Last weekend, our goal was to find the best deals and fill some of these empty rooms, so we ventured to the famous "Furnitureland South" in High Point, North Carolina.
Honestly, I had never heard of Furnitureland before my mom (beautiful furniture expert - among other things) informed me that it's kind of a big deal. Did you know North Carolina is where a lot of the big furniture companies have their factories? So the prices are much cheaper than the big chain stores in other states.
It's about an hour drive from our place in Durham. Oh, I forgot to mention, Furnitureland is 1.2 million square feet of showrooms. Here's a video of us driving up because a picture just couldn't capture the huge-ness of this place...
As soon as we arrived, the Nates stumbled upon the fish tank we saw designed on one of our favorite TV shows Tanked!
|Fish tank headboard anyone?|
Everything in that place was pretty gorgeous, and unfortunately, not as functional as we had hoped for a family with young kids. Izzy would have all those tabletop designer touches on the floor...haha
|Testing out a showroom couch...|
|On the hunt for a nice statement mirror...|
It was a fun adventure, and although we didn't walk away with furniture, we did get some design inspiration. Fortunately, over Memorial day weekend, we did some exploring in Raleigh (about 15 minutes from home) and discovered there are miles and miles of furniture stores.
In the end, we decided to stick to our original favorites, that ironically, were very close to home.
|Dining room table? Check! Couch? Check!|
Next up, baby-proofing because this is happening:
Where do you go for design inspiration? I would love to hear about your own design projects!