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This Just In: New Arrivals at Homefest

We saw, we shopped, we conquered and now all of those glorious new arrivals are starting to pour into Homefest. If the 4th quarter is the retail equivalent to the super bowl, consider this the pre-season. We’ve just returned from our scouting trips and the goods are starting to arrive and are putting their talents on display. It’s the best time of year to stop in and shop the new collections… and maybe do a bit of scouting yourself. As summer starts to wind down, it’s the perfect time to refresh your home for fall and the upcoming holiday season.

Here’s the starting line-up

Hand Woven Textiles

Make it Personal

One of our market favs is making a major first impression, Spicher & Company customizable vinyl floor cloths. Front door, foyer, kitchen, or bath, these custom mats are all about making it personal. Add your custom message or monogram and have it under your tootsies in just a few weeks!

Pillow Talk 

Our textural, hand-woven pillows are the perfect finishing touch and this season’s collections are bringing their A-game. From fringy tassels to bold tribal prints to nubby neutrals, our pillow wall is ripe for the picking. We’ve even gone a bit wild with ostriches, goats, and donkey’s taking center stage in our newest collection of bold and bright handcrafted pillows.

Style Meets Sustainability

Our favorite eco-conscious throws from In2Green are back in a new array of patterns and colors. Sustainably made from up-cycled materials, you can cozy-up knowing you’re doing right by Mother Earth.

Under Cover

Texture tells the story on our newest bed from Pom Pom at Home. Blending a warm mix of natural, taupe, ivory, and olive, this collection can be ordered as is or we can help you customize it to create your best bed.

 

Home Fragrance & Personal Care

Candles for a Cause

Founded in support of St. Jude’s Children’s Research Hospitals, Saint Candles offer hope and a prayer. Each beautifully packaged candle includes a prayer to its patron saint and a blessed prayer coin to hang onto after your candle has burned down. These modern prayer candles evoke a sense of comfort and spirituality and make an unforgettable gift.

Floral Notes

The “it girl” of home fragrance has arrived and we can hardly keep her on the shelf. From potpourri to diffusers to candles, this is a line of luxury home fragrance that smells as beautiful as it looks

Come Clean

Niven Morgan’s personal care and home fragrance collection is back at Homefest. Of course, we’ve stayed true to the classics with his intoxicating signature scent, Gold, but we’ve also added his new line of special edition fragrances in diffusers, candles, and personal care… we know a good thing when we smell it.

 

Table Topics

Now Serving… Mocha

The newest color from Terrafirma Ceramics is a subtle, elegant, smoky neutral that layers beautifully with your white-ware or mix and match patterns from Terrafirma. We love the authentic and imperfect charm of each hand-thrown piece by New York potter, Ellen Evans.

Material Matters

Another new arrival that we can barely keep in stock is our newest line of serveware from Pampa Bay. It has the striking look of metal but the ease of porcelain – it’s dishwasher safe, scratch resistant, stain and tarnish free, and you can warm them in your oven or cool them in your freezer. Talk about highly functional.

More Fast Fashion for your Table

Everyone is embracing the casual entertaining vibe – dishes with a bit more personality, durability, and that are perfect for a meal standing around the kitchen island. A new mix of dinnerware in bold colors and playful patterns is on its way. They’re stylish, affordable, and look great when woven in with your current collection.

 

Details Matter

Don’t skip the finishing touches… we’ve covered the market to find the perfect little drink tables, stylish stools, lamps with attitude, eye-catching wall art, and decorative accessories that will add the perfect, eye-popping final detail.

These new collections, along with the designer mainstays you know and love, have been trickling in all month and will continue to arrive throughout August… so come see us, often! We’re also working to get a great selection online so you can shop in your PJs or tell your friends back home.

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Patio Perfect: How to Prep Your Outdoor Living Space

With Memorial Day upon us (and hopefully that last snow of the season!), it’s time to swing open the patio doors and welcome outdoor entertaining season.  The weather is getting warmer, the days longer, and dining al fresco is on the horizon.  After what seemed like an endless winter, your patio, no-doubt, needs a little TLC.

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They’re Here: Home Decor New Arrivals

Homefest is bursting at the seams with new arrivals in anticipation of our upcoming Home Décor Event.  We scoured the chicest showrooms from San Francisco to Dallas… doing what we love, to bring you great things to love! We’ve returned home with an abundance of incredible new product including the latest trends in home décor, dinnerware, and handcrafted artisan products for all of your home and gifting needs.

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Get Guest Ready: 5 Winter Decor Updates

Photo Courtesy of Illume Candles

‘Tis the season for house guests, visiting in-laws, and impromptu parties. Let Homefest help you bring the warmth and joy of the season to your home with our 5 Tips to Get Guest Ready and make everyone feel welcome.

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Deck the Halls

Cookie exchanges, cocktail parties, and holiday dinners…let the festivities begin! We know your home is an entertaining hub from now through January 1st and we’re here to help make those holiday gatherings festive. Homefest has got you covered when it comes to decking the halls, the mantle, the tree, your table and more, plus great holiday décor ideas to take the stress out of decorating.

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6 Tips to Give Your Living Room Character

6 Tips to Give Your Living Room Character - Homefest

The holidays are just around the corner and ‘tis the season for hosting. Whether it be impromptu gatherings with friends, a holiday dinner for the whole family, or weekend house-guests, we know you want your home to look its best. Here are a few of our favorite tips to get the hub of your home in shape for the holidays. Read more

Tray Chic

Leaves changing, cozy sweaters, football season, and all things pumpkin spice…Fall is in full swing and we couldn’t be more excited for the change of seasons. It’s also that time of year when we go from pumpkin-clad porches to Thanksgiving feasts to (I know, don’t say it so soon)…Christmas, in a matter of weeks.

One of our favorite design solutions (especially this time of year when you have decorator’s whiplash) is our instant centerpiece. If you’re a frequent shopper, you’ve no doubt seen our selection of beautiful and versatile centerpiece trays, ranging from shiny metallics to rustic wood trugs. Start with one of these trays, select a large format candle or handful of colored glass votives, and add seasonal decor elements of your choice. Voila! It’s as easy as that…and the best part is that it can be used all year long and easily updated by swapping out a few elements. Read more

Front and Center(Piece)

You can stop searching, this is the perfect centerpiece!  No matter how you’re celebrating, we’ve put together an effortless centerpiece that can be easily updated by season or holiday with three or four simple elements.

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Black and White Kitchen Design Project

Over the course of Homefest’s 20+ years, several customers have asked us for help designing the interior of their home. It wasn’t a service that we originally had planned to offer, but it made sense with our mix of lighting, furniture, artwork, bedding, decorative accessories and area rugs. Since the first request a dozen years ago, we’ve been involved with projects that range from a one-room kitchen re-model to several top-to-bottom total makeovers.

We recently finished a kitchen remodel for a couple of empty-nesters who wanted to open up a small, awkward kitchen and create a more functional space that would become the heart of the home for their large, extended family. We love the way Black and White Kitchen Design Project turned out.  The simplicity of the black and white color scheme is classic and modern at the same time.

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