Covid-19 Updates from the team at Dwell Home Furnishings and Interior Design

On behalf of the entire team here at Dwell, we hope that everyone is staying safe and healthy. We thought it would be a good idea to check in and let everyone know what our business has done to adapt to the new world we are now living in.

In-store experience 

When you come to Dwell Home Furnishings, you’ll find all of our employees and customers wearing masks and maintaining appropriate social distancing measures. If you don’t have a mask, we have plenty to share. We are also fully stocked and continuously cleaning the showroom with various sanitizers and cleaners. We want everyone that visits the showroom to feel safe and confident so that we can continue to serve and deliver the highest quality experience to our guests. 

Modified summer hours

We’ve updated our showrooms hours to 10:00-5:00 Monday-Saturday and 12-4 on Sunday. If you are more comfortable with a private appointment, please give us a call and we can work with you to make that happen.

In-demand products

As we are all spending more time at home, many of our clients are considering how to make their homes more comfortable and enjoyable. Some of our favorite “comfy” pieces such as Stressless, recliners, and motion furniture have been immensely popular during this time of increased nesting. Because of this demand we’ve recently added many new recliner options to the showroom floor. Check out our Facebook page to see some of these new pieces!

Ongoing sales

Unfortunately, some of the larger annual sales we are known for have had to be cancelled, including the Spring Flea Sale and Summer Warehouse Sale. In response, we’ve been integrating these great deals and discounts into our regular showroom stock. No fear of missing out here!

New seasonal arrivals

Manufacturers that have been closed due to the pandemic are now beginning to reopen. This is great news for many reasons, but we’re particularly excited about the new seasonal products that are being released. These fresh ideas to work with mean exciting new possibilities for you and your home.

Tracking shipments

While shipping times are less predictable than before and sometimes delayed, tracking on shipments have begun to improve. We realize that knowing your timeline can make all the difference in your ability to plan and coordinate your home updates effectively.

Safe deliveries

When invited into your home, our delivery team will be wearing gloves and masks for everyone’s safety. We’ve also modified our services to include free local curbside or garage delivery as an option for your convenience.

We look forward to seeing you soon!

 

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As we’re spending more time at home, you might find yourself looking at your surroundings with a critical eye and feeling the urge to update, modify, or improve what you see. Here are some common home interior design complaints that we hear, as well as some inspirational images to share what we’ve done to address them for our clients with creative solutions.

“The layout in this room just isn’t working anymore.”

Perhaps you’ve had some family move out or into your house and need to update your seat count. Maybe it is time to bring your main living room furniture down to the basement and upgrade the more formal living room. A great way to interact with our designers during this time of distancing is to discuss room layouts and space planning options. Let us help you optimize your space for both the size of the room and the amount of people that will be using it. Here’s an example of a recent space planning study that opened some really great dialogue with the home owners.

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“These walls feel dated.”

We’re hearing people say that their walls are feeling either bare, crowded, or dated. This is a great time to update your photographs and artwork. Here is a fun example of a wallscape exercise that we’ve recently completed to spark your creativity. Keep an eye out for our next blog too, where we’ll be talking about how to bring the outdoors inside with greenery inspired artwork.

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“Our light fixtures just don’t go together.” 

In an ideal world, we would have endless budgets to incorporate beautiful lighting all at once. But more often than not, lighting seems to be something we do in stages, as we go from room to room while updating. Because of this, it can end up looking disjointed and like an afterthought.

We’re starting to see some really great expansions within our lighting lines to incorporate families of lights in companion styles. For example, a pendant might come in multiple sizes, with sconces and chandeliers that compliment each other without being too matchy-matchy. This helps tremendously when looking at lighting projects holistically. The fixtures in this image show that you can get a variety of shapes and sizes, and even with different finishes, that still look like they belong together.

Coralville Iowa interior design lighting fixture options

 

To connect with our Design Team, email DesignServices@dwellhomefurnishings.com. On behalf of the entire Dwell Team, we wish you happiness and good health. We are grateful for your business.