Color We Love – Green!

Here at Red Knot we do color. Lots of color! And since spring is in the air, we are celebrating one of our favorite colors by going (bright) green!

A mixture of yellow and blue, the color green is a secondary color on the color wheel. Since yellow is a warm color and blue is a cool color, green is considered the color of balance.  There are more shades of green more than any other color – the range is almost infinite.

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Green can look completely different depending on the balance of yellow and blue. The brightness can be muted by mixing in white or gray, but can be turned into a dramatic and more masculine hue by mixing in black.

Physically, green is believed to mentally soothe and encourage relaxation. The color works beautifully in spas, doctor’s offices and health clinics. It is the most restful color to the eye optically because of its neutral spectral wavelength. It is also the color used for night-vision goggles because the human eye is most sensitive to and able to distinguish the most shades of that color. Psychologically, green is believed to alleviate depression and reduce nervousness and anxiety. No longer just a color, the term “green” is universally associated with Mother Nature and the mentality that we should be taking care of our environment.

Don’t be afraid to use green when it comes to home furnishing and design. Because of its placement in the color wheel, green can match virtually anything. It can be a pop of color in a room through accent pieces, but it can most definitely be the focal point of the space as well!

Some of our favorites here at RK are below.

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Did you know that traffic lights ALL over the world are green?

So don’t stop, and go… green! 🙂

Painted Rattan

He-ello color!  

Rattan and wicker furniture are making their way back to being fun and trendy again!  We’re not talking about your Great-Aunt Anne’s patio furniture.  We’re talking bold, striking, and stylish indoor wicker and rattan furniture.  Yes…for the living room, dining room, even the bedroom.

You must think we are completely out of our minds, but let us share with you the features of painted rattan and why they work well indoors. After seeing photos of the home decor ideas we have below, you just might be swayed.

Rattan pieces can go well with any taste of design.  The different textures add an organic, durable and timeless look.  It can be incorporated into a shabby chic, tropical or coastal setting but can also switch from traditional to a whimsical environment.   Furthermore, wicker designs made of synthetic materials can create unusual shapes and innovative styles.   Like any accent piece, a pop of color will add an element of surprise.  You can bring out your inner rebel by mixing and matching colors and styles.  In our world, it’s perfectly OK to have yellow rattan dining chairs with your sleek Calem glass-top dining table.

Still not convinced?  Here’s some inspiration to get you in the mood.

 

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Ready to break (and make) some rules by taking the so-called “traditional” outdoor furniture and elevating it to a more contemporary level?

Come shop at Red Knot and view our colorful rattan choices.

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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.

How to tie the perfect knot

One way to add a personal, finishing touch to any present you give during this holiday season (or any type of gift-giving event) is by adding a beautiful bow.   Don’t worry, it’s as easy as tying your shoelaces!   In just a few, simple steps you’ll learn how to create the perfect knot to top that gorgeously wrapped gift.

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1.   Tie the first knot.  When pulling on the ribbon diagonally, you will see you will have an upper and a lower part of the ribbon.
2.  Create your first loop with the lower part of the ribbon.
3.  Wrap the upper part of the ribbon over the top of the first loop.
4.  Tuck this part behind the loop and pull through.  Now you have two loops (a bow!)
5.  Tighten the center knot by pulling on the loops.  Adjust the loops and make sure that the loop on both sides are even.
6.  Trim ribbon to desired length and style.  For a double-pointed tail (pictured), fold the ribbon ends in half and cut in an angle.

 

…and there you have it!!! 

Stocking Stuffers

Happy December, everyone!

Have you started your Christmas shopping yet?  With the recent Black Friday weekend kicking off the holiday shopping frenzy,  I think it’s on everyone’s to-do list.  Here at Red Knot we offer unique gifts in home furnishing, decor and accessories.  For those who start off Christmas morning with the tradition of stuffing stockings with small, humble gifts, below are some of our favorite ideas.

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1. BOOKENDS, $49 (set of 2)
Love books?  Or know anyone who does?  This bookends set is perfect for any young professional, book-lover and aspiring writer!

2. SUCCULENT, $18
Anyone with a green thumb will appreciate how genuine-looking these succulents are.  They’re so beautiful, and no watering required.

3. BATTERY POWER CARD, $39
A stylish universal charger that fit in the tiniest of accessories, even in your wallet!  Available in various minimalist and patterned designs.  The power card works with any mobile phone, iPod, speakers, and other USB devices.

4. IPHONE 5/5S PHONE CASE, $29
Change things up with a new eye-catching phone cover.  Not only are these iPhone cases stylish, they are also shock-resistant with silicon side grips for a more secure and comfortable hold.  Available in various colors and designs – some even have games!

