Sophisticated Sofas for the Brave

Architectural Digest April 2013 White Sectional

White sectional Architectural Digest April 2013

Off-white sofas and sectionals are on trend and work anywhere.

Cowardly parents and dogparents will order Glam’s Canadian made sofas in another shade even though the fabric is polyester and cleans easily with a damp sponge and a little “Dawn”.

These off-white sofas will always look sleek and elegant with their “perpetually tidy” bench seating – a calm serene anchor against nearby busy furniture and accessory patterning.

Tufted Bench seat sofa

Tufted Jane Lockhart Designed Sofa at Glam Vintage & Modene

Neutral Sofa with Bench seating

Tuxedo Sofa from Statum Designs at Glam Vintage & Moderne

Whit sofa surrounded by colour

Relatively inexpensive area rugs, pillows and draperies in eye-popping colours can be purchased with reckless abandon when all you have to do is match them to white.

Even my partner could do that but then I’d have to get a real job.

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

Tanya Sanza Come on Down!

Richard draws for the winner of the Statum Jane Lockhart sponsored Downey Chair Giveaway

Richard is pleased to announce the winner of the Statum/Jane Lockhart Downey Chair is Tanya Sanza!!  Tanya was thrilled to pieces for 3 reasons:

She has never won anything before  AND

she her family are moving to Port Hope (Glam’s hood) from Whitby and “this couldn’t be a better housewarming gift” AND

she told her husband that she really loved the Downey chair and that

she had to have it.

For those of you who really wanted to win and didn’t become blog followers we are going to give you another chance to win something else really soon so follow the blog or our Facebook page OK?

She came, she saw, she bought

Jane Lockhart gives advice at Glam Vintage & Moderne

It was a great day at Glam.  Lots of customers came with their phones, sketches and Ipads to ask Jane Lockhart about their design dilemmas and she got right to it.

Expecting a “decorating diva”, the crowd was delighted to chat with this sweet humble girl next door TV personality and author. 

It was a great surprise to find that Jane’s posse includes (our lost but not forgotten friend) Karen Kirk Canadian Living‘s design blogger and writer who took these great pics.

Jane paid Richard the ultimate compliment…she bought one of his vintage finds and some pieces from the exquisite Eastern Accents linen line.  Needless to say Richard is already planning another “Jane Lockhart” event at Glam!

(blog followers can still win the chair mentioned in the previous blog by filling out a ballot at Glam Vintage & Moderne by Sat. Oct. 13, 2012)

Meet Jane At GLAM

Jane Lockhart Interior Designer

Join us at  GLAM Vintage & Moderne on            Saturday, October 6, 2012  2 – 4 pm

        share the afternoon with

               Jane Lockhart

Interior Designer & host of W Network’s Colour Confidential

And if that’s not enough…YOU COULD WIN a gorgeous Downey Chair (in a woven terra cotta fabric with tack detailing) provided by Statum Designs, the Canadian manufacturer of Jane Lockhart’s furniture line.

Downey Chair by Jane Lockhart for Statum Designs at Glam Vintage & Moderne

Assuming we can eliminate fishing, where else could you have this much fun, receive expert advice and win something big in Port Hope for free?  See you at Glam Vintage & Moderne, 48 Walton St., Port Hope, Ontario

Casual Comfort in Corduroy

Jane’s Lindsay Chair in Grey Corduroy at Glam Vintage & Moderne

When fall is in the air the first item out of the fall/winter wardrobe is my “cords”.  I always have a pair or two of pinwheel corduroys around because their texture provides light weight warmth and their look is casual and comfy.  My mom always bought them for me because they “wear like iron”.

No wonder Jane Lockhart includes various shades of corduroy in the fabric palettes she carefully selected for her new line of furniture produced by Toronto manufacturer Statum Designs.

Jane’s Lindsay Chair in Brown Corduroy at Glam Vintage & Moderne

Jane calls her “Lindsay” chair  “a modern re-invention of the wing chair”.

I call it “heaven”

Find out for yourself…she and a selection of her furniture will be at Glam on Oct. 6th from 2 to 4pm.

Jane Lockhart Interior Designer

The Dining, Coffee Table, Entryway Bench for the end of your Bed

What’s on trend right now is using a bench on one side of your dining table for seating.  Well I’d like to think I started this.

Jane Lockhart’s Walker Bench at Glam Vintage & Moderne

In my loft environment every piece has to do double duty.  There are only 2 of us here not counting the dog.  I have 4 new quality ($$$$) dining room chairs.  That means there are 2 too many most of the time.  Then I have a dinner party…usually at least 6 people. My entryway bench becomes seats 5 and 6.    This multitasker would be great as a coffee table with a tray or two on top  or you can put it at the end of your bed for excess throw pillows and a leg up for the dog.

Granger Bench by Jane Lockhart at Glam Vintage & Moderne