Monday, November 11, 2019

Defining Elements of Florida Style Interior Design

South Florida cities have the special tropical charm those of us who live here have come to love. And the interior design has evolved to feature this beachy vibe. While you may still see some Mizner pink or seafoam green in the décor, Florida has moved on from the Miami Vice-style pastels that were once so common in its interiors. Take a quick look at how Florida's style has evolved.

Modern Minimalism and Monochrome Rooms

Modern minimalism is a popular trend that is picking up steam in South Florida. Everyone is downsizing, Marie Kondo-ing their homes and loving the extra spaciousness it gives them. Part of this minimalist style is furniture with sleek lines and low profiles. These pieces may not take up less actual space, but they do give you more visual space.
Tone-on-tone color schemes help keep a space simple, relaxed, and stylish. The Bedford Customizable Sofa from the Lexington Personal Design Series exemplifies this aesthetic with its clean lines and muted palette. Bring in some metallic or glass accents to bring in a little shimmer that bounces light around and adds depth to a monochromatic space. Or, forever the design go-to, add some throw pillows with a bit of sheen on them.

Geometric Patterns Elevate Your Style

This trend isn’t going anywhere. One of the best ways to instantly elevate your living room and give it a designer flair is to layer different styles. Geometric prints are great for that. Try some throw pillows with a geometric pattern, or maybe an area rug. If you want to get really bold, upholster a side chair with a geometric print. For kitchens, add a geometric tile pattern to the backsplash, and in the bathroom, you can tile the niche or waterfall with geometrics.

Resort-Style Living in South Florida

The Florida weather and lush foliage practically scream tropical resort. You can play up this vibe by turning your bedroom into a mini-resort with the Round Hill Bed with Woven Panel Inserts from Tommy Bahama Home Island Estate. The vibrant island textures and materials create an island vibe that is enhanced by the headboard and footboard with woven lampakanai panels. Leather-wrapped bamboo carved posts add to the resort feel of the room. The room itself says "relax and enjoy." You won’t have to hop on a plane to experience the magic of your favorite resort, you can live in it every day.

Bathrooms as Wellness Escapes

The bathroom as a wellness escape is rising in popularity, and for good reason. Creating a space where you can relax and unwind at the end of the day, or week is becoming more of a necessity than a luxury. Whether you go traditional or modern, these spaces usually require minimalist design elements: light, airy colors, natural stone, and quality linens, with as much natural light as possible. Once you’ve created such a room, you can easily incorporate wellness moments into your busy day-to-day routine.

Nautical Accents That Bring You Closer to the Ocean

Nautical accents have always been a staple in Florida design, and that probably won’t go away any time soon. Blue and white décor, nautical prints, brass lamps and fixtures are all a part of the nautical theme. Mixing sleek, contemporary chairs with a rustic wooden farm table keeps the feel fresh and lively. Or, choose bamboo and wicker for a more casual look. Keep the look nautical with cushions covered in marine blue upholstery and accented with white piping.

Using these elements, you can create a home as light, bright, and breezy as the Florida landscape. However you do it, make Florida-style your own style.

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Tuesday, October 29, 2019

7 Elements of Interior Design

A lot of people confuse interior design with interior decor. Although they are related, interior design refers to all the elements that make up the living space, while interior decoration refers to upholstery and furniture in the space. They work together, as the furniture and upholstery are used to bring life to interior design. Here are the seven essential elements of interior design and how to use them.


1. Two-Dimensional and Three-Dimensional Space

Space forms the foundation on which an interior design plan rests. Therefore, it is important to know the space’s dimensions and function. Space is delineated in two ways: two-dimensional space and three-dimensional space. Two-dimensional space refers to the length and width of the floor and three-dimensional space refers to the length, width, and height of the entire living space. Within these divisions are the elements of positive space and negative space. Positive space is filled with furniture and décor items, while negative space is empty. Balancing positive and negative space is essential to creating equilibrium. This means that you want to avoid overcrowding the space with furniture and, conversely, not adding enough furniture and décor. Above, the Criteria Queen Upholstered Bed by Bernhardt grounds the space without overpowering the room. Upholstered in a warm and contemporary light gray fabric with decorative nailhead accents, it adds a touch of drama and elegance to an otherwise sterile-looking space.

