SPRINGTIME 

We’re well into the fall now, and the Reid’s team has returned from the 2016 High Point Fall Furniture Market with some exciting new trends to share with you!

Blues! (and some grays!)

Gray was a big color story at the Spring 2016 market, and while it’s still a key player in fall color pallets, blues are starting to share the spotlight. We saw a variety of blue tones – ranging from soft dewy mist to saturated midnight navy – on leather, rugs, fabrics, artwork, lamps and more. Check out this stunning blue leather collection from Our House Designs.

Our House Blue Leather Group

 

Mid-Century Modern

Mid-century modern style has been gaining popularity since the premiere of Mad Men in 2010. Furniture designers are responding with statement pieces inspired by the long, sleek lines and minimalist feel of popular styles from the 1930s to the 1960s, crafted in acrylic, hand-blown glass, marble, leather and wood.

Artwork

From paintings and tapestries to sculptures and prints, art was everywhere at Market – in large scale formats with colorful pallets and energetic movement.

Funky Lamps

Even if you have a neutral or minimalist design aesthetic, you’ll love all the fun and funky lamps we saw at market. These light fixtures will add the perfect pop of color and sprinkle of whimsy to any space you put them in.

Carved, Wooden Accessories

There’s nothing more organic than wood, until you carve them into animal form! Several of these interesting pieces will be hitting our showroom floor soon.

Port Eliot

We’ve always has a special place in our hearts for Port Eliot’s gorgeous European furnishings and Mid-Century Modern flair. We invested in some stunning pieces that will arrive in the showroom soon.

CR Laine

Simplicity is beautiful, and no one does it better than CR Laine. We adored their showroom at Market, so visit the showroom soon to see all the beautiful pieces we brought back to share with you, like this Transitional Sofa and Heath Chair in Barnsley Dusk fabric.

CR Laine Transitional Sofa1

Explore this Fall 2016 Style Spotters Preview from the High Point Market team for an in-depth insider’s look at more Market trends, and join our email list to get updates when we add new pieces to our collection!

furniture store

When you’re thinking about buying a new sofa, dining table or bedroom furniture, we hope you think of Reid’s Fine Furnishings first.

Reid’s is more than a furniture store – we’re a lifestyle destination where great design, beautiful lighting, stunning art and rare accessories come together to transform your house into a well-decorated home.

In our showrooms, located in Roanoke, VA and Forest, VA, our interior design specialists put their creative minds to work combining rugs, lighting, art, accessories – and, of course, furniture – to create inviting vignettes that allow you to see how these items can be displayed in your home.

We’ll work with you one-on-one, too, to learn your lifestyle and aesthetic preferences and carefully curate a selection of furnishings, art, lighting and accessories to outfit your home. We’ll even come out to your home for consultations and advise on room layouts, help with space planning, and choose décor elements such as paint, wall coverings and fixtures.

For more information about the whole-home interior design services Reid’s offers or to make an appointment with one of our interior design specialists, call 540-342-1844 in Roanoke or 434-525-2020 in Forest.

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Do you suffer from pain or stiffness in your neck, shoulders, mid or lower back? You’re not alone, and your favorite furniture could be to blame.

The American Chiropractic Association says that back pain is the second-most common reason for a visit to the doctor, and it’s the most frequent cause of activity limitations among working-age adults. Back pain is also the most expensive healthcare problem in this demographic.

Whether sitting at home or at the office, a neutral posture is ideal for mitigating and reducing problematic back pain. When seated, the feet should be flat on the floor, knees slightly higher than the hips and the head directly over the top of the shoulders. A neutral seated posture will also benefit your circulation and digestive health.

But many of us spend a large portion of each day sitting on furniture that doesn’t allow for that ideal neutral posture. A recent study revealed that professional-level workers spend 93% of their work day sitting in an office chair. And when you consider that we also do a lot of sitting at home on deep, soft couches, it’s not surprising that 85% of Americans experience back pain by age 50, and 85% of those people have it recurrently.

“The average furniture is made for a 5-foot-10-inch, 165-pound male; however, only 2% of the population fits that baseline,” said Scott Bautch, DC, DACBOH, president of the ACA Council on Occupational Health. “Good furniture with an ergonomic feel that fits a larger part of the population with different posture types and needs is essential.”

The Ekornes Stressless furniture collection, which includes sofas, recliners and office chairs, is ergonomically designed to reduce back pain, and it’s endorsed by the American Chiropractic Association. Recliners are available in small, medium and large sizes to accommodate a range of body compositions.

