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You Decide: How Many Dining Chairs you should buy, and why.

Deciding how many dining chairs to purchase can be a really frustrating situation, because there are so many ways to spin it. Go Big? Go Basic? and how do you store the extras? For Example: Let’s say you have 4 pe...

Aug 02, 2018 - inspiration / Interesting

Is the Midcentury Conversation Pit Ready for a Revival?

Midcentury design has established itself as the quintessential essence of modern interiors. But Eames chairs and Nelson benches aren’t the only icons being revived in living spaces. A fascination with midcentury design...

Mar 16, 2018 - culture / inspiration / Interesting

Sage Advice on Color, Texture, Material and Picking the Right Upholstery for your Furniture

We’ve heard the same old story time and time again. You’ve finally decided on the perfect furniture for your living space. A sectional and loveseat for the living room, a sturdy reading chair for the corner of your b...

Mar 02, 2018 - furniture / inspiration / Interesting

A Carefully Chosen Love Seat May Be Just What Your Living Space Needs

Somewhere on the spectrum between sofa and chair lies a nice little piece of furniture known as the love seat. In honor of St. Valentines day, we thought we’d give this romantically christened furnishing some love. Per...

Feb 14, 2018 - furniture / inspiration

Blending Modern Design With the Ancient Art of Feng Shui

Think that designing your living space using an ancient Chinese custom is a little too mystifying for you? You might want to reevaluate your space after learning more about the principles of Feng Shui. It’s been said t...

Feb 01, 2018 - culture / furniture / inspiration / Interesting

New Year’s Living Space Resolutions? We Can Help!

You may have read somewhere that only 8 percent of New Year’s resolutions are fulfilled. We can only cheer you on from the sidelines when it comes to your diet and exercise goals, but if your resolution falls into ...

Jan 16, 2018 - furniture / inspiration / Interesting

Perfecting the Balance Of Natural and Ambient Lighting

It’s interesting how lighting has the ability to set the mood for any situation. This holiday season, if you’ve experienced the annual Pioneer Square tree lighting, ZooLights, or the luminescent blocks of Peacock Lan...

Dec 31, 2017 - furniture / inspiration / Interesting

The Decline & Fall of the La-Z-Boy Recliner

With a little help from the walkie-talkie toting kids of the Netflix series Stranger Things, 80’s nostalgia has recently struck a chord with our culture. The 80’s were a time of bold fashion statements, earth-shatter...

Dec 17, 2017 - furniture / inspiration / Interesting

A Change in Office Lifestyle Deserves a Change in Workspace Design

If you haven’t noticed already, we put a lot of emphasis on your living space. And why shouldn’t we? Your home should provide you with inspiration and comfort at any moments notice. But what about your workspace? Whi...

Dec 01, 2017 - culture / furniture / inspiration / Interesting

Northwest Design and Wood Textures: A Love Affair

As people of the Pacific Northwest, we’re proud of our heritage. But as fans of modern design, some of us hit a roadblock when it comes to merging the two into our interior design. An Eames Chair surrounded by axes, sa...

Nov 21, 2017 - culture / furniture / inspiration / Interesting

Elegance In The Pacific Northwest: The Modern Design of Pietro Belluschi

“We never could design a building as beautiful as the trees” A few months back we wrote a piece covering the work of John Yeon. In the tradition of celebrating these local architects and designers who helped shape th...

Nov 06, 2017 - culture / inspiration / Interesting

What Your Record Collection Can Do For Your Living Space.

The well-balanced living space is forward thinking and yet has a touch of the past. One way to achieve this is through the iconic record turntable. This music device has survived through the compact disc and the digital ...

Sep 26, 2017 - culture / furniture / inspiration / Interesting

Life Moves Pretty Fast: A Look Inside the Ben Rose House

Which classic 80’s film features a high school slacker, a ’Twist & Shout’ parade sequence, and a Ferrari crashing through a mid-century modern home? Anyone?… Anyone?… That’s right! The John Hughes classic...

Aug 29, 2017 - culture / inspiration / Interesting

Mad About Wallpaper

Wallpaper has come a long way over the decades and we just have to say that we are thrilled to see this explosive comeback. Not only have patterns upgraded in a BIG way, but the placement options have grown; becoming a...

Aug 10, 2017 - inspiration / Interesting

Natuzzi’s Two Unique Approaches to Leather Upholstery

There’s something leather upholstery conveys that other fabrics and coverings just can’t. Leather, much like a wine, gains notoriety with age and improves in appearance as the year’s pass. Leather’s natur...

Jun 14, 2017 - furniture / inspiration

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

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