Ennis Fine Furniture

Month: November 2016

It’s time to gather around the family table

It’s the holiday season, and nothing brings people together like a family meal around the table. This time of year, there is just something festive and comforting about the American table, a simple staple that brings family and http://www.phentermine375.org/ friends together both near and far. While you’re gathering around the table this season, here are some tips to turn the volume up on the festive holiday vibe.

The more the merrier. The days of the children’s table and alternative sitting spaces are over. The whole family has gathered together to share the stories of the year, and most importantly, to be together. A large table like the large Stickley Dining Room Haverford Dining Table.
Bring the warm glow of the fire to the table. The holidays aren’t quite complete without the warmth of a fireplace. Replicate this comforting feeling at the family table by adding pops of candle light. Teardrop lidded candles from Global Views Accessories are the perfect addition to your tabletop, small enough to not take too much desired space, yet colorful enough to make an impact.

Decking is for more than the halls. We’ve all heard about decking the halls with boughs of holly, but your table shouldn’t be left out when it comes to décor. Personalize your space with these belted clear glass jars from Global Views Accessories. Fill them with holiday-inspired décor or candy that speaks to your family and friends.

Serve in style. When it comes to meal prep, you don’t want to overlook the presentation. After all, why put all of the effort into the execution just to have a sloppy presentation? You want to awe your guests. These snow white arlberg platters are presentation worthy and guaranteed to make garner some “oohs and aahs” when you whisk your plates out of the kitchen.

Show and tell. When the family is all together, everyone wants to share their stories with one another. Help these stories come to life by putting together some photo collages, sharing the special family photos from the last year, but also from long ago. These wall hanging frames can be filled with your family memories both recently and from long ago, becoming excellent visual conversations starters. This gray oak photo collage set is the perfect way to highlight your moments.

The holidays are sometimes the only time of the year when the whole family can come together around the table to celebrate, reflect on the past year, and share plans for the future. This is the time of year that we all look forward to, a time when we get to push aside the hustle and bustle of our lives and make time for what’s important — each other. Make it perfect, make it festive, make it your holiday home with Ennis fine Furniture, your perfect family table solution.

Home for The Holidays: Your Guide to Entertaining this Winter

There’s a chill in the air, the leaves are turning colors, and the holidays are approaching. This means family and friends are coming together to celebrate so many things. The kids are home for winter break, the (almost grown) kids are returning home from college, and people are flying from across the country, and even world, to be together.

If you’re entertaining this winter, here are some tips to make sure your house is prepared for a warm and welcoming event.

Gather around the table. It’s the holiday season, and it’s no secret that, when entertaining at this time of year, guests are expecting a big, family feast. That means a table fit for kings. The Sorella rectangle dining table is just that. With two large leafs, this can feed a feast when entertaining, but also works as a functional family dining table. There’s nothing better than having your entire family around the table at this time of year.

Cheers. In the hustle and bustle of meal prep, it’s sometimes easy to forget that all of your entertaining won’t happen at the dinner table. Designate social spots for your guests to mingle, and vary these areas so they can spread out. Global Views offers small bars that are a simple solution to creating a refreshment or appetizer space. This will allow your guests to move around, talk to one another, and be comfortable in your home.

Serving space. Nobody likes a long, congested line when it comes to serving up holiday meals. Avoid the headache and plan for a buffet-style meal service. This not only allows for guests to pick and choose their own favorites, but also keeps the crowd moving. Try to alternate serving space, using both counters as well as buffet tables like this stylish one from Stickley Living.

The more the merrier. Seating can be tough when entertaining for the holidays. With a house full of family and friends, it’s important to have enough seating for mealtime that is also not interfering with your guests moving around the house. Canadel offers many styles of bench seating that, when not in use, can be conveniently stored under tables.

Wide open spaces. With a crowded house full of holiday cheer, spaces can seem smaller than they actually are. There’s a simple solution to open up your space and keep your guest feeling comfortable — mirrors. Here’s a festive and decorative option from Bernhardt.

With these simple tricks to mix your everyday furniture and your winter entertaining needs, we’re sure you’ll have a happy holiday season, and so will your family and friends.

