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Do you feel that night time has become a little mundane?
And maybe your bed time gets a little cold?
Not sure, how come the feeling of warmth seems to be lesser now?
Then it is time for you to refresh how your headboard look. Because, the staleness of the headboard may have been accumulation of past feelings that can be change out as quickly as you dump your headboard for a new refresh one!
You will feel better almost immediately as you take action to improve your life. And one of the best way to start is where you spend so much time in, in bed… with your headboard.
Whatapps: 90305057 and ask how you can create a new headboard to feel in the pink of life!
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This is a afforable way to change and add a little elegance and charm into your space.
Use velvet pink luxurious fabrics that set you apart of the rest.
Add it anywhere and watch how it will uplift that space.
Create ideas and storage but dont compromise on the look.
If you are in Singapore, contact us for a custom made pink ottoman that lifts your space and spirit up.
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Outdoor cushions are a wonderful way to add style and colour to your patio and backyard, but are outdoor cushions waterproof?
First and foremost, the water resistance level of your cushions depends on the fabric they are made of. Small and primarily decorative outdoor cushions are most commonly made of polypropeline or polyethane. Although these fabrics are not waterproof, they are water resistant. This means that the cushions are able to resist the penetration of water to a certain degree, but not completely.
Many outdoor cushions contain a foam that is specifically produced for water to pass through, ensuring the cushion doesn’t become waterlogged. This makes them significantly more resistant to water than memory foam and other foams that are commonly used for indoor furnishings.
Sunbrella fabrics are commonly used for outdoor seat cushions and outdoor bench covers, due to their high level of tolerance to UV rays. Sunbrella canvas upholstery consists of a metallic sheen alloy that allows water and UV light to pass through the fibres. Although this certainly does not make the cushions waterproof, it means that they are more likely to keep their quality in a harsh environment.
Outdoor cushions made out of less porous fabrics such as oilcloth are indeed waterproof. Oilcloth consists of a finely weft linen with a coating of boiled linseed oil. Although cushions made from oilcloth are waterproof, their tough and stiff nature makes them more subject to rips than cushions made of a softer fabric. This also makes them far less comfy.
To ensure your cushions stay at the highest possible quality, it is recommended to pre-treat them with waterproofing spray prior to use to increase the level of water resistance. We also recommend storing your cushions undercover when not in use to avoid any spoilage caused by unexpected downpours.
Although the majority of fabrics used to produce outdoor cushions are water resistant, rather than waterproof, they are still far sturdier than indoor cushions. Indoor cushions are made more for comfort than weather resistance and are commonly made of polyester or cotton blends. For this reason, never use indoor cushions outside!
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Buying a Contemporary Sofa
Buying a new contemporary sofa is a big decision, and a decision that we don’t make too often. We live with our sofas for 11 years (according to a UK survey in 2017) and put them through some interesting challenges.
Our sofas are lounged upon, sat and stood on. They hide toys and money in curious places and are often substitute beds for weekend guests. It’s no wonder it’s such an important purchase decision, so our helpful guide will navigate you through this important moment.
- Shape & Style
- Support & Comfort
What will you use your sofa for? Formal entertaining? Relaxing with family? Or perhaps this sofa will live in your entrance hall? Whatever its use, we have a guide to help you buy the perfect contemporary sofa.
If you want to lounge on your sofa watching TV or scrolling through your favourite blog on your iPad, choose a contemporary sofa with enough width that you can stretch out fully on. Usually this requires a 3-seat sofa to give you enough space to stretch. If you don’t have enough room for a 3-seat sofa, buy a 2-seat sofa with a matching footstool to perch your feet. Look for a contemporary sofa with deep, soft cushions that you can sink in to after a long day at work to really relax on and switch off.
If you tend to prefer formal entertainment on your sofa, a solid structure will help to keep you and your guests upright and not slouching. A wooden frame with harder cushions will be ideal for this scenario, keeping your sofa in perfect order for when your guests arrive.
If you need a sofa for guests to use as they arrive, a small or compact sofa is best for this. Choose a sofa lifted off the ground by wooden legs, as this will create a feeling of space in a small area. Shallow cushions offer support for guests whilst they wait to be greeted.
Probably the most important consideration is the size of your new sofa. There is only one tip for this, and that is to measure, measure, and measure! It’s not easy to visualise how much space the contemporary sofa will take up in the room, so use newspaper on the floor to map out the space it creates. Even go as far as lightly taping newspaper to the wall to show the height of the back. If you’re getting a little more creative, cardboard boxes filling the area can help you imagine better.
Make sure you have enough room to walk between the sofa and coffee table…a good rule of thumb is 45cm (18”) between the two. If you can, allow 10cm (4”) between the back of the sofa and the wall. This will create an illusion of space and make it easier to find those toys you’ve lost behind your sofa.
