How-To: Simple Care for Oak Dining

Sep 23, 2016


With fall officially in full swing, it’s time to start thinking about entertaining at home. With that, it’s important to make sure your dining table is looking its best. If you’re owner to EQ3’s Harvest Dining Table or the Mesa Dining Table/Dinette in an oak top, it might just be time for a tune up.




Natural oak has a tendency to dry out over time. Depending on the climate you live in, your oak table will respond differently – it will dry out much slower in a humid climate than it will in a dryer climate. Additionally, our homes will become even dryer in the fall and winter months, as we turn up our thermostats.


To replenish the moisture in your oak table and bring back the natural beauty of its wood grain, you’ll need to oil it. In most cases, we suggest a twice-a-year schedule, but use your best judgement based on your environment.


Thankfully, this task is a cinch (and oddly enough, very satisfying)!


Here’s what you’ll need:




1. Fine sand paper – we suggest 220-240 grit. The idea is to give it a light buffing, not to wear away the surface in any way.


2. Two lint-free cloths – we suggest a white or natural cloth. You don’t want any dyes to stain your table.


3. Linseed Oil – we suggest boiled. It dries quicker. If you’re not in a rush, raw linseed oil is a little richer, but takes longer to dry.


4. Plastic gloves.






1. Sand the table very lightly in one direction – go with the grain. When oak dries out, the grain opens up. Lightly sanding it will knock it off leaving a clean finish. Sanding will also allow you take out any fine scuffs or surface stains – just don’t go too far, as you can’t go back.




2. Dust the surface with your dry, lint-free cloth.




3. Apply a thin layer of linseed oil to your second cloth and apply to the table in the direction of the grain. Allow it to dry as per the instructions on the bottle. We recommend 12-24 hours.




Your table is now ready to be set for your next dinner party!



EQ3 Fall 2016

Sep 20, 2016


The EQ3 fall 2016 lookbook has officially launched!


From exciting new bedroom collections and solid wood dining, to handwoven rugs and copper accents, our fall 2016 lookbook will keep you feeling inspired at home all season long.





















Black & Brass – Introducing the new Darcy Collection

Sep 14, 2016


New to EQ3, Darcy is a sleek and modern bedroom collection. Rich, mahogany wood creates a mature and masculine aesthetic that is softened by its charming solid brass handle detail. Mix and match from a variety of pieces to best suit your space:




Darcy Bed




Darcy Single Dresser




Darcy 4-Drawer Dresser




Darcy Chest




Darcy Double Dresser




Darcy Nightstand




Darcy 2-Drawer Nightstand




Darcy Square Mirror




Darcy Mirror



The Darcy collection is finished with a black, environmentally safe water-based solution.


Share your design story: Introducing #DesignwithEQ3

Sep 1, 2016


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At EQ3, customization is at the heart of what we do. Whether you’re choosing from one of our 130+ fabric or leathers to outfit your sofa, or selecting from countless finishes and materials for your dining table, our range of options will allow you to create a space that is uniquely yours.


To celebrate the diversity of our products in your homes, we’ve crafted a new hashtag, #DesignwithEQ3. Use the #DesignwithEQ3 hashtag to share your design stories on Instagram for a chance to be featured!



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How to Care for Your Plants This Fall

Aug 26, 2016




With every new season comes a new regimen. We change the way we dress, modify the foods we eat and drink, the activities we partake in and so on. Much like us, our indoor plants require a new regimen, too. That’s why we’ve put together a list of easy-to-follow tips to keep your houseplants alive and well throughout the season.


Know your type. Each plant is different, and will require specific care. Some may need more sunlight than others, some can do without; some require more watering than others, while some require almost no watering at all. In most cases, your plant will come with a label noting the plant name and care instructions. The problem is you’ll usually lose site of it once you’ve replanted. Purchase plant labels or markers to keep instructions handy, or save a cheat sheet in your phone. This becomes extra handy when it comes time to take holidays, and your plants are in the care of a house sitter.




Check your temperature. It’s especially important to keep a careful eye on your houseplants in fall as the temperatures shift. For many of us, fall is the time we turn on the thermostat in our homes, creating a hot and dry atmosphere for plants. With tropical houseplants especially, make sure to water regularly. For fall, carrying into winter, combat dry air by keeping a glass of water close to your houseplants.




Location, location, location. Select a spot that offers ample light during daylight hours even in the fall and winter months. Some plants don’t do well moving from place to place – so be sure to see that they’re comfortable in their new home.




Watering. Most plants do the majority of their growing in the spring and summer months, and go into semi-dormancy in the fall and winter. With that, they require a little less watering. Check your plants regularly to determine their exact watering schedule, and stay consistent! Drowning your plants can cause just as much harm as under watering them. Pick up a watering metre from your local hardware store to avoid the guessing game.


Repot as needed. When the roots from your plants begin to resurface, or the plant’s growth has halted, it may be time to repot your plant. Houseplants that bloom in winter (such as the Orchids, African Violet or Anthurium to name a few) should be replanted in early fall, after their dormant period in the summer months.





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