Want to give the dads in your life something they’ll treasure today and always?
Consider quality time.
Retail experts say some 77% of Americans celebrate Father’s Day, and most do so by giving a store-bought card or present. But more and more of us are opting for an experience (dinner out, tickets to a concert/sporting event) over a tie, money clip, or grilling tools. And an increasing number of dads say that over anything else, they prefer doing something special with the family on Father’s Day.
So, nix the neckwear. For ties that truly bind—and memories that fathers cherish—try time and togetherness with the tribe!
Cynthia Bliss Ray (known for her “color confidence” and big heart, as you’ll soon find out) of our Design Center in Plymouth, MA. had the privilege recently to make a real difference in the life of one of her clients, Wendy, whose home was destroyed in a fire. The tragic loss of her belongings made Wendy appreciate her family and friends more than ever. Her family needed shelter, of course, but more than that, Wendy longed for a place to gather with them; she missed her family home. When Cynthia stepped in to help Wendy re-create the home she’d loved—out of the ashes and very much in the spirit of the house that was gone—she was overwhelmed.
Here's Wendy’s story.
Today marks the beginning of flag season in America. Take a walk around Anytown, USA and you’ll find Old Glory everywhere: decorating the lawn, lining the sidewalks, in windows, hanging on front doors, and rippling in the breeze at the top of a flagpole.
Many of us fly our flags through the summer because red-white-and-blue holidays abound (Memorial Day is today; Flag Day is June 14; Independence Day is July 4; and Labor Day is September 4 this year). We have a better idea: Why not show your patriotism (and good taste) by displaying the Stars and Stripes indoors—in a uniquely artful way—all year long?
A few years back we decided to partner with Annin Flag, the oldest flag manufacturer in the US. Annin has been in the business of meticulously stitching flags in its own American workshops since 1847, so we knew we’d made a good choice when we commissioned three iconic styles of American flags, in three sizes (the largest is more than six feet wide). Since we live in the land of opportunity, we reasoned you should be able to choose the way you want to display your Stars and Stripes.
THE ONE WE KNOW AND LOVE
The US flag has thirteen stripes (for each of the thirteen original colonies) and fifty stars (one for each state). By order of President Dwight D. Eisenhower, it was named the official flag of the United States on July 4, 1960.
THE BETSY ROSS
This flag with thirteen stripes and a ring of thirteen white stars is an early version commonly attributed to Ross, a Philadelphia seamstress. It was adopted by the Continental Congress on June 14, 1777 and remained the fledgling nation's official flag until 1795.
This flag features thirteen white stars and a “76” commemorating the year the Declaration of Independence was signed. Dating from circa 1812, it is thought to be the oldest US flag showing stars and stripes.
All of our American-made flags are mounted on linen under glass and hand-framed by artisans in our own Passaic, New Jersey, workshop. Display yours in an ebony or white shadowbox frame and show your patriotism your way—today and always.
On this Memorial Day, we honor the memory of the men and women whose bravery has made our freedom possible. In appreciation of their service, —Your Ethan Allen Style Team
We simply adore Joelle. From the hand-carved apron and legs to the milky painted finish—what’s not to love? When we designed this console table, we were inspired by the Louis XV style (also known as the French rococo style) that was both decorative and a little simpler than the Louis XIV style.
The French rococo style was also notable for its superior craftsmanship. Back then, painted wood furniture was used to unify a room with painted wall panels and other furnishings. Funny thing is, that historic POV is still relevant today!
Get more of Joelle’s back story here.
For our Ethan Allen | Disney collection, we wanted to create seating that would be very special for little kids and big kids.
We created the Tuft Love Sofette, pictured here in glam hot pink plush velvet. It’s super soft—and it's stain resistant, too!
To get the full luxurious effect of just how fabulous plush velvet is, we had to tuft it—button tuft it, to be exact. It’s all done by hand by our craftspeople: One. Stitch. At a time.
We added chrome nailhead trim for an extra touch of pretty bling, and the hand-finished ice-cream-cone-inspired legs add another scoop of sweetness! Love it.
Oh, just one more scoop: This month get your Tuft Love Settee shipped for free! Get more info here.
Designed for you,
The Ethan Allen design Team
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Fashion icon Giorgio Armani once said, “Elegance is not standing out; it’s being remembered.” That’s the same philosophy that inspires designer Lorraine Wong when she’s working with her clients, no matter the budget or scale of the project. [...]
Meet John Graziano, our Featured Designer of the month! Until this week, John was one of the talented designers at our Garden City, N.Y., Design Center. (He’s now the newest Design Center Manager at our Huntington location—congratulations, John!) We caught up with him recently to ask a few questions about his work.