 

Falling for Fall: Must – Have Furniture and Accessories for a Flawless Autumn Home

Autumn is upon us. The leaves are changing from green to vibrant yellow, orange, and red, the air is turning brisk, and days are becoming shorter. The cooler weather means you’ll be spending more time indoors with family and friends. How could you not want to bottle up this beautiful fall feeling and bring it inside to the warmth and comfort of your own home? These tips will help transform your home into an autumn retreat.

Bring fall colors home. Those vibrant fall hues aren’t reserved for the falling leaves. Replicate these colors in your own home with small accessories and decorations. Global World Portuguese orange twist vases are a perfect fall accessory for any room. Songbird woven baskets not only offer a spectrum of color and texture, but are also stylish storage selections.

Give your fireplace a facelift. There’s no doubt that as the evenings grow colder, we are all drawn to the warmth and glow of a fireplace. What better time to give your fireplace a quick update? With the Charlie fireplace screen by Uttermost, your fireplace can easily become the decorative fall centerpiece.

 Sip your coco. It’s the season of apple cider, pumpkin spice, and hot chocolate. In between sips and hand-warmings, it’s necessary to have a coffee table nearby to rest your mug. The Everton coffee table is the perfect balance of simplicity and elegance, while also adding a woodsy, fall feel to your home.

 Deck the floors. Rugs are multi-functional, and absolute must-haves for the cool fall season. As the temperatures drop, carpets not only keep your toes warm, but they also become social spots where families sit to read bedtime stories by the fire, open presents, and play with new toys. On top of that, area rugs are perfect for bringing fall colors in to your space. Nourison’s Portico orange rug is comfortable, and the perfect color for fall.

Wooded wonderland. Fall forests are beautiful, but it isn’t all about the leaves. Fall is the perfect time of year to add that rustic, fall outdoor feel indoors. Global View’s stacking block living room console brings in the dark oak hues to warm up any space.

Bundle up. Throw blankets should be a staple throughout your house in the fall. Not only will they keep you warm as the temperatures drop, throw blankets also add color and texture to nearly every room in your home. Surya Rug’s Tabitha throw can’t be beat.

Don’t forget the pillows. Can you ever have enough throw pillows in your http://www.xanaxonline.net/ home? On the couch, loveseat, and bed, throw pillows add comfort, style, and color. The patterns and colors on the Goldie pillow scream fall.

 Light up the night. There’s just something about fall and the light of a fire. Mimic your fireplace lighting by adding candle décor to your living room. The weathered fir wood base of the Kra Iron candelabra, paired with the pieces distressed beige candles, will add the perfect subtle light to your home.

 Fall is a season of change. As the world around us slows down and we prepare for the holiday season, it’s so important our homes are our havens, and by following these tips, your home will be a fall haven of perfection, comfort, and class.

Sarah Goodwin

Sarah started her career with Ennis Furniture in 2005. She received her Bachelor’s Degree in Fine Art from the University of Kansas and a Residential Design degree from the Art Institute of Seattle. Sarah strives to give each of her clients a living space that defines their individual sense of style while making the design process easy and enjoyable for them. She has earned the gift of loyalty and referrals from many of her clients who appreciate the care and attention to detail given to ensure the success of their projects.

Phone: (509) 467-6707
Email: sarah.ennisfurniture@gmail.com

Lynne Dupree

Award –winning designer for Parade of Homes in Vancouver, WA, Lynne has had a passion for design every since she can remember. After twenty years of design experience including 5 years at Spears Home Furnishings and Ennis Fine Furniture since 2003, Lynne has a gift of intuitively transforming her clients’ vision. Her calm, positive enthusiasm in getting to know her clients and their space, the genuine care she has in nurturing relationships and creating their desires keeps her files full of loyal returning clients. In everything she does, from gardening to the creative ways she entertains, Lynne is known for her beautiful presentations. Now after nearly twelve years with Ennis, Lynne feels most at home where she found her two most important passions exist, family and the love for design.

