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20 May 2020
With the world at a stand-still for the past few months, we’ve all been spending much more (if not all) our time in our homes.   That extra time may have brought to light some issues in your homes that you want to remedy –whether it’s an entire renovation or one room you’re focusing on.   And the truth is, there’s no better time to think a little more deeply about your space and what you want from it. Do you want a more functional home office? A truly comfortable living room for your movie marathons? Is it time to reconsider the conversation areas in your open-plan kitchen?   We’re taking you through everything you should consider before redecorating in 2020.     First, consider your budget   The first step ...
11 May 2020

With the country on lockdown, many of you have left your apartments, schools, and cities to stay at your parent’s house and (if it hasn’t been turned into a gym) your childhood bedrooms.

Although there may be more pressing issues at the top of your mind, staying in your parent’s house for an extended amount of time can bring up some challenges.

Should you fall asleep every night with posters from the 90s staring down at you? Should you work in the kitchen or in the spare room that hasn’t seen an office chair in 10 years?

06 May 2020

Whether it’s an accent chair, a headboard, or a chair or sofa, tufting is a detail that you’ll probably be considering at some point.

Tufting is an upholstery technique that’s been used for centuries to add character, texture, and interest to an upholstered piece, and it’s still being used by furniture upholsterers today.

We sat down with our sales director, Gary, to discuss everything you need to know before you start your next upholstery project. 

23 Mar 2020

The world is in a scary place right now. I’ll refrain from using the words “uncertain” and “unprecedented” because we’ve all heard them a little bit too much over the past few weeks.

 

The fact is, the news is constantly changing and it’s unclear when we’ll be able to control the coronavirus and COVID-19 outbreak. What we do know is that it’s absolutely necessary to socially distance and stay home. If you’re a healthcare worker or working in a grocery store or for a delivery service, we can’t thank you enough for risking your life to keep the rest of the world running. 

18 Mar 2020

Sometimes it’s the simplest changes that have the greatest impact. Regardless of style and budget, there’s one change that will instantly update the look of your home: wall color.

Whether you’ve just moved into a new home or you’re looking for a fresh take on a room in your house, changing your paint color is a great place to start.

We met up with our team of designers in Middleton to discover their favorite trends and get tips on deciding on a paint color.

11 Mar 2020

Performance fabrics have become increasingly popular over the years. And although these fabrics aren't invincible, they're far more cleanable and durable than others in the market.

As we become more casual as a society, it becomes increasingly necessary to have fabrics that will withstand kids, an active lifestyle, and those days (or every day!) when you eat dinner while watching your favorite TV show.

But performance fabrics may not always be the best option for you! So the question remains: do you really need a performance fabric?

06 Mar 2020

There are a lot of variables that go into making a high-quality piece of upholstered furniture. We’re breaking down everything you need to know about sofa construction—from the frame to the cushion, so when you make a buying decision you’ll be as informed as possible.