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Super-Stylish Game-Day Ideas

The low entertainment console from the Urban Elevation Collection is as fashionable as they come. Open shelving makes component storage easy and adds character to a room without visually taking up a lot of space. Hooker Furniture.

With America’s favorite sports event almost here, it’s time to talk about all things Super –super-stylish living spaces, entertainment centers and super-easy party snacks.

Since the TV is the focal point of most great rooms, it deserves to be showcased on entertainment center furniture that adds both function and beauty to the space. Here are a few of our favorite super-stylish entertainment centers and some yummy game-day snacks that are super easy to make.

The Curata Entertainment Console conveys modern style while offering all the functionality you need. Its clean, timeless design features open shelving and is accented with stainless brushed brass details and hardware. Hooker Furniture.

We love that the Curata End Table coordinates so beautifully with the Curata Entertainment Console. It’s just the right size for the end of the sofa or next to a chair, yet doesn’t look too matchy-matchy.

Nachos are a natural for a Super Bowl party, so why not make yours a DIY Nacho Bar?

Here’s a link to show you how. Expert tip: this is a great make-ahead recipe that will free you up on game day.

Whether you wall mount your TV or display it on top of the Serramonte Entertainment Console, its generous 69 inches of style is enough to counterbalance the scale of today’s oversized flat screens.

The three-door design of the Serramonte Entertainment Console is ideal for storing movies and electronics while keeping clutter out of sight.

No matter if you’re serving a big crowd or just family, you’ll want a few dishes with substance, like this Philly Cheesesteak Dip.

This Philly Cheesesteak Dip Recipe is easy to make ahead in the crock pot, and it is practically a meal in itself.

While chips and popcorn are easy, your playoff game and Super Bowl guests will appreciate hearty snacks as well.

The glaze on these Bourbon Mini Kielbasas will have them coming back to your party every year.

For maximum display space, check out the multifunctional Kinsey Entertainment Console. Hooker Furniture

The Kinsey Entertainment Console can be used on its own or paired with a couple of Kinsey Etageres to create a coordinated wall system. Its warm, dark finish and circle motif design ensure it’s flawlessly on-trend.

For dessert, nothing could be easier than dressing up pre-made mini ice cream sandwiches.

To make this football-themed icecream treatjust add a wooden spoon to the end and decorate with stripes of frosting for a tasty, unique treat.

Once the game is over and the leftovers are put away, it’s time to rest and relax. Photo: Bradington-Young Mayes Reclining Lounger

After the game, put your feet up in your favorite recliner, like this Mayes 3-Way Lounger. Or if you don’t yet have a favorite recliner, check out the latest styles here.

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Ultra Violet, Pantone’s 2018 Color of the Year, celebrates the artistic/boho vibe of a new generation. Photos: Macy’s bedding; Shag rug by Safavieh for Overstock. Sectional and chair: Sam Moore Furniture.

It’s the new year, and you want to refresh your decor with Pantone’s latest “it” color, but its an offbeat hue like 2018’s Ultra Violet. What to do?

Sensuous and elegant, velvet is another important look for 2018. Bring it home in regal violet, updated with modern black base and legs in the Cheekie Chair. Sam Moore Furniture.

Make it familiar and livable for every day: Ground violet accents with your investment furnishings in classic gold, gray or blue — or go with a statement piece or two in regal purple. Use each color three times in a room and you’re all set.

Violet in all its variations look great with gray. Here, a deep plum warms up light gray and silver of the Sage Sectional without sacrificing the modern, urbane scheme. Sam Moore Furniture

Gray is a top trend with staying power, perfect for our modern, urban lifestyle. Add a punch (or pinch) of violet in an accent pillow, cuddly throw, vase, lamp or artwork, and gray goes to the next level fast! Curata Bench by Hooker Furniture

You don’t need sequins to highlight upholstery with a silvery gleam. Elegant yet imaginative, the silver-patterned fabric on the Carney Club Chair works anywhere when grounded with sensuous velvet in a darker gray. Take it to the next level with a punch of violet accent. Sam Moore Furniture.

Violet, in shades from aubergine to eggplant to plum, can make a spectacular and romantic wall color, especially for an accent wall. Photo: vkvvisuals.com/blog.

