Furnishing the Future
Im going to start this particular blog off by saying that I HATE ( and hate is a very strong word) putting together furniture. Id much rather have everything built right away for me and placed nicely. Call it stubbornness, call it laziness, call it whatever you want... I can't put together furniture...
Maybe its because there is something about purchasing a good peace of furniture thats solid, good quality. I think I've become jaded by buying pieces like IKEA. Although affordable and accessible, some pieces found in places such as these usually break down, fall apart or just don't give off that feeling of quality.
I thought long and hard about this blog and while I am no writer, Im just speaking from my heart. I think of all the young generations purchasing furniture and how most of the people I know who move, end up just selling their pieces and buying new ones. The world of buy and sell and the high turn over of fashion and purchasing makes us bored of the pieces we have. Now thats amazing if one can buy new pieces over time but my concern is that the vintage or story telling pieces get lost in the pile, donated and broken down, recycled and gone. What about buying timeless pieces of furniture. What about buying pieces that will not only fit in your home but last for the years to come?
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There is a shift coming, where the young generation is shopping consciously and investing in their future - weather it be your home, your job, your business and the things that we use such as furniture. Do you feel it? Do you feel the shift? I do, and its pretty exciting. I find myself still thinking about the days I worked at LD and chatting to customers about the quality of products. How companies want you to spend less but get cheap items so that after 1 year ( when the warranty expires ... HOW CONVENIENT) you just have to go out and but it again!?! What happened to those Panasonic microwaves that lasted 15 years and now you are lucky to have your microwave working for 6 months!
Okay my rant is almost over!
My point is this: Investing in good quality products also mirrors the way we go about our life. I know right? I'm getting pretty deep. Investing in yourself, your products and your life allows you to see things for value. Value is so important these days and so is quality.
I know for myself I will be investing in timeless and quality furniture. When I'm working or when I am cleaning I will feel comforted knowing I won't fall over or my coffee table and will be sturdy enough. It will be pleasing to my eye and bring me a sense of home and joy. I know that one day when I am long gone my children and their children will look at that timeless piece and say " that was your grandmothers" and thus creating my once new coffee table in to a heirloom for future generations to enjoy.
Photography - ME!
Models: Julian and Shantelle Matos
Location: Langley, BC