Our fourth 2015 Season of Giving recipient is Mr. Francis Wendling.
Mr. Wendling is 72-years-old and has been deaf since birth. He was brought up in multiple foster homes. He is currently a custodian at Crossgates Baptist Church. He had been renting a run-down mobile home for years, but was recently able to purchase a condo in Timbers II of Crossgates Subdivision.
Our third 2015 Season of Giving recipients are Charles and Kathy Harrell.
Charles and Kathy have taken in six siblings who were removed from their parents due to neglect. The siblings were going to be separated. The girls would go to different foster homes and the boys to Piney Woods. Charles and Kathy were determined not to let that happen, so they stepped in and arranged for all six children to live with them.
The Harrells have a son of their own. The family has suddenly increased from three members to nine, and they live in a two-bedroom house.
With a full house and Christmas right around the corner, they were in need of a little help. Miskelly’s delivered a truckload of new furniture to the Harrell family. Headboards, chests and mattresses!
We are grateful for the opportunity to help the Harrell family, and hope they have a joyous Christmas together.
Our second 2015 Season of Giving recipient is Mr. Joseph Horne.
Joseph Horne is a security officer for MDOT. In 2013 he found his 30-year-old wife passed out from a brain aneurysm. She later passed away.
Joseph and his wife had no health insurance. Trying to pay her medical bills cost him everything. He lost his home and car. He lost his job because he had no transportation. He lived in motels, boarding houses, and one church. This past January he became an occupant of the Salvation Army and they helped him secure his current job. Co-workers have been a huge help by providing him transportation to and from work. He has saved enough money to rent an apartment, but it’s empty. He has been sleeping on the floor with a blanket.
Miskelly’s is grateful for the opportunity to help Joseph. We are happy to report that he will no longer be sleeping on the floor!
Miskelly Furniture feels very strongly about giving back to the community. Several years ago we recognized that there are people in our local area in need. We then began our Season of Giving promotion in which people submit nominations for individuals or families. Miskelly’s, in partnership with WLBT, select recipients to receive furniture and Miskelly’s delivers it to the recipients before Christmas.
Our first 2015 Season of Giving recipient is Ms. Wanda Wells. Wanda is a widow who took in her abandoned grandson Cameron two years ago. Wanda was recently able to acquire a small apartment for she and Cameron, but they have no bed and are sleeping on a mattress on the floor. Wanda is employed, but her income is small.
Thanks to Wanda’s employers, who nominated her for the Miskelly Season of Giving, she’s received brand new living room, dining room and bedroom furniture Miskelly’s is grateful to give back to the community, and we are all so happy for Wanda.
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.
Watch for metallic finishes on furniture, accessories, and nail head details. Silver and gold metallic finishes add an instant, modern glam!
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.
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.
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.
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.
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!
We all know that if you want to build something that will last, you need to start with a strong and steady foundation. Your personal home décor is no different. No matter how large the space or how different the style, there are several ways to come up with a nice design plan.
Let’s take a quick look at some of the key things to remember when creating an interior design scheme! Here are some of Miskelly’s top tips:
1. Create a Focal Point
When you walk into your room, what draws the attention of your eye? What will your guests focus on when they come to visit? Fireplaces and large televisions are two of the most common focal points today. But what about a large piece of art, or a grand lighting piece? Whatever you choose, make sure that your furniture is arranged so it complements the focal point. Your guests should not need to turn their heads or sit uncomfortably to focus on this part of the room.
2. Arrange for Balance
The focal point is important, but it can’t completely dominate the room. Balance – whether by color, shape, or arrangement – is important to a well designed room. The traditional approach is to split similar furniture along a middle axis. Think about a bedroom where the bed is accompanied by bedside tables on either side. The modern trend is to achieve asymmetrical balance. Think of this as balancing by visual impact rather than size or shape. Maybe a tall, thin lamp on one side of the room is complemented by a short wicker hamper on the other. The pieces are different, but they balance by making different statements.
3. Consider Colors Carefully
Color is great because it gives you a range of options when it comes to interior design. It can instantly alter the look and feel of a living space. There are various approaches you could go with… If you choose to use similar colors (let’s say shades of grey and beige), the effect on the room will be calmer and more neutral. If you want a more dynamic and high energy look, try using contrasting colors.
Tip: Changing major color schemes can be costly, so it’s probably most safe to go with neutral colors for large features, but reserve accessories and accents for bolder colors.
4. Talk About Texture
Texture, often overlooked, can play a big role in home design. Do you have slick hardwood floors with fluffy accent pillows and shiny glass features? Be careful! This can look like your textures are running amok. Using only one texture can get boring, but using too many can confuse the eye and complicate the mood of the room. Just like colors and shapes, textures have a huge effect. Shaggy textures feel warm and cozy. Slick and sharp textures will feel more clean and open. Think about how you want your room to feel, then decorate accordingly!
We sure hope that these few tips will make your interior design aspirations really come to life! If you’re interested in updating your home, just drop by any of Miskelly’s convenient locations in the Metro Jackson area. We have plenty of design experts on call to help you make your dreams a reality. Best of all, our wide furniture selection and affordable prices mean that your dreams are easily in reach!
Decorating for youth rooms is a fun, imaginative home project for many. It’s like you get the opportunity to be a playful kid again! If you’re thinking about designing a girl or boy’s room and need a little inspiration, check out these top tips from Miskelly Furniture for super stylish yet practical youth rooms.
Choose Timeless Furnishings
To create a room designed to evolve with your child over the years, select furnishings they won’t quickly outgrow. Later, you can customize the look of the room over the years with easy-to-update elements such as paint color, bedding and artwork.
While “Clean up your room!” will always be part of the parental monologue–it can be less frequent with the right furnishings. Look for bookcases, beds with storage underneath, and nightstands with doors and drawers to help contain books, toys and clutter.
Design For Comfort
Between homework and sleep-overs, kids spend plenty of time in their room. Give their space as much thought and consideration as the other rooms in your home. Be sure to leave enough open space for kids to spread out homework or play with friends.
Home decorating can be even more fun when it comes to kids’ rooms! Ready to shop for some of your favorite youth furniture? Visit one of Miskelly’s locations in the Jackson Metro Area. Join the conversation and follow us on Facebook, Twitter, Pinterest and Instagram!
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!
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.