Entertaining season starts early in Canada with Thanksgiving. Between "Turkey Day", Christmas and the excitement of ringing in the New Year, there's no better time to up your entertaining game. Hosting takes prepping and organization, and we've got some holiday entertaining tips to get you started on a flawless season. Read More
A list of five flavourful fall cocktails even beginners can mix in minutes. Impress guests at gatherings this fall with your new-found mixology skills. Read More
Five designer tips to bring the warmth and welcome of fall into your home. The season is changing, why not change up your home too? Read More
Getting a good night's sleep may not happen, (excuse the pun), overnight. But there are some simple steps you can take that will significantly impact the quality of your sleep, and in turn the quality of your life. Thanks to Dr. Neil Stanley for the majority of this great advice. Read More
Guests deserve the best room in the house but are often given discarded furniture and worn mattresses in a room that feels like an afterthought. Be a super-host and make your guests feel like royalty by bringing these six design details into your guest room. Or should we say, oasis? Read More
Being a good house guest is just as important as being a good host. It's important to show your appreciation and exceed your host's expectations. We've compiled this short list to help make your next trip better for you and your hosts, and to make sure you get invited back! Read More
Making your bed may not seem worth the time, but here are six reasons a couple of minutes in the morning can make your whole day better. Read More
Fjords power recliners from Norway provide the ultimate comfort with uncompromising style and quality. This is your 'feel-good" chair. The chair you sit in for hours. The supportive, comfortable chair, available at McElheran's in Edmonton. Read More
In Spring, Mcelheran's Furniture + Design introduced our Featured Artists program, working with Edmonton’s best local artists and artisans to bring truly unique artwork into our city’s finest homes. We’re excited to enter our second season of the program, with a new batch of artists for summer – Giselle Denis and Laurie j. Murphy! Read More
Is there a significant difference between a high-end and a low-end cushion, and how will that play out over the life of your sofa?
Let's look at the different types of cushions your sofa can have, from standard foam, soy foam or memory foam to high-end spring-down cushions. Read More
We’ve made it to the fourth and final post in our blog series on the differences between a $1000 sofa and a $4000 sofa. You’ve learned how features of the frame, suspension and seat and back cushions can make a huge difference in the quality and price of the sofa you are buying. Today we’ll finish our series with the finishing layer of a sofa; the fabric.
You might assume that fabric is less of a cost factor than all these other components we’ve discussed, but like those components that all depends on what fabric we are talking about. You see, when a typical living room sofa is being upholstered, the manufacturer will use as little as 15 or as much as 30 yards of fabric depending on the overall size of the sofa. How much the fabric on a sofa costs comes down to the quantity required and the qualities of the fabric you choose.
Suspension systems separate high-quality sofas from cheaper, mass-produced models.
We'll explore the three main suspensions used in sofas - Web Suspension, No-Sag Wire and the 8-Way Hand-Tied Coil System. Read More