These are various questions that have been posed to us in the past year. Our answers may help you decide if The Contemporary Couch is right for you.
- Question 1: I see beautiful homes on the web site, but all I need is a coffee table. Are you a furniture store or do I need thousands of dollars to shop with you?
- Question 2: I've heard hiring an interior designer is very costly and they bring the client around to very expensive stores. How do I know I'm getting the best price for the best design?
- Question 3: Most furniture stores today are large chains owned by big corporations. Why are you different?
- Question 4: I surf the web and I see beautiful web sites featuring great pictures. Why shouldn't I buy online?
- Question5: When I surf the web, I see many sites with beautiful pictures, and great room settings. They are professionally done, and to be
honest some of the sites look more professional than yours. Why is that?
- Question 6: What if I can't afford everything Pia recommends for my home?
- Question 7: Who is Pia and why should I trust her with my home?
Question 1: I see beautiful homes on the website, but all I need is a coffee table. Are you a furniture store or do I need thousands of dollars to shop with you?
Answer: We are a furniture store and and an interior design showroom. Need just the right accessory? Great! An end table or a perfect chair for that empty corner? No problem! Want to browse, have some coffee and not buy anything? That's ok too. Shopping in an interior design showroom allows you the access to unique furniture from around the world. In our displays or our catalogues, you will find the perfect piece.
Question 2: I've heard hiring an interior designer is very costly and they bring the client around to very expensive stores. How do I know I'm getting the best price for the best design?
Answer: The Contemporary Couch by Pia is revolutionizing the furniture industry. Since we are an authorized dealer for all the furniture lines we carry, we pay the lowest possible wholesale prices for our furniture. Pia is a professional interior designer, but there is no charge for her services, whether you work in the showroom or if she comes to your home. Plus, you can see the actual furniture in the showroom. You really get the best of all worlds.
Question 3: Most furniture stores today are large chains owned by big corporations. Why are you different?
Answer: We are what the furniture business used to be, what every business used to be. A family owned, neighborhood company, where you, the consumer, is our lifeblood. We don't have automated phones. We are people who care, who want you to be happy and satisfied. You crave the personal touch, attention to your needs, the voice on the other end of the phone, that cares. We are here for you. There are many furniture stores out there and online. You do us a favor by shopping here. We will show our appreciation with personal service, unique designs, prompt deliveries and quality service. We love our clients!
Question 4: I surf the web and I see beautiful web sites featuring great pictures. Why shouldn't I buy online?
Answer: Many of the web sites you see from around the country, are not real stores. They sell merchandise online. They have professional catalogue photos that make the furniture look great. Some of them do have stores, but do not measure up to the photographs.
We are an actual store! Don't you want to touch and sit on your furniture, before you buy it? Wouldn't you want to purchase your furniture from a real person, rather than an '800' number. Interior design can't be purchased over a phone! It has to be seen and understood to be appreciated. How can you see color over the phone? How do you coordinate styles, size, colors, and shapes online? How can you tell if your new family room leather sectional is mushy (sophisticated design term) enough to watch T.V. on? Our showroom is beautiful, filled with the latest in contemporary and modern furniture, incredible custom area rugs, original artwork and accessories. Most importantly, Pia comes to the home to make sure everything will be perfect.
And if you have a question, a problem, a service issue, or just need to be reassured about your purchase, we are here, in person, to listen and advise. You are not an internet connection to us, you are the reason we are in business. A real person, with a real family, with a real home, that has real furniture and interior design needs. Pia will take care of you, and make your home beautiful!
When I surf the web, I see many sites with beautiful pictures, and great room settings. They are professionally done, and to be honest some of the sites look more professional than yours. Why is that?
Answer: Easy answer. Our website is not a professionally packaged, air brushed, super polished, presentation by an advertising agency. Anyone can pay to have that done.
Ours is a true furniture website! A living and breathing representation of Pia, her company, and our wonderful customers. It's alive! Ninety percent of the pictures on our site, are photos of actual homes Pia has designed, or they are photos of styles Pia has designed for our showroom. We actually use digital cameras to photograph, and immediately put them up on the site! They are not catalogue photos! Every week we add pages and photos of more styles, as the furniture is manufactured, and delivered to our client's homes. Click on our site one day, come back two weeks later, and you will see new pictures and ideas. We have an extremely creative showroom, and we want our site to be up to date with every new idea and design.
Our site, is our way of reaching you, to show you what we do. We like to think our furniture is so unique, it has personality. We want our website to have a personality also!
Question 6: What if I can't afford everything Pia recommends for my home?
Answer: The reason you work with Pia is because you're going to receive a detailed plan to make your home beautiful. Floor plans, fabrics, paint colors, rugs and artwork are all prepared for you with individual pricing. Purchase what you can comfortably, then add more in time. When everything is delivered, your room is complete and coordinated perfectly. All in a time frame you feel comfortable with. Three months or three years, its the result that matters.
Question 7: Who is Pia and why should I trust her with my home?
Answer: Pia is a celebrated painter who was the head designer at 'Living Rooms Plus' in Paramus for many years. When that business was sold, she opened her own showroom. Her unique use of color, textures and patterns have brought new life to modern furniture. Her designs have thrilled the finest homes in northern New Jersey and now, through the internet and her sterling reputation, the whole country is excited about Pia. (See Pia's History page)
Come in and meet Pia today!