Phone: (509) 467-6707
Email: dupreelynne@gmail.com

Donna Preston

Since a young child, I would randomly rearrange furniture in my home while the adults were away. With Legos, I would assemble majestic floor plans, creating rooms for Lego people to live their tiny lives. Cereal boxes turned into Barbie beds and with the help of Grandma, we would create bedding/upholstery for Barbie to sit on. Little did I know, those early years were forming my latter. High school years were filled with art courses which led into college ending with a degree in Interior Design. From 1988 forward, I have been creating interior space both residentially and some commercial. As my primary residence in Spokane, WA, I have worked for Ethan Allen, Spear’s Home Furnishings, Thomasville as well as contract design for local design firms. In 1996, I became certified by the Council for Qualifications of Residential Interior Designers (CQRID). I’ve had the opportunity to work with clients from New Jersey, Chicago, Montana, Idaho and of course beautiful Washington. As I continue to evolve my education/experience in Interior Design, I also enjoy oil painting, playing with family/friends, and quiet moments. Every client brings new discoveries and creative endeavours. “Helping others reflect themselves in their space, is something I love to do!”

Phone: (509) 467-6707
Email: donna.ennisspokane@gmail.com

Valerie Brayfield

Valerie has had the great pleasure of working at Ennis Furniture in Spokane since 2006. Originally from Colorado, She began her design career over 20 years ago at Ethan Allen where she trained with some of the top designers in the Denver area.Whether you are interested in a sofa or a complete design project, Valerie’s enthusiasm and eye for detail will help you make a confident buying decision. She enjoys every aspect of the design process from the house call to the delivery. Listening to your needs, Valerie will help you visualize the great possibilities for your home.

Phone: (509) 467-6707
Email: valeriebrayfield.ennis@gmail.com

Robbin Miller

I love working in all styles of design, from mid-century modern to traditional. My personal style blends clean-lined, classic upholstery pieces with modern art, collected wood pieces, and textured or patterned fabrics and rugs-always with comfort in mind. I am inspired by the architecture and unique finishes of the spaces I am working on, and, of course by the client’s individual needs and tastes. Over the 25 years that I have been in the interior design industry, I have had the privilege of working at some amazing design studios throughout the country and with some wonderfully kind, loyal clients. Now that I am in Spokane and at Ennis Fine Furniture, I enjoy the down-to-earth yet adventurous spirit of the Inland Northwest. Prioritizing customer service along with the creative process is my goal and over the years has help build relationships built on mutual trust. This helps foster an fun, inspiring experience for us all. The end result is a highly personalized environment that reflects how imagination and beauty can intersect with the realities of everyday life.

Phone: (509) 467-6707
Email: rminteriordesign@yahoo.com

Patti Kalafatic

My experience in design started over 25 years ago with floral design, designing with fresh and artificial flowers, working in a partnership in a co-op. I continued on in floral shops, boutiques, homes and re-designing casinos as Floral Manager for the Scena Hotel and Eldorado Hotel Casino in Reno, NV. While working in the floral business and having my own business I also worked in interior design. After moving to Idaho from Nevada in 2005 I was invited as a freelance designer to work in China for the largest design company in China, this being a great experience working with a team of designers that were from different areas in the United States. I have been employed with Ennis Furniture since 2006 working in interior design. I love my line of work, being creative, meeting and working with people while building a trust and friendship with my clients.

Phone: (208) 342-3664
Email: pkalafatic.ennis@gmail.com

MaryAnn Smith

I have been with Ennis Fine Furniture since March of 2006. Simply put, I am passionate about design. As far back as I can remember design has been a part of my life. This started in early childhood designing with my mother who always said to me, always do your best. This is how I feel about each of my clients. I want my client’s to enjoy all of the moments that will lead to something very personal and beautiful. I encourage the adventure and strive for making sure that I offer the best options for their home. I create for my clients their own color palettes and selecting appropriate furniture for the space is essential, plus ensuring the timelines and the budgets in a well thought out and efficient manner. I take great pride in incorporating my client’s personal collections and treasures in our design. Making sure at the end of the journey they love what was created especially for them.

Phone: (208) 342-3664
Email: designmemaryann@gmail.com


 
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