We love the old saying ‘If those walls could talk…’ It’s so true – if walls could talk, imagine the stories they would tell. The same goes for furniture. Imagine the tales your kitchen table or entertainment units could tell. Funny to think about, yes?
We believe furniture is an important part of a home, it tells a lot about one’s personality. It was our great pleasure to recently be introduced to a fantastic Langley-based furniture designer and builder: Duane Gonsalves. Out of Line Designs co-creates custom furniture pieces and they are beeeeautiful!
We love Duane’s concept of ‘co-creating’ pieces. He really works closely with his customers (unless they prefer otherwise) to create something perfect for their space. As Duane explained to us, he sees furniture as a big part of someone’s every day life. It’s a big part of what makes their home special. A dinner table isn’t just a tabletop; it’s a place where family will gather for years to come. This mindset really sets Out of Line Designs apart, as this kind of customer service and designer’s own dedication into client’s happiness is hard to come by.
Duane himself takes part in all aspects of the business: the measuring, the building, the finishing. With a diploma in Interior Design and a Red Seal Certificate in Joinery, this guy sure knows how to create pieces that are both well-built and good looking!
We wanted to know if he had a favourite task, a certain moment in the creation of a custom furniture piece that made him smile. While he loves all of it, Duane says it is returning to a client’s house after they have made the furniture their own with family photographs and decor to suite their individual style. Seeing the piece that he created becoming a piece of someone’s home is really special in Duane’s mind.
Don’t miss Duane and a few of his amazing designs in 2 week’s time at Fresh! Fraser Valley. Over 50 of the Fraser Valley’s finest local businesses will be yours to discover- hope to see you there! We hear Out of Line Designs has a pretty fantastic contest planned for attendees to enter!
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