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furnishings by design

issue 123

Put the kettle on, grab yourself a highlighter, get comfortable and enjoy this month’s edition of Furnishings by design.

Who’s our $100 gift card winner?

What’s in this edition. Turning Shopping upside down

Salvation Army Christmas Appeal

Recliner and TV unit for living room or home theatre - page 4

What new at Lazboy page 3

Property styling for your home - page 2

Turning shopping and styling

upside down

1 Mark and Danni Cunnington 2 Teresa Dossantos 3 Don and Pam Holmes

Never before has there been such a huge disconnect between the consumer and retail stores, multi-national stores are growing and small businesses diminish in the great shadows that these large companies project.

Consumers are running in fear from one retailer to another trying desperately to find someone who truly cares about them and not just their wallet. The days of knowing someone’s name when they visit a store is all but a memory. Sharing with the proprietor or consultant where you went on Christmas holiday or what you did for young Johnny’s birthday was the good old days.

It’s time to fight back! As a retailer and a consumer I search for great customers and excellent businesses to work with. Personally I like great service and I am sure you do too!

wasted time in going from retail store, to the internet then back to another retail store, trying to find that perfect thingy for a room in your home.

Solution Pick up the phone and ring the team at Geckoblue Interiors on 9527 3100 and have a conversation with a real person who genuinely cares for you and wishes to find that perfect picture, rug, accessory, lounge suite or whatever it may be that you are looking for. You can save your time and your money by booking a complimentary in store consult. Let us help you get your home looking perfect. Ring 9527 3100 today to find out more or to book your very own in store consult. You can go 1 step further and together we can create comfortable and stylish rooms in your home that suit your personality and lifestyle with an in home consult. More on page 2

Let’s stop all the running around and

Health Tip from Dr G Benz So here is one that might surprise you all. Sunlight is good for you! Sunlight is an important factor in maintaining a healthy

mind and body, for it is important in how you regulate hormones in your brain (melatonin and serotonin), and required for your skin to manufacture vitamin D. In Australia we all love to wear sunglasses, but if you don’t let the sun hit your eyes, it can adversely affect how you sleep (melatonin), and it can adversely affect your mood and how “good” you feel (serotonin). So ‘lose’ your sunny’s, especially in the morning.

Looking for that perfect gift? Give a Gift Card! A gift card is the perfect way to say thank you, Happy birthday or anniversary. Gift cards are from $10.00 and you can order them by coming into the store or ringing 9527 3100 and we will post your gift card to you.

• Micro Business of the year! - RKCC Awards 2012. • Winner - Highest % Growth La-Z-Boy Gallery Store WA 2010 -2011. • Finalist - Business Person of the Year - RKCC 2012. • Cnr Council Avenue and Goddard Street, Rockingham, Western Australia. F o ll o w u s o n

... preview our great range, interior design and decorating ideas

geckoblueinteriors.com.au phone 08 9527 8531


Where the dreams for your home become a reality . . . property styling for your home.

Ever wondered what it would be like to have someone come to you home and solve your biggest decorating challenge? You know that area that just doesn’t look right, everybody has one of those…right. It may be the size of the room, the colours or the

furnishings are just not working in the room. Regardless we can help, if you have a decorating or furnishing issue in your home, the team at Geckoblue are up for the challenge. Let us show you how we can work with you to create beautiful rooms in your home.

With 3 in-your-home property styling packages available, styling your home should be a breeze.

Gold package

$179 inc gst

Simple and small challenges are perfect for this service.

Here’s what you get...

• 1hr consult with a detailed report of 2/3 rooms dependant on the size and challenge of each room. • Decorating checklist and guide. • We explore how to style your home to suit your lifestyle and personality. • We source and present any furnishings, ideas and colours to you at your store visit (after initial in home consult). • 1 x Follow up phone call to answer any questions or challenges you may have.

