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Shooting the Breeze! April 15 2017

Our new sofa style, the Breeze, is getting a lot of attention in the stores. It's casual look and deep comfort are big hits. We featured this sofa in our most recent photo shoot, along with some other Harvest favorites.

The colors in this room scene are so crisp - ready for Spring and Summer. All that natural light streaming in also really helps set the tone! The cool colors of the furniture paired with the soft warm tone of the rug is balanced by the darker hues of the Duke hide and Shea coffee table. Without these darker pieces the room would feel pretty monochromatic, and that's ok, but adding some contrast is always interesting. 

For the first shot we started with one Bradford chair. Karsten is getting Wind Blown Mane positioned (above). Adding another chair, we then got a straight-on shot. Tim (below) is adding final accessories for the scene. The flat screen will be photoshopped out. TVs aren't so great for beauty shots. :)

Frida the pup and Cherry the kitty wanted in on the action.

Cutie Pie!

The Bradford Arm Chair close-up.

The Shea Coffee Table, and the Duke Rawhide close-up.

Some other pics we got on this shoot was of our Olof Bench - back in stock, yay! The swimming girl art we don't usually carry in the stores but we could certainly order you one.

Also a great statement is our Langford Mirror. Looks great here as an entry/landing piece.

Moving outside we were able to get a nice photo of our new outdoor dining furniture.

Shown are the Shelby Teak Dining Table and the Newport Arm Chair.

Visit our stores soon to test out the Breeze and other indoor furnishings. Our outdoor furnishings on on display at the Menlo Park Store.

– The Harvest Team

Harvest Gets a Fresh Look! April 11 2017

Although our warm yellow wall color has been a Harvest classic since the beginning, we thought it was time to freshen up the stores. During the next couple of weeks - starting with the San Carlos store pictured below - we'll be giving our walls a coat (or three) of a nice warm white.

At Harvest, we've always mixed the rustic and the refined and this new color goes a long way in communicating that you can create a wonderfully comfortable room but still have it look just a little dressed up.

The white is also a very nice backdrop for all of our furnishings and really adds pop to our varied artwork and wall decor.

Most of our customers will have a neutral wall color in their homes, so this makes it easier to get an idea of how our pieces and fabrics will look in their spaces.

Next time you're in, notice the difference and let us know what you think!

– The Harvest Team

Time to Get Outside! Come See Our New Outdoor Furniture! April 01 2017

Just in time for Spring and Summer, we are now carrying a beautiful new line of outdoor furniture. At our Menlo Park store you can come enjoy our outdoor patio and get a feel for how comfortable and durable these pieces are!

The Cardiff, Coronado, Leucadia and Montecito lines feature aluminum frames for strength and durability and a superior synthetic all-weather wicker that mimics the look of natural rattan; very natural-looking yet extremely resilient and weather-proof.

 

The cushion fills are specifically designed to allow water to run through and prevent mold. The Sunbrella fabrics used are fade resistant and specifically designed to withstand heat, direct sunlight and moisture.

We are also carrying outdoor propane Fire Tables! These are so perfect for any outdoor space! Use them as a coffee table, or remove the lid when you're ready for a nice fire.

We'll be adding rugs and accessories to the mix as well as a fantastic umbrella.

 

 

Our new Shelby dining table is a beautiful grey teak and our Newport Dining chairs are the perfect match!

Visit our Menlo Park store and check out the new outdoor line and enjoy your outdoor spaces!

Looking Good, Menlo! March 08 2017

Our new merchandiser Tim, is transforming the stores into works of art! Here are a few pics he snapped of the Menlo Park Store.

New feather art

The Alex sectional vignette

The Laura room


American Leather Comfort Sleeper vignette

The Jordan sectional

The Tuscany dining vignette


Fun accessories are always a part of his styling.

 Come visit us at the Menlo Park store!

– The Harvest Team

 

New Best Friends! Marble and Wood. March 07 2017

A fresh combo that's trending now is Carrera marble paired with naturally finished woods. We're seeing these two together in everything from coasters and cutting boards to kitchens and baths. It's a match made in heaven where the rustic warmth and color of the wood balances out the sophisticated cool greys of the marble.

In our stores now we have these beautiful kitchen boards. Our little iron mice are so cute alongside your cheese and crackers!

Just in, new Wishbone chairs. The pale wood finish pairs perfectly with the marble on our Lucy Bistro Table.

Pinterest is loaded with marble and wood inspiration! Visit our boards for ideas and track-backs.

Our Agustin Mirror is a warm contrast to the cool finishes in this bath.

Even just a touch of rustic wood makes a huge difference in modern spaces.

Our Skinny Benches (when in stock-we always sell out fast!) can go anywhere!

The Kitchen is the perfect place for marrying marble and wood textures. Barstools are a great option for adding some warmth.

Accessories like wooden chandeliers, clocks and cutting boards are other simple ways to pair the two finishes.

 Stop in at Harvest today for more ideas on how to bring marble and wood together!

– The Harvest Team

Designer Spotlight - Vanessa Creates a Contemporary Retreat February 27 2017

Here's another spotlight on one of our talented interior designers, Vanessa, Harvest, Los Gatos. We love how this project not only highlights Vanessa's work, but shows how versatile Harvest furniture can be when designing a more modern interior.

