Decorating with Accent Pillows

Pillows are an easy way to update a living room sofa or a bed’s pillowscape.  It’s fun and fresh to seasonally change out your furniture and bed’s “jewelry”…just like you might your own.  Let’s take a peek at some of your home’s most coveted trinkets and baubles.

Contrast and visual interest can be amplified by use of a single color story across varied coordinated designs.

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Artisanal hand-crafted attention to detail creates a curated and worldly one-of-a-kind look

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Monochromatic patterning creates coordination, depth, and unity

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Deja Vu Pillows

Velvet adds a warm and elegant feel

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Galleria Pillows

Motifs add a sense of whimsy and spark great conversations………and make great gifts!  Have fun with pillows this fall, and pile them on for comfort, color, and texture as we begin to spend more time indoors.

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Don’t forget all decorative pillows are 20% off & select pillows 50% off during our Columbus Day Sale… Through October 12, 2016.

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The Inspiration Behind our Hickory Rug

The visual texture created by leaves on the forest’s floor inspired our Hickory rug design.   We love the way that nature organically creates its own design philosophy each season.

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Hickory rug with accent pillows

We recreated nature’s seemingly haphazard surface texture using mottled wool yarns of varying thicknesses in a hand-tufted loop pile construction.  Naturally neutral tones highlight our Hickory rug, the star of our “weekender” collection.

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Hickory rug

Nature got the design off on the right foot, but we finished strong using on-trend hues of toffee, platinum, and pewter…perfect to compliment a variety of room styles.

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Hickory rug living room

Try Our Tasty Roasted Beet & Orange Dijon Salad

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These early fall days are to be savored, but admit it, we all want a little taste of what made summer so special.  This Roasted Beet and Orange Dijon salad is a great lunch on its own, or the perfect side to early autumn dinners.  Did we mention this was easy?  It is, and serves 4 to 6.

STEP ONE:  Roast the beets. While pre-heating the oven to 400 degrees, wash and dry  4-6 beets after removing the greens and tail.  Wrap individual beets in foil, and then roast for one hour.  They may take a little longer…to be sure, the beets will pierce easily with a knife when fully roasted.  Once cool to the touch, the beet’s outer skin can be removed under running water with a scrubbing brush.

While the beets are roasting, peel and remove the pith from 2-3 oranges slicing the fruit width-wise.

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STEP TWO:  Prepare your dressing. In 2 or 4 cup measuring cup, add 3 tablespoons Dijon mustard, 2 tablespoons maple syrup, 4 tablespoons coconut milk, and orange zest to taste.  Stir until combined.  Drizzle in 1 tablespoon olive oil while stirring. Slowly add the juice of one orange, stirring until mixed.  Add sea salt and pepper to taste, then refrigerate until ready to serve.

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STEP THREE: Plate the salad. Place mixed greens on a plate, and drizzle with a little of the dressing.  Top the greens with alternating layered slices of roasted beets and oranges then drizzle again with a bit of dressing. Garnish with basil. Feta or your favorite soft crumbly cheese can be introduced as a compliment. ENJOY!

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How to Pick the Perfect Size Rug

How do you determine the correct size rug for your space? It is not an exact science. The type of room and furniture placement should factor into your decision. We suggest leaving an equal amount of flooring exposed on all sides of the room. The first step is always to measure the space using a tape measure. One of the most common mistakes is to rely on a visual or ‘eyeball’ the space. A 6×9 rug can look very differently hanging on a rack. To make it easy, use our room planner!

Dining & Breakfast Room:

  • When selecting a room size rug for the dining room, you need to measure the length and width of your table. Don’t forget to include the table leaf if you use it frequently.
  • A good rule of thumb is to allow at least 24″ to 30″ of rug beyond the table on each side to allow chairs to move in and out, ensuring the chair is still placed on the rug when seated. For visual interest, a round rug is a great choice beneath either a round or square table. Use the guide below to determine the best size rug for your dining room.
  • If you need a larger rug, custom sizes are available – contact us for more details.

