Friendsgiving is for a different kind of family!

Friendsgiving is for a different kind of family!

Some people call it the “Orphan Thanksgiving” which is so depressing! Friendsgiving is an age-old tradition that has been highlighted a lot in recent years. Because of jobs and other reasons to move far from home, a lot of people are separated from their families. Friendsgiving can be celebrated a...
Fashionably Lo shows us how she entertains at home!

Fashionably Lo shows us how she entertains at home!

We’ve been on entertaining season non-stop this November and one of our bloggers, Lauren from Fashionably Lo, used some of our pieces to set up a gorgeous area for having guests over! One of her biggest issues has been having a big enough space for entertaining when her friends are...
Survival Tips for Black Friday!

Survival Tips for Black Friday!

Like winter, Black Friday is coming and there’s nothing we can do to stop it! Amazing deals, long lines and doorbusters are on the agenda. Feeling unprepared? We’re here to help with our Black Friday Survival Tips. Check Your Bag Leave the giant purse at home! Opt instead for a small...
Creating Space for Company: Guest Room Edition

Creating Space for Company: Guest Room Edition

Come November & December, your home turns into a hotel. Guests are in and out all the time. The biggest worry is always: how do I make enough space to fit everyone? The guest room is a fundamental piece in this home puzzle and we’ve got some stuff that will...
Express Yourself: What Does Your Style Say About You?

Express Yourself: What Does Your Style Say About You?

Your unique, personal style is something special. It can define your entire existence! But the best part about our personal styles is that they can easily morph into something else. So you’re not locked into one style, you can blend 2 or 3 or 4! Once you figure out which...
Viva Fashion's Carmen gives her bedroom a makeover with our pieces!

Viva Fashion’s Carmen gives her bedroom a makeover with our pieces!

After having her son, Carmen and her husband have been on the hunt for a more kid-friendly bedroom so their son can play around without fear of edges and corners. That’s where we came in! She chose our beautiful and regal but comforting Siena King Bedroom set and we love...
Relaxify Your Home!

Relaxify Your Home!

Yes we just made up a word. re·lax·ify rəˈlaks/if/eye verb to make less anxious, less tense. “She started relaxifying the apartment as soon as she walked in.” We’re nearing holiday season so the #1 priority right is getting your home in tip-top shape. We don’t discriminate, whether you live in...
Introducing Ashton, a charming addition to your dining room

Introducing Ashton, a charming addition to your dining room

Thanksgiving is quickly approaching and it’s the time to start thinking about all the details that come along with hosting a dinner at your home. There’s the menu, the table settings and one of the most important elements…the dining room table! This is where the Ashton collection comes in. It’s a...
Get the Look: Vintage

Get the Look: Vintage

Can you believe we’re halfway through fall already? One of our favorite fall trends is the vintage look in the living room. Reclaimed wood, artisan & distressed leather, pops of color, worn ceramics are just some of the highlights of the vintage room. See which pieces you love the most!...
Lush to Blush's Megan uses some of our pieces to glam up her space!

Lush to Blush’s Megan uses some of our pieces to glam up her space!

Megan Elliott, the creator and blogger behind LushtoBlush.com, wanted to create more glamorous areas in her home. Living with another person can be rough when two differing opinions clash over decor, but Megan figured out way to make it work! Using pieces from American Signature Furniture, she dolled up her...
A Tale of Two Styles: How to make the Modern-Traditionalist in you happy

A Tale of Two Styles: How to make the Modern-Traditionalist in you happy

Do opposites attract? The answer is yes, always. Mixing your antiques and traditional items with new, modern pieces can be tough sometimes. You don’t want your home to end up looking like a yard sale exploded. Dare to experiment with what you have while adding in new accents! In your...
Home Office: The New Way to Work

Home Office: The New Way to Work

Is your dream office in your own home? I think most Americans can agree to this. Roll right out of bed and commute down the hallway to your home office, customized just for you!
Get the Look: The Good Wife

Get the Look: The Good Wife

We love the critically acclaimed CBS hit, The Good Wife. Can you believe the show has been on for 6 seasons? And it only gets better and better. But one of the best things about the show is the incredibly detailed sets. We scoured our best collections and came up...
A Daydream Into Reality: Change up your bedroom!

A Daydream Into Reality: Change up your bedroom!

The bedroom is the one place in your home that was built specifically for relaxing and escaping whether its into a book, a movie or a deep slumber. The right kind of accent pillow, rug or bedroom set can turn an average bedroom into the dreamland you’ve been yearning for....
Extra space? How to convert a basement into the room of your dreams

Extra space? How to convert a basement into the room of your dreams

Having a basement you don’t know what to do with? We can help you! Converting a basement into an entertaining space can seem daunting, but don’t let it be! We’ve picked out some of our favorite items to help you turn your basement into a dream room:
Sale: Our Top Fab Finds!

Sale: Our Top Fab Finds!

