Wed, Oct 19 2011 03:42
| Brownstone, Dining Room
Brownstone is on a mission to create innovative furniture with timeless designs from the finest-grade environmentally-friendly woods and American-made finishing materials. From bedroom collections to dining room suites to occasional pieces, their signature is the artful blending of classic traditional furniture with the clean lines of contemporary design. When you buy Brownstown, you are guaranteed to get high-design that will endure the test of time.
Pictured above are Brownstone's Hampton chairs that have been processed to mimic the raised grain of rain washed timbers. It is their deep appreciate of natural beauty that led to the creation of this collection. The result is an artful blend of materials that remain uninterrupted by graceful style.
Shown below in their beautiful Bancroft extension table inspired by a variety of sources such as American Mission, Asian and Mid-Century Modern. The table offers a 96" extension for festive occasions with the whole family.
Let there be light
Visual Comfort is about much, much more than just making a room easy on the eyes. Lighting can turn a room into a work of art, and Visual Comfort is a premier American Resource for signature designer lighting.
For over twenty years they have produced lighting with some of the most influential brands and continue to partner with noteworthy names including Alexa Hampton, Barbara Barry, Chart House, Thomas O'Brien, and Studio.
Come by our Medford showroom and design studio and let us help you explore their fine traditional and contemporary chandeliers, wall sconces, pendants, outdoor lighting and table lamps.
The divine is in the detail
Wed, Oct 19 2011 02:43
| Roost, Home Accessories
Nothing says "YOU" like the right home accesories. Whether you are gutting a room and going for it, or just looking to freshen up some of your favorite furnishings, the design team at Terra Firma is here to help you deal with the details. From one-of-a-kind found objects brought back from around the world to unique home accessories from eco-conscious companies such as Roost, Arteriors and Global Views, our Medford showroom and design studio is a source of infinite inspiration and nearly as many home accessories.
Pictured above is a reference desk by Roost from their line of modern home furnishings and accessories that emphasize accessible and livable design. They utilize authentic materials and finishes that are completely contemporary without the hard edge found in many mass-produced pieces. Terra Firma almost always has a few of our favorites from Roost in our Medford showroom as well as exclusive local access to their entire line of lighting, vessels, vases, textiles, baskets, stone, wood, wax, botanicals and more.
We've got you covered
Wed, Oct 19 2011 02:35
Terra Firma Home's Medford showroom includes a design studio that is second-to-none in Southern Oregon. When it come to finding the perfect upholstery, we've got you covered. Choose from leading lines such as American Leather, Cisco Brothers, Lazar, Lee, Moroni, Robin Bruce, Rowe, Ronald Ryan, Stylus, Vanguard and more.
Old Timberworks gives new life to old wood
Long before eco became a buzz word, Old Timeberworks was making environmentally responsible furniture. Their chairs, and all of their furnishings, offer an authentic, rustic character that can only come from reclaimed wood. The entire collection is hand-crafted in Southern California using 60-100 year old reclaimed construction-grade lumber. The raw-milled surfaces, nail holes, saw blade marks, and the use of predominantly dense, old-growth timbers create a simple charm and vintage character, unmatched by newly-made alternatives.
Old Timberworks was founded with a true appreciation for the character, density, and sheer weight of reclaimed rough-hewn building timbers.Our main objective has always been to transform apparently used-up materials into artful, stylish, and rustic furniture suited for everyday living spaces. Their designs and scale combined with the genuine, rustic nature of our pieces translate perfectly into casual, yet noticeable pieces of attractive furniture which are ideally suited for ranch, Mediterranean, Spanish and mountain style homes.
Wed, Sep 7 2011 04:00
| Gift, Candles
At TERRA FIRMA GIFT in Jacksonville, we love the aromas of Archipelago. Apparently, House Beautiful
magazines do too.
Fri, Jul 29 2011 11:17
This one-of-a-kind hand-carved Buddha statue from Northern China dates from the early 19th Century. Made from Camphor wood which was originally used only for sacred items, this Buddha adds a serene sense of spirituality to almost any room. It's calming presence provides a gentle reminder to stop and still the mind from time to time. With its faded paint, this piece conveys Asian antiquity at its finest.
