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2/6/2017 3:53:00 PM  

Go Glam! 6 Steps to Award-Winning Party Hosting | Weekends Only Furniture and Mattress
 
A new year kicks off awards season, and if you’re throwing an awards show party, let us make glamorous entertaining easy for you. Whether you’re planning watch parties for the upcoming Grammys and Oscars or tucking these ideas away until the Country Music Awards, Tonys, or Emmys, here are some guaranteed crowd-pleasers for your red carpet debut!

1. Your Dream Bar

The “cocktail dress of furniture” is a core piece for every hosting event. This can be used to serve drinks, as a tabletop buffet, for easy access to your dishes. Plus, it’s an easy spot to display awards party décor.
Bailey Mirrored Wine Cabinet with Bottle and Glass Storage | Weekends Only Furniture and Mattress Vintage Black Bar | Weekends Only Furniture and MattressRustic Bar Back and Hutch | Weekends Only Furniture and Mattress

2. Trays at Your Service

If you want to be a fabulous host with ease, you’ll need some glamorous serving trays that do the work for you. Choose luxurious materials like gleaming silver or soft microfiber to accent your bartending and cooking talent. (Cooking here meaning the Oscars party essential – popcorn!)

King Henry Storage Ottoman | Weekends Only Furniture and Mattress Metal Mirror Tray | Weekends Only Furniture and Mattress

3. V.I.P. Seats

After filling your guests up with yummies, make sure your VIPs have “box seats.” And what better way to do that than a upscale leather sectional? Even the Fashion Police won’t find a problem with these styles.
Ashley Alliston Salsa Red Bonded Leather Sectional | Weekends Only Furniture and Mattress Lucas Leather Power Sectional | Weekends Only Furniture and Mattress
If you’d like a less a permanent fixture, try trendy fuzzy stools or bring out another ottoman.
Leoloa Set of 2 Accent Ottomans | Weekends Only Furniture and Mattress White Faux Fur Stool | Weekends Only Furniture and Mattress Alliston Oversized Ottoman | Weekends Only Furniture and Mattress


4. The Feature Presentation

If you’re watching an awards show, your TV will be the focal point, so make sure it’s looking red carpet ready. With a stand that hides all of your cords and keeps your living room pretty and organized, your TV will be on everyone’s Best Dressed list.
Lenmar 60" Wall Unit | Weekends Only Furniture and Mattress Casa Bella Champagne Gold 70" Mirrored TV Stand | Weekends Only Furniture and Mattress Dasher 47" TV Console | Weekends Only Furniture and Mattress

5. End Credits—Er—Tables

Add an end table or coffee table to make sure everyone has a place to set drinks and food. This will increase comfort and decrease the chance of spills.
Clutch Mirrored Console | Weekends Only Furniture and Mattress Ashley Quassey Black Metal and Glass 3-Pack of Tables | Weekends Only Furniture and Mattress

6. Accessorize and Finalize

Add glamour with finishing touches such as celebrity-inspired wall art and glitzy colors like gold, silver, and red. And don’t forget that rich jewel tones are one of the biggest trends in home decor for 2017.

UMA Metal Gold Stars | Weekends Only Furniture and Mattress Deco Balls | Weekends Only Furniture and Mattress Audrey Hepburn Wall Art | Weekends Only Furniture and Mattress
Assorted Hardy Sculptures | Weekends Only Furniture and Mattress

Whatever your party needs, you know where to find us. Happy hosting from all of us at Weekends Only!


What parties are you hosting next?

Let us know in the comments—you might see it featured in a post soon!

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1/25/2017 2:54:00 PM  

3 Questions Every Mattress Shopper Has | Weekends Only Furniture and Mattress

Have you been putting off shopping for a new mattress? We know it can feel overwhelming to find just the right one, but as shoemaker John Wildsmith said, "You are either in your bed or in your shoes, so it pays to invest in both." We're here to help with the mattress part! Here are a few of the most commonly asked questions from mattress shoppers.

1. Is a new mattress really worth the money?

Yes! Don’t underrate the power of a good mattress. According to WebMD:

  • Your mattress is very important to quality sleep
  • Quality sleep is crucial to our health and immune system, learning and memory, accident prevention, and safety
  • You should not keep a mattress longer than its lifespan

Keeping an old mattress for too long can actually lead to health issues like allergies. (You might not be the only living thing in your bed at night!) If you find yourself tossing and turning at night or if you can’t remember when you bought this mattress, it’s time to go shopping.

