Tuesday, December 29, 2009

Log Cabin No More

Yearn for the comfort and ambiance of your own traditional log cabin but are really a 21st century eco-citizen? No need to make compromises with the eco-friendly and modern-designed Wall Mount Bio Fuel Fireplaces by Fireside America.

Fireside America has created a smokeless and vent-less fireplace that can be easily mounted or inserted into a wall and weighs under 50lbs -combining old-fashioned function with modern form.

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Bio Fuel Fireplace

Unlike other eco-friendly fireplaces, bio-flame is a high-tech clean burning fireplace created to run on a highly refined ethanol which is nonstop fed into the fire and produces no harmful gases, smoke, ashes or soot. Who needs a plasma screen television, when you can cozy up with a hot chocolate and watch the flicker of flames all night?

Fireside Amercia Fiorenzo
Wall Mount Bio Fuel Fireplace

Sunday, December 20, 2009

Marvel at Home Furniture and Patio’s favorite picks of Magis’ twists on domestic staples with our two favorite selections.

Our first favorite, their ability to take ironing from dull housekeeping into a futuristic adventure with an ironing board of sleek angles and metallic finishes. This board looks more at home on the sci-fi channel than on The Brady Bunch. Magis’ Almeto Ironing Board might even pique the interest of your favorite anti-chore couch potato with its color choices of lilac and blue or anthracite fabric and anodized aluminum frame.

Fido won’t know which planet or year he has woken up in with Magis’ bright orange Dog House with all the requirements of a modern pooch- a stepladder, plaque (in Latin, translation “faithful friend, strong protector”) and a removable ventilation plug for increased air flow. Even Snoopy couldn’t resist napping in here!

Wednesday, December 16, 2009

An Office Chair is an Office Chair....Not For A Lady

If your 2010 resolution has anything to do with buckling down on your work schedule, you should consider investing in a great chair. For women, fashion in the home and office are a must. Enjoy some of our top picks from our collection:

Topstar Lady’s Chair Black Mesh Chari adds flare to the work place with a French toile fabric seat. The German-made ergonomic task chair is made specifically for women offering pressure points and body-balance-tec hinge allowing the chair to follow every movement.

Zuo Modern Regal Office Chair, if Chanel made an office chair, this would be it. The quilted high back swivel chair comes in black and white.

Zuo Modern Criss Cross Office Chair, if Balenciaga made an office chair, this would be it. The leatherette strapped-back makes for comfortable seating and comes in white, black and espresso.

Monday, December 7, 2009

Stretching the Truth

It's that time of year again when you hang up your dancing shoes and trade them in for a night of S'mores, cozy pajamas and a movie. Fourteen days and counting, you are at an all time high when it comes to days indoors.

Friends and family bugging you? Get them off your back with the Magis Puzzle Carpet. Available in sand, grass, and water patterns, the puzzle carpet allows you to create a makeshift outdoor scene indoors and doubles as a carpet.

So now, when you get the "um-teenth" call about coming to hang out you can tell him/her on the receiving end that you are just too tired. You not only did some shopping for the home and picked up a new carpet today, but you also spent the day enjoying the lush landscape. Technically, you're not really telling a lie.

Sunday, November 29, 2009

There’s nothing like the holidays. You spend weeks planning your menu, days cleaning the house and hours preparing all the little details. Your down to the wire and realize you are challenged with one logistical issue – your second cousin’s brother who is three times removed will not have a place setting.

Oh the fun of having everyone at your house this year.

A helpful tip from the decorating divas at Home Furniture and Patio – always consider seating for eight, especially when entertaining. Seating for eight expands outside the actual dishes and cups protocol; it must complement your dining rooms table. That’s right, for each place seating you’ll need a seat – as they say, easier said than done.

Consider this “cram-free” option, the 87 Inch Rectangle Leg Dining Table by Diamond Sofa. The table offers a 4-inch apron and thick leg design, comfortably seating eight guests.

So what does this mean for you? You can tell you guest to leave the term “scoot over” at the door, because that was soo holiday season 2008!

