Ennis Lifestyles

November 21, 2018

Opening Your Home and Heart to Thanksgiving

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


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


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


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 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 […]