The life of BLUE

The life of BLUE

Blue Board
Artwork – Blue Movement, area rug – Barren Crackle pattern, Booth Bar Stools.

The depth of BLUE is impactful in any space. Blue is the new BLACK! It’s great for creating a cool neutral space, and has been shown to lower blood pressure as well as heart rate. Indulge in the the power of colour, and start living with BLUE.

Written By: Tina Dennis,

Design Consultant at Decorium on Supertest,

tina@decorium.ca

 

The bedroom – Make it yours

Gustav III King Panel Bed 902875 RS 2

Almost everywhere we go during the day we are in someone else’s vision. Our homes are the only places that we can make exactly the way we want.

Of all the places in our home the bedroom can truly be a sanctuary and an oasis. It’s the first place we see every day and the last environment we experience every night. It’s where we unwind, relax and fade into slumber and where we have our most intimate moments and conversations. This is why it’s important to own it and make it yours.

The colour of our walls, the texture of our linens, the amount of light that our window coverings block out or let in all affect the rest of our day.
Despite the obvious yet often overlooked impact and importance of our rooms, we often neglect this space because it’s a place that guests don’t typically see.

The most important decision in a bedroom is your mattress. No other singular item in your life has a greater impact on your rest and rejuvenation. You can’t have a truly good day without a good night.

The right bedroom choices in form, function and flow will transform every moment of the rest of your day, while a good quality mattress can enhance your overall health. So in turn, if you want to improve your quality of life there’s no better place to start than your bedroom.

Article Written By: Jesse Wilson
Design Consultant at Decorium on Supertest,
jesse@decorium.ca

Modern Furniture – Crisp White

Board

Angular and loose lines define these modern impressions. Any on their own can transition your space into the modern direction. The power and impact of crisp white, living with white.

 

Design inspiration by: Tina Dennis

Design Consultant at Decorium on Supertest

tina@decorium.ca

Decorium Furniture Protection Plan

 

Every one of us have a different lifestyle, which is reflected by our home furnishing, as well as other choices we make in our lives.

In life, we don’t always get to choose exactly what we want or like, for a number of reasons. When talking about furniture, let’s say a sofa, one of the reasons might be that we are worried about accidental damage that can happen to light coloured leather for example, or dark finished table top where the scratches can be easily seen.

With that in mind, you might be glad to know that our store has an excellent protection plan to help make your furniture last.

From the moment the furniture is in your home, our plan will cover all accidental ware and tare for 5 full years!

For anything that happens accidentally (and everything will be accidental! You are not going to ruin your furniture on purpose! ), like food spills, scratches, nail polish stain, pen marks, pet urine stain etc etc..

You can have peace of mind with our Decorium protection plan for 5 Years!

With Decorium, you are protected and covered!

The process for claiming an accident is simple and there are only 3 things you need to remember to do:

  • Call within 5 days of an accident
  • Do not try to fix the problem yourself
  • And Keep the certificate in a safe place

And with that, you’ll have no more worries about the practicality of your purchase!

Just be artistic and let your designer dreams to come true!!

Article Written By: Alla Wolfson

Design Consultant at Decorium on Supertest

Alla@decorium.ca

HOW TO BUY FURNITURE – IT’S ALL ABOUT THE MEASURMENTS

 

Gustav III King Panel Bed 902875 RS 1

When it comes to buy the furniture for our home, we all get very excited because when it arrives, we get to enjoy it. Most of the time, people want to get their furniture right away, but can forget to follow the right steps.

I always suggest to take accurate measurements of the rooms, entrance ways and/or elevators you’re planning to furnish, before you even visit any store for the first time. When it comes to measuring, it’s important to consider the width, depth and height of the room; as well as the location of doors, windows, fire places and existing furniture.

Once you have the size of the room, the next question would be “is it easy to access”? If you live in a house, take the inside measurements of the door frame, and then take the measurements of the hallway. If you live in a condo, and you already measured the room and the door entry of the suite, take the measurements of the elevator: width, depth and height. Many customers that come to Decorium, with floor plans, forget to bring that information. If the furniture doesn’t fit in the elevator, it doesn’t matter whether it fits in the room, because you won’t get it past the first floor. If it is a basement that you need to furnish, make sure to record the width, depth and height of the stairs and the landing space at the bottom.

