New Introductions at The Whistling Elk This Summer

It’s August!  Oh No!

I need to squeeze every bit of summer left out of August!!!

It’s been a good summer though with lots of things happening at The Whistling Elk.

Beautiful Twos Company lanterns
Colorful Lanterns at The Whistling Elk in Chester NJ

We have brought in a lot of new products and there are more coming this Fall.

New and in stock right now…

MICHEL DESIGN WORKS

A beautifully packaged line of everyday fragranced products that are  fabulous for hostess gifts!  The Foaming Hand Soaps are probably my favorite but there are quite a few other items to choose from.

Michel Design Works

The bar soaps are large and the packaging tempts you want to keep them wrapped.  The Soy Candles come in beautiful boxes that you will want to save for keepsakes and everything smells amazing...there are many many scents!

The Hand and Body Lotion contains, of course, Shea Butter and there is also luxurious Shower Gel.

These products are all priced from $11 to $17 so they are perfect for small token gifts or  dare i say…stocking stuffers.

But that is not where Design Works stops….they also have gorgeous kitchen aprons, potholders and tea towels…pillows and scatter rugs!  And, a complete line of melamine platters, plates, bowls and other serving pieces that are colorful, lightweight and,of course, unbreakable!

You will love this line and we are stocked now with more coming for the holidays!

MAISON BERGER

Maison Berger
Maison Berger…new lampes and Diffusers!

Maison Berger is introducing about 80 new products this Fall.   They are expanding the AROMA Collection and introducing new Diffusers and Soy Candles.

Maison Berger Lampes new for the fall
Maison Berger USA at The Whistling Elk in Chester NJ

I LOVE the Aroma Collection…

the scents are complex yet pure – so nice!

There are New Scents and New Lampes and Gift Sets just in time for the holidays.  We are the largest retailer of Maison Berger in New Jersey so you will always find a huge selection of fragrances and lampes every day.  Maison Berger makes such a great gift for everyone, the gift sets are so reasonably priced and now Maison Berger has included a new larger free sample of scent with each gift set….We love Maison Berger!

YOUNG LIVING

We are so excited to bring Young Living to you!   Everyone knows Young Living for Essential Oils but they have quite a diverse line of products, all chemical free, pesticide free and pure.  If you are interested in a healthy lifestyle and products that can help you toward that goal then Young  Living is for you.  Come in and learn more about these wonderful products.

Young Living Essential Oils and healthy living products!

On some Sunday afternoons we will have Cheryl Bock here to talk about and demonstrate Young Living Products….Cheryl is local and some of you will know her from Spin Class.  She also raises money for Cancer Research.  She is knowledgeable and enthusiastic – you will love her!

Young Living Ning Xia Red
One of my favorite products from Young Living is Ning Xia Red which is a fabulous drink full of antioxidants and super foods…and it is YUMMY.
CBD isolate…that means nothing but the CBD…99% and 1% Young Living Essential Oils

Young Living has just introduced CBD products.  Watch these take over the market…you can trust Young Living to bring you the purest CBD – it is 99% CBD and 1% Young Living Essential Oils. 

Of course  we still have all the beautiful, classic home furnishings and accessories that you expect from us!  Come see us soon!

25th Anniversary Sale at The Whistling Elk

25th Anniversary Sale at The Whistling Elk

May 1st marks the day

we first started in business way back in 1990.

We plan on celebrating a lot this year and that includes you too!

The first Anniversary Event is a sale on Furniture….

50% off on Saturday and Sunday, April 25 & 26 ONLY

Chester NJ furniture
Home Accessories at The Whistling Elk

So come and browse and find a deal…there will be some special selected furniture items that are 75% off….

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Oh, and don’t forget we have a Mother’s Day Special going on with Lampe Berger Lampes….

from now ’til Mother’s Day

Buy a Lampe and get a 500ml fragrance for free (a $20 value)

Lampe Berger at The Whistling Elk in Chester NJ
Lampe Berger at The Whistling Elk in Chester NJ

 

10 Tips for Creating Memorable Lighting in your home

Good Lighting makes a huge contribution to the beauty and functionality of a home.  And the addition of beautiful fixtures – chandeliers and lamps – creates delightful design elements in any room.  Whenever someone tells me they have recessed lighting and don’t need any lamps the designer in me just cringes at their lost opportunity.

Having just received some new lamps in the shop got me to contemplating lighting and thinking about my own home so I thought I would share some lighting information with you.

Beautiful Lamps at The Whistling Elk (The red damask shade is opaque and you can see that the light shines up and down)
Beautiful Lamps at The Whistling Elk (The red damask shade is opaque and you can see that the light shines down)

10 Lighting Tips

 

A truly beautiful room will tend to have soft pools of light that come from a variety of sources – Use lighting with different wattages and and place light sources at various heights.

Picture found on Geisen Designs website
Picture found on Geisen Designs website – shows well balance lighting all around the room and at various heights.

Position lighting all around a room to dispel dark corners.

 

Table Lamps are excellent decorating tools…use them even if they do nothing!  They are not actually doing “nothing” because they are creating great verticals which enhance the beauty of any room filled with horizontal lines.

 

In a lamp that has double bulb sockets use two different wattage bulbs and you will create a medium and low setting!

Lamp shades that are opaque will create a more dramatic atmosphere as they throw light up and down and emit little side light.

 

Fabric shades will create the warmest most glamorous light.

The Whistling Elk Chester NJ
Picture from Homedit.com shows the warmth of light emited by fabric shades

Paint your outlets to match the walls to minimize the distraction of cords and outlets.  Have lamps wired with clear or fabric cords.

When placing a reading lamp the height is lower than seems intuitive:  it should be below eye level so it lights your page, not your head.

Albert Hadley said “I personally try to avoid all ceiling lights because i think that overhead light is a tragedy.”   Well I agree with that in reference to recessed lighting…but as to chandeliers – What could be more beautiful?  A general rule of thumb for a dining room  chandelier is 30″ above the tabletop.  Bulbs should not be bright…lower wattage is better for creating ambience around table gatherings.

Dimmer switches go where you want to be able to create ambience.

The bottom line is that lighting needs to be functional but it can take a room to another level if you think in terms of ambience and beauty.  It’s an essential design detail!

 

 

Imagination and Home Accents at The Whistling Elk

the whistling elk lighting, home accents, art
the whistling elk home accessories

Even a little inconsequential corner at The Whistling Elk can be turned into a pretty niche with some art, lighting and home accessories!  You can do the same in your home with the right home accents and some imagination!