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Friends:

It’s the Madcap Cottage gents, Jason Oliver Nixon and John Loecke, your Calico brand ambassadors and “hosts with the most.” As we move into the fall, custom furniture is on our mind.

“Custom,” you say, perhaps quivering just a tad.  “Custom furniture?”

You probably have a whole laundry list of concerns about “custom” furniture…

1.      Isn’t custom furniture only for folks who can afford interior designers?

2.      I have no idea how to create custom furnishings and where to start. Who can help me?

3.      What’s the point of custom furniture when I can jump online and purchase a sofa and chairs right now?

4.      I don’t know a “settee” from a “sectional,” so how would I ever go about creating the right seating group?

And, frankly, the idea of “custom” furnishings simply scares you!  Well, stop the presses.  Friends, custom furniture is a lot easier to create – and more affordable than you would ever expect.  So let’s answer those questions, above.

1.      Isn’t custom furniture only for folks who can afford interior designers? 

Absolutely not!  It’s just that custom furniture has been difficult for folks who don’t have access to interior designers.  That’s what’s magical about Calico.  They offer the custom option without the need for hiring an interior designer.  The design associates at Calico will guide you through the entire custom process and deliver exactly what you are looking for.  A custom piece might be a bit more expensive than ordinary furniture, but these are pieces that you will have forever.

2.      I have no idea how to create custom furnishings.  Who can help me?  Again, Calico team members know fabrics and custom furniture back and forth and will make the design process fun and easy. Think of Calico design associates as your “go to” interior designers without the need to actually hire an interior designer.  Team Calico is the best-kept secret in the interior design space.

3.      What’s the point of custom furniture when I can jump online and purchase a sofa and chairs right now?  You are not going to buy new furniture every year, so why not get what you really, really want?  For instance, the exact frame style.  In the exact fabric you want – even two or three different fabrics.  You can even choose the finishes, the cushions, or the perfect arms and legs, so every piece is designed specifically for you.  You will have something unique and perfect. Buying something online might give you immediate “purchase satisfaction,” but will that piece of furniture really fit the bill?

4.      I don’t know a “settee” from a “sectional,” so how would I ever go about creating the right seating group?  Not to worry if you don’t know your divan from a run-of-the-mill daybed.  The Calico team will show you how to take a tired room and make it tip, top, terrific.

So there you have it.  Let the talented team at your local Calico outposts walk you through the paces and show you how custom furniture just might be the perfect option for your home.  And at prices that are far more approachable than you might expect.

Says John, “Custom furniture is the perfect solution for giving you a look that’s entirely your own. And the amazing Calico team will show you how to bring your vision to life.  You only live once, why settle for the expected.  These are pieces that will be with you for years and years to come.”

You will thank us later as you bliss out on your custom sofa.

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