Tuesday, November 30, 2010

Mig and Tig at Their Best!

You know you want me.

I don't blame you, I think I'm pretty amazing too! Love my solid cherry wood frame showcasing simple, yet striking, lines. My comfortable seat & back are upholstered in a neutral fabric to work in any space.

Oh yeah, did I mention I'm from MIG AND TIG?!

An obvious location for me would be in a living/family room. But have you also thought about how impressive I would be in your office? How about as an extra chair in your bedroom (I would look so awesome next to a platform bed!)?

Now for the best part ... I can be purchased for only $947! That's a fraction of the price I was originally retailed for. I'm almost insulted, you know? I'm worth at least 3 times that amount! But hey, whatever it takes, right?

Thursday, November 18, 2010

Small Business Saturday

You have heard of Black Friday, but Small Business Saturday?  November 27, 2010 is now officially known as Small Business Saturday Slated for the day after black Friday, Small Business Saturday is a national movement organized and supported by small business in an effort to bring awareness of the importance of local small businesses to a community, especially around the Holidays.
American Express, which has teamed with Small Business Saturday, is offering its card members a $25 credit when they shop at a local small business on November 27. GUESS WHAT? Divine Consign is now accepting American Express!!
AND IF THAT ISN'T ENOUGH... Divine Consign is holding a drawing on the 27th! The lucky winner will receive a $100 gift certificate!!
So many reasons to support your only local furniture consignment small business!  See ya Saturday!

Wednesday, November 17, 2010

"Floating" Furniture

Have you fallen victim to the FAW syndrome (Furniture Against the Wall)? Bet you didn't even know there was such a thing.  Don't let your furniture be sad wall flowers - move them out and create a FLOATING FURNITURE space plan!

1) Think about the purpose of your space - is it conversational? for entertainment? for activities?
2) Determine a focal point - this could be a television (hurray for flat screens!), a fireplace, or a beautiful view through the window.
3) Plan as much seating as possible around the focal point. Other furniture pieces (like consoles, bookshelves, etc.) can be dispersed along the wall.
4) Anchor the space with an area rug, even if you have carpet! This visually ties the space together and encourages the traffic flow around the area.
There now, you can see out your windows, get in and out of your doorways, and enjoy a conversation without yelling across the room!
No thanks necessary folks, we're happy to help!

Friday, November 12, 2010

Staff Story - Julie Ann Fulton

Hailing from Kansas City, Julie is an unapologetic Chiefs fan. A graphic designer by trade, Julie moved to Chicago to continue her exploration of new cities including New York, Dallas and Cincinnati. Other than exploring and traveling, Julie is passionate about photography, painting, and pretty much anything to do with design!
"My previous careers and employers have taught me a great deal about very different fields. All of which have brought me a unique perspective not only on design, but also the functionality of design. It is not just a visual understanding. Great design for any medium whether it be interior, graphic, or informational design tells a story about the individual who created it and who the creation is for."
Clearly, Julie's vast experience in several design mediums, as well as her flair for organization, makes her an important addition to our team. Without Julie, we'd be lost in a sea of paper and office supplies!

Wednesday, November 10, 2010

Organization Tip #5 - The Garage

You may think it's strange that Divine Consign, a furniture consignment shop, is writing about Garage Organization. Not strange at all, we say! Our talented staff has oodles of experience in design and space organization, so naturally we want to share our tips with you!
It may seem like a daunting task, but organizing your garage couldn't be simpler. Even if your garage looks like a scene out of "Hoarders" there is hope for you yet!

Step 1: Remove all items leaning up against your walls and put in the center of your garage (or on your driveway if you have one).
Step 2: Establish your KEEP, GIVE AWAY, THROW AWAY piles.
Step 3: Paint your walls a bright shade of white.
Step 4: Purchase organization systems from your local home improvement store. Large hooks, wire racks and wire baskets go a long way.
Step 5: Put everything in it's place. If something doesn't fit, you probably don't need it!
Step 6: Step back and admire your handiwork, receive compliments from your family and neighbors.

If for any reason these simple tasks just don't fit in your bag of tricks, hire a professional CLOSET ORGANIZER. These design specialists will measure your space, analyze your stuff, and design systems to fit all your needs. Most will also have installation services too so you won't even need to lift a finger.
What are you waiting for? Get started!!

Tuesday, November 9, 2010

The Epitome of Style

Sleek, Suave and Sophisticated
I'm not conceited or anything, I just speak the truth!
Check out my curved wood back and scrolled arms, bet you've never seen that in furniture design before! My black leather cushion just reeks of sophistication with four leather pillows to match.
What type of house should I grace with my presence? It must be stylish, of course. It doesn't have to be of any particular time period because my design will stand on it's own. The people must love to entertain and have equally cool friends.
I can't believe I'm being sold for only $503, have these Divine Consign people lost their minds?! Get me out of here soon, I have some serious partying to do!

Tuesday, November 2, 2010

Historic Home Colors

When Frank Lloyd Wright was dreaming up plans for his homes, he had a certain color palette in mind. The colors were reminiscent of natural materials (stone, clay, wood) and nature itself. Color choices are just as important now as they were during the home's creation to maintain the integrity of its creator's vision.

In Oak Park, Illinois, historic homes abound. Whether it's a Craftsman, American Foursquare, or Queen Anne, one must find the right colors to showcase the home's historic significance.
When choosing colors for the interior of your home, think warmth, natural and subdued.

Most paint companies have specific sections in their color wheels for Historic colors. These handy collections will help you simplify your color selection process and ensure just the right colors for your historic home.