We are less than a week away from one of the best neighborhood-wide sales this city sees during the year, the MidCity Dog Days Sale!
As you may have heard, Vastu is offering 15% off all new upholstered furniture orders from Steven Anthony. And while our Dog Days sale includes sofas, sectionals, chairs, ottomans and beds, you may find yourself feeling a little overwhelmed with all of the personalization options we offer. So before you head to our showroom this weekend, why not take a look at some custom client pieces from interior design projects past?
- Prana Chair
- Gordi Sectional
- Kayne Platform Bed
- Georgetown Sofa
- Ginger Chairs
- Ramses Sectionals
- Kayne Platform Bed
- Frankie Sofa & Madison Ottoman
It’s nearly that time of year again! Time for the neighborhood-wide Dog Days Sale.
On Saturday, August 4th and Sunday, August 5th, the stores and restaurants in the MidCity district will be hosting awesome sales and promotions.
At Vastu, you’ll have the opportunity to take 15% off all new Steven Anthony custom upholstered furniture orders. That includes chairs, sofas, sectionals, ottomans and beds!
Don’t know where to start when it comes to personalizing your own furniture? Don’t worry, we’ve got you covered! Check out this short “how-to” blog post on how to order your own Steven Anthony piece from Vastu during the Dog Days Sale.
It’s our final post in the Before & After: Poolside in Palm Springs series and I definitely feel like we’ve saved the best for last. Scroll below to see the dramatic transformations of the master bedroom and bath, media room, outside patio and pool area.
The Master Bedroom
The Master Bathroom
The Media Room
The Pool & Patio
Click below to see other images from Eric Kole’s Palm Springs house.
Our newest art exhibit on display at Vastu is from artist Kimberly Iles. Kimberly creates abstract/contemporary works through the use of mixed media to produce a range of effects on canvas and panel.
In this collection, Kimberly explores a not-so-artistic topic: science. Specifically, alternate universes and realities.
“Whereas science deals in the search for fundamental truth, art deals in imagination. Albert Einstein captured these sentiments in his essay on “The World As I See It” saying The most beautiful experience we can have is the mysterious. It is the fundamental emotion that stands at the cradle of true art and true science. For me, one of the most fascinating of scientific mysteries is the concept of parallel universes; the idea that there are an infinite collection of existences sharing every common likeness, memory, and perception of reality as you.”
About Kimberly Iles
Kimberly D. Iles is a graduate of the University of Tennessee with a Bachelor of Fine Arts with Honors, 1990. Her early professional career involved work in graphics design with Oak Ridge National Laboratory, Vanderbilt University, and corporate design in the private sector. From 1995 to 2008 Kimberly owned and operated Ilesnet Design. The design company provided graphic and web design services for a variety of clients, including government agencies, corporations and non-profit organizations. In 2009 she founded In Theory Communications, LLC, to continue in the spirit and tradition of Ilesnet Design.
Today, Kimberly has transitioned to a fine arts career highlighted by participation in international and national exhibitions and juried art shows.
1829 14th St NW
Washington, DC 20009
July 23rd, 2012 – September 23rd, 2012
In this post, we’ll show you how Eric Kole, Vastu co-owner, transformed the kitchen, living room, guest bedrooms and bathroom from dark, crowded and outdated spaces into luxurious, spacious rooms befitting a swanky Palm Springs abode.
- Kitchen Before
- Kitchen During Renovation
- Finished Kitchen
- Finished Kitchen
The Living Room
- Living Room Before
- Living Room During Renovation
First Guest Bedroom
Second Guest Bedroom
New paint on the walls and flooring, a thoughtful collection of furniture and whole lot less clutter really cleaned up those bedrooms, and there’s still more to come! Next time, I’ll be revealing the media room, the master bedroom and bath and the fantastic outdoor living areas.
Vastu co-owner Eric Kole recently bought and remodeled a property in Palm Springs, California and the before and after images are like night and day!
Before Eric took over the home it was crowded, extremely dark and didn’t have a clear personality or sense of style. Actually, it did have a personality: dark, kind of depressing and dumpy. The interior and exterior of the home did not fit with the swanky feel of Palm Springs. I mean, this house is next door to Frank Sinatra’s house! It should be spectacular.
Check out the first set of photos below to see how Eric achieved it!
The Dining Room
- Dining Room Before
- Dining Room During Renovation
- Finished Dining Room
- Entry Before
- Entry During the Renovation
- Finished Entry Area
- Fireplace Before
- Fireplace During the Renovation
- Finished Fireplace
That’s just a short sneak peek at Eric’s amazing Palm Springs house renovation. Check back with Design Clique as we reveal the kitchen, bedrooms and fabulous poolside patio
There are only 6 more days left to stop by the Vastu showroom and see work by local artist and Vastu art director, Brian Petro, up close and personal. Taking pieces from his Supermarket Series and Roman Series, Brian showcases his talent as well as his versatility with materials and methods.
All of Brian’s pieces are for sale.
Please see or call a Vastu designer for availability and pricing.
As you may well know, we have a thing for local and independently-owned business. Patronizing them is better for your neighborhood and more often than not, you get higher-quality products and services. As a small, local business we love supporting others in our area and recommending them to our customers and clients. And so today we introduce you to Washington, DC shirt makers Hugh & Crye.
If Vastu was in the business of selling clothes, we’d like to be like Hugh & Crye. With an emphasis on quality fabrics and manufacturing, they’ve developed a sizing system that goes beyond small, medium or large and we love that! They don’t produce one-size fits all clothing and understand that everybody’s needs are a little different. Sounds like a certain furniture store on 14th Street
Check out their blog here.
Or peruse their online catalog to see all of their great-looking (and fitting) shirts!
We received our floor model of the Tab F floor lamp the other day and in trying to find a spot for it decided to place it next to our Barcelona chair. At a little over 43″ high, the Tab F is about a foot taller than the Barcelona, but these proportions brought to mind the perfect function for a pair like this: a reading corner!
With its low-slung dimensions, loungey appearance and wide seat, the Barcelona makes a great reading chair. Together with the height of the Tab F floor lamp and its pure light it gives off from the LED bulbs our version came with (you can also get a Halogen model), it makes you want to grab one of your favorite books and just relax.
Preferably in the comfort of an air-conditioned room…
Happy Independence Day!
Vastu will be closed Wednesday, July 4th, 2012.
We will reopen on Thursday, July 5th at 11:00am.