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Dress Up Your Home- Ennis Furniture Will Help

Holiday Living Room

Dress Up Your Home

Ennis Furniture Will Help

When December comes rolling in, with its numerous holiday festivities and general year-end checklists to be fulfilled, it can be hard not to feel swept along by the current that brings it. It’s no wonder why the scheduling of this time of year leaves a lot to be desired, at least for the level of preparedness it can require. It’s the big leagues, for sure. To a kid, however, this is all a theme park ride of sorts: enjoying the winter break, counting the days down, and letting life flow from one ugly-sweater party to the next. We were all living the yuletide dream while our parents fretted over the countless winter parties, who would host them and what would be consumed during our youth.

Now that we’re older, it’s us who’s asking if we should add a second deviled-egg platter to our spread (the answer is always yes, in case you were wondering) or if the guest bedroom has been properly prepped for the in-laws’ arrival. You’re on your own with the eggs, but the task of readying a spare bedroom for even the fussiest of guests is the bread-and-butter of the Ennis Interior Design team. With your next available moment of free time, come down to our showroom and take a stroll through it; you’ll find our award-winning crew have put together some sets that encapsulate the ideal ‘home-away-from-home’ aesthetic, incorporating warm, natural woods and inviting designer patterns that your guests will wish they could dress up in and wear home.

Or, if buying a whole set right now doesn’t agree with your limited December time table, perhaps starting simply with a single piece might be the ticket for you. Adding a striking piece to an existing set will extend the freshness of the room until you’re ready to do the whole thing over, preferably during a time of year that isn’t so relentlessly hectic. A stately Stickley chair to accent the guest bed, or even, how about ditching the kids’ table this year and merge your family into one unit on a lush and roomy Haverford Dining Table? Or to many other tables like it. From now until December 24th, Ennis Fine Furniture is offering up to 50% off one piece of furniture from nearly every brand and corner of the store (with few exceptions.) Even 40% off your favorite Stickley pieces! Whether your task this holiday season is to find the perfect bedroom set, or discover your family’s new dining table, this sale can begin that journey, even if it is just one piece at a time.

Bar Stools 101- A Shopping Guide

Spicing up your kitchen area with a new collection of bar stools is a great way to bring everyone together. More casual than your traditional dining room, and somehow even more cozy than a breakfast nook, your kitchen counter can easily be the new “hot spot” of your home. That is, if you haven’t already made the basement bar your family’s favorite hangout!

What Bar Stool Height Do You Need?

The most common questions for this type of seating always relate to height. You’re probably wondering, “How tall do my bar stools need to be?” That makes sense! You don’t want to bring home something that’s too short or too tall for your counter height. Measuring from the floor right up the underside of your countertop can help you narrow down your search to find the right fit for your stool height. These numbers can help:

40- to 42-inch bar counter height = 28- to 38-inch bar stool height

36-inch standard counter height = 24- to 27-inch counter stool height

 It’s important to note that Ennis designers sometimes refer to stools by different names. It just depends on your counter height. The taller options are typically called bar stools, and counter stools are usually known to be the shorter types of seating. Of course, you can also use the names interchangeably if you’d like. The general purpose is obviously still the same!

Bar Stool Styles and Favorite Features

Once you know what your bar stool height needs to be, you’re ready to start thinking through the types of features you might like. For example, do you want a bar stool or a counter stool with a back? Or do you like the subdued look of a backless bar stool better? Additionally, do you want your seating to swivel, or should they stay steady? You can also think about whether you’d like an adjustable height option, which can be a useful feature for younger kids.

But seating isn’t all about function. You’ve also got to consider style! From modern to classic, or a sleek contemporary industrial design, today’s bar stools embrace a wide array of design choices. Choose from leather or suede, comfy and durable fabric blends, or sleek metal or wood frames. And don’t forget your options for outdoor living areas! There are plenty of bar stools that can stand up to rainy days and will be ready to go for your next backyard cookout.

Come Shop Our Bar Stool Selection!

We understand it can be hard to sort through all of the bar stool chairs in our collection, so please don’t hesitate to contact us to learn more about the different designers and latest models. An outside perspective can help tie your room together—and hopefully point out the piece that’s exactly what you’ve looking for.

Our selection at Ennis Fine Furniture features quality construction and timeless styles. Let us show you what your bar has been missing. We would be happy to consult with you on all types of redesign projects. Just swing by our showroom, or give us a call to schedule your meeting. We look forward to hearing from you!