Are Standing Desks Effective?
Over the last few years there has been a huge outcry from educators and physicians alike regarding the health of children and the growing challenge of childhood obesity.
Parents who may not be able to watch over their children every waking moment are in search of answers.
4 Tips on Homework Space
If there’s one thing we have learned in the last year it is that the spaces we have designated in our homes for tasks like school work and virtual meetings can be the difference
between success and failure.
4 Tips for Decorating Childrens' Rooms
By definition, a kid’s room needs to be fun. So, how do you incorporate your child’s personality into a cute or cozy space that still allows for functionality and tasks such as homework
to thrive? It’s easy with these four tips I always incorporate while designing kids’ rooms for our Darvin customers.
4 WAYS to Cozy-Up Your Patio
TRY LOUNGE CHAIR
Since there is little chance your outdoor dining set is adding a level of comfort to your outdoor setting, the biggest impact item you should focus on initially
is going to be seating. Today’s outdoor options are stylish and incredibly comfortable, and you don’t have to break the bank either.
Gray Yellow Equal Hope in 2021
Given what all of us have been through over the last year, and what we know we are still in for in 2021, the arrival of the annual Pantone Color of the Year has been a flicker of
inspiration. This year, two colors, Ultimate Gray and Illuminating (yellow), deliver a feeling of hope –
and positivity – at a time when we can all use a bit of it.
Quality Sleep Matters
Each year we have thousands of customers come into our showroom looking for the answer to a better night’s sleep. While everyone is different, there are some things that are proven to help you wind down, that feels comfortable, and will help you to get to sleep and stay asleep.
Home Office Becomes ‘Essential’
With Father’s Day coming up, here’s a few ideas for how you might be able to help Dad’s home office become a little more his space. Over the last few years, and especially since March, I've found that working moms or dads have
really needed a dedicated space to work from home. With mobile devices, people can theoretically work from any room in the home, but when the kids are around it is nice to be able to shut the door and work in relative peace and quiet.
Embrace Your Budget On New Projects
Budget – it’s the first thing that comes to mind when taking on a new design project. If you’re one of those people who can save for a long time before even starting a project, accumulating an even larger budget, kudos to you! For me,
I get so excited to begin a new design that I cannot fathom waiting another day to start – often resulting in a much lower budget. Whichever type you are, I’m here to tell you that gorgeous, luxurious spaces don’t always have to have enormous
Trisha Yearwood Nashville Collection inspires Hospitality, comfort
Trisha Yearwood's Nashville collection showcases her flair for entertainment and hospitality. The Nashville collection features pieces that help maximize space, while making it comfortable and inviting.
Classic Blue is 2020 Pantone Color of the Year
Every year, Pantone releases its choice for the color that will be anxiously reflected in the New Year. For 2020, a familiar and calming shade of azure is on display as Classic Blue
is introduced as the Pantone Color of the Year for 2020.
I Wish I Knew - Before I Said ‘I DO’
Newlyweds quickly realize compromise is one of the main ingredients to a successful relationship. Take this concept of compromise and use is when designing your first bedroom
together – the goal is to create Balance.
New Year Realities - Here's 3 Sleep-Weight Connections
Each year, research continues to emerge that highlights how important it is to get a good night’s sleep. Not only is your health and quality of life linked to sleep, but your weight status is also impacted by the number of hours of sleep you receive.
How to Create Memorable Holiday Tables
During the holidays, entertaining guests can be one of the most exciting activities for homeowners. This can also be one of the most anxious times, as the challenge of making the party memorable creates additional stress for the host. Darvin Furniture hosted a free tablescape workshop to help homeowners ease the stress.
Darvin Furniture Hosts PopUp Workshop Wine Tasting
Offering tasting tips for six distinct wines, a little cheese and chocolate, and a scavenger hunt ending in a huge prize giveaway, more than 100 guests attended the free PopUp Workshop Wine Tasting event on Tuesday, Sept. 24, at Darvin Furniture, 15400 La Grange Road, Orland Park, IL.
Get Smart with Kids' Furniture Designs
As a professional designer, my clients often rely on me to be in touch with the latest trends and I’m always looking for innovation. With the kids heading back to school soon, there’s no better time to talk about the importance of their rooms.