If your sofa looks too big in the room, it probably is. There are no rules for how small or big your sofa needs to be, but if you can’t walk around the room comfortably then something needs to go. Whilst it might be your dream to have that large sectional sofa dominating the room, it will make your room feel smaller and you’ll be forever bumping in to it as you walk by.
Now that you know what size sofa fits in your room, we need to make sure it can get to the room in the first place.
You will need to check:
1. Height and width of doorways
2. Accessibility through hallways and staircases
3. Packaged dimensions, not just the sofa dimensions
It’s a common question we get asked…will it fit? We list the packaged dimensions for all of our sofas on the product page under ‘Dimensions’ with height, width, depth, seat-height, seat-depth, and arm-height. Make a note of these and check against your measurements.
If you’re unsure if the sofa will fit through your doors, get in contact and we can advise you on your specific model of sofa.
When it comes to delivery, knowing your sofa will fit is crucial. If it’s a tight space, you may need to move objects and furniture that will be in the way. Walk the route that your sofa will take and check for obstructions; even small objects could get in the way.
We offer a 2-man delivery service where possible to get your sofa directly to your room of choice, however in some cases we cannot provide this. If you are taking delivery of your sofa, it’s a good idea to have a few people to help so that you aren’t caught out with a sofa stuck on the stairs.
The key thing is to measure! If you know the contemporary sofa will fit through every door or your lifts, then delivery will be a dream.
Shape & Style
The shape and style of your sofa is important for multiple reasons, not just for the way it looks but how it will work for its use. Look for special details such as the seat buttons, external stitching, removable covers, and articulating headrests.
If your room is small, narrower sofa arms or no arms at all give the illusion of more space. High-backed sofas tend to look best in rooms with higher ceilings and sofas with lower backs can give the illusion of more space in confined rooms. Modular and sectional sofas work brilliantly in open-plan spaces and large airy rooms.
Support & Comfort
Comfort isn’t just about soft cushions. If you will be using your sofa a lot then it’s important to consider how well it supports you to make sure you’re comfortable for long periods of time. Most of our contemporary sofas have low-backs, as they are visually lighter in living rooms.
Do you prefer soft or hard seats? This is an important question to discuss with the other people in your home before your purchase. If you like to lounge in the sofa then soft cushions are ideal, but for more support, choose a hard seat to keep your posture upright.
Our fabric sofas offer you a wide range of colour options and tightly woven fabrics will wear the best. Wool is springy and resilient, with a natural stain resistance. However, linen is cool and one of the most durable fabrics for sofas. Leather is robust, cool in summer and warm in winter and if it’s well maintained it can last a lifetime. Leather will age with use adding character and stands up to wear and tear very well. However, in Singapore’s weather of high humility, leather may become smelly and mouldy over time. We have also noticed that increasely, people do not want cruelty of animal skin in their home too.
You can extend the life of your sofa by taking care of it regularly. Naturally there will be spills, and scuffs, and drops as you live with your sofa but that doesn’t have to mean it reduces the life expectancy of the sofa.
Some of our fabric sofas come with removable covers and some without. If your previous sofas have been subjected to a lot of food and drink spills then you might want to find a sofa with removable covers. This allows you to clean them periodically and restore the vibrancy. Use a professional cleaner when doing so to avoid shrinking the covers; make them aware of any marks or spillages that need their attention. If you don’t have removable covers, act quickly and blot the stain out of the fabric with a clean white cloth, but never rub as this may spread the stain further into the fabric. Never use detergents and always follow the cleaning instructions on the label of the sofa.
Avoid pets on fabric sofas as their claws can pull at threads, but if this does happen just snip the loose thread and tuck as much of it back in the weave. Never pull the thread, as this will make it worse.
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Definition of custom-made
- custom-made clothing
“Made in Singapore” and proud of our tradition of excellence and quality, Centrepiece furnishing provides custom sofas and chairs that are known for their durability, style, and consistency. All construction consists of Singapore-made craftsman. From the frames and springs to the finished materials, every component of our furniture is carefully thought out to provide years of enjoyment.
Custom upholstery brings new life to a variety of pieces, allowing you to choose the exact specifications for comfort, durability, and aesthetics. Our experts are here to help you tailor each piece to your individual needs.
Scale is an important consideration for any piece of furniture. When you choose a custom fabric, you can complement other furniture in the room and can even highlight the architectural details within your home itself. Our staff will help you choose just the right elements to create a custom sofa that you will love for years to come.
Using materials that reduces fuel and emissions costs during transportation, while locally sourcing materials also supports our country and allows for growth within the economy. We do import some furniture pieces, but we review each item to ensure that they meet the high standards that families in Singapore hold. We are also aware of the needs of our expats that may require their sofa to be transported back to their home country.
Visit our furniture store in Singapore, Northstar@amk to see an array of upholstery and custom furniture options in person. From contemporary furniture to traditional styling, Centrepiece furnishing has everything you need to make your house a home.
