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Tips and Trends from Jackie

Your comfy place to find out about the latest tips and trends in the home furnishings industry.

Tips & Trends

Here’s a recent question we received from a reader:

Our youngest child just graduated high school and my husband and I are empty nesters for the first time in many years. We want to give our home a new look. Any suggestions for where to start?

First, you need...

The dining room can be one of the most important rooms in the home. It's where family and friends gather for special occasions to share a meal and good times.

When purchasing furniture for the dining room, it's important to make selections that will create a space your friends and family...

The International Home Furnishings Market, aka High Point Market, is a twice a year trade show not open to the public. It is the place where buyers from furniture stores go to select their merchandise for the coming season.

You will soon see the exciting new collections in your hometown...

Have your kids moved out of the house? Have you upgraded to a bigger pad recently? Maybe you've got some extra space that you don't know what to do with it?

Here are some ideas to breathe new vibrancy into those extra rooms:

  • Create a library complete with big leather reading...

Home Sweet Home has taken on new meaning for today's consumers, and as Americans increasingly turn to their homes as havens for enjoying their family and friends, they are looking for these comfort zones to not only be comfortable and inviting, but safe and secure as well.

To help ensure...