Friday, December 16, 2016

Creating Modern Elegance in Interior Design at Naples Square

Ronto Group’s Naples Square is bringing a walkable lifestyle to downtown Naples. Naples Square includes one and two-story units with two and three bedroom plus den floorplans. The units offer open-air terraces and open-concept living areas. The Denison model features elegantly casual interior design provided by Baer’s Furniture Design Services that makes it the epitome of Florida living.

Baer has created a classic, contemporary design that emphasizes relaxed comfort and extreme livability. The furniture pieces are timeless with clean-lined, mid-century design elements and rich textures that add depth to the design. The model’s neutral color palette of whites and taupes is anything but boring with accents in coastal tones of green, blue, and aqua. Linen-textured ceramic tile flooring in the main living area ties the look together.

The Denison’s foyer includes a tray ceiling with cove LED lighting that emits a subtle glow. In the foyer, a rosewood console supports a chrome lamp while two chic contemporary sconces hang above it. In the study, the built-in cabinetry with ebony finish serves as an entertainment center and work station. The Baer’s Furniture design professional chose comfortable leather chairs, a linen settee, and wallpaper with a geometrical pattern to evoke a cozy club-like atmosphere in the room.

The open-concept living room seating group features a luxurious sofa upholstered in aqua cotton fabric and adorned with accent pillows in aqua chenille. Two arm chairs in textured off-white fabric and a white side chair with an open oval back keep the open feel. The room is anchored by an aqua area rug and a walnut-stained coffee table completes the grouping.

The wrap around balcony forms two of the dining room’s walls, bringing in plenty of fresh sunlight. The glass top dining room table seats six and the chairs are upholstered in aqua fabric. The nickel and crystal chandelier create an alluring focal point and the dropped ceiling visually separates the living space and dining room.

The master bedroom’s off-white and aqua tones are highlighted by velvet cut throw pillows and silk draperies. It features a built-in treatment on the bed that showcases the cream upholstered headboard. The walnut veneered night stands with reeded drawer fronts give the space a plush contemporary feel. The curved front dresser with nickel accents adds ample storage and an ottoman and lounge chair invite you to plop down and rest for a bit. 

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Thursday, December 15, 2016

Canopy Beds That Create a Romantic Bedroom

Is there anything more romantic than a canopy bed? Although canopy beds are a symbol of romance in the bedroom, that was not their original purpose. They came into existence for reasons that were more practical than extravagant or decadent. Canopy beds with curtains that could be drawn completely around the bed were favored by noblemen and lords in medieval Europe for privacy and warmth, since castles and keeps at that time not only did not have central heat, but often attendants slept in the same room.

Romantic canopy bed at Baer's Furniture

However, many people these days are opting for a scaled-down canopy bed that sometimes doesn’t even include the draperies. Just a four-poster with a frame creates a simple, beautiful, romantic and modern feel to the bedroom. In these cases, the canopy frames become a part of the bedroom décor. The Pavilion Poster Bed with Canopy from A.R.T. Furniture creates a sense of grandeur with its turned posts and bare metal canopy. It transforms any bedroom into a romantic retreat.

The metal canopy frame’s antique brass tone complements the bed’s barley finish. By leaving it bare, you get a more neutral space that can be romantic without seeming too feminine. The curtain beside the bed creates the feel of a canopied bed while keeping the simplicity of a bare frame. Or, you can choose to add the canopy included with the bed. Plush neutral bedding, a soft throw blanket, and the accent drawer chest used as a bedside table keep the room simple and chic. A bench at the end of the bed gives you a place to sit and relax.

Keeping the canopy bare gives you many options for freshening up your décor without overhauling your entire room. You can hang drapery panels around the corners at the headboard so that you get the look of a canopy with a more open feel. Either a fresh floral print or a neutral dark gray, beige, or even greige, whatever suits your mood at the moment.

Dating back to medieval Europe, the ageless grace and sense of luxury and romance of canopy beds look at home in a traditional bedroom. With so many decorating options, they can also add flair to a modern or transitional bedroom.

