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Inc. Magazine Recognizes Sleepers In Seattle on List of Fastest Growing Companies!

I’m excited to share that for the second time, Sleepers In Seattle has been named by Inc Magazine to their annual Inc. 5000, the most prestigious ranking of the nation’s fastest-growing private companies! The Inc. 5000 list of the fastest-growing … Continue reading

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Find Beauty and Function at the Art Fair

I try to remember the famous William Morris quote, “Have nothing in your houses that you do not know to be useful, or believe to be beautiful.” Works for me! The trouble is, I find so many beautiful things and I … Continue reading

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Our Favorite Designer’s Favorite Tips for Transitional Design

9 Best Transitional Design Secrets from Rebecca West OK—the first thing you need to know about Rebecca West is that she has a TARDIS in her office.  I mean, who wouldn’t want to hire the interior designer with a TARDIS … Continue reading

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Learn Seven Secrets of Home Staging

A visit with Jon Rosichelli of Rosichelli Design True Confession:  I’m intimidated by interior designers.  They actually know stuff about furniture and decor that I should know after 25 years in the furniture business, but that somehow I have failed … Continue reading

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Decorating With Salvage!

A chat with Mary Anne Carter of Second Use, Seattle My favorite part of any project is the shopping part.  Even a new sport.  Once I’ve purchased the cute new outfit and the equipment I’m pretty much done.    Ooooh, those … Continue reading

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Five Clever Home Decor Ideas to Try Right Now

And All of Them are Budget-Friendly! We just became empty-nesters.  After complaining about how quiet the house was without a roomful of teenagers at all hours of the day and night, I realized that this was my opportunity to do … Continue reading

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Solve The Home Office/Guest Room Dilemma

Solutions Revealed: My Favorite Organizer On The Home Office/Guest Room I met Lauren, of Casual Uncluttering, at a business meeting a few years ago.  She introduced herself as an organizer and I immediately thought, “I’m never letting her into my house.” I … Continue reading

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Six Tips for Furnishing Small Spaces

My home is 100 years old this year! And although I love the vintage detail and old-world charm, I’m not thrilled with the some of the compact rooms we live and entertain in. Over time, I’ve found a few furniture … Continue reading

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A (Sleeper Sofa) Seed Was Planted

Carlos Alcabes, founder and owner of Sleepers In Seattle, got married in 1976 and moved to California the following year with his wife (and co-owner) Meryl.  Without much money, the newlyweds decided on a dual-purpose piece of furniture as their first … Continue reading

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A Very Comfy Sofa Bed

Raphael Alcabes, son of owners Carlos and Meryl, visited the Seattle showroom today.  Clearly having fun, this will stand as the ONLY time he is authorized to jump on our sleeper sofas.  We did get a nice snapshot though.

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