Behind-the-Scenes Planning for the 2015 IDEA & Inspiration House | January Partner Meeting

We had a productive planning meeting yesterday!  Plenty of positive energy, collaboration and detail… all in an effort to showcase an inspirational house full of ideas and new market finds for this year’s Building Home & Remodeling Show.  It’s our privilege to work with such great participating partners who show dedication and dependability to the cause.

Below is a glimpse of our progress and a snapshot of yesterdays’ group efforts:

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The IDEA House for the 2015 Building Home & Remodeling Show: Participant Introductions

This year we have the pleasure of being the featured booth at the 2015 Building Home & Remodeling Show hosted by the Huntsville/Madison County Builders Association.  Our goal is to design and display a crisp craftsman-inspired style booth which features many elements, such as:  Bath Inspiration – a retreat for the hardworking homeowner; on trend transitional-style cooking space — Kitchen Inspiration for modern-day cooking; charming gathering spaces, for the whole family– Living & Dining room inspiration; style beyond the walls — Inspiration for the Grounds; outdoor coverings Vinyl Siding

We’re in the process of constructing a ‘mobile structure’ which will house the ‘Inspiration/Idea House’ for the 2015 Building Home & Remodeling Home Show.  If you love being in the loop and seeing behind-the-scene previews, stay right here and follow our blog spot (blog.haleysflooring.com) for up-to-date progress and in-the-know ‘sneak peeks’ as we approach this year’s home show.http://blog.haleysflooring.com/wp-content/uploads/2015/01/IdeaHouseModel500.jpg

A display of the mini version of our booth …

We would not be able to accomplish this massive project without the help of our participating partners.  We’ve joined with FIVE local businesses which will add value to the  IDEA House in the area of their expertise.  SIX local business, under one roof, joining together to create an IDEA House to inspire those who experience it’s contents.

A list of the participating local businesses, are below, with a brief description of service and website link for further information.

Hope to see you at this year’s Building Home & Remodeling Show!

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Introductions for the Participants for the 2015 Idea House

Haley’s Flooring & Interiors

Carpet Systems of Huntsville dba Haley’s Flooring & Interiors is the top retailer and interior specialty store in North Alabama. We have been proudly serving the North Alabama area for over 25 years and recognized by Floor Covering Weekly as one of the top 50 specialty stores in the United States for four consecutive years – 2011 – 2014.

“We strive to maintain a higher standard of excellence, and believe that our customers should be treated with the same respect,” says our owner, Nancy Haley. Our slogan, “A Foundation of Excellence”, is the cornerstone by which we operate.”

We work with residential and commercial customers, as well as builders. We are here to help you in selecting, designing and customizing all of your flooring, cabinetry, counter-top, interior and home furnishing needs.

For more information about Haley’s Flooring & Interiors, visit online at > Haleys Flooring.com

Bob Wallace Appliance

Since 1978, Bob Wallace Appliance has been a family-owned Huntsville, AL based business.  As an authorized dealer, they offer such brands as Amana, Electrolux, Frigidaire, General Electric, Jenn-Air,and more.  Bob Wallance Appliance specializes in helping their customers choose new appliances at any budget.

For more information about Bob Wallace Appliance, visit online at > Bob Wallace Appliance.com

Inline Lighting Electrical

Since 1988, Inline has grown from their initial Huntsville location to over 100 employees serving customers all over the state of Alabama.  Inlines’ goal is to have abundant local stocks at competitive prices and to employ individuals who will offer service beyond the expectations of their customers.

For more information about Inline, visit online at > Inline Electric.com

Park Supply Company, Inc.

Park Supply Company has served Huntsville and North Alabama’s as a premier supplier of plumbing products since 1963 . Their 8,000-sq.ft. showroom has the latest in product selections and customers have the opportunity to take advantage of on-site inventory where products are readily available for a new construction or remodeling project.

Park Supplys’ experienced sales staff invites you to visit their showroom and see why homeowners, builders and contractors choose Park Supply for all their plumbing projects.

