Wednesday, October 29, 2008

Oliver Ottoman in Elle Decor

Elle Decor magazine just posted their 10 Most Elegant Ottomans and the Oliver from Oly Studio proudly made the list.
Interior designers Malcolm James Kutner and Tamzin Greenhill size up their favorites of the most stylish "perches" out there.
Incorporating the Oliver Ottoman (or any Ottoman) for that matter is an easy decorating trick that makes for great conversation. The versatility of the "ottoman" can be it's strongest asset.
Whatever design and finish you choose, be sure that it's also functional. Those tired feet are bound to find their way to your most "elegant" piece.

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Saturday, October 25, 2008


Horns, Zebra Cowhides...oh my!!

With the cold winter season upon us, the African trophy look is hot.Steer horns mounted on cozy fireplace mantels and zebra hides everywhere; it's the look of the season. Whether it's real or faux, zebra hide can be found on everything...from ottomans to chairs, to stools and hats, raw hides provide instant chic! Check out this glamourous "real" zebra round ottoman./ 36x19H", $3,353.

If it's something bold underfoot you seek, splurge on an authentic zebra rug (bottom, Left) for $1895 or go with the stencil version, right. ($585). Both work wonders to add pizzazz to your home decor. Just like the zebra's themselves, the furniture comes in all shapes and sizes.

The Sophie chair by Oly is the perfect glamed up version of trophy room elegance, in faux zebra for $2,600.
We love these "real" zebra stools wrapped in Buffalo leather, stained dark mahogany with 1/2" nailheads (below), 20x20 x22. $1550 each.

These authentic zebra boxes make great gifts....
small $137, medium $245, Large $329.
And if african trophy decor is too wild for your interior, step out in style with this authentic zebra hat (sm, med,& lg $165) and/or belt (sizes 36-42; $135). Safari anyone?

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Monday, October 20, 2008

Sea Bags for a Cure

Where do all the old sails go? To Sea Bags for a Second Chance! Owners Hannah Kubiak and Beth Shissler (shown below) have taken their belief in recycling and created a company called Sea Bags. Essentially they look for recycled sails that have travelled the world and re purpose them into chic carrying bags. Taking that idea one step further, the duo designed Limited Edition Pink Ribbon Cure Bags with 50% of the purchase price going directly to the Maine Cancer Foundation. Take a look below at how adorable recycling can be.These sturdy canvas tote bags feature rope handles and the recognizable pink ribbon.The bags come in 2 sizes - medium and large - and can be purchased right here at Tonic Home. October is breast cancer awareness month, so do your part and RECYCLE FOR A CURE.

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Tuesday, October 14, 2008

Annechovie rendering for Tonic Home

So all of you know how much we adore Anne Harwell over at Annechovie, as we have blogged about her before, see past blogs here. Well we have been so taken with her talent, that we commissioned Anne to do a rendering of the Tonic Home storefront.
Here it is and we love it!
Just so we have a frame of reference, above is the photo that we sent her. Looks really great, right! She brightened up the colors and gave it a whimsical feel. Using the image she created, Anne printed up note cards for us to use for correspondence and stickers for our website packaging.
Whether you have a business or just want a rendering of your home, you need to talk to Anne ( She's fast and really easy to work with. Thank you Anne!

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