We’ve all been asked to make incredible adjustments during the past year, changes we never imagined were possible. Working from home, once a rarity for most people, has become the new norm, and according to most research, it will persist in modified form even when our former places of employment become available. As we enter into new phases of the hybrid workspace model, many of us will create a permanent and flexible home office. Whether you’re carving out space in an apartment or the kitchen or converting a spare room, Copenhagen is uniquely positioned to provide the perfect contemporary furnishings. Visit the Copenhagen website to begin your home office design today.
“It has taken San Antonio a while to find contemporary furnishings, but I definitely see more desire presently for the modern living arrangement with clean and fresh designs,” Soto says. “Every day, we are attracting new customers who just say ‘Wow!’ I had a young couple who came in, and they were so in love with the style that they wanted to change everything. It’s like walking into a candy store, they are so impressed with the styles and designs. I take so much pride and joy when they fall in love with what they see.”
And it’s not just young first-time new furniture buyers who are smitten with Copenhagen Imports’ European designs. Soto also cites downsizing empty nesters with fueling the trend for contemporary furnishings ― clients who are excited to leave their huge family homes and bulky furniture for clean lines that seem to magically clear up a lifetime of clutter. These couples still love to entertain, creating a space with a sofa or sectional, armchair and a sleek dining room set, complemented by fine art from the showroom.
Soto believes the importance of the living space for modern families will sustain its position for years to come. To this end, she’s excited to see each new piece that arrives in the expanding Copenhagen Imports showroom. She and her colleagues invite everyone to visit Copenhagen Imports first and see the potential in contemporary European furnishing for the greater San Antonio home. Visit the Copenhagen Imports website to learn about the many styles as you consider the design of your living and entertaining space.
Whether selecting a recliner or, as a recent client, a 13-by-13-foot sectional, the first decision most clients make is whether to select leather or fabric covering. Soto says Copenhagen Imports sells more leather couches, as these modern pieces not only add sophistication and elegance, but the new materials are easy to clean with no worry of staining or other damage. Complementing a sofa or sectional with a fabric-covered chair provides an excellent opportunity to create a complementary living space.
Whatever style you prefer, Soto encourages all prospective buyers to visit the Copenhagen Imports showroom before purchasing a piece of furniture. It isn’t just mattresses that come in hard and soft firmness, she says; seating has different firmness as well. When you come in to sit on a sofa or chair you know you’re going to be comfortable once you receive your delivery. Recliners also vary in width, an important custom choice about where a homeowner will spend thousands of hours over the lifetime of the furniture.
“It’s just like finding a jacket or special occasion dress,” says Soto, “You want to make sure it fits well. Most often, once they see and sit in a piece of furniture, they fall in love with the appearance and quality. Younger folks tend to fall for style, while older clients are more concerned with how comfortable a piece of furniture is. It’s actually the same with dining room chairs we find older couples spend more time enjoying dinner and coffee, so they want a piece that feels very comfortable. I never want someone to purchase something they aren’t happy with once they get it home; my priority is that my customers are happy for the long term.”
Soto advises all of her clients to work within their budget, selecting one piece at a time if more comfortable, to create a complementary environment. She highly recommends meeting with Copenhagen Imports’ experienced designers to assure the colors and furniture are going to work together for many years to come.
“You want to make sure everything is going to flow moving forward, regardless of how often you update your space,” she says. “You don’t ever want to just throw pieces together. I have clients who like to change things out every three years, but we should always consider creating a space as a long-term investment, not just a momentary, impulse decision.”
We’ve all grown very familiar with our homes over the past 18 months, so much so that many of us have decided the time is now to transform our living environments. Furniture manufacturers are feeling the same way, according to Graciela Soto, a Copenhagen Imports sales associate with 20 years of experience. Soto says new lines like Ego Italiano represent the crisp, contemporary designs that her new and returning clients are most excited about as they begin to furnish their homes. Makeover fever is in the air, she says, as many people who visit Copenhagen Imports intending to select one or two items decide to reimagine their entire home.
“People have found themselves more at home, so they want to have a more inviting, peaceful area to meet with the family,” says Soto, who is known for connecting strongly with customers across the showrooms. “We also have a lot of clients who are working and studying at home. It’s a great time to make significant changes, adding accents, changing out bedrooms, really redoing everything. People are really concentrating on their homes, often selling and buying them to make universal changes. It’s a very exciting time to be working at Copenhagen Imports and helping so many people manifest their dream home décor.”
Copenhagen Imports is a Big Part of San Antonio's Contemporary Furniture Trend
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The Margaret Power Lift Recliner is a perfect example of an item that combines a stylish look with incredible comfort. Available in leather or fabric, the Margaret comes in a spectrum of colors and patterns, the perfect accent to a new living room, den or study. The Selfy large wedge table or Selfy slide-up table, both in granite, add a solid contemporary look beside the recliner.
Soto says the Incanto Italia line of Italian-made furniture also comes in an impressive number of styles, from triple recliners to sofa beds and recliner-chaise combinations. These sleek designs are customizable with leather and fabric styles, wood and steel feet and several other accents. You can also take this sleek look in exciting directions by adding an assortment of armchairs, including a sling-back leather and wood design and deep leather and oval pieces. By adding the esteemed Ego Italiano line to Incanto and its other Italian brands, Copenhagen Imports has created still more diversity in its Italian-made furnishings. This exciting new line includes signature-flared arm sofas for comfort and class, as well as exceptional faux leather options.
“It’s just like finding a jacket or special occasion dress, you want to make sure it fits well. Most often, once they see and sit in a piece of furniture, they fall in love with the appearance and quality. "
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