2. How can I find a good mattress for a good value?

We’ll let you in on a little secret: We don’t sell name-brand mattresses. Why? Because our mission is to save our customers money!

At many mattress retailers, the price of a mattress is determined not only by the cost of materials and labor, but also by advertising expenses. In addition, many brands have minimum pricing restrictions so retailers can’t sell them for prices lower than a minimum price set by the manufacturer. Retailers might offer other forms of compensation to offset the cost, but they won’t be able to beat their competitors on the actual price of the mattress. That can add a lot to the cost of a high-end, name-brand mattress!

When well-known mattress manufacturers started giving us minimum pricing restrictions, we went a different route to keep saving you money. Weekends Only now works directly with manufacturers like Sherwood and Restonic to match (or exceed) the quality of brand names without getting stuck with their prices. With us, you get the best sleep at the best price!

3. Can I really test out and lie down on the mattresses in the store?

Of course! And we have mattress specialists standing by to answer any questions you may have. Here are a few tips to make your experience even better:

  • We offer test pillows (with sanitary covers) so you can recreate how you sleep. Go ahead and grab as many pillows as you typically sleep with
  • Take your time. WebMD suggests resting on the mattress for as much as 20 minutes to test it out. You need to know what it would be like if the mattress were in your home, so please, make yourself at home!
  • Use the color code. When shopping at Weekends Only, you can find your mattress preferences by using our color code: Blue = Firm; Orange = Plush; Green = Ultra Plush
  • Try an adjustable base. Adjustable bases have additional benefits like helping alleviate snoring, sleep apnea, indigestion, and back pain
  • Relax and enjoy!

Weekends Only Furniture and MattressThe recipe for a good night’s sleep? A comfortable mattress at a price that won’t keep you up at night. You’ll find it at Weekends Only! Here are few mattresses to get your search started:

iR-13GL™ Plush Gel Memory Foam Mattress | Weekends Only Furniture and Mattress

The iR-13GL™ Plush Gel Memory Foam Mattress is made of gel memory foam and latex foam and compares to the Tempur-pedic Tempur-Cloud Elite mattress.

Broadway™ Ultra Plush Mattress | Weekends Only Furniture and Mattress

The Broadway™ Ultra Plush Mattress is made of foam, latex, and pocketed coils and compares to the Sealy Posturepedic Cooper Mountain II mattress.

Melrose™ Firm Mattress | Weekends Only Furniture and Mattress
The Melrose™ Firm Mattress is made of natural, soy-based foam and compares to the Hampton & Rhodes HR400 mattress.

Agility Plus™ Adjustable Base | Weekends Only Furniture and Mattress
The Agility Plus™ Adjustable Base lets you adjust the angles of your head and feet while you lie in bed and compares to the Simmons Beautyrest Renew Adjustable Base.


What other questions do you have about finding a new mattress?

If you share in the comments below, we could address it in a future blog post! To read more on the topics we addressed here, here are the handy articles we referenced:

3 Questions Every Mattress Shopper Has | Weekends Only Furniture and Mattress

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12/29/2016 5:00:00 PM  

PANTONE Spring 2017 Colors
Happy 2017! With a New Year comes PANTONE’s announcement of the new color of the year. Are you as excited as we are?

PANTONE’s 2017 Color of the Year is (drumroll, please)…Greenery! This gorgeous green is an elegant hue to add to your home décor, as are PANTONE’s other nine spring colors of 2017: Primrose Yellow, Pale Dogwood, Hazelnut, Island Paradise, Flame, Pink Yarrow, Niagara, Kale, and Lapis Blue.

Sometimes taking on color can make people nervous. What if the color is too bold? What if it doesn’t match with the room? We’re here to help with our fail-proof tips for piecing together your own personal rainbow at home.

1. Start with a neutral

Do you have a go-to neutral color? Look around your home to see what you’re already using in your furniture and accents. Perhaps you love a soft and warm chocolate brown, or maybe charcoal gray is your thing. You might even find PANTONE colors, like the beigey Hazelnut or the subtle pink Pale Dogwood, as your favorite neutrals.