The monochromatic palette Vanessa chose is not only restful but lends itself well to more contemporary spaces. The use of various fabrics, such as leather, velvet and linen on the upholstered pieces adds texture to the cool grey theme. The other finishes such as the metal base on our Gramercy Tufted Coffee Table mixed with the polished chrome of the customer's existing end tables reminds us that not everything needs to match. This works and looks lovely!

The Laura Sofa is one of our top-selling styles as it can meld with any decor; casual, modern, transitional... it fits anywhere! The leather Simmons Swivel Chairs allow Vanessa's client to focus on conversation or turn to watch the TV on the opposite wall. Both the velvet fabric used on the sofa and the leather used for the chairs are great choices for durability and timeless elegance.

Accessories add the perfect touch for a beautifully layered look. The Diamond Weave Throw offers some contrast to the sofa, and the Alanna Large Tray is the perfect accent for the coffee table/ottoman and functions beautifully as a base for her client's favorite flower. Tucked away in the corner is the Marguerite X-Stool, again in cool greys, that can be pulled into the conversation area for additional seating.

Another one of our top-sellers is the Wales Lily Area Rug. This wool and hemp flat weave is again, both beautiful and durable.

Thanks Vanessa for sharing this project with us! 

Remember that you can get expert advice from our interior designers at any of our stores and create an inviting and comfortable home for yourself!

– The Harvest Team

 

Just a Little Something New February 16 2017

We thought a nice little label would be the perfect finishing touch to the many items that we wrap up for our customers each day. Added to our great paper bags, canvas totes, tissue and raffia, each special purchase now looks even better as it leaves the store headed for your home.

Looks good on jackets too :)

See you soon at your local Harvest!

– The Harvest Team

Sneak Peek - What's Coming Soon! February 06 2017

With the buying team just back from the Las Vegas Market, we have lots of new and fun pieces arriving to the stores over the next few weeks. Here's a Sneak Peek!

Stop in soon to see what's new!

– The Harvest Team

Designer Spotlight - Sarah Adds a Dose of Farmhouse Style January 22 2017

Sarah, our Menlo Park Interior Designer, recently completed a project for a young couple, who have just finished renovating their home in Redwood City. With a blank slate, Sarah and her clients were able to choose each item to make sure it all flows together. They wanted a rustic farmhouse style, but they needed all the pieces to be practical and functional for their two kids. So, Sarah chose a classic furniture layout, and she picked pieces that were neutral with blue tones and a couple of accent colors to keep it fun and casual.

She chose a light "greige" fabric for the Napa Sofa, which is great for families, and the two Simmons Chairs have a blue and white pattern for added interest. To complete the conversation area, she placed two Burlap Storage Cubes in front of the fireplace for additional seating.

To fill a corner of the room, Sarah placed a round bar cart with a few accessories and succulents to bring some life to the space.

Sarah chose a Harvest Console Table with a Busalla Mirror above it for the perfect vignette in the entryway.

Stop in to any of our stores to speak with one of our designers!

- The Harvest Team

8 Ways to Use Our Cool Ladders! January 18 2017

Right now in our stores we have these very cool ladders. We love to use them to display a variety of items but they are also fun and versatile pieces for your home! 


Here are 8 different ways to use them as accent pieces in your spaces.

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. Use them as a rustic towel rack for the bath.


2. Hang blankets and throws from the rungs for quick access on chilly evenings.


3. Hang them from the ceiling with romantic candle light.


4. Attach decor items and photos for a unique display.


5. Grow plants for an overhead garden.


6. String lights to create a fun lighting fixture.


7. Use in the kitchen as a pot rack.


8. Or just on it's own!


Visit our Accessorize Pinterest page for more great ideas on how to decorate with ladders!
– The Harvest Team



Top Trend of 2017 January 08 2017

The new Pantone color of the year was recently released as “Greenery” which seems fitting as we move into a new year with a fresh start.

We thought it was about time that green made a come-back! We love the liveliness that a touch of green can bring to a room, and you don't need much to make a big impact.

 

Another color trend we are seeing is green paired with blush, which offers a lovely contrast.

Stop in to Harvest to get your dose of greenery!

Our Floor Model and Clearance Sale is in full swing, so hurry in for best selection!

- The Harvest Team

Our Biggest Hits of the Year December 29 2016

This year our stores were hoppin' and there were some definite favorites among our customers. We are known for our customization of upholstered sofas and sectionals, so it's no surprise that these were a top favorite. The Napa sectional is a great contemporary shape, sitting lower than some of our pieces and super comfortable! The fabric shown on our floor, Montage Denim, was a crowd pleaser too!. A nice deep cool grey with a soft hand and durability. Many of our accent pillows go really well with this fabric!

Another top seller was our new Amsterdam style. It's super deep and it's swooped arms and transitional lines made it a favorite. It is available upholstered and slip-covered. The gel fill used on our showroom floor was also a hit. This fill feels like down in how it sits but doesn't require the maintenance (plumping) that down does. Win, win!

Wedding Tables! These unique pieces from India have reclaimed tops and folding metal legs that create a charming statement piece for dining, desk or entry. They are all different and come to us in varying sizes so truly no two are alike! Look for pieces that have metal overlays that add a terrific rustic element. Especially now, with our floor model sale in motion, these are flying out the door!

