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10 Spring Product Picks

Posted on April 02, 2018 | 0 comments

10 Spring Product Picks

Ahead of the anticipated High Point Market coming in less than two weeks (April 14-18), we couldn’t help but put together our favorite new Spring releases that are sure to make a few waves this year.

Juliska has us craving a cocktail. Le Jacquard Français is giving us an equal appetite for sitting down to the dinner table. We can’t take our eyes away from the mesmerizing new geometrical patterns of Designers Guild. And all day long we’re dreaming of Julie Vos’ pastel precious stones.

Suffice it to say we’re absolutely humming about the new collections this year. Also, be sure to follow our Story on Instagram (@dwellinganddesign) for additional items in these collections, more photos and product insights.

Juliska Bohemian Barware

Photo credit: Juliska

1. Juliska | Cultivated Barware

Juliska’s new glass barware collection has grabbed our attention in a serious way. Perhaps it’s the craftsmanship of their bohemian glass artisans. Or months of dreary winter weather making us crave the warmth of a cocktail. Either way, we’re perking up with excitement over these tasteful new additions.

Thibaut Dynasty

Photo credit: Thibaut

2. Thibaut | Dynasty Collection

We love how the injection of a third color—in this case, a dramatic yet playful shade of salmon—into the traditional blue and white color scheme takes the entire setting to new heights. Thibaut’s 2018 releases, in the form of the ‘Dynasty Collection’, combine bold, contrasting shades with invigorating patterns.. These textiles are sure to become instant classics.

Furniture Classics | Aslar Chest

Photo credit: Furniture Classics

3. Furniture Classics­ | Aslar Chest of Drawers 

“The popular architectural detail of stacked stone is cleverly replicated on the face of this visually arresting chest with three side hung drawers Soft white-washed tones of recycled pine contrast stylishly with the iron base and elongated handles, creating a piece even better in pairs.” – FC


Ryan Studio | River Flow

4. Ryan Studio | New Pillows Collection

With a healthy dose of sophistication and detailed scenery that pulls you right in, these pillows might just become the focal point of the living space. Solid colored back for versatility. The cool comfort of feather-down fill ensures they feel as good as they look.

AKDO | Impressions Silver Linen

Photo credit: AKDO

5. AKDO | Impressions Linen Silver

This textured, metallic finish will look alive in any setting. A few of our ideas include bar backsplash, bathroom contrast wall or sit-in kitchen island kick plate (hey—it’s pretty durable, too). Will surely shine a light on any dark space. Pair with other tiling options to unleash some very interesting (and sexy) combinations.

Designers Guild | Geometry Collection

Photo credit: Designers Guild

6. Designers Guild | New Geometry Collection

The spatial influence of geometry on the interior design realm is REAL. Designers Guild has woven delicate colors and trellis-like patterns together, resulting in a very harmonious new Spring/Summer 2018 collection.

Dana Gibson | White Candelabra

Photo credit: Dana Gibson

7. Dana Gibson Designs | Bamboo Candelabra in White

It’s hard not to be drawn into Dana Gibson’s iconic designs. Playfully intertwining classic patterns and objects with fairly simple palettes of primary and secondary colors, she works her own brand of magic, manifesting newfound freshness that is unmistakably recognizable. The Bamboo Candelabra shown here is an instant conversation piece, yet another clever design that successfully combines art and functionality.

Julie Vos | Catalina Collection

Photo Credit: Julie Vos

8. Julie Vos | The Catalina Collection

New for 2018, Julie Vos has released The Catalina Collection. These dazzling pieces make a statement, featuring a selection of glowing colored stones and hammered gold finishes.  Fancy or casual, Julie Vos is perfect for any occassion.

Le Jacquard Francais | Wax Mania

Photo credit: Le Jacquard Français

9. Le Jacquard Français | Wax Mania Linen Collection

Elegance meets versatility with the new Wax Mania collection from Le Jacquard Français. Named for its subtle wax coating which protects from everyday use and perhaps a picnic on the patio. The bourdon stitch-detailing highlights the delicate patterns, woven from 100% cotton. With the variety of colors found across LJF’s Spring/Summer offerings, you can dial up just the right amount of excitement or subtlety to your gathering space.

