A Perfect 10: Celebrating 10 Years of the Cindy Crawford Home Collection

Supermodel Cindy Crawford has defined beauty and set fashion trends around the world, and for the past decade, she has effortlessly translated her wisdom to the art of home design with the Cindy Crawford Home Collection. Art Van Furniture has been a proud partner every step of the way, showcasing her fashion-forward designs that turn heads and elevate homes.

 

Cindy was approached to do a furniture collection after her Malibu home was featured in Elle Decor in the early 2000s. And it’s no wonder; she has impeccable taste. Through the years, we’ve been proud to showcase dozens of her living room, dining room, and bedroom collections. In fact, Cindy Crawford Home’s classic designs are among our most popular, and we’ve enjoyed a wonderful partnership over the past decade.

 

A few years ago, Cindy was asked to describe her style: “Not too trendy,” she told the mlive reporter. “I think my style is more what I’m not, and I think the furniture line really reflects that. There’s an awareness of what is on trend, but I would not go with a trend if I didn’t feel like it would flatter me. And I feel like with the furniture it’s the same thing.”

 

Here’s a look back at some of her designs through the years:

 

 

 


Magnolia Makeover: Plain Gray Ranch Made Bright and Spectacular

 

On last night’s Fixer Upper, young couple Matt and Melissa were looking to put down roots and buy their first house together. They settled on a ranch that needed lots of help to turn it into the bright, open home they envisioned. Of course, Chip and Joanna didn’t disappoint, and we love the open kitchen they designed. If you love it too, give yourself a Magnolia Makeover with these four pieces.

 

Start with the exact table Joanna used in the renovation. From the Magnolia Home Collection, the Double Pedestal Table has a beautiful base that was inspired by the massive corbel brackets used in antique architecture. The piece adds character to the room with its weathered “shop floor” finish.

 

Next, add dining chairs upholstered in a crisp white fabric. Our Brody Dining Chairs are sold in sets of two, and are part of our free-shipping collection. The light fabric offers a beautiful contrast to the rich finish of the wooden table.

 

 

If your room cannot accommodate a built-in banquette, create the same look by using an upholstered bench or settee. Our Fillmore Upholstered Bench is a great option if you’re trying to maximize space as it conveniently tucks under the table, freeing up your floor. Or add the tufted Lille Loveseat, which delivers the same cozy feel as our inspiration room.

 

Finally, give your room a modern touch with a chandelier. Our Lenora Steel Chandelier offers similar lines as our inspiration room, with its drum shade, traditional candle-style lights, and a touch of glamour with dangling prisms. The light shad complements the upholstered dining chairs.

 

What do you think of this week’s Magnolia Makeover? See the rest of our series by clicking here.


How to Find the Right Sectional Sofa for Your Room

Sectional sofas are the king-size bed of the living room world. Large and cozy – the very definition of inviting – they also command a good amount of square footage. If you dream of bringing one into your home, it’s important to start with the correct proportions.

 

Before you visit our store and fall in love with one of the dozens of options, measure your room. It’s a good idea to mark off the area in which you’d like to use a sectional; you can use painter’s tape or pull together existing furniture into the desired formation. Then measure that, too, and consider any other objects you’d like to place in the room, such as end tables and lamps.

 

Once you understand what will fit and what won’t, it’s time to shop for your new sectional sofa.

Small Spaces

If your space is small, sectionals can still work. Choose an L-shaped sofa in a petite scale or a loveseat sectional with a chaise. The Newport Storage Sectional is part of our free-shipping collection and it offers storage in the ottoman as well as a trundle bed that pulls out to accommodate overnight guests.

 

 

Medium-sized Rooms

If you have more space to work with, look for a sectional with a longer L-shaped configuration. Our Dune II Two-Piece Sectional is covered in a deep teal fabric. The striking design commands attention, while it’s sleek silhouette won’t overpower the room.

 

 

Large Rooms

If you have an oversized space, a sectional is the perfect way to fill it in a cohesive fashion. Choose a U-shaped configuration with a coordinating ottoman. The size will help reign in the scale of the room by matching the proper proportions. We love the Ambassador Sectional from Detroit Sofa Co. It’s offers a flexible arrangement with a variety of pieces to design the shape you need.


From Big to Small, Your Must-Haves for Fall 2017

Fall is all about returning indoors, getting back into a routine and preparing for the magic of the holidays. It’s also time to give your interiors a fresh perspective. While it’s fun to give your room an entire new look, you can also update your style with a few well-chosen accent pieces.

 

We caught up with Broc Clark, Art Van Furniture Creative Director, and got his take on what’s hot for 2017. From big to small, here are his picks for fall:

 

 

If you can get just one accent …

Update your room with faux fur, says Broc. From pillows to throw blankets to ottomans and chairs, faux fur is a hot trend that adds a sense of luxury and texture to your space, instantly warming it up.

 

If you can buy one piece of furniture …

Make it a farmhouse table, says Broc. The kitchen is the hub of the home, and a sturdy farmhouse table feels welcoming, setting the stage for everything from meals to homework sessions and arts and crafts.

 

If you are going to redecorate one room …

Focus on your home office/guest room, says Broc. The holiday season often brings family and friends to town, and the best way to welcome them is with a room in which they can relax. Today’s spaces are often multipurpose, and your home office can easily accommodate an overnight guest.

 

Want more inspiration? Be sure to browse through the new Art Van Fall 2017 Home Catalog, which features all of the latest looks. Then visit your nearest Art Van showroom to see all of the great new items up close. Your home is a reflection of your personality. Make it shine for the season!