Wednesday, December 28, 2011

A Heartfelt Thank You For an Extraordinary 2011!

To all of our customers, friends and those committed to shopping local with independent businesses a huge, sincere and heartfelt THANK YOU for making 2011 such an extraordinary year for HOMESTYLE!  Without your continued support, recognition and patronage we wouldn't be here.  With your support we look forward to making 2012 a year full of new and exciting things for you all to enjoy.  My family is full of gratitude for what you have allowed us to become.  Happy New Year!!

Tuesday, December 13, 2011

Baubles You Can Color With...Crayon Rings!!

Make your world (and your fingers) colorful with Crayon Rings.  The set of six rings slip easily from finger to coloring book and back again.  A rainbow of writing instruments right at your finger tips!

Saturday, December 10, 2011

Does Your Shelf Have an Elf? Adopt One Today!

How does Santa really know who’s been naughty or who’s been nice?

After much urging by the elves and Mrs. Claus, Santa has allowed his biggest secret to be revealed in the book, The Elf on the Shelf: A Christmas Tradition®. Santa has partnered each hardcover book with a magical scout elf. This is a Christmas tradition that will withstand the test of time, all while providing you and your family with unforgettable memories each holiday season!

Saturday, November 26, 2011

This Just In...Gnomes Spotted on Westminster Street!

Diminutive spirits in Renaissance magic and alchemy, Gnomes captivate the hearts of all who "believe".  Our little guys are hand made of felted wool and can stand tall on their sturdy wooden feet or hang from the string attached to their pointy little hats.  A great way to add a little more magic to the holiday season!

Wednesday, November 23, 2011

Black Friday Doesn't Have to be Dark and Frantic...We Want to Give YOU a Gift!

Does anyone really need to set their alarm for 4am to find a parking spot??  We think not!!  HOMESTYLE will be open from 10-8 on "Black Friday" and "Small Business Saturday".  We offer free validated parking AND the City of Providence is also allowing visitors to park for free at metered spaces for 2 hours!  The Mall, they'll be charging for parking.  We have cookies for our customers.  The Mall, you have to wait on line to purchase a goodie.  Bring your list and we will help you hand-select exciting, unique gifts, then offer you extraordinary (and complimentary) gift wrap.  The Mall...hmmm.  And we will be offering a gift with purchase of $100 or more, a lovely Thymes Frasier Fir votive candle, specially wrapped with a little bow.  Take it home, light it and get even further into the spirit of the Season!

Monday, November 21, 2011

City of Providence Announces Free On Street Holiday Parking!

The City of Providence has announced special FREE 2 hour parking during certain hours for the holiday season.  For additional information please check out  And remember, HOMESTYLE and many of our neighboring merchants can also validate off-street parking for our customers!  For that info please go to and click on the parking tab.

Tuesday, November 15, 2011

Let Your Wine Keep it's Cool with Corkcicle...

Presenting Corkcicle, the coolest way ever to keep your wine chilled.  Store it in your freezer until you are ready to open the bottle.  Then simply insert the frozen Corkcicle into the open bottle.  It will maintain the chill long enough for you to enjoy the entire bottle at just the right temperature.  Then simply wash, re-freeze, reuse.  Ice buckets were so last year!

Monday, October 31, 2011

New Limited Edition Art "Maps" of Providence and Rhode Island...Love Them!!

Inspired by urban subway maps, artist and graphic designer Rajiv Ramaiah has created these wonderfully simple and bold 11" x 17" art prints in a limited edition for both Providence and Rhode Island.  "I try to tell a story through each map, one that isn't immediately obvious" says the artist.  "There's an element of surprise in my pieces that I hope makes the viewers laugh (or cry - I'll take either) when they realize they aren't just looking at a subway map." 

Tuesday, October 25, 2011

Unleash Your Inner "Artiste" Every Month For a Year!!

