Thursday, March 31, 2011

In the Closet...

Are you a closet work-a-holic?
If you're looking to create a home office, but are limited by square footage, consider taking over a closet!

Take note of what makes these clever closet offices work...
  • well-defined color schemes
  • corralled clutter
  • accenting the interior walls with a pop paint or wallpaper
  • using vertical storage space
  • wall-mounted memo boards
  • integrating a fun lamp or unique pedant for task lighting
  • replacing boring closet doors with softer curtains
  • coordinating with adjacent rooms

Awesome Birdcage Pendant

Feather your nest with our darling birdcage pendant light!

Wednesday, March 30, 2011

Trend Alert: Document Fabric

Scripts, fonts, and classic ephemera are scrolled across the accessory marketplace. "Document fabric", as many retailers are calling it,  has made its way into the mainstream. The romantic swirls of signatures are gracing the covers of pillows, handbags, curtain panels, slipcovers and even lampshades.

At Harvest, we have 4 or 5 different document fabrics to choose from. All are available by the yard or on any of our upholstered pieces. We're so on trend!

Tuesday, March 29, 2011

We're Inspired By...Tommy Smythe

Tommy Smythe, known originally as the side kick to HGTV's Sara Richardson, has inspired us with his brilliant room styling and mastery of accents. His vignette compositions always tell a story of style without appearing overdone. His interiors are wonderful examples of "editing", showcasing well-chosen and distinct elements of design.
Accenting with black can be quite challenging for many designers, and I have always felt that Tommy Smythe integrates black accents better than the rest. See the proof in his rooms pictured below:

Are you feeling inspired?

Monday, March 28, 2011

Quote: The Art of Editing

"A designer knows he has achieved perfection not when there is nothing left to add, but when there is nothing left to take away."
— Antoine de Saint ExupĂ©ry

Sunday, March 27, 2011

One-of-a-kind: Vintage Nurse's Station

If you're familiar with Harvest you know that we occasionally bring in a few one-of-a-kind items to add history and character to our displays. Well, this piece is no exception!
This vintage nurse's station, finished with sky blue enamel, is an absolute conversation piece. It's just waiting for the right buyer with a creative mind and love for all things shabby-chic.

Wouldn't it be darling in a boy's room as a homework desk?
Or maybe in the kitchen with cookbooks and an old-fashioned phone?
Perhaps in the entry for keys, mail, and bills?
So many possibilities....!

Saturday, March 26, 2011

Harvest Spring Upholstery Sale Ends Soon!


Tote-ally awesome

Our new Dash and Albert Totes are a MUST HAVE this Spring season!

Summer Math...

cute bathing suit and beach towel
straw hat and sunglasses
 Dash and Albert tote full of design and fashion magazines
 one perfect day at the beach!

Friday, March 25, 2011

Inspiration Board: Industrial Wine Cellar

(click image above to enlarge)

Aside from the wine itself, all items pictured in the inspiration board above are available for purchase through Harvest. The adjustable crank table and stools are in stock now!

Thursday, March 24, 2011

Chipless Wonders!

I just recently discovered one of the most fabulous cookies I've EVER had! Have you heard about "Chipless Wonders" from Tate's Bake Shop?

Melt in your mouth goodness!

The cookies come from a small bakery in Southampton, NY, called Tate's Bake Shop. I just happened upon them at Brown's Valley Market, a small specialty food store in my neighborhood, and now I'm hooked.
They make a great variety of cookies, but I highly recommend the "chipless wonder"!

Look for them at your grocery store, or find them here on-line.

43 North Sea Rd.
Southampton, NY 11968

Grain Sack Art

We've put together some unique art pieces using vintage grain sacks. They would be the perfect wall decor for a farmhouse style kitchen. Each piece is one-of-a-kind!
(sorry for the bad pic, come on in the store for a better look)

Wednesday, March 23, 2011

Window Shopping: March

I thought I'd add a new feature to the blog. "Window shopping" will feature the storefront windows as they change each month. Of course, the pictures are never as good as the real thing. Stroll on by the Harvest windows next time you're out and about to see what's new!

Tuesday, March 22, 2011

Cutest Cart Ever!

This adorable cart is just perfect for so many purposes.

Here are some ideas...
  1. rolled towels in the bathroom
  2. kid's toys
  3. laundry
  4. to hold the accent bed pillows while you sleep
  5. beach towels by the pool
  6. shoes at the front door
  7. pet toys
  8. firewood
What else could you use this cart for???

Monday, March 21, 2011

Trend Alert: Shutter Style

Lately, we're seeing shutters sprinkled throughout the marketplace. This once utilitarian window covering has taken new form indoors as wall decor. 
Consider shutters to embellish your home. You'll find so many creative ways to integrate them!
We've just introduced the most adorable shutter memo board. It's absolutely functional in a home office for letters, cards, memos, invitations, etc, or display them on their own to enhance a window or mirror.

Check out these other shutter design ideas...
salvaged shutters adding charm to a simple bathroom window

Shutter wall covering

vintage shutters as shelving accent

alternating shutters as headboard

never underestimate the power of an intriguing composition of objects, in this case: shutters, vintage frames and jewelry - very dreamy and romantic

try shutters in a bold contrasting color

shutters as a headboard alternative, so beachy

swinging shutters to divide a room

Shutter screens as a room-dividing backdrop
(these shutter screens are in-stock now at Harvest!)