Magnolia Home: Framework Collection

Be honest: Did you know what shiplap was before you started watching Fixer Upper? (We didn’t either!) Today it’s the must-have material for your farmhouse-style room. If you can’t add it to your walls, bring it home in your furniture. Joanna Gaines’ Magnolia Home Collection gives you Fixer Upper style without moving to Waco.

Framework Collection

One of our most popular pieces is the Framework Bed, which features a shiplap headboard, footboard and side rails. If you love modern style, you’ll love its simple, square shape and industrial details. Joanna says the horizontal lines were inspired by yesterday’s workspaces.

“It’s a clean comfortable look that you will always love coming home to,” she says.

See it and the rest of the Magnolia Home Collection at your nearest Art Van location.

Try This Trend: Ceramic Stool

If you want to add a pop of color or another texture to your patio, the easiest way to do so might be to add a ceramic garden stool. Super versatile, this piece can be an end table, chair or accent piece. Just pick your favorite color and style. When summer is over, the ceramic stool will beautifully blend with your indoor décor. Add it to your living room as an end table, bedroom as a nightstand or foyer as an accent table.

Here are five ceramic garden stools that be an easy update to your patio … and beyond:

Orange is a hot accent color. Why not incorporate this hue with a super fun ceramic?

This blush-toned ceramic with its curved design will soften your outdoor space with an unexpected color. It would look beautiful indoors when the temperature dips.

A pop of teal provides the tranquil feel of water in your patio, and the fish motif on this ceramic stool is an added bonus, bringing the feeling of the beach to your shore.

Bold yellow is another hot color, especially for summer. It will give your deck a sunny outlook when clouds are grey.

Choose a metallic garden stool, to provide a sense of light and glamour. It’s also the perfect piece to add pizzazz to a living room.

How to Create a Comfortable Outdoor Living Space

Want to add square footage to your home without obtaining a building permit? You’ll feel like you’ve created an addition when you design a comfortable outdoor living space on your deck, patio or porch. New materials – such as woven wicker, updated fabrics and cast aluminum – have lead to pieces that mimic your indoor style with the added benefit of allowing you to enjoy the nature just outside your door.

From sofas to sectionals, chaise lounges and cocktail tables, it’s easy to create an outside area that feels like a natural extension of your home – perfect for entertaining or just relaxing after a long day. Take a look at what we recommend:


1. Go for the cushions

Furnishing with cushions is the foundation of building a room that feels like an indoor space. From chairs to sofas and sectionals, cushioned furniture is designed to be fade-, stain- and mildew-resistant, and you can leave these pieces outside. Group seating pieces together just like you would in your indoor living space.

2. Play with the color palette

Use the tones you have inside to create a natural flow onto your deck or patio. Or go for a bold color that gives the feel of a tropical oasis. Keep in mind that earth tones might blend in a little too well with the outdoors, shrinking the look of your furnishings, and dark colors will hold the heat of the sunlight. Consider using bold, brightly colored accessories for a feeling of fun and whimsy.

3. Think about the “floor” 

Consider using an outdoor rug. Made from a polypropylene material, it is made to stand up to the elements. And just like a rug serves in your indoor rooms, it will give the area a pulled-together feel.

4. Take advantage of greenery

Bring your landscaping onto your patio or deck by using hanging baskets, pots and planters. Choose flowers and plants that mimic those in your lawn; the cohesive materials will make your yard feel like an extension of the space.

5. Give the illusion of walls

Create the feeling of a room by installing a pergola, lattice wall or awning. In addition to providing shade and privacy, you can use it to support climbing vines. An umbrella over a dining set will also give the feeling of enclosure.

6. Consider the lighting

Strings of white or colored lights aren’t just for the holidays; they can create a starry effect when used outdoors during a summer night. Also consider landscape and deck lighting or torches that will softly light up the area and enhance the atmosphere. Lighting that points upward accents the architecture of the structure, while a light pointed downward creates a cozy glow.

7. Include the ambiance of a fire

Consider using a firepit. A popular outdoor accessory, you can find freestanding firepits or firepits that are incorporated in table groupings. An evening fire will instantly transform the space into an inviting gathering area as well as warm up the cool nights of Michigan summer.

8. Accessorize

Decorative items bring an indoor room to life and the serve the same purpose outside, as well. Play with decorative throw pillows, bowls and candles.

 

9. Crank up the music

Outdoor speakers bring the party outside. Relax in style with your favorite tunes. You can install outdoor speakers or use a portable speakers.

 

10. Add water

Complement the design and feel of your outdoor space with the calming trickle of a fountain. Its sound is soothing and will add another sense to your outdoor space. You could also choose a birdbath that will attract feathered friends.

Three Hot Outdoor Furniture Trends for 2018

Things are heating up outdoors, and it’s not just the weather. Outdoor furniture is undergoing major transformations with new materials, colors and uses. Here are three trends to embrace before summer gets into full swing.

Indoor-Inspired Outdoor Furniture

The latest trend in outdoor furniture is pieces that look like they belong in your living room. Surprisingly they’re made for the outdoors with full upholstery and wooden-inspired legs, such as the Stannis Sectional. Yes, it’s outdoor furniture.

Seaside Colors

Look for feel of a casual retreat in color palettes with orange replacing red and all tones of blue. The result is the look of a seaside holiday spot where you relax, such as this Nautical Stripe Sofa paired with a ceramic Orange Garden Stool.

 

Fire Features

Firepits have been popular for a few years, but this summer they become even sleeker, added to bars, dining tables and cocktail tables, such as the Lakehouse Rectangular Firepit.

Happy Birthday, Joanna Gaines!

Happy 40th Birthday to Joanna Gaines! Art Van Furniture has been a proud retailer of Joanna’s Magnolia Home Collection, and her pieces are among our customers’ favorites. To celebrate this special day, we thought we’d share 40 reasons why we love Joanna.

1. She made farmhouse style the hottest look in home design.
2. She taught the world what shiplap is.
3. She made t-shirts and jeans super fashionable.
4. She loves her kiddos.
5. She has an amazing eye for detail.
6. She isn’t afraid of a design challenge.
7. She regularly eats cupcakes!
8. She has put motherhood first.
9. She isn’t afraid to be silly.
10. She lets Chip be Chip.
11. She has the best facial expressions (especially when Chip is being Chip).
12. She has goats.
13. And chickens!
14. She tells a family’s story through design.
15. She taught us to create art out of everyday objects, such as baskets and buckets.
16. She supports local businesses when she does a renovation.
17. She has a deep respect for history and architecture.
18. She has an amazing talent for mixing styles and making rooms unique.
19. She finds the best stuff at flea markets.
20. She’s very involved in charity work.
21. She has an amazing green thumb.
22. She never seems to have a bad hair day.
23. She sees the beauty in everything.
24. She gets her kids involved in the design process.
25. She has a great smile.
26. She inspires other business owners with her thriving companies.
27. She isn’t afraid to get her hands dirty.
28. She’s down to earth and likeable—even after becoming a big design star.
29. She found time to write a cookbook and a book with her husband.
30. And she has a great blog.
31. And an amazing magazine.
32. She’s always willing to try something new.
33. She can do cartwheels!
34. And a flip on a trampoline.
35. She’s kicked down a wall during demo day.
36. She’s an early bird, who makes her kids a hot breakfast every morning.
37. She has hit TV show but she doesn’t have a TV, preferring to spend time with family instead.
38. Her talent is self-taught.
39. She has a marriage that many of us envy.
40. And she knows that home is the best place of all.

What are we missing? Be sure to share why you love Joanna in the comments below, and help us wish her a wonderful birthday!