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Get A Custom Piece For Your Home From The Kellogg Collection

Did you know that many items that you see in our shops are unique to The Kellogg Collection and cannot be purchased elsewhere? These pieces are hand selected products developed specifically for our customers.



We are supporting local artisans when we move these items, and their talent allows us to offer many products that can be customized to your size and color. These experienced craftsmen use only top quality solid wood and veneers, and time-tested joinery such as dovetailed drawers and mortise joints. You’ll feel the quality for yourself each time you open and close a drawer. Custom options include bookcases, cocktail tables, console tables, dining tables, nightstands, side tables, sideboards, media cabinets and more!

Not the right size? Let us make it in the size that fits your space.



Need more drawers or want to add shelves? We can modify an existing design to fulfill your needs.



Want to change the hardware? We have several hardware options to choose from.



Need a particular paint color? We can do that, too! Just choose any Sherwin Williams paint color and finish so we can have it made for you.



Custom sizing, custom construction and color matching allows us to meet your individual needs. Come in soon so our talented and friendly staff can help you design the perfect “Made in USA” piece for your home.

 

Take Your Home Décor On An Exotic Voyage With Chinoiserie

The word “Chinoiserie” is as beautiful on the ears as the pieces of décor it represents. It is a term borrowed from the French word for Chinese, “Chinois,” and is used to describe the European interpretation and inclusion of Chinese and East Asian art.

It all begins with a little blue and white.

One of the most popular ways we see Kellogg customers bring Chinoiserie to their homes is with blue and white ginger jars – but this is just the beginning. Decorating with Chinoiserie is about experimenting and being bold. It’s about contrasting your space with a punch of flavor from the Far East.
Add Asian fabrics and patterns to incorporate this exotic feel to your aesthetic:

Subtle details: The cream threads on the green pillows reveal two formal Asian women…

…which is the same fabric as the upholstery in this room!

The duvet and shams on this bed are covered in chinoiserie fabric.

Look for Asian shapes, like pagodas, to bring a new curve from the other side of the world to your traditional space.

A gold pagoda lantern adds exotic flair to this vignette in our Richmond shop.

Bamboo and pagoda come together beatifully in this headboard.

Asian wall art is bold, beautiful and elegant. Everything from photography and paintings to calligraphy and bamboo frames will make a room feel more exotic. Even if the artwork isn’t technically Asian, but captures a certain Asian essence, grab it, and remember it is your home and you should decorate the way that makes you feel happiest.

Bold blue-and-white Asian paintings and a gold bamboo mirror decorate this upper hall by Diane Litz.

It’s no secret that Chinese culture and most of Asia loves the color red. Red has never been the most popular color for home décor in the Western world, so Chinoiserie is your chance pull red, blacks, golds, and glossy finishes to your space.
Jog your memory for Asian trinkets or gifts you’ve collected in life. Gifts from friends, or souvenirs from your own travels to Asia, should be pulled out of storage, shined up, and put on display. It’s those bold, quirky-but-elegant pieces that tend to solicit the most glances and compliments, especially if you have a good personal story to accompany the piece.
Or perhaps your story is that you got it at your favorite store (wink wink).
We hope we’ve inspired you to let your home décor travel to new lands! Come to The Kellogg Collection to see our latest pieces inspired by Asia that you’ll want to have in your home.

Celebrate in Style with a Glamorous Bar Cart

It seems like 2017 was the year of the bar cart! We saw more of our customers coming in looking for these this year than any other year, and it’s easy to see why. It’s a stylish way to display your best drinkware and sprits, and bar carts are usually easy to move from room-to-room thanks to wheels at the base – which means easy party set up for a host.
 
Selecting your bar cart
 
When picking out a bar cart for your home, the first thing to think about is which material you want. Do you prefer one that is predominantly gold and glass, silver and mirror, rattan, iron, or clear acrylic? Would you like one that is stationery, or one with wheels? Two or three tiers? There are several looks to go with, though no matter what you choose, you’ll end up with a functional and pretty piece for your home.

Metal and mirrored bar cart, 26.5″W X 16.5″D X 30″H

Bamboo and rattan beverage stand,  40″W X 19″D X 38″H

Oval glass and gold bar cart, 34.5″W X 17″D X 31″H

Metal and mirror bar cart, 32″W X 17″D X 32″H

Three tier glass and acrylic bar cart, 26″W X 16″D X 37″H

Iron and glass bar cart, 34″ X 16″ X 32″


 
Styling your bar cart
 
Once you’ve brought a new bar cart home, the next step is styling it. Sure, you could line up all your liquor bottles and call it a day, but put a little more pizzaz into it and you can transform your bar cart to bar ART.
 
Don’t: Be too cluttered. Quality over quantity! Put your nicest bottles on display, plus your finest pieces of drink ware and perhaps garnishes, like a few limes in a bowl. This should be a place to show of your prettiest party pieces, and not turn into a place where you just stash anything and everything cocktail-related.


 
Do: Think about levels and layers. Designer Jonathan Savage in Nashville, with the same acrylic bar cart as we showed above, added height with orchids, and used books to create visual interest at the base of two levels, then added drink ware and tools to fill the rest of the space. 
 
Do: Think seasonal! We love how Jenny at Shop Society Social warmed hers up for the holidays with a sheepskin rug, gold details, seasonal garnishes and gifts.
 

 
Do you have a bar cart from the Kellogg Collection in your home? We want to see it! Tag us on Instagram and we just might regram you.
 

Get Your Home Ready For The Holidays With The Kellogg Collection

The most wonderful time of year has arrived at The Kellogg Collection! From candles, soaps and festive placemats to decorations like miniature trees and ornaments, here are a few of the items we’re offering this holiday season to spruce up your home:

Top off your Christmas tablescape with a tree candle. $16 each

How to get invited back next year? Bring the party host a box of sinfully good Farmstead Goat Milk caramels. $22

These whimsical paper placemats will keep sprits bright. Each pad has 30 sheets. If you buy more than one, we might ask you where our invites are. $29

Imagine all the hot chocolate that will be enjoyed on these trays! $48 each

Chocolate chip biscuits live inside these cute little tin houses, which make a great hostess gift or decoration for your home. $16/each

Paper snowflake trees: $15 each

 

Oyster Christmas trees: $18/each

Wooden Christmas trees: $46 small, $65 large

Thymes nailed the evergreen scent with their frasier fir soaps ($22) and candles ($32). These make marvelous hostess gifts, or sprinkle a few around your home for an unmistakable smell of Christmas.

Is it someone’s first Christmas? Dress that little one up in this festive crawler for tots aged up to 6 months. $21

Phone booth matches ($9-12), and miniature wreaths ready to be tied on cabinet doors, chair backs, windows, and any other corner of your home that needs more holiday cheer. $16

Back by popular demand: Natalie Silich ornaments! $26+/each
 
Last but not least, adorable grain sack pillows with festive phrases and jingle bells. $22+/each

This is just a small sample of what we have for the holiday season. Come in soon to see what else we have to deck your halls with!
 

The Kellogg Collection Turns 35

It’s been 35 years since Pam Kellogg Green first opened the doors of The Kellogg Collection, our high quality home furnishings and custom design shop which now has four locations in Washington, D.C.; Mclean, Virginia; Richmond, Virginia; and Baltimore, Maryland.

The Kellogg Collection, Washington, DC.

The Kellogg Collection, Washington, DC.

Green launched The Kellogg Collection in 1982 after she read an article in House Beautiful about dhurrie rugs. After searching local stores and realizing none carried the rugs, she put her legal career on hold and went to India, importing the first hand-woven dhurries to the Washington, D.C. area. She opened her doors in June of that year, and quickly expanded to include classic and timeless English Country-style furniture and home accessories. We still carry dhurrie rugs to this day.

The Kellogg Collection, Baltimore, Maryland.

The Kellogg Collection, Baltimore, Maryland.

Over the years, The Kellogg Collection has attracted the eye of choosy interior designers and set designers alike – award winning set designer Tiffany Zappulla regularly shops the Baltimore store for T.V. shows like House of Cards and Veep.
 
We enjoy decorating our stares by displaying inventory in room-by-room “vignettes” framed by suggested matching rugs. Those interested in the pieces may buy part or all of the room vignettes. What’s seen in each shop is only a small sampling of our wide collection; each shop carries different pieces, with different vignettes, and there is a large warehouse in Gaithersburg, Maryland with thousands more ready for immediate delivery.

