Summer officially started two days ago and along with it comes great new outdoor pieces from Vastu.
Whether or not you want to spend any time outside in the awesomely oppressive heat and humidity is up to you… If you’re brave enough to face the elements, however, you might as well fill your outdoor living spaces with beautiful outdoor furniture.
As we announced yesterday, Vastu is now an authorized Flos dealer and one of the cool things to come from this internationally-renowned lighting company is the Flos outdoor line.
With floor lamps, pendants, wall lighting and sconces, and even path lights, we now have the products to (safely) illuminate your patios, terraces and decks.
We first learned of Knoll’s acquisition of Richard Schultz in February and have eagerly anticipated the official release and it’s finally arrived. In addition to our other great outdoor lines, the pieces from Richard Schultz are as beautiful as they are functional for outdoor use. In a variety of styles, materials colors and textures, we are pleased to be able to offer you these amazing designs.
We’ve been busy adding other outdoor lines to our website as well, including one from a leading French outdoor furniture manufacturer, so if you haven’t been to our website in a while definitely check it out soon!
If you’ve been to our showroom in the past couple of months, you may have noticed some amazing new additions to the lighting we have on display.
We’ve recently become an authorized Flos dealer here in DC and we couldn’t be more excited. The quality and high level of design brought to life by Flos and their collaborations with designers from around the world fits perfectly with Vastu’s design ideals and they offer something for everyone. Table lamps, floor lamps, pendants and even wall sconces and outdoor lighting, their portfolio is full of variety at several price points. You can check out the full Flos catalog here.
Here’s what we have on display in the store:
Do you have a challenging space or need some design guidance? Design Direction is a chance for you to submit photos or videos of your design challenge(s) and a Vastu interior designer will provide you with some help. Every Wednesday we will feature one reader’s submission.
“Is $14,500 excessive for a custom made marble dining table? … We chose our slabs out of an available 9 slabs. Table is 96″x 48″ with a matching marble pedestal base. Pattern is a unique pattern found in a quarry in China–linear array of chocolate brown, light beige, grey and putty clay color. The marble store is high end…. I’m ready to spend money but I’m not used to it so wondering if I’m off the deep end! We will have it for as long as we live in this house (10+yrs).”
So we all know that marble is expensive, that’s a fact of life. But when does expensive turn “excessive”? In the case of your 96″x48″ slab table, $14,500 isn’t completely unreasonable. Knoll makes a large oval Saarinen dining table 96″x54″ in their White Extra marble that runs $14,236, which you can see on the product page is the highest price for a Knoll Saarinen dining table. However, you can get the same size table from Knoll in a natural Carrara or Emperador Dark marble for only $6,091 which is less than half of your price and Knoll’s most expensive Saarinen table.
You want to know if you’re going off the deep end. My answer is no, but you are at the top end of the reasonable range.. Investing in a large marble table is just that, an investment. You plan on having it for several years and can even consider it a heirloom if you have children and want to pass it down to them. There are definitely cheaper alternatives when it comes to marble tables, but as long as you know that and are comfortable with your expenses than you shouldn’t regret your decision.
[Side Note: Knoll has a marble called Calacatta which has an ivory white background and features strong gold random veins with additional veins varying from cream to green and grey. Sounds slightly similar to the one you described. A large oval table in this marble from Knoll is $9,223 for coated or $12,173 for the natural finish.]
If you’ve been thinking about that perfect Herman Miller piece to bring into your home, today is the last day to do it for 15% off.
That’s right, we’ve come to the end of the semi-annual Herman Miller Sale and we would like to give a big thanks to everyone who’s already stopped by and taken advantage of the savings here at Vastu. As this was a national sale, with prices set the same no matter where you go, we really appreciate the way our customers chose to support a local and independently owned store in our neighborhood instead of ordering something online or buying it from a big-box retailer.
And if you’d like to be notified via email of the next big sale we have, or even new product news and store info, head to our homepage and subscribe to our mailing list (look for the light green bar towards the bottom of the page).
(And if you still would like to participate in the sale you have about 6 hours to place your order in store or over the phone!)
In just having celebrated Pride Weekend here in DC, we wish you a Happy Pride Month!
Oh and don’t forget, you have one more day left in the Herman Miller Summer Sale! Don’t miss your chance to save 15%!
Today, June 5th, is World Environment Day! From the United Nations, “World Environment Day is…a day for people from all walks of life to come together to ensure a cleaner, greener and brighter outlook for themselves and future generations.”
Vastu wholeheartedly supports this! We’ve even committed ourselves to conducting business in an environmentally responsible way, working diligently to conserve natural resources and minimize waste. We love it when we find a new product that is eco-friendly and you’ll love it when you find tons of current products on our website that share that same distinction.
Just look for this green leaf icon!
Today kicks off the Herman Miller Summer Sale and your chance to take 15% off your favorite Herman Miller pieces (like the iconic Eames Lounge Chair & Ottoman perhaps?).
The sale runs until June 11th and we’re open 7 days a week!!