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Studio Sale!

Flowers!

Flowers!

Please forgive the lack of posts…  We’re getting ready for a huge studio sale which starts tomorrow!  If you’re in the area, please stop by to shop well priced stems, vases and more.

Thursday, November 3rd – 10 am to 4 pm
Friday, November 4th – 10 am to 4 pm
Saturday, November 5th – 10 am to 3 pm

112 Main Street
Norwalk, CT  06851
(back left corner of Broward Plaza parking lot)

203-846-0303

flowers

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Monday Mix #Beautifaux

Mix this…

Summer Whites

Summer Whites

with this…

Meet Ruger, Our First Winner!

Meet Ruger, Our First Winner!

and get this!

$100 Off Your Next Order

$100 Off Your Next Order

We’re hosting an Instagram contest all summer long so now’s your chance to show off your Diane James design!  Post a picture of a Diane James Home bouquet, plant or gift item in your home on your Instagram account and enter to win a $100 Diane James Home gift certificate!  Here’s what you need to do to:

  1. Follow us on Instagram @diane_james_home
  2. Take a picture of your Diane James Home bouquet, plant or gift and share it on Instagram using #beautifaux in your post between June 21 and September 21, 2016
  3. Make sure your profile is public so we don’t miss your entry

One winner will be selected each month (on July 21, August 21 and September 21) so you’ve got two more chances!  Click here for contest rules.  Good luck to all!

Events

From Blog to Book

S is for Style & Simplicity

S is for Style & Simplicity

What do you get when you cross an acclaimed stylist and merchandiser turned store owner, a camera and a daily blog?  Style & Simplicity, An A to Z Guide to Living a More Beautiful Life by Ted Watson Kennedy, of course!

Parrot Tulips

Parrot Tulips

We’ve been longtime fans of Ted’s ever since our fabulous friend, Elizabeth, from Pretty Pink Tulips introduced us to him via her blog and have been reading his daily musings ever since.  Filled with “real stuff and real-life situations” and pictures he takes himself, Ted’s blog reads like an ode to all things he holds dear and through his posts, you get a true sense of what makes his life joyful and complete (like tulips, his pup Bailey, his home in the Hudson Valley and farm stand tomatoes to name a few!)

Tomatoes

Tomatoes

Inspired by the blog, Style & Simplicity promises to “be the starting point for discovering things you love and integrating them into your beautiful life.”  And since Ted did all the photography, you know that the book will capture the life “well lived”!

John Derian

John Derian

All this to say that we were truly surprised and thrilled to receive an invitation to a party in honor of Ted, and we’re so excited to finally meet this talented finder/shop keeper/curator/photographer and now author.

Store Vignette

Store Vignette

We’ll be sure to get a copy of Ted’s book and write a thank you note on his new line of stationery with Dempsey & Carroll – cards and envelopes with sayings which remind us to share elegance and grace with the world around us.

Hawthorne Valley

Hawthorne Valley

Do you have any plans to live the well lived life this weekend?  We hope so…  Happy Friday!

Photos: 1 – 6

 

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Garden Follies

Peter Marino's Back Yard

Peter Marino’s Back Yard

Spring has really finally sprung (despite the chilly day we’re having today!) and there’s nothing so beautiful as a New England garden beginning to bloom.  It’s much easier to bear the brunt of our winters knowing that a profusion of blossoms is the light at the end of our cold, snowy tunnel.  We’re making plans to spruce up our yards so we were thrilled to be introduced to Lynn Hamlen and her store, Folly Design Elements, in Darien, CT.

Birdhouse with a Bone

Man’s Best Friend’s Birdhouse

Armed with a Sphere

Armed with a Sphere

Folly features vintage garden and interior design accents found by Lynn (a former director of Darien’s Nature Center) on her many trips to flea markets here and abroad.  Nestled among birdhouses and fountains, you’ll find armillary spheres and whimsical garden sculptures, clay pots and terrariums.  We dare you to visit and not leave with something special!

Plenty of Pots

Plenty of Pots

Which is why it’s going to be very hard for us to spend two days at Folly this Friday and Saturday selling at a Spring Truck Show (with good friend Elaine who is launching Kirby and Company, an eclectic curated collection of vintage costume jewelry) and not be swayed by a purchase or two.

