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.

Tuesday, October 12, 2010

Time and Space in Litchfield County . . .

The October issue of Connecticut Cottages and Gardens features a gorgeous family home designed by oomph partner Louise Brooks and Vincent Falotico of the architecture firm, Brooks & Falotico. This beautiful country manor house sits on 58 acres of rolling Litchfield County countryside with views of the lake and Berkshires beyond.
The interiors of this gracious country home were designed by Michael Trapp. We love that this new house has the charm of an old family homestead which appears to have been there for generations. Mr. Trapp mixes current looks with antiques and family heirlooms on a background of subtle, muted tones. 
And what a surprise! Every once in a while, a 'tini table pops up because as we all know, no house is a home without a little oomph!

Monday, October 11, 2010

Tobi Fairley's Top 10 Tiny Tables . . .

Tobi Fairley has once again chosen the oomph line as one of her favorites for that just-the-right-size table that is so hard to find. Most recently on Tobi's Blog post, she lists her favorites and it is no surprise that the oomph tini ranks among her top ten.
Thank you, Tobi, for your continued support. We are thrilled to make your list again!

Tuesday, October 5, 2010

Anna oomph . . .

Is it possible that the legendary and influential Anna Wintour was channeling oomph when she placed the two oomph Newport look-a-like mirrors above her ten foot couch in her Long Island Farmhouse?
We must confess, when we saw the picture in October's WORLD of INTERIORS, the thought crossed our mind! It just goes to show - oomph is always in vogue