Bungalow 5 | Mila Table

Photo credit: Bungalow 5

10. Bungalow 5 | Mila Coffee Table

This modern yet functional piece is not just one, but two tables! Join forces for a large, rectangular coffee table and separate for another multi-purpose surface in the form of an end table. Beautifully wrapped in linen and lacquered in a protective finish, these will certainly get your living room organized and squared away.

More To Come

This is only what we've seen so far this year. There are still more 2018 collections debuting at High Point Market from some of our favorite vendors. We’ll be sure to fill you in once we get back!

For more from these Spring collections, follow our story on Instagram (@dwellinganddesign) this week and next, leading up to High Point Market on April 14.

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Brand Focus: LEE Industries Furniture

Posted on March 09, 2018 | 0 comments

 LEE Frame Build

So what if we told you there’s this furniture company where each piece is 100% manufactured in the USA (North Carolina, to be precise), environmentally sustainable, can stand up to the rigors of family life, with trendsetting style to top it all off? Well, they do exist—and we’ve been fortunate to carry LEE Brand Upholstery since we first opened in 2008. Let us just say that they’ve exceeded expectations from day one as our store's featured line of furniture.

LEE White Sofa

LEE Athena Chair


When it comes to style and versatility, the sky is the limit—especially if a quick glance at LEE's seemingly endless samples for furniture creation is any indication! No matter what look you’re craving—beachy, boho, brass, buckskin, leather, lounge or even retro—these can be dialed up, complete with all of the details you desire. This makes it easy to adapt to even our most demanding (or “particular”, shall we say) projects, whether the client is aiming for timeless and traditional with a twist, or something more unusually colorful or contemporary.

LEE Design Team

LEE Ready To Ship


All over the interior design scene, including the covers and content of popular magazines like Elle Décor, Traditional Home, Coastal Living and more, LEE find themselves constantly in the spotlight. While they are perfectly comfortable (get it?) being the focal point, they are quick to acknowledge that it all begins behind the scenes. Ask a LEE representative, “what’s the company’s biggest source of inspiration?”, and they’ll surely answer “the people that work for us”. We dig this humble attitude and think it speaks volumes about why they’re so successful.

 LEE Factory Seamstress

LEE Factory Production


When purchasing furniture, one undoubtedly views the acquisition not just as a necessity, but also as an investment. Not the kind you would necessarily consult with your financial advisor about, but definitely one worth doing a little research over! We mentioned a few key selling points right off the bat (see first sentence-first paragraph) that immediately jumped out at us when we were shopping around for “the one” years ago, and there are a few more to consider.

LEE Fabric Cutting

LEE Factory Construction


Every piece is built to last for generations (under normal use and circumstance, of course). Wait...should we repeat that? LEE craftsmanship stems from workmen who are not only highly skilled and experienced, but also motivated and considerate. Their values include honesty, fairness, respectfulness and accountability of actions, contributing to a very “family-like” atmosphere. The company makes an effort to procure as many materials from local sources as possible, and are genuinely enthusiastic about doing their part to keep the local economy alive and thriving.

LEE Finish Samples

LEE Wood Finish Samples


On the front line of eco-friendly manufacturing (in fact, they are the award-winning Gold Standard as determined by the Sustainable Furnishings Council), and aligning with American Forests, the Sustainable Forestry Council, and the Forest Stewardship Council, the materials of the now standard naturaLEE(TM) components are made from both renewable and recycled resources. We don’t want to bore you with too much shop-talk, so feel free to check out all of the environmentally responsible details for yourself. Their sustainability initiatives are certainly impressive and hopefully provide inspiration for similar production within the rest of the industry.

LEE Striped Sofa

LEE Sofa Arm Detail


Providing peace of mind is fantastic, but it's got to be comfortable too, right? With no shortage of options to choose from (we’ll guide you—don’t worry!), you’ll surely find the perfect comfort level, nestled somewhere amongst LEE’s engineered combinations of down, springs and foam core. Discover yours. Our favorite is Cloud NineTM. Needless to say, we’re over the moon at the end of the day when we plop our lazy bones down on such thoughtfully crafted furniture.


Thanks to LEE Industries for providing us with their industry-exclusive insights and behind-the-scenes photographs for this article.

LEE Shearling Ivory

LEE Retro Swivel

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Annual LEE Upholstery Sale

Posted on March 01, 2018 | 0 comments

Annual LEE Upholstery Sale

If you've been thinking about purchasing new furniture, now is the time! 

Take 50% OFF (MSRP) all in-store Lee Brand Furniture.

