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5 Tips For Choosing Your Kitchen Table

How to choose a kitchen table

5 tips for choosing your kitchen table. Are you struggling to choose the best kitchen table for your home? This is the post for you!

Choose The Size of Your Kitchen Table

Transitional dining table. Houston Furniture Store.

First, choose the right size. The size will be determined by two factors.

#1. How many people need to be able to sit around it at one time? You may want to be able to fit every aunt and second cousin for the holidays but consider the every day life occurrences for the kitchen table instead. Perhaps, choose a table to fit your immediate family in the kitchen and leave the holiday dinners to your dining room table.

#2. What does your kitchen have space for? Choose a table that fills up the available space but doesn’t go overboard. You should be able to easily walk around it even with the chairs there too.

(You can find the table to the left here.)

Choose The Shape

Houston Furniture Store. Round table.

What shape is your go to? What would fit in your space best? The most common shape of table is a classic rectangle. However, it is becoming more common to choose round tables in the kitchen as it makes for great conversations. You might find yourself going with a square kitchen table as well.

(You can find the table to the right here.)

Choose The Style of Your Kitchen Table

Houston Furniture Store.  Barn wood herringbone kitchen table.

Do you like a rustic style? What about french-country? Whether you find yourself leaning towards mid-century modern, transitional, or modern farmhouse, you’ll need to know which style you’d like before you officially choose a kitchen table.

(You can find the table to the left here.)

Choose The Material

Houston Furniture Store. Reclaimed wood table.

These days there are so many options when it comes to materials. The important thing is that the table you choose will be with your family for years, if not generations. It is important to choose a material that can withstand the test of time. Bonus points if it can withstand the changing of styles as well! Whether you choose a live edge oak, deep stained walnut, hand carved wood, salvaged wood, weathered wood, choose one with a promise of high quality. When choosing a kitchen table, the material truly matters-not only in style but durability as well.

(The table to the right can be found here.)

Go With Your Gut

Modern dining table. Houston Furniture Store.

In the end, it doesn’t matter what you read or how long you search. You know in your heart what your favorite kitchen table is. And if you don’t… it’s the one you thought of when you read that last statement *wink*.

So make the call, stop by the store, hit purchase. You know which one you need now– congratulations.

*psstttt we deliver!*

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Five Masculine Home Office Pieces You NEED For Quarantine

Quarantine, we are all tired of the word. But here’s something we are not tired of: home office updates. If we must work from home, we might as well do it in comfort and style. Without further ado, here are five on sale pieces that will make all your quarantine home office dreams come true.

The Taylor Desk

This modern writing desk is perfect for a home office. The mid-century design features a solid, reclaimed wood top and hand-forged iron legs that flare out from the middle. It is the perfect addition to any contemporary home.

The Jaxon Chair

Add richness and masculinity to your home office and make sure everyone knows you’re the boss with this classic desk chair. Mimicking a classic club chair, this swivel office chair features a high-backed silhouette with tufted detailing. The soft, hand-finished Brazilian leather is expertly tailored and a plush seat for those long, working nights.

The Brisbane Shelf

Calling all Lone Star State-rs. Shelves of reclaimed wood appear ensnared in thin iron bars in this unique industrial, mid-century bookcase. This modern eclectic shelving unit with a unique wrought iron star design when facing straight on, has five open tiers that puts books on display.

The Bellamy Leather Couch

With its sheltering arms and deeply tufted upholstery, this chesterfield sofa is synonymous with comfort. The classic design features roll arms with brass nail heads and a low backseat. The vintage top-grain leather with traditional styling adds an expensive and lux appeal to any office.

The Cameron Floor Lamp

Steampunk floor lamp, made of pipes and a vintage street lamp.  A conversation piece for any office.

All these pieces are on sale and ready to party in your quarantine home office. Can’t wait to see how you put it together!

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5 Ways To Achieve Scandinavian Modern Style

Scandinavian Modern style is all the rage these days (and honestly will probably stay that way forever since it brings a cozy, clean, calm vibe along with it). Scandinavian home design is known for its simplistic form, clean lines, and functional design. One of the most important parts of achieving Scandinavian Modern style is choosing the correct colors– greys, blacks, whites with pops of leather, greenery, and natural wood.