Make A Statement With Stunning Entryway Decor
The moment someone steps into your home they make an assessment based on what they see. Whether it is fair or not, that ‘first impression’ comes fairly quick, within seconds, and it sets the tone for the rest of your home.
Darvin Furniture’s First-Ever PopUp Workshop Celebrates Outdoor Entertaining With Full House
Long before Popup Workshop host Julea Joseph even introduced herself to the crowd, the Outdoor Gallery at Darvin Furniture was brimming with guests, all in anticipation of hearing the latest trends in outdoor entertaining spaces.
Father's Day Ushers In Masculine Design
Father’s Day is often flush with tributes to Dad that are rooted in stereotypical, though often accurate, representations of what men find most attractive or desirable. While ties, bottles of single-malt Scotch and golf balls are perfect gifts for many fathers, my experience as a father and a designer have taught me that masculinity in the design-sense goes a lot deeper.
6 ways to make a Stunning First Impression
Wow your guests. Darvin Furniture & Mattress asked their designers and associates for some help creating a stunning first impression for your home. We hope you are inspired!
5 Bright Outdoor Space Ideas for Spring!
Darvin Furniture & Mattress asked their designers and associates for bright ideas for outdoor spaces this spring. Here are their wonderful selections that we hope will inspire you!
Cool Designs Heat Up the Outdoors
There is little doubt that homeowners continue to want to move the party outdoors and expanding their entertainment footprint for the home. This often means extending the life of the outdoor patio or deck as a viable space that can exist from cool springs and toasty summers through chilly fall evenings.
Better Sleep Doesn't Come in a Box
Packaging plays a huge role in selling a product. Billions of marketing dollars are spent every year making sure the packaging for a product impresses, sometimes exceeding even the quality of the product contained inside. When it comes to a box, things like pizza, crayons and donuts are perfect – NOT a mattress.
Color of the Year for 2019 is Living Coral
When you first peer at the stimulating Living Coral hue from color specialists Pantone, you are immediately struck by the immediate energy bouncing back at you – though there is a soft edge of mellow that is equally apparent.
Reclaimed Wood Offers Distinction, Versatility
Reclaimed woods can be a challenge to get your hands on, which is why they are often more expensive, but there are manufacturers who make it easy to enjoy the rich character and impact these raw woods provide. I’ve recently discovered the Nest collection, an interesting line that utilizes reclaimed woods and offers pieces that are applicable to modern spaces – and reasonably priced.
What Makes Foxworthy Line Fit in With Trendy Celeb Furniture Lines?
I recently got together with Darvin Furniture to do a photo shoot for the launch of the new Jeff Foxworthy Home collection. Foxworthy has an immensely loyal following established through his award-winning standup comedy shows, years of airing for the Jeff Foxworthy Show, and the incredibly popular Blue Collar Comedy Tour. His unique brand of humor and entertainment has been translated into his new namesake collection.
SoCozi is a Revolution in Motion Furniture
With the extraordinary popularity of power functionality infusing enormous interest, and sales, into motion furniture, it should come as no surprise that today’s technology is capable of taking things much further. There’s been no slowing down for the number of motion furniture pieces coming to retail showrooms across the nation. From sofas, loveseats and recliners that feature push-button-operated footrests and headrests to lumbar support, the future is bright – and very comfortable.
6 Tips for Choosing the Best Area Rug
Adding an area rug to a room can be as impactful as you want it to be. Oftentimes, less can be more if the rug is used to simply add an accent to a room or meant to add a little warmth underfoot. However, never underestimate the ability of an area rug to fully impact a room of solid colors or lines, you can choose to make a statement with a bold design or bright colors.
How Did We Design the Darvin Furniture Anniversary Catalog Cover Photo?
When Darvin Furniture enlisted my help to design the Cover for the 2018 Darvin Furniture Anniversary Catalog, it was hard to say ‘no’ when I was told the centerpiece item for the photo shoot was going to be from one of the hottest furniture categories on the market – motion furniture. In creating this room design, I utilized all the resources available in Darvin’s showroom to complete the look.
Where do the photos featured on the Darvin Furniture trucks come from?
Darvin Furniture & Mattress has been showcasing an amazing selection of furniture on the showroom floor for more than 97 years. Now, the fleet of 17 Darvin furniture delivery trucks, integral to Darvin’s operation and essential for getting customers their deliveries throughout the week, are showcasing images of exciting new trends and room designs.
