AS FEATURED IN: FOOD NETWORK’S GRILLING GUIDE!

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Turn your kitchen and backyard into the perfect spots for festive summer fetes with our Two’s Company Food Network-approved must-haves!

This cute Two’s Company Seafood Shack Full Apron will keep your clothing spotless through summer’s seafood feasts, like clambakes, lobster boils and oyster roasts. Packaged like a takeout order from your favorite seaside seafood shack, it makes a great gift in addition to being clever host’s attire. Available at Eli Zabar NYC!

SummerGG_Eli-Zabar-Seafood-Apron_s4x3.jpg.rend.snigalleryslide If you’ve ever hosted a cookout, then you know how hard it is to keep track of guests’ meat preference. To the rescue: Two’s Company Bamboo Steak Markers!!! The cool picks clearly identify the doneness of your burgers, steaks, chicken, and more! Available at Eli Zabar NYC!
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SHOW US THE LOVE + VOTE FOR TWO’S!

112622-rea-retailers-choice-finalist-logoTwo’s Company has been nominated as a finalist for the Gifts & Decorative Accessories magazine Retailers’ Choice Vendor of the Year Award!!!

It has been an incredible year and we are so honored to be nominated for this award by YOU our wonderful customers. Voting for the overall winner is open through Friday, June 19th at 5pm EDT. Show us the LOVE now and VOTE for TWO’S TODAY! Don’t forget to spread the word!

The winner will be named at the annual Retailer Excellence Awards gala held on August 17 at the Lighthouse at Chelsea Piers in New York City, during NY Now , the headline sponsor of the awards.

Thank you so much for your support!

LOOKS TO LOVE: BOOKSHELF STYLING

Bookshelves don’t have to be boring! Try integrating a few artful accessories to give your shelves a more polished look. Below we put together a few ideas to help you instantly create an eye-catching, stylish display! Not only are these ideas perfect for at home styling but also a great way to merchandise accessories in your store for a fresh updated look!

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Vases are an easy way to bring shape, height and color to your shelves. Use them as bookends or place them on a empty expanse of your shelf. A small vase can act as a paperweight of sorts when placed on a stack of books.

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Bookends will keep your books standing while adding a sculptural quality to the shelves. If your shelves are enclosed play around by separating your bookends on different shelves for a less predictable look.

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Decorative Boxes not only can you use them to store little odds and ends like matches, paperwork, or tech gear, decorative boxes can also be used as bookends. Try placing them on top of a few books as stylish finishing touch!

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Try hanging artwork! There is no rule you have to keep it all inside. Try adding one more layer of interest to your shelves by hanging a framed piece of artwork on the outside of your shelves. Designers have used this trick over and over again and it always looks polished! Also try leaning artwork and picture frames  against the wall of the bookcase.

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Incorporate Sculptural Pieces – from vintage busts to bold sculptural accents, these pieces will add personality to a bookcase. They also serves as a paperweight on top a stack of books, or place them in front of the books or set them aside on their own.

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Even if you choose not to accessorize your bookshelves, you can add interest to your shelf by placing some books horizontally and others vertically. It’ll make the eye roam around the display. Also, try color coordinating your books for a colorful eye-catching display.

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GET THE LOOK!

Here are a few of our favorite accessories from Tozai Home & Two’s Company that will add personality to any shelf!

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Set of 6 Traditional Silver Vases

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Pantheon Small Set of 2 Busts

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Marquetry Pedestal Set of 3 Covered Boxes

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 Lapis Windows Set of 2 Tinted Bone Boxes

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Carthage Medium Pierced Covered Lantern

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 Set of 6 Decorative Antiqued Wood Finial Boxes

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Set of 3 White Coral Sculptures on Glass Stand

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 Herringbone 4″ x 6″ Photo Frame

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Whale Bookend Set

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Set of 2 Turquoise Han Dynasty Horses with Antiqued Finish

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Set of 5 Artifacts Medallions on Stands

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Calva Decorative Skull

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Toro Bull Paperweight

What are your tricks and favorite accessories for styling your bookshelves?

IT’S AN ARM PARTY!

It’s an arm party over here!
The girls in the office are getting ready for a fun filled weekend & loaded up on 2 Chic stackable bracelets and 2 Chic Metallic tattoos! Don’t be afraid to mix and match…
✨Be Stylish, Be YOU!

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Apply to painted nail just as you would on your skin! 

HOST A BRIDAL EVENT

Blog Header-05Did you know that the wedding industry generates $79 billion a year and $10 billion of that is just in registry gifts alone? Weddings are big business and you can-and should-be a part of it!

From favors to decorations make sure that your store is a one-stop-shop for every bridal need. Think beyond the big day – brides are always looking for accessories for not only their wedding day but for their engagement party, gifts for bridesmaids and bridal shower as well!

 

Here are some tips on holding a
successful event in your store!

1. Create a store bridal registry and become a wedding gift destination store! Promote it at your bridal event!

2. Pick a theme and stick to it. For example, create themed wedding vignettes in your store like gifts for bridesmaids, gifts for the new couple, decor for the table, etc.

Download Store Signage we designed especially for you to place in your store!

