Ennis Lifestyles

November 25, 2019

Hosting for the Holidays? Make Your Home More “You!”

Celebrating the holidays with friends and families is one of life’s great joys. If you’re playing the host this year, you want to make sure the gathering is the best it can be. Being yourself and making sure your home reflects your own style is sure to be a crowd-pleaser. It’s always nice to hear someone say, “Your home is totally you!” Create an Inviting Space for Friends and Family The first elemental theme of your home is your personal love and warmth. You don’t need to have a spotless kitchen to make your guests feel welcome. Hosts set the tone for the get-together just by being themselves! That’s why it’s so fun to see how someone has taken the time and care to design their space around their unique style. We like to see people in their natural element. Adding your personal touch to a few areas of your […]
October 21, 2019

How to Embrace Shades of Brown for Fall or Any Season

When it comes to vibrant home décor and color schemes, brown may not be the first thing to come to mind. But learning how to embrace these shades can help any design scheme shine. Not only is brown timelessly classic color, it’s probably already represented in your space through your furniture choices. Finding the right complementary hues is a great way to add more style to your home. These color inspirations can help! Classic Pairings Sometimes it helps to think of brown as a neutral. Then it’s easy to see how well it works with all types of hues and tones. For one, you can stick to white and brown. A lovely chestnut coffee table can go with just about any type of sofa in the living room, and having white walls can help the entire space feel clean and pulled together. Masculine Tones You can get a little bolder […]
September 25, 2019

Which Color Scheme are You Ready to Try?

Whether you build your living room collection piece by piece over time, or you invest in your furniture all at once, it’s always helpful to have a guiding light for your design. Working within a color scheme helps inspire your space in a strategic way. If you need ideas, consider these five themes. There’s a fit for every personality and style!   Cozy and Traditional   Perhaps the easiest place to start is with lighter, warm tones. Painting your walls with oatmeal or honeysuckle hues (perfect for Autumn, by the way!) can become a soothing backdrop for any living room. A comfy beige sofa and a couple wooden end tables in a dark finish can feel both sophisticated and snug. Just be sure to add in a few accent pieces. Tossing some dark blue or green pillows onto the couch and looking for a new rug can really bring your […]
July 26, 2019

Creating a Calm Bedroom Sanctuary in Your Home

A night of restful sleep can be hard to come by when we feel like we’re living in chaos. But creating a calm environment can give your a head-start on relaxation. Your bedroom is supposed to be a sanctuary. Bringing a few design elements into the space can help your brain and body know that it’s time to quiet down. Set the Scene for Tranquility It doesn’t matter how big or small your bedroom might be. You can always make slight adjustments to make the area more comfortable. To start, do you like the color on the walls? Is it soothing, or is it just dull? Does it reflect your current style? A quick coat of paint might be enough to change your room’s entire tone. And sure, you could probably do without the laundry on the floor and cluttered nightstands. Before you tackle those chores though, why not think […]
June 27, 2019

Make an Impact with Dramatic Design

Your home should be an expression of your personal style. Some want to play it safe, while others seek a more dramatic touch. Adding a little intrigue to your interior design can happen any number of ways. Even if you’re a fan of classic lines and muted colors, mixing up your room’s layout with a pop of something bold can help take your design to the next level. Adding Drama to Interior Design Dramatic spaces can be dark, yet cozy. They speak to sophistication, but can still have a touch of whimsy. The duality of this design aesthetic is what makes it so inviting! When you want to bring a little of that mystery into your own home, think about texture first. Velvet is the go-to for glamour. If you’re shying away from a beautiful velvet sofa, maybe you can accent with a few velvet pillows. Either way, the fabric […]
May 17, 2019

Refresh Your Home with Modern Furniture Upgrades

It’s never too late to try something new with your home décor. Our personal styles change through the years, so we should always be open to different looks in our homes, too. Whether you’ve been embracing the modern design aesthetic for a while, or you’re just starting to consider your options, the latest design tips are sure to be inspiring! The Modern Minimalist Lifestyle One of the first things we think of with modern furniture styles is their clean lines and high-quality construction. But we can’t forget about the underlying tone. Minimalism plays a big role with the modern design touch. Having clutter around isn’t part of the equation. That’s why it helps to look at your current setup before you commit to a whole new design. Are you able to streamline your layout? Or do you need certain pieces to help pull your room together? Upgrading your storage options […]
April 6, 2019

Inviting Spring Into Your Home

Now that spring has sprung, it’s the perfect time to take a hint from nature. We should all feel comfortable breathing new life into our home designs throughout the year. Just as the seasons change outdoors, we can also shake up our layout indoors. This time of year, the decorating theme is all about “out with the old” and “in with the new!” Embrace the Natural Materials One easy way to get a sense of fresh air into the home is to add different materials to the mix. We don’t always need to stick with the same fabrics year-round. It’s not like we wear our wool winter sweaters in April! Most of us already change the pillows on our sofas. But what about other pieces in our home décor? We don’t need to stick with the same items we had in the fall. You can start by taking a look […]
March 25, 2019

