High Point Market & Halloween

By | 2014-10-13T12:46:16+00:00 October 13th, 2014|Bedroom Furniture, Contemporary, Customer Satisfaction, Dining Room Furniture, Family, Furniture, Furniture Accessories, Interior Design, Kids' Bedroom Furniture, Living Room Furniture, Market, Seasons, Travel, Uncategorized|

It’s not even the second half of October, and yet fall is in full swing; the weather continues to cool and our sunny skies turn to grey, rainy skies. But don’t let the advent of rainy, cool weather get you down! Rain or shine, there’s still plenty of fun in store for the second half [...]

Show Off Your Photos In A Beautiful Wall Collection

By | 2014-09-30T21:22:50+00:00 September 30th, 2014|Decorating, Design Style, Design Tips, Family, Furniture, Interior Design, Living Room Furniture, Uncategorized|

What good are the most cherished photos of your family, wedding day and life’s most memorable moments if you just store them away in an album on a bookshelf? Naturally, we appreciate the photos we love when we’re surrounded by them, whether they’re hung on the wall, or even framed and sitting on a sofa [...]

Decorating With Upholstery Fabric

By | 2014-04-10T17:11:33+00:00 April 10th, 2014|Decorating, Design Style, Design Tips, Family, Living Room Furniture, Uncategorized|

Nothing in a room sets the ambiance more than upholstery fabric. Our eye is drawn to the color, pattern and texture of a fabric before we even notice the shape and size of a piece of upholstery. It’s no surprise the look and feel of a room can be radically impacted by the application of fabric [...]

Making a Large Room Feel Cozy

By | 2010-12-01T09:00:42+00:00 December 1st, 2010|Decorating, Design Tips, General, Living Room Furniture, Uncategorized|

Recently, architectural trends have moved toward large, open spaces versus the quaint rooms of yesterday. However, many people feel challenged by making these spaces feel cozy. It isn't as daunting as it seems if you follow a few simple design rules. Use the following ideas to start designing a large, cozy room. Divide the space [...]

What do a fireman and a motorcycle mechanic know about decorating your home?

By | 2009-09-11T15:47:05+00:00 September 11th, 2009|Bedroom Furniture, Dining Room Furniture, General, Home Entertainment Furniture, Home Office Furniture, Kids' Bedroom Furniture, Living Room Furniture, Mattresses, Occasional Tables, Uncategorized|

My dad, Don, started selling used furniture in downtown Mount Vernon in 1957, he was a full-time fireman and part-time janitor just trying to make ends meet for his family.  Later my mom, Helen, brought her intuitive sense of interior decorating and flair for fashion to the company.  I started my career at Connell's after graduating from college in 1976. Then [...]

Not all sofas are created equal…

By | 2009-09-16T08:44:18+00:00 September 16th, 2009|Bedroom Furniture, Dining Room Furniture, Furniture Accessories, General, Home Office Furniture, Kids' Bedroom Furniture, Living Room Furniture, Occasional Tables, Uncategorized|

I know, I know...you walk into a furniture store and look over a sea of sofas trying to find on that catches your eye.  After setting on nearly every sofa in the store you settle on two.  One is $499 and the other is $999.  You ask yourself..."why is this one only $499 and the [...]

The Different types of Leather Luxury

By | 2010-10-05T19:47:51+00:00 October 5th, 2010|Leather, Living Room Furniture, Uncategorized|

Sophistication. Class. Elegance. Style. These are adjectives usually reserved for some of Hollywood's classiest actors and actresses. Now, if you want your living room to radiate with same sophistication and style as Hollywood's biggest stars, consider furnishing it with leather furniture. Leather makes a statement ...  it screams modernity, luxury and it's guaranteed to impress [...]

“Honey, who’s that scary looking guy at the front door?”

By | 2010-08-02T10:13:36+00:00 August 2nd, 2010|Bedroom Furniture, Dining Room Furniture, General, Home Entertainment Furniture, Home Office Furniture, Kids' Bedroom Furniture, Living Room Furniture, Mattresses, Occasional Tables, Uncategorized|

Have you ever noticed that most delivery services hire big ugly guys that look like they just rolled out of bed to deliver the precious cargo that you just bought and saved for months?  Okay, maybe some of them  aren't very big but, most of them are pretty scary looking, aren't they?  Most stores look [...]

(for guys only) when in doubt…read the directions

By | 2009-12-08T10:10:51+00:00 December 8th, 2009|Bedroom Furniture, Dining Room Furniture, General, Home Entertainment Furniture, Home Office Furniture, Kids' Bedroom Furniture, Living Room Furniture, Occasional Tables, Uncategorized|

A lot of furniture today comes from far away places like China.  They basically build 1000's of pieces of "ready-to-assemble" furniture then carefully pack them into shipping containers that eventually end up in our warehouse.  It's done that way to save shipping cost.  Unfortunately, someone has to put this stuff together...that's where we come in. [...]