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Is Custom-Made Furniture Worth It?

When your home is your sanctuary, you have to create an environment that you absolutely love. To do this, sometimes it only makes sense to get a custom-made piece of furniture. In addition to having a custom design that is made just for you, custom-made furniture also tends to last longer and is more durable than store-bought furniture.  The Benefits of Custom Made Furniture There are a lot of different types of custom furniture. In fact, we recently commissioned a
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Choosing Safe Furniture for Your Home | WPL Interior Design

Choosing Safe Furniture for Your Home

A huge part of interior design is bringing together function and style. This goes beyond just picking out beautiful furniture pieces for your daily life; it also involves thinking about all the little details you may not normally think about. When it comes to furniture, safety is one of those critical factors that is always at the forefront of our designers’ minds. Unfortunately, many of the furniture compliance requirements within the United States are not mandatory, they are voluntary. This
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Chair-ishing Space with Built-In Seating

There are hundreds of ways to maximize space in your home. Whether you need room for more clothes, want to store extra groceries, or would like to add to your collection of books, we can help you find the space! Another way to use “unusable” areas in your home is by turning them into built-in seating areas or retreat spaces. This is great if you need some extra room for entertaining guests or want to add more seating in an
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Setting Up Your Personal Home Library | WPL Interior Design

Setting Up Your Personal Home Library

Has anyone else started losing track of how many weeks we’ve been under quarantine? Many of us are feeling a little bit of cabin fever. Luckily, a great way to find adventure at home is by curling up with a good book. Bookshelves are an easily neglected part of the home, especially when we’re too busy going in and out. But now that we’re spending more time at home, it’s a great opportunity to both re-organize and re-discover your favorite
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How to Choose the Right Dining Table | WPL Interior Design

How to Choose the Right Dining Table

A good quality dining would live with you forever. At the very least, you’ll have it around between 5-10 years. While there are many furniture trends out there, homeowners often want to find a dining table that is classy and timeless. It should be able to adapt to your home’s decor, even if you decide to update or renovate. Measure Your Dining Room The first step in how to choose a dining table is to measure the space of your
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A Guide to Choosing the Perfect Area Rug | WPL Interior Design

A Guide to Choosing the Perfect Area Rug

Rugs may not be the first thing you think of when planning what furniture to place in a room, but they are often an essential part of a room’s design. They can be used as a room’s focal point or they can be used to unify and balance a room’s overall look. In addition to adding style and comfort to a room, they can also be used to protect floors and keep your furniture in place. Color and Style An
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Why We Shop at the High Point Furniture Market | WPL Interior Design

Why We Shop at the High Point Furniture Market

As we have previously mentioned, WPL Interior Design makes our way to High Point, NC for the High Point Furniture Market twice every year. The HP Market is the largest in the world with 180 buildings, 12 million square feet of showroom space, 75,000 attendees, over 2,000 exhibitors, with 100+ countries represented. The manufacturers represented produce furniture, lighting, rugs, art, accessories, and many other categories like faux floral arrangements. There’s no question about it, we love to shop at High
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Get Your Home Ready To Sell: Home Staging Tips

Staging your home can play a crucial role in selling your house. According to the National Association of Realtors, 83% of buyers’ agents said that home staging made it easier for potential buyers to visualize properties as their future home, and 40% reported that home staging influenced most buyers’ view of the home. From a homeowner’s point of view, staging can seem a bit daunting. How much will it cost and what upgrades are needed? But home staging isn’t an
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The Death of the Armoire?

When was the last time you shopped for an armoire? Many people think armoires and wardrobes are big, bulky, and don’t fit into the style of modern homes. Century Furniture, who has hundreds of thousands of products, only has two armoires in its entire line, because they simply don’t sell. In contrast, we recently visited Restoration Hardware’s 90,000 square foot, five-story megastore in Manhattan’s meatpacking district, and they had many on display. So the question is, are armoires still relevant?
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High Point Market Trends: Curved Sectionals

Twice a year, buyers from around the world come to High Point Market to see beautifully designed showrooms and exhibits. Buyers come to High Point to see the most innovative new products, see the trends as they happen, and experience the vision and excitement of this incredible industry. High Point Market features an amazing 12.2 million square feet of showroom and exhibit space and 2,000 manufacturers in multiple buildings in downtown High Point, making it by far the world’s largest
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High Point Market Trends: Clear is Here

Twice a year, buyers from around the world come to High Point Market to see beautifully designed showrooms and exhibits. Buyers come to High Point to see the most innovative new products, see the trends as they happen, and experience the vision and excitement of this incredible industry. High Point Market features an amazing 12.2 million square feet of showroom and exhibit space and 2,000 manufacturers in multiple buildings in downtown High Point, making it by far the world’s largest
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Antiques: A Thing of the Past or Still Relevant?

It’s always exciting to see what is trending in the design world. From bold colors to brushed gold finishes, we are seeing both long-ago trends come back and new ones unexpectedly pop up. One trend, that some people are crossing their fingers for a comeback, is the popularity of antiques. Antique furniture, which is loosely defined as 100 years or older, has seen steadily declining interest in the last couple decades. They are not nearly as popular as they were
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The Thirty-Year-Old Loveseat

Clients ask us all the time whether they should reupholster their old furniture or just buy new. The answer to that question depends on several considerations. Is the piece sentimental to you? Does it have a story? Perhaps your husband proposed to you on it. Or it belonged to your grandmother and she used to read to you while you both sat on it. What is the quality and value of the piece? If the quality is hard to come
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Design Home 2016: Furniture Sponsors

As the Interior Designers for Design Home 2016, we work with the developer, US Construction, and the Architects, JKRP Architects, for over a year to design the interiors of the home. We also work with over 30 sponsors to select the appropriate products to showcase in the home. Six of these sponsors are furniture sponsors who help us furnish the interior spaces. Their products finish off the spaces and make the architecture and home’s features shine and come alive so
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The Console Table & Sofa Table

What is the difference between a Console Table and a Sofa Table? The terms describe the same basic piece of furniture. A wide table that is shallow in depth, and roughly table or desk height. They can have legs, sides, or pedestals for support and can also have shelves or stretchers below the top surface or just be open underneath. They are usually rectangular but not always. They can be curved or shaped. One thing they usually are not is
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