Saturday, November 21, 2009

Clutter Be Gone

We’re all guilty of it – you walk in the door and just want to drop all of your stuff right there in the hallway. Before you know it, shoes, hats, bags, umbrellas, and your favorite pair of black pumps that have been missing from your closet are all piled up right there next to the front door.

Eliminate the clutter and add some pizzazz to your entryway with the Powell Heirloom Cherry Hall Tree with Storage Bench. The beautiful dark cherry piece not only provides a back panel and hooks for hanging coats and a top ledge for plants and collectibles, but the bench lifts to reveal a large storage chest as well.

So, instead of creating your own tower of “stuff,” use the Hall Tree to keep things tidy. If you’re really tempted to just drop your bags and head for the couch, the bench provides a perfect seat for a 20-second time-out before the long trek down the hall and into the TV room.

Monday, November 16, 2009

Holiday Gifts Under $100

‘Tis the season to shop like a frugalista and beat the long lines, jammed parking lots and over priced holiday so-called “must-haves.” At Home Furniture and Patio you can find the perfect gifts for under a Benjamin.

Top four picks from Designer, Betsy Knapp of Tiger Lilys

- notNeutral Triton Throw Pillows – patterns are in! These silk screened pillows can work anywhere in the home and pop colors of the season are a must. These pillows come in blue, black and Persimmon (orange). Price $78

- notNeutral Frosty Ornaments Set – this makes for the perfect “just in case present,” for the co-worker or friend who gifted you by surprise. These frosted ornaments are perfect for any holiday-themed décor and are packaged in a set of four. Price $9

- Dwell Studios Gate Apron – everyone is busy getting their “eat-on” this holiday season, so for those behind the stove preparing all the divine bites, cook with style – finally an apron that matches your outfit! Price $44

- Powell Color Story Crimson Red Coat Rack – might not be the most common gift given, but probably the most practical. Having guests over or need to pull out the abondence of winter jackets to keep warm, now you’ll have somewhere to hang all the extras. Price $93

Happy gift-giving and don’t forget free shipping on all orders over $90.

Thursday, November 12, 2009

Your Room Never Looked So Sweet

Honeycombs...mmm, cereal. Think again. Yes, they look like them, yes, they have the same great appeal as they do, but no, they sure don't taste like them!

Quinze and Milan Honeycomb's are inspired by flexibility - providing a unique and stylish approach to shelving. A fun and convenient way to store your belongings, these shelves provide an enhanced structural capacity that allows stacking up to 7 meters in two directions and even allows the removal of units within a built wall to create "windows."

While honey might be a best selling color other "sweet" options include black, white, mint, cherry and light grey.

So, for all you busy bee's out there, this is a great way to get organized and keep your honey hive fashionable.

Sunday, November 1, 2009

The Gamer's Lounge Chair

Inspired by the “desire to touch” is the best way to describe the Offi and Co. Coosh Lounge and Ottoman. Cut from a single block of high density foam, this lounge chair and footstool come together to create a comfortable interlocking chaise perfect for laying back and chilling out. When not in use, the two pieces fit together to form a striking, space-saving sphere that just begs for attention.

This kid-friendly piece is safe, breathable and can be moved to any room to provide a perfect seat for hanging out, watching TV or of course playing video games. So grab the Playstation, X-box, Guitar Hero or old-school N64, unroll your Coosh Lounge, and you’ll look so cool playing that it won’t matter if your 7-year-old just beat you.

Friday, October 23, 2009

Summer has come and passed...

Summer's gone - there's no denying it - but now you can savor the last few delightful nights spent in the backyard without getting the tiniest bit cold! With the Umbrella Halogen Patio Heater, time spent outside during the months of fall will feel just as pleasantly toasty as a night in July!

The halogen patio heater runs on normal household electricity, unlike other heaters that require expensive propane fuel. The unit is also very adaptable - simply attach it to any standard umbrella center pole indoor or outdoors and voila - the area is magically heated!

So grab the family and head out the back door for one more barbeque in the great outdoors - until next summer that is.

