Hollywood Style

Hollywood Swank is a luxurious blend of upholstered and glamorously styled furniture goods manufactured by AICO. This gorgeous line is a collaboration by the renowned Michael Amini and Jane Seymour bringing a little bit of Hollywood to homes all across America. View the entire collection by clicking on this link or scroll through for some inspiration. 

 

Creamy Pearl Cal King Upholstered Bed

 

Upholstered Vanity & Mirror

Platinum Faux Sheepskin Bed bench

One of the things that we love about the Hollywood Swank collection is that, much like Caracole, the pieces come in different colors but the finishes will coordinate allowing you to create either a matching look or one slightly more eclectic.

 

 

Paired with a tribal, handmade rug, we’ve taken the collection from classic to contemporary. Sheepskin is very trendy right now and this sheepskin bench would make a nice addition to the end of a bed, in a dressing area, or even as a front hall vignette to compliment the living room.

 

 

 

You don’t need all pieces of this unique collection to pull together a stylish look. Gator finishing speaks volumes on its own. A neutral, rolled arm sofa can be paired with metallic end tables for a contemporary uplift. 

Which pieces of this collection are your favorite? 

Stop by our Gaffney or Kannapolis locations to view them today!

Written by: Samantha Palacio

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New Year, New Sizes: Custom Century Upholstery

You might be one of the many families discovering that “standard” size furniture does not fit into their above average lives. Maybe you have a long, narrow basement space to fill or a small nook in a dining room. Builders have become very creative with home design and furnishings to fit your needs. If you can dream it in custom furnishings,  they can do it. We’d like to introduce you to one of ourvendors: Century Furniture. 

Century Furniture is a North Carolina based manufacturer that specializes in custom upholstery and wood furnishings. They offer over 50 finishes to choose from as well as over 2,000 fabrics and leathers that would suit any design needs. To make the choice easier, Century has a fabric search option that allows you to search for fabrics by keywords, grade, color, etc and even email these selections to yourself or friends. You can also view every finish and nailhead option in store and online. One of the best parts about their trims is that you can add welts, fringes, and cord in Grade 1 at no extra charge. 

Frequently customers come in with specific dimensions in mind. If you need a sofa “greater than 90 inches,” Century is for you. If you need a “deep” sofa for the downstairs family room, Century can manufacturer a custom width for the tall folks in your life. Loose cushions can be made tight and skirts can be taken off or added to various styles. The options are endless. Do not feel discouraged if you cannot find something that easily fits your needs on the floor. With large fabric swatches, online views of details such as trim, and expert photos of product, you can be reassured that the colors and details you are choosing for your furniture piece will be accurate. 

Century Grouping for High Point Market

For a general list of customization on casegoods & upholstery, view this listing by Century here:

 
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Written by: Samantha Palacio

3 Tips for Sizing Up Sofas

We’re sizing up sofas here! Large ones, smalls ones, settees, sectionals…. where do we begin?

1. Start with the dimensions of your room. Do you have those? How about some graph paper?

‘Map’ out a layout of your room shape to help visualize the placement of your furnishings within your room(s). We’ve created this sample graph paper that is free to use, print, and download for your convenience when shopping for the perfect furnishings.

2. What pieces are staying and what are you replacing? Do you have a blank slate? Maybe grandma’s piano is a staple design element that you just can’t part with. Sentimental items should always be considered when thinking design. If it has personal value and feels like a must within the space, then study its details to know what style is appropriate for you.

3. Choosing the scale of your sofa can be tricky. Here is where you need to, again, consider and list what other furniture you are going to need to put in that space.  Do you need an oversized sectional to fill a large space? Do you need a sofa and loveseat or could a custom sofa (90″+) save you some space and offer ample seating? Also remember that ottomans are an inexpensive alternative to a coffee table and can double as seating as well.

Settees work well in an entry space but can work in a small sitting room area or even a dressing room like the one pictured below. If you’re in a tight apartment setting, it may be a great alternative to a traditional sofa. They also have traditionally higher legs that if you’re in need of creative space-saving solutions, can accommodate pretty baskets.

For more advice on how to choose the perfect sofa, view this article written by Houzz Editorial Staff writer, Vanessa Brunner. While you’re there, please follow us on Houzz for views from our showroom, spotlights from our Designers, and latest product images.

Written By: Samantha Palacio

Fabric v. Leather

Are you shopping for color? If you’ve answered, yes, chances are you want fabric. While some companies such as Comfort Design offer custom leather choices and hues, the options are still limited. If you’re looking for unrestricted territory, geometric patterns, and bold hues, you want fabric. Fabric is not only less expensive (in most cases) than leather, it comes in a variety of grades. If you can dream it, you can do it with upholstery. Most of the time. Sam Moore is a division of Hooker Furniture with classic and modern styles of upholstery carried by Rug & Home. You can purchase upholstery in many different staple pieces around the home: accent chairs, sofas, settees, dining chairs, ottomans, benches, etc. Because these are customize-able you can add patterns to transition them through different areas of your home while still maintaining function. Some people prefer to have the accessories make the statement, while others prefer for their furniture to create the look of the home. What’s your style? 

