Adding Custom Furniture to Your Space Adds Personality

June 4, 2015 BY Carrocel Interiors | Leave a response

Furniture is a collection of lifeless objects, until you make it your own. Whether you are ordering a piece of custom furniture or taking something you have found at a fine furniture store to customize it and make it unique, how you display your furniture speaks highly about your personality. To get the best look, we at Carrocel believe you need to be selective in what you choose. One of the easiest pieces of furniture to customize at home is a display cabinet.    Our Tips for Decorating Your Display Cabinet First, you will want to pick a cabinet that suits your existing living space. If your space is eclectic, vintage furniture will fit right in. Even if it is modern, ...

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What You Need to Know When Looking for a Custom Furniture Builder

May 20, 2015 BY Carrocel Interiors | 3 Comments on What You Need to Know When Looking for a Custom Furniture Builder

Just because a furniture piece is labeled “custom made furniture” does not necessarily mean it was made using high-quality products or even quality craftsmanship. Furniture, just like any other purchasable item, is only as good as the materials and builder behind it. If you want to enhance the look of your home with a custom built furniture piece, you need to know what to look for. Custom Made Furniture Should Never be a Knock Off There are numerous custom built pieces out there that are mere knock-offs of other designers. A true custom designer will typically not copy or borrow another’s design - it is not good business practice. If you find a designer that does not simply copy designs, ...

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Consider the Craftsmanship of Professional Furniture Reupholstery

May 10, 2015 BY Carrocel Interiors | 4 Comments on Consider the Craftsmanship of Professional Furniture Reupholstery

Most consumers do not realize the costs or the benefits of furniture reupholstery. If you have an outdated piece of furniture or just an item that needs its upholstery refreshed, there are a few things you will want to consider; most importantly, whether or not you should invest in a professional doing the job for you. A Quality Piece Requires Quality Furniture Reupholstery If you have a well-built piece of furniture or even a vintage furniture piece, it is something that is worth investing in. From droopy seat cushions to torn fabric, these degrade the value of your furniture. While you could reupholster them yourself, if it does not hold or is done incorrectly, you will not add any value. ...

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Mixing Modern Living Room Designs with Unique, Vintage Designer Furniture

May 5, 2015 BY Carrocel Interiors | Leave a response

Having everything perfectly matched in your living room may give the appearance you have a flawless home, but it may be lacking one key thing: your personality. By combining different furniture styles, colors and even patterns, you can create a look that is fresh, fun and entirely your own. Tips for Combining Vintage Designer Furniture with Modern Furniture While you may feel as though you have quite a task on hand, combining different eras and furniture styles is rather simple. Once you get out of the mindset that everything needs to come from a package deal at the store, you can create an extraordinary look. To help you get started, here a few tips: Embrace Contrasts - Contrast your furniture, ...

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Tips to Help You Differentiate Between Superior Quality and Inferior Antique Furniture

April 5, 2015 BY Carrocel Interiors | Leave a response

While age does matter, not all antique furniture is created equally. While some pieces are extraordinary and come from exceptional craftsmanship, others are a poor attempt at restoration. As a buyer, you need to know what differentiates superior from inferior quality.  Doing so will not only help you purchase a piece that will last, but ensure you are not overpaying for a poor piece of vintage furniture. What to Look for When Buying Antique Furniture When looking at antique furniture, there are five factors you will need to consider: rarity, aesthetic appeal, desirability, authenticity and the craftsmanship. Rarity - Not all antique furniture items are rare. If, however, the item is something that cannot be easily found in your city ...

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How to Make Your Dining Room More Inviting

March 10, 2015 BY Carrocel Interiors | Leave a response

Your home’s dining room is an important place where the family assembles. It is where you share your daily dinners, discuss your day’s activities, and spend quality time with one another. You also entertain friends and other guests here. If your dining area is less than inviting, it could put a damper on the mood and even make the food appear less exciting. Add Some Drama to Your Dining Room There are ways to perk up your dining room and make it as attractive as the food you serve. You may be surprised at how simple changes can go a long way – so do not think you need a full and expensive makeover. Use a Comfortable Rug under Dining ...

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How to Integrate Antique Furniture into Your Home Décor

March 5, 2015 BY Carrocel Interiors | Leave a response

You appreciate fine craftsmanship and history. That is why you have scoured the markets looking for the perfect pieces of antique furniture to bring home. But, how do you make different styles of antique and vintage furniture items mingle with one another? Believe it or not, mixing different patterns, colors and even styles is fashionable. By mixing antique, traditional and modern designs together, you can achieve a truly customized look for your home. Tips for Adding Antique Furniture to Your Existing Décor Purchasing a piece of vintage furniture is exciting and it should not be stressful bringing it home. To help make your room flow regardless of what era the furniture was made, follow these tips: Embrace the Contrast – ...

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How Much Does Furniture Refinishing Cost?

