Fur For Fall

Fur For Fall

Fall is once again nearly upon us, and with it comes the ultra-chic, ultra-fun, use of fur and faux fur in our home décor.

Aida 61326 RS

 

Toss pillows, throws, bed spreads…however you use it, fur and faux fur accessories add warmth and texture to every room in your home.

Collins Estate Sofa 68850 Silo

Looking for some extra inspiration? Add a bit of fun to your room with fur benches and foot-stools; one of this season’s MUST-HAVES!  They’re fun, dramatic, and BEYOND GORGEOUS!!

Prized Possessions Accent Bench 66174 Silo 1Cube Ottoman Teal

 

Article Written By: Beatrice Espinola

Design Consultant at Decorium on Supertest

Beatrice@decorium.ca

The Wonderful World Of Ottomans

Edward Sectional 902691 RS

Ottomans are fantastic furniture pieces that can increase the value of a room and dramatically change the appearance.  They are a great source of comfort and tranquility, while offering a way to really sit back and relax with your feet up!

 

Mayfair Black RS

 

There are many different types and styles of ottomans available on the market, in various colours, materials and sizes, so make sure you explore all the options before you settle.

Billings Ottoman Coffee Table 68768 Silo

Ottomans can be designed in any type of home décor style including traditional, modern, and mid-century.  There are hair-on-hide ottomans with a cross chrome base, swivel faux leather ottomans, circular ottomans with tassels and fringes, black and white cowhide ottomans, black velvet cube ottomans with thin gold legs etc. and that’s just a few examples of how ottomans vary in style. There are even shaggy fur ottomans with tripod legs!

Ava Ottoman 66482 Silo  Aesus Swivel Ottoman                         Cube Ottoman Teal

 

Ottomans are not limited to being a foot rest! They can be used in an entryway, at the end of a bed or beside, and in some cases, even as a coffee table.
Overall, ottomans are fun, functional, and can make a real statement in a room.

 

Article Written By: Ellen Zworth

Design Consultant At Decorium, on Supertest

Ellen@decorium.ca

The Beauty of Solid Wood Furniture & How To Care For It

Family Treasures Dining RS

There are many Solid woods used in furniture, with the most popular woods used in Canada being Maple, Birch, Cherry, Oak & making a come back is Ash & Walnut. All these species of hard woods are strong and very easy to maintain.  Furthermore, any hard woods kiln-dried in Canada have a 6-8% moisture content which prevents cracking, splitting, & warping.

No longer do we have to use polishes, due to technological advances and improved finishing processes. As a matter of fact the manufactures now advise not to use commercial spray polishes, as they can dry the wood out because they contain silicone. While using a damp cloth to clean minor dirt & dust is sufficient, your best option is a wonderful product from Guardsman we have here at Decorium, which not only nourishes your fine wood furniture but also helps protects it from harmful UV rays.

People ask me all the time why some woods do not have a high glossy finish, but the truth is usually the only time a high gloss finish is applied is when using Veneers. That being said, try to avoid traditional wood polishes like mentioned above, and stick with the stuff that won’t harm the surface of your wood furniture, like Guardsman.

Lastly, it is also very important to keep the humidity in your home at 30-50%. This will help preserve the beauty of your solid wood furniture and keep your decor looking fresh.

 

Article Written By: Jane Fitzgerald 

Design Consultant At Decorium on Supertest

jane@decorium.ca

Guardsman Protection Plan

Do you relax or entertain in your home for holidays or events?

Do your children have their friends over after school?

Do they do their school projects on the dining room table?

Do you have pets?

Wouldn’t it be great if there was a way to “insure” that this

Danielle Fabric Sofa 68345 RS

 

will be safe from the mayhem lurking in your home?

 

If you answered yes to any of these questions you need to protect your furniture purchase with a Guardsman Gold In Home 5 Year Protection Plan. You are then protected against everyday issues like red wine stains on your upholstery, heat marks on your wood furniture, coffee table stains etc. For a small fee you have the peace of mind that comes with protecting your investment.