The Kellogg Collection, Richmond, Virginia.

The Kellogg Collection, Richmond, Virginia.

If there is a specific piece or color someone is looking for, it can be ordered. “We give all of our customers access to our ever-changing inventory, fabric library, and custom order pieces – things which were only available to professional interior designers,” said Green.

The Kellogg Collection, McLean, Virginia.

The Kellogg Collection, McLean, Virginia.

“While The Kellogg Collection still sees customers who started shopping with us when we opened 35 years ago, I find we are now helping the children of those same customers, and their children,” said Diane Litz, the Baltimore store’s resident interior designer for 20 years. Litz and three other designers lend their professional touch to clients for just $250/room plus the cost of merchandise. “It’s a pretty place to work and I love the women I work with.”
 
The Kellogg Collection is more than any individual piece of furniture or accessory – it’s warmth, comfort, balance, and livability. This special quality is what makes it a Washington tradition – and for many years to come.

Don’t Be Afraid of Light-Colored Fabrics in Your Home!

 
We’re here to turn a bit of “common knowledge” on its head. Anyone who has pets or children tends to avoid light fabrics on their upholstery out of fear of inevitable spills and messes. Stop envying your polished friends with their perfectly white and beige sofas and chairs, and start introducing those shades back into your home TODAY!
 
There are a few tricks to keeping those fabrics bright, and it starts with the type of fabric you’re covering your furniture with. At The Kellogg Collection, we carry beautiful kid- and pet-friendly fabrics by Sunbrella and Crypton. Crypton’s patented fabric is the only textile that is stain, water and bacteria resistant. The key to this super fabric is its weaving process coupled with its proven barrier. Many Crypton fabrics are so soft, you won’t be able to tell it’s a special fabric that is stain resistant to markers, wine, odors and more.
 

Don't cry over spilled wine on your white sofa! Instead, watch it bead up before you wipe it down with a paper towel. Image via Crypton.

Don’t cry over spilled wine on your white sofa! Instead, watch it bead up before you wipe it down with a paper towel. Image via Crypton.


Another line of durable fabric we love is Sunbrella, which began in the 1960s as an umbrella and awning manufacturer/designer. This company has since expanded to include lines of fabric for upholstering furniture for indoor and outdoor use. Sunbrella fabrics are engineered with robust performance characteristics that provide resistance to fading and degradation from sunlight and chemical exposure. The fabric is tactile yet durable, has industry-leading environmental characteristics, is easy to care for and offers long life – wherever it’s used. Sunbrella is easy to clean and care for, and we often see it used on outdoor as well as indoor furniture.
 
Sectional sofa upholstered with Sunbrella fabric.

Sectional sofa upholstered with Sunbrella fabric.


For added protection, you could also spray your furniture with Scotchguard or any of the other fabric sprays on the market today.
 
Now that you know you can have lighter shades in your living room, let’s move on to why. Think about your favorite white or nude dress. It’s easy to brighten it up for spring with a coral scarf and sandals, or dress it up for fall and winter with a black jacket and boots. The same goes with light, neutral furniture. It’s easy to match pillows, throws, and artwork with a neutral fabric all year round. This versatility makes it easy to commit to upholstering (or re-upholstering) a sofa in a more neutral shade compared to a bold pattern or other color.
 
Beige, white and gray pillows on a white sofa. Room by Diane Litz.

Beige, white and gray pillows on a white sofa. Room by Diane Litz.


 
One sofa decorated three ways.

One sofa decorated three ways.


Now is a great time to update your home and get those light fabrics you’ve been wondering if your home could pull off. Until March 25, 2017, enjoy 20-30% off in-stock and special order upholstered furniture, and 20% on fabric at The Kellogg Collection. We also offer slipcovers!
 

It’s Beginning To Look A Lot Like Christmas at The Kellogg Collection

 
 
December is here, which means that little voice inside your head telling you to get decorated for the holidays is growing louder and louder. If you’re looking for new things to add to your festive decor, look no further than your nearest Kellogg Collection shop!
 
Vintage-style pillows, $312 each
 
These festive pillows are new for the 2016 season for The Kellogg Collection. Throw one of these onto your sofa, like we did below, to bring in some nostalgic Christmas vibes.
 
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Vintage style pillows $312 each
 
Louis-Sherry Chocolates, $25/box

 
Give the gift of incredible chocolates by the legendary NYC confectioner Louis-Sherry, packaged in a beautiful gold and red box.
 
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Botanical Arrangements
 
Buy our arrangements as-is, or buy pieces by the sprig and build your own. We also have gorgeous wreaths ready for you to take home. Psst – you can go out of town and not worry about watering these faux plants!
 
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Cheese Straws and Lemon Straws, $22
 
It’s not quite Christmas without a bowl of cheese or lemon straws out on a table 24/7. Don’t be surprised if Santa eats all of them while you’re sleeping.
 
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Virginia Cocktail Peanuts
 
These are so yummy! We have the dark chocolate and sea salt flavors available. You should probably get both of them!
 
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Liberty Puzzles
 
We carry these puzzles year-round, but this time of year, we have festive puzzles! These wooden puzzle pieces feel nice to handle and will give the whole family something to do together.
 
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Assorted Ornaments
 
From feathered and animal print globe ornaments to clip-in birds that look like they’re real, you’ll love the ornaments at The Kellogg Collection ready to put on your tree. Just look around our shops and you’ll find little Natalie Silitch angels, snow globes, tiny stuffed dogs, sparkly stars, bells and more to complete your tree décor. Almost all of our ornaments fall in the $6-30 range.
 
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Holiday Home Accessories
 
Tabletop Santas, golden reindeer, miniature trees and candles – we have that je ne sais quoi that’s missing from your holiday tablescape and mantel.
 
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Throw the best Christmas dinner party
 
Placemats, candles, cookies, cocktail napkins, party crackers and more will add an extra festive flair to your gathering.
 
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The scent of the holidays
 
Which will it be: Smell of Christmas potpourri or Frasier Fir candles?
 
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Decorative Ribbon
 
Treat yourself to several spools of gorgeous ribbon to use on gifts, garlands and more!
 
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Stocking Stuffers
 
Adorable phone booth fireplace matches, guest towels, wine baggies, notes, games, books and other little knickknacks will put a smile on any recipient’s face.
 
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Going Wild for Animal Prints

For millions of years, humans have relied on animals to stay fed and warm. After some time, not any animal pellet would do, and the skins of the most dangerous and exotic animals quickly became prized material for the world’s most powerful people. Our priorities have shifted today as it’s extremely illegal to sell leopard and cheetah furs, but their prints are still in style both in fashion and in home decor.
 
Just like any other bold pattern, animal print can add a huge punch of personality to a room. Because the color of most animal prints are natural and neutral, new animal print is usually easy to mix into an existing room. In short, animal print is an easy way to really spice things up.

Statement animal print ottoman in a home office.

Statement animal print ottoman in a home office.

Zebra print rug in a bedroom.

Zebra print rug in a bedroom.

Animal print bedding.

Cheetah print bedding.

Some of the animal print ottomans available at The Kellogg Collection.

Some of the animal print ottomans and benches available at The Kellogg Collection.

Cheetah print staircase.

Cheetah print staircase.

Pretty zebra print bench/ottoman seen in our DC shop

Pretty zebra print bench/ottoman seen in our DC shop

Leather and animal print go together like cake and ice cream!

Leather and animal print go together like cake and ice cream!

While our upholstery sale is going on (ends this Saturday, October 29!), consider adding an item upholstered in animal print to your home. During our sale, you can enjoy 20-30% off all upholstery at The Kellogg Collection.

A sample of animal print pillows available at The Kellogg Collection.

A sample of animal print pillows available at The Kellogg Collection.

If there is a specific animal print or color you’re looking for, be sure to ask us about custom upholstery next time you’re at The Kellogg Collection. We’ll be happy to help you find your “wild side!”

