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Aug 15

5 Furniture Design Trends You Need to Know For 2016

Miskelly Furniture is all about staying up to date with the latest design trends, and we’re more than happy to share these with our beloved customers! Today we’re talking about upcoming trends in home décor. Keep reading to see what you can expect in 2016.

1. Metallics

Watch for metallic finishes on furniture, accessories, and nail head details. Silver and gold metallic finishes add an instant, modern glam!

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2. Florals

Yes, they are back! Big, bold floral prints are coming back into furniture, wall art, and pillows. Floral’s comeback is proof is that history repeats itself, and we’re loving this stylish new trend.

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3. Pastel Pinks

We’re starting to see more pink in upcoming design trends, particularly a softer, dusty rose shade. Pastel pink is a timeless color that can instantly warm up a room, and we’re looking forward to showcasing more beautiful pink beige colors in furniture and accessories.

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4. Deep Blues

Turquoise has been hot for a while now, and in 2016 be on the look out for all shades of blues–especially deep blues like navy and denim shades. These stronger shades of blue are fresh, soothing, and easy to match in all aspects of furniture design.

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While gold isn’t completely new in home décor, this trending color is becoming more and more popular. To refresh a living space and give this color a new name, many designers are mixing gold accents with trendy fabrics for an updated look.

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So there you have it: metallics, florals, pastel pinks, deep blues, and golds are making their way into furniture design trends for 2016. Be sure to follow Miskelly Furniture on Facebook, Twitter, Pinterest and Instagram to stay in the know on home décor tips, product arrivals, and more!


26
Aug 15

A Recipe for Delicious Dining Decor

Ever look at your dining room or eat-in kitchen and dream of a more stylish solution? Your dream dining space may be as easy to create as your favorite recipe!

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Preparation
All great recipes require a little prep work, and so does interior decorating.

1. Start by identifying the space (kitchen or dining room) that you want to redo and begin imagining its potential. Think about how you would like it to function for your family and lifestyle. Consider your typical mealtime, holidays, and formal entertaining needs.

2. Get inspired! Spend some time poring over lifestyle photos in home magazineswebsites, and Pinterest; then create a “dream file” of your favorite looks.

3. Begin editing and organizing your dream file. Identify your favorite colors, styles, and furnishings. Notice what your favorite rooms have in common – is it the room’s overall aesthetic? The shape of the dining table? Is the color palette what draws you in? Or are you attracted to the accessories and finishing touches?

4. Finally, gather together measurements and photos of your current room. Collect as many samples of the paint colors, fabrics, and finishes from your room as possible.

5. Get started! From here you have a couple of options – you can either tackle the project on your own or consult a professional designer. If redecorating is outside of your comfort zone, consider working with a staff designer at your favorite furniture retailer.

Dining Table and 4 Side Chair Set at Miskellys

Dining Table and 4 Side Chair Set at Miskellys

Ingredients
While every dining space is unique, great dining spaces share some key ingredients:

Plenty of Comfortable Seating
Since most of the time shared in this room is spent seated, comfortable, stylish chairs should be a top priority. Plush seating encourages people to relax, talk more, and stay longer. For a casual look – consider mixing chair styles; for a more formal feel – coordinate your guest chairs and accent them with unique head chairs.

Good Lighting
Chandeliers and light fixtures provide more than just light – they add personality and ambiance to a space. Upgrading your lighting is a fast and easy decorating fix.

Abundant Storage
In both the kitchen and dining room, spacious storage is a must. From sideboards and buffets to china cabinets and bars – there are stylish furniture solutions designed to help keep serving pieces, linens, and clutter out of sight.

Elements of Style
Every beautiful dining space features its own design elements. If your dining room furnishings are outdated or hand-me-downs, start your room makeover by replacing them with pieces you truly love. Choose colors, furniture, and accessories that reflect your personal sense of taste and they’ll never feel out of date.

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Rustic Gathering Table & 4 Counter Chairs

Directions
Consider the redesign of your dining space the way you would a simple recipe. Organize and execute your decorating vision in the same manner you cook and create in the kitchen. The result will be a memorable space where you can enjoy all of your favorite dishes with family and friends.

Looking for more advice on how to make your dream dining area a reality? Check out the great furniture and accessories at Miskelly Furniture! Drop by one of our convenient Jackson Metro Area locations to enlist the help of our design experts.

