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"We already bought furniture....can you help us with the rest of the decor/housewares...?" - 11/30/09 09:15 PM
I recently received an e-mail from a lady from Edmonton - she had been referred to my vacation home furnishing company by a previous client. She had already ordered quite a bit of her furniture pieces, but was running out of steam and didn't have time to deal with the small details necessary for a complete install at her vacation condo in Phoenix. She wanted to know if I could help her pull it all together...? OF COURSE!I'm happy to take on any project - if you already have furniture, that's fine - I can supply all the kitchenwares, linens, electronics, (0 comments)
Another new furniture line available - Klaussner Furniture - sleeper sofas, case goods, and more! - 11/30/09 09:04 PM
We've added yet another furniture line to our availability - Klaussner Furniture out of North Carolina! I learned about Klaussner at the Las Vegas Furniture Market in September....they have some fantastic options for sleeper sofas including "sleep number" style mattress options, greatly increasing the selection Argent Decor has access to! Klaussner is considered an upper-mid-line furniture producer; while their pieces are not included in our standard vacation home furnishing packages, they can be substituted for a surcharge, or we could build a custom package to include Klaussner pieces. As always, please contact me if you have questions or would like more (2 comments)
Why taking care of your clients and doing your job well mean so much to your business: REFERRALS! - 11/28/09 10:30 PM
My vacation home furnishing business doesn't have a giant marketing budget; my showroom isn't on Scottsdale Road in a 20,000 sf pad. While bigger - even national - furnishing companies are going out of business left-and-right, I am coming off my best year EVER! I attribute this mostly to REFERRALS from past clients! Simply by taking care of your clients - both while working with them and keeping in touch after the sale - it keeps you fresh in their minds. Happy clients are a far more cost-effective marketing tool than any ad, program, or gimmick, and I've been so pleased (0 comments)
Just not right: 75F and sunny + "Let it Snow" playing at outdoor mall.... - 11/28/09 10:22 PM
Not to rub it in to essentially the rest of North America, but.... We went shopping today at Tempe Marketplace, a local "outdoor" mall - kind of like a strip mall on steroids. Since our weather is awesome 9 months out of the year, this is a popular concept for us desert-dwellers! Anyways, wearing tee shirts, jeans, and flip-flops, strolling around the shopping center, they had piped in holiday music - there's something just not right about hearing classics regarding snow, white Christmases, etc when the weather is PERFECT and the sky is cloudless! (We did have some rare sprinkles roll (0 comments)
Fabric Steamers - Buy one *NOW*! Link for $50 one with $20 gift card attached! - 11/24/09 09:28 PM
So, my new best friend is a fabric steamer. Why...? Have you ever tried ironing curtains...? Or a comforter...? It's impossible! They are too big, awkward, and comforters are too thick. I first bought a Tobi steamer from Costco, but it would leak boiling water everywhere, including on me - I do NOT suggest that one! The thin plastic pole also broke quickly. For $70, I was not impressed. I picked up this nice one from Bed Bath & Beyond: Rowenta Steamer. It's lightweight, high-quality and $49.99 - and they right now have a $20 gift card bonus if you purchase (0 comments)
NEW Scottsdale condos from $165k! Great for vacation homes! Luxury amenities and location! - 11/18/09 05:35 PM
Artesia Homes is blowing out their remaining units, with 1 bedrooms from $165,000, 2 bedrooms from $265,000, and 3 bedrooms from $295,000! This is unheard of for new luxury condos in Scottsdale! Artesia is located on Scottsdale Road, just north of Indian Bend Road - walk to Ruths Chris Steakhouse, Roka Akor, and many more shopping and dining options, just minutes to Old Town Scottsdale, Gainey Ranch, or Camelback Country Club! Info from their website: Choose a Residence at Artesia, and you'll experience condominium living unlike any other community. You're able to select the Residence design that perfectly fits your lifestyle, (0 comments)
Wine & Cheesemaker event this SATURDAY in Phoenix! Only $25 in advance! - 11/11/09 11:27 AM
I'm always looking for unique or fun things to do on the weekend; this event came courtesy of Local First AZ, a locally-owned business group Argent Decor is a member of: Cheuvront's 1st Annual Wine & Cheesemaker Festival! Sample Wines & Farmstead Cheeses from Around the World First Annual Cheesemaker & Wine FestivalSaturday, November 1412 - 4pm Cheuvront Restaurant & Wine Bar 1326 N. CentralPhoenix, Arizona 85004602.307.0022 Come explore some of America's finest farmstead cheeseswhile tasting over 50 wines from around the globe!Cheese Makers from:Fiscalini Farms, CA, · Beehive Cheese Company, UtahPoint Reyes Cheese Company, CA · Winchester Cheese Company, (0 comments)
After 3 months of service...the MagicJack review...love it or hate it...? - 11/04/09 06:36 PM
Both. I can't beat the price, features, or free long-distance, especially when so many of my clients are Canadian. However, it's as undependable as the Lions' defense (I'm from Detroit; I can say that): 1. I often pick up the receiver and have no dial tone, or have dial tone that remains even as I dial numbers, meaning it's not actually connecting the numbers. 2. When calls do come in or go out, they frequently have a lot of static, and/or the other party on the line has a lot of trouble hearing me. 3. I am aware of at least (3 comments)
Need signage..? Vinyl lettering, graphic company with great service, customization and pricing! - 11/04/09 05:45 PM
Hello! My store now has signage! (for some reason, AR won't accept the .jpg file right now...) I wanted to keep my logo's font and colors, but a lot of the companies I found had just your basic fonts. To create a "Brand Name Image" it's important to be consistent in your marketing. After some time googling around, I came upon SIGN SPECIALIST and it was like the clouds parted! I was able to upload my custom font, select colors, word effects, etc. I could see different sizes, layouts and pricing instantly. The site was so easy, and I got my (0 comments)
Argent Décor is chock-full of opinions, questions, and general observations that you may or may not find interesting - a little bit of home staging, vacation home furnishing, decor ideas....a little bit of venting....a whole lot of shameless self-promotion!
NOW OPEN - "ARGENT DÉCOR, THE STORE" IN TEMPE! Affordable furniture & decor, vacation home furnishing service - open by appointment!
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