Blue & White Ceramics and Ginger Jars

Elegant and classic pieces, ceramic and ginger jars date back to the dynasties of China. Ginger jars first came about during the Qin Dynasty of about 200 BC, when traders would fill gorgeous colorful Chinese jars with sought-after ginger spices and haul them together back to the west. Those within the Qin Dynasty used the jars to store wine and spices. The first jars came in a rainbow of colors of patterns, and the blue and white pattern would emerge  during the Yuan Dynasty of 1271–1368AD. Historically, blue and white jars symbolized happiness within the Yuan Dynasty, which also marked a period of a cultural renaissance in China. In addition to gorgeous blue and white ceramics, the also developed drama, novel writing, scientific education, new crops, and new ideas.

Yuan Dynasty Blue and White Wine Jar, image from British Museum; Plate image from the Met Museum

Yuan Dynasty Blue and White Wine Jar, image from British Museum; Plate image from the Met Museum

Now, 800 years later, these jars are timeless pieces of décor that will never go out of style.

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These porcelain pieces have characteristics beyond just the color. Pieces with blue floral designs never fade and are healthy for the body (and the mind)! Some pieces with Chinese symbols on them are representative of prosperity and happiness, which goes beyond the beauty they behold. Find the motif on some of our lamps, too.

Sample of some of the blue and white pieces available at The Kellogg Collection.

Sample of some of the blue and white pieces available at The Kellogg Collection.

...and a few more!

13443253_1106319142759065_5386291279854974258_oAll of our blue and whites are versatile pieces. On side tables in bedrooms, in bookcases as decor, and on dining tables for added attraction, one can’t go wrong with a classic and everlasting ginger jar.

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Room by Debbie Blair, The Kellogg Collection

Room by Debbie Blair, The Kellogg Collection

Use it as a vase! Try filling your jar with hydrangeas, forsythia branches, peonies, or tree limbs for a beautiful added bit of the outdoors.

kelloggcollectionAs far as using these to store wine? Well, we’ll leave that tradition to the ancients!

Recycling Fabric For a Good Cause

Since The Kellogg Collection first opened its doors over 30 years ago, we’ve collected thousands of discontinued fabric swatches, remnants, scraps and more. What to do with these pieces of fabric?

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We were very happy to meet Kathy Thorne, who leads Quilting Angels, a group of about 40 talented volunteer quilters who sew quilts for good. Each year, the group sews about 250 quilts – 150 of them go to the Quilts for Kids Foundation, which provides quilts to children with cancer and terminal illnesses, and children from abusive or impoverished homes. 100 star-spangled quilts made by the group go to the Quilts of Valor Foundation, which awards quilts to veterans and active members of the military.
Quilting AngelsThorne wrote to us in an email:

“The MSP Quilting Angels quilt out of Mother Seton Parish in Germantown, MD.  We’ve grown to about 40 active members and many more that contribute as they can.  We’ve reached out to our community and beyond as ladies come to quilt with us from Pennsylvania, Virginia, and North Carolina.  They come from all different backgrounds and you don’t need to belong to our Parish to join the group.  We do gather up all the quilts that we’ve made twice a year and take them to the church and have them blessed before distribution.”

Quilts by the Quilting Angels are blessed in the church.

Quilts by the Quilting Angels are blessed in the church.


The group also sells quilted bags and other items to raise money for batting and additional fabric.

Quilt of Valor by Quilting Angels

Quilt of Valor by Quilting Angels

A quilt for a child by the Quilting Angels

A quilt for a child by the Quilting Angels


 
If you would like to donate or get more involved with this inspirational group, visit them on the web at MSPQuiltingAngels.org.
 
Images courtesy MSP Quilting Angels

Kellogg Custom Window Treatments

Custom draperies, blinds, shades and shutters not only help frame a beautiful room, but they’re functional in that they help with light control and can insulate rooms against heat and cold. The right shades in a bedroom can help one sleep more soundly, children can safely and easily open and close their shades if the right ones are installed, and the right drapes in a living room can make it downright impressive looking.
 
One of our favorite companies to work with when it comes to windows is Hunter Douglas, which has been the leading manufacturer of shades for over 90 years. If you have bare windows, here are some terms and techniques to think about as you decide what you’d like to do with them:
 
Draperies and Curtains
 

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This dining room in progress in McLean has floor-to-ceiling windows framed with beige linen draperies which break at the floor.

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DETAIL: The style of drapery is “Two-finger pinch,” where a series of pinch-like pleats come together about two or three inches from the top. The curtains have weighted corners so they hang more cleanly, and is lined in a white interlining fabric providing an extra layer of reflective insulation.

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This living room in McLean has custom patterned draperies, made from a gorgeous English cotton print, which hang so that they barely graze the floor. These gather in a pinch pleat at the top.

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DETAIL: Do you see how the curtain almost touches the wall? That is a custom return. This is the mark of high quality custom drapes; it takes careful precision to measure and get the fabric lined up just right so that little light shines through the sides of the panel.

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This dining room in Baltimore features a Parisian, or fan pleat, at the top, plus a banded and taped decorative trim on the leading edge.

This bedroom in Baltimore has its windows framed with white curtains gathered in Parisian/fan pleats with decorative tape on the leading edge.

This bedroom in Baltimore has its windows framed with white linen curtains gathered in Parisian/fan pleats with decorative tape on the leading edge.

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Not all draperies open-and-close. Here is a detailed look at functional draperies versus a stub rod. These draperies gather in a Parisian/fan pleat. These silk draperies in a dining room in Great Falls are functional on the smaller side windows. This homeowner elected to frame the larger windows with decorative panels and a stub rod due to a ledge along the bottom of the window. This is a good route to consider if your window has a radiator or other permanent item in front of it which would prevent a curtain from closing cleanly.

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This feminine home office in Washington, DC, has a soffit – the track is hidden. The French doors on the left are framed with floor-to-ceiling drapes which are in the closed position in this photo. The window on the left is covered with a soft Roman shade which may be raised and lowered. The fabric is black and white toile. It is ideal for the mechanics of the drapes to remain hidden under the soffit.

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…And in “his” office, we see another soft Roman shade.

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A living room in Richmond has its windows and French doors framed with custom made embroidered fabric panels.

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Absolutely decadent Roman shade in a bathroom in Washington, DC. This features a valence and opulent tassel trim.


 
Shades and Shutters
 
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This kitchen in McLean features woven wood shades from Hunter Douglas.

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This child’s room in McLean has Hunter Douglas inside mount blinds, meaning they fit inside the window molding. These blinds are “easy rise” with no cord, making them safe for children and easy to use.

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A small valence on top of the blinds covers the mechanics for a cleaner look.

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Hunter Douglas faux wood shutters cover the windows in the McLean home office. Faux wood will never warp and is easier to clean. We install real wood or faux wood depending on each client’s needs and wants.

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Here are two more ways to use the shutters: completely open or closed.

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Detail: Finishes on shutter hardware may be painted or left as its original metal.

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Silhouette shades are patented by Hunter Douglas and diffuse light on its way in to create a soft glow. Blinds move between two sheer panels to achieve this effect. This shows the silhouettes in blackout/closed mode.

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In this shot, the silhouettes are still covering the whole window, but are tilted open to allow the soft afternoon light to come in.

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Silhouettes close up flat with no cords – like magic, it’s like they’re not even there at all.


 
We would love to help you find draperies and shades that are the perfect fit for your home. Please come in to one of our four locations to speak with a member of our staff about fabric and more for your custom window treatments. We look forward to working with you to achieve your home decorating goals.
 
…But before we go, enjoy a few more photos of past windows we’ve done just to keep you inspired:
 
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Upholstery: It’s All In The Details!

 
A little while ago, we wrote about upholstery and fabrics at The Kellogg Collection. This post will go a little more in-depth with extra special details that will make your piece of upholstery truly unique, whether it’s with nailhead trim, a banded skirt, or the coveted “four way match” fabric application.
 
Nailhead trim is one way to add a very polished finish to an upholstered piece. Variables like the size of your nailheads, the finish, and how you’d like them spaced will help you achieve the look you are going for.
 
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Headboard nailhead trim

Nailhead Trim

A contrast welt is another method for trimming a piece of upholstery. This look features a thin line of contrasting fabric instead of the usual self welt, that makes the piece appear as if it’s been outlined or traced. It is one way to really highlight the shape of an upholstery frame.

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Another element to think about for your upholstery is the “skirt” along the bottom. Would you like a kick pleat or a waterfall? What about a decorative band along the bottom? Our talented team is always available to talk through the different options with you.

