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Monday, January 24, 2011

Atlanta Market Finds - Handcrafted Love

   We just returned from a week at the Atlanta Gift Market and found a few items that we are excited about and will be bringing into our stores soon. 
    These colorful patchwork quilts made from vintage Indian fabrics are so gorgeous. Throw them over a bench or table and your entire room will be instantly transformed. Or drape them over the corner of a sofa for a small pop of color. Each one is handmade and one-of-a-kind. 
             We are also in love with this handcrafted pottery. Simplistic, versatile and functional, this oil and vinegar set is made from clay from the Andes Mountains in Peru. So lovely on a simple, elegant table.
This rice bowl - beautifully imperfect, with fluid, organic lines.
Love, love, love.
Speaking of love... our designer, Vicki Jansma, is in love with this chair...
 The Rowan Wing Chair may be white on the outside, but it's 100% green on the inside. It's frame is made from FSC certified hardwoods. It's cushion is biodegradable, non-toxic rubber latex foam. And not only is it earth-friendly it's deliciously comfortable, too. Vicki says it's perfect for curling up with a cozy throw blanket, cup of tea and your favorite book. We have this in both our Encinitas and Newport Beach stores. 

Friday, January 14, 2011

Newport Beach Gardenology January Redesign

      Newport Beach Gardenology is in full bloom!! We have just added thousands of new botanicals and hundreds of new succulents, along with numerous new furniture pieces.
    Our Derek Bench is unbelievably gorgeous! This stunning, one-of-a-kind piece is upholstered in a beautiful linen fabric that was stamped by hand.  It would make a great banquette in a breakfast nook. This piece would be a show-stopper anywhere you put it.  
      We just love this whimsical place setting... a large black sea fan on a linen placemat.... so unusual, yet beautiful. This would be adorable for a Sunday brunch. We have a ton more seashells and coral in stock now, also.
 We moved around just about everything in the Newport Beach store ... the bed is now by the front door, shelving was rearranged ... it looks like a whole new space.                                 
Nothing says "fresh" like crisp, white bedding. Our luxurious linens feel so great against your skin and is so comfortable, you won't want to get out of bed.     
This beautifully-detailed cabinet would be chic way to display your favorite collections. 
This new handmade Italian pottery with a sealife motif will add a nice pop of color to any room, and make you feel like you're at the beach even if you're miles away. I love how in this photo the organic shapes of the pottery contrasts with the industrial style table and the baskets and blankets add a cozy texture... 
Come experience Newport Gardenology for yourself!
            Did you know we have full-service interior designer, also?  We can help you with anything from a tiny powder room to an entire home, or just help you choose the perfect shade of paint. Just ask any sales associate for details. 
Hours: M-Sat 10-6
Sunday 10-3.