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Why You Should Consider The Urban Lifestyle Look For Your Home

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Are you considering decorating your home, yet you can’t settle on a particular style? Then you need to choose one of the biggest trends in decorating that isn’t going away anytime soon: the urban lifestyle look. A style that is exciting, fresh, and bubbling with personality, it’s a particular style of decorating that adds new life to any home. Stop by and visit our showroom at Guaranteed A Fine Furniture today, and browse our fine selections of urban lifestyle furniture (and look forward to our new Urban Studio section – coming soon!). Still on the fence? Below are a few reasons why the urban lifestyle look needs to be implemented into your home today!

Timeless

There is something truly timeless about the bold, brown tones of a wood coffee table and the strong, brass look of a hanging living room mirror. Although many of these items were in people’s homes over a hundred years ago, they still have a sense of class and style that transcends both the years and fashions. These items look just as amazing today as they did back then, and all signs point to this being the case decades from now as well. While it’s great to update your home based on a modern trend, longevity of that style is vital: thankfully, the urban lifestyle look will be around for years to come.

Rugged yet unique

Most of us would love for our home décor to make a bold statement. We don’t want weak décor around the while, nor do we want our guests to think that we don’t have strong decorating sense. The urban lifestyle look fixes all of those things. Implementing a rugged, wooden chair or a metallic dining room set is one of the best ways to give your home the strong look you’ve been looking for. It’s also a great, rugged look that is always eye catching, making it worthy of your consideration.

Conversation starters

When someone walks into your home and notices your dining room set has a bench instead of two chairs, it’s only natural that everyone asks you about it. The beauty of the urban lifestyle look is that while it’s trendy, timeless, and rugged, it’s also very simple by design. It doesn’t take much effort to transform your home from appearing out-of-date to capturing the essence of a log cabin or farm house – plus, it will make your guests feel very comfortable. Want to bring positive vibes to your home? Decorate with the urban lifestyle look.

Flexibility

rustic wall shelf mirror

We’ve hinted at this point already, but we need to confirm it: the urban lifestyle look is arguably the most flexible trend in home décor. By simply adding furniture that looks worn and weathered, you will be bringing a look to your home that is absolutely stunning. Use your imagination, stop by our store, and let your mind wander with the possibilities!

We Have The Urban Lifestyle Look You Are Looking For!

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One of the hottest trends in home décor is also one of the most flexible looks you can give your home. It’s also a trend that has the longest shelf life, and if you want a look that is going to continue to look just as stunning years from now as it will today, then the urban lifestyle look is for you. Here at Guaranteed A Fine Furniture, we are on the cusps of opening a new section of our store called ‘Urban Studio’ – the destination if you want that rugged, classic look. Until then, take a look at a few of our urban furniture below, and get a head start on decorating today!

Dining room set with a pew

bench pew dining room set

We mentioned this in a previous post, but it bears mentioning again – especially since this is such a splendid set. If you haven’t seen our rustic dining room set that features a pew that feels right at home in a Sunday morning church service 50-years ago, we urge you to stop by our show and check it out. Featuring a beautiful, brow hue, stellar craftsmanship in regards to the legs of the table (the designs of the legs must be seen to fully appreciate), and an overall look that feels right at home in a log cabin, this rustic, wooden dining room set is the perfect addition to your urban lifestyle décor.

All-metal dining room set

rustic metal wood-look dining room table

Want evidence the rustic lifestyle look is flexible? Then check out our all-metal dining room set that has a true, 50’s vibe to it. Especially if you’re looking for something beyond the rustic, wood look, this metal set is not only perfect for that urban look, but it’s also a classy addition to roughly any home’s dining room as well. If you want a bold, strong dining room set that is certain to make an impression, this is the one for you!

