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Furniture, Decorating, Trends, and Tips

Is it time to break your addiction to your snooze button?

In 1956, General Electric Company unveiled an alarm clock with feature called the snooze button.  This promised to be the dawn of a gentler way to wake up by allowing you a few extra minutes of sleep with the click of a button.  Sixty years later and we've created a monster that millions of people rely on far too frequently.  If you are one of those that use the snooze feature on a regular basis, it's time for you and your snooze button to take a serious look at your relationship.


Sleeping on Vacation

A vacation can mean any number of things for different people. While some people enjoy a nice relaxing time at the beach; others may find their place in a theme park-night life haven like Walt Disney World. No matter where you find your "home away from home" it's important to remember the following tips when straying from your standard routine and your normal bed:

Sleeping like it’s 1776…

      As we celebrate our Independence Day,  my thoughts turn to the lives of the people that paved the way for all of us today.  I was curious of their daily lives and how sleep may differ from... Continue Reading →

Help!, I’m sleeping in the wrong direction…

While we all understand that getting a good night sleep is really important, did you know that the magnetic direction in which we align ourselves for sleep (i.e. North, South, East, or West) can effect the sleep quality and quantity?  Believe it or not there are answers from Eastern medicine as well as the scientific community that may have you questioning your sleep direction.

Tips for better sleep during a heat wave

For many of us, this has been the first heat wave of the season (hopefully many more!) and this can prove to be a challenging time for an optimal sleep experience.

The Top 5 Reasons why you Should Avoid Sleeping on the Couch

If you’ve ever woken up with a sore back after a nap on the couch you probably know that your sleep needs are much better met by a nice mattress and pillow. While falling asleep on the couch when sick or watching the game isn’t a big deal; there are in fact several reasons why you should avoid sleeping on anything other than a bed (preferably yours). Click to see where we outline the top 5 reasons why you should avoid the couch come nighttime...

New Sleep Tech for 2017

Have you ever wondered what your sleep could be missing? Well technology is to the rescue once again! This year at CES 2017 the National Sleep Foundation sponsored a booth and dozens of new products designed to benefit sleep were showcased. This is the first year that sleep tech has made an appearance at a show like CES and there was no shortage of demos....

Spring Market Trends 2017-Looking for a Happy Trend

Now that the spring furniture market has wrapped and I'm able to compare notes, I've compiled a few of the biggest trends shown there and throughout the interior design industry this season. One clear thing is the underlying cord of outdoorsiness, adventure, and a carefree demeanor that ties all of them together. My theory is it's the cyclical yearning for the feeling of bare feet along with that ever present one for the feeling of bared souls.

Tuft Love

Feminine. Masculine. Elegant. Sculptural. Buttoned-up. Tufted furniture is enjoying a new appreciation, though it's been effortlessly working for a long time. (Yet you would never know it.) Learn more about it in this weeks blog...

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