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It’s hot, it’s sunny, and it’s time for a summer decor refresh! Summer is the perfect time to add some bright and colourful accents to your home. 

 

Our interior decorators have curated a list of the top items you can add to celebrate the season. We want to help you refresh your interior decor, so you will enjoy spending time in your home a little bit more this summer.

 

Bring the warmth and comfort of the season into every room of your home — it’s easy, we promise!

 

Wall Art

 

 

Wall art is one of the easiest ways to bring nature-inspired and colourful accents into your home. Whether it’s a print, a series of framed photos, hammered metal (featured in our showroom photo above), word collages, or mirrors, wall art will instantly add interest to your space.

 

Available in a wide range of sizes, frames, and colours, you can select a single piece or combine multiple pieces for visual interest. 

 

 

Decorative wall shelving units (like the one in our showroom, pictured above) are ideal for displaying photos, small plants, and other accents pieces. This stylish shelf can also act as a focal point in your space and help to bring visual interest to an otherwise underused area of your wall. 

 

If you are looking for some tips on what to hang, or advice on how to hang your wall art, click here to read our Wall Art Tips Blog.

 

Mirrors

 

 

Mirrors are functional and beautiful. Excellent additions to virtually any room in your home, mirrors will help to bring light into your space and provide an attractive focal point.

 

Easily combined with additional accessories and accent pieces (see showroom photo above), mirrors come in a variety of shapes and sizes. 

 

(Durham Furniture Vineyard Creek Mirror)

 

From Durham Furniture’s classic Vineyard Creek Mirror to Liberty Furniture’s Sonoma Road Sideboard (below), you can easily incorporate a mirrored surface and brighten your space this summer. 

 


 

Accent Tables

 

(Jofran Global Archive Tri-Colour Accent Table Set)

 

Refresh your decor with Jofran’s stylish and flexible set of on-trend accent tables. These tables will refresh your living room or home office in a heartbeat. Every piece is handmade by skilled artisans using natural materials including seashell, leather, hardwood, brass, and other unique elements. 

 


 

Currently featured as an in-stock special, you can find these gorgeous tables on our showroom floor in both Hanover and Kitchener. These tables are perfect for showing off your summer flowers or succulents — and they can be used both indoors and outside. 

Come and see them in-person and take them home on the same day!

 

Area Rugs

 

(Kalora Antika area rug)

 

One of the quickest and easiest ways to refresh your decor and bring some summer into your home is by adding an area rug to your space.

 

(Kalora Platinum)

 

Kalora area rugs are inexpensive and gorgeous. Available in a wide assortment of colours, styles, and sizes, you can find the perfect rug for every room of your home. 

 

Check out our area rugs online to start your search, or contact us to order a style from the Kalora website.

 

Whatever you are looking for, Smitty’s has the perfect accents to help you refresh your decor and bring some summer beauty into your home. Visit our online store and come into our showroom for more information. We look forward to seeing you!

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(Decor-Rest 2052 Sofa)

 

Finally, the summer is here! At Smitty’s, we know that as the seasons change outside, homeowners also like to make changes inside. It’s an ideal time to refresh the look of your living spaces and bring some colour and nature inside.

 

Here are our interior decorators top recommendations for incorporating summer interior design trends into your home:

 

Invite Colour Inside

 

(Decor-Rest 2030 Sofa)


Bring the warmth and energy of the summer into your home by adding colour to your space. 

 

Here are three key concepts to consider when adding colour to your home:

 

Cheery 

Incorporate bright colours like pink, green, and yellow. Adding splashes of contrasting colour with throw pillows and vases is an easy way to add a cheery tone to your living room or bedroom.

 


(Decor-Rest Zina chair)

 

Warm

Add warm and inviting colours, like pastel tones. Consider coral, purple, blue, and a contrasting white to add dimension to your colour palette. 

 

The stunning Zina chair, by Decor-Rest, features a gorgeous design and is covered with micro fibre for easy cleaning — it’s the perfect piece to update the look of your home this summer.

