Our Spectrum Clover rug creates a fresh base for a den/guest room on pages 12 – 15.
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One of the fun and crazy times of year is our photo shoot! After months of designing, planning, shopping for accessories and scouting locations, the day arrives when we have to bring it all together for the shoot.
I thought it would be fun to share some of the before and after shots from our Spring ’12 shoot. Our location was a beautiful home on the seacoast in Rye, NH. We were so lucky the weather held out for us. Tropical Storm Irene arrived the day after we finished!
This is one of my favorite shots. Our stylist, Karin Lidbeck, transformed our 200-year-old colonial entryway into one typically found in a tropical paradise!
I loved planning the shot for our Leopard Azalea rug—going a little crazy with Pink & Green! We chose the new barn out in the apple orchard. It had a large, casual space with great light and our goal was to dress it up a bit with our “Classic & Sexy” Leopard collection!
We took some of our bedding shots in the house where the rooms were smaller, but filled with light and charm—enough to create a coastal feeling with our Sanibel quilt.
Our photo shoots are a ton of work—with everyone unpacking, repacking and moving heavy furniture. But we do make some time for fun! For one of our cover shots, Maggie and Julie—two of our designers—worked tirelessly cutting up strips of our printed fabrics and stapled them to the pergola in the back field. What crazy idea were we concocting? Why Maggie running through the fabrics of course—creating a carefree feeling of summer!
We just finished our Fall ’12 photo shoot so stay tuned for more fun!
Pink is for Love!
Fall in love with pink this season. Whether used as an accent color or the focal point of design, pink adds drama! We love using pink in our collections and are always inspired by the vibrant pink flowers in our gardens–from roses and peonies to azaleas and petunias. Pink pairs well with greens, yellows, oranges and blues. Mix it up and have fun.
Happy Valentines Day!
Thank you everyone who participated in our 2012 New Year’s Resolution Contest. We were blown away with all your thoughtful entries. We enjoyed reading your personal stories and hope you’ll keep us posted througout the year on your successes.
Gayle Orzech Sawamura is our grand prize winner of a 4’6 x 6’6 rug of choice! Her resolution for 2012:
“In my father’s 80 years, there wasn’t anything he couldn’t do. He had a strong confidence in his abilities and determination that I have always admired. Dad passed away 2 years ago, and i used my small inheritance to fuel my lifelong passion – photography. After 20 years as a stay-at-home mom, I will open a small photography business this year. My resolution for 2012 is to cast aside self-doubt and believe that I can indeed be successful in my new career. The true gift my father gave me does not have anything to do with material things. He showed me how to live. In 2012, I will make my father proud.”
Congratulations Gayle, for taking a risk, living your passion, being adventurous and believing in your dreams! We are so excited for you and hope you’ll share pictures of your studio as you get it up and running. We believe sincerely 2012 will be a colorful year for you; from the photography in your studio to your new Company C rug!
Here are a couple of other inspiring resolutions we wanted to recognize.
First runner up and winner of a 2′ x 3′ rug of choice.
“My new year’s resolution is to HAVE.MORE.FUN! We are planning exciting outings and adventures that will create family memories while trying to be budget friendly. I also want to make everyday be more fun by “unplugging” myself for a certain time each day and focus on my kids. I also decided to stop using my alone time (when the kids are napping or at preschool) to clean up and do normal housework. It is going to be my time to be creative and do projects. Wahoo! Here’s to a fun, productive, colorful and enriching 2012! Happy new year to all.”
Second runner up and winner of a throw of choice.
“I resolve to no let major setbacks dampen my spirit and to see them as temporary challenges that fuel my determination. Change can be a good motivator.”
Congratulations to our winners and thank you again to all. Happy 2012 from all of us at Company C!
Stop by and see the recent changes in our Hingham, MA Store at the Derby Street Shoppes. We’re refreshing our store for the new year! The bedding fixtures wall have been removed and in place we have set up some stunning new displays.
Stop by and let us know what you think! More new bedding and fresh displays are on their way for Spring 2012. Stay tuned for some additional photos of all three of our New England retail stores.
It’s that time of year again and we’re revisiting our favorite contest! Each year we receive an outpouring of responses and we can’t wait to see what 2012 has in store. Like us on Facebook or follow us on Twitter and post your Colorful Living New Year’s Resolution!