Rustic shelf/mirror combo

rustic wall shelf mirror

Enough dining room sets – let’s look at a unique addition that is sure to make your home feel like a cottage. We have a rustic shelf/mirror combo that truly feels like it belongs in the film The Hobbit, giving it a cozy, raw feeling to your home that’s difficult to replicate. This shelf is perfect for those little knickknacks you haven’t found a place for, and because it also features a mirror, it’s a great way to make your room look bigger by strategically bouncing light off of it. It looks like a window but doubles as a shelf and mirror, making it a truly compelling-yet-functional decoration!

Give Your Home The Urban Lifestyle Look – Only At Guaranteed A Fine Furniture

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Do you want to give your home a makeover – perhaps a look that’s modern yet rugged and timeless? Then prepare yourself, as Guaranteed A Fine Furniture is getting ready to reconfigure a section of their store and naming it, ‘Urban Studio.’ Your one-stop shop for a rugged, timeless, and chic look for your home’s spaces, it’s the best way to give your home a touch of class while giving it a modern look.

But you don’t have to wait until then. We already have a few items in our inventory that give your home that urban lifestyle feeling you’ve been looking for. Check out a few of our many items below, and start the process of transforming your home today!

Unique, rugged twist on dining room sets

Not all dining room sets are created equally. Moreover, not all dining room sets will give your dining room that unique, rugged look that you are looking for. If you want a unique dining room set that will give your space a classic, rugged look from days gone by, then we have the perfect thing for you: a dining room set complete with a pew-like bench!

bench pew dining room set

Pews are not perfect for just sitting in church – they’re also extremely functional for the dining room. Rugged yet modern, it’s the perfect way to ensure you have enough seating while giving your space a unique look that guests won’t be able to stop talking about – and if you have children? They will love sitting on this bench!

Rustic end tables

rustic end table

Looking for an extra end table? Don’t simply buy a generic end table that’s going to be quickly overlooked by guests – buy one that really ‘pops!’ The beauty of the urban lifestyle look is that it’s flexible and perfect for any room of the home – especially when it comes to end tables. If you want an end table that is going to look absolutely magnificent and beautiful with a rustic touch, we have plenty for you to choose from!

Coffee tables from a bygone era

rustic timeless coffee table

Nothing sets the tone of a living room and a family room quite like a coffee table. It’s the easiest way to bring a touch of elegance to the room, and one of the best ways to make a statement. Luckily, we have plenty of coffee tables that give off that cool urban lifestyle vibe you are looking for; bold, rugged, rustic, yet timeless. Stop by our showroom today, and let us assist you in finding the perfect urban lifestyle décor!

When You Need Kid-Friendly Upholstery, You Need Sunbrella

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Whether you have children, pets, a combination of the two, or you simply want furniture that is guaranteed to be washable and durable, you need upholstery that can stand the test of time. Furniture is an investment, and it is imperative that you can properly maintain your investment so it can be a part of your family for years to come. Moreover, you need upholstery that can withstand anything your home throws at it: accidental spills, claw marks, or the occasional ‘impulsive artistic endeavor’ on the side of your furniture, courtesy of your youngest child.

When you need upholstery of this caliber, you need Sunbrella – and that’s why here at Guaranteed A Fine Furniture, we are pleased to feature them.

Originally designed for outdoor use, the great minds at Sunbrella have brought their revolutionary approach to outdoor upholstery into the living room. Utilizing amazing colour and designs, the rugged nature of Sunbrella upholstery has been combined with gorgeous indoor upholstery that allows your furniture to look beautiful and elegant while being as tough as your patio furniture. When you need furniture upholstery that is protected from whatever life throws your way while ensuring the beauty remains intact, there’s arguably no better brand than Sunbrella.

Are you afraid that your little one is going to spill his/her favourite juice drink on your new furniture? With Sunbrella furniture, there’s no reason to worry. Because Sunbrella fabrics are always treated with our fluorocarbon finish, most of the liquid is repelled; for the rest of the mess, simply spot clean with a mild soap to finish the job. There’s no need to worry about your pet jumping onto your furniture’s upholstery with muddy paws or having accidents either, because thanks to Sunbrella’s amazing upholstery, cleaning and removing such eyesores is as simple as sweeping and spot cleaning.

