NYC’S MOST POPULAR DESIGN BENEFIT: DESIGN ON A DIME 2015

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Last night was the New York City charity benefit that those in the design world look forward to all year. Housing Works’ Design on a Dime is New York City’s premier interior design benefit. Held at the Metropolitan Pavilion in Chelsea, the 3-day event features over 60 of the world’s top interior designers, who create unforgettable room vignettes full of donated furniture, art, and accessories and then sold for 50 to 70 percent off retail pricing to benefit Housing Works, the non-profit charity helping those with HIV/AIDS and the homeless.

Two’s Company was thrilled to be a part of this great cause by donating our Sunburst Antiqued Wall Mirror (2137) and our set of 3 Gold Starburst Accents (50594) to the Coomber Oliphant & Company vignette. Our items sold out immediately!

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Here are a few pics of some of our favorite vignettes.

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from left to right: George Oliphant, Christina DeClemente, Isabel Goodkind, Zoe Oliphant

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Antonino Buzzetta Design

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Greek & Handy – Francis Toumbakaris

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Miles Redd

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Nick Olsen

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PAINT THE TOWN RALPH painting the town “Ralph”

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Learn more at:   http://www.housingworks.org/events/design-on-a-dime

What’s Trending: Sea Inspired Home Decor

In the May issue of Coastal Living Magazine, the editors asked their favorite designers, celebs and bloggers: what is essential in a beach house now? Interior designer Orlando Soria named our Two’s Company Knot Door Stopper as her MUST-HAVE!

“I like to leave doors open to hear the ocean, and these cute nautical accessories keep doors from slamming closed in the sea breeze.”

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Whether you’re hours away from a coastline or steps away from golden sand, bring the beach inside your home through sea-inspired home decor. Below are a few of our hottest sea inspired decorative accessories from Two’s!

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ENTER THE 64th ANNUAL RETAILER EXCELLENCE AWARDS

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Attention Retailers!

Do you have a favorite manufacturer’s representative? Is there someone who goes above and beyond to help you and your store succeed? Give them the recognition they deserve. Nominate them for Outstanding Manufacturer’s Rep of the Year. It’s part of Gifts and Decorative Accessories’ annual Retailer Excellence Awards program.

And while you’re singing the praises of your favorite rep, why not nominate your own store for a Retailer Excellence Award?

Do you have a spectacular new store design? An effective new marketing promotion? An inspiring merchandising display? Reflect on some of the successful things that you’ve done over the past year to connect with your customers and get them to come into your shop. Was it a marketing program? A store event? Did you create a fabulous window display? Or did you redesign your shop altogether? Tell them about it.

Share your success with Gifts and Decorative Accessories for a chance to be recognized at the 64th annual Retailer Excellence Awards, the oldest and most prestigious honors in the gift industry.

Don’t miss out -find your entry form here.

 

Temporary Metallic Tattoos: The New Trend Everyone’s Obsessing Over!

The style world has a new accessory that everyone can’t get enough of: Temporary metallic tattoos. Everyone and their momma are giving this trend a try – Beyonce included. Why is the temporary tattoo so irresistible? Well, the 2 Chic Metallic Tattoo is not only temporary but a great option to wear as jewelry, with real jewelry. While everyone has been gearing up for Coachella with their perfect festival looks it’s now time to think about your summer look. You know the drill: crop tops, denim cutoffs, espadrilles and this year’s biggest trend, temporary metallic tattoos.

Temporary tattoos are the perfect way to spice up your summer style. Express yourself, sans the cost and commitment of getting an actual tattoo, with the ability to switch up your look in an instant! Choose from our four fantastic looks according to how YOU feel! For the Dreamer, Free Spirit, Goddess and the Rebel – adorn yourself in one or all of our fabulous looks! Our 2 Chic Metallic Tattoos are one trend you won’t want to be scene without.

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Not sure how to style yours? Scroll through and take a cue from a few of our 2 Chic models – and don’t blame us if you end up wanting to bling out your entire body.

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Wear it like jewelry, with actual jewelry. No matter what your style is, the 2 Chic metallic tattoo looks fab modestly or even in bulk.

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You can wear the shiny ink everywhere from your fingers, neck and arms and once paired with everything from midi rings, bangles & necklaces, you take the 2 Chic metallic tattoo look to the next level.

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Even Beyoncé was spotted wearing metallic body art on her yacht.

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Beyoncé showed off an impressive collection of temporary gold and silver temporary tattoos including belly chains, necklaces, bracelets, and even peacock feathers on her hips.

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This metallic temporary jewelry trend hasn’t died down yet as numerous celebrities keep rockin’ em! We bet this year will be no different!

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According to Paris fashion week, the trend is here to stay!​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​ Get your 2 Chic Metallic Tattoos NOW!

