Thursday, 26 April 2012

Niagara-on-the-Lake home designed by Rousseaus

Our clients Frank and Susan built their custom home in Niagara, and asked for our design help to create a sophisticated and cheerful dream home for them. The wanted to ensure, that their retirement property was going to reflect their personality and lifestyle.
The living room is just as whimsical as Frank and Susan are. Soft cream upholstery from Hickory Chair with layers of custom detail create a perfect space for entertaining. The mix of wood, metal and acrylic occasional tables and the bold green area rug from Chandra takes this room from expected to unexpected.
The large circular dining table from Harden makes for great dinner parties. The cream and green accent colours flow into this space with the cabinetry and the combination of contrasting fabrics on the dining chairs.
The fine details of well chosen area rugs, artwork and lighting make these hallways memorable.
The great room's design concept was to bring in a little bit of the outdoors, hence the "Waves" area rug, which reminds us of the Niagara River. Shades of teal, greens and browns are incorporated for a fun mixture of woven textures and leather. The coffee and side tables are a melange of cream painted finishes and rich woodtones from Hickory Chair.
The blue guest bedroom is a comfortable retreat for visitors. The dark wood furniture from our Made in Canada bedroom source is nicely complemented by the calming shade of walls and light grey bedding. 
The taupe bedroom is another comfortable space for overnight guests. The mix of sheer curtains, upholstered headboard and off-white open sidetables from our Thompson collection create a restful space to sleep in.
The master bedroom is a masterfully coordinated space of soft shades of mauves & creams, punctuated with pink and balanced with black. Whimsical pieces greet Susan and Frank in the morning, like the lamps on either side of the gorgeous upholstered poster bed, the ostrich feather & mohair throw on the leather dressing ottoman, the yellow and pink floral area rug under foot. The reading nook for two by the window is a great spot to recap the day.

The bathroom is an elegant, yet warm space with lots of custom detail to enjoy.
Whether you are working on a major renovation project or a one room makeover, our design team can help you create a home that you will love. Our in home design consultation is $300. This consultation fee will be refunded upon $5000 purchase. Give us a call to discuss your next project!

Have a seat please & Save 20% !

Originally designed by the Stickley brothers in 1930,  Leopold's chair is widely regarded as Stickley's most comfortable chair. Handtufting on both chair and ottoman requires hours of careful labour from master craftsman, resulting in a stunning signature piece.
 On sale in fabric $1869 for chair, $739 for ottoman.

Our distinctive Spool-frame chair comes with luxurious comfort down seat and back in your choice of fabric and frame finish. This chair is devine from every angle,
so if you need a chair with a pretty back, the Spool chair is it.
 On sale starting from $1549

Extreme comfort and distinctive details is what sets this chair apart from others. The contrast tape detail outlines the softly curved base of the chair with hand applied nailhead trim.
On sale starting from $1239.

The Ancestry chair is a handsome wing chair that can stand tall in a living room, or sit at perfect height as host & hostess chairs in a dining room. This great posture promoting frame is available in custom fabric and stain options.
On sale as shown $1139

Kamea's unique frame makes it an ideal ideal piece for that special living room chair . This chair can take on many personalities depending on the choice of fabric and stain, imagine it in a dark grey linen with cream wood details. How would it enhance your decor?
On sale as shown $1225

Kelsey is a gorgeous exposed wood wingchair with beautiful carved details. Feminine in this photo, but availabe in hundreds of different looks to suit any space.
On sale starting from $1259.

 The Beaufort Chair is embellished by double-caned arm side panels and back.  Aged Black finish, spring-down seat cushion with a goose feather pillow in your choice of fabric
 makes for a luxurious sit. This chair is a cure for an ordinary room.
On sale as show $1279.

The Hancock chair is a versatile armchair that can update a room in a pinch. Small scale, yet distinctive, a perfect fit for so many purposes. Place it in an empty corner that's crying out for something unique, use it as his & hers chairs flanking an occasional table,
or as host & hostess chairs by a dining table.
On sale as shown $969.

Spring art, just in time for Mother's Day

We received new treasures for your walls from Celedon Art.
Chantily I & II. 

In the wind 
Shimmering Valley
Silver Blossom I & II.

