There are just a few more days left in the year and we just want to say thank you. Thank you for supporting a small and local business and for reading our blog and continuing to grow
In case you’re new to the Design Clique family, here are our top 10 most read posts of 2011…
For those of you still in town for the coming holidays, here are our store hours:
- Friday, December 23rd | 11:00AM – 7:00PM
- Saturday, December 24th | 11:00AM – 5:00PM
- Sunday, December 25th | CLOSED
- Monday, December 26th | CLOSED
- Tuesday, December 27th | 11:00AM – 7:00PM
We’re quickly approaching Christmas and I understand that some gifts can get forgotten until the last minute. Trust me, last minute shopping is no fun.
But Vastu is here to help! If you’re finishing up your shopping in MidCity in the next couple of days then why not stop by and get some great gifts for the home?
And don’t forget to check out our 14th Street neighbors for more great gift ideas:
Back in September we introduced you to the new Krusin Lounge and Side Chairs that were designed by Marc Krusin and available from Knoll. Well we recently received our very own floor models and we love them! With arm and armless versions of both the Side and Lounge Chair and various wood, stain and lacquer options as well as hundreds of fabric and leather choices (or the woven paper rush seat) there’s most definitely a Krusin chair for everyone.
We love social media. We love the way it can bring people together and how it can broaden your horizons to a world full of culture and design. That’s why we hope you follow us on Twitter and Like us on Facebook (and hopefully read this blog regularly).
Until the end of the year, we’ll be offering our Facebook fans the opportunity to take 20% off any new Steven Anthony sofa and/or sectional order.
To take advantage of this first-ever promotion, simply “Like” Vastu on Facebook and send a quick email saying you’ve done so to firstname.lastname@example.org at which point you’ll receive a secret code. Print out the code and bring it into the store when you come to purchase your new sofa and/or sectional!
That’s 20% off just for liking us on Facebook! Easy as that!
Be sure to let your friends and family know so they can join in the savings and get some really great custom furniture.
The Facebook Fan Appreciation Event will run from today December 15th through the end of the year (close of business, Saturday December 31st, 2011). You must “Like” Vastu on Facebook at www.Facebook.com/Vastu and email us at email@example.com to receive your special 20% code.
Yesterday, Baltimore-based artist Greg Minah posted this great video on our Facebook page. It shows the process and work that goes into making many of his pieces. We’ve exhibited Greg here in our showroom before and he’s a favorite of many of our designers when working on a design project. Check it out!
There was a time when investors actively sought out fine French furniture and collected it as a form of investing. In the late 1990′s, the attention switched from gaudy French furniture to the sleek and cool stylings of mid-century masters like Ray and Charles Eames, Harry Bertoia and descendants of the European Bauhaus movement. This was mainly because of the internet boom that these years saw, but also because this boom increased the wealth of much-younger investors who wanted something more streamlined and less stuffy.
As an article from CNBC titled Sitting on a Small Fortune states, these people weren’t “interested in filling their Silicon Valley mansions with museum pieces; these inventors of the future wanted a look that that leaned forward.”
It raises a good point that people should take into consideration when buying pieces like an Eames Lounge Chair or a Saarinen Table and face sticker shock, you’re not just buying a chair or a table at that point. You are taking your hard-earned money and really investing it in something that has value and can even be passed down like a family heirloom. The key is to do your research and always make sure you’re buying an authorized and authentic product.
(By the way, if you are looking to do some “alternative investing” don’t forget that this is the last weekend of the Herman Miller Holiday Sale!)
While we don’t necessarily encourage following trends when it comes to your home decor it is always interesting to wait and see what Pantone, the “global authority on color and provider of professional color standards for the design industries”, dictates as the Color of the Year.
For 2012 it turned out to be Tangerine Tango!
That’s basically the gist from a recent article from Urban Turf describing the more than several projects currently happening and planned for the 14th Street corridor.
And when I say several, it’s literal. From above Florida Avenue to south of Rhode Island Avenue (on 14th), there are a total of 10 residential projects that are in the final planning stages or are under construction. Read more