Stellar Sofa Sustainability
Thu, Jul 28 2011 04:26
| Sofas, Robin Bruce, Home
Terra Firma is proud to be the exclusive distributor in the Rogue Valley for Robin Bruce furniture. All Robin Bruce products are manufactured in the United States-keeping jobs in the country and decreasing the carbon footprint of the furniture. Their commitment to sustainability is shown through their use of recycled iron ore to make their furniture springs and their use of wood from replenished domestic forests.
Almost all of their pieces are available in a wide range of natural fabrics such as linen, cotton, hemp, and bamboo and they even offer certified organic cottons. This Robin Bruce Sofa gives off subtle elegance from the wooden feet with brass accents to the Charles of London arms. Not only will this sofa look good, but with its full bodied cushions it will be the perfect place to plop down at the end of the day.
Thu, Jul 28 2011 02:35
Buckyballs are the amazing magnetic desktoy that you can't put down. Featured in Rolling Stone, People, Maxim, Esquire Magazine
, each Buckyball cube contains 216 powerful Rare Earth magnetic balls that can be shaped, molded, torn apart and snapped together in unlimited ways.
Mash them for stress-relief, mold them for fun, make sculptures and shapes, stick stuff to the fridge, invent a new game or learn Buckyballs tricks. Each magnet ball is packed with infinite possibility—it’s no wonder Buckyballs is now. The World’s Best Selling Desktoy...trying to find something more useful is useless!
40 Blinks Mask
Wed, Jul 27 2011 02:56
Rated #1 by Good Housekeeping
and as seen in the Hit TV show BONES these masks are fashion, function and fun! This ultralight molded foam eye mask is contoured for pressure-free, smudge-free eye comfort. Relax or sleep anywhere, anytime. Arrive rested and refreshed from your next flight.
Snooze all day after a big party. Get better focus for meditation. Take 5 at your desk to soothe tired, computer-screen eyes. This lightweight, cool mask features adjustable straps and is hand washable.
The Complete Worst-Case Scenario Survival Handbook
Wed, Jul 27 2011 02:00
| Gift, Books
The worst of the worst, all in one place! This deluxe desk reference includes a hardbound volume of the most popular scenarios from all 11 Worst-Case Scenariohandbooks, plus the entire contents of all the books on a fully searchable CD.
Avoid the perils of mountain lions and blind dates, avalanches and teenage driving lessons, runaway golf carts and Christmas turkeys on firea remedy for every crisis the worst-case experts have anticipated is now only a click away. The CD also contains newly created extra features: screensavers, e-cards, wallpaper, and more.
Boasting more than 500 pages, this sturdy addition to the Worst-Case Scenario library could stop a bulletjust one more way to be prepared for the worst. Joshua Piven and David Borgenicht, authors of The Worst-Case Scenario Survival Handbook series, live life on the edge in the wilds of Philadelphia.
Chinese Oil Painting
This exquisite Chinese oil painting measuring five feet by five feet is so detailed that it looks like a portal to another world in another time. Its vibrant reds, rich blacks, and radiant yellows make it the perfect piece to pull together a pallete of primary colors, or add dramatic design to an otherwise monochromatic room. It is one of a set of similar paintings currently on display in our Medford showroom.
Iron Haitian Wall-mounted Candle Holders
Wed, Jul 27 2011 12:42
| Home Accessories
Light up your life with these handmade Haitan candleholders. Made from iron, these wall accessories offer a surprisingly contemporary feel with a leafy design that reminds us of our elemental nature.
Wed, Jul 27 2011 12:12
| Found, Home
These Uzbek tassels may be 60 years old but the colors are as vibrant as ever. The hand weaving and stitching shows true craftsmanship.
Whether you want a traditional decoration for your own back woods yurt or want to lend a room some Middle Eastern spice, these tassels will help get the job done.
Book of Bygone Eras
Wed, Jul 27 2011 11:48
| Gift, Books
The Huffington Post's
"Let's Bring Back..." columnist, Lesley M. M. Blume, invites you to consider whatever happened to cuckoo clocks? Or bed curtains? Why do we have so many "friends" but have done away with the much more useful word "acquaintance"?
