Keep those pesky mosquitos away in style! These new firepots look great on any outdoor dining table, around a pool, or along a stone wall. They burn citronella gel fuel and have a nice cover to keep the inside clean when not in use.
terazzo firepot $54 each
1 quart citronella pourable eco-gel fuel $12
We used similar ones along Jane's pool at our dinner for Bunny Williams and it looked stunning! I wish I had a better picture to show you -- check out the flames in the background of this photo for an idea of what I mean:
Be sure to check out the home of Sally & Dick Klingman in Charlotte Urban Home magazine! The Klingmans are great friends of Cindy Smith (and Circa!). They have created an amazing home filled with modern and traditional elements. I love this house because it offers an eclectic collection of their interests and experiences through the years with furniture and accessories that truly compliment them - pieces they love. A designer himself, Dick Klingman with the help of Cindy Smith and Ed Starr "came up with the finishing touches of the house plan, the remodel and subsequent interior design."*Look closely for pieces that you can tell came from Circa!
Domestic Diva Martha Stewart has a cool spread on glass bottles in this month's Martha Stewart Living. In regards to collecting glass bottles and jars, she suggests "In every color of the rainbow, glass vessels are easy to amass and lovely to behold." We agree! Glass jars are a wonderful decorating accessory for kitchens and bookshelves.
Glass bottles range from purple to clear....
...from white to amber to green.
*As seen in the August 2010:
Take a look at some of the green and purple options we have at Circa:
green glass ball $75 (great on a side table or kitchen counter)
green dimijous $160 each (shorter ones on outside of photo)
antique green wine bottles $300 each (back center)
crystal violet bowls $50 each
small plum glass bottle $52
large plum glass bottle $70
large aubergine vase $385
I love how Cindy accented this kitchen hutch with antique wine bottles:
I love how Catherine placed this crystal violet bowl on an end table:
And on a totally RANDOM note...I am reading Sea Glass by Antia Shreve right now and it is wonderful! You must pick up a copy and head to the beach this summer. Colors of glass are discussed throughout the entire book. It is so good!
This oak deux corp arrived on our most recent shipment! Before putting it in our shop, we had a local artist hand paint the piece which made it even MORE beautiful! It is really lovely. The inside is painted a nice blue tone. This piece is great with the doors open or closed. Leave them open to display your china and tableware like we've shown below or leave them closed to simply have a beautiful accent to any room which just happens to have awesome storage.
Tuscan oval tray, white with pewter handles/ trim $180
Lamps & Mirrors help light any room. By hanging a mirror on a wall across from a window you are able to reflect natural light which I consider the best form. You're also able to make the room look larger. Personally, I am not a big fan of overhead lighting unless it is on a dimmer. I prefer lamp light. Take a look at a few new mirrors and lamps we just got in:
Circa is a big fan of Emily Bourgeois' designs at Bourgeoisie 3D. We have a few of their items on our floor before (we still have the curved barstools), and we used one of their tables as a desk at the Metropolitan Designer House. Their casegoods are interesting; they make you want to examine them when you enter a room. With curved, clean lines and beautiful finishes, the pieces make their own statement. Check out what we've just received in Charlotte:
desk with 2 drawers
$2448 (retail $2880)
68" W x 34" D x 30"H
side view of desk...see the attention to detail
pair of end tables with drawers $1102 each (retail $1296) 30"W x 20"D x 30"H *you can order with the drawer on the left or the right*
By the way...if you see anything on our blog that you love and hopefully can't live without, call or email us! Whether it be custom pillows, custom ottomans, any upholstery, or accessories we can have them made or ordered for you! We can always ship!