Taking Care Of Your Antique Furniture

March 28, 2013 BY Carrocel Interiors | 1 Comment on Taking Care Of Your Antique Furniture

Besides its aesthetic and historical value, beautiful antique furniture has a special place in our hearts and in our homes. Most lucky owners of antique furniture understand that taking care of your antiques requires special attention. You never use spray furniture cleaning products. They often leave an oily residue that can completely ruin the natural glow of the wood. Avoid using rough cloth or even feather dusters that could scratch and mar the beautifully worn, smooth surfaces of your antique furniture. Make sure you find a good quality paste wax or beeswax for your antique furniture. Also be careful and don’t apply too much – always use a little at a time in even, circular motions that follow the grain ...

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Carrocel At Home

March 1, 2013 BY Carrocel Interiors | Leave a response

Have you ever wondered what a great antique or custom piece from Carrocel furniture store would look like in your home? These are just a few highlights from the Carrocel At Home section of our website, which we have recently updated to show off some of our latest work. ...

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Happy Valentine’s Day!

February 14, 2013 BY Carrocel Interiors | Leave a response

[caption id="attachment_709" align="aligncenter" width="640"] Pair of fireside living room wing chairs with modern fabric[/caption] This Valentine's day, stay smitten with your antique furniture by bringing it to Carrocel furniture store for a little TLC. We'll make sure it's a love that lasts a lifetime!...

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Before & After

January 24, 2013 BY Carrocel Interiors | Leave a response

Here is just another example of what we do at Carrocel furniture store! These chairs already look wonderful, however we thought they could look even better with fresh upholstery and a contrasting dark finish, and an updated silver nail head finish.The result is clean, polished and extremely sophisticated! You can view more photos of this restoration below or get more information about these antique chairs....

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This Week In The Studio…

September 6, 2012 BY Carrocel Interiors | Leave a response

We gave our studio a new look! We decided to change the walls and floor from white to a mid-tone gray in order to minimize reflections and glare when shooting, and to also assist in bringing out the true tones of the wood grain, as well as any colours that appear on the piece....

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Fabric Trends For Autumn/Winter 2012

August 27, 2012 BY Carrocel Interiors | Leave a response

While changes in upholstery fabric trends are very subtle, designers work extremely hard to invoke a different feeling each season. This time around is no different! Neutrals are used as the foundation for strong accent colours. Gray has continued to be a popular colour, as it acts as a great base for brighter colours in a variety of its shades. Brown is also a popular neutral, becoming more prevalent than a typical neutral such as black. The warm base of a chocolate brown acts as a great backdrop for dustier pinks and greens, or the bolder primary colours. [caption id="attachment_582" align="aligncenter" width="300"] Palette by trendbible.co.uk[/caption] [caption id="attachment_679" align="aligncenter" width="300"] Palette by trendbible.co.uk[/caption]   Interesting patterns are also used, with the use ...

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Caring For Marble

July 26, 2012 BY Carrocel Interiors | Leave a response

Marble is extremely durable that is formed over the course of millions of years in the earth’s crust with heat and pressure. The resulting properties of this mineral lend to the distinctive colours, veining, and graining, which the stone is most valued for. This characteristic beauty makes it truly a unique choice for various design situations. The surface of the marble has been filled and polished sealed to create a uniform surface, however, marble is naturally porous. This quality makes it particularly important to be mindful of spills to prevent stains, fading or etching. Here are some helpful tips to help maintain the beauty of your stone products: Keep surfaces free of debris or sharp objects Wipe up spills immediately ...

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Settee Restoration Story

May 3, 2012 BY Carrocel Interiors | Leave a response

About a year or so ago, we did a restoration project on an old settee. It needed a lot of work but it was nothing we couldn't handle. The customer decided to share her story its transformation on her awesome blog. It's a good read! https://lovingalbany.blogspot.ca/2012/05/home-is-where-settee-is.html  ...

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Are You Getting What You Pay For?

January 19, 2012 BY Carrocel Interiors | Leave a response

I came across this video of an episode of Good Morning American (d. 2006) that was quite fascinating although unfortunately, not surprising. They did some research into what some of the furniture in today's market is made from and how the labels/manufacturer tags can be misleading to the consumer. While this doesn't typically apply to higher end/antique furniture, it was still interesting and worth a quick watch. If you have any questions about any pieces you are interested in buying, we would be more than happy to lend you our expertise to make sure you're making a smart buy. Furniture Buying Tips and Secrets - G.M.A ...

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New Shipments!

September 29, 2011 BY Carrocel Interiors | Leave a response

Over the last week or two, we've been receiving beautiful pieces of buffet, tables, and dressers from France and America. We are expecting more pieces this week. We are tirelessly working to upload each and every piece to the site but it does take some time. Here's a sneak peek at some of the gems: ...

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New Photography Studio

September 6, 2011 BY Carrocel Interiors | Leave a response

A few weeks ago, the Carrocel Furniture Store web team and I moved our headquarters into a showroom converted into our new office. Then, we gutted a neighbouring showroom and converted into our much-needed studio! Equipped with professional cameras, expert photographers, lights, and backdrops, this new studio has allowed our photography to really take off. We are now able to post more items to the website as well as make each piece radiantly glow! It also helps our photographers achieve the true colours of the piece they're shooting in each photo. ...

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How To Choose The Right Dining Set For You

July 14, 2011 BY Carrocel Interiors | Leave a response

Whether you've just renovated your house, purchased a new home, or simply looking for a fresh look, how to decorate your dining room with proper furniture selection is an important consideration. It is the place where you invite your friends and loved ones to share a lovely dinner and where you enjoy the company of your guests in comfort and style. It is one of most used rooms in the house where your guests spend a lot of their time and a place that should reflect your own style & personality. Here are some tips that I hope will help make your decision easier: Dining Table Size: The very first step to take is to assess how much space you have in ...

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Facebook ‘Like’ Giveaway

June 16, 2011 BY Carrocel Interiors | Leave a response

Here's the deal: Once we hit 100 'LIKES' on our Facebook page, we are going to give away 5 free bottles of polish to 5 randomly selected people who have 'Liked' the page. We're getting close...only 26 more. And then once we hit 500 'LIKES', we are going to give away a free piece of furniture to one lucky winner! And then after 1,000 'LIKES...who knows! So start clicking that 'Like' button folks! ***Free piece of furniture to be chosen by Carrocel and in existing condition***...

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Collaboration With Style At Home Magzine

April 14, 2011 BY Carrocel Interiors | Leave a response

A few weeks ago, Lauren McPhillips (a web editor and blog author for Style At Home ) gave us a refinishing project that we would document for her readership. She gave us a chair she purchased for $30 at a small consignment store and asked us to completely restore it and bring it back to life. Well, we did that and have many pictures and videos (to come later this week) that detailed the process. [gallery columns="3]                       Tomorrow, check back for the Part 1 of our three part video set!      ...

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