For more information about Park Supply Company, visit online at > Park Supply Company.com

Southern Scape

Southern Scape was founded in 2005 in Huntsville, AL.  This young company grew rapidly due to the quality of their work, the diligence of the employees and the word-of-mouth of their clients.  The mission of Southern Scape to set the industry standard by providing knowledgeable solutions for all clients’ outdoor living and landscaping needs.

For more information about Southern Scape, visit online at > Southern Scape.com

Four Our Sons Inc.

Four Our Sons Inc, has been serving North Alabama since 1979 using only quality products backed by a lifetime warranty on materials and a ten year labor warranty. They specialize in Vinyl Siding, Windows & Window Replacements, Screen & Solar Rooms as well as Seamless Gutters & Guards, Aluminum Rails & Columns & Shutters.

For more information bout Four Our Sons Inc., visit online at > Four Our Sons Inc.com

Showroom Spotlight: November 17th-22nd

Upcoming events in this publication of Showroom Spotlight.

*** Community Involvement ***

1 -Your INVITED to our Womenade After Hours Event (November 18th, 5:30-7pm) “Networking with a Cause”

As Thanksgiving approaches, the need to help those in our community who are less fortune is at the forefront of our hearts and minds.  To help with this great need, we’re hosting the Second Womenade Rocket City to benefit two organizations who extend their arms to the needy on a regular bases: The Harris Home & The Downtown Rescue MissionThis ‘Night Out’ benefit will be held on November 18th from 5:30-7pm on the Home Interiors side of the showroom. Join us as we support this worthy cause while enjoying a night out with a great group of individuals.

Heavy h’orderves will be served; a donation of $20 or more is appreciated to support this great cause. Bring a friend, meet new people, eat and make a difference in the lives of others.  Event details are below:

Tuesday November 18th
Time: 5:30 – 7:00 pm
Location: @ Haley’s Flooring & Interiors
2806 Bob Wallace Avenue
Huntsville, AL 35805

Cost $20 Donation Or More

RSVP: patbrooks39@hotmail.com
Call or Text
256-759-7733

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Womenade Rocket City is a group of women with an initiative to come together to extend their hands to touch one another and to meet needs of others: “Networking with a Cause”

2 -UAH Interior Design Decorating Class (November 18th, 5:30-7pm)

The UAH Interior Design & Decorating Class will be in the showroom on the evening of November 18th during the Womenade Event.  On a monthly bases, this class utilizes the showroom in an effort to offer the students a hands-on experience to support the course work.  It’s always a pleasure to have them in the showroom.

3 -DeClutter DVD’s for a Great Cause (Going NOW)

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4 -Toys for Tots (NOW – December 7th)

The box is UP and ready to collect new and unwrapped toys for a great cause.  From year-to-year we offer our facility as a local toy drop-off to transport gifts to underprivileged children in our country during Christmas.  It’s only through the wonderful support and generosity, of people like you, that the Toys for Tots  organization is able to meet their goals and accomplish the mission of “…bringing the joy of Christmas and the hope of a better future to the nation’s less fortunate children.”  Look for the Toys for Tots white donation box located on the Flooring Side of the showroom.

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*** SALES Events ***

5 -Select ANSO SHAW Nylon products (NOW – November 30th)

…For sale details and product viewing, ask one of our in house flooring representatives for these select products.

6 -Mohawk Select Products (NOW – December 31st)

…For sale details and product viewing, ask one of our in house flooring representatives for these select products.

Showroom Spotlight: November 10th-16th

Community outreach & TOP SALES EVENTS in this publication of Showroom Spotlight.

*** Community Involvement ***

1 – Honoring CPL Brandon Johnson through “Operation Finally Home” with Jeff Benton Home on November 10th

Words cannot express how honored we are to have been a part of the very FIRST Operation FINALLY HOME project in Alabama. CPL Brandon Johnson, joined with his family, is NOW living in their dream home thanks to Jeff Benton Homes!! Thank you for your willingness to support an amazing cause; we are truly honored to have been a part of this special project!

