2014年8月28日星期四

Baroque Furniture

Baroque stands for a period from the 17th century until the beginning of the 18th century, when a certain style was popular and widely used. It originated in Italy.

The name baroque, can be traced back to the Portuguese word, barocco, which means “uneven pearl.” The unevenness, full of frills is a style that was used for many things, including architecture, garden architecture, music and sculptures.

The furniture from that era was also made in the same style, which is why it is often called baroque furniture. Baroque furniture can be recognized by its intricate and elaborate decorations, often in the form of flowers, leaves, or angels. The style of the furniture’s legs too makes it recognizable. Whether the furniture piece in question is a table, chair or cupboard, they all have the same curved shapes.



Baroque furniture exudes luxury and elegance. In classic designs, these furniture pieces are able to reach their full potential.

Baroque furniture is always handmade and for this reason it is always excellent quality. Most of this furniture today is still made in Italy, its country of origin. Baroque furniture is made from only the best quality of wood. The couches and dining room chairs can be covered with either cloth or leather, but the wood is always still visible in each piece of furniture. Besides lounge and dining areas, baroque furniture can also include clocks, side boards and cupboards, lounge tables, complete bedroom sets, TV furniture, tea carts and cushioned stools, all designed in the specific baroque style.

Different Styles of Baroque Furniture

Originally, baroque furniture was made with a transparent layer of varnish to ensure that the structure of the wood remained clearly visible. Over time however, other styles of baroque furniture began to emerge.

One notable style of baroque furniture is the style in which the wood is painted with a gold finish. This style was extremely popular in palaces and mansions and they served a kind of symbol of the owner’s wealth and prosperity.

Another very notable style was the style where the wood was worked with a type of crackedpaint. It does not exactly give the furniture a used look but it is meant to be in the same baroque style, very uneven. Often, the cracked finish is white, but it sometimes also comes in gold.


Baroque furniture is often thought to be used only in classic buildings, but this is not always true, as these days many modern designers are have rediscovered the style and are using it in their creations. Many modern baroque furniture pieces can be used in a modern interior as well.

2014年7月29日星期二

How to care for rubber wood furniture

Several tree species produce sap that is useful to humans. Maple trees produce maple syrup, while rubberwood trees produce latex, which is used to make rubber. When rubberwood trees reach 30 years of age, latex production dwindles. The trees are cut down and new trees are planted. The cut trees are milled for furniture or houses, producing dense, high-quality wood that is similar to maple. Care for rubberwood as you would any other piece of fine hardwood furniture.

Instructions
1.Run a humidifier and air conditioner to maintain a humidity level between 25 to 35 percent in your home. Extreme fluctuations in humidity can damage furniture. High levels of humidity cause wood furnishings to swell; too little humidity causes furniture to become brittle, or even to crack.

2.Protect rubberwood furniture from excessive sunlight or heat. Place the furniture away from heating vents and bright windows.

3.Place coasters, tablecloths or pads on furniture to protect it. Lift items to move them, rather than dragging them across the furniture.

4.Dust the rubberwood furniture at least weekly with a soft cloth or the brush attachment of a vacuum. Accumulated dust can dry out the wood. Polish the furniture with a wax paste or a silicone-free liquid polish. Silicone-based polishes build up over time, creating a dull surface. Oil-based polishes require more buffing and may attract dust.

5.Wipe up any spills immediately with a clean, dry cloth. Water, alcohol or perfume are especially damaging to wood furniture.


6.Wash the rubberwood furniture annually with sudsy water and a clean cloth. Don't pour the sudsy water directly on the wood, but dip the cloth in the water and rub the wood. Dry the wood thoroughly with a clean cloth to prevent warping or water spots.

2014年6月30日星期一

Italian Classic Chest of drawers

A chest of drawers, also called (especially in North American English) a bureau, is a piece of furniture that has multiple parallel, horizontal drawers stacked one above another.

Chests of drawers have traditionally been made and used for storing clothing, especially underwear, socks, and other items not normally hung in or otherwise stored in a closet. They are usually placed in a bedroom for this purpose, but can actually be used to store anything that will fit inside and can be placed anywhere in a house or another place. Various personal sundry items are also often stored in a chest of drawers.




Chests of drawers often come in 5-, 6-, and 7-drawer varieties, with either a single or a double top drawer.