Heather Beige Contemporary Track Arm Sofa  Anji Cream Buckingham Ivory/Beige 5x7 Rug

2. Pick your favorite statement colors

Are you absolutely in love with the color of the year, Greenery? (I know I am.) Or maybe you keep looking at the royal tone of Lapis Blue? You can incorporate your favorite bold colors in with your neutral palette. Island Paradise is a nice contrast with Hazelnut, and Flame would work well as an accent for furniture with deep wood tones.

12" Leaf Pomander Ball   Harrison Blue Tufted Bench  Teal Moments Abstract 36x48 Canvas Small Terracotta Urn 

If you’re still trying to find a palette you love, check out PANTONE’s website or a color wheel tool like Adobe Kuler. These will let you explore color pairings to help you find what flows.

3. Get mixing and matching!

Once you know what you want, it’s just a matter of finding where these colors go.

Let your neutral be your base. Keep your chosen neutral(s) the center of your color circle. If you went with a beige, you would want to have that color be dominant in your bigger furniture pieces and decor, such as a couch or the wood tones of your bed frame. It will be the canvas on which you create your art!

Decorate with your palette. Once you have your neutral staple pieces, the real fun can begin! There are so many ways to incorporate your chosen color palette. Larger pieces like accent tables, wall art, chairs, and rugs tend to draw the eye to that corner of the room because of their size, while smaller accessories like vases and throw pillows add just a pop of visual interest to a room. Even outdoor pieces like umbrellas can liven up a patio or deck.

Claire Tufted Teal Chair Kaycee 18x18 PillowAzelea Pink Faux Fur Stool  Market Umbrella

We hope you have fun springing into 2017 with these colors in mind. We can’t wait to see which of our pieces you incorporate into your home this year! Happy New Color of the Year!


Which PANTONE color of spring 2017 is your favorite?

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12/19/2016 11:46:00 AM  

Last-Minute Christmas: Grab-and-Go Gifts for Everyone on Your List
Yikes! Christmas is just around the corner, and you haven’t finished shopping? Have no fear, Weekends Only is here with a list of last minute gifts that will make you everyone’s favorite Santa.

For Mom.

The number one woman in our lives could always use some love, flowers, and extra storage. Decorative pieces and handy storage spots are the perfect way to make her smile this Christmas.

Ashley Acacia Storage Bench Silver Fleur De Lis SculptureDriftwood Family Sculpture Silver Heart Sculpture

Racheal 18x18 Pillow Homestead Black Distressed Bench with 3 Baskets Cherry Blossoms Canvas

For the friend obsessed with the art museum’s Instagram.

Artists have a keen eye and sense of self-style. Unique accents show you know their style, and maybe they'll even inspire a work of art of their own!

Dorian Ceramic Table Lamp Set of 2 Aluminum Orbs Florentina 18x18 Pillow Teal Moments Abstract 36x48 Canvas
Delaney Black Tufted Bench The Party Tempered Glass Anji Cream Astralis Galicia Geometric 8x10 Rug

For the guy with the man cave.

If you know a guy who loves hanging in his man cave, try stepping outside the box this holiday season to expand his decor. Every time he looks at any of these super cool pieces, he'll definitely be thinking of you.

Dark Metal Task Lamp Airplane Wall Decor Wood CalendarLeather Trunks
Armillary Sphere Bob Marley Canvas Wall Art Muhammad Ali Canvas Wall ArtPlane Prop Tempered Glass
 

For the friend who spends more time outside than inside.

Do you have a nature lover in your life? Earth tones, driftwood, and rustic accents are the way to go. Here are some great gifts to fuel their love of the outside from the inside.

   Tiffany Floral Bundle
Driftwood Deco Ball Christia 18x18 Pillow Plant Roots and Watch Plaque

For the friend with a stack of fashion magazines on the nightstand.

Do you adore your fashionista more than she loves clothes? Vanities, mirrors with jewelry storage, shoe storage ottomans, and pretty accents are totally in vogue this Christmas. She will be thrilled with storage and decor that’s even cuter than the ones she sees in her magazines!

Foundry Metal and Glass Vanity Set with Bench and Mirror Lorelai Cheval Wood Mirror with Jewelry StorageKim Gray Script Shoe Storage Ottoman
Large Gray Ceramic Jar Monroe White Furry Bench Pink Audrey Canvas Art

For the friend whose bucket list is the globe.

