Tuesday, April 8, 2014

"Rock"-On, Wood!





ELLE DESIGN STUDIO

INTRODUCES
petrified wood

These pieces of Petrified wood were forest living 200 million years ago in tropical regions.  Because many of these areas lie in a highly active tectonic belt, they have experienced years of intermittent volcanic activity. With each eruption, millions of tons of volcanic ash were blown into the sky and buried the forests. Over time, through a process called permineralization, minerals fill the pores and encase the wood. As the wood is buried deeper & deeper, increasing heat and pressure causes further dehydration and converts the minerals to opal.  There is actually no wood left in the piece. What you are seeing is where minerals have replaced the wood, but in the same shape and form. “Rock”-On, Wood!

Petrified pieces start at $950.  Slab bases are fully customizable. 







Sunday, February 9, 2014

NY Now Gift Show... OBsessed.

As much as we missed you all last week, we had a BLAST at the NY Now Gift Show!  We can't wait to implement our new ideas and inspirations into the studio and our work with clients. Here's a sneak peak ;-)


Visit soon to see what's new!

XOXO

Sunday, February 2, 2014

Chester Winter Carnivale, February 16th 2014

 Join us Sunday, February 16th from 10-4 for the Chester Winter Carnivale!

 
We are lucky enough to have Anne O. Kubistky, author of 'What Makes You Grateful?' joining us for a book signing during the Carnivale!  This book, based on the 'Look for the Good Project,' is a compilation of artwork and postcards from people around the world sharing a "glimmer of gladness".  Anne even includes a page featuring ELLE Design Studio owner, Erica Edwards' most valued creation - her daughter Abby!  We will, of course, be OPEN and have copies of the book to purchase.

Sunday, June 16, 2013

Shop Talk : Summertime Fabulous!

If you're anything like us, most of the year is spent waiting for the glorious days of endless sunshine. But beach days and backyard grilling are not the only things that this weather brings.

How about the slew of design inspirations that come along with the rising temperatures? Bright colors, airy patterns, shimmering finishes... bliss : )

To celebrate the sun at ELLE, we're thrilled to announce a bright new collection of summer furniture + accessories. Filled with fresh and timeless style, this season's additions are sure to make a statement all year long. Here's an exciting glimpse into some the pieces you'll find in Studio:





1940's Vintage Propeller Blades. Great for the Aviation Enthuasist. $1400






Key Table, part of ELLE's Signature Collection $800, Montague Lounge Chair $1980,
 Iron Clad Mirrors $190 and $240







Custom Maple + Steel Console Table.
Spalted Maple Slab $850, Fully Customizable Steel Bases $420.





A beautifully restored mid century modern armchair. 
Refinished, + Reupholstered in designer fabric. $600




Hope to see you soon!

xo
Erica



Saturday, March 16, 2013

ELLE's Newest Addition


We're thrilled to announce...we've found her!

When ELLE set out to find its new Design Assistant, we knew exactly what we were looking for.  Design Graduate, Retail Guru, AutoCad Extraordinaire. That is, until Caroline came along. A degree in Business, years working in corporate and 2 weeks into a total career revamp. 

If she hadn't phoned 3 times and popped in to persuade us, we might have overlooked her completely. 

But when kindred spirits meet, something unique happens. And then, just like that, she was on board.

Of course we have to confess, she's exactly what we needed. A great business sense, a creative soul and an unmatched dedication to ELLE's success. 

We're looking forward to many great projects together.


Welcome Caroline!





Tuesday, January 29, 2013

Shop Talk : New Life for an Old Barn


At ELLE, we adore pieces with a little bit of history underneath their beautiful exterior. They add depth, personality and charm to any space. 

Lately, we have been getting a lot of interest in our newest addition: The Essex Bench, created out of a beam from a turn of the century family barn in Vermont that had been torn down recently. The barn was constructed using mostly cedar beams in the traditional Mortise + Tenon method. The family was given a couple benches for sentimental value, and the rest of the material was used to create a small collection. The barn is no longer standing, but its soul lives on at ELLE.

We are constantly updating our inventory, so be sure to stop by the Studio regularly to check out our other great new pieces; we're always full of surprises!



Essex Bench
76.5L x 17W x 16.5H








xo 
Erica