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How Ikea Changed Consumer Furniture Shopping

How Ikea Changed Consumer Furniture Shopping

Today, Ikea has over 400 stores in 40 countries, but that success didn’t come easily, nor did it come overnight. Instead, it took a sincere dedication to quality and customer service. It also made an innovative new approach to selling furniture. Ikea founder...
Repairing and Restoring Your Furniture at Home

Repairing and Restoring Your Furniture at Home

While wood is a highly durable material, it experiences damages and dulling like any other material on a daily basis. For furniture that still has a lot of good years left to give but just needs repairs and a good polish, there are some creative and affordable ways to...
Why Is Our Furniture Getting Bigger?

Why Is Our Furniture Getting Bigger?

Does the living room couch look a lot bigger than the one that graced the living room 40 or 50 years ago? What about the kitchen cabinets — do they seem to be higher than ever? It’s not a trick of the imagination: Furniture size has, in fact, seen a marked...
Products Made in America

Products Made in America

In an age where a lot of our products are designed, manufactured, shipped, and imported from places all over the world, it’s comforting to know that the “Made in America” movement is starting to gain traction once again. As a small business owner myself, I’ve always...
Spotlight: UpBeat Upholstery & Design

Spotlight: UpBeat Upholstery & Design

When looking to add something unique, yet personal to your home, office, or space, custom millwork may just be the thing you’re looking for. When it comes to custom millwork, UpBeat Upholstery & Design is the place to go. Established and developed in Brooklyn, NY,...
The 4 Most Beautifully Designed Hotels in New York City

The 4 Most Beautifully Designed Hotels in New York City

Let me take you on a journey around New York City. Although we have your typical Statue of Liberty and Empire State Building tours, there are other architectural pleasures to find in the city that never sleeps. Take the hotel for example; there are thousands of hotels to choose from, but these four below are being spotlighted for their impeccable design.

Client Spotlight: J.P. Morgan Tournament of Champions

Client Spotlight: J.P. Morgan Tournament of Champions

New York City’s Grand Central terminal is known around the world for being the largest commuter station in the world. It’s 47 platforms, 67 tracks, and dozens of shopping and dining options leave many to wonder if Grand Central is a train station, a mall, or both. As crazy as it sounds, Grand Central Terminal hosts events as well.

The Art and Science of Restoring Furniture

The Art and Science of Restoring Furniture

I’ve always been a handyman, as I’ve been in the furniture industry since I was a teenager. I got my start in the business by doing home repairs, restorations, and refinishing projects. Over time, I discovered I had a passion for furniture restoration that I eventually implemented into my business, Upbeat Designs.