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If you’ve been searching for well-made, stylish couches or sofas for your home, and can’t find what you want, consider the option of custom-made couches. While most regular shops, on the high street or in real-life shopping malls, offer relatively limited ranges, there are all sorts of other possibilities to explore.
For example, you can have sofas designed especially for you, or you can ask a manufacturer to imitate an existing look. Alternatively, many companies have their own specialized ranges with a choice of finishes that they maintain produces a “custom-made” piece of furniture.
What the term custom-made means
When we talk about custom-made items we generally mean that these are made according to the specifications of a particular person who is buying that product. Similarly, when we say furniture and building structures are custom-built we mean that they are constructed according to what the customer wants. The alternative is to buy things off-the-shelf or ready-made. What this means is that you then choose from whatever has already been constructed, manufactured or produced.
In reality, manufacturers of so-called custom-made furniture tend to combine concepts. This is probably why another term, “customer-made” is also used by some contemporary manufacturers. What this relatively new term implies is that you can design your own couch within the parameters set by the company that will actually make it for you.
The procedure to be followed when looking for individualistic couches and sofas for customer-made pieces could follow this basic process:
- choose the couch design you like best,
- specify the size of the couch according to set dimensions,
- choose a fabric or leather to be used to cover the couch,
- decide on your personal level of comfort which will determine the way the couch is made.
You will probably agree that this sounds like an excellent concept.
The main difference between any type of custom-made and the usual off-the-shelf furniture (be it couches or dining room suites) is that with the former you are offered some sort of exclusivity and/or individuality. The latter might cost the same, but it is possible for all your friends and neighbors to buy exactly the same stuff. If you are wanting “custom”, chances are you won’t want your neighbors to copy.
This isn’t where it stops. The custom-made concept also relates to the size of furniture that is made especially for you.
You may, for example live in a tiny apartment that simply can’t accommodate the dimensions of a sofa design that you love. By going to a specialist manufacturer you can have what you really like, but on a smaller scale – provided of course the scale actually does work in your home.
Just be careful of con artists who promise to do the job but don’t understand how design factors (specifically size and scale) work. You might end up with something that looks really awful after spending a whole lot of money. If your aren’t sure, buy what you can see and sit on before you pay for it.
Whatever type of couch or sofa you want to buy, first and foremost decide on a style. Also have a good idea of what you want in terms of color and finish. A couch is really what designers call an “anchor” piece, with other chairs, tables and so on adding to the general design scheme. For this reason it is wise to choose the best couch or couches you can afford.
Stores that offer custom-made couches usually display basic pieces in a range of shapes and sizes. Make sure you identify exactly what it is you want. For instance the length of a couch may be anything from 137 cm to 229 cm. Arm and back heights may also vary. You may end up paying a bit more for a custom size, but if it works for you there is absolutely no doubt that it will be worth it.
Even if you only want one couch, consider seating for at least six people. Very few people stay at home alone for their entire lives! Maybe think of buying two custom made couches. Otherwise buy a few single chairs for people to sit on.
Remember that upholstered furniture can always be reupholstered in a different fabric later on when your tastes change or when you can afford something better. With this in mind, it is sometimes better to buy a secondhand piece of furniture that has been really well made, and then have it reupholstered in a trendy fabric or in leather. It might not seem to be “custom” made, but often the older designs are a lot better, particularly when good-quality wood has been used to make them.
Finding a suitable manufacturer
The best way to find reputable, reliable and reasonable manufacturers of custom-made couches and other furniture is often word of mouth. If your friends have had a good experience, then it is certainly worth trying the same company. Another way is to check out advertisements posted or placed by manufacturers who say that they do what you need.
There are numerous manufacturers that will make sofas to order, including:
- Élan Designs Ltd that ship to both the USA and Canada.- www.elansofas.com
- Dumonds, which manufactures comfortable and functional designs that are distributed throughout Canada and the USA. – www.dumonds.com
- The Sofa Company which, based in California, offers a range of services from build-your-own to recovering couches. – www.thesofaco.com
- Centrepiece furnishing is a premium sofa manufacturer that is based in Singapore. – www.centrepiece.com.sg
- Van Gogh Designs, a Vancouver-based manufacturer that produces custom-upholstered furniture for both the home and hospitality industry. – www.vangoghdesigns.com
By Penny Swift
Some of you may have got into the pink rage since two years ago.
Some of you may still feel clueless on how to fit this colour into your space?
Some of you may feel that this is over used in modern space.
There is no denying that the charm of pink as a colour that not only makes you feel both strong and yet gentle as well.
My recommendation is to go for it. It is a colour that will last and make you feel good.
Get some advice on this so that we can discuss how this can help you achive the look that you want.
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Have you been to a friend’s place and immediately recognised that they have bought their sofa from.. grasp…. Ikea, Courts or maybe some other mass market retail stores?
If you have been to enough stores and know what being respectful of your own style is, then you may feel that you need to custom made a sofa instead. Custom made sofa in Singapore will be so much more style and quality for you.
Whapsapps : +65 90305057
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