Paul Schatz Furniture: the difference is in the designers

Here at Paul Schatz Furniture, every sales person is also an interior designer. We don’t hire anyone who doesn’t have a background in design.

What does that mean for you, our beloved customers? Quite a lot. When you buy at Paul Schatz Furniture, you consult with a designer who’s with you every step of the way and will help you create a sanctuary you’ll love.

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Whether you’re focusing on a piece or two, a room, or an entire home, one of our 11 designers will customize a look and feel that is just right for you, your lifestyle, and your budget.

We caught up with Sue Amos, our trade liaison and a designer here at the Tigard showroom since 1997.

“Buying furniture is an investment,” Sue noted. “When you purchase furniture here, you buy for longevity. Good design is timeless.”  She emphasized that design services are always complimentary.

To make the design and buying experience enjoyable, Sue shared some tips:

  1. Visit the showroom (instead of calling.) A designer will personally greet you and ask guided question to get a sense of what you’re looking for.
  2. Bring photos of your space and/or style of furniture you like. Snapshots or pictures on your phone will suffice.
  3. Sketch an outline of the room, noting windows, doorways, a fireplace, etc. It doesn’t have to be super-detailed; this just helps with the preliminary design.
  4. Include measurements in the sketch.
  5. Be crystal clear on your budget from the beginning.

After initial review of the photos and sketch, and a discussion of your needs, desires, and lifestyle, the designer will tour you through the store for ideas. Every single piece of furniture is customizable. 

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According to Sue, 80% of all Paul Schatz Furniture customers place special orders. And special orders are the exact same price as furniture on display in the showroom.

Your designer will take as much time as you need at each consultation. They will also send home fabric samples with you to study and consider. Depending on the scope of the project, a designer may suggest a home visit.

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Paul Schatz Furniture designers also use computer design programs to design the layout of a room or space. Sue also likes to use hand-trimmed pieces to physically maneuver on the layout.  These reveal the floor space in proportion to the furniture.

As the design project evolves, color is added. Your designer will provide a color palette to help you visualize the furniture and accessories more accurately.

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From start to finish a special order for a redesign takes 10-12 weeks. If you buy furniture off the floor it will be delivered within two weeks.

Either way you choose, you can be confident you will enjoy the process and end up with timeless and superlative furniture for the price point. Sue pointed out that Paul Schatz Furniture has much less overhead than the big box stores, which means you enjoy much higher quality and better value for your dollars.

What are you waiting for? Come visit with a Paul Schatz Furniture designer today and start transforming your home into the sanctuary you’ve been dreaming of. And our Stickley Winter Sale is still going till February 4th!

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Visit the Stickley Winter Sale at Paul Schatz Furniture

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At Paul Schatz Furniture we’re thrilled to kick off 2015 with our Stickley Winter Sale, now through February 4th. 

For classic American Beauty, invest in made-in-the-USA Stickley furniture. Why choose Stickley?

  • time-tested principles of hand-craftmanship
  • sustainable lumber
  • solid wood construction that lasts for generations
  • energy-efficient technology
  • family owned and operated for 115 years

Beds, tables, sofas, chairs, ottomans, recliners, book cases, and statement pieces – it’s all on sale, up to 35% off.

Come visit Paul Schatz Furniture today to take advantage of this outstanding opportunity to own a Stickley. See you soon!

 

Paul Schatz Furniture welcomed Eugene in 2014

Looking back on 2014, one of the highlights for Paul Schatz Furniture was launching our Eugene store.

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Paul Schatz Furniture opened the Eugene showroom about 10 months ago and it’s been a mutual love affair ever since. After 95 years in the Portland area, why did we choose Eugene for our second store? It was a trifecta of location, opportunity, and leadership:

  1. Location – situated on the I-5 corridor, Eugene is the gateway to snow skiing, the coast, and accessible from northern California, southern and central Oregon, and the Willamette Valley. The performing arts influence from the Hult Center and the University of Oregon Ducks were also positive factors. Eugene is the perfect small big city to shop for furniture.
  2. Opportunity – The prestigious American manufacturing company, Stickley,  approached Paul Schatz and Carol Schatz, interested in establishing a store in Eugene to sell their hand-finished solid wood furniture.
  3. Leadership – Stickley and Paul Schatz Furniture unanimously selected Denver Harris to manage the Eugene store. With 37 years of industry expertise and 12+ years of selling Stickley furniture, it was the perfect fit.

Eugene2Last winter, a curious crowd gathered, stopping their vehicles and snapping photos the first day a Stickey semi truck  pulled up to the doors at the new Eugene store. But Stickley is just the beginning. Paul Schatz Furniture Eugene also features renowned furniture brands Century, Taylor King, Sherrill, Bradington Young, Bernhardt, Lexington, and Nichols & Stone. Paul Schatz Furniture sells treasured heirlooms of the future.

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For a boutique furniture buying experience, there’s no need to look further. All 5300 square feet encompasses one-of-a-kind sofas, distinctive display cases and European cabinets, farm tables, formal dining tables, luxurious beds – unforgettable, durable pieces to transform every room in your home. We feature urban design, arts-and-crafts, industrial, traditional looks, and more.

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The team of designers at Paul Schatz Furniture Eugene combine more than 60 years of experience. Each designer listens to your needs and desires to help you customize a welcoming environment you can’t wait to come home to. With Denver Harris’s breadth of experience in purchasing, merchandising, advertising, design, consulting, and customer service, you can be sure that Paul Schatz Furniture can help you find exactly what you’re looking for to beautify your home.

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Paul Schatz Furniture is proud to continue and extend our legacy in Eugene of selling solid, beautiful, comfortable, honest furniture to Oregonians. If you haven’t visited us in Eugene, be sure to stop by sometime in 2015!

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Give the perfect hostess gift from Paul Schatz Furniture

Season’s Greetings from Paul Schatz Furniture! Chances are you’ve been invited to a holiday party or two this season.

As you anticipate the merriment, don’t forget about bringing a thank-you gift for the hostess and/or host. Sometimes it’s hard to think beyond the typical bottle of wine or bouquet of flowers, so we’re here to help.

Get inspired by these snazzy ideas, and we guarantee when you arrive at your holiday soirée with a thoughtful gift, your host’s face will light up like a Christmas tree.

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  • Anything handmade reflects your time and love, especially when packaged with festive wrapping. Even a bottle of bubbles or home-brewed cider looks more effervescent wrapped in a sprightly bag. Candy, cookies, jam, spiced nuts, drink mixers – you get the idea!

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  • Salt and pepper shakers – a staple on every table and pantry. Go beyond function to unforgettable style with these adorable pig-shaped shakers.

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  • Attention, gourmands. How about a pair of sleek oil and vinegar dispensers? These artful cruets will elevate any kitchen space and add a dash of fun to cooking.

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  • Candles add warmth and ambiance any day of the year, and are practically synonymous with the holidays. One of Oprah’s favorites, red currant scented Votivo candles and candle votives are a can’t-miss gift.

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  • Christmas decorations. A meaningful ornament, splashy vase, or classy hurricane is a welcome addition to anyone’s collection of holiday decor.

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Feeling jolly yet? We thought so! Come visit us at Paul Schatz Furniture. We’re featuring several holiday-themed accessories and we’d love to help you pick out the perfect hostess gift. ’Tis the season!