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  1. Ibiza style furniture

    What can we learn from the Ibiza lifestyle?

    In Ibiza of course, the lifestyle is being outside most of the time, but in winter or evening it’s also nice to be able to enjoy it inside. It’s really nice to have an outdoor living room or a indoor garden, a green interior. The relation between in- and outside can be used freely! In a way similar to the Hong Kong climate..

    An easy and effective way is to incorporate plants. They have a way of adding some dimensions into a room, bring colour and texture,  but most important making any space feel lively and bright.

    A large plant can sit in their pot, and be the statement piece whilst other plants can be hoisted up slightly on a small pedestal to add height to a room. They can also create contrast and are great when you have a white canvas, it adds a pop that draws the eye. It’s easy to create your own unique little greenhouse with mixing some of your favourite ones.

    We like to let the images do the talking:ibiza furniture ibiza table ibiza-03 ibiza-04

    Want to learn more about furniture which can be used both indoors and outdoors in Hong Kong, like these Ibiza style furniture, please visit our SofaSale website.

  2. Video: Secrets to success: Learn to Re-upholster furniture

    Want to update a piece of furniture, without spending a lot? Try reupholstering, with these secrets to success.

    Start by using a seam-ripper to remove the old fabric to make the job easier on your hands.

    If the cushioning has seen better days, add an extra layer of polyfibre fill and cover with quilt bedding for a cushy uniform seat. When adding fabric rather than stapling one entire side, insert a staple on one side, pull the fabric tight and than move to the opposite side and insert a staple directly opposite the previous one. When it come to corners folding edges neatly and uniformly is key to a polished look. To create a clean vertical pleat, cut a nudge in the fabric, fold over the raw edge of the fabric of the bottom and tuck the side around the leg, now staple it to place. Now fold over the raw edge of the other side, and lay over the piece you just stapled. Cut a small slit on the edge of the fabric, use a butter knife to tuck in excess fabric, this will create a nice vertical pleat in the corners.

    A cardboard strip will help create a clean edges on the banking piece. When piecing together fabric, make sure your pattern is aligned, check it as you are stapling.

    A metal tag strip will also help to create a clean finished edge, place the tag strip on the very edge of your fabric, with the tags going through the front of the fabric, fold the fabric over, and pound the strip into place.

    Follow these easy tips and tricks and your old furniture will look like new!

  3. SofaSale featured in SCMP: Post Magazine

    A Hong Kong bachelor pad gets a bold, bright and blue update

    High-end hotels provide the inspiration for a Sheung Wan bolthole for a student studying overseas. BY OLIVER GILES Interior designers may dream of having a free rein on projects. But as Wesley Liu recently discovered when creating a bachelor pad in Sheung Wan, working without a brief can also be a burden. “There weren’t really any processes of approval,” says Liu, founder of PplusP Designers. “The client just passed the whole project on to me. I didn’t know what he’d think of it.” But the designer need not have worried. “When it was all done,” Liu remembers, laughing, “he came in and was like, ‘Wow!’ It was just like a TV show.”   One of the first things Liu did was to knock down a wall between the living room and the kitchen, creating a sleek, open-plan space for entertaining. One request from the client, who likes to cook, was that he wanted to be able to serve his friends food and drink easily. “So an open-bar concept was best,” says Liu. Parties can also spill outdoors because the room opens to a balcony with sweeping city views of Poho (the area around Po Hing Fong) and Sai Ying Pun. post magazine Living room The sofa (HK$11,000) and single-leg coffee table (HK$1,200) came from SofaSale. The rug and the stool-like coffee table were gifts from designer Wesley Liu. The dining table (HK$9,000), dining chairs (HK$1,200 each) and bench (HK$5,800) The full story you find on the SCMP Post Magazine website    
  4. Key suggestions for a good night sleep

    One is better than the other: sleep! But in general, we can say that everyone deserves and good night of sleep. It is always nice to be able to crawl inside your bed after a long day (or night).

    However where some people can easily sleep in, in just 10 minutes others are struggling to catch the sleep and may fight to get their well deserved night rest.

    In this article you will find some simple tips to sleep well! 

     

    Inner peace

     

    It sounds logical, but inner peace is very important. Once you are in bed, you often you mind is spinning and goes through all kinds of thoughts. A shopping list, an important event, a birthday you should not forget ... To get some rest and peace of mind, you can try some bed yoga exercises. For those of you who do not like yoga, meditation may work better for you, or alternatively read a few easy going pages and listen to some calm down music.

