Sidewalk Sale 2014

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Over the weekend we had a very successful Sidewalk Sale

in beautiful Downtown Oakville. There was lovely weather and lots of great deals on home decor!

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We would like to give a big thank you to everyone who stopped by to shop with us

and to everyone who put this years sale together in Downtown Oakville.


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We look forward to next year at the 42nd Annual Sidewalk Sale!

Product Insight: Fatboy

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Fatboy Bean Chairs 



House Warmings is carrying a couple products from the Fatboy Canada line. The Original is a large bean bag chair that comes in a wide assortment of colours to add a fun accent in your home!






Stonewashed Cotton: $319.00

Nylon: $259.00






 Technical Specifications:

Dimensions: 70” x 55”

Weight: 24 lbs.

Materials: 3 layers of nylon with PVC coating. Water and stain resistant. Not Waterproof

Filling: 360 liters of virgin and recyclable polystyrene micro-beads. The beads travel in the bag to mold the body and offer optimum comfort.

Use: Designed for inside use. Can be used, but should not remain outside.

Safety: Protected by a large Velcro and childproof zipper.

                                                                                                                      Material and filling are fire retardant.

                                                                          Care: Can be cleaned with lukewarm water, soft soap and soft brush.

                                                                                Guarantee: Six months on manufacturing defects from the date of purchase.

                                                                                                 The second product is The Point. It too comes in a large selection of colours and is a great addition for a small space to add more seating.







Stoned Washed Cotton: $115.00

Nylon: $89.00












Technical Specifications:

Dimensions: 50 cm by 35 cm

Weight: 7 lbs

You can expect these Fatboy products to be in store this Summer. Can’t wait? Order your Fatboy products with us today!


Made to Fade

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We are loving the ombre trend that seems to be showing up everywhere in the fashion, home decor, and even the culinary world. Ombre is a graduation of colour, starting with a deeply saturated tone on one end, blending into a lighter version at the other end. We’ve sourced some beautiful ombre pieces to share with you for inspiration!

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Pretty lamps – Leopard Lamp by Arteriors








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A blown glass bowl – Kaiden Bowl by Arteriors











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A golden pendant – Lily Pendant by Arteriors











Or a combination of these items could add interest to your space.

We’ve chosen small accessories to capture the whimsy and fun of this look without going overboard. This trend won’t be fading out any time soon!

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Chroma - Leftbank Art Kaiden Bowl Leopard Silveria Lamp Lily Pendant

Natural Beauty

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House Warmings is excited to now be selling Farmhouse Pottery in the West and Lakeshore stores. It has a simple and classic design that will bring a country feel to any kitchen. All of the pottery products are handmade and offer superb quality. The Vermont based company supports local production and offering products that bring natural beauty and simplicity back into the home.













Not only do they offer beautiful stoneware but they have delicious pantry items. Locally sourced products such as Maple Syrup (Yum!) and honey, are just some options from Farmhouse. Let’s not forget their simple and minimal packaging, which makes these products even more exceptional.

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At House Warmings you can now find a selection of Farmhouse Pottery goods for your homes. A variety from pottery to pantry! And how beautiful are the gift boxes? Perfect for a unique and timeless present for a loved one!


Farmhouse Pottery – products with Natural Beauty!


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Looking for a new art piece for a particular spot in your home?  Come in and see our new selection of art work from Leftbank Art (   Their attention to detail and quality drive the manufacturing and creation of their artwork.  They are truly “one-of-a-kind” pieces.

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Time for a change

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by Karen Calistan
Does it matter that Mother Nature is reluctant to give up old man winter?  Not in the world of Interior Design.  We can move ahead and infuse our homes with spring or summer colours and textures without her!

You can see below that all it takes are a few accessories which really won’t break the bank but will bring a great deal of satisfaction to you.  It will feed that crave you have for change after a long cold winter!   A change is as good as a rest after all!!


I used some of the fantastic new accessories available for the 2013 Spring/Summer Season from House Warmings to give one sofa and coffee table two completely different looks.


