Thursday, June 23, 2011

Aidan Gray Laura Mirror Featured in Real Simple Magazine

The new July issue of Real Simple Magazine features a "Personal Shopper" for Mirrors in their Home "The Guide" editorial. They include mirrors within the "Under $200", "$200 to $500" and "$500 and up" budgets. There are some wonderful options included from lines we carry including Global Views and Arteriors.

One of our favorite mirrors currently in the store is the Laura Mirror (above) from Aidan Gray which is included in the "Under $200" listing. They describe the mirror as a "medieval relic". At 30" the weathered frame and the antiqued glass fit into many decor styles and at $198, it's a terrific find!

Here's a beautiful Aidan Gray shot (above) incorporating the mirror along with many of their other accessories, including the Dana Lamp shown above and below.

We put a pair of the Dana lamps atop this beautiful stained media center from David Lee Furniture. They are a great contrast to the wood stain and really give the piece a new feel. At 21", these lamps could work bedside, in an entry or on a small console ($245.)

Aidan Gray is a wonderful line full of items that add a warmth to interiors through their antiqued finishes, reclaimed woods and European inspired designs. Take a look at all they have to offer. We're happy to special order anything you see that we don't currently have in stock.

Tuesday, June 7, 2011

Our Father's Day Gift Top Picks

The special day for Dads that comes just once a year is right around the corner. Sunday, June 19 is Father's Day and we've pulled together a few of our favorite gifts from the store for the Dad, Husband, Grandfather or Uncle you'd like to celebrate!
1) Whiskey Rocks (set of 9) $22
Chill your favorite spirits just a touch without diluting their perfectly balanced flavors. Also available paired with two tumblers for $62.

2) Carpe Diem Statement Tray: $39
Made in Mexico from recycled aluminum, this little tray from Mariposa is not only a beautiful reminder to "seize the day"but also serves as a handy catch all for change and more.

3) Leather & Upholstered Recliners: Price varies by design and fabric/leather; contact or visit store for more details.
Recliners never looked so good . . .or so updated! Let us help you choose and order the perfect new comfy chair for him from Lee Industries (and when they look this good, it'll sort of be a gift to you as well)!

4) The Backyard Bartender: $16.95
When summer arrives and the temperatures climb, there's no better way to unwind than with an ice-cold cocktail. With more than 50 recipes for stylish martinis and fizzy libations that celebrate summer's laid back attitude, "The Backyard Bartender" brings out their inner mixologist and turns your yard into summer's coolest hangout.

5) Set of 4 Washington DC Coasters: $44
Our Italian tumbled marble coasters from Studio Vertu have been a top seller since we opened the store. Choose from a great selection of images and styles.

Monday, June 6, 2011

A Brief, But Colorful Visit . . .

Early last week we received a terrific shipment of unframed giclee prints on canvas. Before we knew it, someone had snatched up this guy and we hadn't had a chance to include him in our "What's New In Our Nest" slideshow for May. The customer who purchased the print is taking "him" to her farm house where I imagine he'll be right at home!

We were excited to show him off and we've already ordered another one for the store, but we thought we'd share him in the meantime. The title of the print is called "Lost In Emotion" ($285, 36x36). We look forward to receiving a new one soon!