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Living or Family Room:

  • When selecting a room size rug, allow 12″ to 18″ of floor as a border around the rug; however in small rooms, you can leave less floor showing. In a very large or open room, you may want to consider using two different, but related rugs, to anchor each seating area.
  • Your rug should anchor your furniture, use the guide below for options. If you prefer, furniture legs may be placed on or off the rug.
  • Make sure to account for any heating vents or doorways.
  • Depending on the usage of the room, you may want to consider traffic patterns.
  • An 8×10 rug brings together most furniture groupings nicely. If you need a larger rug, custom sizes are available – contact us for details.

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Bedroom:

  • When selecting a room size rug for the bedroom, it’s always nice to start your day with a step or two on our rugs. Use the guide below to determine the best options based on the room layout and your needs.
  • If you have twin beds in the same room, a 3×5 rug or runner between the beds is always a great choice.
  • This is the perfect place to play around with rug sizes-try a round rug or a rectangular rug placed at a diagonal underneath the bed. If you need a larger rug, custom sizes are available – contact us for more details.

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Entry Way:

  • Make sure the door can open and close over the rug. Consider the thickness or pile height of the rug.
  • If it’s a long hallway, you can also consider using two 8 ft runners.

Do you still have questions? Contact Our Design Consultants!
If you have any additional questions about measuring a room, please feel free to contact us.

Company C
102 Old Turnpike Road
Concord NH 03301
1.844.C4COLOR
customercare@companyc.com

The Inspiration Behind our Looking Glass Rug

No Tweedle Dee, and definitely no Tweedle Dumb……Looking Glass was inspired by classic magnificent patterns, a modern damask exploded in soft jewel tones.  Luxe and fanciful, the design feels both aged and patinaed, clean and modern.  Our Looking Glass rug is very now…

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Looking Glass Rug

Hand-tufted of bamboo viscose, Looking Glass is super-soft and sumptuous.   Evoking a casual & modern opulence, Looking Glass sets the stage for a glamorous living room, or a bedroom haven no one would ever want to leave.

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Looking Glass Rug with Deja Vu Pillows

Saturated in shimmering color:  topaz, sapphire, and aquamarine hues sparkle to life enhanced by the shine only bamboo viscose yarns can deliver.

Click here to order a sample of our Looking Glass rug today.

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Refresh for fall with upholstery

Envisioning a new living room?  Refreshing a family room for fall?  Where we gather together with family and friends matters, and the space should be as welcoming and conducive to entertaining as possible.  When planning your space, begin with the basics:  sofa, chair(s), side table(s), coffee table…..and at Company C we always start with art for the floor.

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Cream of the Crop Rug with Fall Pillows

Sofas are often the room’s anchor.  Large rooms will require a full sized sofa, or even a sectional to fill the space depending on how you plan to use the room.  Smaller spaces will need a love seat or apartment sofa to prevent the room from feeling stuffed.  Allow enough space between upholstery pieces and their accompanying accent tables to allow for easy walking around the sitting area.

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Galleria Rug & Pillows

Add armchairs based on available space, and anticipated numbers of people who might congregate in the room.  Armchairs can be added symmetrically, or in a more mixed and less matched fashion….express yourself!  If the space is for family fun, consider stain-resistant fabrics for all your upholstery.

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Marquesa Rug with Juliette Pillow

With the basics in place, think about adding the most versatile of upholstered furniture:  the ottoman.  A design and service workhorse, the ottoman can double-duty as additional seating for guests or an extra tabletop for hors devours or a casual lunch.  Or better yet, a place to rest your weary feet!

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Introducing Galleria

Every season finds us excited to share fresh designs with you, and this fall is no exception!  Galleria is our newest statement rug design, and the “glass act” of our modern opulence collection.  Inspired by the way the colors of Murano glass blend from one saturated hue to the next, this bursting paisley is drenched in layer upon layer of color.

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Galleria Rug accented with Galleria Pillows

Galleria is super-soft, hand-tufted of bamboo viscose.  And by soft we mean sumptuously so.  Galleria is perfect for your special oasis, or your casually dressy spaces…think favorite jeans and a velvet shirt.

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Galleria is saturated in vibrant color, each shade enhanced by the shimmery shine only bamboo viscose yarns can deliver.

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