Velvet Is Taking Over (& We’re Not Mad About It)

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by Danielle Blundell

For the longest time in home design, velvet has been synonymous with luxury and opulence, and I’m not suggesting that’s changed overnight. But when I spoke to interior designer Nicole Gibbons just before the holidays, she seemed to think that this once fancy pants material was starting to go mainstream, mainly because of advances in fabric technology.

The velvets of yesteryear were easy to stain, on the stiffer side and available in limited colors—unless you wanted to go super-custom. But these days, you can walk into practically any West Elm, Pottery Barn or Crate & Barrel, let alone a fabric store, and find upholstery velvets and velvet accents that are soft and plush with a number of low-maintenance characteristics from machine-washable to fade-, stain- and abrasion-resistant. And design wise, they’re just not stuffy anymore. They’re not your parents’ velvets, people, so trust me when I say, it might be time to seriously consider this material.


If you’re at all hesitant to get your velvet on, we say start small with an accent, like throw pillows or a pouf. (Of course, if you’re bold enough to have a sofa like the one above—the Medina-Printed Tassa Sectional from Anthropologie—we can’t imagine you’d be shy with velvet.

A larger application that might take a bit more of a commitment is a sofa (though we love it no less). The textile works so well no matter what silhouette you’re dealing with. It feels appropriate with a traditional shape or tufting, but also jazzes up a more streamlined modern frame. If you’re afraid of your room looking too heavy or wintry, go with a pretty blush, light gray or even a jewel tone. You can also go velvet on a big side chair, too.

You’d think velvet curtains would look all baroque and dramatic, but again, depending on the colorway and application, that’s not always the case. Choose something simple and tassel-free to keep velvet drapes from looking dated, and mix the textile with simple and modern forms like in this shot from Weekday Carnival for a super fresh aesthetic.

Headboards are getting bigger, it seems, and starting to take over entire walls (though we’re not mad at the trend). You can’t argue with this velvet bed set up in the home of Brady Tolbert, Editorial Director of Emily Henderson Design. This looks like a super soft and supportive place for reading and relaxing. Plus, it was totally DIY!

If you’re known to host dinner parties, check out performance velvet chair options for your dining room or eating nook. Velvet is very versatile here, because it can be treated to resist staining and looks good whether you want a more formal, traditional wood-leg chair or something funkier with brass or metal legs. Also of note from the above photo (a design by Nate Berkus we found via SF Girl by Bay): pair this luxe fabric with humbler materials like timeworn wood and ceramics for a nice visual balance that doesn’t read ultra glam.

And, this personal favorite, velvet on velvet, which is basically a luxe version of the Canadian tuxedo, makes me think this trend really is on a meteoric rise. I think this combo works for a sofa and pillows, but I’d say steer clear of an all-velvet furniture scheme. Different textures and finishes are what give a room dimension. Here, in a London rental available to book on One Fine Stay, you have a velvet sofa, velvet pillows and a what appears to be a mustard velvet chair. But there are still other pieces—a fur stool, braided jute poufs—in the mix.

If you’re feeling late ’60s (or early ’90s!) style, you might like crushed velvet for even more texture, like this bedding from Urban Outfitters. Best to rock this version of the trend on textiles or smaller pieces of furniture versus investment pieces like sofas or chairs, unless you are fully on-board with the boho trend.

Whatapps (+65 90305057 , Vince ) you can speak directly to us or email: info(at)centrepiece.com.sg to discuss your order. We don’t have call centres or customer service departments, you speak directly to the people making your sofa.

Looking for rattan furnitre or reupholstery to change the look of your home? We will be able to assist you.

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Note: If you are a new customer, and you need the upholster to do home visit, a SGD $40 will apply. This is to prevent people who are not serious in getting upholstery services from driving the business cost up. This helps to cut wasted time and expenses in order to benefit our existing customers. However, this SGD $40 can be reimbursed if the job is confirmed upon deposit. For existing customers, fees may be waived. Cheers 🙂

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Guide to Buying Natural Rattan designer Sofas

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Natural rattan makes the most durable furniture pieces and is well known to be suitable for anyone to own due to its low and minimal need for maintenance – the first of many factors that you may wish to consider when buying natural rattan sofas. If you cannot afford the time and energy to clean and maintain the condition of your furniture, rattan is the material for you. It requires no oils, preservatives, paints or any treatments to stay strong and attractive for years since any dust can be removed just by wiping the furniture with a damp cloth.

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In order to ensure that you are indeed getting a bang for your buck, do keep in mind to take the following quality factors into account. Firstly, notice the tightness of the weave when purchasing natural rattan sofas. It is important to inspect the tightness and the overall condition of the furniture’s weave as this indicates the quality of the workmanship and determines if it will be a good buy.