Waterfall Kick Pleat Banded Skirts

Banded waterfall skirt

Banded waterfall skirt

Banded waterfall skirts

Banded waterfall skirts

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Waterfall skirt

Waterfall Skirt

Kick pleat skirt

Waterfall Skirt

Waterfall skirt (and an ottoman with nailhead trim!)

Or you may not want a skirt at all!

Or you may not want a skirt at all! This sofa has legs with casters.

Tufted upholstery is a luxurious-looking touch to a piece of upholstery. This effect is created when upholstered buttons are pulled deep into the back of a sofa, chair, or other piece of upholstery creating tufts.

Tufted loveseat

Tufted loveseat

Nailhead trim

Tufted dining chair with nailhead trim

Tufted sofa

Tufted loveseat

Tufted Ottoman

Tufted ottoman

A pair of tufted chairs

A pair of tufted chairs with nailhead trim

One final, very important thing to remember – should you pick out a large pattern for your upholstery – is to look for a “four way match.” You want the fabric on the skirt to line up with the arms, the seat cushion, etc. It’s a level of detail that’s easy to take for granted, but a four way match on a pattern with a large repeat is a sign of high quality workmanship.

Four way match

Four way match – the stripes flow through the two pleats and up into the seat cushion.

Four way match

Four way match – the diamond pattern flows from the bottom, up through the cushion and finishes in the back.

Four Way Match

Four Way Match – the pattern is beautifully lined up through the skirt, seat cushions, arms and back.


 
We hope this piece gives you a lot to think about as you decide on a look for your next piece of upholstery! Feel free to come in to one of our four shops and ask us questions about these and more upholstery customization options.

The Benefits of Beautiful Botanicals

The first day of spring isn’t until March 20, and it’s going to be pretty chilly until then. You can’t rush mother nature to bring beautiful florals and greenery into your home, so what can you do?
 
Here’s our secret: For flowers that look beautiful year-round, cheat a little with our faux botanicals! Buy your favorite flowers, like orchids or hydrangeas, then set them in a fetching vase or pot and never worry about it again. Botanicals don’t need water or sunlight, so they’ll “thrive” in any corner of your home. They don’t attract pests, and won’t affect anyone in your home with pollen allergies. Our artificial botanicals are the most beautiful and lifelike plants you can buy, so don’t be surprised if your house sitter waters them for you when you leave town!
 
There are two basic styles of botanicals we carry. One is in a potted plant style, such as our orchids, which we recommend you display as-is. The other style is done in sprigs so you can arrange several stems of leaves and flowers to achieve a look as voluminous as your heart desires. Either will give your home a healthier, more lush feel for guests and pets alike.
 
This is not meant to mean that we don’t love a real plant, too. Real plants aid in room humidity and can add a small boost of oxygen. So those of you blessed with green thumbs – our pots and vases are ideal for your real plants, too!
 
Kellogg Collection faux artifical botanicals
 
Kellogg Collection faux artifical botanicals
 
Kellogg Collection faux artifical botanicals
 
Kellogg Collection faux artifical botanicals
 
Kellogg Collection faux artifical botanicals
 
Kellogg Collection faux artifical botanicals
 
Kellogg Collection faux artifical botanicals
 
Kellogg Collection faux artifical botanicals
 
Kellogg Collection faux artifical botanicals
 
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Kellogg Collection Artificial Faux Botanicals
 
Kellogg Collection Artificial Faux Botanicals
 
Kellogg Collection Artificial Faux Botanicals
 
Kellogg Collection Artificial Faux Botanicals
 
Kellogg Collection Artificial Faux Botanicals
 
Kellogg Collection Artificial Faux Botanicals
 

 
All vignette images (c) The Kellogg Collection

January Lighting Specials at The Kellogg Collection

 
January is the darkest month of the year, so let there be light and get new lighting for your home from The Kellogg Collection! We’re hosting a lamp sale through January 30, and today we are highlighting some of the specials you can look forward to.
 
First, we must highlight our unique vase and jar table lamps. We wired these beautiful pieces and added sturdy bases to transform them into lamps you can’t find anywhere else! These are truly special lamps as the vases and jars come to us from all over the world.

Chinese blue and white ceramic lamp with acrylic base and white paper shade.

Chinese blue and white ceramic lamp with acrylic base. Was $370, now $296 during sale. Shown with paper shade sold separately; was $51, now $40.80 during sale.

White Foo dog jar lamp with acrylic base. Was $490, now only $392 during sale. Shown with white paper shade sold separately.

White Foo dog jar lamp with acrylic base. Was $490, now only $392 during sale. Shown with white paper shade sold separately; was $58, now $46.40 during sale.

Long neck latte vase with off-white linen shade and wood base.

Long neck latte vase with off-white linen shade and wood base. Was $310, now $248 during sale.

Grey crackle ball vase with acrylic base. Were $450 each, now only $360 each during sale. Italian parchment shade sold separately.

Grey crackle ball vase with acrylic base. Were $450 each, now only $360 each during sale. Italian parchment shades sold separately; were $51, now $40.80 each during sale.

Red ceramic hobnail vase with wood base and Italian parchment shade. Was $395, now $316 during sale.

Red ceramic hobnail vase with wood base and Italian parchment shade. Was $395, now $316 during sale.

Light blue crackle vase with white linen shade.

Light blue crackle vase with white linen shade. Was $325, now $260 during sale.

Jyun Jyun blue ceramic ball vase with off-white linen shade. Was $376, now only $300.80 during sale.

Jyun blue ceramic ball vase with off-white linen shade. Was $376, now only $300.80 during sale.

Looking for just a new lamp shade?  Bring your lamp in or show us a picture and we will help you outfit it with a fabulous new shade.  In addition to our gorgeous lamps, we also have a variety of hand sewn silk shades and Italian paper shades which could add a fresh touch of elegance to your home.
 
We carry other table lamps besides our one-of-a-kind jar and vase lamps, too:

Ring table lamp in antique-burnished brass with natural paper shade. Was $700, now only $560 during sale.

Ring table lamp in antique-burnished brass with natural paper shade. Was $700, now only $560 during sale.

Metal banded lamp in gilded iron with natural paper shade. Was $475, now only $380 during sale.

Metal banded lamp in gilded iron with natural paper shade. Was $475, now only $380 during sale.

Fluted spire table lamp in gilded iron with natural paper shade. Was $475, now only $380 during sale.

Fluted spire table lamp in gilded iron with natural paper shade. Was $475, now only $380 during sale.

Natural rust table lamp  with natural paper shade. Was $450, now only $360 during sale.

Natural rust table lamp with natural paper shade. Was $450, now only $360 during sale.

Fancy a new floor lamp or a wall sconce? Add light and flair to a corner of a room, or slide it up behind your favorite chair or next to your bed without sacrificing table space.

Quatrefoil floor lamp in gilded iron with linen shade. Was $750, now only $600 during sale.

Quatrefoil floor lamp in gilded iron with linen shade. Was $750, now only $600 during sale.

Single arm sconce in polished nickel with natural paper shade. Was $375, now only $300 during sale.

Single arm sconce in polished nickel with natural paper shade. Was $375, now only $300 during sale.

Swing arm wall lamp in polished nickel with silk shade. Was $475, now only $380 during sale.

Swing arm wall lamp in polished nickel with silk shade. Was $475, now only $380 during sale.

All of our chandeliers are included in the sale, too! The perfect chandelier for your foyer or dining room just might be at The Kellogg Collection.

Large country French wood and metal chandelier in a chalky white finish.  31" tall x 41" dia. Was $625, now only $521.60 during sale.

Large country French wood and metal chandelier in a chalky white finish. 31″ tall x 41″ dia. Was $625, now only $521.60 during sale.

Traditional style antique burnished brass chandelier.  29" tall x 27.5" dia. Was $1375, now only $1,100 during sale.

Traditional style antique burnished brass chandelier. 29″ tall x 27.5″ dia. Was $1375, now only $1,100 during sale.

Distressed white and glass French style chandelier with natural parchment shades.  44" tall x 33.75" dia. Was $1375, now only $1,100 during sale.

Distressed white and glass French style chandelier with natural parchment shades. 44″ tall x 33.75″ dia. Was $1375, now only $1,100 during sale.

Remember that what you see online is a small selection of what we have in-stock, and we can also custom order something just for you. We hope to see you in one of our locations in DC, McLean, Baltimore or Richmond so we can help you brighten up your home.

