The Perfect Bi-Sectional

Contributor: Josh Huebner

Josh Blog Post 5

Gus Modern (a Toronto based design and manufacturing company) made this sofa great for apartment living. No-sag springs ensure a lasting cushion shape to remain after high usage. The chaise can be arranged on either left or right side to accommodate any floor layout. A brushed stainless steel base polishes off this sofa seamlessly.

Fabric choices are limited (comparatively speaking), but what is available is fantastic. You won’t have trouble finding one you like. Gus is modern, sleek and competitively priced which is why Jane is my pick for a great bi-sectional.

 

Posted in Uncategorized

My Versatile Mid Century Craze

Contributor: Josh Huebner

Blending cowhides with mid-century modern design appeals to me. My love for the natural elements in the cowhide’s textures and patterns are immense. Along with a time period of design which innovated a lifestyle still relevant today, I really find this look intriguing.

The Versatile Cowhide:

Create an authentic accent for living spaces with a wide range of colors and patterns. Pair it with traditional, mid-century modern, or sleek contemporary areas without second thoughts. A piece worth the investment. Low maintenance and sturdy, excellent for high traffic spaces.

Josh Blog Post 2

Josh Blog Post 1

Mid-Century Modern Craze:

Still able to maintain its bold statement through the simplified forms of structure and furniture. Taking another run through the spotlight with a new generation experiencing the classis style. Functional features are desirable for scaled down living spaces.

Josh Blog Post 4

 

Josh Blog Post 3

 

 

Posted in Uncategorized

Staff Picks – The Perfect Holiday Gift

Lara’s Pick: The Chatfield by Top and Derby

Top and Derby 2These beautiful gems arrived at Schreiter’s, much to my glee! As soon as I saw them I immediately thought they would be the perfect gift. Swirling in my head were visions of fallen canes, uncomfortable handles, and generic designs, similar to my Grandma’s cane (and many other models on the market today).

What drew me in is the beauty of the solid walnut. I am a sucker for walnut, and the satin finish only enhances the beauty of the wood. The shaft is topped with a functional aluminum core handle which has been over-molded with silicone to soften the vibrations while you walk. This unique handle detail also prevents it from falling down – ever! A thermoplastic rubber foot will prevent any nasty falls on even the slickest of sidewalks. Sounds great, no? Add to that, the ability to choose the perfect size ranging from extra small to large, and a trio of colours including: lights-out black, crybaby blue, and on-the-vine red.

 

Top and Derby 1Perfect for the young and old alike, The Chatfield retails for $129 and is now available at Schreiter’s!

For more information on Top & Derby check out their website:  www.topandderby.com/

 

Posted in Uncategorized

A Packed House

Comfort Sleeper

Some of the most enjoyable events of the year happen between September and December. Birthday parties, Thanksgiving, the kids hosting sleepovers with their new friends, the in-laws staying the weekend, and of course the holidays. Weekends  are busy and with a packed schedule, we welcome a packed house.

This year, we’re happy that we’ve decided to invest in a better solution for our guests and made a decision: throw out the old blowup mattress. Instead, guests can look forward to sleepovers on the new sofa bed. No springs, no noise, just a better sleep for them and a new beautiful sofa for us to enjoy.

If you’re looking for a new sofa, consider one that offers more. The Comfort Sleeper by American Leather is an incredible option that gives your overnight guests a comfortable place to rest their heads. Select yours today, and save 15% until September 30.

 

Posted in Uncategorized

Rage Against the TV

Who am I kidding. I love TV. I spend whole evenings watching it. I have it playing in the background while I online shop, get in a few sit ups, prepare meals, consume meals (sorry, mom, you taught me better)….  And so it has come to pass that the TV now consumes me.

In our 550sq foot, open-concept space, it’s impossible to avoid – it LOOMS. For the sake of productivity, and of aesthetics, here are a few ways to push the TV into the background, and reclaim control!

1. Paint it out. Camouflage the screen by painting the wall behind it dark as well.

Photo courtesy of www.houzz.com

2. Build it in. Take the dark walls a step further and work the TV into the detailing.

Photo courtesy of www.houzz.com

3. Hide it, flip it. Recruit some smart furniture to assist your cause.

TV9

Product by Hulsta. Available at Schreiter’s.

4. Transform it: One minute, it’s art…the next, a TV! The one pictured below is by Samsung.

modern interior

Photo courtesy of www.hiddentelevision.com

 

Posted in Uncategorized

Top 5 Design Magazines

We’re constantly seeking new sources of inspiration on TV, the world wide web and in our favorite bookstore. While it’s easy to be bombarded with content from different sources, we’ve come to realize how much we appreciate the simplicity and reliability of a great subscription. Subscribing to your favorite magazine let’s the inspiration land on your door step, and there’s something nostalgic about sitting down with a cup of coffee and casually flipping each page with anticipation.

Whether you’re a pro or simply passionate, here’s our top 5 must have magazines for your coffee table.