Once you’ve collected all the measurements, bring them to Decorium and start furniture shopping like a pro. If you’re still having trouble visualizing how the furniture will fit in your room, there is one more trick that you can take advantage of. Get the measurements of the furniture that you like, take them home, and outline the plan on your floor with masking tape or painter tape. You can also tape the wall with the height of the pieces you want to bring home.

I know that it takes some time to follow all these suggestions but in the end you will save yourself from mistakes and headaches. If you find you don’t have as much space as you originally thought, we will always help you find the right furniture for your home.

Article Written By: Adriana Glait 

Design Consultant at Decorium on Supertest,

Adriana@decorium.ca

CREATING A GALLERY WALL

More and more these days we are seeing home décor move away from having photos and art work randomly scattered across walls and table tops.

One design trend that’s building major momentum is having Gallery Walls. Whether large or small, Gallery Walls can define your style as well as create a focal point.

To enable you and your friends to best enjoy viewing your Gallery Wall, a good rule of thumb is that the center of your display should be at eye level, approximately 66” off the floor.

Although the process of building a Gallery Wall can be fun, it does take time and patience to do it right.

Here are a few helpful step-by-step tips that can guide you in creating your very own gorgeous Gallery Wall:

  1. Find The Right Wall:
  • Decide where you want to display your pieces. This can be an entire wall; over a piece of furniture; or up a staircase.
  1. Get Your Inspiration:
  • determine your Gallery Wall style
  • pick your favourite photos and prints
  • choose frames with similar colour and finishes for a clean, classic look
  • mixing it up with photos, prints, and wall décor in a variety of colours, shapes, and finishes for an eclectic, dramatic look
  • make it personal; choose pieces and moments you love; add vintage finds

If you are looking for additions to your current collection, come visit one of our 2 Decorium showrooms to see our great selection of beautiful and unique prints and wall décor pieces!

  1. Lay It Out:
  • think about placement
  • start with larger pieces in the centre and build out from there
  • have fun with the layout; there is no specific formula
  • lay paper on a clean floor to mock out your layout
  1. Mock Up On Wall:
  • once you’re satisfied with the layout, trace pieces on the appropriate size paper
  • cut out the shapes and tape them to the wall, copying your floor layout
  • a couple perks of doing this is that you can mark and place nails where they will go, and easily make last minute changes to your layout before final placement
  1. Hang It:
  • use frame hangers versus wall hangers; these are much sturdier. This is especially important when hanging heavier pieces.
  1. ENJOY!!
  • step back and admire your beautiful new GALLERY WALL!

 

gall wall edit

So there you have it – Creative…Fun…and Totally, Uniquely You!!!

Article Written By: Beatrice Espinola

Design Consultant at Decorium on Yonge,

Beatrice@decorium.ca

Make A Room Special With Accent Chairs

Making any room special and different can be quite the challenge, and sometimes accessories alone are not enough to fill the void!

When you’ve done all you can with trinkets and decorative items, it’s time to think a little bigger.

How about an accent chair!?

Nadine Accent Chair 67896 SiloAngel Accent Chair 66637 Silo

One piece can dramatically change and transform the room into something very special! For example, an accent chair in a bedroom can instantly add to your decor.

The fabric can be completely different from the color of the room, as well as the style, to make the piece POP! Even if the room is decorated in a modern fashion, you can add a traditional wing chair with light pattern, and the ambiance of the room will completely change!

By adding a couple of accent chairs in the living room, you’ll be filling the decor with warmth and welcoming feelings.

A traditional or modern chair by the window or the fireplace will add character to the room, leaving you with a distinguished and calm space.

Fabrics for accent chairs can be bright and cheerful or classic and elegant.

The beauty of accent chairs is that you can choose any style you wish and really make it a reflection of your own taste.

Enjoy and relax!

Article Written By: Renata Biala

Design Consultant at Decorium On Supertest,

renata@decorium.ca

Creating Your Bedroom Oasis

Celestine RS Front

Your bedroom is your refuge, your escape from the world, and that’s exactly what it should feel like as soon as you walk through the doorway. Accomplishing that environment can be easier said than done. Here are some key things to think about when creating your own oasis.

