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How to Infuse Home with Spirit of Blue Hawaii

The Melange Turquoise Crackle Chest channels the spirit of Aloha and blue Hawaii.

Blue Hawaii Spirit

When it comes to tropical vacations and inspiring locales, it’s hard to top Hawaii. America’s 50th state offers bountiful inspiration for decorating and creating a restorative lifestyle. Here’s how to bring the spirit of Hawaii to your home.

Reflecting the softest shades of island twilight, the exquisite Lia Drawer Chest can be dressed up or down.

Maybe it’s the aqua coastline, the famous Elvis movie or the even more famous cocktail, but the term Blue Hawaii makes perfect sense. No matter which island you visit, you can expect turquoise waters stretching to meet an even-bluer sky.

From aqua to indigo, blue is an easy color to use in decorating and is firmly on-trend. The Spectrum Chest goes brilliant with sapphire blue.

Bradington-Young’s Pierce Sofa captures the beauty of ocean-inspired hues yet is neutral enough to complement a gray or beige-based room color palette. And its sumptuous leather cover is durable enough to withstand active lifestyles.

As you create your living spaces, consider incorporating the spirit of Aloha.

While the word “Aloha” is best-known for meaning hello and goodbye, it’s also the word for love and peace. Native Hawaiians will tell you that “Aloha” represents a unique concept for which there is no equivalent word in the English language. It’s a way of life best described as: being patient and kind, in unity and harmony with your real self, kind to all life forms, and humble.

Add a little beach inspiration to your space with the fresh finishes of our Sunset Point Collection. Dining chairs with a hint of island blue add a laid-back vibe that you’ll never tire of.

For most of us, island living is only experienced on vacation, yet it’s a feeling that lasts far longer. If you’re looking for fresh inspiration to update your home décor, go beyond clichéd floral prints and leaf patterns and choose furnishings that capture the essential beauty of tropical destinations such as Hawaii. As you surround yourself with meaningful furniture and décor, you’ll be on your way to capturing the spirit of Aloha.

 

 

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Mother’s Day Style: Bring it Home

The easy elegance of the Elixir Round Dining Table makes family gatherings for Mother’s Day even more comfortable and inviting–and we all know nothing makes Mom happier than being together. Photo: Hooker Furniture

Let’s face it — Mom wrote the book on style — and it shows in every single room of the home she’s worked so hard to create. This Mother’s Day, surprise her with that chic bar cart she’s had her eye on (a great gift from the entire family), or a fashionable new easy chair for a late-night read or FaceTime with a son, daughter (or grandchild) who couldn’t be there in person to celebrate.

A bar cart is a home entertainment staple and a timeless accent piece that your favorite hostess will love all year long. Photo: Hooker Furniture

To honor her role as official family chef, gather and bind some of her favorite recipes to create a delicious family keepsake and gift, and include it with the bar cart.

The Sassafrass Exposed Wood Chair has a transitional flair and laid-back comfort. Add to her relaxing evening routine with a gift of comfortable slippers, a few favorite candles, a pair of theater tickets or a travel book on a favorite destination dream. Photo: Sam Moore

As your Mother’s Day celebration winds down, mix her favorite fruity cocktail while she listens to a little jazz or heads to the patio for some sun. Photo: Crispcollective.org

A side of something sweet and a big serving of style will be the icing on the cake: Mom will adore the Bedroom Belle Semainier chest for her dressing area, or the Melange Nia End Table for her favorite sitting area. Photos: Hooker Furniture and Country Living

The delightful Belle Semainier Chest has a drawer for every day of the week. Photo: Cynthia Rowley for Hooker Furniture.

Still searching for the unforgettable gift? Plant her favorite rose bush variety in the back yard, or plant a collection of herbs he’ll savor in the kitchen all year long. Or, show Mom she’s your hero all year long with a monthly delivery of her favorite flowers or monthly spa visits for a well-deserved dose of luxury. Best gift ever? Find her oldest childhood friend and invite them for a rendezvous to reconnect over dinner. (Where Mom shows off her new wine cabinet).

Warm and rustic, the Crafted Bar Cabinet by Hooker Furniture will be ideal for family gatherings both large and small…and we know there’s nothing that makes Mom’s heart smile more! Photo: Hooker Furniture

From rustic to luxe, and from classic to chic, chose a gift for Mom that reflects her inimitable style. Photo: Country Living.

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Go Big this Mother’s Day with Modern Furniture

Traditions are nice. So is breaking with them. Photos: Better Homes & Gardens, Hooker Furniture, Sam Moore Furniture.

On Mother’s Day, a card,  flowers and breakfast in bed  are classic ways to show how much you care.  But what if you want to bring a smile that goes a mile for more than just one day?  Then break with tradition and go big. Give mom a new piece of furniture that’ll transform her favorite room in thoroughly modern ways.

Where to stash shoes and handbags? Inside this bed’s footboard drawers. Photo: Hooker Furniture.

With its sweetheart-shaped upholstered headboard and low-profile wood frame in a trendy bluish-gray finish, the Hamilton panel bed with storage footboard will go straight to the heart of moms who love clean, contemporary looks with a hint of femininity.

Here’s how rustic oak and quarried bluestone blend–and bend–the trend of contemporary design in rich, textural ways. Photo: Hooker Furniture.

For mid-Century modern moms into luxe storage solutions, the Miramar Aventura Raphael Dresser  is the perfect pick. Not only does this dresser feature six spacious drawers, but the bottom two are also cedar-lined. And there’s a removable jewelry tray in the top right drawer, too.

This chair joins the club, then transforms it in all the right ways. Photo: Sam Moore Furniture.

A contemporary take on a classic design that originated in the smoky gentlemen’s clubs of 19th century England, the Dominique club chair ) is an uptown girl reboot with its gently curved silhouette wrapped in a graphic print that’s so on-trend it could strut the catwalk.

This standing closet puts a global spin on a design essential that dates back to medieval England. Photo: Hooker Furniture

Open the carved starburst oak doors of the Miramar Point Reyes Salvador Wardrobe and you’ll find a chic retreat for Mom’s clothes and accessories.

Inside are six storage drawers, four cubbies, two adjustable shelves and a removable clothing rod; plus a full-length mirror on one door and a storage rack on the other.

Every mom needs a desk with a leg up on style. Hooker Furniture.

Aptly named, the Sophisticated Contemporary Writing Desk delivers all the right stuff. Its sleek shape is accentuated by a pearl white finish with faux shagreen components and polished stainless steel legs.  It’s also crafted with three roomy drawers that include a keyboard opening, writing slide and pencil tray.

When mid-century modern flower powers up, that’s something to chirp about. Photo: Hooker Furniture

Although the Melange Robin Credenza is a hard-working, compact storage unit for everything from books to electronics, it doesn’t give one inch on style. Crafted of quartered black walnut and maple veneers, it’s embellished with a bold mid-century modern floral motif in a trendy turquoise hue.

This bookcase rewrites the rules on display. Photo: Hooker Furniture

With its cubist-inspired silhouette that frames each item displayed like artwork, this Bookcase is proof that great style needn’t walk a straight line.

These days, Moms are modern in so many ways—from how they dress, work, play and decorate. So break with tradition. Treat your mom to a gift she’ll truly appreciate both on her big day and beyond. And let your Hooker Furniture retailer help. 

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