Everyone has a wannabe vagabond in their life, right? These hand-picked gifts are a fantastic way of letting them know you support them and their adventures all the way. After giving them travel-themed wall art and accents, maybe they’ll even ask you to come on their next trip...

Suitcases Globe Clock Rustic Globe Bookends
30x40 Silver World Map London Red Canvas Wall Art Flatiron Building NYC Canvas

For the host/hostess with the mostest.

Always looking for a new way to thank your favorite Christmas party host or hostess? Try a bowl with deco balls, a candle holder, or a metallic serving tray. These presents will be a great way to say “Thank You” and to encourage their fabulous party planning!

Mosaic Deco Spheres Deco Wire BowlAluminum Glass Candle Holder
Home SignMetal Mirror Tray Deeanna 20x20 Pillow

For the wine snob.

There will certainly be no whining over these gifts but lots of wining and dining! You'll be the guest of honor at their next wine tasting with these storage, seating, and decor presents.

Metal Square Wine Decor Wine Canvas Art Wine Bottle Holder
Guinness Set of 2 Bar Stools Wine Cork 36x48 Canvas


Who are you still shopping for?

Now that you’ve got a head start, it’s time to finally conquer that shopping list. Check out our locations and special holiday hours here. Happy gift giving!

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12/2/2016 1:29:00 PM  

It is finally time to deck your halls! So put on some music, rock around that Christmas tree, and get ready to decorate for your holiday season! Here are 3 different holiday decorating styles we love for this time of year.

Holiday Style: Fa La La La Festive

Weekends Only Fa La La La Festive Room DecorSnow and Mistletoe and Presents Under the Tree. Be proud of your love for Christmas colors, lights, and figurines! Place them near your front entrance, where the family hangs out, and anywhere else that strikes your fancy! Bring out the snowmen, Santas, and anything that makes you think of winter. Incorporate bright red, green, silver, and gold.

Ashley Tamonie 72" Media Fireplace Rocking Horse Red Vintage Candlesticks Family Wooden Sculpture Sparkle Metal Gifts Wood Metal Snowman
Rudolph Red Pillow Violino Wilhelm Classico Red Leather Sofa Poinsettia Red Pillow Laurel Round Chairside Table Wood Santa Hat Tree


Holiday Style: 'Tis the Season for Subtlety

Weekends Only Furniture & Mattress 'Tis the Season for Subtlety Holiday Decor

We Need a Little Christmas. If you adore the winter holidays, but want to play it cool, you still have options. You can keep the traditional holiday colors, but balance them with neutrals. Instead of adding a solid red throw pillow to your couch, you might choose one with a subtle stripe pattern. Is this pillow designed to look like a candy cane? You decide! Throw in a few silver and gold accents, like peppermint-scented candies in metallic holders, to warm and welcome holiday visitors with classy holiday cheer!

Ashley Trishley Light Brown Solid Wood End TableIvory Metal Sculpture Small and Large Candle Holders Quincy Brown Top Grain Leather Power Reclining Sofa Peace Linen Lumber Pillow Red Linen Stripe Pillow
Ashley Trishley Light Brown Solid Wood Cocktail Table Driftwood Family Sculpture Driftwood Metal Tree Metal Ciaro Wall Decor Aidy Bronze Metal Mirrored Rolling Bar Cart


Holiday Style: Winter Wonderland

Weekends Only Furniture & Mattress Winter Wonderland Holiday Decor

So Much Funukkah To Celebrate Hanukkah. If you're celebrating Hanukkah this time of year, you can't go wrong with the traditional blue and silver color combo. A bonus perk: These colors won't look passé after January 1st, which makes it a great color scheme for those who find Christmas reds and greens too gaudy. Pairing holiday touches with white lights or a candle display will look sharp all season, and a mirrored bar is the perfect addition to any party, especially for ringing in the new year. A fireplace also adds warmth to your celebrations.

Ashley Trudell 62" TV Stand with Fireplace Insert Silver Fleur De Lis Sculpture Silver Abstract Sculpture Langor Blue Canvas Art Kingston Oatmeal Linen Tufted Roll Back Chair Bailey Mirrored Wine Cabinet with Bottle and Glass Storage


What is your favorite holiday decorating style?

