Design Hints

Leather!

Don’t hesitate to use leather! Leather is one of the most durable, resilient and versatile materials known to humankind. And, it’s beautiful too featuring deep rich finishes or the trendiest hues – any color you can imagine along with a plethora of textures and grains. Leather, like wood, is a living material that ages beautifully.…

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Pretty Pillows Now Available

Pillows!!!  Those wonderful, small packages of color and pattern that can transform any environment.  The possibilities are endless. Pillows are the easiest way to transform a room from boring and drab, to something new. They are truly the interior designer’s secret weapon!! For example, that non-descript gray chair in the living room can suddenly take…

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Wall Art

Framed Agriculture Pages - Apples 1

Wall art is that finishing element that can help pull a space together and make it feel complete. It is that little extra touch that can take your space from simply looking functional to appearing as if it should grace the pages of an interior design magazine. The key is to choose a piece of…

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Uses for Antique Armoires

Tulip Armoire Antique | Cabinet Great Finds and Design Pewaukee

When you think about how an armoire was originally intended to be used, only one purpose comes to mind, clothing storage.  Now the possibilities are many. One idea is to convert that antique armoire into an amazing and functioning bar for your living room or family room.  Install a mirror in the interior with some…

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Buffets, a Banquet for Your Home

Six Drawer Chest

When you see the word buffet, it’s hard not to think “all-you-can-eat.” But, the old French word comes from the marvelous sideboards from which the meal is served.   Great Finds & Design of Pewaukee, Wisconsin invites you to feast your eyes on our mouthwatering selection of these timeless, elegant – oh, and don’t forget casual…

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Incorporating Technology into your Interior Design

Mahogany Cabinet

There are times when even the latest, sleekest technology is an intrusion on a mood or beautifully appointed room. And yet, that technology should be at your finger tips. At Great Finds & Design one of our favorite techniques is to blend old with new. Whether it’s a 46 inch TV, a handy washstand with…

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Furniture Care

Hepplewhite Style Mahogany Slant-Front Bureau

China experiences a very high humidity rate most of the year. It is also characterized by periodic dry spells, which can be problematic for wooden items. The ideal humidity level for furniture is between 30-50% and a temperature of 50-80 degrees Fahrenheit. It is important to keep furniture out of direct sunlight as this will…

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