I’m looking for high end, quality furniture. Desks, Chairs, sofas, the works, where can I look? Online? Miami area?
Asked by: D.J.
I’m looking for high end, quality furniture. Desks, Chairs, sofas, the works, where can I look? Online? Miami area?
we have new black leather furniture and house has brown paneling, we can’t repaint or remodel, any ideas?
Space Age asked:
We just bought expensive black leather furniture that we love so much. and now with job reassignment we had to move into an older country farm house with brown wood panelling, it’s honestly hideous but we can’t paint it or remodel it and it’s light brown with dark brown molding at the top and bottom. I am horrible at decorating but I really would like for it to look nice. Does anyone have any ideas on how to make this room work and not have to spend hundreds of dollars?
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We are redecorating our house and all of the leather furniture seems real nice and easy to clean, yet I am apprehensive about buying leather for fear it will ***** or become torn or punctured. Has this ever happened to anyone and should I just stick to fabric?
Give yourself plenty of working space when you place this large computer desk in your home or office. Position your desktop, keyboard and printer on the large surface area while placing your CPU where your legs won’t bump into it. The computer desk’s hutch provides you with three storage shelves great for storing office office Read more »
A Computer Workstation that Enhances Your Decor Our Mission-style furniture offers an attractive way to organize your home office. This computer desk features classic Mission styling that is versatile enough to complement many decorating styles. With straightforward lines, the Mission-Style Computer Desk features a durable hardwood and hardwood veneer construction.Who says computer desks can’t be be Read more »
- Dimension: 19.5″W 13.5″D 28″H
- Finish: Dark Brown
- Material: Wood and Rattan
- St. Croix Collection Side Cabinet.
- Our Caribbean bamboo accent collection features a dynamic cherry finish, bamboo accents and rattan drawer fronts.
Besides their obvious use for gift wrapping, these paper designs are suitable for bookbinding, creative and artistic paper work such as origami, decoupage, decorating and even framing. Cartonotecnica Rossi has been producing high quality, finely printed decorative papers since 1931. The mill purchased La Dordoni, a museum in Milan that houses over 6000 decorative papers, invitations invitations Read more »
Completeness and the widest of ranges, made in Italy, World Silver Show, artistic craftsmanship, Italian classics, costume jewellery and fashion accessories, leading importers: these are what give originality and diversity to Macef, The International Home Show, which is gearing up for its 85th edition from 5 to 8 September at fieramilano. The strategic axis of the show revolves around the concept of specificity, exalting the aspects that make the Milan show original and different to its main international competitors.
Who is the Milan fair, visited by more than seventy-five thousand distribution business professionals during the September edition (76, 904 recorded in September 2007), aimed at?
“Macef has three strategic pivots – says Sandro Bicocchi, Fiera Milano International’s Managing Director – orientation towards the sales point, the “spirit of everyday living” and everything to do with “gifts”. The first aspect signals the fact that Macef is the place a great number of professionals turn to find out about trends in life styles (innovative products, shapes and colours, but also market and consumer patterns and sales techniques). The world of gifts is mainly evident at the September edition, when the core of the exhibition consists of ideas for products that will be put on sale for Christmas.”
“What we define as the “spirit of everyday living” – continues Bicocchi – is Macef’s ability to represent a real market, offering beautiful, useful and truly saleable products to all players. Products that people will actually buy and that we find at home and in daily life. And this is where it is diametrically opposed to some highly visible fairs that that propose futuristic ideas and intriguing but improbable prototypes. The companies who turn to Macef ask us to be even more of a marketplace, a place for effective exchanges and business. And this explains why Macef – which is an extremely attractive show which could easily be a big draw – remains reserved for the trade and closed to the public.”
The Italian market for products for the home and gift articles is starting to recover after a period of stagnation. The reasons for this recovery are the Italian consumer’s renewed interest in beautiful, useful products and above all, the new-found courage of producers who have finally understood that vigorous promotion campaigns to support sales are not only necessary but indispensable also when it comes to basic products (such as those for the domestic sphere). This is now happening – including taking advantage of trade fairs and the whole range of opportunities they can provide – and seems to point to interesting developments. Macef is perfectly integrated into this system, indeed it is one of the main reference and meeting points for dynamic manufacturers and the more aware distributors. Co-marketing activities, missions abroad and projects for communication between the show and its main exhibitors are increasingly frequent.
