Qualitative Pleasing

Sunglow Blinds at Glam Vintage & Moderne

Interior design and retailing can be gratifying when you buy the right products from reputable suppliers . Turns out the old axiom  ” You get what you pay for” is true.  “Quality doesn’t come cheap” and when you “buy something for nothing”  that’s usually what you have after a few uses.  When I was 25 I bought a pair of club chairs in a neutral ivory silk from a “high-end” furniture store…25 years later I sold them with the house…at least THEY  looked exactly the same.  Buying from respectable Canadian and international suppliers initially costs more but you save on maintenance and premature replacement.   Happy customers make Richard happy so he buys his upholstered goods from Toronto’s Statum Designs and Silva.

Wool Area Rugs at Glam Vintage & Moderne

His blinds come from Toronto manufacturer Sunglow and Chakra carpets are made in India with wool from New Zealand.  The provenance of his vintage finds may not be known but he makes sure you know where the kinks are.  After all, “love means never having to say you’re sorry”.

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For Half Price you get Half a Headboard

All upholstered headboards are not created equal.  At higher price points most of us comparison shop…even me.  I was startled to find one that was half the price of what Glam Vintage & Moderne offers.  On closer investigation I realized that it seemed much lower in height.  With today’s higher box springs and pillow top mattresses I need a minimum height of 54″ (Glam has 54, 60 & 73 inch heights) and the lower price one is a strip that is mounted to the wall just above the mattress. Quality headboards are about 3 inches thick and upholstered on both sides so they can be bolted to the bed frame or wall mounted.  Discount headboards have upholstered fronts and are really just flimsy wall mounted panels. Furthermore, details created with tacks, button tufting and piping are generally not prevalent in the discount variety.  Buyer Beware…..