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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 / Interesting

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 / Interesting / news

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 / Interesting

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 / furniture / 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

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

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

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

This is Portland.

This is Portland. Food carts, craft beer, and a thriving indie music scene. The city of roses has a lot going for it. And like a talented but shy singer-songwriter, Portland doesn’t quite know how to take the complimen...

Jul 03, 2015 - culture / events / furniture / Interesting / news / projects

See What’s Going on in Milan!

If you ever wanted to get a sneak peak of what it’s like at the Milan furniture show, one of the biggest furniture events of the year, check out this great video which shows off some of the most exciting designs that a...

Apr 25, 2015 - events / furniture / Interesting / news

Raising the Bar

Best known for their home office furniture and media cabinets, BDI specializes in sleek, highly functional pieces that are designed to stylishly integrate technology into the home.  They even call their furniture “hig...

Jan 22, 2015 - events / furniture / Interesting / news

The Clei Installation Begins!

The anticipation is building as we begin installing our new line of Clei products in the showroom floor.  We’ve dedicated over 4,000 square feet of our showroom to show-off Clei’s line of transforming, modular livin...

May 08, 2014 - CLEI / events / furniture / Interesting / news / projects

The Claire, Latina, Skin and L’eau by Calligaris

We just brought in a whole fleet of new chairs in reds, yellows and blues that instantly livened up our showroom. Adding new dining chairs in a bright, fun color is one of the easiest ways to freshen up your dining room...

Apr 17, 2014 - events / furniture / Interesting / news

The Amazing, Transforming, Space-Saving Clei!

Coming soon to Hip, Clei furniture will be transforming Portland city living as we know it! Better than sleeper sofas, better than murphy beds, these modular installations are perfect for small and multi-purpose living s...

Mar 29, 2014 - CLEI / events / furniture / Interesting / news / projects

Clei is Coming to Hip!

The beauty of modern Italian style and the latest in furniture technology come together in Clei’s versatile, space-saving designs. Hip is always looking for exciting new products to bring to our showroom for you. Our l...

Mar 18, 2014 - CLEI / events / furniture / Interesting / news / projects

The Masters Chair by Kartell

What’s better than an owning a chair made by one of the iconic furniture designers of the 20th century? How about a chair that combines three of the most classic contemporary chair designs all in one! Kartell out of M...

Mar 21, 2013 - furniture / Interesting

Please Welcome Kartell

We are thrilled to announce that Kartell is now on our floor! So please stop in and see what all the fuss about. Kartell items from Left to Right: Tati Lamp, Masters Chair,  Miss Less Chair, One More Stool, One More Ple...

Feb 03, 2013 - furniture / Interesting / news