You be the Designer.
Does it feel impossible to find the right Sofa? Are you struggling to find a Dining Table large enough for your whole family? Finding furniture should be a fun experience that brings your décor vision to life. Purchasing fine furniture isn’t a spur of the moment decision, it’s an investment. That’s why every piece you choose can be suited to your specific needs. Think of these as forever pieces, made to last. It’s why your personal input is so important. What’s your idea of the per ....Read More
Looking to make an impact to your Living Room?
Your Living Room is usually the first room people see when they enter your home. It is where you spend most of your time with family or friends. It is the centerpiece of your home. With these 3 tips you can create a space that not only facilitates conversation but brings people closer together. Symmetry Does something just feel off about your space? Sometimes its as easy as adding a little balance to your room. Having a pair of matching sofas across from each other or having a pair of pendant ....Read More
Stickley Roadshow and Truckload Event
This past Thursday we had the privilege to have Stickley historian, Mike Danial in store to inform us about all things Stickley. Critelli Furniture is 1 of only 5 locations in Ontario to carry Stickley Furniture! Open since 1900, Mike Danial has grown up with the company, spreading Stickley knowledge for 44 years. Mike Danial answered 4 very important questions for our viewers: “How can I tell if a piece of furniture is really Stickley?” “How can the modern Stickley furniture made t ....Read More
Magniflex Introduces Nuvola Collection
Sleep is an essential activity in our lives, just like eating and breathing. Considering humans spend 1/3 of their lives sleeping, wouldn’t you want to make sure to get the best sleep possible? Learning to sleep well leads to a healthy lifestyle and Magniflex helps you make sure you achieve that. With constant innovation, Magniflex meets customer needs for comfort, relaxation and healthy living. Magniflex debuted a brand-new mattress collection, The Nuvola Collection and we are here to tell y ....Read More
Critelli's In-Home Design Project
Have you ever looked at a beautiful space and wondered, where do I start? Are you starting fresh in a new home and need help? Choosing the wrong furniture based on style, scale, color or compatibility with your current furnishings and room can create costly mistakes for any homeowner regardless of the scope and size of the project. Designing a new space can be challenging, especially when you’re not exactly sure how to create your vision. That’s why our design team is here to help! Our tale ....Read More
5 Reasons to put a Critelli Hand Knotted Rug in your Room
5 Reasons to put a Critelli Hand Knotted Rug in your Room It's amazing how much a rug can inspire a room. If you're looking to transform a room in your home, an area rug is the way to do it. Whether you're looking to add something unique, colour, or simply make it more comfortable Critelli's Rug Market has something for you. Critelli's rugs come from all over the world and are proudly hand knotted by skilled weavers making them a one-of-a-kind heirloom! Now let's look at 5 reasons to add a rug ....Read More
The Perfect Bedroom For YOU
A Bedroom isn’t just meant for sleeping; it’s the place where you begin and end each day, where you drink your morning coffee, or read your favourite book, it’s a place of rest and a chance to refuel after a long day. All in all it should be a place where you to love be! We’ve listed a few tips for you to create a space for ultimate relaxation. Choosing a bed: this is where you will spend the majority of your time, so make sure it’s comfortable. Tip: Upholstered beds by Precedent, ....Read More
It’s Time to Introduce Critelli’s Woodcraft!
We’re excited to announce our partnership with a local furniture manufacturer; Critelli’s now has their very own product line, Critelli’s Woodcraft. We guarantee unique, custom products to meet your specific needs. Exquisite dining furniture crafted with quality and care right here in Ontario, Canada. Products include: custom solid wood tables, chairs, and sideboards; anything is possible when designing your kitchen, dining room, or even a commercial board room. Come on in and see t ....Read More
Get Your Rugs Right!
What can accentuate a space while tying all elements of a room together? What adds colour and texture to a room without becoming the main focal point? What can last a life time and never go out of style? I think you’ve guessed it: RUGS! Rugs are beautiful pieces of art that, when done right, can complement the interior design of any room. But what is the right way to position a rug? After these quick tips and a little advice from one of our designers, you’ll never place a rug in the wrong s ....Read More
What are you doing wrong with your living room?
4 mistakes everyone makes when designing their living room The first space that you enter after a long day, the first place your guest’s see and where you build memoires. Living rooms are just that: the rooms where we live. We spend the majority of our time at home in our living room so why not make this space just the way you want it? The living room of your dreams may be closer than you think. We asked our designers what they believe are the biggest mistakes people make when designing their ....Read More
Tips and Tricks for a New Mattress
Purchasing the perfect mattress for you can be challenging, especially when making decisions on size, firmness, and durability. That’s why we want you to have this quick guide to make your purchase as easy as possible. Type When choosing a mattresses, the amount available to you can seem daunting. Here are 3 types that can help make you more knowledgeable when purchasing the right one for you: Innerspring: These mattresses contain coils that distribute the body weight evenly throughout s ....Read More
We know you’re ready for summer, but is your home?
