Wednesday, January 27, 2010

New Bedroom Furniture

We FINALLY found a Bedroom Set we love after going to EVERY Furniture store in Columbia!!!! I was beginning to feel like we would never find anything we liked!!!!!!!!!

We found it at Haverty's. We should have gone there first instead of last! The bedroom set is called "Ashebrooke". It is just a simple, classic looking set which is exactly what we wanted.It is very similiar to a set from Pottery Barn that I have always loved, but the price tag was much better! :) We got everything you see in the photo plus another nightstand.

Because this set is in such high demand, we can't have it delivered until February 17th....but trust me, it is so worth the wait!!!!

New Style Desk With Hutch

Fresh and colorful the Spring Valley Collection offers a blendable palette designed for today s artful living

Oak Computer Secretary Desk

Traditions Oak Computer Secretary Desk by Jasper Cabinet CompanyWhile this computer secretary desk makes a fine accent for any traditional room it also contains a wealth of modern utility behind its drop front lid and cabinet doors The look of the secretary desk is solid and timeless with uncluttered lines clean full-return moulding and shaped bracket feet It is crafted of oak o

Comfort seat of learning

Family run business, Cousins Furniture Stores donated the furniture to Chase Academy to help spruce up their common room ahead of this year's A and AS level exams. The sixth form pupils who use the room for both socialising and study decided to write to John Shotton, Managing Director of Cousins to ask for help in bringing their common room up to date.

Cousins Furniture were happy to help and the students chose a modern black leather suite from the company's Dudley store.I hope their new sofas will encourage them to work hard and I will be keeping a keen eye out for their exam results.

Mrs Jackie Williams, Deputy Headmistress said: "A quiet and comfortable environment is important for productive study. The sofas have given the room a fresh lease of life and the students are now very proud of their new look common room.

Search for TV sofa star

Two lucky people will get the chance to appear on television in a new commercial for one of the Midland's biggest furniture retailers. Auditions will be held at Cousins Furniture's Tyseley store this weekend to coincide with the anniversary of its opening. The search is to find two people to sit on a sofa in the new TV campaign that will air towards the end of the year. The winners will not only be filmed for the commercial but can enjoy being pampered on a two-day spa break at Hoar Cross Hall in Staffordshire. Cousin's managing director Robert Shotton said: "We're delighted to be able to offer people the opportunity to take part and I'm confident that we are going to find a great couple to star. The auditions are bound to be fun, the filming should be exciting and the when the adverts run over the New Year, it's going to be a surprise for anyone who knows them! We were inspired by our customers - real people will be as good, if not better than the lifestyle models we usually hire in for our adverts. Anyone interested needs to turn up with a friend or partner and pose for a photo between 12pm and 3pm at the Warwick Road store on Saturday, before filling out some details. Five finalists will then be selected by a panel of judges and the winner will be chosen later in the week after a public vote. The winner will be announced live on Birmingham's BRMB Radio, whose listeners will vote for their winner on the station's website throughout the week. ENDS Caption: A couple from a Cousins TV ad

Outdoor Furniture Buying Guide

Buying outdoor furniture is important if you want to be able to use your garden comfortably, but you also need to make sure that the furniture fits in with the overall style of the garden. If you buy the right outdoor furniture for your garden then not only will you have a comfy place to sit and admire but you’ll also have an accessory that can add to the overall style and decor.

When you are buying furniture you need to think about what layout of your garden. You don’t want the furniture to crowd an important area or focal point for example, also think about where you want to put it and hence how big it needs to be.

Next you need to think about the material you are going to buy. Wood is the best choice for garden furniture if you have a more traditional looking style but a piece of rustic wrought iron furniture can fit in nicely too. This is assuming that you have enough money for these options as wood can be quite expensive.

You also need to consider what kind of furniture you want to buy. While the standard garden furniture set hat people buy is several chairs, a table and parasol there are so many other options that you can choose. For example a wooden garden bench can add contrast in style to an area of the garden as well as providing you for a tool to grow some of your plants on. If you want to have a relaxing area then you could get a swing chair or a hammock, or a set of rattan furniture. Don’t feel that you have to buy the same type of furniture as everyone else but instead try and decide on which type of furniture would benefit you and your garden the most.

When you are buying garden furniture one thing to keep in mind is that the prices are not constant throughout the year. If you buy during the summer time you are likely to pay a premium and equally if you buy during the winter you will probably find better deals. Buying off peak is definitely a good idea if you aren’t quite sure whether you can afford some of the more expensive furniture materials such as teak. The other good thing about buying off peak is that you aren’t rushed into buying the first thing that you see to try and get it in your garden before summer is over.

Outdoor Furniture from Rattan

If you have been searching for some new garden furniture then one style that will keep coming up is rattan. Rattan outdoor furniture is a type of furniture that is made from one of the hundreds of different types of palm tree in certain regions of Africa and Asia. While in most cases the rattan outdoor furniture that you buy won’t actually be made from these palm trees but is instead synthetic it is based on the style of this furniture.

The reason that most rattan furniture that you can buy for your garden is synthetic is that ordinary rattan furniture would not be able to survive being left outside in harsh weather for a long period of time. By being synthetic, rattan furniture can have the same style as that of the traditional rattan furniture while at the same time being practical for use in our gardens.

When you are buying rattan furniture you should make sure that it has been designed to be used outside. It will need to have been treated correctly if you are going to leave it outside otherwise it probably won’t last that long!

The reason that rattan outdoor furniture has become so popular is that it provides a different and unique look compared with other kinds of modern furniture. It is also generally easy to clean and will last a long time even in harsh weather conditions making it perfect for outdoor use.

One thing to look out for is that many people seem to use the terms rattan and wicker as if they mean the same thing. This is actually not correct – rattan is a type of material used when making furniture and wicker is a method of making furniture. That means that it is quite possible to have rattan wick furniture as they refer to different aspects of the furniture creation process. The reasons that this mistake is made is that often rattan furniture will be created by using the wicker method and hence they have started to mean the same thing.

When buying rattan outdoor furniture you need to think about the same things as buying any other kind of furniture. Mainly whether your budget can afford it and whether it is the right style for your garden. Rattan is a very versatile material meaning that will go well with most styles of garden but there are always exceptions so make sure it is the right choice for your garden before buying.