January 17th, 2014
Refreshed and Revived
What a whirlwind start of the year we’ve had… From a couple of days on a Mexican beach to a week of buying stems and selling our flowers at the AmericasMart in Atlanta, we are due for a little rest! So why not start off the weekend with the serene elegance of Revival, a one-of-a-kind store in Chattanooga, Tennessee.
Cire Trudon Candles
Called “the savviest, prettiest, loveliest design store in America” by Bobby McAlpine in Architectural Digest last year, Revival has something for everyone thanks to the discerning editorial eyes of co-owners Rodney Simmons and Billy Woodall. The store is filled with creative vignettes using furniture and home accessories (both vintage and new) from around the world and we can just imagine spending the day browsing (or just lounging on a lushly upholstered chaise!)
We met Rodney when he stopped by our booth to admire our flowers and knew at once that we’d love to be part of his “uncommon” selection of luxury goods. Alas, faux flowers may not be for him and that’s OK… he did mention that they might work for a large project he’s working on in Denver so our fingers are crossed! Are you looking forward to a relaxing weekend, too?
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January 10th, 2014
Our New Booth!
Since we’re down in Atlanta showing our new collections, we thought it fitting to counter this week of cold weather with a bit of spring! Ever since Dior’s famous 1953 “Tulip” collection, floral themes have always played an important role in fashion. Spring runways are often filled with botanical beauties, celebrating the end of winter and the start of a new growing season.
Dolce & Gabbana – Spring 2014
Burberry – Spring 2014
We saw a range of flowery designs for Spring 2014, from lacy bejeweled pastels at Burberry to Dolce & Gabbana’s romantic garden styles. One of our new spring collections was inspired by these Fashion Flowers where pretty pinks are paired with corals, creams and greens, and bright oranges and golds are harbingers for sunny days to come.
Modern Gardens seems to be popping up everywhere in urban settings and these inspired our second collection this spring. The softening use of plants, flowers and trees can be seen in the High Line Park on New York’s West Side or the contemporary interpretation of Babylonian hanging gardens at the Parkroyal Hotel in Singapore.
The Parkroyal Hotel
Natural elements can thrive in a concrete jungle and we captured this juxtaposition by using organically shaped containers and crisp, clean, vibrant flowers for a collection that’s at home, both in the city or in the country.
Now… who’s ready for spring?
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January 6th, 2014
It’s the first Monday of 2014; what mood are you in?
Leaving 2013 Behind!
New and different… It’s a new year – are you making a fresh start and turning over a new leaf?
P.S. We’re heading down to Atlanta to show our new Spring/Summer 2014 collections and hope to see you there (High Design – Booth #308.) Please forgive our sporadic posting this week; you can still follow us on Instagram as we tour some showrooms, build our new booth and sell, sell, sell!
December 25th, 2013
And so we’re offering this simple phrase
To readers from one to ninety-two
Although it’s been said many times
Many ways, Merry Christmas to you!
We’re off to the beach and will see you in 2014. Wishing you and your loved ones a happy and joyful week!
December 23rd, 2013
It’s the Monday before Christmas – what mood are you in?
Living in the Present(s)
Pronunciation: /rpt p/
Engrossed; immersed… With two days and counting, are you all wrapped up in Christmas to-do’s? Our list is getting shorter by the day!
P.S. Congratulations to Maureen for winning our Tom Scheerer Decorates giveaway. We’ll be sending you the book today.
December 20th, 2013
Pucci – Printed Silk Top
Tory Burch – Jameson Thong
Racquel – Crochet Cover Up
Tory Burch – Madura One Piece
Gucci – Raffia Sun Hat
Sugar – Lip Treatment SPF 15
We’re packing our bags and heading south right after Christmas to warm our toes on a Mexican beach (even though we’re suppose to get temps in the high 50′s this weekend.) Saying goodbye to cold days and gray slush won’t be too hard and we’re looking forward to wearing something lighter and brighter than long underwear and ski parkas. Beach cover-ups are a must (these bodies aren’t getting any younger!) as are the sun hat and SPF. Come to think of it, perhaps it’s not too late to wrap these up and put them under the tree!
Are you off to exotic places next week or staying close to home with family and friends? We’d love to hear about your holiday plans!
P.S. Speaking of exotic locales, it’s not too late to enter our giveaway of a signed copy of Tom Scheerer Decorates… Click here for details!
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December 16th, 2013
It’s Monday – what mood are you in?
O Christmas Tree!
Magnificent, sumptuous, lavish…
From base to summit, gay and bright,
There’s only splendor for the sight.
O Christmas Tree! O Christmas Tree!
Thy candles shine so brightly!
December 13th, 2013
with wreaths of holly, pine or magnolia – falalalala, lala, lala! At the rate we’re going with our holiday preparations, a wreath may be the only decorating we get done this year. But what a beautiful way to let people know you’re in the spirit (even if the inside of your house is bare!)
A Succulent Sensation
We recently weighed in on an article by Ann Loynd for atHome in Fairfield County on wreaths and wanted to share our thoughts with you. Besides complementing the color of your door (or walls if hung inside), a wreath can have a theme like a walk in the woods (with added feathers, lichen, pine cones and berries) and be made with a variety of foliage for a range of greens and textures.
We love a luxurious wired ribbon as the crowning touch on a wreath but you can also cluster a group of flowers like amaryllis or roses.
Or, you can opt for an all floral wreath if you live in a warmer climate!
And for those of you who really don’t want to throw your wreath away after every season, you can always buy one of ours!
Frosted Snowball Wreath
P.S. That’s what we’re doing this year… For more advice on door décor, click here!
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December 11th, 2013
Happy Snow Day #2
while we juggle two snow days, one holiday boutique and many, many last minute orders that our clients must have by Christmas…
We’ll be back on Friday with a post on door décor!