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Jul09

How to Keep Your Furniture and Design Sustainable How to Keep Your Furniture and Design Sustainable

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Sustainability is a key component of modern furniture and design. More and more often, using sustainable, locally sourced, and reclaimed furniture is entering modern furniture trends. This year, it's one of the most important aspects of modern design!

Jul09

5 Modern AirBNBs that will Give You the Travel Bug 5 Modern AirBNBs that will Give You the Travel Bug

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Summer is here and that means it's vacation time! One of the most important aspects of vacation has always been choosing accommodations. Finding somewhere relaxing and clean with modern furniture and close to amenities can sometimes make or break a vacation. Choosing a hotel has always been at the top of a priority list when it came to vacations.

Jun05

sohoConcept's New Arrivals: Modern Furniture for Summer sohoConcept's New Arrivals: Modern Furniture for Summer

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This winter seemed like it would never end, but we did it! We made it to summer. At sohoConcept, we've been preparing for this season for a while. We're ready for a change; what about you?

Jun05

How to Reupholster Furniture How to Reupholster Furniture

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If you have furniture with a good structure but fabric that doesn't quite hit the mark, you don't have to give up on it completely. Furniture can be easily updated with fresh upholstery – and you can do it yourself at home.

May06

How to Use Wood Furniture in Modern Design How to Use Wood Furniture in Modern Design

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Wood furniture is often seen as the mark of a traditional decor. Thick mahogany dining tables, ornate wooden chairs, and large, dark storage pieces are often what many people think of when they think of wood furniture.

May06

Top Modern Furniture and Design Cities in the World Top Modern Furniture and Design Cities in the World

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When you think of modern furniture, there are a few cities that immediately come to mind as being trailblazers. Milan, Stockholm, Copenhagen, and Paris have traditionally been known as the hubs of modern design and modern furniture. While these cities continue to foster new designers and create new modern furniture trends, there are a number of emerging cities around the world that are beginning to make a name for themselves as modern furniture trendsetters.

Apr18

Spring 2018 Modern Furniture Trends To Watch For Spring 2018 Modern Furniture Trends To Watch For

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Although it still might not feel like it in some parts of North America, spring is on its way. Spring means spring cleaning, renovations, and refreshing your living space after a long winter. The modern furniture trends for this spring 2018 are all about bright, unique decor and furniture to rejuvenate spaces after a dark and bleak winter.

Apr18

Choosing a Material for Modern Tables and Countertops Choosing a Material for Modern Tables and Countertops

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When choosing a material for a modern table or countertop, it can be overwhelming when faced with so many options. Marble, granite, wood, stainless steel, glass, quartz are just some of the options available – each with their own pros and cons.

Mar07

Most Unique Uses of Modern Bar Stools Most Unique Uses of Modern Bar Stools

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High counters, kitchen islands, and breakfast nooks have been a strong decor trend for homes and restaurants for years. Decorators and owners alike love the options that modern bar stools provide for seating, the visual weight distribution, and overall comfort. They allow for unique decorating opportunities and provide customers and family members to choose different seating options depending on their requirements.

Mar06

Traditional or Modern Furniture: Which is Right for You? Traditional or Modern Furniture: Which is Right for You?

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Choosing between traditional and modern furniture to decorate your home or business can be a tough choice. Some people are naturally drawn to one style or the other, but many of us like aspects of both. Mixing traditional and modern styles can be difficult, so often people opt to stick with one style. So how do you choose between the two opposing design types?

Feb07

5 Contemporary Offices with Modern Furniture 5 Contemporary Offices with Modern Furniture

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Modern companies provide a variety of benefits and perks to their employees to stay competitive and contemporary. Newly-structured flex time, leisure rooms, vacations, and unique team building activities are just some of the modern changes that offices are making to make employees comfortable.

Feb07

Modern Furniture and Decor for Kids Modern Furniture and Decor for Kids

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Decorating rooms or houses with children in mind takes creativity. Furniture and decor need to be practical and sturdy to live up to wear and tear caused by children, but it also needs to be fun and comfortable to appeal to them. You also want to use elements that the child can grow in to – you don't want to have to redecorate your house every year! Finding the medium between these can be tricky.

Jan07

Modern Dining Chairs for Restaurants in 2018 Modern Dining Chairs for Restaurants in 2018

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At the end of 2017, we discussed the emerging modern furniture and design trends for 2018. Whether for your home or business, these are some trends that will become more and more prevalent as the year goes on.

Jan07

Using Modern Armchairs In Your Business Using Modern Armchairs In Your Business

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Armchairs come with an idea of relaxing, reading a book, and socializing with friends. They're places to get comfortable and wind down after a long day. However in recent years, armchairs have become a staple piece of modern furniture in businesses of all types. These armchairs aren't always places to relax, but they do help make guests, clients, and employees feel more welcomed and comfortable in a business environment.

Dec12

Modern Furniture and Design Trends for 2018 Modern Furniture and Design Trends for 2018

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With 2017 coming to a close, we decided to take a look forward into 2018 at the modern furniture and design trends that are starting to gain popularity. Some design trends from 2017 we see being continued or built upon, while other trends are completely new.

Dec12

How to Care for Wool Furniture How to Care for Wool Furniture

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Wool furniture is one of the best looking and hard-wearing materials for long term use. Choosing wool as your upholstery material for modern furniture comes with a lot of benefits - it is breathable, it repels moisture, it is resistant to mildew and mold, and it is wrinkle-resistant. Many people choose wool for their modern furniture because of these properties.

Nov08

Choosing Furniture Colours for Your Home or Office

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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

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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.

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