 

(Hooker Furniture Nesting Tables)

 

Shiny 

Accent your space with splashes of shine. This can be achieved with copper or chrome accents, or even with throw pillows covered in a metallic-looking fabric. These nesting tables by Hooker Furniture are functional and stylish for any room in your home.

 

If you are looking to update your space with a new sofa, recliner, or accent chair, we recommend taking a look at Decor-Rest. Their collections are inspiring and provide a huge range of customization options to help you bring colour into your home. 

 

Check out our online store or visit our showrooms and our interior decorators will help you select your options.

 

Incorporate Natural Materials

 

(Hooker Furniture Amani Rope and Glass Cocktail Table)

 

Adding natural fabrics and materials into your home never really goes out of style, and in the summer it is particularly nice to bring outdoor elements inside.

 

Bringing nature inside doesn’t mean that you have to have a green thumb — although adding plants, like succulents, are very much on-trend. You can incorporate natural elements by adding wood, linen, cotton, and other decorative items that feature natural materials or have floral or leaf patterns.

 

Here are two elements to consider when adding natural materials to your home this summer:

 

Wood

 

Wood is something that can work in any space. Stained or natural, live edge or smooth, wood can take on a variety of looks to suit your style. 

 

If you are looking to make a statement with wood furniture, consider Hooker Fine Furniture. They have a huge range of wood products that are both functional and stylish.

 

(Hooker Furniture Console)

 

Linen

 

Linen is a lovely natural fabric that works well for throw pillows. 

 

Typically found in natural tones like beige and cream, linen works well as a contrasting option amongst colourful accents or as part of a brighter colour palette. You can also find linen fabrics in leaf prints, for that added natural accent.

 

If you aren’t sure how to best to update your home, come and visit our interior decorators at Smitty’s. We will help you transform your space.

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Are you working from home? Are your kids doing home schooling? Are you finding yourselves squeezed together, using any available flat surface as a desk?

 

While it may have been a fun change of pace initially, odds are that, by now, it’s becoming a struggle to stay productive and professional. Whether you’re an adult or a child, everyone deserves a space where they can focus and do their best work.

 

While we understand that everyone’s home setup is different, there are some key pieces that will help you work more effectively, fit with your space, and look great too.

 

Here are the top pieces of home office furniture to add to your home:

 

1. A Good Desk

(Durham Furniture Distillery Desk)

 

Many people are currently working on kitchen islands, coffee tables, or even their laps. In the short-term, those may be suitable options, but unless you like to see your chiropractor every week or you enjoy getting food on your keyboard, it’s not a good long-term solution.

 

Sturdy, suitably-sized, and offering an appropriate working space, it seems obvious that every home office should have a good desk to work at. 

 

Desks come in a wide range of sizes and materials, so it’s really a matter of preference and space.

 

A Classic Desk

 

Durham Furniture’s Distillery Collection Desk (pictured above) comes in three colour options, Trenton Grey, Whiskey, and Aged Wheat. 

 

A traditional style, this solid maple desk offers clean, simple lines, provides ample working space, and has two drawers for storage. 

 

Durham is known for its quality, and the Distillery Desk is made from sustainably harvested maple with no veneers or particle board. It’s a desk that you can pass down to your children.

 
A Modern Desk

 

(Hekman Furniture Sierra Writing Desk)

 

If you prefer a more modern look and feel, then you may prefer Hekman Furnitures’ Sierra Writing Desk

 

The Sierra Heights Home Office Collection by Hekman is a beautiful, transitional style of desk that combines the rugged charm of hand-forged iron with the simplicity of a soft, dry-weathered finish. 

 

Built from a combination of Mindi veneer and solid materials, the Sierra finish features black glaze highlights that accentuate the wood grain and black iron hardware. The desk offers two drawers on the front.

 

A Children’s Desk

 

(Legacy Furniture’s Bunkhouse Activity Table Desk)

 

Let’s not forget about the kids in our lives — from elementary school to university, students need an appropriate workspace too.

