I actually love all the colors of fall. It’s my favorite time for merchandising at the store. After months and months of spring/summer colors there’s always something comforting
and inviting about injecting the warmth back into the store. If I had to choose one color though it would be burnt orange!
Navy blue! When buying for this fall and winter it was everywhere. whether shown in a muted palette with natural linen, with mustard yellow or emerald green. Whatever your spin it just works. especially with today’s trend of mixing metals and metallic leather.
Of course jeans and sweaters but when it comes to my home I would have to say texture. I grew up in Scotland surrounded by texture. Whether it is a “drystane dyke” (wall constructed without any mortar), the heavy rustic wooden castle doors, wrought iron or sheep grazing in a nearby field with thick wooly coats. I love to add texture.
First of all just that, Family! House Warmings has been like a family for me. I grew up with parents who ran a successful family business so I understand how it works.
I have always appreciated the flexibility that comes with that.
I love the variety that my job affords me. from managing the stores and staff, merchandising, customer service, working with suppliers, buying new furniture and accessories each
Season, as well as my Design Services and working with wonderful clients! I have to say though that our staff is the best! I am very
fortunate to get to work with such a dynamic group of talented and creative women each day. Their support makes my job much easier!
Our customers are wonderful and loyal! Without them House Warmings wouldn’t have grown the way it has. I wouldn’t have had the chance to be part of all the new exciting advances that House Warmings has made during my seventeen years, so I look forward to the years to come.
Buy something because you LOVE IT, not because you have a place for it. You will ALWAYS find the perfect spot!
We hope you’ve had a chance to check out the August issue of Style at Home that featured some beautiful cottage properties and many House Warmings products!
We have been inspired by the laid back, casual, and relaxing lifestyle that is associated with cottage living. But you don’t have to brave the highway traffic to enjoy the peace and beauty of the great outdoors. We are lucky to have beautiful parks with waterfront views right in our own backyard!
A picnic is the perfect way to enjoy the incredible Oakville scenery. Packing up some delicious munchies to share with friends and family can be easy and fun!
Here are a few of our favourite tips:
1. Upside-Down Salad:
If you’re packing a salad with leafy greens, assemble your salad upside-down to avoid soggy lettuce. Put your dressing on the bottom of your portable container, then layer the rest of your salad ingredients on top of it, putting the lettuce at the very top. When you’re ready to eat, toss everything together and you’ll have a crisp and crunchy salad.
2. Keep it Simple
A charcuterie boards make for a simple, but impressive display of different cured meats, cheeses, fruits and veggies. The sky is the limit on what you can add to a beautiful wooden serving board, so you can choose any of your own family favourites. The best part about this serving style is that it’s all about the presentation, and not about the preparation – no cooking required!
Build your charcuterie board with accessories at House Warmings including this rustic serving board, wooden cheese knives, Farmhouse Pottery glasses and a variety of stylish napkins.
3. Set the Scene
Bring a beautiful blanket to sprawl out on and enjoy the day! We love these casual, and comfy throws from Dash and Albert that come in a variety of colours. A selection of Dash and Albert throws can be found at House Warmings West.
Enjoy the month of August and the beautiful Summer weather by planning the perfect picnic!
House Warmings is a family run business which has been in Oakville for almost twenty years. We have a wonderful variety of furniture and home decor products, all selected to create a warm and inviting environment in your home.
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