All of these things, plus hot toddies, riddles, proverbs, corsets, calling cards, and many more, are due for a revival. Throughout this whimsical, beautifully illustrated encyclopedia of nostalgia, Blume breathes new life into the elegant, mysterious, and delightful trappings of bygone eras, honoring the timeless tradition of artful living along the way
Inspired by her much loved column of the same name and featuring entries from famous icons of style and culture, Let's Bring Back leads readers to rediscover the things that entertained, awed, beautified, satiated, and fascinated in eras past.
Elmwood Wagon Wheel Table
Wed, Jul 27 2011 11:40
Despite having only one wheel, this unique table, hand-crafted from Elmwood, has gone the distance to make it all the way from India to our Medford showroom. It's not only the perfect perch for plants and candles, but provides a perfect space for portable iPod speakers and other modern gagdets.
Nagaland Tribal Table
Wed, Jul 27 2011 10:31
| Found, Home
This authentic tribal table from Nagaland in North India is a truly rare find. Owned by the village chief, each hollow was used for grinding rice. Three hollows indicate that this chief had three wives. With hand-hewn marks and a rich honey color, this museum-quality artifact is the perfect high-touch centerpiece for a high-tech living room.
Infinite Possibilities, Total Sustainability
Thu, Jun 30 2011 06:00
| Sofas, Home
For over 40 years, Lee Industries has had a mission to create innovatively styled, high-quality home furnishings, creating infinite possibilities of sofas, chairs, ottomans, and more! You choose the frame, size, finish, cushion, fabric, skirt, welt, pillows, nailhead, and anything else that can be customized. Add this to top quality uncompromised materials, and you have a product that goes beyond a piece of furniture; it becomes a piece of art - art that can handle slumber parties and long afternoon naps!
Sustainability for Lee means making responsible decisions today that will have a positive impact in the future. Lee is committed to manufacture earth-friendly products, using sustainable processes by people who care about the environment. Lee has a long history of eco-friendly manufacturing. As technology allows, they continue to integrate the most effective products into their line. At this time, all Lee upholstery contains certified sustainable frames, soy-based cushions, recycled metals, recycled fibers, and low VOC finishes.
Lee is a partner with American Forests, Helping to plant trees for their Global Releaf Projects. This helps reduce the amount of Co2 that is in the air. Lee is a Silver Exemplary Member of the Sustainable Furnishings Council. This organization is the leader in promoting sustainable practices among furniture manufacturers, retailers, and consumers. Lee holds both FSC (Forestry Stewardship Council) and SFI (Sustainable Forestry Initiative) certificates which lets us know the chain of chain of custody for all frames we use in our furniture.
Lee is another top brand represented in the Rogue Valley exclusively by Terra Firma Home.
The Lather of Luxury
Thu, Jun 30 2011 01:48
| Soap, Gift
Let the dream of Provence infuse your daily routine. Each fragrance has been designed by the finest perfumers of Grasse, near France’s southern coast. Our triple milled shea butter soap is creamy and long lasting.Treat yourself or someone you love to this rich, yet affordable luxury. Available at Terra Firma Gift.
Fresh-made Soap Loafs
Thu, Jun 30 2011 11:03
| Soap, Gift
Soap by the loaf? You betcha. Better yet, you can buy it by the slice at Terra Firma Gift. Come on by Terra Firma Gift in Jacksonville and take home a fresh slice of squeaky clean. Here are some of our most popular styles...
Wake up with an invigorating blast of lemongrass! Cranberry seeds provide gentle stimulation.
Real honey buzzes through this orange-honey fragranced soap.
Exotic sandalwood and sensual musk weave through this enticing bar. Notes of patchouli and moss create an aroma of incense and driftwood.
Our furry feline plays in a bar of fresh berries intertwined with soft flowers and a warm mossy finish.
A sophisticated blend of floral notes, leafy greens accented with a touch of tangerine and a dry down of exotic woods and soft musk.
Gansu Province Butter Churn Backpack
Wed, Jun 29 2011 04:17
| Home Accessories
At Terra Firma Home, we love to bring back one-of-a-kind found objects from the four corners of the earth. This beautiful wooden Butter Churn Backpack came to our showroom window all the way from the Gansu Province in China. We've filled it with lovely latex flowers found from Haiti. Unique pieces like these are why a visit to our Medford showroom is like a quick trip around the world.
