Latest Gus Modern Posts from Smart Furniture

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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Home Tour: Tribal Living

  • Author: Maggie
  • Posted: Tuesday, October 20, 2015
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Creating one's home is more than just a compiling of furniture - it is an embodiment of your personality while lifting up your loved ones. No one exemplifies those traits more than Stephanie Duncan of Her New Tribe. As a stylist and creative, she has an eye for pairing and design but at her core the entity that matters most is her family ... her tribe. 

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Curated Minimalist

  • Author: Maggie
  • Posted: Friday, January 23, 2015
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If you haven't had the pleasure of running across Amanda Jane Jones and her inspiring social media accounts, then you are missing out.

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A LaLa Lovely Home: Trina McNeilly's Home Tour

  • Author: Maggie
  • Posted: Monday, January 05, 2015
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Either you have style or you don’t. Trina McNeilly of LaLaLovely Things is one of the haves. She’s a curator by nature. Sure, she has spent time and energy nurturing her home and developing her skills – but you can’t fake the effortlessly chic look. Her style is so innovative that small details will inspire you to take to Pinterest to begin planning your own renovation. We like to call her aesthetic Modern Whites + Vintage Whimsy.

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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 up Your Space

  • Author: Smart Furniture
  • Posted: Monday, August 04, 2014
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I confess: I have a split personality when it comes to furniture. I've always loved the look of tight upholstery and crisp, straight lines. But at the same time I remember flopping into my Grandfather's huge, overstuffed, nap-worthy recliner. It felt good. But it looked terrible. Cringe-worthy. Fugly. Was it even worth all that extra padding if it wasn't worth looking at?

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Smart Living Home Tour: Chattanooga Creative Director's Crisp Condo

  • Author: Maggie
  • Posted: Wednesday, July 30, 2014
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Chattanooga has no shortage of style and design lovers. Karen - a Creative Director - is one of the most defined. She, her husband, and their two children live in a delightful riverfront condo community and a recent renovation opened the door for a fresh new look in the living room. After hearing about the new space, we caught up with Karen to take a look inside the renovated living space she styled and furnished herself.

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How to: Sectional and Small Spaces

  • Author: Maggie
  • Posted: Thursday, July 17, 2014
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Sectionals and small spaces just don't mix ... right? Wrong. For so long, we have all complied with the design idea that large furniture pieces will just clutter an apartment. But it is time for us to embrace change because sectionals might just become your small space go-to seating arrangement after this blog post.

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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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Double Duty: Top 10 Multifunctional Pieces

  • Author: Mark
  • Posted: Sunday, April 13, 2014
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In no particular order, here is our Top 10 list of multifunctional furniture designs. These crafty pieces add form and functionality where you need them most:

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Top Sleeper Sofas

  • Author: Katie
  • Posted: Wednesday, April 09, 2014
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At Smart Furniture, we're redefining the way you feel about sleeper sofas. We understand that those two words can often cause traumatic flashbacks to childhood vacations when you were duped into believing you'd finally get your own "bed" - when in reality all you got was a thin, creaky mattress that had been kept hidden away from the world by tacky upholstered seat cushions and metal springs that hurt almost as bad as knowing you had been shafted.

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10 Round Picks for Pi Day

  • Author: Catharine
  • Posted: Friday, March 14, 2014
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3/14/2014 is here, and guess what that means? You got it - Pi Day. I've compiled a list of things that are round and awesome to celebrate this renowned holiday. Every home needs a shot of circular symmetry.

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Orange Crush

  • Author: Catharine
  • Posted: Monday, October 28, 2013
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Nothing makes a statement quite like the color orange. To counter the chill that approaches us during the fall season, the warm hues of tangerine, pumpkin, and persimmon proliferate through every medium – from nature to fashion and food – stimulating our senses with sounds, smells and texture.

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Gus Modern: We Love This Stuff

  • Author: Mark
  • Posted: Friday, July 19, 2013
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We love the clean lines and effortless chic of Gus Modern's collection of sofas sectionals and chairs ... and everything else they offer for that matter. Feast your eyes on these fresh, Gussied-up spaces:

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Spotlight: Smart Furniture Studio (and Leslie)

  • Author: Catharine
  • Posted: Wednesday, May 08, 2013
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Your home is a hub; it gives others a peek into your aesthetic and a glimpse into your lifestyle. This concept is one that the Smart Furniture Studio embraces, as it embodies much of our vision.

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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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