Maybe your’re thinking about taking a photography class, running a marathon or simply adding some more colorful decor to your home.
Here’s the entry from our 2011 winner, Julie:
“My resolution started earlier than the New Year (December 27th), because I want it to be a lifestyle change! I set up a “Success Corner” in my bedroom that has inspirational quotes, photos of me from happy periods of my life, pictures of my baby boy and Joe Manganiello (LOL), owls because I love them, and other things to help motivate me to eat healthier, be more generous and kind, put other before myself, and try to make a difference in the world. “Some succeed because they are destined to; most succeed because they are determined to.” My motto for the year.”
What ever your resolution, let us know on Facebook or Twitter and you’ll be entered to win a 4’6 x 6’6 rug of your choice. You just never know, there may even be a runner prize (or two)!
Contest runs from Monday, December 26, 2011 to Sunday, January 15, 2012. So don’t delay, share your colorful resolution with us today!
One entry per person. Winner will be notified by Facebook message on Friday, January 20, 2012. Also check our blog for the winner announcement.
To get the colorful resolutions started, here are some of our other favorites from 2011!
“My resolution is to stay present to the moment and the day with which I’ve been blessed. I’m always planning way too far into the future. By paying attention to the here and now it will hopefully enhance my senses to all of the color in my world. My mantra: Be present today!”
“My New Year’s resolution is not to have to make New Year’s Resolutions any longer and to live a life without criticism, judgement and guilt. Live a and let live and accept people with their “imperfections” and they hopefully accept mine. To give without expecting back, to help by being supportive, and to accept that I can’t change others, but I can only change myself.”
“To take the advice of my 3-year-old, “Stop and look at the beautiful rainbow mommy.” I will be trying to live more in the moment in 2011!”
“In 2011 I will face my fears, work on my weaknesses, let my anxiety go, appreciate the things I have and work toward the things I want.”
“I resolve to try and live each day in purpose and joy.”
We can’t wait to hear what your colorful resolutions are for 2012!
We had an such an amazing time with author and Associated Press Food Editor, J.M. Hirsch, at our December holiday entertaining event. With the holidays approaching quickly, we thought we’d share a few recipes from the event to help make your holiday entertaining a little easier.
We wish you a carefree and colorful holiday season!
Kids are back in school, our oldest just starting college! Whew…
Walter and I decided to take advantage of our quasi empty nest and headed to Boston for a day of inspiration, lunch and shopping. We started at the Museum of Fine Arts’ new Linde Contemporary Art Wing. It was just what we needed!
Housed in the I.M. Pei wing built in 1981, it feels fresh and alive with imagination. We definitely found lots of color and design to excite us. Here are a few of our faves–
Company C is a co-sponsor of the upcoming #brimfield Tweet Chat on September 8 and 9 in Brimfield, MA. Come Tweet with us!
Brimfield is the largest antique fair in the world and one of our favorite places to scour for timeless, amazing finds. We’ll be exploring the fields for our next rug, bedding and furniture design inspirations! Then we’ll be Tweeting our findings from the VIP tent.
Thanks to the great efforts of Gretchen Aubuchon of @gaubuchondesign and Cynthia Bogart of @thedailybasics for launching this fabulous event last May and continuing again this September. Gretchen even delivered her third child in the midst of the planning…an example of her endless passion for family, design and social media!
Tweeting with us will be Benjamin Moore, Traditional Home, Better Homes & Gardens, Brian Kelsey of Martha Stewart Radio and Kelley Moore–Lifestyle Expert and frequent contributor of The Today Show and The Nate Berkus Show. Along with over 150 fabulous design professionals and social media experts.
We’re thrilled to sponsor this fun Social Media extravaganza along with @benjamin_moore, @aubuchonhrdware and @pan_debalthazar and hope you come by to explore the fields for your own design inspiration. Join our Tweet Chat, you’ll find us @companyc and #brimfield!
To learn more about #brimfield click here.
Walter just came home with a bag of Meyer Lemons and I couldn’t resist taking a photo with our Prima hand-painted napkins.
The shape really is of a typical lemon, but the color is more of an orange. The fragrance though is amazingly different–almost a flowery perfume!
Hmm what to make with these colorful treats? Any ideas?