Tuesday, March 25, 2014

THE BEAUTY OF THE GRAIN





At Provide, organic materials influence the selection process of the collections we have in our showroom. A hand-full of the Canadian boutique brands that we are in collaboration with, have unlimited access to beautiful sustainable materials, such as wood.

Wood products are an extremely prominent element in interiors and seem to be increasingly popular among interior designers. Not only valuable for its sturdiness, but also for its versatility. The use of wood can transform the feeling of any room by introducing texture and warmth. It creates a sense of comfort and harmony.

Each hand crafted wood piece tells a story of its age and beauty. Like a fingerprint, the wood grain in each item we offer is unique. Above is a selection of some of our favourite wood accents for the home.

For more information on these and other products, please contact us at 604.632.0095 or visit our website at www.providehome.com

Posted by Megan


Friday, March 21, 2014

THE COLOURS OF SPRING HAVE SPRUNG AT PROVIDE








March 20th was officially the first day of spring, the sun is shining and the temperatures are rising! Gone are the bland winter neutrals, replaced with the beautiful blooms of colour that spring has to offer. Now is the time to refresh and revive your home and what better way to do so than to inject a lively pop of colour into a space to instantly liven it up. Whether it's switching out a toss cushion or replacing the towels in your bathroom, adding a bit of colour is the simplest way to make a big impact in any room.Here are some of our favourite fauna and flora colours of spring and how they've inspired the collections at Provide for this season. 

Tulip Orange - Pacific connection box 
Forsythia Yellow - Niki Jones lattice cushion
Leaf Green - Heath Ceramics vegetable bowl 
Hydrangea Blue - Missoni giacomo bath towel 
Orchid Fuchsia - Linen Way Paris throw 

For more information on these and more products please contact us at 604.632.0095 or visit our website at www.providehome.com

Posted by Megan



Wednesday, March 12, 2014

BARTER'S REVOLVE COLLECTION CELEBRATES THE RAW BEAUTY OF BC RED CEDAR





Provide welcomes the new 'Revolve' collection from Barter and BC based designer Kenneth Torrance to our showroom and coming soon online. This collection of stools, pillars and planters beautifully compliments his series of terracotta vessels that we introduced at Provide (and on EDIT) a few months ago.

Formally trained as a graphic designer, Kenneth approaches objects and space in a way that is designed to compliment one another to create something utterly unique. His love for craft and respect for the materials he uses, guides his design choices.

The collection 'Revolve' is a homage to west coast timber. Celebrating the massive forms of our coastal giants and indulging in the raw beauty of BC red cedar (from fallen trees). Paired with concrete for stability, and terracotta as a vessel for growing. Stack and configure in different ways, 'Revolve' invites us to become familiar with these natural materials and their union in this collection.

Visit Provide to experience these large-scale sculptural pieces in person. For sizing, pricing and other information, please contact us at 604.632.0095 or visit our website at www.providehome.com.

Posted by Megan


Monday, March 3, 2014

CREWEL EMBROIDERED CUSHIONS FROM UK'S NIKI JONES















































































Provide is happy to present the beautiful collection of home textiles from UK textile designer Niki Jones. Niki embraces this rich world of folk art and hand craft and gives it her own unique contemporary twist by re-inventing these age-old crafts. Mixing old and new, stylish and unpredictable, serious and whimsical, no two items in the Niki Jones collection are quite the same. With each piece telling it's unique story - from its humble beginnings to it's final destination, as a treasure to take pride in a place in your home.

These cushions are inspired by such things as Moroccan tile flooring, to elements of old Uzebekistan textiles as well as modernist paintings. The use of a crewel embroidery technique helps to emphasis the flow of the patterns and the shapes of the motifs.

For more information, please visit our website www.providehome.com

Posted by Megan

Tuesday, February 18, 2014

STURDY'S NEW JAPANESE INSPIRED 'OSAKA' COLLECTION









During a visit to STURDY's showroom last week, Robert & David brought back some beauties from Martha's new 'Osaka' collection. This selection features an alluring contrast of resin shapes inset into the classic STURDY forms.

The inspiration for this collection emanated while Martha was traveling through Japan. She was taken by how the clear moonlit nights washed over the luscious fields of age-old bamboo creating a dream like quality. Frequently inspired by natures beauty, it was only natural for Martha to integrate this inspiration into her resin designs.

Each resin strip or sphere is hand-poured & hand-sanded. They are then placed into the mold and the coordinating outer colour is then poured on top, this is what distinguishes the difference in the placement of the strips. Some will appear bold as they have been pushed further to the front of the piece, or they may appear more diluted as they have been pushed further to the back. This process is what makes each resin piece unique.

For more from this collection, please visit our website www.providehome.com

Posted by Megan