Monday, October 20, 2014

A European Classic Now in Providence, RI...Musgo Real.

We are thrilled to announce the arrival of Musgo Real at Homestyle!  Combining a 100 year old tradition of handmade production with the high standards of the discerning modern man, this line is masculine, elegant and distinctive.  A European classic.

Monday, July 14, 2014

Craft Mixers For the Easiest Gourmet Cocktails EVER...

Last week we featured a sculptural wooden muddler for making Mojitos.  But what if you are mixology-challenged?  Not to worry!  A spectacularly "just right" spicy Sriraracha Margarita is as easy as mixing equal parts craft mixer and tequila.  Or for a more subtle but equally complex treat try Ginger Bee.  Cheers!

Wednesday, July 9, 2014

When Summer Brings the Heat Make Mojitos!

A sculptural wood muddler is the perfect treat for mojito fans.  These come in a pouch conveniently printed with the recipe for the classic summer beverage favorite. 

Wednesday, June 18, 2014

A Gift as Fresh and Beautiful as a Day on the Beach

This extraordinary botanical reed diffuser is a true pleasure for the senses.  The recycled glass bottle is carefully filled with unique natural seashells as well as a fragrance oil that is reminiscent of warm ocean breezes.  Lovingly made in small batches in the USA.

Monday, June 16, 2014

Savor These Local Treasures While Entertaining Your Guests

Two of our favorite arrivals this June...a newly released cookbook featuring recipes from iconic Providence and Rhode Island restaurants such as Al Forno (their lobster risotto) and White Horse Tavern (beef wellington anyone?) AND stone coasters and trivets with local images by Providence photographer Kate Salvi.  Savor the authenticity of supporting local businesses while dining on extraordinary local dishes.

Wednesday, May 28, 2014

"Architecture" For Wine Lovers and Beer Connoisseurs

Made of lead free crystal, these visually stunning vessels also provide real function to all who are fortunate enough to hold on to one.  The decanter and stemless wine glass invite a swirling motion when set down on a solid surface allowing the wine to aerate to its full flavor potential.  The bottom of the beer glass is designed to enhance the effervescence of carbonated beverages.  For gift-giving they are all presented in an elegant gift box (packaged as a set of two for either glass).

Designer Daniele Semarano grew up in Sweden and moved to Florence, Italy as a young man where he completed his degree in Interior and Industrial Design.  He has worked for a wide range of design firms including automotive companies in Sweden and lighting design companies in California.

Monday, May 19, 2014

Super Snapsuit Makes Any Baby Indestructibly Cute!

 The 100% cotton onsie is just the thing for all budding super heroes.  Super cute.  Super cozy.  Super well-made.  (Baby not included.)

Thursday, May 1, 2014

It's Raining. We're Grumpy.

For over 100 years Gund has been known for its quality, beloved plush toys.  On a recent buying trip to Atlanta I was assaulted by the grumpy charm of this iconic feline in their showroom window.  The result?  A dozen in her likeness arrived at Homestyle today and are ready for immediate adoption.  What better way to cheer up an otherwise grumpy, rainy day??

Wednesday, April 30, 2014

Watering Your Plants Can Be Like Happy Hour For Foliage

What to do with an empty wine bottle once you've enjoyed its contents?  Hmm.  Use it as a time-released watering vessel for your favorite fern!  Insert the terracotta stake into moist soil near the plant's root base.  Refill the bottle with water and set it into the stake.  Great for both indoors and out.  Cheers!

Tuesday, April 29, 2014

Book Ends from 20,000 Leagues Under the Sea

Simple in design but strong enough to hold a load of hardcovers, this gentle giant is a perfectly charming pair of book ends.  Made of super-solid cast resin and painted to resemble driftwood. Moby Dick would be proud.

Monday, April 14, 2014

Upcycled License Plates For Your Car Keys

What better use for a retired license plate than to turn it into a key chain for your car keys?  Whimsical and environmentally friendly.  Available in all letters and numbers...

Tuesday, April 1, 2014

A Cool Vessel to Carry Your Favorite Beverage

These insulated stainless steel carriers will keep your favorite beverages to temperature (hot or cold) for up to 12 hours.  Onward and Upward holds 25 ounces (enough to tote an entire bottle of wine!).  Rolling Stone holds 10 ounces.  Perfect for picnic, boat, beach or everyday water bottle use.  And very handsome.

