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Wednesday, February 29, 2012

Winter Blues sale

 
"The Blues is Life."
~ Brownie McGhee
"Winter blues": a term commonly referred to these days as "seasonal affective disorder," affects millions of people who otherwise spend the rest of the year in a relatively healthy mental state. It is a syndrome mainly associated with the winter months and the accompanying emotional malaise that results from the proper lack of exposure to sunlight. I confess to a profound susceptibility to the winter doldrums myself, at times feeling compelled to jump out of a first floor window.

But I digress...
Although the color blue has commonly been associated with sadness and a sense of hopelessness, one should also be reminded that it also serves as a metaphor for creativity, wisdom, heaven and optimism for the future. 
 
Chiffonier Noir et Cuir on sale. To the trade
http://www.cotefrance.com/
 Regarding the psychology of the color blue in interior design, it is considered a clean and relaxing hue; great for bathrooms and bedrooms alike as well as for children's spaces. Blues tend to radiate an overall calming influence conducive to inspiring study and higher work production. It is also a color generally favored by both sexes as it inspires a feeling of serenity. In fact, blue has been documented to lower the heart and body temperature rate.

http://www.grange.fr/
I've noticed that one of my most popular posts is "Who Doesn't Love a Sale?" What better incentive to leave those those blues outdoors whilst releasing a few endorphins and shopping a great sale?  I will be happy to keep you informed of any exciting home design or floor sample sales that fall within my radar.

Currently, here are a few of my favorite on-sale picks...in blue of course. They are sure to chase away some of those nasty 'ole winter blahs.  Bring on the blues... 

Block print bolster. Sale: $138.75
http://www.gracioushome.com/

Wallpaper. Sale: $69.95
http://www.anthropologie.com/
  

Raccan Ottoman
To the trade
http://www.profiles.com/
 
Commode with folding doors
http://www.niermannweeks.com/

Tufted ottoman. Sale: $174.95



Large cobalt Blenko glass vase.
Sale: $300
http://www.1stdibs.com/
 
Duvet cover. Sale: $29.99
 
Mesh back eco-friendly computor chair.
Sale: $89.99
http://www.bizchair.com/


Pillow. Sale: $55.95
http://www.jossandmain.com/

Fez canister. Sale: $30
http://www.berbertrading.com/

 
Recycled glass tiles
10% off
http://www.susanjablon.com/
Burst 5' x 8' rug. Sale: $161
http://www.fab.com/









Mahalo Painted Economy Ukulele.
Sale: $21.99
http://www.amazon.com/


"My blues are so simple, but so few people can play it right"
~ Muddy Waters


If you need help designing your space in blue or otherwise, do not hesitate to contact me as I can save you time doing research. I will work with your style and budget in order to create a beautiful and harmonious environment just for you. I have access to the trade showrooms and have knowledge of a wide range of resources both in the US and abroad. I will be happy to give you an additional 20% off of my trade discount when applicable.

I invite you to contact me with any questions you may have regarding any of these items.