Take a Journey with Ennis Fine Furnishings

In some ways, the furniture for our homes is similar to the way we dress. But the majority of us have a varied wardrobe. Mixing things up is part of how we define our sense of style. (Have you even seen someone grocery shopping in an evening gown or tuxedo?) Here at Ennis Fine Furniture, we like to remind our customers that these same rules apply to how we design our homes. There’s no real reason to copy the same design sense from room to room. It’s okay to have unique atmospheres. For example, you might prefer a contemporary master bedroom. Then you can change the tone with a mission-style dining room. And how about mid-century modern in your home office? The possibilities are as open as you allow them to be. Complementary Furniture Brands There are many brands that can help bring the vision you have for your home […]
February 28, 2019

Ennis is Building on Tradition: Help Us Welcome These Trusted Furniture Lines

We see new trends pop up all the time. Music and fashion go in different directions, and our home styles don’t stay the same either. When it comes to furniture, however, we at Ennis want pieces to last and become heirlooms. The times may change, but we’re proud to keep a few things constant. The Core Values of Our Brand Since 1946, we’ve pledged to be a trusted resource for our customers. That starts with the brands we choose to showcase. Staying at the forefront of new styles—while keeping our roots in what’s classic and timeless—has been an important part of our ongoing mission. We never want to sacrifice quality designs for the sake of a fleeting fad. The other values we hold dear at Ennis relate to craftsmanship and customization. Our highly respected furniture brands all have their own valuable history of solid construction with an artisan touch. That’s […]
January 29, 2019

New Year Furnishings that Help You Get Organized

The start of a new year often comes with well-meaning New Year’s Resolutions. We want to keep healthy, give more time to our relationships, and finally find a system for maintaining a tidy home. Of course, good intentions only go so far. You need to take effective action to make those dreams a reality! For home organization, the struggle usually starts with space. We need a specific place for all of our belongings, otherwise the clutter just piles up. Setting things away in long-term storage is one option, but not every item belongs in the attic or garage. There needs to be a better system for the things we use on a regular or even daily basis. And at Ennis Fine Furniture, we believe that comes down to having great, practical furnishings in every room of your home. Clean Up Your Home Office It’s hard to stay productive when your […]
November 21, 2018

Merry Christmas from your friends at Ennis!

As we prepare for the holiday season, it’s important to remember what truly matters most in life. Caring for our loved ones and spending time together takes center stage this time of year. We gather together in the kitchen, living room, and around the dining room table. That’s why now is the perfect time to reflect on what makes our home into a true haven. What Really Makes the Holiday Season? Getting the house ready for family, friends, and other guests is a common concern as Thanksgiving rolls around. Rather than stress about these holiday visitors, though, why not use these moments to appreciate how you’ve made your home your own? Creating new, fond memories is easy when your priorities are in order. Open Homes and Hearts Inviting out-of-town friends and relatives to stay in your home is a great way to have extra time together and catch up. Making […]
October 16, 2018

Experience The Classic And Rare at Ennis Fine Furniture

  Here’s how a popular dictionary defines Vintage: Vintage- Noun 1: a season’s yield of grapes or wine from a vineyard 2: wine especially: a usually superior wine all or most of which comes from a single year Vintage- Adjective 1: of wine : of, relating to, or produced in a particular vintage 2: of recognized, and enduring interest, importance, or quality : classic– even RARE  Regardless of the era, there have always been people that have tastes that lean towards those things that can be described as vintage.   There is vintage wine (as described above), vintage automobiles, and certainly vintage clothing, to name just a few vintage things.  But did you know there was also a class of furniture that can be described as “vintage?” But what does “vintage” mean when applied to the furniture and interior design world? To some it is furniture that has reached a certain […]
September 19, 2018

HAVE YOU DISCOVERED YOUR FAVORITE CHAIR YET?

Whether you fully know it now or not, and it may have already happened, someday you will decide you have a “favorite chair” in your home.   The favorite chair is a very special place.  It provides comfort like no other item of furniture can.  It is a safe place where the worries of the world seem to fade.  The favorite chair has a way of relaxing your body and making you feel more like “you” again.  This great chair has the effect of transforming you into your rightful place as a royal. What?  You don’t currently have a favorite chair in your home?   Ennis is here to help you with that.  Read on: The Classic Recliner: The absolute archetype of the “favorite chair” in any home is the classic recliner.  The recliner makes the undeniable statement- “Welcome home, sit back, it is time to relax.”  The Donovan Recliner by Thomasville […]
September 6, 2018

Need Design Inspiration For Autumn? Look To Nature And Ennis!

