Stylish Coffee Tables For Your Perfect Living Space
What's better than one coffee table? Two, of course. These newly arrived coffee table come in 2 sizes for each model. Getting them in a pair doesn't just mean having more surface area, but it also means creating a super stylish living area perfect for an all-evening entertainment.
Reorganise your workstation in a way that it reinforces good posture, proper lighting, correct heights and angles. This will enable a smoother working process and encourage a healthier work culture.Click on the image below to view higher resolution.
If you're living in a studio apartment or have a large room, it is a great idea to consider adding a rug. Rugs can be use to define/separate different areas of your home. Providing more definition to larger rooms.
Products seen: Plant Glass - 4, Poster - Luigi Green & Poster - Mario Red
Having plants indoors will certainly bring the feel of nature into places such as your dining area, living room and even bathrooms. Planters light up lonely corners of the house without being too outstanding. Check out our artificial planters that are maintenance free yet realistic looking.
Colors are just as important as the quality and durability of furniture. Selecting bold colors may leave you in a spot with matching decors in the future.
For larger furniture, such as sofas and dining tables, look for neutral colors where as smaller pieces you may go with bold colors.
Depending on the furniture and wallpaper, adding a rug can brighten or quieten a room if it has a contrast in color. If the walls of the room have patterns or are bright, go for a subtle color rug. Likewise if the wall has a dark and simple color, select a rug with elaborate patterns or bright colors.
When measuring the space to place your furniture, do not neglect measuring the space for walking about and pulling out a chair after sitting. It will be annoying if you realise that you don't have the extra space needed ..
When getting off your chair or moving the furniture around the house, remember to lift and place objects instead of dragging the furniture across the surface. Dragging objects or the furniture itself will increase the rate of wear and tear, thus reducing the durability of it.
Oakland Dining Table in Cocoa + Stewart Chair + Tang Stool + Farm V2
Change the look of your room by placing furniture in the middle. Larger furniture, such as the couch, will make most sense against a wall if space is a constraint. However don’t restrict yourself when it comes to smaller piece, instead you may place armchairs in the front to create a new and different look.
Bellewaters Sales Gallery @ Anchorvale | Products Seen: Light Hang NM Series - Pharos & Oculo, Brandy Lounge Chair
For families with children, safety is a priority when selecting furniture. Before selecting a coffee table that catches your fancy, you should consider if it will survive the "topple effect". Avoiding coffee tables with big wide tops on a slim middle core would be a safe approach.
Pet owners will know how tough it can be to maintain nice furniture with a furry family member in the house. When selecting fabrics for furniture, you may wish to consider ‘thicker’ fabrics like Polyester.
Alternatively, Synthetic Leather furniture are also good options as they are durable, easy to clean and will suffer minor scratches as long as the nails of your pets are well trimmed.
With the constraints of space, clutter is a problem for small homes or apartments. It is important to select furniture that is not only aesthetically pleasing but also able to reduce the amount of space taken.
A tip is to select furniture that have storage capability, stackability and/or ability to serve more then one function.
Pet-friendly Home Design - Durable & Safe Furniture
It is important to have furniture that are durable and safe. You will want furniture that will stay upright even if your pet has jumped or bumped into it. Having tables with rounds edges instead of pointed corners is one point you may wish to consider.
Junko Dining Table in Bean Shape matches with Melcor Side Antique Chair
If there is something in the room which you like to be the focal point, such as an ornament or a piano, you may consider placing your furniture around it. This will draw the attention of eyes towards the object.
To avoid spending lots of time cleaning, if your pet has light fur avoid darker fabrics. This is same for pets with dark hair, avoid light-colorered furniture. To make fur less obvious, you may consider complex and multicoloured patterns that fur will be less likely to appear.
Gum – Half Fabric + Rocking Armchair
Common frustrations for parents with young babies is the unstoppable crying and constant need to be carried in ‘rocking’ mode. That's because young babies like the 'rocking' movements they constantly experienced while in mummy's womb. Maybe the solution is in a rocking chair…
Tips on Creating the Mismatched Chairs Arrangement Ideas For Your Dining Table
Shake things up on mismatched chairs for the dining room. Mismatched chairs are wonderful in the dining room, adding a lot of textures and creating a more casual and laid-back vibe.
(Melcor Sidechair Epoxy)
Love the Industrial theme these days but afraid that it's not homely..?
Balance out the cold metal-look with some rich wood finishes. Either choose a chair that combines both metal & wood elements in one item, or match the metal chair with a wood table.
Like Yin and Yang, make your metal furniture complementary to the other elements in your home (rather then opposing), so that together, they are able to form a dynamic system in which the whole is greater than the individual parts.
