Monday, December 24, 2012

"Don't spend time beating on a wall, hoping to transform it into a door." - Coco Chanel

It's the holiday season! Time for family, joy, celebration, laughter and fun.   With that tends to come some stress. There are many ways to keep calm during the chaos of the holiday season.

Between hosting holiday guests, friends and family and maybe even a few unexpected partakers who decide to join in last minute, attempting to pull together loved ones for an impromptu gathering can surely cause a commotion.  Planning ahead and having the right things on hand will keep you looking and feeling calm amongst the frazzled feelings you may be experiencing on the inside.

Follow these below simple tips to be sure to avoid the stress this holiday season:
  • Sleep in: Take advantage of being in the moment and enjoying just a few extra minutes in bed in the morning
  • Stock up on frozen hors d'oeuvres: Shhh... it's our little secret and no one has to know! Having these on hand will be the simplest way to pop something into the oven and have lite-bites ready and waiting for your guests. 
  • Meet Swiffer Sweeper. Swiffer can be your best friend this holiday season. Either for a quick touch up before your guests arrive, or an easy clean up post party, you will surely be thankful for your little friend. 
  • Light scented candles: Whether you may have, dare I say it, just burnt a batch of chocolate chip cookies, or just want to freshen up the household scent, lighting scented candles are a sure way to  add welcoming ambient lighting and please the senses all at the same time
  • Have some sparkling beverages and vodka readily available: Having plenty of ice in the freezer would be helpful too.  Using a splash of cran and some frozen berries is the perfect go-to-bar-remedy, sans professional bartender, for festive cocktails
Following these 5 simples steps will get you through the holiday chaos and will help you keep calm so you are truly able to enjoy and get the most out of spending time with family and friends this holiday season.

From my family to yours...
Wishing you health and happiness this Holiday Season and prosperity in the New Year. We value our relationships and thank you for being our customers and friends. We look forward to continuing our partnership in the coming years!

Keep it in perspective

Wednesday, December 12, 2012

"Playing dress-up begins at age five and never truly ends." - Kate Spade

Within Contemporary decor, the use of lighting, area rugs, throws, pillows, poufs, art,  and accessories are an easy and affordable way to dress it up. Wasser's accessories let you revamp, update and freshen your look at minimal cost.

Go Seasonal, get jazzy or make a personal statement!

Here on our Dress It Up ™ page, we give you many options and the possibilities are endless. Use our suggested color coordinated packages or create your own unique version. Ask any of us at wasser's to suggest our personal recommendation based on your theme or color direction of choice. 

Go ahead, make your room look rich, without going broke!

IT’S 12/12/12!!!


Row 1: Lighting

Sheets of clear beveled Crystal are suspended from frames of Polished Chrome and allowed to drape in natural waves of light. All powered by xenon lamps, the Wave collection sparkles as light reflects from a multitude of angles. In stock and on display in our Hallandale/Aventura showroom. Also available in multiple sizes, wall sconce, flush mount and assorted bath vanity fixtures.

Beveled crystal beads mysteriously appear through the Veil collection's veil of Silver Sheer fabric and shimmer like diamonds in the night. Round bubble crystal suspended at various heights, create a unique accent. Shades are supported by multiple Polished Chrome stems for adjustable height. Also available as flush mount light and in multiple size pendant options.

The Fizz Collection's effervescent bubbles encased in rectangular glass cubes come to life when illuminated by halogen reflector lamps. The etched lines add linear detail as they extend from the Polished Chrome fitters. Also available in flush mounts, multiple pendant sizes, hanging chandeliers and assorted vanity sizes.

Row 2: Textured Area Rugs

Velour Rectangle Rugs, Never before seen design!  These rugs are contemporary yet casual.... Soft to the touch and 100% washable and dryable.... Available in 5x7, 6x9, 8x10 In stock in 5 color options!

One of our best selling rugs, The Executive is thickly plush, with deep softness provided by its unique pile. The mix of silks and polyester fabrics are upcycled neckties. Each piece of our Executive rug is cut and sewn by hand, filled with hypo-allergenic poly filling, pieced together and backed with a non-slip action backing. The rug is stain-resistant, colorfast and 100% machine washable.

The elegant, yet casual design of our Shimmer Collection makes it a popular choice. It has a classic look that translates well into many d├ęcor styles and we offer a great selection of colors. The basic design of this rug is the same as our Pebble Chamois Collection, The Shimmer Collection is one of our plushest floor coverings. What makes it the softest? It’s definitely the fabric.  This is by far one of my fav must haves for this season! In stock in Chrome, Platinum, Chocolate, Ginger Ale, Steel Blue in assorted sizes.

Row 3: Throws

Bamboo Velour Throw: $300 Available in Mocha, Dove Gray & White
Executive Stripe Throw $170 Multi Color
Italian Square Throw:  $300 Available in Black & Brown, Greige, Lime, Pesto, White

Row 4: Pouffs

We're so excited to find textiles that beg to be touched and that look as good as they feel. The Shimmer collection is another such success. Size: 22" diam. x 18". Completely wash & dryable. In stock in ginger ale, chrome and graphite

The Maxwell ottoman's solid walnut base is an eye-catching addition to any room whether sitting as a single or grouped in pairs or trios. The top-stitched, upholstered cover is available in hundreds of leathers and fabrics creating a versatile accent with wide appeal. Standard Features: Premium high-density, high-resiliency foam seat Quick ship delivery Lifetime warranty on frame Double needle top-stitching Solid natural walnut base

This compact ottoman by Pavoncello comes packed full of value. Fully upholstered in top grain leather and wenge finish on the wood legs and on the interior tray. The top of this ottoman can be used as an extra seat and flips over to serve as either a end table or a portable tray with hidden storage. We stock this ottoman in Beige and Black top grain leather. Special order in any color leather or fabric. Also available in round and trapezoid in assorted leathers and fabric colors.

These are just a few of my favorite things for the holidays, after all it was a bit difficult for us to narrow it down to just 12.  At the very least, you should now have some ideas on how Wasser's accessories can help you revamp, update and freshen your look at minimal cost.  For further information or assistance, please don't hesitate to ask any questions. We'd be thrilled to help you find the perfect accessory to fit your color scheme, design and budget!