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Keep your healthier resolutions intact this new year

Posted on Dec 05, 2012

Consider new furniture and bedding for a healthy new year

Keep your healthier resolutions intact this new year

Each new year, many of us start off with resolutions. We look forward to the new year as a rebirth of sorts, a revitalization, and we make those resolutions to try and have a better life. One of the most popular resolutions is to live a more healthy life.

That can mean quite a lot of different things. From better eating habits, to more exercise, and even through enjoying less of our vices. One resolution that can be overlooked is to have a healthier home. But that might be one of the easier resolutions to keep, since home furnishings will last through the entire year.

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Remember the bedding and furniture you need for guests

Posted on Nov 06, 2012

Bedding and furniture needs for guests

Guest Furniture

For many people, November and December mean an increase in the number of guests in their homes. Those guests range from friends coming over for dinner on the big days, to extended family members staying for a few days, a week, or more. Before the busy times get here, it’s good to stop and think about what your furniture and bedding needs are for those guests.

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Considering the long term health effects of your furniture

Posted on Oct 02, 2012

Materials and manufacturing methods could affect your health

Long term Health Choices

Buying new furniture can be a lengthy process, and a lot of thought goes into to purchasing the right pieces for your home. The comfort of the furniture, color, structure, the look and feel, the list of things to consider can get pretty long.

What can occasionally be forgotten about in the process are the long-term effects of owning a piece of furniture, especially from the health side. We are often more interested in how a piece looks now, and how it works for us today, over how it was manufactured or the origin of the materials. Those materials and manufacturing methods could affect your health, and it’s important to know what you are buying before you bring it home. 

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Choosing the right furniture for your home

Posted on Sep 10, 2012

Finding the right furniture for you

Furniture Choices

It can be fun and exciting to buy new furniture. You’re bringing something into your home that you love, that will become a part of your life. But buying furniture isn’t always easy, there are many things to consider before your purchase is complete.

First, before you even get to the style of the furniture, you have to decide what the overall idea behind it is. For example, some modern dining room furniture is designed to be the showpiece for your home. These are the stylish pieces that light up a room, the pieces that you want everyone coming to your home to see. 

You may, though, just need a piece of furniture that fits a need, and isn’t the showpiece. In fact, maybe you already have the showpiece, and now you just need items to compliment it. Certainly you don’t want it to conflict, at the base level you want to make sure that the piece you are looking for doesn’t simply detract from the other one either. 

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Natural and sustainable terms and phrases

Posted on Aug 15, 2012

“E-1 classification”? “All-natural Latex”? Why natural and sustainable terms are important for your home

Wool, Cotton, Latex

When you are buying items for your home, whether it’s furniture, or bedding, even flooring, you want them to be of the highest quality. You also want them to be safe and healthy for your family.

We talk about “organic” and “natural”, and even that products are classified by how healthy they are. But what do those terms and ideas really mean? 

At their base elements, these ideas simply explain how items are manufactured, what materials they use, and what chemicals they might have inside. They are sometimes rated by various organizations, to their own specifications. Other terms are traditionally used for specific ideas, or methods and uses.

Here are some of the terms we use to explain our products, and hopefully it will be a good reference to use not only with our products, but with other natural and organic products as well. 

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