Buying a Sofa? What You Need to Ask First

This article was written by Jane Lockhart at Jane Lockhart Interior Design, and we thought she had great insight. A sofa is one of the anchor pieces in your home, and it is vital to understand what you need before you go shopping.

The sofa is one of the most ubiquitous furniture pieces in a home and yet few purchasers really ask the right questions before they buy. Clearly, price is an important question but beyond that how do you make the right purchase, the first time out?

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Why we love runners (the ones for the floor, not your feet.)

Effectively marrying style and functionality is often one of designs greatest challenges. When looking through home magazines we often struggle with the choice between visual design and real life practicality. While that white linen sofa looks beautiful on the glossy pages of House and Home, in your home most likely it wouldn’t last long (and definitely not in mine.)

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The guest room: your own private design-lab

As the holiday season approaches, so does the ever taxing task of presenting our perfectly-polished-pad to out-of-town guests and judgmental party goers. We know at PlaidFox that our readers are the epitome of all that is fashionable and chic. We are the envy of our friends and family embers and our houses are the same. We understand that our home is not a shlumpy, overstuffed palace of neutrals and leather. We mix color, texture, and period pieces to create a perfectly curated home. Or at least that’s what we tell ourselves.

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Wall-wear: A designer explains when to hang what.

Whether wall-papered, painted, bricked, plastered, or bead-boarded — no matter what your wall’s surface — one thing is for sure, they like companionship. Our walls should be one of our home’s most diverse landscapes, with as much depth and character as we ourselves embody.

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6 commandments of Industrial

Industrial style, a derivative of the architectural movement known as deconstructionism (pardon the big words, wiki it here) celebrates the un-ornamented functionality of a space.

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