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Trend Alert–It’s Hip to Be Square

Design heads back-to-school this year with a clever spin on geometric shapes. This Modern Romance Table beckons all to gather round and round.

Now’s the time to shape up your home in unexpected ways. Hooker Furniture

This Fall, design heads back-to-school with its clever spin on geometric shapes. Want your home to score an A for “awesome” style and head straight to the top of the class?  Then, fill it with furniture that interprets simple, clean lines from a new angle.

Here’s how to serve up math with style. Hooker Furniture

By pairing a reclaimed inlaid wood top with sleek chrome legs shaped like right triangles, the  L’Usine Rectangle Dining Tablmasters the mix of rustic and contemporary in a very cool way.

How about a bench that uses math to create a magical illusion? Hooker Furniture

From afar, the Curata Upholstered Bench seat appears to float between boxy, open-framed wood legs. 

This table beckons all to gather ’round and ’round. Hooker Furniture.

Three circles come together to form the unique cloverleaf top of the Modern Romance Coffee Table.

Chic, shapely storage. Who knew? Hooker Furniture.

The door handles of the Melange Noelle Credenza  are formed from circles cut in half that provide function and added dimension to this gorgeous limestone-topped storage piece.

Create instant architectural interest with a petite, portable table like this. Hooker Furniture.

A posh place to park drinks, snacks and more, the Miramar Salinas Martini Table has a hammered metal pedestal base shaped from four concave half circles.

Too cool for school storage. Hooker Furniture.

Fashioned from an avant-garde mix of square and rectangle mango wood cubbies, the Home Office Bookcase displays accessories like art in three-dimensional open frames. 

This bed walks the line with style. Hooker Furniture.

With its striking canopy frame and plush channel-stitched upholstered headboard, the Miramar Aventura Jackson Poster Bed transforms a series of straight lines into a dramatic focal point around which to create the design of the room.

Furniture like this makes it easy to decorate with geometric shapes. And best of all?  No math class required.


Stylish Desk and Chair Duos for Back-to-School

Smart, stylish combinations make working from home in a home office more appealing than ever. Photos: Hooker Furniture

As summer winds down and school starts again, it’s time for back-to-school shopping. Stocking up on school clothes and supplies gets us thinking about evenings packed with homework, bill paying, and surfing the internet—all of which are made easier with a good desk and chair.

The kidney shaped Modern Romance desk with a soft white finish and champagne-tone hardware, is perfect for a bedroom or living room. Photo: Hooker Furniture.

No matter how you use your work space, a high-quality desk pays for itself over time with comfort and utility. A supportive desk chair adds even more value, while elevating the overall look. It doesn’t matter if you have a dedicated home office or are squeezing a desk in with the rest of your  living room furniture; you can benefit from well-designed furnishings that reflect your personal style.

Here are a few of our favorite back-to-school desk and chair duos:

This Hooker Furniture writing desk combines wood and metal for an urban metro vibe, and is paired with the fun + functional Frappe Desk Chair from Sam Moore Furniture.

If you love easygoing home office furnishings that are fabulous but not fussy, the urban and eclectic look is for you. The writing desk combines wood and metal for an urban metro vibe, and features two utility drawers and a center drop-front drawer. We’ve paired it with the fun, yet functional Frappe Desk Chair covered in a funky retro-inspired diamond fabric. 

The Modern Romance Writing Desk has a soft white finish and champagne-tone hardware. Add a pop of color with the Chai Me Desk Chair from Sam Moore.

An elegant back-to-school addition to any room, the Modern Romance writing desk is perfectly suited for a bedroom or living room. Elegantly finished all around with a fluted exterior, it can be floated anywhere in a room and is highlighted by a soft white finish and champagne-tone hardware. Add color  and comfort with the Chai Me Desk Chair featuring nailhead trim, an adjustable seat and rolling casters.

The Rustique Writing Desk and the Breve Desk Chair make a striking pair. Photos: Hooker Furniture and Sam Moore.

Offering an updated traditional vibe, the Rustique Writing Desk features a diamond motif in its wood top, and is accented with a black frame in an X-motif. Pair it with the Breve Desk Chair and enjoy extra touches such as a nailhead trim, casters and an adjustable seat height.

The Melange Dixon Writing Desk and the Mochacinno Desk Chair are the essence of sophisticated casual style. Photos: Hooker Furniture and Sam Moore.