The events also align with this idea of utility – starting with the Village Shop project, the consolidated union between Macef and the association Art, Arti della Tavola e del Regalo (Art, Table and Gift Arts). Some important table brands will be present collectively in a large area of 1, 500 square metres in Hall 5. The companies are present at Macef Gennaio in force for reasons of fair format and timing of purchases and, in any case, they have no intention of losing contact with the visitor also at the September appointment, traditionally dedicated to retailers interested in the gift and decoration area. In addition, in synergy with Macef, Art has started numerous promotional occasions aimed at retailers of household objects – training courses for the point of sale managed by Casastile/Il Sole 24 Ore Business Media, the editorial initiative Bon Vivre with an exceptional partner like Edizioni Condè Nast and also initiatives directed at the final customer through the search engine Webmobili.
September will see another edition of Art&Flowers, the event dedicated to flower arranging, which as well as suggesting new ideas for decorating the home with flowers, also proposes creative pairing with some of Macef’s most characteristic products. The show will also see the return of Best of Ornamenta, the competition designed to emphasize the commercial and marketing value of costume jewellery. It is worth remembering that what Macef defines as the “personal area” (that is, costume jewellery and fashion accessories, gold, jewellery and silver articles to wear) now covers more than 20 thousand square metres net of exhibition space. For this reason, the “personal area” will be the subject of a competition, with a holiday in a exotic location as the prize.
In addition, all the most appreciated hospitality facilities will once more be available: “progetto Sud” – which brings operators from the central-southern regions to Milan with discounted travel packages; the Buyers’ Club and the exclusive “ways to innovation” project consisting of targeted meetings where innovative companies present their most interesting prototypes to major buyers for pre-selection at commercial level. The interactive web site, which provides periodic newsletters targeted at various categories and where entry tickets can be bought at a discount, has also been upgraded and is now available in no less than nine languages: as well as Italian, it is in English, French, Spanish, German, Portuguese, Russian, Chinese and Arabic
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Interest in the benefits and use of environmentally friendly products continues to grow, making the green movement stronger than ever. This is especially prevalent for homeowners who are looking to build and decorate their homes in ways that support the environment.
Furniture found at a traditional retail store is often mass-produced and shipped half-way around the world to be manufactured and then shipped again — at least once — before actually selling. Green-minded homeowners look for locally built furniture that is high quality and environmentally friendly.
“There are plenty of reasons why people are drawn to this furniture,” says Scott Ekman, vice president of marketing for Rockler Companies, the national woodworking retailer.. “More people are recognizing its environmental benefits as a way to set it apart from the rest.”
Besides requiring less transportation and energy-use, locally produced handcrafted furniture also reduces waste. Through a combination of higher quality construction and heirloom value, it tends to last longer, easing a huge burden on landfills and other waste management facilities. According to the EPA, furniture and furnishings accounted for over 18 million pounds of waste in 2006, about 3.6 percent of all waste in that year — the most of any durable good.
With the interest in green decorating increasing, sometimes there is a barrier for homeowners who don’t know where to go to find these types of goods. The Web site, www.woodworking.com/green matches furniture shoppers across the country with woodworkers and carpentry shops in their area.
“We recognized a big void in the furniture industry,” says Ekman. “Handcrafted wood furniture has huge potential, but right now it can be difficult to find. All we’re trying to do is provide people on both sides of the fence with more opportunities to get what they want.”
According to Ekman, that means more business for local woodworkers and more convenient options for consumers. “There are thousands of professional woodworkers out there creating amazing furniture,” he says. “And even more consumers who, if they knew it was available so close at hand, would love to buy it. This Web site is designed to bring the two groups together.”
Visit www.woodworking.com/green to find a location in your area.
Growing up in Sioux City in the 1960s, HOM Furniture CEO Wayne Johansen recalled visiting his father’s downtown office in the Badgerow Building.
“I used to think, “That’s a very tall building,” Johansen says of the 12-story structure.
Just a couple blocks from the Badgerow, Johansen and his company now are preparing to open a new HOM showroom. The retail chain plans to take over the former Younkers department store, in the former Town Square at the northwest corner of Fourth and Pierce streets. Read more »
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