Saying goodbye to the snow and salt was easy, and with a few days of summer behind us we sure are ready to embrace the sun with open arms, but can you say the same about your home? Here are a few tips to keep your house feeling easy, breezy and beautiful. Freshen Up Pack up the heavy accessories, thick throw blankets and pull back the curtains, let the sun shine through to give any space that luminous feel. Brighten up dark walls with colourful art pieces or add bright fabrics to lift the m ....Read More
Stepping Into Fall
As the weather finally starts to turn cooler and the leaves begin to change colours we are getting excited to warm up our homes a little for fall. There is a lot we can do to make our home ready for the cold weather. Keep reading to find out what we are really excited about this fall! Rugs! Rugs! And more rugs! Now that fall is in full swing, we are looking for ideas to make our homes feel cozier. We have the perfect solution, a rug! A hand-made rug is an easy and interchangeable way to add te ....Read More
Finding the Perfect Size Rug for your Bedroom
Ever wonder what size rug you should use under your bed or in your bedroom? With our current assortment of hand knotted rugs and our design staff we are sure you will find something at Critelli’s or Transitions that will make your bedroom look beautiful. There are many ways to lay out a rug in a bedroom, it all depends on your bed size and room size. Here are a few tips and tricks to make sure that rug looks great. For smaller rooms, a 5’ x 8’ rug would work well under a queen si ....Read More
Bringing Norwegian Traditions into Your Home
By Ekornes Furniture For generations, crafting fine furniture has been a part of the Norwegian way of life, creating the rich history and tradition of Nordic design. Today, Nordic design – with its dedication to simplicity, beauty and functionality – is hugely influential around the world. Incorporating Nordic design flair into your home is a great way to make your space look nature and more spacious. Embrace Natural Wood One of the most popular aspects of Nordic interior design is the f ....Read More
6 Ways to make your Bedroom More Sophisticated
6 Ways to make your Bedroom More Sophisticated: Are you looking to give your bedroom a luxurious face lift? Thoughtful details and strategic ideas can help make your bedroom look posher and feel more inviting. Have a look through these 8 tips and tricks before re-doing your bedroom. 1. First, choose a statement headboard. Add a luxurious headboard with a bold colour, tufting or remarkable height. An elegant fabric is also a sure thing to vamp up the glamour factor. Pick something in velv ....Read More
2017, The Year of Greenery
2017, the year of greenery, signifies new beginnings, healthy lifestyles, and nature. All of this is now influencing design, of our homes, clothes, food, travel, and lives. Most obviously the colour Greenery signifies environment and the nationwide movement to go-green. Greenery is also symbolizing minimalism, opposite of Emerald in 2013 which symbolized luxury. "Buy less, choose well, make it last." (Forbes.com) a concept that well relates to buying furniture of quality that is designed to la ....Read More
The Comfort Sleeper Difference
The Comfort Sleeper by American Leather is not just a sofa bed, it is an eye-catching, sleep-inducing, marvel of modern engineering. It is incredibly fashionable and functional. Say goodbye to the tired idea of sofa beds and hello to this beautiful piece of innovation. The Comfort Sleeper is the only sofa bed with the Tiffany 24/7 Sleep System, the patented mechanism operates smoothly, with solid platforms that offer even support with no bars, no springs, and no sagging. All ....Read More
Hand-Knotted Rugs: How They Are Made
There are many questions to ask yourself when buying a rug for your home, like what colours you'd like in the rug, what pattern, etc. However, one of the most important questions refers to the production of the rug. It can be machine made or hand knotted; that being said, there are differences in quality and price between the two production methods. A machine made rug is made by a large machine called a power loom and is automated by a computer. This production method is effective at makin ....Read More
Celebrate Summer with Colour!
Summer is finally here! The sun is shining longer and the flowers are in full bloom. It's time to embrace the colours of the season. Whether you're bold or conservative we have something to suit your style and bring a touch of summer into your home. Bring summer colours into your room with toss pillows, accent chairs, art, and accessories. These pale blue pillows offer a punch of colour without committing to a blue sofa. When fall comes around simply swap out your accesso ....Read More
Introducing our New Team Member Julia Critelli!