Deck The Halls With The Kellogg Collection!

It’s the most wonderful time of the year at The Kellogg Collection! For the next few weeks, our shops look completely different with all of our holiday gifts and home décor. What do we have that’s new to help you make the season merry and bright? For starters, we have…

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…new ornaments! From feathered and animal print globe ornaments to clip-in birds that look like they’re real, you’ll love the new little pieces we’ve found for you to put on your tree. Just look around our shops and you’ll find little golden angels, tiny stuffed dogs, sparkly stars, bells and more to complete your tree décor. Almost all of our ornaments fall in the $6-18 range.

Angels

Gold angel $14, white wooden angel $17

Angel

Ornaments

Release your inner child with our new Doodle placemats! In between courses, break out the markers for extra fun – then wash and reuse for more fun meals to come. Only $30 for a set of four placemats and markers.

Doodle Placemats – $30 for a set of four.

Doodle Placemats – $30 for a set of four.

We have a huge variety of candles and soaps at The Kellogg Collection, and for now, we are highlighting this collection by Thymes. The Frasier Fir candle ($32) gives of that rich, delicious, unmistakable scent of a Christmas tree. Light it near a faux tree and no one will know the difference! Christmas only comes once a year, so bring that scent to your shower or bath with the Frasier Fir soap ($22), or give it as an elegant gift (that little square white dish comes with the soap!).

Fir Candles and Soap

We have many pieces of fun holiday décor pieces all over our store. Pillows, Santa motifs, botanicals, trees, reindeer, menorahs and more will get family members and visiting guests into the holiday spirit.

Pillows

Pillows – $40-55 (hurry, these go fast!)

Hannukkah

Fill your Kew Pottery pots with sprigs of faux holly botanicals! $12 each; about 15 sprigs shown.

Fill your Kew Pottery pots with sprigs of faux holly botanicals! $12 each; about 15 sprigs shown.

Reindeer – $80

Reindeer – $80

Santa – $195

Santa – $195

And do not forget our huge selection of gifts! Knick knacks for him, for her, for the hostess, and even a few for the dog lover on your list are set out on various tables across our four shops. In a hurry? Ask a member of our team to locate the perfect gift, and we’ll even wrap it for you and/or provide a pretty gift bag.

Black dog figurines $15, gourmet dog biscuits $16

Black dog figurines $15, gourmet dog biscuits $16

Kellogg Gift Display

Humorous wine bags, $6 each

Humorous wine bags, $6 each

Game boxes, $12 each

Game boxes, $12 each

Peppermint

What we have shown here is a small selection of what we are carrying this year. Come in and see what else we have to help you deck your halls!

The Kellogg Collection’s Baltimore Shop Celebrates 30 Years!

 

Debbie, Lesley, Baltimore manager Ashley, Diane, and Kathy.

Debbie Schmidt, Leslie Rodgers, Baltimore manager Ashley Dickinson, Diane Litz, and Kathy Hutson.

Kellogg BaltimoreIt’s been 30 years since our founder, Pam Kellogg Green, signed the lease on the Baltimore location of The Kellogg Collection. It was the second store the Baltimore native opened following the success of her original Washington, D.C. store.

“Opening a Baltimore store made sense for a lot of reasons,” said Green. “It’s easy to get to from D.C., and it was a great excuse to come back more often to see family.”

Kellogg Baltimore

Green grew up in Ruxton and attended Roland Park Country School. Though the store attracts customers she grew up with, news of its one-of-a-kind pieces of English furniture, designer upholstery, chandeliers and Dhurrie rugs has spread beyond her hometown. Today, the Baltimore store attracts buyers from Annapolis, Chevy Chase, Philadelphia, Southern Pennsylvania and Hollywood – about once a year, award winning set designer Tiffany Zappulla shops the store for T.V. shows like House of Cards and Veep.

Kellogg Baltimore

Today, The Kellogg Collection has stores in Richmond and McLean, Virginia, and a warehouse in Gaithersburg in addition to its stores in D.C. and Baltimore. Green believes what really sets Baltimore customers apart from the others is their sense of tradition. “A lot of the people who live in Baltimore grow up here. It’s not as transient as D.C.,” said Green, “so we often see people buying pieces to go with their heirlooms.”

Kellogg Baltimore

“While The Kellogg Collection still sees customers who started shopping with us when we opened 30 years ago, I find we are now helping the children of those same customers, and their children,” said Diane Litz, the store’s resident interior designer for 18 years. “It’s a pretty place to work and I love the women I work with.”

Kellogg Baltimore

Those who have seen the store blossom since it first opened nearly 30 years ago know that it hasn’t always been located at 6421 Falls Road. Its first location was about two miles up the road at Green Spring Station. A few years later, The Kellogg Collection called Owings Mills Mall home, along with anchor store Saks Fifth Avenue, before finally settling in to its location today. Now, the Baltimore location counts Urban Threads (across the street), Leesha Lee and Cox Kitchen & Bath among its neighbors.

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The Kellogg Collection looks forward to many more years of serving the Baltimore community.

Custom Design Services – Meet Our Designers!

 
Sometimes it takes more than buying furniture and home accessories from our shops to achieve “the Kellogg look” in your home, and that’s when our very talented design professionals step in with our custom design services – which is the best deal in town at just $250/room! This service offers the opportunity to have a beautiful home created especially for you by a designer who has an intimate understanding of The Kellogg Collection special appeal and classic aesthetic: fresh, uplifting colors, balanced design, and luxurious comfort are essential elements of our interiors. To us, there is no such thing as a project that’s too big or too small. And, thanks to our flat fee, you know you won’t be on the hook for percentage billing and hourly fees typically seen in the industry.
 
Using merchandise from our own collection, custom furniture and upholstery, designer fabrics and wallpapers, and an extensive selection of lighting, area rugs, carpeting and accessories, our designers create rooms that reflect not only our design philosophy but, more importantly, the personality and taste of our clients. From custom window treatments and cut-to-fit carpets to paint color and fabrics, our designers enjoy pulling every element of a room together. We simplify the design process because we have so many items in stock, ready for immediate delivery.
 
Meet our four design professionals and get to know their styles:
 
Debbie Blair
 
DebbieDebbie Blair is one of two Kellogg design professionals based out of our Washington, D.C. location. Her style is often very balanced, with beautiful designer fabrics, wallpapers, statement pieces and more.
 
“I love beautiful fabrics, plush upholstery and a range of white painted walls. I am inspired by rooms that have warmth, friendliness and understated elegance. Helping my clients create a space that is about their lifestyle, their loved ones and their vision is my goal.”
 

Living room by Debbie Blair, The Kellogg Collection.

Living room by Debbie Blair, The Kellogg Collection.


View Blair’s look book here.
 
Diane Litz
 
DianeDiane Litz is our design professional that works out of our Baltimore location. She has worked with The Kellogg Collection for 18 years, and has a tremendous fabric swatch collection in the shop to prove it!
 
“I strive to surround my clients with special things, especially a gorgeous fabric, as it can be the centerpiece for a great room. My goal is to meet the needs of my clients by transforming a room into a space that harmonizes balance and color. I find great fulfillment when a room comes together, combining the old and the new, and my client is fully satisfied.”
 
Living Room

Living room by Diane Litz, The Kellogg Collection.


View Litz’s look book here.
 
Polly McKenna
 
pollyPolly McKenna does double-duty for Kellogg as she not only provides custom design services in homes in Richmond, but she manages our Richmond location, too. If you’ve ever walked into our Richmond store and fallen in love with the gorgeous vignettes, then you’ll probably enjoy her personal touch to your home!
 
“I try to create beautifully balanced rooms for our customers merging the lovely furnishings from our shops with their own pieces. My goal is to bring out the integrity of each item in the room. Negative space is just as important as space that is filled and allows the rooms to be beautiful and functional at the same time.”
 
Room by Polly McKenna, The Kellogg Collection.

Room by Polly McKenna, The Kellogg Collection.


View McKenna’s look book here.
 
Amelia Perez
 
AmeliaAmelia Perez is our talented designer who also works out of our Washington, D.C. location. Her bright, light-filled and sophisticated designs capture the Kellogg look beautifully.
 
“I enjoy mixing warm colors and fabrics with new upholstery beside inherited pieces. My inspiration is reflected in my love of architecture, art and the sheer joy of creating the perfect mix of comfort and sophistication.”
 
