Furniture offers more than function, it’s a reflection of you

By Danae Ingram

Everything evolves and home furniture is no different. In fact, thanks to television programming and online platforms such as Instagram, TikTok and Pinterest, sophisticated home décor is more desirable than ever. Traditional and safe is now swapped for the artful and unique.

People want furniture that elevates their space and creates conversation.


Nova Scotians are proving fearless and bold in their home design and décor choices.

To satisfy these clients, Gallery 1 Furniture offers design-oriented furniture, James Ramia, Store Manager, “When you come into Gallery 1, it's a little bit unexpected. You're going to find curated vignettes that are very well put together. You're going to find a wide selection of various styles. Tailored to your taste and to your comfort level.”

Pulling a space together with finesse is a combination of skill, artistry and logistical expertise.


Even though a homeowner knows the vibe, personality and aesthetic they want, it can be time consuming and daunting to bring those ideas to fruition. In these situations, a home decorator helps shorten the timeline and often, prevents both unnecessary expenditures and mistakes.

Ramia says, “Our decorator meets with clients in their home. Following that, they receive a drawing of the design along with paint consultations and fabric selections. The consultation gives you unbiased, fresh design ideas and the time pick the decorators brain.”

Today’s home décor landscape has no boundaries and no limitations, affording the ultimate freedom of design expression. One spin through the myriad of options on the Gallery 1 website and it is evident: style is informed by silhouette, texture and hue.


Nova Scotians are embracing this lawless age of “anything goes” design. Gallery 1, is a feast for the eyes with bold lines in soft shades wrapped in luxurious leather and sleek, crisp forms integrating light wood with invitingly sumptuous fabric. Modern, contemporary furniture is both decadent and reserved, dignified and still quite edgy. Often, that perfect look comes from the direct personalization of a client. That customization involves more than the aesthetic of a piece.

James Ramia “The big thing with the store is that you can get whatever you want. We can make it happen for you: sizes, custom comforts, wood finishes, fabric options and more. There's a lot more detail associated with the furniture than just the fabric combination. At Gallery 1, we can get into really changing the comfort level of your sofa. So, if you prefer a firm seat, a feather seat or a standard seat, we will incorporate that into your customization.”

Gallery 1 recognizes that their customer is seeking sophistication, architectural and on-trend options which used to only be found in major cities.

“The same products that are in the larger cities across Canada, you'll find them here as well.” James Ramia who adds, “We serve all over mainland Nova Scotia. Our delivery service extends into New Brunswick. We have clients in Newfoundland, we have clients PEI. So, we're really serving all of Atlantic Canada. It’s because our Gallery 1 product selection is so unique that it's reach is wider and people do make the journey to the store.”


As with anything, trends change and Gallery 1 is committed to being in step with the desires of its clients. Ramia, “I was just away at a trade show and the latest trend in furniture is muted tones, bouclé fabrics and very relaxed living. People are searching for comfort in their homes. They want to live and use their homes. It's really about enjoying the pieces that you have and making that investment in beautiful furniture. Formal furniture is being replaced with softer, more natural colors and palettes. Washed oaks, exposed wood complemented with cream, you know, lighter tones of fabric.”

In order to curate their expansive collection, Gallery 1 searches the globe, sourcing from exclusive Italian designs, Danish design while carrying a wide array of Canadian and American made furniture as well.

Furniture should make you happy every time you look at it and use it.

Furniture should also express your style and personality. Explore the world of furniture which offers comfort, design and so much more, found only at Gallery 1 Furniture.


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