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decor8 Discount: Warp & Weft {Save 30%}

Warp & Weft is a decor8 sponsor and they specialize in antique, modern, custom, and decorative carpets. Based in NYC, they’re an established company preferred amongst New York’s most talented architects and interior designers, and for good reason, they’re carpet experts offering a gorgeous selection hand picked from all over the world. I’ve noticed lots of them in homes featured on the pages of Domino and Elle Decor. They’re exquisite.


I’m drooling for this subtle pastel paisley print or the woodgrain pattern. Oh and have you heard? The paisley is making a huge comeback for interiors in ’08. I especially like the pattern featured above because it’s so soft and okay, I’ll confess, I do imagine it in some posh London Edwardian flat and honestly believe that a rug like this may have the power to take me there the moment it touches my American floors.

If you’re in the market for a beautiful carpet, Warp & Weft is offering decor8 readers a very exclusive discount of 30% off of the following collections: Hampton, Hampton Bay, and all in stock Modern Rugs. You can locate them online only here (enter when prompted Room: sale Password: decor8) and here.

How about these ethnic prints and patterns? Again, just lovely. Great choices for a bedroom or living room. You really can’t go wrong with a blue and white rug in a bold ethnic pattern for most living rooms, at least that’s been my experience.

If you see something that interests you, please email info AT warpandweft.com and don’t forget to specify that you would like decor8 pricing. You can also contact the showroom directly at 212-481-4949. This is a very special savings, I hope you are able to use it. This offer is valid until December 18th – so hurry!

Thank you Warp & Weft for this exclusive deal.

(images from warp & weft)

Posted in discounts, flooring on December 11, 2007

Boston Locals: Biz Lady Meet Up Tonight!

Don’t forget! Tonight is the Boston Design Salon business lady meet up! The BDS was formed by local ceramist Jill Rosenwald. Their goal is to gather local business women to mingle and talk shop, or whatever it is that you do for a living. Their next meeting is tonight, Tuesday, December 11th @ 7:00 pm and the guest speaker will be Jill Shah of SoLUXE who will cover Network Marketing. The event will be hosted by Kelly Smith Harris of Etcetera Media at The Pink Comma Gallery. The location is 81B Wareham Street and it’s on the block between Harrison and Albany in the South End. Please call 617.833.0330 if you need directions.

Details here.

If you’d like to attend, please RSVP to Jill Rosenweld: mcrae2 AT aol DOT com.

Posted in uncategorized on December 11, 2007

decor8 Discount: DeJarnette New Orleans {Save 20%}

If you fancy dainty jewelry, especially unique pieces with a vintage feel, DeJarnette New Orleans is a great find on the web for these things. I love them for their Anthropologie-like feel, yet they are super affordable. See that little pup? He is $31 after applying your decor8 discount.


I especially like the sterling silver cuckoo clock necklace, the darling bunbun pendant and of course, vienna the daschund. For a limited time only, please take 20% off of your total purchase by mentioning decor8 upon checkout. Offer expires at midnight on Friday, December 14th.

Thank you so much for this offer, Dejarnette!

(images from dejarnette)

Posted in discounts, fashion + accessories on December 11, 2007

Raumformplan {Germany}

I hope you’re ready to learn about some clever new products out of Europe and take a little shop tour with me to view them. The store we’ll be visiting together today is called Raumformplan, owned by Architect Janin Pr?pper pictured below, and it is located in Hannover (S?dstadt), Germany. These photos were taken when I visited Janin in her store last month.

This is Janin Pr?pper, Dipl. Ing. and shop owner of Raumformplan.

Janin is the most welcoming and sincere lady, very friendly, and I appreciate that she took a lot of time to show me around her space and introduce me to many great product lines. Janin is a very creative woman, she gives her store such a warmth through her arrangements, but she goes above and beyond in more ways than through careful displays. Janin offers her customers affordable design help. She’ll visit the home of her client and taking into consideration their needs and the size of their space, along with their budget, she’ll pull together a few options for them in CAD and present them with practical solutions.

Great light fixture in the window, don’t you think? It’s called “Orbit”
and is available in yellow or white. It arrived flat packed so you can arrange
the circles in any fashion, creating an orbit that is uniquely your own.

The best part about her consulting service is that she gives the client options – they can either purchase through her or on their own – she’ll suggest products, carpenters, painters, and everything that they need to complete the project. Her service is under 300,- Euro per room, which is very affordable considering the standard rates most designers and architects charge. Janin does this because she is focused on providing exceptional customer service and since Raumformplan is a design store, offering clients affordable help is quite useful to them. I viewed her portfolio and was blown away by her renderings – Janin does exceptional work. So if you live in northern Germany and you need a great Architect, do not hesitate to contact her.

I think this metal “oh deer” coat/accessories holder from Swiss company Pulpo is fantastic. You can order it in black and I think silver too, but white is my favorite. I wanted to take it with me, but sadly couldn’t fit another thing into my suitcase. Those cute animal felted keyfobs are from Parkhaus Berlin.
The same company carries the best felt collection, they have seat cushions for Eames chairs in a variety of gorgeous colors (shown above) for only 42,- Euros each. Below you can see more Parkhaus Berlin items made for the kitchen.

More great hooks with atlers from Pulpo, you can purchase
them for around $20 USD
right here.

In case you haven’t noticed, Raumformplan’s focus is on clean, modern design from mostly European designers, a good amount of them from Germany. She also likes to mix in some vintage pieces to warm up the look. I noticed a lot of metal and felt being used in new and exciting ways, such as felted keyfobs, placemats, and wrapped around candle jars (shown below, Janin makes the candle jar felted wraps herself, they are beautiful).


I just heard the great news that next year, this shop will relocate from S?dstadt over to the Lister Meile area to a larger storefront. This is exciting news, but I do love her current space because she really knew how to use the small space effectively. In the back is where she works on her design projects during times when the shop is quiet.


This shop also showcases art in a revolving gallery within these four walls. An artist is selected and given space throughout the shop to display their work for a period of time, and then new work arrives from another artist. A surprise to me, but I learned that it’s not a common practice yet for shops to also function as mini galleries in Germany, but it’s becoming more and more popular there just as it is here in America.

Multiholk? Birdhouses are from a company based in the UK called Wildlife Garden. You can also see a yellow one in front of the shop when you arrive. (Did you notice it in the 2nd image from the top?) The pillows are from a Hannover designer, Annette Meurer.

Towels (above) and pillows (below) by S Wert Design of Berlin.
The tea light on the shelf may look familiar to you, it’s by
Ingrid of YippieYeah.


If you’d like to inquire about any of the items you see, you can either visit the online shop (in German only), or you can contact Janin directly (mail AT raumformplan.de) because she speaks perfect English and can assist you in case your German is as bad as mine. It was so nice to be able to visit her store, I hope that you enjoyed this mini tour and some of the fresh new products out of Europe shown here.

Thank you Janin! :)

(images from holly becker for decor8)

Posted in Shop Tours, shopping, travel on December 11, 2007

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