With Stylish, Custom Designed Furniture
Custom design your bedroom furniture and take your personal sanctuary from good to great! We have just the right pieces for you. Visit us and take a look at our collection of exotic furniture from around the world. Our stylish showroom displays also provide plenty of redecorating ideas. Should you need any assistance, our knowledgeable showroom staff is always happy and willing to help.
Tips for Redesigning Your Space with Chic Bedroom Furniture
Wondering how to go about redesigning your bedroom? Our decorating experts have some valuable tips to inspire you:
Choose custom furniture: Custom designed furniture allows you to decorate your personal oasis with your own unique style. At Carrocel, we have an extensive ... Read More
See the Creative Displays at Our High-End Furniture Store
Fine furniture and creative interior design ideas can result in a beautiful and functional home office. There is so much choice when it comes to designing the look and feel of your work space. Come and be inspired by the imaginative displays at our high-end furniture store. We have unique pieces from all over the world and our knowledgeable and friendly staff will be happy to show you around.
Designing a home office doesn’t have to be complicated or too much work. With the right furniture, tasteful accessories and a fresh coat of paint, you can design to impress. The decorating experts at our furniture store share simple ideas that will ... Read More
From a Reliable Antique Store
Antique furniture can instantly add character, charm and novelty to your home décor. The right piece can be the star of the room, creating a style that is unique to your home and reflecting your taste. However, don’t be fooled by just any furniture store claiming to sell vintage items! The experts at Carrocel offer useful tips to help you discern genuine antiques from the fake ones.
Shopping at Antique Stores? Keep these Tips in Mind
Find a reliable source: The key to buying authentic antique furniture is to have a trustworthy source. As a high-end furniture store, Carrocel offers a range of genuine antiques from all over the world. Estate sales and auctions are ... Read More
Dos and Dont's for Furniture Reupholstery
Want to make a lasting impression on your guests this Easter? Add a stylish buffet table (also known as sideboard cabinets) to your vintage furniture. We have a number of beautiful pieces from around the world that would make an elegant addition to your home. Our friendly and knowledgeable showroom staff will be happy to find the right match. No matter which one you select, it’s guaranteed to draw admiring glances at every gathering in your home.
Tips for Selecting a Buffet Table to Suit Your Vintage Furniture
Choosing a buffet table that will complement the vintage furniture you already have can be challenging. The experts at Carrocel offer these simple tips to help ... Read More
Dos and Dont's for Furniture Reupholstery
Furniture reupholstery is an art. For this reason, you must select your upholsterer with great care. After all, the quality of workmanship impacts the finish as well as the lifespan of the furniture you are having redone. Our experts have outlined some important dos and don’ts for you to keep in mind.
Look for an experienced furniture reupholstery service. Skill develops with years of practice. The number of years spent in the business is one way to determine the quality of work you can expect.
Examine the level of specialization. Especially if you intend to have vintage or antique furniture reupholstered. These items require special care and work experience. An upholsterer who works ... Read More
Be Inspired by Creative Displays at Our Furniture Store
Is retro your style? Come to our furniture store for some amazing decorating ideas incorporating unique modern and vintage pieces! From sleek to chunky and whimsy to kitsch, we’ll help break out the interior designer in you.
Even the simplest retro look can transform your living room and bedroom into a chic and trendy space. Follow our simple tips for a quick and stylish makeover.
Find your style: Retro typically takes its inspiration from the fashion, art and pop culture of the 40s, 50s, 60s, 70s and 80s. To avoid a chaotic, messy look and confusion of styles, pick an era you would like to pay tribute to. Each has its ... Read More
Creative Ideas for Dining Room Furniture
Dining chairs can be trendy and colourful. Whether you want to add a classic touch to a modern look or give your vintage décor a contemporary style, don’t limit yourself when it comes to selecting dining room furniture. Here are some tips from our decorating experts to help.
