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Tuesday, October 17, 2017

Did You Know? Questions and Answers and an FYI About Lavender Fields

We get a lot of questions by email and social media and wanted to answer some of the top questions on our blog for you. So lets go....

How long have you been in business?
We started Lavender Fields in 2001! So 16 years! We cannot believe how many years have past by already! We love our business and love our customers!

Do you have a retail shop?Yes we do! We are located in the charming historic town of Port Jefferson on the north shore of long island. We also call this town home and live minutes away from the shop in a historic home. Our home has been featured in Romantic Living Magazine a few times. Click here to take the tour of our home for the holidays.







Do you offer trade discounts?
Yes we do! Visit this page to register for trade discounts.

Do you have an affiliate program?Yes we do! Visit this page to sign up for our affiliate program.

Do you offer interior design services?
Yes we do! We offer design services locally and anywhere in the states and the world with our online design services.

Can I receive samples of bedding, rugs, fabric, wallpaper and wood samples?
Yes you can! Contact us and we would be glad to send you samples.

Do you ship worldwide?
Yes we do! We have some restrictions so it is best to contact us first to inquire if we can ship a certain product.

Do you gift wrap?
Yes we do! We offer free gift wrap. Just let us know at checkout. Some large items or items shipping direct from our manufacturers cannot be gift wrapped.

Why do you focus on vegan products?We are vegans and our bath and body products are mostly vegan. Each will state it in the item description. We also only offer cruelty free products. None of our bath and body products or candles are tested on animals. Ever!

Do you give back?
Yes we do! We donate to many local charities as well as charities that are close to our heart.

Do you collaborate with bloggers?
Yes we do! Contact us for more information.

Do you stand behind your products?
Yes we do! We personally hand select every vendor and every product. Before we work with a vendor we ask a lot of questions and look at the products and how they are made. Our home is filled with the products we sell so we do test our products!

Do you have any other shops?
No. But we did have a fun vintage shop in Ocean Grove New Jersey called Kitch and Kaboodle before we opened Lavender Fields.

Now a little about me you may have not known...
I am a single mom with a beautiful 9 year old daughter. Ava Rose was raised in our store so all the locals remember her from when she was a little baby. She now loves helping me in the shop and can often be found showing customers all of her favorite things. We live in a historic house in Port Jefferson village we which are lovingly restoring for years! We took a break from restoration work but will be back at it soon and will feature all our projects on the blog. I am a vegan and Ava is a vegetarian (almost vegan at this point). We love animals and have a wonderful fun dog named Harry who we rescued from a bad place in 2004 and we also have several funny cats their photos pop up now and then on our instagram feed. We also rescue cats and do tnr in our neighborhood. I am on the board of a non-profit called Port Jefferson Cat Care with my good friend and local natural doctor Doni Wilson. Visit our instagram page for more info pjcatcare.

I grew up traveling the world with my parents and sister so I have always had a love for travel and a love for finding unique products. My dad had a passion for antiques so we would often spend our time at antique markets and yard sales. We grew up going to a cabin in Smallwood, New York right outside of Bethel the site of Woodstock. We spent our summers in the country and loved it.

I am passionate about finding a cure for lyme disease. I contracted lyme on a hike in 1995 and went undiagnosed for years. I spend a lot of my free time trying to help others with lyme find the care they need. Ava and I both love art, music and yoga and you can find us in the yoga studio at least once a week and we practice at home daily. When we are not working, going to school or practicing yoga we are off creating something or taking a walk in our beautiful town.

I think that covers it! Glad to share a little of my history and answer some questions about Lavender Fields!

Lori and Ava Rose


Sunday, October 8, 2017

Introducing Casafina - Fine Tabletop and Home Decor

Just in time for the holidays! This gorgeous new introduction - Casafina, a collection of Fine European Home and Table Decor. Create a unique table with mixing and matching this wonderful and eclectic collection. The entire collection is coming soon but here is one of our favorites Ibiza. Ibiza showcases a special artistry found only in European stoneware. Each stoneware piece is coated with an artful reactive glaze and high-fired to create a unique constellation of milky speckles over solid interiors. The white exterior enhances its minimalist styling, allowing the spectacular interior finish to take center stage.









Sunday, October 1, 2017

Bella Notte Linens Sale Starts Now!

