Sunday, January 31, 2016

our GO canadian - GO custom - G.ROMANO february event

the Campbell sectional and pod ottomans shown here are custom made for you in Montreal, and with many other styles are part of our G.Romano special order event during the month of February
Join us for the GO canadian GO custom G.ROMANO event during the month of February! Save up to 20% on all G.ROMANO custom orders, made in Montreal by Canada’s leading contemporary upholsterer. Visit us to discover the full range of sofas, sectionals, chairs, beds and more from G.ROMANO. There are hundreds of designer fabric options available! See in-store for further details.
  • order 1-2 pieces: save 10%
  • order 3 pieces: save 15%
  • order 4 or more pieces: save 20%
cortina sofa and chair
Inspired by art, architecture and fashion, designs are original, stylish, and innovative. Every piece is made to order, by hand, locally, durably, passionately, respectfully.

margo chair and oslo sofa
alta bed

Visit us to find out more about G.Romano furniture for your home! Go Canadian, go custom!

Sunday, January 24, 2016

save on nuevo living until january 31st


From now until January 31st save 15% on all Nuevo Living products at Attica. From furniture to lighting, Nuevo brings modern style and quality to your home.


Nuevo Living provides high quality designs inspired by the early to mid-twentieth century modern furniture classics. Mid-century designers were particularly interested in using new materials in their furniture designs such as steel, molded plywood and plastic. They blended these new and innovative materials and methods with technology and art. The idea was to utilize materials that could be mass-produced, and therefore, make good design available to the masses. 

Ironically, today most of these designs are offered through licensing agreements with the estates of the designers at extremely high prices. Nuevo Living is a terrific alternative, as its' modern classic inspired furniture is both high quality and affordable, bringing the modern classics and new designs to the masses.



Saturday, December 5, 2015

attica's holiday gift guide

The holidays are about spending time with family and friends. To help to make life simpler, we've come up with a curated collection of gifts for this holiday season. Check for current stock availability as new products are arriving daily.

clarity holiday collection
We're dreaming of a bright (and neon) Christmas! Put a new spin on Christmas with our Clarity Christmas collection - a vibrant cutting-edge range of neon bright Christmas decorations. These cheerful, modern accessories in our Clarity holiday collection are laser cut with crisp edges that glow like neon lights but require no extension cords or searching for defective bulbs! Prices range from $5.95 to $36.95.


cascade bubble glasses

These gorgeous glasses are perfect for a lazy brunch or a high-end dinner party. Their elegant blue ombre finish includes tiny bubbles in the glass to create a truly decadent wine experience. Choose from white, red, and flute glasses, as well as highball and old-fashioned. Perfect as a gift for your favourite wine aficionado!$11.95 each.

Add new dimension to your photo displays with this prismatic, 5x7" brass wire frame, in which a photo floats between two panes of glass. Can alternately sit on the desk or be hung on the wall.
Comes in gift packaging.
Mounting Hardware included - See more at: http://www.mushaa.com/UMBRA-Prisma-Frame-Matte-Brass#sthash.Ov4guIJB.dpuf
Prism photo frames
Add new dimension to your photo displays with this prismatic, 5x7" brass wire frame, in which a photo floats between two panes of glass. Can alternately sit on the desk or be hung on the wall.
Comes in gift packaging.
Add new dimension to your photo displays with this prismatic, brass wire frame, in which a photo floats between two panes of glass. Can alternately sit on the desk or be hung on the wall. 
Add new dimension to your photo displays with this prismatic, 5x7" brass wire frame, in which a photo floats between two panes of glass. Can alternately sit on the desk or be hung on the wall.Comes in gift packaging. Mounting hardware included. Various sizes are in stock, ranging in price from $13.95 to $34.95.

Frida pillow collection
Reminiscent not only of colourful Mexican designs, but also including artistic motifs, our Frida collection is named after Frida Kahlo, one of the best artists of our time. These beautifully constructed and designed pillows make the perfect accent for any room!$69.95 each.

Wood grain log holder
This intricate and unique Wood Grain log holder has the look of wood for an organic texture in an otherwise modern piece. Perfect as a piece to set off décor in any home.$79.95 each.
6-Hole balancing wine rack
These wine racks appear to balance wine bottles in mid-air! Our elegant clear acrylic wine racks lend a touch of modernity and elegance to kitchens and dining rooms. Choose from 3 holes, or 6 holes, to display your wine collection with ease! $79.95 each.

iPrep Tablet stand
View your favourite online recipes with ease with the iPrep Tablet Stand, with stylus, 6 x 6.5" / 15 x 16.5cm. The iPrep fits all popular tablets horizontally or vertically, with four angle settings for optimum viewing. A stylus is included to keep the screen clean of messy hands. A weighted base and non-slip rubber grip keeps it stable. Folds down for compact storage. Gift boxed. $29.95.


