Coquitlam Staff’s Top Picks
BY MALEESHYA GALA
Working at one of the most unique and trendy furniture stores gives us employees a different perspective of the way we look at the furniture we love. Muse & Merchant employs a diverse multicultural team who work together with a shared passion for some of the most alluring furniture there is to offer.
One of the hardest decisions to make is to choose a favorite from a wide variety of eye-catching pieces, all of which provide an integration of beauty and comfort. Read below to find the top picks that have conquered the hearts of our staff and even reside in our own homes.
Maleeshya: TOFINO SECTIONAL & URBAN COLLECTION The ever so inviting Tofino provides a world of solace and is definitely a must-have in spaces of entertaining and/or simply lounging. The feather and fiber blend fill allows you to sink in for the utmost comfort. With 5 modular pieces the Tofino gives you the versatility of changing the configuration whenever you feel like it! With the added bonus of Livesmart fabrics, the Tofino provides easy cleaning when it comes to liquid spills. With all it’s features the Tofino is sure to be one of the most (if not THE most) loved pieces in your home. The concept of producing concrete in furniture is still somewhat a relatively new one, and the Urban Collection has introduced the perfect balance of concrete and acacia wood. True to its’ name in bringing an urban,chic vibe the Urban Collection is available in 3 kinds of dining tables, a coffee and end table, a buffet/ sideboard and also a sleek console table. Known for it’s raw and textured look the Urban Collection still brings a modern appeal in a cooler tone. Linda: ASTELLA SECTIONAL & DAMO CHAIR The Astella Sectional is a stylish mid-century sectional sofa that’s a firm favourite here at M&M. It provides a 2.5 lb density foam for a firm seating support for great comfort. The sleek design of the Astella makes it a popular one especailly in minimalist living spaces. The famous Damo Chair is the star of all accent chairs! Providing a vintage look, in a conditioned, distressed top grain leather, the Damo has a feather and fiber filled seating which contributes to immense comfort once sat in. The elegant curve of the back and high back support makes the Damo a chair to fight over! For more lounging the Damo line also has a footstool for more elevation and… elation! Available in different colours. Solito: SHELL CHAIR & CARO CART The Sleek 1920’s, art-deco-inspired Shell chair is upholstered with scalloped edges and presents antique brass legs which adds glamour to any space with its chic design. Surround yourself with what makes you happy and create a space of your own! You don’t have to be a designer to create a stylish look even if your room is a bit more compact. The beautiful and functional Caro Cart has a chic design which also brings functionality and space. WIth 2 concrete shelves on a muted gold frame the Caro cart is the perfect gift for anyone that loves the unique and chic design. Victoria: STEEN CHAIR & WICKLOW CABINET This was love at first sight! The stunning Steen Chair is a piece of eclectic art in your living space and gives you the feeling of comfort. It’s sensual curves of the arms rest delicately on the Ash wood frame. Upholstered in our top choices of brown or black distressed top grain leather, and different wood finishes you have found a chair for everyone. This chic tall cabinet draws inspiration from classic French furniture and will be a lovely addition to your home. Constructed from reclaimed Oak wood in a rustic and natural finish, the Wicklow is simple yet elegant. This traditional cabinet is clearly a vintage piece, making it an old favorite. With 5 enclosed levels of storage and display, the glass cabinet doors are outlined with the Oak wood that completes the timeless look. Naomi: HYPE & IRONSIDE DINING TABLE The dinner table, in most homes, is the heart of the home and is where everyone comes together. With the cross leg design of the metal base, the Ironside has a solid Oak top available in Wenge and Auburn finishes, the table comes in 2 lengths; 79” and 94” where you can accomadate up to 10 people. Whether it’s Thanksgiving, Christmas or family gatherins, you can enjoy long evenings around this dining table for years to come! What’s the hype over these chairs?? The Hype chairs are a sleek and simple design which offer a punch of comfort along with the right amount of support. With the Hype dining chairs and counter stools there is a perfect balance between style and function. With an intricate baseball glove-like stitching the Hype is sure to be an invitation to wonderful memories at meal time with friends and family. The Hype dining chairs are available in Blue velvet, vintage grey and vintage light brown vinyl leathers, while the counter stools come in the vintage grey and vintage light brown vinyl leathers. With the choice of different colours you’re sure to join the Hype band wagon!