3. Team up with local vendors in your area to to create a bigger draw to your event and would most likely welcome additional advertising for themselves. Consider partnering with a charity. Teaming up with a charity can gain extra exposure for your store and benefit those in need. Donations can become a part of your store event, generating an emotional connection with customers and their community. For example, partnering with a charity that donates used wedding dresses is a great idea. Inform local newspapers, TV reporters and radio stations and invite them to your event.

4. Pick a time and date. Pick a date far enough in advance so you have plenty time to promote and make sure your employees are aware of all the details.

5. Pull out all the stops. Develop an event that is worth coming to and gets your customers and their friends talking.

6. Begin Marketing Begin hinting about the big event on social media. This will create interest among your followers. Print invitations as bag stuffers leading up to the event and then send an email with all the event details. Don’t forget to create a Facebook event page to share with all your fans.

As the event gets closer send an event reminder via email and create social posts five, three, and one day before the event. During the event don’t forget to post pictures of customers in your store on social media as well as any videos from the event. Update them as the event is happening with live photos, tweets and updates.

Below are a few vendor suggestions to team up with in your town for the big event!

Florists – they may donate a couple beautiful arrangements for your store. In turn you can hand out their business cards.

Local Catering Halls – May donate appetizers for the event in exchange for advertising their services.

Stationery Stores – Let them design your event invitation and in turn you could showcase their wedding invitations during the event.

Hair & Nail Salons – raffle off gift certificates for their services during your event.

Bridal Dress Boutiques – have a model wear their dress at your event. What’s better than having a beautiful bride in your store?!

Bakeries – ask the bakery to make you a wedding cake for your event and leave their business cards next to it at the event.

And don’t forget, free gift wrapping during your event would be a wonderful touch!

But most importantly don’t forget to make it fun & memorable.

BE SURE TO CHECK OUT OUR EAST OF INDIA WEDDING SECTION TOO!
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Designer Tobe Reed’s One Room Challenge

Tobe Reed, blogger and interior design enthusiast just completed a kitchen renovation project for Calling It Home‘s One Room Challenge and featured a favorite of hers from our Tozai Home collection- our Round Fish Design Flower Pot (BLU087-F) in the makeover!

How perfect does it look front and center on the table?!

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Read more about the makeover here: http://becauseitsawesome.blogspot.com and purchase our round fish design flower pot here!

What’s in my beach bag?

Beach season is almost here! So what is Sarah Polihrom – our Two’s Company Graphic Designer, packing in her beach bag? The essentials of course! 

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“My favorite beach to go to in the summer is Long Beach Island. It holds a lot of memories for me as my family and I use to vacation there every summer.”

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“Right now I’m reading Unbroken by Laura Hillenbrand, so I’ll be bringing that with me.”

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“My beach bag is always full of the same things. Here’s my list”

 – Every beach bag needs the perfect blanket and this organic cotton is one of my favs.

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 A black bikini. Glamorous enough for lounging, sporty enough for serious swimming or paddle boarding.

– I always keep this 2 Chic mesh bag in my beach bag for my beauty must-haves. This is also a safe place to store your cell phone and digital camera to protect them from the ocean’s elements.

– I like to protect my face from the sun so this wide brim hat is a favorite of mine.

– Accessories are sparse when it comes to your bathing suit looks, so the perfect pair of sunglasses is an intricate part in reflecting your personal style. 

 – I never leave for the beach without my 2 Chic head band which keeps my hair at bay and in style.

– I tuck all of these beach essentials into this super cute beach tote.

What are some of your beach bag essentials?

38th Annual Symphony Orchestra Designer Showhouse

The 38th Annual Charleston Symphony Orchestra Designer Showhouse featuring some of the country’s most talented interior designers just came to an end and our fabulous customer, Domaine Interiors & Design was a big part of it!

The Showcase Home is put on by the Symphony Orchestra League of Charleston, and the proceeds go towards student scholarships, which total more than $30,000 annually.
The Charleston Symphony Orchestra League’s 38th Annual Designer Showhouse at 50 Hasell Street is an antebellum treasure located in the heart of downtown Charleston. Built in 1846, the parsonage of St. Johannes Lutheran Church is an imposing two-story Single House with double piazzas and fireplaces in nearly all of the spacious, high-ceilinged rooms. 

Domaine Interiors & Design were lucky enough to receive two rooms in this year’s home.  The upstairs sitting room, and piazza and many of our items were featured in the rooms!

The room envy is real! Here are a few beautiful photos that were taken of their work.

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photo credit: Patrick Brickman

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“Because the house will be turned into a wedding venue and Inn, we wanted to keep the design slightly feminine and very comfortable as this would be a lovely room for guests to sit and relax after a long day sight seeing or a tiring year wedding planning!”
– Domaine Interiors & Design

Two’s Company Rattan Mirror (9721), White Coral Sculpture on Glass Stand (6201-20)

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Our Tozai Home Set of 10 hinged vases look so beautiful placed on
the mantle with a fuchsia tulip in each. How perfect for summer!

Tozai Home Khaki Shagreen Jars (ASB061-GY) and Hinged Flower Vases (MIN100)

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Tozai Home Celadon Desk Box (LCL378-ASST), Two’s Company Etched Vases (50254), and Two’s Company White Coral Sculpture on Glass Stand (6201-20)

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photo credit: Patrick Brickman