T’was the night before Christmas…

…..and all through Red Knot,
Not a creature was stirring, not even a mouse
The stockings were hung by the office with care
In hopes that Kanakaloka (Hawaiian Santa) will soon be there…

*****

May your Christmas sparkle
with love and laughter,
and we hope you experience 
all of the sweet magic,
with your family and loved ones
this Holiday Season!

 – From your friends here at Red Knot

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Team Red Knot (L-R): Shawn Esteves, Jake Javier, Rogi Ramil, Honey Millon, Alex Takeda, Stephanie Vierra, Micah Eugenio, Tobias Vidaurri, Anson Barron

 

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8 Things We Are Thankful For

Oh my how has the year flown by!

It’s already Thanksgiving, one of our favorite holidays of the year!  Not just because of the food, festivities and the biggest shopping day Black Friday, but mainly because it is a time to reflect and be thankful.  It is a day we spend with friends and family and eat (and drink) way more than we can handle.

Thanksgiving is a day when we stop and take a moment to realize how truly blessed we are.

At Red Knot, we continue to be thankful.  For every thing Red Knot.  From our families within the different departments, our sisters stores and parent company C. S. Wo & Sons, Ltd., to our vendors and manufacturers, and of course to our loyal customers.  Thank you.

Thank you for allowing us to continue to not only make a difference, but also to enhance your lives through our passion of providing the very best home furnishing service.   

Of course we can’t do this without some of our magnificent lineup.  To continue our yearly “tradition” of sharing our current Red Knot favorites for this year, here are some things we are thankful for.

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HESTER COFFEE TABLE SET
“Our new Hester Coffee Table Set has become one of my absolute favorites since the day it arrived on the floor! This piece starts off as a coffee table with four storage ottomans and transforms into a dining table with just the press of a button. With its maximum functionality and comfortable style, this piece is perfect for those that need the ultimate space saver.” – Stephanie, Red Knot Honolulu

JACKSON SOFA
“I love it because of its very sleek and simply luxury modern style! Be sure to balance the lighting of your setup to have a better contrast. Since the Jackson sofa is black I would add white and grey with a little hint of teal.” – Rogi, Red Knot Aiea

AUGUSTUS SECTIONAL
“This sectional is very versatile, trendy and you can pick the color that you want. Three pieces would be perfect but you can add more if you want to make statement. It’s totally up to you the only limit is your imagination.”– Jake, Red Knot Aiea

TOMPKINS CHAISE STORAGE BED
“The not-so-shabby but chic chaise lounge, sofabed and storage all in one! I’m so thankful that we have the Tompkins here at Red Knot- I love that it has the neutral look and curves of a chaise, but the functionality of a bed and storage space. It also comes with all of these pillows! Great for small spaces that can’t accomodate a full size sofa. Proving again, that big things come in small packages :)” – Honey, Red Knot Team Leader

RANDALL SOFA CHAISE
“The Randall sofa chaise is my favorite piece at Red Knot. This is because of the quality of its construction (solid wood frame, 2.5 density foam cushion with Pirelli webbing), price (a steal at $1599), and contemporary style.” – Tobias, Red Knot Honolulu

CARMAN SOFA
“I’m thankful for the Carman sofa because for one, I love the color yellow and because it stands out from the rest of our sofas here in RK. Most importantly it makes me feel happy whenever I look at it and sit on it!” – Micah Ellah, Red Knot Honolulu

MAGUIRE COLLECTION
“My current favorite item is the McGuire living room set . It takes you back to a retro time period but still has a modern look . The clean lines makes this pieces versatile when designing a home or staging. I have had a lot of great comments from clients.” – Shawn, Red Knot Aiea

“I definitely don’t mind this piece photo bombing my selfie! The Maguire accent chair has great styling for a large high-backed chair and fits into many color schemes with its grey fabric. I especially like the extra space to get comfortable with a book, or get cozy when sharing the seat with someone, or maybe even both. Definitely a favorite of mine from the many new pieces here at Red Knot!” – Alex, Red Knot Aiea

YORK SWIVEL CHAIR
“I love the modern style and comfort of the York. It reminds me of a mini Papa San chair. Being that I grew up with a Papa San chair in my house, it brings that home feeling with a hint of modern style. C’mon who doesn’t love a swivel chair?!” – Anson, Red Knot Honolulu

Happy Thanksgiving, everyone!

Rule Breakers – Wear White After Labor Day

Fashionistas beware. It is almost Labor Day, so that means wear as much white as you can, because after Monday, September 7th, you can no longer wear white.

Atrocious, isn’t it?

Who came up with such a thing? With a mixture of social, political and seasonal factors dating back to the 1800s, the wealthy class wanted to clearly define themselves from the rest of the population. They set out to create a belief that white clothing is worn during the summer months, starting on Memorial Day and lasts until Labor Day. Any day after that is considered fashion faux pas.

