Latest Posts from Smart Furniture

Setting Your Home Office Up for the Long Haul

  • Author: Smart Furniture Team
  • Posted: Thursday, September 10, 2020
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For many of us working from home is looking more like a permanent situation instead of a temporary solution. Beginning in March 2020, it was important for individuals working from home to cobble together a workstation that was functional for the short-term. After six months, seeking a permanent home workstation designed to support long hours is a new focus.

Tags: Office

Focusing on Focus: How to Make Focus Your Priority When Working from Home

  • Author: Smart Furniture Team
  • Posted: Tuesday, August 18, 2020
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Finding the right balance between productivity and comfortability while working from home can be a huge struggle. And with more and more companies extending work-from-home policies, many workers are now looking at the work-from-home setting as a long-term solution.

What Work-From-Home Professionals Are Looking For

  • Author: Smart Furniture Team
  • Posted: Monday, July 20, 2020
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Due to the COVID-19 pandemic, professionals all over the U.S. have been required to start working from home. For some families, this means both parents are working at home while also entertaining and educating their children, keeping the house in order, and trying to maintain a new normal. It’s more stressful than ever for work-from-home professionals, so we are doing our best to understand and cater to their specific needs. What’s most important to them right now? From what we’ve found, it comes down to price, availability, quality, style, and comfort.

Introducing Four Hands

  • Author: Smart Furniture Team
  • Posted: Thursday, July 2, 2020
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When our merchandising team here at Smart Furniture decides to represent a new brand, the first thing we look for is a compelling brand story. In our minds, the elements of a compelling story include history, a compulsion for great design, unwavering quality, and the ability to fulfill a niche of their own. With this in mind, we would like to introduce you to the newest member of the Smart Furniture line-up, Four Hands Furniture!


Ergonomic and Affordable: Two Task Chairs That Check All the Boxes

  • Author: Smart Furniture Team
  • Posted: Thursday, July 2, 2020
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As many of us continue to settle into our new work from home lives, we have slowly become office furniture specialists. In fact many businesses are offering their employees stipends to create a productive remote workspace. However, once you dig in and start reading about ergonomics, height-adjustable workstations, and tilt limiters, it quickly becomes apparent that good office equipment can be really expensive!


5 Design Trends to Follow This Summer

  • Author: Smart Furniture Team
  • Posted: Thursday, June 11, 2020
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If your self-quarantine has been anything like ours, you’ve probably noticed home improvement opportunities that you may have previously overlooked. Is new furniture on your list of needed updates? Summer is the perfect time to exchange your outdated furniture for contemporary, trendy pieces — and we’ve got the inspiration you need. Keep scrolling to see five of our favorite design trends to incorporate into your home this summer.

Mid-Century Modern - Enduring Style

  • Author: Smart Furniture Team
  • Posted: Thursday, June 11, 2020
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Why is a design trend that originated in the 1940’s still popular today? The mid-century modern style is timeless and classic. No other design style has proved itself quite like mid-century modern. With its sleek lines, natural curves, and contrasting elements, this is no trend — it’s a statement promoting style and history.

The Smarter Office:Four Foundational Concepts

  • Author: The Smart Furniture Team
  • Posted: Monday, May 11, 2020
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Last week we announced our partnership with the emerging home office furniture brand, The Smarter Office. You probably already know by now that The Smarter Office is committed to being the leading provider of home office furniture and tools. In this post, we will take a deeper dive into the four foundational concepts that drive The Smarter Office. 

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Introducing The Smarter Office

  • Author: Smart Furniture Team
  • Posted: Tuesday, May 5, 2020
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We would like to introduce The Smarter Office, the very first furniture brand focused exclusively designing and developing the very best products for the home office. Although there is some crossover between office furniture and home office furniture, the Smarter Office is dedicated to helping our customers design and create the most comfortable and most productive home office space possible. 


Tags: Office

We Like Working From Home. Here’s How We’re Doing It.

  • Author: Smart Furniture Team
  • Posted: Thursday, April 23, 2020
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Like many companies Smart Furniture has an empty office right now as we’ve sent our staff home to protect the health of our employees. We’ve found that having our team work from home has actually been a good thing and will likely become part of our long term plan. Here are a few ways we’ve been able to seamlessly transition to having our team work from home.


Coronavirus sent workers home. Will they go back to the office?

  • Author: Smart Furniture Team
  • Posted: Thursday, April 23, 2020
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Working from home has been a growing trend for the last several years. As part of dealing with the coronavirus pandemic, even companies who have resisted remote work were forced to send their staff home.

