Monday, December 29, 2008

The Sultan of Bling

Seeing as I am no Decorno in terms of blog readership, I still get pretty excited to receive the occasional comment and e-mail from far-flung customers and readers. A few weeks ago, I was thrilled to receive a lovely e-mail from Albert Sultan, aka the Sheik of Chic. (Got to love the name, right?)

He has an amazing new online vintage furniture store and, yes, we sell vintage furniture too, but this guy is like a mini-1st Dibs with some of his pieces. Here are some of my favorites:

Check out his site,, to see more. Albert, if you're out there, all I ask in return for this posting is the Renzo Rutili credenza.

Friday, December 26, 2008

It's On

Yep, Christmas is only one foot in the grave and we are already on to the next big thing: our floor-model sale on all new (i.e., non-vintage) furniture and lighting.

If you've had your eye on anything in the shop as of late, stay mindful; to keep things interesting, we are holding a progressive sale, so the longer the sale, the better the deals.

Here's the skinny:

DEC. 26 - JAN. 9: 15% OFF

JAN. 10 - JAN. 20: 20% OFF

JAN. 21 – JAN. 31: 30% OFF

Act quickly to ensure you get your heart's desire for a discount, or hedge your bets in the hopes that the object of your affection is still around for the final days.

Good luck!

Wednesday, December 24, 2008

Merry Merry

Barney's New York holiday window

Happy holidays to you and yours...thank you for making our first year so fabulous!

Here's hoping you wake up tomorrow to find everything on your list under the tree, or elsewhere. In a perfect world, here's what would be waiting for me under mine:

1. The magnificent Javier Bardem

2. Need I say more?

3. Tony Duquette Pagoda Lamp reissued by Baker

4. Petal kicks from Christian Louboutin

5. Pair of vintage turquoise lamps for my Living Room from Downtown in L.A.

6. 19 from Adele, my new music crush

Sunday, December 21, 2008

Holiday Hours, Come Snow or High Water

Here in Seattle, the snow has thrown holiday shopping plans for a loop.

But we decided, if you're game, so are we. That's why we're planning to be open every day until Christmas, with extended hours, snow or no.

Here's the skinny:

Sunday, 12/21: 12-5
Monday, 12/22: 11-7
Tuesday, 12/23: 11-7
Wednesday, 12/24 (Christmas Eve): 11-7
Thursday, 12/25 (Christmas): CLOSED
Friday, 12/26: 11-5 (and a return to normal business hours)

Lose the cabin fever and come do some shopping! See you then.

Friday, December 19, 2008

Words to Give By

Sometimes I wonder if the shop is merely a front for me to buy all the things I love but can't afford to keep. Design books are one of my weaknesses, and I've collected a batch of my current favorites--all of which, conveniently enough, are for sale at Revival Home & Garden. Coincidence?

Surprise your favorite design aficionado with one of these under the tree and you're guaranteed to be rewarded with a gigantic smile.

1. Tony Duquette

Not a new book, but my favorite design book of all time. Hands down, one of the most inspiring designers of all time. I LOVE THIS BOOK!

2. High Style

A glossy, glam effort from the masters of glossy and glam, L.A.'s Ron Woodson and Jaime Rummerfield. Another one of my favorites, this is filled with colorful, over-the-top vignettes from the pair's fabulous California shop, as well as some of their memorable design projects that include the home of former Seattleite Courtney Love.

As an added bonus, the book is beautifully made, with a gilded fabric cover. Never hurts.

3. Celerie Kemble: To Your Taste

Another of my favorite of the new crop of design books....highly readable, great projects influenced by the current Regency madness but all with a timeless underpinning, and informative to boot. After reading it, Ms. Kemble rose a few notches to the upper heights of my favorite designer list.

4. Defining Luxury

Fabulous eye candy.... I want to move into that room on the cover every time I look at it.

5. Inspired Styles

A great premise, this is a compilation of favorite rooms by loads of current top designers including Kelly Wearstler, Michael S. Smith, and more.

6. Regency Redux

An exploration of the hot hot hot Regency style from a historical perspective, written by one of the leading experts on the period (who also has a great new blog, BTW)

7. The New Traditional

A wonderful first book from the new master of cool, serene interiors (and former lawyer!) Darryl Carter.

8. Charlotte Moss: A Flair for Living

A beautiful book from tastemaker extraordinaire Charlotte Moss.

Tuesday, December 16, 2008

That's Amore

In a strange but delightful turn of events, we were featured in the November issue of Italian Architectural Digest (not sure whether to punctuate that with a "! "or a "?").

If there are any fluent Italian speakers out there (yes, I am talking especially to you young, handsome male Italian speakers), take a look and let me know what it says.... All I've gleaned is ITALIAN ITALIAN ITALIAN ITALIAN "Leah Ball Steen" ITALIAN ITALIAN ITALIAN "Hollywood Regency" ITALIAN ITALIAN ITALIAN "Seattle."

And if previously mentioned young, handsome male Italians could send a recent photo along with their translations, that would be swell.

Thursday, December 11, 2008

More in Store

In addition to stocking up on stocking stuffers, we've been stockpiling more vintage pieces for your consideration. (I've officially exhausted my stock of "stock" phrases!)

Our current favorite? A pair of vintage nightstands with "bamboo" detail and awe-inspiring new orange lacquer finish. My favorite detail? A "breadboard" pullout for all your nighttime necessities.

Vintage resin Buddha lamp with stunning custom pagoda white linen shade.

Coral wall mirror with gold detailing....Dorothy Draper would be proud.

Pair of vintage lemon-yellow crackled-finish ginger jar lamps with new custom black linen shades. The picture doesn't do justice to the intensity of the color...snap these up fast before they mysteriously migrate to my living room.

And though not vintage, we have a few new items that could fool the untrained eye:

Pair of brass sconces with crystal chain (which can be removed if you hate) and...

A pair of these charming gilded stools with cranberry silk cushions.

New or old, we've got you covered.

Tuesday, December 9, 2008

Window Dressing

I couldn't be more excited about our lovely new holiday window, featuring a few of my favorite fabric lines and products from the shop--fabrics from Rubie Green & F. Schumacher, and chairs from MetroSofa and a customized piece from Martha Stewart's line for Bernhardt.

Special thanks to stylist extraordinaire Hope Misterek for her eye and muscle. (Side note: the blatant rip-off of House Beautiful's recent cover --i.e., the paper bells--was all me.)

Come by and check it out in person!

Crack Ups

Thanks to DailyCandy for the love thrown Humpty & Eggberta's way. These little beauties are handmade by hipster L.A. designer Helene Ige and her mom (how cute is that?) and come in two different sizes. I defy anyone not to utter some sort of high-pitched squeal or at least an "Awww..." upon seeing them.

The perfect gift for your favorite egghead. (Sorry.)

Mention you saw them here and we'll give you 20% off to thank you for humoring our bad puns.
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