In with the New: Style & Decor for 2016

As the new year kicks off we often spend time reflecting on our appearance and changes we want to make moving forward. But have you taken a look around you? A new year is a great time to refresh your space with added style and decor.

From your living room sofa and the color of your walls to an all new bedroom retreat, updating your furniture can help turn your home into a place for daily rejuvenation.

Where can you start? Either let your own creative juices take over or look to experts for the latest trends. To expand on your own tastes, find a small piece – a favorite painting or decorative element – and build from there. Love Claude Monet’s water lilies?

Screen Shot 2015-12-31 at 5.15.37 PM

 

Then run with a large piece that picks up a majority of the colors (in this case a Rainstorm sofa) and add accents that pickup the lesser used colors (emerald, magenta, and teal).

Rainstorm_1200x800

Screen Shot 2015-12-31 at 5.22.37 PM

Screen Shot 2015-12-31 at 5.25.35 PM

By using the original piece as a guide, you can create a space all your own. Also keep in mind the sofa example above is just one of the many sofas at Gardner-White that can be custom ordered – for FREE! – in roughly 89 different fabrics with 50 different pillow options. Did we mention, the sofa is just $599? Now that even helps out if you’ve resolved to save money in 2016.

If you don’t feel like you have the creative savvy to trust your own style check out some of the trends online. Although, you might be surprised to find out that the 2016 color of the year is… white. Well, not exactly white, but Alabaster (Sherwin-Williams), Simply White (Benjamin-Moore), Cappuccino White (Glidden) and Ivory Keys (Behr). Read more here.

If you were hoping for something with a little more intensity, check out the Pantone® color report for Spring 2016. With names like Fiesta, Buttercup and Snorkel Blue you’ll be curing those winter blahs in no time.

Screen Shot 2015-12-31 at 5.39.16 PM

 

 

Looks For Less: Compare our Layton Loveseat to this Wayfair Loveseat

Sometimes our busy lives prevent us from shopping for the best deal.  That’s why at Gardner-White we decided to do the shopping for you.  If you’re looking for a comfortable loveseat but don’t want to ‘break the bank’, our Layton Loveseat is right for you.  It’s nearly identical to this one from Wayfair and it saves you $160!

If you’re looking to add an elegant, traditional feel to your living room look no further than the Layton Chenille Loveseat. It features luxurious cushions wrapped in high quality foam for the long-lasting comfort you’ve been looking for. Plus, all fabrics are pre-approved for wearability and durability against AHFA standards. Relax with class and sophistication by adding the Layton Chenille Loveseat to your home today.

Measurements:
Loveseat: 68″W x 40″D x 39″H

Our Layton Loveseat saves you $160 compared to this similar loveseat from Wayfair!

Shop today at www.gardner-white.com.

 

Charituesday: Grace Center of Hope vs Macomb County Warming Center


Join us in participating with this week’s #Charituesday contest!  We’ve chosen two non-profit organizations from the Fox 2 Gift Giving Guide for a chance to win a $1,000 gift certificate to Gardner-White!  No matter what, both organizations will receive at least a $500 gift certificate to Gardner-White – however – the winning organization will receive a $1,000 gift certificate!  Vote for your favorite organization below and join us by donating benefit to our community. #GWCommunityHelp

(VOTE ONCE PER DAY FROM 2/5/16 AT 10:00 A.M. THROUGH 2/23/16 AT 9 A.M.)

 

About Grace Center of Hope:

Grace Centers of Hope was established in 1942. It has since grown and evolved into the largest and oldest faith-based outreach to homeless and disadvantaged individuals and families. Grace Centers of Hope(GCH) provides a full recovery and rehabilitation campus for homeless men,women and children who have been abused or addicted to drugs and/or alcohol.Change begins when we, as a community, extend helping hands. We do not believe homelessness and substance abuse addictions can be solved simply by throwing dollars at the problem. We believe that change occurs from the inside out. Consequently our faith-based organization is dedicated to recovery through the Gospel of Jesus Christ and supported through our challenging life skills programs.