An on-trend finish in distressed shades of light gray makes the Melange Dixon Writing Desk a stunning option for any design plan. For maximum impact, pair it with a colorful desk chair, such as the Mochacinno Chair shown here. In addition to a base with casters and an adjustable seat, it features designer details such as button tufting and a contrasting welt.

Infuse warmth into your traditional decor with this pairing of the Crafted Computer Credenza and the Walton Armless Desk Chair. Photos: Hooker Furniture and Sam Moore.

Traditional doesn’t have to mean boring—as illustrated by this handsome home office pairing. The embodiment of rustic luxe, the Crafted Computer Credenza features contrasting wood finishes inspired by a bourbon barrel burnished over time. Its’ natural companion is the Walton Armless Desk Chair.

Marry a touch of glam in the Arabella Mirrored Writing Desk with the Cortado Desk Chair with a contrasting solid cream front and leaf-pattern back. Photo: Hooker Furniture and Sam Moore.

For style seekers, this stunning look is worthy of awe and admiration. Marrying a touch of glam with industrial luxe styling, the Arabella Mirrored Writing Desk offers eye-stopping elegance. Add the Cortado Desk Chair and enjoy its two-toned upholstered fabric treatment with a solid cream front and contrasting leaf-pattern on its back. An adjustable seat and designer satin chrome casters complete the aesthetic.

While working at home has become more common, creating a beautifully functional work area is often overlooked. Whether you’re finishing work you brought home, managing your family budget or studying for school—you deserve a space that is as fashionable as it is functional.

With its on-trend distressed gray finish, the Melange Dixon Writing Desk is a stunning option in any design plan. Photo: Hooker Furniture

Be sure to comment below and let us know which of these back-to-school looks you’d choose!


Luxurious, Serene and Classic White

A dreamy look is achieved on the Kennsington Credenza, crafted of bleached veneer with a clear lacquer top coat with stainless hardware and a polished steel base. Hooker Furniture

White is the color of luxury, serenity, purity and calm.

Increasingly, white is the color of choice for  apparel, handbags, shoes, interior paint, accessories and home fashion and furniture.

White is being used as a fashion neutral today. Sofa, table and chest by Hooker Furniture and Sam Moore.

Softened whites are the new go-to choice for neutrals. Used as a neutral, whites often have a creamy look or feature taupe, gray or even metallic undertones, giving them a tactile and textural appeal. 

White may be the ultimate aspirational color.

This could partially be because everyone’s “dream kitchen” seems to be white.

A white kitchen with silver appliances and accessories, with an occasional pop of color, is the “dream kitchen” for many. Photo: Ottawa Citizen

As dreamy as white is, for years it’s been impractical due to how easy it is to stain white upholstery or textiles. But, thanks to today’s wildly popular performance fabrics, that’s no longer a concern. Fabric companies like Sunbrella and Crypton and Culp’s LiveSmart are offering stain repellent and fade resistant upholstery fabrics. With performance fabrics, even spills like coffee or wine disappear from the lightest-colored upholstery,  just by blotting the spill with a cloth.

Sectionals and sofas dressed in white covers like the Sariah from Sam Moore are now possible–and practical — due to stain-resistant performance fabrics.

The beauty of white is how classic and fresh it is at the same time. So many looks can be achieved with the color. 

There’s the sophisticated and tranquil monochromatic look:

The Modern Romance Collection uses white finishes and fabrics, along with neutrals, to create a tranquil feeling. Photo: Hooker Furniture.

There’s the down-to-earth yet elegant mix of whites + neutrals:

Mixing whites with neutrals like in this Modern Romance Bedroom setting, creates a down-to-earth elegance. Photo: Hooker Furniture.

And, there’s the crisp, chic look of contrasting whites with brights:

Contrasting this white upholstered Nest Theory Bed with navy and gray gives a crisp and fresh feeling. Hooker Furniture.

For those looking to create relaxing spaces to help you retreat from the pressures of modern life, it would be hard to find a better color choice than white–in all its beautiful shades and combinations.

The Lady in White Console could be the best-dressed furniture in your home with this impeccably-designed, slender and refined silhouette crafted of Hardwood Solids and Maple Veneers, Metal and Silver Leaf. Hooker Furniture