Visit our Showroom for an exciting selection of pieces featuring rich, colorful fabrics and stunning designer details...ready to take home now!

Or design your very own! 

Take an ADDITIONAL 20% OFF our ALREADY discounted (20%OFF MSRP) Special Order pricing.

Browse our Design Center and choose from a plethora of styles, fabrics, stitchings, pillows, cushions and sleeper-options.

The possibilities are endless!

For over 45 years, Lee Industries has made it their mission to create innovative, stylish, high-quality home furnishings. Always 100% made in the USA. Experience the difference!

Our Annual Lee Upholstered Furniture Sale runs Thursday, March 1st thru Saturday, March 31st. For store directions, click here. 

To learn more about LEE, read our Brand Focus: LEE Industries Furniture.

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Annual September Lee Upholstery Sale | 40-50% OFF

Posted on August 15, 2017 | 0 comments
LEE September Sale

If you've been thinking about purchasing new furniture, now is the time! 

Take 50% off ALL in-store Lee Brand Furniture

Visit our Showroom for an exciting selection of pieces featuring rich, colorful fabrics and stunning designer details...ready to take home now!

Or design your very own! 

Take an ADDITIONAL 20% OFF our ALREADY discounted Special Order pricing

Browse our Design Center and choose from a plethora of styles, fabrics, stitchings, pillows, cushions and sleeper-options.

The possibilities are endless!

For over 45 years, Lee Industries has made it their mission to create innovative, stylish, high-quality home furnishings. Always 100% made in the USA. Experience the difference!

Our Annual Lee Upholstered Furniture Sale runs Friday, September 1st thru Saturday, September 30th.

For store directions, click here.

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Ideas & Inspiration: Outdoor Settings Pt. 1

Posted on May 25, 2017 | 0 comments

Since it's that sunshine-celebrating time of year, we thought we’d explore some of the most exciting and practical ways to transform your outdoor area into "party central", "relaxation station", or whatever vibe you might be going for.  Whether pool-front, waterfront, green-grassy acres or garden bonanza, there are plenty of options to enhance and optimize your exterior spread.

[Photograph © Fiona Newell Weeks]

We're talking about woven all-weather wicker, ethically-harvested teak frames, heirloom-worthy aluminum, versatile “grid” geometric seating, illuminating lanterns, Parasol canopies, palm planter boxes, hard-as-nails ceramic table tops, retro chaise-on-wheels, and peanut tables, just to name a few.  

Any of those strike your fancy...or at least pique your curiosity, even if you don’t know what they are?

You're probably thinking, "I’m familiar with wicker...and I’ve always wanted a ceramic-topped table!  But, parasite canopies…? We hired a guy to spray for mosquitoes, so we shouldn’t be needing one of those...”

Hold on, we said parasol canopies, silly!  Those lifesaving umbrella-type things that protect you from frying or going blind when you’re outside eating lunch on a warm and sunny day.  That all came out a little fast, but there is a lot you need to know before making any outdoor furniture decisions this season! 

[Photograph © Gloster]

Woven All-Weather Wicker

This isn't wicker from grandma’s generation, although the “hand-crafted” part still applies.  These pieces feature lightweight, corrosion resistant powder coated aluminum frames clad in the highest quality manufactured fibre.  Soft to the touch, this remarkable polyethylene material is completely weatherproof and resistant to both tears and UV light (as Gloster puts it best in their portfolio catalogue).  Whew, and I thought we were long winded.  Come in-store to discover more about this traditional-looking wicker furniture that uses the latest outdoor materials and technology.  Also, we'll show you more of the styles and options they offer -- and just like all of the words they/we try to cram into our sentences -- we assure you it’s a lot.  

Ethically-harvested Teak Furniture. 

We work with companies, such as the aforementioned Gloster, who harvest their hardwood from carefully managed plantations, keeping a close & caring eye on all phases of production.  Literally, they only fell trees they themselves have planted (an average 50 years prior).  What?!  (We are impressed too.)  By allowing the trees to reach a certain level of maturity, this ensures that the wood develops all of the inherent properties, including “high natural oil content, hard-wearing, highly resistant to rotting and almost impervious to the effects of sun, rain, frost or snow.”  Their knowledge and professional discipline is on-point.

[Photograph © Fiona Newell Weeks]

Heirloom-Worthy Aluminum. 