 

About Macomb County Warming Center:

The Macomb County Warming Center seeks, along with our partner churches, to provide a safe, warm place to spend the night and simple but nourishing morning and evening meals for those who would otherwise have no shelter.
 
The Ray of Hope Day Center, an extended service of the Macomb County Warming Center, will, in collaboration with like-minded organizations, provide local homeless and needy individuals and families with referrals and resources in order to supply opportunities to move into secure, productive lifestyles.

 

Charituesday: JVS vs Neighborhood Service Organization


Join us in participating with this week’s #Charituesday contest!  We’ve chosen two non-profit organizations from the Fox 2 Gift Giving Guide for a chance to win a $1,000 gift certificate to Gardner-White!  No matter what, both organizations will receive at least a $500 gift certificate to Gardner-White – however – the winning organization will receive a $1,000 gift certificate!  Vote for your favorite organization below and join us by donating benefit to our community. #GWCommunityHelp

(VOTE ONCE PER DAY FROM 1/19/16 AT 10:00 A.M. THROUGH 1/26/16 AT 9 A.M.)

 

About JVS:

JVS helps people meet life challenges affecting their self-sufficiency through counseling, training and support services in accordance with Jewish values of equal opportunity, compassion, responsibility and the steadfast belief that the best way to help people is to make it possible for them to help themselves.  Learn more at: www.jvsdet.org.

 

About Neighborhood Service Organization:

NSO is Neighborhood Service Organization, a 501(c)3 nonprofit human services agency serving our most vulnerable neighbors. NSO has been supporting the community for 60 years with innovative services. Some of our services are location-based, serving neighbors who come to us for help.  Other services focus on outreach, traveling out into the community, reaching people wherever they are.  Still other services are offered statewide through help lines and a network of professionals.  Learn more at: www.nso-mi.org. 

 

Charituesday: The Lake House vs Community Housing Network


Join us in participating with this week’s #Charituesday contest!  We’ve chosen two non-profit organizations from the Fox 2 Gift Giving Guide for a chance to win a $1,000 gift certificate to Gardner-White!  No matter what, both organizations will receive at least a $500 gift certificate to Gardner-White – however – the winning organization will receive a $1,000 gift certificate!  Vote for your favorite organization below and join us by donating benefit to our community. #GWCommunityHelp

(VOTE ONCE PER DAY FROM 1/5/16 AT 10:00 A.M. THROUGH 1/12/16 AT 9 A.M.)

 

About The Lake House:

The Lake House fills the social and emotional gap often left by medical treatment, providing a safe harbor to support, educate and empower those living with cancer, as well as their family members and friends. The Lake House support groups and programs are available to those dealing with any diagnosis of cancer, including those currently in treatment, survivors, caregivers and the bereaved. Along with support groups, offerings include social opportunities and stress management activities, including yoga, Zumba, craft groups and other creative outlets. Special educational presentations by local experts are open to the community at-large. Private and foundation donations along with fundraising events help to provide programs free of charge.  Learn more at www.milakehouse.org.

 

About Community Housing Network:

Community Housing Network is a nonprofit organization committed to providing homes for people in need through proven strategies of homelessness prevention, housing assistance and development, community education and referral, advocacy, and additional services. We carry out our work in Southeast Michigan.We help people who are homeless, people with disabilities, and anyone in housing crisis. Our Housing Resource Center, a one-stop-shop for all things housing, directs people to resources at Community Housing Network and other organizations. We collaborate closely with our community partners to provide the highest level of service possible to those who need it most.  Learn more at www.communityhousingnetwork.org.

 

Looks For Less: Compare our Dolphin Sofa to this similar one from Wayfair

Sometimes our busy lives prevent us from shopping for the best deal.  That’s why at Gardner-White we decided to do the shopping for you.  If you’re looking for a comfortable sofa with chaise but don’t want to ‘break the bank’, our Dolphin Sofa is right for you.

The Dolphin Sofa with Moveable Chaise is a comfortable classic. This piece comes upholstered in a smooth, soft grey fabric and has been tested for comfort and durability. The patterned toss pillows coordinate beautifully to give you the perfect sofa you’ve been searching for.

