This past weekend, I left my husband with the children and flew back to visit my parents. It was a nice trip, especially since I normally see them with my hubby and kids in tow, but this time I had them all to myself.
I know you probably want to know how my husband did juggling all the household chores alone. So let me quickly get that out of the way and onto the important report about my parents’ furniture. My husband did a fantastic job.
But now, let’s go back to my parent’s home. They recently moved out of the house I grew up in—they don’t need all the space—but still live in the same city. It was nice to be back and see how they have adjusted to downsizing, and I think they did a great job.
Before moving they shopped on BEYOND Stores for the right furniture, because they wanted to get rid of old dilapidated furniture and start afresh. They have a hearty American Drew Jessica McClintock 9 Drawer Dresser in their living room/dining room space. This piece is fantastic because it gives off such homely vibes and is also a very practical dresser for storing things from fine silverware to old picture albums, which include embarrassing pictures of my youth—and no, I will not publish them!
Above their dining room table, I spotted the Arbury Chandelier by the Ren-Wil company. This elegant piece is easy to install; my dad installed it himself. It also nicely provides distributed lighting, which is something very important for dining rooms. When looking for chandeliers, be sure to test them out and ask about their lighting. All too often, people neglect this or don’t think about it in a heavily lit showroom only to come home and learn the hard way.
Finally, my stay would not have been complete without the comfort of the Hillsdale Bedford Daybed in the guest room. The room is small but this daybed offered here on BEYOND Stores at a reasonable price is particularly nice because it looks more like a couch compared to other daybeds that more often than not are made with iron or metal rods as the arms and back wall of the daybed.
After coming back home, I must say that I was really impressed by the design decisions my parents made and it was a lovely trip. They, too, were happy and repeatedly told me how nice and convenient their experience was with BEYOND Stores. So there you have it, parents can also sometimes learn a thing or two from their children!
About the Author: Allison Cooper is an editor and writer for Beyond Stores. In addition to her official capacities here at Beyond Stores, Allison blogs across the web on crafts, gourmet recipes, and the latest in interior design. When not hard at work, Allison enjoys pondering her own decorating projects, knitting, and raising her two sons, Marcus and Noah.