Home Style is Personal. Find Your Style.

Home style is personal — whether it comes from a well-known celebrity’s penchant for makeovers, a retailer’s newest curated collections, or your own sense of design and décor. Finding the style that’s right for you is equal parts art and science. Part of the art is understanding the various furniture styles and latest design trends. Part of the science is understanding size and the scale of your rooms and planning accordingly.

Newsday’s Brand360 content studio, in cooperation with the largest, A+ rated*, and family-owned Thomasville Furniture dealer serving Long Island for the last 30 years, offers the following suggestions to help you plan a new roomscape that meets your personal style and refreshes your personal space.

*Better Business Bureau Ranking 2016


Everyone knows Ellen DeGeneres as the uber-popular and dancing talk show host, but Ellen is also an accomplished home decorator. She has bought and renovated nearly a dozen homes over the last twenty-five years, and describes her real-estate and decorating adventures as “an education”. Since her early days of home rehab and redecorating, Ellen has cared deeply about design: “I think I wanted to be an interior designer when I was thirteen,” admits DeGeneres.

One of the oldest American made home furnishing brands, Thomasville Furniture, is proud to unveil a very special collection in collaboration with Ellen DeGeneres that reflects her passion for design and architecture. The new American lifestyle brand is inspired by her iconic style, values and personality. Stylish and accessible, ED by Ellen DeGeneres offers universal appeal and reflects the warmth and eclecticism of the designer herself.


Thoughtfully designed, the ED Ellen DeGeneres Crafted by Thomasville furniture collection resonates with consumers looking for fresh designs to showcase their sense of style and individual design sense. With over 100 pieces, the ED Ellen DeGeneres home collection offers designs in two distinctive styles, Mid-Century Modern and Rustic Modern. Key to the collections are comfortable upholstered items for bedroom, dining room and occasional groupings.

Mid-century Modern combines all the best style elements of the middle of the 20th century: clean functional lines, gentle organic curves, and the juxtaposition of different materials. Ellen’s charm and warmth are evident in her take on Rustic Modern with nature-inspired textures, simple and earthy colors, and organic warmth combined with modern amenities. Both styles reflect the carefully curated furnishings in Ellen’s personal homes, and her true love of furniture design.

Thomasville and ED Ellen DeGeneres are a match made in a well-furnished heaven! Both Thomasville Furniture and Ellen DeGeneres are proven brands that generations of consumers have welcomed in their homes, and in their hearts.


There’s nothing quite like a beautifully pulled together room — one that is thoughtfully planned, invitingly decorated, and accessorized to reflect a unique point of view. Upholstery can play a big part in expressing a distinctive flair, whether it’s a fondness for rich fabrics in neutral tones, a passion for pattern, or ardor for color. Or maybe it’s a little bit of each. If you’re in love with a dashing stripe, but too timid to cover a whole sofa in it, why not put it on an ottoman or a pair of pillows? Want pattern but are afraid to overpower the room? Put it on a single occasional chair. It’s all in the mix. And if you want a second opinion or a helping hand, a Thomasville design consultant is available 24/7 to help you select from among dozens of sofas, chairs, sectionals, settees, ottomans and benches.


Today, you can become your own furniture designer by creating a custom look that’s just right for your style and space. Thomasville Designer Options make it easy to scale your furniture perfectly to any room. Keep in mind that any consideration of furniture sizing and placement should always include arm, pillow and back options. At Thomasville, where all of their products are “Made in America,” you can select the options you want from the thousands of combinations by using their Simple Choices™ guide, Room Planner software, or by working directly with a Thomasville Design Consultant.

First, consider the frame style and size of your sofa, loveseat, sectional, chair or ottoman. Then choose from arm and cushion options. Add on your base or leg preference. Select the type of back and trim, if needed. Once you’ve got your basic structural requirements in order, choose from over 800 customizable fabrics, and wood finishes, upholstery, and leather choices to really make your look your own.


Another signature line to consider is Thomasville’s Anthony Baratta collection that includes 50 pieces of bedroom, dining, occasional and upholstery. Best described as a mix of relaxed resort and modern cottage, with a smattering of nautical elements, all designs are shapely and detailed. Sofas range from relaxed and casual camelbacks to curved-front crescents and loose-cushion shelter frames, while chairs feature rounded backs and exaggerated wings that engage the eye from every angle. Exquisite tailoring details include decorative tapes, button-tufting and nail head trims.

Baratta’s distinctive wood products provide a bold counterpoint to the shapely upholstery designs. Bold bevels executed in solid oak and quartered oak veneers are finished in a warm taupe. White is a signature accent throughout the collection. Cerusing, a wire brushed technique to open the grain, is a defining accent on painted or leather-wrapped doors, drawers, and tops giving a signature look to many of the pieces.


Thomasville Home Furnishings, located in Farmingdale, Mt. Sinai and Westbury, has been a proud member of the Thomasville Furniture family for the last 30 years. “We are proud to be part of an American-made company who has been committed to building quality furniture in its plant in North Carolina since 1905,” says Thomasville Home Furnishings Owner, John Campbell. “Like our parent, Thomasville Home Furnishings, has built our reputation on quality products and services”, Campbell continues, “The hard work and know-how that we put into our design showrooms, pricing, delivery and customer service have earned us a consistent A+ ranking from the Better Business Bureau, and made us Thomasville’s largest dealer for the last three decades.”

Stop by any of the Thomasville Home Furnishings showrooms in Farmingdale (900 Broad Hollow Road), Westbury (1260 Old Country Road) or Mt. Sinai (271 Rt. 25A) and take advantage of their no charge design service that includes in-store and at home consultation. At Thomasville, they will work with you to get the look you want… the way you want.

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