Furniture Pieces to Invest In

We asked Andrew Metrick, General Manager and Furniture Buyer at Elte Market, to name 3 furniture pieces a first-time home buyer should invest in. Here’s what he had to say.

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1- If a sofa isn’t at the top of your list of furniture investment pieces, you should really think about starting a new list. It doesn’t matter if you have rooms dedicated for sleeping, dining or working, your sofa is going to become the default location for almost everything you do. For this reason, you better love your sofa so take your time in selecting one.

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Paris Sofa, Elte Market

 

2- The next investment piece you’ll need is a great looking armchair. Not only will this purchase be something that can move easily from room to room or home to home, this is your chance to select something that really reflects your personality and it will help set off your own unique style in whatever space it’s in. If your sofa is the classically tailored grey suit, your chair is the tie that gives people more insight into what your style is.

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Lillian Chair, Elte Market

 

3- And lastly, invest it a good bed. I’m a full-bed person, which means no headboards – only for me. There’s nothing wrong with a headboard on its own but if you go this route, you’re going to need a skirt to cover up your bed frame and that can be very limiting in terms of how you want your room to feel.

 

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A-List Art at Elte

Tina Turner, Los Angeles 1983

Tina Turner, 1983 – Photography by Norman Seeff

 

Photographer and filmmaker, Norman Seeff has photographed many icons including Steve Jobs, Ray Charles, Keith Richards and Mick Jagger. While dining in a restaurant in LA, the Metrick family came across Norman’s stunning work. Now Elte is the first retailer in the world to carry Norman’s prints.

 

Ray Charles, Los Angeles 1985

Ray Charles, 1985 – Photography by Norman Seeff

 

Each of Norman’s prints are produced only 50 times and then the negative is destroyed. Elte is carrying 9 of his limited edition, signed and numbered prints.

 

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Elte is one of the world’s leading home furnishings stores, offering a wide selection of furniture, rugs, carpeting, bedding, lighting and accessories.

Congrats Elte on 95 years!

This May marks a major milestone for leading home furnishing retailer Elte, as it celebrates its 95th anniversary. Established in 1919, the family-owned company was founded on the notion of providing the world’s most beautiful products to shoppers. Almost a century later, and with an expanded complete offering of home furnishings, carpets and accessories, Elte continues to focus on curating the best products from around the world, while offering a personal touch to its loyal customers.

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Elte’s 150,000 square feet showroom is located at 80 Ronald Avenue in Toronto.

Today, led by Ken Metrick, the founder’s grandson, Elte has evolved into one of North America’s largest retail establishments while staying true to its heritage, operating as a closely-knit, family-run business spanning over four generations. Working daily with Ken Metrick are his wife, Renee Metrick, Furniture Buyer, and their sons Jamie, who buys different types of rugs, and Andrew, Furniture Buyer.

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From left to right: Andrew, Renee, Ken and Jamie Metrick – Photography by Katherine Holland

 

For more information, visit: www.elte.com @elte #elte95