(Products Seen: Serbia Dining Table L1600, Toyo Chair, Melcor Stool, Kanto Chair, Elf Chair & Light Desk 0002)
Tips on Selecting the Right High Stool for Your Bar Table
Dojo Barstool Wood + Galvanised | Pipe Bar Table | Dojo Barstool – Galvanised
How do you know if your desired high stool is just the right height for your high table? Simple! Just deduct +/- 300mm from the tabletop to get the optimal seat height you should be looking at. This would help ensure a comfortable dining experience, where you wouldn't be hunching over your plate, or stretching out like a giraffe.
What's tempered glass? Glass that would never break..? Nah... Tempered glass would still break upon impact, however, should it break, it would crumble into smaller granular pieces with rounded corners instead of sharp dangerous corners. You will be glad to know that most of Comfort Design’s Tables are made from Tempered Glass.
(Putin Dining Table)
Tips on Mixing and Matching Cushions Designs for Your Boring Sofa
Never underestimate the power of cushions. Small in size they may be, they are important accents in the living room and must-have companions for the sofa.
Typography such as Inspirational quotes, idioms and phrases, they are words of wisdom that keep us going, put a smile on our face and remind us of certain things that we may have overlooked.
(Cushion SET – Mr. & Mrs Right – Featured on SquareRooms March 2014)
Color Blocking, placing cushions in loud and bold colors around keeping things simple but still packs a punch nonetheless.
(Bright Cushion Series)
If you have young children, it may be better to buy a sofa that's smaller in size as that would allow for more floor playing space.
Ironic as it sound such ‘small’ children would require such BIG space... Imagine their Train Tracks, Play Houses, and Kitchen Play Set... Boy!
They're big in size!
Rounded Corner Tables that makes adults and kids happy
Tumi Dining Table
Tables with Rounded Corners help makes interior space looks more fluid as it exuberates a lighter, airy feel to the room. More importantly, these rounded corners would make the table safer for younger children.
Here's a little tip to add some design variety without going over the top - make sure there is at least one common factor or attribute among your furniture composition.
An example would be the Leo Chairs in Epoxy finishing (pictured). They belong to the same family of happy colors as well as belonging to the same furniture model.
Or, you can experiment with different models but in the same color. Put Tumi chair, Duxton chair, Hanoi chair & Osaka Side chair together and you get that artsy random feel. The similar element being the Timber in Natural color in this case, will still hold the whole look together despite the furniture pieces being different in size and shape. Check out the other pictures in this tip for more inspirations.
Basically, have one common element for your furniture selections. It will give aesthetic continuity throughout your interior space.
When placing a Living Plant on timber, it’s advisable to use a Tray or Plate so that the water or condensation or morning dew from the Plant could be contained within the Plate and not transfer (spill or drip) onto the Timber; resulting in unsightly watermarks.
Generally, leather should be wiped regularly with a colourfast, damp white cloth. Do not use detergents, solvents and abrasives; and protect from sunlight, heat sources and humidity.
Avoid cleaners and detergents that aren’t made for leather care. A dry cloth and lukewarm water are usually all that’s needed to keep your leather’s natural brightness and texture. Then let it air dry instead of using a fan or hair dryer as that will dry the leather out over time.
Glass is one of the easiest surfaces to clean. Glass can be cleaned using a soft cloth damped with vinegar. Remember to clean dry the surface afterwards as water gathered on the glass may damage it. Periodically polish the glass with crushed newspaper for the added shine.
However when there are a combination of wood and tempered glass tops, extra care is to be taken when cleaning. Ammonia, vinegar and other common glass-cleaner ingredients, may damage wood. So, it’s important to use different cleaners for glass and wood, and to keep the glass cleaner from coming into contact with the wood and vice versa.
Tumi Dining Table
Any coating applied on wood is only as durable as the wood itself. As a natural product, wood will always need more care than some man-made surfaces, such as Laminates. Chemical Cleaners should not be used. Use only warm water and soap and do not soak the surface for a long period (remove any excess water immediately and this includes water spills and condensation from a cold drink)
Avoid dragging objects on the surfaces as this will result in scratching which may only be removed by refinishing. It is wise to use Coasters to prevent heat transfer onto the Timber as that will result in popping or swelling. Also, Coasters could help prevent unsightly scratches too. Do not store Wood under plastic, as Wood is a natural product and it needs to breathe.
Apply non-abrasive, solvent-free cleaners with a soft cloth. Any use of harsh cleaners or solvent (like Thinner), will damage the surface and void any warranty. Avoid the use of strong detergents, glass cleaners and silicone-based products (eg. Jif Cream).
Most marks on Polypropylene furniture should be able to be removed with warm mild soapy water. However, resistant marks can be treated with common household cleaners and solvent products such as Methylated Spirit. Avoid harsh scouring powders and harsh abrasive cloths and brushes.
