Jan 30, 2009

Market Profile - Ralph Lauren Home

Ralph Lauren Home never dissapoints. Luxe, classic and a dozen other positive words! Taking from infuences of the past, juxtaposed with contemporary flair means you can literally mix and match - your home will look cohesive and dynamic without any effort - infalible design!


Jan 28, 2009

Market Profile - Monticello

Monticello, the estate of third President Thomas Jefferson(1801-1809) also the principal author of The Declaration of Independence (1776) is now a non-profit museum. The organization, with no Federal funding purchased the estate to maintain his home and land in it's original glory. Located in Charlottesville Virginia, about half a million people visit Monticello each year. The products they sell are either reproductions, or in the same style of Jefferson's own possessions. Old world meets modern day in these historical throw-backs.


Jan 27, 2009

Love it - Horchow 30% OFF SALE

I'm still amazed by the continuous sales - though it's great for shoppers, I am left feeling sad for the fate of the retailers. For us to benefit, they are obviously suffering. Regardless, Horchow is currently having a DOUBLE SALE for a limited time, additional 30% off of select sale merchandise. Here are some of my faves!


Jan 24, 2009

Contest - Williams-Sonoma Inc.

Last week I posted a teaser about our first giveaway, and you can now see Dose of Design and Williams-Sonoma Inc. have teamed up for this fantastic giveaway.

1- The first 5 readers to have their photo taken in front of any (2) of the (6) Williams-Sonoma Inc. brands and email the 2 photos to DoseofDesign@gmail.com will each win a $100 gift card!
2- Regardless of the (2) stores you took your photo in front of, the 5 winners can choose the store you want your gift card from. You'll be able to use it on that brand's website, catalog or in store.
3- Photos must have you and the storefront's signage in it.
4- The 2 photos MUST be attached to your email and the first 5 will be determined by the date and time stamp on the email once received by DoseOfDesign@gmail.com
5- Submissions MUST include: your First name only, City and State in which you took your photos.
6- Info Release: in your email you MUST also state that you agree to release your photos, your First name and location to Dose of Design so that we can post the winner's photos, First name and location, on www.DoseOfDesign.blogspot.com
7- Friends, family and employees of Williams Sonoma Inc. and Dose of Design are not eligable for this giveaway.
8- The 6 stores are: Williams-Sonoma, Williams-Sonoma Home, WestElm, Pottery Barn, Pottery Barn Bed & Bath and Pottery Barn Kids. To find your local store, visit that website's "Store Locator."


Good luck!

Jan 23, 2009

Market Profile - Smythson

Earlier this week on the news, pre-inauguration, Barack Obama and wife Michelle visited with President Bush and Laura at the White House. Michelle had brought a gift which was reported to be a journal. I don't know what brand it was, but in honor of that gift, I wanted to post about luxury leather brand, Smythson of Bond Street. With color palettes that sing and quality befitting a Queen, here are some of my faves - which also happen to be on sale!

www.Smythson.com - above selection starting at $67.50

Jan 22, 2009

Love it! - Leather desk chair

I just love this handsome leather desk chair. Classic barrel-back, rich hardwood with nailhead detailing and legs atop casters. It will only get better with age - and I'm sure the man in your life will be smitten!

www.Frontgate.com $499 each

Jan 21, 2009

Love it! - NEW from Boatman Geller

I just adore Boatman Geller's line of stationery - they are key when it comes to stylish correspondence ... and in this case, literally, "Greek Key!" Their patterns never disappoint. Have you guys ever thought of doing a wallpaper collection?! Seriously!

www.BoatmanGeller.com - 888.445.0159 or e-mail customerservice@boatmangeller.com

Jan 20, 2009

Market Profile - Williamsburg

This little know website and catalog is filled with reproductions of history's past. Reasonably priced, you can find everything for your tabletop to your garden and without breaking the bank. I dug a little deeper to find my faves just for you. Chippendale, regency, creamware, chinoiserie, lattice patterns - they have you covered!