Reading magazines can be a very time consuming activity, which is why I have always found that the there is no better place to dive into them than at an airport. Therefore, right after I made it through the security gauntlet during my most recent travel it was off to the nearest kiosk to score my favorites – Veranda, Elle Décor & House Beautiful (all images courtesy of).
Now I have to be honest that I don’t do much “reading” of the magazines, I enjoy them purely for the pictures! And it is always a plus when I spot one of our pieces in a magazine.
This time I noticed something interesting as I flipped through the pages. Amongst the beautiful furniture, elegant bedding and unique antiques, often a little fury friend can be spotted. My favorite is seeing a sleepy pooch spread out on a chaise lounge. Did they purchase the chaise and then the dog claimed it? Or did they purchase the chaise for the dog? These days it wouldn’t surprise me if the latter were true because it’s a dog’s world – no doubt about it…..we just design it!
Ahhh, the cool feeling of stone on a hot day....
Pink and a pooch, my two favorite things!
And of course, here are my very furry friends who I just couldn’t live without……
And yes, I too design my home with my dogs in mind. My husband and I recently purchased a LEE sectional and our main goal was to find the perfect “golden retriever” beige so Bogey’s hair could blend right in….you probably don’t want to wear black to our house =)
I guess the only problem is when we go to visit my parents……their sofa is just as cozy apparently. Bogey (our Golden Retriever) chooses to play the “I am not a smart dog” card when told to get off the sofa.
Lauren, Bogey & Riley
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Usually around four times a year we do a major change around of the furniture and displays in our store. We do this to keep up with the seasons and the “look” or color of the season. We also do this to fill in holes where merchandise has sold or to make room for new pieces coming in.
Twice a year we have a big Home Sale, in the fall and in the spring. We are now coming up to our Spring Home Sale! We order new furniture at different markets to (hopefully) arrive in time to be included in our new displays. We want everything to look new and exciting for our big sale.
A few weeks ago we did our spring move. As the new pieces come in we are moving them in to their designated slots in readiness for our sale.
This last week we spruced everything up for a two-day photo shoot, as well. We are working towards our new and improved website. This new site will include a shopping area. So for those of you who live outside of Chico, you will now be able to actually purchse NH items online! Due to the work involved we'll be starting off with a small ecommerce site and will be building it as we go. We will be including new and exciting products making sure not to forget some of our tried and true items that you just can’t live without (like our vanilla candles).
Professional photographer Beiron Andersson, was hired to tackle the job of making our products look as good on your monitor as they do in our showroom. We are very excited about his work and how creatively he shot our products. He also spent time with our designers and bloggers taking shots of them for the new site.
So as you can imagine... we have our work cut out for us this week.
We'll be putting the final touches on our advertisments and signage for the sale... we'll be marking down our showroom samples and special orders... we'll be making sure we have all of our materials and samples updated... plus a lot more!
If you're on our mail list you'll be receiving a beautifully designed booklet in the mail to keep you informed on our design services and Spring Home Sale. If you're on our email list you'll be notified, too. If you're not on either, sign up on our website or keep visiting this blog. We'll keep you informed.
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