Wednesday, 26 November 2014

The Art of Fragrance

If you aren't already familiar with the world of Lampe Berger, there is no time like the present to change that! 

As consumers, we are inundated every day with advertisements for products designed to fill the home with fragrance and cover household odors. Some even claim to disinfect and get rid of odor and bacteria. 

Lampe Berger takes this one step further by actually purifying the air through a process involving a patented catalytic burner, invented by Maurice Berger in 1989. This ensures that most odors (even stubborn ones) are eliminated completely in under 30 minutes. Originally designed as a method to disinfect hospital rooms, the company has reinvented themselves and become an international bestseller.

Here are Rousseau's, we are just crazy about this product! In addition to each of us having at least two lamps in our own homes, there is almost always a fragrance burning in the store. This gives us a great opportunity to test out new fragrances and weed out a few that haven't been so well received. While of course each of the scents is lovely on it's own, we love experimenting with our favourites to create something completely personal and original. Below are some staff approved blends to inspire you! 

If you love all things fresh and clean, this combo is for you. Guests will think you just set down the mop and bucket, and we promise we won't tell otherwise!

Reminiscent of sweet Christmas treats, this blend is a holiday crowd-pleaser. 

Betty's selection is not for the faint of heart, but perfect for those who tend to enjoy a musky or spicy fragrance. Notes of sandalwood, amber, and leather assist in creating these unique fragrances. 

Paula is a purist and prefers to dilute her oils with So Neutral - completely fragrance free with all the same odor-killing and disinfecting results.

Brenda is our resident paragon of Christmas spirit, so it comes as no surprise that she chose this fusion of evergreen with a hint of spice. 

If you enjoy sweet fragrances with an unexpected twist, you will love this pairing. With notes of blackcurrant and other delicious fruits, Black Pomegranate adds a kick to the otherwise soft and warm Vanilla Gourmet. 

Thursday, 20 November 2014

Just In - New Artwork!

We all know that it's the size of the present under the tree that counts (excluding those teeny tiny jewelry boxes, of course), so why not make a splash this Christmas and give the gift of art! There truly is something for everyone on your list, and at prices even the Grinch couldn't shake a fist at.  

For the outdoorsman... 

Vintage Ski Dyptych Set of 2, $590. 

   Vintage Ski I & II, Series of 2, $195 each. 

  Stag Triptych, $500

Sable Island, $330

Gray Mist III, $330

For the vintage junkie... 

Greater Toronto Map, $390

Vintage Eye Chart, $150

For the animal lover... 

Canine Cancan, $190

For admirers of the abstract... 

Left to Right: Devotional, $350; Trusting, $350

Left to Right: Future Dreams, $165; Peaceful Change, $165

Shades Of White Chandelier, $590

For the botanist... 

Besler Dramatique III & IV, Series of 2, $250 each. 

Lavender Florals I & II, Series of 4, $140 each. 

Lavender Florals VI & VII, Series of 4, $140 each. 

Hawaii I, $400

Bloom I & II, Series of 2, $230 each. 

Blue Floral I & II, Series of 2, $350 

Estate Oversize, $300

Friday, 14 November 2014

Precious Metals

More beautiful items have made their way into our lives! This gorgeous group of pieces in bright metallic finishes offer a touch of glitz in a variety of styles. 

Metallics are a fantastic way to begin the transition into the holiday season, without being overtly festive. They hint at something special, like a treasured piece of jewelry, and make a room shine (sometimes literally). 

Whether you're a total glam girl, or prefer a more understated approach to decor, any of these pieces would be a lovely addition to your home!