Fall is nearly here, and with it, some new seasonal trends. One of our favorites is easy to implement in your own home with a few minor touches, since it involves two colors you most likely have in your home already. This autumn, black and gold is the new black.
Some metallics and colors go together like peanut butter and jelly, and the elegant combination of gold and black is one such pairing. In this union, black acts as a solid base, while gold takes up the accent role. The two colors — so seemingly opposing — have the effect of offering a chic and fitted look for your home. Take a look at the photos below for some inspiration.
Paul Schatz Furniture Interior Designer, Laura Ryder, took a few moments to share a little bit of insight into what interior design is really about, and how working with clients to achieve their dream look entails. Here’s what she had to say:
Each design scenario is so different, we don’t (or should not) design for our personal preferences but for the sensibilities of our clients, so a broad stroke is difficult.
For me, my job is to take the broad picture or “feeling” a client wants and make sure it has balance and unity and that the scale is appropriate, while ensuring great circulation and movement. Then, it’s my job to unify the space with the adjacent spaces. Not very exciting stuff, until you get the room that feels right and flows with the rest of the home!
Nature is my first inspiration; color combinations in flowers or sunsets; the steel gray sky against the spring green leaves and so on. Most of the time, I will try to draw the colors from the view into the room to elongate the spatial perception and flow. This doesn’t always work but most times it can have impact.
So far as accessorizing goes, odd numbers and vignettes are the key for me. I prefer groupings rather than single “things” placed throughout the room.
I love Paul Schatz Furniture because we change weekly; we add new accessories weekly and constantly change things up. That proves to a homeowner that sometimes simply moving things around can freshen a room and make them notice one thing over another. That and the plethora of fabrics we have to select from.
Labor Day Weekend is right around the corner, and this year the long weekend is bringing with it two big sales at Paul Schatz Furniture! We’ll be celebrating with our Annual Labor Day Sale, offering up to 35 percent savings on everything storewide, as well as with the Stickley Truckload Sale, an opportunity for you to purchase hand-crafted and iconic, American-made Stickley Furniture at the best prices of the year.
Perhaps you’re looking for the perfect piece for your living room at the right price. Maybe you’ve been waiting for the time to invest in that coveted Stickley treasure. Either way, Labor Day Weekend is the opportunity you’ve been waiting for! Come in and see for yourself at Paul Schatz Furniture in Tigard or Eugene this Labor Day Weekend, August 29th through September 1st.
Want to enjoy the very first look at the Stickley truckload? We invite our valued customers to join us for a Stickley Truckload Preview Sale on Thursday, August 28 from 4-8 p.m.
RSVP for Tigard Preview Sale
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We look forward to seeing you!
Here at Paul Schatz Furniture, community outreach is simply a part of how we do business. And seeing as we’re natural animal lovers, we are proud to collaborate with local animal causes. We’re excited to announce the newest local organization we’re teaming up with: Oregon Dog Rescue, an all-breed, no-kill shelter serving the greater Portland area!
If you’re familiar with Oregon Dog Rescue, you know the incredible work that this organization does. If not, here’s a little bit of background: The organization began in 2007 when two women with a combined twelve years of experience with rescue dogs decided to start a non-profit animal shelter. Today, Oregon Dog Rescue is entirely volunteer-based, and every single person involved in the organization is devoted to helping dogs find the best homes possible while ensuring the long-term success of their adoptions.
We’re looking forward to one of Oregon Dog Rescue’s most exciting events, coming up this September 7th at 1 p.m.! Paws for a Cause, which we’ll proudly be sponsoring, is a fundraiser in the form of a family and dog-friendly walk through Brown’s Ferry Park in Tualatin. Participants can register and pick up pledge sheets prior to the event, and those with the most pledges will receive prizes on event day! Learn more and RSVP for the event today on Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/events/785136104872305/