Our Cape Collection is a Harvest classic and a long time favorite of our returning customers. We've just received a new shipment of these pieces so get yours now while they are on sale!

Large abstract art was a huge hit this year as well! Our Catania Oil on Canvas, Oro Oil on Canvas and Steam Fog II Giclee were customer favorites!

Large photography prints also were popular. Wind Blown Mane didn't stay in the stores long, as well as In the Storm, another fast seller!

Stop by soon to take advantage of the Floor Model and Clearance Sale! Your favorite pieces are on sale now!

– The Harvest Team 

 

 

Wrapping up Your Christmas Shopping? December 14 2016

Whether you're adding some final touches to your Christmas decorations, looking for a small hostess gift or need a quick, cute gift for an exchange, stop in and pick up the perfect item.

We have colorful and fun signs that will make you smile!

Gorgeous foliage accents for table top and tree.

Ornaments and a wide variety of wreaths.

Come on in a find the perfect last minute gift or decoration!

– The Harvest Team

For the Hostess with the Mostest! October 11 2016

As we begin the season for visiting and sharing the company of good friends and family, it's nice to have on hand something small, but nice, to bring for the host and hostess. The stores are alway full of thoughtful accents and special little gifts that are perfect to take along to your next invitation.

Small vases grouped on a wood tray are both unique and charming.

A customer favorite, our set of 8 vases in a wire basket, are a perfect gift! We love how these can be used for flowers, candy, colored pencils and paint brushes...and lots more!

These vintage looking votives come in a mix and match set on a wood tray. So cute!

Frames are always such a nice gift! We've got in store now some with inlaid bone and painted wood finishes.

New just last week, these sets of coasters are both rustic with their worn edges but modern and graphic too.

The fragrance of these pumpkin scented candles is amazing. Mmmmm! And the striped runner is so fun!

Don't forget to ask us to bag your gifts up with tissue and raffia for a nice carefree and pretty present.

– The Harvest Team!

Wonderfully Cozy, Easy Fall Accents! September 28 2016

Even though we are still dry here in Northern California, there is definitely a chill in the air that let's us know Fall is here. As the seasons change and we are hanging out more at home, it's a nice time to add some warm touches that welcome us indoors. Here are a few ways to easily ready your favorite spaces for our coming cooler weather.

Layer Pillows and Throws
Nothing says get cozy like adding layers. Just like slipping on your favorite coat and scarf, layer up your sofas and chairs with comfy throws and super soft pillows!

Add Some Soft Flickering Light
It's not Fall without candle light. Our Liown battery operated candles are so realistic and worry free. Use just a few here and there, or group them in a large center piece to  truly warm up any space!

Dress the Table!
It's the season for indoor entertaining. What better way to welcome in the fall than arranging your table scapes with wonderfully new and fun runners and accessories!

Stop by soon to get into the Fall spirit! New accessories and decor are always arriving!

– The Harvest Team

The Beauty of Horses September 14 2016

From prehistoric cave paintings, to ancient Greek frescos, to today's photography, horses over the centuries have represented the majestic, the powerful and the romantic. Captured in painting and sculpture, these impressive and beautiful animals are a timeless home decor option.

Lascaux Caves

Ancient Greek Frescos

Elgin Sculptures

Today's works are lovely in their own right and will add timeless beauty to your home.

Our new horse art works are lovely in soft hues.
Above Watercolor Horse I and II. Below Wind Blown Mane Framed Art 

Our horse sculptures also remind us of ancient pieces and are statement accents for bookshelves and console tables.

Above: Cast Iron Horse Sculpture. Below: Large Rust Iron Horse Head

 Stop by today and be inspired by all of our horse pieces as we are! 

– The Harvest Team

 

Super Succulents! September 06 2016

Succulents are really trending right now - from giant patio wall displays to the tiniest bud placed in a jar, they are everywhere you look. But even these hardy plants can be difficult to keep alive indoors. That's why we are loving our faux species! They are so life-like that you'll have to touch them to know they aren't real!

 We love them on end tables and console tables with a great stack of books or our charming bunnies!

They are also great for bringing some greenery into the kitchen! Fill a shallow bowl or container with low succulent leaves to add to your island or counter.

 

 

As summer blooms begin to fade, make sure to bring some of these beauties into your home and keep the green going!

– The Harvest Team

All That Glitters! August 24 2016

One of our favorite new accessories for this Fall are these amazing Geodes in amethyst and white. They are so striking with their rough exterior and faceted interior, that when placed on your mantle or coffee table they will quickly become a stunning focal point.

Geodes can get very large but ours are ranging in size from a few inches to over 12" high, perfect for anywhere in your home. 

Geodes are created in the hollow areas of soil or in the bubbles in volcanic rock. Over time, dissolved minerals seep into the hollow areas and harden into outer shells creating the geode. This outer shell is actually porous and over time, minerals seep inside the walls and form beautiful crystals. The most common dissolved mineral is quartz, but amethyst and other minerals can also be found. Just amazing what our earth can create!

Visit our Pinterest Page for more ideas on how to decorate with geodes!

 

– The Harvest Team

Fall Preview! August 20 2016

Our wonderful buyers are back from their market hunt and here are just some of their exciting finds!

