Contest: KORHANI home Gets Gatsby Glam

With the highly anticipated film release of The Great Gatsby just days away (May 10, 2013), KORHANI home wanted to celebrate this with a contest! Our Puttin’ on the Ritz Collection was inspired by The Roaring ’20s, Art Deco and Gatsby glam.

The Great Gatsby and KORHANI home contest

Enter on Facebook or Twitter for a chance to WIN our Michaelis indoor area rug.

Don’t forget to check out our newly revealed board on Pinterest for all things Gatsby!

Contest open to residents of Canada only. No purchase required. Contest ends at 3 p.m. EST on Friday May 10, 2013. Good luck!

Home & Fashion: Pastel Pretty

As we spring into warm-weather season, it’s officially time to put away those midnight blacks, dark browns and jewel tones, instead, opt for uplifting and soft pastels. Paired perfectly with florals, these two trends are made for each other. Take your colour inspiration from blooming tulips, cotton candy at country fairs and of course, Pinterest.

Street Style

Home Style

Metropole rug, KORHANI home

Home Style: Before & After

While some may argue that an all white room is chic, others might say bor-ing! If you agree with the latter, breathe some life into a plain white room by adding playful pops of color.

After: arm chair in Cherry, jossandmain.com; Sandwell rug, KORHANI home at Rona; floral pillow, Zinc Door.

When you have the itch for change, just switch the key pieces with a different accent color. Easily and affordably switch out your rug, throw pillows or vase for something fresh and new.

After: Fuschia ball chair, Bodie and Fou; Nasan rug by KORHANI home at Lowes; pillow omc.com

Inspiration

Home Décor: From Indoor Winter Living to Outdoor Spring Living

As the snow melts and the smell of spring is in the air, we anticipate spending more time living outside – on patios, at cottages and in our backyards. When decorating on a budget, it’s great to purchase items that are stylish but also serve you year-round.

Treated seats or tables: These tree stump tables bring a natural feel into your family room but are versatile enough to move into your backyard once spring rolls around.

Two-faced rug: UV-treated rugs can handle weather conditions but are also stylish enough to have inside your kitchen. Pull this rug out to your patio to maximize its functionality – while being assured it won’t fade. Flip-over for an inverse colour combo. korhani.com

Storage bench: Move this wooden bench with wicker storage baskets from your front foyer onto your deck or back porch. Great for storing outdoor toys, gardening tools or pet products. target.ca

World MasterCard Fashion Week F/W ’13: KORHANI home on the runway

Today is the big day! The KORHANI home runway show is tonight at 7 p.m. at Toronto Fashion Week! Will you be there? And more importantly, what will you be wearing in the tents? What Canadian influencers will be in the front row?

What surprise do we have in store for you this season?

Join the conversation! We want to hear what you think of the show! Tweet at us @KORHANIhome! #KORHANIrunway #WMCFW

Tomorrow tune into The Global Morning Show with Liza Fromer LIVE at 8:30 a.m. ET to see Kirsten Korhani talking about her Fall/Winter 2013 Collection and see looks from each theme on our models.

Home Style: Beige is all the rage

Beige, nude and florals are popping up in fashion – just in time for spring. Take the trend into your home decor with some cute accent pillows and area rugs.

From left: model is wearing Atelier Versace Spring 2013, model is wearing Christian Dior Spring 2013 & model is wearing Elie Saab Spring 2013

Poppy pillow from zazzle.com

Manhattan Stripes from pillowdecor.com

Knit circle pillow etsy.com

‘Heathercrest’ area rug, KORHANI home

Beige & pops of turquoise.

Neutrals & poppy red

Beige with floral accents

English florals & nude

 

World MasterCard® Fashion Week Sweepstakes: Win seats to the #KORHANIrunway show

Do you dream about attending Fashion Week? Here’s your chance to get in on the fashion action. Enter the KORHANI home Sweepstakes to win an exclusive runway experience at World MasterCard® Fashion Week in Toronto!

Win a seat for you & a guest to our carpet couture runway show!

Win invitations to experience World MasterCard Fashion Week and see a runway show courtesy of KORHANI home.

We are giving away 10 pairs of invitations to our carpet couture runway show at 7 p.m. Wednesday March 20, 2013 at David Pecaut Square.

