What Men Want

Fathers Day is tomorrow and many of us are still searching for that perfect present…the one that shows how much you care because you hit the nail right on the head.  Many of us think power tools are the answer.  Others say it with a bottle of booze or cologne.  I’m with Maslow, I think what most men really want are to have their basic needs fulfilled.  Among these needs are breathing, food, water, sex and sleep.   To most men breathing comes naturally and a BBQ is imminent.

Battery Operated Candles

Reallite Battery Operated Candles at Glam Vintage & Moderne

To ensure ALL of your Dad’s or husband’s basic needs are met,  how about a  little mood inducing worry-free candlelight?

Bedding at Glam Spring 13

Upholstered Headboard and Bradshaw Bedding at Glam Vintage & Moderne

Or

Richard and niece Charosomewhere to catch a few Z’s after the BBQ?

Divine Insider Boxing Day Primer

Here’s the inside scoop on Glam’s Divine Boxing Event.  I’ll go through this item by item so you know what to focus on because most of the store is “on sale”

50% off all Christmas Decor and Clearance-  There are a few great decorations left but the centre table is sprinkled with some really great clearance stuff for next to nothing.

New Bedding and Bedskirt at Glam25% off in stock bedding- This high end quality line from Eastern Accents never goes on sale…you won’t see this again and Richard has some great in stock neutrals

20% off accessories – This would include those gorgeous aluminum bowls which make impressive wedding or anniversary gifts. Also lovely ceramic scent diffusers to make your home smell like a garden even if you own a large dog.  And of course the monkeyfist a stylish doorstop that works as a weapon in a pinch.

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20% off custom furniture and window coverings and floor models. Here’s where you can save big.  All the custom stuff is never on sale at the same time so you can creat a custom room including sofa and drapery and save 20% on theWhite Leather Chair whole thing and or simply grab something off the floor.

Custom Blinds, Drapery & Sofa 1

Ceramic Yellow Lamp20% on all in stock light fixtures.  Richard just got loads of new lighting in and he’s got the mate for most the new lamps at the back.  Pendants and chandeliers are also inlcuded and they are all to die for.

15% on all area rugs including special orders.  The pricing is alreadyAmy Butler Chandra Rugs amazing on Glam’s selection of New Zealand wool area rugs.  You’ll be yelling “start the car” after the 15% off

10% off all reallite flameless candles.  As you know these are wonderful inside or out and will continue to be a bestseller throughout the summer. They will not harm you or your aging relatives, children or 4 legged friends.

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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

“Steal ” this Stanwyck Sofa

Jane Lockhart’s Stanwyk Sofa at Glam Vintage & Moderne

Do you want a fabulous faux leather on trend couch with tack detailing?    If you said “yes but I can’t afford it”…look no further this one is a steal.  Drop by the store to see what I’m talking about and fill out a ballot to win the Downey Chair (the draw is on Saturday).

Even if you are not in the market for furniture it’s a great time to come in because we have lot’s of new end tables and giftware.  The ceramic flower diffusers are now available in 6 scents… perfect gift for that hostess with a dog she doesn’t smell.

Porcelain Flower Diffusers at Glam Vintage & Moderne

Sartorial Versus Snuggie

Tailored Linen Sofa from Statum Designs at Glam Vintage & Moderne

Some clients want their couch to be a big enveloping soft plush bosom they can flop into…not unlike a backwards “snuggie”.

Others appreciate the sleek lines of tailored linen on firmer cushioning.   The couch is still comfortable but not like a cocoon that is hard to get out of.  Richard encourages clients to actually test drive their sofa and chair choices by going to his Toronto manufacturer for a “seat or a flop”.

Fabric Selection at Statum Designs

Whether you are lying down or eating popcorn on your sofa, worry not as most fabrics are actually polyester that you can spot clean with mild detergent.  Problem for most of us is “the paralysis caused by being faced with a decision to choose one of literally thousands of fabrics” also known as “becoming overwhelmed”.USE Richard (like I do) to help chose the fabric, once you have put the biggest decision “behind” you.

Yellow…”Oh Yeah!”

Mustard Button Tufted and Studded Couch

This blog needs sound effects.  When I see this gorgeous mustard couch with bench style seat, button tufting and studding I feel like Ferris looking at his friend’s Dad’s Ferrari. This makes me forget what I said about the practicality of a sofa bed for that odd occasion where tipsy girlfriends need to sleep over.  This is from the award-winning Canadian designer Jane Lockhart’s new collection and is made by Glam’s new Torontonian supplier of upholstered sofas and chairs!   Of course it’s available in thousands of fabrics…but this one says “oh yeah!”

New Year, New Hours, New Stuff

Now that Richard has recharged his batteries in Mexico….beaching and raiding their vintage shops, he’s back and he’s starting Glam’s new year with a “BANG”.  There are new store hours which simply put are “open every day of the week except Mondays by appointment only”.  On his way back from the airport, Richard stopped by the furniture show and picked up another great Canadian supplier for sofas and chairs and another rug supplier and even more draperies.  So lots of new stuff coming..what to do with the old stuff?  Stay tuned for the details of the “FLOOR SAMPLE SALE”  Here are a few of the items that will be marked down.