We manufacturing solid wood carving chest of drawers, finished in cracking paint or gold leaf and silver leaf gilding. Any more information please click our website http://fp-furniture.com/

2014年5月30日星期五

Buy a bed end bench for your bedroom

A bedroom bench might not be a necessity, but adding one to the end of your bed is a great way to add traditional style, storage and a little extra seating to your bedroom. An ottoman, stool or chaise can be used in many ways: as a resting spot for throw pillows and blankets, a place to lay out tomorrow's clothes — even a spot to put on shoes or read a book. It can easily become a great style component too, since many benches come in eye-catching designs and colors.




2014年5月22日星期四

Add one chaise lounge to your bedroom or living room

The chaise longue was invented in France during the eighteenth century. This was known as the rococo period in France and art, architecture and furniture during this period was marked by ornate hand carving with flowers and cherubs, lots of gilt and silk damask upholstery. Chaise lounges were popular in dressing rooms, sitting rooms and salons. Ladies would recline on their chaise lounges and read or hold forth on philosophy or fine art. The irregular, asymmetrical lines of a chaise lounge, with one side higher than the other, fit in perfectly with rococo decor.

You can seriously increase your living room's glamour by buying a chaise lounge. Add one to your bedroom and you might as well quit your day job in order to dedicate yourself to lounging around in silk pajamas and sipping champagne cocktails all day. Chaise lounges, also known in French as chaise lounges, are simply long chairs. They look just like regular, upholstered chairs only with very long seats that you can prop your legs up on. A chaise lounge could be a comfortable spot for you to stretch out and read a book on or, if you are having a party, you could potentially seat two or three people on it. It is a versatile piece of furniture.

All of our Chaise Lounges are 100% handmade and manufactured of high quality rubber wood.

The painting (color & fabrics) is according to our customer requests; Any further information please click our website http://fp-furniture.com/


 

2014年4月23日星期三

The Presidential Suite Room Furniture

Most of the star hotels are equipped with Presidential Suite Room.
 The Presidential Suite represents the ultimate in luxury accommodation. With a stunning entrance, custom furniture and artwork, a two-sided fireplace, multiple seating areas and an outdoor terrace with views of downtown ,
 What furniture makes the Presidential Suite more luxurious? Rococo Style furniture maybe the best choice.

2014年3月31日星期一

Tips for cleaning fabric furniture

Upholstered furniture is as varied as the tastes of the owners that choose the colors, fabrics, patterns and textures. Even though upholstered furniture comes in various sizes, shapes and fabrics, they all have one thing in common - - they attract dirt. Normal wear and tear from family, pets and visitors is to be expected; however, you can extend the life of your upholstered furniture with regular cleaning and periodic deep cleaning. Deep cleaning your furniture will keep it looking beautiful longer.

Deep Cleaning Furniture Basics

1. Remove all covers and cushions. Check for loose buttons, broken zippers or any other items that need to be repaired.

2. If you have checked the manufacturer's cleaning instructions and know that the cushion covers may be washed, remove the cushion covers and check for stains. Pre-treat stains and launder according to the manufacturer's instructions. If the cushions are not washable or they cannot be removed, then proceed to the next step.

3. Use the hand attachments for your vacuum cleaner to thoroughly vacuum the entire piece of furniture. Make sure that you pay special attention to the crevices and corners to remove all loose dirt and debris from the furniture.

4. Inspect the cushions for any stains or spots. If you find stains, you will need to clean the stains by hand if you cannot remove the covers and wash them. Also, check for any stains on the frame of the upholstered furniture. You may need to spot treat the stains in order to remove them.

5. In the late '60s, the furniture industry adopted a code to identify how certain fabrics should be cleaned. Check the manufacturer's tag on your upholstered furniture to determine which of the four categories (W, S, W-S or X) applies to your furniture. Read the manufacturer's recommendations about what materials are best for cleaning the fabric either online or in your owner's manual. Following the directions, deep clean the entire surface of the upholstered furniture. Depending on the furniture cleaning code, you may be using water, solvents or commercial cleaning solutions; however, no matter what you clean with do not scrub the fabric with any abrasive materials to avoid damage.

6. Use a damp sponge to rub over the entire surface to remove any soap residue - - soap residue will attract more dirt if left on the furniture.


7. Allow the furniture to dry completely. Using a small fan will help the furniture dry faster and more thoroughly. Remember that part of deep cleaning is cleaning the wooden parts of the furniture too. Use a wood cleaner to clean and shine the wooden legs and arms of your upholstered furniture.