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Monday, May 4, 2009

Isn't it time for some real furniture

Isn't it time to graduate into the room of your choice. That bathtub that you called a sofa, Is still a bathtub with some nasty cushions on it. It is not creative.It is just disgusting.I am all for thrift store finds and consignment shops. You might even find me at a garage sale.Only if the furniture looks inviting on the lawn. It is about making quality choices. You don't have to be rich to have a beautiful home. So what are you waiting for. A bath tub. Get real.
Invest into your interiors. You live there. Your home should be a reflection of you, your taste,your lifestyle, your budget.(you can have a beautiful home even with a small budget).
It is time to get rid of those bad things that you had in college.Or that trendy object some host from a do it yourself tv program told you that you needed.

When purchasing an upholstered piece. Think about the craftsmanship that was put into it. Ask about the frame. It is made of solid hardwood? It is structurally sound?
Is it comfortable? Will it fit through your door at home? YES!SIZE DOES MATTER. the wrong size can throw the whole room out of whack. That would be a costly error.

A professional designer can take your floor plans and work out a furniture layout for you and help you make quality choices for your home. Their expertise can guide you in making important decisions that you haven't even thought about.
If you just don't know what to do. Do something. You can't sit in that bathtub forever. It is time to settle down and get comfortable with your space. Like Martha always says "Make it beautiful".

take care,



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John Thompson has been involved in the Portland design community for over 23 years. He is considered an expert in the home furnishings industry.He has been a mercer of the finest designer textiles and quality home furnishings.He has also provided interior design services to his clients for their homes which ranged from colour consultations,selecting hard surfaces, selecting textiles for window treatments and upholstery of new and existing furniture, laying out furniture on spec drawings, and lighting consultations. John Thompson Designer has created interiors for some of the finest homes in the Portland,Oregon including executives of Nike and Tripwire. Some of his other design projects include condos in the Pearl and downtown, a guest house above a horse stable in the NW hills, homes in the Alameda and Irvington neighbourhoods as well as a homes in Nevada and a modern family lodge in the Northern California mountains. Call for an appointment 503-367-0920