Home For the Holidays

Our homes have transitioned into makeshift offices, gyms, classrooms, restaurants, cocktail bars, concert venues, movie theaters, and more

Spending more time at home recently? If so, you may be reaching for your interior designer’s number to address a few flaws (or opportunities for restyling) that escaped attention back before house arrest. Luckily, our local home and design resources have your back. We asked them to address some common mistakes to help elevate your space and make it a more habitable hideaway.


The Problem - The desk—or a second or third one, for families on a virtual school schedule—often gets shoved in a corner or space with no windows or fresh air.

The Fix - Find the perfect statement piece desk which you will be proud to show off in any room of the house.

We Recommend - An elegantly casual desk from Basset Furniture a desk so beautiful from all sides that it'd almost be a shame to place it against a wall.


The Problem - Living rooms used to be furnished for good looks, not hanging out or relaxing. Now form and function are equally important.

The Fix - Group furniture in ways conducive to conversation. Place one comfortable chair to the left of the sofa at a 90-degree angle and another angled toward the grouping.

We Recommend - Cedrick Natural accent side chair with nailhead detail from The Nest combined with a couple of bold statement pillows from Ricochet.  


The Problem - When friends and family come for the Holidays, the formal dining table becomes the focus of attention.

The Fix - Find a bold table that sets the stage for the family meals and works well has a workspace for the kids and adults the rest of the time.

We Recommend - A classic European style, Italian Lyre Dinning Table from Maison Blue or a Stratton solid wood table is made from 100% reclaimed lumber at Roost Gift & Home Collection

Cedrick Natural accent chair with nailhead detail. Performance fabric Reg price $1495.00 NEST price $995.00 -

Allenton Brunswick Billiards/Pool Game Table. A great addition to any home, the Allenton comes in driftwood, espresso or tuscana. Solid wood rails, Brunswick-certified premium slate, and pearlized diamond-shaped sights enhance the experience. -

Our shop reflects our love of select antiques and quality brands that evoke the classic European style we find in our travels. We value unique, hand crafted, quality items and enjoy bringing them together in a boutique showroom. Italian Lyre Dinning Table - $1,898.00 -

Embrace vintage charm with an elegantly casual desk, a desk is so beautiful from all sides that it'd almost be a shame to place it against a wall. Float it in the middle of the room to show off the beautiful curving lines of the concaved back. While the weathered white finish evokes the look of an heirloom, the features offer everything the modern worker needs: soft-close keyboard drawer with drop-down front, and ample storage space in standard and file-sized drawers. - $2,779 -

Beautifully pieced, our Stratton solid wood table is made from 100% reclaimed lumber, sanded and minimally finished with a stony gray wash to highlight the natural grain and distressing. Solid wood will continue to move with temperature and humidity changes, which can result in small cracks and uneven surfaces, adding to its authenticity and character. Distance between legs is 42.5". Dimensions: 76" W X 30" H X 43” D - $1,545.00 -

A statement piece like a bold pillows can totally change the vibe of a room. Come by and view the constantly changing choices for your next home improvement update. -

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