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Friday, December 9, 2016

Décor Inspiration from the Tropics

Have you ever jumped on a plane to vacation in the tropics, only to have it end all too soon? If you came home from your last tropical vacation with a love of breezy island style, then maybe it is time to consider recreating some of that style in your home. From comfortable chairs to decorative accents, you can bring touches that are reminiscent of an exotic location into your décor.

When looking for tropical décor, focus on natural looking pieces and decorative items that evoke a seaside lifestyle. Options such as seashell embroidered pillows and artwork depicting a tranquil seaside can instantly add exotic décor without straying into kitsch. Items that reflect the color of the islands such as earthy browns, vibrant blues, and lush greens enhance the tropical vibe.

Tommy Bahama Twin Palms Rattan Bed at Baers Furniture

Exotic Woods

Bamboo, rattan, wicker, teak, and mahogany all fit the tropical décor formula. If you want to introduce a tropical vibe into your bedroom, try a bed crafted from one or more of these exotic woods, such as the Twin Palms St. Kitts Woven Rattan Bed by Tommy Bahama. The bed frame features bamboo and rattan latticework and contrasting brass finials that make it the epitome of tropical style. Leather wrap and woven raffia grass details accent the Asian-inspired latticework.

Natural Fibers on Floors and Walls

Nothing says tropical décor louder than area rugs in natural fibers such as sisal, jute, or seagrass. If you like a bolder look, layer some striped rugs in tropical color combinations such as white and navy, citrus colors such as orange or lime green, or even pastels. This will add texture and infuse the space with a casual, tropical vibe.

Tommy Bahama twin palms teal chest at bears furniture

Bring in Some Green

Tropical plants such as palms, anthuriums, bromeliads, philodendrons, and monstera deliciosa, will infuse any space with a vacation-y mood with the added benefit of keeping the air in your home fresh. Or cut a few palm leaves and display them in a clear glass vase. To bring in more green, place them on the Twin Palms Teal Accent Chest. The raffia top is sealed under a tempered glass sheet so it can support any decorative items you choose to put on it. This chest is a versatile piece that gives you extra storage and style at the same time.

Finishing Touches

Bamboo blinds don’t just allow light in, they also give your room a charming, bungalow-y feel. Choose shags in light or natural hues. If you prefer, you can use gauzy curtains in light pastels such as muted orange, baby blue, or beige, depending on your color palette. Striped upholstery and tropical motifs on pillows and other accessories add the finishing touch.

In Florida, the living is easy, so there’s no reason not to liven up your home with tropical inspired décor. A few carefully chosen decorative touches will give your space a tropical vibe and keep the beachy mood even after your holiday is over.

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Wednesday, December 7, 2016

5 Themes for Decorating Wall Units

The right wall unit can transform a plain, boring wall, into a stylish focal point. Whether it’s a wall unit in your living room, office or bedroom, the unit can become an extension of the room’s décor.
If you’re looking to add a wall unit to your space, it’s also time to start thinking about the décor you will display on the wall unit’s shelving. There are many different ways you can decorate a wall unit, including different themes that best fit your style.


What better way to dress up your wall unit than by displaying some of your favorite holiday décor. While you may wish to choose some everyday items for your wall unit, changing it up with each passing holiday will keep your home looking festive. Consider a festive wreath, vases with fall foliage and colorful gourds for autumn. Present the family menorah or Christmas décor passed down from family to family during the holiday season. You will have plenty to choose from if you theme your wall unit by the holidays.

tommy bahama bookcase at baers furniture

Family First

If your home is central for family gatherings, decorate your wall unit with an assortment of family photos and knickknacks. Consider putting family heirlooms out alongside some of your favorite family photos. Frames featuring quotes about family and love are also a great option for declaring your familial bond. With 25 shelf compartments, The Tommy Bahama Ocean Club Pacifica Entertainment Console and Two Tradewinds Bookcases Wall Unit above is a great option for displaying an assortment of picture frames, vases and family heirlooms.

