Tour Time!

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Fall floral created by Richard Cadoret, owner/interior decorator at Glam Vintage & Moderne

Tomorrow is annual Port Hope House Tour day and for shops in the ‘hood, especially Glam Vintage & Moderne,  it’s “showtime”.

Richard Cadoret, Glam’s owner/interior decorator has created a welcoming window and floral for house “tourists” to enjoy.  He’s also “inviting”  all his display furnishings  “to leave”.

The savvy shopper knows this really means that he’s clearing all regular priced stock at 25% off and providing up to 50% off on items that won’t work in his upcoming “winter” vision.

Doors open at 10 am tomorrow.   Prepare to seize the savings.

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Glam Vintage & Moderne‘s store window celebrates the fall tour with a warm yellow Canadian made occasional chair accented with a glazed painting by Patrick St. Germain

Curious Yellow

It’s time to break out of the cocoon you’ve been hiding in and investigate.

Loveseat, chair and ottoman grouping

Canadian made Grey Loveseat , Yellow Occasional Chair and Tufted Ottoman at Glam Vintage & Moderne

If you haven’t been out shopping lately you are missing one of spring’s great visceral experiences. Yellows ranging from “mellow” to “mustard” and the ultimate jolt “big yellow taxi” are popping out all over the decor scape.

Yellow Ottoman with button tufting

One of a Kind Tufted Canary Yellow Ottoman at Glam Vintage & Moderne

A good dose of live socialization (i.e.shopping) will exercise your mind and give your texting thumbs a much-needed rest. Who knows what interesting conversation you could have about you and your decor?

happy faceGratify yourself instantly with a burst of yellow for your home and spread sunshine…

or just slip your new find into place  and toast another excellent decision.

 

 

Quality Italian Leather, That’s Amore

While the rest of the world was tossing coins into the Trevi fountain, I was across from it trying on Italian leather shoes.  Of course an Italian leather jacket from a high fashion house would have been preferable,  but I opted to go to the Trevi where I could do both… sightsee AND shop.

Wing Chair by Statum Designs at Glam Vintage & Moderne

Back on planet earth…I mean here in  Canada,  I can again have the best of both worlds.  I can relax while surrounded by Italian leather on a quality Canadian made chair.

Statum Design has pared down the classic wing chair and covered in soft Italian black leather so it would even work in a more contemporary decor. Great occasional chair for a den, bedroom, dining table,…my house…

The Pomegranate Pop

Pomegranate Occasional Chairs

Check any design mag or blog right now and you’ll see a lot of clean neutral rooms accentuated with splashes or hits of colour.  Currently persimmon is the favourite for this “pop” of colour followed by bright lilacs and pistachio greens.  But my heart belongs to “pomegranate”.  I squealed when I saw these delightful tone on tone occasionals.  Richard bought them at auction, recovered the cushions then colour matched the new paint perfectly.  Richard says he didn’t buy these for me for Christmas….te he