Next, take a look at the colour of the rattan. Good quality furniture should have the entire piece in a consistent shade of colour, regardless of whether it was stained, painted or has a natural finish. You can also observe if the other pieces in the same set have the same finish as well. It is, therefore, always wise to head down to the physical store to have a look and feel of the products before making any purchase decisions.

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Lastly, if you have any elderly or young children at home, natural rattan sofas will do the job as they are lightweight, making it very safe for all members of the household.

Why choose Centrepiece Furnishing?

With our many years of expertise, we uses the best grade rattan sourced directly from Indonesia for all our natural rattan furniture including sofas. Our furniture sets should and have lasted over a decade with minimal maintenance. With that, we also strive to offer affordable prices and many different sophisticated designs and colours to suit the aesthetics and overall look of your space.

If you are in Singapore, do drop by to visit us as we are having a promotional sales in our series of Rattan collection.

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Whatapps (+65 90305057 , Vince ) you can speak directly to us or email: info(at)centrepiece.com.sg to discuss your order. We don’t have call centres or customer service departments, you speak directly to the people making your sofa.

Looking for rattan furnitre or reupholstery to change the look of your home? We will be able to assist you.

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Shop @: Centrepiece Lazada 

Find sales/clear stock @ : Carousell

Stay Connected

Contact www.centrepiece.com.sg or email: info(at)centrepiece.com.sg

Note: If you are a new customer, and you need the upholster to do home visit, a SGD $40 will apply. This is to prevent people who are not serious in getting upholstery services from driving the business cost up. This helps to cut wasted time and expenses in order to benefit our existing customers. However, this SGD $40 can be reimbursed if the job is confirmed upon deposit. For existing customers, fees may be waived. Cheers 🙂

8 Ways to Make the World a Better Place

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The idea of changing the world can be daunting. It’s not only easy but understandable to think, “I’m only one person; what can I really do?” If every person thinks that, nothing will get done. But if every person did just one thing to make the world a better place today, billions of acts of kindness, social responsibility and generosity would take place — and wouldn’t that alone change the face of this planet?

Helen Keller said, “I am only one, but still I am one; I cannot do everything, but still I can do something; and just because I cannot do everything, I will not refuse to do the something that I can do.” That is the attitude in which authors Linda Catling and Jeffery Hollender wrote the book How to Make the World a Better Place: 116 Ways You Can Make a Difference. Here is a list of some of their ideas, and a few others, on how to make the world a better place one small action at a time.

1. Volunteer your time at local schools

Whether you have a school-age child or not, children are the future of this world. Spend time helping them reach their potential by tutoring, mentoring or taking part in an after-school program.

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2. Recognize the humanity of other people, and respect their dignity

Consciously realize that the homeless man you pass on the street every day is, in fact, a man. Through choices of his own or circumstances out of his control, he ended up in this situation, and that makes him no less human. Say hello and warmly greet him. Your greeting could bring healing to his heart, and help heal the world one person at a time. Treat people as equals, no matter how you interpret their social standing.

3. Use less paper

Our forests are being cut down at an alarming rate. Conserve the trees by conserving paper. Send an e-mail instead of a letter, type directions into your cell phone instead of writing them down, and bring your own fabric shopping bags to the store.

4. Drive less

Even the use of hybrid vehicles contributes to carbon emissions, greenhouse gases, and reduced air quality. Take a moment to consider how you can use your personal vehicle less. You could carpool or take public transportation to work, walk to church, or bike to pick up a few things from the store and make the world a better place.

5. Conserve water

Taking long showers and letting the water run as you brush your teeth are indulgences that negatively impact our world. Try to limit your water usage by timing how long you have the water running, and trying to beat that time the next time you turn on the faucet.

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6. Donate to clean water charities

A large portion of the world is without fresh drinking water. Educate yourself about the drought epidemic, and make the world a better place by donating to organizations and charities helping to fight against the lack of clean water around the globe. Your donation could result in the reduction of preventable, water-related diseases.

7. Be generous

It’s easy to be selfish with your time, money, and resources by getting caught up in our material-driven societal expectations. Try being generous and see how your life changes. Buy coffee for the person behind you in line at Starbucks, read to children at your local library, or simply stop and listen for the answer when you ask a friend how they’re doing. Chances are that your generosity will energize you, and you’ll feel less helpless about how to make the world a better place.

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8. Using reupholstery

Reusing your sofa or armchair can have a lasting impact on the enviornment. Less wastage will help us conserve the environment a little longer.

What do you think of rattan furniture as it uses natural materials which has less carbon foot prints? Would you add it to your house? If so, what room would you choose? We’d love to hear in the comments!

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If you are in Singapore, do drop by to visit us as we are having a promotional sales in our series of Rattan collection.

Whatapps (+65 90305057 , Vince ) you can speak directly to us or email: info(at)centrepiece.com.sg to discuss your order. We don’t have call centres or customer service departments, you speak directly to the people making your sofa.

