Thursday, November 5, 2015
attica takes double gold in "best of halifax" survey - join us for our celebration sale until nov. 21st!
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!!!
Posted by attica at 11:30 AM
Saturday, October 31, 2015
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:
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|
|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|
Posted by attica at 5:48 AM
Wednesday, September 16, 2015
Join us for a fun evening of fashion, wine, chocolate and design with pop-up shops on Thursday, September 24, from 4-8pm at Attica!
|Muriel Dombret Clothes|
|Petite Riviere Winery in La Have, NS|
|Rousseau Chocolatier, Halifax, NS|
Sample and buy wine from Petite Rievere Winery in La Have from the beautiful south shore, and chocolates from Rousseau Chocolatier.
|Donna Hiebert Design|
|Spirit Spa lash extensions|
|The new Oslo sofa by G.Romano|
Saturday, September 5, 2015
With solid oak legs and a powder coated white metal surface, the Trivia collection by EQ3 adds modern styling at an affordable price to any decor. The oak is finished with nitroceluous finishing material and is finished with a low-sheen clear coat to showcase the natural beauty of the solid oak legs. The metal top is powder-coated in a matte white finish.
|Trivia coffee table with Solo leather sofa|
|Trivia console table|
The Trivia desk is equipped with a cord management slot that is perfect for tidying up the work surface.
|Trivia side table|
|Trivia coffee table|
Posted by attica at 2:22 PM
Tuesday, July 14, 2015
Wow! It was in 1995 that Christopher Joyce and Suzanne Saul started Attica, Atlantic Canada's first contemporary design store. At the time, we had our custom furniture and design workshop combined with our showroom. Today, we've expanded and grown to bring you the largest selection of modern design. Celebrate with us and save 25% on all regularly priced, in-stock furniture and inspiration until July 26th. Plus, save up to 50% on select items. Visit us to see our in-store specials!
Wednesday, July 8, 2015
"We are very excited to host restaurants and food vendors from our downtown Halifax community," said Suzanne Saul, Attica Furnishings co-owner and twenty-year interiors industry veteran and decorator. "Store customers can engage with and enjoy local fare from downtown food producers and find out more about their businesses, while viewing the latest in contemporary home fashions and saving 25% store-wide."
While you enjoy the four floors of design at Attica, savour samples from Sugah!, Rum Runners, Economy Shoe Shop, Ciboulette, Rousseau Chocolates, Five Fishermen and Layers Cakes. They're just some of the businesses that make Downtown Halifax a great place to explore and enjoy.
|Sugah! Downtown Halifax|
|Rum Runners Cake Factory, Downtown Halifax|
|Economy Shoe Shop, Downtown Halifax|
|Ciboulette Cafe & Catering, Downtown Halifax|
|Rousseau Chocolatier, Downtown Halifax|
|Five Fishermen Restaurant, Downtown Halifax|
|Layers Cakes, Downtown Halifax|
Posted by attica at 5:37 AM