Custom Furniture and Creating a Timeless Piece

Timeless Living Room Design

Custom furniture offers a great way to bring out your personal sense of style in your home. Creating a custom timeless piece takes into account several design choices. In today’s blog from Ellecor Interior Design, we explain how to achieve a timeless look.

Defining Timeless

Timeless furniture fits into almost any decorating plan. These pieces work well no matter the style of the rest of the room, and they buck trends. Timeless custom furniture doesn’t necessarily mean traditional or vintage items such as Victorian hutches or Georgian-style lazy Susans. Whether it’s a vintage or modern design, timeless furniture will remain stylish and relevant for generations to come.

Sturdy Materials

When you think of timeless pieces, your custom furniture must be made to last. Wood is a common durable material, but metal, stone, brick, wool, and leather also last a long time. You can create timeless furniture with other materials, such as cloth, glass, or plastic. However, you might need to take extra care of them.    

Flexible Design

Interior design trends come and go, and they often have bold colors and different lines. If you go with trendy custom furniture, it may be in vogue for only a couple of years. You could feel remorse a decade from now. Timeless furniture is flexible enough to work today, tomorrow, and a century from now. Consider neutral colors, clean lines, and furniture that blends well into any style of room.

Proportionately Pleasing

When the proportions of things are correct, they are automatically pleasing to the eye and symmetrical. Scientists refer to this as the Golden Ratio, and it was discovered in Ancient Greek times. The Golden Ratio is found in nature, such as conch shells, flower petals, human faces, and even the shape of hurricanes. Timeless custom furniture is the same way. These items feel naturally beautiful, making you smile and relax as you appreciate the timeless style.

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Classic Style

There are already plenty of classic styles that have withstood the test of time. Look to Greek columns, grandfather clocks, Louis mirrors, and botanical patterns, among others. You could have a wooden table with Greek columns for legs and carved leaves as embellishments on custom furniture. A deep, rich stain brings out the natural beauty of the material and protects the wood.

Custom Furniture from Ellecor Interior Design

Our design experts at Ellecor Interior Design relish the opportunity to help you create custom furniture that achieves the look you want. Our team of expert craftsmen builds one-of-a-kind furniture by learning your personal preferences and then completely customizing a piece from scratch. We want you to be perfectly happy with the finished product. Contact us today or give us a call at (417) 720-2602.

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Custom Furniture Tips: Creating a Piece That’s Unique to You

Drawing a Kitchen Interior

Custom furniture is one way to make your home an extension of your unique personality. You can be proud that your custom piece exists nowhere else on Earth because it was made to your exact specifications and standards. In today’s Ellecor Interior Design blog, we offer tips for creating a piece that’s unique to you.

1. Look Around

Do you feel there’s something missing in your home? Perhaps you see an empty corner, a dark spot, or a wide-open space that needs an object to fill it. Custom furniture can be something as elaborate as an entire set of kitchen cabinets or a 10-seat dining room table. You may just want a simple corner shelf or end table. Either way, custom-made items fill a need in your home’s interior design.

2.  Measure for Measure

Once you determine what type of custom furniture you want, get out your tape measure. Take precise measurements of the space you’re trying to fill. Does your shelf go from floor to ceiling, or just high enough where you can reach? Be sure your custom furniture will leave enough space for people to walk through hallways, stand up behind dining chairs, or move around the living room. Also, account for any accent pieces you may want to make into a set.

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3. Think About Your Lifestyle

Consider your lifestyle when designing custom furniture. Do you have children or pets? You might design furniture that stands up to extra wear and tear. For example, rounded tables rather than sharp corners are safer for children and pets. If you love entertaining friends, family, and guests, invest in furniture that resists stains and spills. If clean lines and simple designs help you feel relaxed at home, choose custom furniture that complements your personal preferences and lifestyle.

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4. Have an Eye for Color

Pieces can complement, match, or contrast your existing decorating scheme. Smaller pieces, such as coffee tables or end tables, are perfect for adding splashes of color. Larger furniture, including sectionals or dining tables, help create a cohesive look. Draw the eye to custom furniture that isn’t in the same style or color as the rest of the room.

Contact Ellecor Interior Design Today

If you are looking for custom furniture, contact Ellecor Interior Design today! Our team of expert designers is always excited to assist any new customers and bring your design ideas to life. To learn how Ellecor can help you with your next interior design project, stop by our home decor store, contact us through a convenient online form, give us a call at (417) 720-2602!

