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Wondering how cane differs from rattan and wicker? Cane refers to thin strips of rattan bark. Rattan is a tropical vining plant; its jointed stems produce some of the strongest wood available. Wicker is a generic term for a woven material made of natural (cane, rattan, reed, bamboo) or synthetic fibers.
Here are some ways you can introduce the vintage look of cane into your place.
Should you choose natural or synthetic furniture? While natural cane and rattan furniture is popular for its durability, lightness and natural beauty, it doesn’t do well in extreme heat or in wet or very humid areas, where mold and mildew can cause a problem. Synthetic products can be left out in all weather conditions.
I would say, it depends upon the mindset of consumer. If you are looking at replacing the sofa in every 5 years or you want to use the same for next 20 years.
If it is the first case go for a cheaper one or ready made either from online or offline stores.
If it is the second case, I would recommend you to visit a store, talk to the people about your requirements such as custom sizes, fabric samples, dummy display, sample sofa types and so on.
We have a store as well as online shop for you. You can visit us www.centrepiece.com.sg or visit our store at Northstar@amk 06-62. We would be more than happy to assist you. Bring your own drinks or coffee if you have many things to chat about 😛
Whatapps us at: 90305057
Step 1: Choose your Style
Step 2 : Choose your size (bring your room measurements and we will customise to fit)
Step 3: Choose from over hundreds of fabric options
Step 4: Choose your feet
Step 5: Choose your Trim
Step 6: Choose your Comfort (soft, firm or hard cushion fillings)
Step 7: Don’t Forget your footstool
And relax in the knowledge that all of our Handmade sofas come with high quality materials that you are free to request for in workshop viewing. Only the best in the industry will allow you to do that.
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We’re always touting how easy it is to breathe new life in your room simply by switching out throw pillows. It’s true, a group of new fabrics and colors can give your space a totally different feel, but that doesn’t mean it’s easy to cull through all of the thousands of great throw pillows in every shade imaginable to find 4 or 5 that will work well for your space. There’s an overwhelming selection out there, which makes the process confusing! Well, we want to make things easier for you. Consider this our guide to choosing the right throw pillows for your room.
First, there are a few principals you should always keep in mind:
- Choose one cohesive color palette and do not veer from it. You’re going to get the most impact if all of your pillows are either in the same shade or in a pair of complimentary shades.
- Shoot for a symmetrical arrangement, whether it’s on your couch, bed, or a window seat. When you’re layering several different fabrics on top of each other, things can get really busy, really fast. We like a symmetrical arrangement because it keeps things feeling orderly and polished.
- One simple print, one busy print, and one solid. This is a basic formula that’ll help you narrow down your options. Another way to think about it is — one small print, one big print, one solid. Your busy/large print should be on your largest pillows or the pillow that is front and center, as this print will usually set the tone for not just your pillow arrangement but the rest of your room. Plaids and stripes work well as small/simple prints.
- As your move towards the inside of the sofa, the pillows should get smaller. Visually, your largest pillows should be in the far corners, and your smaller pillow should be on the inside. But also for comfort, it makes the most sense to add the large 22 or 24″ pillows on the sides, where you won’t need to move them out of the way. A small 12×20″ pillow right in the center won’t make you feel like you’re perched on the edge of the couch because the pillows are taking up all of the room!
- Although decorative, pillows are really meant to add comfort to your upholstered furniture pieces, so don’t go overboard! We’ve all sat down on that couch that is so packed to the gills with throw pillows that you feel like you’re being shoved into a bag of marshmallows. This is not the situation you want to create, so if you have to ask if you have too many, take on or two away!
Once you have these basic principles down, you’re ready to pick out fabrics! This is the fun part, but also the time when we become the most confused. There are just so many options! To narrow it down, consider the style you’d like to create in your home.
If your room already has a lot of patterns, like a patterned sofa, dramatic curtains, or a vibrant rug, take your pillow fabrics down a notch. Or if you really like color but don’t want to use a vibrant hue on large pieces (like your sofa or club chairs) just use solid pillows in very vibrant hues.
Here, we chose two colors that are on the opposite ends of the color wheel (called complimentary colors), a spicy orange and a cool blue. Colors look extra rich and vibrant when placed next to to complimentary colors, making the overall look much more dramatic. Individually, they look nice, but together they really sing!
If you’re starting from scratch, find a fabric, an art print, or an accessory as a jumping off point. For example, we picked the gorgeous plaid throw on the back of the sofa and let it inspire the rest of the space. The spicy orange and navy are both found in the blanket, so we picked pillows in solid shades for maximum color impact!