What are you waiting for? When you need furniture that can handle anything that your family throws at it, you need the power of Sunbrella fabrics. Stop by our showroom today, and let us introduce you to the Sunbrella family!

The Fifty Shades Of Grey Bed – Only At Guaranteed A Fine Furniture!

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To say that Fifty Shades of Grey is one of the most popular franchises of the decade is an understatement: without being hyperbolic, it’s realistic to say that Fifty Shades of Grey is an international phenomenon. From the series of novels that have captivated millions of readers around the world to the film that garnered over $500-million worldwide, the risqué themes, the captivating characters, and the sexy plot have made Fifty Shades of Grey more than a story – it’s become an experience!

Christian Grey's bed in 50 Shades of Grey

 

Here at Guaranteed A Fine Furniture, we’ve seen the impact of Fifty Shades of Grey for ourselves, as the tale’s famous bed – the Hero Bed – is one of our best sellers. It is such a huge seller that it feels as if the moment we a new shipment of the bed arrives at our warehouse, they’ve already sold out. It’s become a rinse-and-repeat scenario: order more, they’re sold out almost instantly, order more, etc.

The good news is that as long as there is a demand for this bed, we will continue to keep it in stock as best as we can. Who can blame anyone for wanting the Hero Bed, anyway? Quite simply, it’s a jaw-dropping bed that must be seen to be fully appreciated. With four bed posts that look as if they were sculpted out of the finest pieces of wood to a bold bedframe that is the definition of elegance, the Hero Bed is truly an amazing piece of art. We choose to call it that too, because in addition to the leather upholstery of this one-of-a-kind bed, we firmly believe that it is a piece of craftsmanship that is in a class of its own.

That’s the beauty of the Hero Bed: not only is it the dream bed of those fascinated by the Fifty Shades of Grey series and culture, but it’s a beautiful bed in its own right. Even if you have no interest in reading and/or watching anything related to the franchise, the Hero Bed is a bed that almost anyone would love to have in their bedroom. The best part of all? Here at Guaranteed A Fine Furniture, we carry it.

So what are you waiting for? Stop by our showroom today!

Is The Restoration Hardware Look Gone In 2016?

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Resoundingly, we can say that, “no,” the restoration hardware look is not going anywhere in 2016 – nor is it going out of style anytime soon. With the antique market bigger than ever, it seems like everyone is trying to give their home’s spaces an old world, timeless look. Below are a few of the best examples regarding why the restoration hardware look isn’t going anywhere (and tips to use these design ideas for yourself).

Decorating with metals

Leading the pack in the restoration hardware trend are metals – especially metals that give spaces a rugged, old look. You can usually find metal art around any business that specializes in decorations, and they are worth considering implementing into your home. From big, black metal art that looks like it was created in the hands of a welder to even lamps that utilize big, bold metals (more on those in a moment), it’s easy to decorate by introducing metals to your home. Use your imagination, and your home will look beautiful.

‘Coffee’ isn’t a mainstay

While this isn’t to say that the coffee colour is out of style in 2016, it isn’t the leading brown colour any longer. People are opting for lighter browns in 2016 – especially brown tones that appear a little more rugged. Medium-to-light browns give off a leather look (perfect for encompassing that rugged, restoration hardware feeling) while other browns such as cherry and are another great option for integrating browns into your spaces. The restoration hardware look is supposed to feel warm and vintage-yet-timeless: unfortunately for ‘coffee,’ it’s dark, bold colour can take away from the vibe you are trying to set. For maximum effect in regards to purchasing brown furniture, think a little more ‘leather,’ a little less ‘coffee.’