Decor Tips for an Elegant Dining Room

Elegant Dining Room

Your dining room is the heart of the house where you enjoy delicious food with your family and friends during regular meals and special family gatherings. A formal dining room gives you the chance to make your creativity stand out, whether you prefer classic touches, modern amenities, or anything in between. Today in the Ellecor Interior Design blog, we suggest a few options for creating an elegant dining room.

Furniture

The table forms the basis of your dining room’s interior design. A wide range of styles and materials are available, from sturdy wooden harvest tables to smaller lightweight acrylic pieces. Beyond the table, find a matching hutch, buffet, or corner display to fill out the rest of the room. Dining room furniture is both practical and beautiful.

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Table Decor

A seasonal centerpiece combines with a matching tablecloth and place settings to draw the eye. Table decorations can contrast, complement, or match the rest of the room. The point is to make your dining room festive!

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Lighting

Overhead lighting is an obvious choice for a dining room. Chandeliers offer several points of light, from four bulbs up to several dozen. Chandeliers range from ornate traditional designs with carved metal supports, candelabra-style bulbs, and embellishments to modern designs with hundreds of glam crystal pieces. Don’t be afraid to add a matching floor or table lamp in a dark corner. A window represents a great way to let in natural light.  

Windows

A window treatment adds splashes of color. A valance may match your wallpaper border. Stylish blinds or blackout curtains let you control the natural light level in the room. Consider curtains that complement the rug, wallpaper, or walls.

Walls

Walls are more than just paint or wallpaper. Crown molding creates a vintage look. A wallpaper border might add floral or lace patterns, a contrasting color, or some other effect you’re trying to achieve. Wall art, such as paintings or prints, can stand out from other colors while seasonal selections may complement your table decorations.

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Floor

The floor surface should be resilient enough to handle the frequent movement of chairs. Feel free to add an area rug layer to bring a cohesive color scheme to the room. Find a rug with multiple colors that complement the wallpaper, window treatment, and furniture.

Let Ellecor Interior Design Help

At Ellecor Interior Design, we love helping you create the home of your dreams. Our staff can assist you with room planning from start to finish, whether you want an elaborate dining room or a simple, functional style. Contact us today for more information and to get a free estimate.

 

Ideas for a Custom Dining Room Table

Custom table

A dining room is nothing without a dining table for everyone to gather around. If you truly want a unique and beautiful dining room, a custom dining room table is the way to go. Having trouble thinking of ideas for your perfect custom dining room table? Ellecor Interior Design can help! Keep reading to get some inspiration.

Styles of Dining Tables

When choosing a style for your dining room table, there are plenty of options:

Rustic Dining Table

A rustic dining table is perfect for those looking for a more natural look. A farmhouse dining table is a common example. This is great for homes going for that homestead aesthetic. Typically, rustic dining tables consist of unpainted wood and simple shapes.

Modern Dining Table

A modern dining table favors sleek, sharp angles. This is meant to be a clean, minimalist design. This is often the perfect solution for someone looking for a dining room that feels open and spacious.

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Industrial Dining Table

These tables are characterized by a factory-like aesthetic. Metal and wood are incorporated to give it that industrial feel. Industrial design can seem cold by nature but, with the right design and decor, it can integrate into a homey setting easily.

Contemporary Dining Table

The contemporary look is for those who really want to make a statement. You can design a contemporary dining table in all kinds of different shapes, colors, and sizes. If you want your dining room to stand out in a more eclectic way, this dining table is definitely the way to go.

Whatever Kind of Dining Table You Want

Of course, we’re here to listen to your wants and needs for a dining table. We can make custom furniture specifically designed to your preference and your personality. Our expert craftsmen will work with you to create your perfect dining table.

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Choose Ellecor Interior Design

At Ellecor Interior Design, we’re happy to make any custom furniture piece you need to add the perfect, unique touch to your home. We do everything from built-ins and cabinets to dining tables and chairs. If you’re not looking to make a custom piece, we also have a furniture store with pieces carefully selected by our designers.

Ellecor Interior Design does much more than just custom furniture. If you need interior design or interior decorating service, we’re the company for you. We completely personalize our services to meet your individual personality and preferences. Contact us today for more information.

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Popular Custom Furniture Pieces

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If you’re looking for an addition to your home that’s completely unique to you and your style, a custom furniture piece could be perfect. The only question is, what kind of custom furniture piece should you choose? Today in the Ellecor Interior Design blog, we’ll talk about some of the most popular options.

Custom Couches

A couch can be a perfect addition to the design of many different rooms in the home. Whether it’s for your living room or for your basement, you’ll want something that’s both comfortable and that fits your design aesthetic. A custom couch has the potential to meet your unique needs in a way that a generic store-bought couch simply can’t match. You can order a simple accent couch or a huge sectional. Everything about your custom couch can be made to meet your unique style and preferences.

