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The Small-Yet-Mighty Martini Table

Your favorite chair needs a teeny table to rest your martini on…or whatever your favorite drink may be! Wonderfully petite in size, we just can’t have enough martini tables in our life. Smaller than your standard end table, they tuck into small spaces and provide just enough tabletop space – a small-yet-mighty addition.

Spot On Martini Table
The “Spot On” Martini table is a fun brassy accent that can be easily tucked in.

 

Don’t be afraid to go with a bold martini table- their small size allows for a great opportunity to get away with using an unexpected finish or material like rose gold, acrylic, or petrified wood – the possibilities are endless. Like the perfect jewelry, they can add just the right touch of personality to any space. Tuck one between two chairs as well for an intimate conversation over cocktails.

Glass, marble, and metal Medina Table
Available in many designs and sizes, these accents are very on-trend.

 

Check out a few of many martini tables that we adore, along with Walt’s martini recipe – a Smithe family favorite! Which one is your new favorite?

Luxe Martini Table
Luxe Martini Table
Lumiere Accent Table
Lumiere Accent Table
Opal Martini Table
Opal Martini Table
Metal Tray Chairside Table
Metal Tray Chairside Table
Jet Set Martini Table
Jet Set Martini Table

 

Walt’s Martini

 

Add a tiny bit of dry vermouth in the bottom of a glass, and swirl it around to coat the inside of the glass.

Shake the glass hard into the sink to get most of the vermouth out.

Fill with ice and your favorite gin or vodka. Add blue cheese or jalapeno olives. Cheers!

 

Jet Set
Jet Set Martini Table adds a little bling to your favorite corner nook

Picking Out The Perfect Sofa: Step 1 – Creating a Plan: From Cedar & Rush

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Walter E. Smithe was recently featured in Cedar & Rush in an article called “How to Pick Out the Perfect Sofa” — because… yeah, we know a little something about that, and Oakbrook designer Catherine did a fantastic job helping the author find her perfect sofa!

Check out these easy-to-follow steps in your sofa-section process

Your New Living Room

palisadesA living room is an integral part of your home in which you spend time with your family and friends so it needs to be decorated perfectly. Following are some wonderful living room ideas that will help you achieve your ideal living room:

  1. Color Scheme and Theme

It is very important to pick a theme when decorating your living room. It also helps in picking out new furniture so that you may achieve your desired results. You can also change the color of your walls to match your theme and preferences.

  1. Choose the Essentials

Make a list of all the things that you need in your living room like a couch and a coffee table. You can purchase one long couch and a smaller on and then place them perpendicular to each other. Coffee table can be used as a center piece of your living room. You can put all your necessities on like magazines and books.

  1. Take Measurements Before Purchasing Furniture

You should measure and confirm the actual length and width of your living room before purchasing furniture. Decide where you want to place each piece of furniture and take measurements of that particular area.  If you are planning to buy a bookcase then you need to take the measurement of the ceiling as well.

  1. Give Furniture Some Breathing Space

Do not overcrowd your living room. There is no need to fill up the whole space with lots of furniture as it will make the room look awkward. Invest your money on less but high-quality pieces that will make your room look better.

  1. Add Extras

Once you have purchased the essentials now is the time to add an extra flavor to your dining room with the help some smaller but useful decorative items. Search for the best artwork for the walls and decorate your mantelpiece with candles, figurines, and photo frames. You can also purchase an extra lamp to provide additional lighting.

  1. Hang Artwork

Display artwork on the walls to enhance the outlook of your living room. You need to hang the artwork at the right height to look perfect. The height for hanging artwork in galleries and museums is such that the center of each piece is 57 inches to 60 inches from the floor. You should bear this in mind that the average human eye level is 57 inches so you should hang your artwork at the same height.

  1. Focal Point

Any living room is incomplete without a proper focal point. You can choose your favorite mantel or art piece as a focal point. Focal point plays a lead role in making the room look beautiful. It is a main center of attention. Make your focal point more prominent with the help of secondary items. Fireplace and lightening collectively are a very ideal focal point for the living room. 

  1. Display Your Best Collectibles

Do not forcefully try to fit a piece in your dining room just because someone special gave it you. Display your best collectibles that suit the theme of your dining room and fit in perfectly.