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:

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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!

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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.

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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.

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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:

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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. 🙂

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

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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

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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:

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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.

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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.

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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.

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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!

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Magnolia Home Collection Conclusion

by Star Furniture on 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 the beautiful styles that inspired Joanna’s beloved Magnolia pieces. We’ve only been talking about the Magnolia Homes Collection for the past eight weeks! I believe this calls for some closure, wouldn’t you agree?

Now, let’s end on a more conclusive note, shall we?

To begin, let’s start off with pieces that exemplify country living, and I’d even go as far to say the Magnolia Furniture Collection as a whole! Can you guess where I’m heading with this?

If you’re thinking what I’m thinking, then the Farmhouse style is exactly what we’re talking about!

Now if you can recall Part 5 of our series, we characterized this gorgeous style by it’s weathered, timeless look that takes one back to the good ‘ole days where simplicity and authenticity induce an air of sufficiency and contentment.

Take, for example, these Farmhouse Bracket End Tables.

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Available in Jo’s Black, White, and Bench wood (a mellow toffee color) finishes, the Farmhouse-styled end table possesses an old fashioned charm that’ll complement a slew of different styles. Just look at the quaintness it protrudes next to the neoclassical Sheraton styled Parlor Settee Sofa:

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Our next intriguing genre from this fabulous collection comes from Joanna’s Primitive pieces! Basic never goes out of style. Period. If you don’t remember, her Primitive genre is all about the basics! It includes simple and sturdy features portrayed through colonial, cottage inspired design, much like the Primitive Bobbin Coffee Table we highlighted in an earlier blog post:

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If we didn’t love it, then why else would we bring it up again? It’s truly a noteworthy table that naturally belongs at the core of the room because it will attract families to surround it with everyday, casual gatherings and living. 🙂

Let’s say you want a punch of traditional mixed into your room decor. If it’s traditional you want, then it’s traditional you’ll get with the Magnolia Traditional style. Oh, and did I mention it’s just soo traditional? 😉 But really, the pieces inspired by this modern, yet conventional look are absolutely stunning. Take this Iron Trestle Coffee Table for instance:

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It maintains the basic framework and rugged craftsmanship that characterizes this long-established style, with an unexpected modern flare added through its Shop Floor finish and beautifully curved, metal legs. It’s perfect for adding a fresh update to a familiar aesthetic in any type of setting!

Now, if you’re looking to stray away from adding any more rugged or traditional style furniture, perhaps the elegant, vintage French-Inspired style is just for you! These pieces are classic and detailed, with curvy edges and extravagant features. Just add this French-Inspired Tripod Table to your bedroom for that hint of sophistication. 🙂

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For all one knows, perhaps vintage, curvy, and elegant just isn’t for you. Perhaps you’re into a more playful, offbeat look? If that’s the case, then here’s a message to all of my fellow bohemian lovers: Joanna’s Boho style is ah-mazing. In case you forgot, the Boho genre is a combination of modern mid-century features, with a sort of retro and offbeat appeal. This genre marches to the beat of it’s own drum, mixing together unconventional textures and shapes to create beautiful, functional pieces. I mean, come on, have you seen the Boho Stacked Slat Valet?

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If you thought that piece was functional, let me remind you of another Magnolia style that takes practicality and purpose to a whole other level. I’m talking about the Industrial genre. It’s bold and purposeful, just like this Framework Dining Table:

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It even has a multipurpose zinc planter top for crying out loud! At the same time, this Industrial piece elicits a sense of hard work and strength, especially with its tubular metal base and rustic finish. The Industrial style actually adds a beautiful balance when combined with softer textures, such as the Homestead Chaise Sofa:

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Wow, that Chaise sofa looks so comfy and inviting, I think my body would mold right into it. 🙂

Last but not least, and from what we shared with you in our most recent post, Magnolia’s Elements and Accessories are just too marvelous to live without! These include versatile accent pieces, such as the antique-looking Hall Storage Bench, and Magnolia-inspired artwork that can mix into practically any type of style.

