Choose a Fabric for Your Sofa

How to Choose a Fabric for Your Sofa

The fabric you choose for your custom sofa matters as much as its size, shape and cushion choice. Each type holds its own unique characteristics – from stain and fade resistance to strength and style. When selecting the best materials, it is essential to take into consideration the attributes of each one and how they fit into your personal requirements and lifestyle. In this guide, we will help you choose a fabric for your custom sofa by discussing upholstery options, …

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Investing in Canadian Art Jon Einnersen

Tax Incentives for Investing in Canadian Art

Art is a beautiful way to transform a blank wall or liven up a space, adding some personality to your office or place of business. Now, with the tax incentives implemented by the Canadian government to promote Investing in Canadian Art, it can do so much more than that.  Collecting Canadian art is growing into one of the most popular types of investments because the CRA has established that taxpayers who purchase or rent Canadian artworks either for their personal …

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CUSTOM Framing 101: Everything you need to know about getting art professionally framed

Art framing terminology can be daunting: matting, mounting, float frames, spacers, shadow boxes! Keeping it simple isn’t always easy if you aren’t sure how to articulate what you’re looking for when you get custom-framed art. Ilda, one of our custom framing experts here at GS & Company, is here to help. With 18 years of custom framing experience, she has worked with a wide variety of pieces, from artwork on paper to wedding gowns and war medals.  Choosing a frame …

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The Benefits of Having a Power Lift Chair

As a person faces mobility challenges, few home health care products become as life-changing as a reclining power lift chair. For those experiencing leg, hip and back pain, one of the hardest movements is to sit down on a chair and eventually get back up. Your doctor or therapist may have recently recommended a power lift chair to you or a loved one, saying it will help with mobility. The act of sitting demands that a person uses their core …

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Commissioning A painting

A Step by Step Guide to Commissioning A Painting

Commissioning a painting is an amazing option for having your unique vision translated onto canvas or paper through the skill of an artist’s hand. Before you get started, however, it is important to understand the intricacies of the process. Learning about the important considerations will allow you to identify an artist who is an ideal fit for your project and who you will be able to form a successful working relationship with. Refine your vision Before contacting a gallery, you’ll …

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Disposing of Old Furniture in South Surrey / White rock

When our customers come in to look at new living room furniture, they often ask us about disposing of old furniture. It depends on whether the item is still in good shape or not. My first suggestion if the item is in great shape would be to try the South Rock Buy Nothing facebook group. It’s such a great feeling to pass along good quality used items rather than see them end up in the landfill. There are a couple …

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art terminology

The Ultimate Glossary of Art Terminology

We get a lot of questions about art terminology. Here is a glossary of art terms with definitions and pronunciation where needed. Abstract Expressionism – Abstract style originating in the United States in the 1940’s emphasizing spontaneity and energy. Acrylic – A plastic used as a medium for pigments in painting or as a casting material in sculpture. Plexiglas and Lucite are clear acrylics. A synthetic based paint. Acrylic is fast drying and glossy when dried. Appliqué – French meaning …

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ultimate spring cleaning checklist

Your Ultimate Spring Cleaning Checklist

You’ve probably already felt the urge to get started. Maybe you’ve done a clothing purge while you put away winter clothes and pulled out your spring and summer wardrobe. Maybe the longer days have exposed just how badly your windows need to be cleaned. We feel it too. We’ve put together the ultimate spring cleaning checklist for you to download. Click link below to download your printable checklist. ultimate spring cleaning checklist We also have some suggestions for local White …

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