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The Friday 5: Recipes, Road Trips and Stressless – Oh My!

If you’re new here, welcome to The Friday 5!  Sometimes random, sometimes not, but always five things that we think you might be inspired by, find helpful or just might like to know.

1. Apple trees usually start blossoming around mid-May and it can be a pretty spectacular sight. If you agree, you may want to schedule one of the drives they talk about here and here.

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Ode to the Chat Group

I have a confession: I am totally in love with the chat group.

Commonly, this is four chairs surrounding a cocktail ottoman or low table.  The arrangement conjures up images of women in flower bedecked hats drinking tea or even something stronger, but it can be a great way to fight the tv-centric seating arrangements we are getting more and more used to.

Take the sun room or four season porch for example.  Usually, this is an additional seating space adjacent to a great room or family room that already houses a television. What if this space  became about conversation, reading with your feet up, or relaxing with a morning coffee?  More than this, it can be a great way to use space.

I used the room planner at Schneidermans.com to show off a great way to use this arrangement.

Here is a pretty typical, tv centric space where the tv is mounted over the fireplace

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This arrangement still has some great views for the fireplace and tv (better than the first, in fact, but the entire room isn’t about that.

Perfect chat group pieces aren’t hard to find.  Small, comfy swivel chairs and a round storage ottoman are ideal.  If you would like a more formal arrangement, try something like the Social Butterfly collection from Schnadig.

Social Butterfly Chair

Social Butterfly Chair

Social Butterfly Ottoman

Social Butterfly Ottoman

Rise of Glam at Schneiderman’s Furniture

A Glam look has been trending on and off since the Rat Pack ruled Hollywood.  Inspired in part by art deco, a glam look is characterized by luxurious materials, neutral color palettes, lots of texture, and glitzy finishes.  Mirrored pieces, golds and other metallics, thick furs, and glossy woods all combine to create a glamorous look reminiscent of classic Hollywood.  At Schneiderman’s Furniture, we strive to provide a wide range of styles and we have recently received pieces perfect to add a touch of glam to your home decor.

Caracole King Bed from Schnadig

The Caracole King Bed from Schnadig has luxurious fabric panels on the side rails and footboard.  The headboard design is raised fabric panels with deeply finished wood inlay.  Just standing next to this bed will make you feel like you’re in a glamorous hotel.  And now you can bring this feeling home.  Simply stunning.

Tommy Bahama Royal Kahala chairUpdated glam, the glossy black wood finish combines with a cut velvet patterned cushion in this fantastic chair from Lexington’s Tommy Bahama Royal Kahala collection. The curving shapes on the backs and sides of the chair are reminiscent of the lyric patterns in Art Deco pieces and the upholstery pattern has classic roots. Luxury, texture, neutral palette.

Casbah Sectional King Hickory The Casbah Sectional from King Hickory is another stunning example of modern glam.  Silky oyster chenille, deep down cushions, and fringed accent pillows in neutral, textured animal prints create luxury in your great room or living room.  It’s too beautiful to sit on and too comfortable to miss – perfect glam!

Find these glam looks and more at Schneiderman’s Furniture in Plymouth, Lakeville, Roseville, Duluth, and Woodbury Minnesota (pieces shown at select MN furniture stores).

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