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Behind The Scenes: The Most Popular Furniture Brands

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Nestled in the vibrant city of Ottawa, Upper Room Furnishings has become a sanctuary for those who cherish the elegance and depth of true craftsmanship in furniture. Today, we invite you on a captivating journey behind the scenes of our top furniture brands. Each brand weaves a tale of heritage, innovation, and a profound dedication to crafting unique furniture pieces that not only stand the test of time but also make our living spaces reflections of ourselves.

The Art of Craftsmanship

At Upper Room Furnishings, we believe that the essence of true luxury lies in the meticulous craftsmanship that goes into every piece of furniture. It’s the thoughtful selection of premium materials, the patience in traditional techniques, and the artisan’s touch that transform a simple piece of furniture into a timeless heirloom. Leading the march towards preserving these values are our valued Brands. Our selection process is meticulous, curating each brand based on quality standards before they are sold in our stores. In this article, we’re spotlighting a selection of our top-selling brands: Decor-Rest, Palliser, Stressless, and Amisco—each with a unique story of commitment to quality and longevity.

Decor-Rest: The Legacy Continues

Decor-Rest has been a cornerstone of quality furniture since 1972 when the founding father Angelo Marzilli started crafting sofas in his small garage. Today, Decor-Rest continues to be a family-owned Canadian company with a strong focus on old-world craftsmanship and state-of-the-art technology. Each piece is handcrafted with precision and attention to detail, using only the finest materials. From the solid hardwood frames and top-grain leathers to the intricate stitching and hand-tufting, Decor-Rest furniture exudes elegance and luxury. With a wide range of customizable options, you can truly make their furniture your own.

Expressing Your Style with Decor-Rest

With Decor-Rest, it’s not just about traditional craftsmanship; it’s also about how you express your personal style through their vast array of designs. Engage in a creative process that feels more like art than assembly. Whether you prefer the sleek lines of contemporary sofas or the plush comfort of a classic sectional, Decor-Rest offers an extensive selection that appeals to diverse tastes and lifestyles.

Palliser: The Power of Innovation

Palliser’s storied history is a narrative of excellence and innovation in furniture manufacturing. By integrating cutting-edge technology with time-honored craftsmanship, Palliser creates furniture that is both aesthetically pleasing and functionally superior. Their designs exemplify modern luxury, seamlessly blending style with comfort. Further endorsing their commitment to the planet, Palliser adopts sustainable and ethical practices in their production process, ensuring that each piece not only adds value to your home but also to the environment 

Unparalleled Customization with Palliser

One of the most compelling attributes of Palliser is their unparalleled commitment to customization. Understanding that each customer’s home reflects their unique taste and lifestyle, Palliser offers an extensive palette of custom options. Whether it’s choosing the perfect fabric from an array of rich textiles, selecting the ideal leather grade that ages gracefully over time, or deciding on the finishing touches like stitching color and leg style, Palliser ensures your furniture piece is truly one-of-a-kind. This dedication to personalization not only highlights Palliser’s versatility but also its intent to cater to the individual needs and preferences of its clientele, making each furniture piece a personal statement of style and comfort.

Stressless: The Science of Comfort

For over 80 years, the pioneering brand Stressless has revolutionized the furniture industry with their ergonomic designs and advanced comfort technology. By studying human anatomy and movements, they have engineered furniture that supports the body in a relaxed position, promoting ultimate comfort and stress relief. Their seamless fusion of design and function has earned them multiple awards, including the prestigious “Comfort Institute Seal of Endorsement” for exceptional comfort and support.

Experience True Relaxation with Stressless

Stressless furniture is not just a piece of furniture; it’s an experience. Each chair, sofa or recliner is designed to provide unparalleled comfort and relaxation.

In the pursuit of ultimate comfort paired with luxurious design, Stressless stands out as a paragon. Renowned for their ergonomic designs, Stressless furniture is developed to offer unparalleled support and comfort. Their dedication to utilizing premium materials ensures that every piece is not just a functional item but a masterpiece of craftsmanship. Always on the forefront of innovation, Stressless continuously refines its designs, adapting to the evolving needs of its discerning clientele.

Showcasing Canadian Craftsmanship with Amisco

Proudly Canadian, Amisco represents the marrying of contemporary design with cutting-edge technology. Their pieces, known for modern aesthetics and functionality, incorporate techniques like laser cutting and robotic welding to achieve precision and consistency. Amisco’s commitment to environmental stewardship is evident in their use of eco-friendly materials and processes. With a strong focus on customization, they offer a plethora of options for customers to infuse their personal style into their furniture choices.

Customized Comfort with Amisco

Amisco’s innovative approach to furniture design is centered on customization. With options to choose from different metal finishes, wood stains, and upholstery fabrics, each piece can be tailored to match your personal style and fit seamlessly into your home decor. Whether it’s a sleek dining chair or a stylish bar stool, Amisco furniture adds both functionality and aesthetic appeal to any room. Their dedication to personalized craftsmanship is a testament to their commitment to providing customers with high-quality, unique furniture pieces that reflect their personality and taste.

The Value of Quality Furniture

At our stores, we take pride in offering our customers quality furniture that not only adds beauty and style to their homes but also stands the test of time. Our partnerships with brands like Decor-Rest, Palliser, Stressless, and Amisco are a testament to our commitment to providing you with the best in furniture design, craftsmanship, and customization. We understand that your home is an extension of yourself, and we strive to help you express your individuality through our carefully curated selection of furniture.


This exploration into the craftsmanship of our top furniture brands barely scratches the surface of the dedication and passion that fuels their creations. Each of their pieces brings with it a story of heritage, innovation, and an unwavering commitment to excellence and sustainability. As these brands contribute to shaping Interior Design Trends and enrich the home decor landscape, they remind us of the importance of supporting local Canadian craftsmanship.

We warmly invite you to visit our showrooms and immerse yourself in the tangible quality and comfort of our furniture, crafted by these esteemed brands and many others. Step into a space where every piece tells a story of unparalleled craftsmanship, innovative design, and meticulous attention to detail. Experience firsthand the luxurious textures, the precise engineering, and the personal touch that goes into each item, allowing you to truly appreciate the essence of modern luxury and comfort. Our knowledgeable team is eager to guide you through our curated collection, helping you discover how these pieces can transform your space into a reflection of your unique style and personality. Find inspiration in every corner, showcasing the best of Canadian craftsmanship and international innovation alike.

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