Latest Dining Room Posts from Smart Furniture

Summer Bounty: Tomatoes

  • Author: Maggie
  • Posted: Wednesday, May 18, 2016
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With 10,000 varieties of tomatoes, where do you start? Luckily, we have some gardening essentials and tips from organic farmer Tom to help you have a delicious and prosperous tomato season. 

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Father's Day Finds

  • Author: Maggie
  • Posted: Wednesday, May 18, 2016
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Don't Stress --- We got you covered & caffeinated for Father's Day. Here's the perfect gift for your dad! 

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Eames & Nelson: Happily Ever After

  • Author: Maggie
  • Posted: Wednesday, April 20, 2016
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When Eames + Nelson combine forces they make up the powercouple of the Mid-Century Modern World. Nay ... Universe! Today, we explore our favorite Eames + Nelson couples. Check them out and then make your own! 

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Trending: Transparent

  • Author: Maggie
  • Posted: Wednesday, March 30, 2016
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Transparent furniture has been a long trend with minimalist enthusiasts - but now we see it making waves beyond the sub-style and into modern playful pairings. Let's take a look ... 

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SIRL: Smarts In Real Life Vol. 1

  • Author: Maggie
  • Posted: Wednesday, March 30, 2016
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There is nothing more gratifying for us than when we get see our furniture in your home. They take on new personalities in their real life setting. So we decided to start a new blog series called SIRL or Smarts In Real Life. Check out the first installment as we explore some of chairs in their new homes. 

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Trends: Ash & Blush

  • Author: Maggie
  • Posted: Thursday, February 11, 2016
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Color trends aren't just for fashion - they are sweeping through the world of interiors. 2016 is proving to be the year of ash & blush. Together they are a refreshing and airy pair. 

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Dreamy Dowel Leg Dining

  • Author: Maggie
  • Posted: Wednesday, February 10, 2016
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It takes an eclectic personalty to love the look of a mismatched vintage home. But there is one vintage trend that stands the test of time ... Mid-Century Modern and the Eames design duo in particular. Today we explore dreamy dining legs! Dowel Legs to be precise - an Eames classic. 

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The Witty & Delightful Home Of Kate Arends

  • Author: Maggie
  • Posted: Tuesday, February 09, 2016
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Everyone is a sucker for Before & After shots, makeover articles, and transformation shows. For months Kate Arends of Wit & Delight was working on her home remodel --- the end goal was to curate a timeless mix of both traditional and contemporary. We are so excited to share her bright and modern kitchen as well as the dramatic and creative office with you today! 

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Tabletop Delights

  • Author: Maggie
  • Posted: Monday, November 10, 2014
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Your mother may have fancy china that only sees the light of day once a year. This is THAT time of year. We are weeks away from Thanksgiving and the season of entertaining is about to be in high gear.

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12 Dining Styles to Get the Party Started

  • Author: Mark
  • Posted: Saturday, November 01, 2014
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Everyone has a preferred dining style.. Ask five people what they want their dining rooms to look like, and you’re likely to get five different responses. The dining room is where you entertain your friends, host birthday parties, have a cup of coffee with the morning paper, and play a game with your kids. It’s the location for the most memorable celebrations and the least noteworthy evening meals.

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Shape Matters, Dining Table Edition

  • Author: Maggie
  • Posted: Monday, October 20, 2014
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Your dining table may reveal a lot about your dining style. More than you may think. Beyond simply style and color, shape plays a dominant role in determining the atmosphere of your gatherings. So we are breaking down dining table shapes … what they say, who they are ideal for, and suggestions for each.

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Meet Lexington

  • Author: Katie
  • Posted: Thursday, May 01, 2014
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At Smart Furniture, we are passionate about our customers and we work hard every day to make sure we offer you the best products on the market. That's why we would like to take the time to introduce you to our newest line of products from Lexington Home Brands.