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Sunday, October 18, 2009

Doing Your Part - One S'more at a Time

Trying your hardest to be green? Well, here’s another eco-friendly thing to add to your energy-conscious list. The Fireside America Impulse Wall Mount Bio Fuel Fireplace is a bioethanol smokeless, ventless fireplace that adds an environmentally friendly hearth to any room. The easily mountable, high-tech, clean-burning fireplace uses continuously fed ethanol to burn for 12-15 hours. At a rate of 10 s’mores an hour, that’s roughly 120-150 delicious ooey-gooey s’mores.

It gets better – this fireplace not only cool, but it also serves a more practical purpose (yes, appearance and s’more making aren’t the only important things in life). With rising energy prices and harmful impacts on the environment, the Bio Fuel Fireplace offers a clean, safe and environmentally-friendly heating option for homes with no harmful gases, smoke, ashes or soot.

So stock up on the graham crackers, chocolate bars and marshmallows, because there is a new fireplace in town and things are about to get hot.

Thursday, October 8, 2009

Mirror, Mirror on the Window

Who says walls get to have all the fun? With new adhesive window film, windows now have the chance to get decorated too! Emma Jeffs Adhesive Window Film gives a modern, elegant look to any window that will convince everyone you’ve splurged on antique etched glass. The window coverings give complete privacy while still letting tons of light in, a perfect replacement for blinds or shades in any room.

British designed, Emma Jeffs uses her training in fashion textiles to create stunning designs that are so easy to use – and easy to remove. Choose from five different patterns, add water and adhere to a window – that’s all it takes to get this trendy new look! And with no leftover residue, you can easily remove the window films too. Patterns include clover, flowers & lace, pixels and others.

With the new window films you’ll be the talk of the town – or atleast have the coolest windows on the block.

Monday, October 5, 2009

Family Time Endangered? Problem Solved.

As families get busier and quality family time gets added to the “endangered species list,” this high-end kitchen table will help bring families closer together when it comes around to mealtime. The trendy, contemporary style adds flair to any kitchen or dining room while the classic shape hints at a “Knights of the Round Table” meeting to find the perfect blend of cool and class.

With its conical base featuring a carved raised ring at the floor, this durable table makes any meal exciting – even if it is just reheated leftovers of Grandma’s famous meatloaf. The steel tube supports throughout the base and top assure that diners won’t send a plate flying because of a rocky table. The sleek design is also accented by hand carved, dark walnut pieces constructed from red oak veneers and hardwoods.

The Diamond Sofa company was started by a husband and wife duo looking to break into the imported furniture market in 1992 and have since expanded their business exponentially. Look for other pieces from the Urban Collection to add to your home décor.

Sunday, September 27, 2009

Cover Me Up

Nothing a little wallpaper can’t fix. Your place is need of a some T-L-C, we’ve got you covered. Make a visionary statement and decorate your plain white walls with Clacket Lane Gray Mibo Wallpaper. The paper is pre-trimmed and offers-up a stylish bird motif that brings some international flare to your home.

Imported from the UK, British designer Madeleine Rogers has created these bold and contemporary wallpapers to complement the existing range of Mibo lighting.

The prints are inspired by seaside resorts, fusing simplistic style paired with traditional and modern interiors. Papers in this collection are supplied single roll, are wipe-able and sold in 11 yard bulk.

Now you have no excuse, bring your room to life.

Monday, September 21, 2009

The Grill is a Touchdown

As the summer is coming to a close, football season has begun. It’s that time again to roll out your cooking tools and get ready to grill. A true man’s man knows that having perfect grill will make your home the place to watch the game for all of your football buddies.

Kick-off the season right with the Eagles 30” Gas Grill with Stainless Steel Burners by Fireside American. Even the name makes you sound like a Cowboy. This Twin Eagles gas grill features a stainless steel welded construction with a hood assist system to make passing the ball – oops, we mean opening easier.

One piece seamless welded front panel (no screws that cause rusting), two 25,000 BTU stainless steel 14-gauge burners – the crowd is going wild! Added Sear Zone containing 25,000 BTUs makes firing up a steak in between first down a no brainer.

Let’s face it – there is no flag on the play, this grill is a touchdown.

Wednesday, September 16, 2009

Let Me Upgrade You!