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The Elements and Accessories truly know how to add the finishing touches to your very own Magnolia-inspired home. 🙂

Now just as promised, this is actually the last blog post of the Magnolia Home Series. Since you stuck it out with me until the very end, I have some even more exciting news that’ll blow your mind! Believe it or not, the design stars, Chip and Joanna Gaines, will be at Star Furniture in Katy on July 28, 2016!!! YES. I know. So exciting, we can not wait! 😀 Visit our social media channels for more details about the event, and don’t forget to share with your friends!

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Introducing Magnolia Home Furniture Part 8

by Star Furniture on 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 Home Collection Series we will finish off the collection by obsessing over the most versatile of them all: Elements AND Accessories.

That’s right.

We’re not talking about one specific style now. We’re talking about a mix of little things that truly make a world of difference when decorating a room. The Magnolia Elements can add a subtle touch here and there to achieve a simple, modest look. On the other hand, they can also be the most central, dominant piece in a space – attracting anyone’s attention almost instantly. Combined with the simple finishing touches from Magnolia’s Accessories, you’ll be more than happy in your Magnolia-inspired home!

Joanna’s Elements and Accessories are multifaceted in such a way that you can find almost anything within these categories to fit your design preferences, wants and needs. 🙂

For example, have you ever felt like something was just missing in that empty corner of a room?

I think Magnolia’s Factory Shelf is the answer you’ve been waiting for! If you’re going for a more subtle accent in that corner of yours, the Antique White paint and Barn Door finish of this Factory Shelf adds a light touch with it’s neutral tones.

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The facile Factory Shelf moves around easily, which is perfect for placing in any barren, empty corner of a room that just needs a bit of loving. 😉 In addition to its effortless mobility, its open industrial shelving units are completely functional! On top of that, you can accessorize and take advantage of it’s functionality by pairing it with one of Magnolia’s multipurpose Breakfast Trays.

Now on the other side of the spectrum, perhaps your bedroom is missing that “wow” factor we always hear about but never quite know how to achieve. This next piece most definitely screams “wow!”

Magnolia’s bright, coral Park Bench is quaint and stunning at the same time. It’s re-purposed park style bench look creates a calmness one finds on a nice, brisk stroll in the park. 🙂

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Place it at the foot of your bed or along the entrance of your hallway. Wherever you put it, it’s vibrant color and round metal frame never fails to add that extra pop you didn’t even know was missing.

Now, for the accessories. I love this part!

This Magnolia Metal Assemblage Wall Shelf, designed after an old utility piece, can be hung anywhere!

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It adds an undeniable charm to your room decor, and it’s the perfect spot for displaying all your favorite small items and doodads. 🙂 After being completely captivated by the Magnolia collection, we even created a few of our own Magnolia-inspired artwork pieces that are only available in our showroom! Aren’t they soooo pretty?

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Don’t forget, it’s the little things that count. 😉 Joanna’s Magnolia Home Furniture Elements and Accessories create the simple finishing touches that add character and beauty to your room. Trust me, you’ll never ever want to leave!

That’s it for our Magnolia Furniture Blog Series. Don’t forget to share with your friends, and don’t be a stranger on our blog. 🙂 We promise there’s always more to come!

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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 […]

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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 […]

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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 […]

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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 […]

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Introducing Magnolia Home Furniture – Part 3

June 7, 2016

In contrast with last week’s blog post that was all about the gorgeous and elegant French Inspired collection from Magnolia Home, we’re taking things in a more familiar direction this week. Let’s take a dive into a different style, the Traditional, whose noteworthy influence is one of the many that set apart the Magnolia Homes […]

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Introducing Magnolia Home Furniture – Part 2

June 2, 2016

Today we are going to dive deeper into one of the six different styles that Joanna Gaines of HGTV’s hit TV series Fixer Upper uses to create her eclectic Magnolia Home Collection which has just made its debut on our showroom floors. The French Inspired style is rich in detail, and favors curvy, extravagant lines over […]

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