Friday, December 20, 2013

Classics For the Sailor(s) On Your Gift List

It may be off season for sailing in New England but these books will keep sailors busy until it's time to get back to the helm.

Chapman Piloting & Seamanship: More than ever, boaters need a single comprehensive reference that combines the best traditions of seamanship with cutting-edge practices, gear, and technology. For nearly a century, Chapman Piloting & Seamanship has remained the most respected and widely used guide for boating under power and sail. No other book on the subject is more current or complete.

Naval Miscellany: For armchair admirals, history buffs, and naval enthusiasts everywhere, A Naval Miscellany is an indispensable and entertaining collection of fascinating and often little-known facts, anecdotes, lists, curiosities and stories from our naval past.

Thursday, December 19, 2013

Vintage-Inspired Recipe Tin For Even the Most Modern Cook

From our beloved Rifle Paper Company we present this extraordinary recipe file box which is is beautiful as it is functional.  Comes complete with category tabs and a bunch of cards.  More cards sold "a-la-carte" for the serious recipe collector.

Wednesday, December 11, 2013

Add Some Color to a White Christmas.

From noted Italian design house Seletti come these modern yet charming glass ornaments. The top half of each glass globe is dipped in one of several bold hues while the bottom half is white and stamped with its assigned number from the global authority of all things pigmented, Pantone.  The perfect touch for those inspired by design, color and art.  Each ornament comes boxed for easy gift-giving.

Wednesday, December 4, 2013

Two Hour Free Holiday Parking So You Can Come In For One of These!

A big thank you to the City of Providence for once again extending free two-hour parking now through the New Year!  Every day from 10-6 parking fees are suspended in the downtown area to allow one and all the pleasure of enjoying the heart of the city during this holiday season.

From clever and trendy Fishs Eddy comes this snarky yet stylish catch-all tray.  Perfect for the urban dweller to organize all of one's "stuff".

And remember, Homestyle will validate your parking to be free for two hours all year, so the only ticket you will be taking home is this one from Fishs Eddy!

Monday, November 25, 2013

A Pocket Knife For All Fellows Brave and True.

If you are inspired by the old world utilitarian ideal of making something that is "built to last" you will love Izola.  Their products are made with great care and attention to detail; a series of functional every day staples that is designed to be the perfect gifts for men. This Brave and True pocket knife is made of stainless steel and comes boxed for easy and immediate gift-giving.


Friday, November 22, 2013

Toast the Holidays and Everyday With Fishs Eddy's Glorious Glasses.

Trendy New York tableware company Fishs Eddy boxes these six whimsical Italian Wine Glasses in a perfectly portable carry-all .  Each glass boasts a lyrical botanical pattern and can be enjoyed for juice in the morning or vino any time after.  Cheers.

Wednesday, November 13, 2013

A Laptop For Most Creative Thinkers and Artists.

This beautifully designed and constructed wooden "laptop" gives creative thinkers big and small the opportunity to express their grandest ideas in chalk.  "Delete" with a swipe and think some more.  Comes with chalk which easily stores in place of mouse and perfectly portable for kids.

Tuesday, November 12, 2013

Cedar Wood Soap. Warm, Woody and Aromatic.

 Kala's new Cedar Wood Soap promotes a sense of grounding with its warm, woody aroma. The word Cedras means 'power' and is symbolized by the golden axe on the beautifully designed box.

Used by Sumerians, Egyptians, Tibetans and Native Americans for its aromatic effect on the mind and spirit, cedar wood oil brings on the release of toxins and promotes circulation. It is also an effective natural insect repellant.
Used by Sumerians, Egyptians, Tibetans and Native Americans for its aromatic effect on the mind and spirit, cedar wood oil (Cedras Atlantica) extracted from the bark brings on the release of toxins and promotes circulation. This makes it an enhancing extract for the skin and hair. Cedar Wood oil is an effective natural insect repellant. - See more at:
Used by Sumerians, Egyptians, Tibetans and Native Americans for its aromatic effect on the mind and spirit, cedar wood oil (Cedras Atlantica) extracted from the bark brings on the release of toxins and promotes circulation. This makes it an enhancing extract for the skin and hair. Cedar Wood oil is an effective natural insect repellant. - See more at:

Wednesday, November 6, 2013

Modern Whimsical New Friends For Little Girls Everywhere.

Like all girls, young and old, Sophie & LiliTM dolls each have their own unique personality, and they’re not afraid to celebrate it. Lovingly designed using fabrics that are boldly contemporary but timeless in their simplicity, these soft, huggable dolls take playtime back-to-basics, and remind us all of the simple, happy joys of childhood. Whether she reflects a girl’s style, or fuels her imagination, each doll embodies what a best friend should be — a companion, a confidante, a playmate.