Brand new coffee tables, and they are all fantastic! 

 This fold-out bar height dining table will be a show-stopper!

Of course, for fall, we've added lots of comfy throws and blankets. 

And many, many new pillows to change up your space a bit for the new season!

This time of year we always stock up on table linens perfect for your indoor entertaining!

And naturally, art! We love these snow covered bison and the very cool horse art.

New items are starting to arrive already, so stop in to see what's new and fun!

– The Harvest Team

Don't Forget to Add the Drapes! August 09 2016

Draperies, like most accessories tend to be added at the end of the room design. But they should be added - even if they aren't functional! A room with drapes is so much richer with an extra layer of softness and texture. We carry some really interesting panels that will add such dimension to your windows you'll wonder why you waited so long to get them!

Most of our panels are unlined, letting the light stream in. They come in 7', 8' and 9' lengths. We also offer some lined panels for more light control.

In the stores we show them framing art work (lacking enough windows :), but in your home they can be used in addition to other treatments such as shades or shutters or on their own. Add multiple sets for more coverage.

We love how panels have been used on this 4 poster bed below! How romantic!

Which brings us to tie-backs. Remember our burlap flower in an earlier post? Here it is with a few other clever ideas!

Stop in to see even more drapery styles and visit our Pinterest boards for lots more decorating fun!

-The Harvest Team

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One-of-a-Kind Wonderful Works! July 17 2016

Just in are these charming canvases in antique frames. They are perfect for any space but they won't last long in our stores, so hurry in!

Add a little whimsy to your favorite space today!

The Harvest Team

This Weekend - Menlo Summerfest! July 15 2016

This weekend, Saturday, July 16th and Sunday, July 17th, is the Menlo Park Summerfest! This event is always so much fun with live music, art, food and lots of activities for the kids.

Visit the Menlo Park Summerfest Website for more information and be sure to stop by Harvest to say hello!

Menlo Park Summerfest!

– The Harvest Team

We are Crazy for Canvas and Burlap! July 11 2016

We've always got great accessories in the stores for summertime! Some of our favorites are the accents made of canvas and burlap! The texture and casual feel of these fabrics make them perfect for the lazy, hazy days of summer.

Of course our burlap tote is an essential for trips to the farmer's market and the beach!

 

A staple at our stores is our burlap ribbon. Check out this DIY project for making these pretty flowers! Such a fun and easy summertime project!

 Have fun and visit our Summer Pinterest Board for more burlap ideas!

– The Harvest Team

Decorating for the 4th and all Summer Long! June 27 2016

It's Summertime and the 4th of July is just around the corner. It's fun to bring out the red, white and blue decorations and it's even better when they can look great for more than just the weekend. We've got some beautiful pillows that will help you celebrate the holiday and that will be colorful additions to your decor all Summer long!

Adding pillows and accessories in red and blue instantly say Summer and the 4th is a great time to add them to your rooms! Get them now while the Clearance Sale is on!

Love the blue and white stripe! It's festive and a summer print standard.

More summer decorating ideas are coming your way!

– The Harvest Team

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Happy Father's Day!!! June 19 2016

Wishing all you Dads a wonderful day!

Harvest Summer Clearance Sale Starts Soon! June 13 2016

It's almost here! Harvest's Summer Clearance Sale where you can save 20% on just about everything! Here's a sneak peak of what's in the stores now and on sale starting this Friday!

Be sure to look for our reminder in your in-box and visit the website for more details!

Hurry in for the best selection!

–The Harvest Team

New Vintage Pieces! June 05 2016

Just in are some terrific antique and vintage pieces. Ranging in colors and styles, no two are alike. These won't be listed on the website as they are all unique and tend to be scooped up as quickly as they come out onto the floor. 

Vintage Kitchen Cabinet $695

The rustic finishes and interesting details make these pieces fun.

Vintage Kitchen Cabinet $695

Love the contrasting top!

Larger pieces are great for bedrooms and kitchen alike. They have great personality and lots of storage space.

Small Antique Two Door Cabinet $895

 

Antique Two Door Cabinet $1195

Great patina and details!

Stop into any of our stores soon to see these in person before they are all gone!

– The Harvest Team

Get More Impact from Your Art May 23 2016

In a recent article posted on the Houzz website, a contributing designer suggested that her interior design clients "select art first if they don't have any so they feel free to buy what they love and not worry about what it goes with. And then we can plan the decor around the art." This is a great idea especially if you are a collector and art is the main focus of the room. But for most, art is one of the last things to be added to a space. Usually our customers will start with a sofa, coffee table and rug, and add accents from there. At that point choosing art not only has to do with content and color, but with size and placement. However, what this designer also mentions is that "your art will always look better and have greater impact in the space when the decor supports the art." Now this strategy works for all!

When you find a piece of art you love, and you have the right place to hang it, then there are some simple tips that can help you pull the look together and make the impact of the art stronger, and the flow of the room more cohesive!

1. Pull colors from your art and repeat them with pillows. Pillows are such an easy way to add interest to your room and when they compliment the art then the entire look becomes more unified. Here we've chosen the yellow from the art to add with pillows to the sofa. 

The silver in these pillows compliment the silver in this oil painting and would look stunning on a pale grey or white sofa for a very contemporary look. 

