Smartstuff Youth Furniture and Safety

by Star Furniture on September 20, 2016

So last week we covered almost all of the ingenious features that make the Smartstuff collection ideal for your kid’s bedroom. However, today, I want take into account another major consideration for decorating Juniors bedroom: safety.

I think we can all agree that safety is of the utmost importance when it comes to anything and everything related to your children.

The Smartstuff line not only has all those cool, innovative and streamlined qualities, but it’s also totally dependable.

1_smartstuffsafetyblog

Your child’s safety is always a priority. Period. Especially considering recent coverage of major youth furniture recalls, a result of devastating toddler deaths from unsecured furniture tipping over. You just can’t afford to overlook safety features.

It’s not worth it.

Each piece in this collection seems like it was designed by a parent who can relate to this concern. Smartstuff literally thought of everything that can go wrong, from furniture tip-overs to slammed fingers, and that in itself is incredibly reassuring.

Some examples of these top-notch safety features and construction include anchors for securing dressers, bureaus, chests, and desk hutches.

2_smartstuffsafetyblog 3_smartstuffsafetyblog

According to the U.S. Consumer Product Safety Report, there are an estimated 38,000 emergency department-treated injuries each year related to furniture tip-overs, with two-thirds of those injuries involving children younger than five.

A pretty shocking statistic. On top of the anti-tip restraint hardware included in these pieces, built-in stops were added as an extra safety measure to prevent drawers from falling out. Plus, drawers are designed to be self-closing, which means less worrying about kids slamming their fingers! Yay!

4_smartstuffsafetyblog

Another measure Smartstuff takes to ensure your child’s safety also includes plywood slat roll bed foundations, which are stronger than wooden slats, to add extra sturdiness and durability.

5_smartstuffsafetyblog

And to take it even one step further, Smartstuff also softened the edges and corners for you!

As you can see, safety is definitely a priority, and is heavily emphasized throughout the collection. I would be comfortable saying each piece will be able to withstand even the most energetic one of the bunch (we all know who that is). 😉

Besides, each piece possesses such a trendy, timeless vibe that adds a fresh look to the bedroom:

6_smartstuffsafetyblog

Swing by our store to see even more youth pieces from the Smartstuff collection! And remember to share the love with your friends. <3

{ 0 comments }

Youth Furniture: Smartstuff Collection

by Star Furniture on September 7, 2016

Last month we covered the exquisitely sophisticated look of the Bernhardt Soho Luxe collection, however, today we are changing gears to discuss matters related to the little ones! And by little ones, I mean your children’s bedroom decor. 🙂

As the saying goes, home really is where the heart is (as corny as it sounds ;P), so it’s important to create a comfortable space where your child can live and grow to their fullest potential.

Since the bedroom is their sacred haven, some serious thought plays into deciding which furniture should fill this space.

Lucky for you (wink wink), our new, youth-centric Smartstuff collection by Universal Furniture goes above and beyond to help you create the optimal environment, with a fresh modern style to go along with it. ;P

The collection as a whole is just so incredibly innovative, it’s unbelievable. This is exactly what I envisioned furniture of the future to be like. It’s completely streamlined, with impressive features that make each piece functional to the max.

Let me just start by introducing one of their pieces that’s fully designed to provide maximum efficiency right off the bat – the smartCrib.

At first glance, the beautiful crib looks like most, although aesthetically maintains a clean, contemporary style. For example, the Smartstuff #myRoom Crib’s stained elm veneers framed in a painted parchment-color finish accentuate this simple, neat look:

1_cribtocollege_505W

At second glance, your perception of this piece transforms entirely, much like the piece itself.

As you can see, this is no ordinary crib.

The smartCrib has the ability to convert into several types of beds, from a toddler bed to a full size bed. The crib literally grows with your child! How neat is that?

When the time comes to ship Junior off to college, you can technically say he’s been sleeping in his crib for the past 18 years. ;P

Believe it or not, this example doesn’t even cover half of it!

Some more ingenious features added for your tech-savvy kid’s convenience include built-in charging stations:

1_myRoom_505W
1_Varsity_505W

Plus, hidden storage with a flip down front for a DVD or video console:

2_Varsity_505W

A built-in light for studying in bed:

3_Varsity_505W

And more hidden storage, which I just can’t get enough of. 🙂

6_Hidden_505W

7_Gabriella_505W

8_myRoomChest_505W

The list goes on.

There are so many cool features included throughout the collection, I wish a version of these youth pieces existed for adults!