Custom Chairs

There are so many options for custom chairs, and that’s why they’re such a popular order. You can get custom chairs for your dining room table, custom barstools, or a custom accent chair for the living room. Choose a chic, stylish chair or a beautiful, comfortable chair. Any kind of chair you might need, we can provide.

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Custom Dining Room Tables

A dining room table is what makes or breaks a dining room. Having a custom table will give your dining room a personalized touch, and we can make one to fit any design style. Whether you want something rustic or something modern, we can make it for you.

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Custom Entertainment Centers

An entertainment center can be both functional and appealing. You can also include storage to keep your entertainment area more organized. Getting a custom entertainment center ensures you media area looks exactly how you want it to and has all the storage space you need.

Choose Ellecor Interior Design

If you’re looking to have a piece of custom furniture made, choose Ellecor Interior Design. Our expert craftsmen will work with you to create something that perfectly meets your vision. We handle everything from built-ins and cabinets to chairs and tables. We also have a furniture store if you’re not looking to go the custom route. We choose the best furniture around, and we’re sure to have something perfect for your home.  

Ellecor Interior Design offers much more than just custom furniture. We offer a variety of interior design services that are completely customizable. We create both beautiful and functional spaces that you’re sure to truly love. Contact us today for more information.

First Impressions: How to Decorate Your Foyer or Entryway

Beautiful foyer

If you want to wow guests from the moment they walk into your home, you need to have a beautiful entryway. This will be everyone’s first impression of the interior of your home. Not only that, but who wouldn’t want to come home every day to be greeted by an elegant, functional entryway? Today in the Ellecor Interior Design blog, we’ll give you some ideas for decorating a foyer or entryway.

Storage

The foyer is actually a great place for some extra storage space. While storage doesn’t sound too stylish, it can actually be both beautiful and functional. If you have kids, you can add some built-in hardwood cubbies for them to keep their backpacks, shoes, coats, and more. As an alternative, you can have some hooks or a unique coat rack for you or your guests to hang their coats.

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Brighten Up the Space

A bright entryway feels welcoming. There are a few ways you can brighten up your entryway. The best way is to get natural light from windows, so make sure to use sheer or light-colored window treatments. Of course, it’s also good to have some chic light fixtures to add a little extra light and create some variety in the decor. You can also use accent mirrors to make the entryway seem both brighter and bigger than it actually is.

Flooring

You can make an entryway more unique by implementing a patterned hardwood floor. Or, if you want to keep it more traditional, you can go with regular flooring and add an elegant runner to elongate your entryway and make it feel more like a grand entrance.

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Decoration

Your entryway is the introduction to the rest of your home, so make sure it reflects your style. You can include some furniture in your entryway, like a comfortable bench or a side table. You should also add some wall decor, whether it be family pictures or paintings. Typically, with an entryway, you don’t want to make the decor too busy. Keeping it fairly clean and minimal will lend an air of elegance to your entryway without sacrificing your unique style.

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Choose Ellecor Interior Design

If you need an interior designer or interior decorator, choose Ellecor Interior Design. We offer a full range of personalized interior design services, and we specialize in creating beautiful, functional spaces that you’re sure to love. No matter which room or rooms you want to work on, we can help. Contact us today for more information.

Design Ideas for a Kid’s Room

Kids Playing in Their Room

Design Ideas for a Kid’s Room

The nice thing about designing a kid’s room is that they typically don’t care too much about the design and decor. Kids just want a fun place where they can play! However, as kids grow up they often become more interested in choosing their own styles. That’s why it’s a good idea to make the design versatile enough to change styles throughout the stages of your child’s life. Today in the Ellecor Interior Design blog, we’ll make some suggestions for designing a kid’s room.

Versatile Furniture

Plan for the future and choose versatile pieces of furniture for your kid’s room. Furniture with timeless style is easier to use throughout many stages of your child’s life. A platform bed, for instance, won’t go out of style. You can always let kids choose their favorite cartoon characters for their comforter and bed set, since these are easily replaced. Versatile furniture can fit your home’s overall aesthetic as well, allowing you the option to repurpose it for other rooms in the future.

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Versatile Colors

Your child might say their favorite color is yellow, but that doesn’t mean you should just paint their room that way. Tomorrow their favorite color might be blue! Pick something neutral like a medium blue or gray tone. You can always paint an accent wall with brighter kid-friendly colors. By using neutral tones and a few well placed pops of bright color, you can create a great kid-friendly space that will be easier to change as they grow up.

