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An Inside Look At Staples House

Nestled deep in the heart of the west hills, there will soon be a housewarming party. The main attraction, aside from the newly-built house itself, is the framed schematics, drawings, and renderings adorning the walls. I...

May 19, 2017 - culture / customer stories / furniture / Uncategorized

Three Options for Modern Color Palettes

Lately we have seen a huge growth in new clients interested in trading in their current style, for a more modern décor. Whether it’s a big life change or just one big move, we are seeing people leap into the world of ...

May 07, 2017 - furniture / Uncategorized

Showroom Spring Cleaning

Spring is all about a fresh, rejuvenated looks to liven up your living space! On now: Save 10% or more on most floor and in-stock items! Check out some of the selection below. We look forward to seeing you in our showro...

Apr 11, 2017 - promotion

Soap & Water

Clients regularly ask us how to clean their furniture and we have one simple answer: soap & water. We know that glass calls for glass cleaner and leather calls for the occasional conditioning, but our general rule w...

Apr 05, 2017 - furniture / projects / Uncategorized

Decorating with Houseplants

In the Pacific Northwest we love our greens: We eat green, we hike green, we live green. So why wouldn’t our homes be green too? Not only do plants add vibrancy to a space, but they help us breathe, help us heal, ...

Mar 28, 2017 - Uncategorized

Sectional or Sofa, that is the question.

So, you need somewhere new to lounge, and you’ve hopped online to do a little research…. and…. now you’re overwhelmed. Sectional? Sofa? L-Shape? U-Shape? Chaise? Return? Bumper? What the heck is all this verbiage...

Mar 08, 2017 - furniture / Uncategorized

How To: Punch up your Home for Spring

As winter comes to a close this month, it’s time to celebrate the renewal of spring and all that the season has to offer. Here in Portland it goes without saying that we had a particularly rough winter, so we have all ...

Mar 01, 2017 - deals / furniture / Uncategorized

Furniture Questions: Where should I Splurge and where can I Save?

Let’s start by asking a better question: why was furniture invented in the first place? Often we get so wrapped up in the look of our furniture, or overall design, that we forget about the basic purpose. Furniture is ...

Jan 27, 2017 - culture / deals / furniture / Uncategorized

Design Advice: What to do before you go Furniture Shopping

Furniture shopping can be a confusing, mystifying, misadventure for far too many shoppers; but it doesn’t have to be. With the right preparation and understanding of the market, your next trip can be pain free (or at l...

Jan 21, 2017 - culture / deals / furniture / Uncategorized

Design Advice: The 80/20 Balance

Unless you have recently sold everything you own, moved to a new place, and shopped for furniture at only one shop, it’s safe to say that your home, along with every other home in the western world, is made up of a...

Jan 13, 2017 - culture / furniture / Uncategorized

Design Advice: Blending Leather vs. Fabric

One of the most common design questions I get asked is a selection of the following: “Can I mix Leather with Leather?” “Can I mix Fabric with Fabric?” “Can I mix Leather with Fabric?” First off, the answer is...

Dec 29, 2016 - culture / furniture / news / Uncategorized

Ex Machina’s Sleek Modern Set Design

If you haven’t had the pleasure of seeing the 2015 indie film Ex Machina, then aside from the outstanding cinematography, special effects, and award-winning screenplay, you should view it for the immaculate set design....

Nov 30, 2016 - culture / furniture / Uncategorized

Holiday-worthy Dining Furniture by Calligaris

The holiday season has finally arrived and when you’re not sipping cocoa around a roaring fireplace or scrolling through the ‘Holiday’ category on Netflix, you’re more than likely gathered around a table spending...

Nov 24, 2016 - culture / deals / furniture / Uncategorized

Four Classic Films With Fantastic Mid-century Modern Set Design

Mid-century modern design has continued to maintain a prominent role in our culture ever since it’s hey-day in the 50’s and 60’s. Clean aesthetic and functional finesse have become an instantly recognizable style. ...

Nov 15, 2016 - culture / Uncategorized

Four Hands 2016

We’d like to introduce you to Four Hands, one of the newest brands we carry. Driven by their curiosity and love for creative experimentation, Four Hands is dedicated to unearthing new trends, reinventing textures and e...

