September 25, 2014 § Leave a comment
The minute I saw the Scandia Nett Lounge chair I fell in love–all over again! Architect Paul Lunder’s company, Fjordfiesta, recreated Hans Brattrud’s amazing designs and brought the ’50s back with these beauties. You can request a quote from Suite NY or have your designer contact them for pricing info. The chair is available in laminated wood slats in American walnut, American oak, or American oak with color stain finish (blue, green, black, red or white with visible wood grain available).
…I suddenly feel like grabbing a book and getting cozy under a blanket! As always, thanks for stopping by and reading A Fresh Coat! Hope you enjoy your Thursday! XOXO Jen
September 23, 2014 § Leave a comment
As I was exploring the streets of Cartagena, Colombia, my eye was instantly attracted to Q Design on Calle de la Iglesia de la Estrella Esquina. Like most streets in the city, it was narrow, slightly crowded and it would be easy to miss the shop if it weren’t for the bright red logo out front. For a minute it reminded me of the Target bulls-eye, so I was intrigued, and then I saw a Kartell chair in the window and I knew this was a store I’d like! They carry a lot of my favorite brands/designers like Philippe Starck, Chilewich (I still have a favorite set of place mats on my table rotation I bought five years ago!), Foscarini, and Artemide. If you’re ever in the neighborhood, stop by and say hi! It was amazing finding this little gem and I’m happy I was able to share it with you all. As always, thanks for reading! XOXO Jen
July 4, 2014 § Leave a comment
Hi everyone! Happy 4th of July! Hopefully you are all off from work today and have the day to relax and do whatever you like. One of my favorite things to do is take advantage of all of the sales over the holiday. Here are a few good ones happening today/this weekend, along with some of my fav July 4th picks:
$20 off $60, $40 off $120 or $80 off $240 with promo code 9238 (also available in store)
Shorts and sandals are 50% off and they have a good selection of dresses that are 40% off.
These are some of my favorite sales going on today! Hope you get to do a little shopping in between the BBQs, fireworks and family time! As always, thanks for stopping by and come back again soon! XOXO Jen
September 6, 2013 § 16 Comments
“Holy crap-this store is big!” was the first thing I thought when I rode the escalator down the stairs of the brand spankin’ new 50,000 square foot HomeGoods and TJ Maxx combo store in Georgetown (3222 M St NW ). The space is what used to be the really sad, often overlooked “mall” where the only place I ever seemed to visit was the DMV (I’m happy I’m a real Washingtonian now though!). The megastore opens tomorrow morning at 8am for its grand opening celebration and will close at 8pm; regular store hours will be M-Sat 9:30am-9:30pm and Sun 11am-8pm.
So, what can you expect? Well, I’m not supposed to “name names” but the Runway section has some amazing deals on leather bags and I can tell you you won’t be disappointed with the variety of clothes either! The minute I stepped foot in the section–it’s a special little slice of heaven in the front of the store where you can find high fashion designs for women (sorry, guys!) at drastically reduced prices–my Fall shopper mode came into full effect. Some hot trends like leather accents mixed with tweed stood out to me and I can’t wait to go back tomorrow and shop!
Besides the Runway, the store has a wide variety of men’s, kids, home accents and even specialty food items (black quinoa stood out to me along with some yummy looking British teas). Their pillow section is about a mile long (again, heaven!) and the table linens I peeked at were amazing–great fall colors like burnt orange and teal with modern, Moroccan-inspired designs were some of my favs. They also have a great selection of handmade items from India and hand-painted glass from Italy.
Thanks to the amazing team at HomeGoods and TJ Maxx, you my dear readers can have a shot at your very own giftcard! I have one $25 giftcard to HomeGoods and one $25 giftcard to TJ Maxx to give away! Yes, a freebie–what a wonderful way to get back into the blogging mode! So, here’s how to enter and win:
Pick two of the activities below and post a comment saying what you did in the comments section:
-Like A Fresh Coat on facebook
-Follow me on Twitter
-Follow me on Instagram
-Subscribe to the blog
The contest will end September 27th at midnight and is open to US residents only.
Thanks to the team at HomeGoods/TJ Maxx for the tour of the new store, the giftcards and treats, and thanks to you guys for coming back to the blog after a summer hiatus! Now that my travel plans have calmed down I am back and so super ready to share some great things with you guys this year!
As always, thanks for reading A Fresh Coat! xo
March 28, 2013 § Leave a comment
Hi everyone! When I saw this table I immediately wished I had a little outdoor space at my tiny apartment so I could set this baby up! I’d like to introduce you to the Bend Dining Table from West Elm ($797 for table and chairs). The yellow is so cheery and it sort of reminds me of the Eiffel Tower with all of the lines from the wires. I can envision myself enjoying a nice cold iced coffee in the morning out here…ahh. The design is by Bend, which was founded by Gaurav Nanda who sounds like a pretty cool guy if you ask me. Apparently, he used to have a T-shirt business, was one of the inventors of the Clocky (the alarm clock that runs away beeping) and lives in L.A. which automatically makes him interesting in my book (I am planning a trip there in May and I am so excited as I have never been to CA before!).
I hope this helps inspire you to start thinking about dining al fresco once the weather starts to warm up! In my mind I am already in dresses and sandals! As always, thanks for reading and enjoy your day! XOXO