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2 –FREE Community Event “Salute a Soldier” hosted by Shattered Magazine (November 14th, 11-2pm)

Have you started your Christmas shopping yet? If the answer is no, don’t fret.  Join us at the Huntsville Roundhouse, this FRIDAY, November 14th from 11-2pmShattered Magazine will donate 10% of the daily sales to Still Serving Veterans, an organization dedicated to serving our nation’s veterans. Get your shopping done early for a great cause.

For  additional information visit > Shattered “Salute a Soldier” Event

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3 -Community Event – Womenade (November 18th, 5:30-7pm) “Networking with a Cause”

Mark your Calendars!! As Thanksgiving approaches, the need to help those in our community who are less fortune is at the forefront of our hearts and minds.  To help with this great need, we’re hosting the Second Womenade Rocket City to benefit two organizations who extend their arms to the needy on a regular bases: The Harris Home & The Downtown Rescue MissionThis ‘Night Out’ benefit will be held on November 18th from 5:30-7pm on the Home Interiors side of the showroom. Join us as we support this worthy cause while enjoying a night out with a great group of individuals.

Heavy h’orderves will be served; a donation of $20 or more is appreciated to support this great cause. Bring a friend, meet new people, eat and make a difference in the lives of others.  Event details are below:

Tuesday November 18th
Time: 5:30 – 7:00 pm
Location: @ Haley’s Flooring & Interiors
2806 Bob Wallace Avenue
Huntsville, AL 35805

Cost $20 Donation Or More

RSVP: patbrooks39@hotmail.com
Call or Text
256-759-7733

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Womenade Rocket City is a group of women with an initiative to come together to extend their hands to touch one another and to meet needs of others: “Networking with a Cause”

4 -UAH Interior Design Decorating Class (November 18th, 5:30-7pm)

The UAH Interior Design & Decorating Class will be in the showroom on the evening of November 18th during the Womenade Event.  On a monthly bases, this class utilizes the showroom in an effort to offer the students a hands-on experience to support the course work.  It’s always a pleasure to have them in the showroom.

5 -Toys for Tots (NOW – December 7th)

The box is UP and ready to collect new and unwrapped toys for a great cause.  From year-to-year we offer our facility as a local toy drop-off to transport gifts to underprivileged children in our country during Christmas.  It’s only through the wonderful support and generosity, of people like you, that the Toys for Tots  organization is able to meet their goals and accomplish the mission of “…bringing the joy of Christmas and the hope of a better future to the nation’s less fortunate children.”

Look for the Toys for Tots white donation box located on the Flooring Side of the showroom.

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*** SALES Events ***

6 -Carpet Sale (NOW – November 15th)

Take advantage of our In-house carpet sale before the holidays.  Carpet, Pad and Installation for only $1.39 sq ft. on selected varieties.  CarpetSale2Blog

Showroom Spotlight November 3-8th

Community outreach, announcements & TOP SALES EVENTS in this publication of Showroom Spotlight.

*** Community Involvement ***

1 -FREE Community Event “Salute a Soldier” – Shattered Round House (November 14th, 11-2pm)

Join us as we support “Salute a Soldier” at the Huntsville Roundhouse on November 14th from 11-2pm.  Shattered Magazine will donate 10% of the daily sales to Still Serving Veterans, an organization dedicated to serving our nation’s veterans. Come support our way of saying “thank you” to those who have served and are currently serving in the U.S. military.

For  additional information visit > Shattered “Salute a Soldier” Event

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2 -Community Event – Womenade (November 18th, 5:30-7pm) “Networking with a Cause”

As Thanksgiving approaches, the need to help those in our community who are less fortune is at the forefront of our hearts and minds.  To help with this great need, we’re hosting the Second Womenade Rocket City to benefit two organizations who extend their arms to the needy on a regular bases: The Harris Home & The Downtown Rescue MissionThis ‘Night Out’ benefit will be held on November 18th from 5:30-7pm on the Home Interiors side of the showroom. Join us as we support this worthy cause while enjoying a night out with a great group of individuals.

