Nbaynadamas Furniture and Interior

Manufacturer of dining, living, home office and bedroom Furniture and Interior.

Sunday, March 30, 2014

Choosing the Best Furniture Store

When deciding on a furniture store to do business with, there are several important factors to consider and many options to decide on. First, you'll want to think of the type of furniture you're interested in purchasing, although a great number of stores and furniture dealers have pieces in a wide variety of styles that are designed to blend in with any type of d├ęcor.

Fortunately, several stores offer layaway or interest free plans to qualified customers on purchases over a certain amount. Many stores also have sales near most holidays, with some having end of the season clearance events as well as rebates and a variety of discounts.



Also when choosing a place to buy furniture, inquire ahead of time about their shipping and delivery policies, and find out if there are any extra fees involved for assembling or setting up the furniture after delivery. Some stores will also haul away old furniture as well, but may charge extra for the service. It's also smart to choose a furniture store with the reputation of good customer service and return policies. A good furniture store will have everything necessary to completely furnish a room, not only couches, chairs, and tables, but also lighting, rugs, with some even having window treatments, bedding, mattresses, pictures, wall hangings, and a host of other decorative accessories. For the bedroom, the best stores should have a choice of beds in every size and style, from four poster beds complete with head and footboards, as well as futons and daybeds, bunk beds, and a variety of children's beds and furniture. The best type of youth furniture collections are those that are durable and adjustable so that they "grow" along with the child.

Do not forget about cleaning the furniture

If you have hardwood floors this makes for a difficult problem too. Cleaning under them is just as hard. The added problem is that in moving the furniture it is easy to slide. But this creates a problem and the furniture can scratch the flooring or damage the floors finish.

The best way around this is to go to a local store and purchase 1 to 2 inch felt pads that adhere on one side to the bottom of the furniture. This makes the furniture very easy to move around without damaging the floor or the floors finish. Also the furniture is not damaged either. Just remember to lighten all furniture before moving to clean under it.

When pulling out drawers be very careful not to drop them on your feet or you may end up with broken toes or damaged floors or drawers. Most beds can be taken apart for easy moving around and then reassembled after the cleaning is done.

Do not forget about cleaning the furniture itself also. This is very important in your furniture's care and will make it last longer and retain it's beauty longer. If you invest in good quality furniture, it is important to use a good quality furniture polish as well.


AN tips

The Bedroom Furniture And Cleaning

Be aware of the material being used in the making of the furniture. The product description may not be enough to tell of its quality. The best thing to do is to look over the individual bedroom furniture pieces. Kick the tires if you will, give it the once over. Shake the furniture to see if it wobbles. Lie on the bed to test it's firmness, check the legs and the tightness of the construction. Give special attention to the bed posts as they must lie flat. No one wants a wobbly bed.

If your budget allows it, it may be a good idea to buy furniture that will last longer. Most bedroom sets are made four ways, hardwood, wood, laminates or particle board, and or veneer.

Most bedroom furniture is made of wood, particle board covered with veneer. The furniture can be heavy. If it is on carpeting it will be hard to move and to clean under. You will probably need some assistance in moving it. Remove dresser drawers and nightstand drawers to make the furniture lighter. Remove items off the tops of the furniture before moving. Take off bed spreads and mattress to make the bed lighter and easier to carry.


Other sources for buying furniture

The third point to keep in mind is whether the furniture in your kid's bedroom is durable or not as normally you buy inexpensive furniture which can be replaced without hesitation if your kid outgrows it or covers it with paint and stickers to make it look ramshackle and dilapidated or it breaks.

When selecting the bed you have to be extra careful about the quality of the bed as children tend to be playful and treat their beds like a trampoline and jump up and down on it. You have to choose a bed which will not break accidentally or cause serious harm to your kid. If your kid is still small then you should buy the best bedding that is available for the cot.

Other sources for buying furniture

Just like second hand stores, flea markets and antique shops are sometimes sources of very good quality furniture which you can buy at low prices. Wherever you buy the furniture from you should put your stress on the quality of the furniture you put in your kid's bedroom. You should stress on safety when you choose any design of furniture for your kid. Kids normally run and jump about in their rooms when playing games. You should take care in choosing the furniture so that she does not come to any harm due to your faulty selection of furniture.