Wednesday, October 30, 2013

Kate Spade For Cocktail Lovers. Add a Little Designer to Your Drinks.

Style Icon Kate Spade recently designed these simple, chic cocktail accessories and we are thrilled to be putting them on our shelves as we speak.  Resin coasters with encased glitter and gold foil embellished drink tags both packaged for gift-giving but so fantastic you'll also want a set for yourself too.  Cheers!

Friday, October 25, 2013

Body Doodlers. Halloween Just Got That Much Easier.

Six washable, nontoxic face and body crayons lead to endless possibilities of Halloween characters.  Or to cheer your favorite sports team.  Or anything you can dream up...

Tuesday, October 22, 2013

Botany With a Twist. Of Lemon?

Sake began with a grain of rice. Scotch emerged from barley, tequila from agave, rum from sugarcane, bourbon from corn. Thirsty yet?  In The Drunken Botanist, Amy Stewart explores the dizzying array of herbs, flowers, trees, fruits, and fungi that humans have, through ingenuity, inspiration, and sheer desperation, contrived to transform into alcohol.

Of all the extraordinary and obscure plants that have been fermented and distilled, a few are dangerous, some are downright bizarre, and one is as ancient as dinosaurs--but each represents a unique cultural contribution to our global drinking traditions and our history.

This fascinating concoction of biology, chemistry, history, etymology, and mixology--with more than fifty drink recipes and growing tips for gardeners--will make you the most popular guest at any cocktail party.

Monday, October 21, 2013

Santa To Allow Elves To Visit Their Families For Birthday Celebrations Starting Tomorrow!

In Santa’s Christmas village, the elves have their own special way of celebrating birthdays—a tradition that goes back thousands of years.  Now, at the request of children around the world, Santa has given special permission for his scout elves to share that tradition with the families who love them.  But an elf cannot come to a birthday party unless it is invited.

The Elf on the Shelf®: A Birthday Tradition tells the little-known story of the North Pole birthday tradition, and includes special instructions for families to invite their scout elf for a birthday visit.  The book also includes a special Claus Couture Collection® Birthday Outfit just for the elf.  (Elf not included.)

Available for purchase Tuesday, October 22, but you can pre-order one today at Homestyle!

Friday, October 18, 2013

Bling For Your Converse. Or Keds. Or Nikes.

Shoes in a rut?  Shwings were created by designer Sonya Ooten best known for her jewelry (Town & Country Couture Design Awards recipient, Vogue, Elle Bazaar, Glamour, Instyle, Cosmopolitan.)  Just lace them in and GO!

Wednesday, October 16, 2013

Rifle Paper Company's Understated Elegance All Year Long

More delicious images from Rifle Paper Company.  With twelve original botanical illustrations in rich, vibrant colors, the 2014 Secret Garden calendar is sure to bring life and beauty to any room in your house!  Printed in the U.S. on natural white felt paper.

Monday, October 14, 2013

2014 City Dining Cards Are Ready to Enjoy.

The 2014 decks of City Dining Cards are here!  Each deck contains 50 $10 discounts to locally owned restaurants, including our neighbors Tazza and Bodega Malasana just to name two!  Plus two bonus cards to redeem for some fun free treats.

How it works: spend $30 or more on food at any of the featured restaurants.  Submit the City Dining Card with your payment.  Receive $10 off your bill. $500 in savings for $20 and 5% of the sale of each deck is donated to local food banks.   An absolute no-brainer for anyone who enjoys dining out in Providence. 

Monday, October 7, 2013

Like an Old Friend, Frasier Fir is Back!

Every year around this time our loyal customers start asking the question "when is IT coming in?".  And we always know exactly what they are talking about.  There simply is no other seasonal fragrance like Frasier Fir. The aromatic snap of crisp Siberian fir needles, heartening cedar and relaxing sandalwood forms a refreshing bed of crisp, just-cut forest fragrance. Undertones of rich floral musk deepen and soften the resinous woody notes, for a scent that’s mountain fresh, yet cozy and comforting.

Thursday, September 26, 2013

Fancy Fish by Kolene Spicher. Very Fancy.

Artist Kolene Spicher has a unique style and flair with her paintings that is easily recognizable.  HOMESTYLE is thrilled to bring some of her most delightful reproduction images to Providence.  Fancy Fish share our wall space with a collection of Genteel Dogs and other delightfully clever images that balance true art technique with whimsy and an unexpected twist.