Tip #1 Start with Neutral

Modern Scandinavian Home Decor

Neutral colors are the main building blocks of Scandinavian Modern Style. Arguably, it is the most important part of achieving this beautiful, calming style. Aim to have 85% of your room in black, white, cream, tan, and gray. Perhaps, start with a gray or cream couch in your home. Choose a neutral rug and a comfy throw. Neutral throw pillows are a great addition as well. Long neutral curtains and walls go a long way.

Tip #2 Throw in Pops of Natural Wood

Live edge wood dining table

Natural wood is all the rage in modern and Scandinavian styles. When styling a home office, build your decor around a natural wood desk or chair. Natural wood frames, mirrors, pots all add to the feel. Live edge wood dining tables add a beautiful pop of natural wood in a kitchen. Moreover, natural wood dressers or cabinets are a great addition in hallways and bedrooms. In a family room, add a coffee table as a center point of the room. The goal here is to choose only touches of wood while still keeping most of the room neutral in color and pattern.

Tip #3 Think Simple

Scandinavian style nightstands

Declutter, declutter, declutter. Scandinavian style is all about calm, clean, bright. Remove any clutter from bookshelves, end tables, nightstands. Minimalism is what makes up Scandinavian style. Every item serves a clear purpose. In every sense, less is more here. Marie Kondo the heck out of your space. If it doesn’t serve a purpose or bring joy, toss it.

Tip #4 Toss in A Bit of Leather

leather chair and footstool

Say yes to some gorgeous leather. Similar to the amount of natural wood mentioned above, we only want a bit of leather thrown in. Just enough to draw the eye but not so much to overwhelm or darken the space. In a family room, consider a vintage leather sofa that will truly never go out of style. There are so. many. options. when it comes to choosing leather sofas and sectionals. Choose wisely because these last for generations.

You may also decide to add accents of leather by throwing in some leather pillows or a leather chair and footstool. In a kitchen, leather barstools. In an office, leather office chair.

Tip #5 Add Greenery

Unique Hanging Pots

Choose greenery. Scandinavian style involves pops of life. Succulents are all the rage. However, you may find that palms, fiddle leaf figs, and other unique greenery fits you better. Hang greenery from the ceiling in hanging pots (String of Pearls are our favorite), set them near your media center, or on your nightstand. Greenery not only adds life to your light, bright, clean Scandinavian style, but it also improves the air quality, promotes clean living, and provides a safe haven in your home. (And if you’re anything like the rest of us, fake plants don’t die and they make some pretty realistic looking ones these days so… maybe use those too… or instead…)

Use these five tips to bring the Modern Scandinavian style to your home. Enjoy the neutral, calming, bright color scheme while embracing accents of greenery, wood, and leather.

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The Best Furniture in Houston & Where to Find It

How can you find the best furniture in Houston? In the world? Furniture plays a big part in our lives so finding the best furniture in Houston for our homes really matters. Think about it. You get home from work and where do you sit? On furniture. You make dinner and where do you eat it? On furniture. You have friends over and where do you hang out? On furniture. Your family gets together for the holidays and where do you spend your time? On furniture. What you fill your home with not only determines how comfortable you are but also how inviting and welcoming your home becomes.

That is why we are sharing our secrets about the most beautiful and best selling pieces in our showroom. We travel the world looking for the world’s best and bring it back to Houston, Texas because we believe only the most unique and highest quality pieces are worth bringing into our homes.

THE BEST SIDEBOARD

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This sideboard is made from vintage doors in India. As a result, The Canar sideboard is truly one of a kind. You just can’t create old Indian doors in a factory. This traditional recycled wood sideboard is rich with texture and style due to the handcrafted rustic white finish. Refined vintage wood doors provide generous storage serving as a beautiful multi-purpose media console or a dining room buffet. (And bonus points: there is a Warm Walnut color choice for this as well!)

THE BEST DESK

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The Taylor Writing Desk is a mix of both masculine and feminine energy. We love the mid-century design which features a solid, reclaimed wood top and hand-forged iron legs that flare out from the middle. It is the perfect addition to any contemporary home. Has reclaimed wood ever met black iron more perfectly? (Check it out in the Tobacco & Brass color as well.)