     

    Leave your mobile

     

    In order to keep your inner peace, you will not be able to look on your mobile once you are in bed. It's even better to leave this friend away for a while before going to bed. We have previously written a blog post about taking your mobile. The bright light of your monitor wakes you up and all reports of your apps do not bring down your mind to a sleeping mode.

     

    Lavender

    LavenderOnce you are calm and ready to go to sleep, it can help to get some lavender into your bedroom. The smell of lavender has a calming effect on your senses. For example, you can apply some lavender body lotion on your upper body or put lavender under your pillow. If you like it, you can even drink a cup of lavender tea before bedtime. Do remember, what goes in, must come out. Don’t drink too much, you may have the chance that you have to go out and visit the restroom during the night.

     

    A good quality mattress

     

    At SofaSale we tell our customer, do invest in a good night sleep, do find yourself a good quality bed. It is wise to adjust your bed to your wishes and your way of sleeping. Everyone has a unique sleep character and once you know, you can choose a suitable mattress,which will fit you. We are ready to advise you. 

     

    Hopefully, from now on, you'll sleep with these sleeping suggestions.  Sleep well. Goodnight!

     

  5. Fall in love with the Bugg

    Summer is officially here. The season of sunshine, lounging and sizzling barbecues has begun! So this year, don’t waste glorious summer days slaving over a hot stove in your tight indoor kitchen – take the party outside and cook up a culinary storm in the great outdoors.

    Nothing says summer like outdoor entertaining, complete with ice cold beverages, good music, great company and the smell of snags and skewers fresh off the barbie. Investing in a trusty BeefEater BBQ from SofaSale.com.hk, such as the portable BeefEater Bugg, is the perfect solution to summer entertaining. Whether you’re cooking for four or twelve friends and whether you’re a seasoned entertainer or an excited beginner, the BeefEater Bugg BBQ will help you host a successful soiree and impress your guests, time and again! 

    Brighten your outdoor space with the stylish BeefEater Bugg BBQ in Amber.

    Don’t be fooled by its stature. Compact in size but big on features, the BeefEater Bugg packs a punch when it comes to cooking and scores ten points for versatility. Witness the Bugg’s high-performance Quartz Start Ignition – the BBQ fires up the first time, every time. Fitted with two powerful, independently controlled stainless steel burners and an extra large, rust-resistant cooking surface with a grill plate, there’s plenty of room and power for everything on the menu. Dual temperature controls ensure even heat without flare-ups, while an integrated thermometer allows you to check on the temperature of your food so you can cook your steak just the way you like it.

    The best part? 

    The BeefEater Bugg features an innovative vitreous enamel-coated dome hood with spring-assist so you can choose to cook with the hood up for crispier results, or down to achieve mouth-watering succulence. No need to get the oven going for slow-cooked tenderness – the Bugg can do it for you!

    Another big plus of this BeefEater BBQ is its portability, which lets you take your gourmet barbecuing anywhere – from your backyard to the beach! Designed for convenience, the Bugg is lightweight so it’s easy to store and carry, making it the perfect cooking companion wherever you are. It also features a smart wheel-lock for extra stability, a locked-in grease tray to avoid spills, and handy side trays that lock in to offer extra preparation space and then conveniently store away once you’re done. Stylish, functional and jam-packed with clever features? We think so!

    Convinced, by the Bugg at SofaSale, guaranteed for the best price in Hong Kong. 

  6. How to simplify your space

    Enter the world of minimalistic, simple Scandinavian designer furniture. Scandinavia is known for its beautiful environment, endless forests, lakes, beaches and beautiful people. No wonder Scandinavian furniture designers are using natural element in their furniture designs. It will give character to the furniture. Given our immense density and tight floor spaces in Hong Kong, it does make sense to bring in tranquil Scandinavian elements into our interior design plan. We have created a short introduction photo of our latest range of Scandinavian designer furniture. On the sofa, we used natural fabrics in soft, calm colour tone. The sofas are being matched with easy to use, coffee tables, finished with some retro style art on the wall and easy going carpets.