Beach It

Nothing says Florida living like a display of coral, fan coral, shells, and other beach-themed accouterments. The Tommy Bahama Ocean Club Slide Door Point Break Entertainment Chest above can house some of your favorite beachy décor. The sliding glass doors allow for a closer look at the items exhibited while puck lighting illuminates the wood-framed glass shelves. Use hurricane glasses to envelop a pillar candle surrounded by shells, colorful coral can brighten the room while mother-of-pearl picture frames will allow you to showcase all your beachside adventures.

Be a Bookworm

If your home has more of a traditional style, the Hooker Clermont Four Piece Entertainment Group above can house your television and entertainment consoles, as well as store all your books. With five shelves per side, you’ll have plenty of room for all your favorite works of fiction and non-fiction. The storage space also provides enough room for you to display bookends that fit into your home’s style.

Your Collections

Maybe you collect books and bird cages or perhaps you’ve developed a knack for building model airplanes. One way to decorate you wall unit is by showing off your collection. Your home should resonate with your style, what better way to do that than by putting your hobbies on display. Show off the ships in a bottle you’ve completed or your kids’ framed artwork. The Summer Hill Entertainment Wall Unit above is a great option for displaying your collections, without having to fear your prized possessions will be touched by all those who pass by it.

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Saturday, December 3, 2016

Baer’s Furniture Reviews: Accolades for Customer Service and Selection

Since Baer’s Furniture opened its first South Florida store in 1968, they have been providing great values on name furniture brands. Fast forward almost 40 years and they have 16 locations scattered throughout Florida, from Miami to Orlando and west to Ft. Myers and Naples. An important part of the Baer’s philosophy is creating the best possible customer experience.

The furniture business has changed a lot in the last decade. Competition is fierce and customers are incredibly savvy. Baer’s faces the challenges by focusing on quality furniture and a style that is perfect for Florida living. And although many customers have already done a ton of online research before they even enter the store, furniture buying is still a tactile experience.

Baer’s has found that customers often want the advice of a design expert, a complimentary service Baer’s Furniture has been offering their clients for more than 15 years. Their goal is to continue helping customers make their dream homes become a reality.

Baer’s Furniture Helps Customers Achieve Their Dream of a Beautifully Furnished Home

Jason says:
“… Great selection, fair prices, and helpful staff … [I] check out a few other places and usually wind up at Baer’s …” 
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Annette Azzara says:
“Dawn was excellent! … The delivery was white glove all the way.” 
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Repeat customer Christina Michaelson says:
“This is the second time I have bought a house full of furniture from Baers. … I would absolutely recommend Baers to anyone looking for quality furniture” 
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Mary Anne Monnin says:
“… The staff is so extremely helpful … We got 3 of the 4 pieces on sale and are extremely happy… We took the financing for 1 year with no interest, that made it even easier to purchase high quality furniture“ 
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R.R. on Yelp says:
“… We received excellent service … Since we do not live in the area we had to do a lot of things over the phone … It is very difficult to find this level of service … they have one very pleased and happy Customer.”
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Self-proclaimed perfectionist Mary-Jane B. on Yelp says:
“ … I tend to be a perfectionist, and hardly anything gets anything near a superior rating - excellent, but not superior. … to feel so valued and appreciated and still achieving the results you're after is such a pleasant way to experience furniture buying. … Great items, exceptional service!”
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The Baer’s Furniture Commitment

Decorating your home has its challenges, to be sure, but that doesn’t mean that creating a home that reflects your taste and style has to be a long, tortuous process. Baer’s remains committed to making choosing and buying furniture an enjoyable, satisfying experience.

Friday, December 2, 2016

Baer's Furniture Store Gift Cards: The Perfect Gift for Passionate Decorators

Do you have someone on your holiday shopping list who is particularly hard to buy for? Someone who seems to have everything? Instead of reading tea leaves or consulting a psychic to determine what to get for those people, how about a gift card? Gift cards are becoming more popular than ever, and it’s not hard to see why.

