Surya Spotlights Energetic, ‘Living Coral’ Accessories at Winter Markets

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By Nic Ledoux on 12/8/2018


Surya reports that it will be spotlighting an array of accessories in Pantone’s 2019 Color of the Year, Living Coral, at the Atlanta and Dallas winter markets. This “animating and life-affirming coral hue” appears in over 100 Surya accessories across its product categories, including rugs, lighting, textiles, accent furniture, wall decor, and more.

Pantone positions Living Coral as a “vibrant yet mellow” color that provides warmth, comfort and buoyancy in today’s ever-changing environment. The color encourages authentic and profound experiences that foster intimate, interpersonal relationships – a sociable and spirited counter response to the imposition that digital technology and social media has created in today’s society.

“Living Coral is a multifunctional color that can cater to a variety of design styles,” says Satya Tiwari, president of Surya. “We have seen coral tones emerging in our product development research and have brought similar hues to life in our most recent Fall 2017 ‘Harmony’ and Spring 2018 ‘Desert’ trends. It bridges the gap between reds and oranges in a playful, lighthearted manner, making it much more commercially accessible across industries.”

Atlanta and Dallas winter market attendees will have the opportunity to view a collection of Living Coral-hued accessories including rugs, lighting, pillows, poufs, throws, and more in the Surya showrooms.


Not every new ‘better sleep’ option smooths the way to a restful night


Sleep is a topic that is far-reaching with an unbelievable number of “better sleep” options including creams, air filters, medicines, special lighting, noise makers and, of course, the many styles, features and distinctive designs of our mattresses and accessories.

Watching television one night, my wife and I agreed that we deserved “the best night’s sleep in the whole wide world.” We had no idea what the price of such a sleep was until she reached out in response to the television ad and bought a set of two pillows. I know pillows can go from $20 to $200 or more, so these were affordable with one concern. Since these are advertised so much, how much money can be left to make a decent pillow?

When I got home from the office one night, my wife gave me my pillow that she had put into a fresh, clean pillow case. What could be better? Clean just-washed sheets, a mattress we both love and new pillows. Sounds like great luxury and serenity, doesn’t it? Oops, and with my loving wife of almost 49 years, too.

A few hours later, I am transferring onto the mattress, careful to juggle my remote controls for the TV, the adjustable bed, the lights and the electric blinds. My head reclined onto the pillow and sank in. It (the pillow, not my head) was too soft.

But you have to fluff and manipulate every pillow, don’t you? For the next half hour or so, I kept trying to push it into some level of firmness, even squeezing it together lengthwise. I found my old pillow of many years and had a great night’s sleep. My wife tried the new pillow for about a week, and she, too, returned to her old comfy one.

Was this a fair and unbiased test? No. Comparing something new with an item you have gotten used to for decades is not easy. And it was not a waste. The new pillows went into the guest room.

On the other hand, we did try something new that really works: This triangular long wedge that fits between the two mattresses on our adjustable bed. That was genius. And it helps me keep all my remote controls from falling between the beds.


Turkish furniture producer Alfemo enters Romania with a showroom in Pipera

Turkish manufacturer Alfemo, specialized in the production of furniture and accessories, a brand present in over 200 shops in Turkey and about 40 shopping centers in 18 countries on 5 continents, is entering Romania through a showroom to be opened in Pipera, Bucharest.

The company, based in Izmir, plans to open more than 100 of its own stores by 2023.

The showroom Alfemo will open in Romania will have an area of ​​about 1,300 sqm. The Turkish brand reaches consumers with nearly 150 Alfemo dealers and 31 concept stores and 105 sales points spread over more than 60 countries in 5 continents.


Sunbrella Fabric Wicker Bench Outdoor Yard Furniture and Accessories Site Launched

Sydney, Australia – November 26, 2018 /PressCable/ —

A new site has been launched offering a wide variety of quality, affordable outdoor furniture, from patio, porch and pool furniture such as bistro seating and patio swings, to hotel and restaurant furniture as well as hammocks and outdoor heating. True Outdoor Living has a huge range of options, and is ideal for anybody that wants top quality outdoor furniture and heating at an affordable price.

More information can be found at:

Customers will find that True Outdoor Living is a site that is dedicated to offering top quality, stylish and functional outdoor furniture at a competitive price.

