Thursday, October 22, 2009

Oh, Those Fabulous Windows!

By Interior Designer, Sherry Burnett

Interior Designer, Sherry Burnett Of Burnett Designs, finished designing the KAZA windows for October and they are fabulous!

The first window is a head turner! Many of the pieces have already sold and I don't expect it to last much longer, honestly. I have been replacing sold pieces with others, but once they are gone--it is not possible to find others. As for the bench, with all the response we have gotten, we have prepared 2 other benches to replace the existing one in the window if it sells before 15 November. The two other benches are fabulous--but different than the one in the window. So, if you LOOOOVE this one--Scoop!

Designer, Sherry Burnett and Designer, Vicki Frasier hanging the bronze sheer for Bohemian window display

The style: Bohemian
In Bohemian design, there is no method or set pattern. You take what you love...fabrics, textures, artwork and create your space. Sometimes, design is sooo thought out--matching everything, pulling from this colour, coordinating--I personally love the eclectic style of Bohemian. It is daring, cultured, spontaneous, free-spirited...without being contrived. Imagine vintage sequined pillows, a vintage burnt velvet coverlet, a Suzani throw and an old rusty iron bed and you will have Bohemian.

Price List:

Peruvian Avacado Lamp: 85$
Oregano Side Table: 75$
Bronze Elaborate Bench (includes vintage velvet floral cushion!) 275$
Syrocco Gold Shelf: 30$
Green Glass Vase: 35$
Pillows in window range from Turkish(made by Gonca) 25$ - Vintage 55$
Hartman Vintage Suitcase: 125$

Artwork is also Sherry's! Isn't she amazing?!?

Artwork In Bohemian Window Price List:
Passion: 250$
Vibration (Above Photo): 600$

The Second Window is, I personally call it
"Funky Autumn"-

Mixing vintage pieces (80's brass and glass end table), Antique Mirror painted a funky Chartreuse, an old Bergere Style Chair given an haute couture white and reupholstered in crisp white vinyl and trimmed in formal upholstery tacks, Amy Butler fabric on pillows and lampshade. Love the colour palette of orange and green!

Price List:

Brass & Glass End Table: 85$
White Chair: 125$
Green Pottery Lamp w/Amy Butler shade: 50$
Chartreuse Mirror: 75$
Amy Butler Pillows (2 available): 45$ each

Artwork (again, from the talented Sherry Burnett):

Happy: 250$
Sweet: 50$

**Prints of the paintings are also available**
Price range: 15$-60$

Getting to know you. Getting to know all about you.....
This is the Q & A segment with Interior Designer, Sherry Burnett:

KAZA: These windows are fabulous! It has caused loads of attention--- what inspired your design?


My inspiration for the left window began with that fabulous headboard which brought to mind the Bohemian eclectic design.  My inspiration for the the Bohemian designed window (left window at KAZA) began with the fabulous headboard repurposed into a bench. The rich bronze color and the curves of the headboard called for deep jewel tones and floral design of the jacquard fabric for the cushion.  The lamps were redesigned with a fresh paint and new lampshades. The side table received a new look with a beautiful oregano color and bronze knobs.

The French style chair and the wonderful retro apple green lamp inspired the second window. I loved the color, scale and form of the lamp.  The crisp white, green and touches of orange are a subtle reminder of fall without screaming fall theme.

KAZA: What advice do you have for someone with a new house to decorate and perhaps a limited budget?
Creativity!! See existing furnishings and accessories in a new way. Can they be repurposed- painted, used in another room or for a different function?  Find something you love for your inspiration, be it a fabric, accessory, a memory, or a feeling. 

KAZA: I remember when I met you, we had talked about some ideas you had for your upcoming window here and I remember you mentioning "water bottles"-and I knew at that point your windows would be fabulous without even ever seeing your work prior! I am a crazy lady when it comes to Design Magazines (since I was 12 years old!), which design magazines do you like, that keep you in the "design loop"?
Elle Decor is at the top of my list! I recently started receiving Dwell, “At Home in the Modern World”.  They have numerous articles related to “green” design. 

KAZA: Your gorgeous artwork is also in the window---tell me more about that side of Sherry Burnett.
My imagination is constantly in high gear, the things I see around me rattle around in my brain creating images that I use to inspire a painting or design. Painting is my primary outlet for such images but it is the same for my work as a designer.. When I am painting, everything else goes away and I lose track of time. The flower series is my latest inspiration.  I love the colors and the energy in them. I feel that they represent a part of my personality! 