2. Lines Provide Grounding, Movement, and Drama

Lines create shapes and forms, and establish a sense of cohesion and contrast in a living space. Lines are defined as three types: horizontal, vertical, and dynamic. Horizontal lines ground the space, while vertical lines create a free and expansive feeling in a space. Horizontal lines define structures such as chairs, tables, beds, and tables. Vertical lines are found on windows, doors, cabinets and armoires.

Angular lines are dynamic, adding a sense of motion and drama to a room. They are found on structures such as vaulted ceilings and archways.

3. Forms Establish Harmony and Balance

Forms in interior design refer to the outline of three-dimensional objects in a room. Forms can be a combination of two or more shapes and are often highlighted by other elements such as patterns, texture, and color. A well-designed room uses forms to bring harmony and balance to the space.

Forms are either geometric (man-made) or natural (organic) and can be closed or open. Closed forms are enclosed while open forms can be looked into. A basic understanding of space and line will help you achieve a good form.

4. Light Highlights Special Pieces

Light is an important yet often overlooked element of interior design. Whether natural or man-made, if there is no light, the other elements such as color, pattern, and texture have no significance. Light helps highlight every design element, including line, space, and form. Beyond this, the right light will set the mood, create ambiance, and make living spaces functional.

Windows and doors are the sources of natural light. Well-placed windows can flood a space with natural light. Artificial or man-made lighting is divided into three categories: mood lighting, task lighting, and accent lighting.

Mood lighting, also called ambient lighting, sets the tone of the space. Task lighting includes bed and table lamps that have a specific purpose, such as reading. Accent lighting spotlights a particular feature such as artwork, structures, and sculptures.

5. Color Creates a Connection between Objects

The color palette establishes an aesthetic connection between objects in the space. For example, if you have two pieces of furniture of different styles, you unite them with color. In addition, colors evoke feelings and moods, and you can use that when you choose colors for your rooms.

Each color has three characteristics: hue, value, and intensity. Colors are classified into primary and secondary, with sub-categories of tertiary, complementary, and analogous. These characteristics are used to mix into various color combinations, including monochromatic color schemes.

beautiful modern bed

6. Texture Makes It Interesting

Texture in the broadest sense refers to how a surface looks and feels. It serves to add interest and depth to a living space and also to define the feel and appearance of surfaces. It is classified into two types: visual texture and actual texture. Visual texture is only seen, while actual texture can be both seen and felt.

Textiles such as pillow covers, bedspreads, and drapes as well as wall paint or wallpapers have a texture. The dominant texture defines the mood of the space while adding contrasting texture helps avoid monotony in a space.

In this room featuring the Modern Brando Bed from Universal, the monochromatic color palette comes alive with faux fur upholstery in the end-of-bed bench, a little shimmer from the metal embellishments on the furniture, and visual interest from the stone walls.

7. Patterns Hold the Design Together

Patterns work with colors and texture to liven up interior design. They add continuity in a living space. Patterns can be of almost any shape and feature repetitive and attractive designs.

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Friday, October 18, 2019

Mixed Media Furniture Is Trending: Are You Ready?

Compare and contrast. Watermelon and pink sea salt. Honey and Parmesan. Chocolate with chili. If you’ve noticed a theme here, it’s because these unexpected combinations may seem unusual, but they actually work. Each element brings out something in the other that they don’t have on their own.
Unusual combinations can also add interest and personality to our homes. Furniture with contrasting materials such as a wood and glass dining room table or a wood and metal side table can give your home a contemporary vibe.
beautiful mixed-media dining room table and chairs

Add a Mixed Media Table to Your Dining Room

A mixed media piece can add subtle interest to your room. In addition, by incorporating mixed media furniture into your design style, your space will come alive with freshness and personality. And, mixed media pieces go well with any design style.

For a sleek, contemporary dining room, try adding a clean-lined mixed-media table such as the MacArthur Park Beverly Place Rectangular Dining Table by Lexington Furniture. With its elegantly simple metal base and wood top, this table is refreshingly unexpected and surprisingly versatile. The gorgeous diamond-patterned veneer top, eclectic steel base, and crisp stainless steel inlay bring beauty and function together.

seaglass and metal coffee table

Make an Impact with Mixed Media Accessories

Wood and metal are popular materials for mixed media décor and furniture items. This classic pairing works just as easily in family rooms, dining rooms, and bedrooms. When using a well-known pairing such as this one, look for new interpretations and treatments to level up your room’s style quota. Try a dramatic combination of glistening stainless steel and dark polished oak lamp for a modern look.

