Dealer Spotlight: INspiration Interiors

Dealer Spotlight: INspiration Interiors

Name: Rick LopesRole: General Manager Company Name: INspiration Interiors Location: Oahu:  Honolulu, Kapolei, and Pearlridge.URL: http://www.inspirationinteriors.com Why we love them: INspiration is an iconic member of their community and the furniture industry offering high quality furnishings in beautiful showrooms with white glove service. They have discerning merchandisers and a passion for sustainability that brings the best of all worlds. Describe your business in a nutshell: INspiration Interiors is Hawaii’s premier furniture retailer providing the best value and largest selection of quality home furnishings. How long have you been in business? Since 1997 – INspiration is currently celebrating our 22nd Anniversary! What inspired you to start it? INspiration was born from a concept of a furniture retail experience which focuses on quality rather than price point. In 1997, INspiration Interiors opened our doors and welcomed in the start of “Home Fashion with an Attitude”. This first showroom, located at Pearlridge Center Uptown, delighted the homeowners in the fast-growing West Oahu bedroom communities. With a showroom of just 18,000 sq ft, INspiration focused on the growing global popularity of contemporary home and office furnishings, customer service and a multi-million dollar in-stock inventory for quick deliveries. From the start INspiration’s furniture selections strived to be “Quality Driven instead of Price Driven”. How are you different than your competitors/peers? INspiration introduced modern, contemporary furnishings to the Hawaiian Islands. How do you create relationships with your customers? INspiration develops relationships with designers, developers and directly with consumers within our community at our three brick and mortar locations which total roughly 140,000 sq ft of display galleries. Our website and social media have become a...
Dealer Spotlight: Haiku Designs

Dealer Spotlight: Haiku Designs

Name: Jovanna FierroRole / Title: Merchandising Manager Company Name: Haiku Designs Headquarters: Wilsonville, ORURL: https://www.haikudesigns.com Why we love them: Haiku sells eco-friendly and high quality furniture, natural bedding, gifts and accessories from their showroom and their online store with a mission to help customers create “Harmony in the Home”; a space of rest, relaxation and enjoyment. Describe your business in a nutshell: Haiku Designs is dedicated to helping people bring harmony and peace into their home through clean, beautiful products of exquisitely timeless design. We believe in high-quality products that will endure the test of time. We believe in clean, elegant, modern design that transcends trends. We want to help our customers achieve their sleek, stylish, eco-friendly, dream home. How long have you been in business? Since 1990. What inspired you to start it? Originally, Haiku Designs sold framed calligraphy artwork and Asian lamps after being inspired by the Asian, Zen philosophies of simplicity and harmony with nature. Steadily, we expanded to include every room in the home, offering bedroom, dining, living, and home office furniture, to help our customers achieve that same feeling of tranquility throughout their entire home.  How are you different than your competitors/peers? Our extraordinarily personal customer service is unmatched. When you call us, you won’t get a machine or put on hold for an indeterminate amount of time. Our Haiku Concierge is here for you and whatever you may need. One of two people will answer your call meaning you’ll never experience the frustration of needing to explain your situation to a different person every time you call. Our Haiku Concierges, Evan and Leah,...
Top Tips on Mixing Modern and Traditional Furniture

Top Tips on Mixing Modern and Traditional Furniture

Creating a cohesive look in any room is part artistry, part savvy, and all personal style. Few of us are all one thing or another – we have different backgrounds, interests, and comforts – and our homes reflect that. They are, in fact, the one place in the world we get to make entirely our own. For some of us, that means looking for ways to bring together pieces or aesthetics that are very different from each other, but that we love equally. No two styles are more challenging to combine in a cohesive way than Modern (which is all about sleek and sparse) and Traditional (which is more ornate and thick). Here are five tips to doing it well while staying true to yourself: Work from Your Heart Have a family heirloom or other piece you’ve picked up along the way that you absolutely adore, and is a must have, but is a standout in style? Let this be your starting point.For example: if an ornate, dark wood sideboard is a permanent fixture; look for a sleek dark wood table to tie in the wood tones and then mix it up with more modern chairs. Traditional pieces can mix with modern by through complimentary colorsPhoto credit: Sean Michael Design via: Houzz We want to love the places we live in. Making the pieces we love most be the starting place for our design ensures that our heart is the first thing we listen to when putting a room, or our whole house, together. ~~~~~~~~~~ Create Your Palette One key to making these two styles work together is having...

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