(Vocus) September 22, 2008
Accessories are not just the finishing touch in a room; they add personality. That’s why Calico Corners – Calico Home has just introduced a well-edited line of accessories: accent furniture and lamps, embroidered pillows, luxurious mohair and cotton throws, scented candles and candlesticks, frames, silver and crystal decorative accents, hand-knotted rugs and more.
"All of our accessories were chosen to complement our designer fabrics and displays," explains Kassie Jones, General Merchandise Manager for Calico Corners – Calico Home. "We always start with the fabrics, because it's the easiest way to build a room. When you fall in love with a fabric, the color and texture naturally lead to decisions about paint, carpet and rugs." No matter where you begin, you always end with the small decorative objects that complete a room—the accessories.
Jones and her group shopped for items that had visual appeal, were high quality and suited the setting—whether classic, traditional with a twist, soft modern or slightly bohemian. "There really is something for every style here -- and many items are available for less than $100," she adds.
Does your home need an update but you aren’t ready for a bigger project? Changing up the accessories in a room is a great way to refresh it without completely redecorating. "What does your room say about you?" asks Jones. Are there books or photos, fabrics or pillows that show you're crazy about dogs? How about golf or sailing or skiing? Your love for the ocean? Do you collect porcelains or mercury glass or old wood bobbins for candlesticks? Without accessories, a space can look like a furniture showroom. "A house that reflects the interests of its owners is truly a home," she notes. "It's more fun to live there—and more alive when guests come to visit."
The new accessory selection at Calico Corners – Calico Home includes:
-- Table and floor lamps, some with sculptural elements (leaves and birds), some sleek and contemporary
-- Occasional tables and coffee tables
-- Hand-knotted rugs, plus casual runners and area rugs
-- Luxurious mohair or cotton throws
-- Framed mirrors and frames for favorite photos
-- Scented candles, votives, candlesticks and lanterns
-- Pillows that have been embroidered, beaded, appliquéd or silk screened
-- Ceramic, crystal and hand-blown glass bowls and vases
-- Coffee table books and special subject books
-- Lacquer boxes, trays and other decorative objects
-- Small bronze sculptures of birds, horses and dogs
Calico Corners – Calico Home stores provide expert decorating advice and in-home design consultation in more than 100 stores across the country. Consumers will find thousands of designer fabrics for the home at value prices; window treatments, blinds, and shades; custom upholstered furniture, plus rugs, lamps, decorative accents and more. Thousands of fabrics are available online. For more information or to find the nearest store, visit http://www.CalicoCorners.com or call (800) 213-6366.
(610) 444-9700, Ext. 262
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