2. Use art and pillows that share movement. The horizontal lines of these batik printed pillows reflect the brushwork of this piece. They also share the same colors and a beachy vibe.

3. Repeating another element of your art could even mean repeating the line and color of the frame.

4. Throws can also be used to bring out the colors in your art. Here the light blue/green lettering of our Golden Gate art pops more because of the light blue throw.

Our stores are packed with pillows of all colors and textures and many new pieces of fantastic art. Come by and see what you can pull together! Need suggestions? We are always happy to help you choose what's right for your space!

– The Harvest Team

Visit our Houzz page for more articles, ideas and inspiration!

 

Trending Now! White Marble May 16 2016

Marble has been gaining popularity over the past couple of years but it has really hit main stream design this Spring! Designers are using it everywhere, from kitchen and bath counters, to large dining pieces, to small accents. And it all looks great.
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Design by Kitchen Design Network

Napa Valley Show House - Design by Kitchen Design Network

Just a little marble can add a level of refinement to any space. And it goes with any decor!

We carry many accent tables and accessories featuring this lovely stone.

Mix it up and add some marble to your living, dining or family room and see how it can really change the look and feel of your space!

– The Harvest Team

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The "Go-To" Olive Branch May 08 2016

A recent post in Rue Daily mentioned the rising popularity of olive trees and branches as another way to bring the outdoors in, and that their soft green color and delicate leaves are a nice alternative to the fiddle leaf fig trees. We couldn't agree more! We do love our fiddle leaf fig trees - they fill up corners nicely and add some great color - but for a nice change of pace, and an easy styling solution, olive branches are our go-to.

On our last two photo shoots they came in handy as lantern and hurricane fillers. Our faux branches are easy to bend and look great in glass containers.

When layered on trays or bundled into vases, they make an beautiful table top accent.

Branches placed down the center of a table runner are a sweet and easy centerpiece. Single branches placed in a vase are simply elegant.

For more great design ideas check out Rue Magazine and our Pinterest "Accessorize" page. Then stop by our stores to gather up some olive branches for yourself.

– The Harvest Team

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Inside Reese's House! May 01 2016

When you're into home design, you can't help but want to check out how celebrities (Nicole, Sarah Jessica, Taylor) decorate! Be warned, Vogue: 73 Questions will take up your whole day, but this video of Reese Witherspoon's California home (now sold) show's off her relaxed and warm style. Have Fun!

– The Harvest Team
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Reading Corners and Their 5 Essentials April 24 2016

Every family room, every living room, every den, baby's room, bedroom, even kitchen should include a place to sit, sip and read. These special corners quickly become family favorites, where once you settle in, you're in a separate place of calm and joy - on a little vacation - no matter the mayhem going on around you.
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Maybe you've got a little one curled up in your lap reading Goodnight Moon. Maybe you can't wait to get to the next chapter of a great novel, or, not as fun, you've got some work from the office to review. In any case, it all gets better with a comfortable, dedicated place for peace.
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Essential to the well appointed reading corner are these 5 things:
1. A comfy chair
2. A side table
3. A light source
4. A piece of art or mirror to group the vignette
5. A pillow or throw for warmth and beauty
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Aristocrat Leather Chair, Bracket Console, Volongo Table Lamp, Oro Oil on Canvas
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Some additional pieces to think about for your reading corner are an ottoman (to rest those feet) and an area rug (to help define the space).
Below are some images from our Pinterest Board Reading Corners. Visit there for these image links and other inspirational designs.
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Stop in to one of our stores to get inspired on creating your own essential reading corner!
– The Harvest Team

Too Much Coffee! Is There Such a Thing? April 17 2016

With so many great coffee houses right next door to every one of our stores, we don't have to go very far for that pick-me-up. But what if we wanted our own little coffee station, in our own home. Perhaps too dangerous! But tempting!

Any of our great little chests could serve as coffee bar. We can add some hooks and shelves above, some containers for cream and sugar, a basket with napkins, a cute little chalk board, and we're ready to latte!

For something on the more glamorous side....

we could style up one of our marble-topped side tables or consoles with the french press, some vintage tea cups and silver spoons and a vase of fresh flowers!

Ah, well, whether we choose the rustic coffee station or the glam coffee cart, just remember...

 

– The Harvest Team

All photos and image links via our Pinterest Page - Entertaining with Harvest Style

Dining Room or Office? How About Both! April 10 2016

Too often neglected, the dining room table is now being put to work! And what a great place to set up shop! A large work surface is ideal for spreading out to work on your project or set up your computer and notes. If you've got room nearby for a bookshelf, buffet or vitrine, then cleaning up and making room for dining is a breeze. Here are some fantastic images from Pinterest and some ideas on how to get this workspace for yourself!

Statement overhead lighting (a.k.a. dining room chandeliers) is essential to a well lit workspace. Most dining rooms have one chandelier centered on the table but two is much more fun!

Our Truckee Extension Table can be customized to any size you like. Remove the extensions for a smaller desk, or add them in for more work/dining space.

Bookshelves and bookcases, of any kind, help to keep your office/dining space organized. Keep them close to your table so office essentials are easy to grab. Baskets, boxes and bins are great for hiding the not-so-attractive stapler. Use these on shelves below the table height so they aren't as visible to your guests. Style the upper shelves with stacked books and personal objects to keep the look more decorative.

