I find that fathers are generally underrated don’t you think? I am a father to 4 wonderful children, who look to their mother for everything. Yes, I am the fun guy and playmate, but I am not sure that they take me that seriously. If I put my foot down, my children look to my wife for her confirmation. My rules are ignored unless they have her stamp of approval. I have heard of days of yore, where the father was king, where his words were the law. I have heard of days where dinner was on the table and the father was respected and catered to. Although I am a modern, progressive kind of person, sometimes I dream of those times lost in the fogs of myth.
In 2018, I want to stand up for fathers everywhere. We are great and more than just fun. We are wise and caring. We are strong and visionary. We lead and support. We love and get emotional. We are amazing.
So, it is finally father’s day, and I want to celebrate fathers. We are more than just power tools and recliners, although we love both. We are more than sports and action movies. I am a sucker for Romcoms and cried during Forrest Gump. I like to decorate and pick furniture for my house. I like to Design my Life and make my home a reflection of me. This sometime causes some issues with my wife, but in the end we make a great team picking furniture and decor together. We both just loved our new Simpli Home Avery collection of furniture. It is gloriously industrial, with gunmetal grey metal frame and patterned inlay distressed solid Elmwood top. It is has a square and rectangular coffee table, square and narrow end tables and an extra-large 54 inch console table. It is just gorgeous.
The new Erina Desk is made from solid acacia wood in rustic natural aged and wire brushed brown finish, and is a runaway success. It’s a modern industrial style with matte black metal frame and base with a flip down and pull out keyboard tray and extra drawers. It is unique, functional and distinctive. At 60 inches wide and 24” deep, it is a large luxury piece at a really affordable price. The complete Erina collection is quite beautiful and unique as well. The bookcase in so many rooms - office, living room, family room, den, basement. It also comes with a full complement of living rooms pieces, coffee, console and end tables as well as a wide TV stand good for TVs put o 74 inches.
Finally, how could we pass Father’s Day without talking about comfortable seating. This fall, we launched our first 11 recliners with fathers and mothers in mind. We thought that after a hard day, both could use some great rest. Our Corey recliner is contemporary and sleek. It looks like a chair, but really is a recliner. It is subtle and very refined. Our Merrin Recliner, is a great example of Euro Styled recliners. It is a different idea but looks so stylish in a modern or contemporary room.
I want to empower fathers everywhere to connect with their inner interior designer and take a chance to create their own living environment. Remember Life by Design means something. Create your space and live life to the fullest. Happy Father’s Day!