Thursday, November 29, 2007

Bold Mary

Meet Augusta McDonald (left), founder and creator of Bold Mary. Such a fun lady to know! If you haven't heard of Bold Mary, you must check out the website.
Augusta has designed an expressive line of skirts, capes, crowns and accessories aimed at imaginative girls of all ages.

August says that she noticed the girls would magically transform when they would wear one of these audaciuos creations.
Here at Tonic Home, we are all about things that transform our lives and make us happy. So, thank you Augusta for showing us how to be sassy!

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Tuesday, November 20, 2007

Mayfair Show House in Tampa

If visiting charity showhouses could be considered a hobby, then it would be one of mine. We recently visited the Mayfair Showhouse, benefitting The Spring of Tampa Bay. This tudor-style mansion was the site of the 1945 wedding of Florida legislator Sam Gibbons and Martha Hanley.

What a wonderful event for a worthy cause and a chance to showcase some extremely talented designers in Florida.

While strolling through this fabulous home, we came across one of our very own favorite products from Arteriors Home. Take a look at the black Lola side table. Looks absolutely sleek and modern next the traditional side chair.

Most photos to come from the historic home!

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Wallpaper we love


I'm so glad wallpaper is back! Just ran across this new wallpaper in Architectural Digest called Mahandi from Carolyn Ray.

The flurry of Ginkgo leaves is fascinating. It is shown in the "pagoda" color, which is a soothing blend of gold, gray and bronze. It is inspired by golden monks' robes and reddish Burmese roads.

I'm already thinking of all the wonderful places it could go. For fun, I picked out some of our fabulous pieces from Tonic Home and placed them against the wallpaper, just to get a feel for how it would look. Take a look below.

How about the Rittenhouse Pendant in a room with this wallpaper? Or the Vivien Mirrored Desk anchored by our pair of Ceramic Foo Dogs? What a refreshingly modern take on a theme that's been around for hundreds of years!

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Sunday, November 18, 2007

Tonic Home Cleveland

We are getting close to the big day! Can you believe that Tonic Home "brick and mortar" is about to open? The dust is starting to settle and boxes are being unloaded as we speak. We are so excited and can't wait for you to see all of the goodies we have just waiting for your enjoyment.

Mark your calendars for December 1st. We hope to see everyone there.

In the meantime, for those of you who won't be able to get to Ohio, no need to worry. is just a click away anytime day or night.

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Saturday, November 17, 2007

Tonic Home gets Lucky in December

Once again, our friends at Lucky Magazine have given us the greatest compliment by featuring in their magazine and Lucky Breaks area. We are so thankful to everyone at Lucky for their continued support of Tonic Home this year. We have made such wonderful friends!

* Check out Page 236 *

The Rattan Hanging Chair is featured in their annual "Gift Guide" shown in the "North California bohemia" section and we agree that this chair totally down to earth, yet somehow really glamorous.

"Perfectly 70's - this chair is like something you'd spot in a hidden beachside bungalow."

How fun would it be to fill it with some really fluffy shag-like pillows to sink into.

Grab one before they are all gone!

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