Monday, April 30, 2012

The proper placement of curtain rods...

Design tip:
This diagram simply illustrates the effect that curtain rod placement can have. You can absolutely create the illusion of a larger window and grander scale by simply mounting the curtain rod up high near the ceiling and beyond the side edges of the window trim.

The difference is clear, even in the illustration.

Sunday, April 29, 2012

Light up your life!

Light up your life with these unique fixtures available for order through Harvest...

Craft Corner

I'm not much of a crafter, but every now and then I see a fun little DIY project that appeals to me.
I think I might try this one for summer...

Remnant Fabric Spheres
( I have to call them spheres because I can't say balls without giggling)

(image via pinterest)

It'll be fun to find inexpensive, remnant fabrics in bright summer patterns to add a pop of color to my decor.
I have a old Dough Bowl, (from Harvest, of course) that sits on the console table behind my sofa.
I switch out the bowl decor as the seasons change, and I think this little craft will provide the perfect, playful filler for summer!
I'll be sure to let you know how it turns out!

Saturday, April 28, 2012

The Harvest Field Trip

Karsten's son's kindergarten class recently visited our San Carlos shop to learn a little bit about the retail experience. All eyes were on Shauna, our store manager, during this unique show-and-tell!

Thanks for visiting Harvest, Kiddos!
Bring your parents back soon!

Thursday, April 26, 2012

What are you up to this weekend?

If I lived up in the Portland area, I would surely be headed here:

My good friend, Syd, has been working hard to help organize this fantastic event. I have not had the pleasure of attending in years past, but from what I hear, it's an amazing opportunity to find one-of-a-kind treasures. If you're a "collector" like the rest of us, and you're lucky enough to live in the Pacific Northwest, I highly recommend you check out the 80+ vendors at this show!
Oh yeah, be sure to send us some pics of your favorite finds!

Color Update: Turquoise, the color of summer!

Turquoise is the "it" color this summer!


Stop by Harvest to pick up some "must have" turquoise accents this season...

Glass floats

Wednesday, April 25, 2012

Client Inspiration: A hope chest towel caddy

I recently had the pleasure of visiting a client's home to discuss the finishing touches of her project. While I was there she shared the clever idea she came up with for one of our old hope chests.
 She placed it at the corner of her gorgeous bathtub to hold and display rolls of soft, color coordinated bath towels. Doesn't it look great?

Mona also utilized one of our vintage wooden vessels to display potpourri and a relaxing, scented candle beside the bath.

And of course, the essential Pre de Provence soap is perfectly perched in our bathtub soapdish!

I can't wait to share more pics of Mona's fabulous home once we have everything put together.
Thanks for the inspiration, Mona!

Tuesday, April 24, 2012

Unique wine storage...

Have you seen our latest, greatest wine storage piece???
It's awesome! So rustic and robust! It would look incredible on your bar console or buffet!

Monday, April 23, 2012

New Use for Vintage Silver Serveware

We recently acquired an extensive collection of vintage silver vessels in our Burlingame shop.
These unique items can be used for so many things. I especially love this idea of re-purposing the glamorous serving pieces on your bathroom vanity to keep cosmetic essentials at your fingertips!
Hurry in to check out our assortment of vintage one-of-a-kinds!

Friday, April 13, 2012

Setting "Sale" this Spring...

Don't miss our Tax Free sale going on now at Harvest!

Visit our locations in Menlo Park, San Carlos, and Burlingame!