Tips for Bringing Autumn From the Outdoors In

Cindi Schaefer   |   In Decorating Tips and Tricks, Seasonal Design   |   6 October 2013, 21.33   |   comments: 0

There’s something about autumn that seems to speak to many of us. Whether it’s the crisply cool nights, the prospect of watching football games or the scent of baked apple goodies, the fall season heralds the end of the year and the upcoming holiday season – traditionally nostalgic times. If you are known to wax eloquent about everything autumn, then there’s no reason you can’t bring the season indoors all year long. Here are our tips for doing just that, using a combination of materials and colors.

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How to Combine Antique and Contemporary Styles in Your Home

Ben Conte   |   In Contemporary Design Techniques, Decorating Tips and Tricks, Office Design   |   25 September 2013, 23.36   |   comments: 0

While we believe that anyone can come into our showrooms and find furnishings they love, most of our customers would be considered those with a “contemporary” sense of style. That doesn’t mean, however, that they must limit themselves to strictly modern furnishings. In fact, combining a few vintage or antique pieces with contemporary furniture and art is a very creative way to express your unique personality in the home or office. Let us help you do it right with these ideas.

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Tips for Turning Your Outdoor Space into an Entertaining Place

Erin Rath   |   In Decorating Tips and Tricks, Outdoor Design   |   25 September 2013, 06.00   |   comments: 0

It’s that time of year again – time to move the indoors out to make the most of San Diego’s mild fall season. And it’s easy to do with our Contemporary Design Collection of outdoor furniture, which includes the type of furnishings you might see in the most upscale hotels and resorts while on vacation. With these tips for decorating your patio or deck, you can enjoy a staycation in your own backyard while entertaining family and friends sure to be impressed with your sophisticated sense of style.

San Diego’s beautiful fall weather is just around the corner – are you ready to take advantage of it by entertaining on your resort-worthy deck or patio?

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Defining the Contemporary Style in Interior Design

Esther Goya   |   In Contemporary Design Techniques, Designer Spotlight   |   19 September 2013, 06.00   |   comments: 0

At Lawrance, we like to call ourselves a “contemporary” furniture store. Just what, exactly, does that mean? Is “modern” the same as contemporary? It may seem as if the difference is purely semantic, but there is actually a distinct modern style as opposed to contemporary. Here’s our take on what the term “contemporary style” means.

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Influences on the Modern Homeowner’s Furniture Buying Decisions

Eve Raney   |   In How to Choose Furniture, Interior Design Trends, Sustainable Design   |   12 September 2013, 06.00   |   comments: 0

We’ve noticed a trend in the past few years regarding the shopping and purchasing behavior of our customers. Although the furniture industry is certainly not the only one to experience a change in the pattern of sales, it’s interesting to note how current/past events and situations influence American consumers’ behavior when it comes to furnishing their homes. And because your buying habits have changed, that means our business has had to change, too. Here’s our take on the influences that have shaped – and will continue to shape – the world of home furnishings and décor.

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