Latest at Hip

Natuzzi Italia: Behind the Design

It Starts with Great Design When you walk through the Hip showroom, many of the items that immediately capture visitor’s attention are from the Natuzzi Italia line of fine furniture designs. This does not happen by...

Feb 20, 2020 - furniture

Embrace the Power of Red

Red Makes a Statement Looking to make a bold statement in a living space? You can infuse a room with energy and power just by introducing the color red into your design.  Red is the color of passion, energy and action. ...

Feb 13, 2020 - Interesting

Celebrate With Us!

25 Years of Hip Furniture This year we are celebrating 25 years of bringing modern furniture to Portland at Hip. As we reminisce about all the wonderful customers we’ve had the privilege to meet and serve through t...

Feb 05, 2020 - Interesting

Choosing Your Starter Piece of Modern Furniture

Building Your Look Starting your mid-century modern journey may seem like a daunting investment of time and money, but in our experience, it doesn’t have to be. You can gradually foster the style and comfort you want i...

Jan 29, 2020 - furniture

How To Differentiate Modern And Contemporary Furniture

There Is A Difference In most contexts, the word “contemporary” is often synonymous with “modern”. These words have taken on new meaning throughout the history of interior design however, with their own unique as...

Jan 14, 2020 - Interesting

New Year. New Looks from Gus*.

New Designs for 2020 When the clock strikes midnight and the ball drops in Times Square, we always look forward to the ‘NEW’ that is ahead for each of us in the New Year. Part of the new that arrives each yea...

Jan 08, 2020 - furniture

Hip Fits Your Shopping Style

How Do You Shop? At the Hip Showroom we know that there are two types of shoppers.  We see them every day and are ready to help no matter which style of shopper you are on that day – and yes, you may flip styles t...

Dec 18, 2019 - furniture

Easy Design Tips

Simple Design Decisions Great design doesn’t just happen. It comes into view from a series of small decisions. What shape works best in the space? What texture and material give the feel we’re after? What col...

Nov 13, 2019 - inspiration

Just for the Fun of It

Leaves Are Falling As a child, remember when the arrival of Fall brought with it the fun and laughter of jumping in a pile of freshly-fallen leaves?  Pure joy. No apprehension.  Just the heartfelt enjoyment of the mom...

Nov 06, 2019 - Interesting

Storage in Style

Organization Can Set You Free Whether it’s in the form of filing systems for your documents or easily accessible spaces for holding sporting equipment and household supplies, organization can give you a sense of freedo...

Oct 23, 2019 - furniture

Follow The Dots to Savings

The Overstock Sale is On Now! It’s an exciting time at the Hip Showroom as we’re welcoming friends old and new who stop by to browse during the Overstock Sale. During this sale, the savings are on items that ...

Oct 17, 2019 - events

Hip Fall Favorites

As the rainy season sets over the Pacific Northwest… Portland locals tend to find themselves indoors, occupied with cozier activities rather than outdoors, hiking and exploring what summer has to offer. Lush and co...

Oct 09, 2019 - furniture

A Fall Feast

What’s Cooking? Our mouths have been watering since exploring the lineup at last weekend’s Feast Portland food and drink festival. With such an extensive selection of food from Portland’s premier chefs and othe...

Sep 18, 2019 - Interesting

Is it a Sectional, a Sofa or a Couch?

Modern Sectionals at Hip While the terms couch and sofa are often used interchangeably, it’s the latter that often refers to the upholstered centerpiece seating that’s built in multiple sections. While a sofa can be ...

Sep 04, 2019 - furniture

Today’s Modern Office

The 15% Off BDI Office sale begins Thursday, August 29th The demands of modern office work can be taxing, but having a comfortable and functional work space can play a big part in keeping you engaged and organized on a d...

Aug 28, 2019 - Interesting

Your Ottoman Empire

Ottomans are such a common element in our living spaces, but we rarely think about the history of how this versatile seating option became such an essential part of our furniture set. As its name suggests, the ottoman or...

Aug 13, 2019 - Interesting / promotion

There’s No Place Like Home

A Hip-Inspired Staycation It’s summer and our minds turn to rest, relaxation and vacation. But this year we’re having a hard time getting motivated to leave town, because the comforts of home are more comfortable tha...

Aug 07, 2019 - Interesting

Gus*, You Surprise Me!

The Diverse Designs of Gus* We love our furniture from Toronto’s premier mid-century modern collection, Gus*, and we’re continually blown away by the additional variety of practical and visually elegant accessories t...

Jul 24, 2019 - Interesting

Where Does a Mermaid Sit?

How Mermaids Can Get Comfortable… Hip regularly strives to provide Portland with mid-century modern furnishings fit for the artistic and creative personalities that make up our favorite city. We love taking in the ...

Jul 17, 2019 - Interesting

Long Live the Chair!

Consider the Chair… It may not seem obvious, but the choice of chairs in your living area can be a major influence in creating your own unique mid-century modern aesthetic. The sheer variety in century modern chair...

Jul 10, 2019 - inspiration

Red, White, and You!

July 4th is just around the corner and with it arrives the cacophony of fireworks, the aroma of backyard barbecues, and the vibrant display of red, white, and blue everywhere you look. When Independence Day comes around ...

Jun 15, 2019 - Interesting

A Blank Canvas

Thoughts on Art & Furniture Mid-century Modern furniture often serves as the focal point of a living space, but the layout and supplementary features around your furniture are often key in pulling out the most comfor...

Jun 12, 2019 - inspiration

Natuzzi Italia’s 30% Off Event

It’s time for Natuzzi Italia. For nearly 60 years, Natuzzi has created the most lavish and comfortable furniture under the blue skies of Italy, and now through June 23rd, we’ll be offering their amazing pieces at...

Jun 05, 2019 - events

Everything’s Coming Up Roses

The Rose Festival plays a large part in Portland’s title as the “Rose City”. With millions of visitors arriving every year to attend, it’s one of the biggest events in the country, and it highlights our city’s ...

May 23, 2019 - Interesting

Mom’s Dream Gift: DellaRobbia

Shopping for Mother’s Day can be a challenge when you’re looking for the perfect gift for mom. Even after they’ve nurtured us, raised us, and set us off on our own lives, we never stop learning from our moms, a...

May 08, 2019 - Interesting

Cinco de Hip!

With Cinco de Mayo fast approaching, we’ve been thinking in terms of 5. What are the 5 most frequently played songs on your playlist? The 5 best movies of all time? Ask any one of us, and in no time we’ll hav...

May 01, 2019 - Interesting

The Collective on 4th

Contemporary Downtown Living Hip is thrilled every time a new option appears for Portlanders to create a personalized living experience catering to their own modern style. The Collective on 4th is a new project opening t...

Apr 17, 2019 - news

Mealtime Memories

Let’s take a moment to consider the dining set. If you think about it, the dining set of today has really evolved beyond the limitations of its title. It has progressed so far ahead of the ‘Downton Abbey’ era and i...

Apr 10, 2019 - Interesting

We’re Just Browsing

It’s All In The Showroom. You don’t have to be looking for furniture to enjoy looking at furniture. We all love browsing and dreaming of recreating our living space! If you haven’t been to Hip’s beautiful sh...

Apr 03, 2019 - culture

Hip to be Curved

It’s All About the Curves. Curvature can often accentuate the modern side of mid-century modern furniture. Soft bends and “U” shapes in our sofas, chairs, and tables recall the modern style and forward-thinking...

Mar 22, 2019 - Interesting