Tuesday, September 24, 2013

Care For Cocktails With a Pink Lady? A White Russian?

Rifle's Royal Cocktail Coaster Set is inspired by vintage playing cards. Each of the 4 designs references a classic cocktail translated into a whimsical character (Pink Lady, Bloody Mary, White Russian, and Brandy Alexander). They make a perfect hostess gift and conversation piece at a cocktail party! The set nests into a decorative paper-wrapped box and is made and printed in the USA.

Friday, September 6, 2013

Library of Flowers. Find the One that Captures YOUR Essence.

Brought to you by the company that produces the popular Tokyo Milk fragrance line, Library of Flowers is American small batch perfumery at its best.  Each of the twelve delightful fragrances offers a complex blend of fragrance notes from floral to herbal to spicy.  Available in a traditional Eau de Parfum (beautifully gift-boxed we might add) or unique Parfum Crema (eau de parfum captured in an extra-rich creme base).

Wednesday, September 4, 2013

Catseye London Zipper Bags. Are You Team Dog or Team Cat?

Saturated color, unexpected twists, doe-eyed expressions and a satisfying sense of humor all in an essential everyday zipper bag to keep you organized.  Choose from cosmetic and wash bag sizes.

Stop into HOMESTYLE to see other equally captivating images including vintage glamor and Marie Antoinette.  Oooh la la.

Friday, August 9, 2013

Rifle Paper Co. at HOMESTYLE. Fresh. Timeless. Vintage-inspired Stationery Made in the USA.

Rifle Paper Co.'s whimsical designs include hand-painted illustrations and lettering to compose a style that feels both nostalgic and timeless. 

All of their paper products are printed in the USA and are inspected and assembled by hand in their studio.

"We strongly believe life's personal stories and moments are best told through the gift of a hand-written card or note, and hope that our goods inspire you to share these moments with others."  Rifle Paper Co.

We at HOMESTYLE believe these are some of the lovliest products we have ever introduced to our shop.

Tuesday, July 30, 2013

Classic Literature Goes Toddler-Style

Board books inspired by our most beloved classics...Pride and Prejudice, Moby Dick, Alice in Wonderland, Romeo and Juliet, Dracula...all reworked to be engaging teaching tools for young minds.  Learn about the ocean, colors, counting and more with charming graphics and lyrical prose.  Easy to hold for little hands and hard to put down once opened.

Tuesday, June 25, 2013

Cool To the Last Sip. And the Beer Will Be Too.

The one and only in-bottle beer chiller, Chillsner keeps beers cool from the first sip to the last whether in the bottle or as you pour it into your glass.  Just freeze, insert into any bottled beer, and never deal with warm beer again.

Thursday, June 13, 2013

Pump Up the Volume for Laughter...and Down for Whining

Finally what every parent has secretly dreamed about...volume control for tots.  Turn the laughter up and the fussing down.  Brilliant.

Tuesday, June 4, 2013

Transforming the Mundane Into a Spontaneous Architectural Creation

"Traditional tissue boxes are not exactly fun. Since my design mantra is to eliminate ugly, I wanted to transform this everyday household item into an object of play-- a cute silhouette and paper that pulls through the chimney so that with each fresh tissue you can spontaneously transform its shape." --Mauricio Affonso, visionary designer

Thursday, May 30, 2013

If Dr. Seuss were French...

...we all would have grown up with this version.  Back by popular demand at Homestyle.  Same great story and illustrations en francais.

Thursday, May 23, 2013

Baggu Duck Bag. The Simplicity of Good Design and Function.

We have just unpacked our first shipment of Baggu Duck Bags.  A Market Carry All.  A Beach and Boat Tote.  A Take All Your Important Stuff Everywhere Bag.  Made of 100% recycled 16 oz. cotton duck canvas.  40" adjustable strap for easy hands-free carrying.  Machine washable.  Perfect just as it is, or embellish it with your own buttons, pins and baubles for a unique personal statement.

Wednesday, May 8, 2013

Ceramic Elephant Accent Table...Equal Parts Chic, Whimsy and Good Luck.

Long appreciated as a good luck charm (especially with the trunk pointing upward), elephants fascinate us for their size and wise, gentle nature.  This petite version will add a lot of character and personality to any style of decor.  Ideal for between two side chairs, as a plant stand or just because.

Friday, May 3, 2013

Add a Little Sparkle to Mothers Day

A golden sparkler packed on a lovely little message card.  Perfect to tuck inside a Mothers Day Card, use as an embellishment on a gift package or tuck into a cupcake.  Just add light.