Stressless seating is also equipped with patented comfort technologies for lumbar, back and neck support. Its newest technology is the BalanceAdapt™ system, which gives select Stressless recliners a slight back-and-forth motion simulating buoyancy. Another important feature is the patented Plus™ system, which articulates with the body’s contour for the ideal lower back and head support in an upright or reclined position.

The Waides invite you to visit our showrooms in Roanoke or Forest, VA and let us help you find your new favorite furnishings.

 

High pointThe Reid’s team recently returned from the 2016 High Point Spring Furniture Market, the largest furnishings industry trade show in the world. Over the course of a few days, we visited with representatives in about 30 different showrooms (there were thousands set up!) to seek out new trends, designs, furniture pieces and inspiration.

We can’t wait to go back again in the fall, but we wanted to share what we discovered with you!

Gray, Gray, Gray…and even more Gray

From furniture to fabrics, the graying of the palette was apparent throughout Market this year.

No matter your price point or pigment preference, you can find furnishings and fabrics in countless shades of gray – from light, near-whites to deep gunmetal hues. We’ve been saying this for a while now, and the spring market confirmed it – gray is the new neutral!

Small is Big

With many Americans downsizing and embracing the “tiny house” trend, furniture manufacturers are starting to think smaller.

Nearly every showroom we visited had one or more pieces that told a space efficiency story. And the aesthetics are streamlining, too, moving towards cleaner silhouettes with less ornate detailing.

One-of-a-Kind Finds

Some of our most exciting finds at Market were one-of-a-kind antique accessories. We feel that accessories tell the stories of a person’s life, and there’s a value to special, signature pieces you won’t find in anyone else’s décor.

As High Point Market eloquently put it, “if you can’t find it at High Point, it probably doesn’t exist.”

Transitional Vibes

Blending traditional and contemporary styles has been an emerging trend for some time, but transitional décor, as it’s called, is finally finding its way.

This combination style incorporates lines that are less ornate than traditional designs, but not as severely basic as contemporary lines. As a result, transitional furniture designs are classic, timeless and clean, yet still warm, welcoming and comfortable.

Acrylic Possibilities

Acrylic furniture, also known as Lucite furniture, has been around since the 1930s and enjoyed a heyday in the 1960s. Today, it’s often associated with the Hollywood Regency style, but as we learned at Market, acrylic furniture is finding its way into all kinds of décor.

Trending designers are now pairing this chic material with metals and natural woods. And thanks to its unique durability, acrylic is well-suited for a variety of furniture and accessory designs, including bed framing, tables, chairs, desks, light fixtures and even drawer pulls. We brought home a stunning beverage cart made entirely of acrylic, which you can see in person in our Roanoke showroom, located in Grandin Village.

interior design

Do you flip through the pages of Architectural Digest, swoon over the stunning rooms, and resign yourself to the notion that your home will never look that good?

You’re not alone.

We’ll be the first to tell you that there are thousands of hours, great lighting and clever staging that go into designing an interior for a magazine shoot. Those setups aren’t necessarily well-suited for day-to-day living, either.

But your home can look beautifully put-together, and accommodate your lifestyle, with a little help from an Interior Designer. We know, it sounds like a huge undertaking befitting an HGTV show, but interior design is not as complicated (or expensive) as television can make it seem.

Before we introduce you to our Interior Design Director and get into the specifics of designing your dream interior, let’s go through a few questions so we can get to know you and your space.

    1. What type of surroundings make you happy?
    2. Do you respond to neat and organized or lots of accessories?
    3. Which is your favorite room in the house (or your least favorite)?
    4. Where do you feel most at home – in the city, the suburbs, the country, at the lake or up in the mountains?
    5. How much time, energy and money are you willing to spend right now on the style you want to achieve?
    6. How do the people who inspire you live – simply and quietly, surrounded by family, or traveling the world?
    7. Do you have a favorite piece of furniture or art or collectible that you can’t live without?
    8. If you could change one thing about the furnishings in your home what would it be?
    9. Where would you take a dream vacation? Would you create a similar atmosphere at home?
    10. Does your decorating dream correspond to your lifestyle?

The way you answer these questions will help us get a sense of your personal style and your interior design preferences. You don’t have to write down your answers, but we encourage it!

When you’ve had a chance to think about what you want your home to look and feel like, call us at 540-342-1844 to arrange a consultation with Steve Parker, our Interior Director, and we’ll get started!