Saturday, September 3, 2011

September Sale!

Here at Bae Home and Design we know that you like to plan ahead. Now that summer is over and the holidays are fast approaching we have decided to offer an unprecedented sale. Throughout September we are offering 25% off of ALL full priced furniture!

If you've been in to Bae you know that we hand select our pieces with the hope that you will find that certain something that will be just as special to you as it is to us. And if you've visited us you also know that in addition to what we offer here and on our online store, our design staff is eager to help you find what you're looking for in one our many catalogues and special order it for you.

Arguably one of my favorite pieces in the store right now is this console table (above). The photo doesn't do it justice, but it's made with a technique called faux bois. The table is hand made with concrete, then molded and sketched to have the appearance of wood. It's so chic and interesting without being too loud.

I'd love to post more of my favorites but then we'd be here all day; please feel free to email us for more information, photos, ideas or questions.
Discount cannot be combined with other offers or promotions.

Saturday, August 20, 2011

Flea Market Favorites

With summer coming to a close and the temperature slowly creeping downward, it's the perfect time to take advantage of one of my favorite favorite hobbies: flea market digging! There's nothing more rewarding than tunneling through a bin of old forgotten knick-knacks that somebody felt should be brought back to life, and coming up to find the perfect jacket, a rare copy of your favorite book, or even the perfect little vintage painting for that empty spot on your wall.

I'll never forget the time I went to the flea market and snatched up a beautiful, yet disheveled victorian settee for an unbelievable steal; after getting it reupholstered I felt like San Francisco's Marie Antoinette! What have been some of your favorite flea market finds?

Maybe it's all the nostalgia, but I'm going to make this very easy for you; below is a list of when and where you can find some of my favorite flea markets in the bay area...

CONCORD: Solano Flea Market, 6:30 a.m.-4 p.m. Saturday and 5:30 a.m.-4 p.m. Sunday. Solano Way and Highway 4; Admission 25 cents Saturday, $1 Sunday. Up to 200 vendors on Saturday and 600 on Sunday.

SAN FRANCISCO: Alemany Flea Market 8 a.m.-3 p.m. Wednesday and Sunday. 100 Alemany Blvd. Up to 200 dealers on Sunday, 25 or so on Wednesday.

FREMONT: Niles Antique Fair and Flea Market. On Niles Blvd, Fremont, Ca. Anually last Sunday in August (Sunday August 28, 2011)

CUPERTINO: DeAnza College Flea Market 8 a.m.-4 p.m. first Saturday each month. In campus parking lots B & C, 21250 Stevens Creek Blvd. Parking $3. About 700 vendors. Benefits student programs.

LOS ALTOS HILLS: Foothill College Flea Market, 8 a.m.-3 p.m. third Saturday each month. 12345 El Monte Road;Parking $2. More than 200 vendors. Benefits Foothill College Theatre Guild.

SAN JOSE: Flea Market, 7 a.m.-5:30 p.m. Wednesday-Sunday. 1590 Berryessa Road; Parking $1 weekdays, $5 weekends. From 2,200 to 2,400 vendors.

CAPITOL FLEA MARKET: San Jose from 6 a.m. (7 a.m. Sat.) to 5:30 p.m. Thursday-Sunday year-round. Capitol Expressway at Snell Avenue; Admission ranges from free to $1.50. From 500 to 900 vendors.

Tuesday, August 16, 2011

Win a $50 Bae Home Gift Certificate!

We are very excited about our new arrivals and local artists.
So much so, we are giving away a

$50 Gift Certificate*

which can be redeemed online or in store. At Bae Home & Design, we carefully select local and national designers that provide both beautiful and functional home furnishings including end and side tables, mirrors, wall sconces, lamps, accessories and more. You can view our line at

Enter to WIN now thru August 26, 2011 (please complete both steps to qualify)

1. Leave a comment on this blog
2. Like us on Facebook, if you don’t already, and post a comment about the giveaway on our page.

The WINNER will be randomly selected and announced on 8/28/2011

Good Luck!

Bae Home & Design

*No cash back on unused Gift Certificate amount.

