Materials & Care
Information about how to care for our product materials.
Care for your pieces with the love it took to create them.
Keep your textiles pristine with vacuuming or a light brushing, and safeguard them from direct sunlight. To even the wear, rotate and flip cushions when vacuuming.
If the nap of high pile textiles such as mohair and velvets become crushed or lose originalbuoyancy, gently brush with a delinting brush, and every so often offer a light steaming to lift the material to their original height.
Please be careful to read instructions on all cleaning products water based, or solvent cleaner may cause discoloration or staining. We highly recommend that stained or soiled textiles be professionally cleaned.
Rugs actually do bring a room together. Care for them with sweeping or vacuuming, and shield them from direct sunlight. Occasionally you will want to rotate them for even wear. Water based or solvent cleaners may cause discoloration or staining. We recommend that stained or soiled rugs be professionally cleaned.
Leathers are a natural, "living" material that breathe and move as they wear. Soft and porous, they are sometimes uncoated andcan easily absorb liquids and oily substances. Avoid saturating the leather with lotion or water for long periods of time. Also, periodically dust and/or lightly vacuum, and keep away from direct sunlight and heating vents.
Please keep in mind that leathers may patina over time –this is considered to be a natural characteristic. We recommend that stained or soiled leathers be professionally cleaned.
Metals can last forever, but only when treated properly. Never use cleaners with alcohol or solvents on metals, and only use fine cotton or extra soft cloths when wiping.
We recommend that tarnished metals be professionally cleaned.
Woods & Laquer Finishes
Wood, and Lacquer Finishes Wood and lacquered pieces have been pretreated with stain and/or polish to bring dep th and beauty to each finish. And though most are protected with either a clear coat or wax, they are still susceptible to wear. Dusting regularly with a soft cloth is recommended to maintain shine.
Similar to other natural materials, please do not place near heaters and air conditioning units - this can cause overdrying or exposure to excessive moisture. Avoid extreme humidity changes, as extremely dry air can cause wood to crack and lacquer to lift over time. Do not place nor leave hot or moist objects directly on the wood. Rubber or plastic left on the wood finish can also damage the finish.
Clean by using a dry or slightly damp soft cloth. Follow by polishing with a dry soft cloth. Do not use commercial, heavy-duty polishes or waxes, as they can yellow light finishes.
We recommend that stained or soiled wood or lacquer pieces be professionally cleaned or refinished.
Stone is a natural material, and its markings and color will vary. Classified into two categories, siliceous stone, such as granite and slate, are more durable and relatively easy to clean. However, calcareous stones, such as marble, limestone and onyx, are more porous and sensitive to acidic cleaning products. It is important to note the differences in your pieces.
Our stone tops are always sealed or polished to be stain resistant, but many common foods and drinks contain acids that will etch or dull thesurface of many stones. Use placemats or felt spots under china, ceramics, silver, or any other objects that may scratch the surface.
To clean your stone surfaces, use a soft cloth and a few drops of stone soap or a light detergent combined with warm water. Too much cleaner or soap may leave a film or cause streaks.
Rinse the surface thoroughly after cleaning and dry with a soft cloth. For spills, blot with a soft cloth immediately to prevent the stain from being absorbed by the stone. Flush with water and mildsoap and rinse well. Dry the area with a soft cloth.
We recommend that stained or soiled stone be professionally cleaned by a stone cleaner or a refinisher.
Glass can be cleaned by wiping with a soft damp cloth or glass cleaner with no additives. Apply glass cleaner to a soft cloth rather than directly on to the fixture to avoid overspray that may damage other finishes.