Looking for rattan furnitre or reupholstery to change the look of your home? We will be able to assist you.

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Shop @: Centrepiece Lazada 

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Note: If you are a new customer, and you need the upholster to do home visit, a SGD $40 will apply. This is to prevent people who are not serious in getting upholstery services from driving the business cost up. This helps to cut wasted time and expenses in order to benefit our existing customers. However, this SGD $40 can be reimbursed if the job is confirmed upon deposit. For existing customers, fees may be waived. Cheers 🙂

 

Trending Now: Rattan Furniture

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by Kacie Goff  

Rattan isn’t just for outdoor furniture anymore. You might associate this material with your grandma’s house, but rattan furniture is having a moment. And we’re here for it. It’s versatile, durable and can take just about any room to the next level.

Before we dive deeper, let’s get clear on rattan. It’s not the same as wicker. Wicker is a type of weave, whereas rattan refers to the actual material itself, a flexible, fibrous plant. We’ve long used its pliable stems to make furniture because it’s both lightweight and durable. Today, not all rattan-style furniture uses actual rattan – but we’ll forgive it because the whole point of synthetic rattan is to protect the natural environment in which rattan grows.

If you’ve been looking for furniture that packs a punch aesthetically but doesn’t add a ton of visual weight to your space, rattan is for you. Let’s look at some of the various ways you can use rattan furniture to set the tone of a room.

Rattan furniture in the bedroom

Like we said, rattan is versatile. That’s why you can use it just about anywhere in a bedroom, from the headboard to the accent chair to the table. Here are some different ways you can incorporate this material in any bedroom in your home.

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Rattan furniture in the living room

Maybe you’re the type of person who has a set style you follow in your living space. Or maybe you’re the kind of person who pulls from various influences, from traditional to mid-century to eclectic. Either way, rattan can serve you. Because of its vintage roots and natural feel, it works in a wide variety of living spaces. Check it out.

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Rattan furniture in the dining room

The dining room is an interesting space to design. You want it to feel both structured and comfortable. It’s a place where you might serve an elegant, multi-course extravaganza or enjoy a cozier meal like spaghetti. Rattan works in either setting – and everywhere in between. Its carefully woven, sculpted feel is elegant but its natural fibers can help add a sense of casualness. When you want your dining room to make a striking statement without feeling stuffy, this material can deliver. Here are a few examples of it doing exactly that.

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What do you think of rattan furniture? Would you add it to your house? If so, what room would you choose? We’d love to hear in the comments!

If you are in Singapore, do drop by to visit us as we are having a promotional sales in our series of Rattan collection.

Whatapps (+65 90305057 , Vince ) you can speak directly to us or email: info(at)centrepiece.com.sg to discuss your order. We don’t have call centres or customer service departments, you speak directly to the people making your sofa.

Looking for rattan furnitre or reupholstery to change the look of your home? We will be able to assist you.

Shop @: Centrepiece Lazada 

Find sales/clear stock @ : Carousell

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Note: If you are a new customer, and you need the upholster to do home visit, a SGD $40 will apply. This is to prevent people who are not serious in getting upholstery services from driving the business cost up. This helps to cut wasted time and expenses in order to benefit our existing customers. However, this SGD $40 can be reimbursed if the job is confirmed upon deposit. For existing customers, fees may be waived. Cheers 🙂

 

Give Your Sofa A New Lease of Life From Fabric to Frame, Refreshed and Refurbished

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Give your sofa a second chance and make a style statement with exciting new fabrics

Could your furniture do with a facelift? Offering the highest quality re-upholstery in Hampshire, our team of experts use traditional methods to bring your furniture back to its original glory, replacing damaged springs, joints, or padding along the way.

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Velvet, stripes or digital print? We’ve got it all. Revamp your home by re-upholstering a tired old chair, stool or sofa. We are a family business and value our customers. We want your home to look as beautiful as our own.

So, if you like what you have but want it to feel brand new; if it fits perfectly or has sentimental value, come to Material Things for an impeccable re-upholstery service.

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So why re-upholster?

For the money, why not just buy a new suite? The old saying ‘Things aren’t what they used to be’ is especially evident in modern day upholstery. Mass produced with little care and attention.

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When you’re re-upholstering a suite using traditional techniques, the older the furniture the better. With a solid foundation, our Master Craftsmen will restore your furniture to its original appearance and feel. But if you want it a little softer or firmer, just let us know and we will aim to accommodate.

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If you want more handy reupholstery dining chair tips and you are in Singapore, do drop by to visit us as we are having a promotional sales in our series of Rattan collection.

Whatapps (+65 90305057 , Vince ) you can speak directly to us or email: info(at)centrepiece.com.sg to discuss your order. We don’t have call centres or customer service departments, you speak directly to the people making your sofa.