I want to thank Lisa at KAZA for giving me the opportunity to express my creativity! It is such a wonderful experience to design the KAZA windows. Lisa helped with mentoring and guiding me with ideas. She is so creative and has a big heart!!!
And a great big thank you to Vicky Frazier of Eclectic Designs LLC, Cynthia Rogers of Mariposa Designs LLC and Brett Cabral who helped with the window installation and their creative ideas!! Thank you!!

KAZA: Awwww Shucks! I was just throwing ideas at you--you could either dodge or catch-lol....the windows are awesome! Thanks so much, Sherry and to everyone that helped Sherry make the windows come alive. :)

Don't forget: 1 November 2009 is Daylight Savings

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Happy Autumn!

Thursday, October 8, 2009


Dear faithful subscribers, having subscribed to the KAZA blog to get some inside info--you also have had to endure listening to our crazy stories every month! So, we wanted to do a little somethin' somethin' (Or how my mother calls it, "une petite quel que chose") to show our gratitude!

What better way to show our gratitude than to have a sale!

When you ask?

13 October 2009- 17 October 2009

And, how will I know who to give the 25% discount to?

Well, typically a cartwheel or two upon entering the shop lets us know pretty quickly--however, you can always just mention the blog and we will know what you are talking about. ;o)

On another note, I am off to Canada again this weekend and Designer-Artist-Muralist- Creative Genius Extraordinaire, Sherry Burnett, of Burnett Designs will be redoing the windows while I am away. I did get a peak at some of the pieces going in and.....yipppeeeee!!! I am so excited to see what she comes up with!

I will post pictures when I get back and will include Sherry's Q & A and bio so you can get to know her a bit--she is sweet, funny & fabulous!

I love having the Designers and Design Students do the windows---it is so exciting for me and such a rest for my brain! Cyndi Rogers "Barnacles" windows were so fabulous and creative.

Speaking of windows.........aren't you curious who WON the Project Laundry List Best Window Display?? Da da da da daaaaaaaaaaaaaaaa (horns)

Concord Camera!

Aimee Leduc, Michael of Concord Camera and Cyndi Rogers (above)

Aimee Leduc of Lavender & Lotus Interior Designs and Cyndi Rogers of Mariposa Design did a fabulous job of designing this window display. Michael (owner of Concord Camera) and Suzanne (Manager of Concord Camera) were an absolute pleasure to work with. I think it makes a lot of difference when we have such a good experience with a company/business to encourage others to support that business--and I can tell you, after this experience, the designers and I agree we will definitely be doing business at Concord Camera in the future. As the winners of the event, Concord Camera recieved a Gift Certificate from The Common Man Restaurant and a beautiful "Green Together" Art Canvas by incredibly talented Artist, Peg Lipin (

There were 16 shops that had created displays for this competition. Luckily, Aimee Leduc of Lavender & Lotus Interior Design ( took fabulous pictures of some of the windows --thanks Aimee!

Caffenio's "Tea Shirt" and coffee filter garland was quite fabulous too!

The "Tea Shirt" is on display at KAZA--150 tea bags sewn onto a plain white t-shirt!

At Gondwana, the students from Rundlett Middle School created clothes made out of brown paper bags and wrote about what "bugged" them ecologically. I am happy to say, the future leaders are aware and ready to change the world!

Designer, Cyndi Rogers of Mariposa Designs (above),strings folded books for Gibson's Bookstore window display (below)

Bagel Works showed the transition from raw material (Shaw's Supermarket Plastic Bags, the process of weaving, and the finished product of Kathi Rienstra's fabulous recycled bags (below)--Kathi's bags are now for sale at KAZA (Plan ahead for Christmas!)

Lotions N Potions window display was adorable. Baby clothes all strung on the line with a fan blowing to create a sort of soft breeze--LOVE IT!

On another note, KAZA has been contributing to some articles in the Hippo Press recently (The first for Project Laundry List, another for the 3/50 Project and was asked to contribute some KAZA knowledge/experience to Home Accents Today Magazine (upcoming issue)! How cool is that? :o) what do we have?

*A Private "Faithful Subscriber" Sale
(Tuesday, 13 October 2009 - Saturday, 17 October 2009)

* Free slice o' Earthway soap for joining KAZA's Facebook--"No Facebook, No Soap for you!" (ala one of my favourite Seinfeld I aging myself?)

A bientot!