Monday, December 27, 2010

We've Moved . . .

After nearly a year in the making, oomph's blog has a new home on the landing page of our newly launched website:

Visit our new blog - and come celebrate with us!

Tuesday, November 30, 2010

Let's play . . .

We love getting pictures of our tables in their new homes. We always enjoy seeing how each new family interprets their little bit of oomph. Sometimes the table provides the energy for the room; other times the energy comes from other sources!
The customer who sent us this picture confessed she had envisioned herself gathered around this custom Fairfield coffee table having coffee with friends during playdates. Somehow, the very day it was placed in this beautiful sitting room - it found another, more urgent use. All aboard!

Friday, November 19, 2010

oomphtini . . .

oomph has a lot to celebrate. We have had a great year. We are FINALLY about to launch our new website after months in development! And to top it all off, we are about to open an office/showroom that is going to be  great  - when we finish all that painting.
With all this celebrating, we have managed to perfect what we believe is the ultimate oomphtini. We experimented and had taste tests. Some of us even sacrificed ourselves to evenings of comparison tastings - a tough job but someone had to do it. After many, many recipes shaken to perfection, we selected our favorite. The oomphtini is not too sour, not too sweet  - but like all things oomph - just right. We are so sure it is destined to become a classic, we printed it on our signature `tini card - also a classic.
Shake one up and enjoy!

Sunday, November 7, 2010

The Tini Tufted . . .

We love tinis. We started with the liquid variety. We got so good at that we tried our hand at the tini table. That went awfully well so we gave it yet another shot and designed the tini tufted chair
The tini tufted is the perfect size to draw close to the fire to toast your toes. We use them nestled next to the hearth or by the bed. They are stunning as pairs in a large room with multiple seating areas flanking the cocktail table.
We love their classic good looks and their scale compliments the smallest cottage to the grandest drawing room. We offer them in an array of choices: soft ultra-suede snake - snazzy!

Or gorgeous shades of glazed linens - classic!
And of course, like all things oomph, these are just a few of the choices. You can even have it your way, Customer's Own Material. We aim to please. . .
Baby not included.

Saturday, October 30, 2010

Everything is coming up Clover . . .

The Fashion Magpie is a style blog that dawdles in the fashion picks of preppy types from boarding school debs to our mother's style. Her taste straddles the line  between trendy and tastefully current - just the right mix. 
She knows her stuff! We approve of her picks and therefore we were excited when she selected our tini IV as a favorite clover shape along with the coveted Alahmbra Van Cleef & Arpels necklace. 
Her post started with the necklace - oomph's favorite and apparently Reese's too. It's a go-to favorite for many a well-dressed woman. The fashionmagpie went on to list all the latest products currently featuring the ever-popular "clover" design, from ice buckets, trays, jewelry and chairs.
She wound up with a flourish - "I’ll finish up with the piece I’m most coveting (aside from the quatrefoil-backed chair above, which I will likely never be able to afford…): a quatrefoil-shaped tabletop as a magazine stand or bedside table.  They add a lot of interest to an otherwise straight-edged room.  This one, by Oomph Home Furnishings, rings in at $495 and is available in a range of retro-chic Palm Beach-esque colors."
So we are now "retro-chic, Palm Beach-esque". That works for us. 

Thursday, October 28, 2010

Time to Travel . . .

Now that the summer has come and gone and the last of the fall color is underfoot, the idea of travel to warm destinations starts to creep into your subconscious. oomph is no different. We love the stimulation of travel and the grey New England winter seems to last longer every year. Our thoughts drift toward exotic destinations.
You may wonder where we are going with this. How about San Miguel de Allende in Mexico? It looks like a mythical Mexican village recreated for a movie set. This legendary colonial city, complete with time-worn cobblestones and colorful buildings, is home to Sollano 16 - the newest oomph retailer. 
The store has a wonderful mix of antiques, tabletop, home furnishings, textiles, and jewelry. Owner Anne Harte gathers treasures from around the globe and mixes them together with her stylish and discerning eye. oomph will not go unnoticed as a colorful addition to her eclectic merchandising.
We can't wait to visit. Are you packing, too? 

Friday, October 22, 2010

And on the side . . .

There is no question, when it comes to side tables, oomph has it covered. We took the popular Edgartown classic coffee table design and translated it into the perfect size bedside or end table. Again, like all things oomph, we give you options.
The Edgartown Side Table can come with or without a shelf and of course there are colors - 16 to choose from! 
The surface could be raffia or lizard, or maybe you'll choose a handsome "gator" for his office. Some people find entirely new ways to use them! Only one more decision - how many do you need?
Edgartown Side Tables - destined to be a classic.