Bold gold

Bold golds, bronzes, and other deep colours that feel rustic has been one of the hottest home décor trends for years: and in 2016, this restoration hardware look isn’t going anywhere. People are especially having a lot of success in getting that vintage, rustic feel by integrating bold metals into their home (i.e. gold, silver, bronze – they’re all fair game). Even so, these bold, metallic colours look great anywhere in the home. Don’t want to add so many metals? No problem!

From adding wallpaper with a golden stripe/pattern or you want to implement bronze drape ties know that these little touches can make a huge difference in the vibe of your home. In truth, that’s the beauty of decorating with these special metallic colours: by making simple changes such as adding a silver vase, bronze photo frames, gold curtains, and the like, you can transform the tone of your home for the better.

Want even more tips on how to integrate the rustic hardware look into your own home? Stop by our showroom today and let us help!

Spring Decor Trends For 2016

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While spring may feel like a lifetime away, the truth is that it’s not as far off as it feels. Spring will be here sooner than we think, and as such it will be time to decorate your home with the most popular spring trends of 2016. What trends should you keep your eyes on this year? Take a look below.

Utilizing blue and white

Blue and white are already becoming very popular décor trends for 2016.

Blue and white are already becoming very popular décor trends for 2016.

The colours we use in spring become popular colours to use during the bleak-and-dreary seasons (we’re looking at you, winter). As such, blue and white are already becoming very popular décor trends for 2016 – and their popularity is only going to increase this spring. There is nothing more comforting than feeling like you are relaxing on the beach, and incorporating blue and white will make you feel like you are sitting on the beach, enjoying the warm sun, and watching the waves crash down as you forget about the stresses of life.

Perfect for decorating in a bedroom setting, simply decorating with bold blue colours on a white sheet set will suffice. And, because all-white furniture is becoming popular in 2016, simply layering furniture with bold blue colours is all it takes to incorporate this exciting trend.

Colours of nature

Calming colours are the big trend of 2016, and nature colours are leading the pack.

Calming colours are the big trend of 2016, and nature colours are leading the pack.

There is a naturalism and minimalism trend taking place as we speak, and it’s the reason why utilizing the natural colours one would find in nature is becoming so popular. There is something calming about incorporating real-world colours into one’s home, as it makes spaces feel ‘real’ and not synthetic. Consider incorporating nature-inspired colours such as forest greens, bold reds that give the feeling of sunshine hitting the wall, and again, bold blues that encompass the natural beauty of clean, clear water from a stream in the wild. Calming colours are the big trend of 2016, and nature colours are leading the pack.

Incorporating suede

Suede is back in style.

Suede is back in style.

There is a late 70s/early 80s vibe that is returning to the fashion world – meaning that suede is back in style. A cool spin on one of the colours that dominated the 1970s, this unique colour is one of the best ways to add a little warmth to a dull, white room. If you are in the market for new furniture, you should especially consider suede furniture to decorate your spaces, as it will certainly liven up your room and make it exciting once again.

For help with your home décor needs, stop by our showroom and let us assist you any way we can!

Warm Toned Metals Are Now In-Season For 2016

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We are well into the winter season, and as such you have probably found that your home feels a bit cold. We’re not talking in the literal sense (though it has most likely been chillier in your home than it has been in months), but rather the overall tone of your home. You see, the winter season can make your home feel dreary and chilled – a combination that doesn’t exactly create a stellar mood. To improve the feel and mood of your home, you need to consider decorating with warm, toned metals – and luckily, they are in-season for 2016. Below are a few of the many ways you can implement warm, toned metals into your home’s décor. If you have any questions about getting the most of your home’s décor with warm, toned metals, stop by our showroom so we can help!

Perfect for neutral rooms

Warm metals are neutral by design, meaning you can mix-and-match most warm metals

Warm metals are neutral by design, meaning you can mix-and-match most warm metals.