5. COASTERS, $29 (set of 4)
A simple marbled design, yet considerably a great addition to any room in the house.  Also makes a delightful birthday or hostess gift.

6. BOWLS, $8
These pretty small bowls are available in different designs and patterns.  Each bowl is sold separately, although we encourage you to use your creativity and purchase a set – don’t be afraid to mix and match the designs.

7. BUSINESS CARD HOLDER, $15
Great small gift for anyone who has a business card!  The sleek and modern design gives a wonderful first impression.

8. READING LAMP, $99
These little reading lamps are so fun and convenient to have.  Lightweight, with adjustable arms, they are amusing, yet functional.

9. BLUETOOTH SPEAKER, $59
They say big things come in small packages, and this portable tiny speaker proves just that. When fully charged, it has seven hours of playtime, and works with all Bluetooth enabled devices up to 30 feet away.  The sound of music is superior.  This Christmas, let’s get lo-ud!

10. REUSABLE BAG, $10
Not all reusable bags are created equal.  Our Loqi reusable bags are eco-friendly, reusable, long-lasting, water-resistant, washable and easy to store. Not to mention, stylish…very.  Take your pick, there’s a lot of designs to choose from!

 

I hope you love these Stocking Stuffers ideas as much as we do!  Now we have an early Christmas gift to you.  

Beginning today, Dec.5th through Monday, Dec. 8th, Red Knot is running an accessory sale of 25% OFF ALL ACCESSORIES!  How awesome is that?!

 

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So are you ready to stuff some stockings? Come visit us at our Aiea or Beretania location and we’ll help you find your perfect gifts.

500 Reasons to Follow Us

com·mu·ni·ty

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noun

1. a group of people living in the same place or having a particular characteristic in common.  2. a feeling of fellowship with others, as a result of sharing common attitudes, interests, and goals.

Being the new kid on the block within the furniture and design community, is no easy task. To celebrate the coming of Red Knot’s modern affordable design options to Hawaii, we launched an Instagram contest: 500 Reasons to Follow Us. Our Instagram followers were given the chance to win a $500 Red Knot gift certificate. The response we received was amazing and it was encouraging to see we were not alone! We shared a common interest with so many people who craved fun affordable designs. And now our Red Knot community is thriving with design-savvy personalities.

At the start of October, we announced Michael Pistono as the lucky winner of 500 Reasons to Follow Us. We had the pleasure of meeting Michael at our Aiea store to snap some fun photos of him and our Red Knot team. Congratulations Michael and we look forward to seeing you again in our home!

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Red Knot Team Leader Honey Millon with Michael Pistono.
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Left to right: Janice Bookhart, Rogi Ramil, Honey Millon, Michael Pistono, and Mia Yosimoto.
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Who said you can’t have a little fun?

 

Let’s Play With Color

Looking for a way to change the feel of your home, but not sure exactly where to start?

Easy.

Play with color.

Color is a universal language and is psychologically proven to affect emotions and behavior. Colors in home furnishings and decor may affect your mood. It is a powerful design tool that can make your space feel bold, cozy, cheerful, calm, playful, and even dramatic.  Colors can also brighten or darken a room as well as expand or shrink a space.  The color red, for example, creates a bold, yet comfortable aura. Yellow and orange makes you and your surroundings feel happy and fun. The color purple encourages creativity and imagination.

Even if color doesn’t affect your emotions, one thing is for certain:  a vibrant colored piece of furniture can definitely make a statement in any space.  Yes, that lime-green swivel chair in the living room? All of your friends have sat on it, posted a selfie on IG while sitting on it, hashtagged their post #iminlove #iwishihadthis #thecoolestthingever. It will definitely make a statement in social media 😉

So don’t be afraid to experiment and use color. It’s time to explore the rainbow, open your box of crayons or your paint (or makeup) palette and embrace the numerous shades of color.

Red Knot’s selection of colorful home furnishings and accents can give your space that “pop” of color you have been looking for. Take a look at some of our most vibrant pieces below:

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*PURPLE TARKIO SOFA/ LOVESEAT

*ORANGE ACKERMAN BAR STOOL

*ROBINSON ROUND END TABLE

*BLOOM SOFA

*KIPP SOFA/LOVESEAT

*YORK SWIVEL ACCENT CHAIR

*DARYL DINING CHAIR

*STRYKER SPINDLE END TABLE

*JERVIS SOFA-CHAISE SECTIONAL

 

In love with any of these colorful pieces?  What are you waiting for?

Come visit our Beretania or Aiea location and let’s play!