The site has a vast range of patio, porch, pool, hotel and restaurant furniture, and specializes in beautiful, affordable furniture that is designed to help create an outdoor living space that is comfortable as well as aesthetically pleasing.

In addition to the products available, True Outdoor Living offers top quality, knowledgeable support as well, meaning customers can rest assured that they will get the best furniture available for the right outdoor space.

Customers will find that True Outdoor Living also offers everything else to help create an outdoor living space. Customers will find decorative outdoor pieces, umbrellas, shades, cushions, sofas, tables, heating and lighting products as well as other outdoor products.

Among the items available on the site, customers will see the Circa Wicker 3 Seat Bench. This stylish looking wicker bench seats 3 adults, and has a cushion on top for comfortable seating.

The cushion features grade A Sunbrella fabric, which is available in a huge range of colours, from off-white, true blue and aruba, to Astoria sunset and Stanton lagoon. The wicker is not affected by snow, rain salt water or pool water, making it ideal for outdoor spaces, and comes with a 3 year warranty.

Full details of the furniture and items available on the online store can be found on the URL above.


EFE sees further expansion in 2019

  • EFE 2018

The annual Export Furniture Exhibition (EFE) takes place at the start of the Asian international furniture fair cycle each March, and promises to be bigger and better in 2019 …

Established in 2005, EFE remains one of Asia’s leading furniture and furnishings exhibitions, and is dedicated to regional and international companies looking to penetrate the global market.

Taking place at Kuala Lumpur Convention Centre (KLCC), Malaysia, from 9-12th March, and covering the entire spectrum of home furniture, outdoor furniture, home decor, office furniture, commercial furniture, hotel furniture, children’s furniture and furniture parts and accessories, EFE 2019 will present an upgraded display of design and lifestyle solutions.

The 15th EFE sees an expansion into another two halls (taking it to a total of 10) across an exhibition space of 35,000 sqm (3000 sqm larger than the 2018 edition).

Notable exhibitors include Novel Furniture, Marcoco Furniture Industries, Hup Chong Furniture, Home Upholstery Industries, First Flames, Deep Furniture, Zolano Design and Tawei Furniture.

The event’s organiser expects EFE 2019 to attract more than 16,000 trade buyers and visitors from some 140 countries. Within its theme, Fine Furniture, World Market, EFE is dedicated to creating a valuable trading platform for the industry, and offering sector-leading communication and promotion opportunities.


Recreate classic charm with wood

Light wooden flooring can brighten  up your home

 Light wooden flooring can brighten up your home

Be it any season or any occasion, one element that never fails to impress décor lovers is classic wood. Adding different textures of wood to your abode gives both, drama and uniqueness with a touch of tranquility.

Combining the right colour and patterns accentuates the décor so use it to your advantage. Colours like camel, tan and beige work beautifully with light; while dark shades of wood, light blue tints with subtle grey undertones go well with medium-toned walnut hues. Similarly, grey and brown can be mixed and matched together as grey complements soft, blonde, weathered and distressed wood tones. Parul Mittal, director of Greenlam Industries Ltd. says, “Add hints of colourful elements such as turquoise blues with different wood tones, a hint of mustard with sterling grey or a striking black shade for a contrasting view. Metallic accents emphasise the beauty of wood furniture — rose gold, brass, copper are all perfect combinations for your wooden accessories.”

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Considering the growing trend of statement pieces, wooden stairs are quite popular this year. Dark wooden stairs leading up to the gallery or to your door are a subtle way to add a cheerful vibe to your house. With a backdrop of classic distressed veneers for your decor that will provide a natural look, pair an antique wall clock and metallic showpieces, add that vintage persona to your home. Dark engineered wood floors always add sophistication and stability to the décor of the room. Pair it with magnificent brass side tables to make the room look a little more diverse and alluring. Satinder Chawla, MD of Span Floors, suggests that wood being a natural material has an inherent warmth and sense of comfort. “Wooden floors give a timeless and classy elegance to any interior. If the interior is predominant with wooden accessories and furniture, choose a colour tone which complements the furniture to give a rich and classy appeal. A contrasting wood colour can help create an eclectic look of combined intelligently,” says Chawla.