Diamond package

$239 inc gst

This package is designed to create beautiful spaces through the main rooms of your home, this package includes 1.5hr consult in your home and an in store presentation. Here’s what’s you get • 1.5hr in home consult with a detailed report on the main living and bedroom of your home. • A detailed report on the rooms viewed. • We explore how to style your home to suit your lifestyle and personality. • We source and present any furnishings, ideas and colours to you at your store visit (after initial in home consult). • 2 x Follow up phone calls to answer any questions or challenges you may have. • Your report will also include 5 suggestions/tips on creating the perfect living spaces for your home. • Complimentary decorating checklist and guide.

Platinum package

$299 inc gst

This is a full 2hr consult with a more complete review of your home.

Here’s what you get • A complete written report with 10 or more tips/suggestions on how you can create beautiful rooms in your home. • We explore how to style your home to suit your lifestyle and personality. • We source and present any furnishings, ideas and colours to you at your store visit (after initial in home consult). • Plus 2 x follow up email and telephone follow ups to assist you with your progress and answer any questions you may have. • A full 2 hour consult with a detailed report on the rooms viewed in your home. • Plus a FREE ticket to attend a Geckoblue decorator workshop (valued at $149.00) • Complimentary decorating checklist and guide.

To find out more or to book your very own in home consult ring 9527 3100 today.


Go ahead. Sit back and relax. Doctor’s orders!

News

from the couch...

ISSUE: April 2012

How does being healthy and comfortable work as one? An interesting question, and the answer we are sure will surprise you. Current studies suggest that poor posture is directly related to long term quality of life. Yep - being able to do the things that you want to do when you want to do them is what we are talking about.

If you suffer from back pain or someone you know does, look closely at their posture and the chair/recliner that

Team Profile Say hi to Vanessa, Vanessa’s three loves are her husband Craig and her two cats (not sure which comes first ha-ha). Vanessa is the friendliest sales consultant I have ever met. Her clients are always commenting to me about how well she treats them. To further enhance your shopping experience, Vanessa has recently undergone training to be an interior stylist, which is a great benefit to her clients and you. If you are unsure about how to best decorate or furnish your room or home, please consider visiting our store and spending some time with Vanessa.

Pain Relief:

Reclining Eases Stress:

For the millions suffering from back pain at any given time, doctors have a surprising new suggestion for relief - your recliner. Seven out of 10 primary care physicians agree that sitting in a reclined position at home can help decrease back pain. Physicians tell us this because the full body support offered in a reclining chair or sofa - from the upper back down to your legs - relaxes surrounding muscles, ultimately taking tension away from the painridden area. The key to getting relief is elevating your legs. Eighty percent of doctors prefer for patients to sit with legs elevated up high and the back either partially or fully reclined. Lazboy recliners have the added value of their exclusive 18 tilt and recline mechanism to ensure your ultimate comfort. And, La-Z-Boy reclining furniture is endorsed by the American Chiropractic Association for its back and lumbar support. So for those with back pain, reclining now means more than just comfort - reclining can also mean relief.