Gift cards are a safe gift brimming with possibility, especially for anyone on your list who likes interior design. Or maybe you have a friend or family member who recently bought a house. A gift card tells them you know what they need and you want them to have it. Baer’s Furniture Store is the perfect place to look for home décor and the perfect place to find a gift card for the decorator or new home owner on your list.

Here are some reasons why you should consider a Baer’s Furniture store gift card for someone special on your list.

1) They are less likely to go to waste than other regular gifts
 Here’s a fun fact: almost $50 billion dollars’ worth of holiday gifts are returned each year, most of which is unwanted clothing. It’s difficult to get clothing styles, sizes, and colors right and returning clothing can be a hassle. Interior design is the same: people are very picky about their style and colors, so why not give a gift card? That way they can choose exactly what they want. Or they can take advantage of Baer’s complimentary design service and find something that fits in perfectly with their décor.

2) They make giving and receiving more fun
Most people plan their home décor purchases and take their time deciding what they want. When you give a Baer’s gift card, you are giving the joy of wandering through the store examining accessories, area rugs, sofas, chair, and consoles. They can also take advantage of Baer’s guaranteed best prices or seasonal sales.

3) Gift cards are practical and portable
Have you ever tried to wrap a chair or dining room table? Or carry it to a holiday gathering? With a Baer’s Furniture store gift card, you can easily wrap and carry your gift wherever you want. And when they use it, their gift can be delivered directly to their home.

Some say gift cards are lazy and impersonal, but is that really the case? I’d like to suggest that a gift card is the most personal present there is. When you give a gift card, you are giving the gift of freedom to the recipient: they can buy whatever they want, whenever they want. They say you know what your friend/relative/spouse likes and you want them to get it. And there’s a special beauty in that. 

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Thursday, December 1, 2016

What’s Your Lexington Dining Room Set Personality

Your dining room set is a window to your personality and entertaining style. Do you gravitate toward traditional, minimalist, flashy, or trendy? If you’re not sure what your design personality is, read on. Below are examples of styles and the types of personalities that tend to be drawn toward them. Check out the dining room from Lexington Furniture below and see which one suits your style.

Baers Furniture Lexington Oyster Bay

The Glamourous Life with Lexington Furniture

Your centerpiece, your lighting, the mirror on the wall all have an element of bling. You may have shown some restraint, but deep down you wonder if you really can have too much bling. If this is you, you probably love the Oyster Bay Eleven Piece dining set by Lexington. The glamourous table set the stage for intimate dinners, scintillating cocktail parties, and elegant dinners.

Baers Furniture Lexington Monterey Sands

The Empty Nester

You’ve packed the kids off to colleges and maybe even recently moved to a warmer climate such as Florida. You need something with a laidback style such as the Monterey Sands dining set. This set from Lexington matches your lifestyle as you often stroll in after spending the day golfing. Dinner time topics are usually the weather and who is breaking the HOA codes. You are seeking new hobbies, since you are way to hip to take up knitting. Unless you’ve been knitting all along, as apparently the 20-somethings think knitting is cool. And you are somewhat tech savvy, you just got an iPad, but may need a little help from the kids when they visit at winter break.

Baers Furniture Lexington Carrera Dining Room

The Foodie Set

If you have high-end food tastes, you need a high-end table to match. The gorgeous Carrera Modena table and chairs, with their deep carbon gray finish, Gray Mist upholstery, and nail head trim does just that. While you are convinced you could be a Top Chef contender, you prefer to cook for your exclusive guest list. And anyone who asks for ketchup or salt will get the eye roll. You knew kale was a thing before anyone else and have moved on to sunchokes and kalettes. Your friends may have labeled you a perfectionist, but you’re not insulted.

baers furniture Lexington Take Five Dining room

The Modern Set

You travel a lot, work a lot, and maybe eat Chinese takeout standing up. A lot. You still need a table and chairs, and a sleek set such as the Take Five dining room set fills the bill. You also think floral centerpieces are great for weddings – and that’s all. When you do entertain, you create small, intimate affairs that feature discussions of art, science, and music.

Do you see yourself on this list? What’s your dining room set personality?  

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