Shades of grey

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It has been a grey world for a while now in the home furnishing industry, and for very good reason. There is so much selection to choose from, grey really is a delight to work with. This design board plays a lot with pattern and shape, while keeping a monochromatic color scheme. The clean lines of the sofa from Sam Moore fits neatly into almost any modern family living space. Comfortable and perfectly proportioned, not too small, not too big and easy to mix in to a variety of design styles. As always when I am on the hunt for that perfect accent piece to pull a room together I turn to Hooker Furniture. The Melange cabinet was exactly what I needed to provide extra storage in this small sitting room. Once I started with the zig zag on the cabinet, it felt right to just keep it going, swirls on the lamp from Currey & Co and a geometric pattern on the rug from Loloi Rugs. So the basics are done , now here is the joy of grey, add some whimsy and color in extra toss pillows, or a textured throw for the sofa, or just drop in a large ottoman in perhaps a tufted turquoise leather. When a man sports a classic grey suit, the tie can be any color right?, then home decor should be the same. Sofas, rugs, lamps, accents, paint , there really is an abundance of shades of grey to choose from. If you want more design tips on how to incorporate this not so boring color ¬†into your home, contact me I’ll be happy to help out.

Information and Inspiration

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A client asked me the other day why I started Casa Castelli, the easiest way for me to explain, information and inspiration. I have always been passionate about the furniture industry, guess I can thank my Dad for that. I love helping clients find the perfect furniture choices for their homes, I like the challenge of looking at a picture they send me, from their favourite magazine, or Pinterest or Houzz or Instagram, and then searching to find them what they are looking for. I am not a retailer, I do not own a store, I encourage all my clients to shop local and support your local retailer. I know product, and suppliers and who makes what, and where to find it locally. Face it, most of you have extremely busy lives, isn’t it great to have someone like me here to do the leg work for you, completely free. I am very fortunate to have the support of some great retailers and fabulous suppliers as I continue to share my furniture knowledge with you. So the next time you find yourself looking at rooms that inspire you, and you just want to know -“who makes it”- “and where can I buy it”, please contact me, that’s what I’m here for.

Oh and this beautiful room scene, is from the always inspirational Hooker Furniture.

Christmas Diner?

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Are you thinking of hosting Christmas Diner, look no further than the Sanctuary Collection from Hooker Furniture. One of my favourite collections to work with, mix and match different chair options with a variety of table sizes and finishes. Each combination creating a personalized space for you to host Christmas Diner, yes I know seems so far away but keep in mind if custom ordering from your local Hooker Furniture dealer , it could take a while to come in. Want to know if this fabulous collection will fit your space, send me your room sizes and I’ll do a quick space planner, it’s free and it will allow you to visualize your space.

Teal Appeal

bar-BF-4015-Sofa--(COMBO)-4192Teal_4201Peacock-w-shadow-copyDecorating an entire home can be a challenge, where do you start? I like to ask my clients if there is a particular color that appeals to them, sometimes that is a great place to begin. Teal, aqua, turquoise or Tiffany blue, whatever is your choice it is appealing and widely available in home decor and furniture. The Dakota sofa from Barrymore is available in fabric or leather or a combination of both, now we have a starting point for the living room, let’s move through out the house keeping this our choice in a color we would like to continue with……hook-638_50137_siloThe Tiffany cabinet from Hooker Furniture, puts a pop of color into your entrance.¬†currey-9763What about this fabulous fixture from Currey and Co for over the kitchen tablecr-325_1014Does your master bedroom need a chair to sit and read, comfortable and stylish with a great selection of fabric, CRLaine always one of my go to companiesbass-V050325SAdd some accent pillows to your great room, Bassett furniture has a wide variety of patterns and colors to choose from. Now we have added small touches of your favourite color through out the home. No need to put all the same color in one room, just small doses through out, gives some continuity and makes you feel good when you walk into every room.