i should be mopping the floor: Selecting Timeless Pieces for your Home

Thursday, August 28, 2014

Selecting Timeless Pieces for your Home

When decorating our home, we've tried hard to select pieces that will last a lifetime...rather than pieces that will last a trend. My friends at Havertys have that down to an art. Check out some of the ways we've incorporated timeless pieces into different areas of our own home.

Isn't the above photo just gorgeous? It's from the Havertys website...a place that I've been lost dreaming in lately. I love how this room could easily stand the test of time. From the furniture to the artwork, it will work today...and several years down the road. Here's how we've incorporated that idea into our own home below>>>

This red buffet is quite possibly one of my favorite pieces in our home. It's over a hundred years old! But, we've incorporated it into a home that's less than ten years old. I refinished it in a weathered red finish, but kept its original hardware to keep it classic. I hope to pass it down to my own kids and their families one day.

The red buffet sits in our breakfast room...along with a table we acquired shortly after getting married. Havertys has some beautiful pieces similar to my buffet that will certainly stand the test of time. I'm loving all of their dining furniture here.

Looking from the breakfast room into the kitchen, you can see how my bright red buffet fits into this space nicely. We also redid our kitchen island a few years ago to make it more like a piece of actual furniture. Loving this island on the Havertys site here.

Loving the above-pictured island on the Havertys site here.
The extra storage shelves on each end are awesome!

Our dining room is another place where we've matched timeless pieces with a few other acquired items as well. The table, dresser (acting as a buffet) and china cabinets are all family heirlooms that were passed down to me. The parsons chairs were a recent purchase that gave the room a nice, updated feel. But, they have that classic feel to them as well. While these items may not be trendy, they still look current with their classic lines...and clean style of the chairs, especially.

I found this lovely Trestle Table on the Havertys site here that reminds me of my own table above. I think the legs on this piece are so lovely...and timeless! The weight of them is really fantastic, too!
I'm also swooning over this china cabinet above from Havertys! {It almost makes me want to upgrade my old ones!}. Loving the wine storage. Click here to see it on their site.
And lastly, I wanted to show you one more way I've tried to incorporate a classic style with some current styles. These twin beds in my youngest son's room are very traditional. But we mixed them up with some Star Wars decor (his choice) and they really work in the space. But, they'll also work in 15 years when he's all grown up (sniff, sniff) and, chances are they will be in a guest room...and not with Star Wars decor.
Some future updates we'd like to make to our home decor include a master bedroom makeover this fall including mixing some classic furniture with some modern, a patio makeover (it's actually in progress and getting a funky antique look) and lastly...a living room makeover sometime in 2015.

I love Havertys' Room Planner Tool to help me manage these type of projects. It helps get an idea from my brain to actually translate into something workable. Check out how I've started working on a new layout for our master bedroom below:
Currently, Havertys has some great sales for you to take advantage of! Perfect to give your home a touch up as we head into fall! And in October, I'm ridiculously excited about their Style versus Trendy Program. From the above post, you can probably tell that I'm all over that.
Check out the Havertys blog here and Pinterest page here for even more inspiration
Havertys helps you bring your vision to life. Visit Havertys.com to find a store near you, detailed product information and design tools to guide you in your home decor purchases.
This is a sponsored conversation written by me on behalf of Havertys. The opinions and text are all mine.

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