If It's Custom Furniture You Desire, Darvin Delivers
According to Bob McGivney, store manager of Darvin Furniture & Mattress, one of the most frequent requests his sales associates get is ‘can I get different fabrics, colors and finishes to suit my home decor? The answer is – Yes.’
New Bedding Showroom Offer Relaxing Atmosphere
There has never been more emphasis put on the importance of getting a great night’s sleep. Science and data have shown countless times that a good night’s sleep has real measurable physical and mental benefits.
Indoor/Outdoor Rugs Offer Durablity With Style
As the weather shifts gears and warmer climates allow Midwest homeowners the option to finally move out of the cooped-up spaces they’ve occupied all winter – and step into the outdoors – patios and decks become a main focal point for relaxing and entertaining.
Warmer Temperatures Usher in Demand for Outdoor Furnishings
There is little doubt that when the spring temperatures finally arrive in Chicagoland, the natural tendency is to head outside, enjoy the fresh air and to start enjoying outdoor spaces that have been unoccupied all winter. Darvin® Furniture Chicagoland's largest furniture and mattress store, has the newest designs and innovations in patio furniture and for a limited time anyone spending $799 or more on outdoor furniture can get a free ‘Go Anywhere’ grill, while supplies last.
New Year - New Sleep Resolutions
The New Year is often fraught with resolutions that never quite get going or that somehow become less important just a few weeks into a new year. If you made a healthy commitment to getting a better quality of sleep, don’t underestimate the first step (it’s an easy one) – focus on your mattress.
6 Key Reasons to Buy an Area Rug
It was estimated in 2016, that the U.S. floor covering industry was worth more $23 billion. While this amount covers a myriad of flooring options from wood and ceramic tile to vinyl and stone, the Soft Surface category, which includes carpet & area rugs, made up a lion’s share of the sales, more than 46% worth $10.74 billion.
Meeting Increasing Demand for Electric Fireplaces with Expanding Selection
Whether it is an entire mantel fireplace assembly, TV stand or media console, the visual impact of a fireplace and its brightly lit flame can be the centerpiece of any room in the home. To create instant warmth and a distinct focal point, it is as simple as plugging in one of Darvin Furniture’s beautiful electric fireplaces.
Take A Stand On Health Benefits With Innovative Sit-Stand Desk System
Appearing with the classic looks of a vintage desk and offering innovative power motion capability with three preset positions for multiple users, the newest Sit-Stand Desk is not just a beautiful piece of furniture for the home office, but a potentially critical piece of a healthy lifestyle. Stop by Darvin Furniture, Chicagoland's largest furniture and mattress store,15400 La Grange Road, Orland Park, IL, and try out the newest addition to the healthy home office.
iNSPIRE Q Dining Collection
Recognizing the increasing demand for design flexibility and a greater number of choices for customers to personalize their furnishings and home d?cor, Darvin Furniture, Chicagoland's largest furniture and mattress store, has implemented a new kiosk system to make the designing process even easier for customers. The kiosk, the first of its kind in the region, is part of Darvin’s introduction of the iNSPIRE Q Classic dining collection.
It would probably come as no surprise if I told you there’s been a conscious decision over the last five years by American homeowners to opt for hard surface flooring over carpet. According to industry specialist FCNews, more than $21 billion was spent on hard surface floors last year.
Adding Options and Growing Demand for Power Motion Furnishings
With the escalating demand for power motion furnishings, Darvin? Furniture, Chicagoland's largest furniture and mattress store, has added more options and enhanced the showroom to reflect the booming demand. At the Orland Park showroom, 15400 La Grange Road, Orland Park, IL, customers will find more than 52 groups available to experience the comfort and convenience of these popular furnishings.
Darvin Furniture Offers Complimentary Design Services
Darvin Furniture understands that finding the perfect furnishings for any room in your home can be an overwhelming process that can add stress and oftentimes delay many decisions. In an effort to help customers feel confident they are choosing the right size, color or style furniture for their home, complimentary professional designer consultation is offered to any customer shopping at Darvin.
Highway to Home by Eric Church
If you ask Eric Church when his Country music career began, he might tell you it was when he graduated Appalachian State University with a degree in marketing, looked at the job offers he had, and picked up his guitar and headed to Nashville.
