The week-long sales event will feature all regular retail at 20%-50% off and will take place at 632 Danbury Road. As part of the consolidation of HM Oliver Interiors and Marvin Gardens, we will incorporate furniture from different sources, warehouse and industrial furniture and bulk sales. All sales are final.
“If the warehouse/over stock sale works, we’ll create an urban market monthly (or biweekly) and invite other dealers to participate (Eleven Shades of Grey),” said HM Oliver Principal Amabel Chan. “It’s been done in Houston and Atlanta — maybe we can reinvent that type of retailing here on the East Coast.”
Doors will only be open from 10:00 a.m. – 5:30 p.m. For more information, contact Amabel at
Please note that Marvin Gardens’ location at 713 Danbury Road, Wilton remains the flagship location.
“At HM Oliver, style is created and there are forcible efforts to move away from trends,” says Principle Amabel Chan. “Our design philosophy encourages risk-taking on the homeowner’s part and the willingness to incorporate unusual and unexpected elements.”
We’d like to hear from you and find out what types of risks you take when planning out design ideas for your own home? Do you like to experiment with combining different fabrics? Perhaps you incorporate bold color schemes into your home’s overall look? However you distinguish yourself from the pack, we’d like to know!
Below are some of our favorite examples of work from homeowners around the web that have decided to incorporate some of those more unusual and unexpected elements.
Graham & Brown also showed a few collections from our own design studio. Among these were, the Spirit collection, a romantic bohemian collection full of beautiful florals and striking damasks and stripes.
Click here to view more collections from Graham & Brown.
If you’ve been looking for a way to incorporate foliage into your interior design but just don’t have the floor space for planters, check out this idea from FreshHome. These unique wall-mounted planters grow flowers, succulents, ferns and ivies indoors right on your living room wall so you can maximize your home’s space. FreshHome notes that the plants grow in a planting grid, while a white cedar wood frame houses a watering tray on top that trickles water down to each pocket in the grid. All excess water is collected in a tray on the bottom. If you love nature and plants these wall-mounted planters and freestanding models are an easy way to add a breathtaking plant display to your home.
For more information from HM Oliver Interiors on wall planters, click here.
The Victorian-style and architecture of San Fransisco’s Painted Ladies is getting an unusual amount of attention this week as its size is being used as a measure of volume in relation to the recent oil spill in the Gulf of Mexico. The Architect’s Newspaper Blog created an image by Hulett Jones of the San Francisco firm Jones | Haydu. Basically, 10,000 barrels of oil spillage (approximately 2 days) would roughly fill up the size of a Victorian row house in San Francisco meaning that at this point, we’ve filled up almost 12 houses worth!
What better way to commemorate mom’s special day than with a beautiful orchid?! For centuries, these enchanting plants have captivated the attention of both flower enthusiasts and laypeople alike. HM Oliver and Marvin Gardens encourages you to consider dazzling the wonderful mothers in your lives this Mother’s Day with one of these striking blossoms. Take a peek below at some of our favorite types from Orchidaceous.
The beautiful art of decoupage is one that is timeless and yet unrelentingly vintage at the same time in today’s traditional design. And it seems to be making its rounds in some of today’s most enchanted showrooms. According to out friends at Design Sponge, the craft is thought to have its roots in East Siberian tomb art and was later perfected in China where it was used as early as the 12th century for decorative objects. Throughout Europe in the 18th century, Venetian artisans developed the technique of taking sheets of engravings which were hand-colored, and cutting and pasting them onto the surface of furniture. Several layers of varnish were applied to create the high-gloss sheen reminiscent of traditional lacquer work. The Venetians called this relatively inexpensive technique lacca povera and the French later renamed it decoupage.
If you’re like most, the image that comes to mind when you hear “rocking chair” is probably something involving a comfortable old wooden, creaky porch chair with a grandma not too far off in the distance gathering her knitting needles and yarn.
The creative individuals at Studiobility have set out on a mission to dispel rocking chairs’ associations with ho-hum docility and have created the “Rocking Beauty.” This modern chair is an extension of the inner beauty concept, a piece where masculine meets feminine, according to Interior Complex. Designed by Gudrun Lilja Gunnlaugsdottir, Rocking Beauty is made from water-jet cut aluminum, macralon and plywood.
The vertical stripes are a precise blend of creams, grays and whites of differing widths, which create a harmonious look. The floral decorations of the side of the rocking chair are quite unique and give the inside an open and airy look. It is these unique qualities which give a definitive appeal to this modern rocking chair.
Oscar, Tony and Pulitzer prize winning writer John Patrick Shanley’s Italian American Reconciliation is coming to The Wilton Playshop this spring with performances beginning Friday, April 30 and running through Saturday, May 8. The production is being sponsored by HSBC, The World’s Local Bank.
Directed by Jeanine DeFalco of Trumbull, the play is a romantic comedy set in downtown New York that captures the emotional ups and down of love, marriage, divorce, hot tempers, and torrid romance. The production includes a talented cast and crew from throughout Fairfield County including Michael Limone of Stamford as Aldo Scalicki, Glenn Packman of Norwalk as Huey Maximilian Bonfigliano, Dana Dicerto of Norwalk as Teresa, Jessie Gilbertof Weston as Aunt May and Nancy Anderson of Fairfield as Janice.
Tickets for The Italian American Reconciliation are available for performances Friday April 30th and Saturday May 1st at 8 pm, Sunday May 2nd, at 2 pm, with Open Captioning for the hearing impaired, and Friday and Saturday, May 7th and 8th at 8 pm.
Tickets are $20 for general admission and $15 for students and seniors. For ticket information contact the Wilton Playshop email@example.com and (203)762-7629.
For more information contact: Toni Lee, (203) 761-1268.