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Contemporary Dining Table and Side Chairs

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Aug 15

The Importance of Good Sleep on a Good Mattress

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Are you sometimes irritable and unmotivated in the morning? Do you ever get accused of waking up on the wrong side of the bed? If so, maybe it’s just that you woke up on the wrong bed! If you’re resting on an old or unsuitable mattress, you’re probably not sleeping well–and that can lead to more problems than you may realize.

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Better Sleep for a Better You
The key to becoming healthier, more productive, and less stressed may be in the quality of the Zzzzzz you get each night. Appropriate rest may even help you slim down. Studies have found that people who are sleep deprived experience an alteration in the hormones responsible for regulating metabolism. As a result, they tend to crave carbs and high-calorie foods. However, optimal sleep on a regular basis can regulate the body and lead a person to make more healthful choices.

In addition to metabolism, sleep greatly impacts your:

  • Agility
  • Immune system
  • Coordination
  • Nervous system
  • Energy
  • Cardiovascular system

You’ll also find that a good night’s sleep can improve your mood and mental health by making you more alert and enhancing your judgment, concentration and information retention. Your stress levels, social interactions, and daily functioning will also improve as a result.

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A National Epidemic
Despite the numerous benefits of sleep, Americans aren’t getting enough. According to the National Sleep Foundation, 40 million Americans suffer from a sleep disorder, and 60% of adults report sleeping poorly a few nights a week or more.

In some cases, stress, injury, or health problems can contribute to a sleep disorder, but according to the Better Sleep Council, many Americans have sleep problems due to sleeping on a bad mattress. Mattresses that are old (over eight years), of poor quality (saggy and lumpy), or not a match for a person’s sleep needs (too small, too firm, not firm enough) are the primary culprits.

A Foundation for Good Sleep
The great news is that a bad mattress is something that’s easily corrected. Simply replace your old one with an improved model, and you’re on your way to better sleep! Just take care to select the right one for you.

When mattress shopping, try out and compare different options. Lie down on soft, medium firm, and very firm varieties. Also explore different styles, including innerspring, memory foam, latex foam, hybrid, and air models.

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Stretch out in your regular sleeping position so that you can see which mattress feels the most comfortable and supportive. If you share your bed with someone, bring him or her along as well. Make sure you select a mattress that feels best to both of you–and that doesn’t transfer movement when one of you moves.

Try to avoid checking the prices of the mattresses until you’ve narrowed your selection down to two or three choices. This will ensure you’re only influenced by whether a mattress has the potential to give you the best night’s sleep.

While furnishings set the design direction of your bedroom, it’s the finishing touches that really make it feel comfortable. Dress your bed in soft layers and add accessories in coordinated colors. Use meaningful photos and decorative elements to personalize the space and complete the look.

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A simple change can improve your sleep–and your health. If you’re ready for a comfortable and affordable good night’s sleep, stop by one of Miskelly’s Sleepstore locations. We take pride in our large, beautiful spa-like showrooms that allow you to shop with relaxation and comfort.

Be sure to follow Miskelly Furniture on FacebookTwitterPinterest, and Instagram to see new product arrivals, and stay up-to-date with sales and discounts.

Good night, sleep tight!


05
Aug 15

How to Design Your Dream Bedroom

With today’s hectic lifestyles, everyone needs a place to escape. There’s no better place to rest, restore, and rejuvenate than your bedroom. Miskelly Furniture has a few simple strategies to help you make this space a relaxing retreat of your dreams…

Queen Panel Bed with Tufted Headboard at Miskellys

Queen Panel Bed with Tufted Headboard at Miskellys

Dream Big
Start by imagining your ultimate bedroom or finding a photo that inspires you. Then identify your favorite elements: Is it the colors in the room you like the most? Is the headboard what you’ve always dreamed of? Are the bed linens and accessories what are most appealing? Also consider the overall style of your inspiration room–is it traditional, contemporary, transitional, cottage, or eclectic? Defining your style preferences will help guide your design decisions.

Queen Panel Bed at Miskelly Furniture

Queen Panel Bed at Miskelly Furniture

Create a Soothing Environment
Once you have a vision for your bedroom, begin your room makeover by organizing and simplifying. It’s hard to relax in a space filled with stacks of papers and piles of laundry. Try to find a place for everything and keep clutter out of sight–and out of mind. Open, uncluttered spaces give the eye a place to rest and encourage relaxation. A soothing color palette is also a must-have for creating a calming retreat.

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Sleep Well
A relaxing bedroom environment helps promote quality uninterrupted sleep, the cornerstone of healthy living. Evaluate your bedroom for its ability to support your sleep needs. Experts recommend bedrooms be dark, cool, and quiet. A supportive mattress set is a key component of a good night’s sleep. If yours is more than eight years old, it’s time for a new one.