The first thing is to analyze the space you are working with: the size and shape of the room, window location, the lighting (both natural and artificial), the existing finishes and what can or can’t be changed. Knowing and understanding these details before doing anything else gives you an opportunity to make cohesive choices and really maximize the space.

Once you have a better understanding of the room, think about how you want to use your bedroom. Will it be strictly for some R & R or do you need some designated space for other activities like work, reading, or getting ready for your day? When you’ve narrowed down your needs you can start picking your pieces, like your bed, lighting, a desk, items that suit your taste but are conducive to the atmosphere you are trying to create.

Last but not least, keep in mind the ambiance you want when picking colours and patterns. Never underestimate the impact these can have on your desired result, they make a BIG difference!

Most importantly, make it yours! Whether it’s a pillow or an accent chair, get that something special you’re happy to see every time you enter the room and screams that this is your space, your oasis.

Article Written By: Olivia Beckershoff

Design Consultant at Decorium on Yonge,

olivia@decorium.ca

Furniture For A New Home – Delia Wang

Delia

A few years ago, I had the pleasure of meeting and working with one of Toronto’s highly respected realtors, Delia Wang, when she came to Decorium to buy furniture for her home.

Specialized in buying and selling homes, investments properties, luxury homes, international relocation, as well as new constructions and condominiums, and working as a broker of record for Re/Max Realtron, along with her personal brand DW Realty; Delia has extensive experience when it comes to finding beautiful homes for her clients.

After getting to know each other a little better, I began to help Delia with her own personal endeavor of decorating her home. As we began searching through the store, picking out pieces that spoke to her, it became clear that there was a noticeable synergy between us, and a like-minded thinking that allowed our project to run as smoothly as possible. By the end of our hunt, which was considerably shorter than other client’s I’ve worked with, we were both thrilled with the choices we made, and filled with a particular excitement and energy that you can only get when an activity pans out well beyond your expectations.

With the end of our experience fast approaching, there was a moment where it felt wrong for both of us to constrain our newfound relationship to this one pleasant undertaking, and that’s when we decided to let it blossom and grow to a higher level of collaboration.

After the success we had achieved in creating a beautiful and comfortable space for herself, Delia began to refer her clients to me, so that I could help them with the design, decoration and selection of furniture for their homes. In a short period of time, our relationship became a partnership, combining her sophisticated Real Estate knowledge with my expertise in design and furniture, to create beautiful and unique rooms for our clients, offering them great customer service and a home they couldn’t even dream of.

Over the course of our business relationship, we’ve shared the experience of helping many clients find the perfect home and decorate the interior to match their individual needs and wants. The beautiful thing about this entire experience is that it’s all driven by positivity and human kindness. We help each other out, help our clients out, and we get to make a living by providing people a comfortable and happy sanctuary they get to call home.

 

Article Written By: Adriana Glait,

Design Consultant at Decorium on Supertest,

Adriana@decorium.ca

Accent Chairs – Go Bold

Accent chair – it’s purpose is in it’s name:   ‘Accent’ – emphasize (a particular feature)

focus attention, draw attention to, play up

 

Accent chairs can be used to make a visual statement as well as rounding out the overall décor of any room, by providing extra seating or a cozy spot to curl up in with a good book.

Smith Falls Swivel Chair 69529 Silo 1

Stylish accent chairs can come in unique shapes, such as rounded arms.  Try playing with fun colours, textures or patterns on fabrics; also, a textured leather chair can make a real attention grabber.  A chair that has chrome, brass, or even acrylic arms and legs can really make a bold statement as well.

Gerhard Chair 68931 Silo

Just keep in mind that, as ‘accent’ chairs, keeping them to a maximum of one or two in each space is the secret to ‘playing up’ an area without overwhelming it.

Christian Accent Chair 66749 RS

So you see, making an accent chair an integral part of your home’s décor can be fun and exciting when you GO BOLD!

 

Article Written By: Beatrice Espinola,

Design Consultant at Decorium on Yonge,

Beatrice@decorium.ca