Here in Arizona, 9 out of the 12 months each year are absolutely beautiful (well, at least 8), meaning that we spend more time outside than most of the country does. In turn, we take pride in having beautiful outdoor spaces where we can entertain, enjoy dinner with our families, and take cover on those hot summer pool days. Here at Norwood we believe in bringing the indoors-out, this means creating a space outside that feels just as much like “home” as your living room.
Outdoor design planning usually starts with furniture, which we can absolutely help you with, but today we wanted to talk about something different- outdoor drapery. We all have window coverings inside of our home, so why not have them outside too? Drapery can be used in a variety of ways as shown above including both for function and fashion and on windows or on ceilings. Our designers can put together a complete outdoor space for you from furniture to area rugs to drapery.
You’re probably wondering what makes drapery suitable for outdoor use vs. indoor. The biggest difference is the way that the fabric is dyed, outdoor fabric is solution-dyed, meaning that the material is dyed even before it’s formed into a thread. Indoor fabrics on the other hand are dyed once in thread form, or even once they’re made into a textile. This means outdoor fabrics are more steadfast, keeping their color longer. Some outdoor fabrics even have UV inhibitors, making them virtually indestructible by the sun.
We invite you to stop by Norwood today and take a look at our drapery department, where design dreams really do come true! We would love to help you create an outdoor oasis.
Minimalist living room with niche fireplace – rendering
Motion furniture is a best-seller here at Norwood, and we understand why. Comfort is important when you’re at home, but we also think style is equally as important. Our newest addition to motion furniture is the line Elran, where comfort and style collide.
Founded in 1967 by Mr. Irving Lubin, Elran was the first Canadian company to specialize in reclining furniture. Today, this family business is managed by the second generation, Mr. Sheldon Lubin and Mr. Eric Abécassis. Until 1979, Elran manufactured only one type of product, the reclining chair. 1980 marked a very important year for Elran. We became the first company to introduce reclining loveseats and sofas on the market. Today, Elran is a leader in the industry and offers a complete range of reclining chairs, loveseats, sofas and many other options. With over 150 collections of various styles – traditional, transitional and contemporary – available in more than 550 fabrics and leathers.
“We believe in offering consumers products of extremely high quality that meet their expectations and are tailor-made for today’s lifestyle”, says Elran president Sheldon Lubin. Elran designs comfortable, timeless products that reflect the very latest trends in comfort and lifestyle features. Constantly evolving at the leading edge of technological innovation, Elran continues to fine-tune its recliner mechanisms and offer a terrific range of flexible styles and collections. Motion furniture has changed a great deal over the years. Today, recliners fit right in with the way we define comfort – cocooning at home and relaxing in our very own home theatre.
You can see Elran
‘s top frames here or shop in our store to try them in person.
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Pantone’s color of the year, Ultra Violet, is a dramatically provocative and thoughtful purple shade. It’s been years since we’ve seen a hue quite like this in interior decor. Whites, grays, and muted tones are being overtaken this year by bright bold colors once again.
Pantone describes Ultra Violet as follows, “Complex and contemplative, Ultra Violet suggests the mysteries of the cosmos, the intrigue of what lies ahead, and the discoveries beyond where we are now. The vast and limitless night sky is symbolic of what is possible and continues to inspire the desire to pursue a world beyond our own.”
Ultra Violet may be just what some colorless homes need, while other spaces could benefit by just a touch of the color in accent pillows or something smaller. We’ve rounded up some of our favorite uses of the color in the photos above. What do you think, would you use Ultra Violet in your home?
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We’ve been back from High Point for a couple of weeks now, but I thought it would be fun to show you the things we saw each day in case you didn’t catch our Instagram stories.
We started day 1 looking at upholstery and noticed quite a few immediate trends- tribal/global prints, blue sofas and sectionals, and the welcomed appearance of blush pink.
Tribal and global prints were everywhere from ottomans to pillows and even entire accent chairs. These fun prints added color and personality to spaces with larger solid colored upholstery.
The one color that was absolutely everywhere was blue. Really, who doesn’t like blue? In recent years most larger upholstery like sofas and sectionals have been in gray and beige/tan but we spotted different shades of blue in numerous upholstery showrooms. Blue can really be used as a neutral if done right, bringing lots of new opportunities when shopping for your living room!
Aside from blue, we also saw lots of muted tones, specifically blush pink. Blush made its way to millennial weddings a few years ago, but as the generation gets ready to purchase homes, its now been duplicated in the furniture industry. We’ve even heard blush pink referred to many times as “Millennial pink”. What do you think, would you live with a pink sectional or sofa?
Check back next week for day 2, and thanks for stopping by!
Tomorrow our buying team heads to the High Point Market in North Carolina to search for new pieces for our showroom.
Did you know the first formal Southern Furniture Market was held in High Point in 1909? It has been hosting twice yearly shows ever since, except during World War II when the market was temporarily put on hold.
The High Point Market is the largest furnishings industry trade show in the world, bringing more than 75,000 people to High Point, North Carolina, every six months. There are currently 180 buildings, 11.5 million sqft of showroom space, more than 2,000 exhibitors, and tens of thousands of new products introduced at each market.
Designers, furniture stores, architects, artists and even celebrities grace the market each year, ensuring they’re up to date with the market trends.
Keep a close watch on our social media channels over the weekend as we share snippets from market and a giveaway!
This narrow 21-inch end table will make a handsome addition in the living room saddled up to the sofa, as a side table stacked with books next to the bed, or between a pair of reading chairs. This personable end table with a straightforward rectangular shape is finished in a dark, rich Espresso Bean and inset with two glass shelves. Its defining feature is a little shelf that pulls out from the table top that features our signature Italian mirror; an elegant perch for a book or cocktail. To complete the look, this side table’s legs are capped with elongated Gold Bullion ferrules.
Side Show is one of the tables we also have in store. We invite you to visit us this weekend and see this beautiful piece in person!
This week’s Furniture Pick is the Dottie bed from the Trisha Yearwood Collection.
As someone who travels a lot, Trisha understands the importance of time spent at home. The creation of the Trisha Yearwood Home Collection is more than just southern inspiration, it’s a way of life; expressed in the craftsmanship of every piece.
The collection is a marriage of eye-catching designs coupled with timeless charm. Just like her best-selling cookbooks, the collection is an irresistible combination of comfort and tasteful authenticity.
Dottie’s beautiful brown finish with heavy distressing and burnishing creates an uneven relaxed appearance to reflect years of wear and tear. This finishing technique blends a medium brown base with highlights underneath to invite a relaxed lifestyle. Pieces from Trisha’s Collection are all about comfort and warmth!
I also love the tufting on the back of the bed, it gives a cozy yet regal appearance and stays neutral with the light oatmeal upholstery. Sleigh beds will always be a classic refined look, giving your bedroom just what it needs to stay up to date.
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Our Furniture Pick of the Week is the Elixir entertainment console. If you’ve been following us on social media for a few weeks, you’ve heard us talk about the stunning new Elixir Collection. Elixir is a casual contemporary collection that, like its name implies, exudes a feeling of comfort, simplicity and well-being.
While Elixir has crisp, clean lines, character and visual interest are also achieved through the use of texture. Textural interest comes from the use of lightly sand-blasted walnut veneer, light texture applied to the metal elements along with a hand-carved texture added to the surface of select pieces.
This particular piece boasts a carved top with geometric detailing to add visual interest where you wouldn’t expect it. The inside is spacious and well equipped for all of your components.
Visit us today to learn more about the Elixir console!