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You Don’t Need A Castle

March 13, 2011

…to live in style outdoors…

You choose how to relax and entertain your family and friends.  But, with spring just around the corner, outdoors is where you’ll be.

Kartell’s Pop series offers flow-through technical cushions and the trademark clear polycarbonate body to give you commercial durability and comfortable seating.  White goes well with anything, but choose color if it suits you.  One fact carries through.  Pop is made for outdoor living.

When you feel the need to feed, dining chairs such as La Marie or Louis Ghost work well with contemporary or traditional tables.  You choose the mix.  Stylish outdoor living works well in everyone’s castle.

This March, stop in the SR Hughes showroom to see our new outdoor display and save on innovative ideas to enhance your exterior space.

And the Outdoor Living is Easy

March 6, 2011

In Oklahoma, we may not be dining on our deck perched above the ocean, but with over 1,400 square miles of water area in the state (equalling an area larger than Rhode Island) there are plenty of opportunities for waterside dining.

Outdoor living, entertaining, and relaxing is a big part of how we live in middle America.  So, why not do it with beauty, style, comfort, and ease?

One of the things I love about Mamagreen is the mixture of materials you can use to create your own personal outdoor space.  Teakwood has rich, beautiful character.

It’s specifically suited to weather harsh outdoor elements and is low-maintenance.  Furthermore, all Mamagreen teak is certified to be recycled, so you can rest easily knowing no rainforest hardwood trees were felled to build your furniture.

Pair the teak with high-tech mesh and you get a beautiful combination for easy living.  Simply spray with the hose and mesh cleans and dries easily.  There is no PVC content in these durable plastics.  You can even select plastic/hemp blend or even 100% recycled mesh if you want to remain in harmony with the environment.

Relax by the pool under the searing summer sun protected by a recycled mesh sunshade on comfortable cushions made of quick dry foam especially developed for outdoor use.  Recycled Dacron wraps the cushion core for your comfort and Sunbrella upholstery is soft and durable.

Stainless, teak, granite or glass table tops, all-weather wicker … all make for easy outdoor living.  And now, Mamagreen offers powder-coated Aluminum frame construction options with an eye toward more affordable top-quality options.  The Mazzamiz collection is a fresh, affordable standout for spring.

March 2011 is the perfect opportunity to get outdoors at SR Hughes.  We’ve partnered with Mamagreen to bring you easy beautiful options all on sale.  As the tulip trees begin to bloom, there has never been a better time to furnish your outdoor environment for years of easy comfort, relaxation, and fun!

Eco-Chic Outdoor Furniture

March 1, 2011

Embellish the beauty around you with eco-chic outdoor furniture from Mamagreen.

***Throughout March save 20% on Mamagreen***

Save During Our Spring Poltrona Frau Sale

February 25, 2011

Sitting Sculpture

February 22, 2011

When choosing a chair, why not consider a piece of sculpture?

Bertoia Sculptures

Impractical?  Not when you consider the inspiration.  None of the above sculptures were intended to function as chairs.  Rather, Harry Bertoia drew on this sculptural talent when he designed a series of iconic chairs for Knoll in the 1950’s.

Bertoia Chairs for Knoll

Aha!  A sculptor’s art yields seating function!

“I appreciate a slight yield, lightness of weight, some motion if possible, because in moving about, the human body determines… the comfort and the measurements of its environment… there are certain motions we go through – we like to lean back, like to toss things – and if the chair’s adaptable it responds and it’s almost like wearing a comfortable coat; you really don’t know you have it on.” – Harry Bertoia

This innovative classic allows you to add functional art to your indoor or outdoor space.  You choose:  keep it plain to accentuate the form, add padding to the seat or back to enhance your comfort, even add a Rislan coating to the wire for color or so that you may use it outdoors!

It bears mentioning that only Knoll manufactures Bertoia by license.  Be aware, there are cheap imitations everywhere!  Why should you know the difference? So that you can make an informed selection.

Only the chairs produced by Knoll are faithful to the original design.  In fact, you can find early Knoll Bertoias that are over 50 years old, have stood up to daily use, and still are in great condition!  These vintage originals are prized and often command a price higher than the buyer originally paid.

Unlike cheap knockoffs, the Knoll welds are expertly clean.  The stock is not too thick, nor does Knoll need to run two pieces of wire around the outer frame to make the chair strong enough (a common and disgusting offense to the fluidity of the chair’s single sinuous wire design).  I mean, come on … Bertoia was a sculptor after all (Tulsa has its own Bertoia sculpture, do you know where?).  Just look at a few of his sonambulent sculptures.

Proper wire gauge is as important to making these beauties sing as it is to forming a chair-as-sculpture — let’s just agree to trust Harry on this.

At the end, Knoll Bertoias are of the highest quality and are true to the beauty of the sculptor’s original intent so that they please your eye, add a spark to your home, and stand the test of time … the best measure of value!

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