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Earth Day: Shop FSC-Certified Wood

  • Author: Katie
  • Posted: Tuesday, April 22, 2014
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Happy Earth Day, fellow humans! In celebration of today and in the spirit of raising awareness for creating a sustainable earth, we'd like to give a few shout outs to some companies that are taking their own steps to make sure that the earth and its resources will be plentiful for generations to come. You can do your part too by shopping for eco-friendly products from our FSC-Certified brands. Each of these companies has gone through rigorous testing and must continually meet strict standards to maintain their certification.

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Cherner & Carl Hansen - A Perfect Match

  • Author: Catharine
  • Posted: Thursday, October 17, 2013
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Right now we have the enjoyable (and unexpected) experience of offering two fine mid-century collections for sale at the same time.

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Smart Furniture's Dining Essentials

  • Author: Karen
  • Posted: Friday, September 06, 2013
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This year has flown by and before you know it leaves will be falling off trees, temperatures will have dropped, and you'll be setting your tables for the holidays. But if you're anything like my family, you have - for the third year in a row - forgotten to get the extra chair used only at Thanksgiving dinner fixed. Every year someone is stuck doing the wobble - and I don't mean the line dance.

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Eclectic Harmony using SmartSpace

  • Author: Karen
  • Posted: Thursday, June 27, 2013
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Oftentimes, one's dream home doesn't follow any single aesthetic or style. Thankfully, it seems that many people are pulling away from the purchase of room sets with matching dining tables, dining chairs, console tables and chests.

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Trend Tuesday: Mixed Dining Chairs

  • Author: Mark
  • Posted: Tuesday, April 16, 2013
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Eclectic ... daring ... taboo. My design sensibility doesn't fall very close to the tree. I grew up in a house with a dining table paired with matching chairs; the wallpaper pattern was repeated in the accent pillows. Perhaps that is from where my love for patterns stemmed.

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Eero Saarinen: Designer Spotlight

  • Author: Mark
  • Posted: Sunday, February 24, 2013
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What do the Gateway Arch in St. Louis, the Tulip Chair, and the Washington Dulles Airport have in common? Here's a hint: it's not a taste for sushi, though you'd think so at first glance. No, the common thread between those accomplishments (and many others) is their designer: Eero Saarinen.

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Designer Profile: Harry Bertoia

  • Author: Mark
  • Posted: Sunday, February 17, 2013
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It seems that Charles Eames met, worked with, or directly influenced the majority of mid-century modern's luminaries. Perhaps it's because that community was so tight-knit, or maybe it was because they admired each others' work so thoroughly. In any case, Harry Bertoia was no different.

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The Wishbone Chair by Hans Wegner

  • Author: Mark
  • Posted: Sunday, February 10, 2013
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Designer Profile: Hans Wegner

  • Author: Mark
  • Posted: Thursday, February 07, 2013
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For years, if we're honest, many of us have invoked the words "Danish Modern" without really knowing where it came from or what it looked like. Many times we see something that looks different - a sofa with splayed legs, for instance - and say that it's "Danish Modern-inspired." And it may very well have been. But who inspired Danish Modern itself?

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2012 Fall Color Report

  • Author: Mark
  • Posted: Tuesday, August 07, 2012
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Lately, you may have noticed a vibrant trend in clothing and accessories. Pops of neon colors have been all the rage this season, particularly in women's fashion – from all over neon to a nice contrast of nudes and brights.

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Happy Birthday to Mies Van Der Rohe

  • Author: Karen
  • Posted: Tuesday, March 27, 2012
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In honor of German-born architect and designer Ludwig Mies van der Rohe's 126th birthday we would like to say, Herzlichen Glückwunsch zum Geburtstag, Mies!

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Room for Color

  • Author: Mark
  • Posted: Monday, October 31, 2011
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From now until November 23rd, we're partnering with Apartment Therapy by sponsoring their awesome design competition.

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Announcing Magis!

  • Author: Smart Furniture
  • Posted: Monday, October 03, 2011
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