Tired of all those calendars showing the same old cute puppy and kitten photos?  Looking for a way to make a mark on 2012?  Here is a calendar you can draw on, erase, and draw on again!  Every month's spread is a paper "chalkboard" surface with an unfinished white-on-black drawing and a prompt providing inspiration to help you make the image come alive.  Change your mind?  Not to worry, you can erase it and embrace your new inspiration.  Even better, the calendar comes equipped with chalk in four colors!

Monday, October 24, 2011

Vintage Designs, Modern Materials and a Functional No-Brainer!

These fabulous coin/trinket purses are made of silicone for an unexpected twist on a classic design.  The colors choices are reminiscent of your favorite box of crayons giving them an even more whimsical feel.  Plus, they are much easier to find in the bottom of your purse that way!

Thursday, October 13, 2011

Make Your Next Glass of Wine a Cooler Experience!

is made for wine!
And it is the answer to keeping a glass of wine
chilled to the very end. On a beach, on a balmy
terrace. Or in your favourite wine bar.

White and rose wines are made to be enjoyed cold
and crisp. But how often have you dropped an ice
cube or two in your rapidly warming Chardonnay?

The frozen Chill Ball is snapped into its its patented
clip and sits securely at the bottom of the wine glass.
Hygienic and reusable it won't effect the flavour at all.
The shimmering sphere keeps wine at the perfect fridge
served temperature, without compromising the taste.

The flexible clips are available in different lengths so that
Chill Ball can be used with any size of traditionally shaped
wine glass.

Thursday, October 6, 2011

Just In Time For the Autumn Chill...Sweaters As Cozy As Bear Hugs and Puppy Kisses

Animal-inspired zipper cardigans complete with pockets and hoods are perfect for outdoor play in the autumn chill.  They are lined in fleece for an extra special "cozy factor" and so cute they might actually inspire creative play themselves.  Acquired through fair trade in sizes for toddler to big kid.  My daughter couldn't wait to zip hers up this morning and head off to school!

Tuesday, October 4, 2011

Press Here...You'll Be Glad You Did!

Every once in a while I buy a book for the store based almost exclusively on instinct...without actually having the opportunity to turn the pages and read it first.  When I saw Press Here by Herve Tullet it looked enchanting.  I just opened the UPS box.  It's even better than that.  I can't wait to bring one home tonight for my girls.  I can hear their giggles already.  Like I said, enchanting.  Going to order some more right now before I run out!!  Right after I, you know, Press Here a couple of times.  It's addictive.  Just wait and see!

Mid Century Meets Modern In the Form of a Globe

Handmade of recycled paper, this sublime globe-shaped lantern is a "must see".  Designed by the fabulous Inaluxe team.  A total gem.

Monday, October 3, 2011

It's Back!!! Frasier Fir Is On the Shelves Today!!

At this time of year the air is filled with anticipation.  Some people are waiting anxiously for the Great Pumkin.  Others for this season's Beaujolais Nouveau.  But for those who have ever experienced its extraordinary fragrance, the real news is when Frasier Fir is back in stock at Homestyle.  Well, we are pleased to report that thanks to our beloved UPS delivery man Phil, IT'S BACK!!  Candles, diffusers and sachets just waiting to delight one and all. 

Tuesday, September 20, 2011

The Notebook That Has Its Own Windows...

The clear, durable vinyl cover on this notebook comes with assorted shapes and sizes of pockets.  Tuck in business cards, notes, photos, pressed flowers, fortune cookie fortunes and anything else that makes you feel organized or creative!  Available in two sizes, both with blank white pages.

Monday, September 12, 2011

"Swimming With the Fishes" Takes on a Whole New Uptown Meaning...

Now your little finned and gilled family member can swim around in chic urban style!  Check out (and check into) the cool new FishHotel...a real fish bowl for hip tetras, minnows, guppies and more.  The glass insert is removable for cleaning and the units are stackable so you can build a whole FishResort!