If your home has a few rooms that are neutral in colour, this is great news. Warm metals are neutral by design, meaning you can mix-and-match most warm metals to create a stellar look and feel to your home’s spaces. Especially if your spaces are utilizing 2016’s top neutral colour, grey, then consider decorating with sporadic gold and/or brass around your space. For example, if your kitchen is grey, decorating it with brass teapots or golden silverware sets would create a great look for the room.

Mix-and-match metals

The beauty of warm metals is that they allow you to let your imagination run wild

The beauty of warm metals is that they allow you to let your imagination run wild.

Gold, copper, brass – it’s all fair game. The beauty of warm metals is that they allow you to let your imagination run wild and experiment with what works and what doesn’t look as fabulous as it should. When it comes to decorating with warm metals, you shouldn’t stick to one, dominant metal anyway. Too much of one metal is going to make the metal the focal point of the room. Metals are supposed to exemplify a room rather than taking away from it, so use a variety of metals strategically. For example, if you have brass décor hanging on the walls of your family room, consider placing a gold desk lamp on an end table to mix things up a bit.

Layer your lighting with gold

When decorating with lighting, always opt to use gold when possible.

When decorating with lighting, always opt to use gold when possible.

Speaking with gold, when decorating with lighting, always opt to use gold when possible. For example, if you want to add a unique look to your bedroom, consider implementing a mirror with gold trim into the room. This will create a unique hue effect when the lighting hits the mirror, giving the space a sense of glamor.

This is also perfect for a dining room. If your room has a chandelier above the dining room table, consider decorating the table and chairs with golden décor, such as golden silverware, napkins, and candlestick holder. Decorating your walls with gold wallpaper in spaces where there is plenty of lighting is also fair game.

Have a fireplace? Decorate around it with copper

Nothing brings out the beauty of a fireplace quite like copper.

Nothing brings out the beauty of a fireplace quite like copper.

Nothing brings out the beauty of a fireplace quite like copper. With copper decorated around a fireplace, you can almost hear the crackle of the wood burning even when the fireplace isn’t lit. From implementing copper-based decorative pieces above the mantle to placing bold, copper fire stick holders next to the fireplace and beyond, copper belongs next to the fireplace of your home. Decorate with copper the next chance you get, and make your fireplace even more elegant!

Neutrals Are Still In Style – Especially Greys

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Grey is the forerunner when it comes to utilizing neutral colours into your home this year. Bold, flexible, and compelling, grey is a colour that goes with nearly any décor theme in your home. Even so, it isn’t the only neutral colour worth implementing. Below are a few of the best neutral colours you can implement into your home’s décor in 2016.

But first:

Implementing greys into your décor

What’s some of the best ways you can implement 2016’s most popular neutral colour into your home? There are many ways – and that’s truly the beauty of grey, as this neutral tone is heightened by implementing bright, exciting colours such as gold, sapphire, and even coral. It’s a bit of a ‘ying and yang’ approach to decorating your home, yet it will create one of the most compelling looks for your home. Consider repainting your walls with a grey, neutral tone and decorating them with rustic, golden metallic art or strategically placing coral vases around your spaces.

Navy

The beauty of navy is that it’s a colour that can be paired with anything and is always timeless.

The beauty of navy is that it’s a colour that can be paired with anything and is always timeless.

The beauty of navy is that it’s a colour that can be paired with anything and is always timeless. Thus, this makes navy one of the best neutrals you can implement into any space of your home. Perfect for pairing with the white trim of your home (most homes have this layout, so navy is always a great option) and especially the white furniture of your home, navy can be paired with soft and bold colours alike. It also works well when reversed. For example, if your walls are a shade of white, this would make navy-coloured furniture stand out even more.

Tried-and-true brown

If you want to implement neutral, brown colours into your spaces, know that there is a repertoire of leather furniture styles that will provide you with exactly what you are looking for.