We carry a large variety of cabinets and open shelving perfect for office and dining room alike.

Vieux Quartier Bookcase, Omni Two Door CurioVincent Vitrine, Cape Large Bookcase

Our Summit Dining Table is also made-to-order and customizable for a nice large work area.

Now you see a dining room....

Now you see an office!

Even the smallest of spaces can have two uses. This small, low bookcase could just as easily hold baskets and files.

One of our favorite versatile pieces! Kingston Sideboard


Plenty of room for work and entertaining!

Visit our Pinterest page for image links and many more ideas on working and dining spaces!

– The Harvest Team

More Harvest Style and a Brand New Sofa! April 03 2016

Another photoshoot gave us the perfect opportunity to show off our new sectional, the Amsterdam! 

The Amsterdam's deep seats and relaxed slip-cover make it the perfect sofa for your comfortable and casual space. It's just dressy enough with it's sloped arms to give your room some extra flair, but once you sit in this sofa you won't want to leave it!

We've paired it here with our Old Fir Bluestone Coffee Table and our Garnett Leather Chairs, but this sofa is transitional enough to go with any existing furnishings you may already have. Visit our Harvest Style page for more products shown in this room scene.

Our new bedroom scene is so beautiful in shades of blue and grey! Mixing different shades of the same colors adds depth and richness without big contrast. This creates a soft and restful feel. Our rustic Omni casegood pieces provide just the right amount of texture to balance out the extra soft bedding and upholstered Humphrey bed and Walton club chair.

For more products from this room scene click here.

Thanks for visiting our site and we look forward to seeing you in the stores soon!

– The Harvest Team

Happy Easter! March 27 2016

Some Springtime inspiration from our Harvest Pinterest Board "Spring".

 

Head over to Pinterest for more Springtime design ideas!

– The Harvest Team

Home Tour - California Modern Farmhouse March 20 2016

What says "come on in and stay a while" more than the modern farmhouse? Rustic charm has always been Harvest's style but the new farmhouse has taken on a color palette of fresh and muted hues. Today's homes are light, bright and friendly - loaded with classic finishes and paired with refined but comfortable furnishings. 

Today's home tour comes to us via the Hall of Homes site - a fantastic resource for architectural and design inspiration. This California home, designed by David Watson Architect, is a perfect example of how we can design with calming colors and keep things interesting with texture and special furnishings. The finishes used in the home are classically country but paired with both rustic and traditional furnishings, make the home's overall design right up Harvest's alley!

The herringbone patterned floor makes a stunning entry and the cowhide rug is just the right compliment.

Large Rawhide - Brindle Grey

Lanterns are a classic lighting choice for any farmhouse inspired design.

Stanton - 6 Light Foyer Fixture

Slipcovered sofas are comfy and easy to care for.

Aiden Slip Covered Sofa

A stone top on the coffee table is a beautiful textural addition to the soft upholstered pieces.

Old Fir Coffee Table with Bluestone Top

Comfort, function and beauty are the perfect combo for a dining chair.

Lara Warm Grey Dining Chair

An upholstered bed is the ultimate in style and comfort. Mixed with a graphic rug you've got a rustic and refined look.

Humphrey Bed Frame

Souk Medium Grey Rug

 Check back with us often for more Harvest style inspiration!

– The Harvest Team

 

Styling Your Side Table with Lovely Lamps! March 13 2016

There are so many great table lamps in the stores right now! And we can't say enough about how much they really add to the look and feel of your rooms! Functionally, yes, they are great for reading in bed or working at your desk. But, hands down, they are one of your greatest end table or nightstand accessories!

To begin, here are some ideas on how to choose the right style and size lamp for your end table.
• Your lamp should provide you with needed light but it should also be something you love to look at.
• Think about the style of your room. Is it more casual and rustic or more on the glam side? Remember you can mix these up too!
• The scale of your end table or nightstand will also dictate what size lamp you should choose. A larger end table can hold a larger lamp and still leave you room for your special accessories. Likewise a narrow table should hold a lamp with a narrow base. Just a small vase of flowers is enough to add some beauty to your vignette.
If you're wondering how best to style with your new lamp, here's a great visual and some images via Pinterest!

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Always remember you can take home on approval any of the lamps from our stores to try at home! Another level of lighting in addition to your overhead lighting is important for any room. But more than adding extra light for tasks, a beautiful lamp is one of your best accessories. Have fun with this and visit us to check out all of our new lighting!
– The Harvest Team

 

 

 

 

 

Spring Cream March 06 2016

Surround yourself with the calming color cream. Inspiring photos from the store.
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– The Harvest Team

What Color is Your Personality? February 28 2016

Have you ever thought about why you’re attracted to certain colors? It may have a lot to do with your personality! Faber Birren, a color expert, said, “It is possible to make fairly accurate judgments about the meaning of color preferences and their revelations of personality traits.” With Spring just around the corner, the stores are filling with colorful accents! And certainly there's a color that you'll love and is a perfect fit for your personality!

