Comforts of Home!

When I ask clients what they want their home to look like and what style they prefer, the overwhelming response is:  “I want it to be comfortable.” Naturally, this desire means different things to different people; thankfully, the interior design industry has solutions for everyone. The comfort and coziness of today’s sumptuous furniture offers an antidote to today’s high-tech, fast paced society.

Put Your Feet Up

Today’s furniture reflects our desire to ‘stay put’ with deeper, more comfortable seats, extra-long lengths and lots of cushy pillows. This styling allows for curling your feet underneath or stretching out. Popular ottomans offer an easy solution to putting your feet up and can even be used as extra seats if needed or as a cocktail table when a decorative tray is placed on its surface. They are available in a plethora of sizes and shapes, and can be custom covered to coordinate with existing furnishings.

Just Wing It

Those who prefer the traditional styling of a wing chair will find wider, better shaped chairs with cushioned backs among today’s choices.  An overstuffed club chair is popular and can be a classy addition if contrast fabrics are used. Add an ottoman, put your feet up and skip a recliner! If your preference is a recliner, the supreme luxury is one that is motorized: limitless positions and the ultimate definition of “easy” chair.

Lovin’ Couch Potatoes

Of course, in these days that spawned the term, ‘couch potato,’ it’s important to provide the appropriate couch. The home furnishings industry is making generously proportioned furniture designed to envelop, comfort and relax weary bodies. Oversized sofas and sectionals with cushions that feel like down – without the care of down – truly fit the bill. Styles range from mid-century modern to traditional rolled arms to deeply tufted cushions to clean-lined contemporary. Easy care durable fabrics and top grain leathers are wise choices for long-term upholstered pieces.

Chaise To Your Oasis

In the bedroom, a chaise lounge beautifully upholstered in a chenille burnout fabric will provide a pampered feeling for all who recline there. A soft throw draped over the chaise invites you to grab a book and a beverage, and escape to your private oasis.

So stay in your easy chair and join the legions of homeowners who are rediscovering the familiar comforts of home! With the advent of large-screened televisions and in-home movie rooms, home has truly become the ‘in’ place to be after a stressful day at the office.

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About Sue Hoaglund

Decorating... the professional touch - Instead of spending time shopping and making choices, and still not being happy with the results, we can work together to "pull it together"... and, since the cost of my products always includes my design expertise, you can save money and enjoy a stress free design process. I can help ensure a comfy and inviting DREAM ROOM. I enjoy keeping up with current design and product trends and regularly tour showrooms, factories, show houses and markets - both at High Point and Las Vegas. I have stable relationships with the manufacturers, craftsman, fabricators, installers, contractors, and other resources necessary to complete your project and meet your expectations. Above all, I listen. I learn about you, your home, how you use it and how it can be improved to meet your needs. I understand value for products, for home resale, for family enjoyment and I believe that is why most of my work comes from repeat clientele and referrals from their friends.

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