And here we have another company making a bold claim and doing absolutely everything to back it up.  “Guaranteed for life… we want our furniture to become heirlooms”, states McKinnon and Harris, manufacturers of some of the most gorgeous metal-framed furniture we’ve seen, and are lucky enough to offer.  Industrial paint-finishes can be a designer’s worst nightmare (i.e. Orange Peel may work as a hip band name, but not so much for painted surfaces).  On the other hand, what you witness with McKinnon and Harris is smooth elegance personified -- like buttercream frosting on your favorite cake.

[Photograph © Gloster]

Grid Geometric Seating. 

Do you covet versatility...pieces that can easily be rearranged or reimagined depending on company, mood or season? 

As we’ve said before, we know many ways you can have your dessert and eat it too.  Unlike your typical, overstuffed living room sectional (these are on a leaner, meaner diet) “GRID” geometric seating allows you to change your outdoor furniture arrangements with different lounge combinations of sofa/chair/table/etc.  So. Many. Possibilities.

Tune in next week for a focus on outdoor fabrics, plus much more!  




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Ideas & Inspiration: Outdoor Settings Pt. 2

Posted on May 25, 2017 | 0 comments

In the last segment we ran through a variety of options for planning your outdoor spread, highlighting furniture pieces made by some of the top manufacturers in the world. We also discussed materials and guiding principles utilized in the production of these thoughtful, well-made products.

For this next installment, we’ll showcase a few more options  -- including supplemental tables, durable fabrics and fun accessories -- to round out the entire project.  

(Hint: If you really want your deck or patio to stand out, this is where we discuss the cool stuff.)



[Photograph © Janus et Cie 2016.]

Chaise Lounge. We should have included this in part one, but ran out of time (or perhaps forgot!). Anyway, we now have a chance to give this item it’s own special due. We know how near & dear these are to the sunbathers out there!

Let’s face it, chaise lounges are always calling, beckoning you to come chill by the poolside.  It's pretty much impossible not to sit down or lean back on one.  Some are retro-cool with features that hearken back to the 60’s era, while others are more elegant with updated contemporary styling. Either way, these are outdoor staples sure to be one of your most used & enjoyed items.


Lexington Tommy Bahama Cafe Table

[Photograph © Lexington 2016.] 

Café Tables.

Do you cherish that intimate outside setting for you and a friend to sip iced tea over lunch, or begin the day having breakfast & coffee with your significant other? Look no further than the legendary Café table (and chairs). This one is self-explanatory, but there are a couple things to keep in mind…

The cheaper versions are often narrow and less than sturdy, while the well-made ones will ensure you are comfortable for the duration of your meal and conversation afterwards, at the very least. Play it safe & smart. No chair collapses or table tumbles on our watch, please. (We hate the awkwardness of checking to make sure the other person’s okay, but really wanting to laugh instead!)


 Gloster Bar Cart

[Photograph © Gloster 2016.]

Other Tables (besides coffee, cafe' & side tables)

This is where you can really start making some headway by both adding to your basic spread, and having everything conveniently at your fingertips when it comes time for entertaining.

Save yourself the hustle of running inside to refresh drinks by having a beverage cart within arm’s reach. We think this is a no brainer! Right?! Serving food? Get yourself a handsome and practical buffet or serving table that will leave all of your other surfaces free & clear for their intended use. Utilize the secondary shelf below to stow extra servingware; and this also makes a nice out-of-the-way spot for your bluetooth speaker.


Tucci Hammock

[Photograph © Tucci 2016.]

The Cozy Elements.

Nice afternoon hammock nap anyone? Just like the aforementioned chaise lounge -- you know you want to! Whether standing or strung between two trees, nothing allows for more peaceful relaxation and tuning-out, while simultaneously tuning-in to the sweet sounds and gentle rhythms of nature. Single or multiple person sizes available, depending on if you want to share or not!

 Once you have all of the major & minor bones in place, you’ll perhaps want to finish with accessories that tie it all together and really make it feel like home. This is where area rugs truly shine and import “that indoor feeling” to a place outside of those 4 walls. Several of the product lines we carry, including those from Perennials, have captured the best-of-both-worlds in their look, feel and functionality. When considering these items as investments (as you should), and factoring-in longevity, read this quote from Perennials product catalog:

 "(Their) selection of made-to-order luxury performance rugs (are) specifically designed to resist mildew and fading while keeping a luxurious feeling underfoot. Perennials rugs are made of 100% solution-dyed acrylic yarns, meaning they are as durable as they are beautiful.” There you have it, straight from the horse's mouth.

