Wednesday, February 29, 2012

Bigger is better

Our desktop magnifier has become one of our top-selling accessories. We love how it brings the pages of a book to life.

They really are a fashionable and practical gift!

Tuesday, February 28, 2012

Home on the Range...

We're thrilled to introduce this line of occasional seating!
These fabulous cowhide stools provide functional seating and will add layers of texture to any interior.

Available in 18", 24" and 30" sizes. You'll be sure to find one that fits your space.

Monday, February 27, 2012

Spruce Things Up This Spring! Our Sofa Sale Is On!!!

Don't miss out on our Spring Upholstery Sale!

Save big! Now through March 31st!

Bird feeders worth tweeting about...

Our iron bird feeders are the perfect gift for the bird lovers in your life. Better yet, buy two and keep one for your own garden.

These darling dishes can certainly house more than just bird seed. Try one of them atop your vanity for jewelry, buttons and miscellaneous baubles.

Sunday, February 26, 2012

An Island of Our Own...

Who hasn't dreamed of an island all their own? Kitchen island, that is.

In dreaming up our new kitchen remodel, I was sure that I wanted a rustic kitchen island that was one-of-a-kind, (inspired by images in the previous post). I searched antique stores, flea markets, and estate sales for the perfect piece, and could never find an island that embodied all the character and function that I needed for this particluar space. Knowing that the rustic island had to accommodate barstools on one side, drawer storage on the other, a place for the microwave, a place for the trash bin, and ideally allow for electrical outlets too, I soon came to the realization that this piece might need to be custom made.

But how do you get a new piece to exude age-old character, you ask???
Simple. Build the new piece out of 100+ year old materials!

Where would you be able to do that, you ask???
Simple. Right here at Harvest!

Here are a few images of the custom kitchen island I designed. Please excuse the plywood top. We've had a bit of a mishap with the marble slab that will soon be installed on top. Here's a sneak peek anyway. I'll be sure to post pics of the entire new kitchen as soon as it is complete!

PS: Check out my fab new barstools from Harvest! Love 'em!

My Old Lumber Island...

gotta love the genuine knots and nail holes that make this piece one-of-a-kind

oh plywood top, I can't wait 'til you're gone!

...and the microwave fits right in place (thank god! wheew!)

The trash bin sits just behind this door. I even have a spot for a bottle opener on the side.

Eventually this unsightly white outlet will be replaced with a antique bronze model to match the rest of the hardware.
I'm currently searching for the perfect towel bar for this side as well.

The barstools fit nicely into this nook with plenty of knee space.

I like how the rustic wood juxtaposes the otherwise clean, white cabinets and high polish appliances.

lots of great storage

The drawers run on smooth, full extension glides.

I can't wait to show you the rest of the kitchen when it's all put together!
Stay tuned...

Saturday, February 25, 2012

Rustic Kitchen Islands...

There's nothing quite like the character that a rustic, old island can give to a kitchen.
Check out this inspiring collection of images...

Friday, February 24, 2012

The Lady's Tool Belt...

Those of you in the design trade, or anyone currently working on a design project of their own, will certainly be able to relate to this post by Rachel Halvorson of the Nest Egg Blog.
If you've ever found yourself on-site wishing you had a handy carry-all for your measuring tape, notebook, phone, etc, then you'll love this post from the witty and refreshingly honest designer who has come up with a classy and functional tool belt made to suit the needs of today's designing woman.

Click HERE to link to the Nest Egg post and add this design blog to your list of favorites!

I think she's onto something...

 Rachel's design would include all of the essentials like a hammer, measuring tape, screwdriver, i-phone, and of course a little chocolate afternoon pick-me-up.

Floor model feature

I'm posting to feature a really great buy. This floor model sectional has been marked to 30% off!!!!
The L-shaped Marin sofa is upholstered in a soft, textured fabric and houses a sleeper mattress inside--Cozy seating for the whole family with a hidden guest room to boot!

Come by our Burlingame store soon to see for yourself!
The good ones always go fast!

Thursday, February 23, 2012

Window Shopping: February in San Carlos

It's been too long since I've posted a snippet of our storefront windows.
Here's a little taste of what's featured in San Carlos this week...

Our gorgeous Kayhan Chair sits in front of a reclaimed wood backdrop. Vintage Vessels adorn the Old Shoemaker's Rack behind the chair. Our Wine Barrel Strap Pendant hangs above.

Two new side chairs flank either side of the Fanny Accent Table. Above a Vintage Bookshelf, our weathered, wood-framed Chalkboard hangs on the wall, noting the upcoming events of fun-filled family life!

Wednesday, February 22, 2012


Loving these new puppy dog paperweights --a great bookcase figurine for any dog lover!