Looking for rattan furnitre or reupholstery to change the look of your home? We will be able to assist you.

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Shop @: Centrepiece Lazada 

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Note: If you are a new customer, and you need the upholster to do home visit, a SGD $40 will apply. This is to prevent people who are not serious in getting upholstery services from driving the business cost up. This helps to cut wasted time and expenses in order to benefit our existing customers. However, this SGD $40 can be reimbursed if the job is confirmed upon deposit. For existing customers, fees may be waived. Cheers 🙂

History of Rattan in Furniture Design

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Rattan vines can grow as long as 500 ft and 1-2 inches in diameter. When rattan is harvested, it is cut into 13-foot lengths and the dry sheathing is removed. Its stems are dried in the sun and then stored for seasoning. Then, these long rattan poles are straightened, graded by diameter and quality. The quality is judged by its inter-nodes – the fewer inter-nodes, the better.

The age of colonization introduced the West to rattan furniture. Wicker, a process of weaving rattan, gained popularity in the Victorian Era. Rattan was seen as the symbol of tropical island living. People recreated the idyllic lifestyle in grand houses and saloons using exotic rattan furniture.

To this date, nothing evokes relaxed living the way rattan furniture does. Rattan furniture designs are produced in astounding variety. Artists and designers continue to experiment with this humble material.

 If you want more handy reupholstery dining chair tips and you are in Singapore, do drop by to visit us as we are having a promotional sales in our series of Rattan collection.

Whatapps (+65 90305057 , Vince ) you can speak directly to us or email: info(at)centrepiece.com.sg to discuss your order. We don’t have call centres or customer service departments, you speak directly to the people making your sofa.

Looking for rattan furnitre or reupholstery to change the look of your home? We will be able to assist you.

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Note: If you are a new customer, and you need the upholster to do home visit, a SGD $40 will apply. This is to prevent people who are not serious in getting upholstery services from driving the business cost up. This helps to cut wasted time and expenses in order to benefit our existing customers. However, this SGD $40 can be reimbursed if the job is confirmed upon deposit. For existing customers, fees may be waived. Cheers 🙂

 

Kid-Friendly Fabric for Dining Chairs

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Your dining room chairs see a lot of activity, from your restless children crafting crayon pictures to fine dining events with family and friends.

Since they’re a main feature of your dining room, it’s natural you want your chairs to look good – and you don’t want to compromise on style so you have a resilient chair that will outlast the kids. Here’s news: it is possible to have both. You just need to have the right kid-friendly fabric.

So what child-proof features are a dining chair fabric must-have? And which natural and synthetic fabrics have these qualities?

To avoid

Silk

On the scale of kid-proof to total disaster, silk sits at the lower end. It may look beautiful, but natural silk is to be avoided if you want long-lasting dining chair fabric.

Silk is, effectively, a nightmare. It’s a delicate fabric with a loose weave and should be a strictly adults-only fabric. Spill or smudge anything on it, and you can be sure the fabric will wear the stain for life – unless you send it off to be professionally cleaned.

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Pure linen

On its own, linen isn’t the best all-weather fabric for dining chairs. It wrinkles and stains easily. And if you do soil it, it must be professionally cleaned.

Having said that, linen does resist fading and pilling. It also resists abrasion better than cotton and can actually be quite a sturdy fabric when blended with other materials.

Cotton

Again, cotton is a reliable fabric when it is blended with other fabrics. Its durability also depends on its weave and finish.

Cotton alone resists wear, fading and pilling. But it is susceptible to staining and wrinkling. Cottons blends with other fibres, such as linen, polyester and viscose, create a much sturdier fabric. It’s even stronger if it is surface-treated with a stain-resistant finish (see below).

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The tighter the weave, the less chance your material has of tearing. Avoid looser damask weaves (they’re best for the formal dining table); canvas weaves are longer lasting.

Polyester

You won’t really see polyester as a stand-alone fabric. But when blended with other fibres, it really bolsters the material’s resilience. Polyester resists abrasion and helps reduce wrinkles and fading.

Viscose

As with polyester, viscose is rarely used alone. But when blended with other fibres, it makes a great replacement for silk. It feels like cotton and looks like silk, which is probably why it is a popular chair fabric option; it is soft to touch, elegant to look at, but resilient to wear and tear. But take care; it can wrinkle easily.

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If you have small kids, you can expect a lot of spills and texta streaks during the life of your dining chair. Try as you might, you won’t be able to prevent these mishaps. But you can, at least, choose a fabric that won’t hold onto a stain. Thankfully, there are a few of them out there.

Vinyl

Vinyl is a controversial choice and you have to love the material to go with it on one of your most-viewed and most-used furniture items.