 

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Too many times we’ve had customers call or come in asking if we can help them. Repairing furniture can be costly and amount to the price of a brand new piece. For those who don’t have the protection plan, there isn’t much that can be done, and most of those people end up parting ways with their furniture; unless the item has priceless personal value. With the Guardsman Protection Plan, you can be sure that your furniture will be protected, and that you will redeem all the value it has to offer.

 

Article Written By: Mike Brown

Design Consultant at Decorium on Supertest

mike@decorium.ca

 

 

Decorating The Guest Room

Decorating the guest room could be an exciting and yet challenging project to do.

You want to bring the feeling of hospitality and welcoming to your guests.

The starting point would be to find a beautiful bed, and more important a comfortable mattress to go with it.

Family Treasures Bedroom RS

Marshall mattress is one, if not the most comfortable, relaxing and medically proven mattress on the market.

Decorium carries wide variety of Marshall mattress, any size is available.

 

Marshall Mattress - Classic Style - Queen Mattress with Box

 

Night stands with exciting lamps and a soft colorful rug would add to the decor.

You want your guests to have a peaceful and relaxing night after the journey or whatever the circumstance might be.

Colors of the room, bright and happy would be a good asset, as well as fresh flowers and some pictures, to bring the feeling of welcome and peace in any of your guests hearts.

David King Bed 902610 RS

Article Written by: Alla Wolfson

Design Consultant at Decorium on Supertest

Alla@decorium.ca

Furniture Glossary – A stands for…

Have you ever gone to the net to search for something, but didn’t know what exactly to type into Google? Countless times I’ve had a picture of something I was looking for in my mind, but when it came to searching on line, I couldn’t for the life of me figure out what to type in!

There are a plethora of terms used in furniture design and construction that many of us don’t know, and would probably benefit from knowing. Well Decorium wanted to make things a little easier, by educating our readers on common terms that most people don’t consider when looking for furniture and accessories.

Over the next little while we will be supplying you with a furniture glossary, containing current ideas and pictures of furniture and design terms, to help spark ideas, and to help you find what you’re actually looking for.

Marking the beginning of our ongoing glossary, todays letter is A.

 

Amphora: 

A vessel used to transport liquids from one location to another.

This version is a vase which can be used as an accent or to house an exotic fresh flower.

CERAMIC VASE 1 66821 Silo Antiquity Vase 64425 Silo

Gourd Glass Vase Turquoise Glass Vase

Armoire:  

A French term used for a large movable closet or wardrobe, originally used to store armor.

Marsalis armoire silo

From the Marsalis Collection, Available to order in-store.

Glossary Entries By: Lisba Selbo

Sales Manager & Interior designer at Decorium on Yonge

lisba@decorium.ca

Fall Colour Trends 2016 – Sneak Peak

We may not want to believe it, but accept it we must…  Summer is coming to an end and fall has practically begun.  Everywhere we look, we see it…”Back-to-School” sales, summer items on clearance racks, and in their place, the latest in fall fashions and home décor.

 

No need to panic, or wallow while storing away that bathing, because here’s a ‘heads-up’ on this fall’s trends on colour, texture, and finishes!

 

Colorwise, in addition to the normal fall earth tones of greens and scenic browns, the Fall 2016 palette is being led by the Blue family.  Sky Blues gives us a sense of airiness, while Grayish blues provide us with a feeling of tranquility.  Introducing pops of vibrant red, purple, and mustard yellow add warmth and an exotic touch to your space.

Royale Bar Cabinet 66393 Silo 3

As always, there is reoccurrence of the use of fur, both real and faux.  The difference this year? It’s appearance in bold colours and patterns.

Cube Ottoman Teal

While metallic finishes are always a standout in any décor, this fall Gold is definitely making a strong return to fashion and home décor.

Sama Coffee Table 68337 Silo

All in all, it appears we’re definitely going to be having an exciting fall season to come with fantastic deals and exclusive items you won’t find anywhere else, making this season a great time to go shopping!!