Sunroom/sitting area by Amelia Perez, The Kellogg Collection.

Sunroom/sitting area by Amelia Perez, The Kellogg Collection.


View Perez’s look book here.
 
Our designers are neither affiliated nor certified with ASID.

Antique Mirrors From France Have Arrived At The Kellogg Collection

 
 
Let’s take a moment to “reflect” on a new, limited line of items at The Kellogg Collection: Two dozen antique mirrors from France are here! These beautiful mirrors are Louis Philippe period mirrors. That’s period, not style – all are from the 1870 to 1890 timeframe, and the look of these large, statement mirrors is a look unique to France. No two mirrors are exactly alike, and each one has its own look and personality.
 
We’ve captured the details – carvings, painted details, and antique glass – for you to browse in the photos below. Note that these are all gold leaf, applied in a multi-part finishing process known as water gilded. The “silver” mirrors are actually white gold.
 
You’ll notice one of the examples below has a little red coming through, which our source hypothesized was likely due to an over active housekeeper wiping the 24KT leaf, which over time comes off and exposes the under color. This red is a look some people love (though there are also some that don’t like this look!).
 
Our source travels often to Europe in search of beautiful and unique furniture, home accessories, and antiques. These mirrors were bought primarily in and around Avignon and Montpellier. We are so excited that we snatched up these truly limited edition pieces, and now one (or more!) of these mirrors can be yours. Please call or email our Washington, D.C. shop for more information.
 
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New at The Kellogg Collection: Kew Pottery

There is a new line of pottery available at The Kellogg Collection that will make Anglophiles happy: hand-crafted Kew pots from London’s Royal Botanic Gardens, Kew!

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Kew is not only one of the most beautiful gardens on earth, but it also boasts the world’s largest collection of living plants. Kew gardens have seen influences from British kings, queens, prices, princesses, dukes, lords and more since King Edward I built a manor house near its location in 1299. It was first adopted as a national botanical garden in 1840, though it was “formally started” in 1759.

From Kew's Facebook: The Order Beds and rose archway

From Kew’s Facebook: The Order Beds and rose archway

From Kew's facebook: The laburnum arch

From Kew’s facebook: The laburnum arch

Today, the 300 acres are home to 30,000 different plants – as well as several stunningly beautiful palaces, glass structures, and ornamental buildings.

From Kew Facebook: Palm House and Parterre, built 1844-8

From Kew’s Facebook: Palm House and Parterre, built 1844-1848

From Kew's Facebook: The Temperate House, built 1863

From Kew’s Facebook: The Temperate House, built 1863

From Kew's Facebook: "London's oldest and finest bluebell woods can be found in the Conservation Area, in the grounds around Queen Charlotte's Cottage, at Kew."

From Kew’s Facebook: “London’s oldest and finest bluebell woods can be found in the Conservation Area, in the grounds around Queen Charlotte’s Cottage, at Kew.”

From Kew's Facebook: Kew Palace. Built by a Dutch merchant in around 1631, it was later purchased by King George III.

From Kew’s Facebook: Kew Palace. Built by a Dutch merchant in around 1631, it was later purchased by King George III.

Now, you can have a pot from this beautiful and historic spot in your own garden! The Kellogg Collection works with the gardens’ exclusive American wholesaler.
 
“It is our wish to inspire you with elegant, hand-thrown pottery from the most prestigious Royal Botanic Gardens, Kew, in England, where shape, texture, color and beauty mold into one form.
 
“Each piece has a distinctive patina which represents hand-thrown bespoke craftsmanship with clean lines and classic proportions suitable for many uses whether in your home or on the terrace.”
 
Each pot is adorned with an official Royal Botanic Gardens, Kew seal:

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photo 1 (16)photo 2 (15)photo 3 (9)Once you take your new Kew pots home, fill them with lifelike botanicals, fruit, ornaments, or with living plants. Before you know it, you just might be on your way to having a garden that will rival Kew’s!
 
Note that the pottery is not frost-resistant and will need to be brought inside during colder months.
 
Product images (c) The Kellogg Collection and distributor

The Classic Quatrefoil Motif at The Kellogg Collection

The quatrefoil motif is one that appears on several pieces at The Kellogg Collection. Perhaps you think it is a lovely symbol, and perhaps you wondered if there was any symbolism or history behind it. It turns out there is quite a bit.

Strong overlap, little overlap, and barbed quatrefoil shapes

Strong overlap, little overlap, and barbed quatrefoil shapes. Via Wikipedia commons.

First of all, there isn’t a right way to do a quatrefoil. This symbol may appear with more overlap – which looks like a classic four leaf clover – or with less overlap. It may also appear “barbed” with inverted points. These are all considered to be quatrefoils.
 
The roots of this symbol extend to Christianity, though some say it may have Islamic roots. Today, its religious ties have lost importance as people of all denominations enjoy this pretty symbol in their homes, jewelry, and clothing today.

Quatrefoil detail in the Washington National Cathedral. Images via Facebook.

Quatrefoil detail in the windows of the Washington National Cathedral. Images via Facebook.

Cartier quatrefoil bracelet.  Image via Cartier.

Cartier quatrefoil bracelet. Image via Cartier.

Van Cleef and Arpels quatrefoil pieces. Screenshot via vancleefarpels.com.

Van Cleef and Arpels quatrefoil pieces. Screenshot via vancleefarpels.com.

We stock a lot of pieces at our shops with this beautiful and classic shape. It looks great in spaces that are traditional, as well as in spaces that are modern. Be sure to stop into one of our four shops to see these and other quatrefoil lamps, tables, mirrors and more you can bring into your home décor.

Quatrefoil Mirror

Quatrefoil Mirror

 

White Quatrefoil Mirrored Nightstand

White Quatrefoil Mirrored Nightstand

Round Quatrefoil Mirror

Round Quatrefoil Mirror

Quatrefoil Table Lamp

Quatrefoil Table Lamp

White Barbed Quatrefoil Mirror

White Barbed Quatrefoil Mirror

A quatrefoil vignette, as seen in the Richmond shop.

A quatrefoil vignette, as seen in the Richmond shop.

And of course, should you buy anything from The Kellogg Collection that can fit in a bag, you’ll be taking it home in our bag – which is covered in pretty green quatrefoils!

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Fabulous Fabrics at The Kellogg Collection

Fabrics at The Kellogg Collection

Assortment of in-stock bolt fabrics.

You’ve been coming into The Kellogg Collection and telling us about all of the fabric stores in DC, Maryland, and Virginia closing up or scaling back their offerings. We’re here to tell you that the opposite is happening at our stores – we are actually offering more fabrics than ever before which you can use for window treatments, pillows, bedding, headboards, and custom upholstery (and re-upholstery) in your home.
 
We sell fabric by the yard! Use our wide selection of thousands of beautiful fabrics for a variety of projects in your home. Of our fabrics, close to 100 of these are in-stock “bolt” fabrics which range from $20/yd to $130/yd. These bolt fabrics come from high quality mills in the USA & England. By buying these fabrics “by the bolt,” we are buying them directly from the mill instead of design center showrooms, which helps to keep costs way down for you.

After working at The Kellogg Collection for 18 years, Diane Litz has built up an incredible treasure trove of fabrics.

In our Baltimore shop: After working at The Kellogg Collection for 18 years, Diane Litz has built up an incredible treasure trove of fabrics.

We sell designer fabrics! We have an extensive selection of high end designer fabrics available by the yard. Our selection includes cottons, linens, silks, velvets, selections from the bold and beautiful Cowtan and Tout, as well as indoor/outdoor Sunbrella fabric (which is great for homes with kids and pets!).

A small sample of our ready-to-use curtains.

A small sample of our custom made curtains.

Just because your fabric store down the street is hanging by a thread, that doesn’t mean you should deprive yourself of the beautiful fabric you want for you home. Whether you’re looking for something new or want to get something re-upholstered, we have you covered. Come in and see us soon so we can show you our full range of fabrics.

High quality fabrics in your window treatments, pillows and furniture can dramatically improve the look and feel of a home.

High quality fabrics in your window treatments, pillows and furniture can dramatically improve the look and feel of a home.

Three upholstered chairs

Trio of fabulous Ikat print club chairs.

Kellogg bedroom vignette

Made-to-order Finder’s Keepers floral bedding

A Sunbrella-upholstered sectional.

