Welcome to Inspirations
Nothing pleases us more than offering quality, elegant name brand furniture and accessories to our customers, and ensuring their satisfaction for years to come. At Charlton Furniture we are proud to have such a loyal customer base, and we love to see you when you visit. Of course, we also love to meet people who are new to the Charlton experience, and to see their expressions as they view our incredible selection for the first time!
The Charlton Furniture experience, however, is about more than sales, service and delivery. We have a passion for furniture and design. Talking shop is one of the great joys of working at Charlton Furniture.
That’s why we are pleased to announce our new blog Inspirations. It provides an inside glimpse at things we love, offers tips on decorating and designing your home, and lets you in on new products, special deals, and upcoming discounts going on at Charlton Furniture. In short, you get the inside scoop from us! Sometimes you just need a little inspiration to complete that perfect room in your home – and that is why we are adding this new feature to our website!
So let this new blog be your official welcome to the virtual version of Charlton Furniture. We cordially invite you to check back for updates and tidbits, and to learn about the latest trends that inspire us!
While traveling the back roads to Charlton Furniture each day I cannot help but notice the interesting colors of late November, those quieter colors that might feel dull after the riotous burst of oranges, reds and yellows of October. However, November colors make very good calming neutrals to consider using in your room settings as they bring that softer, faded, more grayed tone to the scheme that has become so popular. Colors like the faded barn red and pale mahogany of the maple leaves and softened copper oak leaves that dance on the air currents make wonderful leather color choices. The vanilla cream and hush pink of the tall swaying grasses are beautiful, currant tints for fabric and wall choices. There are a multitude of great tree bark colors that are on display now that the trees are bare; nutty browns to silver-squirrel-tail gray/browns, to lichen gray/green browns that are easy to live with textile colors. Old stone wall grays are more noticeable now too, with their varied tints and shades of gray and silver-sparkle-mica that can be found in many of our upholstery fabrics today. Manufacturers like Lee Ind., Wesley Hall, Harden, C R Laine and Vanguard all carry these beautiful gray-toned textiles.
Take a good look at your late November surroundings to see and appreciate those wonderful softened hues that mother nature gives to us while the earth gets ready to nap. You could think Gustavian tones, another always popular colorway and keep things light through the darker months.
I think the warm weather is finally here to stay! When you walk outside and see the flowers blooming, you slow down, take a deep breath and make that walk last as long as possible!
There are 3 buildings at Charlton Furniture, and when the good weather comes….we do a lot of visiting between them.
And those visits make me appreciate how much extraordinary furniture we carry.
I have been working here for over 15 years – I came here with little knowledge about furniture other than the fact that I loved it! I love the colors and patterns of fabrics, the feel and smell of leather, and probably most of all, the beauty and uniqueness of each piece of wood used in the many styles we offer.
Each board is painstakingly chosen to work with the others used in the case. The grain patterns, the knots, the sap marks, and the pits are all are taken into consideration when selecting where each piece will be used. And it’s not always the clear pieces that make the front- sometimes those with the most character are the ones featured!
These qualities are most evident in our American made lines. There are too many to list – each with its own niche. All of them offer different wood species, finishes, distress levels, and hardware choices - options that make your piece of furniture unique to you.
A bedroom set from Millcraft Furniture just arrived this week that exemplifies all of the above. Beautifully constructed of rustic cherry, the finish on this set is so smooth you just want to keep running your hand over it. The above picture is the coordinating entertainment center. It shows the option of adding a stunning ebony inlay detail that highlights the abilities of the craftsman that hand laid it. It’s not only beautiful to look at, but constructed to last. To paraphrase this company’s philosophy, they “live simply, and that simplicity requires hard work, sharpened senses, and a diligent eye for detail. Lest we forget…simple isn’t always easy”
At Charlton Furniture we appreciate that sentiment as much as the furniture that results from it.
As the bookkeeper and office manager here at Charlton Furniture, I work amongst beautiful furniture everyday. And as a fan of fashion, I’m always thrilled to see the lush fabrics and supple leathers that our designers choose for our showrooms. Their artistry combines color coordination, scale/proportion, fit and, of course, visual appeal: much the same as a fashion designer or stylist. Our homes are as much of an expression of ourselves as our wardrobes. So, only makes sense that apparel and furniture share the same aesthetic.
Hancock & Moore get it right in this ad. These looks are the hottest for this coming season. Spring liberates us from our heavy sweaters and bulky jackets. It’s a great time to reveal our vintage florals and light-heartedly mix our prints. The best part is that none of the featured looks (fashion or home décor) appear dated or too trendy.
“Fashion fades, only style remains the same.” – Coco Chanel
This famous quote is as true for furniture as it is for clothing. The pops of color and distinct designs caught my eye immediately. I wanted to share this with you in hopes that you will too, be inspired by the latest Home Spring Trends. Why keep your décor in the dark ages? Stop in and talk with one of our talented designers about updating your home. And, of course, if you want to discuss the latest issue of Vogue feel free to stop by my office and say “hi!”