Latest Living Room Posts from Smart Furniture

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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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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Show Me your #shelfie!

  • Author: Smart Furniture
  • Posted: Thursday, September 11, 2014
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Alright, everyone, it's time to get out your phone for the new hashtag sensation that's sweeping the nation. Selfies are so May 2014, and it's totally September now. We want you to get creative and give us your best #shelfie!

[#shel·fie (noun): a photograph of one's own shelf, esp. when the shelf shows off one's personality. Example: "I'll be right there, as soon as I post my #shelfie to Instagram."]

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Pennyweight's Picks: Get the Look

  • Author: Mark
  • Posted: Wednesday, August 13, 2014
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For some, an eye for design is innate. Objects "speak" to them. There are few whose design sense is at the highest level. But those who possess this gift have unequaled talent for pairing pieces and curating components. Elise Joseph of Pennyweight is one of the few who have that kind of talent. She sees quality design and has the instinctive vision to devise an intriguing and classy space.

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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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Made in America

  • Author: Smart Furniture
  • Posted: Thursday, July 03, 2014
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As an American furniture company, we don't take the phrase "Made in America" lightly. To us, it means that our products must meet a certain standard of quality, not only in design but in durability as well. It means more than just where it was made - it means where it came from: where rules are broken, limits are pushed and craftsmanship reigns supreme.

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Budget Buys for Every Style

  • Author: Christina
  • Posted: Monday, June 16, 2014
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We all want our homes to express our taste - but a few things may get in the way of reaching that ideal look. Space ... not enough or too much. People ... conflicting ideas. Or, of course, the ever-looming Budget.

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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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Eames Lounge Chair ... in Ebony

  • Author: Katie
  • Posted: Tuesday, April 01, 2014
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The Eames Lounge Chair and Ottoman is a modern classic. It's never been equaled, never been surpassed from concept to execution. Sure, it's been copied (or, to put it delicately, "knocked off"). But a copy is just that - a shadow of the real thing.

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Sitting Pretty with Precedent

  • Author: Maggie
  • Posted: Friday, March 28, 2014
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Traditionally styled interiors have the ability to combine timelessness and elegance. Curved lines, upholstery, tufting, trim, and crown molding - the characteristics that make up a traditional home - remain classics in the hearts of many.

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St. Patrick's Day: Bring on Green

  • Author: Katie
  • Posted: Monday, March 17, 2014
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The color green has been universally recognized as representative of new life and growth. Emerald, Pantone's 2013 Color of the Year , has been said to enhance "our sense of well-being further by inspiring insight, as well as promoting balance and harmony."

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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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The History of the Loveseat

  • Author: Catharine
  • Posted: Friday, February 14, 2014
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It's Valentine's Day, so it seemed fitting for us to study the loveseat - the one piece of furniture dedicated to love. At least, that was the intention. However, what we discovered might delight those anti-Valentine's Day individuals who deem it a Hallmark invention.

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5 Blu Dot Favorites

  • Author: Maggie
  • Posted: Wednesday, November 06, 2013
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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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Home Decor - Before and After

  • Author: Catharine
  • Posted: Tuesday, October 22, 2013
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Design on Demand is one of our maxims here at Smart Furniture. This saying directs everything we do as we strive to provide our customers with an offering of products that can be customized to meet their unique design sensibilities and needs. For example, one chair can manifest in 1000 different ways as combinations are added or subtracted at your will - and we try to make those decisions simple. Customization doesn't stop at fabric options or fully adjustable arms, and the most telling sign of customization is probably home decor. Adding a pillow, an accent mirror, or a clock allows you to customize your home by injecting it with your design aesthetic.

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The Maharam Shell Chair Project by Carl Hansen

  • Author: Mark
  • Posted: Thursday, September 19, 2013
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On the occasion of its 50th anniversary and ICFF, the perpetually innovative Hans Wegner Shell Chair serves as a foil for Maharam's diverse range of textiles, including homespun wool textures, re-editioned designs of the Wiener Werkstv§tte and Alexander Girard, and collaborations with Hella Jongerius and Paul Smith.Twenty special Shell Chairs, each with a different Maharam textile and coordinating wood frame, have been editioned as part of Carl Hansen's celebration of the chair and the creative genius of both Hans Wegner and the designers of these incredible fabrics. Smart Furniture is the only place you'll find the full range of colors in which Maharam offers these fabrics. You can shop them all, here.

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5 Star Ratings Everyday

  • Author: Karen
  • Posted: Thursday, August 01, 2013
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I don't know about you, but when I'm shopping for anything, I always check out the customer reviews for a first hand opinion. Do I need to size up or down? Are these shoes really comfortable or an unusual form of torture?

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