Deep Discounts Revealed

High glass coffee table on sale now at Glam Vintage & Moderne

High glass coffee table on sale now at Glam Vintage & Moderne

This generous tempered beveled glass, distressed walnut and antiqued metal coffee table is $500 off (and there is only one is stock).

Assorted area rugs on sale now at Glam Vintage & Moderne

Assorted area rugs on sale now at Glam Vintage & Moderne

Consider a quality wool area rug now 50% off to put underneath your fabulous new table.

Selected cushions and drapery on sale now at Glam Vintage & Moderne

Selected bedding and cushions on sale now at Glam Vintage & Moderne

Here’s the excuse you’ve been waiting for to treat yourself to a high quality bedding makeover. Spend your savings (of more than 65%) on a few pops of colourful new spring accessories like lamps, draperies and or throw pillows to celebrate this “steal”.

50 Shades of Beige

Bold Area Rugs at Glam Vintage & Moderne

Bold Area Rugs at Glam Vintage & Moderne

A customer came in yesterday lamenting her previous décor choices.  She said “I really have to do something about my place, it’s so boring…  I call it “50 shades of beige”.

Area rug samples at Glam Vintage & Moderne

Area rug samples at Glam Vintage & Moderne

A quick fix for this problem is the introduction of an area rug with strong colourful graphics.  The one on the left of this picture picks up where “boring beige” left off.  It’s New Zealand wool, made in India and reasonably priced.

The customer knows it’s just the right thing but still needs the husband’s “approval”.  Seems the last time she tried to slip a pair of lamps into their home unnoticed, he secretly found them and hid them from her.  She thought she was losing her mind and finally confessed the apparent theft to him.She is now fully disclosing all decor purchases to him while suppressing a giggle about her ever- growing handbag collection.

The Good, the Bad and the Dirty Decorating Words

Inside Glam Vintage & Moderne

Inside Glam Vintage & Moderne, Port Hope, On

Imagine having customers who have “bought in” to your complete concept or design.  They get the vision created specifically for them including specific fabrics for upholstery, coordinating paint colours and drapery, area rugs, lighting, and furniture.  As a show of good faith they have solidified the deal with a deposit i.e. $$ .

 Drapery, Area Rugs and Furniture at Glam Vintage & Moderne

A Glimpse at Interior Decorator Richard Cadoret’s Drapery, Area Rugs and Furniture at Glam Vintage & Moderne

The only things completely in the decorator’s control are paint colour, and items currently in the decorator’s inventory.  Backorder is a very bad word suppliers use to tell decorators that the item will be delayed.  Usually a guesstimated delivery date is provided.

The dirtiest of all words are “this item has been discontinued“.    The savvy decorator needs to convince the client that there are indeed better options and that the original vision is actually better with the new substituted product.

I am currently trying to convince myself that the 6 beautiful backordered chrome pendant lights (that I didn’t order immediately but rather delayed ordering until I needed them) are not actually really what I wanted and that there exists something better that is available now.  I am my worst (and only) client.  I need a professional….oh Richard?

Steal “Your” Inspiration

Amy Butler’s Chandra area rugs at Glam Vintage & Moderne

A great room starts with a great inspiration.  Where does your “spark” come from?

If you are “inspirationally challenged” why not steal a little from Amy Butler?  The artist/ designer travels the world to get her stimulation to create bold patterns in rich colour hues for wool area rug producer “Chandra”.

Treat one of her carpets as your “muse” then select wall colours, furniture and window treatments to coordinate .

My “Muse” Amy Butler/Chandra Rug available at Glam Vintage & Moderne

Drapery at Glam

I have got to stop taking my own advice…I will have to buy another house now.

My Dream Jane Lockhart Sofa at Glam Vintage & Moderne

“Featherbed” for the Walls

Magic Carpet Display

Magic Carpet Displayer

Magic Carpet "Pull-out" Display

Unfortunately, Glam can’t stock ALL the fabulous rugs this supplier has but Richard has the best of them on his new “magic” displayer.  Rather than flopping heavy carpets from side to side this displayer allows you to easily glide them out of the “pack” so you can compare just the ones you like in a row. In this pic I pulled out “3” of “20” full size carpets to consider and it was easy peasy.

Someone’s got to make one of these for my closet…slide the blouse out then slide out a number of alternative pants or skirts and get just the right outfit!

Given the right blog,  I probably could have come up with velcro too.

What’s Better than Funky Fabric?

Spunky Area Rugs available at GLAM

Bring your interiors up to date with area rugs spun in contemporary colour ways and patterns that add a splash of colour and detail to an otherwise neutral room.  Designers and decorators including Richard often favour adding elements with “2012” pop by replacing time worn fabric on pillows and dusty ’90’s accessories.  A new area rug can also introduce some “2012” spunk and makeover a room even on a modest blogger’s budget.

Richard Cuts a Rug (deal)

Contemporary Graphic Rug

This rug is fabulous.  It’s contemporary grey black hues work with what’s on trend in our colour palette.  Because it’s acrylic there are a lot more exciting colour combos to choose from and it’s cheaper than wool.

Furthermore acrylics are easily cleaned.

In fact,  you could drop a large cappuccino on this and sponge it off without a trace before the owner notices you need a refill. (Not that this happened to this particular one)