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Spring: A Season of Renewal, Color, and Luxury in Home Furnishings From Ennis Fine Furniture

Tommy Bahama Twin Palms Collection.

As the first blooms of Spring burst forth in a riot of color, the world around us undergoes a remarkable transformation. This season of renewal, color, and blossoming is the perfect time to refresh our living spaces and elevate our homes with vibrant hues, luxurious textures, and the very best in home furnishings from Ennis Fine Furniture.

One of the most enjoyable aspects of Spring is the opportunity to spend more time outdoors, whether it’s lounging by the pool or enjoying an alfresco meal with family and friends. To truly embrace this season, why not indulge in the exceptional offerings from Tropitone? Their outdoor dining furniture and colorful patio umbrellas bring an unparalleled level of sophistication and comfort to your outdoor living space.

Tropitone’s myriad of umbrella design and color choices perfectly capture the essence of Spring. From soft pastels to bold, vibrant hues, their umbrellas bring the joy and warmth of the season to any patio or poolside.

As you continue to refresh your home this season, consider adding a touch of island-inspired elegance with Tommy Bahama’s Twin Palms collection reveals a stunning selection of furniture that embodies the relaxed, sophisticated lifestyle of coastal living.

The Red Coral Chest and Green Coral Chest from Tommy Bahama are especially striking pieces that bring the vibrant colors of Spring into your home. These colorful chests of drawers, with their delicate coral motifs, instantly evoke the beauty of the season and make a stunning statement in any room.

When it comes to luxury and comfort, few materials can rival the timeless appeal of leather. American Leather offers an incredible array of color, texture, and finish options that allow you to create a truly bespoke piece of furniture. From rich, buttery-smooth hides to distressed, vintage-inspired finishes, their leather swatches are a delight to explore!

The perfect Spring refresh means investing in quality furnishings that capture the essence of the season. Look no further than Ennis Fine Furniture, purveyors of the world’s best furniture brands, including Tropitone, Tommy Bahama, and American Leather. The knowledgeable Ennis design consultants are ready to guide you in creating your dream living space, tailored to your unique taste and style.

And, because April is not just Spring time, but also tax time, Ennis Fine Furniture is holding a fantastic tax rebate sale during the month of April. It’s the perfect opportunity to indulge in luxurious home furnishings while enjoying exceptional savings. To get started on your Spring home refresh, visit us online at EnnisFurniture.com, or visit one of our showrooms located in Boise, Idaho,  Spokane, and Tri-Cities, Washington.

Reinventing the Classic Dining Room with Canadel

Canadel buffet in your dining room

Reinventing the Classic Dining Room with Canadel

If you’ve seen any newly-built homes recently, kitchens have begun to shrink from the cavernous amphitheaters of the open-concept to more functional, organized sizes; this means contemporary home design is returning to the distinct, concise room theory. With working from home being more popular than ever, rooms have seen their purpose evolve dramatically, the emphasis now being on a clear division of roles in the household and of course, privacy. In addition to more rooms and less shared expanse, the dining room has been reformed from its reduced role as an undefined, ambiguous area with a table and chairs that merely occupied the space between the living room and kitchen, to a more purposeful, authentic performance. The dining room is a room again, typified by an enclosed set of walls with little to no view of the kitchen. The exclusion of the space from the rest of the house ensures it can operate as intended: a nice, quiet place to share a meal. To keep conversation flowing through the room, a server table–like the Highlands Server from Stickley–can keep a smattering of dishes within arm’s reach while freeing up the main table of unnecessary plate traffic and eliminating second trips to the kitchen. Free from the all-consuming gaze of the television (or any other distraction, for that matter,) the fine dining experience can once again become a mainstay of the home.

Wondering where these trends are pushing up in the furniture game? Just look at china hutches (also called hutch dressers, sideboards or buffets.) Once a commonplace figure in a fine dining spread, hutches have had a steady decline in popularity from the 1960s up until about five years ago. As kitchens and their cabinets increased in size, chinaware storage elsewhere in the home became irrelevant. Thankfully, this recorrecting shift in dimensions has awarded the buffet a new lease on life: it’s back and better than ever! With the ‘grand-millenial aesthetic’ and maximalism at the helm, modern interior design has helped us reshape rooms into vivid expressions of ourselves. The hutches and buffets of yesteryear still provide that fine dining experience but are now being utilized under different contexts and with updated nomenclature. Instead of just china, some have been using them as displays for various curated items: collectibles, art, jewelry, etc. Like the Metal Prism Deck from Sligh, for example; it’s no longer just a ‘china’ hutch, but more so a gallery shelf with a buffet dresser underneath. Lacking traditional cabinetry, the open-air design allows the brass fittings to glint a perfect polished trophy glow. These pieces of furniture have become invaluable to the expressive nature of maximalist design.

At Ennis Fine Furniture, we embrace the wide spectrum of utility a sideboard, hutch or buffet can provide. Many of these pieces are by our innovative contemporary brands, with modern styling and design cues; similar to the classic type, but only in functionality. We have Canadel buffets in stock that are strikingly industrial and contemporary. The Dining Room Buffet–warm, natural solid wood finishes, clean lines and bold wrought-iron black hardware–a lovely modernization of a vintage favorite. Not finding a combination you like? Let our interior designers work with you and the manufacturer to provide custom-built pieces, with a host of woods (ash, cherry, oak, poplar, to name a few) and custom fabrics to choose from. We provide these services because we think fine furniture stores should, bare minimum. Come down to one of our three Pacific Northwest locations (Boise, Richland and Spokane) and see what makes us the standard for fine furniture.