Just as Spring-time is when the Earth shakes off the monochromatic cloak of Winter to don a fresh color palette of myriad colors, autumn is the season where mother nature again changes wardrobe in a burst of new colors!  autumn is truly nature’s grand encore. This season is arguably the most colorful time of year.  There is something more vivid in the blue of the sky, the whites of the clouds, and of course, the myriad of colors displayed in all the foliage around us. You have to look no further than the colors, textures, and boldness of natures’ autumn to gain inspired insight into how you may prepare you home for this beautiful Fall season. Color- BLUE While hues of orange, golds, and reds are immediately identifiable with fall, we propose you consider blue.  Yes, blue.  Think about it.  The sky is never so blue as it is in […]
August 21, 2018

THE BOSS IS HOME

You are the boss of your life and the Boss needs a proper home office! Having a home office these days has become as much a rule and not so much the exception.  Telecommuting, cottage industry, job-sharing, online commerce stores and a host of other societal factors has driven the need for a comfortable, functional home office.  That corner nook where we used to just pay the bills will no longer do for today’s home-based work leader. Your home office must fit your needs.  Are you working solo and part-time in the space, or do you see clients at your home office?  Do you need to conduct business in a quiet, more private setting?  Many modern homes have rooms that are specifically designed as home offices.  If that is not your home, then a room where you can shut the door (such as a spare bedroom) may be perfect.  If […]
August 9, 2018

LET’S RETURN TO THE TABLE, SHALL WE?

Do you remember a time when families enjoying a meal together at the family table was the norm instead of the exception?    Supper time meant family time.  Families connected around that dinner table during those evening meals.  Everyone got to learn about each other’s day; the good, the bad, the happy and sad.  Families focused on each other and developed bonds around the dinner table that lasted a lifetime.  Indeed, it could be argued that the American family unit, if not built at the family table, was certainly strengthened there every evening. How fun was it yester-year when the “adults” would prepare a special meal, decorate the table, and deploy only their finest plateware and cutlery, all because they were hosting a “dinner party.”  And, we can’t forget the buffet or serving table.  The serving table sparkled.  This special table was many times arrayed with the colorful and delectable hors […]
July 31, 2018

Creating the Little – Big Room

Do you have a cozy room that you love but would like to create the illusion of more space?   The design professionals at Ennis Fine Furniture can accomplish that for you.  Here are just a few tips to start you on your way.   Rethink The Paint Scheme For so many years dark paint and dramatic accent walls have been in vogue for interior paint.   If the goal is to create the illusion of more space, one must look to brighter hues.  A color palette that includes, whites, creams, pale grays and greens, as well as blues, will not only make your room brighter, it will open up the space.   A great design professional, like those at Ennis Fine Furniture, will be able to help you imagine the possibilities of how a new paint color palette can open up your space to new dimensions.   Make the most of Those […]
July 19, 2018

Ideas to “Man Up” Your Living Space

Perhaps it is a new home you recently purchased because it has loads of charm and “good bones,” even though it’s interior spaces look like an over flowered Victorian-era dollhouse.  Maybe you just now lifted your eyes up from the big game to find the furnishings and décor you chose 10 years ago are more in line with Little Orphan Annie than Annie Hall. Whatever the reason you decide your living space abounds too much with pastels, velvety textures, and plush pinks and purples, you may decide it is time for a change.  It may be time to “man up” where it comes to the design influence of your home (even if just a bit). Whether you are rethinking your space for the man in your life, or you are a man thinking about adding your own touches to your living space, there are furniture pieces, textures, materials and even […]
December 4, 2017

Holiday Home Furnishing Shopping: Bringing Joy for Generations to Come

Tis the season of giving, and Ennis Fine Furniture wants to help you make an impact this holiday with beautiful fine furnishings and décor that are classy, practical year-round, and made with only the highest-quality materials and attention to detail. The holidays are all about family, and giving the gift of fine furnishings and décor from Ennis Fine Furniture means giving the gift that keeps on giving for generations to come.  Bringing Joy Today, Tomorrow, and for Years to Come Ennis Fine Furniture carries only the highest-quality home furnishing and décor brands and lines to assure that the elegant and stylish pieces you purchase will last for years to come. When you purchase fine furnishing from Ennis, you are adding an heirloom piece to your family that can be handed down from generation to generation. For the new or expecting mothers in your life, nothing begins a tradition like bringing […]
November 21, 2017

