Room Jewelry: End Tables With Flair

One of the trends at High Point market this year was “room jewelry,” special end tables that are functional, adding a splash of light and design as well. Here are five tables that will up the level of style in your room—and they all ship for free! Which is your favorite?


This mirror side table looks like it’s straight out of a museum, with an architectural design and antiqued mirror finish.


A random design cut into stainless steel makes for a unique side table or stool.


Faux marble is elegant and affordable, while the gold-colored base feels rich and luxurious.


Available in silver or gold, this end table looks adds a striking touch to your room.


This pair of nesting tables looks like sculpture, with artistic lean legs and a round tray top.

Color Crush: Blush

Romance your home with shades of pink. Blush is a strong color trend for fall and winter, and the rosy hue warms up your room. From velvet toss pillows to decorative furniture, sofa or sectionals and a comforter set, everything looks great in blush. Combine it with navy to turn the feminine color into something more sophisticated.





Pantone’s Fluidity Palette Brings the Sea to Your Home

Taupe and beige can be serene, beautiful and blissfully neutral, but a room with color – lots of it! – will lift your spirits when you come through the door. From blue to purple to coral and yellow, color impacts your mood and your outlook. Combining colors, however, can be scary; you wouldn’t want your home to look like the circus came to town. But you also shouldn’t be afraid to get creative. That’s because the folks at Pantone – the global color experts – have expertly mixed together their 2014 home color collection, with nine palettes from which to choose.


Today, we’re featuring the Fluidity palette. Pantone describes it like this: “Gliding gracefully through watery channels, Fluidity is the palette that understands the inevitable human need for life-sustaining cool water tones rendered largely in dazzling blues and blue-greens. These cooling hues are underscored by shimmering sea grass shades and undersea-creature colors such as Absinthe Green, Violet Tulle, a blazing Samoan Sun, a Dewberry purple and two tones of eye-arresting orange-corals.”


 pantone fluidity


We think these tropical colors would turn your living room into an oasis. Take a look at how we combined the palette to create a room with vavoom:


Beckett SofaRiviera Sofa


Start with a neutral sofa that can handle some punchy pillows. The Thread & Feather Beckett Collection, with shelter-style tufting, is the perfect backdrop for the turquoise and coral pillows. Or select Thread & Feather’s Riviera Sofa, which has more traditional lines. In a linen-like fabric, its light color sets off its deep purple velvet and black-and-white houndstooth toss pillows.
Norfolk Settee


Next, add accent seating in a bold color. The Thread & Feather Norfolk Armless Settee – in teal genuine leather – has simple lines and would be a nice complement to either sofa. If you’re not in love with teal, Thread & Feather offers several fabrics, so that you can customize for the look you want.


Afton Chair Henderson Chair


Colorful accent chairs are also a nice addition. The Thread & Feather Afton Chair features a bold pattern in grey and coral. Its straight lines are trimmed in a dark wood for a sleek, contemporary feel. Or add a splash of purple with Thread & Feather’s Henderson Chair. In rich velvet fabric with a dark wood trim, it’s both sophisticated and stylish.


Fluidity rug


Finally, add more color from this palette underfoot. Our Tarkan Collection Rug is made from 75% wool antique and vintage Turkish rugs with a patchwork technique. In emerald green, the rug plays with the other colors in the room, giving you the happy feeling of being seaside.

2014 Spring Looks from the New York Runway

If you want to get a peek into the interior design trends of the future, pick up your favorite fashion magazine. The looks designers show during the acclaimed New York Fashion Week often make their way from the runway to your home.


We saw several trends emerge for Spring 2014. Designers were showing black and white, geometric and graphic prints, subtle details and flowing lines. Sometimes subtle and sometimes not, you can find these influences in home décor. Take a look at some of the fashion-forward furniture available at Art Van Furniture, and the runway looks they resemble.