Wednesday, September 7, 2011

A Perfect Storage Solution for Little Monsters Everywhere...

Now big things come in even smaller packages.  Meet the "mighty bite", a diminutive version of our beloved Madpax backpack!  It's 6" tall and attaches to backpacks, bags, belt loops...the perfect mini-beast to store all of your smaller gadgets, gizmos, treasures and loot!

Thursday, September 1, 2011

Homestyle Awarded Best of New England, Thank You So Much!!

We are so honored to be a Winner of Best of New England Travel 2011 for Shopping Home Accessories.  And a special shout out to our Downcity neighbors Hotel Providence and Tini for receiving awards in their catagories as well!  New England Travel is published by Boston Magazine.  Thank you, thank you, thank you!!

The Eyes Have It...

This set of two "eyes" is our favorite new arrival!  Each pair pins on like good-old-fashioned buttons and can be placed on a shirt, a backpack, a hat, a pair of high tops...anywhere you want to make an "outside the box" fashion statement.  Let everyone know you have your eyes on them...

Monday, August 29, 2011

"Charmed" Footwear Now 50% Off...

As we clear out summer treasures in order to make room for great surprises to come we are now offering our ever-popular Click Flops at 50% off!  Magnetic charms interchangeably "click" between the footwear and the charmbands providing infinite combinations of embellishments to choose from.  There are still plenty of good solid flip-flop days left before the weather turns cold so why not treat yourself (or a loved one) to a pair!

Make Your Statement Without Saying a Word...Colorful Letter Tiles Are Here!

These clever little photo tiles are diminutive in size but big on impact.  Letters are sold individually allowing you to spell anything you want, from the lovely to the snarky to the divine.  Rest them on a Scrabble-type rack (sold separately) or use your imagination to create an extraordinary installation!

Thursday, August 18, 2011

Cool Design Leaves Drinks Cold as a Stone...Soapstone Shot Glasses

Whether you use these little beauties as shot glasses or sake cups one thing is for sure...your drink will be stone cold without ice melting and diluting it AND you will look super cool.  Store them in your freezer for instant gratification.  Made of Soapstone in the USA and coming soon to HOMESTYLE!

Vivienne Tam Furniture Floor Samples 40% Off...

The fabulous Vivienne Tam Furniture Collection is being retired and we have some extraordinary floor samples that will make you swoon...especially at 40% off!!  Get 'em while they're hot...

Wednesday, August 10, 2011

Whether You've Been Naughty or Nice Santa's Already Making His List...What Would You Like to Receive?

In just a few days I'll be heading off to New York to do a bunch of Homestyle's holiday gift help me out!  What would you most like to receive this year?  Who is the trickiest person on your gift list and why?  (I love a good challenge!)  The more input I get the better job I can do for my wonderful loyal customers.  Speak up and let the elves know what they should be making!

Elevate Cheese to a Virtual Work of Art...

Hand made and sand cast of an aluminum alloy, this cheese "palette" will never tarnish or break.  Its subtle modern aesthetic creates an immediate focal point and is quite simply delightful both to look at and use.  A unique gift for artists, cheese lovers and anyone else who can appreciate the marriage of great design and functional object.

Thursday, August 4, 2011

Les Petits Parfums Solides...Beautiful Inside and Out!

These extraordinary little solid perfumes are presented in a petite glass container making them easy to carry with you and ready any time you want to apply a little exquisite fragrance.  No spray means no leaking in your purse, briefcase or suitcase...apply directly to pulse points and you are instantly intoxicating.  Each Petit Parfum comes wrapped in a matchbox-style package accompanied by a sampling of even more petite blank note cards.  Finished with a whisper of glitter, the box looks like a little gem and is suitable for keeping to store some of your most precious treasures.  Seriously "the whole package". 

Tuesday, August 2, 2011

When Flowers Won't Do, Say It With Gum!

Make your point without saying a word...after all, it's not polite to talk with your mouth full.