Before chatting about the latest trends in Christmas decorations and party themes, why not examine some stylish tabletop realized in the past?
I selected EQ3 because they supply modern design home furnishings at affordable prices to the fashionable crowd. Since I am Canadian, you will understand that I like to promote outstanding Canadian brands whenever it is possible. EQ3 products reflect the global trends in modern design.
Reviewing the designs
The tables look splendid. By changing the color scheme and a few accessories, you can simply actualize these looks.
You can deposit a small stainless steel bowl inside a large one to make your own version of the featured serving bowl. Use flaked coconut to simulate the snow effect. Make sure the coconut is high enough to hide three quarters of the small bowl.
The middle picture features their tableware collection. Most of the products are still available. That design is not complicated to reproduce. If you have bold floral wallpapers and play with glass, white and silver on your Christmas table, omit a floral arrangements.
I typically forgo the flowers and the greenery centerpieces for my Christmas tables. I prefer decorative items and lights instead. It is the time of the year to play with reflections and sheens. Take a peek at the stainless steel SHINE candle holder family for a start.
The bottom picture can served as the basis for setting up a buffet or a dessert table. An all white theme is always appropriate. Here the organic treatment modernizes the look. To create some depth, add some hints of pale silver to the white sprayed fruit twigs. They are shown here inside the OFF CENTRE vases.
Do not try to find these pictures on EQ3’s Web site, they just removed them. Lucky for us, I prepared my montage two weeks ago.
Learn more: Web site of EQ3
Learn more: SHINE candle holder at EQ3 – price: $12.99 CAD for small, $14.99 for medium, $19.99 for large
Learn more: OFF CENTRE vase at EQ3 – price: $27.99 CAD
+ Trend: Natural sophisticated Christmas
+ A Montreal store for EQ3
ginnyNovember 23, 2007 at 10:19
For everyone’s information, EQ3 is not exclusively Canadian! While it is a Canadian Company, there are stores all over US and beyond. This may be vieweed as “Canadian Brands” to some, but rest assured most of their stuff is made off-shore. Also, given the state of the US dollar today (NOV 2007) it is disappointing that even EQ3 is still treating us Canadian buyers unfairly! Check out the different prices for the different furniture, etc. and you will find huge differences. What retails for around $999 in Canada, is available in the U.S. stores for around the $799 mark.
I want to spend my money in Canadian stores in Canada, but it is maddening that this is still happening.
At Home with Kim ValleeNovember 24, 2007 at 13:19
Ginny: I supported your quest for price parity in Canada. These days before making a purchase, I ask myself if I am willing to wait until the Canadian prices go down. Slowly, we see retailers in Canada adjusting their prices which is encouraging. But most have still to change.
Thank you for pointing this disappointing fact about EQ3, I was not aware of it.