    For more Scandinavian designer furniture, please visit our website:  www.SofaSale.com.hk

  7. Work hard, relax harder, especially in Hong Kong

    Today Cathay Pacific announced a major restructuring and will find ways to make around 600 Hong Kong hardworking staff redundant from its head office, in the biggest round of job cuts by Hong Kong’s flagship carrier in 20 years. The local economy is facing a challenging time, at the moment, given the economic uncertainties many large corporations focus on cost cutting and restructuring. In general this means 2 things for the staff of those companies: 1) Stress due to career uncertainties. 2) Long working days, since the same amount of work needs to be done with less staff. In order to service in this kind of harsh business climate, it is off utmost importance to keep the mind fresh and recharged day in, day out.

    After a long day of work, coming home, you need to create the right environment to slow down, let go, and recharge. Do invest in this daily 1-2 hr down time, the more comfortable your furniture set up, this easier it will be to relax and wind down. At SofaSale we understand the importance of this moment, so we designed a range of relax furniture, which can be added into your living-room set up and complement our lounge sofa. Do note that an investment in creating the perfect downtime for your body and mind, will definitely pay-out in the long run. Keep in mind, in today harsh business environment, the corporates will need to make selections in their key staff. Better make sure you are the energetic workforce they want to keep, at every expense!

    Below an overview our range of relax chairs to recharge the body and mind.

  8. Dining room Chairs - you will love them all...

    At SofaSale we make and sell furniture that applies thoughtful design, quality materials and time-honoured craftsmanship. Each piece is handmade by a team of expert makers: craftspeople, woodworkers & artisans. The level of detail in unbelievable, and sets new standards in the furniture industry.

    We look forward to bringing the wonder of beautiful designer furniture into your home.

    We would like to demonstrate a few unique dining chairs, which are currently on special promotion.

    jubilee chair

    The combination curved metal frame with ABS curved to the human body is unique, stylish, comfortable and durable. This chair used in many bars and restaurants aroudn the world and is now seen more and more in the private dining rooms at home.

    For more dining chair you may review the video below:

  9. Upcycle now, use your Jeans for Furniture

    recycle jeans

    At SofaSale we are sincerely concerned about the lack of alternative solutions brought forward for reduction of the annual waste production of its local residents in combination by the limited waste disposal or treatment facilities. With our Recycle your Blues campaign we would like to create awareness of the waste problem we are facing in Hong Kong. We would like to educate Hong Kong residents, that some items in our daily waste stream can be valuable and deserve a second life. In many countries Denim jeans are being recycled, shredded and re-used for home isolation, this kind of initiatives do not exist in Hong Kong.

    We think, this needs to change, with your help we can make a difference.

    On a daily basis we are working on furniture designs and furniture production. We see creative opportunities using recycled jeans in our furniture designs. We started by creating unique Sofa furniture pieces from recycled jeans, and we are quite excited about using recycled materials in our designs. We hope by bringing this Blue furniture products to the Hong Kong market we can make a statement towards different government organisations and hope to start up a constructive and open dialogue on how to the solve the Waste Crisis in Hong Kong. We believe we need to do this together to ensure both the recycling rate is going up and the waste treatment will become green and sustainable.

    We would like to encourage all readers to share their ideas and if you like our idea of recycling jeans furniture, do check your wardrobe and see what jeans are worn down and no longer useful. Please do not throw them away, instead please send them to SofaSale. We will use your jeans and hopefully transfer them into unique Blue furniture!

  10. American Ash Wood Furniture

    Advantages of Solid Ash Furniture

    Ash gives furniture pieces a solid, crisp line – the honey-toned wood has a subtle elegance and a timeless look. Ash furniture has a clean natural look and feel and does not overpower a room. If you want to keep the atmosphere bright and create the impression of space, choosing ash furniture opens up the room and makes the most of natural light coming in. For the best space-creating layout, use furniture that is similar in style and with the same colour of wood in order to create order and calm. Using a mirror to reflect light also enhances the sense of space in a small area.

    Solid ash wood sourced from renewable American forests brings a warmth and tranquility to the room. You can choose from a variety of pieces in our ash collection, including dining tables, solid ash bed frames, wardrobes, benches and stools.

    The Ash can be finished in a raw look , a light Bee Wax coating., transparent lacquer, white wash, Black, Brown or Grey Coating. The furniture is made-to-order and hand crafted, giving you full flexibility to customize it.

     Ash Wood

    Lead-time on our Ash wood products is around 3 weeks.

    You want to learn more, please visit Solid Ash wood Dining section.

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