Things are changing on the floor and on our social media here at Critellis Furniture and we couldn't be more excited about it! We welcomed Julia back after her trip to South East Asia with open arms and minds that she will bring her experience and energy back with her. Now in full gear Julia is ecstatic to help the Critelli's team share even more design, style and tips with you, as well as what is new to the floor and sale updates. Starting today I, Julia, will bring to you more fun behind ....Read More
Tis the season to Donate & Save!
There is never been a better time than now to help our local community, all while saving on the highest quality brands in home furnishings at Critelli's during our Holiday Donate and Save Event. This week at Critelli's you save on new furniture and mattresses when you donate to the First Ontario Performing Arts Center, here in downtown St. Catharines. We are a strong believer that giving back produces a positive influence in our community and here at Critelli's, it is a part of who ....Read More
Dare to be Stressless - Planned with Your Well-Being in Mind
Whether you've heard of Stressless by Ekornes, or not, it's very easy to guess why several people are making the change. Stressless furniture is one of the most well-known comfort furniture brands on the market design, utility and comfort are all at the heart of the Stressless operation. Many people have their individual reasons for adoring Stressless we've came up with a couple benefits that we applaud for your well-being. We'll make your choice to transition to Stressless a lot easier ....Read More
The Way to Care for your Wood Furniture
If cared for properly, wood furniture can be as long lasting as leather furniture. However, the sad truth is wood furniture is most affected by unsuitable care or inattention compared to other types of furniture. Nonetheless, the prospective benefits of appropriately cared for wood furniture outweigh that of furniture with other coverings. With the potential of lasting hundreds of years and even the likelihood of becoming a family heirloom, wood furniture is a great choice for any home ....Read More
When is it Time to Replace Your Mattress?
Have you not gotten a good night's sleep and don't feel well rested? It might be because of your mattress. Therefore, maybe it's time to look into a new one. Each and every mattress has a different lifespan. Understandably, a quality mattress will outlast a moderate quality mattress by quite a long time. However, it is not only the general quality of your mattress that will affect its lifespan but also the construction plays a very impacting role on the durability of your mattress. For exampl ....Read More
Don't Miss Out! First Ever BOGO Sale!
For the first time EVER, Critelli's and Transitions are excited to present our Buy One, Get One Half Off Event. However, this isn't the run of the mill BOGO deal. Here, your first item is 20% off and your second is 50% off! You can't find a deal like this anywhere else!! Here are a few great products to consider during this amazing offer. Thinking about updating your dining room for this upcoming holiday season? There is no better time than now! Brand new to our floor, the Summit T ....Read More
The Critelli Experience
If you live in the Southern Ontario and have ever had a real need for furniture or simply to gain ideas for a future project, you might be Familiar with Critelli's in downtown St. Catharines. However, did you know that Critelli's is far more than just a furniture store? It's a furniture experience! Critelli's is located just steps away from the heart of the Garden City (St. Catharines), on King Street. We offer a huge selection of fine furniture for your southern Ontario home. Looking for a s ....Read More
3 Dining Looks Just in Time for Thanksgiving
What does your dining room look like? Thanksgiving is just around the corner and let's face it, we all stress about everything dining related during this holiday. It's definitely the time to ask yourself whether or not you are ready to host the Thanksgiving of you and your guest's dreams. The first thing we would like to remind you is the perfect dining room set and accessories will make the whole thing that much better this Thanksgiving season. At Critelli's, we have dining tables for every s ....Read More
Win a $10,000 Shopping Spree!
The summer is coming to an end, but there is still time to take advantage of the amazing sales and huge giveaways here at Critelli's and at Transitions. In the heart downtown St Catharines, we are celebrating our one hundredth and first summer of business. Many of our best brands are on sale, such as Bermex, West Bros, Barrymore, and more! Please allow us to show you around our stores, and work with you to create a space within your home that is truly beautiful. We are happy to intr ....Read More
White furniture: Do or Don't?