A Sunbrella-upholstered sectional, as seen in our Baltimore shop.

Dark upholstery, light upholstery? Just ask! We have it all.

Dark upholstery, light upholstery? Just ask! We have it all.

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Durham Chair in Omoko floral print.

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Made to order Llyta floral bedding and an aqua leopard print upholstered bench.

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Made to order Medici damask print bedding and custom linen upholstered headboard.

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Made to order custom window treatments in Omoko floral print.

Upholstered headboard The Kellogg Collection

Designer fabrics on a headboard and bedding ensemble.

New Photography Wall Art at The Kellogg Collection

 
It is always fun going to the High Point market and shopping for new items that we think you all will love. Perhaps our most exciting find at this past April market was a treasure trove of dramatic and beautiful photography. We are so happy to share with you that these 40 new pieces of wall art are already here and available for purchase at The Kellogg Collection.
 
London art curator Martin Trowbridge, the same force behind the magazine Bridge to Design, featured several of these pieces in his book, Decorating with Photographs:
 

Decorating with Photographs

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These stunning pieces of art come in a variety of sizes, including many large statement pieces and series shots. No matter what size you fall in love with, these are sure to add a very calming, serene and sophisticated feel to a room. Does that big wall above your sofa need artwork? These framed photographs are just the thing to take your room up a notch.
 
The photographs featured below are a selection of what we have currently in stock. If there is another statement photograph you see in Decorating with Photographs that you would like to have in your home, please get in touch with the store nearest you and one of our talented sales associates will do their best to order it for you.
 
TGTAJ624-612L PRINT DIVER WHITE FRAME 43X43

Diver

TGTAJ679-612L PRINT BOARDWALK THROUGH THE GRASS WHITE FRAME 43X43

Beach

TGTAJ775-624L PRINT TEMPLETON HORSE WHITE FRAME

Horse

TGTAJ826-612L PRINT, WOODEN BOAT BOW WHITE FRAME

TGTAJ855-624L PRINT GINKO LEAF I DARK BLUE SILVER FRAME

TGTAJ857-624L PRINT GINKO LEAF III AQUA SILVER FRAME

TGTAJ856-624L PRINT GINKO LEAF II MEDIUM BLUE SILVER FRAME

Ginkgo

TGTAJ748-612L PRINT, SEA HORIZON WHITE FRAME

TGCWSJB38-924L PRINT, AVENUE OF TREES SILVER FRAME 51X43

TGBWJB7-612L PRINT, BOAT BOW VII, WHITE FRAME 51X43

TGTAJS463-612L PRINT, BEACH SEPIA, WHITE FRAME 43X43

TGTAJ769-612L PRINT, WHITE NAUTILUS, WHITE FRAME, 51X43

TGCWST37-624 PRINT, TRYPTIC, AVENUE OF TREES, SILVER FRAME SET OF THREETrees

TGBWJ1-624L PRINT, FOSSIL SHELL #1 SILVER FRAME 51X43

TGBEAJ5-612L PRINT, ANTIGUA BEACH #5 WHITE FRAME 51X43
 
In addition to these framed photographs and the art listed here on our website, we have many other pieces of wall art that will look great in a variety of room styles. Come in to our DC, McLean, Richmond or Baltimore location soon to see what else we have that will add that je ne sais quoi to your home.

Great Gifts At The Kellogg Collection

With Mother’s Day on Sunday, Father’s Day around the corner and graduation season in full swing, you may be searching high and low for unique gifts when all you need to do is come in to The Kellogg Collection to find what you’re looking for.
 
For Mother’s Day, we know moms love our whimsical quote dishes, Holly Stuart coasters, botanicals, entertaining glassware, pots, and other fun pieces:
 
Gifts at The Kellogg Collection
Gifts at The Kellogg Collection
Gifts at The Kellogg Collection
Holly StuartGifts at The Kellogg Collection
 
For dad, we have lots of elegant and masculine bookends, boxes and figurines:
 
Gifts at The Kellogg Collection
 
Commemorate a race he won, or that big fish he caught, by framing a photo for him:
 
Gifts at The Kellogg Collection
 
Give a pair of westie or elephant bookends to a recent graduate – assuming they haven’t sold all their books back to the university bookstore:
 
Gifts at The Kellogg Collection

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Another great gift for a grad is a decorating book. Not only will they inspire pretty home décor, but these books also make pretty pieces of décor on their own:
 
Gifts at The Kellogg Collection

Gifts Kellogg Collection
 
Don’t forget: We do offer gift wrap. Simply tell a member of our sales team and they’ll be happy to provide you with details.
 
We have thousands of other gifts and items for that mom, dad, grad or hostess on your gift list. If you’re still stumped for a gift idea, you can also give a gift certificate to The Kellogg Collection.
 
All images (c) The Kellogg Collection

Spotted on House of Cards Season 3: The Kellogg Collection!

 
Perhaps you agree with us: House of Cards season three was a wild one with the Underwoods in the White House. Our eyes were on the home and office décor. Though it was exciting spotting our pieces in the sets on previous seasons, there was something particularly special about spotting some of our pieces in the fictional executive mansion.
 
Note: some photos have been lightened and are all property of Netflix.
 
In the White House, we spotted two pieces of art available at The Kellogg Collection: Caribbean Study V and VI.

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Kellogg Collection House of Cards interior design

Kellogg Collection House of Cards interior design
 
In the fictional oval office, we spotted a coffee table almost identical to one of ours:

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White House Kellogg Collection home decor
 
…and then another coffee table in reporter Kate Baldwin’s living room. She also has a couple of our hurricane lanterns:

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Kellogg Collection House of Cards interior design
 
The Underwoods loved their Bamboo tray table so much, they moved it from Claire’s office at their previous home and right into the White House:

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Kellogg Collection House of Cards interior design

In addition to the items above, The Kellogg Collection has thousands of beautiful pieces of furniture, fabrics and more that work with that Underwood White House aesthetic.
 
Netflix and House of Cards are unaffiliated with The Kellogg Collection, and this article is not meant to imply any sort of endorsement or sponsorship.

Holly Stuart Coasters and Placemats at The Kellogg Collection

 

 
Holly Stuart Designs at @kelloggfurn

In 2010, Holly Stuart decided that dressing the table was as much fun as planning the meal and began crafting beautiful hardboard placemats by hand in Illinois. From the beginning, her pieces played with popular block print patterns like Greek Key, ikat and dots in bright colors. Word got out about her beautiful and functional table dressings so her business expanded to coasters, trays and more to fulfill the increasing demand.

Holly Stuart Designs at @kelloggfurn

Holly Stuart Designs at @kelloggfurn

Today, Holly Stuart Home’s line of happy table dressings are handcrafted in the United States. Each piece is backed in black, trimmed in gold or platinum, and protected with three coats of low matte clear polyurethane. Her pieces are easy to care for; should they get dirty, simply wipe clean with a damp cloth. Her designs are also regularly featured in Oprah’s O Magazine.

Holly Stuart Designs at @kelloggfurn

Holly Stuart

Want to get a set of Holly Stuart coasters or placemats for your home? The Kellogg Collection carries many of her designs, or we can arrange to order a style for you. These bright and happy pieces are sure to be a hit at dinner and cocktail parties this spring and summer.

Images (c) Holly Stuart and The Kellogg Collection

Shades of Gray at The Kellogg Collection

All puns about a certain book-to-movie aside, gray’s many shades make it a wonderful “color” to decorate a home. It’s a neutral shade, which means it goes well with any other colors going on in a room. It’s also a contemporary color trending now in the design world.
 
Gray living room
 
Gray living room vignette
 
Gray can make a strong anchor color for a room. If you select a gray fabric for your main living room upholstery and a gray rug, you won’t have too much trouble matching pillows, rugs, lamps, throws and other pieces of furniture to this “blank canvas” – you could even add more grays, like left’s pillow with its bold pattern. Should you feel the desire to add more color, simply swap a few pieces out for the new color you’re in the mood for. This swapping is harder to do when anchoring upholstery, a main rug or wall color in royal blue or bright yellow, for example.
 