In today’s hectic world of go, go, go, many people aren’t taking the time to relax and the Or better yet ring and make result is a stressed-out society. an appointment and let us assist you with your An overwhelming 94% of doctors say relaxation decorating and furnishing needs. Call Vanessa on at home is important to relieve stress, and 96% 95278531 and make a time 2 How deep is the seat? For ideal lumbar support the to visit us soon. of them agree that sitting at home in a reclined depth of your chair/recliner should duplicate the from your knee to your hip. This will ensure positiondistance promotes relaxation. (Maybe that’s perfect lumbar support for you. And your feet will the ground.own reclining why 3 comfortably out of 5touch doctors If you would like more information on health and What to do with your old furnishings comfort for your body please contact us on 95278531, furniture themselves!) or visit our store, it is a pleasure to make sure you are comfortable. Since these doctors advise relaxing for aboutAs a client of Geckoblue Interiors we will remove your old furnishings when we an hour each dayDecorating as a wayworkshop to reduce stress happily FREE deliver your new furniture. Eg If you buy a lounge we will at no charge remove your old in conjunction other behaviours,one. Are you awith current clienthealthy of Geckoblue? If soit’s please and join us for a decorator maybe timecome to make sure relaxing is a part We offer this service for two reasons, workshop with our compliments. Making simpleliving and easy changes to your room of your healthy plan. Go ahead, sit back 1 What do you do with your old lounge when and making it look fantastic will be a breeze. you have bought a new one? Why not Ringdoctor’s 9527 8531 to book your spot. and relax, orders! consider donating it to a worthy cause. Who can fit you to the right chair? 2 Geckoblue Interiors is a supporter of the Follow us on facebook Lucy Saw Centre, which is a refuge for abused women and children. So your old At Lazboy Gallery Rockingham Geckoblue Interiorsour team are furniture is donated on your behalf to those Join us on Facebook for decorating and trained comfort specialists, go through who need it most. We can say with our furnishing ideas for yourwe home. hand on our heart that your generosity is regular training to ensure the recliner, sofa or gratefully received. www.geckoblueinteriors.com lounge that you buy from us is ideally suited to the Highest % Growth La-Z-Boy Gallery Store in WA 2010-11 your Winner bodyofofand Your head to your Corner Goddardposture. Street & Council Avenue Rockingham WA lumbar Telephone. (08) 9527 8531 | www.geckoblueinteriors.com and even your legs are all parts of your body that should considered when buying the perfect lounge furniture for you.

they sit in each day. Here are the 2 critical factors that the team at Geckoblue are trained to look for when fitting our clients to the perfect chair for them. Factors that ensure the perfect fitting chair for you, first time every time are1 Check the height of the chair being used, is it higher than your head or lower? If it is too high you may find your head being pushed forward, this will cause neck ache and discomfort. It is your neck that needs to be supported, your neck then supports your head. So ideally your head should be slightly higher than the chair when you are in a sitting position.

ROCKINGHAM

& Lifestyle Workshop Colour, Personality Saturday 1st March 9.30am-12 Visit Geckoblue Interiors today to find more about improving your comfort, back support and quality of life with an original Lazboy recliner.

At Geckoblue we believe your home should be a reflection of your personality and lifestyle. Whatever you decorating dreams and desires are, this workshop and the skill and know-how of the team at Geckoblue will help get you there – quickly. Live life happily in your home every day.

What you get • Find the style and colours to match your personality and lifestyle. • Step by step guide to choosing the right size furniture for your home/room. • How to decide what stays and what goes. • Create your own theme file that you get to keep and use. • Your very own 9 step plan for your next project.

First 3 bookings receive a $30.00 Geckoblue gift card. Call 9527 3100 today.

$

59

(normally $149)


Lazboy Gallery Rockingham’s

February only Get comfortable, be entertained and save

Buy 1 recliner at the normal price and

save 20% on your 2nd recliner

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Entertainment living at it’s best

Jarrah & Marri TV Units from a very affordable $899.00

Or better yet ring and make an appointment and let us assist you with your decorating and furnishing needs. Call Vanessa on 95278531 and make a time to visit us soon.

to do with your old furnishings

The White Glove Treatment assured

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We treat you and your new furnishings like royalty. Here’s what you can expect from us when you shop at Geckoblue Interiors: We unpack, assemble and inspect your furniture for you -before it even leaves our store. We want to make sure it’s in perfect condition before we deliver it ready for you to use Immediately – NO screwdrivers required! We give it “The White Glove Treatment” – right down to a little extra polish! You will not have to lift and lug your furnishings; it will be placed in any room (upstairs or downstairs).

• Micro Business of the year! - RKCC Awards 2012. • Winner - Highest % Growth La-Z-Boy Gallery Store WA 2010 -2011. • Finalist - Business Person of the Year - RKCC 2012.

You’ll love it or swap it 30 day Client Guarantee If you don’t love your new Your love it or swap it when it’s in your 30furniture DAY CLIENT GUARANTEE. home... we will let you If you don’t love your new furniture replace it!home... when it’s in your

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To preview our great range, interior design and decorating ideas go to

geckoblueinteriors.com.au phone

08 9527 8531

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