Monday, August 20, 2012
DESIGN WITHIN REASON
A MODERN SIDEBAR: My clients budget wasn't the only tight thing this week I had to work with, her schedule was just as challenging. After closing on her cottage she wanted to have the entire place set up, from tip to toe, in two weeks. If you've shopped for furniture lately, you know many retailers can take up to 12 weeks (or more) for custom pieces. To meet the modern demands of busy people, furniture stores have created new lines ready in less time. Pottery Barn and Crate and Barrel (and Crate and Barrel's modern sibling, CB2) have "quick ship" pieces that ship in less than two weeks, Room & Board has similar offerings, Ethan Allen has a new "Express" line of more modern pieces that are available in a week. Weather your in a hurry or just looking for a good deal, slow down, take a deep breath and do your research. Great deals and fabulous pieces are within reach!