I love putting together a room whether it's in a real house or it's smack dab in the middle of my showroom. The process for me is the same, regardless of the location. I start with fabric...finding the perfect palette to fit the mood and then I begin to layer those colors in area rugs, artwork, accessories and lighting. Some might consider this backward, but my fabrics selections have rarely led me down a bad path. Add some texture, some visual interest, some personality and your room will sing. Don't worry this sounds overwhelming, I've got complete Rooms To Go on the floor, and I'm more than happy to visit your space and develop a scheme specifically for you.
This week I had a customer order two of these beautiful high-backed Griffin Chairs from CR Laine Furniture. While the nearly 48 inch height gives them an incredible presence in any room, my client was brave enough to shift the stripe from the usual vertical orientation to a more fashion-forward horizontal presentation. This kind of detail is what really separates the men from the boys, so to speak.
I tell people over and over again that having interesting, personalized pieces are worth waiting for. It's only 8 weeks after all. To know that the chair was made especially for you, gives you a greater sense of ownership and it makes your interior distinctive. Don't be afraid to express yourself...you'll be glad you did.
Detail, Style and Comfort. Find these three qualities in a chair and you have hit the Trifecta. Sometimes a chair is pretty, but you don't really want to spend any time in it. Other times, the comfort is there, but its looks border on ugly. I'm here to tell you that you really don't need to sacrifice anything to hit the Trifecta. Be willing to do a little searching, stray outside your comfort zone, if you have to, and I am sure you'll be able to find just the right chair, or sofa for that matter. I found it in the Gustav Chair from CR Laine...and there are many more from Home at Last standing in line right behind him that fit the bill.
I'm Dan Brungardt and have been the proprietor and designer at Home at Last for the past 15 years. I'm constantly inspired by the things I see around me and now I get to share them with you!