It's not a secret that white is an amazing colour, it is a blank canvas and makes a statement. However, we are not all brave enough to buy a piece of white furniture. White gives us a sense of pureness, goodness, elegance, and peacefulness and nowadays everyone would love a dose of those. Develop a new love for white furniture pieces and take a chance! White is visually calming but excites and inspires within. Let your furniture express your unique personality and lifestyle. Don't limit yours ....Read More
Big Summer Giveaway
It's an exciting summer here at Critelli's, located just steps away from the core of the Garden City, in downtown St. Catharines. We would like to present our Big Summer Giveaway in celebration of our more than a hundred years in business. Enter our draw for a free $10,000 shopping spree. Simply come and visit our two showrooms and ask our sales associates for an opportunity to fill out a ballot. The second prize winner will receive a $1500 gift certificate towards the purchase of our o ....Read More
Hand Woven Rugs: The Story behind Critelli's one-of-a-Kind Rugs
If you've had the chance to come see the Critelli Rug Market you would agree that the only word we could use to describe them is breathtaking. However, with their beauty comes extreme exclusivity, in fact, Critelli's and These hand woven rugs are made by the best rug weavers in Pakistan. The production can take a number of years, depending on the size of the rug. They only use the finest materials to manufacture these rugs which include semi-worsted wool, cotton, New Zealand wool, hai ....Read More
3 Considerations When Buying a Mattress
Is your mattress be preventing you from a good nights sleep? Good sleep is particularly important, and has an effect on how well you function during the day. If you are not sleeping soundly, you may be suffering from a Goldilocks situation with your mattresses. In this case, we are confident that we can find the right mattress for you. Nowadays, mattresses come in a variation of different brands and models, similar to cars. You may not be interested in test driving different types of mattress ....Read More
How to be Stay-cation Ready for This Season
Are you ready to accommodate all of your relatives and friends this summer? We can't run from it any longer, the season for stay-cations are upon us! Friends, family, in-laws, what have you, are packing up and coming to visit this summer whether you like it or not! We cannot deny the beauty of southern Ontario! The question is, is you home prepared? Have you considered a sofa bed in your home? We assure you, the designs are just as fabulous as they are comfy. Get ready for a spare bedroom i ....Read More
4 Top Choices to Add Sophistication to your Home
Today, we introduce to you four of the most exclusive and attractive pieces to purchase right now at Critelli Furniture. These items are both intricately designed and stunningly dazzling! From the refined nature of the Stickley Mission collection to the dim rich hues of oak, mahogany and other hard woods You will find the look is darling (but even more the price)! If you see a piece you adore, send us a message on Facebook, or visit Critelli's today and experience our amazing Factory Outlet se ....Read More
Niagara Furniture: It's not all Amish and Mission Style
The area of Niagara Falls and Niagara furniture often go hand in hand as this location for many hundreds of years has been home to some of the finest furniture craftsmen in the world. Early settlers in the area brought their Dutch, German and English furniture crafting techniques with them and ever since, the area has been a hub for handcrafted goods of the finest sorts. Today, Amish and Mission style furniture abounds in and around Niagara. But it's not just Amish and Mission style Niagara ....Read More
The Art of Fine Furniture Design
In several cases, homeowners pursue interior designs that feature fine furnishings and accessories themselves or seek the professional advice of an interior decorator, the popular trend of fine furniture design is as classic as the furniture is itself. With an exceptional emphasis on solid construction, maximized for comfort and designed to suit a wide variety of styles, fine furniture is the cornerstone of any well-crafted design scheme. Hardwood furniture serves as an investment into your ....Read More
Custom Wood Furniture: Is it Right for You?
Some homeowners hire interior designers only to stock their home with conventionally made furniture, yet some homeowners take advantage of custom wood furniture and accessories to complement their home's design. This popular trend of customizing fine furniture is useful for a wide variety of purposes. Because solid construction is still utilized today, custom furniture can be used for comfort and designed to fit into a wide variety of spaces, ensuring your new homes furniture matches the desig ....Read More
Hamilton Furniture Store - Your City, Your Furniture
The lovely city of Hamilton is located in Southern Ontario on the western end of the Niagara Peninsula, and wraps around the westernmost part of Lake Ontario; most of the city, including the downtown section, and offers a few solid-wood hand-crafted Hamilton furniture stores. Here, among art galleries, fine dining and historical culture, you'll find a wealth of furniture options, among which Critelli's continually emerges as leader, with our vast product showrooms and numerous upholstery and l ....Read More
Stressless Furniture - Sublime Comfort, Incredible Design
When it comes to design, comfort and functionality, Stressless cannot be outdone, with creative and innovative lines, colors and methods of providing the ahh factor, Stressless is the cream of the crop! Who Stressless Furniture Is Stressless is one of the most famous comfort furniture brands, and is manufactured by Ekornes in Norway. Design, function and comfort reside eternally at the heart of the Stressless concept. The sofas, recliners and office chairs they build feature unique functions ....Read More
Stickley Furniture - On a Mission for Mission Furniture
