furniture

Funky vs Functional

Your room should reflect your style. There is a line between Funky and Functional. With so many different approaches to mid-century modern furniture design, it’s amazing to watch brands continually create the most abs...

Mar 04, 2020 - furniture

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

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

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

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

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

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

Portland is Heating Up: Are You Ready?

As the temperatures rise in Portland we have outdoor entertaining on our mind. So what makes a great party? Good Friends Good Food Great Furniture Cane Line is the newest brand at Hip and it’s just in time for summ...

May 14, 2018 - furniture

How One Sofa Reminded Hip why Natuzzi is Still on Top

Every once in a while, a sofa will grace our floor that causes the entire staff to stop and stare. Considering the vast number of sofas that cross our path, it takes something really special to wow the team all at once. ...

May 07, 2018 - furniture

How Hip Furnished The Moda Center

In 2014 the Moda Center began a $16 Million renovation and came back with a vengeance. When the task arose of selecting furniture for this swanky new center, where do you think they turned? (are you guessing?) They turne...

Apr 23, 2018 - furniture

New at Hip: Outdoor Furniture by Cane-Line

Cane-line is a Danish design company with 30 years of experience in designing and manufacturing functional and comfortable furniture. Life made comfortable is the very essence of Cane-line. All over the world their missi...

Mar 23, 2018 - furniture / 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

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

Speaking the Language of Leather

In the fashion world, leather fades in and out with the trends but when it comes to interior design, leather is timeless. You don’t have to drape yourself in leather-clad outfits like the Wild One or the Lizard King to...

Jul 01, 2017 - furniture

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

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 / Interesting

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 / Interesting

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 / Interesting / projects

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 / Interesting

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 - furniture / Interesting

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 / furniture / Interesting

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 / furniture / Interesting