Creekside I & II. 

Geometric Blueprint 

Thursday, 19 April 2012

Let's talk bench

Benches are not just for hallways! There are so many ways to put them to fabulous use &
 to make a cool statement with.
Here are some inspirational ideas on this ever-so-versatile furniture piece.

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The bench and chair combo makes an eclectic statment in this out-there dining room. Surely fun conversations to be had here!

Whether you have a "this old house" or not, the warm mix of antique and rustic pieces create a charming, let's-have-another-cup-of-tea ambiance.
When you have opted out of a footboard, placing a bench at the end of the bed gives you a finished look. It's also a perfect spot for putting extra pillows onto and for getting prettied up for the day.
Love this idea of combining floating shelves and a bench instead of a typical and expected bookshelf on this wall. The bench becomes multi-functional and puts the cool factor into this vignette. 
Benches make great coffee tables. They are especially ideal in small spaces, and can become extra seating during party-time.
Ludwig table and bench set
Not a a typical office space for sure!
Love the the combination of the rustic woods with sleek metals and modern chairs.
Every hallway needs a bench. Why should we have to tip over, hop on one foot, etc while we are putting our shoes on, when we could sit on a bench and gracefully get dressed?
If you have a sunroom or pool house, consider this rustic idea instead of wicker furniture.
We would love to see how you have used a bench in your decorating adventures. Send us your photos to !

If you don't have a bench, but you have been ispired, order one from us today.
48" bench $270
60" bench $300
72" bench $330
84" bench $360
Plus save an additional 15% on orders in stained finish untill April 30.

Wednesday, 18 April 2012

The new Phase collection by West Brothers

Designer Blake C. Tovin:
"I designed the Phase collection to reflect the strong horizontal lines and bold planes found in classic modernist architecture. This sense of structure is balanced by the warmth of solid walnut which resonates an elegant character associated with traditional handcrafted furniture. West Bros brings these elements together in my new bedroom collection."
Click HERE to see what signs of quality to look for, when shopping for well made furniture.

Shown in toast finish

558L/R Nightstand Panel Assembly - Left and Right
1 Drawer
1 Shelf w/Recessed LED Light, Touch Sensitive on/off
Coin Tray
24W x 18 1/4D x 48H

572HB Queen Panel Headboard
68 1/2W x 4 1/4D x 48H
579FB Queen Euro Footboard
68 1/2"W x 3 3/4"D x 14 1/2"H
Shown in Walnut finish

573HB Queen Upholstered Headboard
68 1/2W x 4 1/4D x 48H
579FB Euro Footboard
68 1/2W x 3 3/4D x 14 1/2H
Overall: 68 1/2W x 86 1/2D x 48H
Includes Slats system. (No Boxspring required)

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572HB Queen Panel Headboard
68 1/2W x 4 1/4D x 48H

579FB Queen Euro Footboard
68 1/2W x 3 3/4D x 14 1/2H

579R Queen Euro Rails
Overall: 68 1/2W x 86 1/2D x 48H
Includes Slats system. (No Boxspring required)
Shown in Walnut finish

535 Master Chest
8 Drawers
Coin Tray
62W x 19D x 41 1/2H

Shown in Walnut finish

532 Media Chest
4 Drawers
(includes 1 drop-down media drawer)
42W x 19D x 39 1/2H

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551 Bedside Chest
2 Drawers
1 Shelf (above drawers)
Coin Tray
26W x 18D x 25H

Shown in Walnut finish

531 Chest of Drawers
6 Drawers
Coin Tray

Shown in Walnut finish

511 Dresser
6 Drawers
Jewelry Tray
67W x 19D x 32H

524 Rectangular Mirror
Hangers provided for Vert. or Horiz. Wall mounting
44W x 2 1/2D x 36H

Shown in Walnut finish
530 Lingerie
6 Drawers
Lift Top w/Mirror on underside
Hidden Storage Compartment - Felt Lined Bottom
28W x 19D x 55H
Shown in walnut finish

527 Floor Mirror
34W x 2 1/2D x 72H

Shown in toast finish

590 Storage Bench
2 Drawers
Upholstered Seat
52"W x 19"D x 19 1/2"H

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