Vote for us in the 2014 Readers’ Choice Awards!

We are once again so proud to be nominated in both the Oshawa-Whitby and Ajax-Pickering Readers’ Choice Awards!

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We’re nominated in Oshawa-Whitby for best Furniture, Fabric, Window Coverings, and Interior Designer (Marissa Graham), and in Ajax-Pickering for best Furniture Store, Home Décor, Interior Design and Window Coverings!  Click on link below to vote – you have until Sept 21, 2014 to cast your ballot!

Readers’ Choice 2014 Voting Page

Thanks to our wonderful clients for supporting us!

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New Sid Dickens Midnight Collection – and a new, signed tile!

Sid Dickens has just released his Midnight collection – these tiles are due to ship to us the end of September, so be sure to pre-order yours this week!  The Midnight collection is limited edition, and only available until Oct 31, 2014.

Sid Midnight Collection

In addition,  T332 (Transformation), is a very special limited edition.   The reverse side is pink, and signed by Sid Dickens – and 25% of the sales of this tile are being donated to the Willow Breast & Hereditary Cancer Support.  Order yours today!

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Accessorizing a Wall Unit

Tuesday’s How-To:
Inspired by our new custom cabinet, we wanted to give you the scoop on accessorizing your bookcase or wall unit.

 

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RULE #1:
“Anything will do” is a no-no. Keep the pieces that have meaning or strike you as the most interesting and clear out the rest. Simple is best!

RULE #2:
Books are allowed. Try filling one or two shelves with your favourite novels and cookbooks, leaving the other areas clear for one or two accessories per shelf.

RULE #3:
Hide the junk! Decorative baskets, boxes and containers are great for hiding remotes, DVDs and other bits. Function is important but keeping these items neatly tucked away keeps your space looking tight all the time! (Guests sometimes show up unexpectedly..)

RULE #4:
Don’t crowd the shelves. Choose size appropriate accessories for your shelves. Large open spaces call for a large sized piece – not a bunch of smaller ones. If you’re adding a few “collections” of accessories – groups of 2’s and 3’s are best.

RULE #5:
This rule is debatable, but we like staggered shelves. While super symmetrical arrangements can be classic, they feel a bit stiff. Arrange your shelves unevenly for a relaxed look, but don’t go too crazy!

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Baja Style on its way!

Favourite summer find! Check out Marissa’s girls in these super comfy and casual Baja pullovers. We’re getting ready to stock up and will be selling them for only $22 (sizes sm-XL). Place your order by Friday to ensure that you’ll be taking one (of a few) home! Also on their way: Baja throws, slipper socks and more.

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Baja Hoodies

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Rainy Day Blues – Turned Around!

We’re all enjoying the peak of summer regardless of weather – but the rainy days are bringing on a bit of the blues.

What better time to get inspired and add a little life to your spaces with a new neutral – BLUE!

Soft shades of blue have “worked their way into our hearts” for years now, and have more than earned their place in any design style and space. Here’s a great article on “Duck-egg-blue” and some great ideas on how to incorporate it into your home.

http://www.houzz.com/ideabooks/29844836/list/Duck-Egg-Blue–the-Friendliest-Color-Around

Using Blue as a Neutral:

Try soft blues and navy as the neutral in your space, and accent with just about any colour! Reds, yellows, greens – go wild or stay quiet, your choice.

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Choose the Right Chair

Here’s what you need to know if you’re looking for an additional seat or two in your home:

Questions to ask yourself:

What scale am I looking for in a chair in relation to the rest of my space?

What will this chair most likely be used for? Conversation? Reading? Taking a snooze?

What style am I looking for/What is the style of the room?

Below are some of our favourite styles and fabrics!

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The low sloped arm and high back make this chair a great addition to any living room, hallway or reading nook. Great for conversation and transition areas of the home. Don’t fall asleep in this chair – you might fall off!

 

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This deep seat is perfect for a cozy space and lots of relaxation. Get cozy with a second person on this chair or keep it all to yourself. Perfect for family rooms, rec rooms, bedrooms and libraries.

 

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Similar to the first chair above, this seat has a great low sloped arm which allows you to chat with family or friends without getting too glued to your seat. The low back is great for rooms that need a little extra height. Don’t want to block the view of your space from the hall? This chair is the perfect height!

 

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This straight armed, trimmed out chair is perfect for just about any space and style. It’s deep seat makes it super comfy, but it’s tailored look keeps your space looking fresh and clean-lined.

 

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This shapely beauty brings sophistication to any space. Great for living rooms and even a dining lounge. Try it upholstered in one great fabric, or let us help you get creative with a fabric duo that is sure to impress.

 

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The high back and low arm of this cozy chair is great for a tall man, but not overwhelming for someone a little shorter. Great in the library or living room. Add an ottoman for extra comfort!

 

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Don’t be fooled by its size – this chair is great for a “sink-right-in” feeling. Super comfy and super transitional – you really can’t go wrong with this favourite.

 

Visit us for fabrics,  pricing and more great styles!

 

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Hostess Gifts

Need a hostess gift? We can help!

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We have many items we can combine together to make a fantastic thank-you gift!

Table Topics
What a great way to start conversation around a camp fire! Our Table Topics are a collection of cards with interesting and unique questions that are sure to spark great conversation.

Dishcloth and wine
In a hurry? Grab one of our Swedish Dishcloths and wrap it around a bottle of wine. You can also add a descriptive wine tag and you will be all set!

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