Wednesday, August 1, 2012

Finding Inspiration Everywhere

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We love our homes but sometimes we get stuck. Whether we dislike change, just get bored or have little time, staying stuck becomes the mainstay of our lives unless we are able to find inspiration. Luckily life itself offers grand inspiration for design ideas. With our varied interests and activities, our homes can be as different as our personalities. Read on to find inspiration everywhere, based on your own unique being and preferences.

Pick one thing and build around it. Sometimes we just don’t know where to start. Come to Connell’s for help. With our huge selection of home furnishings at great prices, it’s easy. Come in. Pick out that one-of-a-kind sofa, loveseat or sectional and build from there. Choose other pieces as accents or use things you already have to build upon your next great room.

Name your favorite thing in the world to do and use that to spark your creativity. Love to draw? Use your art as a centerpiece. Maybe music is more your thing. Find music inspired artwork, or some way to beautifully display your stringed instrument. Buy a rockin’ surround system to listen to your favorite tunes.

Have a favorite color? Start there. Do the colors Ripe Tomato Red, Sunshine Yellow, Blissful Blue or Tangerine Tango make you want to paint your room? A simple splash of color can give you the inspiration you need to change out a whole room. Pick the color that makes you happiest and then find pieces that accent that color beautifully.

What about hobbies? If you love to sew, create a unique piece of art from your craft. Maybe bowling is more fun. An arcade inspired room will make you feel good every time you rest there, and the kids will think you’re “way cool”.

Nature is the easiest thing to turn to for inspiration. Flowers, trees, rocks, twigs, animals, wood and stone can all be inspiration for your next room makeover. Just pick one thing and see where it takes you.

Stage rooms in themes and grow from there. Your front room may be a library style dwelling if you love to read. A bathroom can be inspired by the beach. Your kitchen might take on a taste of Italy. There are no rules. It is your home. Do what makes you happy.

Come to one of the two Connell’s locations today in Mt. Vernon or Newark for home inspiration, beautiful furniture and accessories, outstanding customer service and value beyond compare.


Wednesday, August 15, 2012

Visual Inspiration for Your Home

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Good design has it’s place. And while we love to look at design magazines for inspiration, many of the products we find may be outside of our financial reach. Lucky for us, the rules are “there are no rules”. Well, not exactly, but design is meant to inspire our lives. Turn boring into OOH. Turn plain into AHH. How? With just a few fun pieces, transform your space into a room Better Homes and Gardens would be proud to feature. Use these visual cues to get started, then use your own creativity to expand further.

White out.


Have fun with a blackboard wall.


Select patterns on furniture or bedding.


Hanging pots give dimension, nature and breathability to your room.


Something fuzzy is always fun.


What about a wire mesh chair?

Found objects make a room personal.


Display photos and art using frames in different sizes.


Quirky patterned pillows add pop and pizazz.

As always, count on Connell’s Furniture and Mattresses for home furnishings, accessories, mattresses and more. Get the best service, unbeatable value and highest quality around. Stop by one of our two location in Mt. Vernon and Newark today to get inspiration for your home. Plus join us on Facebook for sweepstakes, promotions and special offers all month long! Happy shopping!

