Illuminate your Dining Space, Brilliantly!

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Illuminate your Dining Space, Brilliantly!

Bulbous Chandelier
Ask any photographer…lighting is everything. It illuminates, it sets a mood and it adds sparkle and shine, much like a statement piece of jewelry. Creating ambiance in the dining room is as easy as dialing down the brightness.

Consider these questions when purchasing a new light fixture. Is the dining room used as work table as well a dining table? Does the light switch only go on for large family functions? Is it where the family eats most of its meals? The answers to these questions will determine the type of illumination you need.

Wall SconceLayering the lighting in the space will take care of all those needs. Recessed lighting and pendants illuminate the entire space and is a primary source of lighting. Background lighting, in the form of wall sconces and track lighting, highlight areas of artwork or architectural or design features in the room.  Hanging pendants act as task lighting over a buffet or bar cart.

 

 

Accessories

 

Gone are the days when crystal chandeliers blazed in all dining rooms. Do not get me wrong, there will always be room for a stunning statement piece in a traditional dining room.  A sleek and modern pendant or vintage ceiling-mount all have a place at the table.  Achieve a contemporary look with recessed lighting and/or a pendant fixture, featuring clean lines and bold colours. Throwing in unexpected materials, such as polycarbonate or smoked glass creates a refined, yet mod look. Keep accent lighting simple with clean lines to pull the space together. The Edison bulb heats up contemporary lighting scheme with retro flair.

PendantProportion is important when picking a chandelier. Hang the central fixture 30-36” above the tabletop if your ceiling is 8’ and add 3” using an extension or chain, for each additional foot your ceiling reaches. The style and size of the fixture also impacts the height and placement as well.

Light up your life this winter with a sparkling new light fixture! It will throw new light on a dining room.

 

Design Advice by Ame Weatherup, Design Consultant Decorium

Highlight: Decorium was Featured on The Marilyn Denis Show

We were recently featured on:

The Marilyn Denis Show | At Home | Holiday Home Makeover

We wanted to share. Thank you Amanda Forrest for mentioning us!

Click on the links below to find out more:
http://www.marilyn.ca/AtHome/segments/Daily/December2013/12_5_2013/HolidayHome

http://www.marilyn.ca/AtHome/segments/Daily/December2013/12_5_2013/HoliHomeReveal

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Leather: An Integral Part of Modern Furniture Themes These Days

Jules Sectional 901515 ReducedLeather gives your furniture a larger than life look and, you just cannot deny that. When you buy leather furniture, you can see a noticeable difference in the way it appears and decorates your home. Leather has been in vogue since ages and even today it has not really lost its charm. Yes, leather may be a bit expensive but there’s nothing like leather furniture to make sure your home looks beautiful and aesthetic.

Types of Leather Grains

It is the look and feel of genuine leather that sends desirable signals to your brain. If you have noticed a certain embossed pattern on the texture of your leather furniture, then you should know that pattern is called a grain. // read more

Decorium featured on The Marilyn Denis Show

We were recently featured on The Marilyn Denis Show | At Home | Holiday Home Makeover

Featuring fabulous tips for bringing the holidays inside your own home and using non-traditional holiday colors.

Thank you for including us!

Watch the videos:
http://www.marilyn.ca/AtHome/segments/Daily/December2013/12_5_2013/HolidayHome
http://www.marilyn.ca/AtHome/segments/Daily/December2013/12_5_2013/HoliHomeReveal

Opening Up A Space – Design Tips from Decorium

Here is an article written by our especially talented Lyndsay Jacobs, who decorates our showrooms on Supertest and Yonge Street!

Click the link to check out the latest Decorium Blog posted by FS local:

http://www.fslocal.com/blog/opening-space-design-tips-decorium/

 

 

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Goldilocks and the Three Chairs – Stressless Innovative Recliners

Goldilocks and the Three ChairsRemember “Goldilocks and the Three Bears”? How the big daddy chair was too high, the middle-sized mommy chair was too soft and the baby chair was just right?

Stressless, just like in the story, makes their recliners in Small, Medium and Large sizes to ensure you find the perfect fit for you. Each built with 40 years of comfort technology, their incredible seat innovations can help you get more comfortable than you’ve ever felt before. Available in fabric and leather, with alternate finish options and many accessories, you can really customize and design the ideal recliner for your home.

Stressless products are originally designed in Norway to be the most comfortable reclining system in the world. The patented Stressless glide system automatically adjusts to balance you perfectly in every position with ease. The reason the Stressless chair is so uniquely comfortable is that it is designed to be orthopedically correct, with full lumbar support, even in the upright position. These recliners relax quietly as you recline, automatically and gradually with no button to push or levers to pull. The headrest moves to support your head, and with just one adjustment, you can easily lay the headrest flat for optimum comfort when you want to rest, recline or even sleep.

Leather and Fabric Options

Stressless uses only superior leathers and fabrics. There are four leather grades. Batick is a great entry-level choice for families with children and pets. It’s easy to clean and breathes well. Classic is extremely durable and easy to care for. // read more

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Cozy Up to Winter!

 

Francois Wing Chair SKU 043678It’s hard to imagine ever feeling warm again during the long, cold months of winter, but you can banish winter’s chill with these décor tips to help your home feel cozy and warm!Ward off the chill of the evening by investing in a Wingback or Easy chair. These classic pieces are designed to trap the warmth of a fire and to protect one from drafts. It is an essential piece for reading on a snowy winter’s eve, and now comes in a variety of styles, from a lowered back with a structured, modern look to the traditional high back version with its curves and rolled arms.Accessory Books 

Change up the lighting in the space by adding a lower- wattage or softer-hue bulb, such as pink, to cast a warm glow. This is oh-so-important during the winter as daylight is scarce. Add a second tier of lighting, to create a softer ambiance, such as table or side lamps rather than harsh, overhead lighting. Don’t forget to add task lighting for many people’s favourite winter hobby: Reading! Leaving stacks of books and magazines on the coffee table or beside a favourite chair ensures an afternoon of cocooning and time well spent.

 

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Eclectic Styling Done Right!

Eclectic Done Right

Eclectic spaces are a combination of styles that work cohesively based on common elements in the furniture, accessories and textiles. Throughout the years we can inherit precious pieces from loved ones, pick up objects from our travels or just simply have a difficult time letting go of odds and ends. I know I am completely guilty of trying to keep everything, but really, we simply can’t!

To accommodate everything, new and sentimental, can be very challenging. Sometimes, these collectibles do not quite match, and together, they can start to look like clutter. An eclectic space has to feel harmonious.

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Small Spaces, Big Solutions

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The idea of furnishing a small space, it can be overwhelming. You could avoid this, by choosing the right colors and the right furniture.

Light colors on the walls: when you have a small space, you should paint the walls in light colors, especially if you don’t have a lot of natural light coming through. This doesn’t mean that they should all be in white. Yellow, for example, it can be a great solution for a small and dark space as long as it is the right shade.

Furniture: When you get to the point of furnishing a small space, the idea is not to fill the space with lots of pieces, but the right ones. Choose furniture with storage and that can be multi-functional. For example:

  • Bed with storage underneath
  • Ottomans that can be used for extra seating, storage and coffee tables.
  • Sofa with storage or sofa beds
  • Tables that can be used as dining tables and/or workstations
  • TV stands that can also be used as buffets // read more