One Color, Three Patterns
If you want a group of pillows in just one color, choose three different fabrics that work together. We used a very organic, bold print as our jumping off point (the floral pattern in the center), and we balanced the color on the sofa with bold velvet pillows in the corner and plaid pillows in the middle.
The basic key here is balance. The bold pillows in the middle and in the corners help to balance the off-white sofa and lighter plaid pillows. The feminine floral print (our Rayna fabric) in the center is balanced by a more masculine plaid print on either side. And the patterned pieces are a balance to the solid pieces.
So when you’re putting together different fabrics in the same color, just ask yourself, “does this pattern balance this pattern?”
Warm, Neutral Colors
Even if you want to keep your color palette neutral, you’ll still need a few throw pillows to bring texture and pattern to your space. For this combination, we chose a color palette of off-white, taupe, and chocolate.
We started with our busiest print, our Leo Brown fabric, then we brought in a much larger print in a complimentary color, our Buffalo Check in Taupe. Finally to tie these two prints together and act as a backdrop, we chose a solid chocolate brown linen pillow with a contrasting flange.
Simple but Fresh with Analogous Colors
If you like color but want a group of pillows that aren’t too loud, choose colors that are next to each other on the color wheel, or analogous colors. These are colors that have a lot in common but are different, which makes for a color palette that is quieter and more polished.
For the sofa above, we chose pink and orange. These two colors are neighbors on the color wheel, but they’re still a great pairing. We also picked two art pieces to hang over the couch that reinforce the pink-and-orange combination.
Use Solids as an Exclamation Point
We love the way a well placed solid pillow in a vibrant color can act like an exclamation point on your couch. A rich, sapphire blue stands out the most, even though there are patterns and other colors here too. A solid pillow may seem like a boring choice when there are so many lovely patterns out there, but in the right space, one solid pillow in a bold color can really establish a color palette that may have been hiding.
If you want to breathe new life into your space with very little effort, use a couple of solid pillows in a bold color in your space. Pull this color from other patterns on your upholstered pieces or in your accessories, then use that color in punches throughout your space.
If you’re looking for an approach that isn’t fussy, we love to simply pair one bold color in a lush fabric (here we used velvet) with a classic stripe. Stripes are a great pattern to use for pillows because they’re the perfect balance of bold and simple. Our strategy here was easy enough, choose one bold color used elsewhere in your space for three pillows, then bring in two striped pillows for a little pattern.
Let’s Talk Inserts
Ok, after all of this talk of colors and patterns, it’s time to get down to the less exciting details … like inserts. Just like the filling inside your sofa, what’s on the inside is just as important as the outside, even with throw pillows. Pillows are meant to bring extra comfort and cushion to your couch, so it’s important to use good quality throw pillows. All foam throw pillows aren’t going to be your first choice for support when you’re trying to curl up for a nap on your couch.
You don’t necessarily need the most expensive inserts, but do choose inserts that include both feather and down. We’re obviously partial to our own down blended inserts which are 95% feathers and 5% down.
Here’s another little secret when you’re choosing inserts for your pillows. If you want a fuller pillow, size up your insert. For example, if you have a 20″ cover, and you want a really full pillow, use a 22″ insert.
Now, are you ready to choose pillows for your space? Do you feel empowered to mix patterns and colors like a pro? You should!
Contact Vince at 90305057 or email: info(at)centrepiece.com.sg
Pink will evoke feelings of softness.
Pink will embrace your space with gentleness.
Pink will whispers loving feelings into your heart.
Contact justin(at)centrepiece.com.sg if you want to add a pink softness and life into your space. You will feel the delight on how such a small change can do to your feelings.
Or whatapps: Justin @ 85224619
If you cannot find any of our bedhead designs or ottomans that you like, then we will make a customised one for you.
With our skilled team of craftsmen, we can make just about anything. Maybe you want a hotel style headboard or a special designer headboard? Bespoke headboards, bespoke ottomans and bespoke valances are all things we do. We have our own factory and we make everything ourselves so making a custom headboard is really easy for us.
Giant Headboards are becoming increasingly popular and we do lots of those. Depending upon the design (and the access to the room) we can make just about any size you want. We have just made one 3.1m wide! Giant headboards must be wall mounted and in an ideal world we recommend they sit on the floor as well. If you want something absolutely huge then we suggest a variation of the Style that is possible in Singapore. Of course, this is one luxury that not everyone who wants it can get it. It will definitely cost much more.