 

Ensuring that your child has their own work area will promote engagement in their studies and will help to make them feel that their work is just as important as their parents’ work.

 

The Legacy Bunkhouse desk is crafted with hardwoods and Acacia veneers in an aged barnwood finish with galvanized pulls and corrugated metal accents.

 

A stylish and solid piece of furniture, this desk looks great in any space.
 

A Flexible Desk

 

(Amisco Rupert Freestanding Desk)

 

Perhaps one of the most clever desks styles on the market, the Amisco Rupert Freestanding Desk offers a contemporary and urban look with the flexibility and versatility to fit in virtually any space. 

 

The Rupert is configurable, allowing you to adjust both the table and shelf height to turn it into the perfect home office unit. Its surfaces are made of distressed solid wood and offer a stylish look for your space — and the integration of a bookshelf is simply brilliant.

 

2. A Quality Bookcase or Shelving Unit

(Hekman Sierra Open Shelves Bookcase)

 

If you thought the Hekman desk was cool, then check out the must-have matching bookcase.

 

Featuring the same Mindi veneer and solid construction with hand-forged 7/8" iron posts in a black finish, this bookcase is ideal for your office or school supplies as well as decorative accent pieces.



 

(Hekman Athens Bookcase)

 

If you’re looking for something a little more bold and striking, we suggest the Hekman Furniture Athens Bookcase. Constructed with a combination of solid mahogany and a mahogany veneer in an Athens finish, this open bookcase makes a statement in your home.

 

3. A Supportive Chair

 

(Brassex Adjustable Desk Chair)

 

Every home office needs a good desk chair, and preferably one that adjusts to your needs.

 

Brassex’s desk chairs provide a sleek look, durable construction, and a gas lift and tilt mechanism to achieve optimum comfort for your unique needs. 

 

Finished with chrome and a faux leather upholstery you can be comfortable without breaking the bank. Currently offered at a special price, we recommend that you contact your local Smitty’s to see stock availability.

 

For more home office inspiration, visit our website and shop from the comfort of your home.

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Woman working at home office desk with headphones on

Working from home shouldn’t mean that you are stuck sitting at an uncomfortable desk, with furniture from a different era, and old school filing cabinets. 

 

Today, home offices are liveable, comfortable, and functional spaces that look amazing and help you to be productive. They are also spaces that can be designed and decorated to fit your existing decor.

 

Here are some dos and don’ts on how best to update or create an office that fits with your home and your lifestyle:

 

DO: Choose an appropriate room for your home office.

 

You want to make sure that your home office has enough space and light to be workable. You don’t want to work in your bedroom (save the bedroom for relaxing) or in a corner of your basement (save that space for storage).

 


(Liberty Furniture Accent Bookcase)

 

DON’T: Give up style for function.

 

No one looks forward to working in a space that they find unpleasant. You don’t have to put up with traditional, boring, worn bookcases and cabinets. There are many gorgeous and functional shelving units and cabinets on the market, made by brands like Hekman, and Amisco.

 

(Amisco Rupert Freestanding Desk)

 

DO: Go for versatility in your furnishings.

 

You don’t have to choose a traditional-looking bookcase or shelf. You can opt for a bookcase that provides flexibility to house the materials that you need for work and still have room to showcase some interesting decor. 

 


(Durham Media Console)

 

DON’T: Shop for home office furniture only in the ‘office’ area of a store.

 

Don’t limit yourself to selecting from only pieces that are labelled as ‘office furniture’. You may find a lovely console table, nightstand, or media cabinet that could function well for storage, housing a printer or other electronics, or work well as a workspace in your home office.

 

When it comes to updating or creating your home office, the sky's the limit. Smitty’s carries wonderful, Canadian brands that will help you design a home office that you will love to work in.

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Now that we’re all spending more time in our homes, staring at the same furniture and the same decor in the same places, it can get kind of dull. You might be wondering how you can change things up without doing a home renovation or spending a lot of money.