The holidays are just around the corner and many of you will be scrambling around town trying to get your home arranged for the much talked about, highly-anticipated arrival of (dun, dun, dun) the in-laws. Yes, it’s that time of year again, when your home becomes a crash pad - after all we are in a recession.

Let’s not forget about this, coupled with the spike in your caloric intake and the fact that the most activity you will receive is getting up to turn on and off the TV.

So if you are going to embark on the ultimate family “vegg-fest” at least make sure you have room on your couch to enjoy yourself. Consider the two piece Pillowtop sectional by Diamond Sofa Valentino.

We know what you are thinking, sectionals are comfortable but they bring you back to your college days. Made with bonded leather, a black finish, a hardwood frame and a lifetime warranty you should probably reconsider, because this couch beats any beer-pong memory you might have and is way stylish. An upgrade? I would say so.

So this year get excited to host the family – more than just your cooking will be getting the “ooohs” and “aaaahs” when the in-laws arrive.

Thursday, September 3, 2009

If These Walls Could Talk – What Does your Design Say About You?

If you’ve ever said “that’s so you,” then you know what we mean. Association and style can speak volumes about someone’s personality.

You high-fashion friend can’t get enough of Gucci’s 2010 resort collection; your down-town-earth co-worker can’t get enough of Urban Outfitters’ vintage one-of-a-kinds; all the while your cousins, sisters, brothers, niece is a mix of Audrey Hepburn meets Gwen Stefani…we don’t really know what to call her…confused?

So, if furniture could be compared to clothes what do the confines of your walls say about you?
The Neat Freak

Characteristics to look for when entering into a neat freaks home include lots of organizational storage because they have rid themselves of the “stuff factor.” There is very little overcrowding but you will find one to two things in their home that might make you think they are hiding a wild and crazy person inside. The perfect gift for your “neat freak:”

The Fashionista/o

They are easy to spot because their living spaces are loud and live. Look for wow-factor pieces that catch your attention. “These types” are not scared of color, patterns or mixing the different design genres a la Audrey Hepburn meets Gwen Stefani. Keep your stylish friend stylish with:

Married with Kids

No matter how well-put-together this house is you just can’t hide the family factor. Look for family functional pieces and don’t be surprised if you see sectionals that offer easy to clean fabrics or come in dark colors that hide the stains. Kid’s accessories; another thing you can’t hide them. Don’t be surprised if you see items like this:

Single & Fabulous

If you think there house is a “show house” or staged for a visitor then you guessed it…single & fabulous. Their common areas show little to no use – all the action is taking place in one place, the bedroom (don’t have such a dirty mind). Their sleeping quarters speak volumes about their true personality. Bedroom fun:

Wednesday, August 26, 2009

YES, It Was A Closet

Question: “Wait, That Was A Closet?”

Answer: “Yes, That Was A Closet.”

Inspired by Real Simple magazine's September 2009 issue, Home Furniture and Patio searches their online inventory catalogue to recreate three different closet spaces.

Their Tip/Our Solution:
· Use Vertical Space with the Legare Wheat Finished Bookcase (59’x18)
· Add Charm with grey, dark brown and pale blue Mibo Wallpaper Pease Pottage. The wallpaper adds pop to a small space and is just the right “busy.”
· Contain Clutter with the molded design magazine cradle by Offi and Co.

Their Tip/Our Solution:
· Create the Illusion of a Large Space by adding mirrors like the Kenneth Wingard Atrium Mirror. The sender textured mirror has a beveled glass center is free o ship.
· Add Subdued Lighting with the Uttermost Angelita Lamp. The burnished edges, dark brown details and antiqued silver leafing create the perfect lounge lighting.
· Serve It Straight Up in the Innermost Half Pint Glasses. These stylish, double-walled borosilicate glasses hold up to eight ounces.

Their Tip/Our Solution:
· Use Double Duty Furniture like the Mod Loft Columbia book shelf. The shelving unit is available in whitened oak or walnut finish and has free shipping. This piece doubles as an artistic installation.
· Maximizing The Area is key, don’t be afraid to stack the books high with the help of Magis NuovaStep Ladder. A space savor; this ladder folds completely flat.
· Incorporate Personal Touches with these nickel plated Uttermost Helping Hand Bookends.