Simply enter to win on Facebook via our “contest” tab or through Twitter @KORHANIhome on tweetsw.in

Tweet via tweetsw.in to enter “Follow @KORHANIhome, and RT this for a chance to win 2 seats to our carpet couture runway show at #WMCFW #KORHANIrunway”

Rules for 2013 KORHANI home Sweepstakes

1. Sweepstakes open only to residents of the Greater Toronto Area (Toronto, Ontario, Canada and the surrounding cities).

2. Sweepstakes applicants must be 19 years of age or older at the time of entry. Winner(s) and guest(s) must bring valid government-issued identification to gain entry into World MasterCard® Fashion Week and the KORHANI home runway show.

3. Invitations are non-transferrable and have no cash value.

4. Only one entry per household allowed.

5. No purchase necessary. Winners are responsible for their own transportation to and from World MasterCard® Fashion Week.

6. IMG Fashion, a division of IMG Worldwide, Inc., and its affiliates, employees and agents and World MasterCard® Fashion Week, its sponsors and vendors, are released from all liability arising from claims arising out of, or in connection with, our consumer promotion and/or contest.

7. Except where prohibited, by participating in the KORHANI home sweepstakes, each entrant agrees to release and hold harmless KORHANI home and its respective parents, subsidiaries, affiliates, promotional partners, prize partners, providers and their respective agents and agencies, officers, directors, and employees (the “Released Parties”) from and against any claim or cause of action arising out of participation in any KORHANI home Sweepstakes or receipt, use or misuse of any prize, including, but not limited to: (a) unauthorized human intervention in the KORHANI home Sweepstakes; (b) technical errors related to computers, servers, providers, or telephone, cellular, or network lines; (c) errors in the administration of any KORHANI home Sweepstakes or the processing of entries; (d) late, lost, or undeliverable email; or (e) injury or damage to persons or property which may be caused, directly or indirectly, in whole or in part, from entrant’s participation in the KORHANI home Sweepstakes or receipt, use or misuse of any prize.

Home & Fashion: Splurge vs. Steal

Bring elements from the Spring ’13 runways into your home décor pieces.

Cut-outs!

(From left) Balenciaga, Alexander McQueen & Valentino

From Valentino and Balenciaga, to Alexander McQueen, a common trend on the Spring 2013 runway are cut-outs and an emphasis on geometric shapes – like triangles and diamonds.

Splurge: Balenciaga dress $1,145

Steal: Michaelis ’KORHANI home area rug: 63″ x 89″ $90

Strong outlines!

(From left) Anna Sui, Alexander McQueen & Oscar de la Renta

Anna Sui and Oscar de la Renta showcase swirly and floral embroidery. More McQueen with horizontal lines and strong outlines.

Splurge: Oscar de la Renta $6,490

Steal: Fay KORHANI home two-faced patio rug, 94″ x 128″ $130

 

Home & fashion: lace creations

Lace has transformed from being a conservative material into a sexy and chic fabric. A breath of fresh air has been infused into lace and it’s popping up among lifestyle and fashion brands – like Burberry, Louis Vuitton & KORHANI home.

Models, Louis Vuitton; lace cuff, Chanel; green trench, Burberry; tights, DKNY; lace bootie, Valentino; ring, Alexander McQueen; clutch, Diane von Furstenberg; ‘Argentella’ rug, KORHANI home.

Lace has been made for centuries but true lace only came about in the 15th and 16th centuries. True lace is made without a backing fabric by looping, twisting or braiding threads to other threads. Most lace you see today in stores is machine-made.

Do you feel how Coco Chanel does about lace?

“I consider lace to be one of the prettiest imitations ever made of the fantasy of nature; lace always evokes for me those incomparable designs which the branches and leaves of trees embroider across the sky, and I do not think that any invention of the human spirit could have a more graceful or precise origin.” -Coco Chanel

Home tips: how to beat the winter blues

It’s the end of February and many of us are in the midst of the “winter blues”. Here are some tips for warming up your home and keeping your spirits uplifted!

1. Vacation photographs – showcasing happy (and warm!) memories from your favourite vacations.

2. Warm colours – adding accents to a room like a rug, throw pillows or blanket in warm tones.

3. Fresh flowers – picking up some fresh flowers can really brighten up a room and have you thinking of spring.

4. Fresh scents – lighting a cotton or ocean scented candle can have you thinking of summer. After all, smell is one of our senses that is linked to memory.

5. Natural light – exposing natural light and getting as much vitamin D as possible is key. Amplify the natural light effect with a decorative wall mirror.