We’ve taken the time to ask a number of our customers and partners what they plan to do as states open back up and allow employees to return to work.


A Smart Approach to Sustainability

  • Author: Smart Furniture Team
  • Posted: Tuesday, April 21, 2020
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In the past, consumers simply purchased what they needed. They usually only gave thought to those specific needs, without any overarching criteria for selecting who to purchase from and why.

But in the last few decades, that has shifted. Today’s consumers make purchase decisions with more than just a product or service in mind. In many cases, we’re buying from businesses that we believe in, that have missions and beliefs we support. 

Shopping From Home Is Very Smart

  • Author: Smart Furniture Team
  • Posted: Thursday, March 19, 2020
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We created the Smart Furniture website and all of our ancillary services with you in mind. It was our intention to provide a bulletproof furniture buying experience. We want you to be absolutely confident using our expert people and our technology while shopping for your homes new furniture. Finding the perfect piece for that special place in your house can be daunting enough without having to worry about delivery, exchanges, and assembly. We want you to enjoy the exploration and selection of your next family heirloom. Just let us worry about all of the details. 

Color Trends for 2020: Making Room for Classic Blue

  • Author: Smart Furniture
  • Posted: Friday, March 6, 2020
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The Pantone gods have spoken, and the official color of the year is Classic Blue. We’ve been keeping an eye on color trends, and we aren’t surprised to see this rich blue making headlines in 2020.

Tags: Mid-Century Decor

Erlanger Children’s Hospital

  • Author: Smart Furniture Team
  • Posted: Friday, July 19, 2019
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The Smart Furniture Design team had the honor of furnishing the conference room of the newly renovated Erlanger Children's Hospital.

Tags: Modern Minimalist Office Coalesse Steelcase Turnstone

Sidewalk Citizen Staging

  • Author: Smart Furniture Team
  • Posted: Sunday, May 19, 2019
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A modern approach to masculine design in the home.

Tags: Modern Mid-Century Living Room Gus Modern Bedroom BDI Blu Dot

Southside Living: The East Main Home

  • Author: Smart Furniture Team
  • Posted: Thursday, April 25, 2019
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A unique three-story home situated in the up-and-coming Southside area of Chattanooga, TN. 

The Dwell Hotel: Mid-Century Flair in the Heart of Chattanooga

  • Author: Smart Furniture Team
  • Posted: Thursday, April 11, 2019
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A Swanky Take on Mid-Century Modern, Where Luxury meets Retro, and High Class meets High Comfort in Chattanooga, TN.

Tags: Modern Mid-Century Decor

Whiteboard: Open Office Spaces

  • Author: Smart Furniture Team
  • Posted: Wednesday, March 27, 2019
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Whiteboard is a creative agency for redemptive brands. Whether for-profit or not-for-profit our clients create solutions, celebrate entrepreneurship, stand for justice and believe in the common good. We work in small, multi-disciplinary teams that focus on digital product development, digital marketing, and digital platforms.

Hanover Home: Uptown Firm

  • Author: Smart Furniture Team
  • Posted: Friday, March 22, 2019
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Uptown Firm provides invaluable market intelligence to a wide range of customers, from single homeowners to developers, and Uptown Firm is wholly committed to providing personalized service.

Home Staging: Pine Breeze

  • Author: Smart Furniture Design Team
  • Posted: Wednesday, February 20, 2019
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Claire from the Smart Furniture Design Team, walks us through the process of the Pine Breeze home staging. 

Southtree: Reimagining the Common Office

  • Author: Smart Furniture Team
  • Posted: Wednesday, February 20, 2019
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Southtree converts your home movies to DVD. They can transfer any type of tape or film into crystal clear digital.

Designing a Shared Workspace with Steelcase

  • Author: Smart Furniture Team
  • Posted: Tuesday, November 20, 2018
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The value of designing a shared workspace with high-quality furniture to generate productivity while providing the ideal comfort level and style of every individual.

Interview with Peter Saloom

  • Author: Christian Roemer
  • Posted: Monday, September 24, 2018
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At Smart Furniture, we know furniture, and we want to make it easier for our customers to make their purchases confidently and knowledgeably. Our knowledge stems from the awesome partners that we have, and Saloom is no exception. Peter Saloom is a 2nd generation furniture builder. We wanted to know how to help our customers shop for dining furniture. We figured, why not ask the people who make it?

Green|Spaces: NextGen Homes in Chattanooga

  • Author: Christian Roemer
  • Posted: Tuesday, September 18, 2018
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The future of environmentally friendly housing lives in Chattanooga.