Whether your home is sprinkled with snowflakes or candles, Rudolph or a small pop of red in a throw pillow, we wish you happy holiday decorating!

P.S. Want to try pairing some of these pieces together yourself? Check out our profile on Polyvore!
Deck Your Halls with Holiday Decor | Weekends Only Furniture and MattressDeck Your Halls with Holiday Decor | Weekends Only Furniture and MattressDeck Your Halls with Holiday Decor | Weekends Only Furniture and Mattress

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11/11/2016 1:50:00 PM  

4 Reasons We Love Fireplaces | Weekends Only Furniture and Mattress
You might not be ready to start singing "Let it Snow," but chilly weather makes it the perfect time to find a fireplace. A fireplace is one of the most versatile centerpieces of a home, and there are many reasons to ♥ them. Check out our top 4!

1. Ideal Decor Spot: Your mantle (like the weather) can change with the season. Deck it out with books, candles, accessories, festive vases, and boughs of holly when the holidays come around.

Rustic Globe Bookends Red Vintage Candlesticks Red Storage Box Set  Terracotta Vase

2. Creates Elegant Ambiance: A fireplace provides a feeling of comfort. We all love to gather around a crackling fire and enjoy the seasonal sights and scents, and the intricate designs of  fireplace screens add to that look while keeping any stray sparks from flying.

Bronze Fireplace Screen  Fleur De Lis Fireplace Screen

3. Warms the Room
: Literally. Fireplaces put the fun in functional: a fireplace like the La Salle Fireplace can easily heat up a 400 square-foot room!

La Salle ET Fireplace


4. Space Saver:
Your fireplace can also double as extra storage and a spot for your TV—talk about a dynamic duo! The Quinden Media Fireplace comes with multiple storage shelves and cubbies.

Ashley Gavelston 60 inch Media Fireplace

We’re sending our warmest wishes to you on your hunt for just the right fireplace.


What is your favorite thing about fireplaces? Share in the comments below!
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10/28/2016 5:04:00 PM  

Get the Guest Room Ready | Weekends Only Furniture and Mattress
Cool weather, pumpkin-flavored everything, and family coming to town — fall is here! With the holidays come guests, which means it’s time to get ready by (pumpkin) spicing up your guest room!

If you’re starting from scratch, here’s your Guest Room Game Plan. (If you’ve already got your guest room started, skip to Step #2.

Step 1: The Bedroom Set

The Ideal: A complete set with bed, dresser, mirror, chest, and nightstand. In addition to a restful night, you are providing guests with enough storage for their travel things. For a strong design foundation, choose a matching set. Here are some examples of gorgeous bedroom sets you and your guests will fall in love with.

Warm and cozy: The deep wood tones of the Suncadia Set are the perfect match for the bright colors of fall. Add neutral bedding with bright pops of autumn-colored throw blankets and pillows. They set the ideal mood for sitting around the fire with the family and some apple cider.

Weekends Only Suncadia Bedroom
Outdoorsy: The lighter, natural tones of the Trishley Set open up the room and give guests a feel of the outside world with no chilly side effects! Include warmer colors in your accents like burnt orange and burgundy.
Trishley Bedroom Set
Already have a few pieces? Create your own bedroom set! Find a dresser in a medium finish that pulls light and dark pieces together. Buy an accent table you like for a nightstand. This rule of fashion applies: It doesn’t have to match — it just has to go!

Other options: A practical route is to double your home office with a guest bedroom. Invest in furniture like in the Conrad 3 Pc. Sofa, Chair, and Ottoman Set below which is can be a sleeping spot for guests or seating when you’re working.
Conrad 3 Piece Sofa, Chair and Ottoman


Step 2: Seating

Adding cushy chairs and benches takes care of several needs. Chairs like the Harper Chair provide a comfy spot to take a phone call or answer emails.

Fusion Harper Yellow Chair

Ottomans and benches make it handy to store things like extra blankets and pillows.

Gray Storage OttomanAshley Acacia Storage Bench


Step 3: Accents

Whether you’re starting over or freshening up, you’ll need finishing touches in your guest room.

From the bottom up: Everyone wants their guests to be snug as a bug in a rug! Rugs bring a room together and are essential if you have wooden floors. Try geometric or abstract patterns with classic colors, like our Tremont Trellis Rug, or a solid accent color to open up for other patterns throughout the room, like our Casual Elegance Gold Shag Rug.