If you want to implement neutral, brown colours into your spaces, know that there is a repertoire of leather furniture styles that will provide you with exactly what you are looking for.

It used to be that chocolate brown was the go-to neutral for most homes. That trend is changing (as we’ve stated, the 2016 go-to neutral tone is grey) – even among brown neutrals. Lighter brown, neutral colours are now in, such as mocha. If you want to implement neutral, brown colours into your spaces, know that there is a repertoire of leather furniture styles that will provide you with exactly what you are looking for.

Beige

Beige is the perfect neutral for giving your home’s spaces that bold, warmer look that is sure to impress.

Beige is the perfect neutral for giving your home’s spaces that bold, warmer look that is sure to impress.

Prefer warmer colours? Decorating with beige may just be what you are looking for. Utilizing warm copper and bronze colours (i.e. metallic tones), beige is the perfect neutral for giving your home’s spaces that bold, warmer look that is sure to impress. If you want the complete opposite of a navy neutral, go with beige.

Whichever neutral tone you decide to use, these tones are flexible enough that the right one can exceed any design needs you may have. If you want to be trendy though, you would be amiss to not consider neutral greys. Just as flexible as any neutral colour on this list (some would argue even moreso), it truly is the neutral of 2016. Consider implementing it into your repertoire of favourite decorating colours, and realize the benefits of this trending neutral!

Could The Pantone Colour Of The Year Be Deep Peacock?

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When it comes to predicting trendy colour trends for the next year, there is no better authority than Pantone. Each year, Pantone chooses a colour that will be the it colour of the new year – essentially, offering an inside look at what is to come in terms of style in the coming year. Thus, there is always a lot of speculation this time of year regarding which colour Pantone is going to choose, and this year is no exception. Last year, the Pantone Colour of the Year was marsala (think the colour of red wine), so what will this year’s colour be? We have an idea.

Deep Peacock

Deep Peacock is said to be the colour of 2016.

Deep Peacock is said to be the colour of 2016.

What’s our reasoning? It’s pretty simple: deep peacock pairs extremely well with marsala. In other words, this colour choice means there is no need to trade in marsala-coloured décor just yet. Whether you purchased a new set of marsala-coloured dishes or decorated entire rooms inspired by this beautiful colour, with deep peacock being the Pantone Colour of the Year for 2016, it’s going to be simple to implement this colour into your current décor.

Easy to implement into other décor

Because deep peacock is so flexible, it can complement nearly any shade in your home.

Because deep peacock is so flexible, it can complement nearly any shade in your home.

Even if you missed out on decorating your home with Pantone’s Colour of the Year last year (or for the last few years for that matter), if deep peacock is Pantone’s colour of choice, that doesn’t matter. Because deep peacock is so flexible, it can complement nearly any shade in your home. Because so many families are going to be price-conscious in 2016, deep peacock would be the colour that ‘every home can enjoy.’

It’s fun

Literally anyone can decorate accordingly to this year’s colour of choice.

Literally anyone can decorate accordingly to this year’s colour of choice.

We’ve seen a transformation of styles over the last few decades. As millennials become major players in terms of consumerism, designers have been forced to adjust their styles accordingly. Because millennials typically prefer fun, vibrant colours as opposed to the typical darker, bold shades that have been traditionally been the norm, we’re seeing a transformation in terms of mainstream styles across the board. From furniture upholstery to the renaissance of wallpaper and beyond, fun is in.

Deep peacock represents this trend perfectly – meaning it makes sense for it to be chosen as Pantone’s Colour of the Year. Add to the fact that it meshes well with marsala and other types of décor, this means this colour also has a wide reach as well. From the wealthy homeowner that decorates his/her home every year according to Pantone to the price-conscious family that wants to keep their home trendy, literally anyone can decorate accordingly to this year’s colour of choice.

What do you think? Do you have an idea as to what Pantone’s Colour of the Year will be? Drop by our showroom to let us know- and start decorating early!