Let Them Go Crazy with Toys

The main thing your kid will really care about is the toys in their room. Posters and other wall accessories are easy to change, so let them choose a few of their favorites. It is their room after all, so you want it to feel like their own special space. Don’t forget to add some shelves and extra storage for their toys when they’re done playing.

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Choose Ellecor Interior Design

Ellecor Interior Design specializes in designing rooms that are exactly what our clients are looking for. We learn about your preferences to completely customize the design and personalize it for you. We can do everything from a simple rearrangement to a full home redesign. Contact us today for more information and speak with a member of our staff about getting an estimate.

Awkwardly Shaped Spaces – Interior Design – Ellecor

Modern living room with fireplace and sofa

Interior Design: How To Decorate A Weirdly Shaped Space

It would be nice if every room was simply laid out and easy to decorate. However, occasionally, you come across a living room that is oddly shaped. Find some tips below to help you decorate an oddly designed living room layout.

Create Symmetry in the Space

If you’re decorating a room that is odd and asymmetrical, then try to create a little bit of symmetry with the décor. This could be something as simple as creating a symmetrical gallery wall or placing two comfortable sitting chairs in a symmetrical position. It doesn’t have to be anything big, but creating a little bit of symmetry will help bring the space together.

You’ll Need Creative Storage

If your space is oddly shaped or very small, you’ll need to be creative with your storage. Consider a built-in entertainment center if you have a long wall. This can double as storage space. The last thing you want is for your small space to feel cluttered and overwhelming. Keep things simple and tidy!

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Make Sure Furniture Pieces Can Multitask

Again, if your space is small or awkward, it is a good idea to have furniture that can be many things. Maybe consider getting an ottoman instead of a coffee table that way it can double as seating if you have guests. You could also consider a coffee table that has storage space in it. The possibilities are endless when it comes to clever pieces that are both beautiful and functional!

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Keep Your Color Palette Simple

In a space that has a busy design or is very small, it’s good practice to employ a simple color palette. You can add pops of color, but your main pieces should be pleasant and natural. This will make the space feel calmer and larger.

Let Ellecor Help!

Some spaces are challenging and require the intervention of a professional interior designer. Luckily for you, Ellecor has a team of incredible interior designers who are ready and able to help you turn an awkward space into a dreamy living room setup. Contact us today to find out more about how we can help you!

Interior Design Tips for Small Rooms

Interior Design for Small Spaces

Interior design for small spaces is certainly a challenge. With a limited amount of room for furniture and storage, it may seem impossible to make your house or apartment feel stylish and comfortable. Luckily, by utilizing a few simple interior design tricks, you can make the most out of your limited space and transform your house or apartment into the home of your dreams. Today, Ellecor Interior Design discusses some easy tips for decorating small spaces.

Utilize Light, Neutral Colors

Color is one of the most important aspects of interior design, and the color palette you choose dramatically affects the feel of a room. Dark, moody colors will make a room feel small and cramped, while light, neutral colors will make a room feel large and open. When you are designing for a small room, stick with a light color palette, utilizing colors such as whites, light grays, and muted blues. These colors help guide the eye throughout the room and make it appear larger.

Hang Mirrors

Hanging a mirror is one of the easiest ways to make a room feel larger. Carefully placing one large mirror or several small ones throughout a small room creates an illusion of depth and space, making your room feel large with little effort. Mirrors are also great decorative items that add more nuance and visual interest to your walls.

Opt Innovative Storage Solutions

In small houses and apartments, storage can be a huge hassle. With limited closet and cabinet space, you may have to try some innovative, non-traditional storage solutions. Try placing baskets under your bed, hanging hooks on your doors and walls, and installing shelving. By thinking outside-of-the-box, you can declutter and make your home feel large and open.

Connect with the Outdoors

The best interior design creates a seamless flow between the outdoors and the inside of the home. Spaces with plenty of natural light and views of the outdoor landscape feel bright, airy, and ultimately larger than enclosed interiors. When you are designing for a small space, find ways to connect your space to the outdoors, draw attention to your windows, and let in plenty of natural light.

Interior Design with Ellecor Interior Design

Designing for a small room is not easy, but working with an experienced interior designer certainly helps. At Ellecor Interior Design, Haden and her team find innovative, creative ways to make your design dreams come to life. Regardless of the size of your space or the size of your budget, we can find a solution that works for you. If you need some extra help or feel cramped in your space, check out our blog ‘Interior Design Tips for Making an Area Look Bigger‘ to get more tips. To learn more about our services, contact Ellecor Interior Design today!