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Bold & Bountiful: Fall Centerpieces

That fall feeling in finally here, the weather is starting to cool, the leaves are changing, and I for one, am excited to pull out my boots and scarves!  In addition to embracing a new fall wardrobe, I couldn’t be more ready to usher rich autumn colors into my home with cozy throws and pillows, abundant fall florals, and a few home accent pieces that exude the richness and warmth of the season.

If you’ve been following Homefest for a while, you know that one of our favorite design solutions is our collection of “instant centerpieces”… particularly this time of year, when we go from tailgating and pumpkin-clad porches to Thanksgiving feasts to Christmas in a matter of weeks.  Our instant centerpieces are an easy way to update your mantle or table-scape for every holiday and season with a few simple elements.

This year’s selection, if I do say so myself, is one of our best!  With a beautiful centerpiece tray, ranging from shiny metallics to a rustic wood trug, as your base, we’ve curated a collection of hurricanes and votives, seasonal botanical elements, and accent pieces in rich fall colors to create a beautiful fall centerpiece.

The best part is, you can buy the entire centerpiece kit online (with or without the tray, for those of you that already own one).  It’s as easy as that… and it can be easily updated for Christmas or New Years by swapping out a few elements.  So make sure to check back for our holiday centerpieces in the next couple of months!

This Year’s Fall Centerpiece Looks:

 

Gold Pear Centerpiece: Sophisticated with a bit of shimmer, this centerpiece brings a warm glow to your table with a collection of mercury glass votives, gold pears, and silver mirrored glass.  It’s perfect for fall but will look great on your table throughout the holiday season.

 

Fall Wood Trug CenterpieceOur most traditional fall centerpiece brings acorns, gourds, and autumn leaves together on a stylish wood trug.  The gorgeous mercury glass hurricanes and wood trug are a great base that can be easily updated throughout the holiday season and beyond.

 

Turquoise & Amber Fall Centerpiece: Chic and sophisticated with a mix of turquoise and mercury glass votives, this centerpiece brings a stylish fall vibe to your table.

 

Gold Hurricane Centerpiece: Our gold hurricane centerpiece will take you from fall through the New Year in style.  The festive mercury glass hurricanes and gold-mirrored glass transcend the season. Throw a few of our gold mercury glass ornaments on for some added Christmas cheer.

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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.

Father’s Day Gift Guide

fathers day gift guide

Looking for the perfect gift for dad (that’s not a golf shirt or another tie?)  From the gourmand to the jetsetter, the dapper-dude to the guy who just likes his booze, we’ve got just the thing.  Homefest’s men’s department is filled with thoughtful and unexpected gifts for every man this Father’s Day.

Will Parent for Food

Whether he likes to cook or is just really good at eating, our gourmet department is stocked with cookbooks for the hardcore carnivore, grill gifts, and manly munchies.  A butcher’s board or pizza peel and a cookbook will keep him cooking all summer long.  Our Sriracha Rim Salt is perfect for firing-up his bloody mary or margarita and doubles as a great rub for grilling.  Plus with great bar provisions like gourmet small-batch bitters and salty dill pickle peanuts, he’ll have no reason to leave the Lazy Boy when the game is on.

My Flight’s on Time, I’ll be Home for Dinner

Business trips, a long weekend, or the gym — send dad packing in style.  Our travel bags, backpacks, and Dopp kits are sleek in design, versatile, and lightweight.  Another travel must-have, our portable wine tote, complete with space for two bottles, a cheese board, stemless wine glasses, and a corkscrew… it may not be transcontinental but one must still be prepared when traveling to an outdoor concert or the ball game.

Don’t Hate Me Because I’m Beard-iful

If your dad is a dapper dude, give him the gift of great grooming.  From beard to bod, our quality grooming products from Jack Black and Duke Cannon are perfect for the no-nonsense man — nothing complicated, nothing cosmetic, just superior skin care.

Let Me Grab a Drink First

Parenting is hard work and most Dads are still recovering well into retirement.  Raise a glass to Dad with a handcrafted decanter, mouth-blown glass beer tankards, or double-walled pilsner glasses that serve-up as much style as function (each designed to ensure the optimal temperature of Dad’s brew.)  Don’t forget the reinforcements, Homefest offers handsome leather bar-tool wrap is perfect for the cocktail connoisseur and a bottle of dirty martini juice for the cleanest dirty martini he’ll ever drink.

*Select items available online, all available in-store

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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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Our 25th Anniversary Event!

This spring marks the 25th Anniversary of Homefest (wow, time flies!) We couldn’t be more grateful for an incredible 25 years in business and have you, our wonderful customers, to thank for it… so we’re celebrating! We hope you’ll join us May 2nd through 6th for the Homefest Anniversary sale and save 15% on metal serveware, dinnerware, flatware, table linens, floral arrangements, rugs, bedding, and jewelry. Read more

Fast Fashion for the Table

table setting with plates, mug, pink salt, and bread on a tray next to a flower

At Homefest, we’re often asked about the latest trends in dinnerware and entertaining. Over the years, we’ve seen a departure from our mothers’ china cabinet with full service for 12 in favor of a bit more personality, durability, and function. Nowadays we want our dinnerware to reflect our personal aesthetic, fit with our busy lifestyle, and we want to know where our products are sourced and about the talented artisans who create them. We are yearning for handcrafted dinnerware that celebrates the authentic and imperfect charm of each unique piece. We want dishes that look great on a formal holiday table yet are equally accessible for a take-out dinner around the kitchen island. With this in mind, we’ve taken a diversified buying approach.

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Bridal Registry is Back Online

We’ve had a little work done just in time for wedding season. Our online gift registry has been polished-up and re-launched in time for all of those fabulous summer weddings. As part of your Homefest gift registry, you’ll once again have access to our online registry for your out-of-town guests or those who would prefer to shop from home.

Now, what to register for? There is nothing wrong with white plates, matching serveware, and crisp linens…heck, we adore the classics, they’re timeless for a reason. But we also love bold colors, rich patterns, and authentic and imperfect hand-made pieces. With this in mind, we invite you to register with Homefest. We have your essentials covered but we also have hand-painted plates, festive barware, and one-of-a kind serving pieces…because your life together should never be boring.

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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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Hungry? New Arrivals in Gourmet

We’re back from market… a little bit heavier, but boy was it worth it! We sourced artisanal goods from around the world and they’ve arrived in our newly expanded gourmet food department.  We turned the holiday shop into our very own larder for all of your entertaining and gifting needs, so come on in and check it out before your next dinner party.

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Love is in the Air

We’re rolling into February with love, romance, amour on the brain…whatever you like to call it, we’re ready to spoil the ones we love. From your gal-entines to your main squeeze, Homefest has great gifts for the loved ones on your list.

Shop our Valentine’s Day gift collection for our favorite inspired and unexpected gifts.

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