Design Innovator: A Home Retreat

 

At Blue Moon we are constantly impressed by the design innovation of our clients. Not only do we take careful note of popular items and buying trends but we are also interested in the final use of the furniture and accessories. One such interesting tale of design innovation was from our new friend in the Southern States, Phil. Phil is lucky to have a big family with lots of children and grandchildren. In order to ensure lots of face time with his family he decided to transform his home and yard into a retreat for his family. In order to do so he added a custom designed pool, pirate ship play structure for the children and a beautiful waterfall using the jagged slate and rocks unearthed while digging out the pool. Like any good resort the next step was obvious: SEATING. Like a true design innovator he recognized the beauty and practicality of the Lychee Wood Dining tables so created an outdoor floor plan surrounding the pool area including an expansive balcony. He used a series of Lychee Wood Dining Tables in varying sizes and designs, some slices of wood and others cut lengthwise to anchor the space. Next we collaborated with Phil and his family to create custom made outdoor teak arm chairs to coordinate with the tables and space. 

lychee wood slice outdoor dining tables

Now, not only is Phil's place the hub of his family, he is also hosting neighbourhood BBQs and other events. It seems to be the case of "if you build it they will come". Having built a beautiful, fun and functional space to host so many people he is now constantly finding new excuses to expand his social circle. 

Not only that but he is now the envy of his friends who are all lining up to create their only Lychee Wood retreats. And for that we are thrilled to help!!!

Segovia Restaurant

There are some design projects that are just too fun to call work. One such project was Segovia Tapas Bar

Segovia Tapas Bar Custom Entrance Doors. Blue Moon Furniture Winnipeg
Segovia Tapas Bar Entrance Doors

We worked with the incredible owners and their amazing designer, who has since gone on to work with AvroKo Design Concept and Firm a New York based firm that seems to win all the awards. The owners and designer had a great concept for the restaurant, a place to share languid meals with great company in a setting that brings you back time and time again. 

How good does this Teak Table look as the setting for some amazing meals. 

How good does this Teak Table look as the setting for some amazing meals. 

All that was left for us to do was come up with some amazing furniture pieces that would compliment their vision while making Segovia stand out from all the other restaurants in the city and even country. 

Inspired by the long Spanish tradition of tapas we wanted the furniture to convey the same sense of historic tradition while being relevant today. So we decided to use beautiful traditional materials that do not "get old" but mature over time like a fine vintage of wine. Certain woods can have that very effect, like teak. We presented wide slat teak tables with thick legs and solid teak stump stools to the designer who fell in love with the idea and knew just how to compliment the timeless pieces with modern elements like metal detailing and a stunning brick and glass installation wall. 

Segovia Tapas Bar furniture winnipeg. Blue Moon Furniture. Teak Furniture

Segovia has since been honoured with a plethora of accolades. With the continued support from foodies they are still the happening place in Winnipeg.  

Segovia dining furniture

Modern Luxury: Artista Show Home & Blue Moon Furniture

Artista Home Builders are known for their beautiful, modern and innovative homes. This fall they are featuring Blue Moon Furniture in their Bridgewater show home. 

Every home needs warm elements to create an inviting space and in the context of a modern home, to keep it from becoming cold. Artista's show home has done an excellent job of creating warmth in such a modern environment. Their beautiful wood floors and brick accent walls added structural warmth. Our furniture adds warmth and luxury through texture, while the clean lines of the furniture keep it modern. And what in this world is better than Modern Luxury. 

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Beau Monde Leather Sofa and chair, artista show home. Blue Moon Furniture. Luxury furniture winnipeg.JPG
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Majestic live edge dining, artista show home. Blue Moon Furniture. Luxury furniture winnipeg.JPG

Creating a serene oasis is really the ideal for any bedroom. Artista nailed it by playing with texture while remaining within a neutral colour pallet. The brick wall is a beautiful back drop for our MCM Leather Tufted Platform Bed while the fur bedding and nightstands make for an irresisitbly comfortable bed. 

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Setting up a stunning home office ensures you will be motivated to get work done from home. This stunning Old Tobacco Aviator Desk and Office Chair means you will want to spend time working at home. 

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old tobacco aviator desk and office chair, artista show home. Blue Moon Furniture. Luxury furniture winnipeg.JPG

A casual seating area is great for when you need a little time away from the fam to watch a little tv, read a book or sit on the floor and look at your phone. The Wolseley Sofa and Chair is a perfect option casual but with a lot of style and personality. 

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How to Make an Entrance: Segovia's Stunning Entrance Doors

Segovia Tapas Bar and Restaurant proves that the dining experience begins before you step food through the door. 

Segovia Tapas Bar Entrance Doors
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Segovia Custom Entrance Doors

There are few places in Winnipeg that could boast comparable street views to Segovia Tapas Bar and Restaurant. Their incredible front patio area is beautiful year round because of the wood pergolas leading up to the warm wood and worn metal of the custom entrance doors we had the privilege of designing for them. 