The Island Fusion Hermes Reef Glass Cocktail Table by Tommy Bahama combines a fused glass top and open, metal Pan Asian fretwork base for a Zen-inspired look. The glass top mimics the look of ocean glass washed ashore on a tropical beach, contrasting nicely with soft sofa upholstery.

Mixed Media Goes Glam

If your style leans more towards Hollywood Glam than mid-century minimalism, you can still use mixed media to get that look. By adding hand-applied silver leaf and a mirrored top, you get a cocktail table that is on-trend with thoughtful sophistication. The Ariana Rochelle Octagonal Cocktail Table by Lexington Furniture is reminiscent of a Moroccan silver jewelry box with artisanal touches and a weathered patina.

Make the Design Your Own

Not only is the mixed media look wonderfully modern, but it is also easier than ever to achieve. The look is bold but also pleasingly mellow. Ultimately, you can put together your own spaces any way you wish. Go with what you are drawn to, but keep in mind the purpose of each space. Using one statement piece with different materials is a great way to make what could be an ordinary room feel special. By thoughtfully mixing various types of materials, you will be able to tap into different textures, colors, and visual interest to create a space that pleases all facets of your personality.

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Tuesday, October 8, 2019

Baer’s Furniture Reviews: Honest Reviews from Real People

No doubt about it, it’s hard to find the best furniture store without putting in a lot of legwork. It’s scary investing in something as important as furniture sight unseen. So, putting the online legwork in is often the deciding factor when looking for furniture. That way you can avoid stores that don’t have what you need. That’s where honest, online reviews from real people come in.

Customer Reviews You Can Trust

“My sofa is beautiful and looks perfect in my family room. My delivery was also perfect, the guys were careful and professional. … They certainly earned my repeat business.”
-Debra Sizemore
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“The delivery guys were wonderful. Very courteous and made sure the doors were closed after they entered so no pets escaped! … From going to the store and dealing with my Baer’s Rep to delivery, a very nice experience.”
-Alexa B.,-82.4263568,12z/data=!4m6!1m5!8m4!1e1!2s100588415710712725459!3m1!1e1?hl=en-US.

"Super accommodating and nice. … Delivery was on time and very efficient. Happy camper.”
-Susie Tucker,-80.1022425,11z/data=!4m6!1m5!8m4!1e1!2s104203059757811596390!3m1!1e1?hl=en-US.

“Sales experience was enjoyable and not pressured. The delivery was within the time frame provided … and the delivery guys were the best … Have bought other items from Baer’s and will do so again.”
-Daryl Lyon
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“I have been shopping Baer’s for years now. … great selection, fair prices and quality products along with very courteous knowledgeable service. … Thank you for continuing to keep up the standard of great service and products! … Definitely appreciated!“
-Pamela Sweet
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“My furniture is absolutely fantastic! High-quality and looks spectacular! … I highly recommend using Baer’s. They are definitely my first choice from now on.”
-Maile Machen
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Expert Advice from Trusted In-House Designers

“… great selection … I've always found what I was looking for there. … Lana was my last rep who guided me … She was terrific. Delivery service was excellent …”.
-Marion Vandersteel
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“Great furniture. Excellent delivery. From the initial sale by Sarah Kendall until delivery by Will, we were extremely impressed and pleased. … I would highly recommend Baer's furniture and delivery. Well done.”
-Graigue Cullen
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“Troy & the other gentleman were fantastic! They were so professional & did a wonderful job! … They couldn’t have done better!”
-Sandy Stone
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“Buying experience was quick & easy thanks to Taryn. Found all three items I was looking for... styles and prices on target … Everything looks great and we are delighted.”
-Kathleen Bogner
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“… beautiful selection of high-quality furniture that you don't find in most of the box stores these days. Todd our salesman was very patient and knowledgeable … my two leather recliners were delivered yesterday with care and they're amazing. … the quality is well worth it!!”
-Cynthia Potenza
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“… I walked in the door at Baer’s and was greeted by Dawn Siders. She has been absolutely amazing. … Her patience is endless and her suggestions have been so on point … I truly don’t think I could have accomplished as much without her. … Can’t thank her enough. I’ll be back for the next phase."
-Vicki Singer
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“It was a pleasure working with Deborah Mehler … She was knowledgeable, made many suggestions, and answered all my questions. … men were courteous, efficient… I am delighted with all my selections. Thank you”
-Julia Soistman
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Checking out online reviews can give you a sense of what to expect when you enter a furniture store near you. Your best furniture stores are usually local, family-owned businesses that have a trusted reputation in the community. Find a company that is known for design, quality, and superior delivery experience. Read the reviews to find out which one that is.