How to Choose Dining Chairs
Let’s begin with the basics on how to go about selecting your dining room chairs.
Colour: Pick one element in your dining room like a chandelier or exotic lamp, may be even a painting or the rug to inspire your colour choice. Yellow, red, orange and green are eye-catching and very popular.
Go for pattern: If you’re not comfortable with bright ... Read More
Creating Your Own Signature Style with Fine Furniture
It’s time to reinvent classic designs with modern styles of fine furniture and decor. While “fresh” and “versatile” dominate 2016 interior design trends, many customers ask us how they can avoid being swept up in the winds of constant change that modern styling demands.
Here are some expert tips on how to achieve a balance between classic, retro and new to create your own signature style. Come and see our high-end furniture displays for ideas.
Fusion of styles: The mixing of old and new gives you the option of retaining your classic furniture while introducing some fine modern pieces to be trendy and functional. Splurge on high-end Distressed Cane Settee accent seat ... Read More
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.
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Interesting patterns are also used, with the use ... Read More
As a continuation of our last Carrocel post, this entry is to do with buying dining chairs. Apart from style and aesthetics, the most important thing to consider when buying a chair is its construction. Above all, a quality dining chair should be a solid hardwood, like maple or beech wood. There can be no exceptions to this if you are looking to buy and paying good money for antique dining chairs. I specifically aim to drive this particular point home because of the influx of so many poorly made chairs made in Asia that look stylish and solid but are made from MDF or a very soft lumber like gum wood. They can be purchased at a quarter or so of the price ... Read More
When purchasing fine furniture for your home, it's important to know what you're getting and that what you are paying for is worth the money. Today's furniture market is littered with misrepresentation, ambiguous terminology, and even deceit in some cases. Given these unfortunate facts, understanding what to look out for when purchasing furniture is more relevant than ever before. You want to feel confident with your purchase and happy that you have a new piece of furniture without any regret or buyer's remorse. So, I've come up with a few pointers to keep in mind to help guide you in your search for quality furniture.
The construction of a piece is the most important thing to inspect. Ideally, the piece should be made from ... Read More
We have some beautiful pictures of our work in our customers' homes! Check them out here:
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European beech is a wonderful wood. All of our newly made chairs are made in Italy from European beech and so this makes it an important topic for us and our customers alike. For starters, it's necessary to make the distinction between North American and European beech as they are different despite originating from the same family. In fact, there are several differences between the two, however, for our purposes we'll simply focus on their properties and uses.
They are both classified as hardwoods but their appearance and workability are not quite the same. For instance, North American beech is mostly a reddish brown and has a considerable colour variation between boards. The grain is usually very straight, closed, and much coarser ... Read More
Today and in the next coming days, we will be exploring the most commonly used woods in fine furniture. From dark to light woods, these posts will offer useful information on the origins, purposes, and characteristics of the woods used in fine furniture. So, let's begin.
Perhaps the most widely known wood for furniture, mahogany is our starting point. Even if you don't know much about wood furniture, chances are you've at least heard of mahogany. As previously blogged about, mahogany is part of the dark-coloured hardwood category of woods. True mahoganies belong to the genus Swietenia which are found in the Caribbean and in Central and South America. Mahogany also, however, can originate in Africa in which they belong to the genus ... Read More
When working with wood or buying wood furniture, it's best to know what you're working with or spending your money on. Understanding whether you are dealing with a hard or soft wood can dictate the wood's appropriate purpose, how they take to stain or lacquer, and how durable it is. Here I put together a brief explanation of wood basics. In the next post we will visit specific wood types and their roles in furniture.
Hardwoods vs. Softwoods
Solid woods fit into two categories: hardwood and softwood. A hardwood is extracted from a broad-leafed tree (i.e., no needles) and include mahogany, oak, teak, birch, walnut, ash, beech, poplar, rosewood, elm, etc. Not to get too scientific, but specifically hardwood trees are angiosperms (plants that ... Read More