Korito 3 Seater Sofa
Prompt cleaning is always recommended. Upholstered cushions should be regularly brushed or vacuumed, but never use a stiff brush as this could damage the fibers.
Flip your seats and back cushions periodically to extend the life of your cushions so that both sides wear evenly through the years.
As most of our upholstery is made of foam, it is also advisable to shake them regularly to ensure foam stability.
Chemical cleaners should not be used. Use only warm soapy water and remove any excess water immediately. When possible, use Coaster, as Coasters are friendly household items that help prevent scratches, heat transfer and watermarks when used correctly.
It is important to keep metal surfaces dry. Dusting should be done with a soft, cotton cloth or towel. You may use mild detergent and water to clean once in a while but make sure to dry it completely afterwards. Smudges and smears can be removed using a window cleaning liquid and a paper towel. Regular waxing prevents tarnishing of metals and maintains a bright finish. Waxing also boost the cleaning power of metal products.
Placing products near windows or areas with direct sunlight would also result in a faster wear & tear rate as prolonged exposure to extreme temperature will result in faster degeneration. For example, wood or upholstery loosing its color, wood drying out, and materials in general becoming more brittle and weak.
Here’s an online article we have found to be very useful in how to care for our burlap cushions. Kristen Whitby shows us how the proper care of burlap. Burlap isn’t at all a hard thing to maintain. She simplifies it in the excerpt below:
How to wash
First, I wash my burlap in the washing machine. I use about half the regular amount of liquid detergent I would use in a normal load, and I add a splash of bleach to the bleach cup of my washer. I set my machine to the delicate cycle, warm water, and let it do its thing. If I am not happy with the smell, still, when it is finished, I will run it through once more. It will not get rid of the smell completely, but it will decrease it very significantly.
Update: I have done this with both the blonde (pictured) and the natural (light brown) burlap several times. The natural does get a little more fuzzy after washing than the blonde does. I just take it outside… shake, shake, shake it… and run a lint roller over it… and it works wonderfully! Not only does it take a lot of the smell away, it makes it a lot softer. Soooooo worth the extra effort! And, just to warn you, you’re about to see my scrub bottoms in these pictures
Then I pull it out and drape it over two chairs to dry.
How to iron
After it dries, I Iron my burlap to get all of the wrinkles out of it. Depending on your iron, the method you use here will vary from mine, but I will show you how I do it and you can adjust as you need to. I use a medium high setting. On my Iron, it says “Silk.” You want to make sure it is not on any of the automatic steam settings. I have learned from experience that too much of the water or steam will yellow your burlap and develop a weird film on your iron. Instead I just iron and do one squirt of the steam in one big motion over a large area of my fabric, following it up with a lot of steamless strokes.
For more helpful tips on how to care for burlap, read on at:
Mix & Match: Try mixing old with new. Have a favorite piece of furniture or fixtures? Try giving it a new coat of paint or finishing; you will be surprised by the end result of mixing something old with the new.
On the other hand, Comfort Design has pieces of furniture on sale from time to time. Reasons for sale varies from scratches to discontinued colors / models etc. Seek this opportunity to grab a good buy and personalize it with some of your own creativity!
Explore with Colors: Be bold and experiment with colors. Draw up a color board and have sample swatches of furniture fabrics, wall & floor finishes, etc. This will help you to see what colours matches and what do not.
It’s always a good idea to hang on to leftover paint from a project in case you need to do touch-ups in the future. But have you ever stored your paint in its original can only to find it completely dried out when you need it?
Once you pry open a paint can, it’s no longer sealed so you’re inevitably letting air in which will cause your paint to dry out quickly. A simple and stylish storage solution is to store your paint in airtight food storage jars! If these jars can help keep your food fresh, then it certainly can keep your paint fresh too! Be sure to label your jars so you can keep track of your colors. - Nicole Gibbons
Caption: Store your leftover paints in airtight containers to keep it fresh.
Tips on protecting your fabric furniture from spills & stains
Love the fabric look on your sofa but afraid of the maintenance? Fear not! Try 3M Scotchgard Protector!
Available in 3 versions: Fabric Protector (retails at $17.95); Fabric Cleaner (retails at $15.95) & Oxy Carpet & Fabric Stain Remover (retails at $17.95). Scotchgard leaves a layer of protection over your fabric furniture which helps repel liquids and block stains. It’s a fantastic household life-saver for those accidental spills! Check out the USA website for more details! Item available in most DIY stores. Read manufacturer’s guidelines for more information. http://www.scotchgard.com/wps/portal/3M/en_US/NAScotchgard/Global/
For over 40 years, Comfort Design has established its reputation as the leading furniture firm for restaurant, office and residential customers. Our success stems from our belief in having a customer-oriented approach, adhering to the requirements of our clients and balancing between design & comfort. With our own manufacturing capabilities, quality is assured.