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Inspiration and Ideas From Our In-House Experts & Customers

Traveling in Style. Dining Chairs Traverse the Globe Aboard Luxury Yachts.

We frequently get pictures from customers displaying new furniture in their homes and we're almost always amazed at the beauty. In all sincerity, I've gotten pictures of homes that could be confused with a resort. Recently we've been collaborating with Destry Darr Designs on furnishing dining salons for a number yachts. They were kind enough to send us pictures of several recent projects and I was left speechless. Looking at them all I could hear was Robin Leach's voice and his signature phrase, "champaign wishes and caviar dreams."

I think the images speak for themselves.

85' Ocean Explorer Yacht

85' Ocean Alexander Yacht

85' Ocean Explorer Yacht Dining Salon

Dining Salon on the Ocean Alexander Yacht with Straight Back Dining Chairs with Tapered Legs.

Dining Salon on an 103' Cheoy Lee Yacht

Dining Salon on an 103' Cheoy Lee Yacht with Modesto Dining Chairs.

As for Carrington Court, we're very proud to know that our chairs can make the cut to meet the standards of multi-million dollar luxury boats. That's a great honor, but what we're even more pleased about is that we can offer these exact designs to the general public at prices almost anyone can afford. 

 

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Save Over 50% on Photo Sample Chairs

Sample Chairs Well Below CostEver wonder what happens to all those chairs we photograph for use on the website and for advertising? Wonder no more. We're offering dozens of photo samples for sale at prices well below our cost. Each chair is new and unused and comes with our standard lifetime warranty. There's no difference between a sample and anything else we make.

Each chair is one of a kind, so it's unlikely you'd be able to put an entire dining room together (unless you like a very eclectic look), but they are perfect for extra seating or for use as accent chairs. Prices start as low as $59 and while we offering a large number, don't delay because they're going fast.

Get them here: http://www.carringtoncourtdirect.com/photo-samples.cfm

 

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How to Care For Your Leather Furniture

There aren’t many things as warm and cozy as high quality leather furniture. And while it’s prized for being durable, leather furniture requires upkeep if you want to prolong the life of your piece.

However, even though leather is durable, it’s also absorbent in nature, so cleaning is not as easy as wiping down with a wet cloth. Couches and chairs are used day in and day out, with hardly a thought to the grime that builds up on them. Over time, dirt settles into leather furniture and causes it to lose it's distinctive scent.

If you don’t clean your leather correctly, the leather could be stripped of its natural oils and left cracked and dry.

Let’s take a look at 5 steps to caring for your leather furniture. Then we’ll give some stain-specific cleaning hacks and general must-know leather care tips.

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Creating Unique Dining Chairs with Drawer Pulls

Our customers have a lot of creative ideas and over the last month we've seen an upsurge in chair orders customized with furniture hardware, drawer knobs, and cabinet pulls. We're not sure where the concept originated, but it is definitely one way to create unique dining chairs. As you can see in the pictures below, the pulls work for contemporary and traditional styles. This is definitely something to consider if you want a distinctive look or if you would like to match the hardware on the casegoods in your room.

Dining chair with cabinet pull.Parsons Dining Chair with knob-type drawer pull.

Closeup of a cabinet pull on a dining chair.Close up of knob-type drawer pull on an Parsons Dining Chair

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6 Design Styles for Decorating Your Ranch Home

Decorating a ranch style home can be difficult , and deciding on the style you want to showcase can be challenging with so many different, unique designs out there. Even more difficult is being able to put your ideas into action.

Never fear. Here are 6 ways to transform your home into the ranch you have always dreamed about.

Mid Century Modern

Gray and Yellow Living Room

The Mid Century Modern look is making a huge comeback. The design will fit the style of the ranch house very well, because they both originated in the same time period. The look usually incorporates a variety of patterns and textures, as well as wallpaper, which is also making a huge comeback.

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