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Wednesday, September 25, 2019

Is Leather Furniture Still Popular?

If you are in the process of redecorating your living room, or any room of your home actually, you may be wondering if leather furniture is still in style. The answer to this question will be a resounding, “yes!” Opting for leather furniture is one of the best interior design choices you can make. Leather furniture has a timeless, adaptability to it that can fit in with many different design styles.

What Styles Go with Leather Furniture?

Not only can you find leather furniture in any style imaginable, from mid-century modern to traditional and everything in between, but leather furniture also goes with every style you can think of. It is durable and functional while making a stylistic statement. Check out the Foster Sofa by Bernhard, and you’ll see why a leather sofa is always a classic choice for luxury and beauty.

Perhaps this is because leather has been a favorite since the earliest days of humankind, valued for properties that only it possesses. The earliest, simplest furniture was probably an animal skin on the ground to give humans a warmer, comfier place to sit or sleep.

That popularity has never gone away. Leather remains a top choice as furniture upholstery when you want beautiful, high-quality furniture.

leather-framed mirror and ottoman

Where Can You Use Leather Furniture in Your Home?

If you are wondering where you can use leather furniture in your home, my question is, where can’t you? Leather works like a warm neutral in any design, full of rich, yummy texture, and if you want a bold splash of color.

Leather goes great in the living room, den, and even the bedroom with a piece like this Los Altos Dominica Leather Rectangular Mirror by Tommy Bahama. The wood-trimmed leather frame features brown top-stitching and a natural finish that completes any look.

Leather also mixes well with upholstered pieces. A leather sofa grouped with two upholstered side chairs helps you avoid the matchy-matchy look. Mixing it up like this creates a visually intriguing look for your home. And if you are going for the ottoman-as-coffee-table look, a leather ottoman will quickly become the hub of a room of upholstered pieces.

Quality, Quality, and More Quality

When you a looking for quality furniture, you need look no further than leather. It has always been associated with top-of-the-line, premier furniture. A living room with leather furniture makes a lasting impression. Nothing looks and feels as classy as leather. They have a soft, glove-like feel and maintain this suppleness for the life of the furniture. Because of leather’s unique natural fibers and other qualities, it gets softer and more supple with age. Instead of looking worn, age merely makes leather furniture, even more, inviting.

When you choose a leather piece of furniture, pick a style you love and that will stand the test of time. Traditional styles and sleek minimalistic styles match with almost any look. A classic frame with a classic color is safe and beautiful while covering a classic frame with a contemporary color makes it a little more modern. Or you can do the opposite. Either way, you’ve got a piece of furniture that will bring you joy for years to come.

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Wednesday, September 4, 2019

Baer’s Furniture Reviews Receive 5 Stars: From Selection to Delivery

When someone takes the time to write an online review, you know they are either super happy or super unhappy with their experience with a brand. Google reviews give you valuable, measurable information on other customers’ experience. And customers have come to trust these reviews and use them to make decisions, with the majority of customers trusting online reviews as much as recommendations from a friend.

Since it takes a lot of effort to leave a review, it’s good to know that many of Baer’s Furniture reviews are 5-star reviews of their selection, customer service, and delivery. Here are some highlights from recent reviews of what to expect when you visit a Baer’s Furniture location.

