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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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Spot-on Style: Small Space Tables that Work

What’s in? Living big by going small. Better Homes & Gardens, Hooker Furniture.

After years of homes the size of football fields dominating the style scene, now everyone’s buzzing about small homes. HGTV’s hit series, “Tiny House Hunters,”  takes the trend to the extreme, yet creates a compelling case—smaller homes mean less housework and more time for relaxation. If that’s of appeal to you, join the club.  53% of Americans say they’d consider buying a tiny home of 600 square feet or less, according to a new survey by the National Association of Homebuilders.

Ready to downsize on everything but style? Spot tables make that easy to do.  With slim silhouettes that create mega impact in a small footprint (16-18” wide), these stylish little tables are designed for portability and multi-function use. Wherever needed, these Johnny-on-the-spot tables can go.

The Poteet Martini Table pops the cork with classic American style. Photo: Hooker Furniture.

Inspired by one of the most picturesque regions in Texas, the  Hill Country Poteet Accent Martini Table shapes any space with its authentic corkscrew base.

An unexpected tabletop pattern enables the Retropolitan Spot Table to shake and stir the imagination. Photo: Hooker Furniture.

 By mixing mid-century modern with a dash of uptown urban swank, Retropolitan serves up the coolest martini table in town.

A chic blend of faux shagreen, metal and wood, Elixir Table intrigues and impresses. Hooker Furniture.

 Aptly named, the Elixir Accent Spot Table delivers the cure for ho-hum rooms with its crisp, clean lines, smooth/rough texture and masterful mix of materials.

A gorgeous mix of travertine and matte gold metal, the round martini table adds jewel-like sparkle. Photo: Hooker Furniture.

The round martini tabl does for interiors what statement earrings do for a little black dress—deliver the finishing touch that pulls the look together.

Topped with a thick piece of dragon onyx, the Melange Mary End Table taps into one of the hottest trends going-minerals. Photo: Hooker Furniture.

No doubt about it, the Melange Mary End Table rocks the mineral trend in home decor.

Conjuring the artisan ambience of Tuscany, Auberose blossoms with old world flair. Photo: Hooker Furniture.

 With its ample shaped hickory base, the Auberose Spot Table creates instant architectural interest.

With effortless chic, Skyline raises the bar on uptown urban style. Hooker Furniture.

The Skyline rectangle martini table tickles the senses with a captivating bubble glass top and shimmery steel base in a matte brass finish.

Spot tables like these leave no doubt that…small is chic. You, too, can live big by going small. Head to your nearest Hooker Furniture retailer and try this trend for yourself. 

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Green Crush: Home Hues from Sage to Teal

The green-adorned Thiago Wing Chair and Oleander Club Chair were just introduced at the Spring International Furniture Market by Sam Moore.

The proliferation of blue in home decor and furniture in recent seasons has paved the way for the other grand color of nature: green.

“Green is very important in various shades, and our sun-drenched color story is key,” said Sandi Teague vice president of sales and merchandising for Sam Moore Furniture“The palette features soft greens, corals and blush, as well as soft shades of blue. These soft, serene colors promote a relaxing environment  and play a large role in our Spring  2018 introductions at High Point Market.”

An inside look at the starring shades of green in the Sam Moore High Point Market Showroom.

Added Teague, “Pinterest says there’s been a 170% increase in saves for sage-colored decor. This is a green-gray that is easy to decorate around, a new neutral.”

HGTV.com recently published a new “trend alert,” asking, ‘Is sage the new neutral? It’s beginning to look that way. Gray, beige and off-white are still popular but soft, mossy and gray-greens are making a comeback.”

Sage green is a serene, natural neutral that works in any home space. Photo: HGTV.com and Rustic White Photography.

“In addition to sage, we’ve noticed other shades of green have spiked recently with a shift to eco-consciousness,” Teague said.

Green, when mixed with creams and grays, has a refreshing yet elegant impact on interiors. Photo: Cynthia Rowley for Hooker Furniture.

The Melange Esperanda Chest, a new introduction from Hooker Furniture, is in an always-fashionable teal, a shade that mixes the two grand colors of nature.

Teal, a go-to color for the Melange Collection, is always fashionable for home and fashion, as it combines the two grand colors of nature, green and blue.

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