Working in line with Royal Doulton’s ethos to create design-led ceramics, the Hemingway design collection offers contemporary accessories for decoration, as well as everyday use. Each piece has been created to improve things that matter in life – a philosophy that was introduced by well-known founder Wayne Hemingway and one that is applied to all HemingwayDesign.

Jumbo Ice Ball maker
Jumbo Ice Ball Maker, set of 2, 2.5" / 6.4cm dia, BPA free. Perfect for whiskey, scotch, vodka, cocktails and more. Keeps drinks colder longer without diluting. Makes 2.5" / 6.4cm round orbs of chill. Fill with water, juice, lemon or lime segments, mint leaves, basil, berries and more! Dishwasher safe. Gift boxed. $8.99 each.

Chilewich Dahlia coasters
Inspired by the success of the innovative Dahlia placemats, Chilewich has introduced elegant miniature Dahlias. These original pieces sold in packages of six are beautiful on their own or offer a great backdrop for all the small objects in your home. Dahlia Coasters will enhance any table surface both indoors and out. Set of six. $19.95 each.

Tea Time Tea Bottle

Steep. Sip. Relax. Made of heat-resistant borosilicate glass, this modern traveler lets you take your favorite tea on the go, infusing your favorite blends while minimizing spills. The strainer holds loose-leaf tea or tea bags, and a twist-and-click top lets you know when it's open or closed, preventing leaks. And with an insulating cork sleeve that protects your hands, this is everyone's cup of tea. Dishwasher safe (without cork). Tea Bottle, 19oz / 562mL, borosilicate glass, plastic, rubber, cork, BPA free.$34.99 each.

Aquala Bath Caddy
The ultimate accessory for rest and relaxation. Made from bamboo, a highly renewable resource, this expandable bathtub caddy has a built in wine glass holder and fold away book support.

Wobble Chess Set

Motion is added to an otherwise still game. A concave landscape stabilizes freely quivering chess pieces, creating a lively interaction between board and pieces.$249 each.

Royal Doulton Street Art collection
Breaking the barrier between urban art and interior décor, Royal Doulton works with cutting-edge artists Pure Evil and Nick Walker to bring you Street Art. The collection offers a surprising alternative to art prints – combining progressive art with classic bone-china plates and mugs.

Frasier Fir candles
Some might call this a Christmas candle set. But it’s so much more! This festive scented candle set fills your home with crisp, just-cut forest fragrance that evokes seasonal celebrations, holidays and the winter solstice. A glowing focal point for entertaining, holiday décor, hostess gifts and more.
Kiri porcelain fish bowl
Hip, fun and bold colored patterns make these porcelain bowls a must have!  Mix and match for everyday use. $6.95 each.

Dwell Studio bird bowls
Inspired by a peacock's graceful silhouette, this elegant bowl features subtle texture and an eye-catching shape.

cat and dog Victorian shaped pillows
Designed by Ross Menuez for Areaware, these colorful pets are fun to have around the house and don’t require any care. Inspired by Victorian shaped pillows, Areaware Fauna pillows with graphics is based on the first mass produced images from 19th century illustrations. Collect them all!
Spike Sphere Sculpture
Add interest to a table, room or wall with these powder coated silver and gold metal spheres, sculptures, napkin rings and candle holders.
EQ3 Ollie throw
Snuggle up with this warm, woven 100% wool throw by EQ3. $99.99 ea..

Branch coasters
For the nature lover! This Set of 4 Qingke Branch Coasters are assembled by slicing cross sections of tree branches that would otherwise be burned, then sizing the individual slices to form a kind of natural parquet pattern. The result is a naturally beautiful square coaster. Each piece has a felt backing to protect the surface they are placed on and can be wiped clean with a damp cloth. $19.95/set of 4.

Danica Animal Kingdom Mug
 An orange fox takes centre stage amidst a ring of foliage in this porcelain mug. $8.95 each.


EQ3 Marble cheese board

Made from natural white marble with grey veining, this material is ideal for serving cheese. The natural surface keeps food cool. $19.99 each.