It isn’t as expensive as leather, but then its durability will depend on its quality. It is also VERY easy to take care of – which is probably why it’s so popular in budget eateries. When it comes to child-friendly qualities, you can’t get much more kid-proof than this.

Leather

Real leather takes the cake for resilience. It is a forgiving fabric, easily washable and virtually stain resistant. Even better, it stands up to any rigorous cleaning routine; it can be vacuumed, wiped with a wet cloth, and cleaned with leather conditioner or saddle soap. And it looks good too (just check out these Espen dining chairs)! At the same time, using animal skins also supports cruelty to animals and is not eco-friendly. In Singapore, leather does not take humidity so well.

The only thing you need to watch out for is the natural and unavoidable wear and tear your leather will receive over time. But if you’re really concerned about that, you can always buy chairs with distressed leather – this will hide added blemishes from the outset.

Extra measures

Whichever dining chair fabric you eventually go for, it will always be worthwhile treating it to ensure maximum endurance.

For a start, patterned fabrics will always do a better job of hiding wear and tear. Choose them over plain-coloured fabrics.

A stain-resistant treatment, or Scotch-guarding (with the right product for the material, of course), is a great way to prolong the life of your fabric. Some dining chairs undergo Scotch-guarding in the manufacturing stage; otherwise, treat the furniture yourself.

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If you have truly rambunctious children, or you are very fond of your furniture, the last measure is to place slipcovers on your chairs. This protects the chair fabric from kids and pets and can be tossed into the washing machine for easy cleaning. Of course, this isn’t ideal if you have a beautiful chair you want to show off – but it does mean that chair has a greater chance of looking good longer.

 If you want more handy reupholstery dining chair tips and you are in Singapore, do drop by to visit us as we are having a promotional sales in our series of Rattan collection.

Whatapps (+65 90305057 , Vince ) you can speak directly to us or email: info(at)centrepiece.com.sg to discuss your order. We don’t have call centres or customer service departments, you speak directly to the people making your sofa.

Looking for rattan furnitre or reupholstery to change the look of your home? We will be able to assist you.

Shop @: Centrepiece Lazada 

Find sales/clear stock @ : Carousell

Stay Connected

Contact www.centrepiece.com.sg or email: info(at)centrepiece.com.sg

Note: If you are a new customer, and you need the upholster to do home visit, a SGD $40 will apply. This is to prevent people who are not serious in getting upholstery services from driving the business cost up. This helps to cut wasted time and expenses in order to benefit our existing customers. However, this SGD $40 can be reimbursed if the job is confirmed upon deposit. For existing customers, fees may be waived. Cheers 🙂

Colors to Reupholster Your Kitchen Chairs

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Transform reupholstered chairs into a center of interest in your kitchen by using complementary colors — color wheel opposites. To select a complementary upholstery color, determine the undertone — or underlying hue bias — of the kitchen’s overall hue. Similar boldness is achieved through tonal contrast, which juxtaposes light and dark shades from the same hue family. Analogous kitchen color schemes afford an opportunity to re-upholster chairs to form soft juxtapositions between neighboring color wheel hues, while textured upholstery adds to an interplay of subtle visual elements in tone-on-tone kitchens.

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Skirted Chairs

The red undertones of espresso kitchen cabinetry pair well with refreshing, complementary mint-green, and if your dining area includes skirted chairs, add interest with some chairs upholstered in solid mint-green or espresso, while others feature an espresso and mint-green pattern. Glass countertops and a glass backsplash in mint-green contribute to the fresh feel, as do mint-green glass pendant lights with espresso bases. Mint-green tile blends with mint-green walls and sheer curtains in mint-green and contrasts with reddish, dark-bronze pendant lights and frames.

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Monochrome Kitchen

When you paint your walls a light warm-gray, a subtle red undertone reverberates throughout a kitchen, especially when a cherry dining set and cabinetry display a pronounced red finish. Extend the red palette by re-upholstering chairs in a maroon and white pattern, which blends with the cherry wood-tone. Wall color is echoed in warm-gray granite countertops, tile and curtains, while pewter pendant lights and frames also blend with warm-gray. A grouping of Chinese red porcelain plates enlivens walls, as does backsplash tile in red-and-white, providing bright islands of orange-red in a sea of tones from the same hue family.

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Cool-Toned

Blonde-maple cabinetry and furniture interact with sage green and slate-gray to form a soothing, analogous kitchen backdrop, where maple chairs are reupholstered to participate in soft tonal transitions. If walls are sage-green and counters and floors are slate, alternate chair upholstery between sage-green and slate gray, a greenish blue-gray. The colors of a kitchen island with a sage-green base and a slate top are reflected in the chairs’ upholstery, and with their blonde-maple bases, the kitchen’s full color scheme is restated in the chairs. Complete the look with greenish, brushed-nickel pendant lights and maple frames.

