Sunday, July 28, 2013

Meet Blaze and Bloom

I am thrilled to share an exciting event I went to this weekend in good ole Hartford, Connecticut.  No, that's not a typo...I actually meant HARTFORD! 
Blaze and Bloom opened it's new showroom in a hip and artsy location in downtown Hartford this weekend.  They sell vintage and re purposed furniture and home accessories. 
Blaze and Bloom is the mastermind of four lovely ladies: Tracey George, Julie Jones, Jennifer O'Connell, and Katie Wickham who, up until now, have sold their brilliant specialty items at Brimfield and special events around the Connecticut area.   They are now permanently situated at
50 Bartholomew Avenue, Hartford, CT
You'll drool when you see the items I spotted during my visit:
I fell in love with this mid-century dresser.  The teak drawers were restored to their original finish with the outer edges of the dresser painted a fresh white.  It was such a fun contrast and for only $275 I considered it for my guest bedroom makeover.  But, alas, I passed because I'm not ready to make up my mind yet. 
We were welcomed with a fresh pitcher of lemonade with mint leaves. Yum. 
The showroom is located in a loft warehouse type building.  It has a ton of character.  And they have further decorated with whimsical accessories that enhance the space.   There was so much eye-candy that I circled the space multiple times to make sure I didn't miss anything. 

 I wish I'd had a home for this nautical chair pair.  These rattan chairs had a cheery navy and sailing print paired with a bright mod flowered fabric. 

I loved this sunshine yellow cabinet with the quirky wallpapered backing.  It would be fantastic in a dining room or a kitchen holding cookbooks. 

These pillows just popped with character.  I went home with the fuchsia and tangerine pillow with the grosgrain ribbon trim.  Some of the pillows were trimmed with cable stitch sweater patches.  Others had remnants of men's ties.  They were all vibrant and cheery and I wish I could have purchased them all for a sofa or bedroom.

 Lucy scored the 'love' pillow for her office / guest bedroom we've been working on!  Love it and it's got a wonderful tweed backing. 


This little chair was miniature and the cushion was made from men's ties.  Wonderfully unique and would look fantastic sitting in the corner of a men's dressing area or study. 

This 5 drawer chest was a fire engine red with a distressed finish.  Four of the drawers had chalkboard panels added to the fronts so the owner could label the inside contents. 

They also had unique jewelry and handbags to accessorize an outfit.  Loved this necklace!

These letters sent a great marketing message to shoppers upon entering the marketplace.  I know I had no problem buying problem was limiting myself! 

Here are the items I managed to score during my excursion this weekend:

1. The fuchsia and tangerine pillow for $55.  I absolutely LOVE the pop of pink.  It ties in the pink chair in the room (see here). 

2.  A new Crane for my Master Bedroom!  This tall beauty was the first thing I spotted when I walked into Blaze and Bloom and my heart raced with excitement to snatch it up in time!  I absolutely love cranes.  I already have two on my nightstand (see here) and I knew I'd find a home for this additional guy.  I paid $35. 

3. And, Lucy's "Love" pillow found it's way into the office/ guest bedroom that we've been working on. 

Blaze and Bloom will be opening monthly and for appointments.  Their inventory is constantly changing and they are gearing up for a big launch party in the fall.  If you are interested in seeing the space or being invited to the monthly openings, please call or email Julie Jones.

Contact information:  Julie Jones phone 860-888-2087 | email

And of course I'd suggest ya'll follow them on their social media outlets:

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Friday, July 26, 2013

A Sleek and Greek Nursery. Worth $2350. ENTER NOW!


Here's another view of the GRAND PRIZE Giveaway Furniture styled in a room. 

You still have time to enter to win the Bonavita Harper Lifestyle Nursery Set.   ENTER BELOW!

Visit here to learn how Baby Café styled this room using Beth from Design Post's styling tips. 

Wednesday, July 24, 2013

Baby Giveaway #5: Bonavita Harper Lifestyle Nursery Set ($2350 Value) Enter Now

Ok ya'll...this is the moment we've all been waiting for...the GRAND FINALE #5: The Harper Lifestyle Nursery Set in White by Bonavita ($2,350 Value)! sponsored by the Baby Café Giveaway series. 