Our interior decorators have put together a list of ideas to help you refresh your interior design. Read on for all the details!

 

Declutter and Discover New Space

 

 

Over time people collect things. It’s basically inevitable. Often, these items collect in areas throughout your home and you become so used to their presence that you don’t even really notice it anymore. 

 

Step 1: Notice the clutter.

Take the first step and go into your most used room and carefully look at every nook and cranny to see what is there. Are there items you don’t use or need? Are there things that don’t belong in that space, or even in your home?

 

Step 2: Sort the clutter.

Go through your stuff and organize it into piles. Try to be efficient to get this step finished in a timely way. This isn’t a time to reflect on each piece and how you acquired it. It’s not about memory lane...it’s about decluttering. Make piles for items you want to keep, items you want to donate, and items you want to dispose of.

 

Step 3: Remove the clutter.

Once your items are sorted, get them out of your space. Keep only those items that need to remain in that room. The goal is to have a much smaller selection of items to find places for in your room. Less clutter equals more space. (It’s also less stuff to dust!)

 

Reimagine Your Space

 


Step 1: Notice the furniture.

Take a look at where your furniture is currently placed. Consider where your sources of light are. Do you have windows to work around? Do you have a ceiling light or floor and table lamps? Are there doors, or is it an open-concept space?

 

Step 2: Get a fresh look.

Now, walk out of the room. Take a breath. Then walk back in and pretend it’s the first time you’ve entered the space. What immediately strikes you? It can be good or bad, that’s okay. Perhaps you’ve noticed that the sofa looks too big for the area it is in. Maybe you think that the walls feel a bit bare. There are countless things you might notice.

 

Step 3: Move the furniture.

Next, move your furniture around to find different locations that make good use of your space. For example, if your sofa was located with windows directly behind it, consider moving it to an entirely different location, ideally centered on an interior wall.

 

(Decor-Rest sofa 2401)

 

Step 4: Swap pieces from around your home.

 

Now that you’ve moved your sofa, consider side tables and an area rug. Try moving an area rug from another room of your home into your living room. This simple swap can completely refresh the look of your space. 

 

Add a side table on either side of your sofa for a balanced look. If you don’t have matching side tables, it doesn’t matter! In fact, you will create more visual interest if they don’t match. 

 

Another option, if you have bedroom night tables, is to try placing them next to your sofa. Just because they are officially “bedroom tables” doesn’t mean that they won’t look fabulous in your living room.

 

Get Creative!

 

 

Once your furniture is in place and the items you’ve decided to keep are reorganized, it’s time to get creative! Moving art, photos, mirrors, and other wall decorations around in your home will help you refresh your spaces.

 

If you have a large piece of art, you can hang that over the centre of your sofa. You could try placing a mirror over your sofa to add visual interest and help brighten your space. Or, if you’re feeling more adventurous, you could put together a wall collage of photographs.

 

Sometimes, the act of simply moving a piece of wall decor from one room to another can make your space feel completely different. Read our Wall Art Tips blog for more ideas and tips.

 

We hope that this blog has helped to inspire you to refresh your space. It’s a fun thing to do and will make a big difference in your everyday life.

 

For more expert tips and help, read our blog. For more inspiration, visit our products pages. Smitty’s team wishes you the best in your room refresh adventure!

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We all want a home that showcases our unique personality and highlights the important elements that make up our lives. Sure, model homes look fancy, but they don’t have much character and it’s pretty obvious that no one lives in them.

 

You have a life filled with memorable moments, adventures, and meaning — and when you welcome these elements into your space, you will bring it to life.

 

Here are a few key ways to personalize your space:

 

Personal Items & Momentos

 

 

A simple and effective way to personalize your space is to add personal items and mementos that are unique to you and your family.

 

Perhaps you’ve travelled to a special destination and brought home a souvenir, or maybe there’s a type of collection that you would like to feature. Highlighting these elements can be accomplished with photos, artwork, decorative pieces, and more.

