The Importance of a Designer
Selecting furniture, experimenting with paint swatches and placing artwork, are a few of the hundreds of small decisions that go into styling the perfect space. The slightest misjudgment such as hanging artwork at a wrong level or choosing paint in a wrong finish, can have a surprising expensive, negative effect on a room.
The designers at Yessick’s are highly educated and trained in every aspect of design and pride themselves on “getting it exactly right”, no matter how large or small the design task.
Now that the holidays are soon approaching, we invite you to call and make an appointment to meet with one of our designers to make your home the perfect inviting space it can be. We hope to hear from you soon!
Downsizing and Doing It Right
There are many reasons for downsizing your living quarters. Maybe you recently became an “empty nester” or maybe you have gone through a major life change. Maybe you have simply decided that it’s now time to scale down and have a home that requires less upkeep and maintenance. There are many reasons that you may no longer want or need a large house.
Well, we have good news for you…………you CAN downsize to a smaller living space and still have a beautiful and welcoming home. Downsizing can be rewarding and freeing but it can also be very daunting. This is where a professional designer comes in by guiding you to make wise design decisions.
Designers have a lot of tricks up their sleeve like, using mirrors to make small spaces seem much larger than they are…or recommending you use a small desk at the foot of your bed instead of a bench….much more practical! A good designer knows that light, even-toned painted rooms fool the eye into thinking they are larger than they really are; you just have to know exactly which paint colors to choose. It may sound counterintuitive but using a few large scale furnishing (rather than a lot of small pieces) can actually make a space feel larger and more grand! These are just a few of the designer’s tricks of the trade that can take your small space, whether it’s an apartment or small condo, into a little jewel of a home. The designers at Yessick’s are experts at all this and more!
Call or come by today and make an appointment, we look forward to hearing from you.
What's New In the Bedroom
Your bedroom is your sanctuary—or it should be. Instead, so many homeowners find themselves at the end of the day in a room that is a sad mix of dated décor, clutter, and unattractive exercise equipment. The bedroom is supposed to be a place of rest, relaxation and romance; a serene environment to end your day and begin the next!
Get ready, it’s time to devote some serious attention to your bedroom and the designers at Yessick’s are the absolute experts at this. We see homeowners returning to beautiful, well-made furniture, custom draperies and bedding. Bed skirts are making a big comeback. Ours are handmade in our own workroom and are tailored (not gathered or ruffled like the ones from years past), and are the finest bed skirts found anywhere. Bed skirts also serve a very practical purpose…..they hide your under-bed storage. Our workroom also makes custom bedding….coverlets, lightweight comforters, or duvet covers and pillows.
“As the days begin to get shorter, we will find ourselves spending more and more time in our bedrooms. Let us transform your bedroom into your very own personal sanctuary. “
Call us and make an appointment today to discuss your needs!
Accessories - The Jewels of a Space
Accessories play a very important role in a design. A room that is not accessorized is incomplete—the accessories MAKE the room. Walls without art work are simply plain and unfinished. In the same respect, beautiful wood or tile floors are wonderful but without a rug, the seating arrangement is not grounded. Lamps not only add style and often color, they are necessary for ambient lighting. This is where we, as designers, add the finishing touches and bring our clients personality into the space.
There is a fine balance however. Too many accessories can make a room feel cluttered and lacking focus but the correct accessories placed creatively can give the room balance and style. Accessories can be found to fit any budget and a good designer will know where to cut costs and where to spend more to accommodate the client’s taste and priorities and give the room a WOW factor.
Accessories cannot be overlooked in a room………they will make or break your design. We hope you will allow the Yessick’s team to guide you in your next project!
Uncertain Times - Certain Updates
In response to Coronavirus and these uncertain times, our relationship with our homes have undergone a complete change. Since we are all spending the majority of our “off” time at home, it has become more important to have a serene and comfortable environment. Suddenly everyone is realizing the importance of a beautiful, comfortable and peaceful home. In short, clients are wanting and needing more from their homes. Thus, a few updates are in order.
A complete redo or make-over of your home is not always necessary. There are many small ways to make your home more comfortable and inviting such as:
- Layering your lighting. This can easily be accomplished by adding lamps. Don’t rely on overhead lights alone. Yessick’s is known for supplying our clients with beautiful, unique lamps. And don’t forget candles! They can go a long way in creating a cozy ambiance to any room. We have a selection of candles that are sure to please anyone and right now we have selected candles marked 20% off!
