Saturday, March 19, 2011

While you were sleeping...

As for the absence of posts...too many late nights at the store!

Shannon and I spent too many nights reworking the floor and finding delight in the many new items calling our names from the stockroom shelves. And that's the truth.

The Vanguard sale will be over at month's end. We've received several additional orders of furniture in which always requires a late night of creative magic, re-arranging rooms, and setting the stage for inspiration. So today, before I left the store, I snapped these photos of some of the great new sofas and chairs that we had to work with this week. Each time you turn the corner, there's another grouping to love.

My absolute favorite! Urban chic, combined with comfort and transitional style. I designed this one in a great menswear herringbone that is subtle yet defined. All five pillows are included in the price! All of the collections are available to purchase right off the floor, or by special order in hundreds of fabrics. I'm here, along with my design staff, to help make your design dreams come to life.

I love this one so much that I designed on in a natural linen, and another in a mohair substitute heather ed velvet. Soooooooo comfy! No need for stadium seating when you can sink into this. And those cute chairs in the foreground are natural linen with an outside back made from an old tobacco sack. Way cute!

This great sofa is in a cool tweed texture. Color: taupe, the new neutral. Late one night, Shannon and I decided if we ever cut the floral department to a bare minimum, we would only need this color of green! It makes almost anything charming and inviting! This sofa has a fresh modern touch, yet is not so over the top that it couldn't blend into your traditional room.

A good way to kick it up a notch!

The most unusual and dressy piece I brought in is this! A bit of French influence makes this beauty striking and oh-so-stylish! (Note the metallic zebra linen!) It is subtle and very chic. The one cushion design is perfect for this style. If you have a fabulous salon room just waiting to be dressed, come check it out.

Two of these beautiful velvet tufted chairs flank the sofa and invite conversation. Ooh la la!

This is the velvet/mohair version of the linen one I love. Comfort for sure. The color is a medium taupe. Never mind those plaid accent pillows. I have no idea how those got into the mix. As my sister says, they were a "gift with purchase". And I don't like them much, either. Ugh. But never fear, there's plenty of room for snazzy pillows to appear.

...just a closer look at the dramatic oversized nailheads! Wow! You can select from 9 or 10 finishes and 4 sizes. I choose the large size!

And, if you're not in the market for a new sofa or chair...there's a lot of great spring looks waiting to go home with you!

What is it about eggs, anyway? Come on in for some inspiration and great prices.

As for me, I'm hoping for a little calmer week to come with less "night shift" work.


Denise said...

I wish I were there to help with the late-night rearranging! Even hefting rugs and couches around is fun when it's done with you :).

Claire said...

I think that first couch is my favorite; but they are all lovely!

Lee said...

Susan, I love it. Okay so I think I'm gonna have to make a trip to the store some time tomorrow. To pretty not to see in person.
PS. I'm looking for a sweet lamp from you.

michelle said...

I like the furniture a lot but I am stuck on that button egg! Genius.

I shudder to think of what you get done while I'm sleeping...

Molly Krauss Smith said...

I absolutely adore the first couch! Happy Birthday today!