Heavy h’orderves will be served; a donation of $20 or more is appreciated to support this great cause. Bring a friend, meet new people, eat and make a difference in the lives of others.  Event details are below:

Tuesday November 18th
Time: 5:30 – 7:00 pm
Location: @ Haley’s Flooring & Interiors
2806 Bob Wallace Avenue
Huntsville, AL 35805

Cost $20 Donation Or More

RSVP: patbrooks39@hotmail.com
Call or Text
256-759-7733

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Womenade Rocket City is a group of women with an initiative to come together to extend their hands to touch one another and to meet needs of others: “Networking with a Cause”

3 -UAH Interior Design Decorating Class (November 18th, 5:30-7pm) 

The UAH Interior Design & Decorating Class will be in the showroom on the evening of November 18th during the Womenade Event.  On a monthly bases, this class utilizes the showroom in an effort to offer the students a hands-on experience to support the course work.  It’s always a pleasure to have them in the showroom.

4 -Toys for Tots (NOW – December 7th)

The box is UP and ready to collect new and unwrapped toys for a great cause.  From year-to-year we offer our facility as a local toy drop-off to transport gifts to underprivileged children in our country during Christmas.  It’s only through the wonderful support and generosity, of people like you, that the Toys for Tots  organization is able to meet their goals and accomplish the mission of “…bringing the joy of Christmas and the hope of a better future to the nation’s less fortunate children.”

Look for the Toys for Tots white donation box located on the Flooring Side of the showroom.

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*** SALES Events ***

5 -FLOOR NOW PAY LATER by SHAW FLOORING (NOW – November 10th)

We’ve partnered with Shaw Flooring so you can take advantage of this special offer >> 24 months financing with no interest when you use your Shaw Floors financing option. Explore the wide selection of luxurious carpet, timeless hardwood, durable resilient and innovative laminate.  Also, for this SALE time frame your 24 months with no interest can be applied toward any product purchase, in the showroom, including Liberty SAFES.  For more details, visit: http://shawfloors.com/floor-now-pay-later

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6 -Carpet Sale (NOW – November 15th)

Take advantage of our In-house carpet sale before the holidays.  Carpet, Pad and Installation for only $1.39 sq ft. on selected varieties.  CarpetSale2Blog

 7 – Home Interiors Feature – The Belino Chest via Uttermost

The Belino 4-Door Chest is craftsman built with break-front styling, carved molding details, and elegant Paris silver finish, a subtly metallic silver over fine wood grain with clear glass doors.

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If your looking for a ‘statement’ piece to add to your space, the Belino Chest is a great choice.  Available NOW in the showroom.

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Showroom Spotlight October 27-31st

No one really wants to HUNT for sales on a frequent bases, so we’ve decided to create a weekly blog post which features in-house sales and offers a peak of showroom finds.  This publication is scheduled to be launched November 2014, however, we wanted to give you a sneak peak of what’s coming.  Our hope is to make it easier to stay in the KNOW on Showroom Sales, give-a-ways, community outreach, tips for your home, workplace culture and more. So here we go…the top SALEs EVENTS, for this week, and MORE:

1 -FLOOR NOW PAY LATER by SHAW FLOORING (NOW – November 10th)

Offers like this don’t come along everyday! We’ve partnered with Shaw Flooring so you can take advantage of this special offer >> 24 months financing with no interest when you use your Shaw Floors financing option. Explore the wide selection of luxurious carpet, timeless hardwood, durable resilient and innovative laminate.  Also, for this SALE time frame your 24 months with no interest can be applied toward any product purchase, in the showroom, including Liberty SAFES.  For more details, visit: http://shawfloors.com/floor-now-pay-later