Tremont Trellis 8x10 RugCasual Elegance Gold 5x8 Shag Rug

Warming up: Light the night with the Quinden Fireplace, a straight shot into Cozytown!
Quinden 64in Media Fireplace

Dress it up: Select accents that personalize, like inspiring wall art, cute pillows, and more.
Rustic Teak BowlVilla Willow Basket PillowAssorted Wood Wall Decor

Whatever you choose, remember, it is just as important that you love your guest room as much as your guests will.


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10/14/2016 5:13:00 PM  


Weekends Only Furniture & Mattress Dining Styles We Love
Picking out a brand new dining set can feel like a chore, but it doesn’t have to. Whether you know exactly what style is just right for you or if you have no idea what suits your fancy, let us help you in your search for your perfect match.

Traditional Dining Style

Renaissance 9 Piece Traditional Dining Set with 2 Arm ChairsTraditional style dining sets are modern-made reflections of past classic styles. You can call it antique or vintage-inspired, but here are some key things to look for:

Artistic details: Think intricate designs in the seat back and details on the table edges

Darker metals: The metal shouldn’t so shiny you can see your reflection. Traditional style calls for darker metals that are textured or appear tarnished.

Dark wood tones: The richer the better.

Classic patterns: Florals and paisleys are winners.

Whatever blast-from-the-past set catches your eye, you can never go wrong choosing traditional furniture because it looks timeless.

Bonus detail: Since traditional style is one of comfort and familiarity, you’ll hardly ever see a traditional piece of furniture with sharp angles and edges.
Ashley Glambrey 5 Piece Traditional Dining Set


Rustic Dining Style

Ashley Tamilo 7 Piece Rustic Distressed Dining SetRustic style furniture celebrates the simple life with raw, weathered materials. It’s anything but predictable, and it’s always warm, earthy, and welcoming. Here are the basics to this style:

Unfinished and rough wood: Rustic represents a connection to nature. If you see a dining set that echoes rugged branches, you’re on the right track.

Textured fabrics and details: Linen and microfiber add a cozy feel to seating, while nailhead trim modernizes the look of aged wood.

Painted finishes: A distressed paint color (like the blue in the Mestler set below) is a bright twist on the farmhouse loo

Rustic is its own kind of classic, and a huge part of the rustic style comes from the country ideal. Look for weathered woods and sturdy, textured fabrics when shopping for your rustic dining set, and you’ll be well on your way to incorporating the beautiful elements of nature into your dining area.

Ashley Mestler Weathered Blue 7 Piece Dining Set


Modern Dining Style

Manchester 7 Piece Counter Height SetMost furniture we call modern style is mid-century modern. If you’re looking for this style, here’s what you need to look out for:

Opposites Attract: Look out for neutral solid colors paired with bold hues and graphic patterns.

Keep it Simple: A classic and sleek silhouette highlights the woodwork, glass, and/or leather upholstery.

Mid-Century Meets the Present: Don’t want to go too retro? You’ll often find contemporary twists on the 1940’s-1970’s style.

All About the Angles: Geometric shapes and angles pair well with slight curves.

Remember to pay close attention to distinguishing details, and your dining room will be fit for Mad Men in no time flat.





Madison 7 Piece Rectangle Glass Top Table


Casual Dining Sets

X Factor 7 Piece Dining SetCasual dining is styled the way it sounds: it’s all about comfort and convenience. Here are some of the key things to keep your eye out for:

Easy-Going: Cushy chairs and an easy-to-clean table top are must-haves.

Warm: Colors play a huge part in, but remember not all of your wood tones have to be light. Warmth is something you feel, and you’ll know it when you see it.

Intimate: Closeness is also a key factor in casual dining because it creates conversation. Round table sets keep everyone cozy during a meal and invite a round of cards after dinner.

The most important thing to keep in mind is that it’s all about the atmosphere. Don’t sweat it! After all, casual is ultimately about your comfort zone.


Ashley Charrell Red Faux Leather 5 Piece Dining Set


Mix-and-Match Dining Sets

This style is literally all in the name.

Push and Pull: Take your favorite chairs from one set that you love and pair it with a table from another set.