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Lately, the industry has seen a surge of adding patterns and textures which give respite from monotonous and dull interiors. Creative patterns, eye-catching textures, accent pieces are not only easy to integrate but add an elegant look and feel to your home. The top three trends are herringbone, chevron and geometric patterns. “With autumn, it’s all about adding that subtle oomph but also maintaining a definite serenity in your house. The criss-cross chevron pattern on your floors with the Herringbone adds sophistication to your setting and really helps raise the luxe factor of your home. Whereas, geometric patterns create a subtle contrast and make the space incredibly modern and chic. Experiment these patterns with other elements of your space, such as a collage of rectangular and square frames with monochrome pictures and pairing it with hints of green plants would give your home a fresh and natural look. Chevron patterns on throw pillows, a coffee table with herringbone pattern or royal geometric patterned rugs are some ways to apply these trends to your house with minimal effort,” explains Mittal.


Best Cyber Monday deals on furniture, bedding, and more

The Kendall Blue Bathroom Vanity is $1,399 (usually $1,799) during Houzz’s Cyber Week Sale.

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Black Friday is over, but savings for the home continue to roll in as part of Cyber Monday (and beyond).

Many retailers have simply extended their Black Friday offers through Monday while others are throwing in something extra. Dormify, for example, has upped its discount from 25 percent to 30 percent off, while Snowe will hand out gift cards starting at purchases of over $250. We’ll also be highlighting specific Cyber Monday deal picks at Amazon and Wayfair.

Need some more inspiration to nail down gifts for everyone on your list? Check out Curbed’s holiday gift guide and foolproof book roundup.

Here’s a closer look at Cyber Monday sales worth shopping—we’ll be updating the list so keep checking back.

Furniture and decor

abc carpet & home: Save 20 percent on select furniture, lighting, decor, and more with code gratitude2018.

AHAlife: Take 20 percent off sitewide with code KARMA—$5 from every purchase will be donated to the California Fire Foundation to benefit victims of wildfire in California.

AllModern: Take an extra 20 percent off select items with code ACTNOW through 11/26. Look out for 6-hour flash sales through 11/27.

Article: The furniture retailer is offering discounts of up to 60 percent off over 300 items through 12/2.

Campaign: Take $100 off seating with code BLACKOUT through 11/27 at 3:00 am ET.

Clare: The new paint startup is offering 10 percent off paint and supplies through 11/26 with code THANKS10.

Coral & Tusk: Take 20 percent off sitewide and free domestic ground shipping through 11/26.

Dormify: Take 30 percent off on 11/26 with code CYBERMONDAY2018.

Etsy: Take up to 60 percent off decor, accessories, gifts, and more.

Houzz: Save up to 75 percent at the Cyber Week Sale through 12/2.

Ikea: Take $25 off $100 purchase or more through 11/26 with code bzkhwP5H. Ikea Family members can look out for deals like up to 25 percent off Poäng chairs, Grusblad and Rödtoppa comforters, and up to 20 percent off Kivik and Bestå (through 12/2) series.

Interior Define: Get 10 percent off 1 item, 15 percent off 2 items, or 20 percent off 3 items across I/D’s range of customizable sofa, chaise, accent chair, bed frame, and recently launched dining set through 11/26.

Joss & Main: Take 25 percent off select items with code EXTRA25 through 11/26 and get free shipping from 11/27 through 12/1.

Kelly Wearstler: Take 30 perfect off sitewide through 11/28 with code CYBER2018

Lamps Plus: Shop sales of up to 70% percent beginning 11/19.

Lulu & Georgia: Take 20 percent off $400+, 25 percent off $800+, 30 percent off $1200+ percent off on 11/26 (shop these discounts at the 1-day encore sale on 11/27 with codes CYBER20, CYBER25, and CYBER30).

Maison Numen: Take 30 percent off select handcrafted home decor from around the world through 11/30.

Modsy: Take 30 percent of all interior design packages with code HOLIDAY30 through 11/26.

Society6: Take 50 percent off posters and 40 percent off tapestries and art prints.

Tempaper: Shop a variety of removable wallpaper collections at 40 percent off through 11/27.

Mattress and bedding

Bear Mattress: Save $125 off any purchase $500 and over, or $225 off any purchase $1,200 and over. Each order that includes a mattress will receive two free Cloud Pillows. Runs through 11/27.

Brooklinen: Take 10 percent off $250, 15 percent off $350, and 20 percent off $450 across the brand’s selection of comforters, sheets, pillows, and more through 11/26.

Casper: Get 10 percent off any order with a mattress in stores and online through 11/26.

Crane & Canopy: Take 20 percent off sitewide with code CHEER through 11/26.