Design Innovators: Our Amazing Clients

Here at Blue Moon Furniture we are thrilled to have the opportunity to work with amazing clients from a variety of fields. One thing we have noticed over the years is how certain people have an incredible and unique eye for design, using products and materials in new and impressive ways, leaning into their style to make it truly unique and noteworthy. We call these clients Design Innovators because that is truly what they are. 

 

Nuit Blanche: what a night!

The Exchange District in Winnipeg was truly alive on September 23rd. Artists, art lovers, and people watchers flooded the businesses and streets of downtown to celebrate art and local culture. 

We were thrilled to be part of such an exciting event and happy to see so many art supporters. 

Melva Widdicombe's exhibit opened for Nuit Blanche at Blue Moon Furniture and stays open until October 30th. 

Melva Widdicombe art. Blue Moon Furniture store winnipeg.

It was no ordinary opening, there were special events like a walk through with the artist and an interactive naming game.

Melva widdicombe art. Blue Moon Furniture store winnipeg

We cannot wait to participate in next years Nuit Blanche. 

Winnipeg's Fall Parade of Homes Furniture

What is the most wonderful time of the year? The fall, obviously because of the Fall Parade of Homes. The parade of homes is where all the best and brightest home builders in Winnipeg open the doors to their show homes to show off what they can do as well as the best home style Winnipeg has to offer. 

For all those in love with beautiful homes, you have to act fast. The fall parade of homes is ending October 1st.

We have complied some highlights that happen to all be from the same house. 

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Artista show home furniture. blue moon furniture winnipeg. fall parade of homes 2017 show home furniture. dining table single slab live edge.jpg

We love the use of materials in this house; brick, wood slate flooring, matte metal chairs and of coarse the most stunning single slab Majestic Live Edge Table.

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The Beau Monde leather sofa and chair are the perfect spot to sit by the fire and overlook the lake. The plush carpeting gives the living room definition while the low, sleek look of the sofa and chair allow for full appreciation of the view. 

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We love the introduction of some old world luxury in the bedroom. The leather tufted bed has a cozy, restful vibe while the clean lines of the overall shape of the bed keep it modern and clean. 

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A den always needs playful, easy furniture that allows for comfortable lounging but still has style. 

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The Wolseley sofa and chair set fits the bill. It has major personality, its super comfortable but without the formality of more traditional living room furniture. 

Nuit Blanche & Blue Moon Furniture present Melva Widdicombe

Join us for

Nuit Blanche Winnipeg,

Saturday, September 30th 6:00-10:00pm,

as Blue Moon Presents:

Melva Widdicombe

Women: Ages and Stages

Come. Explore the paintings from a personal perspective. Participate in an interactive "Name This Painting" gallery walk with the artist. 

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Watercolour portrayals feature intricate details, vibrant colours and intrepid spirit - each woman, infinitely fascinating and mesmeric. 

Exhibit open at Blue Moon Furniture, 109 Pacific Avenue, until October 30th. Monday - Friday 11-6, Saturday 11-5.

Coffee Table Match-Making Event: What your coffee table says about you.

Drink Coffee with us while discovering the right coffee table for your personality. Now until Saturday, September 16th. 

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Authentically Sculpted Teak Root Coffee Table.

Urban Environmentalist


You are an environmentalist but an urban one. You gravitate towards a lot of texture like tweeds and woods with a lot of grain while staying within very streamlined shapes. 

Majestic Single Slab Coffee Table Set

Modernist


You are a modernist, you like clean and simple lines but you need your space to have soul. You don't like to commit unless you commit to something with a little flexibility. You gravitate towards pieces that are multi functional, that can be moved around and played with on a whim. 

Authentically Sculpted Teak Root Balls.

World Changer


You are a world changer, a super hero. Just like in Iron Man's cliff top mansion these pieces breath life into your ultra modern environments. You have an expansive vision for how you can impact the world, starting with your home.

Tamarind Trunk.

Heavy Hitter


You know what you want and how to get it. You take charge of your world and environment with passion so that others want to follow along. You find yourself setting trends instead of following them. 

Majestic Live Edge Coffee Table.

Futurist


You are a competent, professional visionary. You are always looking to the future to create and impact the world in positive way.

We can't wait to see you and help match you with your dream coffee table. 

Winnipeg's 2017 Parade of Homes Furniture Guide

Your dream home isn't just a house, it's also what you choose to put inside. In 2017s parade of homes we are thrilled to have Blue Moon Furniture featured in some of the cities best homebuilders displays. 

We've decided to simplify the furniture for anyone who is interested by providing a shopping list of our pieces throughout the show homes.

SHOW HOME FURNITURE SHOPPING LIST

1. Beau Monde Sofa & Chair in grey leather and white leather (AKA the couch so nice you'll find it twice). This set is named after the jet set lifestyle from which is was inspired. Modern, sleek and comfortable, it is no big surprise this sofa set is featured twice.

