In a perfect decor world, inventory would flow on a “FIFO” basis. The “first (piece) in” would be the “first out”. To the retailers dismay most customers are wowed by the new stuff, hence product often flows on a LIFO (last in first out) basis.
Moroccan Nobleman Plaster Bust at Glam Vintage & Moderne
There’s nothing like a substantial bust to command attention. Too often we use a lot of small decor items of various heights to decorate a flat surface. A bust adds volume and girth and gives the surface a focal point.
Since most busts are rather expensive to procure, try to think of them as a blue chip decorating investment that will work with all styles from traditional to contemporary.
You’ll use the same one over and over again in various rooms for the rest of your life with a guaranteed dividend known as the wow factor.
Pillows that Pop on Bench Seat Sofa at Glam Vintage & Moderne
A spring shock of bright colour can really wake up a dormant room. A basic off white couch is an invitation to wreak havoc with accessories. The bright bands on the candleholders transfer the pillows’ vivid colours throughout the room.
Toss Pillows at Glam Vintage & Moderne
It’s time to make some brave choices and decorate outside of the “subtle” box. Whenever I think of the powerful effect of relatively inexpensive cushions in decorating I remember Marty Feldman’s sage advice in Young Frankenstein. Upon seeing Dr Frankenstein’s laboratory for the first time Gene Wilder says “What a filthy mess!”, Feldman (IGOR) responds “Oh, I don’t know. A little paint, a few flowers, a couple of throw pillows”:
Spring things available at Glam Vintage & Moderne, Port Hope
Northerners love the change of seasons…particularily the one that takes us out of winter.
With a little sunshine and a slight hike in temperature we are easily encouraged to think the worst is over and that “spring is here”.
Richard’s store reflects this optimism. In his fresh and silk floral arrangement he has repeated the colour palette and shapes from the hand painted reproduction of Quebec artist Patrick St. Germain’s wall canvas in the background. Richard then flanked his floral with reallite battery operated candles in spring green and a few classic Grecian matt white ceramic urns.
Creating a sunny vignette like this in your home at this time of year can keep your spirits up without the aid of cocktails even with a lousy weather forecast. After this weekend Port Hope’s weather returns to near freezing temperatures, cloudy with a chance of flurries for most of the following week. There must be some mistake…the groundhogs said this wouldn’t happen.
Winter is almost over and the holiday season is definitely over including year-end inventory clearances. Glam is bringing in loads of exciting new and (new to Glam) vintage furniture and decor. If you have not been in lately maybe this pic will entice you.
Introducing Glam Vintage & Moderne’s new season
In this snap you’ll see a fresh tufted bench seat sofa with a new curvey cabriolet coffee table and a sweet aluminum skinned contemporary cabinet with an eye-popping Margaret Glew abstract behind it. Richard has been at auctions, estate sales, galleries and gift shows. And you thought he was off somewhere getting a tan…
This is “only the beginning, only just the start”. Time to come out of hibernation and start foraging.
Get rid of that petal bare poinsettia and replace it with fresh spring flowers and pussy willows the traditional harbingers of spring.
At this time it may be nice to bring in something naturally bright and transitional like coral. These fresh white resin copies on stands won’t mark the gorgeous soft matte lacquer surface they are resting on OR endanger their species.