Monday, August 20, 2012

July-2012 9.2 out of 10

City Rating Comments Resolution
Mount Vernon 10 I Found A Chair I Wanted And Bought It.  I Was Only In There For About 20 Minutes.  The Salesman Followed Up With Me And I Was Satisfied.
Howard 10 We Had Good Customer Service.  The Delivery Was On Time.
Utica 10 My Clerk Was Very Nice And Helpful.
Mount Vernon 10 The Choice And Service.
Newark 10 Very Helpful.
Centerburg 10 The Sales Person Was Really Helpful, Timely Delivery And Those Two Gentlemen Were Very Helpful And Polite, And Went Above And Beyond.
Newark 10 Friendliness.
Mount Vernon 10 They Were Just Very Helpful, I Knew What I Was Looking For, And We Were Out The Door.
Centerburg 8 We Are Not Finished Yet.
Mount Vernon 10 We Received Really Personal Experience, Lisa Always Remembers Us, And We Like Buying Locally.
Mount Vernon 10 Everything, From The Day I Walked In To The Store, To The Delivery. It Was Just Great.
Butler 10 The Woman We Dealt With Helped Us With What We Were Looking For.
Mount Vernon 9 We Have Dealt With Larry Caulkins Before. He Made It Worth While.
Mount Vernon 10 I Have Purchased There Before. One Piece I Picked Up And The Other I Had To Wait 45 Days For.
Mount Vernon 10 I Have Been Purchasing Things There Over The Years And I Have Always Been Satisfied.
Newark 3 There Were Constant Delays. It  Took Over A Month To Get What I Wanted. I Was Finally Given The Display. Date of sale 05/22, date of delivered 07/03. Customer quoted 45 day arrival. Unfortanetly we are at the mercy of manufacturers & have no control over their inventory & when they ship.  We do try very hard to keep our customers informed of any delays & issues we have regarding their delivery.
Newark 10 The People Were Very Nice. I Like My Furniture. Everything Went Well.
Newark 10 We Have Been Dealing With The Store For Years. They Had The Sofa We Wanted And They Delivered It. The Salesperson Was Polite.
Newark 10 The Salesman Answered Our Questions And The Furniture Was Of Good Quality. We Liked It And We Bought It.
Newark 1 I Have Already Spoken To The Managers And They Don’t Care.
Mount Vernon 10 The Salesperson Was There To Answer Questions And Gave Us The Freedom To Browse On Our Own.
Newark 10 I Had A Really Good Salesperson That I Enjoyed Working With.
Mount Vernon 8 The Experience Was Fine. The Pricing Was Not As Competitive As Other Stores, But The Selections Were Alright And Delivery Was Great.  The Customer Service Was Great.
Mount Vernon 10 Good Customer Service. The Store Was Extremely Clean. It Was A Very Pleasant, Warm Atmosphere.
Mansfield 10 The Mattress Is Really Good. The Deliverymen Were Really Nice.
Howard 10 The Salesperson Was Very Helpful. They Called And Told Me When The Delivery Would Take Place. Everything Was Good.
Howard 10 I Enjoyed, Larry, The Salesperson.  He Sent A Thank You Postcard. He Left A Message As To When The Delivery Would Take Place And The Delivery Was Perfect.
Centerburg 10 I Have Always Dealt With Larry. He Is Always Very Helpful.
Utica 10 I Was The Winner Of The Furniture Contest. I Furnished My Whole Living Room. They Have Pieces You Don’t See Everyplace.
Fredericktown 10 I Love The Quality Of The Furniture. Jacob Was Very Nice And Very Patient. I Appreciated That.
Heath 10 Good Salesman And They Had What We Wanted
Fredericktown 7 The Pricing Was Kind Of Confusing.  I Had To Do A Bunch Of Math, It Should Be Straightforward We try to make our pricing real simple.  Our price tags reflect 1 price, the current sale event discount is usually deducted from the pricing shown.
Fredericktown 10 The Saleslady Was Very Helpful And Everything Worked Out Fine
Fredericktown 1 Date of sale 05/26, customer quoted 45 day arrival, date of delivery 07/12. No indication stating dissatisfied with our service.
Howard 10 The Courtesy Of The Employees.  They Showed Us What We Were Interested In.  There Was No Pressure And Delivery As Expected.  It Was A Good Experience
Centerburg 10 The Salespeople Were Very Patient And Helpful
Newark 10 I Just Like The Store And The Deals They Make With No Interest. My Husband Took Off Half A Day Of Work To Get The Furniture
Mount Vernon 10 The Girl That Waited On Me Was Really Nice And I Had Purchased There Before.
Utica 10 The Help I Received At The Store Picking Out The Furniture For My Home.
Mount Vernon 10 The Salesperson Was Very Helpful.
Wednesday, August 29, 2012

Celebrate Labor Day!

You work hard for your money! Take a day to celebrate. Labor Day is for JUST THAT.

For most of us, the holiday marks the official end of summer. While the “season” lasts a bit longer from a planetary aspect, for all intents and purposes summer is over by Labor Day. The kids are back in school. The days are getting noticeably shorter. The mornings and evenings are cooler. Football is beginning. Yep, sayonara summer!

According to the Department of Labor, “Labor Day, the first Monday in September, is a creation of the labor movement and is dedicated to the social and economic achievements of American workers. It constitutes a yearly national tribute to the contributions workers have made to the strength, prosperity, and well-being of our country.” Source:

Celebrate this Labor Day with friends and family. As always, Connell’s Furniture and Mattresses has some great ideas to get your brains moving.

Take advantage of the sales. Historically, Labor Day offers some of the best sales ever, and at Connell’s this is exceptionally true. During our Labor Day Sale, you can take No Interest Financing until 2017*, or BIG DISCOUNTS on cash purchases*. We’ve slashed prices all over the store! Stop in and see us between now and Labor Day to take advantage of the savings.

Throw a party! Now that you’ve got the brand spankin’ new sofa – loveseat set or sectional, break it in by holding a Labor Day shindig for friends and family. Get the brats and burgers on the grill, sautee the veggies from the garden, squeeze some fresh lemonade, and you’re ready to go.

Check out a local Friday night football game. When is the last time you watched high school football? There is some amazing local talent, it’s a great support to your local community, and the kids will have a blast.

Enjoy the awesome weather. Join in a walk or run for charity. Labor day often hosts many local charity events that will get you up and moving. Check out Ohio Runner for events near you. Visit a local park to get moving. Most parks offer trails that encourage all sorts of physical activity – walking, running, hiking, rollerblading, kayaking and more.

Attend a Labor Day event. The Columbus Dispatch has a number of local events listed. Check it out and celebrate your hard work.

As always, think of Connell’s the next time you’re in the market for home furnishings. We have beautiful home furnishings ready and waiting for you all at the best prices, with the most amazing customer service around. Stop in this Labor Day to take advantage of the incredible discounts we have in store!

* For those who qualify. See store for details.