Bare walls have plenty of advantages: ample surface area for finger painting, an absence of disapproving Churchill posters, and no mirrors reminding you that your hair is on fire. Fill rooms' middles with fascinating furnishings so you can keep walls clear with today’s Groupon: for $40, you get $100 worth of furniture at Nadeau.
Nadeau characterizes its furniture as "with a soul" because it's true artisan work: handcrafted from wood rather than mass-produced from gasket pylons. Showcase fine china and live gerbils in a double-domed glass-door cabinet ($284), or in a hefty, finely trimmed kitchen hutch ($410). Or, display a new moving picture box on a delicately polished TV stand/buffet ($500). Small console tables ($160) and storage chests ($224) come in myriad of stains and colors, and many pieces are one-of-a-kind. Nadeau's ever-changing inventory includes a variety of sturdy dining room tables ($435–$548) and chairs ($80 each). Prices and selection may vary due to rotating inventory, but pieces are always fully assembled and ready to welcome any tuckered torso or mound of toothbrushes.
All Nadeau products are built to last out of fine core woods such as teak, sheesham, raspy spruce, and mahogany imported from India and Indonesia. Feel free to ask one of the friendly staff about the durability and elasticity of your item of choice; Nadeau's crew is knowledgeable about products, eager to help customers navigate the expansive showroom, and willing to offer advice on home decorating and catapult construction.