The Season of Thanks: A Guide to the Perfect Thanksgiving Holiday

It’s the time of year to give thanks. This season is full of reflection on all that we have to be grateful for. At the top of our lists of thanks are friends, family, and the opportunities to come together and celebrate the relationships we so cherish. What better way to say thank you to the ones we hold dear than putting on a perfect Thanksgiving meal for family and friends? At Ennis, we want to help you wow this holiday season and truly say thank you to those you love with style, elegance, and class. A table fit for a feast. A perfect Thanksgiving gettogether starts with the perfect family dining room table. When it comes to a Thanksgiving dining room table, we say the bigger, the better.  Stickly Furniture’s Haverford Dining Table is a must-have. Not only does this table impress in size with three 16” aproned leaves […]
September 28, 2017

Dine in This Fall: Tips for Indoor Entertaining with Style and Class

As the temperatures drop and fall fully sets in, it becomes the time of the year when we move our gatherings indoors. With the hustle and bustle of outdoor patio entertaining behind us, it’s a great time to reimagine entertaining spaces and move the party indoors. From cozy and quaint nights by candlelight, to family dinners and holiday celebrations, this is the season to come together with family and friends in your fall home. Ennis Fine Furniture is here to make sure your home is ready for the season of indoor gatherings. Let us take care of the furnishings, so you can focus on spending quality time with the ones you love. Feast with Friends. Gathering around the table with family and friends is a fall tradition. The perfect dining room table is a must to make sure these meals are a hit. When picking the perfect table for entertaining, […]
August 1, 2017

Bring Summer Home with These 4 Tips

Summer is a vibrant time of year that is full of activity, excitement, and beauty. Emulating the buzz and exhilaration of summer in your home décor is as simple as taking a few important design and furnishing essentials into consideration: color, texture, livable outdoor space, and lighting. Follow these four tips to create a perfectly designed summer home abuzz with the splendor of this inspiring time of year. Add some Color to Your World There’s no lack of beautiful, vibrant colors outdoors during the summer months. Unlike the cool whites and blues of winter or the fiery fall palate, summer begs for a playful, beach like, stunning color selection. Pick your favorite striking summer color, be it the bright yellow of the sun’s warm glow, or the turquoise of the sea splashing against the sand, and pick an entire wall in your home to paint this color. Then, accessorize with […]
June 12, 2017
Father's Day

Man Cave Must Haves for Father’s Day

Father’s Day is upon us, and it’s time to start thinking up a special gift for the men in your life. This year, instead of the photo keepsakes, sports gear, fishing poles, and camping accessories, how about you try something new: give the gift of a man cave. We’re not talking dartboards and mini-fridges in the garage. No, this year Dad deserves a space that is as mature, entertaining, and unique as he is. This year, spoil the man in your life with a mature man cave, a sophisticated space that will show him just how much you appreciate all he does and who he is. Must Have #1: The Comfy Couch. Dads work hard, and play hard. Whether it’s a long day at work, raking and mowing the lawn, constant household projects and honey-do lists, or practicing baseball with the kids, it seems they’re always on the go. When […]
April 12, 2017

Make an Impact in Your Business Space with Statement Pieces from Ennis

Fine furniture shouldn’t be limited to your home. In fact, more and more urban businesses are realizing the importance of quality furnishings in their spaces. From hotels, to banks, to doctors’ offices, business owners are seeing the impact and benefits of quality furnishing and décor. Reliability You Can Trust Your customers undoubtedly rely on your business. Reliability is a key factor to customer satisfaction, and like your business practices, your furniture should also be reliable. Ennis Fine Furniture carries only the leading, quality brands like American Leather, Drexel Heritage, and Lexington. Not only will fine furniture and décor from Ennis last and stand the test of time, but furnishing your business space with style and class helps your customers, clients, and guest feel their best, and trust in your services. Business Lobby Style Tip: Pair the trusted, sturdy, and quality Hancock and Moore Luxe Button Tufted Chair with a set […]
March 14, 2017
Before and After Restoration
The Art of Fine Furniture: Ennis Renews, Reimagines, Personalizes, and Perfects The Ennis Fine Furniture tradition is that of quality home furnishing and decor. Each modern and beautiful Ennis showroom upholds this tradition, highlighting renowned brands such as Drexel Heritage, Stickley, and Lexington. But there’s another side to the Ennis tradition that, while not seen on a day-to-day basis, is foundational to the Ennis tradition of quality and personalized service. Behind the scenes, in a workshop housed in Boise’s Ennis Fine Furniture store, is a world of furniture craftsmanship like none other, where a small group of talented and experienced artisans renew, reimagine, personalize, and perfect furniture for clients nationwide. What is known to many as upholstery services, the artists at Ennis Fine Furniture offer so much more than new fabric solutions to outdated and worn furniture. These individuals spend their days working with http://www.viagrageneric.net/ clients to renew family heirlooms, […]