As the Fourth of July fireworks fade to dust, we sometimes get the feeling that even though summer is just beginning, itís almost over. One sure thing that helps us snap out of that spiral is the amazing local design deals available only in summer.
Twelve Chairs, the trendy furniture and interior design studio, is moving from its first store in Bostonís Fort Point neighborhood to the South End. To lighten the relocation load, the store is offering 20 percent off everything right up until the move in September. The inventory includes creative wall decor, unique sofas, bold pillows, and more. Donít wait Ďtil the moving truck is at the door. Head over to 319 A Street for the best selection now.
More great, or rather, good news is that Beacon Hill home and furniture boutique good is throwing its first-ever floor sample sale. The shop is taking discounts of up to 50 percent on everything from furniture and antiques to recycled rugs. This sale only lasts until July 31, when it will be followed by a storewide semi-annual sale in August. The store is at 133 Charles Street, Boston. For hours and other information go to its Facebook page.
Mitchell Gold + Bob Williams is having a huge Summer Tag Sale through July 28 with select floor samples and specially marked stock discounted from 30 to 60 percent. In addition, special order upholstery is 20 percent off. Sale prices are only available to in-store customers so head on down to MG+BW at 142 Berkeley Street (at Columbus Avenue) in Bostonís Back Bay or 395 Worcester Street/Route 9 West. (FYI: its Facebook page says things are going fast!)
Patch NYC, located at 46 Waltham Street, Courtyard, in Bostonís South End, is staging a Summer Super Sale with 50 to 75 percent savings on select items online only. From piggy banks to pillows, we love these unique designs.
Save 25 to 75 percent at Gateway Arts (featured in last weekís blog post) from July 13 through August 31. This sale includes discounts on jewelry, ceramics, scarves, toys, and rugs to name just a few of the items all handmade by local artists. Stop by the store and gallery at 60-62 Harvard Street, Brookline, Massachusetts.
BoConcept is offering select modern sofas at discounted prices online during its current Design Sale, as well as a 20 percent discount on bedroom furniture.
Bastille Day was July 14, but La Petite Maison is extending its celebration of the French National Holiday through July 20 with 20 percent savings on Yves Delorme Linens both online and in the store. The charming boutique is located at 142 North Street, Hingham, Massachusetts.
Summer shopping has just begun!
An insider's look at must-have products, fresh trends, and inspired spaces from the team at Design New England magazine.
Gail Ravgiala is editor of Design New England and a fan of both the region's historic architecture and its growing inventory of modern houses and public buildings.
Courtney Kasianowicz is associate editor of Design New England who scouts the area for new design, charming products, and local artisans both innovative and daring.
Jill Connors, Design New England's editor-at-large, is an antiques maven and design scout and will post about trends and discoveries in the field.
Bruce Irving, Design New England's contributing editor for architecture & building, is a renovation specialist who will share his insights on design and construction.
Estelle Bond Guralnick, Design New England's style & interiors editor, will post about interior design and interior designers and her favorite finds.