The Columbus Day sale ends tonight! Don’t miss out on an amazing deal.  Not sure what to get here are our top 5 favorite items to get:
Buying a Mattress That Fits You

Buying a Mattress That Fits You

Are you in need of a better night’s sleep? A mattress can have a strong impact on your overall health. But how do you know when you need to replace your old one? Read on to understand when you need a new mattress, plus how to choose the right one....
Newly Single? We Can Help

Newly Single? We Can Help

Have you found yourself newly single after a long-term relationship? One of the toughest things about someone moving out is dividing up the belongings. So whether you want to throw everything out and start fresh or replace anything that was removed, we’ve got you covered! Bedroom The first stop is...

Measure Twice, Buy Once

Fact: the furniture buying process starts before you even step in the store or browse online. Measuring not just your space, but the path it will take into your home, will make sure you get the perfect pieces to fit your space. Knowing the measurements of your room is a must, but life isn’t just about the destination, it’s about the journey! Each hallway and doorway your furniture will pass through needs to be measured. After all, a beautiful new sofa won’t do you much good stuck on your front lawn. And remember to take into account any packaging that your furniture may come in that will add to the size. As important as measurements are, there are occasions when they can be deceiving. Make note of any features of the room that could be obstructions to furniture placement (fireplace, french doors, built-in shelving, stairways).          ...
Lush to Blush's Megan Elliott Shows Off Shortline Cocktail Table

Lush to Blush’s Megan Elliott Shows Off Shortline Cocktail Table

We know you love Lush to Blush. We do too! For those of you who don’t know Megan, she is the creator and writer of LushtoBlush.com. It’s a fashion & lifestyle blog aimed at young, trendy women who want to create a space for themselves to relax & unwind. She...
Pieces to make your football season!

Pieces to make your football season!

      Fall is here and there’s only one thing on our mind….football! From entertainment centers to sectionals, we’ve got everything you need to make the most of your viewing experience. Want to kick back during kick off? Check out our huge selection of power recliners! Did you know we...
Making a rental your own home

Making a rental your own home

You may be moving into your first apartment, re-locating for work, or moving to a rental while looking for a new home; rentals are typically a temporary home that comes with a timeline and a lease. Every situation is different but many times rentals come with stipulations like you can’t...
5 Simple Ways to Make Your Dining Room Work from Morning to Night

5 Simple Ways to Make Your Dining Room Work from Morning to Night

1. Guests  The table should be large enough for each guest to claim two feet of eating space. 2. Headroom A chandelier’s lowest point should be 36 inches above the table. 3. Space Each chair should allow at least a two foot passageway between the walls and backs of pull-out chairs. 4. Sound...
Prepping for Your New Furniture

Prepping for Your New Furniture

You’ve found some amazing furniture and scheduled your home delivery. It’s all super exciting, but what now? We’ve compiled a few expert tips to help you make the most of your home delivery: Clear a Path Furniture is heavy! That’s why it is especially  important that the paths and doorways in...
Infusing Autumn into Your Home

Infusing Autumn into Your Home

Summer is winding down and fall is quickly approaching. Mild days mean it’ll soon be time to bring the sweaters out of storage and shake out your favorite quilt as the nights get crisper. The start of autumn is a great time to surround yourself with all that you love...
It Doesn't Matter How You Pronounce It...

It Doesn’t Matter How You Pronounce It…

You’ve probably heard of the chaise, but you may not be sure how to say it. Some people pronounce it like “chay-se” and some may use “shay.” It’s doesn’t matter how you say it, because it’s always functional! Chaises combine the comfort of a bed with the ease of an...
Matching Your Design Style to Music

Matching Your Design Style to Music

Just like with interior design, there are many genres of music, each with their unique qualities. Does your taste in music and style reflect your personality? Maybe you like classical music and favor traditional styles, or love hip-hop and lean towards contemporary design. Here’s how to easily mix your personal...

How To Prepare for Labor Day Sales

Labor Day is just around the corner and that means one thing….Labor Day Sales! If you’re out and about on Labor Day,  it’s prime time to take advantage of the Labor Day deals. Pick up clearance outdoor furniture for your patio, score an amazing mattress deal, or prepare for the upcoming holidays by finding a dining room table at a great price! But before you start shopping the Labor Day furniture sales, there are a few things to keep in mind. The tips below can help you prepare for your Labor Day weekend shopping trip. Make sure you follow this advice before you start furniture shopping to help make the trip a success! 1. Take Your Measurements: Knowing the size of the space you have to work with is a must. Find the dimensions of entryways, hallways and stairwells. Measure twice, buy once! 2. Create a Budget: Figure out how much money...
5 Ways to Make Your Move Easier

5 Ways to Make Your Move Easier

  Everyone has moved at one time or another, and it’s hardly a breeze. While it’s never easy, we’ve created 5 clever tips that will make your move easier.                 Clearly labeling boxes with room names and content will help you easily unpack....
5 Ways to Get Organized for Fall

5 Ways to Get Organized for Fall

Fall is right around the corner, and what better time than now to organize your home? The kids are back in school and everyone is getting back into a routine. Fall also brings the holidays (and holiday guests!), so it’s best to have your home as clean and organized as...
Color Me Colorful!

