Expanding our chandelier offering

Friday, July 31, 2009

We will be bringing in more hanging chandeliers on offer, and we now have the means to display them. In Oakland, chandeliers were permanent fixtures, which made it difficult to offer them for sale. Or, when we did have them for sale, we were unable to light them.

Our new shop is all set to hang and display chandeliers for sale. We already have a couple up for sale, and will be rotating more of a selection in for you to consider.

Here's a recent example. This wrought-iron chandelier has been completely rewired. It reflects old world elegance with a beautiful, aged patina in delicious greens and browns. Ready to hang out in the perfect spot you're saving. Come by this week-end and check it out.

another custom beauty from Mignonne!

Monday, July 27, 2009

You can purchase a beautiful repurposed furniture piece at Mignonne for far less than you'd pay for new. AND you'll have a one-of-a-kind décor item in your home ... instead of something you'll also find at your neighbor's house! OR bring your own item in for Johnelle to transform for you.

Stop by 2447 San Pablo Avenue (our new location) in Berkeley to see more wonderful furniture, as well as loads of other cool décor items.

Everything old can be new again ... at Mignonne!

Sunday, July 19, 2009

Mignonne is your custom furniture repurposing depot. (Phew, that's not easy to say! :P)

Johnelle delights in transforming funky old castoffs into something beautiful and divine. Her art and design background shines through in every hand-done piece she creates.

These aren't run-of-the-mill repainted tables and chests. Each piece is reimagined and redone into a conversation starter. In fact, they are so individual ... they have names! Yes, as each item is 'reborn', it is christened with a name that fits its new personality!

How's this for a before and after?

More Custom Designs from Brian Hill

Friday, July 17, 2009

Brian Hill is a local craftsman and carpenter. He has designed many custom fixtures at Mignonne's new location, using reclaimed woods and unique design elements.

We recently began offering some of Brian's handmade vases, crafted from reclaimed, 100 year old redwood siding.

We now have side tables, hand designed by Brian, in the store as well. These little babies have Cedar tops, with 100 year old redwood legs. These tables would look great in so many set ups. They could be darling matching bedside tables for a low bed or great outside on a deck! Of course, indoors as a design accent would work too!

New Artisanal Pieces from Billy Kroft

Wednesday, July 15, 2009

We've enjoyed sharing the work of Billy Kroft for nearly 3 years now at Mignonne. Billy works with salvaged, reclaimed wood and other materials (sourced mostly from Sonoma) to create repurposed, one-of-a-kind furniture and design items.

His mirrors have been a hit for some time and range from small, detailed accents to large focal points pieces.

We recently brought in some new work from Billy and we know you'll love the care and attention to detail as much as we do.

Here's one piece, as an example! Billy crafted this side table, initially designed with a 'breakfast in bed' theme in mind, because of its removable top. You can lift the top off and use it to serve appetizers or ... yep, breakfast in bed to your loved one! We also think it would work well in a child's room, toy storage and such, because of its soft angles and rounded corners...

Pick of the Week!

Monday, July 13, 2009

We've decided to have a fun, rotating sale every week at Mignonne!

Each week, we will select two different pieces of furniture in two different price ranges to be hugely discounted at 30% or more!

Come into our shop, and you will see each week's items tagged with their "Pick of the Week" sign.

Remember feel free to call 510.388.5830 for any questions!

Location: 2447 San Pablo Ave at Dwight, Berkeley

This week's Pick: The Nightingale Bed in soft shades of robin's egg blue ... includes headboard, footboard and side rails. Beautiful details such as carved posters and curvy carvings make it one of a kind! Was $525, now $395 - this week only.

Pick #2 is the Reunion Table, a terrific solution for those big summer crowds. Drop leaves help save space for those with a storage crunch! Was $595, $395 this week only.

Furniture Transformation.101.

Sunday, July 5, 2009

We thought you'd like to see an example of our custom furniture redesign process.

Here's your run-of-the-mill chest of drawers. Tired finish, old drawer pulls, nothing too exciting going on here. (Maybe you have one of these in your garage or ... ?)

After a sanding to eliminate all traces of that faded brown stain ... we selected a combination of vibrant colors to spice up this piece. A sizzlingly pimento and hot-cha-cha teal green. This palette inspired the name (a new habit we've acquired...naming our custom furniture pieces) "Frida's House". Frida just sold for $135, but don't worry. We can make you a dream chest of your own ... just give us a buzz!

We think you'll agree the final outcome is "Muy Caliente!"

Hotfoot it on down to Mignonne Décor in Berkeley (2447 San Pablo Avenue) to see what else is cooking!

Fourth of July Week-End Celebration Sale!

Saturday, July 4, 2009

Come visit Mignonne this Fourth of July Weekend! We have all kinds of new furniture pieces in store, and selected items are ON SALE. We will be open this Friday, Saturday, and Sunday at our new location:

2447 San Pablo ave
Berkeley CA 94702

Don't forget, we have parking in the back of our new location!

New at Mignonne ... Original, handcrafted wooden vases from Brian Hill

Wednesday, July 1, 2009

Brian Hill, local east bay craftsman ... has not only installed some amazing custom touches inside the store ... but he has designed some gorgeous, one-of-a-kind vases which will be on sale soon at Mignonne. The first batch is crafted from 100 year old redwood and lined with scented wax, which allows the vase to hold water.
We're hoping you'll stop by and visit our new location soon (2447 San Pablo Avenue in Berkeley).


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