A Blossom of Personality with Kincaid

Kincaid rustic dining table and set

A Blossom of Personality with Kincaid

As heatwave upon heatwave continues to emanate from our unblinking sun, the push to spend the entire month of August inside has perhaps never been as strong as the one from this year’s warm spell. Unless you’ve got a swamp cooler and fan trailing you like a drone around your patio and immediate yard, one can imagine most get-togethers and dining parties will be inside events for the foreseeable future. Those new Venetian Outdoor Living Room sets from Brown Jordan will unfortunately have to wait. No need to fret on this matter; for an invitation to a cooled, bespoke dining room will have your guests wishing they had been introduced to your little oasis a lot sooner! Having spent most of the last two years indoors, it may be difficult to find a fresh take on a room you’re so familiar with, but with the blaring heat outside, an escape to a comfortable area to eat and unwind is a must.

But it doesn’t have to be boring! Wrapping your surroundings with a whisk of new flair will bring peace and comfort to any troubled mind. Not only for your guests, but for the homemaker as well; you have to live with it the remainder of the time, so it should reflect your sense of self. To create this special space, or simply to revamp an existing dining room, recent trends have again left the minimalism and sleek look of the past decade to a more expressive, maximalist style. A ‘blossom of personality’, if you will. Bold, bright, and vibrant colors, with unorthodox, typically-unused hues are the right flavor for your summer-vibing, expressive dining room. Everything from the rug to the rafters can be a blank canvas for expression. However, for those wanting to experiment with just a dash of this new spice, Ennis has numerous tabletop decor and illumination choices to let that vibrant streak be localized to one area. Wildwood is our premier maker of fun and colorful lamp bases, each one a unique blend of impressionistic abstraction and flawless ceramics.

Shabby Chic and Rustic Chic styles have been experiencing a resurgence lately–and lucky for us– as these classics fit in nicely, focusing on the feel the furniture brings rather than its outward appearance; a real and weathered look that reminds us to champion the imperfections we see. Ennis carries multiple manufacturers that harness such qualities. For instance, Heckman has a whole line of beautifully stained cherry veneers, with a deep, distressed look that’s awash in character; a champion of these ideals. Whatever the style family, patterns and ornate designs should be aplenty; the more colorful, the better. Having one whole wall dedicated to a gallery of personal decor (a medley of family photos, self-made art and sentimental antiques) will help firmly establish this homey aesthetic, while still giving a visceral ‘pop’.

Luckily, your local, family-owned furniture store–Ennis Fine Furniture–has been ramping up for this turn of events so we will be ready for your dining room’s next metamorphosis. Take a gander at our dining room sets from Kincaid Furniture. Rustic, workmanlike lines flow along either a brightly-painted colored finish or a distressed wood stain, both offering a strong visual base for our custom-fabric patterns and designs. We have dozens of fabrics to choose from and countless combinations therein; one of our many specialties here at Ennis. See for yourself at any of our locations: Boise, Tri-Cities and Spokane!

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, consider adaptability. Choose a table that will work for a more intimate gathering or a holiday meal. Stanley Furniture has a beautiful dining room table that takes inspiration from the stately allure of a Spanish villa and the decadent charm of an Italian country house. With two leaves, this stunning dining room table can easy transformation from intimate to formal.  This round table is stunning and provides for both an intimate and formal setting that is fit for royalty. For décor, play on the fall season with a  Golden Leaves Shadow Box set from Uttermost Accessories. For table décor, think bold fall colors like reds and oranges.

Family Dinner. The season for outdoor dining has come to an end. Make the transition back indoors an exciting one for your family by reinventing your family dining space. There’s no excuse for TV dinners with a one-of-a-kind, rustic luxe family dining room table from Hooker Furniture. Play on the rustic undertones of the family table with floor lamps by Uttermost Accessories. These lamps are hand forged with metal finishes in a rust black with a light gray wash and a lightly antiqued frosted glass. Add an elegant English Rose Rug from Stickley Furniture and woodsy wall décor from Uttermost Accessories to create a perfect indoor family dining space this fall.

Date Night In. The leaves are changing, there’s a chill to the air, and the days are slowly becoming shorter. Now that the outdoor summer concert series have come and gone, rooftop patios are closing, and the BBQ season is dwindling, staying in sounds good. For your date night in, there are a few essentials. First, skip the formalities of the dinner table and opt for a cozy night by the fireplace. Settle down on a loveseat. Thomasville Furniture’s Josephine Sofa with its distinctive, elegant styling is sure to become the centerpiece of your room and captivate all that enter your home. Bring the meal to your date night space by serving drinks and tapas from an antique glass-top finished bar cart. Finish the date night decor off with mood lighting. Burning candles in a stylish Wildwood Candle Holder set will add a glow of warm ambiance to assure a perfect date night in.

Whether you’re inviting friends and family into your home for a holiday meal, sitting around the dinner table with your closest family members, or taking date night indoors, fall is a perfect time to reimagine your dining and entertaining spaces. Ennis Fine Furniture is here to help with every detail.