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Sofa Shopping Online – Laura Needs Your Help!

decor8 reader, Laura W., is looking for a sofa and needs your help. She says, “I found one online that I love from Club Furniture, but I am not sure about their quality. Have you heard anything about them? I’m feeling a little iffy about buying a sofa without trying it out first.”

I’ve not shopped them before, but it appears as though they offer a great warranty, which includes a 20 day no frills money back guarantee, even stating they’ll pay the return freight on the item (not the original shipping fees, but everything else would be refunded). Not bad!

In addition to the warranty, I’d call them directly and see what kind of customer service they provide. Ask lots of questions and get a feel for them over the phone. I’d also check out the Better Business Bureau online. I go there whenever I question a company that I’m about to deal with. It seems that Club Furniture is owned by One Source Plus, Inc., so do a search under that name and see where it gets you. If they’ve had an unusual amount of complaints, you’ll learn about those there.

decor8 readers, have any of you ever purchased a sofa online without experiencing it first hand? What are your thoughts on this? Has anyone shopped with Club Furniture before?

Thanks Laura for writing in!

Posted in furniture, reader questions on January 29, 2007

Super Capacity Polaroids

Alison from Super Capacity passed along a link to her etsy store with some lovely Polaroids… More of her work can be viewed on her website. Enjoy!


(images from super capacity)

Posted in Arts + Crafts, etsy, walls on January 29, 2007

Happiness is Miette P?tisserie + Confiserie

Ah. A beautiful space filled with candy. Miette P?tisserie + Confiserie in San Francisco opened this past weekend and I had to post about it. It’s one of those retail spaces that would make any of us weak, tempted, leaving with little candy-filled bags. But above and beyond the sweets, just look at the decor. I love their wallpaper, it’s so pretty, you may want to lick it! The care they put into the overall design makes everything delightful. I love the jars of jelly beans, gives me ideas for kitchen decor at home. Browse their website and fall in love with all of their dreamy edibles and beautiful product shots. I love seeing spaces like this…


Miette is located in Hayes Valley at 449 Octavia Blvd. Thanks Gina for the tip!

(images from miette)

Posted in inspiration, shopping, travel on January 29, 2007

Inspiration Saturday

Inspiration can come from anywhere. Usually the least likely objects, places, events, people, sounds, smells, etc. make me feel the most creative, energetic, and passionate. From gorgeously decorative cupcakes to amusement parks rides, here are some images that I’m hoping will stimulate your creativity today. Enjoy!











(images starting at top: lovely ride from Altweibersommer, aqua bowl from Target photographed by Twelve22, low rod from ShawnWall,“Jimbo” by Queen Things, terrific living room color and neat idea for a mantel (a shelf!) by Crafty Beaver, faded web by Melissa, santos hands by Red Shoes LLC, meet boOo… spo0ky!, the girl who paints amazing wall murals, cool ceiling in a nursery from Better Homes + Gardens, and cupcakes from an Amy Sedaris recipe by Crafty Beaver.

If it’s more inspiration you seek, you simply must browse the galleries of the wonderful German photographer, Jann Peters.

Posted in Arts + Crafts, inspiration, walls on January 27, 2007

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