Want Affordable Custom Furniture? Check Out "the Inside

Finding furniture for your home isn't hard. From high-end showrooms to no-money-down-easy-payment outlets and thrift stores, the sources certainly abound. The only problem is that you rarely find the color or style you secretly want and just end up settling on a nice neutral color that's only somewhat comfortable - until now.Shopping at The Inside is a dream come true, allowing you to choose styles and fabrics that perfectly match your tastes. And the best part? They make it especially for you! Most of the brand's pieces and accessories are well under $1,000, and shipping is always free. In just two to three weeks, you'll find your custom-designed piece delivered straight to your door: a wonder to unwrap, and a precious gift you can hardly believe is yours.How It WorksInstead of visiting a brick-and-mortar showroom, you just go to The Inside website and leisurely start shopping. First, you choose a style from one or more categories, whether it be beds, headboards, benches, chairs, cocktail ottomans, traditional ottomans, removable wallpaper (very cool, especially for apartment dwellers), screen room dividers/accents, or throw pillows. Next, you can choose the upholstery fabric, or order swatches at $1 each so you can examine the texture and colors up-close before placing your order.Once you've decided on that, all that's left to do is complete your order and wait for your custom furniture to arrive!Important Things to KnowAll the furniture sold by The Inside is made from scratch in the United States. The frames are made from hardwood pine and the filling is comprised of polyfoam and fill. The fabrics are all fire-resistant (OEKO-TEX certified) and free of VOCs. They are also child and pet-friendly, woven with "double-rub" count synthetic fibers, which equals the softness of 10-plus years of use combined with maximum durability. All items have a one-year warranty and are returnable during that time, with terms clearly outlined on the company website.Wondering how The Inside keeps prices low? It's actually quite simple. They don't keep a costly inventory on hand since every item is custom-made. Subsequently, they have no need for big warehouses or showrooms, which means they're spending far less than almost all of their biggest competitors.Money MattersIf you subscribe to The Inside newsletter, you get $45 off your first order. And if someone you refer makes a purchase of $199 or more, they get a $50 discount and you get a $50 Visa gift card. Talk about some serious savings!The Woman Behind It AllChristiane Lemieux, a graduate of the Parsons School of Design, is the co-founder of The Inside and serves as the company's CEO. She also created DwellStudio, which was eventually bought by Wayfair. She wrote two well-received books on design, The Finer Things and Undecorate, and hosted both iconic talk show host Ellen Degeneres' Ellen's Design Challenge and HGTV's popular show Overhaul. As a world traveler, Lemieux gathers epochal fabrics that often inspire the prints available on her site. She also works closely with SF Girl By Bay, Peter Som, Clare V., Scalamandre, Christene Barberich, The Everygirl, and Katherine Carter from Homepolish on designs and fabrics for The Inside.

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Confirming the adage that everything old is new again, wallpaper is enjoying a resurgence on the home decorating front. Once considered a relic from the 1960s and '70s, wallpaper is now hot, hot, hot, having caught the eye of a new generation that appreciates its retro look and subtle elegance.Interior designers are finding more renovators want to decorate their homes with wallpaper - from once daggy boldly coloured flocks to stunning woven bamboos. James Marks, sales and marketing director for Radford Furnishings, which imports fabrics and papers from the US, Britain and Europe, says wallpapers are one of his company's fastest-growing areas."It's been a well-kept secret, but wallpapers are making a big comeback," says Marks, whose clients include British companies Cole & Son (which makes flock papers using traditional techniques), the US design house of Ralph Lauren and British company Zoffany. As of September 1, Radford Furnishings will also be handling wallpapers from Designers Guild and British designers William Yeoward, Cath Kidston and Jasper Conran.Zoffany and the National Trust in Britain collaborated to create an exclusive range of wallpapers based on historical documents and architectural decoration.The result is the National Trust Collection of wallpapers, named after three of Britain's finest stately homes - Knoll, Oxburgh Hall and Fellbrigg House - and are pictured on this page.Marks's comments are reinforced by decorative artist and wallpaper hanger James Stephenson, who agrees there is a "huge resurgence" in paper."All my retail, commercial, entertainment and domestic clients are wanting wallpaper that offers the 'wow' factor. People who dismissed wallpaper as something old-fashioned from the '60s and '70s cannot believe the range of papers available, and what is achievable using them. It really is an awakening."Popular wallpapers today include chinoiserie styles in red and gold, woven fibres, reeds, bamboos, metallics and psychedelic retro looks.Interior designer Isabella Emerson has always been a wallpaper fan. "A wallpapered room says 'this is my home, I've put my mark on it and I'm not moving'," says Emerson, who believes paint cannot reproduce the luxury and elegance that wallpaper creates. Emerson says there is a big demand for using wallpaper in new and creative ways."Don't limit it to walls - think about making screens or room dividers with it, make a feature wall with a beautiful, bold patterned paper. Enjoy it and the colours and patterns it provides." Fiona Baker, from Designers Guild, says wallpapers were once more commonly used to decorate children's bedrooms, but these days are highly sought after to decorate dining, lounge and living areas."We're seeing a lot of young people who have just purchased their first home and are wanting to really make a statement with their interiors and are looking at wallpaper to do that," says Baker.And the application isn't confined to papering all four walls, she says. "Customers are using interesting papers to do just a feature wall, a chimney breast or using a couple of panels in place of an art piece." Stencilled or hand-painted paper was first used as wall decorations in Britain and Europe in the 15th century. Wallpaper was popular among the wealthy during the 18th and 19th centuries, with block printed or flocked papers featuring myriad designs, including imitation architectural motifs, Chinese and chinoiserie styles, panoramic scenes and delicate florals.It fell out of fashion between the two world wars, only to return in the early 1950s, perhaps influenced by people such as Queensland born Florence Broadhurst, before really coming into its kitschy own in the 1960s and '70s.Broadhurst, whose career spanned music and fashion design, ran an arts academy in Shanghai but returned to Australia in 1949 to design wallpaper using paper and inks from Europe.Her work spanned classical, contemporary and geometric designs - about 800 in 80 different colour ways - which were highly sought after, until her untimely death (she was murdered in her Sydney showroom) in 1977.Her wallpaper designs are now being interpreted into rugs by Customweave carpets and rugs in collaboration with Signature Prints, a leading distributor of Florence Broadhurst designs.
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New Uses Found for Fiber Glass; Foreign Markets Stressed by California Company
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What to Look for When Buying a Camping Tent
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Jazz Up Your Room with Folding Screen Room Dividers
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