Tuesday, August 18, 2009

The Cure for the Bachelor Pad Blues

You feel like you are stuck in that bad episode from “Sex and the City” where Carrie spends the night in the Mecca of bachelor pads. You love your Louboutin’s, but they don’t like sleepovers in your boyfriend’s shoe closet. You just don’t get it -- he looks the part, but he just doesn’t add up in the bedroom…furniture wise that is!

“Most bachelors - of course not all - are about functionality and practicality, not about color, texture and things that you might think are design fabulous,” says Samantha Knapp, Interior Designer, TigerLily’s Greenwich. “Pick items that complement not alienate his taste.”

Here are a few ways design suggestion to help your boy-toy improve his bedroom furniture without totally alienating his masculinity.
The Over-sized Plasma

Diamond Sofa 71 Inch Low Profile Plasma Cabinet from the Arctic Collection - BlackSeventy-one inches…nothing you can’t handle. When picking an entertainment set for that mammoth screen look for something simple. The Diamond Sofa 71 Inch Low Profile Plasma Cabinet from the Arctic Collection, which ships for free, brings a distinctive contemporary flair to its environment. With its sculpted three dimensional fronts, Black High Gloss Lacquer Finish, ample storage behind the Two Door design and polished stainless steel base, this piece will certainly inspire a new atmosphere in its environment. he added glass door feature makes for a great hiding spot for DVDs, CDs and Wii accessories!

He’s a California King
Yes, big or small, most guys are into large beds. Bedding, box springs, bed frames and night tables; all of which are add-ons that are probably not top on the “must get” list for your bachelor. So…when picking, choose something that is a one-stop-shop. Home Furniture and Patio’s Diamond Sofa Low Profile California King Bed is complete with a headboard, footboard, platform rails, floating night stands with drawers and does not require a box spring. I know it is almost too good to be true.

Sit Pretty With Color
A chair can double as the perfect place to throw dirty laundry and fulfills the requirement for being both practical and functional. Plus, it’s a perfect middle ground when trying to add some bedroom pizazz.

“Seating in the bedroom is a must,” says Knapp. “Bachelor pad or not, people sitting on your bed is a no-no.”

Seating options like Quinze and Milan Jellyfish House Chair, Fatboyusa Fat Boy - Island and Quinze and Milan Primary Pouf 01 Stool can accent the room and comes in pop colors like lime-green orange, red sky-blue, raspberry, purple, yellow and orange.

If you can check all of the above suggested improvement, you’ve made some major progress. If he’s really feeling his enhanced living quarters and still on-board to keep up with the progress, slowly work in rugs, bedding and lighting.

Monday, August 10, 2009

When The Outdoors Comes In

Blossoming Ms. Spring and fire-hot Mrs. Summer have finally packed their bags and left town. Although they both shall return to the Four Seasons hotel, the reunion is only annual. While you did catch some snapshots for the photo album, make their memory last in other ways….
Gather all of their keep sakes and see what you can make of them – after all you are just borrowing until they return.

Keep Sake Item #1

I was thrilled to see that Ms. Spring left behind her black and white Tortuga Outdoor Essence cushions. You know - the onyx accent pillows she wore to the neighborhood block party. Don’t store it in the closet consider wearing these modern pillows somewhere indoors – after all the indoor/outdoor fabric makes it dual purpose. Besides, Trina Turk (link) – your only fashionista competition – just wore her new modern pillows out and it was “all the rave.”

Keep Sake #2
Mrs. Summer forgot her favorite Green Alfresco Home Monaco Urn. We can’t argue that her pansy accessories didn’t provide pop accent to her already fabulous look, but let’s face it, there is always room for improvement. Next time we see her we will be sure and ask…“have you considered something a bit more fall/winter like a Chinese Evergreen to accessorize the urn?” In the meantime (while we wait to run into her), we’ll test it out first hand and see how it goes.

