Next, think about your case good pieces. These include tables, storage and serving pieces.
These can be acquired from estate sales, consignment shops, handed down from family members or purchased new from a store or online
• Now you are ready to go full throttle to the personality pieces. Here is where anything goes. This
is your mirrors, art pieces, soft goods/pillows/throws/rugs. These may come from a multitude of sources, new or repurposed. Have fun and think out of the box. These pieces can be trendier as they can be moved or replaced over the years and are not as costly as the seating and case goods. Catalogs and online shop sites are a great resource for those items. They are easily shipped and can be returned if not as expected or do not give the look you envisioned.
Shopping is an art and I find the real personality pieces and accessories should be purchased when you find them. Snooze and you will lose! I still daydream about the unique and wonderful items I passed on but reconsidered and when I returned the next day I found they were sold to someone else. Bummer!
Remember to relax, have fun and be creative! These are the stars and will make your house a home. They transform our home into a reflection of you. Enjoy!