BLUE
Seeks Inner Peace and Absolute Truth, Deliberate, Introspective, Always Thinks of Others

ORANGE
Social, People Person, Team Player

GREEN
Loyal, Honest, Consistent

GREY
Reliable, Cool, Composed, Seeks Peace

WHITE
Independent, Organized, Logical

BROWN
Great Friend, Enjoys a Stable Simple Life, Not Materialistic, Conscientious 
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BLACK
Artistic, Intuitive, Bold, Powerful, In Control

 
RED
Strong Will, Ambition, Determined, Lives Life Fully
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YELLOW
Perfectionist, Dreamer, Enjoys Learning, Expressive
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Enjoy you favorite colors of the season!
– The Harvest Team

In a Word... Inspiring February 21 2016

Now and then it's nice to be reminded of the really important things in life. Words and phrases incorporated into our everyday decor is a just one way to add a smile or encourage a day dream as we go about our daily routines. 
 
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Full of vintage charm, our new line of decorative pillows can add a little happiness and fun to your home. 

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They also make the perfect housewarming, bridal shower, baby shower or graduation gift.
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These are just a few of the fantastic pillows we have in the stores now so you can add a little inspiration to your day.

Staff Pick - The Lucy Bistro Table February 14 2016

New for us this year is the beautiful, French-inspired, Lucy Bistro Table and it's Nicole's top pic!

"I love this piece for numerous reasons. I love the mix of materials, with the marble and iron. Plus, the design is simple, elegant, and classic...you simply cannot grow tired of this beautiful table! Also, the neutral colors on this piece make it a great fit for most spaces, and it's so easy and fun to accessorize."

"The Lucy makes for a great bistro table and excellent entry table because it creates quite a statement on it's own." 

This table calls to mind cafes in Paris and reinforces the timelessness of marble and iron.

The Lucy is also available as a side table and a dining table. Each are perfectly proportioned and beautifully balanced!

These tables are very popular and very versatile. Stop in to meet Lucy today!

– The Harvest Team

 

Trending Now! - New From Vegas Market February 07 2016

Karsten, Zandra and Nicole are just back from Market with fresh ideas and lots of great finds! Trending more than ever is the idea of mixing genres! We love this at Harvest - it's the perfect way to create your own individual look. The tricky part is choosing what to bring home to the Bay Area!

Here are some photos and what's trending now and a few of our favorites from this year's Winter show in Las Vegas!

Finding and buying art for the stores is always fun. These large-scale abstract pieces add so much color and movement to a space. Even though they are quite modern, the look great paired with our rustic case goods and industrial pieces!

Animal art is huge this year with watercolors leading the way.

Sign art is also popular. These could go anywhere! Bedroom, Office, Baby's Room!

Light colored woods mixed with metal is trending now, but it's a look that will last!

Lighting is another furnishing drawing upon Earth's elements. Wood, metals and even concrete create wonderful, artistic bases. These add amazing texture to any room!

On the softer side, things cozy and furry are always a must! There's nothing more inviting than a slip-covered sofa...

and crisp, striped bedding!

Talk about soft - these pillows of faux fur are more than luxurious! Best part, they work in your modern room and your rustic space.

Your feet will love this rug!

These and more new additions are coming soon to Harvest! Visit us soon and see what's new!
– The Harvest Team

 

Behind the Scenes - San Carlos Photoshoot! January 31 2016

What a great opportunity to stage a big, beautiful, new, modern home for our most recent photoshoot! And what a fantastic way to show how Harvest's California Casual vibe can work well in even the most contemporary spaces! 

For a shoot of this scale, planning and preparing begins months ahead of time with measurements taken, floor plans drawn and custom furniture ordered. Special consideration is given to not only what is chosen for the room but how it will look on camera.  A detailed shot list is also defined in order to capture the most, and the best photos, for Harvest's marketing needs.

Many hands and lots of talent are needed to bring together just the right look for Harvest; from furniture and accessory selection and procurement, to coordination for furniture installation and finally, for detailed styling and professional photography. 

One of our top sellers is the Alex Sectional and we wanted to feature this piece in the family room and show how versatile and beautiful this design can be. Other pieces like our Drayton Coffee Table and Porter Chairs were added to the furniture plan for their scale, color and texture. Accessories and art were brought along, after careful selection and planning, that would round out the shot beautifully.

Zandra adds some final touches to the coffee table.

Ross captures the perfect angle for the shot and adjusts the lighting to best highlight the furnishings.

The dining area and the living room were wonderfully spacious and allowed us to show off our Harvest style!

Look for these and more stunning images from the shoot coming soon to our Harvest Style website page, to our Houzz page and to Pinterest!

–The Harvest Team 

 

 

Designer Spotlight - Vanessa Adds Big Impact to a Small Living Space January 24 2016

Harvest San Carlos Interior Designer, Vanessa, was given the challenge to create a modern, clean-lined space for her San Carlos client's new home. "The furniture needed to be small in scale but still provide ample, comfortable seating" notes Vanessa. "My client also wanted the room to feel cooler, with grays and blues, while working with the warmer existing paint color."

Vanessa chose the perfect shade of dark gray for the sofa to compliment the walls and added light colored chairs and accessories for high contrast and high impact! 

Our Alex Sectional, customized here as a sofa, is perfect for smaller rooms. Its narrow arms allow for more seating space without sacrificing style. And our Coachman Fabric Chairs are small but big on comfort and charm. The geometric pillows add a modern touch as does the Reverie Oil on Canvas painting that pulls all of the colors in the room together. The contemporary drum shade and hand forged metal base of our Mondovi Floor Lamp add even more texture and architectural interest. 