Some customers want to amend or adjust the size of one of our existing models. That’s easy, you just let us know the size and we will tell you how much it will cost. It will be a little more but not much (depending on size) and you will then have a fully bespoke headboard.
So here is what to do:
Firstly have a good look around the site and see what sort of Upholstered Headboard shape you might like, then I suggest you look at our swatch collection and order any that you like. We will send them straight out to you free of charge. If you want to use your own fabric that’s fine, some customers have a very clear idea of what they want and we work with lots of very beautiful fabrics.
Call us on whatapps: 90305057 and talk to Vince. We are real, we are in the Singapore and we love talking to customers.
If you would rather we rang you, then email us at info(at)centrepiece.com.sg with a phone number and we will ring you back.
Alternatively, just send us an email and we will write back to you.
We much look forward to chatting to you.
Occasionally, someone asks me:
“What is the difference between a $10,000 sofa and a $2,000 sofa or even a $1,000 sofa?”
Well, the latter is definitely massed-produced. However, the difference between the 10k and 2k usually has a lot to do with the name more than what’s inside it. This is true for a lot of things we buy. right?
I can’t tell you how many sofas and chairs I’ve sold in my career. All I know is that it’s hundreds. Most people buy maybe at most a dozen sofas in their entire lifetime, and some only one or two.
The sofa is the most expensive piece of upholstered furniture in the living room and it’s also the largest, of course. Therefore, careful consideration should be paid, but please don’t drive yourself crazy.
Quite frankly, if you stick to the manufacturers with good reps and quality, they’re all pretty nice. Ask around and see if you will to know Centrepiece furnishing Singapore.
This is known as a Bridgewater Sofa or an English roll arm sofa
This is a sleek track arm sofa.
TCS Designs makes my favorite settee. It is quite compact and yet just as comfortable as a full-sized sofa, so I’ve used it many times, when space is tight.
The Lawson arm sofa is probably the most common basic style. In the 80’s the arms were really BIG sometimes. This version from Lee is updated yet still classic. The so-called “traditional sofa” is usually a version of this arm with a 7″ skirt.
A newer frame from CR Laine, the Huntley evokes a kind of Hollywood of the 1930s-type glamor to me.
This sofa from Lee is not only very beautiful, but feels totally luxurious and enveloping to sit in.
A classic leather Chesterfield. This became popular in men’s club houses in the early part of the 20th century. It’s distinctive large round arm is the same height as the back. It is usually tufted.
This is a custom-made Chesterfield I had made for a client in Scarsdale, NY 2 years ago.
The wedge sofa is a newer style. This version from Lee is a winner. There are other versions of this style which are also great, but I included the wedge, because I think that it’s kinda cool and would be great for watching TV.
This is definitely a colour that we do not see as often. Yoy may feel that it is too bold? Too much? Too hard to match your other decor?
Contact us if you are in Singapore www. Centrepiece.com.sg or email info(at)centrepiece.com.sg
Is the wall above your couch looking naked? If so, you can try anything from a statement piece to a grouping of sketches to complete your space. The possibilities are endless – but they don’t have to be overwhelming! Use these tasteful styles and hanging options as inspiration to transform your living room.
1. Bold Black and White
Courtesy of Sugarlift
Complement your sleek modern grey scale with a bold black and white instead of a textured neutral. This sophisticated contrast never gets old. Placing the piece across from a window (like the piece above by Thomas Hammer) lets the vibrant city bring in light and color while the room stays crisp and clean.
2. Light, Airy Nature Scene
Courtesy of Sugarlift
Need a break from the concrete jungle outside? Bring some fresh air into your living room with a nature scene. The best part: you can have lush forests with no mosquitos and sandy beaches without the humidity. Need inspiration? Oregon-based Sugarlift artist Kati Dimoff (whose work is pictured above) can help you bring that chill west coast vibe into your home.
3. Color Conscious Pairing
Courtesy of Decor Pad
When adding artwork to your space, playing around with colors is always encouraged—just make sure to avoid channeling your inner matchy-matchy Stepford wife. Instead, use art to emphasize shades and textures that highlight deeper tones in your room. Here, the blue side tables, pillow, and book match the painting’s color pallet, but introduce new shades, shapes, and complimentary colors.
