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Ready for leather furniture? Test you knowledge! [QUIZ]

April 14th, 2014
Barnet Sectional

Leather furniture is considered one of the ultimate luxuries. There is something about leather that makes a home look and feel rich. You can just imagine yourself coming home after a long day at work, looking forward to relaxing on the smooth comfort of leather. You’ve worked hard and deserve to treat yourself to a beautiful new piece, but are you ready for leather furniture? There are so many choices available. It’s hard to know what is best for you.

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Contemporary Arizona Homes: Beyond Southwest Style

April 7th, 2014
Mountain Mansion interior - Thingz Contemporary

Arizona has a rich history that has influenced our homes and our style today. Pueblo styling and Mexican and Spanish influence are what we often think of with Southwest style, but with inspirations from Frank Lloyd Wright, Arizona homes have their own unique contemporary style. Inspired by the desert landscape reflecting elements of the past, contemporary Arizona homes are the style of today moving beyond Southwest style. Check out these luxurious and beautiful homes that define contemporary Arizona style:

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Ceiling Fan Guide: What is the right size fan for my room?

March 26th, 2014
Ball Hugger - Thingz Contemporary

A ceiling fan is there to make your life more comfortable; allowing you to get on and enjoy the room where the fan’s situated. If you get the wrong size ceiling fan for a room, then quite simply, it’s not going to look or feel right. If the fan is too small for the room, it’s not going to move enough air to keep you feeling comfortable. If the fan’s too large, it could move too much air and be overpowering.

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Getting Ready for Spring: 10 Great Contemporary Outdoor Furniture Looks!

March 10th, 2014
Cove Beach Lounge Set - Thingz Contemporary

Turning a part of your landscape into an alfresco family room is a great project idea for spring. An outdoor room can be less expensive than adding a new room to your home and allows you to enjoy open air living. We’re lucky to be in Arizona, where we can enjoy nature almost year-round, and spring is a great time to start.

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New Contemporary Lighting Introductions from Tech Lighting

March 3rd, 2014
Akimbo Linear Suspension - Tech Lighting - Thingz Contemporary

Choosing the right illumination is important because it can instantly change the face of a place. Some fixtures shine in one corner of the room while others offer a more ambient glow over the entire space.

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Our Academy Awards of Furniture: The Oscar Goes To?

February 24th, 2014
oscars

With the 86th Academy Awards upon us, we decided to have a closer look at the winners in home design of 2013. Although we can’t have Ellen DeGeneres host or Christian Bale take the stage, we will be happy to introduce you to our favorites. Our winners come from the following categories: Best Sectional, Best Dining Table, and Best Lighting. Outperforming the others, these three Oscar winners deserve your applause and their moment on the red carpet. So get your camera out and jot down these stars who would love to be showcased in your home. The Menlo Park Sectional, the Custom Izzy Dining Table, and the Lenka Chandelier are all waiting for their big moment.

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New Introduction: The American Leather Comfort Sleeper

February 17th, 2014
Kalyn Sleeper Open - Thingz Contemporary

The American Leather Comfort Sleeper is a complete package of comfort, style, function, and fashion. It’s a home furnishing gem, which has luxury high density foam to ensure total comfort while sitting and sleeping. American Leather gives you the comfort of both a bed and a sofa in their sofa sleepers. These comfort sleepers, which are tailored to your needs and the interior of modern homes, will fit your lifestyle and space. You no longer have to sacrifice comfort for utility.

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Dallas Lighting Market Features Contemporary Lighting Designs

February 3rd, 2014
Radin Square . Thingz Contemporary

Part of offering the latest in contemporary lighting designs is staying on top of the latest trends and technological advances in the field. Thingz buyers set aside time to attend the authority on all contemporary lighting, the Dallas Lighting Market. Held twice a year in the summer and winter, the Dallas Lighting Market takes place at the Dallas Market Center and showcases the best that leading lighting manufacturers have to offer.

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5 Examples of Desert Contemporary Style

January 27th, 2014
Blending Interiors and Exteriors - Thingz Contemporary Living

Like a handcrafted Navajo blanket, the décor style in the Southwestern desert area features plenty of lush colors influenced by the land’s culture and its native people. The style is warm and fascinating, casual and rustic. Many people feel that Southwestern design echoes the lifestyle of Native American and Spanish styles, but it really is so much more.

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Scottsdale Lighting Design Resource: In-home Consultations

January 20th, 2014
Saucer Floor Lamp - Thingz Contemporary

We all need a helping hand from time to time. When it comes to home lighting, most of us have a general idea of how we’d like our living spaces to look. We might even take inspiration from home décor websites and magazines for some ideas on how to get our lighting plan right. The problem is that when we try and do the whole thing ourselves, it doesn’t always end up looking quite how we imagined.

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