Thursday, March 26, 2009

Glamourous Living

Just for fun for todays post I thought I would post inspirational images of what my ultimate Glam house would look like... Time for a little daydreaming...
White, white, and more white with gorgeous flowers arrangements. I love this....

The diningroom.

And a white kitchen of course!

My dressing table.

My master bedroom. I'm crazy about this bed.

My lovely white bathroom.

And lastly a beautiful outdoor room.

Thanks for reading. Have a great week!

Friday, March 13, 2009

The Chair Project

For todays post I want to show you my new chair which I just got back from my upholsterer. The chair was given to me by a friend and sat in the warehouse at Moving Designz over the winter while I was on the look out for the perfect fabric. I found the new fabric while we were up in Toronto in January and thought it would be perfect for the chair.

The chair before...

The chair now... The fabric background is creamy white with a blue and mocha coloured circle pattern. I turned out fantastic and I just love it! I ordered new legs which should be in sometime next week.

Should you reupholster or buy new? Ask yourself these questions.

1 - Is the piece an heirloom (handed down from a family member) does it have sentimental value
2- Is it very comfortable and you can't bear to part with it.
3- Does it have a good hardwood frame and (inners) springs and cushions.
4- Does it fit into your room very well.... (except for the fabric).
5- What is the maximum amount you want to spend for the piece(s).

A well-made frame is always a good value to reupholster. Older furniture is usually made from solid hardwood. You can usually tell by the weight of the piece and believe me this is one heavy chair! An old sound frame upholstered in a fresh new fabric can rival or be superior to any new high end piece. The key here is a good solid frame.

By now you are probably wondering about the cost of renewing that piece of furniture... typically the cost associated with reupholstery is dependant on 2 factors; the cost of the labour and the cost of new fabric. Prices for labour range from $450.00 for a chair to $900.00 for a sofa plus the cost of the yardage of fabric.

Looking forward to your comments.

Thanks for reading. Have a great weekend!

Thursday, March 12, 2009

This is Spring?

For todays post I thought I would continue on with more inside looks at Moving Designz Home & Cottage. But first here's a look at last Mondays ice storm... this is my yard with all the trees covered in at least an inch of ice. I took this picture on Tuesday afternoon when the sun came out. It looked so pretty.

Its days like this when Spring is so late coming that make you want to travel South. We have these amazing roll on board bags perfect for a weekend getaway or for packing your carry on items. They also come with matching laptop bags that hook on to the handle. On sale now 15% off just in time for a little trip.

Our newly revamped jewelry section with lots of very pretty necklaces, handbags and ponchos.

The prettiest pink and green room setting... so fresh for spring!
A close up of the Barcelona cocktail table perfectly accessorized with fresh pink tulips and pretty accessories.

Our spa section ...

We have plenty of beautiful glass containers and vases.
Fresh for spring are these colourful serving trays. Also new coastal inspired cottage or wedding guest books.
We have lots of lovely whiteware and new this year creamware. All in beautiful sculptural shapes.

Some colourful dishware.

Thanks for reading. Have a great week!