DS Tip Of The Week: Express Yourself Through Your Walls

One way to promote relaxation and inspiration in the home is through art. Art is an expression of oneself – everyone sees something different when they view art.

This week’s Steinhafels #DecoratingSolutions Tip of the Week comes to us from Devin Bagdassian, an interior decorator based in our Waukesha store. As Devin points out, art brings an added dimension to a room, and creates visual interest.

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She explains, “I love to create focal walls and do the unexpected with a blank wall. Try layering art – people do not expect this look, and it’s a great conversation starter. Don’t be afraid to combine a big clock and art, or multiple pieces together. Design should be fun and playful and should speak to YOU. Have fun designing!”

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Go ahead – express yourself through the art on your walls! We post a quick and easy decor tip each Monday. Check in next week for another #DSTipOfTheWeek.

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DS Tip Of The Week: Small Spaces and Sectionals

Proper spacing is a HUGE part of interior design. While this sounds obvious, it can be tricky to pull off, especially if you have larger furniture you want to fit in a small space.

For this week’s Decorating Solutions Tip of the Week, we answer the question, “Can a sectional work in a small space?”

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Jim Mallon is an interior designer based in our Vernon Hills store, and his answer: “Yes!! When you hire a Steinhafel’s Designer and use Decorating Solutions to resolve your space, we can make it happen.”

Jim goes on to explain, “The most important thing is that the sectional will be the only seating in the space the majority of the time. Here’s a picture of my family room. It is 12×15″ with a fireplace and a sliding patio door. I placed the sectional on the only wall I could. I replaced a sofa and a chair with this Steinhafels piece. The seating now accommodates five people. The ottoman, which serves as a coffee table, also has seating when needed… so now we can sit 7 people as opposed to only four!”   

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Wow, thanks for that practical example from your own home Jim! Here’s another picture that illustrates Jim’s tip.

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We post a new, quick and easy decor tip each and every Monday. Check in next week for another #DSTipOfTheWeek.

Meet Our New Guest Blogger Annie: The DIY Decor Mom!

As a family-owned, local business, Steinhafels is always excited to partner with fellow locals – whether it be non-profits, other businesses, and yes… bloggers!

Today we introduce you to our new guest blogger, Annie, the creator of the blog “DIY Decor Mom: DIYing Between Diaper Changes.”

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Annie is a 30-year-old mom of three, who along with her husband, is working on completely renovating their builder-grade 1980’s home into the home of their dreams. She explains, “Our life is crazy but wonderful. I love sharing motherhood hacks and decorating tips for creating a beautiful life and home.”  

We actually met Annie through our other fabulous guest blogger, Meg at Green with Decor (us bloggers stick together!)

We met with Annie recently at our Kenosha store, where she picked up her Clarity Sofa Table. It was awesome to meet her three adorable kids.

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You can check out Annie’s #sponsored blog post about that Clarity Sofa Table HERE. She has some great tips for styling a console table. Who knew a simple console table could be so functional and stylish at the same time?!

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Partnering with talented lifestyle writers like Meg and Annie has been great, and we look forward to seeing what they come up with for future posts.