Ennis Lifestyles

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 clients to renew family heirlooms, reimagine […]
January 25, 2017
Boise Furniture

Come Home to Peace and Tranquility

Are you looking for a peaceful space to escape the constant motion of the world around you? What if you didn’t need to escape to recharge, but simply had to come home. Instead of jet setting to a peaceful place, now is the perfect time to bring serenity into your space. It’s time to create space in your home that lifts you up, and let go of the elements in your home that are wearing you down. You deserve to come home to a space that invigorates and energizes you, readying you to take on another day.  Here are some tips for creating space and tranquility in your home. Declutter. It’s time to take a deep breath and leave the multi-tasking to your furniture. The first step to enhancing the tranquility in your home is to minimize clutter. Storage is essential to achieve this, but think outside of your traditional […]
January 18, 2017
Furniture Store

Make Room for the New Year: Top Home Décor Trends of 2017

It’s been said that a new year calls for a new look, and nothing can be more true about home decor trends in 2017. This year, color, texture, elegance, and everything unique takes the spotlight, pushing out the old trends of 2016 and ringing in a fresh new start to 2017. So make space for 2017, because it’s here, and its stylish. Jewel-Color Tones are the New Black. This is the year to think beyond the traditional colors of home décor. Think outside of the out-of-date color boxes and imagine a more exciting palate of jewel-purple, blue, and green. Not only has the color palate made a big change in 2017, so has the use of color. While subtle pops and bright accents were a trend of 2016, this is the year to go big — beyond the accessories big. Make a statement with a color boost to some of […]
December 18, 2016

Top 3 Ways an Ennis Designer Can Help You!

Perhaps the BEST news about using an Ennis Designer is that you pay nothing additional for his or her service.  That’s right!  You get years of experience and training for free when you shop with Ennis. But we’d rather use the terms “included” or “complimentary,” because free usually connotes it’s cheap or has lesser value…and that is certainly not the case here! We assure you that when being assisted by an Ennis Designer you are benefitting from some of the finest talent and training in the region.  Many of our designers are formally educated and industry accredited and all of them come highly recommended by happy customers. For Ennis Designers it is not simply a vocation, it is a passion. So here are the most important ways an Ennis Designer can help you:  Vision – A trained professional can see things you can’t.  How considerations like scale, color combinations or […]
November 30, 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 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 […]
November 21, 2016

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 […]
November 18, 2016

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 […]
October 18, 2016

Green-up Your Home for Spring

The word green is a synonym for being good for the earth – eco-friendly – is being set aside for this edition of the Ennis Furniture Blog as we patiently await the burst of color known as spring.  That’s right; when green returns to our world in buds, branches and lawns everywhere.  With the colorful holiday season and the reds and pinks of Valentine’s Day out of the way, what’s left to help us while away the final, dreary days of winter?  Bare branches and brown crunchy lawns that’s what.  So why not plant some fresh green INSIDE your home to get the spring party started early? The designers at Ennis Fine Furniture have more than a few tricks up their stylish sleeves to bring renewal to your home in small ways that will chase the winter blues away in no time.  Most of them are subtle touches that can […]
September 18, 2016

Henredon’s Advice on Keeping Your Upholstered Pieces Looking GREAT!

Ennis offers the very best furniture brands available today.  By doing so we can unquestionably stand behind every item we sell.  So from time to time we’ll be using our blog to tell you more about the makers and connect you with great information and insights on furniture care, history and design. HENREDON Henredon (pronounced Hen-ruh-DON) is one of America’s great luxury furniture makers.  Each piece has a tradition of workmanship dating back over half a century.  The company was founded in Morganton, North Carolina in 1945 by four men determined to build furniture of custom quality. The initial product line consisted of just three chests. It has since blossomed into hundreds of beautiful wood and upholstery designs for every room. While Henredon uses the newest manufacturing techniques, you will still find there is a considerable amount of hand and detail work performed on each piece. This is especially true when it […]
July 18, 2016

Get Outside and Play!

