We’re always on the lookout for well built furniture and thought we’d share a recent find. In our hunt for great outdoor furniture, our desire for authentic European looking furniture took us to Poland of all places.
It was here we discovered Robina wood. While everyone thinks Teak is the cats meow for outdoor, we’ll draw your attention to this newcomer – to North America at least!
It’s a wood a look that truly cannot be replicated due to its compact nature, much stronger than say oak. Extremely resistant to decay, it features a straight grain structure with an absence of knots, splits or cracks. Also known as black locust, robinia has a high oil content which makes it one of the best woods for outdoor use.
So why do we like it so much? Because teak is harvested in places like Brazil that have to harvest and involves the deforestation of the rain forests. Robina has the FSC certificate to guarantee consumers that is comes from responsible forests that are managed to meet the social, economic and ecological needs (aka it’s WAY more friendly and we’re not destroying the world in the process).
Robinia does not require any special maintenance routine apart from occasional cleaning. If left to age naturally outside by being exposed to light, air and rain, then the surface of the wood will gradually change to a soft, silver-grey as the pigments in the surface layer of the wood start to fade away. You could oil it to maintain the rich tones but who doesn’t like a silver patina?! Just maintain it with a regular, gentle cleaning with soap and water (as opposed to detergent) and it will last for many years to come. Seriously, from a piece on a tiny terrace to robina all over docks, cafes, restaurants and hotels, this environmentally friendly wood will impress you like no other! Check out the full product line here.
Winter is FINALLY over in many parts of the country … while the ground thaws we thought we’d round up our product picks for the 2014 spring/summer season. Here’s a teaser …. head over to our Outdoor section to take a look
New for Spring 2014 from Worlds Away. Trending: Metallics, Simplicity, Sheer Perfection
See something you like? Ask a Stylist for details
Who would have thought …coming this summer: stylish AND reasonably priced beds (frames we mean!). Forget the trips to Pottery Barn & Restoration Hardware and check out the six new styles Diamond just launched for $1200 and under!
Want one? Ask a Stylist for details and don’t forget about our everyday $1 shipping (duties included) in Canada/USA.
It’s the Spring 2014 Fashion week for Furniture …. here’s a sneak peek of new product. You won’t find it in stores until June 2014, but order it through Remote Stylist now and we’ll get it to your door long before that anyway. Our everyday $1 shipping (duties included) applies across Canada and the United States. See something you love- Ask a Stylist for details by using the live chat (bottom right corner)
Not any more – and can we say FINALLY?! Listen, we’re all for old story browns and more creamy tans but when we got wind of Hancock & Moore’s new lavender line we just had to give you a sneak peak! Romantic, dreamy, for the ladies … yet still classic.
See Something You Love? Ask a Style For Details. Available Early Summer 2014!
See Something You Love? Ask a Style For Details. Available Early Summer 2014!]]>
Upholstery, drapery, textiles … either which way a burst of color for spring in any home is optimal. We’re loving these new prints and patterns from Kravet. Ask a Stylist for details
Seems we’re all dying for winter to end … a little Sunday relief goes along way, even if its only a few minutes to dream these are your current surroundings. This little slice of French heaven is now available through Remote Stylist – Ask a Stylist for details.
It’s one of those days where we’re left shaking our heads
With 350 furniture lines we talk to a lot of companies and are constantly amazed by the number of times we hear these crazy responses! Our top 10 favorite lines from the furniture world
…and our absolute favorite when calling to say We placed an order two days ago and didn’t get confirmation back
It’s that time of the year when we all hedge our bets on the movies that blew us away from the year past, the Oscars! Since you aren’t likely to be getting one, we riffled through our product database to pull options that would look equally amazing on your bookcase.
Drumroll please …our favorite cast metal statuettes with gold leaf finish on marble bases.
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