Category Archives: Sustainable Design

Focus on Wood Furnishings

   |   In How to Choose Furniture, Interior Design Trends, Sustainable Design   |   29 January 2014, 06.00   |   comments: 0

A design trend predicted to be big in 2014 is the combination of white or pale rooms and furnishings combined with the warmth of real wood accents. Here in San Diego, that’s not really new, but as interest peaks across the country for this style, it’s bound to be reflected in the furniture you’ll see in our showrooms. Here’s a short primer on how to select wood furnishings and incorporate them in your contemporary home or office.

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Manufacturer Spotlight: American Leather

   |   In Manufacturer Spotlight, Sustainable Design   |   8 January 2014, 06.00   |   comments: 0

Our customers are some of the most discriminating consumers in the San Diego area. And that’s why we scour the country for furniture manufacturers who not only make quality furnishings right here in America, they offer customized versions to suit your personal style to a tee. American Leather is just such a company and one we are proud to feature in both our San Diego and Encinitas showrooms.

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Manufacturer Spotlight on Copeland furniture

   |   In Designer Furniture Collections, Manufacturer Spotlight, Sustainable Design   |   18 December 2013, 06.00   |   comments: 0

“Copeland Furniture’s furniture manufacture includes a strong commitment to the principles of sustainability, durability and quality construction. This approach is more and more rare in American manufacturing, although the environmental issues of our times beg for more companies to think about the ramifications of how and what they manufacture. Copeland is a leader in demonstrating how a strong value system coupled with quality design and manufacturing can make a positive impact for this generation and those that will follow.” — Professor Rosanne Somerson – Rhode Island School of Design, Furniture Design.

 

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Influences on the Modern Homeowner’s Furniture Buying Decisions

   |   In How to Choose Furniture, Interior Design Trends, Sustainable Design   |   12 September 2013, 06.00   |   comments: 0

We’ve noticed a trend in the past few years regarding the shopping and purchasing behavior of our customers. Although the furniture industry is certainly not the only one to experience a change in the pattern of sales, it’s interesting to note how current/past events and situations influence American consumers’ behavior when it comes to furnishing their homes. And because your buying habits have changed, that means our business has had to change, too. Here’s our take on the influences that have shaped – and will continue to shape – the world of home furnishings and décor.

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The New Green Furniture: Repurposed Materials

   |   In How to Choose Furniture, Sustainable Design   |   10 August 2013, 21.45   |   comments: 0

“Green” furniture, or those pieces made in an eco-friendly manner, have long been a popular choice, especially for contemporary styles. But today’s manufacturers take the green concept a step further by using a unique variety of recycled materials. This is a resourceful way to produce beautiful designs that repurpose and utilize existing materials that might otherwise end up in the landfill. Here we spotlight three of our most popular manufacturers to provide inspiration for your organically designed home or office.

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