Color Me Colorful!

Have you seen our Colorworks collection? It’s a kid’s dream! The collection features beds, dressers and chests for youth bedrooms. And the best part? It’s completely customizable! Each piece comes with multicolored, interchangeable drawer  panels, so creating the look is up to you! Does your girly girl love pink? Well...
5 Ways to Add a Touch of Summer to Your Home

5 Ways to Add a Touch of Summer to Your Home

August is upon us and you know what that means…only one month left of summer! Fall will be here before we know it, but why not keep a summer vibe all year long? Who doesn’t love sunny colors and accessories from nature? Get inspired to create your own fresh, summery...
Outdoor Entertaining Done Right

Outdoor Entertaining Done Right

The weather’s heating up and soon everyone will be spending more time outdoors. Hello, sunshine! One of our favorite things to do once the mercury rises is host our friends and family in our backyard. And now it’s easy to turn your space into an outdoor escape with our Retreat...
Introducing Retreat

Introducing Retreat

I don’t know about you, but we’re already getting excited for summer here at American Signature Furniture. Sunshine, warm weather, lounging outside….what’s not to love about the season? This summer is going to be the hottest ever because of Retreat, our new collection of outdoor furniture. Pieces like dinette sets,...
Get the Look: Mad Men

Get the Look: Mad Men

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Get the Look: Game of Thrones

Get the Look: Game of Thrones

Who’s excited for the new season of Game of Thrones? I know we’ll be watching on Sunday! There is so much to love about the show. The characters, the story line, and if you’re anything like us…the decor! We love the masculine interiors of places like Casterly Rock and King’s...
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Survival Tips for Black Friday!

Like winter, Black Friday is coming and there’s nothing we can do to stop it! Amazing deals, long lines and doorbusters are on the agenda. Feeling unprepared? We’re here to...

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Friendsgiving is for a different kind of family!

Friendsgiving is for a different kind of family!

Some people call it the “Orphan Thanksgiving” which is so depressing! Friendsgiving is an age-old tradition that has been highlighted a lot in recent years. Because of jobs and other reasons to move far from home, a lot of people are separated from their families. Friendsgiving can be celebrated a few days before or after Thanksgiving, and is a special time for you and your buddies to eat together and give thanks to your wonderful, weird friendship. We’ve got some tips for you to help make this year’s Friendsgiving the best one yet….at least until next year’s ;)

First things first, is to make sure you send out invitations ahead of time, whether its the traditional way or through a group chat on iMessage or Facebook. Make sure you have a solid headcount, before you start planning. Don’t be disappointed if not everyone can go! You all have busy lives and other obligations, just focus on those that can be there for this occasion.

As a part of the planning process, priority number 1 is making sure there is plenty of seating available for your guests and not only that but eating areas. Depending on how many people come, plus how big or small your place is, you may need to add some chairs, ottomans and tables to create space without being too cluttered and feeling too tight.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Make sure you know your audience when it comes to alcohol! Most people assume wine is the drink of choice, but it’s always good to have beer and hard cider on hand for those that prefer some hops :) Always have non-alcoholic beverages available as well!  A serving table or wine rack will work nicely, so keep it out in the open and readily available for guests to grab when they want!

 

Go light on decor! These are your friends that have seen you do stupid, silly and weird things. They love you and you love them, so there’s no need to have gourds and pumpkins and pilgrim hats everywhere. They’re coming for sustenance, good company and great conversation!

 

 

 

Don’t go cheap on dishware though…paper plates and red party cups aren’t allowed at Friendsgiving. Bring out some nice china, it doesn’t have to match at all! Just give your friends the benefit of nice meal on non-paper and plastic utensils. We’ve actually got something called Ginori, which is some amazing Italian dinnerware that we bought. It’s actually 25% off in stores right now! So hurry up and grab some before your dinners!

 

Another piece of advice is to accept help whenever it’s offered. Don’t think that just because it’s your place you have to do every single thing. Let your friends help you with the cleaning up and putting dishes away, it’s just their way of giving thanks to you for hosting a wonderful meal :)

One last thing…don’t over plan! This is a fun thing to do with your friends and let them know they’re your second family. And that’s just as important, during this season, as spending time with your first family!

Fashionably Lo shows us how she entertains at home!

Fashionably Lo shows us how she entertains at home!

We’ve been on entertaining season non-stop this November and one of our bloggers, Lauren from Fashionably Lo, used some of our pieces to set up a gorgeous area for having...

Read More ›
Creating Space for Company: Guest Room Edition

Creating Space for Company: Guest Room Edition

Come November & December, your home turns into a hotel. Guests are in and out all the time. The biggest worry is always: how do I make enough space to...

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