Monday, June 9, 2014

The Henry Road Journey Comes To An End

What a fabulous adventure this has been...
 
After a wonderful year in our new space last year business fell off completely this year.  In mid June I realized that things weren't changing and discussed my various options with accountants and lawyers and came to the decision just before Memorial Day that it was time to close the doors at Henry Road and move onto a new adventure.   It has been a challenging couple of weeks making a lot of big decisions and filled with the extraordinary blessing of fabulous support from family, friends and customers. Thank you!  Thank you!  Thank you!

Until now we have been running the business as normal but this weekend the fun starts!   Instead of the art opening that we planned on this weekend, we are having a party to celebrate a wonderful six years.   We will start discounting our prices during that party so come on by for a bargain or two!  I can't think of a better way to celebrate the extraordinary journey that I have been on with Henry Road for the past 8 years!

I am still figuring out my next move but I have decided that I need to be nearer family so will be moving to London to be close to my sister in August once all of the business stuff is properly closed and sorted.  I haven't focused on this much yet but I am sure it will be another of life's glorious adventures!

PS...If you are further afield, please note our website will go offline on Saturday June 14 and may or may not go online again next week depending on inventory levels.



Thursday, May 15, 2014

Spring Fever : 55% Off All Fabric

It's 100 degrees outside which is enough to bring on all sorts of fever so until the end of May all our fabric including remnant bundles and already reduced yardage is 55% off.   All sales are final. 

This is the perfect time to get ready for fabulous outdoor parties!   Two or three yards of fabric is all it takes to make a statement.     Our fabric is also perfectly suited to curtain panels and upholstery projects.  We are happy to help with color selection so come on by the store or visit us online.





Free In Home Consulting

Looking for some new ideas for a corner, a room or the whole house, we are happy to help.   From now until mid June, we are offering three free in-home consultation to give you new ideas and shake things up.   Sessions are limited to homes within a 40 minute drive of our shop.  Each session is an hour long and will be followed up by an email with ideas and suggestions including sourcing if applicable.   Please come by the store or call us on 818.762.8966 if you are interested.





Save The Date : New Bird Paintings by Matt Adrian : June 14

Join us on Saturday June 14 (5 to 8PM) for the opening of Matt Adrian's new work.   For those of you who are eager and know how fast his work sells, the paintings will be available for purchase on Thursday June 12 (noon).

The party will also serve as a book signing for The Mincing Mockingbird's Guide To Troubled Birds by Matt Adrian and published by Penguin.

And if you at all question his genius, take a look at last year's show here.

Wednesday, May 14, 2014

Pretty In Stripes

Our stripe fabric looks fabulous in this home!  What a lovely area to hang out and relax in! 



Monday, April 28, 2014

Jonas Studio Jewelry Trunk Show - Saturday May 3


We are excited to host a trunk show featuring the fabulous one-of-a-kind necklaces by Jonas Studio on Saturday, May 3.   Just in time for Mother's Day, these stunning pieces are handcrafted in California.

Materials and inspiration for these statement pieces are sources from travels and adventures around the world resulting in spectacular jewelry made with unique stones, metals, medallions, shells and pendants.   Jonas Studio's new diamond and wood/bone collection will also be available.

Giving back to the people they meet on their nomadic journeys, Jonas Studio sponsors a number of organizations including Operation Mobilization, Free Wheelchair Mission, Basha, and Freedom Climb for trafficked women and children.

So bring a friend and come on by the store on Saturday, May 3 between 11AM and 3PM.   It should be a fun day!

Tuesday, February 11, 2014

2014 Collection : Gelato

When I start to think about new additions to our line, I tend to be thinking about what colors to add, and what shapes that I love would add an interesting dynamic.  I am inspired all the time by images and colors around me and am always drawing and doodling.   I see so much that excites me and makes me happy so the hardest thing is editing down and focusing on what I love most.

This year was all about new colors.  Yes, there is a new design called Urchin, but more than anything I wanted to use colors that we didn't already have in the mix.  So we have a delicious berry, olive green, lake blue, sapphire and a citrus orange on a hemp/organic cotton blend.  In addition, I played around with layers and overprinted on one of our cottons.

The new fabric is hand screen printed here in Los Angeles and looks delicious on furniture, lampshades, and pillows.  In addition, I have created some new runners that add art to any table -- they would also look spectacular across the end of a bed. 

The colors and blends are so yummy, I called this collection Gelato.  Can anyone eat too much gelato, I certainly can't?