Don’t Be Afraid: Mixing traditional and modern styles might seem a little crazy, but you never know if you like it till you try it.

Express Yourself: This applies to all styles, and for every little thing in your home.


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3/8/2016 3:52:00 PM  

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Kadean Finishes Its Third Building in Aviator Business Park on the Site of the Former Ford Motor Plant


ST. LOUIS
, March 11, 2016 – Nearly 10 years to the day, when the last Ford Explorer rolled off the assembly line in Hazelwood, Fenton-based Kadean Construction has completed Aviator 7, a 535,500 square foot light industrial facility for Panattoni Development.

Aviator 7 is one of six massive buildings planned for the expansive Aviator Business Park, located in Hazelwood, MO, about a mile north of Lambert-St. Louis International, on the site of the old Ford Motor Co. plant that closed on March 8, 2006. Another half-dozen smaller commercial facilities also will be located in the business park, which covers 155 acres.

“In working with Panattoni Development, we constructed Aviator 7, which is ideal for light industrial and commercial use,” said John Piedimonte, vice president of Kadean Construction. “We’re very proud of the quality and workmanship that went into this tremendous building, which has 12.3 acres under one roof.”

Aviator 7’s first tenant is Chesterfield-based Silgan Plastics, which leases 327,750 sq. ft. for production, warehousing and mechanical space, and another 7,500 sq. ft. area for a quality control lab, offices, training and conference rooms, a cafeteria, and other uses. Silgan’s portion of the building also has six hydraulic docks (leveler systems) and seven standard docks.

Silgan Plastics is a leading manufacturer of plastic containers in North America for a variety of industries, including personal care, food, health care, household, and industrial chemical sectors.

It leases nearly two-thirds of Aviator 7, and eventually plans to employ as many as 120 men and women at the facility, said Silgan Plastics President Jay Martin.

In late January, St. Louis-based Weekends Only Furniture & Mattress also opened a huge distribution center in an adjoining 133,500 sq. ft. space with 40-foot ceilings and 22 loading docks.

It will serve as the main distribution center for Weekends Only’s five stores in the greater St. Louis area and another in Indianapolis, said Dionne Dumitru, the company’s chief operating officer.

“When the new offices are completed, our Distribution Center will support over 60 employees in warehouse distribution, home delivery, call center and furniture repair functions,” she said. “We took this opportunity to bring all of our supply chain and service operations into a single facility, so that we will be able to meet our customers’ needs seamlessly while saving them money – which is our company’s mission.”

The new distribution center will be used to keep the Weekends Only stores fully stocked with a wide array of furniture for retail sales. Customers also will be able to pick-up purchased furniture at the Aviator 7 building, if a local store is out of a specific item.

The company also has moved its Repair Center to the new facility and plans to relocate its Quality Care Center to the Hazelwood facility later this month after completing construction on adjoining offices. Both operations have been based in nearby Bridgeton.

Privately-owned International Food Products was the first tenant in the business park, and occupies a 227,500 square foot production facility also built by Kadean Construction, adjacent to Aviator 7.

With operations throughout the United States, IFP manufactures custom formulations for the food, beverage and dairy industries throughout the U.S., Canada, Mexico and the Caribbean.

“Panattoni Development has done a great job with this site, and we’re excited about the future of Aviator Business Park, where we’ve now built Aviator 3, 4, and 7,” Eveler said. “But, we construct more than quality buildings.

“We enable jobs to flourish and dreams to come alive, and that’s our goal. We want our customers and their tenants to succeed and to make a real difference, and we see it happening here,” he said.

Kadean Construction is an award-winning, St. Louis-area based construction company that specializes in pre-construction, design-build, construction management, and general contracting at the regional national level. Kadean has more than $60 million in construction projects underway in the St. Louis market, in major cities throughout the Midwest, and across the country, including state-of-the-art healthcare facilities, commercial, and light industrial buildings.

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FOR MORE INFORMATION, please contact Thomas D. Pagano, tompagano@mostrat.com, 314.602.7549




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Weekends Only Distribution Center

Hazelwood, Mo. — Weekends Only opened its new 133,500-square-foot distribution center on Jan. 22, a $3 million project that will increase storage space, improve customer deliveries and pickups, and support future expansion of the Top 100 company.