Leather is known to be a favorite of families because it’s “easy to clean.” While this is true in most cases, keep in mind that leather has to be conditioned periodically and still there are several grains of leather. Leather has become more versatile with custom colors like seen in this Fairview recliner by Comfort Design. Manufacturers have also gotten very crafty at making what once was a bulky leather favorite, look so sleek that your wife will happily place it in her living room instead of annexing it to man-land. Leather traditionally maintains its shape longer than upholstered furniture. Some leathers also age with beauty. Most of you know that leather temperature changes with body heat so it can be hot or cold to the touch depending on where you place it in the home. It is also usually more costly than fabric pieces, but some say it’s worth the investment. Really, there is no right or wrong answer to which option you choose. Every home has different needs and with so many vendors to cater to those needs, there is something out there for everyone!

 Written By: Samantha Palacio

How to: Have enough seating for your guests

The holidays have arrived! Family & friend are coming to visit, but have you considered how you’re going to accommodate all these guests at your table? Rug & Home is here to put together some simple solutions for your dilemma. Add accent chairs to your living room that can be brought to the table or place a bench in your dining room for extra eating space away from the table. Great round dining table options make it easier to accommodate more chairs and dining tables with leaves allow for you to expand the table to fit your space. Long and skinny dining tables save space in width, but allow you to seat more guests along the sides.

Solution #1: Use Accent Chairs that are Versatile

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A simple and cost-effective way to expand the available seating at the dining table is by investing in accent chairs. These can be placed in your living room year-round or, if your dining room is large enough and has a bay window, they can be placed in front of the window for great seat with a view throughout the year, and can then be pulled up to the table when you have more company.  Everything from more ornate varieties to fully upholstered parsons chairs give you a range of options to choose from to find what matches your décor and style.

Solution #2: Place a Bench along the Wall in the Dining Room

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A bench placed along one of the dining room walls is a great way for guests to still be a part of the conversation even if they can’t be seated at the dining table.  We have a great selection of benches from solid wood, more rustic looks to sophisticated, upholstered styles!

Solution #3: Round Dining Tables provide Flexibility

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Round tables provide more flexibility than the rectangular or oval-variety because they typically have a pedestal base, therefore, you don’t have to fight with the dining table legs for space!  This allows you to easily fit more people at the table when necessary.  Check out several round table options that we have in stock right now!

Solution #4: A Table with a Butterfly Leaf makes Life Easier

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A butterfly leaf is a dining table leaf that conveniently folds away and stores right underneath the dining table for quick expansion or contraction of the table and, therefore, the number of people you can accommodate!  And the best part: no more struggling with where to properly store the leaf.  See several of the butterfly leaf dining tables that we have below.

Solution #5: Long, Skinny Dining Tables Allow for More Seating, Using Less Space

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Dining tables that are narrow and long, combined with armless and slim dining chairs, allow you to fit in more seating, even in narrower dining rooms!  We have several sleek options available.

Sources: This articlehttp://www.bhg.com/rooms/dining-room/themes/small-space-dining-room-decorating-ideas/ on “Small-Space Dining Rooms” on Better Homes and Gardens’ website provided some of the inspiration and ideas for the solutions in our blog article.  Check it out for more tips on how to maximize your dining space and personalize it with your style!

High Point Market – April 2013

Our buyers were in HIgh Point last Month for Market and took hundreds of pictures of new product and new design ideas!  We are always trying to stay up to date with the newest trends and designs.  Let us know what you like and what you want to see on our showroom floors!

bernhardt gold & gray

Grey and gold make a bold and elegant statement in both furnishings and accessories.   bernhardt navyThere’s a new take on the classic white and navy with the addition of jewel tones and contemporary designs.

pillows-carls

Throw pillows come in so many varieties of colors and patterns!

kid lamps

These fun kid’s lamps would be new for us.  Let us know if you like these!

bedding1bedding2

We love this fresh, new bedding with bold pops of color!

New Arrivals in Kannapolis!

Here is a peek at some new inventory at our Kannapolis showroom!

milton table

This beautiful round dining table seats eight!  This is a must have for formal or informal spring and summer entertaining!

elyse settee

This gorgeuos tufted settee is exactly what is missing from your casually elegant sitting room!

caracole

This pair of unique wing chairs truly embody Scandinavian style with the element of the wood detail across the outback finished in Danish Oiled Cherry. The cover resembles faux mohair in a winter white hue. Its gracefully sloped arms and soft round back embrace you for cozy comfort.

white summer hill dining

New dining chairs and table that seats up to six will fit perfectly into any casual dining space and is perfect for family style meals.