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Textured Tones

Yellow-toned, earthen ochres serve a dual function: They utilize yellow’s capacity to create a light-filled kitchen ambiance with an earthen, textured feel. Use textured, yellow-ochre upholstery on distressed, French Country chairs. The green-yellow hue transitions softly with greenish, French-finish chairs and a farmhouse table, while also corresponding with a textured, yellow-ochre ceiling and walls. Greenish-umber tile flooring makes a connection with an umber-stained tabletop and a rustic wrought-iron chandelier, which is painted in a greenish-umber color. Complete the look with a yellow-toned oil painting in a wide, French-finish frame.

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If you are in Singapore, do drop by to visit us as we are having a promotional sales in our series of Rattan collection.

Whatapps (+65 90305057 , Vince ) you can speak directly to us or email: info(at)centrepiece.com.sg to discuss your order. We don’t have call centres or customer service departments, you speak directly to the people making your sofa.

Looking for rattan furnitre or reupholstery to change the look of your home? We will be able to assist you.

Shop @: Centrepiece Lazada 

Find sales/clear stock @ : Carousell

Stay Connected

Contact www.centrepiece.com.sg or email: info(at)centrepiece.com.sg

Note: If you are a new customer, and you need the upholster to do home visit, a SGD $40 will apply. This is to prevent people who are not serious in getting upholstery services from driving the business cost up. This helps to cut wasted time and expenses in order to benefit our existing customers. However, this SGD $40 can be reimbursed if the job is confirmed upon deposit. For existing customers, fees may be waived. Cheers 🙂

 

 

Design idea: Create a beautiful home with rattan and other wicker furniture pieces

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The design-savvy already know that rattan is in, especially to create a look that is cosy, rustic and nature-inspired. And furniture makers have been coming up with designs for rattan and other wicker pieces that are more modern, despite the heritage and tradition of these natural materials.
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If you want to give your home a trendy update, consider adding a rattan chair, cabinet, or even smaller accessories.

See Centrepiece for great product picks.

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If you are in Singapore, do drop by to visit us as we are having a promotional sales in our series of Rattan collection.

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Whatapps (+65 90305057 , Vince ) you can speak directly to us or email: info(at)centrepiece.com.sg to discuss your order. We don’t have call centres or customer service departments, you speak directly to the people making your sofa.

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Looking for rattan furnitre or reupholstery to change the look of your home? We will be able to assist you.

Shop @: Centrepiece Lazada 

Find sales/clear stock @ : Carousell

Stay Connected

Contact www.centrepiece.com.sg or email: info(at)centrepiece.com.sg

Note: If you are a new customer, and you need the upholster to do home visit, a SGD $40 will apply. This is to prevent people who are not serious in getting upholstery services from driving the business cost up. This helps to cut wasted time and expenses in order to benefit our existing customers. However, this SGD $40 can be reimbursed if the job is confirmed upon deposit. For existing customers, fees may be waived. Cheers 🙂

Can a single accent rattan chair/furniture up your style factor in your home?

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Irregardless of your style of your space. Rattan has been proven to be incredible versatile.

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It can easily add that natural charm into any space.

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One trick is to play with the cushion seats and cushions designs.

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SO that the look of your space can be enhanced without costing too much.

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If you are in Singapore, do drop by to visit us as we are having a promotional sales in our series of Rattan collection.

Whatapps (+65 90305057 , Vince ) you can speak directly to us or email: info(at)centrepiece.com.sg to discuss your order. We don’t have call centres or customer service departments, you speak directly to the people making your sofa.

Looking for rattan furnitre or reupholstery to change the look of your home? We will be able to assist you.

Shop @: Centrepiece Lazada 

Find sales/clear stock @ : Carousell

Stay Connected

Contact www.centrepiece.com.sg or email: info(at)centrepiece.com.sg

Note: If you are a new customer, and you need the upholster to do home visit, a SGD $40 will apply. This is to prevent people who are not serious in getting upholstery services from driving the business cost up. This helps to cut wasted time and expenses in order to benefit our existing customers. However, this SGD $40 can be reimbursed if the job is confirmed upon deposit. For existing customers, fees may be waived. Cheers 🙂

 

How To Restore Natural Rattan And Cane Conservatory Furniture

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Restore old shabby rattan or cane conservatory furniture to look like new

After a few years continuous use natural rattan and cane conservatory furniture can start to look a bit shabby, so you can do quite a lot to make it look closer to being new.

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First of all start by cleaning the set.
Scrub in the crevices with a soft brush and vacuum with the brush attachment.
Make up a solution of washing-up liquid and tepid water.
Stir vigorously to make a lot of suds.
Dip a soft clean cloth in the suds.
Gently wipe the furniture without getting it too wet.
You may have to use a toothbrush to get in-between the weave.
Dry off with a soft cloth.

