Monthly Archives: March 2009

The Galleria Madness Continues…

Not wanting our area to get stale, we switched out the furniture for a fresher, lighter, Spring look for April! What do you think?

For arguments sake, let’s call this the front. The Melina Bed in natural, earth tones flanked by two side tables.

A very rustic Louis Bookcase conjures images of Springtime antiquing trips!

I love the blue velvet used to cover these chairs. It adds a good dose of color to the neutral Louis Dining Table.

We wouldn’t dare get rid of the Teak Root Coffee Table! It pairs perfectly with everything, including the Chester Sofa.

The very cool Dome Chair actually blocks out some of the noise when you sit in it! It would be an excellent book-reading chair!

Continuing the “Natural” theme with Tree Stump Sculptures atop the 9-Drawer Sideboard.

The fabric on these chairs is so soft. People couldn’t help but touch them!

I think this area is my favorite. Adding a little greenery is always a good choice, whether it’s real (in the mini-greenhouse) or fake (on the chair). The Bowling Desk is a great little writing desk, too!

Passers-by in the Galleria seemed to like the pieces we chose for the area. Hopefully, we’ll impress them even more with next months vignette! We’ll keep you posted!

Sweep Me Off To Paris!

Something about a summer in Paris is really appealing to me right now. Maybe it’s the dreary, rainy weather we’re having in Houston. Maybe it’s the small and architecture-free apartment I’ve been in for close to two years. Maybe it’s the constant reminder of our declining economy from TV to radio and magazines that’s finally getting me down. Either way, I need a vacation, and a trip to Paris would be just lover-ly.

via Domino

Of course, that involves quite a bit of funding that I just don’t have at the moment. I’ll have to make do with these Parisian (and faux- Parisian) interiors which are tickling my French fancy.

via Domino

Apparently, the ingredients for a Parisian interior are as follows: 3 parts chevron patterned wooden floor, 1 part ornate fireplace with large mirror overhead, 2 parts French doors with balcony and iron railing, 1 part simple floor-to-ceiling drapes. Voila!

via Domino

Until I can cross the pond and get over there, I’ll be dreaming of French architecture, French fashion, and (my favorite) French crepes! Au revoir!

This Just In!

I’m feeling like a kid in a candy store! A snippet of the amazing new fabrics we have…

These would look wonderful on my sofa… Reversible Horizon 9 Pillow, $46.50.

Last week, we received some delightfully spring-y fabrics by Amy Butler in our store. Whimsical prints! Unapologetically bold colors! Perfect for recovery from a dreary, gray winter! And the fun doesn’t stop there…

Please send to me one of these Round Serving Bowls, posthaste!

You may wrap it in this medley of gift wraps. What a cheerful way to receive a gift!

If you do, I’ll send you a thank you note on the Lucky Flowers Mix & Match Stationery.

Galleria Madness!

We set up shop at the Galleria a couple of weeks ago. Within our 400 square foot boundary, we set up vignettes to communicate the brand and essence of High Fashion Home. Here is our first attempt:

Our setup is between DeBeers and Christian Dior…Not too shabby.

The Houston Galleria is the 5th largest mall in the country.

Every man, woman, and child stops to look at the teak root coffee table.

The Angle Vases have been a huge hit.

The Victor Sectional kind of gives off a Mont Blanc vibe.

I’m betting $50 that she has some Starbucks coffee in her hands. This is my artistic photograph by the way.

The Laurel Dining Table has never looked better.

Don’t let this picture fool you. The weekend traffic in the Galleria is bananas.

I average about 5 teas a day from the good folks at Teavana. Word on the street, ask them to do a recommended mix of tea flavors. I did it last Sunday, and it came out extra tasty.

Still Loving Suzani!

Elle Decor had a little suzani on it’s cover. Love the sofa!

I’d love to add some suzani to my living room. Beautiful, colorful fabrics add a touch of bohemian to even the most classic room. The patterns are so gorgeous that just a little bit will go a long way. Suzani has been in for a couple of years now, but it doesn’t show any signs of leaving, so grab a little bit where you can!
Portobello fabric from Rubie Green.

Rebecca Chair in Zankari Rhubarb by Mitchell Gold + Bob Williams at High Fashion Home.

Photo via Rooms We Love on Flickr.

Carolina Herrera, Jr. obviously has a thing for Suzani. She used it on a table in one home for Domino and as drapes for another home in Vogue Living.

Suzani Sunburst Pillow from Anthropologie.

La, La, La, Lavender!

I went shopping at the Houston Galleria last Sunday (and bumped into my sister-in-law and boss! Apparently it was a day to shop!). I noticed a very prominent theme. There was lavender everywhere! It wasn’t a dull shade of mauve either- it was a beautiful, rosy shade of lilac. A shade that brightens up the skin from a long, dark winter and boosts you into summer. Paired with other bright shades, it loses the saccharin, and gains some sexy.

Twisted Puff Sleeve Shirt from Gap, $18; Dinah Sandals by Cynthia Vincent at Piperlime, $200; Python Clutch from J. Crew, $495; Maharajah Earrings by Dori Csengeri at Charm & Chain, $412; Carpathia Sky Wide-Leg Pants from Anthropologie, $50; Photo from Domino. 

Even furniture manufacturers are jumping on the voilet bandwagon. Mitchell Gold + Bob Williams introduced a rich shade in leather for this season. Imagine a classic leather wingback in purple! This is a trend I am loving!

Hi. I’m Mat.

When you are meeting someone new in person, their first impression is you- how you look, what you say, how you act. When someone comes to your house, their first impression is the front door. Now, you could introduce yourself with a plain jane doormat like this one:

But why would you when you could place on of these at your doorstep?

Which side you face toward potential houseguests is up to you. Doormat from SuckUK.

Because getting through a day of work sometimes can feel like a marathon. Finish Line doormat from Feet First.

Everyday is Spring with flowers at your door! Greenhouse Doormat from Anthropologie.

That’s cheeky. Nice Underwear Doormat at Amazon.

Fuschia makes quite the statement. Welcome mat from John Pour Home.