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.
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
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.
Lanterns are a classic lighting choice for any farmhouse inspired design.
Slipcovered sofas are comfy and easy to care for.
A stone top on the coffee table is a beautiful textural addition to the soft upholstered pieces.
Comfort, function and beauty are the perfect combo for a 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.
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!
• 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.
In a Word... Inspiring February 21 2016
Get the Look - Rustic meets Refined December 19 2014
Get the Designer Look! It's Easy...Really! October 07 2014
Pinterest is an amazing place to find great interior design ideas. This room from Olson Lewis Architects and Kristina Crestin Design is one of the best and, with all of the design work done, it's easy for you to get it too. Not only can you bring this gorgeous look home, you can get it in one place!
The finish work in this room is exceptional, but starting with a white backdrop the colors, patterns and textures in this room really pop. A contemporary sofa is the main piece in the room. The dark color and silky texture looks so inviting. Our Laura sofa or Napa sofa in either the Bella or Sonoma fabric is a great way to get the look. Both these fabrics are super easy to wipe clean with water! The occasional chairs shown above are no doubt swivel chairs. Our Simmons chairs are a perfect match with lots of bold fabrics to choose from. The poufs are super textural and comfy with a loose loopy weave. Something we could order for you from Surya.
The large, square coffee table in a rustic wood finish adds some nice warm contrast to the cool colors of the room. A perfect solution from Harvest is our Drayton Coffee Table. And the art over the fireplace gives the room a fresh coastal feel, just like our Del Mar paintings.
Great lighting is always essential. It's like the jewelry that tops off a great outfit. We like our Aqua Diva Chandelier from Regina Andrews in place of the beaded light shown here. Add another level of lighting with table lamps on the sofa console. Our Seeded Recycled Glass Lamp and the Rubicon Double Bookcase work great behind the sofa.
Just add accessories, pillows and of course friends and family, and you have a great room for living! Here's your guide to a beautiful designer room in just one visit to Harvest!
Remember, you can bring in any photo of a room and we can help you Get the Look! We carry many products in the stores but we can also order for you much more from catalog. We're looking forward to helping you create great spaces! See you soon!
– The Harvest Team
Inspired by Charm - Get the Look! April 22 2014
When a lovely room pops up on Pinterest, and it just grabs your decorating imagination, maybe you wonder how to get it for yourself. This room has all of the colorful and rustic touches that we love at Harvest. Michael at Inspired By Charm is a mix-master. If you've ever tried going for the eclectic look, you know it's not that easy! Spaces like these take time and patience to bring together; they are filled with collections and keepsakes.
But, getting the basics pulled together can be easy with a little help. Then, add your own personal touches to make it yours. Using Michael's room for inspiration we've created another beautiful plan with all things Harvest.
Get the Look with Harvest
Thanks, Michael, for the inspiration! Do you have a picture of a room that inspires you? Bring it in to one of our stores and we'll help you create a space that is all your own.
-The Harvest Team