Friday, 31 October 2014

New Arrivals

An array of beautiful items have arrived over the past few weeks. The collection combines contrasting styles of nature and glamour to create a unique, one-of-a-kind feeling that is essential in establishing a distinct home atmosphere. You really have to see these pieces in person to appreciate their allure, so we encourage you to stop in and see us! 

Friday, 24 October 2014

Market Highlights

     Hello, all! Despite a flight cancellation out of Greensboro and an oversold connecting flight in Charlotte, we are home! 

    Market was as exhilarating and inspiring as ever. 
Combine stunning design with sensational people and you've got yourself quite a week (of course the Southern hospitality and sunshine don't hurt either...). We're thrilled to be able to share with you a few of our favourite things from #HPMKT Fall 2014. Enjoy!!

Our new fabric obsession at Wesley Hall. 

Everyone should recognize our perennial favourite "baseball glove" chair! Shown here in a stunning canary leather. 

Pretty in pink. 

The debut of Peter Jacob's collection for Wesley Hall. 

We are so in love with this frame and fabric! 

Striking room scene by Peter Jacob at Wesley Hall. 

Coastal with a twist at Stanley Furniture. 

Gorgeous architectural inspired look. 

Mid-century done right. From the new Crestaire collection by Stanley. 

Crestaire dining - sleek and lovely. 

 Jaw dropping mirror at Christopher Guy. So, so gorgeous. 

Another awe inspiring piece at Christopher Guy. 

Beautiful old Market Square.

Having tons of fun at the Lee market party on Sunday night.

Love this look! Simple, classic, stylish. 

Playful pops of colour at Lee! Fun yet sophisticated.

Another great setting in the Lee showroom. Check out those fabulous acrylic legs!

Thinking these dining chairs need a new home here in Whitby, Ontario! 

The sleek and sophisticated West Brothers showroom. Solid wood, Canadian made, and stylish to boot.

Pure glamour at Bernhardt furniture. 

Simply crazy about this table. Dramatic and dazzling.

Another gorgeous patterned piece at Bernhardt. 

A quiet early morning at 220 Elm. 

Herringbone with a twist at Hooker Furniture. Obsessed. 

Incredible painted detail on this eye-catching chest. 

Great set of console tables from Charleston Forge. 

A close up of the cracked glass top on one of the consoles. Love! 

More great pieces from Charleston Forge in their new "Oyster" finish. 

Goodbye, North Carolina - it's been a blast! See you in 6 months!

Remember to follow us on Instagram to see what we're sharing on a regular basis! 

A Look Inside Lee

    This past week at High Point Market, Alex had the pleasure of visiting the Lee Industries factory for a mini "Lee Academy". Here she got an inside look at the hard work and dedication that makes Lee the fantastic company it is. 
    Some of you may already be familiar with the following information, but for those of you who aren't, please read on! 

    In addition to being family owned and operated, their furniture is manufactured from start to finish in North Carolina, and 98% percent of the components in their products are from domestic suppliers (in fact, most come from within the state). Talk about local love! 

    Another aspect of Lee Industries that make them such a compelling company is their steadfast determination to produce earth-friendly upholstery. There are many aspects of furniture production that have become increasingly toxic to both our health and that of the environment. Below is an info-graphic outlining some of the ways that Lee goes the extra mile to eliminate harmful toxins and reduce waste. 

Of course this is only the tip of the iceberg and we encourage you to discover more about Lee by visiting the Lee Industries website.  

Here are some shots from inside the factory! 

   The C.O.M. (Customer's Own Material) Department. You wouldn't believe the precision involved in this process. 

    A hardworking Lee seamstress. 

 Plant manager Darryl displaying the quality solid wood frame that is an integral part of every piece of Lee furniture. 

    Hides on hides on hides! 

 More leather as far as the eye can see. Thanks for the great tour of the leather plant, Trent! 

         Now that you know more about Lee Industries, don't miss your chance to receive 30% off of your order for ONE MORE WEEK. Sale ends Oct 31st. 

Tuesday, 14 October 2014

High Point Furniture Market 2014

Peggy & Alex are headed to the famous (okay, maybe just to those of us in the industry) High Point Furniture Market in North Carolina! 

For those of you who aren't familiar, Market is a semi-annual trade show where thousands of exhibitors show off their wares to tens of thousands of attendees from all over the world... in just over 11 million square feet of showroom. 

You could say it's a shopping trip, but it's really so much more than that. Aside from looking for potential new vendors, it's also very much about seeing what's new and exciting from brands we already know and love. 

Follow us on Instagram for snapshots from the trip, and use the hashtag #HPMKT to see what other attendees are up to! 

Here are some photos from last October's market. 

Waiting for liftoff!

     Only in the South... the most adorable airport display. 

Autumn in beautiful North Carolina

Pretty in pink at the Harden showroom.

 A stunning and luxurious bedroom at Harden.

Alexa Hampton for Hickory Chair.

A dreamy (pun intended) bedroom at Hickory Chair. 

Shopping for hides of all kinds! 

Sweet artwork from Sugarboo Designs.

 One of our absolute favourite brands! Fun fact: Rousseau's was the very first Canadian dealer of Wesley Hall furniture. 

 Absolutely gorgeous display at Wesley Hall.

How fabulous are these Lee Chairs? 

Another striking look at Lee Industries. 

Breathtaking lighting collection from Aerin Lauder for Visual Comfort.