Friday, April 30, 2010

A Super Day for some Super Fabrics!

With the warmer months rolling in outdoor activities are ever so popular with all ages; from romps in the park to pick-up games of soccer, the dirt, sweat, and grime are inevitable inconveniences. Fight back with a little help from Crypton super fabrics! Founded in 1994 by Craig and Randy Rubin, Crypton creates innovative textile technologies that offer better, cleaner, greener, and safer fabric solutions that improve the way we live. It all pretty much comes down to the fabric. Crypton is a specially engineered fabric system with an integrated moisture barrier that promises permanent performance; no stains, no spills, no worries. They offer a variety of products from indestructible pillows and throws to even pet beds; the perfect product for when everything in your world does not smell like roses.

Thursday, April 22, 2010

A table that stands on it's own two feet

Are you in need of a side table that stands out from the sea of ho-hum options? Then have a look no further than the Bobby Berk Home Ostrich table! The bold design of this piece gives it a very earthy vibe that can either be played up or down. A new favorite of the SoHo showroom, this piece can spark up any space that needs a little kick in the rear. Standing on solid metal legs, it is very sturdy and serves as a functional piece of art in your living space. Uniquely designed and not easily forgotten; grab one before they all walk out the door!

Tuesday, April 20, 2010

Liven up your Walls, Literally…

It’s that time of the year; you notice everything around your blooming into life, but your personal space doesn’t have the same vibe. Change that all around, with some Inhabit stretched wall art! Available in many different nature-inspired prints these pieces are available in all shapes and sizes and will certainly liven up any wall. Add a bit of whimsy and depth to your space by mixing and matching all of the different inhabit wall prints with coordinating pillows as well! Make a statement and brighten up your space with a little help from mother-nature, all pieces are made a post-consumer recycled materials and are fully recyclable at the end of their life cycle!

Wednesday, April 14, 2010

Bound to the Bench, Not Really…

Definitely one of the “cornerstone” pieces of our showroom, the Return Bench by *Gus Modern Studios is visually entertaining with its clean, simple lines; while the rectangular bench has the appearance of "floating" between two stainless steel return legs. Built to last, this piece is available in three solid hardwood finishes (Macassar Ebony, Walnut, and Zebrano) with the beautiful natural wood grains evident throughout a unique and earthy feel is attributed to each bench. Although presented as a great seating solution for tight spaces, this piece can also be used a coffee table for those spaces that are limited in width, and yet still need both surface space and last minute extra seating solution. Simple forms inspire Gus Modern’s contemporary furnishings, creating groundbreaking designs that mix the elegant with the industrial; their advanced design philosophies are exemplified in their Return Bench.

Monday, April 5, 2010

Best Tips for Spring Cleaning

It's that time of year again when the snow disappears and warm weather takes over. Spring cleaning is a ritual for many people who are tired of feeling cooped up in their house who are ready for a fresh, clean feel to match the fresh and clean air that spring brings. However, everyone knows that after a long winter with months of having the house closed up, it can be an overwhelming task trying to get the house clean. It is time to remove the clutter- but although we are excited about spring, we dread the thought of starting such a major project. Here are some tips to making your spring cleaning easier and faster than ever.

It is a good idea to start with a schedule- break up the tasks over several days if you have to- no one said that spring cleaning had to be done all in one day! Instead of spending an entire day of your life cleaning the basement, break it up into an hour each day. You have to have a plan, and follow it. Many of us find that there is so much to do with our homes that we go from room to room to room in a very unorganized way, picking up here and there as we go. Have you ever cleaned in a scattered way and after an entire day of back breaking work you found your house didn't look much different? Focus on one room at a time- you can start with the room that you spend the most time in so that you can finish it and be inspired and motivated to work on other rooms.

Part of your plan needs to be a list of cleaning supplies that you will need. Gather them together in one closet or one area so that you have everything ready. It will be detrimental to your plan if you have to stop every so often and run to the store to buy a cleaning supply that you do not have. Also, don't think that you have to do all of the cleaning by yourself! Get your spouse, partner or kids to help you out, even if it is just for a little bit each day. One of the best ways to get a good grip on the spring cleaning is to have you start in the common areas of the home and have your kids clean their own rooms. Chances are good that you will have to go in the room and clean after them, but at least garbage will be collected and thrown out, toys will be put in the general correct area and laundry will be tossed into baskets.

A good tip that I have found really helpful is to clean as if you were moving out: we have all seen that when people are moving out they do a pretty good job discarding items that they really do not need that they would rather donate or get rid of instead of moving it. Fight the urge to be a pack rat- ask yourself, if you were moving, would you take it with your or get rid of it?

Sunday, April 4, 2010

Gorgeous, Green, and Great!

Are three words that perfectly describe the IoLine Crib from Kalon Studios! Available in the rich, amber hue of oiled bamboo; the frame is constructed completely of sustainable and non-toxic materials. Designed to grow with your child from ages 0 to 5 years; the crib has three different mattress heights, and is easily convertible to a toddler bed when that time comes! The IoLine Crib encircles your infant in warmth while the unique geometric patterning appeals to young, developing minds. The IoLine Crib provides the perfect blend of practicality and elegance with its folding side feature. Since babies spend two-thirds of their first year asleep; ensure they do so safely, comfortably, and stylishly!

Thursday, April 1, 2010

Dark Spaces Got You Down?

Our solution is to litterally light them up with the GUS light cube! Multi-purpose and built to last this product will be sure to warm and brighten any space. Super strong and durable these cubes can be used as impromptu seating or as accent lighting for other pieces. Super fun these attention grabbers will be sure the spice up any dull areas of your abode. Used by themselves or in groups the creative possibilities are literally endless.