 

Here are some examples of personal items worth highlighting in your space:

  • Collections
    • Antiques, toys, books, candles, vases, etc.
  • Photos
    • Photos that you’ve taken of family, friends, or nature; professional photos that you’ve purchased; or a mix of both.
  • Artwork
    • Sculptures, paintings, hand-crafted items, etc.
  • Souvenirs
    • Postcards, maps, trinkets, pottery, etc.

Photos, Photos & More Photos!

 

 

Adding photos and wall art to your space is definitely on trend.

 

Creating a gallery wall is a fun activity that allows you to mix and match photos, paintings, artwork, mirrors, and more. It’s an effective way to showcase your life, and it will be sure to help personalize your space.

 

Here are some do’s and don'ts for your photo space:

 

DO:

Add photos that have meaning to you in your life and fill you with positive thoughts or meaningful memories. This could include family photos, baby photos, travel photos, special holidays, pets, and more.

 

DON’T:

Showcase images that are highly personal or might be considered as over-sharing. This could include images with nudity, past relationships, and more.

 

DO:

Mix and match photos from different time periods and with different colours. You can have black and white or colour photos side-by-side, and you can exhibit photos from your parents’ childhood as well as your childrens’.

 
DON’T:

Cram every photo you love onto your wall. Be discerning and only select pictures that you will be happy to see every day. Make sure that you leave enough space between the images, so they have some space to breathe and you can take them in one at a time.

 

Custom Fabric & Design

 

(Palliser Klara chair)

 

Every room in your home is different, and you want your furniture to reflect your personality and style. At Smitty’s, we carry a wide variety of furniture that can be customized to suit your taste. You can choose your fabric, your furniture legs, your throw cushions, and more.

 

Here are some tips on customizing the fabric and design of your furniture:

  • Accent furniture, like chairs, coffee tables, and bedside tables can be customized. Chairs can be covered with leather or fabric in a wide range of colours to work in your space. Some brands, like Decor-Rest, also allow you to select the type of chair legs. Tables can be stained or painted in a variety of colours. Some brands, like Durham Furniture, will also allow you to select the number of drawers, hardware, and other features.
     
  • Sofas and sectionals can be customized to suit any space. Many brands, like Brentwood, offer a huge range of fabrics and leather options. Once you’ve selected your fabric, you can add throw cushions in accent tones to add an extra element of personalization.

There are many ways to personalize your space and make it your own.

 

If you are looking for some inspiration or advice, contact the interior decorating experts at Smitty’s — we’ll help you bring your space to life!

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Incredible mattresses available from Smitty's Fine Furniture

Don’t spend the night tossing and turning, adjusting pillows, kicking off covers, and struggling to get quality sleep. Don’t settle for feeling tired. The days of putting up with your old mattress and suffering the consequences are over.

 

Today, there are revolutionary mattresses on the market that can provide you with exactly what you need, so you can get the rest you deserve!

 

Serta Mattresses

Serta is a well-known brand that offers a wide range of mattress styles, ranging from their Perfect Sleeper, to Sertapedic, to the latest iComfort line.

 

The Serta Perfect Sleeper mattress has been officially recognized by the National Sleep Foundation as a mattress that helps solve five common sleep problems including:

  • Tossing and turning
  • Lack of support
  • Being too hot or too cold while sleeping
  • Partner disturbance
  • Mattress roll-off or sag

Serta’s latest iComfort mattress was designed with individualized comfort in mind. Crafted with a special gel memory foam, this mattress will:

  • Relieve pressure points for increased comfort
  • Provide added support to help with body alignment
  • Aid in temperature regulation while you sleep

 

The iComfort mattress is the world’s first to offer a memory coil support layer with hundreds of individually-wrapped, slow-recovery coils that continuously adapt to the contours of your body — without that springy feeling.

 

Kingsdown Mattresses

These days, putting up with a mattress because it only comes in one level of firmness or in one height is not necessary. The latest innovation in mattresses is the custom-made mattress — and it’s truly amazing!