Rest Assured: The Importance of the Right Pillow
According to Consumer Reports, 68% of Americans struggle with sleep. That probably explains the next statistic: $43 billion was spent last year on sleep aids and sleep technology. If you have ever had a bad night’s sleep – or had multiple nights of restless or little sleep, it doesn’t take long to get desperate for help.
When Life Throws A Few Stains At You, Performance Fabrics Provide Protection
Technology impacts so many aspects of a homeowner’s life and it is no surprise home furnishings have also been the beneficiary of innovation and new science. The emergence of today’s performance fabrics is an answer to an age-old challenge: How can someone protect their home furnishings and cope with stains and unexpected accidents that are simply part of living everyday life?
Discover Comfortable Living with the Trisha Yearwood Home Collection
Trisha Yearwood is very comfortable being in the spotlight. From her award-winning country music career to popular cookbooks and even a 2017 Daytime Emmy nomination, Yearwood understands time spent at center stage requires equal time spent in the comforts of home.
A Great Night's Sleep is Like Winning the Lottery
In addition to the obvious physical health benefits of getting a great night's sleep, new research suggests that improving sleep quality can make people as happy as winning the lottery. At Darvin Furniture, Chicagoland's largest furniture and mattress store, there are mattress experts on hand who can help determine what the best mattress is for every sleep need.
Rest Assured: Winning the Sleep Jackpot
A common phrase to use when you are feeling great is to tell people you feel like a million bucks. But according to a recent article in Medical News Today, it might be more accurate to say you feel like a quarter million bucks. Researchers at the University of Warwick in the United Kingdom studied the sleep patterns of more than 30,000 people and discovered that, when their test subjects received better quality and quantity of sleep, their well-being improvements were comparable to lottery winners two years after winning a $250,000 jackpot.
Magnolia Home Loloi Rugs Now Available at Darvin Furniture
Joanna Gaines has captured a superior level of craftsmanship in her Magnolia Home rugs collection, developed in collaboration with Loloi Rugs. Simple, fresh and timeless, Magnolia Home Loloi Rugs range in style from classic to contemporary, and fit perfectly with Joanna's extensive Magnolia Home decor that seamlessly blends rich texture and bold patterns with fresh designs and exceptional quality.
Indulge on the Color of the Year
Once thought of as 'Nature's Neutral,' green is stepping out of the background and into the spotlight with the Pantone Color Institute's declaration that Greenery will be the color of choice for 2017. Darvin Furniture, Chicagoland's largest furniture and mattress store, will provide professional design consultation for any customer wishing to include the freshness of Greenery into their home furnishings or room design.
Darvin Furniture Does Its Part To Aid Healthier Sleep
More than one-third of American adults are not getting enough sleep on a regular basis, according to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention's (CDC) Morbidity and Mortality Report. Darvin Furniture, Chicagoland's largest furniture and mattress store, has the answer for getting a healthy night's sleep – the perfectly fit mattress.
Find Your Perfect Fit Mattress and a Healthy Sleep Solution
I have just returned from an annual pilgrimage to the Las Vegas Furniture Market. I attend this event each year and I return with great new mattress insights and trends for Darvin Furniture and the Chicagoland retail market.
Rachael Ray Home Puts the 'Happy' Into ‘Happy Home’
When you look at all the things Rachael Ray is doing these days, from television to best-selling author to producer, one question often comes to mind: Where does she find the time? The answer is simple, if she is passionate about something – she makes the time.
Magnolia Launches Youth Collection
It should come as no surprise that Joanna Gaines and the Magnolia brand have been a bit busy this year. Riding a wave of accomplishments, from the launch of her own home furnishings brand to reaching the New York Times Bestseller list with a new autobiography, The Magnolia Story, everything Joanna Gaines seems to touch turns to success.
What your sleep position says about you
According to The Better Sleep Council, the way a person sleeps can indicate their personality traits. So the SleepSells Team, with a little help from Simmons Brand Manager Sharvari Dayal, took a little time to document a few of the most popular positions and traits. From the Free Fall to the Starfish, learn more about each position and gain new insight into your customers.
Get Better Sleep, Enjoy Better Health
Researchers are learning more about the relationship between sleep and quality of life, including many aspects of physical and mental health. Many customers say they want better sleep but don’t take the time, or spend the money, to get the mattress that could help them the most. Knowing some of these facts may help convince your customers to rethink their priorities.