Queen Upholstered Panel Bed at Miskelly Furniture

Queen Upholstered Panel Bed at Miskellys

Layer in Softness
While furnishings set the design direction of your bedroom, it’s the finishing touches that really make it feel comfortable. Dress your bed in soft layers and add accessories in coordinating colors. Use meaningful photos and decorative elements to personalize your space and complete the look.

Queen Bed with Bun Feet and Ornate Carving Details at Miskelly Furniture

Queen Bed with Bun Feet and Ornate Carving Details at Miskelly Furniture

Use these design tips for taking your dream bedroom from a fairytale to a reality. Stop by one of Miskelly’s convenient locations any Monday – Saturday to shop for beautiful and affordable bedroom furniture!

Don’t forget to follow us on FacebookTwitterPinterest, and Instagram to see the latest products arrivals, stay up-to-date with sales and discounts, participate in fun giveaways, and much more!


29
Jul 15

Your Guide For Finding Comfy & Stylish Reclining Furniture

It’s not every day you find a piece of furniture you can’t live without. When that happens, you’ll never forget that first moment, the one when you sat back… and reclined. Suddenly furniture has a whole new meaning as you realize there are stylish options that offer amazing comfort!

3-Piece Reclining Sectional at Miskelly Furniture

3-Piece Reclining Sectional at Miskelly Furniture

Need some help finding that comfortable and stylish piece that really speaks to you? Sit back, relax, and read on for helpful tips on the Miskelly blog…

A Seat for Every Style
Today’s reclining furniture (also called motion furnishings) are available in every style imaginable. Whether you prefer the clean lines of contemporary, the understated elegance of traditional styling, or the casual comfort of an overstuffed model–there’s something for everyone. Start your search for the perfect sofa or chair by defining your style preference or work with an in-store designer to determine the look that best complements your room’s existing furnishings.

Fashion in Flight
Gone are the days when reclining furniture wasn’t very pretty and came in just one style. The recliner of the past has been replaced with a range of options in stylish silhouettes, touchable textiles, and fashionable colors. Many attractive chairs and sofas look like their stationary counterparts, keeping their motion capabilities concealed until you recline.

Flexsteel Casual Power Reclining Sofa at Miskelly Furniture

Flexsteel Casual Power Reclining Sofa at Miskelly Furniture

Relaxation Station
The beauty of reclining furniture is its ability to cradle and conform to your body while providing the relaxation of elevating your feet. If you want even more comfort, look for chairs that include built-in massage and heat features. From basic vibration to deep-tissue massage, high-tech models are big on functionality.

Customizable Style
As with most sofas and chairs, motion furnishings can be customized in a variety of ways to fit your style and budget. After you’ve selected the shape and size that best fits your space, consider whether your dream furniture will wear fabric or leather–both offer distinct advantages. Other popular custom options include: foot style and finish, arm style, nailhead trim, cushion and pillow fill, and toss pillow cover choice.

Power Up
Motorized or manual? The choice is yours! Most motion furnishings offer the choice of manual or motorized reclining mechanism. You can also look for desirable extras such as: built-in speakers, docking stations and chargers, tray tables, hidden storage, and cup holders.

shopsmartReady to kick back and relax with your favorite reclining furniture at home? Visit one of Miskelly’s convenient locations for great options and even better prices! Don’t forget to check out some of our beautiful products by following Miskelly Furniture on FacebookTwitterPinterest, and Instagram.


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Jul 15

The Ultimate Guide to Leather Furniture Shopping

Bernhardt Flynn Sofa at Miskelly Furniture

Bernhardt Flynn Sofa at Miskelly Furniture

Welcome to the Miskelly Furniture blog! Today it’s all about leather.

There’s no denying that leather furniture is classic–and comfortable. Its durability and sophistication are timeless. Leather furnishings today are available in a wide range of styles and colors to fit every décor and budget. You’ll find the top leather sofa varieties at Miskelly’s, but first, let’s get familiar with the basics!

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Speak the Language
It’s always smart to know before you buy. There are many different types of leather; get familiar with the terms used to describe the furnishings you’re considering, then make the choice that you feel is right for you and your lifestyle. Read a basic article or two to learn about some of the vocabulary related to leather quality and production. Just a few minutes of research will make you well-prepared and confident during your purchase.