Top-Notch Delivery Service

“Baer's has a great selection … Always excellent sales reps. Lana was my last rep who guided me in buying a pair of couches. She was terrific. Delivery service was excellent also. … ”
-Marion Vandersteel
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 “My sofa is beautiful and looks perfect in my family room. My delivery was also perfect, the guys were careful and professional. They placed it right where I wanted it. … certainly earned my repeat business.”
 -Debra Sizemore
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“The delivery guys were wonderful. … From going to the store and dealing with my Baer’s Rep to delivery, a very nice experience.”
 -Alexa B
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Expert Design and Customer Service

“Went into Baer's to just look around. … Our salesman Brian helped us in our search and did an excellent job in guiding us through the maze of furniture to look at. Delivery went smoothly and furniture looks great. Very comfortable too! Thank you, Baer's!”
-Barb M
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“Recently just discovered that Baer's offers complimentary design services. The same day I completed a short questionnaire online, Vanessa Williams contacted me. We coordinated an appointment time whereby she could meet me in my home. … A few days later, I met with her in the Casselberry store and she presented me with a computer-generated layout … captured the British Colonial style I was looking for … she spent several hours poring over fabrics, draperies, blinds, and lighting with me. Her expert eye and attention to detail made my shopping experience memorable.”
-Kimberly Krivich
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“Delivery within a week, good deal on some high-quality leather. … Robert was the design sales associate who helped me. Overall great experience.”
-Liz Llewellyn
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“… highly recommend Baer's … Celeste, my saleswoman, was excellent and provided the guidance I needed … I took advantage of the February sale on Tommy Bahama furniture. The furniture turned out to be top quality and absolutely fit into my new Key West-style home. Their delivery guys did a super job. … I am one very pleased customer.”
-Chris Smith
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When furniture shopping, a little online research can save you from driving from store to store to find what you want. And reading the online reviews will help steer you to the furniture store that provides the best experience.

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Friday, August 16, 2019

5 Ways to Make Your Living Room Décor Pop

As smart TVs get bigger and bigger, it’s easy to see how they can take over your living room. This may not be the aesthetic you were going for in this multi-purpose space. With that in mind, it’s a good time to consider a living room refresh. These 5 easy tips will make your living room pop and take the attention off the TV.

beautiful leather sofa with map art

Create a Focal Point That Doesn’t Compete with the TV

A leather sofa, such as the Foster Stationary sofa is an instant focal point. This gorgeous sofa with rolled arms, plush cushions, and nailhead trim will definitely take center stage. Situated in front of a statement wall, it will instantly draw the eye of anyone who enters the room. Place the TV across from the sofa so that it doesn’t compete with the statement wall.

Add balance with pieces such as chairs with a similar scale and style. You can mix it up by adding a piece with fabric upholstery. Table lamps add height, and a coffee table helps ground the space.

coastaul style living room

Undress Your Windows to Let the Light In

A simple update is to get new curtains in a bold or fun pattern or print. Even better, dress down your windows to let in plenty of light. Add sheers that let the light flow through and create a more relaxed vibe in the living room. Take the curtain rod all the way to the ceiling and hang the curtains so that they fall all the way to the floor.

The bright, natural light suits the Coastal Living Home Escape Kiawah Sofa by Universal. It’s the perfect blend of comfort, style, and function. The natural light makes the colorful pillows pop against the clean white upholstery. Blue lamps and throw rug add to the vibrant feel of the space.

tommy bahama bookcases

Personalize the Space with a Curated Collection

The living room is a space made for personalization. Since you spend the majority of your downtime in this space, adding personal touches will make it more inviting. You can add framed personal pictures, meaningful accessories, or a carefully curated collection displayed like those in the Ocean Club Pacifica Entertainment Console and Tradewinds Bookcases by Tommy Bahama Home. You can create a media center and have plenty of room to display personal items such as pottery, specimen corals, and books. There’s even enough room for your smart TV.

Create a Gallery Wall

Another way to personalize your living room and create a focal point is to create a gallery wall. Arrange a collection of black and white photographs, or colorful canvasses with a theme such as waterscapes or landscapes. This is a great way to display meaningful quotes and special pictures.

Add Some Greenery

As a final touch, add a plant or flowers to your living room. Plants such as the Chinese Evergreen, iron plant, peace lily, begonias, snake plant, bromeliads, and cacti are great low-maintenance indoor plants. These plants will add freshness and life to your living room as well as pops of color.

What are some ways you’ve brought your own living room to life? Share your ideas in the comments below.

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Tuesday, May 14, 2019

Glossary of Furniture Terms

Do you sometimes get confused about furniture names and terms? Couch, sofa, loveseat, divan, or Davenport (as my grandmother used to say) are all the same type of seating. Or, are they?

