Monday, May 23, 2016

Website updated and a NYC adventure



Who would believe that 22 "insta friends" could take time out from their busy lives, travel near and far from Virginia, DC, Boston and Australia, and spend a day together full of laughter and adventure in NYC!


These ladies and one VERY charming gentleman responded to an open invitation from interior designer Jennifer Dengel,  via her Instagram post, to join her in NYC for an "insta meet". We didn't know each other yet as we strolled down Lexington Avenue, shopped, shared and, most importantly....LAUGHED!



Jennifer Dengel, pictured above in the dark coat and sunglasses to the right of Tom, truly has the most fun and inspiring Instagram posts. You will be so happy you follow her @jendengelinteriors. She is enormously knowledgable about all things NYC, pops up in the most interesting of places and her comments convey her infectious sense of humor and superb, yet approachable point of view.
Tom Samet, pictured above, is a talented and busy NYC designer. His Instagram posts @tomsamet humorously depict his interest in people, the Hamptons, NYC, Palm Beach and all things beautiful. I am sharing these 2 friends with you because I know you will be entertained, as all the ladies above are, enough to maybe join us on our next adventure.



A must visit on your NYC shopping experience is the masculine jewel of a shop, Hadley Antiques. Tom Hadley is a sweetheart and his shop is FULL of silver, crystal, leather and all those luxe accessories that make us drool. Shopping the curated selection was worth our taking turns crowding the shop. Keep Hadley Antiques in mind for special gifts for Dad this Father's Day 1026 Lexington Avenue, NYC.



After squeezing into a small lunch spot we landed at the 2016 Kips Bay Showhouse on East 61st Street. Although most of the designs are over the top there were useful examples to take away from each room. Timothy Whealons bedroom, above was dreamy.



Beautiful textures.



My pulse quickened with the natural crusty finish of this antique cabinet.



A favorite room of many in our group was the guest room of Olasky and Sinsteden. I always love the contrast of old and new . The chinoiserie cabinet creates a timeless look. I would have used a modern lamp though.



I know I know, unrealistic dining room, too fussy but the pieces in this room by Alex Papachristidis Interiors were gorg!



That table base! ...Quartz!



Bronze accent chair.



The silk velvet sofa glowed!



The gilded cocktail table with pearl inlay by Nancy Lorenz looked like liquid.



Over 200 years old!
Note.... Any one of these gorgeous pieces in this room would add importance and interest in a more toned down room. I felt that if a homeowner placed them all in the same room it would look as though they were trying too hard to impress.



Venetian crystal chandelier.....anyone have a low ceiling but still want a stunner?


Snowflake crystal pendants in the hallway!






Favorite room by Sawyer Berson. Beautiful color palette!



Great textures, available at GreatHouse, found in Suzanne Kastler's room. The antique fragment adds texture casually resting on a few books. In top right pic, the petrified wood slab adds an interesting layer underneath the art and the green glass adds that burst of color.



After the showhouse visit we strolled down to the beautiful General Society Building of Mechanics and Tradesmen of NYC for a wonderful cocktail hour hosted by Jennifer. We are all so grateful to Jen for the care and courage it took to plan this day.



The new meeting spot in NYC hanging outside Rockefeller Center..... Elmgreen and Dragset's 4 1/2 ton rendering of Van Gogh's ear!  Hysterical! Looks like a swimming pool and with summer coming was a welcome pleasing addition.  Thank you NYC public art committee.



New friend Kim Faison's story was a great one. After initially regretting her "yes" response to joining the group from Virginia, it turned into one door after another opening for her. Jennifer told her that another participant was coming up from her area too and connected the both of them. The gracious southerner invited Kim to fly with them with her husband piloting the plane!  It just goes to show you when you put yourself out there and get out of your comfort zone great things can happen.
   Hope you all have an adventurous day.....the store is FULL of great finds from my last 2 trips ....hope you stop by and share your days with us!
   
Warm regards,
    Bonny


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Please note delivery and shipping is available on all items
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GreatHouse Bonny Neiman   
p.973-714-4541
12 Beechwood Avenue | Summit, NJ
Monday-Saturday 10:30-5:30

Thursday, April 28, 2016

She's so Special!



Mother's Day is next week and we know your Mom will feel special receiving one of our carefully selected gifts. I included just a few of them, below. It's not too late for us to ship and make it easy for you!


Our marble serving boards make everything look good!
white, $38.00 black, $54.00



The beauty of these bisque porcelain bud vases shine through even without a flower! 4 different blossoms, $54.00 ea.



Everyone loves feathers. On her dressing table to hold her favorite earrings or in the living room with votives. $38.00



Antique printers letters mounted on museum stands are a cool decorative accessory that will remind her how much she's appreciated. (One of a kind) $295 set of 3
Antique mirrored plateau, next to the sink or bedside, $295



Now you know she could use a cocktail....serve it up with color with a set from our vast collection of one of a kind vintage glassware. Hand made kitchen towels, too!  Vintage handblown glasses, $275 set of 6 handmade kitchen towels, $19 ea.



Art Deco black glass perfume bottles.... Large, $145 small $65



Everyone loves Sissys Jewelry and their selections make a traditional gift extra special!  Faceted beaded 5 strand bracelet cluster with pearl, $95 set
handknotted faceted bead and pearl necklaces  $92-$140
Handmade semi precious beaded fringe earrings $45 pair



Send your loving wishes with a gilded wishbone, we have silver too!
$58 large and $32 small



And GreatHouse has the gifts that will show her she is truly one of a kind.
Vintage pink lined Art Nouveau gilded brass box $125, vintage alabaster bird bath, $245, original mixed media landscape $245, vintage German ceramic vase, $85

Contact us for more details 908-522-8900. We are here to help !