Here’s a quick vocabulary guide:

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Find the Looks You’ll Love
No matter what your taste, there’s a leather sofa or chair you’ll love. Choices range from traditional to sleek, overstuffed to streamlined, and everything in between. While classic shades of brown and black are plentiful, there are also a wide variety of colorful hues you can choose. An array of finishes and patterns are proof that there’s a model to suit everyone.

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Make Yourself Comfortable
When shopping for leather furniture, do a little bit of online research and get an idea for the particular styles you’re interested in. When you go shop in person, don’t be afraid to make yourself comfortable. Sit, recline, lie down–do all the things you’d do when relaxing at home. Run your hands across the surfaces to get feel for the material. You’ll be spending a lot of time on your new leather furniture, so you want to make sure it’s perfect for you!

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Ready to shop for stylish leather? Stop by one of Miskelly’s locations in the Jackson Metro Area! We offer a fantastic selection, and our experts are ready to help you find the furniture of your dreams.

Don’t forget to check out some of our beautiful products by following Miskelly Furniture on FacebookTwitterPinterest, and Instagram!

3-Piece Reclining Sectional at Miskelly Furniture

3-Piece Reclining Sectional at Miskelly Furniture


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Jul 15

The Hottest Hues of 2015 and How to Create Your Own Color Plan

At Miskelly Furniture, we’re always happy to help you redesign your home and redefine your decorating style! Color is one of the easiest ways to do just that — it effortlessly adds character and style to a space. It has the ability to draw us in and shape our mood by warming, refreshing, soothing, or energizing. From the exterior of a home all the way to the dinnerware inside, color makes an impact on us daily.

Begin your color exploration by evaluating the hues throughout your home and let the dreaming begin. Getting started is as easy as one, two, three!

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Juliana 5×8 Rug

1. Think BIG
While the task at hand may be selecting a color for the walls of your living room or your new sofa, begin by creating a color plan for your entire home. Colors should relate and flow from space to space. If your home feels like a quilt of colors that are unconnected, start with a fresh, clean slate and build from there. You don’t have to paint everything at once, but it helps a lot to have an end product in mind.

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Retro Chaise Sectional

2. Find Your Inspiration
Look at your favorite inspirational rooms from other homes or online, and notice the role that color plays in each. Now look at your rooms and visualize how they could be improved with color. Feel free to step outside of your comfort zone and experiment with new hues! Even a simple palette of barely there neutrals can be stunning if it’s well-planned.

Tip: You can even look into your closet for inspiration–your wardrobe can provide excellent insight into your natural color preferences.

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Kaleidscope 8×11 Rug

3. Model Mother Nature
The natural world provides the ultimate inspiration. Look outside to find color harmonies that are pleasing and balanced. A classic interior color plan includes one main color and one or two accent colors. Start by finding a key fabric you love and look to it for color cues. You don’t have to match the shades exactly, but instead use it for your color inspiration.

Screen Shot 2015-07-13 at 8.02.57 PMWe hope you’ve enjoyed these tips on how to create your color plan, and got to know the hottest hues of 2015 a little better! Want to get inspired and check out our latest arrivals? Stop by one of Miskelly’s locations in the Jackson Metro Area! We offer a fantastic furniture selection, so you’ll rest easy knowing you have plenty of options.

Join the conversation and view some of our beautiful products by following Miskelly Furniture on Facebook, Twitter, Pinterest, and Instagram!


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Jul 15

Like Options? Shop Miskelly’s 6 Locations for the Best Furniture Selection in Mississippi

Everyone likes to have options. Whether it comes to deciding what to have for dinner, what to wear, or more importantly… what furniture to have in your home. But dinners and outfits are temporary, and not as big of a decision compared to choosing furniture. Finding the perfect bedroom set, sofa, chair or rug to put in your home lasts much longer; that’s why it’s essential to have plenty of options before making that decision.

So what are we saying? You need a great selection and knowledgeable experts to help guide you in the furniture-buying process, and Miskelly Furniture is without a doubt THE place for just this!

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Miskelly Furniture is the premier furniture retailer in Mississippi. Not to toot our own horn, but we’re proud to be the top, largest place to shop for furniture. In fact, did you know we have six locations to meet your every mattress and home décor need? If you’re in the need (or want) of high-quality, low-priced furniture, exploring your options with us is the answer!

For starters, check out our main location on Airport Road in Pearl, MS. Here we offer the South’s largest selection of high fashion furniture and accessories at affordable prices. We have many one-of-a-kind items that you’ll never see anywhere else. Wall art, bedroom sets, sofas, chairs, ottomans, tables, glassware–you name it. No matter what fits your fancy, your preferred style is bound to be in our approximately 500,000 sq. feet of space!

