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Making a house a home by having furniture that is your own…

In a time of cheap production furniture of increasingly poorer quality, in an age of DIY (do it yourself), Pinterest and Instagram the culture surrounding furniture is changing rapidly. Furniture trends are more closely than ever being linked to fashion, fads, and kitsch. It is becoming cheap and disposable so that it becomes something that can be replaced multiple times throughout the life of the user.

Zen Furnishings is more than just a product. It is about a culture and changing the way you relate to the furniture you choose to live with and how that furniture in turn effects you. Many of my customers know what they want in a piece of furniture in terms of its function. Few know what they want it to look like. Many scroll through images online and come across the newest trends that are clever, but destine to fall out of style. Few really take the time to consider and trust their own aesthetic. While Zen Furnishings offers a product line that has its own unique aesthetic, it may not be for everyone. Which is why I work with the customer to come up with a solution that resonates with them, whether they are looking to create a home environment that is calming or energizing, contemporary or traditional. If you surround yourself with quality furniture that is a pleasure to use, beautiful to the eye, has a quality that will stand up over time, and reflects who you are and your personality, then you have created an environment that transforms a house into a home that will never go out of style or fall out of fashion.

As soon as I win the Lottery…

One of the things that I hear frequently is that the work is beautiful and if they ever win the lottery or get rich then they would buy these pieces of furniture. The simple truth is that handmade or custom made furniture can be attainable and affordable. Zen Furnishings has multiple avenues to explore with the customer to work within a budget and still deliver a high quality solution. No one should be afraid to contact and inquire about having something made if it is something that they are truly interested in.

Once the kids get older…

This goes hand in hand with affordability, many couples starting out with a family are concerned about investing in “nice” furniture because they just know that their children are going to destroy it. For those with this concern let me say that Zen Furnishings is exactly who you want to be making your furniture. You don’t have to sacrifice style or quality. Just as there are many different solutions for pricing, there are many different solutions for durability. You want furniture that is structurally sound and can hold up to abuse beyond intended use. You want furniture that can be make of solid wood and finished with a natural durable finish so when it does get dented or scratched it can be repaired and refinished cheaply and easily. Natural finish as opposed to grain doesn’t show minor imperfections, and quality hardwood is stronger and more resistant to damage. Affordability in the short term often ends up costing you in the long term.

Getting you where you need to be…

Part of changing the culture is changing the experience. There are things that Zen Furnishings does not do, such as repairs and refinishing of others furniture. However, you should still contact me because I know how to get you to where you need to be. I pride myself on my customer service and cultivating strong working relationships with my customers. I would love to meet with you and discuss your ideas to help make your dreams a reality.