Furniture Dealers Parker CO

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Office Furniture USA
(303) 699-0634
15214 Efremont Dr
Englewood, CO
 
Queen City Furniture Repair
(303) 794-3346
7447 S Downing Cir W
Englewood, CO
 
4 the Home
(303) 721-1800
8100 South Quebec Street
Centennial, CO
Store Type
Furniture Consignment
Hours
Monday - Friday: 10 AM - 7 PM Saturday: 10 AM - 6 PM Sunday: 11 AM - 5 PM

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American Furniture Warehouse
(720) 873-8602
8820 American Way
Englewood, CO
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HomeFurnishings.com - Certified Retailer

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Furniture Workshop
(303) 688-4604
567 Lake Gulch Rd
Castle Rock, CO
 
Dimensional Woodworking
(303) 771-9048
6972 S Albion St
Englewood, CO
 
Coleman Vince Furniture
(303) 688-5657
10307 Dahlberg Rd
Franktown, CO
 
Furniture Nook
(303) 793-0227
8262 S University
Englewood, CO
 
Norwalk
(303) 768-8700
9595 E County Line Rd
Englewood, CO
 
Tumbleweed Upholstery & Trim
(303) 660-3803
511 S Gilbert St
Castle Rock, CO
 
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The Art of Fine Furniture Design

by Nora Diaz Bretherton on February 17, 2011

in Design Studio

Understand The Importance Of Planning, Placement And Value Before Selecting New Furniture.

Homeowners seek interiors with fine furnishings and accessories. Whether enlisting interior designers or doing it themselves, many are turning to a popular trend of using traditional furnishings in a range of juxtaposed décors.

“With emphasis on comfort and personal style, many homes include varied elements of aesthetic form and practical function,” says Mike Howarth, president and owner of Englishman’s Fine Furnishings . Planning spaces boasting this combination has challenges but is attainable with some insider knowledge. Having designed English- and European-style reproduction furniture for many years, Howarth provides the following Q&A advice.

Q. How can rooms be decorated to maximize form and function?

A. To get started, decide how a room will be used. For example, consider if a dining room will be for formal or casual dining, or both. Determining if the room will host adults or children helps greatly with furniture selection. We recommend solid wood tables as they are resistant to permanent scratches. As dining rooms tend to be formal spaces, tables, chairs, china cabinets and sideboards can serve as a home’s finest furnishings. Yet, choosing comfortable pieces is essential.

Q. What makes a well-furnished room?

A. Begin with style and design; then follow with size and placement. Rooms should have space for traffic paths with unblocked openings. Use heavier pieces in larger rooms. It is good to scale spaces with layout plans, or even tape out the sizes of the pieces onto the floor to visualize placement. Customization is also an ongoing trend. We’ve customized furniture in most every size and style according to specific space constraints. Layout drawings based upon dimensions, like those our in-house designer Anita Vreeland creates, can help delineate well-made arrangements. 

Q. How can reproduction furniture and antiques be differentiated?

A. Only a trained eye should be able to tell the difference between reproductions and antiques. The thickness of veneers can be a sign, since antiques generally have more layers. Using the correct style of fixing blocks, drawer joints, screws or nails and hardware is critical. Most important is a finish with style-appropriate shading in the polish and patina. Many of our customers select our furniture because it is designed with realistic markings as if sourced from English country homes. A particular favorite is our Age of Oak Collection dresser and rack with a rustic oak finish to give the authentic appearance of age.

Q. Should furniture match interior colors?

A. This can be very much a personal choice, but there are a few things to consider. Warm color palettes for walls, flooring and fabrics can dictate the use of warm tones for wood finishes. Likewise, a room’s foundational cool tones are best pai...

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