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Allow the furniture to dry thoroughly before painting or any restoration work; if possible place in the sun to speed up the drying process.

Don’t wash the furniture down on a cool still day as the longer it takes to dry out the more chance there is of the furniture going mouldy.

Carefully assess the damage to the furniture and if there are any loose strands of rattan or cane just glue them back into place with Superglue.

If there are pieces of weave missing, replace with new material, usually available from a craft outlet.

Cut the old strands out back to good cane.

Measure a generous length of new material to fill the gap and soak in water for 30 – 45 minutes to soften; this makes it easier to weave.

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Dry off any excess water and weave through the damaged section of furniture. Pull through with a fine-nosed pair of pliers.
When all the damaged sections are repaired glue down the ends.

If the furniture still looks a bit shabby you could always paint or varnish it or apply a coat of linseed oil.

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All you need to do now is to buy new contemporary cushions or re-cover the old ones if the fillings are still serviceable and there you have ‘good as new’ conservatory furniture.

Whatapps (+65 90305057 , Vince ) you can speak directly to us or email: info(at)centrepiece.com.sg to discuss your order. We don’t have call centres or customer service departments, you speak directly to the people making your sofa.

Looking for rattan furnitre or reupholstery to change the look of your home? We will be able to assist you.

Shop @: Centrepiece Lazada 

Find sales/clear stock @ : Carousell

Stay Connected

Contact www.centrepiece.com.sg or email: info(at)centrepiece.com.sg

Note: If you are a new customer, and you need the upholster to do home visit, a SGD $40 will apply. This is to prevent people who are not serious in getting upholstery services from driving the business cost up. This helps to cut wasted time and expenses in order to benefit our existing customers. However, this SGD $40 can be reimbursed if the job is confirmed upon deposit. For existing customers, fees may be waived. Cheers 🙂

Why rattan is trendy again in the world of interior design

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Rattan‘s reputation as a dated material is increasingly being shed by creatives weaving it into more contemporary aesthetics.

While rattan – which broadly refers to the material yielded by over 600 species of palms commonly found in Indonesia, Malaysia and the Philippines – is not new to South-east Asia, its reputation as a dated material is increasingly being shed by creatives weaving it into more contemporary aesthetics.

At Le Bon Funk, the latest Lo & Behold establishment to open in Club Street, motown music plays, as diners swirl and sip from a litany of natural wines. But despite the chatter at the bar, no one has to shout to be heard. A rattan ceiling held together by dark green wooden slates helps to temper the noise.

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The unorthodox choice of material, contrary to the sound-absorbing ceiling tiles favoured by other dining outlets, was one that Elita Ong, lead interior designer of and partner at local design studio Foreign Policy, was keen to explore. “We did not want to apply a typical acoustic treatment to the ceiling and started sourcing for materials that were porous, and rattan fit the bill – not just functionally, but also in elevating the tropical textures of the space,” says Ong.

Over at the newly renovated Tea Lounge at Regent Singapore, custom-made banquette seats combine woven rattan with stained timber frames, velvet fabric upholstery, and plush leather cushions. Says Matthew Shang, designer and principal of Hassell, the studio behind the design: “Rattan is a good material to use to bring in the textures of the outdoors, while still achieving a level of elegance and sophistication.” Shang values the material for its inherent flexibility, a quality which lends itself well to the banquette’s curved silhouette.

For Marc Webb, director of Takenouchi Webb, the resurgence of rattan in the contemporary design lexicon runs in tandem with the trend towards more natural and sustainable materials. Indeed, the palm’s ease of harvest and ability to regenerate more quickly than other tropical trees, makes it an attractive resource.

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Over at this year’s Milan Design Week – which has held court since 1961 – British designer Timothy Oulton showcased fabric sofas made using 100 per cent natural vegetable dyes, while Kartell’s new Philippe Starck-designed furniture collection unveiled a patented method of casting wood into a mould that allowed for the rigid material to achieve sinuous curves.

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While Shang agrees that rattan has an edge as a sustainable material, he highlights that exposure to the sun will cause it to split and tear. “(Rattan furniture) should be designed to avoid continued stress,” he says, suggesting that the finishing applied on rattan, as well as other materials it is built with, all go towards prolonging its lifespan.

Whatapps (+65 90305057 , Vince ) you can speak directly to us or email: info(at)centrepiece.com.sg to discuss your order. We don’t have call centres or customer service departments, you speak directly to the people making your sofa.

Looking for rattan furnitre or reupholstery to change the look of your home? We will be able to assist you.

