Today we are sitting down with Scott Uhrig, Flourish Design Elements’ Division President and Lead Designer, to discuss the latest addition to the Flora & Fauna collection: The Crocus newel post.
FDE: Tell us about the Crocus Newel Post.
Scott: The Crocus newel post began as a custom commissioned piece for homeowners in Ottawa. They were looking for a newel post that would reflect their own tastes and personalities. It was very important to them to be able to put their own stamp on their home.
FDE: What was the design process?
Scott: The homeowners began by sending me pictures of special items that they wanted to incorporate into the post design and we tailored those images to fit onto the post face. We went through several revisions and in the end we had created a design featuring those images in a manner that would suit the space in a tasteful and elegant way. The sides of the post feature a double-edged crocus and the cap of the post features a nautilus shell.
FDE: These posts, with a simpler cap, have now been added to the Flora & Fauna collection. What sort of home would these posts look best in?
Scott: These posts would look wonderful in either a contemporary or traditional home. Custom carved newel posts are a great way to add visual detail to an otherwise simple-looking stairwell.
FDE: Do you have any advice for someone who is thinking about having a custom carved newel post designed for their home?
Scott: You need to go into the design project with both a clear idea of what you want and the flexibility to have that idea modified to fit onto the post. We can carve pretty much any image; the hardest part the project is always in the initial design phase to create something that is “Totally Unique. Totally You.”
To see more pictures of the Crocus Newel Post, check us out on Houzz!
The team at Flourish Design Elements is very proud to announce that they have been selected for the 2014 Best of Houzz award for customer service for the second year in a row!
With Houzz, homeowners can identify not only the top-rated professionals like Flourish Design Elements, but also those whose work matches their own aspirations for their home. Homeowners can also evaluate professionals by contacting them directly on the Houzz platform, asking questions about their work and reviewing their responses to questions from others in the Houzz community.“Houzz provides homeowners with the most comprehensive view of home building, remodeling and design professionals, empowering them to find and hire the right professional to execute their vision,” said Liza Hausman, vice president of community for Houzz. “We’re delighted to recognize Flourish Design Elements among our “Best Of” professionals for customer satisfaction as judged by our community of homeowners and design enthusiasts who are actively remodeling and decorating their homes.”
The Best Of Houzz award is given in two categories: Customer Satisfaction and Design. Customer Satisfaction honors are determined by a variety of factors, including the number and quality of client reviews a professional received in 2013.
The staff at Flourish Design Elements would like to thank Houzz for this honour, as well as all of the clients who posted reviews about their custom carved newel posts!
Flourish Design Elements is proud to present the newest addition to our Skyline collection: The Eco Newel Post!
The Eco Post is a simple square post that features an inset steel ring at the top to coordinate with other metal accents in your home. Colour options for the ring include Stainless, Black Santex, Oil Rubbed Bronze and Pewter, and the post is available in Red Oak, White Hard Maple and Poplar/Paint Grade (exotic woods are available upon request). Post dimensions are: 3.5″ x 3.5″ x 52.”
If you are interested in finding out more about the Eco Post, or any of our products, just let us know!
Local business Flourish Design Elements (FDE) (a division of the Stairworks Ltd) based out of Guelph, Ontario, Canada was recently presented with an award for “Best Stair Part”. This award was presented to FDE by The Stairway Manufacturers’ Association out of the United States of America, at their 25th Annual Conference in New Orleans.
STAIRCRAFT AWARD 2013 “BEST STAIR PART”
“We had such a wonderful time in New Orleans and we met such great people, but to top it all off we were welcomed by the SMA with a wonderful surprise at the conference banquet, when we received the award for “Best Stair Part”! We would like to thank all those who voted for us. We will proudly display this award prominently in our front office for all to see. This is quite an honor – Thank you!” – Scott Uhrig | Division President | Flourish Design Elements
To learn more about our award winning products, please visit our web pages:
FLOURISH DESIGN ELEMENTS of GUELPH Receives
Houzz’s 2013 ‘Best Of Houzz’ Award
Annual Survey and Analysis of 11 Million Monthly Users
Reveals Top-Rated Canadian Professionals
Guelph, Canada — January 23, 2013 – Flourish Design Elements of Guelph has been awarded “Best Of Houzz” 2013 by Houzz, the leading online platform for residential remodeling and design. This stylish and creative Canadian design|manufacturing company, specializing in wood carvings for interior living space was chosen by the more than 11 million monthly users that comprise the Houzz community.
The Houzz “Best Of Houzz” award for 2013 is given in two categories: Customer Satisfaction and Design. Customer Satisfaction award winners are based on homeowner members who rated their experience working with remodeling professionals in 12 categories ranging from architects, and interior designers to contractors and other residential remodeling professionals. Design award winners’ work was the most popular among the community of 11 million monthly users, also known as “Houzzers,” who saved more than 124 million professional images of home interiors and exteriors to their personal ideabooks via the Houzz site, iPad/iPhone app and Android app.
“We are proud to showcase our products on Houzz, and are always striving to deliver to Houzzers designs that are – “Totally Unique Totally You””
“Houzz provides homeowners with an in-depth, 360-degree view of building, remodeling and design professionals through images of their work, reviews and an opportunity to interact with them directly in the Houzz community,” said Liza Hausman, vice president of community. “We’re delighted to recognize Flourish Design Elements among our “Best Of” professionals for exceptional customer service as judged by our community of homeowners and design enthusiasts who are actively remodeling and decorating their homes.”
With Houzz, homeowners can identify not only the top-rated professionals like Flourish Design Elements, but also those whose work matches their own aspirations for their home. Homeowners can also evaluate professionals by contacting them directly on the Houzz platform, asking questions about their work and evaluating their responses to questions from others in the Houzz community.
About Flourish Design Elements
The Stairworks Ltd. was established by the Uhrig family in 1981. At the peak of their business Stairworks employed 30+ people servicing all of Southwestern Ontario.
In 2007, a new company direction was introduced. By using new technologies and a passion for design, new unique and interesting products for stair, railing, kitchen, and other miscellaneous interior design components were developed. The market responded with great exuberance!
In 2009, a new division of Stairworks was launched: Flourish Design Elements (FDE), which allowed Stairworks to expand its reach Worldwide. As FDE continued to strive for the global market, they increased their client base from Southwestern Ontario to shipping all over North America. In only a few short years FDE reached subsequent substantial milestones, such as working with celebrity designer Lynda Revees, and her design team, on meaningful projects like The Princess Margaret Show Home.
With its focus on stair and railing components, FDE is viewed as an industry leader with creative vision.
For an industry that was commonly viewed by designers, homebuilders, and homeowners, as simply utilitarian, FDE is leading the way by shinning the spotlight back where it belongs, on the focal point of a grand entrance: the staircase!
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