Tuesday, July 19, 2011


So maybe I'm a little late on the terrarium train, but I've caught the fever. I had the pleasure this weekend of happening upon a little place in the city called Workshop. They offer daily classes for anything you can dream of, from screen printing to bike maintenance. I was lucky enough to partake in glass jar terrarium workshop and I am hooked!
Now for those of you who, like me, find yourself unaware of what exactly a terrarium is, it's a transparent globe or container in which plants (that generally prefer high humidity) are grown. Basically, you can have your own mini jungle. What I found to be most exciting is that you can grow a terrarium in almost any kind of glass enclosure, be it a mason jar, coffee pot or my favorite, a bell jar.
I selected a beautiful carafe from our store to begin with:
From there you have to put several layers before you begin to plant, all of the layers combined should take up about one third of your container.
  1. A bottom layer of rocks, colorful glass, porcelain; something to provide some sort of drainage for your plants.
  2. You put a thin layer of activated charcoal
  3. And finally a thicker layer of soil.
From there you can get as creative as you'd like, put some colorful moss, add some pebbles and plant terrarium friendly plants using either chopsticks or a pencil if, like mine, your container isn't big enough to use your hands. Arrange it, then rearrange it until you're happy with your own little Ferngully. Seeing as this was a beginner class, we used succulents because they are the most easily spawned and you can practically break off any size piece of a succulent and it will sprout roots and grow freely with little encouragement. From there you water about once every 2-3 weeks and ta-da you have your very own mini ecosystem.
Though the options for terrarium containers are endless, here at Bae we have some recycled glass bottles that would give a vintage vibe to your terrarium as well as striking glass domes in various sizes. So come in today to gab about your new favorite hobby and see what sorts of creative terrarium containers you can find!

Tuesday, July 5, 2011

4th of July Discounts!

We here at Bae sincerely hope you all had a safe and happy holiday weekend!
In the spirit of this great holiday we have decided that now until July 20th ALL FULL PRICED ITEMS will be 15% off. This discount includes full priced furniture, lighting and accessories! As always, if you don't find what you're looking for in the store we are more than happy to special order it for you. Don't forget, we also have items on clearance consisting of accessories, linens and select furniture pieces. So when you stop in before July 20th, just mention our promotional code SS11 and to get an automatic 15% off your full priced purchases. We hope to see you soon!

Sunday, June 19, 2011

Summer Sale!

Over at Bae we are offering some seriously enticing markdowns including but not limited to select linens, furniture and florals. The best deal we're
offering is by far our beautiful floral charts.
Running about 35cm x 59 cm the photos really don't do them justice. Printed on distressed canvas to give a vintage appearance, these floral prints are surrounded top and bottom by a rustic wooden frame. Originally $310 we are offering 6 different prints of these charts at a jaw-dropping $160!
They are versatile and add a natural serenity to any home, so come by Bae to see these and other charts and find out what else we've marked down. Take advantage of this rare opportunity to find unique treasures at unparalleled prices. Stop in or give us a call and see what we can find for you!

Friday, May 20, 2011

Eighth Wonder of the World?

With summer swiftly approaching I'm sure many of you are planning (or dreaming) of exotic vacation getaways. While most people are drawn towards beaches, tropical weather and palm trees others sway towards the seven wonders and the amazing architectural and artistic points of view from countries throughout the world. I myself have a top ten list of places I'd love to explore, but after some research I am reassessing that list to include some rather spectacular monuments that easily hold their own against Stonehenge.

Spread throughout what was once Yugoslavia, these architectural sculptures were commissioned by President Tito and designed by various talented artists and architects. These innovative and futuristic sculptures are spread throughout what is now mostly Bosnia and Serbia, but have fallen into disrepair due to neglect. The inspiration behind these pieces is speculated upon: some say they mark pivotal WWII battles, while still others say they were a way of promoting artistic expression and further drawing the line between a more Western Yugoslavia and Stalin's Soviet influence.
Some argue that these sculptures are relics of a harsh history for Yugoslavia and believe that they should be left to decay and crumble as all things do, but I believe that these monuments are inspiring depictions of a pivotal time, not only in Yugoslavia but throughout the world. Whatever the true motives behind them, they are indisputably breathtaking and the condition of these monuments covered in graffiti and rust is truly saddening.
There are a total of twenty-five of these spectacular monuments and if you are a history buff, architectural enthusiast or just somebody that can admire beauty when they see it, you had better add this to your travel list and quick because without much tourist interest who knows how long these relics will remain.