Shop @: Centrepiece Lazada 

Find sales/clear stock @ : Carousell

Stay Connected

Contact www.centrepiece.com.sg or email: info(at)centrepiece.com.sg

Note: If you are a new customer, and you need the upholster to do home visit, a SGD $40 will apply. This is to prevent people who are not serious in getting upholstery services from driving the business cost up. This helps to cut wasted time and expenses in order to benefit our existing customers. However, this SGD $40 can be reimbursed if the job is confirmed upon deposit. For existing customers, fees may be waived. Cheers 🙂

How to reupholster a chair?

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If you find this too much of an hassle and you can afford the profressional to do it then contact us. Singapore based.

Call us or email: info(at)centrepiece.com.sg to discuss your order. By calling Vince, whatapps (+65 90305057 ) you can speak direct to us, we don’t have call centres or customer service departments, you speak directly to the people making your sofa.

Looking for rattan furnitre or reuohlostery to change the look of your home? We will be able to assist you.

Shop @: Centrepiece Lazada 

Find sales/clear stock @ : Carousell

Stay Connected

Contact www.centrepiece.com.sg or email: info(at)centrepiece.com.sg

Note: If you are a new customer, and you need the upholster to do home visit, a SGD $40 will apply. This is to prevent people who are not serious in getting upholstery services from driving the business cost up. This helps to cut wasted time and expenses in order to benefit our existing customers. However, this SGD $40 can be reimbursed if the job is confirmed upon deposit. For existing customers, fees can be waived. Cheers 🙂

Custom made headboards possibilities in Singapore

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Tuffed and storage box at the front of the bed.

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Sometimes the fabrics are what make the headboard have that designer look.

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If you have known good quality furniture. You will know it when you purchase from us.

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For those who has bigger beds that requires a more commanding headboard to hold the room together.

Call us or email: info(at)centrepiece.com.sg to discuss your order. By calling Vince, whatapps (+65 90305057 ) you can speak direct to us, we don’t have call centres or customer service departments, you speak directly to the people making your sofa.

Looking for rattan furnitre or reuohlostery to change the look of your home? We will be able to assist you.

Shop @: Centrepiece Lazada 

Find sales/clear stock @ : Carousell

Stay Connected

Contact www.centrepiece.com.sg or email: info(at)centrepiece.com.sg

Note: If you are a new customer, and you need the upholster to do home visit, a SGD $40 will apply. This is to prevent people who are not serious in getting upholstery services from driving the business cost up. This helps to cut wasted time and expenses in order to benefit our existing customers. However, this SGD $40 can be reimbursed if the job is confirmed upon deposit. For existing customers, fees can be waived. Cheers 🙂

 

Picking the Perfect Upholstery Fabric

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If you are new to the world of upholstery, choosing the right fabric may seem like an arduous process. With all the fabrics (not to mention the colors and designs) available, how do you choose the one which is right for you? Here is some information on various fabric to help you select the right fabric for your furniture.

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Durability

If you are planning to upholster something that will experience everyday wear and tear, durability is important to consider. Upholstery fabric’s durability is determined by how it rates on the manufacturer-administered double rub test, which is a back and forth motion that mimics the wear and tear of someone sitting on an upholstered seat over time. The higher the number of double rubs, (for example 100,000 vs 10,000) the better the indicator of quality and durability. In addition to higher double rubs, look for upholstery fabrics treated for performance, like stain resistance, water repellant, or UV resistance.

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For upholstery projects that will not be used every day, like decorative or heirloom pieces, performance characteristics might not be as important, which opens up a wider variety including silk, wool, linen, cotton duck, embellished fabrics and more! Just look for home décor fabrics in the medium to very heavyweight range.

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Fabric Care

Upholstery fabric is often not suitable for traditional washing or dry cleaning once applied to furniture; therefore, you must follow the manufacturer’s instructions and look for stain repellent fabrics for heavier-use pieces. Our recommendation for dry-cleaning is intended prior to upholstering, if cleaning before use is desired. Once upholstered, use spot cleaners intended for upholstery fabric, or upholstery cleaning services. Using a fabric protectant spray over your finished furniture is highly recommended.

If you need help and advice on how to choose your fabrics. You can contact us.

Call us or email: info(at)centrepiece.com.sg to discuss your order. By calling Vince, whatapps (+65 90305057 ) you can speak direct to us, we don’t have call centres or customer service departments, you speak directly to the people making your sofa.

Looking for rattan furnitre or reuohlostery to change the look of your home? We will be able to assist you.

Shop @: Centrepiece Lazada 

Find sales/clear stock @ : Carousell

Stay Connected

Contact www.centrepiece.com.sg or email: info(at)centrepiece.com.sg

Note: If you are a new customer, and you need the upholster to do home visit, a SGD $40 will apply. This is to prevent people who are not serious in getting upholstery services from driving the business cost up. This helps to cut wasted time and expenses in order to benefit our existing customers. However, this SGD $40 can be reimbursed if the job is confirmed upon deposit. For existing customers, fees can be waived. Cheers 🙂