If you’re confused about what to call different pieces of furniture and other interior design terminology, you’re not alone. While no one will be confused – too much – if you say sofa when you mean couch, there are some other terms that will help you communicate with your interior designer or salesperson when looking for just the right piece for your home.

Accessory: art, lighting, area rugs, plants, and wall hangings added to a space to enhance the design style.

Antique: furniture, art, furnishings, lighting, sculpture, accessories, and other décor items that are at least 100 years old.

Tommy Bahama Ocean Club Armoire with geometric patterned bi-fold doors offers storage solutions and features a removable back panel to help keep electrical cords organized.

Armoire: a tall, freestanding piece that usually has space for hanging and folded items. Originally used for storing armor, armoires are often used to discreetly house televisions, media, or computers.

Attached-back sofa: a sofa or couch with pillows that cannot be removed.

Bachelors chest: a low, small wooden chest with drawers, often used as a larger night stand.

Bergère: an armless chair with an upholstered seat, back, and sides with an exposed wood frame.

Beveled edge: slanted edge detail on marble, glass, wood, and other materials.

Bolster: a decorative cylindrical pillow, often but not always with decorative trim and other embellishments.

The Cottage Five Drawer Chest by Paula Deen features bun feet, antique handles, and a cedar-lined bottom drawer.

Bun foot: leg on chairs, couches, or occasional tables in the shape of a bun.

Cabriole leg: carved furniture leg that curves outward at the “knee” and tapers inward at the “ankle.”

Case goods: a term used in the furniture industry to refer to cabinets, chests, and most non-upholstered furniture.

Cane: reed-like plant material, such as rattan, split into strips and woven to create chair backs, seats, and side panels. Also used as decorative insets, often found in tropical-themed furniture.

Camelback: chair or sofa with a curve in the back, like a camel’s hump.

Chaise lounge: French for long chair and pronounced “shez long,” this piece of furniture is designed for personal reclining and is not normally a motion piece.

Chippendale: an American style of furniture originating from the 16th century and designed by Thomas Chippendale. Furniture in the Chippendale style features curved legs and a ball-and-claw foot.

Console: a rectangular table set against the wall in a dining room, entryway, or behind a sofa.

Credenza: a buffet or sideboard.

Curio: stems from a cabinet displaying what was referred to as curiosities in peoples collections.

Etagere: a tall, open-shelved stand used to display decorative objects.

Hutch: the top piece placed over what is normally storage cabinet below.

Occasional furniture: a general term for small furniture pieces such as coffee tables, tea carts, lamp tables, or small chairs used as accent pieces.

The Summer Hill Round Pedestal table by Universal features a 20” leaf that allows it to extend to 70” for a larger size dinner party.

Pedestal table: a table with a central base as its support instead of four legs.

Sectional sofa or couch: seating that comes in separate pieces that can be customized to the space and configured any way you wish.

Slipcovers: fabric covers for upholstered chairs and couches that can be removed when needed.

Veneer: thin layers of wood about 3 mm bonded to core panels to produce flat panels and used indoors, table tops, panels for cabinets, other parts of furniture, and parquet floors. Veneers are also used in marquetry.

These terms should help you find what you want on your next foray into furniture buying. In the long run, it doesn't matter what you call it, as long as you choose the items that bring you joy.

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Tuesday, April 2, 2019

​Baer's Furniture Reviews: Great Customer Service

Online shopping has never been easier. However, when furniture shopping, most people prefer the tactile experience offered in a brick-and-mortar store. So, while I may shop, or “research” as they say these days, online, I like to buy in-store. I like the physical experience of seeing, touching, and sitting on the furniture before making the decision to purchase.