Our Bella Notte Linens Sale Starts Now! This is the perfect time to order that new dream bedding you have been waiting for or to add to your Bella Notte Linens collection. Have you seen the 2 new accent colors Rosegold and Midnight? They are becoming our best selling colors. 

We are pleased to help you put together your dream bed with free design assistance. We also offer layaway and payment plan options to make shopping easy for you. We have been selling Bella Notte for over 10 years and we consider ourselves Bella Notte Linens experts because we are passionate about everything Bella Notte creates. We have bella in our home and cannot say enough about how gorgeous this machine washable luxury bedding is. Did you know the dye is non toxic? Did you know they make everything in the USA and it is made to last? The investment is worth it. Once you sleep on Bella Notte you will understand why.





Wednesday, September 27, 2017

A Guide to Selecting the Perfect Rug


Learn how to pick the right rug for your space with Annie Selke's rug breed guide. A detailed look at all the rug constructions, from cotton rugs to indoor/outdoor rugs, wool rugs and more. Annie Selke makes selecting a rug easy! We offer Free Design Assistance and a Rug Sample Program.


Flat Weave Cotton

Features & Benefits: Durable construction; soft underfoot; lightweight, low profile, and often reversible.  Pet Friendly and Child Friendly.

Where to use: High- and low-traffic spaces; well-used family areas like hallways, bedrooms, and stairs. 

How it's made: Cotton yarns make up the warp and weft of these hand-woven, basic-loom-weave rugs. Stripes and pattern run the length or width of the rug. 

Care: 
  • Regular vacuuming and the occasional gentle shake will keep these rugs looking their best. 
  • As woven rugs settle, a stray piece of yarn may pop up. This is perfectly normal. Do not cut the yarn; simply tuck and pull it back through the underside of the rug. 
  • Small rugs may be hand washed gently in cold water; professional cleaning is recommended for larger area rugs. 
  • Do not machine wash, bleach or tumble dry.
Woven Jacquard Cotton

Features & Benefits:  Soft underfoot; low profile and lightweight, reversible. Pet Friendly and Child Friendly.

Where to Use: Great for low- to medium-traffic areas such as guest rooms, hallways, and home offices. 

How it's made: Cotton yarns make up the warp and weft of these hand-woven rugs, which are made on a jacquard loom, with the weft skipping specific warps to create a reversible pattern. 

Care:
  • Regular vacuuming and the occasional gentle shake will keep these rugs looking their best. 
  • As woven rugs settle, a stray piece of yarn may pop up. This is perfectly normal. Do not cut the yarn; simply tuck and pull it back through the underside of the rug. 
  • Small rugs may be hand washed gently in cold water; professional cleaning is recommended for larger area rugs. 
  • Do not machine wash, bleach or tumble dry.

Large Hook Cotton

Features & Benefits: Cushy, springy feel; high profile, with an eye-catching looped construction. Pet Friendly & Child Friendly.

Where to Use: Their cushy and comfortable feel underfoot makes these rugs perfect for both living rooms and bedrooms. 

How It's Made:  Woven from recycled jersey fabric with large hooks. Cotton canvas back, attached with latex. 

Care:  
  • Regular vacuuming and the occasional gentle shake will keep these rugs looking their best. 
  • As woven rugs settle, a stray piece of yarn may pop up. This is perfectly normal. Any loose loops can be trimmed flush with the rug pile without causing any damage. 
  • For bigger messes, we recommend professional cleaning only.

Cotton/Viscose Woven Blend 

Features & Benefits: Viscose-blend rugs offer the same lush feel underfoot as silk.

Where to Use:  The delicate fibers of viscose-blend rugs are best suited for low-traffic, gently used rooms only such as the office, master bedroom, or living room. Not suitable for homes with children and pets. 

How It's Made:  A multi-step, intricate hands-on process, hand-loom knotted yarns are spun and dyed and hand-woven, then sheared by hand, giving a distressed look. 

Care:  
  • Regular vacuuming and the occasional gentle shake will keep these rugs looking their best. 
  • Avoid exposure to moisture of any kind, as this may cause permanent staining.
  • Using water of any kind on these rugs may cause damage. 
  • For bigger messes, we recommend professional cleaning only.

Cotton Hand Knotted

Features & Benefits: Plush feel; durable construction. Pet Friendly & Child Friendly.

Where to Use: This rug is an ideal backdrop for your master bedroom, family room, or dining room. 