Gray home decor
 
A big upside to gray is it is easy to find, and almost all of its shades naturally match well together. Dark grays and light grays go well with other shades, including metallic silvers, mirrors, white and black. In the above photo, you can see how nicely the gray chairs and darker gray-and-white pillows look lovely with clear vases, white flowers, and a mirrored table with black trim.
 
gray pillows
 
Instead of mix-and-matching colors in your pillows, play with different shades and textures of grays. Above, a central pillow pulls together the cooler and warmer grays in its flanking pillows. The soft texture of the medium-gray throw, chunky white fringe and light gray sofa add more gray texture layers to the sofa vignette.
 
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Gray and metals can add an interesting element to a room that would otherwise just be white. A metal storage bin, a gray-and-white throw and a darker gray pillow tie make this office vignette more eye-catching.
 
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Pantone Grays
Image via Pantone
 
Pro tip: Not all grays are created equally. As we said earlier, there are warm grays and cool grays, which have yellow, blue, purple or green undertones. This may not matter when mixing gray home accessories, but gray’s warm and cool tones should be considered when picking rugs, wall color and upholstery.
 
All images (c) The Kellogg Collection unless otherwise stated

Brighten Up Your January With Our Lighting Sale

January is the darkest and coldest month of the year, so The Kellogg Collection is hosting its annual lighting sale to brighten things up a bit. All four locations are offering 20 percent off all in-stock and special order lighting.

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Trellis lighting

Our lighting sale includes all of our table lamps, floor lamps, wall sconces, chandeliers and lanterns. If it needs a light bulb, it’s on sale!

quatrefoil floor lamp

Lighting KelloggThe Kellogg Collection has many unique and one-of-a-kind lamps that are custom made for us.  We buy vases from all over the world, have them electrified and made into lamps to give our customers gorgeous lighting that you won’t see in every catalog and chain store. Looking for just a new lamp shade?  Bring your own lamp in and we will help you outfit it with a fabulous new shade.  Did you know that In addition to our gorgeous lamps, we also have a variety of hand sewn silk shades and Italian paper shades that can be sold separately?

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Kellogg Collection lamps

Is there is a certain style, size or color of lamp you have your heart set on? Work with one of our talented associates to find out if we can order your dream piece of lighting from one of our wonderful vendors.

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Be sure to come in before our sale ends January 26, 2015!

 

Holidays at The Kellogg Collection: Gifts, Décor and More

 
Holiday pillows

‘Tis the season to swap pumpkins for evergreens, and wall art with wreaths. There’s nothing quite like taking that box of ornaments out and reliving each of those memories, and then throwing a few red and green pillows on a bed or a sofa. At The Kellogg Collection, we also love this time of year, and take special care to stock each of our four shops with seasonal gifts and goodies.

Holiday entertaining

Add holiday flair to your entertaining with trays, cocktail napkins, crackers, soaps, decorative centerpieces, dishes, silverware and more. Many of our cocktail napkins have traditional colors and scenes on them, but you’ll find a few with whimsical phrases like, “may your glass be full and your gifts exchangeable!”
 
In addition to our wooden Liberty puzzles (which we stock year-round), you can make family time more fun with the Downton Abbey board game. Select a footman or lady’s maid piece and wind your way through your duties, collecting bell tokens to win.

Downton Abbey board game

Seasonal snacks like spicy cheddar twists, flavored popcorn, and peppermint bark are ready to become your perfect host gift or stocking stuffer.

snacks

There are even dog biscuits in pretty, decorative tins for the canine lover on your list.

Holiday candles

Fill your home with the aroma of cedars and fir with candles that not only smell delicious, but look beautiful, too.

holiday home decor

stockings

Punctuate your home with motifs like angels, Santas, evergreens, stockings, botanicals and more.

Ornaments

Ornaments

We also have a variety of beautiful ornaments for tree trimming. Maybe – just maybe – when you bring those ornaments back out again next year, you’ll think back on what a great time you had shopping at The Kellogg Collection!

Decorating with the Greek Key pattern

By Ali Glass
 
The Greek Key is most commonly used as a decorative border. Its appearance in architecture and landscape dates back to ancient history. The design itself is constructed of various lines shaped into a repeated motif, which resembles a key. The design is also commonly referred to as a “meander” which is conjunct with the curves of the Meander River in Turkey, Greek’s neighbor.

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The ancient Greeks used this motif mainly in architecture, pottery, and sculpture. While the Greek Key above is shown carved into marble frieze atop this column, in modern day we use the design in our homes in many other ways.

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In ancient times we may have had to look upward in architecture to see a Greek key pattern, but the pictures above show that now the key is used on both tile and wood floors. A more subtle and simple way to incorporate the Greek key into your home is on the border of your carpet, shown above in the stair runner.

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In ancient times we may have had to look upward in architecture to see a Greek key pattern, but  now the key is used on both tile and wood floors. A more subtle and simple way to incorporate the Greek key into your home is on the border of your carpet, shown above in the stair runner.

 

The use of the Greek Key in your interior space doesn’t have to stop there however; plenty of decorative items in your home can be adorned with this border.

Greek Key home decor

Greek Key home accessories

Whether you are going for the look of the repeated design along the edge of your curtains or shades with bright color combinations or prefer the option of a single gold key design on your light fixture there are plenty of different decorative items, which can display this pattern.
 
You can also take this design outdoors!

Greek Key outdoors

Greek Key can be seen in pool tiles, and almost resemble a maze in garden shrubbery. The above outdoor sculpture probably speaks the most to ancient times but definitely transcends into a modern look for your outdoor space.
 
Another very simple accessory not yet mentioned to display a Greek Key design is on a pillow, which gives you endless color combination, shape, and detail options, based on whatever your personal interior style is. Whether centralized, used on a border, or used throughout the entire design of the pillow the Greek Key can add a nod to ancient history within your home.
 
The presence of the Greek Key has become a very popular within the home as it symbolizes infinity and an eternal flow. This makes accessories designed with the Greek Key excellent marriage gifts.

Greek Key bedding ideas

When thinking about the next marriage gift you plan to give, or update to your own home, be sure to stop into the Kellogg Collection to have a your Greek Key piece custom created for you!
 
Come in to one of our four Kellogg Collection locations (in D.C., Baltimore, McLean and Richmond) for ideas and inspiration on how to incorporate this timeless motif into your home.

November Wood Furniture and Rug Sale at The Kellogg Collection

Kellogg wood furniture

From November 7th through 29th, 2014, The Kellogg Collection is hosting a Fall Sale on wood furniture and rugs. Come in during this period to receive 20 to 30 percent off all wood furniture and rugs at our four shops, and 50 percent off on all needlepoint rugs in our Washington, DC location.

Look by Polly McKenna, our interior designer based in Richmond, Va.

Look by Polly McKenna, our interior designer based in Richmond, Va.

So what all is included in our “wood furniture” category of the special sale? We’re including case goods – chest of drawers, sideboards, buffets, dining tables and more – as well as beds and painted furniture.

Cherry drop leaf dining table

Cherry drop leaf dining table

Bowfront four drawer console from the Kellogg Collection | @kelloggfurn

Bowfront four drawer console

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An original Kellogg Collection piece: the white Gustavian Sideboard

An original Kellogg Collection piece: the white Gustavian Sideboard

Adirondack Chest from the Kellogg Collection | @kelloggfurn

Adirondack Chest

Tall two-door bookcase from the Kellogg Collection | @kelloggfurn

Tall painted two-door bookcase

Though it’s not wood, we’re also including some of our glass- and mirror-topped metal coffee tables in the sale.

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The other half of this sale covers our rugs – a home category Kellogg knows very well. When founder Pam Kellogg Green opened the first Kellogg location in D.C. over 30 years ago, it was to sell Dhurrie rugs, then the collection expanded from there to include the wide variety of traditional English furniture you see across our four stores today. The Kellogg Collection still sells Dhurrie rugs, as well as Soumak, woven cotton, woven wool, pak-weave, Oushak, versatile indoor/outdoor rugs as well as some gorgeous one of a kind pile rugs.

Indoor/Outdoor rugs

Indoor/Outdoor rugs

Samir Dhurrie rug

Samir Dhurrie rug

Coral oushak rug

Coral oushak rug

We have lots of rugs for you to browse on the walls and on our rug racks, and we can also custom order hundreds of other styles and sizes to fit exactly what you’re looking for.
 
We hope to see you in one of our four shops this month for our wood furniture and rug sale. The Kellogg Collection has stores located in D.C., McLean, Richmond and Baltimore.