Don’t let the bougie art lingo scare you away – a diptych is just a piece of art with two panels. Here, Brooklynite Lizzie Gill’s modern digital collage artworks are perfect for a room with mixed colors and patterns. The two pieces start a conversation with each other. Get ready for when you take them home and the rest of the room joins in!
5. Subtle, Textured Neutral
Courtesy of Tharon Anderson Design
What if your wall is naked but your furniture is amazing? Don’t think your sofa and your painting need to fight it out for attention. A textured neutral will draw your attention, soften your space, and bring in a nice glow that will compliment your interior decor – not offend it!
6. Bold, Abstract Statement Piece
Courtesy of Design Chic
Something bold and painterly above the sofa adds energy to a room. In this piece, the colorful and unpredictable lines radiate throughout the room. Pro tip: too big is always better than too small. Because this piece is wider than the couch, the bold design and large frame really demonstrate how a statement piece can elevate your living room to a new level.
7. Eye Catcher
A stimulating layered piece will have you completely absorbed. You won’t just be trying to unravel the artist’s process, you’ll be following the washes of color in the piece and noticing how the green background really brings out your hubby’s eyes while he complains about the office.
8. Gallery Wall
Courtesy of Decoist
If a single large piece feels too serious, a gallery wall is the perfect, playful alternative. Because gallery walls feature multiple artworks hung together, they can be fun, creative, and great for those of us with commitment issues. Show off your love for the phases of the moon next to a small work by both your favorite fine artists and the best painters in the world – your kids! If you’re interested in keeping it cohesive, try matching frames (like above) or use similar colors and forms in the pieces themselves. The similarities will draw your eye throughout the collection.
9. Optical Illusion
An optical illusion piece not only catches your attention, but keeps your eye as the piece seems to undulate and evolve in front of you! Artists like Bridget Riley, M. C. Escher, and Karan Singh (whose work is pictured above) keep your clean, bright, sophisticate style intact and your mind engaged.
10. Vertical Piece
Courtesy of Lindsey Doramus Design
This vertical piece brings character to your room. Here, the figure catches your eye in the center of the piece and the verticality directs your gaze down to the couch. This not only intensifies the relationship between your art and furniture, but also makes your space feel larger. Center a vertical piece above a love seat or L-shaped couch to give the illusion that the only thing that fits up the stairs of your charming walk-up is at least three inches longer than it measures. Capitalize on tall ceilings, embrace those perpendicular lines, and go for it.
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Custom-Made – adapted to your personal taste
Seldom does an “off-the-peg” sofa fit in with the real accommodation and seldom is it the answer to our dreams so that decisions become more than often simply a compromise. But all that is now a thing of the past. When we say “custom-made” we mean that – you design the sofa you want, and we make you a one-off piece of furniture!
Choose from a wide collection of sofa and designs in combination with hundreds of fabrics.
Give us the basis you want and we will try to accomodate to what may become your favourite sofa. Then tell us the size, e.g. of the classical 3-2-1 combination, any extras or chaise-longue, choose between foam or down padding and select the width, height, and hardness of the seat (s), the removable cushion covers and foot elements.
However, only the discerning will know the difference between mass-produced products and the quality sofa that we produce.
You will only understand the value of our products after you have done your research. 🙂
http://www.centrepiece.com.sg or email: info(at)centrepiece.com.sg
Centrepiece furnishing ensures that only the most competent sofa makers are allowed to work on your sofa. Sofa makers are required to prove that they have earned the right to be called master craftsmen – through the quality of their work, their commitment to customer care and the level of service they provide.
Once accepted into Centrepiece furnishing they are required to maintain the aims and objectives of the company. Whilst we are a close knitted company, we are committed to pursue the interests of the consumer through careful employee selection so that you will rest assured that the sofa you order from us will remain in good quality for years to come.
So you will get the better quality sofa at direct workshop pricing! You will get good value for the same dollar in comparison to a retail store.
Speak to us on what to look out for in a good sofa, with honesty and directness. Text Vince Chiang 90305057 or email info(AT)centrepiece.com.sg for an appointment.
It is always sunny in Singapore. We do not have the seasonal changes of Winter to Spring, so styles in clothes or fashion does not differ too much in-between seasons.
However, we do not have to be boring with the home decor during this “spring” time.
So… I am hoping that one of you will be buying into these “BLOOMS!”
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You know you are important and lovable right?
Somehow we are caught up in the world about caring for others that you forget to care for yourself too.
Today as the world celebrates compassion and kindness. We also wanted to do our part and give you something:) So take what you need from us…
Thank you. We are grateful of you over these years.