Design Tips & Ideas

Antiques for millennials: You want old stuff — you just don’t know it yet.

May 18, 2018

In case your favorite millennial hasn’t told you yet, he’s ready to start fixing up his place. Generational trends show that people from the largest group ever to hit the American landscape, who are now roughly 36 or younger, have been converging on real estate for the past few years, so naturally, it’s time for…

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Wall Art

March 3, 2016

Wall art is that finishing element that can help pull a space together and make it feel complete. It is that little extra touch that can take your space from simply looking functional to appearing as if it should grace the pages of an interior design magazine. The key is to choose a piece of…

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Uses for Antique Armoires

January 2, 2016

When you think about how an armoire was originally intended to be used, only one purpose comes to mind, clothing storage.  Now the possibilities are many. One idea is to convert that antique armoire into an amazing and functioning bar for your living room or family room.  Install a mirror in the interior with some…

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Buffets, a Banquet for Your Home

December 14, 2015

When you see the word buffet, it’s hard not to think “all-you-can-eat.” But, the old French word comes from the marvelous sideboards from which the meal is served.   Great Finds & Design of Pewaukee, Wisconsin invites you to feast your eyes on our mouthwatering selection of these timeless, elegant – oh, and don’t forget casual…

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Incorporating Technology into your Interior Design

June 9, 2015

There are times when even the latest, sleekest technology is an intrusion on a mood or beautifully appointed room. And yet, that technology should be at your finger tips. At Great Finds & Design one of our favorite techniques is to blend old with new. Whether it’s a 46 inch TV, a handy washstand with…

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Asian Furniture Just Works

March 5, 2015

Asian furniture just works. It addresses our need for a hint of the exotic without being tropical or tacky. It provides that level of sophistication that we as designers want for all of our projects, no matter the style. The pieces simply bring another layer, another look-whatever you will call it-to a room. The importance…

How do you design a room with Asian Style fusion in mind?

February 15, 2015

Begin at the beginning I recommend you begin with what you have already; after all it’s about fusion. Review the elements you already have in your room-the furniture, the accessories, the natural light, the artificial light, the art, the colors, the floor or rugs, the plants, etc. Next, consider how you currently use the room…

Terracotta Warriors

January 30, 2014

Over 2,200 years ago China’s first emperor ordered the construction of a vast underground army of 8,000 life-size terracotta warriors. For 36 years, more than 700, 000 laborers worked on this enormous project. Today we bring you these fine replicas to add timeless elegance to your home.

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Furniture Care

April 25, 2013

China experiences a very high humidity rate most of the year. It is also characterized by periodic dry spells, which can be problematic for wooden items. The ideal humidity level for furniture is between 30-50% and a temperature of 50-80 degrees Fahrenheit. It is important to keep furniture out of direct sunlight as this will…

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