Measurements:
Sofa with Chaise: 95″W x 64″D x 37″H

Our Dolphin Sofa saves you $230 compared to this similar sofa from Wayfair!

Shop today at www.gardner-white.com.

 

Charituesday $1,000 Winner: Services To Enhance Potential

Congratulations to Services To Enhance Potential for winning this week’s #Charituesday contest!  Because of your votes they were able to receive a $1,000 Gift Certificate to Gardner-White for their organization.  Plus, St. Vincent de Paul will still receive a $500 Gift Certificate!  We appreciate everything these organizations do in the community and would like to encourage you to help them as well.  Check out their information below to see how you can help get involved today. #GWCommunityHelp

About St. Vincent de Paul:

For over 130 years, St. Vincent de Paul has provided vital services in Southeast Michigan, including food, shelter, medical and dental care, utility assistance, disaster relief and emergency support. Additionally, SVdP operates 13 thrift stores throughout the community and provides outreach programs to the youth and elderly including Camp Ozanam and the Matchan Nutrition Center. SVdP assists more than 300,000 households annually. To learn more, call 877 ST VINCE (788-4623) or visit svdpdetroit.org.

About Service To Enhance Potential (STEP):

Services To Enhance Potential (STEP) established in 1972, is a provider of supported employment opportunities to individuals with disabilities. STEP provides services to more than 1,400 persons annually. Our consumers are empowered and encouraged to push themselves on a daily basis in order to reach their best potential. Through a variety of supports and services including: skills training, supports coordination, mobility training, job placement, community programming, self-employment- our consumers are provided the necessary tools to achieve personal satisfaction in their lives. Some of our programs include: Made in the Market, Art in the Market, Project Search, DREAM, Senior Program… We also currently operate two thrift store and donation centers, and we are overjoyed to announce the opening of our third thrift store location in the spring (2016). Stay tuned for opening dates and details!

We strongly believe in EMPOWERMENT and CHOICE for all individuals. To learn more visit: http://stepcentral.org/.

 

Looks For Less: Compare our Jetson Media Stand to Wayfair’s Stand.

Sometimes our busy lives prevent us from shopping for the best deal.  That’s why at Gardner-White we decided to do the shopping for you.  If you’re looking for a resurfaced, solid wood media stand but don’t want to ‘break the bank’, our Urban Media Stand is right for you.

This artistic, urban media unit is constructed from solid resurfaced hardwood. It features two shelves, two drawers, and two doors for additional storage. Plus, each piece has a slight color variation in the resurfaced solid wood, giving you that unique furniture you’ve been waiting for.

Measurements:
72″W x 18″D x 30″H

Our Urban Media Stand saves you $349.96 compared to this similar media stand from Wayfair!

Shop today at www.gardner-white.com.

 

Looks For Less: Save $360 with our Urban 3-Drawer Media Stand

Sometimes our busy lives prevent us from shopping for the best deal.  That’s why at Gardner-White we decided to do the shopping for you.  If you’re looking for a resurfaced, solid wood media stand but don’t want to ‘break the bank’, our Urban 3-Drawer Media Stand is right for you.

Add a rustic, urban style to your living room with this 3-drawer media unit. It features resurfaced solid hardwood, 3 iron drawers for storage, and each piece has slight variations in solid hardwood to give you that unique feeling you’ve been looking for.

Measurements:
58″W x 17.5″D x 24″H

Our Urban 3-Drawer Media Stand saves you $360 compared to this similar media stand from Wayfair!

Shop today at www.gardner-white.com.

 

Looks For Less: Save $328 with our Urban Dining Table

Sometimes our busy lives prevent us from shopping for the best deal.  That’s why at Gardner-White we decided to do the shopping for you.  If you’re looking for a resurfaced, solid wood table but don’t want to ‘break the bank’, our Urban Dining Table is right for you.

Add the luxury of a solid wood resurfaced table to your home. The resurfaced wood has a slight color variation from piece to piece, meaning you get a table that is unique to you.

Measurements:
78″W x 30.5″H x 36″D

Our Urban Dining Table saves you $328 compared to this nearly identical table from Wayfair!

Shop today at www.gardner-white.com.