If you’re not in the Brandon/Pearl area, shop Miskelly’s in Madison! Same great selection and merchandise, only more convenient for those in the Ridgeland/Madison area.

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Are you looking to get all of your furniture sorted out at once, instead of piece by piece? Would you like someone to do all of the interior design work for you? Make a stop by Miskelly’s RoomStore! Located just down the street from our Airport Road location, Miskelly’s RoomStore features beautiful furniture that has been professionally paired and organized by our top-tier designers. If you’re looking for a hassle-free way to furnish an entire room for an excellent price, our room sets are ready to go for you at Miskelly’s RoomStore.

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If your budget is less flexible but your tastes are just as refined, don’t miss swinging by Miskelly’s ClearanceStore. Stocked full of a wide variety of name brand furniture, this store (also located near our Airport Road location) has incredible factory closeouts at savings up to 70% off the original price. Fantastic!

Finally, all of that shopping may have you feeling a little sleepy. Save up some energy for Miskelly’s SleepStore to find the mattress of your dreams. Our two SleepStore locations in Ridgeland and Flowood carry the most trusted and respected mattress brands. Our staff of highly trained sleep specialists can find you the mattress best fit for your needs. Plus, you’ll “sleep easy” knowing you paid the lowest price at Miskelly’s SleepStore!

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We hope we’ve made our case that there is no other place in the area for amazing furniture options. Our six locations are available to serve you every Monday – Saturday. There’s never been a better time to shop Miskellys!

Want to stay up-to-date with upcoming sales and see gorgeous photos of furniture and accessories? Give us a follow on Facebook, Twitter, Pinterest and Instagram @MiskellyFurniture


02
Jul 15

Miskelly’s Presents 4 Fun Fourth of July Facts

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Miskelly Furniture thought it would be fun to give you a few little-known facts about America’s celebration of independence. Check out these 4 interesting facts about the Fourth of July!

1. The 15 Stripe Flag – The American flag once had two additional stripes. When Kentucky and Vermont were added to the Union, a resolution adopted in 1794 expanded the flag to 15 stars and 15 stripes. Realizing the flag might look off balance with a stripe for each new state, it was suggested the flag have 13 stripes for the 13 colonies and that a star be added to the flag’s blue area for each new state. That proposal became a law in 1818, and ever since then the American flag carries 13 red and white stripes.

2. Delayed Celebrations – Although the Declaration of Independence was signed in 1776, Fourth of July celebrations didn’t become tradition until after the War of 1812.

3. The Flag’s Legend – Seamstress Betsy Ross is credited with designing the Stars and Stripes, but historians have found no evidence to back up this claim. Ross did make flags for Pennsylvania state ships, but there is no record of her meeting with George Washington or other leaders to design a flag. In fact, the legend of Ross’ involvement wasn’t even born until 94 years after the fact: In 1870, one of Betsy’s grandsons told the story to the Historical Society of Pennsylvania, and the story of a hard-working seamstress designing the much-loved flag was too much to resist.

4. Star Spangled Banner – The “Star Spangled Banner” wasn’t written until Francis Scott Key wrote a poem stemming from observations in 1814, when the British attacked Baltimore’s Fort McHenry during the War of 1812. It was later put to music which would become the official national anthem of the United States.

Whether you learned something or not today, Miskelly Furniture wishes everyone a Happy Fourth of July!

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30
Jun 15

Miskelly’s RoomStore Giveaway: Win 2 Tickets to the Black Rodeo

Looking for something fun to do the weekend after next? Well, you’re in luck because Miskelly’s RoomStore is giving away two tickets to the Mississippi Black Rodeo coming up on July 11, 2015!

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Visit http://bit.ly/RoomStoreContest

This year’s spectacular is the 13th Annual Black Rodeo and will take place at the Mississippi State Fair Coliseum in downtown Jackson. This is your ticket to roping, riding, and everything in between!

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For your chance to win, all you have to do is ENTER HERE. Once you follow the link, just enter your name and email and you’ll be in the running for two free tickets! What are you waiting for?

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Once you’ve entered, be sure to check your email! We will pick and notify a winner on Wednesday, July 8th. Good luck!

While you’re waiting on the contest results, check out the fabulous furniture at Miskelly’s Jackson Metro Area locations. If you’re curious what beautiful pieces and accessories you can find at Miskelly Furniture, follow us on Facebook, Twitter, Pinterest, and Instagram @MiskellyFurniture!