 

Kingsdown bedMATCH™ allows you to find the mattress that fits your body. Their patented diagnostic system uses over 1,000 scientific calculations and 18 statistical measurements to identify the optimal support for your body.

 

At Smitty’s, we have been using this science-based technology with exceptional results! We encourage all our mattress-shopping customers to lie down on our bedMATCH™ Sleep Diagnostic System. In just a couple of minutes, this incredible device will be able to recommend the best sleep solution, based on a detailed analysis of your unique body type.

 

How does the bedMATCH™ system work?

It’s a simple and easy process, and you can do it in just a couple of minutes while you’re in the store.

 

There are three quick steps:

Create a profile by answering a few short questions about your sleep preferences.
Lie down on the test bed for three minutes, while the technology scientifically assesses your measurements and postural support needs.
The bedMATCH™ system will then recommend mattresses that best suit your specific needs.It’s that easy!

 

What do the bedMATCH™ recommendations mean?

The recommendations are coded to make them easy to understand and will reflect the mattresses that are available in the showroom. Each number represents a different type and level of postural support, ranging from extra firm to plush support.

 

1 = plush support
2 = medium plush support
3 = medium firm support
4 = extra firm support

 

You can also receive a blended recommendation, that outlines your needs and those of your partner, so you can see the different requirements and make an informed decision about the kind of mattress that will work best for both of you.

 

 

Comfort is personal. That’s why Smitty's offers a range of models from extra-firm to luxuriously plush.  Don’t put up with another rough night’s sleep. Come into Smitty’s and we’ll help you find the perfect mattress.

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Let’s face it, whether you have kids of your own, you look after your grandchildren, or you like to indulge your inner child once in a while, you want furniture that can handle the wear and tear.

 

“There's no reason to keep a piece of furniture in your house that is so sacred and rare 

that you can't put your feet up on it and a dog can't jump up on it.” 

—Elizabeth Gilbert, ‘Author Eat, Pray, Love’

 

It doesn’t have to be March break or summer vacation, sometimes your sofa or bed might have to handle a bit of rough-housing from children or pets. 

 

In this blog, our interior decorating experts have put together their recommendations on the best kid-proof furniture for your home.

 

Performance Fabric

 

 

One of the most important features of kid-proof furniture is that it can be cleaned. Spills and accidents happen to the best of us, but when they do, we want to feel confident that the stain can be removed.

 

Performance fabrics, like leather and microfibre, are some of the best options for removing stains.

  1. Microfibre is a densely-constructed material made from synthetic materials that are generally very durable and tend to repel liquids. This makes it a very stain-resistant fabric.
     
  2. Leather is a natural material and very durable. Simply wipe it down with a damp cloth or use a mild soap and water mixture to remove stains. Avoid abrasive materials or cleaning solutions with ammonia.

If you are concerned about getting the stain out before it sets, we recommend using Zucora. Zucora is an eco-friendly line of cleaning solutions, including the Everyday Spot Remover. This concentrated stain remover is ideal for removing stains from your carpets, sofas, pillows, and more — it’s able to penetrate deep into fibres to lift and remove the toughest spills.


Leather Furniture

 

(Palliser Miami Sectional)

 

If you want a material that stands the test of time, then there is no better choice than leather.

  • Leather improves with age. It will not wear down, but instead will develop a unique character.
  • Leather breathes and is comfortable in both winter and summer.
  • Pigmented and Semi Aniline leathers undergo careful processing to make them resistant to fading.
  • Leather is easy to keep clean. No lengthy or expensive procedure is required.

There are also a variety of types of leather to choose from. Palliser offers three distinct types of leather for their custom furniture: 

  1. Natural Leather
    Natural leather retains character marks including scars, scratches, stretch marks, and subtle shade variations. Over time, these leathers will soften and develop a beautiful patina, taking on a unique final finish.
     
