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Feb16

Leatherette vs. Leather: What’s the Difference? Leatherette vs. Leather: What’s the Difference?

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When choosing a material for your furniture, there are many things to consider. Durability, ease of cleaning, colour, and environmental concerns can all play a part in deciding what type of material to use.

Feb16

Caring for Furniture: Wood, Fabric, and Metal Caring for Furniture: Wood, Fabric, and Metal

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High quality furniture is an investment for the future. You want to be able to enjoy your furniture pieces for years to come. To do this, you have to ensure you’re caring for it properly. Whether made of wood, metal, or fabric, there are some easy tips you can keep in mind to keep your furniture looking like new.

Jan28

Following the Design and Color Trends at IDS Toronto 2017* Following the Design and Color Trends at IDS Toronto 2017*

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The Interior Design Show 2017 (IDS) was definitely a great way to kick-off the new year with so many unique booths, showcasing their latest and greatest products! IDS took place in Toronto, ON Canada between January 19-22 at the Metro Convention Centre. Although we were not an exhibitor this year, we still had a blast walking the show and interacting with multiple designers and suppliers. Take a look at some of the color and design trends at IDS this year!

Jan12

Different Types of Wood for Furniture Manufacturing Different Types of Wood for Furniture Manufacturing

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The material used to make furniture is key for ensuring it fits in your decor, but more importantly, is long lasting. Metal or wood furniture will often be more durable than plastic, for example. Wood furniture is the most traditional material used for furniture, however, with modern designs, wood furniture has become popular again due to its durability and long-lasting quality.
Jan12

Chrome vs Stainless Steel – What is Preferable? Chrome vs Stainless Steel – What is Preferable?

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When choosing décor for your business or house, picking the metals can be difficult. Furniture, kitchen and bathroom fixtures, and décor all have different requirements for both aesthetic and durability. One of the most common questions we get is about the difference between chrome and stainless steel.

Dec09

Design and Modern Furniture Trends in 2017 Design and Modern Furniture Trends in 2017

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With 2017 only a couple of weeks away, we’ve been thinking about what furniture trends and design ideas will appear and be popular in the new year. There have been a lot of predictions so far in 2016, so we’ll talk about our favourite predictions for modern furniture trends in 2017.

Dec09

Our Favourite 2016 Design Trends and Furniture Trends Our Favourite 2016 Design Trends and Furniture Trends

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With another year coming to a close, here at sohoConcept we thought it would be fun to take a look back at some of the most popular 2016 design trends and the furniture that shaped them.

This past year saw a mix of modern and traditional design elements to make for some interesting furniture and looks. With new trends in kitchens, to throwbacks to the 1970s, 2016 was a year with a lot of different design elements. We compiled a few of our favourite modern design trends from the past year to see how you can use these modern elements in your home or business.

Nov22

Occassional Chairs for Business Occassional Chairs for Business

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Occasional chairs can be used in a variety of business settings to make an environment more inviting, endearing, and comfortable. Offices, retail spaces, restaurants, and more industries can make use of occasional chairs. They can add a touch of modernity, accent colours, or simply be a practical place to sit.

Oct06

Modern Airport Furniture: Furnishing Airport Lounges and Waiting Areas Modern Airport Furniture: Furnishing Airport Lounges and Waiting Areas

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Airports present a unique challenge in regards to furniture. Waiting areas and lounges in airports are typically very minimalist, meaning the furniture ends up being the focal point of an area. The furniture itself needs to be able to seat many people, but also be comfortable for those who have a long time to wait. It must be compact, but not cramped.

Sep03

Choosing a Modern Sectional Sofa Choosing a Modern Sectional Sofa

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Sectional sofas are great furniture pieces for businesses or residences that require lots of seating, but want to create a more intimate environment. Living rooms, rec rooms, lounges, restaurants, lobbies – so many spaces can benefit from decorating with sectional sofas.
Jun10

Using Furniture to Create a Modern Cottage Design Using Furniture to Create a Modern Cottage Design

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When you think of a typical cottage, images of a small, cozy log cabin often spring to mind. Wood paneling, wicker furniture, a fireplace, antiques, and dark decor and furniture. Sometimes, this look can be very quaint. But if done wrong or outdated, it can make a cottage look old and dingy - like something out of a horror movie.
Jun10

Creating an Industrial Design with Modern Furniture Creating an Industrial Design with Modern Furniture

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Industrial design has become increasingly popular over the past decade. Many houses, condominiums, lofts, and restaurants are focusing on this theme.
An industrial design should evoke feelings of the 1800s or early 1900s industry, like being in a factory or warehouse.
Jun06

Furnishing a Condominium with Modern Furniture and Design Furnishing a Condominium with Modern Furniture and Design

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Finding furniture for small spaces is a difficult task. You want a modern design and sleek furniture, but don’t have room to experiment with different styles. It can be hard to find the right “look” for a small area.
Jun06

How to Design an Elegant and Modern Lounge or Lobby How to Design an Elegant and Modern Lounge or Lobby

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In a hotel, condominium, or apartment building, the lobby is the first thing residents and guests will see. How you design the lobby or lounge will create the atmosphere for the entire building. With elegant and modern lobby furniture, you are setting the tone for your client’s experience.
May06

Modern Design for Your Dining Room

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The dining room is the place where family and friends come together. Whether it’s for a formal event, a special occasion, a holiday, or a quick chat to catch up, this room can act as a great host.
Mar04

COMMERCIAL AND RETAIL FURNITURE APPLICATIONS COMMERCIAL AND RETAIL FURNITURE APPLICATIONS

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SohoConcept is synonymous with modern, elegant and well-crafted pieces of furniture that enhance any room or living and commercial space in your life. Our commitment to timeless design and fine craftsmanship means that we only create pieces for you that will stand the test of time.
Mar01

sohoConcept – Home, Office and Hospitality Design sohoConcept – Home, Office and Hospitality Design

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At sohoConcept, our goal is to create elegant and well-crafted pieces of furniture that will enhance any room or space you can imagine. Our furniture is timeless in its design and our fine craftsmanship means that these pieces will be with you for many years.
Feb13

Living Room Designs Living Room Designs

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There’s no room in your house that is more versatile than your living room. Usually located at the front of the home, this room is typically designed for receiving and entertaining guests. Unlike a den, family room or a rec room, the living room is used more formal and intimate gatherings. In older and grander homes, you might even find the living room adjacent to a bedroom serving as a private sitting room.
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