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The world would be a better place if:

  • People didn’t moan and cry about fall being the end of summer
  • Everything were orange

First off, fall is not the end of summer. Well, technically it is, but that’s not what folks should focus on. Whatever happened to the glass-half-full theory?
Fall should not be viewed as the end of anything, but the beginning of crisp, cool sweater weather, a chance to break out those awesome boots, and two dazzling delights going down at Laurie’s. One is the debut of our fabulous fall décor. The second is the equally fabulous Fall Festival Sept. 26 to 28.

About Laurie’s Fall Décor

Here’s where we got the stuff about the orange. OK, not everything needs to be orange. Green lights can stay green and stop signs can stay red. But dress up the rest of your home, yard or world with this cheerful yet soothing hue. One glance at the orange loveseat proves how spectacular this autumnal shade can be.

And that’s just one of the highlights of our cozy, cushy and captivating fall décor.

About Laurie’s Fall Festival

Join us for the fun, fanfare, food and oodles of entertainment Friday, Sept. 26 to Sunday, Sept. 28.

Baking contest: Pumpkin cookies, pumpkin bread, pumpkin pie. Drop off your entry Friday or Saturday morning at the front desk. Judging goes down Saturday at 2 p.m., with judging by Shirley from Treat!

Bernie’s Burger Bus: Yum! Get a taste 11 a.m. to 3 p.m. Friday and Saturday.

Entertainment: Wheee! Face painting and balloons are yours 1 to 3 p.m. on Saturday.

Vendors: A hot lineup of vendors has already signed on, and we still have room for more. Email if interested:sydney@laurieshomefurnishings.com. You’ll be rubbing elbows with:

  • Arbonne
  • Matilda Jane
  • Silpada
  • Stella & Dot
  • Thirty One
  • The Vintage Birdhouse
  • Whimsical Works

Come celebrate fall at Laurie’s. And wear something orange, will ya?

 

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Low things are cool things.
Low-rise jeans cut a sexy silhouette.

The low tones of a cello soothe the soul.
And a low-seated leather chair? Well, that’s just the epitome of cool.

It’s also this week’s Rubbish Chuck. A studded leather chair with a low stature and super-low price that’s high in class and sophistication. Chair measures 33” high by 25” wide by 28” deep, with an arm height of 22”.

The perfect size for a squatty end table, house guest or dog. The durable leather can probably take it. And you better take it fast if you want it, as it’s marked down about 80 percent.

  • Original price: $995
  • Sale price: $200

Hurry down to Laurie’s to nab this unique beauty!

As always…
All sales are final. No Holds.
Come in or call 281-290-9565.
Operators are standing by!

computerMan can get a rocket to the moon in about 8.5 hours. No kidding. It can take some folks longer than that to get to Laurie’s home base in Tomball, Texas. No kidding again. What if you live in Eureka, Possum Trot or Kalamazoo? You’d have to drive miles and miles from California, Kentucky or Michigan, respectively, just to get your hands on one of the awesome items we sell. Or at least you used to have to do that. Not anymore.

You can now shop for a number of Laurie’s home décor items online at laurieshomefurnishings.com. Furniture. Art. Bedding. Accessories.

That means you:

  • Save gas money
  • Avoid red lights and traffic jams
  • Can shop whenever you want 24/7
  • Don’t have to eat that crappy food so common on road trips
  • Can tell all your friends who live far, far away they can now shop at Laurie’s!

Our online selection is dandy. Our ordering process is easy. And furniture gets white glove delivery.

Give it a go at www.laurieshomefurnishings.com.

Santa needs more elves!!!

helpwantedLaurie’s Home Furnishings in Tomball is looking for a highly energetic and outgoing individual to join our family of associates.
Full-Time Associate includes Saturday and Sunday

Must have retail furniture experience 
General floor merchandising 
General maintenance of showroom
Experienced in home design

Highly motivated in very fast paced environment. Self-starter. Smart. Organized. Extremely multi-task oriented. Common-sense. Fleet of foot. No whiners. Works well with others. 

Contact nancy@laurieshomefurnishings.com

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If you are looking for a piece with personality, this is it. He’s Romantic, Dramatic, and has a story to tell. And he can hold 12 candles. There is a slight chance that he’s magical and he’ll sing “be our guest” every time you come home and tell you to sit back and relax and put your feet up and stuff.

26″ High x 36″ Wide. Wooden Base.
Originally $450
Rubbish Chuck Price $50 !!