  2. Corrected Leather
    These leathers offer performance, consistency, and durability. Corrected leather has been buffed or sanded to remove imperfections, creating a finish that enhances appearance and makes for easy cleaning.
     
  3. Dazzle Accents Leather
    Dazzle leathers are offered in a wide variety of eye-catching colours to suit any style. The same dependability and durability you've come to expect meets the personality your sofa needs to make a statement, whether that’s pale mint or burnt orange.

No matter the type of sofa, sectional, or side chair, our decorating team will help you select the perfect type of leather for your furniture.

 

Solid Wood Furniture

 

(Bermex Expression Dining Set)

 

At the end of the day, if you want furniture that will function well, look beautiful, and last for generations, there is nothing better than solid wood.

 

Solid wood furniture is an investment that pays off. If it gets scratched or dented, it can be refinished. If you want to change the look, it can be painted or stained to match your new decor.

 

Whatever the style, solid wood furniture will hold up over the years and the wear and tear it endures will give it character and remind you of occasions worth re-telling. 

 

We recommend adding a solid wood dining table, coffee table, and console to your home. These integral furniture pieces will look amazing now and for decades to come.

 

At Smitty’s, we carry a wide range of Palliser, Hooker, Bermex, and countless other Canadian brands with quality products to accommodate kids of all ages.

 

Visit us in-store or online and we’ll help get you kid-proof furniture!

 

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(Bermex Prestige)

 

Every homeowner wants to have a dining room where they can enjoy meals with their family and friends, entertain guests, and showcase their stylish decor. This spring, Smitty’s is here to help you get inspired to refresh your dining room with some of our favourite dining rooms to copy!

 

Special acknowledgement to Architectural Digest for the images of celebrity homes.

 

Colourful Dining Rooms

 

(Burton table and Phoebe chairs)

 

Colourful dining rooms don’t have to be filled with a variety of colours, and adding colour to your dining room is something that you can do without painting the walls. This is not an exercise in overhauling your space — rather it’s about adding colourful elements.

 

You can keep your current dining table and update it with colourful (and comfortable) dining chairs. These powder blue Phoebe dining chairs by Amisco are gorgeous!

 

Bringing some colour into your space will help to refresh and update the look, and highlight particular elements, like your seating.

 

While some dining room furniture manufacturers will provide you with the opportunity to customize the style and finish of your table, it is often easier to add touches of colour with your chairs and decorative items.

 

Consider adding colour in the following ways:

  • Dining chairs
    • This can include different types of fabric and even different patterns.
  • Accent cushions
    • Adding small cushions to each chair is a great way to add a pop of colour.
  • Decorative items
    • Placing a variety of coloured vases, candle holders, bowls, sculptures, or other pieces on the centre area of your table is a fun way to add some colour — and it’s easy to change up to reflect a season, a mood, or a celebration.
  • Area rug
    • Adding a dining room area rug under your table and chairs is not only on trend, but will add a very stylish element to your space.
       
Inspiration Photo

 

George Clooney's dining room at his home on Mexico’s Baja peninsula (above) is our blue dining chair inspiration (above).

 

Regal Dining Rooms

 

(Bermex Expression Table)

 

There’s something to be said for having a dining room that looks classic, dignified, and elegant. A regal dining room will feature elements with formal touches and ornate finishes to bring a sense of majesty to the space.

 

Classically designed tables are a must-have when trying to achieve a formal look. Look for:

  • Simple table lines, in rectangular or oval shapes
  • Deep, rich tones
  • Solid wood
  • Wood or marble table tops, not glass
  • Strong table legs, not spindles
  • Larger table sizes, not built to incorporate a leaf
     
Inspiration Photo

 

Jessica Chastain achieves a classic look in her New York apartment with her solid wood, oval dining table and custom-covered dining chairs (above).

 

Glam Dining Rooms

 

(Bermex Glass Top Table)

 

While not every homeowner is a movie star or celebrity, you can achieve that same glamourous look in your dining room.