The first look is all about natural textures with a calming palette, from the coarse weave of the rope mirror to the smooth finish of the marble coffee table top.  The fish add depth to the look and the white vase punctuates all the natural materials with a clean crispness.


The second look also has a lot of texture on the beaded toss cushions and the art gives a sense of movement but the main thing you notice from this look is the sparkle and smoothness of the metal finishes as well as pops of various shades of bright blue which creates a lively, fun look to enjoy!


Try it yourself, you might be surprised how much fun you have and how creative you can be!


Illuminate your Senses

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The sense of smell is our most primitive sense, the one most closely related to emotions.  Come in and savour the new scents in the Illume line of products.  We have Pineapple Cilantro, Desert Tulip and Cactus Verde.  They will be sure to evoke feelings of happiness and renewal as we approach the spring season.

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Custom Embroidered Linen Toss Cushions

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Custom Embroidered Toss Cushions

13″ x 20″ toss cushion in 100% Italian Linen.

Comes with 2 lines of print embroidered in black.

They are perfect for celebrating a Wedding, Anniversary, Bridal Shower or House Warming and a great value at $64 per cushion.

Simple Scandinavian Style

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By Michele Hatziioannou
Here is a design trend we are LOVING at House Warmings right now…its actually nothing new, but today we are calling it “Simple Scandinavian”.  Creating the Simple Scandinavian style in your home involves some extreme editing!  Get rid of your clutter, and only display items that help to create the feel of a pared down space where you can breathe and live simply.  The Simple Scandinavian style includes bright white walls, and often white floors.  There is usually a mix of light and dark, and often an organic texture thrown into the mix.  This style also mixes items from different eras, and something distressed or aged will juxtaposes the clean lines and matte finishes.  This is what makes this style so fresh and interesting.  Here are some “inspiration” pictures to give you the general feel:
Photos:  Line This Klein, Styling by Helen Wiggers via Stylefiles
And here are some pieces that we have at House Warmings that can help you create the Simple Scandinavian look in your home:
Yasmine Buffet – The mix of white and the organic nature of the wood give this piece amazing character, the clean lines of the hardware are also a nice feature
Alban Chair – This gorgeous chair comes as shown, but also in white with the natural rattan seat
Alamo Table – Pair a rustic, but clean lined table like this with the Ray Chair below
Ray Chair
Pierced Metal Light Fixture – The simple, industrial feel of this fixture would be perfect in a dining or living room
Mercer Sofa – Pair this sofa with a the Millwright Coffee Table to give your room the same feel as the inspiration photo above
Millwright Coffee Table
Vintage Lounge – If you have an empty corner of a living room or bedroom, this lounge is hard to resist
So grab some white paint, get rid of all the clutter, invest in a couple of classic pieces of furniture and enjoy the benefits of living your life in Simple Scandinavian style.

Home Comforts

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By Karen Calistan

Now that the holiday season is over for another year and there’s snow on the ground I can’t think of a better time to nestle in your home and invite your girlfriends over for a tea tasting experience they will hopefully never forget!


Tea sampling kits are available through House Warmings. One of our favorite suppliers is “Sloane Fine Tea Merchants”,


The Sloane story is about beauty as told through the senses of taste, smell and sight. Sloan’s signature line of teas and tisanes (herbal teas) combine the finest loose leaf teas, exotic ingredients and artisanal techniques. The teas are sourced and blended by certified Tea Sommeliers from around the world!


Why not present your tea on a beautiful tray of your choice and ask your girlfriends to each bring their own tea cup and saucer, each will have a story of it’s own for them to share. When not drinking the tea you can use a vintage inspired tea pot or sugar bowl for other decorative purposes in the home whether on a kitchen shelf, placed in a built-in or as a decorative grouping on a dining room buffet as shown below.





  • Calorie Free
Free of additives and preservatives
  • Low in caffeine
  • Naturally rich in antioxidants
Every cup of tea provides the body
with natural
compounds that have disease-fighting potential.

Karen Calistan is a designer at House Warmings –

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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