Giddyup and Go Green
Wed, Jun 29 2011 03:53
| Home Accessories
If you're in the market for a pony, we invite you to stop by the Terra Firma Home Medford showroom to lay eyes on this beautiful teak horse. Crafted with reclaimed wood, this limited-edition, museum-quality piece will help put a little giddyup in your efforts to green your home accessories.
Recycled Paper Pooches
Wed, Jun 29 2011 03:03
| Home Accessories
Finally, a dog that you don't have to paper train because it's made of paper. These cute little canines were created from twisted and woven newspaper and come complete with beautiful wood button eyes and nose.
Del Mar Chair by John Charles Designs
Take one dramatic profile and watch a room take on new life: the Del Mar does the trick, with legs that reach back for an unexpected visual line that won’t go unnoticed. This armless chair is proportioned to provide instant seating comfort for men and women alike. Horizontal stitching accents the back and seat while exposed wood base and legs draw attention to the chair’s dramatic shape. A creation of award-winning John Charles Designs, the Del Mar collection includes a matching ottoman. An extra firm seat is also available. American Leather is available in the Rogue Valley exclusively from Terra Firma Home.
An intriguing blend of ancient symbol and modern craft, add a little conscious cush to your couch with a pillow that features a cropped Om symbol appliqué in raw Indian silk with unfinished edges and an offset outline stitched in gold lurex. The appliqué partially wraps around the coral silk dupioni face and reverse, perfect for pondering the infinite. Contact
Terra Firma Home to order.
Tue, Jun 28 2011 01:45
It’s easy to watch what you drink with our Amazing Silly Straw Retro Glasses. Just insert one end into your beverage and the other into your mouth while the long clear tube winds around your eyes and ears for a Silly Sensation! Our all plastic Silly Straw includes 5 pieces of tubing for creative configurations for your Silly Satisfaction. A funny interactive party favor, It’s Sip-sational. These clear, plastic-tubing faux-specs start in your soda, wrap around your ears and eyes, sit on your nose and end up in your mouth. You slurp and your drink zips around your face and into your yap. The last word in sophisticated beverage consumption. Made of 1/8" and 1/4" tubing, the slurp-parts detach for when you're not drinking.
The Amazing Flying Monkey
Tue, Jun 28 2011 01:43
The Amazing Flying Monkey is the toy of the year. Perfect for parties, fun at work, at church, school or anywhere people want to have fun. Your kids will put away expensive toys to play with the Amazing Flying Monkey. The fun is contagious. Once they see it fly, everyone wants to play with the Amazing Flying Monkey. Available at Terra Firma Gift in Jacksonville.
Candles for a Cause
Mon, May 23 2011 10:16
Give a meaningful gift or support one of 3 wonderful causes through the purchase of our Ribbons of Love, Angels at Risk and Erase MS (Orange) Soy Candles. Developed to support causes close to our hearts, 50% of proceeds will be donated to select non-profit organizations dedicated to improving the health and well-being of our communities.
Their Ribbons of Love Soy Candle features the fresh, fragrance blend of Grapefruit, Clementine and Pomelo, contains nearly 70% natural soy wax and burns for approximately 90 hours. Conceived and created by the women of Archipelago to raise awareness and funds for research and treatment of breast cancer.
Solar-powered Rainbow Maker
Mon, May 23 2011 10:02
Solar-powered and endlessly entertaining, this double Rainbow Maker from Kikkerland sends a cascade of brilliant rainbows around the room on sunny days. The unit features a suction cup mount so it can attach to any window or glass door in the home, and its motor requires sunlight but no batteries to operate.
In action, the two genuine Swarovski crystals rotate smoothly, catching and refracting light as they go. An enchanting treat for adults, children, and pets, the smart little device combines clear casing with colorful gears, so the inner workings become part of the display. Designed for Kikkerland by David Dear, the piece measures approximately 2-1/4 by 1-3/4 by 7 inches. A wire hanger is included, and single-crystal versions are also available.