 

Glam dining rooms can be classic or modern and they can be colourful or simple. The idea behind a glam arrangement is that it exudes high-style. This doesn’t mean that your furniture is uncomfortable or should only be used for special occasions — having furniture in your home that you cannot use every day is a thing of the past!

 

Consider dining room furniture that:

  • Shines or sparkles, including high-gloss wood or a glass top
  • Luxurious padded and covered seating
  • Added ornamentation in the seating, including nailheads or stitching
  • Plush area carpeting
  • Metal or glass decor in the centre
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Elizabeth Taylor’s Bel Air, California dining room contains a glass top table (above).

 

If you’ve been inspired to update the look of your dining room, contact the experts at Smitty’s. We’ll help you get the dining room of your dreams.

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This month, the team at Smitty’s is excited to feature the Palliser brand of furniture. Palliser is known for its high-quality leather seating, but, like many brands, they have reinvented themselves over the years and expanded their line of furniture offerings to include a wide range of gorgeous sofas, sectionals, home theatre seating, accent chairs, zero gravity chairs, and more.

 

 

Modern and stylish designs paired with a gigantic range of leather and fabric finishes means that you can customize your furniture to suit any room in your home.

 

Home Theatre Seating

 

(Flicks by Palliser)

 

More and more people prefer to enjoy a night in and take advantage of private viewing experiences with high-definition televisions, surround sound, and comfortable seating. No more driving to theatres, standing in lines, and squirming in your uncomfortable seat.

 

When you settle down to enjoy a movie or binge-watch your favourite TV series, you want to relax and be comfortable. You want to stretch out and feel supported by quality construction and ergonomic design. This is where Palliser distinguishes itself from other brands.

 

Flicks is a contemporary home theatre collection that will take your TV watching to the next level. Flicks seating features:

  • Personalized comfort settings
  • Power reclining options
  • Adjustable ground lighting
  • LED cup holders
  • USB ports
  • And more

Flicks offers quality construction with engineered wood, single top stitching for a modern look, a resilient foam core, and heavy gauge springs and suspension for the utmost comfort.

 

You can also supplement your seating with optional table inserts, table trays, tablet holders, and more. Available in single, double, loveseat, armless, and wedge arm styles, you can choose the seating arrangement best suited for your lifestyle.

 

Zero Gravity Recliners

 

(Zero Gravity Chair by Palliser)

 

While you may have heard of a ‘recliner’, you have probably not heard of a Zero Gravity Recliner — and it’s features are pretty impressive.

 

Palliser’s ZG5 allows you to achieve comfort at the touch of a button. Now you can go from upright to reclined without the bending, reaching, and tugging of a manual lever.

Zero gravity recliners will help to reduce stress on your back and increase your circulation, and the chair’s adjustable lumbar back pillow and head pillow will help you find the perfect position for reading, sleeping, or relaxing.

 


 

Another advantage to Palliser’s ZG line is its footprint. Say goodbye to the chunky, oversized recliners of the past. The ZG5 features a slimmer profile with modern chrome legs, so it looks great in any space.

 

Sectionals

 

 

A sectional will take your living room from ‘nice’ to ‘wow’. Palliser’s sectionals provide ample seating, a range of customizable options, and complete comfort. 

 

Available in styles that range from modern to traditional, you can find the style and seating arrangement that suits your life. Take advantage of the extra legroom and stretch out to read, or pile your entire family on and enjoy watching a movie together — there’s enough space for everyone!

 

The Barrett sectional (featured below) embodies modern luxury and is sure to make a statement in your home. A transitional piece, it’s available with tufted fabric or leather, layered foam seats, and impressive detailing.

 


 

Every piece is made with a focus on quality. Handcrafted sectionals are constructed with quality materials and technologically advanced production methods, and are signed-off for sale following a thorough review to ensure excellence. This means that you can rest assured that your investment will look great, wear well, and last.

 

If you’re looking for quality, long-lasting, and gorgeous furniture, we recommend upgrading to Palliser. Visit us at Smitty’s and our team will help you find the perfect pieces for your home.

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