Wednesday, March 12, 2014

A Bright Idea For Anywhere You Need a Little Light

Tie this portable battery operated light anywhere.  Features a 44" nylon cord and LED light.  Simply pull the cord for a Lightbulb Moment.

Thursday, March 6, 2014

A Classic Teddy...Tweed Paw Pads and All.

Meet Lloyd.  Gund's most classic, snuggly, authentic Teddy Bear ever.  Do you know someone who might give him a good home?

Tuesday, February 25, 2014

Light This Soy Candle and Enjoy It's Garden Scent...Then Plant the Box and Watch Your Garden Grow.

Inspired by authentically indigenous New England garden-dwellers like Tomato Vines, Sunflowers and Fresh Mint, these glorious soy candles are made in the USA and have a luxurious 60 hour burn time.  What makes them even more charming is that the boxes, which bear airy botanical illustrations, are embedded with actual seeds.  Simply plant the box in a flower pot, window box or plot of soil and watch the sprouts grow into the plant which has fragranced the candle inside.  Two gifts in one.

Thursday, February 20, 2014

Salvaged Book Pages Breathe New Life As Art

Individual pages from salvaged turn-of-the-century Webster's Dictionary serve as the perfect background for an extraordinary collection of images...some lovely, some charming and some  quirky.  Each page is mounted for easy hanging and maintains the mellow patina of hundred-year-old paper.  And because the pages are original, each piece is a unique original...what words will you find defined behind Batman's cape or Audrey's red lips?

Monday, February 17, 2014

Warmth Through Winter Storms Due South and in Your Jacket Pocket

A flask of your favorite elixir can take the chill out of even the roughest winter storm.  We think this handsome 5 oz. stainless steel flask will do quite nicely to carry your antidote to the icy winds of New England.

Monday, February 10, 2014

For Unlikely Valentines and Animal Lovers...

Love means never having to say you're different.  Even as different a s a giraffe and a goat.  A bull and a horse.  A duck and a pit bull.  The 43 tales in this book document some of the most unusual pairings in the animal kingdom, whose tender bond can only be called love.  Accompanied by heartwarming full-color photographs, these beautiful stories prove that love has the power to overcome all.

A brilliantly unique Valentine gift for animal lovers, unlikely couples and anyone who loves the underdogs ( no pun intended).

Friday, February 7, 2014

Valentine's Eve Celebration at HOMESTYLE

Please join us Thursday, February 13, 2014 from 5-8 for our Valentine's Eve Celebration.  Enjoy a glass of Prosecco while you shop for last minute treats for all the Valentines that hold a special place in your heart.  As a special promotion we will also be offering 10% off of gift cards and Valentine cards from 5-8.

Our lovely neighbors Queen of Hearts and Modern Love will also be hosting a celebration during the same hours!

Monday, February 3, 2014

Laser Cut Jewels That Are True Gems.

When jewelry designer Amanda Dimova started designing her line in 2006 it was initially composed of bold statement pieces made from leather and crystals.  Today the brand has morphed into super sweet, sometimes devilish little acrylic and wood baubles that are as affordable as they are fun to wear.

Amanda's work is truly one of our favorite finds from the Atlanta market and how timely that these happy pieces should arrive just in time to brighten up what is yet another gloomy winter day in Providence.  ( necklace also available in mirrored acrylic.  Really.)

Hand made in America of U.S. sourced materials.  Chain is sterling silver.

Friday, January 31, 2014

Shore Soap Company Debuts at HOMESTYLE...Get Ready for Mermaid Kisses and Indulge in Sailor's Tonic!

Hydrating sea salt soaps, decadently emollient body butters, soy candles in reusable glass tumblers and solid perfumes are just a few of the products Rhode Island's own Shore Soap Company lovingly produces in their Newport studio.  The extraordinary line boasts impeccable packaging making each product perfect for gift giving but you will absolutely want them for your own use as well.  And with fragrances like Sea Goddess, Salty Mariner, Mermaid Kisses and Sailor's Tonic you will find the line truly intoxicating.

Wednesday, January 29, 2014

Mid Century Design Transcends Time. Now it Also Tells Time.

George Nelson (1908–1986) was an American industrial designer, and one of the founders of American Modernism.  These charming and quirky clocks are both time pieces and works of art.  Their sleek glass finish is the perfect contrast to the pointillist textural quality of the image.  We love them installed as a trio for maximum visual impact.