Doodle Here Now
Mon, May 23 2011 09:55
Buddha Board is based on the Zen concept of living in the moment. You simply paint on the surface with water and your creation will come to life in bold design. Then, as the water slowly evaporates, your art will magically disappear leaving you with a clean slate and a clear mind, ready to create a whole new masterpiece.
Buddha Board is also environmentally friendly and will last for years with proper care. Allow yourself to “let go” and not be concerned with each outcome - live for the moment and enjoy!
For those in search of the perfect holiday, bridal or house gift, the Buddha Board may be just the ticket. A playful conduit to the art of living in the moment, this combination philosophical toy / art project gently encourages the user to value the here-and-now. Paint on the board's special surface with water; the image darkens and then slowly fades away. Soon there is nothing. Create your work of art, appreciate it for what it is, and then let go and start again - it's about tapping into a part of ourselves many of us never knew existed.
Doodle, practice calligraphy, make something artistic, whether or not you're an artist! You can use different brushes, a spray bottle, even your fingers.
Mon, May 23 2011 07:50
| Music, Gift
Putumayo World Music was established in 1993 to introduce people to the music of the world’s cultures. The label grew out of the Putumayo clothing company, founded by Dan Storper in 1975 and sold in 1997. Co-founder Michael Kraus joined Storper to help launch Putumayo World Music. In the past eighteen years, the record label has become known primarily for its upbeat and melodic compilations of great international music characterized by the company’s motto: “guaranteed to make you feel good!”
Putumayo’s CD covers feature the distinctive art of British illustrator Nicola Heindl, whose colorful, folkloric style represents one of the company’s goals: to connect the traditional and the contemporary. By combining appealing music and visuals with creative retail marketing, Putumayo has developed a unique brand identity, a rarity in today’s artist-based music industry.
Putumayo is considered a pioneer and leader in developing the non-traditional market. A large portion of its target audience consists of “Cultural Creatives,” a sociological term for 50 million North Americans and millions more around the world with an interest in culture, travel and the arts. To reach these consumers, Putumayo has built a proprietary network of more than 3,000 book, gift, clothing, coffee and other specialty retailers in the US and thousands more internationally that play and sell its CDs, in addition to maintaining a strong presence in record stores.
Dan Storper’s vision of establishing a global company and lifestyle brand is being furthered by CD distribution in more than 80 countries. The opening of Putumayo Europe in the Netherlands in 2000 enabled the company to connect with the European music and retail scene. The expansion ofPutumayo International has also extended the label’s presence in South America, Asia, Africa and Oceania. The company now has offices in 10 countries around the world.
Mon, May 23 2011 07:31
Envirosax® designer reusable bags are spreading the eco-friendly message with style! Chic, inexpensive and compact, Envirosax® carry the message of re-use to a world ready for a brighter ecological future.
Continually researching the best environmentally safe and sustainable fabric technology available, Envirosax is delighted to introduce the new Organic Cotton line sourced from the fields of Peru. Our relationship with the manufacturer supports a local farmers co-op, which encourages legal crops to be grown for the benefit of the workers and their community. Sustainable watering practices are used and the pure cotton is certified organic by GOTS international certifying body.
The philosophy of Envirosax® is to help create a better future for our planet by spreading the environmental message through colour and script using the Envirosax® eco-friendly reusable bag as the vehicle.
Envirosax is proud to help protect the environment for tomorrow’s generation by providing an eco-friendly alternative to disposable shopping bags that have caused so much damage to the environment worldwide. Envirosax bags are lightweight, portable, waterproof and each one holds the equivalent of two supermarket plastic bags thanks to reinforced seams.
They believe in environmental sustainability. Plastic bags clog drains and cause flooding. They pollute rivers and streams, killing animals and destroying plantlife. They take years to photodegrade and have a very short life span. Envirosax provide a compelling alternative to the plastic bags which are doing so much damage to our planet.
Soft & Subtle
Mon, May 23 2011 07:21
| Gift, Body
Endulge yourself with the scent of sweet honey comb, perfumed with a sensuous resins of Sienna's raw earth. Soft and Subtle. The lotion that made Camille Beckman famous! This unique restorative cream moisturizes and nourishes through the careful blending of Glycerine, Vitamin E, Aloe Vera, Wheat Protein, Almond Oil and Plant Extracts. Aids the skin in the development of a protective barrier against harsh elements and demands we ask of our hands.