Eight: Take $100 off your smart mattress purchase and get a free Amazon Echo Dot through 11/26.

Kassatex: Take 25 percent off and get free U.S. shipping from 11/26 through 11/27.

Nectar Sleep: Save $125 on a Nectar mattress plus two free Nectar pillows. Save $200 on Nectar’s hybrid mattress, DreamCloud Sleep.

Nest Bedding: Take $150 to $200 off select mattresses, a free sheet set, and buy one pillow, get one 25 percent off for select pillows through 11/26 or 15 percent off sitewide.

Parachute: Take 20 percent off everything with code SALE18 through 11/26.

Purple Mattress: Take up to $100 off the Original Purple Mattress and get a free Purple Blanket through 11/26.

Rebecca Atwood: Take 20 percent off sitewide on orders over $100 (wallpaper excluded); newsletter subscribers get 30 percent off $100 through 11/27.

Riley Home: This purveyor of “affordable luxury” in bedding and bath is offering 30 percent off $200+ with code HOLIDAY30 through 11/26.

Serta: Save up to $400 on iComfort mattresses and up to $500 on select adjustable foundations through 11/27.

Snowe: Get 20 percent off all orders $75+ through 11/26 (plus gift cards starting at $250+). May we recommend Curbed staffers’ favorite percale sheet set? Besides bedding, the home essentials brand also offers for elevated basics for dining and bathing.

tulo: Get up to 30 percent the Comfort Series (e.g. a Queen mattress for $499) through 11/28.


Canvas Home: Get up to 25 percent off site wide through 11/26.

Food52: Take 20 percent off everything with code YAYMONDAY on 11/26.

William Sonoma: Shop discounts across popular brands, including up to 40 percent off KitchenAid, up to 50 percent off Nespresso, $150 off Vitamix blenders, and 75 percent off a 4-quart Staub Dutch Oven.


Barrow furniture store uses pic of Scottish retail park to advertise new premises

Why has the Sofa Group used a pic of a defunct Scottish retail park to advertise their new premises?

Why has the Sofa Group used a pic of a defunct Scottish retail park to advertise their new premises?

A BARROW furniture store has created confusion by using a picture of a mothballed retail park in Scotland to tell customers about its upcoming move to “bigger and better premises”.

The Sofa Group is set to move from its current Market Street home to “bigger and better” premises although bosses have remained tight-lipped as to the new store’s location.

In a post on the firm’s Facebook page they said: “The Sofa Group are moving to a bigger and better premises in Barrow, the best site in the area. Shop in style in our new designer store.

“What’s new? Our gallery lighting department, accessories for the home, designer furniture, outdoor furniture, oak furniture, Italian leather sofas, recliner sofas, bespoke sofas and more. Prices as always will be the best in the UK.”

The news was shared alongside a picture of an impressive-looking large furniture showroom in a glass-fronted supersized store leading many to assume the image was The Sofa’s Group future home.

However one eagle-eyed Twitter user revealed the image used was actually an artist’s impression of a retail park in Scotland.

A story in Scottish newspaper The Courier two years ago published the image alongside news that the planned retail park in Fife had been rejected.


Cyber Monday and Black Friday UK: Best furniture deals 2018

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Cyber Monday and the Black Friday period might be drawing to a close, but not all bargains have been snapped up just yet. You can still get some great deals.

If a new piece of furniture is on your wish list, this is the perfect time to invest as there are some great deals around on everything from beds to sofas and homeware accessories.

If you’re buying a large piece of furniture,check sales return policies before getting too carried away. And do measure your space, if you can.

Here, we will be constantly updating the best deals on furniture throughout the Black Friday period.


Blog: New furniture store in Queensbury

Big Moose Warrensburg

Big Moose Furniture Co. has opened a second store in the region, setting up shop in the Mount Royal Plaza in Queensbury.

The company specializes in “high-quality rustic furnishings at fair prices” made in the U.S., according to its website. The company has operated a shop in Warrensburg for years, and now has a spot on the north end of the plaza on Route 9, next to OTB, as well.

The company sells indoor and outdoor furniture as well as accessories. The website shows it sells Amish-made furniture as well.

The location is interesting, putting it just south of The Wood Carte and Furniture House stores on Route 9, making the corridor a mini-destination for those in the market for high-end furniture.

The company’s website indicates its affiliated with the Big Moose General Store in Lake George.