THE BEST MEDIA CONSOLE

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The Felix Media Console has us starry-eyed. Sleek and low to the ground, this modern media console is constructed from salvaged wood and is given a beautiful cognac finish. The contemporary, straight lines lend to a minimal design that will accommodate flat screens while the opening will easily stow media equipment. Four drawers at the bottom open to plenty of storage space. Modern meets reclaimed wood as we run with the modern farmhouse vibe. (Extra points because it comes in other colors too!)

THE BEST KITCHEN TABLE

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This dining room table has a timeless quality to it. The vintage-inspired design was crafted out of sustainable wood with a classic weathered grey wash finish. The carved detail in the legs gives your kitchen a unique touch. It is a transitional table that will make your home feel even homier. (We’ve paired it with the Emilia Chairs in the picture at the top of this page.)

THE BEST COFFEE TABLE

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Your guests will be awe when they see this one of a kind ancient teak wood base that is a complete root system of a fallen tree. We find these fallen trees root systems in the jungles of Indonesia and upcycle them into unique and gorgeous coffee tables, shelves, and decor. Celebrate the beauty of nature and invite it into your home with this one-of-a-kind coffee table. Exclusive to Home Source Furniture in Houston. (Come see it in all its variety at our warehouse.)

THE BEST DINING TABLE

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Say hello to the Savannah Dining Table. For those who want a rustic and unique dining table, look no further. This refined and traditional table is made from 100% solid reclaimed wood and then distressed with a weathered natural wash, leaving a two-tone French country look. The trestle table was given a water-resistant coating making it stain free and features hand-carved antique column legs. Exclusive to Home Source Furniture in Houston.

THE BEST BED

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This transitional upholstered Baylor king bed is an elegant addition to any bedroom. The tall, pleated, parchment twill headboard is modern and exudes both feminine and masculine energy. The neutral tone of the headboard allows you to change and play around with different colors and patterns to fit current trends.

THE BEST LOUNGE CHAIR

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The Jansen Lounge chair blows so many others out of the water. Put your feet up and take a load off in this stylish chair and ottoman. Brilliant turn-of-the-century style brass legs provide a unique, angular silhouette that is sophisticated and casual. Luxe top-grain leather gives a marbled appearance with oak detailing. Brass meets saddle leather with old fashioned sophistication.

THE BEST SOFA

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This Grant Leather Sofa has everyone drooling. It is soft, vintage, comfortable, classic, and trendy all in one go. The sort of couch that stays a family favorite for years to come. It’s one of those kinda things that just get’s better with time.

We believe homes in Houston deserve the world’s finest. Come check out the best furniture in Houston at our Post Oak Showroom or stop by our warehouse. You can also like us on Facebook for updates on sales and new inventory or follow us on Instagram for behind the scenes footage as we travel the world hunting for the best furniture out there. We’d love to see you over on our Pintrest page where we post design tips and ideas. We can’t wait to fill your home with the best furniture in Houston from all over the world.

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The Beautiful World of Transitional Buffets

When you hear the word “buffet,” you probably think of an endless row of food that usually ends with a full belly and heartburn. However, when it comes to decorating your home, transitional buffets may be the option you need when you are looking to complete a dining room. You may also have an empty entryway or just need a piece with lots of storage. Buffets –  sometimes referred to as sideboards –come in a wide variety of sizes, materials and styles. It will be hard not to find the perfect one at our showroom or warehouse. When you come to visit us, keep these few questions in mind:

How much storage do you need?

The main function of a buffet is usually storage. Transitional buffets are great for rooms that lack storage. They are usually placed in dining rooms to store china and make the room look less bare. Depending on the size of the room and how much you have to store is important to keep in mind. Some may need a large buffet like our eight-foot Umbria Sideboard, while something smaller like the Essex Buffet could suffice. It all depends on how much space you have to spare.

How neat are you?

When it comes to decorating, one rule remains constant: Clutter is not cute. Much like the trend of floating shelves in kitchens, buffets can have or not have doors, or be see-throughwith glass, like the MSI 442. Therefore, you need to be honest with yourself about how organized you plan to be when showing off your prized china.