(All items pictured are from Tommy Bahama Outdoor offered by Ennis Fine Furniture) Spring can surprise you with its on-again, off-again weather moments.  Hopefully by now you’ve had at least a few occasions to enjoy your outdoor space for a morning coffee, an afternoon chat on the front porch with neighbors or even an al fresco meal. If your deck or patio could use an update, Ennis Fine Furniture (in Boise, Spokane or Richland) is the place to start for expert advice on quality pieces that will last for years.  Ennis offers some of the most respected lines in patio furniture with a wide variety of styles and materials to suit any pursuit of outdoor leisure.  They include Brown-Jordan, Lloyd Flanders, Summer Classics and Tommy Bahama Outdoor. If you’re like most people, you’ve fallen prey to those trendy sets offered each season at the big box stores.  They look great […]
June 18, 2016

Who’s Afraid of Color?

A recent news headline has us thinking about color: “How the world’s ‘ugliest color’ is saving lives.” An agency commissioned by the Australian government researched the putrid tone and put it on cigarette packages to see if it would act as a deterrent to smoking. Guess what? It worked. Tobacco sales have fallen ‘down under’ and in the UK, France and Ireland. The brown-green blend was credited with reminding people of death or tar. It’s officially known as ‘opaque couche’ 448C by The Pantone Color Institute — the world’s foremost experts on color. This simply confirms what interior designers have known for a long time: that color can have a profound effect on your disposition, even your energy levels. So how you use color in your home is VERY important. Some of our feelings about color may be emotional while others come from conditioning. Take white, for example. White reflects […]
June 18, 2016
Furniture Store

Mid-Century Modern Makes a Comeback

The mid-century modern look is more popular than ever. You see the sleek furniture lines everywhere–from television’s ‘Mad Men’ series to Elle Décor Magazine. On ‘The Daily Show’, you will see the guests sitting on classic Knoll office chairs. If you go to a contemporary restaurant, there’s a high likelihood you’ll sit on a chair designed in the 50’s, be it Bertoia, Cherner, Eames, or Saarinen. Mid-century modern is a complex term to define. It describes furniture, architecture, and graphic designs from the mid-twentieth century. It was an era alive with everything from the industrial revolution to the world war. It was a time of great departure from the classic European style of furniture design mostly pioneered in the 1950’s. The design has remained popular since its inception and has gained more followers in the last ten years perhaps because it speaks to an entire generation. Manufacturers and retailers embrace […]
May 18, 2016

Where is the Heart of your Home?

Many people would jokingly name the kitchen since it’s often said ‘the quickest way to the heart is through the stomach.’ But where does your family really spend the most time and what do you call it? Until about the late 1990’s average Americans called their most used space a family room.  You know, where the family came for entertainment, play and to just hang out.  Say family room today and most people will know what you’re talking about – even though media room and great room are also terms that have risen to prominence. It’s usually a casual space where yelling, rough-housing, music-blasting and binge-watching are allowed. Believe it or not, family rooms have only been around since 1945 or so.  After World War II, the US enjoyed a time economic prosperity.  Along came more children and thus the need for a space for family recreation.  These differed from […]
January 18, 2016

Winging It!

The wingback chair is a perennial favorite in furniture design, so we thought it would be fun to explore the history and evolution of this household mainstay. Wingbacks came to popularity in Victorian times.  They were originally called fireside chairs because when placed by the hearth they captured the warmth of the blaze while the high back and sides protected the occupant from the draftiness of a home.  Generally, wingbacks have exposed wood legs and ample padding and upholstery, but the basic lines of the chair lend themselves well to a wide variation of styles.  The wingback concept can now be seen incorporated into headboards, settees, recliners and even outdoor furniture. Don’t let four hundred years of heritage trick you into thinking only traditional rooms are suitable for a wingback to reside. There are an infinite variety of styles, colors and features offered by the quality furniture lines available at […]