How It's Made:  Cotton and wool are first knotted and then sheared by hand, which creates a plush feel, unique mottled appearance, and excellent durability.

Care:
  • Regular vacuuming and the occasional gentle shake will keep these rugs looking their best. 
  • Some shedding may occur with all hand-knotted rugs. Use a low setting when vacuuming to minimize shedding If shedding still occurs, professional cleaning can help remove loose fibers. 
  • For bigger messes, we recommend professional cleaning only. 
Cotton Chenille 

Features & Benefits: Soft and plush; low profile, reversible. Pet Friendly & Child Friendly.

Where to Use: Low- to medium-traffic areas, such as guest rooms, hallways, and home offices. 

How It's Made: A combination of cotton and cotton chenille gives these woven rugs their plush look and feel. The dye is hand pressed onto piles of yarn in a striped pattern, and the dyed yarn is then spun onto cones for weaving, where it makes up the warp of these basic-loom- weave rugs. The dyed portions of the yarn are staggered on the warp to create the pattern. 

Care: 
  • Regular vacuuming and the occasional gentle shake will keep these rugs looking their best. 
  • As woven rugs settle, a stray piece of yarn may pop up. This is perfectly normal. Do not cut the yarn; simply tuck and pull it back through the underside of the rug.
  •  For bigger messes, we recommend professional cleaning only.


Flat Weave Polypropylene

Features & Benefits: Ultra-durable construction, water-resistant, and UV-treated for fade resistance; low profile, lightweight, and reversible; washable, scrubbable, and bleachable. Child Friendly and Pet Friendly.

Where to Use:  A rug for all seasons! Terrific for high-traffic areas; kids' rooms; staircases; muddy messes such as sunrooms, decks, and porches; and any floor that gets wet - like the bathroom, the kitchen, or the basement. 

How It's Made:  Extruded poly yarns make up the warp and weft of these hand-woven rugs, with the weft skipping specific warps to create the pattern. 

Care: 
  • Regular vacuuming and the occasional gentle shake will keep these rugs looking their best. 
  • Vacuum, brush lightly with fresh or soapy water, or spray with a hose. 
  • Do not machine wash or machine dry.

Woven Rope Polypropylene

Features & BenefitsUltra-durable construction, water-resistant, and UV-treated for fade resistance; high profile, reversible; washable, scrubbable, and bleachable. Pet Friendly & Child Friendly/

Where to Use:  A rug for all seasons! Terrific for high-traffic areas; kids' rooms; muddy messes such as sunrooms, decks, and porches; and any floor that gets wet - like the bathroom, the kitchen, or the basement. 

How It's Made: Extruded poly yarns are braided into a rope, and the rope is hand constructed into these high-profile rugs. 

Care:  
  • Due to the nature of the woven yarns, these rugs may appear uneven when first received. Stretch the edges gently to even out the shape.
  • Regular vacuuming and the occasional gentle shake will keep these rugs looking their best. 
  • Vacuum, brush lightly with fresh or soapy water, or spray with a hose. 
  • Do not machine wash or machine dry.


Flat weave PET

Features & Benefits:  Eco-friendly polyester fiber made from recycled plastic bottles; durable construction, UV-treated for fade resistance; soft, wool-like texture; lightweight, low profile, reversible; washable, scrubbable. Pet Friendly & Child Friendly. 

Where to Use:  Just right for high-traffic areas and the porch or patio. 

How It's Made: Recycled polyester (PET) yarns make up the warp and weft of these hand-woven rugs, with the weft skipping specific warps to create the pattern. 

Care:  
  • Regular vacuuming and the occasional gentle shake will keep these rugs looking their best. 
  • Vacuum, brush lightly with fresh or soapy water, or spray with a hose. 
  • Scrub lightly as excess scrubbing can cause fuzzing/pilling. 
  • PET rugs can hold in moisture if not dried after complete saturation. If your PET rug is outdoors and becomes fully saturated after rain, please hang to help dry. 
  • Do not machine wash or dry.
Braided PET

Features & Benefits:  Eco-friendly polyester fiber made from recycled plastic bottles; durable and eye-catching braided construction, UV-treated for fade resistance; soft, wool-like texture; thick profile, reversible; washable, scrubbable. Pet Friendly & Child Friendly.

Where to Use: Ideal for adding organic texture to all your favorite spaces, both indoors and out, and for areas with heavy foot and paw traffic. HOW IT'S MADE: Recycled polyester (PET) yarns are machine-braided and sewed, making for a tight and extremely durable construction. 