 

 Article Written By: Beatrice Espinola

Design Consultant at Decorium On Supertest

bespinola@outlook.com

Back To School

Here we are again at that time of the year where while we are trying to enjoy the last days of heat and sun, we have to start thinking about getting ready to go back to school. What does this have to do with furniture?

 

Whether you have kids in kindergarten, elementary school, high school or college, you really want them to have a very good night sleep so that they are well rested to start school and focus on learning and studying. That’s why it’s the perfect time to get them one of our amazing “Marshall Mattresses”.

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The other thing that you must take into consideration is to make sure your kids have suitable desks and bookshelves for their needs. For all ages, desks such as the “Bjorn writing desk”, or the “Jakob desk” are ideal, while bookshelves like the “Emile”, “Era” or “Gavin” may be more suitable for older kids…depending on how many books they have!

Jakob Writing Desk

Lighting is also very important when it comes to study. Take a look at our black or brass desk lamps, which add a generous amount of light, without being a distraction or taking up too much space.

Metal Table Lamp 66162 Silo

Here at Decorium, we can put their rooms together in the inspiration center, to help you achieve your goals regarding the furniture.

 

Once you are done preparing everything for them, such as vaccines, school supplies, clothes and furniture, you can treat yourself by getting one of our Stressless chairs and ottomans so that you can sit, relax, plan and think about the great school year that you have ahead of you!!! Enjoy!!!

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Article Written By: Adriana Glait

Design Consultant At Decorium On Supertest,

adriana@decorium.ca

Helpful Furniture Tips

There are so many ways to decorate a home, and for those who are design challenged, it can get very confusing very fast. Sometimes following a step by step guide isn’t necessarily ideal, because everybody likes a different style. Sure you can apply guides to multiple styles, but that can take a lot of the personal connection out of your decor. Often people know what they are looking for, but need some helpful furniture tips to spark the AH HA moment!

Below are some of those tips that don’t require you to follow a step by step guide, and provide you the freedom figure out your home.

Accent pillows go along way

Mix different sized prints and patterns in your colour scheme.  It’s a simple way to pull a room together.

Corey Chair 60976 Silo 7

Books are objects

Stack them on a coffee table or display them on a console.  They add colour, texture and interest to a room and inject a dose of your taste and personality.

Steinway Coffee Table 66967 Silo

Hanging art

Hanging art too high is a common design error. Ideally, the center should be about 57″ to 60″ above the floor. If you are hanging art over furniture, allow 3 to 6″ of wall space above a sofa or headboard.

Windsor Green RS 2

Avoid impulse buying

Plan your room in advance, colour, positioning, etc.  Avoid spending money on items that don’t work. It’s better to have a plan for the room and buy items that you want. because you can purchase as much or as little as you desire – and at least you’ll have a vision for the complete room.

Using Symmetry

Another quick way to make a room look pulled together is to place a matching pair of lamps on night stands or end tables or behind a sofa.

Felix Queen Bed 68150 RS

A headboard makes a good focal point

It also makes a bedroom look finished.  It’s a good starting point to base your decorating scheme around.

Laila Complete King Bed 68043 Silo

Consider a statement rug or art piece

Allow a beautifully patterned rug or piece of art to be the starting point for your decorating scheme.  It’s a quick way to establish a colour palette as well as a mood for your room.

Loft Haze Rug 62799 025 RS

Create an everyday centrepiece for your dining table.

Consider items like a ceramic flower, black wire flower, or a decorative bowl.

Fresh flowers bring a space to life, but need to be replaced… that being said, greenery is the cheapest and easiest way to add colour and vibrancy to a room.

Sawyer Coffee Table 63801 RS2

Group objects in odd numbers

When creating a vignette, group items in threes.  You can style a coffee table by putting a tray on the top with a variety of interesting items, like a coffee table book, a fresh orchid or a candy dish.

Antique Glass Bottle 2 66813 RS

Consider your sight lines

In an open concept space it is important that colours flow.

Oslo White RS

Have fun and good luck achieving the best results for your home!

Article Written by: Ellen Zworth

Design consultant at Decorium on Supertest

Ellen@decorium.ca