Wonderful Water Feature

Wonderful Water Feature

A Springtime Urn

A Springtime Urn

We hope you can join us if you’re nearby!  Please see our Facebook Event page for more information.

Photos: 1, 2, 3, 4, 5 and 6

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Design on a Dime with Sara Gilbane

Country Charm

Country Charm

Design on a Dime, one of New York City’s most popular interior design benefits, opens tomorrow and we’re excited to be part of Sara Gilbane‘s vignette this year.  For the past decade, designers have been creating unforgettable mini-rooms using new merchandise donated by vendors with proceeds from the sale of these items (at deep discounts!) benefiting Housing Works, an charity that betters the lives of individuals living with and affected by HIV/AIDS.

City Chic

City Chic

We’ve been longtime fans of Sara’s (read our post here) and jumped at the chance to be involved with such a talented designer for such a wonderful cause.  Sara’s classic modern-traditional style, which is equally at home in the city as it is in the country or by the sea, has graced the pages of Traditional Home, Elle Decor, Lonny and The New York Times.  Her most recent feature in House Beautiful was one of our favorites so we thought we’d revisit the Tudor home in Rye, NY today!

Not So Traditional Tudor

Not So Traditional Tudor

Easy Being Green

Easy Being Green

Beautiful Breakfast Nook

Beautiful Breakfast Nook

Sunroom Blues

Sunroom Blues

For more information, visit the Design on a Dime website and happy shopping!

Photo: 1, 2, 3, 4, 5 and 6

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#GivingTuesday on Wednesday!

Deck the Halls!

Deck the Halls!

In the spirit of the season and #GivingTuesday, we’ll be busy the next two weeks attending charity trunk shows where 15% of our sales will be donated to local non-profit organizations.  First up is the Breast Cancer Alliance 2013 Holiday Gift Boutique at the Greenwich Country Club today!  Given that we all know someone who has been touched by this disease, we were honored to be invited to this event and look forward to introducing everyone to our flowers.

Festive and Fun Bouquet

Festive and Fun Bouquet

We’ll also be bringing along these pretty presents…

Cranberry Setting Paper Placemats

Cedar Berry Guest Towels and Tray

Cranberry Setting Paper Placemats

Cranberry Setting Paper Placemats

Spartina Bangle

Spartina Bangle

Snowy Bird Tray

Snowy Bird Tray

Next Wednesday, we’ll be at the Greenwich Historical Society’s Antiquarius Holiday Boutique so if you miss your chance today, please stop by and see us then for some last minute shopping and giving!

Photo: 1, 2, 3, 4, 5, and 6

 

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A-Listers

Thursday, September 12 at The Palace

Now that the boys are back in school and our schedules are back to somewhat normal, we can’t wait to get out and mingle this fall.  First on our list of parties is the athome in Fairfield County 2013 A-List Awards honoring the top projects in design, landscape and architecture by firms in our own backyard.  This is our first time attending the event and we’re excited to see how some of our favorite local designers (and clients!) fair…

 

Black and White Beauty (Photo by Jane Beiles)

Susan Glick and Tiffany Eastman from Westport are up for two awards – Entryways and Bath…

Elegant Simplicity (photo by Jane Beiles)

and will have to compete with Greenwich’s own Cindy Rinfret of Rinfret Ltd. in the Entryways category.

Blue Hues

We’ll also be cheering on New Canaan designer Michelle Morgan Harrison who submitted a beautiful living room (shot by oh-so talented Jane Beiles) for consideration in the Living Spaces category…

Serene Living

and crossing our fingers for Kathy Hodge of Sage Design.

Picture Perfect

With so many fabulous projects to choose from, we don’t know how the star-studded panel of judges (including Jennifer Post, Katie Ridder, Vincente Wolf, Thom Felicia, and charismatic host Eric Cohler) ever came to a decision.  Regardless of who wins, we know it will be an evening of divine design!

If you want to join us, click here for more information and tickets.  We hope to see you there!

