The question facing my family is: renovate or re-decorate? Accepting the fact of our current market conditions, we chose to freshen up our interior by hiring an interior decorator to give us focus and direction with color and style of our rooms.
We then were able to shop, and our only requirements were that it be a quality American-made sofa that fit our budget. We shopped throughout the city and came across some great showrooms and pieces but just missed the mark or budget. We did finally stumble upon Adore Furniture in the West End and were impressed with their no-pressure funky family-friendly showroom.
Michael and Alyson bent over backwards in sharing their knowledge with us; which meant me taking home numerous sample swatches to ensure that our new sofa would have the look and feel we needed in our newly painted den. Not only was their patience refreshing, but we also appreciated their candor as we worked to choose the sofa that was right for our family. Let’s face it, you typically only buy a sofa every eight to ten years, so you want and need to get the fabric and configuration right!
We now have the sofa (a taupe-colored Klaussner, right) in-house, and we can safely say that we did get everything right. Adore Furniture has yet to be open a year, but if experience and customer service are indicators of success, they will be open for years to come.
Check out Atlanta Home Improvement magazine for more decorating ideas.