Rubbish Chucks are sold “as is”.  The items are severely, and we mean seriously discounted.  It is an amazing  bargain.  Will never be sold at that price again.  Sometimes it is the last one.  Or has been discontinued.  We want the “rubbish chuck” to leave our floor to make more room for all the new kids in town. 

So if you don’t like its character flaws…just walk away.  Don’t invite it into your home.  If you can’t live with it’s issues… leave it… quickly. But once you embrace it, buy it and invite it in… it is YOURS.  It is gone from here forever.  That means until you know what freezes over you will be sitting or serving on it.  Whining and flaying around will do no good.  We have told YOU the rules.  Seriously.  That’s the end of it.  Shush up. Be happy.

All sales are final. No Holds.
Come in or call 281-290-9565.
Operators are standing by!

One word sums up Laurie’s Designer Day: massive success.

OK, “massive success” is technically two words, but it gives you an idea of just how awesome the entire day turned out. A steady stream of designers made their way through Laurie’s doors on August 14, delighting in everything that was going on.

The overall gist of the event is to give designers a chance to stop by Laurie’s and check out our sensational smattering of home décor. They got an eyeful of our current offerings, oohed and aahed at our newly painted and vignette showrooms, and even got a sneak peek at some of the goodies we have coming up for fall.

DesignerDay9We snapped a few pix of some of our faves; check out that bedding by Lili Alessandra (represented by Martha Kean) and tablescape by Jan Barboglio. Neat, huh?

As if checking out mounds of marvelous décor wasn’t enough, we had treats to eat, door prizes and a slew of seminars from top-notch companies. Here come their names:

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  • Bella Notte
  • Dovetail
  • Four Seasons Furniture
  • Goetz
  • Grassroots
  • Highland House
  • Hooker Furniture
  • Leftbank Art
  • Loloi
  • Pine Cone Hill
  • Sherill Furniture
  • Taylor King
  • Theodore Alexander

And here comes the great big thanks to all the designers who stopped by, especially those that we’ve had the pleasure of working with. THANKS!

The event was such a thrill that plans are already in place for Designer Day 2015. A little bird told us that Laurie is planning a greet and teach seminar from one of the HGTV or Designer Stars. Stay tuned!

If your home could use a creative boost from a brilliant designer, give Laurie’s a holler today.

It won’t be long before Fall is here, in fact it’s already beginning to appear at laurie’s. That means we’re getting ready for our 2nd Annual Fall Festival. Planning is underway, it’s going to be a blast, so save the date now! We’re also filling out our roster of vendors for the event, so if you want to be involved please contact sydney@laurieshomefurnishings.com.

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Would you believe we have too many of these gorgeous buffets?
Oh well… that’s good news for you.
Here’s the stats:

  • Built in solid Indian hardwood with a sealed finish
  • Hand forged wrought iron door panels
  • One fixed shelf in each section. Four exterior drawers
  • Antiqued brass hardware
  • Dimensions: 82″W x 20″D x 46″H
  • Interior has adequate timeout space for small misbehaving children or naughty pets.

*All but one of these facts are true

Regularly $1,395
Rubbish Chuck price is $895!

You know the rules…
All sales are final. No Holds.
Come in or call 281-290-9565.
Operators are standing by!

Bad things can happen when you don’t hire a designer. Contrary to stubborn or misled beliefs, not everyone in the world has a keen eye when it comes to picking, mixing and matching their own fabric, furniture and other home décor. These photos prove it.

Bad Things vs. Good Things

Check out the bad things that can happen without a designer and the good things that can come from hiring one.

photo 2The Bad Thing: You home looks like a rummage sale, with mismatched fabrics, clashing patterns, mounds of clutter and furniture placed at odd, uncomfortable angles.

The Good Thing: A designer assesses the overall form and function of each room, ensuring furniture is placed in a way that accommodates the room’s use, the fabrics blend beautifully and patterns make a bold statement instead of a mangled mess. A designer will pay attention to the aesthetics of each individual room as well as the house as a whole, ensuring the home flows together with style.

photo 5The Bad Thing: Your dining room wall sports a Velvet Elvis.

The Good Thing: A designer will find the perfect place for it (perhaps somewhere in the garage).

The Bad Thing: You just spent the last four weeks and all kinds of crazy efforts picking out all this décor. Then you brought it home and it looks like, well, manure.

The Good Thing: Designers take the weight off your shoulders. You don’t have to spend time, energy, efforts and gas money zooming around town for décor that might work – or not. They know décor that will work, and take care of the hassles for you.

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Ready to learn more about how a designer can help you plan and choose the perfect items for your home? Call Laurie’s today!