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Contest Ends: Monday, March 30th @ 12am EST
Winner will be announced: Tuesday, March 31st

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Refresh your home with color!

Looking for an easy, chic way to change the feel of your home? Decorate with Color! Discover how using color — from neutrals to the brightest hues — can transform your decor, whether you are redecorating an entire room or simply updating your accessories or wall color.

Shop our Two’s Company & Tozai Home Vibrant accessories now!

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Here are a few ways colorful accessories can transform a room!

Accent with Furniture
Add accent chairs, tables or ottomans in a bold colorto perk up a mellow layout. Look for colors or patterns used elsewhere in your room so that the new piece looks right at home.

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Mix it up with throw pillows.
Throw pillows are a decorating dream when it comes to adding color to a space. Fairly inexpensive and completely replaceable, you can mix and match the color palette to your hearts’s content.

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Add brightly covered Vases
Add a splash of color to your foyer, dining room or book shelves with vases in rich, bold colors.

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Dress up the Floor
A colorful patterned rug really anchors a room and makes it more vibrant. You can base a whole design on one vibrant rug — clear out the space, add in the rug, and now you’ve added color, softness and a palette to work from.

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All Lit Up
Add bright and colorful lamps and or lampshades to lighten up the room. Lamps are bright, functional, and the fabric of a shade can offer a lot of design possibility as well.

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Colorful Curtains
Just because curtains are a staple in every home doesn’t mean they need to just blend in with the walls — they’re the perfect way to introduce some color.

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Fill your home with Plants
Not only does having a lot of house plants add great green color to your rooms, it will also purify your air and bring in happy vibes.

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Use Colorful Temporary Wallpaper
Temporary wallpaper adds a splash of color to any room without permanently altering the wall.

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Freshen up Your Store for Spring

Spring is just around the corner and that means it’s time to leave the winter behind us and focus on fresh merchandise, spring time, and best of all, a new lucrative sales season! It’s time to take a look at your store with a fresh set of eyes and rethink how you operate. Below are a few tips to freshen up your store this spring!

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View your business through your customers’ eyes. Take a good, hard look at your store. Note what needs to be cleaned, repaired, repainted or rearranged. The idea is that you get a fresh look at your store from a customer’s point of view. Take pictures of every angle of your store. Print them out and hang them up on the wall. This simple technique can give you an important arms-length perspective and how its perceived by others. 

Declutter. Still seeing red and green decorations or merchandise around the store? Put it in storage for the next holiday season. If you have items in stock that just won’t move, rebundle them as part of a spring package deal, discount them deeply on a shelf by the checkout, or have a Spring Cleaning Sale.

Dust & Clean. Now that you’ve removed excess items from your store, dust off your shelves and the remaining items on them. A clean, dust-free shop is an easy way to boost sales.

Rearrange. Consider moving fixtures around in your store to create a new flow. You might choose to roll up rugs for the season and replace heavy drapes with shades or blinds. Then open doors and windows to invite fresh air – and guests – into your store.

Paint. Take advantage of your newly spotless store to slap a fresh coat of paint on ceilings, walls and other surfaces that could use a spruce-up. Use a new color or accent colors to create a fresh look.

Repair. Inspect baskets and carts, toilet seats, faucets, doors, drawers and locks, and fix anything that isn’t in tip-top shape. Your customers will appreciate it.

Organize. At the checkout, place everything your customers and employees may need – no more, no less. Same goes for your work area. 

Change Signage. Is your store’s main outdoor signage fresh, up-to-date and clean?  Signage messages and designs that were meaningful around the holidays or the first of the year may not be relevant in the spring or summer. Make sure your signage reflects this, whether it appears inside or outside your store, in your marketing materials, or on your website and social media pages. 

Update Gift Wrap. Still have holiday gift bags, ribbons, bows and gift wrap in customers’ view? Replace it all with fresh spring and summer designs that appeal to moms, dads, grads, and birthday celebrators. 

As you’re planning and preparing, here are a few merchandising ideas to jumpstart your spring sales.

Winter Clearance Sales: There’s no better time to have a huge sale, freeing up your store for new products, clearing out last season’s merchandise and making a profit while you’re at it! 

Hype up the Spring Holidays: Spring is full of holidays that can make for great merchandising themes. Tie in Easter ideas, Mother’s or Father’s Day, even Cinco de Mayo can provide fun, innovative display concepts. 

Go Green: Spring is about growth and rebirth, flowers, green grass and all of nature’s beauty. Why not feature a beautiful spring “green” display?

Get Outdoors: Beautiful weather and getting outdoors is one of the reasons we love Spring. Why not plan an event outside? Take advantage of your parking lot or your sidewalk and enjoy the outdoors!  Any way you decide, people love an opportunity to be outside and enjoy the warm weather and the fresh smells of Spring.