Wednesday, March 23, 2011

Our Karen Lee Ballard Trunk Show Was Terrific!

We had a wonderful turnout for our First Day of Spring Open House on Sunday, 3/20 and the weather was beautiful. There was no doubt spring is here (we'll just ignore this past week and of course the snow on Sunday . . .the warmth will be back)!

Customers were out and about enjoying the beautiful weather and getting a first glimpse at all of our new arrivals. Spring is often a time of hosting bridal and baby showers and a time of gathering with friends and family to celebrate Easter. Nothing helps set the tone of your table like beautiful fresh linens and our Karen Lee Ballard sales rep, Bette Bahen, brought us a beautiful selection of samples to show our customers.

This beautiful Petal Burst collection was quite popular with customers on Saturday as it really does just scream "Spring"! It's available as shown below in White/Pink Floral and also in Natural/Gold Floral and Mercury Floral (which is fabulous).

Our personal favorite new introduction this spring is the Bienvenue collection. It's a classic pattern that can be incorporated into many decorating styles and is versatile enough to be used year round. Shown below in Pear, it's also available in Natural/Tan and Natural Black.

All Karen Lee Ballard table linens are made in the US (in New Jersey in fact). Take a look at all of their beautiful patterns and options. We carry a large selection of the laminated placemats, some linen napkins, table cloths and runners and all patterns and sizes are available for special order. We know you'll enjoy them as much as we do!

Thursday, March 10, 2011

Washington Post "House Calls" Features the Joe Ruggiero Tribeca Sectional from The Nest Egg

What a lovely surprise this morning to be reading the "House Calls" feature in The Washington Post's weekly "Living Local" section and see that they had featured the Joe Ruggerio Tribeca sectional from our store!
The designer, Gloria Borza, of Oak Hill was right on target with choosing a Joe Ruggerio indoor Sunbrella fabric (she chose Trax Cadet) for this particular family. They needed "an adult space that can stand up to children and pets." The indoor Sunbrella fabrics are perfect. Completely stain resistant they can stand up to all of that and more! Thanks Gloria, for visiting the store and including the Tribeca Sectional and The Nest Egg in your design plan.

Here is the sectional and fabric featured. The best part is that there are so many fabulous Sunbrella fabrics to choose from and the options with the Tribeca collection are virtually endless!

See the full Tribeca collection on the Miles Talbott Furniture website and stop by the store to sit in our Tribeca sofa floor model and view all of the fabrics. It's a wonderfully versatile collection that allows you to customize the size and look of your sofa or sectional. Enjoy!

Monday, March 7, 2011

The New Spring 2011 Sid Dickens Shipment Has Arrived!

Ancient Bloom: Look to this sacred symbol of rebirth and enlightenment. Awaken your spirit to the sun. (T259)

The boxes just arrived this morning and the tiles are already up on our wall! The new "Through The Looking Glass" Spring 2011 Sid Dickens Memory Blocks have arrived and they are inspiring! Ancient Bloom, shown above, is just perfect for this time of year . . .we're all ready to awaken our spirits to the sun!

Here are the rest of the new introductions. Enjoy!

Faerie Flowers: Sprightly dances, On rolling wisps of wind. (T261)

Festina Lente: 'Make haste slowly' (T260)

Iris Royale: Elegant spirit of regal splendor. (T258)

Conundrum: Have you guessed the riddle yet? (T257)

Winged Sage: "Hope is the thing with feathers, That perches in the soul." -Emily Dickinson (T256)

Cavalry: Find triumph in knowing, That dawn is beyond the dark night. (T255)

New Beginnings: Nestled in these petals lies, Friendship, joy and freedom. The future you dream of, Lays waiting. (T254)
(What a lovely graduation, new job, wedding or even retirement gift this block would be!)

Hourglass: Live presently. Discover the eternity of this moment. (T253)
(This is definitely my favorite new introduction! What a wonderful quote and a such smart contradiction to what most people would think of when they look at the image on the block.)

Friday, March 4, 2011

Join us on March 20 for our "First Day of Spring" Open House!

Just announced! On Sunday, March 20 from 12-3, we'll be hosting a "First Day of Spring" Open House at The Nest Egg.

Join us for an afternoon of shopping, sampling and showing off the newest spring introductions. We'll be featuring trunk shows from Karen Lee Ballard Designs and Stella & Dot Jewelry, a gift with purchase of $40 or more of Mariposa products, tea and cookie samplings courtesy of Tea Forte and over $500 in giveaways!

Click here to view the invitation and full details. We hope you'll join us!

Wednesday, March 2, 2011

Style + Storage + Sensibility = The Article No 54 Wooden Storage Cube

February and March are always an exciting time at the store because with all that we see and buy in such a short time at the Atlanta market in January, we sometimes forget what things look like in person until they arrive in the store. (side note: it's a fun time for most of us . . .not quite as fun for the "crew of 2" unpacking everything!)

I have to admit that I literally gasped because I was so excited when I walked out on our sales floor on Monday morning and saw some of the new arrivals from Aidan Gray Home.

I am so incredibly fond of this new "Article No 54" wooden storage cube for so many reasons! I'm loving burlap right now . . .we see it used in many different ways including drapes, pillows and lamp shades. It's an interesting combination when matched with lighter linens and silks, adding great texture.

So to start, the burlap tufted cushion on top is terrific, the reclaimed wood and the stenciling are fabulous, surrounded by rustic distressed metal and nailheads. It's a lovely size at 18 x 18 x 18. When guests come over, you can pull it up for extra seating or place it between two armchairs with a square tray on top and you have an attractive side table.

The woven handles make it easy to move around in your space and of course, the best part is the hidden storage! Who doesn't need a little extra hiding space . . .for magazines, books, throws, toys, etc. The burlap cushion just lifts right off! Oh wait, the best part really is the price at $265.

It's such a treat to find style, storage and functionality all in one great little package! Our stock room is FULL right now . . .I can't wait to see what shows up next.