Monday, December 26, 2011

showroom images december 2011

Attica changes every day in some way, as we like to keep the store a fresh experience for you. New products arrive daily, and furniture and decor items come and go. Here are some photos of our downtown Halifax store.

The Canadian-made Tosca leather sofa in Italian white leather

Large Canadian-made Lind sectional

The white marble tulip table with Calligaris L'eau chairs

The Thymes collection

The Coastal Living Resort bedroom collection shown here in our Vi-Spring mattress gallery

Warmer woods are making a comeback as shown in this beautifully crafted mid-century modern inspired solid maple dining set

holiday decor

Shelter Bay dining table is shown here with the G.Romano Calvin chairs

EQ3 Crush chaises in red

The Canadian made Stella bed

Contemporary design with traditional craftsmanship - the solid maple Quad table with Boomerang chairs

Made in Canada by Lind

Another great leather sofa made by Lind

Canadian made Lind sofa and chair shown with the Favolo spin chair

Say it with a single rose sculpture...they last forever

This Lind sectional easily converts from left to right-hand facing. Shown here with the Calligaris Mascotte table that converts from a coffee table to a dining table, and doubles in size.

The Canadian made round Nest chair and leather bed

Just a few of the lamps available

Canadian made Lind sectional

Elegant home decor...the urchin is a favourite!

The Canadian made down-filled Dublin sectional by G.Romano shown with Silva Denver chairs

Crypton dog beds...William Wegman designs and more...water proof, stain, bacteria and odour reisistant
Chilewich placemats and runners

now! by hulsta wall tv unit

beautiful beds in our Vi-Spring mattress gallery

bath and kitchen accessories

the Canadian-made G.Romano Aria sectional and Hugo chairs

the Caldera dining table made from 100-year old solid walnut railway ties from South America

the beautifully crafted solid walnut Catalina bed; mid-century inspired design

Friday, November 4, 2011

attica wins best furniture store in halifax

We're so grateful to once again win "Best Furniture Store in Halifax" in The Coast's Readers Annual Survey. Local honours mean most of all, and it's wonderful that as Haligonians we're celebrating locally-owned, independent businesses.

As alumni of the Nova Scotia College of Art and Design, we'd also like to acknowledge the importance of keeping NSCAD independent. If it wasn't for the draw of the reputation of NSCAD, neither of us as owners would have come to Halifax, and so Attica wouldn't exist here. Thank you, NSCAD!

Here's what The Coast had to say about Attica, 'If you outfit your humble abode with sweet finds from Attica, chances are your home might just be cooler than you are. Sleek, futuristic beds, bold couches worth fainting on, coffee tables that double as art, crazy little fireplaces and the most adorable kitchen accessories are just a few of the things that both Attica, and the house of your dreams, have. If you’re planning your *Extreme Home Makeover*, or just in the mood to daydream, peruse these four floors of fine design for your digs. As one reader praises, “Nothing else compares.” '

Sunday, October 30, 2011

thomas bina collection at highpoint

Last week at Highpoint we were thrilled to meet the designer and founder of Bina Furniture, Thomas Bina (pictured in the middle of Christopher Joyce and Suzanne Saul). Thomas Bina is a trendsetter in environmentally conscsious design. His eclectic and versatile furniture line is informed by a unique set of influences, from mid-century modern to old world craftsmanship.

The furniture combines reclaimed demolition hardwoods with steel and black walnut. Each piece is unique, with a patina that speaks of days gone by, with designs of today. Free-floating slabs as well as dovetail and mortise-and-tenon exposed joinery are some of the unique detailing features.

“We’re creating something that will stand the test of time, something that will have lasting value.” – Thomas Bina

Monday, October 24, 2011

dwellstudio furniture coming to attica

This week we were thrilled to meet DwellStudio founder Christiane Lemieux as we viewed her exciting new furniture collection at Highpoint. We started carrying DwellStudio's contemporary bed linens about ten years ago, and always loved Christiane's contemporary design sensibilities.

No longer does decorating a home consist of buying complete collections; the idea now is to bring home individual pieces that you love, and add tones, oatterns, layers and textures to your interior. DwellStudio ties into this with their mid-century inspired designs.

Check in with Attica in the coming months as we launch DwellStudio furniture!

Wednesday, October 12, 2011

landscape your bedroom

Like surveying a serene outdoor vista, the Landscape bed provides a serene visual oasis to your bedroom. The horizontal lines in the leather or wooden headboard and in the stainless steel trim on the bed base reinforce thoughts of repose.
Designed and crafted in Canada, the Landscape collection is destined to be another classic. Choose from a wide variety of leather (pearl, brown or black) and eighteen stain colour options. Available in queen or king. Accent your bed with other pieces from the Landscape collection: select from two nightstands, three chests and two dressers.

Tuesday, October 4, 2011

leading U.K. sleep expert to give seminar at attica on nov. 2

With only two venues in Canada, don't miss the Halifax presentation of this North American seminar presented by Vi-Spring luxury beds, "Sleep and Your Well-Being" by renowned sleep expert Dr. Neil Stanley.

In his seminar, “Sleep and Your Well-Being”, Dr. Stanley will define and discuss the stages of sleep, the benefits it provides to living well, the problems caused by lack of sleep, and strategies to sleep better. This is a great opportunity to learn about this important topic from one of the most published authorities.

A light lunch is provided. Seating is limited, so please RSVP by October 31st by contacting us at

About Dr. Neil Stanley
Dr. Neil Stanley is a leading U.K. sleep expert who has been involved in sleep research for 29 years, starting his career at the Neurosciences Division of the R.A.F. Institute of Aviation Medicine. In early 1990s he moved to the Human Psycho-pharmacology Research Unit, part of the University of Surrey, where as Director of Sleep Research he created and ran a 24 bed Phase I sleep lab. He is past Chairman of the British Sleep Society (2000-2004) and a member of the European Sleep Research Society; the American Academy of Sleep Medicine and the European Society of Sleep Technologists. From 2004 to 2008 he was a member of the Executive Committee of the Assembly of National Sleep societies and through that is co-author of the Guidelines for accreditation of Sleep Medicine Centres and Sleep Medicine Education in Europe. He has published 35 peer-review papers on various aspects of sleep research and psycho-pharmacology and is widely quoted by the media as a leading sleep expert.