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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 / Interesting

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 / Interesting

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 / Interesting

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 / Interesting

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 / Interesting

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 / Interesting

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 / Interesting

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 / Interesting

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 - Interesting / news

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 / Interesting / news

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 / Interesting

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 / Interesting

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 / Interesting

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 / Interesting

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 / Interesting

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 / Interesting

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 / Interesting

Small Spaces, Big Ideas

Growing cities have lead to ever shrinking spaces, but just because your square footage is lower doesn’t mean you have to give up on quality or functionality. Better layouts and more versatile furniture have made us al...

Apr 10, 2016 - CLEI / events / furniture / Interesting

Versatility and the Jane Bi-Sectional

Picture the diverse variety of roles your living space takes on. It’s a place for naps and relaxation, as well as a place to pop open champagne bottles and celebrate. From entertaining guests, to cozying up with yo...

Mar 21, 2016 - culture / furniture / Interesting

Cleaning for Spring: Reasons for now, not later

It’s been a long, rewarding winter and finally we’re beginning to awkwardly flirt with that big orange thing in the sky which shows up every now and then. It’s here — Spring, primavera, rebirth! With all the ...

Mar 09, 2016 - culture / furniture / Interesting / news

Sometimes a Bed Needs to be More Than Just a Bed

“We want to solve problems. Before, there were only static pieces: a sofa was just a sofa. We want to give people a different way to think about furniture and architecture” — Dr. Luca Columbo, Clei Sales Direct...

Feb 16, 2016 - CLEI / furniture / Interesting

What are your thoughts on the Odyssey extending table by Calligaris?

When we talk about our showroom, we put the emphasis on “our”. After all, this is a place for you to view and get acquainted with modern design and decor. Our showroom gets you close and personal with awesome...

Feb 12, 2016 - Interesting / polls / projects

Reaching Performance Status with the Re-vive Recliner

Performance is a unique word. Not only is it defined as a presentation or an accomplishment but it can be tacked on to anything which fulfills and surpasses its intended goal. Something is deemed as reaching “performan...

Feb 10, 2016 - culture / Interesting / news

Hosting a Sensory Holiday Party Experience

The Holidays have arrived and a New Year is approaching fast. Whether you celebrate Christmas, Hanukkah, or just ‘Festivus for the rest of us’, there are parties to be had. You may even find yourself hosting one, in ...

Nov 30, 2015 - furniture / Interesting / news

Natuzzi: Harmonious Living

Balance, elegance, and beauty are aspects of what create harmony. The ultimate goal of Italian furniture company Natuzzi, is to bring harmony into your living space. “We create quality spaces where the only rule is har...

Nov 27, 2015 - furniture / Interesting / news

Corridor Bar from BDI – Entertain in Style

BDI has once again proven their mastery of style and function with the Corridor Bar. This multifunctional bar provides room to house everything a home bar requires. The hardwood double louvered doors come with liquor bot...

Nov 24, 2015 - furniture / Interesting / news

Friends, Family, and the Ebb and Flow of Thanksgiving

The last stubborn leaves of autumn cling to their branches as we transition into winter. Whether you’re ready or not, the Holiday season will soon be in full swing, and as the song goes, “there’s no place like home...

Nov 08, 2015 - culture / furniture / Interesting

BDI: Media Furnishings for the Home Theater

No modern home is complete without a home theater system. There’s nothing like watching your favorite films with the audio and visual prowess of the cinema, in the comfort of your own home. Countless hours are spent in...

Nov 03, 2015 - culture / furniture / Interesting

Creating A Reading Nook That Inspires

Setting and scene are important literary elements as they provide the main backdrop as well as set the mood for a novel. What’s equally important is the setting and scene of where you do your reading. Reading on crowde...

Oct 09, 2015 - culture / furniture / Interesting

Della Robbia: Designovation

When it comes to passion for details and purity of style, American contemporary furniture manufacturer, Della Robbia sets new standards. Della Robbia has been creating “quintessential contemporary environments” in li...

Oct 09, 2015 - culture / furniture / Interesting