Ralph Lauren Spring 2014 Ralph Lauren Chair


Ralph Lauren channeled the ‘60s for his Spring collection, sending shifts, patent leather and black-and-white prints down the runway. The look was unexpected from the man who defines classic American style. Our Jazz Accent Chair matches the feel. With its sleek silhouette, the geometric pattern in black gives the chair a tailored but not too serious feel.


Abbey Chair Fashion Match Abbey Leather Chair Spring Fashion


Czar by Cesar Galindo created a collection that was described as sporty elegance, with crisp bright colors and bold, flowing prints. Our Thread & Feather Abbey Accent Chair offers a similar look. In deep blue genuine leather, its uniquely shaped back has deep tufting detail, which shows off the blue and teal accent pillow.



Purple Chair Fashion Henderson Purple Chair


Supima is America’s luxury cotton brand. Since 2008, the company has held its annual Supima Design Competition to give exposure to emerging talent. While he didn’t win, we love the looks created by Will Riddle of Kent State University. In deep purple and black, the color combination is rich and dramatic. The same can be said for our Thread & Feather Henderson chair. Its deep purple velvet fabric is wrapped in a wood trim that frames it in sophistication.


Mila Chair Fashion Mila Chair Spring Fashion


The Zimmerman collection was filled with a light palette of seasonal pastels, creamy whites, ivories and metallic. Prints included floral, stripes and checks, such as this garment in a subtle houndstooth. The Style Collection Mila accent chair is an excellent example of a subtle piece of furniture that adds a crisp detail to a room. With its curved lines and small-scaled houndstooth pattern in grey and tan, it is an example of simplicity and effortless style.


Afton Spring Chair  Afton Chair Spring Fashion
The theme of the Richard Chai collection was “soft geometry.” With stripes and shapes in tropical colors, the look was bold and eye catching. Our Thread & Feather Afton Chair also makes its presence known. Its upholstery features a bold pattern of gray and coral, and its geometric-inspired straight lines are set off by its dark wood trim.

Try This Trend: A Pop of Pink

Pink – it’s not just for girls anymore. When covering trends for Spring 2014, Elle Décor magazine found several designers using unexpected pink accents peppered throughout a room. The magazine says, “Pink brightens neutrals, and softens athletic and edgy looks. While pink does add a feminine touch to a room, in the right shade it can also be strong, authoritative, and complex. As an accent color, it’s also a surefire attention grabber.”


Why not add a pop of pink to a room in your home? It can be a quick and fun way to update your décor. Here are a few pieces – in varying shades – that will make you blush (with joy).


pink ottoman


This Hot Pink Ottoman is made to hold shoes – eight pairs, in fact – but it also holds your attention. With a touch of glamour and a touch avant-garde, it would be perfect as a cocktail ottoman in your living room. Imagine it in a room with contemporary white sofas and chrome and glass end tables. It would also be perfect as a kick of color in a sophisticated master suite. Its button tufted top lifts for storage.


pink bench
Looking for a paler shade? Our subtle pink bench will fit the bill. Meant for the bedroom, this quilted bench would add a posh feel to a living room. Use it as an ottoman or as extra seating during a party. Or place one in your oversized foyer to give guests a comfortable spot to take off their boots. With button tufting on all of its surfaces, its chic styling will elevate the look of any room.


gray and pink chair
The pop of pink in the colorful pattern of the Elsie Armless Accent Chair gives the piece a fun and youthful look. With its on-trend gray background, the pink and white circles look like whimsical poppies, quickly brightening your room. Sleek wood legs lend support and give the piece a contemporary feel. It would be a perfect addition to your family room seating group.


pink rug
Finally, give your room a most unexpected pop of pink with our ultra hip Pink Shag Rug from the Kempton Collection. Plush in feel yet vibrant in color, it will tickle friends and make you smile. Imagine it with your black leather sofas or use it to perk up beige upholstery. One thing is for sure: it’s will make your floors pop.