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First Home Furniture Essentials

Turn your house into a home with double-duty furniture like this. Photos: shopjosieb/etsy, Country Living, Hooker Furniture.

Nothing quite matches the thrill of placing out the welcome mat  to your first home. If that’s on your to-do list this Fall, now’s the time to make a checklist and get shopping for what you need to properly furnish your new place. Sofa, dining table and bed. Duh. They’re a given.  But so are other furnishings that combine fashion with multi-function. That’s what makes these pieces of furniture first home essentials everyone needs.

For a chic industrial look, try this Studio 7H desk. Photo: Hooker Furniture.

With sawhorse legs up to there, the Studio 7H Stiegs Writing Desk is more than a desk. This is an updated Scandinavian take on an iconic design element and is sized to serve as a sofa or buffet table. And with so many built-in storage spots, keeping tidy is a cinch wherever Stiegs goes.

This Hill Country bench makes multi-function living a cinch. Photo: Hooker Furniture.

Not only does the Hill Country Ozark bed bench provide an additional place to sit, it’s provides a ideal place to display blankets and throws while keeping them within arm’s reach for chilly Fall nights.

This bookcase rewrites the story on eco-friendly storage style. Photo: Hooker Furniture.

Aptly named, the Transcend bookcase rises above expectations. Made of solid Acacia wood harvested responsibly (one tree planted for each tree cut), it is as artful as it is purposeful with an organic, contemporary silhouette distinguished by butterfly joinery on live edge drawer doors and drawers.

Why sit when you can poshly perch? Cynthia Rowley for Hooker Furniture.

With the Walker exposed wood chair  Cynthia Rowley delivers lots of wow in fashion diva style. First, she makes Walker the ultimate accent piece by sizing it right for any room in the house (from living room to bedroom to home office). Then she dresses it in a trendy tie-dye plaid fabric called ‘Java.”

This may be the best designed nightstand–ever. Photo: Hooker Furniture.

By including a sleek half top-shelf on the Elixir leg nightstand,Hooker designers deftly solve two problems faced by homeowners everywhere—how to elevate lighting to proper reading height and free up space on the table.  A roomy drawer and lower shelf make this into a compact storage piece as well.

Here’s how a retro look plays a new tune. Photo: Hooker Furniture

With Mid-Century Modern finesse, the  Studio 7H LP record player/gaming entertainment console  gives clutter a cool spin by corraling electronic equipment and gadgets in one hip place. Outfitted with cubbies for a turntable, speakers, albums (since vinyl is back with a vengeance) and more, there are also sensible cutouts designed to keep cords out of sight, out of mind.

Whether you’re moving into your first apartment, condo or house, furniture that looks great and delivers multi-function is a true asset. Head your nearest Hooker Furniture retailer to see these first home essentials.


Ramp up Relaxation as Summer Winds Down

Create a family room or man-cave that will stand the test of time. Rustic yet contemporary, the Imagine Sofa stars cuddle-up seating that looks handsome but offers feet-up comfort when you want it. Bradington-Young Furniture.

 Summer is winding down, but if you’re like most of us, its actually time to ramp up your relaxation. As the pace of life picks up after Labor Day, “downtime” becomes even more important for recharging.

Subtle fan-shaped detailing and distinctive nailhead treatment give these comfortable Carson swivel chairs a chic and artful look. Photo: Hooker Upholstery

Whether you’re planning a staycation or just crave a little pampering when you get home from work or errands, the right seating can help you take it easy. Today’s club chairs, swivel chairs  are more comfortable than ever.

So are the new recliners, whether they’re stand-alone chairs or part of a luxurious sofa or sectional.

The Thomas recliner with its weathered leather, fits perfectly into today’s chic, industrial and nature-inspired environments. Bradington-Young

As hard as you work, you deserve an easy chair that’s easy on the eyes too. Now, turn on the A/C. It’s a perfect time to get serious about relaxation.  Through September 5, Hooker Furniture, Bradington-Young and Sam Moore have a National Labor Day Sales Event available through participating retailers.

The Gideon Swivel Chair is made with the multi-tasking fashionista in mind. Ikat patterns, like paisleys and other global classics, look new in fresh blues and greens, and the scale of this chair is inviting for a breakfast room or master bedroom. Photo: Sam Moore.

No matter how luxe the lifestyle or how often they’re entertained, guests always appreciate a chance to relax. The Armand swivel club chair adds an easy swivel to the club chair’s gentle embrace. Sam Moore.

Robust, rugged, and proud of it, the Huss Recliner is just what the doctor ordered for the man-cave or family room. this well-engineered piece is a study in real comfort, and rich leeather means it will age gracefully. Bradington-Young Furniture.

Sheathed in chic butter-soft leather, the Newman sofa is a power nappers’ dream come true with plush Spring Down and pillow soft cushions; and a decadent full recline at both arms.

Hopefully, all these options inspire you to get serious about relaxation.  Through September 5, Hooker Furniture, Bradington-Young and Sam Moore have a National Labor Day Sales Event available through participating retailers.

This will insure you can ramp up your relaxing as the busy fall season arrives.


The Art of Relaxation for Labor Day and Beyond

Add a French twist to your dreams. Arabella Bed: Hooker Furniture.

As Labor Day nears, it signals how far we are into the lazy, hazy days of summer. Yet, many of us continue toiling like over-caffeinated gerbils on a wheel. So how surprised should we by by a new study from the American Psychological Assn. that reveals the stress level of Americans is now at record levels? Clearly, it’s time to try something new like…mastering the art of relaxation. Where to start? With your home. Fill it with furniture designed for kicking back and relaxing like nobody’s business.

A good night’s sleep is essential to mastering the art of relaxation, so the first room in the house to address is the bedroom. There, you need a bed that beckons. Like these…

Sleep in simple, yet urbane, style. Photo: Hooker Furniture.

The Curata King Low bed  sets a restful tone that encourages sleepers to clear their minds of deadlines and simply relax amidst its “less is more” sleek European design.

With its shimmery eglomise finish and dramatic silhouette that mixes classic with contemporary, the Arabella mirrored panel bed, pictured in the opening photois a new take on French style that will send sleepers to dreamland in luxe glam style.

Take shelter here. Photo: Hooker Furniture

Inspired by the design of classic wing chairs (aka “shelter” chairs), the Nest Theory Heron upholstered bed  is distinguished by a dramatic button-tufted headboard with “wings” on each side that create a restful nocturnal retreat.

Chillin’ out and kickin’ back is easy to do in other rooms, too, with comfy seating like this:

Sit down and couch potato up. Photo: Bradington-Young

Sheathed in chic butter-soft leather, the Newman sofa is a power nappers’ dream come true with plush Spring Down and pillow soft cushions, and a decadent full recline at both arms.

Why sit still when you can swivel in style? Photo: Sam Moore Furniture.

With deep seats and plush cushions, Gideon and Darya and Iris  swivel chairs deliver ooh-ahh comfort and on-trend style because each is upholstered in a richly-hued graphic print fabric.

Pair up for down time together. Photo: Hooker Furniture.

Create a his ’n her relaxation zone with Shasta leather recliners that are sized right to flank a flickering fireplace or tuck into the cozy corner of a room.

With the right furniture, mastering the art of relaxation is easy and effortless (and stylish). Photo: Hooker Upholstery, Bradington-Young.

Ready to return home at the end of each hectic day and open the door to a place of peace and comfort? To master the art of relaxation, head to your nearest Hooker Furniture retailer. There, you’ll find special Labor Day savings on furniture like this (and more) from August 25-September 5, 2017.