- Consider a luxurious rug for your floor. Nothing softens a room and adds comfort like a beautiful rug. We have wonderful rugs at all price points. It’s important to get the right size for your space though, so rely on a professional designer to guide you on this.
- Think pillows and throws! These accents are one of the first things visitors see when they enter your family room. Our custom workroom can make any pillow, any size. We are now offering custom monogramming for our pillows. Beautiful, well-made pillows or a cozy throw can completely change the look of your existing sofa.
- Updating your coffee table. A coffee table is the centerpiece of your room and demands attention. Coffee tables don’t have to “match” the other tables in your room and can be a unique, statement piece. Yessick’s specializes in providing our clients with special tables that reflect their personality and needs.
These are just a few of the small ways in which your home can be made not only beautiful, but inviting and comfortable. Our designers are experts at “doing it all and doing it well”. Call today and speak with us to get your home on its way to becoming the place where you and your family will enjoy spending time. No project is too small or too large for us.
It's Time To Fall In Love With Your Home
Fall is here and it’s the favorite season for a lot of people. It’s a time to nest and get cozy in our homes for the next few months. Since most of us are spending more time than usual in our homes it makes sense to improve and update our spaces and the fall season is the perfect time to do this.
A current design color trend is embracing earth tones. Olive Green, Yellow Ochre and Burnt Orange are colors that bring warmth and comfort and also a connection to the outdoors. Furniture and accessories can also be a connection to nature and bring a calming feeling, it’s like bringing the outside in. Research has shown that incorporating natural elements into our homes reduces stress and can even lower blood pressure levels and heart rates. So using natural materials like wood, stone and metals, incorporating earth tones and using images of nature can not only make a beautiful environment but also be good for our health.
Call our showroom today and make an appointment with one of our designers who will be glad to discuss your design needs and help you “fall in love” with your home.
How can Yessick’s help you bring the outdoors inside?
A New Normal and a New Showroom
There may not be a lot to cheer about during this pandemic BUT we at Yessick’s are very excited about our new showroom located at 2700 Broad Street, Suite 132! We are open daily from 9:30 am till 4:30 pm Monday thru Friday to help you with all your decorating needs and to supply you with gifts for the special ones in your life.
All Arthur Court items are now on sale at 20% off and our new shipment of candles and potpourri are the “talk of the town”. Everyone, absolutely everyone, loves the Tuscan Currant and Crepe Myrtle fragrances. That is one gift that is sure to please anyone on your list and our candles come in keepsake containers which makes them even more special.
We invite you to stop by soon and visit our beautiful, trendy showroom and browse our special gift items. We remain committed to keeping our showroom open and safe for our customers and clients.
Check out the photos below to see what Yessick’s new showroom has to offer! Decor changes seasonally, so there will always be fresh designs on display.
Cheers To Yellow!
In these trying times we all need to be uplifted and one of the best ways to do that in interior design is with color! The color yellow is associated with joy, cheerfulness, happiness and hope.
Depending on the saturation, yellow can be fun and playful or elegant and sophisticated. The softer, more subdued the shade, the more formal or elegant the room will be. Think of putting it in your living room or dining room. A brighter shade is perfect for a sunroom, kitchen or bathroom. The possibilities are endless!
We invite you to visit our new showroom located at 2700 Broad Street to meet with one of our talented designers who can help you make your home come alive with this truly beautiful color.
Reopening and a Big Reveal
Hint…a New Showroom
Yessick’s Design is happy and proud to announce our “reopening” which we will be doing June 1st with utmost caution and awareness of our client’s health and safety.
You will now be able to find us at our new showroom located at 2700 Broad Street, Ste 132. This showroom will feature the beautiful furniture and unique gifts and accessories for which Yessick’s has always been known. We will continue to use our previous location at 2613 Broad Street for client consultations and conferencing.
During this time of social distancing and isolation many people have taken time to reevaluate their lives and priorities and have found that their homes, their “safe place” is a very important part of their lives. Yessick’s will make sure your home or office is your HAPPY PLACE.
We invite you to come by and see us soon. Our designers and staff are ready and waiting to see you!