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HERE’S TO A SELAMAT 2017!
January 24, 2017

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The word Selamat has many meanings. It is a common Indonesian and Malay greeting, it means safety, wholeness, security, peace. Apart for being a profoundly beautiful sentiment, this word has a whole new meaning for Turquoise Palace. You see, there’s an amazing company out of San Francisco called Selamat Designs who make the most beautifully designed and hand crafted furniture and home décor in Indonesia and bring it to the USA. Their mantra is “created to be classic” and their style is warm, original, casual yet elegant and their aesthetic is exactly what you’ve come to expect from the Turquoise Palace; authentic design, inspired décor. It is a match made in design heaven!     

We are so proud to say that we are partnering with Selamat to become their Canadian distributors and we could not be happier! We have found our perfect match and we are so excited to bring this vibrant new line of products to the growing Canadian market. We Canadians are a smart albeit picky bunch. From BC to Nova Scotia, our tastes are as diverse as our land and we have high standards. Like all smart consumers, we love good quality, craftsmanship and good value and this line of spectacular home goods checks all the boxes and then some!

In our experience, the measure of any company is its people and with Selamat we met the most incredible people who value fostering long term, mutually beneficial, fair and healthy relationships with their partners (yes we’re talking about you Jessica Berkwitz). As with any good partnership, both sides owe their best to each other, both are equally invested in each other’s success and both must have a common goal. For Turquoise Palace to open itself up to represent another company is a big step. We can only take this step because of our deep belief in Selamat’s product offerings & our knowledge of the Canadian market.

When you run a small business, it’s the easiest thing to get caught up in the day to day running of the company and the many things that need to get done daily & the many hats you wear as an entrepreneur. It is incredibly important to find the little victories that fuel your fire to succeed, it is imperative to celebrate your successes and learn from your mistakes and more than anything else, it is critical that you keep moving forward.  So this is us, moving forward, making changes and making the future our friend; let’s do this 2017!!