Sleek grays make a cool backdrop to a surprising rose-and-purple global pattern and warm modern wood in the Easy Breezy Chair from Sam Moore.

One of the easiest ways to pull a challenging color into a real-life scheme is to start with a pattern that brings together your desired hues. Textiles like this chevron-patterned rug weave their arty spell and show how seemingly unrelated hues can blend with elegance. Photo: Overstock.com

 Ultra Violet celebrates the mystical, spiritual and artistic/boho vibe of a new generation open to diverse and global inspirations; a vibe last felt in the late 1960s. 

Here’s Ultra Violet and a few of its classic friends: Gold, yellow-green and gray-green — plus a jolt of analogous berry blue-red. Designer lampshades offer another opportunity to recreate a color scheme without breaking the bank. LampsPlus.

Accents made of geodes (or just copying the pattern) are part of a mystical, earth-loving trend that’s big for 2018. In rough-cut amethyst, the violet is both edgy and timeless. Photo: Etsy

Conserve heat as you hit the fashion hot spot with a luxurious woven throw in mohair, cotton, silk, wool or even practical fleece. Add braid trim of your own in the same or contrasting color for a custom look. It’s perhaps the easiest way to add a touch of violet to any room. Photo: Wayfair

So let the sun shine in, welcome creative connections, and let Ultra Violet refresh your decor and your mood.

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Start the New Year with Hide ‘N Chic Storage

This year, resolve to store your stuff without giving an inch on style. Photos: Etsy, Country Living, Hooker Furniture, Better Homes and Gardens.

New Year’s resolutions.

Most of us make em’ and break em’ as fast as glasses of bubbly are downed when the clock strikes midnight. So how can 2018 be different, especially if getting better organized (the second most popular resolution of them all) — is on your must-do list?

Open the door to beautiful decor that’ll master your mess with hide ’n chic storage.

This is an entertainment center? Yes. Oh yes. Photo: Hooker Furniture.

A beautiful blend of hometown charm and contemporary cues, the  Urban Elevation entertainment credenza delivers lots of uptown wow and…more.  With a gentle touch, its sleek doors open to reveal two spacious, adjustable shelves for electronics and gaming accessories; plus a ventilated back panel. That means equipment (and all those messy cords) can stay out of sight, out of mind even during operation.

Here’s how to table clutter with farm-to-decor flair. Hooker Furniture.

The simple lines and plank style design of the Roslyn Country rectangle cocktail table tap into one of the hottest trends going while also providing two deep drawers for stashing remotes, magazines and blanket throws.

File this under “high fashion.” Hooker Furniture.

From afar, the Rustic Glam credenza is a haute head-turner. Up close, its’ more practical side is revealed with a locking file drawer (with Pendaflex® system), pair of storage drawers and tray drawer found behind carved fretwork doors that shimmer with Parisian-inspired églomisé accents.

Who would guess a file drawer and tray drawer hide behind the glam exterior of the Rustic Glam Credenza?

Sit, yet store more? Here’s how. Hooker Furniture.

By combining classic French elements with a simple utilitarian shape, the Arabella storage bench romances the room, conjuring images of the golden age of travel while delivering popular modern day design elements— double-duty seating and hidden storage.

Who says storage can’t be swanky? Hooker Furniture.

Sleek, elegant and remarkably sensible, the Skyline Bureau  puts a modern luxe spin on vertical storage.  Within this richly hued cherry and African rosewood veneer bureau are two drop-front middle drawers, a cedar-lined bottom drawer with removable dividers and a felt-lined top drawer.

Upon reflection, this is how to add instant style (and secret storage). Hooker Furniture.

With its larger-than-life silhouette and antique mirror/silver-leaf finish, the  Melange Lumiere floor mirror  adds a touch of Old Hollywood glam. It opens to reveal a luxe felt-lined interior (with 60 slots for ring storage, 30 necklace hooks and 16 removable jewelry bags) that’s in sync with our hide-and-keep needs today.

Some resolutions -like swearing off chocolate- are surely meant to come and go like the wind. Others are worth keeping, especially those resolutions that can make our homes more livable and enjoyable. That’s why corralling clutter in hide ’n chic ways makes perfect sense to do this year and the next.

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