Buying Bedroom Furniture for Your Kids

Before making up your mind on the items of furniture you would like to buy for the bedroom for your kids you should take into consideration some salient aspects like how much money you want to spend on the items, the space in the room and the type of designs that will be best for the furniture. You might also get the perfect furniture which you have been looking for at second hand stores where the price may quite reasonably. Some hints on how to go about choosing the proper furniture for your kid's bedroom are given below.

Points to consider while buying kid's furniture

The first thing that you should consider is whether the room is big enough to have any unoccupied space left after the furniture is put in the room. You should choose a bed which is smaller in size if the room is not big enough to leave some room for movement.

The next thing which you have to take into account is whether there is room to put your kid's wardrobe and a display cabinet for the toys which your kid may want to have in her bedroom. You can buy a wardrobe designed just for kids which may make your kid happy to have it in her room.
Bedroom Furniture for Your Kids
Bedroom Furniture for Your Kids

Bedroom Furniture for Your Kids
Bedroom Furniture for Your Kids part 1

Bedroom Furniture for Your Kids




Thursday, March 20, 2014

ALL ABOUT THE ARCH


I think a good arched window or door or hallway somewhere in a home can add great character.  No frills necessary if you have an arch...just the clean rounded line can still be modern while adding a bit of character and personality to a space.

I am all about a good arch these days.  What about you?





Loving the last photo with the dark walls and arched windows and fire burning.  A cozy living room indeed.

Happy Thursday!

xo
Coco

P.S.  Remember to shop the new Nbaynadamas Furniture of pillows and throws at the Nbaynadamas Furniture!



Photos: Joe Schmelzer; Trevor Tondro; Axel Vervoordt; Kali Cavanagh
Wednesday, March 19, 2014

WINDSOR SMITH FOR CENTURY FURNITURE - MARKET WATCH


Yesterday I had a really nice day. I drove down to the Laguna Design Center (lovely) in Laguna Nigel (far from Los Angeles - long drive) to help uber interior designer Windsor Smith (amazing) and furniture giant Century Furniture (pillar) launch Windsor Smith's new collection of stunning furniture. Windsor and Century personally asked me to come down to do a fireside chat with Windsor as she launched her Century Furniture Icon Collection with them.

I, of course, was honored that Windsor, a designer with such an amazing reputation, wanted me to introduce her and do a one-on-one chat in front of an audience of about 200.  I met Windsor years ago at a design event.  She has always been so warm and wonderful to me.  Her work is elegant, inviting and friendly...much like the designer herself.

Anyhoooo...was thrilled to get an early look at the collection in the Century Furniture showroom in Laguna.  Lovely pieces with a traditional base but modern feel.  Lots of geometric shapes, a mix of media, classic lines with a fresh twist.  A must see!

During the q&a I did with Windsor on stage, she shared insights with the 200 people there about her design approach...telling a story with every room design, piece of furniture or look.  Her words were very inspiring.

Here's a sneak peek of a few of my favorite pieces from the collection.

Two toned secretary desk.  Love this one (above)

My favorite and Windsor's too...a chain link little side table (above)

This fantastic coffee table with a classic metal base and Modrian like glass squares for the top. (above0


A lovely lavender lacquer geometric coffee table...perfect for a family room. (above)

Congratulations Windsor!

Thank you to Windsor, Comer Wear and all the folks at Century Furniture, and the Laguna Design Center (Crystal and Mary) for a lovely day in Laguna.

Happy Wednesday!

xo
Coco

P.S. In bath robe and Uggs this morning...just heard garbage trucks...had to stop blog post to fly down the stairs of my house...like a bit of a kooky person to take out the trash cans...one neighbor was getting into his car and saw the spectacle of me running to pull out the cans in my make shift morning get up and hair in two pigtails...he quickly averted his eyes away...hmmm....

P.P.S. Must run...lots of people in town for my day job. Lots of meetings today. Thinking of wearing this cute new spring dress I got at Barney's over the weekend.  Only problem is that I am still wanting to wear dark opaque winter tights. So I guess the question is bare leg or tights? Or forget the dress and go for some cute skinny jeans with a blazer?  Oh my non dilemma dilemmas continue on...okay...now I am officially running late!  Have a great day!

P.P.P.S.  Best of friend AM woke me up at 5:15 am to chat on the phone while she was driving from some place in New York to some place else in New York.  I said to her 3 times I was sleeping...she didn't care...she was bored on a long commute...so within 5 minutes I joined in and talked to her for about an hour! Somehow I am still running late this morning even though my day started at 5:15a.  Help.

AN