Seriously though, you can really see these babies in action when you come by our showroom. The Smartstuff pieces from this collection can create the sort of space you’ve always envisioned for your children, with all the added bonus features. 🙂

Stay tuned for our next post, where I’ll discuss other important things to consider for Junior’s bedroom decor! Also, don’t forget to share with your friends!

{ 0 comments }

The Bernhardt Soho Luxe Home Collection – Part 2

by Star Furniture on August 17, 2016

After introducing the exquisite Bernhardt Furniture Soho Luxe Collection in our last post, we felt the need to dedicate a secondary post that takes a deeper look into some of the new collection’s unique and exciting pieces. 🙂

For starters, each and every piece within the Soho Luxe Collection is the result of meticulous craftsmanship. As you learned in our last blog post, it’s an unparalleled collection 😉 – with a combination of stylistic elements that make it both eclectic and perfectly gorgeous. Additionally, the materials used to produce Soho give it a distinctive, classic contemporary touch.

It’s really a whole experience seeing the collection in person, especially as all the pieces link together through a an array of elements to establish a new traditional and transitional style.

For example, this first piece is absolutely stunning:

1_081616_SohoLuxe_Blog (1)

The Soho Luxe Upholstered Bed features a rare combination of upholstery panels and side rails with a wood-framed headboard and footboard. Classic shapes and geometric design also play into the structure of this lovely bed, a repeated element that we’ll see throughout the collection.

It’s straight edge frame and square form definitely know how to make a statement. These elements impart a sense of balance and harmony, which are instilled, once again, across the decorative nailhead trim and Greek-key patterns on the upholstery panels.

Similarly, the Soho Luxe Courtney Sofa takes full advantage of this beautiful nailhead studded trim design. 🙂 It even runs along the back of the sofa, which makes it a wonderful addition to an open space!

2_081616_SohoLuxe_Blog (1)

The Soho Luxe Metal Chair’s oversized, bright stainless steel design is also inspired by this prominent Greek-key pattern, a historically influential architectural symbol representing balance and unity.

3_081616_SohoLuxe_Blog (1)

The chair as a whole emanates such unity, through the precision and placement of the Greek key details coming together with the plush, neutral-toned cushions. This Soho Luxe Metal Chair is truly an artistic creation all on it’s own. 🙂

Now, these next few pieces are equally as striking, but exhibit stylistic influences from completely different eras!
A bit of an unexpected twist, wouldn’t you agree? ;P

For example, the Soho Luxe Three-Tiered Tall Chest [link] displays a bold, geometrical structure that resembles industrial era architecture, such as the Empire State Building, whose style is characterized by its congruous shapes, symmetry, and rectilinear forms.

4_081616_SohoLuxe_Blog (1)

At the same time, Asian influences appear to originate from it’s solid stainless steel base and drawers stacked in groups, reserving the classic simplicity and solid effect of the style. You can see this same base used in the Soho Luxe Bachelors Chest:

5_081616_SohoLuxe_Blog (1)

Additionally, the bright silver pulls of the Bachelors Chest drawers are unique in shape and create eye-catching accents to this glamorous collection. The same sophistication and brightness is evident in the custom knobs and hardware found throughout the Soho collection, whose combination of acrylic and metal uniquely accessorize the furniture like a piece of fine jewelry. 🙂

463418_b

Last but not least, another unique combination that’s just amazing is the Soho Luxe 5-Piece Round Dining Group:

6_081616_SohoLuxe_Blog (1)

This dining group includes a round, polished wooden table surrounded by upholstered chairs, whose fluid outline flows together with the grainy, fluid texture of the wood. Such a texture comes from the gorgeous white ash burl fancy face veneer design evident across the collection, which is created from an inlay of smaller, decorative wooden squares.These elements and textures create movement between pieces, and connect them with one another to create a single elegantly refined ensemble.

I could honestly go on and on about this collection! Now that you’re a little bit more informed about most pieces of the Bernhardt Soho Luxe collection, you should definitely take the time to swing by the store! Seeing it in person is a must, because words just don’t do it any justice. 🙂

Can’t wait to share more with you on our next post! Once again, don’t forget to pass this piece along and share with your friends! <3

{ 0 comments }

The Bernhardt Soho Luxe Home Collection

by Star Furniture on August 2, 2016

Summer is underway, and surely you didn’t think we’d leave you hanging without revealing something totally glamorous in store for you?

Of course not! 🙂

We are rolling out this season with a collection that mixes together the old with the new, in addition to a classic refined touch you’ll absolutely fall in love with. The Bernhardt Soho Luxe Home Collection is characterized by it’s modern glamour and exquisite charm, which is much attributed to it’s tasteful balance of classic shapes and organic design.

