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Archive for the ‘Furniture’ Category

There is no need to decide between modern/contemporary and traditional styles anymore. A transitional look is easy to achieve and gives you the best of two opposite styles by merging elements of both. // read more >

When designing your space, be it a bedroom, living room, dining etc, don’t box yourself in with one particular style, and buy everything that matches exactly. Its important to have direction, inspiration and know what you are drawn towards, but be careful not to go overboard or you could end up with a flat unbalanced space. Some tension or “opposites” create balance and interest.  // read more >

The rustic chic look is big now! The best way to pull it off is by mixing rustic and heavily distressed furniture and decor with contemporary pieces, colour palette and finishes. This gives a space balance between the two contrasting styles making it feel relaxed and warm, while making sure it doesn’t feel outdated or old. // read more >

Every one always says stick to neutrals when buying upholstery so that you can change the accent colours around it, but it can go both ways! Choose a bold upholstery colour and it will liven up the room, then you can change the neutral colours around it like wall, art and accessory colours. // read more >

Matching Finishes Dilemma

Not redoing your entire room from scratch? Just adding a piece or two to your existing furniture? This is a dilemma many people struggle with. The new piece should not scream, “I’M NEW, I’m different, and I don’t fit in!” on the other hand, it does not need to be the exact same style, colour and finish as the existing furniture. // read more >

Sustainable Design and Economical Choices

Ever heard the saying “I’m too poor to buy cheap things!” ?

This stems from “cheap costing” = “cheaply made”

Inexpensive furniture simply does not last as long as quality, moderately priced furniture.

Solid wood furniture will last a lifetime, and can be refinished should you ever want to change the colour, or refresh the finish. Scratches and dents that develop over time can also be treated with stain touch ups or wood filler, whereas veneered wood products (thin layer of wood on top of other lesser quality wood, MDF or plywood) can chip and peel which is an irreparable situation.

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July 18, 2013



Our best selling kitchen/dining chair 3 years running! Comfortable, stylish and versatile. // read more >