But, designed into this modern space is just the right amount of rustic! Vanessa added our reclaimed wood coffee table and end table to get that one-of-a-kind Harvest Style look. Our Davies Coffee Table and end table blend rustic wood tops with industrial metal bases perfect for the eclectic design direction of the room.

We love how Vanessa has created a perfectly balanced room in color, scale and texture that is unique to her client's own personal style. Marrying the modern and the rustic, in perfect harmony, is what our designers do best! Great work Vanessa!

Visit any of our stores and talk with our designers about creating big impact for your small space!

– The Harvest Team

 

 

Our Towns - Los Gatos January 17 2016

We are so lucky to have shops in three of the Bay Area's best towns! Downtown Los Gatos, Menlo Park and San Carlos are all great destinations for shopping, eating, and just plain strolling. Today, let's visit Los Gatos! 

Harvest Los Gatos is located at 18 North Santa Cruz Avenue. Close to the busy corner of Santa Cruz Avenue and East Main Street, a great starting point for a fun-filled day!

Weekends especially, you'll find families and friends out and about, enjoying the variety of shops, restaurants and activities. A popular stop on Sundays is just around the corner from Harvest; the Los Gatos Town Plaza and the Farmer's Market. This is a great place to not only shop for fresh fruits and veggies, but also to relax with your cup of coffee and enjoy the park. 

Just down East Main Street from the Farmer's Market is an entrance to the Los Gatos Creek Trail. Hike or bike the beautiful hills, and bring your dog! Like all of downtown, the trails are dog friendly! 

Fun, yearly downtown events bring together the Los Gatos Community. The Los Gatos Wine Walk, the Los Gatos Art Walk, Concerts in the Park, and the St. Mary's Carnival are just a few.

Los Gatos is also a great place to shop and dine. Large chain stores and small locally owned shops like ours provide a nice variety. Our favorites for a quick treat and cup of coffee? Fleur de Cocoa and Amour Patisserie! Fantastic pastries and yummy lattes!

The next time you're looking for a nice way to leisurely spend a day, come to downtown Los Gatos and enjoy all it has to offer. We'll see you here!

– The Harvest Team

 

This New Year is Organized! January 10 2016

If you're like many of us, one of your New Year resolutions is to get more organized! We can all use a little more time in each day, time that isn't spent looking for the keys! The best and easiest place to start is your entry. Not necessarily your front door entry, but where you come in to the house most often, with the kids, after shopping, the high-traffic entry. That's where you'll usually have the "catch-all" space. You know, where you drop the mail, groceries, jackets, purses and the keys. It might be a little table, a bench, a kitchen counter or a mud room, but chances are it could use a little organizing!

If you're lucky enough to have the space for a piece like our Casey Entry Bench then you've got a place to put everything. Bins and baskets can be used for backpacks, shoes and the shopping bags that need to go back in the car. The hooks are great for the jackets and umbrellas this winter and, come Summer, sun hats and beach bags.

But if space is a little limited, try some of these other solutions. 

Hang a couple of our Wire Wall Shelves with hooks over our Harvest Bench. Having a place to sit and remove your shoes as well as hang your coat is a win, win. Style the shelves with baskets or family photos and fun accessories.

These narrow shelving units can fit anywhere and are perfect for baskets! Label the baskets with family names or with tags noting what each basket is for.  Elemental Bookcase. Factory Shelving Unit - Small.

Console tables are versatile and clutter free. Add a tray for the keys and a little box for the mail and you're good to go! Higgins Console Table. Tahoe Console Table.

We've got many wall shelves, hooks, trays and baskets for even the smallest spaces to help keep you're most used items at hand.

 Stop in and find the perfect entry piece for your space and get a jump start on an organized year!

– The Harvest Team

 

Behind the Scenes on a Harvest Photo Shoot January 03 2016

Thinking about how to present our Harvest image on the website is a fun challenge. Our vibe has always been a livable and comfortable rustic style but with a new merchandiser, Zandra, and a change in trends that leans toward the glam, blending the two is perfect for Harvest and it's what she does best!

The stores are always getting in new merchandise! Zandra, Karsten and Nicole shop the furniture markets twice yearly to search out the new trends and find the pieces that are right for Harvest. New art, textiles and accessories allow Zandra to change up the stores' vignettes and keep things fresh. Here she starts with our Oro oil on canvas, a Porter chair and our Calais Trolley.

But this art piece, Abandoned Farm House, is one of her favorites and so it becomes the starting point for the vignette.

Finding the right accessories is a trial and error process. What looks great on the floor of the store doesn't mean it will take a nice photo. The lantern is a fantastic piece but it's covering too much of the artwork.

Zandra switches the side table to the Lucy, lands on the Glam marble table lamp, and keeps styling with accessories to get the right balance for the photo.

She finds just the right accessories and changes the photo's angle for more interest, and we've got the shot.

It's also important to keep in mind how the photo will translate to the home page and work with the other elements on the site. Nice!

Good work Zandra! And we hope you like it too! Keep visiting the site for more updates and behind the scenes with our team. 

–The Harvest Team