Azure September IssueDwell SeptemberElle DecorArchitectural DigestInterior Design

Posted in Uncategorized

Your Office, Your Brand

How important is your work space? A question many business owners have asked themselves over the years, and now more than ever the answer is clear. Important.

Your work environment is a direct reflection of your brand and smart business owners today are focusing on improving theirs for employees, clients & guests. So what does your work space say about your brand?

Is your office:

  • Traditional: classic, long-established, rooted, conservative.
  • Eclectic: broad, diverse, cosmopolitan, open-minded.
  • Modern: contemporary, current, leading-edge, present.

Is any one better than the other? We’re not convinced this is the case, but how you convey your brand through the design of your office does have an impact on your employee and client experience. What’s the first and lasting impression? How comfortable is the space? Similar to how you design your home, your office should also speak to who you are. Furniture selection, paint, textiles, lighting, accessories and accents all come together to create an environment that should be as unique as your business.

Whatever your style or taste, there is a wide variety of manufacturers who produce well made, high quality products that can be used in your office just as easily as your home. One of our current favorites is Gus Modern. Gus has a great assortment of sofas, tables, chairs and accents that work very well in office environments. Whether you are renovating, re-locating or re-decorating, Gus might have exactly what you’re looking for.

We’ve used Gus products in countless locations: office, boardroom, waiting room, lounge, kitchen..the list is endless and it has always proven successful. If you’re considering Gus for your home or office, shop now and save 20% off until August 18 on sofas, sectionals, chairs and ottomans!

Shop online at www.schreiters.ca or come visit us in store today.

Waiting room
Chairs by Gus

Employee lounge
Chairs by Gus

Employee kitchen
Table and chairs by Gus

*images courtesy of Houzz.com

Posted in Uncategorized

GUS 20% off SALE!

Gus-SummerSale2013--600x800-web-version3

We always look forward to factory promotions from our vendors, and the 20% off sale from Gus is no exception. From July 18 – August 18, you can save 20% off modern sectionals, sofas, chairs and ottomans!

If you haven’t yet heard of Gus, now is a good time to get familiar with them. They. Are. Hot!

Based in Toronto ON, Gus offers a great selection of must-have modern furniture & accessories and have quickly solidified their place in our hearts. We adore the clean lines and simple selection of fabrics and colors. Like many, we can’t help but think “I want to live there!” every time we see one of their ads.

While their furniture and accessories are beautiful in any residential space, we also love Gus in commercial settings. Perfect for the office, waiting room, boardroom…you name it, it’ll work!

Come check out the selection on the third floor of our showroom & save!

We have a feeling you’ll love it just as much as we do.

Posted in Uncategorized

Grey Matter

Grey has been trending as THE new neutral this year, and we love that it’s not only being used in fabric and textiles, but design enthusiasts are also splashing it on the floor, walls and up on the ceiling. Once thought of as a very “cold” color, it’s easily warmed with a mix of fabrics, textures and of course accent colors.

Just like our favorite LBD (little black dress), grey goes with anything, looks great any season and is easily accessorized to create endless possibilities.

Now, if only it was also slimming (maybe one day).

DraperSofa_large

Subtle grey tones on the sofa and tables compliment the white back drop in this loft.
Draper Sofa by G Romano
Available at Schreiter’s

AtwoodSectional-Ink_large

Deeper grey tones make a more dramatic statement.
Atwood Sectional by GUS
Available at Schreiter’s

jane_loft_bi_sectional4_large

Grey isn’t just for modern spaces.
Jane Loft Bi-Sectional by GUS
Available at Schretier’s

GROMANO_Cove_2_HIGHREZss_large

A bit more dramatic. Different hues are used on the walls, floor, tables, sofa and even the art work.
Cove Sofa by G Romano
Available at Schreiter’s

6db12472189477369f4f42d424f73a42

The use of natural elements like wood on the floor and trim around the windows warms up the space.
Modern Harboard Loft Bi-Sectional by GUS
Available at Schreiter’s

 

 

Posted in Uncategorized

A Solid Idea – Concrete

Long gone are the days of concrete being cold, harsh, and unattractive. We’ve come to appreciate polished concrete floors and counter tops inside our homes, but why not use it to enhance your outdoor living space as well? Concrete is so much more than just a good foundation.

Concrete lends an earthy, organic, sculpted look that fits perfectly into any outdoor landscape. There’s no need to cover it when not in use, it’s low maintenance, and when used as furniture it looks great on its own even when you tuck the pillows away for the winter.

The possibilities are just a matter of creativity. Concrete is easily customized for many applications: furniture, accessories, flooring, landscape. The list is endless. Do your research and get inspired to do something different with your outdoor space this year.

Modern application by emily jagoda Architects & Designers

Modern application by Emily Jagoda
Architects & Designers

Debora Carl Landscape Design

Custom concrete outdoor sofa by Debora Carl Landscape Design.

We're inspired by the beautiful concrete design by Huettl Landscape Architecture found on www.houzz.com

Beautiful concrete design by Huettl Landscape Architecture

Inspiration courtesy of: www.houzz.com

 

Posted in Uncategorized