Oct 11, 2016 - inspiration / Uncategorized

Katy+Roger

Katy and Roger start every morning with a cup of coffee and the inspiring view of the sun illuminating the west hills. Sharing their Pearl District condo with their cats Mimi and LouLou, Katy and Roger abide by the neigh...

Oct 10, 2016 - customer stories / Uncategorized

Betty+Richard

Portland has progressed quite a bit over the past two decades. Fellow Portlanders Betty and Richard have had the luxury of watching this quirky pacific northwest town evolve into the creative hot spot it’s now recogniz...

Oct 10, 2016 - customer stories / Uncategorized

Marti

We’d like to introduce you to Marti. Marti’s the kind of person that likes to be inspired by her surroundings, which is why traveling has always been one of her passions. When she’s not exploring the ruins of Machu...

Oct 10, 2016 - customer stories / Uncategorized

Jill+Greg

Meet Jill and Greg. Residing in their waterfront condo neighboring the broadway bridge, they find themselves constantly asking the same question, “Which restaurant do we want to go to tonight?”. Living in the heart o...

Oct 10, 2016 - customer stories / Uncategorized

5 Pieces of Modern Furniture that Every Design Enthusiast Covets

“Recognizing the need is the primary condition for design” – Charles Eames Modernist furniture design has been around for over a century. Why is it that a chair designed in the 1920’s can fit so well with the...

Sep 27, 2016 - culture / furniture / Uncategorized

The Ghost Family by Kartell

Rich colors and vibrant textures are everywhere you look in our showroom…well almost everywhere. You may have to do a double take when you see the sleek, translucent pieces of the Ghost Family by Kartell. Designed by P...

Aug 22, 2016 - culture / furniture / Uncategorized

Farewell Hillary!!

We could spend hours raving about our fantastic customer base or the spectacular brands we get to collaborate with, but right now we’d like to highlight a passionate, outgoing individual that has always gone the extr...

Aug 08, 2016 - news / Uncategorized

The Loft Series by Gus Modern

We’ve been asked a lot of questions in our showroom but one that we hear frequently is ‘what pieces do you suggest for my smaller space?’ This is when we like to share the Loft series by Gus Modern. The Loft se...

Jul 13, 2016 - culture / furniture / news / Uncategorized

Choosing the Perfect Lamp for Your Space

Lamps are often cast a supporting role when piecing together a living space. Bed’s, sofas, and tables may be the center of attention but without proper lighting we’d be banging our shins into coffee tables an...

Jun 30, 2016 - culture / furniture / Uncategorized

Calligaris 2016

What is “smart” Italian design? Calligaris defines it as “harmony between technique and aesthetic.” Founded in 1923, Calligaris has been designing and creating furniture that harmonizes with diverse styles and de...

May 21, 2016 - inspiration / Uncategorized

Clei 2016

When it comes to urban living, nothing is more valuable than space-saving. As cities like Portland expand, living spaces start to get smaller. Fortunately, Clei has come to the rescue with their versatile, multi-function...

May 21, 2016 - inspiration / Uncategorized

Natuzzi 2016

“It all starts with a mark on a sheet of paper: the creative idea underlying the process that takes each and every Natuzzi product to the market.” Founded by Pasquale Natuzzi in 1959, Natuzzi has spearheaded the Ital...

May 20, 2016 - inspiration / Uncategorized

Innovation 2016

Innovation isn’t just a name but rather an overarching philosophy for Danish modern design company Innovation Living. Innovation’s forte lies in creating pieces that embrace simplicity and accent functionalit...

May 20, 2016 - inspiration / Uncategorized

Gus 2016

Abiding by the mantra ‘Modern furniture made simple’, Toronto based furniture designer and manufacturer Gus* Modern has its priorities sorted. Inspired by simple forms and honest materials, their designs conv...

May 20, 2016 - inspiration / Uncategorized

EQ3 2016

Inspired by the designs of European modern furnishing, EQ3 was founded with the ideal to compensate for the lack of modern furniture in North America. Rooted in Winnipeg, EQ3’s innovative and affordable home furnis...

May 20, 2016 - inspiration / Uncategorized