Spring is so close, we can smell it. As the bare trees begin to revive back into their green selves and as the days start to get longer, there is no better time to freshen up your home and clear the palette in order to prepare for everything that spring has to offer. Below is a compilation of tips that we find most useful.
It's simple, and you probably do it pretty often. This next time, however, pay close attention to the small things. Dust off the pendant lights that hang above your island, wipe down the floorboards, and cleanse of all of the wintry grime that has collected in your home over the course of the past couple of months. Trust us, you'll feel so much better about yourself and fall in love with your home again. Once you're finished, top everything off with a fresh, aromatic Votivo candle.
Look at your night stand. For some of us, it is much needed to take a second to clear it off, wipe it down, and reassemble. It not only feels good to do, but it can make a room feel so much more airy. Not only this, but you will sleep easily knowing that the clutter that lays right next to your head is no longer there. Don't rid of it completely; keep your stack of novels and your trusty alarm clock, but take the water glass back down to the kitchen and rid your bedside of anything that you don't find yourself constantly grabbing.
Swap out your dark curtains with white and airy linen ones, tuck away the blankets that drape over the back of your sofa, and clean out the coat closet in the doorway. By doing so, your space will feel airy and ready for spring.
Nothing rejuvenates a space as much as bringing some nature inside. Whether it be a boxwood or a bouquet of hydrangeas, introducing some life is a great way to make things feel more like spring. Get creative with your placement, too! Sometimes, juxtaposing a simple plant with an intricate antique will make for the best look. By letting nature do some talking, your space will get an instant boost of life and it will create an atmosphere that screams spring.
Spring is full of beautiful colors. Mirror the outdoors by playing with color through upholstery, wallpaper, window treatments, and antiques. Get creative with the patterns that you choose and keep in mind that mixing patterns looks great if it's done right! Stop by our design center and design the perfect piece(s).
Happy spring from all of us at English Traditions!
Cincinnati is full of some amazing architecture. All across the city, home styles range from french colonial and tudor to modern and contemporary. Cincinnati has some of the most gorgeous homes, and luckily for us, some of them are on the MLS right now. Below is a compilation of some of the most gorgeous homes for sale, right now.
1. 9105 Kugler Mill Rd. Indian Hill, OH 45243
We can let some of these images speak for themselves...
I mean, just look at it! Who wouldn't drool over its expansive front lawn covered in fresh, green grass? Surrounded by various sources of vegetation, this home is absolutely stunning.
This gorgeous estate offers ample space for your collection of literature. Personally, I love the color that full bookshelves can introduce into a space. The miscellaneous placement of the books also makes a statement, as they are functional, yet beautiful at the same time. Nothing is better than when something can double as an activity and a piece of decor!
Although this home is beautiful all-around, its primary beauty is held outside of its doors. The beautiful windows in every possible nook and cranny bring the outdoors in and brighten up the whole home. A stunning lap pool lays in the back, just beyond a brick wall lined with bushes. Once again, we can let these images speak for themselves...
Sometimes, the smaller homes carry the most charm.
The shape of this home is intriguing. It works well with the colors chosen, and I love the front door. Once again, this home offers fresh, green grass and is surrounded by various sources of shade and vegetation.
You walk in to see this extremely well-furnished room, that focuses on simplicity. This focus is shown primarily through the use of a neutral color palette, bringing the most amount of color via an oriental rug and some sort of poster. I personally love the worn look of the leather sofa and the mismatching of the chairs. The layout works well, too, because the longevity of the room is accentuated and it carries the eye forward.
Lastly, this home has numerous windows in every room that bring in tons of light. I love the gallery wall and the scattered placement of art on each wall. The lighting works incredibly well, as it keeps things cozy and warm.
This traditional home, located in Hyde Park, is simply gorgeous! It is covered in beautiful, light-colored brick that creates a feeling of airiness and simplicity.
Big front porches are wanted by many people, and this house offers just that-- a vast porch that spans across the whole front of the home. Also, like the other homes, it has the perfect combination of shade and sun. Overall, the exterior of this home is simple, yet gorgeous.
Who doesn't love a beautiful hardwood floor? This home is filled with them! Tons of windows create beautiful light in every corner, and the neutral color scheme keeps things cozy and simple.
Buying upholstery can sometimes be overwhelming. There is a vast selection of frame styles and fabrics, which cater to each and every one of your needs. We have cultivated a list of reasons as to why choosing English Traditions for upholstery and leather is worth it.
1. You are supporting a family business that cares about you.
English Traditions, itself, is a family business that has been functioning for 25 years. Our upholstery lines are family-run as well, and together we strive to please you. Over the past 25 years, English Traditions has focused a great amount on the quality of everything we carry through our doors and/or order to your home. We value our relationships with our customers, we tell the truth, and we follow through with what we promise. By ordering upholstery and leather through English Traditions, you are ensured that your piece is exactly what you were looking for.
2. Pieces are 100% bench-made in the USA.
Our upholstery lines are constructed with premium cushioning, hard-wood frames, and traditional, 8-way hand-tie spring systems. In simpler terms, our upholstery is made with the highest quality materials, on a work bench, instead of a machine.
3. You are investing in the future.
By purchasing our upholstery, not only do you experience the fun of designing your perfect piece, you invest in your future. What do we mean by this? With high-end upholstery and leather pieces from our lines, you are sure to get the nicest possible product that will stand the test of time.
4. The fabric selection
When purchasing upholstery through English Traditions, you have the option of buying right off of our floor or designing your perfect piece. With a wide range of fabrics, the process of designing a custom piece of furniture is very enjoyable as our employees know what works best on what and are more than happy to supply you with a second opinion. Need to introduce some color into your space? Not a problem, we have exactly what you need-- a fabric center full of beautiful fabrics ranging from colorful and bold to neutral and cozy.
5. You can choose your finish.
Wesley Hall offers more than 40 hand-applied wood finishes-- traditional stains, lacquer, and metallic options. The possibilities are endless and your options suit every possible taste.
6. The style selection
Our lines all offer an extensive and broad array of style choices that can please anyone and fit in any space. Our catalog is user friendly with pages full of premium upholstery, bar & dining, and occasional products.
7. Comfort is key.
When you come into the store and sit down in a piece to test it, you are not going to want to get back up. We focus greatly on comfort and, by choosing English Traditions, you will receive nothing but the best-- comfortable and full of quality.
8. We take special requests.
"Yes" is our favorite word, it's in our DNA. Bring on your special requests-- custom details, custom lengths, you name it. When we can, we do. We want you to be happy with your product and we will do whatever it takes.
We pay attention to quality, comfort, design, and many other things. We want to make sure that everything we carry through our doors and/or order to your home is consistent with the things that we swear by.
Overall, designing your upholstery and leather through English Traditions is a fun and pleasurable experience that enables you to cultivate the product of your dreams. Our biggest goal is to make your experience the most enjoyable that it can be and to ensure that you get exactly what you want.
Next time that you're on the hunt for beautiful, high-end upholstery, choose English Traditions!