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Summer Time, Summer Hues at Ennis Fine Furniture

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Summer Time, Summer Hues at Ennis Fine Furniture

Ennis Fine Furniture understands the profound influence that color and texture hold in transforming a home. As summer quickly approaches, it brings with it the opportunity to refresh your interior design to reflect the vibrancy and lightness of the season. A carefully selected palette and a blend of textures can effectively invite the outside in, filling your home with the warmth and brightness of summer.

Summer color palettes often draw inspiration from nature, with hues ranging from bright floral tones to cooling blues, like Sherrill Furniture’s 1329 Lounge Chair in Albert Blue.  Like something that carries forward the blue, but with citrus and oriental-themed tones,  here is the same lounge chair draped in Sherrill’s Akers Blue fabric. Pair these lively colors with neutral tones to create balance and allow the summer shades to stand out.  Gorgeous!

In terms of textures, consider materials that echo the lightness of the season. Light, airy fabrics like cotton or linen on your upholstery or drapes add a breezy, relaxed feel. For your outdoor living areas, consider adding woven or rattan elements like those from Lloyd Flanders, which are not only trendy but also convey a sense of organic warmth that’s perfect for the summer months. The key is to mix and match textures to add depth and interest without overwhelming the space. (If you are not sure where the balance is, please consult one of our Ennis professional design consultants!)

As you revamp your home for summer, it’s important to choose pieces that will endure beyond the season. Century Furniture offers a range of timeless pieces that can effortlessly blend with your summer palette and textures, and beyond. Their well-crafted furniture is highly customizable, pairs beautifully with any design choice, serving as the perfect canvas upon which to display the vibrancy of the season.  We love Century’s furniture for all seasons and purposes, but we especially love their chairs and decorative ottomans this summer.

As summer unfolds, it’s the perfect time to breathe fresh life into your home. We invite you to explore the endless possibilities of seasonal design with our knowledgeable and creative interior designers, who are happy to help assist you. With the right balance of color and texture, you can create a space that captures the essence of summer while maintaining an enduring appeal that transcends seasons. Embrace the beauty of summer with Ennis Fine Furniture, and let your home shine this summer!


Create an Outdoor Oasis for Mom with the Best in Furniture and Accessories from Ennis Fine Furniture

This Ottoman available at Ennis Fine Furniture.

Mother’s Day is the perfect time to show our moms just how much we appreciate them. This year, why not give the gift of relaxation and luxury with a patio upgrade? With the right furniture and accessories, your mom can enjoy alfresco living at its finest. Here are some ideas to get you started:

First, let’s talk about seating. Brown Jordan Chaise Lounges are the ultimate in outdoor comfort and style. These lounges are crafted from high-quality materials and come in a variety of finishes, so you’re sure to find one that suits your mom’s taste. Whether she wants to read a book, catch some rays, or just relax with a drink, a Brown Jordan Chaise Lounge is the perfect choice.

Next, let’s take a look at Lloyd Flanders furniture. This brand is known for its high-quality wicker and rattan pieces, which are perfect for outdoor use. Lloyd Flanders furniture is crafted using a technique called “Lloyd Loom,” which involves weaving cellulose strands into wicker-like patterns. The result is a durable, stylish piece of furniture that your mom will love. Check out the Elements collection for some great options.

No outdoor space is complete without a table, and the Tommy Bahama Pineapple table is the perfect choice. This table is made from high-quality materials and features a fun, tropical design that’s perfect for summer. Whether your mom wants to host a dinner party or just enjoy a meal outdoors, the Tommy Bahama Pineapple table is the perfect choice.

Finally, let’s talk about lighting. Quoizel outdoor lighting is the perfect way to add ambiance and style to your mom’s outdoor space. These lights come in a variety of styles and finishes, so you’re sure to find one that complements your mom’s decor. Whether she wants to create a cozy atmosphere for an evening gathering or just add a touch of elegance to her outdoor space, Quoizel outdoor lighting is the perfect choice.

If you want to give your mom a gift she’ll love this Mother’s Day, consider upgrading her patio with some new furniture and accessories. Brown Jordan Chaise Lounges, Lloyd Flanders furniture, the Tommy Bahama Pineapple table, and Quoizel outdoor lighting are all great options to consider. And remember, if you need help with design inspiration, Ennis designers are always on-hand to help – and their consulting services are free! So go ahead and give your mom the gift of luxury and relaxation this year from Ennis Fine Furniture. She deserves it!

Come Settle on my Settee

If you’re a furniture enthusiast like we are, every once in a while you’ll run across a piece and start wondering about its origins.  Behold the settee!  We love the name—sounds so much more fancy and French than the oft heard sofa or couch.  So sit a spell and let’s delve deeper into furniture history to find out more shall wee, settee?

The word settee is actually derived from the Old English word setl – a long bench, seat or throne.  See, we knew it sounded rather regal. According to most accounts, before the 1600’s there were just chairs. Then someone got wise and created a longer piece to accommodate more than one person for social seating. In the 1700’s the French got really clever and began adding upholstery, padding, trims and pillows.  Those French, so decadent.

So there you have it. The setl became a settee – which is the precursor to today’s sofa, loveseat, divan, daybed or any other elongated furniture for seating more than one person. Oh, and don’t forget sofette, banquette or bench.

Today’s settees can introduce folksy charm into your room or regal high style.  It all depends on the design lines, finishes or fabrics you choose. A backless settee is usually more modern and minimalist.  A high back with tufting makes a great dining banquette — dress it down with toile or dine to the nines on velvet.  Here are some ideas for using a settee in your home:

-They make an excellent small bench at the entryway

-They’re commonly found in casual, intimate dining areas

-Use at the foot of the bed to take pause while taking your shoes off at the end of the day

-Their smaller scale is also a great space saver in cramped rooms or apartments

-Settees can be used to create a reading nook or small vignette in the corner of a room

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The “Nadine” Settee Bernhardt – choose your fabric

So now that we’ve given you a few ideas, why don’t you make your way to our website to browse our offerings online?  Just put the word “settee” in our search window and delight in the varieties that appear.  Also try looking up bench or banquette to find more options.


And while you’re doing all this computer cavorting, be sure to invite your friends to like Ennis on Facebook.  We have a site for each location:  Boise, Spokane, Tri-Cities, and Reno. It’s where we announce the monthly winners of a $500 gift certificate for joining our Preferred Customer Club!