Stickley Furniture is the ideal selection, when looking for the highest quality of Mission furniture on the market. Stickley Furniture is without comparison, the definitive source for legendary quality and incomparable variety. Since the turn of the century, both Mission and Shaker style furniture have been representing durability and quality, with timeless designs. People often make the mistake of grouping Shaker and Mission furniture into the same category. Perfect care must be taken, when i ....Read More
Lamp it Up with Designer Lighting
A lamp is one of the most important accessories that you can add to a room. Whether you are looking for a lamp that is to add some colour and texture to a space or a lamp that is going to be used to illuminate an area for reading or brightness. Since there are many styles, shapes and sizes to choose from, let us help demystify it for you. Our line of Uttermost lighting gives a vast selection of size and style. Small lamps for tall furniture or accent furniture, mid-size lamps for table tops ( ....Read More
Simple to Elegant Entertainment Units
Most homes have some type of entertainment unit for their LCD or plasma television, DVD player, movies, or audio equipment. Some units have glass doors and shelves while others are open or have wood doors. Critelli's has entertainment centers, wall units, and television stands. With our wide array of units, we are sure to have just what you are looking for. One of our most popular entertainment units is the small plasma console by West Bros Furniture. It has two glass doors, two large adjustabl ....Read More
An Arm Chair to Complement Your Sofa
You have just acquired a brand new sofa and it looks great in your living room, but you have a couple of bare spots that need something ~ Ah! What you need is an arm chair to compliment your sofa. This is where our furniture store comes into play. We have a large selection of styles, colors, and shapes of arm chairs. We can match the color of the arm chair to with your couch or we can find upholstery which will compliment it. One of the most inviting arm chairs that we have in stock is the Stic ....Read More
Watching Out for TV Stands
There are no more well crafted example of our love affair with television than tv stands. These home entrainment centres are ubiquitous as the flat screen, the DVR and the DVD player, and if they are of good quality then all of these devices can find their place inside of contemporary tv stands. The need for entrainment is a huge necessity for most people and the invention of tv stands was birthed from that necessity. If you consider the variety out there to choose from, you can conclude that pe ....Read More
The Allure of Stoney Creek Furniture
Ontario is a region known for an appreciation of craftsmanship and there a fewer examples of this than furniture in the Stoney Creek area. Stoney Creek became a city around 1984 and has become more and more metropolitan. The city's enthusiasm for fine furniture is supported by the growing and ever present availability of fine home decorations and the character of this appreciation makes the region unique. Like much of the design tastes within the Americas, Stoney Creek has a kinship with old ....Read More
Oak Furniture - Why Not Have It All .. Both Form And Function
Oak furniture has a special way of drawing the eye and enhancing any room or design scheme in the home. Wood itself is an especially unique material in modern and contemporary furnishing, in comparison with the advent of glass and metal, and oak furniture is a premium example of that material. Furthermore, Stickley is fine example of a quality manufacturing company that focuses its efforts on making oak furniture and its use of the material is both refreshing and creative. The Stickley Compan ....Read More
Their motto... is three months is too long to ever wait for a piece of customized furniture. Thirty days seems about right. In that amount of time their 21st century furniture factory in Dallas , Texas can take your order from concept to completion. Their innovative technology blends with expert craftsmanship to create the highest quality furniture available. It is not only durable but beautiful. American Leather award winning designers and inventors collaborate with the in-house team to dre ....Read More
Exquisite Bar Furniture
There is a sense of pride and excitement when it comes to owning your own bar, especially when you are able to inject some of your own personality into it. Bar furniture creates the atmosphere for your bar, so by choosing the right furnishings you can turn your bar into either a high-class joint or a dirty dive. The key to buying the right kind of bar furniture is to look at the places you like to spend your time drinking and hanging out with your friends. By doing this you will be able to come ....Read More
Making the Most With Accent Chairs
When you decide to enhance a space in your home one of the best choices you can make is the addition of seating, and one of the most classic and dynamic seating options you can bring into your decor are accent chairs. Accent chairs are classic representations of a style that are making their way back into home through an expansion in interior design. As throw backs to a time when artisans intended for each piece of furnishing they manufactured to set a theme of excellence in the room the piece ....Read More
How to Know The Quality Behind Upholstered Furniture
When looking at a completed piece of custom upholstered furniture, you can truly see the taste and aesthetic ideals of its owner. Each fabric pattern, frame, and little detail such as trim can be customized to each owners specifications. The primary pieces of furniture that can be upholstered include: beds, chairs, sofas, and ottomans. On the creative end of the spectrum, you can also find upholstered drawers, wardrobes and chests. The key elements distinguishing high quality upholstered furni ....Read More
Darwin and Office Chairs?
Charles Darwin, yes, the famous naturalist, in addition to his other contributions, and the innovator of the modern functional office, is the great-grand father of office chairs and the first person to see the necessity of having a seat with wheels that can quickly access all things around you. Office chairs were made to make sure that you can feel free to move about and work at your convenience, without being tied solely to your desk or to any one location. What forced office chairs to be so ....Read More