Thursday, March 31, 2016

Buffet, Sideboard, or Credenza: Pretty and Practical Pieces by Lexington Furniture

Whether you call it a sideboard, buffet, credenza, server, cabinet, or even console, the ways in which you can use this versatile piece of furniture out numbers its many names. Although often used interchangeably, there are some nuances attached to each name for this type of furniture. Buffet is probably the most widely used term for a long, low storage piece. You can find them in an amazing array of styles, from mirrored fronts and traditional finishes to the architecturally inspired Laurel Canyon Mariposa Buffet by Lexington Furniture

Lexington buffet at Baer's Furniture

Originating in England, the first sideboards were most likely simple planks set atop trestles, or a simple shelf attached to the wall and were a place to keep food while serving. It slowly evolved into the piece we know today with drawers for storage and shelves for displaying prized possessions. This piece of furniture often became a prized possession itself. The practicality and functionality of this piece caused it to move out of the kitchen and into the dining room, where it is called a buffet, and from there into the living room, where it may be called a sideboard.

Historically, buffets originated in Sweden but as the concept caught on throughout Europe, the dining room sideboard became the buffet. The Laurel Canyon Mariposa Buffet exudes timeless luxury with a modern spin. The chic, modern style will make this an essential piece for your dining room, giving you plenty of storage for your fine dinnerware. In addition, this reimagining of a traditional sideboard will give your special events a touch of modern elegance.

Take Five Sideboard from Baer's Furniture

The word credenza is derived from English "credence" and the Italian "belief". This harkens back to a credenza’s original purpose of a place for food that needed to be tested for poison before being served to royalty. Initially, credenzas were just cabinets that reached to the floor. However, during the midcentury modern design period, credenzas enjoyed a comeback and became a long, low cabinet with long slender legs, and sliding doors.

However, once you move into the living room your buffet becomes a sideboard. The TAKE FIVE Sideboard by Lexington brings the clean lines of midcentury modern into your home. Styled with midcentury modern lamps and mirror, the piece becomes a focal point in your living room while giving you additional storage and the perfect spot to serve cocktails when entertaining.

If you need to add extra storage to any room in your house, you can do it with style using a sideboard, buffet, or credenza from Lexington Furniture. Visit the Baer’s Showroom near you to find the latest styles.

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Wednesday, March 30, 2016

Create A Casual Coastal Chic Living Room with Tommy Bahama

Love the open air, cool colors, and relaxed feeling you get from a day at the beach? Why not bring a bit of that feeling into your home? Coastal Chic décor gives you the best of the beauty and serenity of coastal living—and you can enjoy it every day without the sand.

Coastal Chic is an elegant and sophisticated take on beach-inspired design. Soft and serene, it evokes the seaside without the stale beach house color schemes. Refined yet casual — just like coastal living — the look incorporates fresh open spaces, natural materials, and beach colors.

Tuesday, March 15, 2016

Tips for Decorating with Mirrors

Mirrored furniture, good idea gone bad or elegant design reminiscent of a more glamorous and eclectic era? Since we are still seeing glamorous mirrored interiors today, it is definitely a design statement that seems to have longevity. However, when it comes to decorating with mirrors, proceed with caution. Too much can look cheap or overdone, too little won’t make an impact.

Let’s begin by considering the many uses mirrors can have in the home, such as opening up space, reflecting light, and enhancing existing décor. However, to make the most of the mirrors in your home, there are a few guidelines to follow. Below are a few dos and don’ts to consider.

Do Use Large Mirrors in Small Spaces

Adding a large mirror to a small space creates the illusion of depth, so don’t be hesitant to go big. Place a large mirror the dining room wall to reflect the light from the chandelier or install one across from a favorite piece of artwork. Or go even bigger, and install wall-to-wall mirrors. Use distress mercury glass mirrors or install sconces for a more modern look.

DO Use Mirrored Furniture Carefully

mirrored console adds elegance

Thursday, March 3, 2016

Make Your Bedroom a Seaside Retreat with Broyhill Furniture

Coastal-themed design is a popular way to bring a serene look into your home, especially into your bedroom. You can channel coastal chic by using calming whites, cooling blues, and elegant greys to bring the colors of the seaside into your home. Mix it up with vintage-inspired elements to give the room a time-worn, well-loved comfortable vibe. Using the tips below, you can create a guest room or master bedroom that feels like a coastal cottage retreat regardless of where it is geographically located.


White, cream or aqua are often associated with coastal designs, but you can also try a grey, taupe, or a light lavender. An eggshell finish will give you a depth of coverage that hides any slight wall imperfections.