Wednesday, 27 March 2013

Odeon bedroom now on display at Rousseau's

We are excited to share with you the newest addition to our showroom!
The ODEON collection combines West Bros’ solid wood construction with a Directoire neoclassical twist. The architectural influences are noted in the moldings that frame each drawer and grand rich lines reminiscent of the historical buildings throughout Paris. The strong French Neoclassic influence, bold moldings on the case pieces and featuring plush leather upholstered headboard has "joie de vivre” that will enrich any surrounding. It is crafted from solid white oak and available in two stunning finishes: "Onyx,” a rich sleek
black, and "Rustic Oak”, an aged understated natural wash.
Order your new bedroom now and SAVE 30% until March 30th!

Tuesday, 26 March 2013

Crazy for gold

One of the newest trends in interior decor is mixing brass and gold finishes with other metal colours.
It's hard to believe, just when you finally changed all your brass doorknobs to pewter,
brass is back?
When we say gold is the "IT THING", we don't mean over the top glitz, like Donald Trump's penthouse.
We mean, introducing a few key accessories in warm golden tones. Sarah Richardson (in the picture below) did a beautiful job balancing the layers of cool tones( sofa, pillows and wall colour) with the warm tones of a brass framed large mirror, coffee table and lamps. She found just the right balance, so the space feels inviting, luxurious, sophisticated and current.
 Photo courtesy of Sarah Richardson
The photo below is a study of a neutral space with a play on various finishes. Dark finish is seen on the metal armchair, the picture frames  and the bookcase hardware. The coffee table steals the show in its unexpected, luxurious brass finish. The golden tone of the coffee table is referenced in the fabric of the toss pillows and the birdcage on top of the bookcase. Doesn't this room look great?

The below living room's bunching tables could have easily been in chrome finish. But that would have been an ordinary choice, or "been there and done that". The brass finish puts the WOW factor into the space and kicks the room up a notch.  

Are you crazy for GOLD yet?
 Here is what we have in store for you to GET THE LOOK!
Carver's Guild Wave Moderne mirror
Curry's Orli Chandelier
Parthenon glass coffee table
 Visual Comfort's Quatrefoil lamp

Carver's Guild Sunwave mirror

 Wildwood  Peony Lamp

The M68 round side table

Tuesday, 19 March 2013

Gray areas

Today happens to be a gray, gloomy day in Ontario... we can't help but wish for winter to end.
 To put a little happy in the air in the meantime, we'll share some ideas on how to add some cheer to gray interiors.

Yellow is the brightest and boldest colour to mix with gray, bringing a sense of sunshine to a room. A toss pillow or two and blanket in yellow can make a big impact on a room.

Orange is our second favourite option, especially since we are still loving last year's colour of the year: Tangerine Tango. The headboard makes a bold statement in this space against the dark gray walls.

How about a jewell tone like purple?  It adds a sense of romance and sophistication to this room.

Green is a vibrant, energy infusing colour. Whether it's a citrusy shade or more on the emerald side, it represents the outdoors in a space, creating harmony and balance. A little bit goes a long way in making a room feel harmonious.

Turquoise blue is fresh and peaceful, ideal as an accent colour in a bedroom. The white bedding keeps the gray from looking dull and the room feels light and breezy.

Navy blue is coming on strong in the interior decor world, as it is a powerful grounding colour. To a navy blue and gray palette one could easily add orange accessories, representing a third colour.

Wednesday, 13 March 2013

Favourite seats in the house

More often than not, the sofa is the biggest investment in furnishing a living room or family room. You want to make sure you get it right. Right? Read about our designers favourite sofas, get our personal feedback and be inspired for your next sofa purchase.

The Parisian loft sofa is Peggy's favourite seat. "I love the extreme length of 101 inches and the 26 inch seat depth, which makes it a perfect loungy, yet stylish sofa for a great room." Peggy says. The fabric options range from crisp linen looks to enduring chenilles. The nailhead trim detail on the base of the sofa is a cool feature for this great sofa. Starting from $2735

The Lee 3794 sofa is our designer Brian's pick. It is a versatile and comfortable frame with pleasing propotions. Brian likes the fact that it is available in a 79" apartment size length or as a full sized 88" sofa. Its  unique feature is that it can be ordered in washable slipcover, upholstered, with skirt or without. The slim arms maximize the inside seat width, and is a great choice for those who are downsizing or prefer a smaller scale sofa with maximum comfort. Starting from $2369

Alex's choice is our Sutherland leather sofa.
It's a 96" long couch, perfect for curling up on with the family & pets or a bunch of friends for a night of movie watching... or for stretching out and catching up with a good book by yourself. It's hand-made in Canada of fine, top grain leather on solid hardwood frame. It's a sofa for a lifetime starting at $3499.

The new Chester sofa by Dwell Studio is what Betty is drawn to. "I love the retro,
mid-century modern lines of this sofa." Betty says.
 This sofa is designed by Canadian Dwell Studio founder Christine Lemieux and is available for you to see and order in our store starting from $2099.

The Signature Elements collection is Louise's favourite.
The flexible design options of this sofa collection is perfect for tailoring your next sofa to your needs. You can choose the length and depth, the leg style, the shape of the arm, whether you want the back pillows attached or detached. Starting from $2639

Orsi's must-have seat is the Lee 7061 sofa. She can testify to its extreme comfort factor as she has had a pair of these for over 7 years.  "I can't picture anything else in our family room, these sofa are perfect for lounging on at the end of our hectic days." The washable slipcover option for this big comfy couch is a worry-free solution for families.
 Starting from $2219


Inventory Clearance - further reductions

Side table or night table in solid cherry now $499

 Tall chest of drawers in solid cherry now $895
 Queen headboard in solid cherry now $695
 Dresser or sideboard now $995

Armchair in soft turquoise Ikat fabric now $499

 Exposed wood arm chair in soft yellow raised velvet fabric now $495
Vogel chair in neutral fabric now $795 (just sold!)
Sheridan chair in striped fabric now $595
 Burgundy leather clubchair by Lee now $1195

Harden dark gray distressed leather sofa now $2295

 Gray 101" long sofa with nailhead trim detail  now $1995
Cream sofa with chrome nailhead trim detail now $1495

Perfect sofa for the cottage! Now $995

 Round ottoman in celery green animal print fabric now $349

Oak sideboard with pullout shelf now $495

Two door mirrored cabinet now $449

Theodore Alexander cabinet now $1295

Chantal side table or night table now $395

Three drawer cabinet in aqua paint finish now $1295 
Left Bank art now $499
 Botanical art now $99
Chandelier art now $195
Armillery sphere art now $139
... more deals  in store!