Tue, Apr 26 2011 12:30
| American Leather, Home
The ultimate in glamorous seating, the Luxe makes a sophisticated statement that brings back Deco, the divine Dorothy Draper and 1930’s classic fashion. Designed to encompass all of the above, this sofa exudes style, with biscuit-tufted cushions that feature buttons on the back, seat and inner arms. Designed by John Charles Designs, the piece also boasts a firm supportive seat for nestling happily into the low shelter sofa frame. The sofa is also available in extra long, a boon for the right room.
Tue, Apr 26 2011 12:28
| Home, Bahari
Skilled artisans handturn these striking pieces from a small reserve of rosewood, legally harvested decades ago. Because it is now illegal to harvest rosewood in most of Asia, these are strictly limited editions. A palm oil finish enchances the unique deep red and brown wood grain of each beautiful piece.
Clean with warm water and a mild soap, then immediately dry completely. Regular application of a food-safe oil will help keep these pieces in excellent condition. We recommend butcher block or mineral oil. With proper care Rosewood pieces will last a lifetime.
Tue, Apr 26 2011 11:52
| American Leather, Home
Small-scaled with big-time attitude, the Corbin has been dubbed the “conversectional” for its ability to host the optimum number of guests in the most space-challenged homes and apartments. The collection from award-winning John Charles Designs includes a sofa, an armless sofa and a unique sectional option that allows for sitting inside or outside the inset floating arm. A firm tufted seat adds dynamic detail to the square, angular design. Two large pillows and a small pillow are included.
Retro from the get go
Tue, Apr 26 2011 11:13
| American Leather, Home
Retro from the get-go, the Cole adds a touch of confident élan to any setting. Drawing on beloved traditional design elements, this updated wing chair boasts go-anywhere sophistication. Its welcoming seat and rounded back offer body-hugging comfort, making it an easy choice for everybody’s favorite. And the chair’s handsome exposed wood base and legs are signature elements of its creator, John Charles Designs. Extra firm seating is available as well as a contrasting seat and back option.
Tue, Jul 6 2010 03:29
| Sales, Home
It's Summer and the sale is on! Krissy is so giddy about the new fabrics and collections that just came into the design studio that she's offering a very sweet summertime special: 20% off on all custom upholstery orders. That's right. Rub your eyes. Now that's a sale.
So, if you've been dreaming about recovering his favorite chair, or everything in the house, place your order before the Fall Equinox for some serious summer savings at Terra Firma Home.
We invite you to visit Terra Firma Home and explore a wall of fine fabrics that are a world unto their own. Of course, we're almost always on hand to say hello and schedule a complimentary consultation.
Fri, Jul 2 2010 02:19
| Wood, Home, Sustainability
An FSC certified forest in Malaysia. No clear cuts here.
FSC is an independent, non-governmental, not-for-profit organization established to promote the responsible management of the world’s forests.
Established in 1993 as a response to concerns over global deforestation, FSC is widely regarded as one of the most important initiatives of the last decade to promote responsible forest management worldwide.
FSC provides internationally recognized standard-setting
, trademark assurance
services to companies, organizations, and communities interested in responsible forestry
The FSC label provides a credible link between responsible production and consumption of forest products, enabling consumers and businesses to make purchasing decisions that benefit people and the environment as well as providing ongoing business value.A parcel by parcel comparison of forests managed under the Forest Stewardship Council versus those under the Sustainable Forestry Initiative.
FSC is nationally represented in more than 50 countries
around the world, brings people together
to promote responsible forest management and to find solutions to the problems created by bad forestry practices.
Products carrying the FSC label are independently certified to assure consumers that they come from forests that are managed to meet the social, economic and ecological needs of present and future generations.
Visit their websites for more info on their great work in the world.» Forest Stewardship Council International
» Forest Stewardship Council USA
Perfecto for Living Walls and Vertical Gardens! Now you can create a lush oasis just about anywhere, inside or out. Try 'em on the floor or create beautiful green walls. The plant-abilities are endless. Woolly Pockets are made from 100% recycled materials. Pockets are soft sided, breathable, modular and infectiously fun! And they are made right here in the USA.
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