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Have you driven by our store and wondered what the inside looks like? Check us out! Our inventory changes DAILY with things coming and going every day so why not come in and find some treasures for your home!

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50% off of all furniture and accessories in the store for 60+ days!

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We’ve discovered a wonderful new site for gently used furniture and accessories!

Founded in 2014, SitSquare is a trusted marketplace for people to discover, buy, and sell high-quality home furnishings. With easy shipping methods, and a great selection of home furnishings, SitSquare will become your go-to website for great furniture deals!  Visit them at   www.sitsquare.com   Here are a few examples of items on their site right now: 

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SitSquare- a new, easy, and convenient way to guy gently used furniture!

Check out this fabulous new website where you can buy and sell your gently used or high-end furniture safely and securely. And even have it delivered with a few days! We even list some of our furniture on there as we love this concept.

Check them out here:
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Refresh your dining room for the Holidays!

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Furniture Terms: Defined

Armoire…dresser…entertainment center…couch…sofa…media center. If you’re furnishing your home, you’ve likely heard the same pieces of furniture called several different names. And while some of those can just be chalked up to terms from different cultures or eras, there are some legitimate differences between some of the references.

Before you head out on your next furniture shopping adventure, use these definitions as your “cheat sheet” so you’ll know exactly what to call the new pieces you find.

Couch: Derived from the French word “Couche,” a couch is, by definition, an armless piece of furniture that was popularly used during the Victorian period and called a “fainting couch.” The earliest couches were used to provide a place for the ladies wearing tight-fitting corsets to pass out. How lovely!

Today, couches feature a tapered back and arms. Couches cater to comfort, and they are considered more informal than sofas. They usually comfortably seat three.

Sofa: A sofa is designed to provide more seating space, and therefore is larger than a couch. Sofas are generally used for more formal occasions and are often kept in living rooms. Here’s another fun fact: some sofas have pull-out beds, but there is no scope for the same in a couch. So the expression “pull-out sofa” is correct.

Loveseat: A loveseat is a small sofa that seats two. Some loveseats are designed in an “S” shape so that the couple can face each other.

Armoire: An armoire is a movable cabinet, typically one that is ornate or antique. It is also called a wardrobe. Traditionally armoires were used to store clothing and personal treasures and were kept in the bedroom. Today, however, they are also used as entertainment centers and home office storage spaces.

Entertainment Center: A wall unit for storing a television and gaming systems. Some are simple wall units, some are complex units that include shelving and cabinets. An entertainment center may also be called a media center, particularly a larger version that will hold a TV, stereo system, DVDs, video games, etc.

China Hutch: A piece of furniture that is used for storing and displaying dishes. If you own a set of fine china and some fancy stemware, you’ll probably use a china hutch to store them for special occasions.

Sideboard: A flat-topped piece of furniture with drawers placed against a wall in the dining room and used for storing dishes, glasses and table linens. A sideboard tends to be shorter than a china hutch and is used for storage only rather than display. It is also referred to as a “sideboard buffet.”

If you’ve got any further furniture questions, feel free to tweet us at @consign_design or ask us on Facebook.

 

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Top Design Trends of 2014

As we say goodbye to 2013 and celebrate the beginning of a new year, our thoughts turn toward making New Year’s resolutions. While many of those resolutions will be about health, fitness and career, you may get the urge to redecorate a room or give your home a makeover as well. To help you with any “interior decorating” resolutions you may have, we’ve compiled a list of some of the top predicted design trends for 2014. Use this list as inspiration to create the home of your dreams this year.

  • Interchangeable home decor is becoming more popular. Rather than choosing a theme for a room, more people are picking out versatile, neutral furniture and accessorizing with interchangeable pieces. This will allow you to redecorate regularly without spending a lot of time or money.
  • Vintage finds. The vintage trend is hardly new, but in an era of furniture chains and mass produced items, there’s a new appreciation for uniqueness. We’ve got plenty of new and almost new pieces at Consign Design, but we also have plenty of vintage pieces to choose from.
  • More luxury and glamour. The home is where the heart is, and for many people, that means being surrounded by sophistication. This year, resolve to make one room of your home more glamorous. The dining room is a great place to start: paint the room’s walls a dark gray and invest in some new dining room furniture. Every meal will feel like a dinner party.
  • Mixing metals. Gold and silver look great together. Instead of keeping them separated, mix it up and decorate with both.
  • Blue hues. Known for its calming, soothing properties, blue is already big in the world of Feng Shui. In 2014, shades of blue will be seen in lots of professionally decorated rooms. Try adding some blue to your bedroom and see if you notice a difference.

We wish you a happy, healthy and well-decorated 2014!

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Bedroom Furniture Buying Guide

According to statistics, we spend about one third of our lives sleeping. This means that investing in the right bed, particularly the right mattress, is very important. But we happen to think a well-designed bedroom full of fabulous furniture is also important. Your bedroom should be a peaceful oasis you look forward to retreating to at the end of the evening and an extension of your personal style. Shopping for bedroom furniture can be overwhelming, but once you know what you need, you can find pieces that will keep you happy for years to come.

 

Before you start browsing for new bedroom furniture, measure your space. Figure out how big your current bedroom set is or how much room you’ll have. This will save you a lot of frustration. Bring the measurements with you while you shop.

 

Next, take your bedroom’s theme into consideration. If you want a more modern look, you’ll want to stick to sleek, contemporary furniture to avoid a confusing contrast. Otherwise, you can fill the room with vintage finds or reclaimed wood pieces. Then think about your bedroom’s function. If it’s just a place to rest your head at night, you can stick to a set of dressers and a bedside table. However, most master bedrooms are also a place to get dressed and get ready for the day ahead. If that’s the case, add pieces that are functional as well as attractive, such as our beautiful Duncan Phyfe Vanity and Mirror.

 

The size of your bedroom also matters. If you have the space, buy a larger dresser like this Eight Drawer Dresser that’s big enough to stash your clothing with a flat surface that can be decorated. If you need to make the most of every inch, This Grange Five Drawer Nightstand provides plenty of storage. You never want your bedroom to look cluttered, so make sure to pick out pieces that will store your items comfortably.

 

Remember, we see it all here at Consign Design: antique pieces, shabby-chic finds and bedroom sets that are basically brand new. Since the price of everything in our store is always up for discussion, you may end up designing the bedroom of your dreams at a fraction of the normal cost.

 

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