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Top Design Trends of 2014

As we say goodbye to 2013 and celebrate the beginning of a new year, our thoughts turn toward making New Year’s resolutions. While many of those resolutions will be about health, fitness and career, you may get the urge to redecorate a room or give your home a makeover as well. To help you with any “interior decorating” resolutions you may have, we’ve compiled a list of some of the top predicted design trends for 2014. Use this list as inspiration to create the home of your dreams this year.

  • Interchangeable home decor is becoming more popular. Rather than choosing a theme for a room, more people are picking out versatile, neutral furniture and accessorizing with interchangeable pieces. This will allow you to redecorate regularly without spending a lot of time or money.
  • Vintage finds. The vintage trend is hardly new, but in an era of furniture chains and mass produced items, there’s a new appreciation for uniqueness. We’ve got plenty of new and almost new pieces at Consign Design, but we also have plenty of vintage pieces to choose from.
  • More luxury and glamour. The home is where the heart is, and for many people, that means being surrounded by sophistication. This year, resolve to make one room of your home more glamorous. The dining room is a great place to start: paint the room’s walls a dark gray and invest in some new dining room furniture. Every meal will feel like a dinner party.
  • Mixing metals. Gold and silver look great together. Instead of keeping them separated, mix it up and decorate with both.
  • Blue hues. Known for its calming, soothing properties, blue is already big in the world of Feng Shui. In 2014, shades of blue will be seen in lots of professionally decorated rooms. Try adding some blue to your bedroom and see if you notice a difference.

We wish you a happy, healthy and well-decorated 2014!

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Decorate Your Dining Room Sustainably With Skovby

Home design trends come and go, but the dining room tends to be a place where we stick to classic decor and timeless furniture. Since the dining room is usually the least remodeled room in a home, investing in quality furniture will give you a great look for many years to come. Currently, Consign Design has a few pieces of gorgeous dining room furniture from the well-known Danish brand Skovby.

Skovby was founded in 1933 by a 23-year-old cabinet maker. He grew it into a family business that boomed during the 1950’s post-war desire for long-lasting, well made goods. The business is still family-owned and now has an international network. They focus on craftsmanship, natural materials and a sustainable business model for both employees and the environment.

The wood used to create Skovby furniture is primarily harvested from well-run plantations in North America and Europe that focus on sustainability. Because the color and structure of the wood vary because of different growth conditions, every piece of furniture is unique. We currently have a beautiful Skovby dining table that comes with two leaves, a console cabinet and a wall unit for fine china. Call us at 206-345-0009 to check on availability, and remember—our prices are always up for discussion, so you could end up with a shiny new dining room set at a fraction of the normal cost.

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Tropical Salvage

When it comes to durable, beautiful and eco-friendly furniture, nothing tops reclaimed wood pieces. Since reclaimed wood undergoes natural air drying and seasoning over time, it grows stronger than virgin wood. If you’ve been to Consign Design recently, you may have noticed some exceptionally beautiful reclaimed wood furniture with the label “Tropical Salvage.” This Northwest Brand, based out of Portland, uses exotic reclaimed wood to create their high end furniture.

Tropical Salvage gets their reclaimed hardwood from Indonesia before creating their quality pieces. This creates fair trade, conservation supportive jobs in Indonesia and enables consumers to choose eco-friendly products. The company was founded by Tim O’Brien after he and a friend visited West Sumatra in 1998. While they were on a hike enjoying the beauty of nature, they discovered a large area of clear-cut primary forest. The logging project had harvested only the trees’ trunks, leaving behind the crowns and stumps. Tim was inspired to take action, creating a business strategy that would reduce the destructive pressure on our natural heritage.

Tropical Salvage produces investment pieces. The furniture will last for generations, becoming a part of your own family history. We have several pieces of Tropical Salvage at Consign Design. They tend to sell quickly, proving that Tim O’Brien’s business concept is one that works.

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