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2. Majestic Live Edge Table. A perfect table for long languid dinner parties, this piece is the ideal compliment to the modern spaces showcased in the parade of homes since it coordinates beautifully while bringing in a warm element. (I spy Wendy, do you?)

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3. Mario Bed. Our best selling bed. The absolute perfect bed for those who like to read in bed. The headboard is moulded to perfectly support someone sitting up in bed. So read the night away in comfort. 

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4. MCM Bed tufted head board

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5. Wolseley Sofa and Chair. The perfect sofa set for a den. This casual set has is reminiscent of a large formed cushion but it has the interior structure of an actual sofa so it has lasting form and comfort. 

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6. Artifact Pottery. 

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7. White Crystal Bed. This piece is 8 feet tall and inlaid with Swarovski crystals. 

8. Old Tobacco Aviator Desk and Chair. The hottest pair to hit office furniture in decades. If there is one thing that can motivate you to actually work while at home, it is a stunning home office. The greater task might be to get you to stop working. 

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The most important lesson to be learned from the cities best homebuilders is that quality is always appreciated. If you want a beautiful home make sure to invest in furniture that allows you to use your home in the way that you envisioned. Not only does it need to be beautiful but functional as well. If you want to host big family dinners make sure you have a big dining table. If you want to bing watch Netflix, make sure you have comfortable seating that allows for lounging. 

LYCHEE WOOD FURNITURE: the newest scene stealer to hit Live Edge

LYCHEE WOOD FURNITURE - the newest scene stealer to hit LIVE EDGE. This wood features a heavily textured, exaggerated live edge with warm tones throughout the grain. 

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Lychee wood furniture works wonderfully in offices or conference rooms where clients are met with and impressed. In a modern home or cottage the lychee wood furniture adds texture and warmth whereas in a more rustic or traditional setting its adds a new element of interest without breaking the coherence of the space. 

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THE Leather Sectional

There are only a pieces that are integral to the creation of a home and the Leather Sectional is at the top of the list.

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A sectional provides a meeting place for family and friends to gather and chat, places to lie down while binge watching the latest tv show and for naughty dogs to rest while the owners are out. With the diversity of use it is no wonder that a sectional quickly becomes the most used item in a home. 

leather sectional winnipeg

With the amount of use that sectionals see a sturdy upholstery material is recommended and nothing beats leather. Not only is it easy to clean but it is also stain resistant and wears well. If that is not enough of a reason to choose leather for your sectional the look will tilt the balance in favour of leather every time. 

 

Petrified Wood Furniture

Petrified wood is the result of thousands of years of transformation. 

Petrified wood furniture.

When wood is buried under a cover of volcanic ash for thousands of years it metamorphose into quartz crystal. This process insures the intricacies of the wood are maintained. The grain, the shape, and even the age rings are perfectly preserved. 

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These petrified wood furniture pieces are a tribute to what has past while bringing beauty into the future. 

Introducing: Artifact Pottery

We are thrilled to introduce Blue Moon's new collection of hand-crafted, artisanal pottery. 

High impact accessories can transform your space instantly. 

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winnipeg furniture store. blue moon furniture. artifact pottery. bottles

A collection of bottles lends a finishing touch to the top of kitchen cabinets, book shelves, coffee tables and any other surfaces longing for a little artistry. 

Blue and white is a permanent favourite colour combination for interiors. In this case the combination adds a modern touch to these ancient looking pieces. 

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artifact pottery. winnipeg furniture store.

These tall vases create drama wherever they go, from entrances to living rooms to landings. 

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The wide mouth vase is a stunner wherever you put it. But our smallest designer says "they look fabulous" when you put a potted plant in them. 

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Craving the California Cool Vibe?

Create your own California Cool Dining Room Oasis. 

Shopping List 1. Majestic Live Edge Dining Table. 2. Petrified Wood Stools. 3. Show-Stopping Pottery. 4. Stalagmite Statues. 5. Venetian Mirror. California Cool is all about the artistry of beautiful, high quality materials. With these high impact items, you do not need to clutter your space to make it interesting. Compliment materials with contrasting textures, like the shine of the petrified stools and venetian mirror with the matte, earthy texture of the pottery and stalagmites. But don't forget the Majestic Live Edge Table, this item will solidify the look like no accessory can and give you, your friends and family the space to appreciate the lifestyle and not just the look.  

Shopping List

1. Majestic Live Edge Dining Table.

2. Petrified Wood Stools.

3. Show-Stopping Pottery.

4. Stalagmite Statues.

5. Venetian Mirror.

California Cool is all about the artistry of beautiful, high quality materials. With these high impact items, you do not need to clutter your space to make it interesting. Compliment materials with contrasting textures, like the shine of the petrified stools and venetian mirror with the matte, earthy texture of the pottery and stalagmites. But don't forget the Majestic Live Edge Table, this item will solidify the look like no accessory can and give you, your friends and family the space to appreciate the lifestyle and not just the look.