Photos via athome, Susan Glick Interiors, Rinfret Ltd., Morgan Harrison Home and Sage Design

 

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Girls Just Want to Have Fun…

Marvelous Mary

“If you don’t go, you won’t know!” has been our motto ever since we took over the helm of our mother’s business yet as busy mom-preneurs with teenage sons, getting out from behind the computer or stove is a feat.  That’s why we try to hit as many places and parties when we do get out and today we’re joining blogging buddy Sue from The Zhush for some adventures in the big city.

Cool Blues

It’s Spring Market at the D & D Building so our first stop will be Schumacher where the dynamic duo, Mary McDonald and Martyn Lawrence-Bullard of Million Dollar Decorators, will be sharing their inspirations and creative insights in a discussion moderated by Jason Chen, home furnishings editor at Departures Magazine.

Pretty Prints

Magnificent Martyn

Since we’re still shopping for furniture and light fixtures for the new living room, we’ll drag Sue to several other showrooms to get her thoughts on some of our top picks, and end up to 200 Lexington to celebrate the release of the TRADhome spring issue with Ann Maine at Desiron.

Desired Goods

Then, if we still have energy and a skip in our step, we’ll head uptown to Gracious Home to celebrate the launch of Scalamandre’s new Maison collection…  Whew – we better bring some comfy shoes!

Join the Party!

Do you pack it all in when you get a day “off” from the office?

Photos via Schumacher, Desiron and Eastern Accents

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Sole Sisters

Well-heeled Women Helping Out!

Bet you thought this post was about our love of shoes!  But it’s even better…  We’re excited to be included as part of the Fashion and Accessories Boutique for the annual Sole Sister’s luncheon being held at the Greenwich Country Club tomorrow.  Sole Sisters is a group of over 150 women dedicated to making a difference in their community.  They take the time to learn about the needs facing their town by visiting local non-profit programs and agencies, then raise funds through events like this one – and have a great time along the way!

Modern Scrapbook Soap Set

Daisy Flower Plates

This year, their efforts are going to focus on education which includes scholarships for early childhood education, adult literacy, and vocational training and support for people with developmental disabilities and mental health issues.  Even the United Way’s own Reading Champions program will benefit!

Daisy Zip Bags

Palmetto Guest Towel

With the motto of “women stepping up to help others step forward”, we’re stepping up our game by creating a lovely springtime table filled with botanical beauties and donating 20% of our sales!  Do stop by if you can…

Blue Hydrangea Blossom Gift

For more information and tickets, please click here!

Photos via United Sole Sisters and Diane James Home

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The Show Must Go On!

Design on a Shoestring

Hurricane Sandy blew in this week leaving a path of destruction up and down the East Coast and we’re on Day 5 of no power (which also means no phone, no Internet, no heat and no water!)  But, thankfully, our families are fine and while it does take some time and patience to get around (and we’re going a bit stir crazy with the boys out of school!), we’re faring better than many.

Bachman Brown

Given that many events (including Halloween!) have been rescheduled for next week, you might be looking for something to do to break up the monotony of checking the electric company’s website to see when power will be restored.  Rooms With A View in at the Southport Congregational Church is still on and the twelve designer vignettes are sure to take your mind off of the past week.

Allison Caccoma – Rooms With a View 2012

We’re looking forward to seeing what the designers (the likes of Allison Caccoma and Bachman Brown) did for this year’s theme, “Design on a Shoestring.”  We know blogging gal pal, Lisa Ehrlich’s room will be fabulous, as will Paola Salinas’ from Style Never Sleeps.

Lisa Ehrlich – Hamptontoes

Paola Salinas

Perhaps we’ll even get a chance to meet Thom Filicia, the honorary chairman, who used our fiddle fig tree in his vignette two years ago!

Thom Filicia – Rooms With A View 2010

So if you need something fun to pass the time, you know where to find us…  For more information about the event, click here!

P.S.  We hope to be back and blogging next week as power comes back to our neck of the woods.  In the meantime, we hope you all are safe and sound!

Photos via Bachman Brown Design, House Beautiful, Hamptontoes, Style Never Sleeps and Southport Congregational Church