Think a combination of classic contemporary with an updated traditional feel and a splash of sophistication. Sounds beautiful, huh? 🙂

Well, I can assure you, beautiful is an understatement. The Soho Luxe collection is stunning. Enticing. Absolutely sublime. The minute you walk into the store, this striking collection will greet you with an experience that’s just incomparable to anything you’ll ever see. The combination of the collections’ fabrics, finishes and color palette all coalesce to create a space that embraces anyone who walks into a room with a sense of warmth and awe.

Here’s a little taste of what I’m talking about:

463427_c

Quite a jaw-dropper, wouldn’t you agree?

Such warmth truly comes from the wooden cross grained pieces that play into the current furniture movement inspired by earthy and natural design. Seriously, this collection is on point in regards it’s natural, fluid movement exhibited from piece to piece. Such a flow is achieved with it’s signature ash burl veneers’ captivating colors and swirled grain patterns. Top it off with a rich Dark Caramel finish, and this collection’s modernity gets kicked up twofold.

Another distinct quality of the Soho Luxe collection comes from the tension between the warm wood and the polished chrome. This unique combination adds that splash of sophistication mentioned earlier.

B018_a

Additionally, the metal details tend to take singular forms which truly set this collection apart from any type of style available. 😉 The bold geometric shapes inspired by classic Greek design incorporate a hint of order and balance that complement the collection’s aesthetic so well. Trust me, even the ancient Greek gods would be impressed by the symmetry and beauty of these architectural forms.

463429_c

463420_d

The classic shapes are not only featured on the metal accents and structural design of the dining tables and buffets, but also appear on the nailhead trim detail of side chairs and arm chairs! It’s a repeated theme throughout the collection, giving off a level of craftsmanship and refinement that helps create an effortless and enjoyable living space.

D419_b

Overall, the Bernhardt Soho Luxe Home Collection falls somewhere in between the spectrum of a  classic contemporary and traditional style. If you’re looking to add an edge and touch of sophistication to a room decor, a piece from this collection is, hands down, a  phenomenal choice. I cannot emphasize enough the beauty of this striking collection. It’s exclusively available in our store, and when you come see it in person you’ll be astounded. 🙂

In our upcoming post we’ll jump into the details of specific pieces that are just gorgeous from the Bernhardt collection. We can’t wait to share them with you, so keep an eye out for our next post and don’t forget to share the love with your friends!

{ 0 comments }

Magnolia Home Collection Conclusion

July 26, 2016

Alright, I know we said Introducing Magnolia Home Furniture Part 8 would be the last of the Magnolia Homes series, however, we just couldn’t resist adding one more. 🙂 With that being said, after some careful consideration, we thought it would be best to end the series (for real this time) with an overview of all […]

Read the full article →

Introducing Magnolia Home Furniture Part 8

July 13, 2016

Alas, our last and final post of the Magnolia Home Furniture Blog series. As you well know, all good things must come to an end. The past few weeks we’ve been completely absorbed in Joanna’s collection, learning everything there is to know about her wide-ranging selection of styles! Today, with Part 8 of the Magnolia […]

Read the full article →

Introducing Magnolia Home Furniture – Part 7

July 5, 2016

It’s that time of the week again! Now introducing Part 7 of the Magnolia Home Furniture series! We’ve been dying to share this piece with you since Part 1! 🙂 Today we’re jumping into a primordial time, where the most basic of basics originated. Another one of Joanna Gaines’ most renowned genres, the Primitive style […]

Read the full article →

Introducing Magnolia Home Furniture – Part 6

June 28, 2016

As promised, we are continuing our series of the Magnolia Collection, because there’s just sooo much good stuff to cover! This week we’re going bold. Just as the Magnolia Homes collection as a whole pushes beyond the limits of conventional design, one particular style in the mix really knows how to throw a punch and […]

Read the full article →

Introducing Magnolia Home Furniture – Part 5

June 21, 2016

Hello again! We’re taking it back inside Joanna’s world of furniture combinations, where opposites attract, and when combined thoughtfully, they transform a room into an eclectic masterpiece. 🙂 The Magnolia Home Collection is brought to us by the reigning queen of making different types styles work together flawlessly, and today one particular genre has left […]

Read the full article →

Introducing Magnolia Home Furniture – Part 4

June 15, 2016

So the past few weeks we’ve talked about a spectrum of influences that Joanna used to create the beautifully blended Magnolia Homes collection we can’t stop posting about! Seriously, my entire social feed  is raging about this brilliant collection, and  we can’t blame them. 😉 If I were a genre I’d like to be the […]

Read the full article →