Keep Sake #3
Alfresco Home Monterey Coffee Table - a must have? I would say so. Not only did Ms. Spring rave about her garden and patio furniture, but Mrs. Summer almost sent her husband back to pick up their outdoor set. All weather wicker furniture, powder-coated aluminum frame and a tempered glass topper, I guess I understand why you wouldn’t want to leave this behind. Light weight yes, but I can’t even begin to tell you how rich looking the wicker patio furniture set looks as a whole.

Simply put, it’s a year round staple and everyone should have at least one.

Wednesday, April 22, 2009

Icon Home Design a Hit This Spring with Wicker Patio Furniture Make-Over’s!

The Double Wave With Canopy by Icon Home Design:

The Double Wave is designed for serenity with its plush cushions and curves. Its unique size and shape create an individual experience. The canopy can be removed for the ultimate sunbathing experience or applied to create a cool, comfortable resting area. This day bed comes with a three year residential warranty and is immediately available for delivery.


  • Plush cushions and curves.

  • Removable Canopy.

  • Comes with a three year residential warranty and is immediately available for delivery.

  • Who: Manufactured by Icon Home Design

  • Dimensions (inches) : Length: 5' 3"" width, Width: 4' 3", Height: 4' 6", Cushion Density: 4".

  • Cushion Materials : Cushions are upholstered in perdurable fabric

  • Base Materials : The base is composed of strong, ultraviolet resistant resin wicker.

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Sunday, January 18, 2009

Our Favorite Designers at Home Furniture and Patio

Live with a Fatboy®
You can sit on it, lay and relax or just lounge on it!It's called Fatboy® !
A new modern alternativeto the "beanbag" from the past. Jukka Setälä from Finland designed the Fatboy®in 1998 as the beanbag from the 21st century!
Depending on the product,Fatboy® is made from either a Nylon or Polyester has a PVC coating to make them water resistant,stain resistant and easy to clean.

The fatboy is filled with virgin polystyrene beadsto allow for the ultimate lounging experience!

Paul Frank - Small Paul Furniture

Born out of the need for a fun outlet celebrating creativity and individuality in Southern California, Paul Frank Industries (PFI) was formally incorporated in December of 1997. With its bright color palette and unique sensibilities, the company has attracted an almost cult-like following of all ages that love PFI’s witty take on every day objects. Take, for example, their use of Naugahyde. A vinyl that is more commonly associated with mid-century automobile seats, was hard to come by and completely unique to fashion accessories in 1995. Years later, Paul Frank still incorporates it into key pieces each season.
Just like their offbeat and unique product line, PFI achieved success with an unusual, almost anti-marketing approach to business. They were making their mark and Brandweek Magazine recognized the company in 2001 as “Marketers of the Next Generation”, a remarkable feat for a small start-up with a handful of employees.
As the company evolved, their plans to create fun products they wanted for themselves became a marketing plan in itself. PFI employees (young as well as young at heart – their average is 27) have always been inspired by art, music, architecture and entertainment. They stretched the boundries of their Southern California suburbs designing guitar straps for The White Stripes, Foo Fighters and Weezer (just to mention a few!), to special edition t-shirts for Coachella. Artistic inspirations range from classic contemporary furniture designers like Eames and Saarinen to abstract sculptor and inventor of the mobile Alexander Calder, to the infamous pop artist Andy Warhol.
The Elvis Presley Foundation and LEGO; as well as legendary American businesses John Deere, Mattel, Dr. Scholl’s and Oscar Meyer. The company’s collaboration program produced highly collectable items pre-sold before they hit stores and never reproduced.
Paul Frank Industries clothing, t-shirts and other products achieved excellent visibility. The brand appeared in numerous blockbuster films like Superbad, Knocked Up, Austin Powers, American Pie and Charlie’s Angels. From fashion and business, music and lifestyle, the media love to know what is happening at Paul Frank. Pop Stars (Hilary Duff, Avril Lavigne), punk bands (Bad Religion, The Donnas, Alkaline Trio), and indie rocks finest (The White Stripes, The Shins, Interpol, Pretty Girls Make Graves, Hot Hot Heat) all make stops at Paul Frank before heading out on tour. Actors like Jason Schwarzman, Elijah Wood, Zooey Deschanel and Michael Rapaport have been known to stop in and say hello.