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Introducing Polyvore: A Room Planner and Inspiration Board!

November 23rd, 2013 by Kelsey Eaton

Just when we thought that we had the social media scene under wraps, another great social platform arises from the online abyss! This site is called Polyvore! Polyvore is an online platform where you can shop, search for items you love, and build sets! Here are a few sets that people have created using our furniture (click on the photo to see which piece is ours):

 

Organic Modern

 

cali flashback

 

Orange Break !!!

 

Whether its earthy, natural “sets” or quirky, colorful modern sets like the one seen above… Polyvore users seem to be loving our furniture! Want to build a set of your own using Vermont Woods Studios items? Visit our Polyvore page!

Stay tuned for a more comprehensive explanation of Polyvore next week, as well as how to use it for your own personal room planner!

For now, take some time to explore the site for yourself. What do you think about Polyvore? Let us know in the comments section or on Facebook!

 


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Buying Furniture Online: Will It Fit into My Room?

October 17th, 2009 by Peggy Farabaugh

Solid-Cherry-Bed
I guess buying furniture online is no different than  purchasing it from a local store in this respect:  how will you know your new furniture is going to fit nicely into your room?  We discuss this topic alot with customers and often recommend that you use newspapers or string or even cardboard mock-ups to layout your furniture footprints in your room.

We've used online room planners before but the software used to be a little clunky.  I found a new online planner yesterday that I like much better.  It's called Arrange-A-Room and it's available free courtesy of Better Homes and Gardens.  

Arrange a Room
Arrange-A-Room lets you select the shape of your room, designate the dimensions and then add furniture to it.  It's easy and fun!  You select which room you're working with (dining room, bedroom, living room or home office) and the software gives you typical furniture pieces to put in the room.  You then adjust the dimensions of your furniture pieces, rotate and move them around… and VOILA!  You can really get a good idea of how your new furniture will fit into your space.

Arrange-A-Room provides a color pallet too.  If you give it a try the folks at Vermont Woods Studios would love to know how you like it.

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