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2 -Pink LIGHT Bulbs for Breast Cancer Awareness (NOW – October 31st)

This week is the final week to purchase your pink light bulb(s) for Breast Cancer Awareness. The bulbs are $5 where all of the proceeds benefit the Huntsville Hospital foundation for breast cancer research & technology.  We’ve already raised over $2000 with the Lite-it-Up Pink Epic Battle between Bob Wallace Appliance and Haley’s Flooring. Thanks for your contributions and supporting this great cause!PinkBulbs

3 -Carpet Sale (NOW – November 15th)

In-house carpet sale before the holidays. It’s a great time to take advantage of Carpet, Pad and Installation for only $1.39 sq ft before the company arrives.

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4 -The Newest Addition to the Haley’s Family

Meet the newest members of our team: Wendy Coward, Jeff Enzer, and Mike Coons!

Wendy will be working in our home interiors showroom as an Interior Decorator.  Jeff has been working with us for a couple of months in Flooring Sales and Mike joins us today as another team member in Floor Sales. We are so excited to have these additions to our team!!!!

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5 – Mirrored Cube Table – a Featured Item from Home Interiors

Aged black cube with red undertones, faceted with antiqued mirrors can be used, collectively, as a coffee table or side table in Transitional and Contemporary designs.  The dimensions below are 16 W X 18 H X 16 D (in); it also comes taller as side table option.

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Use four cubes for larger settings.

MirroredCubeTable500 Our goal is to make it easier to stay in the KNOW on Showroom Sales, give-a-ways, community outreach, tips for your home, workplace culture and more to help bring the vision of your HOME to life.

Fall & Football: Party Inspiration and Ideas

For many homeowners, Fall & Football go hand & hand.  Whether it’s shared with family, friends or with a spouse … it’s a FUN tradition for many.

For those who typically HOST, menu and party decor often becomes a concern.  We’re here to help lighten the load and make ‘Game Day’ party time a breeze.  We’ve complied a few of our favorite ideas as Football season kick’s off.

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Follow our Football Season pinterest board to find Game Day recipes and more!

CupCakeDiariesBlogBanners & Burgers Decor — This layout screams ‘Game Time’ via Cup Cake Diaries Blog PlacesintheHomeTeam inspired Tailgating:  Food from the trunk; a thrilling game day tradition via Places In the Home

ProTip:  Auburn Fan recipe: Vanilla Rosemary Lemonade

MommyTestersEasy streamers drape brown paper for a neutral Game Day palette via Mommy Testers CelebrationAtHomeBlog‘Game Day’ party is topped-off with good food and company via Celebrations At Home Blog

ProTip:  Quick peanuts. In minutes you can season, bake, and cool Chili-Lime Pecans: Recipe > The Sooner  The Better Pecans CatchMyParty600We love this idea of using a black rod-iron basket to hold napkins, plates and a clip board instructing guest to ‘help themselves’ via  Catch My Partymoyuc600Fall & Football goes hand & hand.  We hope that you will enjoy watching your team this season and create many fun & enjoyable memories with family & friends in the process.  -Enjoy!

Plaster of Paris Homemade Chalk Paint

Brand name chalk paints come with an expensive price tag, in the range of, $30 – $40 a quart.  To save on cost, we’ve decided to find a recipe which would bring us the results of a brand name chalk paint but for much less.

There are several ways to make your own chalk paint; some methods use Baking Soda, Un-sanded Grout, Plaster of Paris and Calcium Carbonate.  In our project, we chose to use Plaster of Paris to reclaim this side of the road find, into a usable furniture piece.  Recipe and instructions are below:

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Chalk Paint Recipe:

  •  2 cups latex paint
  • 4 tbl Plaster of Paris (under $10 for a large box, which will last awhile)
  • 2 tbl water

Mix well and paint.  Distress areas you’d like the original finish to come through by sanding.  The application is smooth like a brand name chalk paint.  -Enjoy!