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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


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

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



Designer Spotlight - Sarah Creates a Room for Living! December 20 2015

When you have 5 grown kids you need lots of seating for when everyone is home! That was a priority for Sarah's clients, but they also wanted their space to feel warm and comfortable. Interior Designer, Sarah, in our Menlo Park store, created a plan to meet all of their needs with style!

Sarah's first challenge was to provide ample seating. Her floor plan included a sectional and two occasional chairs, anchored by a large area rug. She and her clients chose a light-colored fabric for the sectional to keep the room from getting too visually heavy, and brought some bold color in with the two chairs. The Sonoma flat weave rug served as a jumping off point for the warm colors in the room. She also balanced the accent pieces in terms of scale and finish. "I used a white-washed finish on our Old Lumber coffee table and media cabinet to lighten up these normally heavier pieces. I also wanted to balance their scale with more delicate and modern accents in gold and glass."

The lighting she chose for the room adds big interest and personality. "I love how the Ellis chandelier really defines this vignette. It's warm and inviting, with just a touch of glam."

A small workstation gets tons of charm from our rustic Carson desk and cabinet paired with a modern parsons chair.

The talented Harvest designers are always available to help you with floor plans and furniture selections! Many pieces are customizable and we will work with you to create beautiful and functional interiors just right for your rooms! Below are listed the Harvest furniture pieces Sarah used in this room.
Custom throw Pillows
Truckee 54" Plasma TV Stand in the White Wash Finish - Custom
Eagle Creek Coffee Table in the White Wash Finish - Custom
Copres Nesting Tables set of 3
Azlyn Side Table
64" Metal Apothecary floor lamp
Carson 3-Drawer Custom Desk - Light Brown finish
Carson Letter Size Filing cabinet - Light brown finish
Stop by one of stores to see how we can help you create your own personal Harvest style!
– The Harvest Team