February 16, 2015 BY Carrocel Interiors | 7 Comments on How Much Does Furniture Refinishing Cost?

Wear and tear is normal for furniture. Eventually, there may come a time you need furniture refinishing to restore or repair your furniture and make it as good as new. It is best to leave refinishing to the professionals, especially when dealing with antique furniture. You should be aware that the cost of refinishing, however, is not a one-price-fits-all situation. In fact, an established restoration company will base their pricing on a few important factors: Damage - The damage to the piece of furniture and assessing necessary repairs is the first step. The more repairs the furniture item needs, the more the refinishing process will cost. Size - If you have a large piece of furniture, it will cost more ...

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How To Restore Drawers In Antique Sideboards

January 27, 2015 BY Carrocel Interiors | Leave a response

Antique sideboards add character to your home, but may require some repair first. After sitting for decades in various climates, the wood of an antique sideboard can expand, causing the drawers to stick or close awkwardly. In other cases, just years of use and wood rubbing against wood has worn away at the integrity of the drawers, making them difficult to open and close. While professional furniture restoration is best when fixing antiques, there are ways to restore the drawers of your sideboard at home. Furniture Restoration Tips For Sideboard Drawers Examine your sideboard carefully to identify the cause of your awkward, loose or tight drawers. It is unlikely the same repair will be done on each drawer because you ...

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How To Antique A Mirror

January 13, 2015 BY Carrocel Interiors | Leave a response

There is something to be said about that vintage look. It is timeless, elegant and can add a touch of class to your home. An antique mirror is not always easy to come by, but there are ways you can distress a modern mirror and give it an aged look. Most of the supplies you will require can be found easily at your local home improvement store. How To Create An Antique Mirror You will need to start with a framed mirror - whether brand new or used. Clean the surface of the mirror really well and remove it from its frame. Then follow these steps to antique it: Create A Work Area - Protect your work area with newspapers ...

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Add Character To Your Home With A Timeless, 50s Style Dorothy Draper Chest

December 15, 2014 BY Carrocel Interiors | Leave a response

Timeless furniture pieces outlive the style and design of your home. While there are some pieces you may want to keep “trendy”, such as accessories, big furniture items in a classic style will save you the headaches and cost of constantly updating your home. Dorothy Draper chests are one of those pieces. Designed in the 1950s, this iconic piece of furniture can add true character to your home and it will never go out of style. What Is A Dorothy Draper Chest? Known as the Espana Bunching Chest, this piece of furniture was designed in the 50s by Dorothy Draper. The piece is known for a sleek, modern and glamorous finish. The original piece featured a Cherry frame, gold-leafed designs, ...

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Carrocel Fully Caters To The Unique Needs Of Interior Designers And Their Clients

December 12, 2014 BY Carrocel Interiors | Leave a response

Designers are most welcome to visit our 20,000 square-foot Carrocel furniture store’s showroom in Toronto, where you will experience exceptional high-end original and custom furniture curated from around the world, on full display and readily available to meet such needs and tastes of your client such as: Original and custom collections Restorative and revival services Custom-made […]

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The Furniture Buying Experience At Carrocel

December 3, 2014 BY Carrocel Interiors | Leave a response

Now in Toronto located close to Yorkdale Mall. This impressive showroom will captivate you with its unique selection of high-end original and custom furniture, all on full display, and all available for immediate purchase. This showroom and the items on display encompass a diverse collection that has been specifically curated from around the world to […]

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Your Guide To Buying Fine Furniture In Toronto

November 20, 2014 BY Carrocel Interiors | 3 Comments on Your Guide To Buying Fine Furniture In Toronto

Quality wooden furniture provides an enduring value and natural beauty to your home that is treasured for generations. If you’re in the market for fine furniture in Toronto and want to get the best value for your money, it helps to be able to judge furniture for quality. The good news is, you don’t need to be an expert to do so! You can buy your wood furnishings with confidence when you follow these simple tips. Look for quality wood: Furniture manufacturers use different wood varieties such as hardwood, softwood or engineered. Generally speaking, more expensive furniture is made of fine hardwood that is scratch and dent resistant. You could also consider high quality engineered wood that provides strength and resistance ...

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The Joys Of Furniture Refinishing

October 23, 2014 BY Carrocel Interiors | Leave a response

Are you a fan of reality TV shows like the Antiques Roadshow or American Pickers? Then you probably love to browse through flea markets and estate sales in search of that one-of-a-kind treasure. And if you've ever bought or inherited antique furniture, you know you have an exciting opportunity to transform an eyesore into an attention-grabber. While you will appreciate the charm of old furniture that has been refinished, here are some points to consider before you embark on your next project: Refinishing can be rewarding. A well-loved, old piece of furniture is irreplaceable. Handmade pieces are generally better made than their modern, machine-crafted counterparts. Refinishing a hand-crafted quality piece will give it longevity and breathe new life into your ...

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