Friday, January 29, 2010

Contemporary Furniture in Richmond

"I am so decorating my house like this when I grow up!", SSR exclaims as she is walking out the door!

CS hugged her favorite chair as she said good-bye!

My 5th and 6th graders loved the colors, the comforts and fun on their field trip today!

Sarah gives the girls a tour of all of the offerings at LaDiff. We looked at office furniture, lighting, dining tables, plates, counter stools, kid's bedroom furniture, lounge chairs, sofas and the recycled cardboard mounted animal heads!
You can visit them yourself to check it out in person (14th & Canal Street)
or view some of it on line:

What is hidden behind that door?
Just checking out some the kid's furniture on the 3rd floor!

Enjoying some of the cool chairs...and relaxing!

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Tuesday, January 26, 2010

Antiques in Richmond

Elephant's Toe Antiques
5808 Grove Avenue
The store takes it's name from the "booboo" on the elephant's toe according to Jim Strickland, the owner! The "booboo" can be seen on the elephant's foot shown here!

The history of interior furnishings is not something most people think about. We know what styles we like and what ones we don't. We know when something works in a room and when it doesn't.

I am fascinated by the variety of styles and the time periods they are from. I love how furniture has developed over time based on technology, tools, materials and history.

Last Friday I took my 5th and 6th grade students to Elephant's Toe Antiques at 5808 Grove Avenue to learn about the different periods of furniture design. Jim Strickland, the owner, gave the girl's a tour and a lesson!

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Wednesday, January 20, 2010

Antiques & Fine Art

Kathy Corbet Interiors would like to congratulate
Stanley Antiques & Fine Art
on the grand opening of their retail store at
5612 Grove Avenue
(On the corner of Grove and Granite, open 10-4 Mon-Sat)

Stanley Fine Arts has been providing classic & timelessly styled 18th c. to Mid-century Modern furnishings, decorations and art through their showrooms in New York and Richmond. Now you can stop in regularly to check out their latest treasures!
To learn more, visit them on line at: or

They carry an exclusive line of fabrics from Oliver including many designer fabrics and decorative pillows. For a preview, visit:

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Monday, January 11, 2010

Mac Events Home Show and Maymont Garden Show


Kathy Corbet Interiors at the

Mac Events Home Show & Maymont Flower and Garden Show

The Greater Richmond Convention Center

February 18 to 21, 2010

Hearth and Soul

A Fresh Take on Tradition in the

Breakfast Nook and Keeping Room

Showcased at this event is a breakfast nook and keeping room presented by Kathy Corbet Interiors. “Hearth and Soul”, a fresh take on a space for the family gatherings. Kathy Corbet of Kathy Corbet Interiors will be available to show the room and discuss interior design styles.

For additional information about the show go to:

Interior finish work, cabinetry mantle and hearth will be provided by Lane Homes:

Tuesday, January 5, 2010

Orange for the Interior

We all need a little extra Vitamin C during this cold snap! I would like to share a special recipe for one of my yummy martinis.
I have also provided a child friendly version!
Plan ahead, the vanilla sugar takes a month to make! (or borrow some of mine)
In a martini shaker with ice mix:
2 oz. Vanilla Vodka
1 oz. Orange Liqueur
2 oz. Orange Juice

Let this chill while you prepare the glass.
Dampen the rim of the glass with a bit of lemon. Dip the rim in the vanilla sugar* to coat.

Add 1 oz. of Sprite or & Up to the shaker, gently shake and pour!

*Vanilla Sugar
Fill 3/4 of a Mason Jar with sugar. Add a vanilla bean that has been split open lengthwise being careful not loose any of the vanilla granules. Place the bean in the jar and seal it tight. Shake the jar every few days until it is ready.

For those under 21 try this variation:
2 oz. Orange Juice
4 oz. of Seltzer

You can add a little Sprite or 7 Up to sweeten it a bit if you like!

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