As Mother’s Day races toward us, hopefully we take a moment to get just a little sentimental. After all, there is
so much to be thankful for when it comes to our mothers: our manners, our nose, our gift for throwing great parties at a moments notice… Not to mention our work ethic, our guilt complexes, our neurosis? She gave us lots of things, not least of which is this lovely, lovely life. So the question becomes, how can we top that?
We can’t. But we can at least surprise her with our thoughtfulness, our sentimentality and of course, our punctuality. Come in and let us help you find the perfect gift to make her think back fondly on all the pain and frustration. Perhaps it was worth it after all! May we?
She’s the only one like her, shouldn’t her gifts reflect that? Original art that reminds her of her brood…
Vintage accessories that are as statement making as she is…
Any number of lovelies that can only reflect what a treasure she is…
There are so many possibilities! Don’t waste any more time. Need inspiration? Swing by on your lunch and fill up on it. Need help? We’re here for you!
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Ok. Raise your hand if you are a 1stdibs addict… it is kind of
the go-to site for all kinds of furniture goodies, and we know you go there weekly to lust. Call it inspiration. Whatever you gotta do. It’s ok, you are not alone. It’s like a big bowl of mac ‘n cheese for your eyeballs. It is kind of like… comfort food design crack. But when you’ve gone and fallen for all the pretty little pieces and done the math, and you realize that, oh right, you’re not a celebrity ( no matter how many seasons of the real housewives you have absorbed…), and try as you might, you can’t justify a $10,000 console, you come to SLATE.
Here is why
Mid Century Nine-Drawer Dresser by Bernhard
Rohne for Mastercraft
NY price: $9,800Chicago price: $5,500
SLATE price: $3,700
A vintage chest of drawers in dark burled amboyna wood. The piece has nine drawers, the top three of which have acid etched brass fronts. The piece is by Bernhard Rohne for Mastercraft. It is in good vintage condition with age appropriate wear.
Mastercraft (Designer), Bernard Rohne (Designer)
6 ft. 6 in. (198 cm)
19 in. (48 cm)
32 in. (81 cm)
SLATE: 1 1stDibs: 0
Rare Bronze Finish Platner Coffee Table
Terrific Knoll Warren Platner Coffee Table. This beautiful and timeless design is the rare bronze finish which was only available for a short period in the 1970s. Truly a beautiful design in person! Glass not included.
Chicago Price: $2,800
SLATE Price: $995 (and ours comes with the original glass – ha!)
Knoll Warren Platner Bronze Finish Vintage Coffee Table
LENGTH: 34 in. (86 cm)
HEIGHT: 15 in. (38 cm)
SLATE: 2 1stdibs: 0
Franco Albini Rattan Ottoman
Franco Albini Rattan Ottoman Ca. 1950s in top notch condition. This can be used as a foot stool, or end table, or just a sculptural object, very well made and strong enough to sit on.
New York Price: $1,200
SLATE Price: $175
Italian Rattan ottoman Franco Albini and Franca Helg
Franco Albini (Designer)
Excellent. Original vintage condition, excellent with minor wear.
14.25 in. (36 cm)
24 in. (61 cm)
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Going green in 2013!
Not just in the cork flooring, recycle that water bottle, prevent global warming kind of green (though we support that too). But consider the color green and it’s significance: the essence of spring, new life, vitality, and well, money!
It can be bold or precious, energizing or tranquil. But emerald! Emerald is rich, confident, commanding and crisp. Emerald is regal, and really,
shouldn’t you be the queen of your castle? Or king… Remember your very first sight of the emerald city? Le sigh… And bonus: emerald is gender neutral, so no more arguments about how
we women always take over the house with our hearts and flowers. (exasperation implied…) Perhaps you have heard, but let me reiterate. Emerald is THE color this year.
Sound tricky? It isn’t. Need some inspiration? Perhaps you just need a starting piece. Try on this incredible, show-stopping chandelier for an entryway sure to make your guests go green with envy.
Or how about a grouping of emerald plates, lanterns or books? For big impact, collect a group of gorgeous green goods, and display them together. Instant focal point!
And if you are really feeling like taking the plunge, what better way to begin than with this incredible emerald over-dyed rug? Divine, my darlings!
Combine emerald with black to create impressively dynamic, of-the-moment, confident living spaces. Pair it with lots of white for an energetic, fresh, even preppy aesthetic. Or crown it with blues, purples and a touch of vintage brass for a sensual, introspective space.
Need help? Stop in at SLATE and let us help you define your design. We’ll give you a jumping off point and plenty of delightful options to try on approval. Whatever direction you choose, adding a confident dose of emerald to your space will help you turn your place into your palace. There’s no place like home, there’s no place like home…