Because it declutters the mind, the color white projects creativity.

Through creative efforts, we get our work vibe on here at Red Knot every day (holiday or not) and we have to disagree with this tradition. We love bending rules to support wearing the color white year-round. Especially since it seems like it’s only getting hotter and hotter each day, white is our go-to color to beat the heat!

Inspired from this debate, we’d like to introduce our white furniture and accents from Red Knot, because we just can’t let them go…

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(Clockwise)

  1. TULIP COFFEE TABLE, $269.  Sleek and contemporary, this high-gloss and chrome coffee table adds sophistication (and a little bit of futuristic touch) to your living room.
  2. LARGE WALL CLOCK.  Walls can’t talk and tell you time, but having this oversized wall clock will have the same effect, promise!
  3. DALINO SIDEBOARD, $699.  An organizational must-have this sideboard is simple, but features lots of storage space.  You’ll know where to actually find things.
  4. TITAN BAR TABLE, $339.  Perfect for a small dining area, this bar can double up as your dinner table and home bar.  Cheers!
  5. CLUB LUX ACCENT CHAIR, $199.  Don’t be fooled by the size, this petite accent chair is super-comfy!
  6. SHAKLEFORD LEATHER SOFA, $1049.  A fresh look on contemporary seating, this leather sofa is surprisingly plush.  The wide track arms can be used as extra seating, thus making this the perfect “party sofa”.
  7. ACKERMAN BARSTOOL, $199.  No need to say more, this is the perfect match for the Titan Bar Table.  Want it in color?  No problem, as it is available in brown and orange.
  8. JEANET DINING CHAIR, $129. Yes, we have white dining chairs too!  Jeanet has chrome legs with nickel plated finish, which makes her tarnish resistant.  Isn’t she lovely?
  9. PENTA END TABLE, $168.  White rattan + tempered glass = a subtle touch of island.slash, global.slash, eclectic.slash, retro element in your space.  You pick your style, there is no wrong choice.
  10. SUPERNOVA NESTING END TABLE, $139.  Why have only one when you can have two?  This nesting table can give you additional tabletop space, so decorate away.
  11. SHELL TABLE LAMP.  So fitting for Hawaii, don’t you think?  Although these Capiz shells were not from our Hawaiian beaches, they are still so fun and flirty.
  12. PLUMP OTTOMAN, $149.  Another versatile piece- use as an ottoman, or additional seat for guests, or just have it because it swivels.

Celebrate Independence from Ugly Furniture!

More than just a perfect day for the beach, barbecue and fireworks, the Fourth of July is an important part of American History. Every year we celebrate our nation’s declaration of independence and ongoing political freedom during this wonderful holiday.

In any type of relationships whether it is on a political, professional or personal level, if something is not going right you try your best to work through it.  If it doesn’t work, it’s time to let go.  Break it up, don’t be dependent on something or someone that doesn’t work with you.

In the home furnishing industry, we celebrate 4th of July by encouraging your freedom of independence from ugly furniture.  Because if you don’t love it, you deserve something else.  Something better.  Something you love.      

It’s time to say goodbye… especially to something like this…

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Starting today and throughout the weekend, we will also be making history here at RK as we offer the biggest sale we ever had.  EVER.  The Fireworks Sale offers a savings of 10% – 15% off your entire purchase.  See below for details.

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If you can relate to how this young lady in our commercial below is feeling, then it’s definitely time.

So out with the old and in with the new, Mr. & Ms. Independent!  We’ll see you at Red Knot! 🙂

Honolulu City Lights

There is something magical about spending Christmas in paradise.  It’s not bitterly cold, but chilly enough to wear sweater and boots, and call it winter in beautiful Hawaii nei.   Not to mention, this is the only place in the world where you see a giant sculpture of a barefoot Santa throwing the “shaka” sign, next to a cheerful Mrs. Claus (Tutu Mele) dressed in a muumuu.

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The Red Knot staff visited the beloved Honolulu City Lights last weekend, joining the thousands of locals and visitors who get to experience the tropical holiday celebrations of downtown Honolulu.  The event kicks off on the first Saturday of December with the lighting of the city’s 50-foot Christmas tree.  Honolulu Hale features beautifully decorated Christmas trees with various themes- some elegant, some whimsical, some adorable!   Photo-ops with the “real” Santa are also available.  Lights, decorations and displays of snowmen, elves, Rudolf and other familiar holiday icons extend two blocks on King Street and Alapai Street.   A must-see for those who love Christmas!   Events run through the month of December and on till the first week of January.  A joyous sight at night, the Honolulu City Lights is not one to be missed!

Mele Kalikimaka me ka Hau’oli Makahiki Hou!

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Wishing you all a very Merry Christmas and Happy Holidays

— from your friends here at RED KNOT.