Brown Jordan Fireplace

[Photograph © Brown Jordan.]

Fire pits… lanterns… planter boxes?

Suffice to say, you can put as little or as much thought and expense into your outdoor area as you so desire. We provide you with product lines & options (as many as humanly possible), and offer help with decisions and design… the rest is up to you!

And lastly… FABRICS!!! 

To preference (if you weren't aware), most furniture manufacturers have their own lines of fabrics nowadays. These are going to be your most cost-effective options and also what the company thinks will pair best with their designs. We usually start here first, and browse what they have to offer; if there is something different or more particular you require, we have a plethora of available options past that. What we’re trying to say is… no matter what, we’ve got your cushions covered.

One of, if not the first, names in indoor/outdoor fabric that pops in everyone’s mind is Sunbrella. Let us inform you that we have personally experimented ourselves with the durability and “cleanup-ability” of Sunbrella fabrics, and it amazes us how something can be so soft & tough at the same time. We give it our seal-of-approval for following thru on their performance promises. In fact, Sunbrella is “the #1 trusted name in marine fabric”, so they certainly have the chops in the outdoor arena. And with thousands of choices, you can’t go wrong there.

Not to be outdone, all of our fabric lines have indoor/outdoor options that are both tough and beautiful.  Notables names include: Thibaut, Décor de Paris, Scalamandre, and Kravet Soleil.

One of our faves is Bella-Dura, who have “developed (a) response to the industry’s demand for an upholstery fabric that literally outperforms (on all levels)”. They’re an impressive company who has won multiple ‘Best of Year’ awards from Interior Design magazine. To catch a glimpse of their products in action, click here

Thanks for reading our two-part blog on outdoor settings. When it comes to decorating your home, we strive to give you the best products available, made by companies who love what they do, to make sure you are completely satisfied (hopefully thrilled!) with your design project!

To browse more available options online, check out the Outdoor Settings board on our Pinterest page.

See you soon,


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Spring Tent Sale

Posted on May 04, 2017 | 0 comments
Fabulous selection of furniture and decor from quality vendors. A sale you don’t want to miss!


Take 50% OFF regular retail prices


Take 55% OFF 9am-12pm


Take 60% OFF 12pm-4pm

Sale includes TENT ITEMS ONLY.  
(Not applicable to merchandise at retail location.)

For more information 

410-822-2211 | info@dwellinganddesign.com



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Posted on February 09, 2017 | 0 comments
Beginning this Saturday, February 11th and running thru Saturday, February 18th, we are spreading the love and encouraging everyone to BUY LOCAL by offering huge discounts on all LEE Brand upholstered furniture!  
During our annual LEE LOVES LOCAL Event, take an ADDITIONAL 20% OFF of our already discounted prices...on both in-stock pieces as well as special orders!  
Need a new piece for the home or office?
Customize with an extensive selection of LEE and other designer fabrics.
Choose from a variety of stitchings, pillows, cushions and sleeper options.
The possibilities are endless!
For almost 50 years, the mission of Lee Industries has been to create innovatively-styled, high quality home furnishings.  Every single piece is 100% MADE IN THE USA.  
Visit our showroom and see the difference!
February 11 - February 18
Dwelling & Design
410-822-2211 | info@dwellinganddesign.com

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Valentine's Day Storewide Sale

Posted on February 08, 2017 | 0 comments
Love Local
This Valentine's Day, we're spreading the love with a one-day-only storewide event...
On Tuesday the 14th (Valentine's Day), SAVE 20% ON EVERYTHING IN-STORE.
Plus take an extra 20% OFF on all Lee Brand Upholstered Furniture!
Snuggle up beside your sweetheart on a new, amazingly comfortable, stylish and AFFORDABLE piece of LEE Industries upholstered furniture...it will be love at first sight!


We invite you to join us from 3-5 pm for a refreshing cocktail on this fun day of romance!

We hope to see you!
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P. S. ATTENTION GUYS-- Are you looking for the perfect bracelet, necklace or pair of earrings to give her on this special day?  Check out our fully-stocked selection of Julie Vos Jewelry...currently one of the hottest designer brands on the market...20% OFF ON VALENTINE'S DAY ONLY.  (We won't tell--we promise!)
Julie Vos Jewelry | Valentine's Day Sale

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