Bonavita 3 Piece Nursery Set - Harper Lifestyle 4 in 1 Convertible Crib and Double Dresser and 5 Drawer Dresser in Classic White - Click to enlarge

This entire set is so awesome (you can check out more details here).  I have had such a joy participating in this giveaway series and also being a design expert for Baby Café.  Check out all of the design experts style guidance for the nurseries here.  Remember, Vivid Hue's Nursery was the Miami inspired nursery...

This week's nursery has been styled by Beth from Design Post.  

final giveaway

And now, to the important part...ENTER NOW for a chance to win the GRAND FINALE GIVEAWAY!  It's so easy.  You can enter from below. 

Best of luck to everyone! 

Heather | Vivid Hue Home

Tuesday, July 16, 2013

Shop Slate Interiors

 Ya'll know that I think the world of Parker Kennedy Living.

Lance is the creative generous behind this wonderful duo and he mentioned awhile back that I should check out Slate Interiors.   Slate Interiors is a destination shop for all things brilliant (my words not theirs).  After checking out the items they feature, you'll surely agree.  Let me be clear...they didn't coerce me to do this review.  As I always say, I just know a great think when I see it...and you'll drool when you spot the offerings of Slate's almost 90 merchants and artists. 

As their site describes, "We carry a daily-changing collection of original art, furniture, lighting, and accessories. A favorite “go-to” for designers, locals, and out-of-towners, we are a unique venue for curating remarkably individual, stand-out spaces at truly affordable prices".

And yes, Parker Kennedy is one of the merchants.  A win-win!  How did those folks in Charlotte get so dang lucky?  They get all of the good shops!!!  Check out some of what Slate Interiors has to offer....


courtesy of Parker Kennedy

courtesy of Parker Kennedy
I've included a summary of the merchants you can find at Slate Interiors at the bottom of this post for reference.  Here are some other great pages to check out.  Do you have a favorite image pictured above? 

Slate Interior's Facebook page here

Parker Kennedy's facebook page here
 Merchants at Slate Interiors in Charlotte, North Carolina:
Amy Sims of A/S Art & Home, Alex Holleman,  Andrea McGuire, Kenneth Power, Barrett’s, BIRD, Sondra Blaser and Lisa Femrite of Bohemian Home Charlotte, Amy Crawford and Amanda Moody of BOMBSHELves, Kammie Updyke  of Chambers Custom Painting & Furnishing, Lois Plowman of Devereaux Designs, Ron Crider of Edge Gallery Charlotte, Edwina Fleming and Sarah Belk of The Farm Shop, Kat Mulford and Becky Weeks of Hobson Studios, House of Cord, Hunt Room, Valerie Huffenus of Inspired Interiors, Leslie Cuthbertson Designs, Linda Kincheloe, Adrienne Davis & Jai Covington of Lucky Me!, Maria Cohen of Maria's Antiques, Nevin Stackhouse of OCHRE, Lance Jackson & David Ecton of Parker Kennedy Living, ReDeux , Chad Baker of Simply Chad, Libby Fink of Studio, Elaine Henderson of Sundial Market, Tracy Collins Decorative Antiques, TFP Designs, Linda Webster, Cookie Brenner and Janet Rudisill of Your Table Is Ready.

All images are courtesy of Slate Interiors Facebook or unless otherwise noted.

Slate Interiors - Charlotte, NC
Slate Interiors is Located in the heart of  Plaza Midwood.
1401 Central Ave, Charlotte, NC 28205
Phone: (704) 930-7890
@slateinteriors, @ParkerKennedy, @hollywoodregency

Sunday, July 14, 2013

Vivid Hue Hit's Time's Square! Enter the Baby Giveaway!

So ya'll know that I'm a featured design expert for Baby Café.  In celebration for their new brand launch as Baby Café, they have sponsored a Summer Mega series of baby giveaways these last few weeks--worth over $3,500.  (In fact, check out the Giveaway #3 for the DaVinci Crib Here)

This weekend, the Baby Café Mega MegaGiveaway is on the Reuter's Sign in New York's Time Square.  This is a 7,400 square foot digital billboard.  How exciting! 

If you haven't entered to win this week's giveaway, HOP TO IT!  ENTER HERE