Entries by wedadmin

Creating a sanctuary for the winter months

Winter in Iowa is famously—at times, painfully—long. But along with the snow and ice, fond memories are carried in on blustery winds. Crackling fireplaces, heavy blankets, snow days, and time away from work remind us of cherished moments with friends and loved ones. It’s during this time of year we look to the home as […]

Working with an Interior Designer: What to Expect

If you’ve never worked with an interior designer, you may not know what the client-designer relationship should look like. Here at Dwell Home Furnishings, we know the unique strengths of our interior designers and we can help guide you to someone that’s going to best fit your needs. Style Exploration: When you walk into the store, […]

The Rug Bazaar

No one knows exactly when the art of rug weaving began, but primitive forms can be traced back to as early as 7000 B.C. Since then, the art has taken many different forms, with some of the world’s most popular techniques and designs emerging from what is now the country of Turkey. We spoke with […]

High Quality Affordability

Furnishing a space is one of the most exciting parts of upgrading an apartment, remodeling a room, or moving into a new house, but how do you do it without breaking the bank? We spoke with Cheri Hochstetler, President, and Jeff Draker, Vice President, of Dwell Home Furnishings about finding the best value among high […]

Stressless in 2018

The Ekornes Stressless line is constructed specifically for comfort. It’s one of the only brands in the nation with furniture both ergonomically and orthopedically manufactured Moriah McClurg, design sales associate at Dwell Home Furnishings, recently had the opportunity to attend an advanced training workshop where she learned customer service tips, gained insider product knowledge, and […]

Stressless in 2018

The Ekornes Stressless line is constructed specifically for comfort. It’s one of the only brands in the nation with furniture both ergonomically and orthopedically manufactured Moriah McClurg, design sales associate at Dwell Home Furnishings, recently had the opportunity to attend an advanced training workshop where she learned customer service tips, gained insider product knowledge, and […]

Susanna on Communicating Creativity

Interior design and art have much in common—color schemes, patterns, shapes and filling space—but how do you know when to take artistic liberties and when to keep it familiar? We spoke with Susanna Sosa, Interior Designer at Dwell Home Furnishings, to hear her story and learn the value of creativity and communicating with customers. How […]

Abby on Active Listening and Understanding Clients’ Goals

You may believe that an interior designer’s responsibility is to tell you what to do with a given space, and if you’re seeking advice, this is certainly a part of their job. However, many customers know what they’re looking for, but have a difficult time expressing it with words and pictures. We spoke with Abby […]

Heather on Balancing Technical and Creative Perspectives

Pleasant pallets of colors, textures and symmetrical arrangements are naturally attractive, but a more difficult balancing act is making a space beautiful while adhering to the technical details. We spoke with Heather Dewaard, Senior Interior Designer and Sales Training Manager at Dwell, to hear her story and learn the role of balance in a well-designed […]

Less is More in Small Spaces

Less is more. This is certainly true when it comes to designing small interior spaces. Making selective choices in furniture could save you money in the long run, as well as, fashion mishaps. Just because you live in a smaller home, apartment, or condo doesn’t mean you need to sacrifice style. Dwell Home Furnishings Designer, […]