“As we grow our retail and e-commerce business to become a top 50 furniture retailer in the country, we needed a distribution center that could support rapid growth,” Weekends Only COO Dionne Dumitru said.

Dumitru calls the distribution center the “heart of the business,” where product circulation begins and where it ends with delivery of in-store and e-commerce purchases. When the heart is strong, it strengthens the business as a whole, and when it struggles, the rest of the business struggles, too.

The new distribution center replaces a 75,000-square-foot facility the company has used since 2002. For several years, it struggled to hold product levels needed for peak times, especially after the company opened a new store in Castleton, Ind., in May 2015. During those times, the Castleton store and five St. Louis, Mo., stores took on the extra storage burden despite their own limited space. In addition, too few dock doors and an insufficient customer delivery area led to costly inefficiencies.

In 2014, Dumitru, along with Distribution Center Manager Kurt Eller and the company’s Executive Team, decided it was time to move to a new facility. In August, founder and CEO Tom Phillips started a search for a new property that would support the expanding business’s needs. Conveniently enough, the perfect spot was found just a 5-minute drive from the existing center, a location that would keep highways accessible without changing any the staff’s commute.

Construction began in Dec. 2014 with Kadean Construction Company. By the end of Oct. 2015, the building was ready to begin the 9-week process of receiving 12,000 cartons from the old distribution center on top of scheduled deliveries of new product.

In a move to save $400,000, the team decided to transfer existing racking instead of investing in new. This, however, added an unexpected challenge: they underestimated the area needed to disassemble and reassemble the equipment in two distribution centers still open for business. Dumitru and Eller acknowledged it made the process more “complex,” but with crews working around the clock, the changeover met its deadline.

The final setup of the new location featured racking 4 feet higher, which contributed to the 84% more storage capacity and doubled operation space. It also doubled the number of dock doors to 22 to speed up deliveries in and out of the building.

The new Weekends Only Distribution Center opened for customer furniture pickups on Jan. 22, with what Dumitru calls a “proper customer pickup environment.” Previously, customers picked up furniture at the dock doors designed for semi-trailer trucks. The new area sits at ground level in front of a convenient traffic lane just for customers. The improved flow will allow more customers to pick up furniture the same day they purchase.

Weekends Only also transferred its Repair Center to the facility and plans to move its Quality Care Center there in March after completing construction on adjoining offices. This will move both services out of the back of their store in Bridgeton, Mo.

“We expect a lot of efficiencies with all of our after-sale services being in one place,” Dumitru said. She is confident the investment into the heart of the business will strengthen and support the company. “The way we managed the transition was true to our mission and values: to save customers money using great teamwork and high performance. This was frankly much harder, but we embrace challenges, and I’m so proud of the team’s accomplishments. We are ready to grow.”

The new distribution center will be open to visitors for an open house on April 7.

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About Weekends Only Furniture and Mattress

Founded in 1997, Weekends Only Furniture and Mattress has become a leading furniture retailer in St. Louis. The company’s concept is unique—only open Fridays, Saturdays and Sundays to save customers money while offering special buys and truckload purchases. Weekends Only has grown to include five locations in the St. Louis area, including West County, Bridgeton, Fairview Heights, Mid Rivers and South County, an e-commerce online store, and a new Indianapolis location that opened May 2015.  More people shop Weekends Only than any other home furnishings store in St. Louis. The company’s corporate office is located in Webster Groves, MO. For more information about Weekends Only, please call 314-447-1500 or visit http://www.weekendsonly.com.




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11/8/2015 4:55:00 PM  

It's the time of the year for our United Way fundraising campaign.

Why do we support the United Way? 

  • Each of us are blessed and this charity provides an avenue for each of us to acknowledge our blessings and to give back. 
  • This campaign provides us with an opportunity to join hands with other individuals and companies across both the St. Louis and Indianapolis markets and behave as a citizen in the communities in which we live.


What I would like to achieve:

  • Achieve our fund-raising goals for the betterment of our communities.
  • Recognize our blessings and express gratitude for them.
  • Instill in each of us an awareness that our community extends beyond those we know and that each of us can make a difference in the lives we touch.


Our campaign has kicked off at each of our locations with the support of United Way Champions who have stepped up to lead our efforts in this important event. 

A special thank you to these people.  I sincerely appreciate your leadership.




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