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Vintage Vinyl Floorcloths

If you are like everybody then you have a floor somewhere in your house that you would like to change. Ciel has a solution for you.

Vintage flooring printed on vinyl floor cloths. They are amazing. Super easy to lay, clean, use with so much vintage vibe!

Here is a fast and simple and relatively cheap way to add vibe to any floor in your house. We love them under a table, in an entry way, as a runner, as an entry mat or in a bathroom.

They are about $12 a square foot. They make standard sizes and custom sizes are available. Come in to see our assortment first hand and we can help you order from there . . .

May all you paths be paved with vintage awesomeness.

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Andy

 

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How Long Can The Recalimed Furniture Trend Last?

 

Like anything, it will last as long as people are innovative with it. What is clear to me is the over simplified designs will go the way of your grandma's wallpaper. The four newly cut reclaimed planks laying atop some chunky wood legs will be used as firewood in about 36 months. The reason is the same of why many old designs go away, they are no longer fresh and lack timelessness. With all design we ask whats next by looking back. "Mine old designs," was advice giving to me when i was trying design a waxed canvas bag line that never happened. But, the phrase always stuck with me. So whats next? and will reclaimed wood be a part of it.

I can't really say what is next but reclaimed wood will last because as our world gets more virtual,  reclaimed wood furniture will be the realness our soul longs for, maybe.

 

reclaimed wood furniture, interior design

Reclaimed wood furniture. Reclaimed wood tables. Reclaimed wood coffee tables.

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Ciel Warehouse Super Sale


The Warehouse will be closed the next two Saturdays as we prepare for:
The Ciel Warehouse Super Sale!
featuring:
The One-of-a-Kinds Mystery Container of
120 never seen before pieces, priced to sell quickly.
+ Discontinued Upholstery
+ Custom Mis-orders
+ Random things of Good Quality
Preview: 
Thursday, June 8 
 $10 ticketed, Sip and Shop
Tickets at Eventbrite , the store, or the door
Open to Public:
Friday, June 9th, 10 - 6
Saturday, June 10th, 10-6
Sunday, June 11th,  Noon-4

Cisco Brothers and Casual Elegance

If you have sat on one of our Cisco sofas you have likely heard us use the phrase 'causal elegance'. There are are two extremes that we all try to avoid with our living spaces 1) Having them be so pristine that guests feel afraid to both sit and breath. 2) Having them so sloppy that guests fear what illness they might pick up from it. Too formal, and too casual. Cisco Brothers had done a beautiful thing for us, they have brought the California beach house to the Penthouse. Relaxed but not sloppy. Sophisticated but not formal. High-end without the pretension. Blue-jeans without the redneck. 

Cisco Brothers, interior design, furniture

I love how these sofas keep it real while keeping it stylish. I look to Cisco for inspiration to keep Ciel Loft and Home's styling fresh. Wander through there pictures on the blog portion of there site and try your darnedest not to feel inspired. I dare you. http://www.ciscobrothers.com/blog-1

Also, come sit for yourself. . . .

Keep it real,

Andy

 

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Ciel Re-Opens Across Excelsior Blvd - Midwest Home Mag article Sept '16

Inside the new Ciel Loft & Home flagship (All photos: Vivki Taufer)

St. Louis Park home furnishings store Ciel Loft & Home has found a new home—right across the street from its original location on Excelsior Boulevard. Since it opened three and a half years ago, Ciel has made a name for itself thanks to its unique mix of antique Chinese furniture and decor, authentic imports, reclaimed-wood tables with metal legs, ceramic dishware, and bohemian throw pillows, plus its own unique products, including over-dyed rugs and acid-washed metal wall art. Co-owner Andy Higgins and his business partner, Chad Newman, met while living in China where they frequented Beijing's markets and fell in love with the country's rich cultural heritage. While Higgins manages the store from Minnesota, he is in constant communication with Newman, who still lives in western China, where he scours the countryside for antique treasures that he sends back to the U.S. With its mix of internationally sourced goods and homegrown products, Higgins likens Ciel to “if Restoration Hardware and Anthropologie had a baby.”

The new Ciel is operated out of a former chiropractic office, but you wouldn't know it—an extensive renovation added shiny concrete floors and a back glass garage door. It opens up to a back lot that features Ciel's expanded line of garden goods, outfitted with plants and flowers by mother-daughter floral studio Loon Slipper Floral Design. While the space itself isn't larger than its predecessor, it feels like it—the airier vibe is thanks in part to the plentiful windows, high ceilings, and garage door.

Expect much of the same merchandise as its original location, with a few key additions—including a new line of removable wallpaper designs by local artist Ashley Barlow, throw pillows made from tribal fabrics from Thailand and Africa by Francois et Moi, custom wood coasters by Woodchuck, iconic Minnesota prints by Constructed Matter, and a collection of couches, designed in-house and available in four frame styles and two fabric options. “We don't want to be just another design showroom,” Higgins explains, “These designs are unique to us. We can be proud to say they're ours and ours alone.” The store has also picked up an extensive collection of products by L.A.'s renowned, sustainable furniture brand Cisco Brothers.

by Jahna Peloquin

Ciel on Star Tribune's Best of List

Star Tribune's Best of List came out this past week and listed Ciel Loft and Home the best home furnishings store in the state. The small write up added that though there are many furniture store options in the state, Ciel offers an interesting mix not seen elsewhere. Ciel is honored to receive such an acknowledgement. 

The link to the online version of the story is here: 

http://www.startribune.com/best-home-furnishings-store-ciel-loft-and-home/303439331/

We try to be our best. . . appreciative for the love from the Star Tribune.