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What are you Thankful for?

We are heading into the homestretch of holidays. Thanksgiving is right around the corner. I love getting together with family and sharing great food and great company. We usually do 2 Thanksgivings, one with my side of the family and the next day with my husband’s side of the family. Double doses of turkey, cranberry and yummy sweet potatoes. My mom keeps the menu the same every year and we grumble if she changes anything. :) We only get cranberry mold and candied sweet potatoes once a year, you can experiment with other dishes 364 other days! We start off with cream of mushroom soup and then head into a food overdose with; turkey, ham, mashed potatoes, candied yams, rolls, stuffing, etc. We also usually try to take holiday pictures that day while we are on a walk. What are some of your traditions and what are you thankful for? For me having family so close is great!

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Check out our cute placemats from Frecklebox.com, perfect for setting your table. You can also download these FREE S+K placecards here; turkey and leaves. Just print on cover stock, trim and fill in the name and you are good to go. They’d look super cute placed in pinecones on dinner plates! Enjoy.

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Moving on…

HomeOffice

Home Sweet Home

After over 20 years of renting office space in various cool abodes, Simon+Kabuki has flown the coop. We rarely have clients visit us anymore so it made sense to take the plunge and move our offices to our homes now. It saves us quite a bit – no more rent, liability insurance, internet, phone system, etc. Erin and I both live in the same neighborhood and carpooled to work, so getting together to go over projects weekly is pretty easy. I wish I had a separate space for my home office but I think I have another year or two before that happens. In the meantime, I’ve set up a nice little office space in my bedroom. At first I searched the house for other little niches but in the end chose my bedroom. I don’t know about you but if you have kids there always seems to be a pile on the table or shoes near the door or dirty clothes on the floor. That is why in the end I chose my room. :) As I sit here typing the birds are chirping away outside and the fountain is gurgling (and my dogs are occasionally barking and farting, nothing is perfect!). Quite pleasant for the most part! I think I may actually get more work done! Take a look at the history of our office spaces.

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Our first office – a cool loft space we designed in Santa Clara.

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So cool having our own historic building!

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Our last office space in Willow Glen.

 

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Simon+Kabuki featured on Guildery.com

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Have you had a chance to check out our new home decor collection, Swing Time, on Guildery.com? We are so happy to be a part of Guildery and their launch. We are also super excited to be featured today on their blog and homepage. If you haven’t checked it out yet head on over to get an idea of how our ideas come to life and grab a super cool pillow while you’re there! Right now you can enjoy free shipping and you can also buy our fabric by the yard.

Here are our links:
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Guildery.com and Simon+Kabuki

Screen shot 2014-08-08 at 9.48.10 AMHave you had a chance to check out the just launched Guildery.com? They have some amazingly beautiful home decor items using custom fabric from some great textile designers. Here are some additional pieces from our line I thought I’d highlight, hope you like them! Love the gold lamp, you must see a close up of the detail! So happy to be partnering with them.

If you get a chance head on over. Use code PREVIEW for 20% off until August 31st. I think they are also doing free shipping right now.

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