Because of this new retail dynamic, online reviews play a big role in the research phase. At least they do for me. For example, when recently looking for some new furniture, I came across these great reviews for Baer’s Furniture. You can get a lot of information from reviews, as these Baer’s Furniture reviews demonstrate.

calm and serene family room

Professional Customer Service Creates a Great Experience

“… Jim is an amazing sales associate. I am the kind of shopper that wants my space and he understood, … I came back again to get additional pieces for my home and received the same outstanding service from Jim and everyone else I encountered while at the store. … definitely will be back.”
-Alexandra Escobar
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“Jed was very attentive and polite. We could not make up our mind on what living room set we wanted and he patiently rewrote the ticket order 3 times … first class customer service!” -Mickey Huaroto
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“Jim Perelman was an outstanding and educated professional who helped me find the perfect sofa sleeper. Baer’s is very fortunate to have him … Kudos to all. Thanks!” -Jennifer Durinick
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“Baer's staff are great especially Steve in Tamarac. We bought a mattress set and foundation. Steve was very knowledgeable and gave us time to check them out before choosing the right one for us. … I would definitely recommend Baer's.”
 -Judy Vuono
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“… Our salesperson was knowledgeable and very helpful. Took a lot of time helping us find the perfect fit.”
-Ginger Girl
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“… classic furniture at affordable prices. The guys also are so nice. … there's no hard sell and you won't feel rushed. Keep it up and I'll be back!”
-Melissa Little
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Delivery on Time

Often when I am buying furniture, I need it for a specific reason. If I am hosting a holiday event or a putting up a guest for a special event, I want to know that my furniture will arrive on time. These Baer’s Furniture reviews tell me that Baer’s delivery is both professional and on time."

“Beautiful piece of furniture that I’m thrilled to own … The delivery crew worked hard getting it set up just right. … I’m absolutely lovin’ it!”
-Janis Bieward
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“The delivery was right on time. … Could not ask for any better service. The best that I have experienced.”
-Geri Verola
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“… Todd very helpful. Couch delivered today. 2 men delivering very nice & accommodating. This was a very pleasant experience … Thanks Baer's”
-Betty Cheatham
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The next time I go furniture shopping, a stop at Baer’s Furniture will be on my list. In fact, by reading these reviews, I feel confident that it would not be just my first stop, but my only stop.

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Friday, February 15, 2019

Baer’s Furniture Reviews: What to Look for in a Furniture Store Review

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When you’re looking for fine furniture, you know how important it is to do your due diligence. One of the ways you can do that is by checking out consumer reviews online. Here are a few tips about how to use reviews to find the best furniture store for your needs. These Baer’s Furniture reviews are good examples of what to look for in an online review.

Monday, February 4, 2019

Top Furniture Trends for 2019

We know that furniture can make or break a space, so finding the right pieces is key. And it’s always tempting to try the latest trends when looking to reboot your style. Catching our attention this year is deco influences, soft curves, bold colors, and texture.

Some trends come and some trends go, but the furniture trends below are fresh, fun, and sure to bring long-lasting style to your home.

beautiful sleigh bead

Tuesday, January 15, 2019

How to Decorate a Small Bedroom for Maximum Impact

Florida condos, vintage homes, and modern space downsizing all require a design that makes the best use of a small space. If you want to redecorate your bedroom but are worried that you don’t have enough bedroom to redecorate, read on. I’ve put together some great small bedroom tips that can help you maximize your space without minimizing your style.

While you may see design shows featuring bedrooms with sitting areas, a king size bed, and office space in the bedroom, don’t forget that the bedroom’s main purpose is for relaxing, recharging, and, of course, sleeping. And you don’t need a lot of space to create a room where you can do all three.

In fact, your small bedroom could be the best thing for a better night’s sleep (besides the right mattress). According to the American Sleep Association, stimulating activities should be banned from the bedroom. Distractions such as the TV, work areas, and the Internet can interrupt your sleep patterns. So, the fewer distractions in your bedroom, the better and more sleep you will get.

Check out these tips for creating a bedroom that makes up in style what it lacks in square footage.


Thursday, January 3, 2019

How to Tell the Difference between Imitation and Real Leather Furniture

Leather furniture is a common staple in most homes. From its good looks to how easy it is to keep clean, many homeowners prefer leather for their furniture. If you’re looking to add a leather piece or full living room set to your home, it’s important to do your research and recognize the difference between real and imitation leather furniture.

It is becoming increasingly difficult to tell the difference between real and imitation leather. Sometimes, even the experts have a hard time with it. That’s why it’s important to know the differences between the two, and to trust the manufacturer when you are choosing a leather sofa for your home.

Keep in mind the many differences between imitation and real leather furniture. The main differences can be summed up by your senses, from smell to touch to durability. Once you’ve finished reading these tips, you’ll understand the difference between imitation and real leather just in time for your next furniture shopping trip.

beautiful whote leather furniture