People often tell us they need help with ideas for decorating their home. They not only want furniture that is comfortable, they want a room that is stylish and unique. We enjoy helping people create a custom style in their favorite rooms. In fact, it’s safe to say that’s one of the favorite parts of our job.

With that in mind, we are introducing a new series on the MHF Blog call “Recreate This Look”. We will feature an attractively interesting room and share various pieces from the Maupin’s showroom or manufacturer catalogs that would recreate the look. We hope this gives you ideas.  Also, if you have pictures you would like to recreate, bring them in and let us see what we have on our showroom floor or in catalogs that will make it happen.

Industrial Retro Cozy

So, you might call this room Industrial Retro cozy. It incorporates the popular home decor trend of recreated / updated pieces from the 60’s and 70’s. Add the industrial touch of the coffee table that, in an earlier life, was a barn dolly, giving the room some texture. Minimal but very cozy, the room is pulled together with two woven rugs, simple but effective pillows, and a large clear jar holding some native plants. Toss a throw blanket over the arm of a chair, place a clean and unoccupied bird cage as an interesting conversation piece, furnish a weighty lamp to complement the bulk of the coffee table and you are done. It’s that simple.

We hope this inspires you to take a blah room and turn it in to a BoomBah! room.

Until next time….

Cheers!
Cindy Stagner

 
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No, Rustic Chic is not an iron chicken sculpture. Maybe a little. But not totally. It’s a new trendy word for what’s been passing as the Farmhouse style. If we were in the 80’s hair band era, Rustic Chic could be a rock hair band distantly related to Twisted Sister.

Rustic Chic is the new word for the familiar decorating trend that extends itself to the laid back vibe that’s vintage and groovy where re-purposed treasures that make your room unforgettable.

 
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NESTER DEFINITION…

You don’t live in a house; you live in a HOME. You can tell people why each piece is  where it is. You create “areas”, and areas have that feeling that is unique to you. Midnight, ice cream, and old movies under your favorite throw on the most comfortable couch ever.

If that sounds good… you might be a Nester.

 
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The matchey-matchey trend is old news.
The current trend is the mix-and-match approach, which focuses on unique style and personality.

Why is this so popular? Home decor is now about creating a look that displays personality as well as “things”.  “But,” you ask, “what if I don’t have that ‘style gene’ (air quotes). I don’t know how to put things together in a unique but stylish way? “

We understand and you are not alone. Most of us were NOT born with that home-decor-meets-Cher gene.

Good news! Cindy at Maupin’s Home Furniture has that gene and she’s a certified Home Guru. Plus, she is happy to help you create your own home decor style. Bring in a picture of the target room and watch her go to work.

Plus, Maupin’s continues to bring in pieces that can be mixed and matched to create a look for any room that perfectly says YOU!

 
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Combining color in an eye-popping way takes talent, but that skill can make a room go from a 7 to a 10 on the scale of incredible in a single bound. Off-Whites, deep blues, and turquoise unite to create a drop dead georgeous combo in this vignette at Maupin’s Home Furniture. The white and off-white trend came back in with a bang when removable furniture covers arrived on the scene. And it  seems it’s not going away any time soon, and rightfully so. The versatility of off-white can’t be matched. You can upscale a room into a more elegant ambiance or dial it back to a more casual vibe simply by fine tuning accessories adding choice furnishings.

Cindy combined the beautiful colors of this vignette with interesting patterns such as abstract patterns in the rug and wall art and lettering patterns in the furniture. The end result is stunning and suitable for most rooms, most tastes, and most budgets.

 
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