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Nov08

Choosing Furniture Colours for Your Home or Office

Categories // Design

So you've decided to redecorate your home or office. You know you want modern furniture, you know the types of pieces you want, and you know the atmosphere you want to create. But how do you go about choosing colours for your furniture and your space?

Nov08

Modern Furniture for Country Homes

Categories // Design

Country homes are comforting, secluded, and cozy. With their traditional features, they are often reminiscent of the past and create the perfect place to get away from the hustle and bustle of the city. However, we can make even the most rustic of country homes more modern with some contemporary furniture.

Oct07

Decorating and Furnishing Small Spaces

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While condominiums and apartments have always often been on the smaller side, the trend of small homes has exploded in recent years. This new phenomenon is taking root around the globe as millenials begin to purchase homes and properties.

Oct07

Decor and Modern Furniture for Autumn

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Fall has arrived! Leaves are changing colour, the weather is cooling down, and the days are getting shorter. With the changing weather, it's a great time to make some small updates to your decor and furniture to fit with the new season.

Sep13

New Modern Furniture Arrivals at sohoConcept

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We're excited to announce our new collection of modern furniture at sohoConcept! Our new arrivals focus on dining chairs, occasional chairs, bar stools, and tables. Perfect for upgrading your dining room, kitchen, and living room this season in time for the holidays.

Sep13

Modern Decor and Accessories for Winter

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Whether we like it or not, winter is on its way. The cooler weather and the shorter days will soon make for some relaxing weekends indoors and cozy nights with loved ones! With all this time inside, it's a good idea to make some small changes to your home decor with a few simple accessories to warm you up, make you comfortable, and get you through those long winter nights.

Aug10

How to Shop for Modern Furniture Online

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Online shopping has become the best way to make purchases. Costs are often lower online than in store because the company's overhead is lower. There are more discounts and sales available and often more stock and options.

Aug10

How to Keep Leather Modern Furniture Looking New

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Leather furniture is an investment. When taken care of properly, it can last for fifteen to twenty years. Unfortunately, because leather is skin, it is also prone to drying, cracking, staining, warping, and fading. Leather is porous and must be allowed to breathe, but also must be kept clean regularly to prevent dirt from building up and damaging the material.

Jul21

Furniture Tips for First-Time Home Buyers

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Buying your first home is an exciting experience. You get to decorate a brand new space that's entirely yours. You come up with the design ideas and budget. You make the furniture choices, style options, and purchase decisions. You can make your first home anything you want.

Jul21

The Differences between Traditional and Contemporary Furniture

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-they don't usually work well together.
Jun10

Introducing our Latest Modern Furniture Line - Metalmobil

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sohoConcept is excited to offer a new line of modern furniture. Made in Italy, Metalmobil is a unique furniture line that stands out from other types of furniture. Over the past 60 years, Metalmobil has grown into a well-known European furniture brand, providing style, quality, modernity, and luxury.

Jun10

Modern Furniture For a Sun Room

Categories // Design

It’s June, which means people are finally spending more time outside! Patios, balconies, and porches can finally be used to their full extent. While staying inside, however, you can create the same experience when you have a sun room.
May05

Ergonomic Modern Furniture Ergonomic Modern Furniture

Categories // Design

Ergonomic furniture has been used in work environments like offices for decades. However, the benefits of ergonomic furniture can also be enjoyed in the home, even on seating and furniture that is not used daily.

Choosing ergonomic modern furniture for our offices and homes allows us to be comfortable, productive, and avoid suffering from various injuries and stresses. SohoConcept is proud to provide modern furniture that is both comfortable, stylish, and ergonomic.

May05

Following Modern Furniture & Design Trends Following Modern Furniture & Design Trends

Categories // Design

When it comes to interior design and modern furniture trends, we are often torn between choosing what is trendy and what we like. Of course sometimes these overlap, but often, our personal style and preferences don't match the sometimes loud and outrageous designs that become popular.

It is often more difficult for us to choose trendy designs for our furniture, homes, and offices because decorating an apartment is a much larger commitment than buying a new pair of fashionable shoes. Most of us aren't able to completely redecorate a space every few months!

May02

The Most Modern Hotel Lobby Furniture The Most Modern Hotel Lobby Furniture

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While traditionally decorated hotels can be appealing to some, there is a clear shift in the past few years for hotels even in the most historic of places to use modern décor and modern furniture to bring their lobbies into the 21st century.

Bright colours, curves, stark contrasts, and ambient lighting are some of the methods various modern hotel lobbies use to create a contemporary atmosphere. Using the right modern hotel furniture, it’s easy for any hotel to modernize itself.

May02

Using Contemporary Armchairs in the Home or Workplace Using Contemporary Armchairs in the Home or Workplace

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Contemporary armchairs are often one of the most difficult pieces to choose when decorating a home or office. Armchairs need to provide comfort and accessible seating, but their large size make them the perfect piece to make a statement or tie a room’s interior together.

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 modern 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 modern 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?

Categories // Design

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 modern 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

Categories // Design

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

Occasional Chairs for Business Occasional Chairs for Business

Categories // Design

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 modern 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

Categories // Design

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.

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