Hedge alarm clock
This digital clock mixes modern technology with natural appeal. The natural wood finish allows the numbers to shine through.$49.99 ea.
Add new dimension to your photo displays with this prismatic, 5x7" brass wire frame, in which a photo floats between two panes of glass. Can alternately sit on the desk or be hung on the wall.
Comes in gift packaging.
Mounting Hardware included - See more at: http://www.mushaa.com/UMBRA-Prisma-Frame-Matte-Brass#sthash.Ov4guIJB.dpuf
Add new dimension to your photo displays with this prismatic, 5x7" brass wire frame, in which a photo floats between two panes of glass. Can alternately sit on the desk or be hung on the wall.
Comes in gift packaging.
Mounting Hardware included - See more at: http://www.mushaa.com/UMBRA-Prisma-Frame-Matte-Brass#sthash.Ov4guIJB.dpuf
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Add new dimension to your photo displays with this prismatic, 5x7" brass wire frame, in which a photo floats between two panes of glass. Can alternately sit on the desk or be hung on the wall.
Comes in gift packaging.
Mounting Hardware included - See more at: http://www.mushaa.com/UMBRA-Prisma-Frame-Matte-Brass#sthash.Ov4guIJB.dpuf
dd new dimension to your photo displays with this prismatic, 5x7" brass wire frame, in which a photo floats between two panes of glass. Can alternately sit on the desk or be hung on the wall.
Comes in gift packaging.
Mounting Hardware included - See more at: http://www.mushaa.com/UMBRA-Prisma-Frame-Matte-Brass#sthash.Ov4guIJB.dpuf
Add new dimension to your photo displays with this prismatic, 5x7" brass wire frame, in which a photo floats between two panes of glass. Can alternately sit on the desk or be hung on the wall.
Comes in gift packaging.
Mounting Hardware included - See more at: http://www.mushaa.com/UMBRA-Prisma-Frame-Matte-Brass#sthash.Ov4guIJB.dpuf

Thursday, November 5, 2015

attica takes double gold in "best of halifax" survey - join us for our celebration sale until nov. 21st!

We're thrilled to announce that Attica has again been voted as "Best Furniture Store" and "Best Home Decor Store" in Halifax! We're so ecstatic, in fact, that we're having a store-wide sale to celebrate. From now until November 21st, save 25% on all in-stock furniture, rugs and lighting! Plus, you'll find more specials in-store, with savings up to 50% on select items.

This is our way of saying thank-you! Your vote of confidence means a lot, and it's also wonderful to see so many independent, locally-owned stores winning in the various survey categories. We're so happy that you really, really like us! Thank-you!!!

Saturday, October 31, 2015

the making of "modern chinoiserie"

This past October marked our participation in the third year of Dine By Design East, a charity fundraiser that we co-founded with local decorator Jonathan Legate and East Coast Living Magazine. The event provides a wonderful venue for the design community to come together and raise funds for design scholarships for NSCAD University. To date approximately $60,000 has been raised.

Dine By Design East provides ten design teams with a blank canvas to create a 10' x 10' dining room, and and the opportunity to unleash their imagination, as there is no client providing parameters. Each year we create something very different from the year before. This year our inspiration was based on Instagram posting about a year ago by Christiane Lemieux, founder of Dwell Studio and author of Undecorate, of an image of de Gournay handpainted wallpaper:


The background imagery is based on Chinoiserie, a design influence since the 17th century, Chinoiserie, from 'chinois' the French for Chinese, was a style inspired by art and design from China, Japan and other Asian countries. During the time of Louis XV, entire rooms were painted with Chinoiserie compositions, often depicting garden scenes. European craftsmen developed fanciful furniture styles, including fretwork and glazing. 

Our concept was to work with traditional Chinoiserie elements, and combine them with pieces with mid-century and modern influences. Because we were incorporating the garden theme into our design, we also wanted to integrate natural elements such as branches and birds. This is our inspiration board:


Being fine art graduates of NSCAD University, it's important to us to have something handmade in rooms that we create. We decided to take on the very ambitious project of doing six paintings, each 3'w x 7'h, for a total of nine feet in length on each wall, based on de Gournay's Japanese Garden. Internet searches revealed details, but with just some small jpgs to work with, we decided to tackle the drawing ourselves, use our imagination for the missing elements where necessary, plus add our own personal style.

the painstaking process of the drawing is underway

painting begins

more colour is added and the panels begin to come to life

Suzanne Saul paints flowers

Christopher Joyce paints birds

bird and branch detail

Suzanne adds more silver leaf while Chris works on the custom dining table

painting the custom fretwork ceiling

selecting the custom frame from Secord Gallery for a peacock print

set-up is underway in the Attica booth at Dine By Design East
the custom Peacock table designed and made by Christopher Joyce takes center stage






the front view of Attica's "Modern Chinoiserie" display