Where do you want to place your transitional buffets?

While buffets are usually located in the dining room, there is no reason they have to be confined to that space. A buffet can work in an entryway as a catchall or can even spruce up a hallway with decorative tchotchkes, flowers or mirror. For example, our Haxby Buffet, is a versatile design that will shine in any room.

By taking these few questions into consideration, you can choose the right buffet to use and make sure it won’t cause you any belly ache.

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Sideboards and Media Consoles and TV Stands – Oh My!

There are many names for them but media consoles have always been an integral fixture in living rooms. Their style has changed over time from a boxy armoire with doors, to a streamlined design that is lower to the ground and puts the television on display. Fortunately, there are many options to choose from and here are some key things to remember when selecting the best one for you.

Style vs. Function

When shopping for a TV stand, you need to first ask yourself one question: Do I care more about style or function? This is an important decision because if you prefer function, look for lots of storage and a way to hide all those unsightly auxiliary cords, like our traditional Tempus Media Console does. However, if you care more about style, our Merino Sideboard may be just the piece you are looking for.

Size Does Matter

Take into account your TV’s size when purchasing media consoles. Always measure your television beforehand so you know how wide your sideboard needs to be. TVs are measured diagonally, from corner to corner of the screen. The TV’s width is a different measurement – from edge to edge – which you’ll also want to jot down. A good rule of thumb is that you want your TV stand to be at least two inches wider than the screens width. For example, a television with a 26” width would need a stand at least 28 inches in width.

Match Your Décor

If you are opting to not hire a decorator, you’ll want to pick a media console that won’t stick out like a sore thumb in the room. If you enjoy the modern look, go for a sleek design like our Bogart Sideboard. Also, keep in mind that you don’t have to buy a matchy set when designing a room. If all your furniture is traditional with the popular grey wash, choose anything from the MSI 450 to the Sabine Sideboard to complete your home.

Now curl up with a blanket and a bowl of popcorn and enjoy the real star of your living room – your brand-new media console.

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How to Find the Perfect Dining and Kitchen Table.

Pull up a chair and let’s discuss finding a dining and kitchen table, arguably one of the most important pieces of furniture in a home. Even though it seems we’re all just rushing through a meal on the couch watching Netflix, your dining table serves as a gathering spot and hub for activity. It is where we create lasting memories and bond with family and friends over food.

So, what are some things to keep in mind when making this important purchase?

Come in Prepared

One of the biggest mistakes we see people make is putting the cart before the horse by trying to choose a table based upon already-purchased chairs. The dining table will most likely be the costlier of the two purchases and a longer lasting investment, therefore it is better to purchase that first.

Make Sure It Fits

While you want to choose a dining and kitchen table that fits within your design scheme, you need to make sure it will accommodate seating space for your entire family. A good rule of thumb is that every 10-12 inches counts as a seat for a circular table. For instance, a 60-inch round table would seat six people comfortably. Also, do a little measuring beforehand to see how much space you can afford to lose in the room without making it feel too cluttered.

What’s Your Style?

Most importantly, when choosing a dining and/or kitchen table, be sure to keep your home’s décor in mind and get a piece that will fit in seamlessly. If the rest of your home follows a:

  • Traditional style, look for a table that will be transitional and never go out of style. Avoid trends and stick with basic shapes and materials like our grey washed Cheyenne Dining Table that allows you to dress it up or down with chairs and accessories.
  • Rustic décor, then any of our reclaimed wood tables are the way to go. Larger legs and wooden tabletop will give a farmhouse quality, like our Wentworth Dining Table,and bring in that country ambiance.
  • Modern elegance, go chic lines with high-end materials. Live-edge tables are very fashion forward and add a unique and upscale quality that sets them apart like with our Marlboro Salvaged Wood Dining Table.
  • Industrial or loft-like atmosphere, mix metallic materials with machine details like our Stockton Iron Crank Table

No matter what your style, find a balance of function and flair that you truly love. You don’t want to look back on all those Thanksgivings and remember sitting at something you regret.

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