Thursday, May 12, 2016

Bring a Little Parisian Style into Your Living Room with Lexington

Known for mixing old and new pieces and pairing traditional elements with modern design, Parisian style is immediately recognizable. It has an eclectic appeal that references a twilight stroll through the street of Montmartre or the along banks of the Seine. This enticing blend of opulence and refinement works effortlessly in the living room where bold statements and casual comfort coexist side-by-side. And with the Twilight Bay Collection from Lexington Furniture, bringing Parisian style into your home is remarkably easy.

Parisian living room furniture at Baer's

The style hinges on key statement pieces, rich textures, and contrasting colors. A splash of deep burgundy or striking wallpaper add drama, but hot pink or too much black may create a look that crosses the line from upmarket into tacky. Let your statement pieces draw attention while your accessories, accent tables, and wall color taking on supporting roles that enhance the style.

Tips for Creating Living Room with French Appeal

Parisian style is nothing if not sensuous, so try to bring an element of the boudoir into the space—but keep it subtle. The soft, curvy Twilight Bay Abbey Chair from Lexington Furniture brings casual elegance and a hint of romance into any room. It creates a dramatically French feel with exposed wood details and sophisticated cabriole legs. The soft color theme adds timeless appeal and with a modern perspective.

Parisian style wood chair with cursive print fabric

Apartments in Paris are notoriously small, so keep the walls light. Hang a chandelier or take advantage of natural lighting when available. Make a statement wall, either with Parisian-inspired wallpaper or dark wood paneling that contrasts with but doesn’t detract from the neutral, earth-toned furniture. Pay attention to the details—cushions on the sofa, nail head trim to bring in a metallic element, and an area rug to anchor and warm up the space.

Let Your Creativity Stand Out

Remember to have fun with it—Parisian style lets you be really creative. Bold and sensuous, it will add a strong sense of class and casual refinement to your home. But keep in mind that Paris is a large, diverse city, from the grandeur of the Louvre to the stunning gardens of Versailles to the vibrant, bohemian ambiance of the Moulin Rouge. This gives you plenty of inspiration to draw from and makes the style a versatile one.

If you’re looking inspiration, or want to find statement furniture pieces with a little Parisian je ne sais quoi, then visit a Baer’s Furniture Showroom to see more pieces in the Twilight Bay Collection from Lexington Furniture today.

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Thursday, May 5, 2016

Bedroom Design Essentials with Paula Deen Furniture

The bed is the focal point in any bedroom by default—it is the biggest and most often used piece of furniture in the space. You probably spend more time in your bedroom than any other room in your home, so make it a warm, inviting space in which you can feel relaxed and comfortable. The Paula Deen Dogwood Collection by Universal gives you a head start in creating the relaxed, comfy vibe you need in a bedroom. Let’s take it a few steps beyond the bed and explore the essential elements of bedroom design.

White 4-poster bed by Paula Deen at Baer's Furniture

Seating

Whether you prefer a mismatched side chair, a giant chaise lounge, or a bench at the end of the bed, you’ll need somewhere to sit that doesn’t include the bed. It’s nice to have a place to put on your shoes without messing up your freshly made bed. Or you can choose an option that gives you extra storage if you need it. The Dogwood Bed End Bench from the Paula Deen Collection by Universal helps anchor the space while beautifully contributing to your bedroom d├ęcor.

Window Treatments

When considering window treatments, think both about both light and darkness. That is, will they be used to let light in or keep it out? Or both, depending on the time of day? A combination of curtains and shades offers versatility. Or you can use window treatments to make a small room feel bigger or enhance the look of floor to ceiling windows.

Bedside Storage

It is essential that you have closed storage by the bed. At least one smallish drawer to hide night cream, television remote, reading glasses, or anything else you like to keep within easy reach. Get the best of old world charm and modern convenience with the Dogwood Nightstand from the Paula Deen Home Collection by Universal. The nightstand features built in electrical outlets so that you can charge your electronic devices while you relax. This also allows you to keep your cell phone nearby in case of an emergency. These features help you stay organized and keep your bedside clutter free.

Baer's Furniture is the leader in the Art of Florida Living. Discover your bedroom style with our complimentary design services!