We Carry a Diverse Range of Furniture Styles
Most folks are looking for furniture that just feels good to them and matches their home. Often, specific styles or trends aren't as important as finding a great piece that 'works'.
However, it is sometimes fun to think about the historical themes and periods in interior design. How might a design style fit or inspire your own vision for a lovely home? If you are furnishing a room or a whole home, working with a theme or style can help bring it all together.
This style draws its aesthetic from the Victorian period with elaborate forms, symmetry and intricate detail. It evokes a stately, regal opulence. Rich carved woods, curved and arching lines, plush, patterned fabrics and lustrous accents.
This style is related to the architectural style that was popular in the mid 1900's. (1900-1950) It is sometimes referred to as ''mid-century modern".
Straight clean lines, emphasis on functionality, more open space and minimalism are important aspects.
It is easy to get confused between Modern vs. Contemporary because the word 'modern' by definition refers to that which is 'current' or 'present time'. However, Modern, as a design style refers specifically to the time period and the style that emerged from and broke away from the Traditional style.
Transitional design is a response to Modern design. Modern design went for minimalism and straight lines, rejecting the opulence of Traditional design. Transitional design was an effort to bring back the arching curves and richness of Traditional design, while keeping some of the clean and minimalist aesthetic of Modern. Transitional design can be seen perhaps as a 'traditional modernist,' simplifying a regal opulence into a more modern warm home style.
This style emerged in the mid to late 1800's and incorporated the raw and wild elements of nature. It values and accentuates the underlying raw materials, not disguising or refining them too far. Natural wood branch is a common theme, along with strong wood grain, rich leathers, and wrought and unpolished metals.
Contemporary is the time period from the mid 1970's to now. It is always changing, incorporating elements from previous design styles with new innovation and creativity. For example, the 70's and 80's had distinct design trends that define styles for the those contemporary periods. Some current contemporary furnishings reference these 'vintage' contemporary styles in updated and new ways.
Current decade (2020's) contemporary design can go in many different directions from super minimalist 'modern,' to rich and wild patterns and sculptural forms. There is also a continuing appreciation of rustic, natural materials used in a minimalist way. Sometimes this builds on rustic style in its value for responsibly-made furnishings, including using ecologically sound materials and local or regionally based companies.
Lodge and Southwestern are two styles with a strong regional, Colorado influence.
Lodge is one expression of Rustic design. Lodge style brings local raw materials inside the home with organic and natural tones and shapes. Lodge is all about luxurious comfort with big and bold lines. Logs and strong wood grain, rich leathers, skins, antlers, and wrought iron are common components.
Its name comes from the South West region of the United States. It blends cultural elements of Spanish, Mexican and Native American. Earth tone colors: terracotta, sand and rust are prominent. Southwestern is sometimes expressed in vivid patterns, high contrast and bold colors and hand-made or raw elements. It also can incorporate softer curving elements with rustic nature themes and a more minimalist light, earthy palate.
Southwestern covers a lot of design 'territory' from the rustic 'Wild West' to refined Spanish Mediterranean influences.