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October 15, 2017

Vintage at #goldenoldies, old and repro inspiration

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Finding comfortable furniture is important to my clients. Many want to sit on a piece of furniture before purchasing. With the demise of furniture stores this can be difficult, but that is where a few tips can help. Comfort is a function of your human dimensions and the sofas physical dimensions. Find that comfy couch-in a friends, at a store, in a hotel and take a couple of key dimensions pictured below. If you match those dimensions to within a half inch and specify the firmness/softness of the seat and back cushion, you will achieve success. Why would you want to do this? The only place you can find a huge amount of sofas to test drive is at a budget furniture store (not highest quality) or the design center (very pricey). Get ...

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Shea Studio In the News! Named Best of Houzz 2017 for 4th yr rAND Best Home Improvement Pro from NOVA magazine!

Newest Bathroom renovation. Slate look porcelain with real slate decorative linear tile and flat stack ledge stone.

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Furniture of today is also green, or Eco-friendly. The sofa below is made by Precedent furniture and is composed of recycled steel, cushions that are made with soy, formaldehyde free glues and US hardwood certified by the Sustainable Forestry initiative. there are even fabrics that are made with recycled bottles.

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Fresh, vibrant and uplifting, this color adds a little zip to a space.

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So you're feeling dried out and chapped. That's the cold, dry air brought with the sub freezing temperatures.

You're furniture feels the effects also. It's important to keep your temperature between the 60's and 70" and humidity in the midrange.

When the temp is lower the air is dryer (yes, even with snow). That dries out your wood floors and causes separating and splitting. Repeated cycles of expanding and contracting is damaging to furnishings and flooring. It can cause glues to crack and joints to become loose.

The opposite happens in high temperature and humidity. The wood swells and can buckle.

When you go on vacation in the winter make sure you keep your temperature no lower than 60 degrees. In the summer,

any higher than 78...

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