The Versatile Sectional

The Versatile Sectional

By Carly Hamlett, Summer Intern from Auburn University Sectionals have been around for over half a century and for a good reason!  When picturing a sectional you may think of the lovely iconic 70’s plaid or a big bulky piece of furniture that takes over a whole room.  However, sectionals have come a long way to grace the most elegant of homes today.  The beauty of a sectional is it’s functionality and versatility.  They can fit in virtually any space and correspond with any style.  It is perfect for large families (no more fighting over a spot on the couch) and a small city apartment dweller alike!           There are never ending styles of sectionals.  Here are some examples to inspire all the...
The Second Living Room: Chic Outdoor Spaces

The Second Living Room: Chic Outdoor Spaces

by Brooke Williams Outdoor living spaces have been popular for decades, but the dressing of outdoor spaces is trending right now. From big to small, traditional to modern, outdoor spaces are beginning to merge with the interiors. Porches are being treated as another room in the house for morning coffee, dining, entertaining, or relaxing. Spaces in the yard are becoming more focal points for entertainment, with kitchens, fire pits, and additional sitting arrangements. Furniture manufacturers are supporting this trend by supplying attractive yet durable outdoor furniture. Upholstery is covering furniture with slipcovers or cushions and accent pillows. Indoor/Outdoor fabrics have been designed to be comfortable to the touch while also growing to include bold, colorful patterns. Indoor/Outdoor rugs, along with accent furniture, and accessories, adorn the outdoors. Specialty lighting, such as unique pendants, can add an impact to your space. Below you can see various styles’ renditions of outdoor spaces to inspire your next outdoor design...