Mark your calendars for a fun night as the whole town of Summit, NJ plans a party just for you! We'll have specials, giveaways every half hour, cocktails and bites!


We are also thrilled to feature Ateliers 113 salon owner, Michelle Azouz from right here in Summit NJ. (it's where I go!) Michelle will bring her 22 years of experience and generously demonstrate on each one of you "Twists, Braids and Waves"!! Come away with tips and a new summer style!

Hope to see you!

Follow us on Instagram and Facebook to stay in touch about the latest happenings at GreatHouse and to be in the know about our super special flash sales you will not want to miss!
Talk to you soon,
 Bonny

 
Please note delivery and shipping is available on all items
EMAIL ME with any questions.


   
GreatHouse Bonny Neiman   
p.973-714-4541
12 Beechwood Avenue | Summit, NJ
Monday-Saturday 10:30-5:30

Friday, March 4, 2016

50%-75% OFF and our SPRING promo!!



A pretty snow fell here this morning even though daffodil shoots are peeking through the soil. Spring is on the way and just the time for our SPRING BLOSSOM PROMOTION and SUPER SALE. The pieces below are drastically reduced from 50%~75 %....I picked each one and it's a chance to bring home a little character at never before prices!!

Call us today to order your bit of spring at a special promotion price of $58.00.  Live quince blossom branches in our French style florist bucket. Sculptural and happy....pick up is March 9-12th.  908-522-8900.



Vintage Tufted Soft Leather Benches. Originally $1550.00 pair
Super Sale $775.00 pair



Vintage Saarinen Side Table h 15 " diameter 30" originally $1,400.00
Super Sale $495.00



Artisan Iron Stone Top Demilune Console Table h 36.5 w 49.5 d7.5  
originally $2,200.00 Super Sale $895.00



Artisan Gilded Iron Branch Form Console with Hand Finished Antiqued Mirror. H 31 w 46 d 12 originally $3,250.00
Super Sale $1,150.00



Stunning and Sturdy Set of Sleek Art Deco Dining Chairs I found in France in Leather. H 38 w 17.5 d 17.5 originally $5,795.00
Super Sale $1,995.00


I found these in France...Framed Mirrored Windows with Original Cremon Bolts. This is fitted for hanging. H 68 w 42 3/8. Originally $2,100.00
Super Sale $895.00
Another piece to create character in your room or hallway.


Vintage Meier and Pohlman Lacquered Credence...great media cabinet with clean storage! H 32 w 52 d 18 originally $2,200.00
Super Sale $1,100.00

Antique Brass Mounted Metal Trunk with Original Paint
h 14 w 39 d19 originally $475.00
Super Sale $225.00



Original Abstract Impressionist Landscape on Canvas by Popular Artist Linda Donahue. "Seaside Calm" h 30 w 40 originally $1,150.00
Super Sale $695.00

Vintage Industrial Table h 31 w 27 d 22 originally $750.00
Super Sale $225.00

Mid Century Burlwood Games Table h 28 1/2 w 32 d 32 originally $1,400.00 Super Sale $725.00
(Photograph doesn't show the beautiful wood.)




19th Century Antique Mantle...Joanna Gaines would LOVE this!
This character piece has a narrow mirror which creates movement.
H 18 w 63 d 10 originally $1,400.00
Super Sale $795.00



Original Woodcut by Noted NJ Listed Artist Robert Fremont Conover. Pencil signed, dated 1961. Museum exhibitions include NY Museum of Modern Art. H 37 w 36 originally $1750.00
Super Sale $495.00



Vintage Ceramic Lamp in Creamy White.
h 24 diameter13.5.  Originally $425.00
Super Sale $135.00



Vintage Cerused Oak Side Table h 20 w 27.75 d 20.  Originally $795.00
Super Sale $275.00


19th Century Statement Mirrored piece I found in France. It has everything...a little gilding, Mercury glass and original paint.
H 61 w 51 1/2 originally $2,950.00
Super Sale $1,250.00



19th Century Swedish Demilune originally $2900.00
Super Sale $795.00



Vintage Mid Century Lacquered Credenza.
H 32 w 48 d 18. Originally $2400.00
Super Sale $1,100.00



Vintage Carved Occasional Chairs, newly covered in a neutral herringbone.
H 34.75 w 26 d 19.25 originally $2,300.00 pair
Super Sale $1,295.00 pair.



Ottoman/Bench on Casters made from Vintage Kilim.
H 20 w 50 d 22 originally $2,450.00
Super Sale $995.00



19th Century Swedish Gustavian Secretary, 2 part pieces with shaped shelves, unique original hardware...a real statement piece. Originally $8,900.00
Super Sale $3,995.00



All Genuine Fur Pillows 1/2 off....please inquire.


We have been unpacking every day as new shipments continue to arrive. I have carefully chosen each item and am really happy and think you will be too! The response has been great from both designers and personal shoppers and I thank you so much for your kind words and support...I am truly humbled and grateful as we continue the party. XOXO



Most of you know my sisters curate the jewelry and SISSYS JEWELRY have more than doubled the inventory because of your great response. Stop by to decorate yourself too! See you soon..


Follow us on Instagram and Facebook to stay in touch about the latest happenings at GreatHouse and to be in the know about our super special flash sales you will not want to miss!
Talk to you soon,
 Bonny

 
Please note delivery and shipping is available on all items
EMAIL ME with any questions.


   
GreatHouse Bonny Neiman   
p.973-714-4541
12 Beechwood Avenue | Summit, NJ
Monday-Saturday 10:30-5:30