Care: 
  • Regular vacuuming and the occasional gentle shake will keep these rugs looking their best. 
  • Vacuum, brush lightly with fresh or soapy water, or spray with a hose. 
  • Scrub lightly as excess scrubbing can cause fuzzing/pilling.
  • PET rugs can hold in moisture if not dried after complete saturation. If your PET rug is outdoors and becomes fully saturated after rain, please hang to help dry. 
  • Do not machine wash or dry.

Flat Weave Sisal

Features & Benefits: Ultra-durable, long-lasting blend of natural sisal, jute, and polypropylene; low profile; rustic charm and beautiful texture. 

Where to Use: A friendly foundation for any room - and they look great layered with other rugs! Perfect for adding a rustic touch to high-traffic indoor areas such as the covered sun porch, family room, or dining room. Not recommended for children's rooms. 

How It's Made:  Yarns of sisal - a plant-derived fiber, dyed with vegetable-based pigments - make up the warp and weft of these woven rugs, which are made on a jacquard loom. The pattern runs the length of the rug. 

Care: 
  • Recommended for indoor and enclosed, covered-porch use only. 
  • Regular vacuuming and rotation will keep these rugs looking their best. 
  • When vacuuming, always use the standard head; never use the rotating brush. 
  • Remove dry spots by scraping carefully from the outer edges toward the middle of the spot. Do not rub wet spots; simply blot with paper towels, and clean with a damp cloth and mild detergent.
  • Professional cleaning recommended as needed. 
  • Flammable; do not place near a source of ignition.


Flat Weave Jute 

Features & Benefits:  Eco-friendly, sustainable, natural materials; tightly woven, ultra-durable construction; lightweight, low profile, reversible; sophisticated, natural earthen charm. 

Where to Use: Great in high-traffic indoor areas and on covered porches. Placement of these rugs are important, as our Jute rugs are dyed with vegetable based dyes that can fade if exposed to frequent sunlight. 

How It's Made: Yarns of natural jute - a vegetable fiber, dyed with vegetable-based pigments - make up the warp and weft of these hand-woven, basic-loom-weave rugs. The stripe or pattern runs the width of the rug. Natural color variations can occur. 

Care:
  • Recommended for indoor and enclosed, covered-porch use only. 
  • Regular vacuuming, rotation, and the occasional gentle shake will keep these rugs looking their best. 
  • When vacuuming, always use the standard head; never use the rotating brush. 
  • Remove dry spots by scraping carefully from the outer edges toward the middle of the spot. 
  • Do not rub wet spots; simply blot with paper towels, and clean with a damp cloth and mild detergent. 
  • For bigger messes, we recommend professional cleaning only.  
  • Flammable; do not place near a source of ignition.

Jute Soumak 

Features & Benefits: Eco-friendly, sustainable, natural materials; tightly woven, ultra-durable construction; thick profile with raised, textured pattern; sophisticated, natural earthen charm; richly textured, rustic look and feel. Pet Friendly & Child Friendly.

Where to Use: For indoor use only; best in high-traffic areas like the main hallway, living room, or family room. 

How It's Made: These rugs are crafted through a complicated technique that involves the artisan skillfully braiding larger loops of the weft yarn around an additional warp to create a more textured surface. 

Care:  
  • Recommended for indoor and enclosed, covered-porch use only. 
  • Regular vacuuming, rotation, and the occasional gentle shake will keep these rugs looking their best. 
  • When vacuuming, always use the standard head; never use the rotating brush. 
  • Remove dry spots by scraping carefully from the outer edges toward the middle of the spot.
  • Do not rub wet spots; simply blot with paper towels, and clean with a damp cloth and mild detergent. 
  • For bigger messes, we recommend professional cleaning only. 
  • High traffic may cause a loop to occasionally pop up. Do not pull or trim the loop with scissors; simply tuck it back into the weave. 
  • Flammable; do not place near a source of ignition.
Jute Ticking

Features & Benefits: Eco-friendly, sustainable, natural materials; tightly woven, ultra-durable construction; medium profile, reversible; sophisticated, natural earthen charm; richly textured, rustic look and feel accentuated with classic ticking stripes. Pet Friendly & Child Friendly.

Where to Use: Great for high-traffic areas indoors and on covered porches. Placement of these rugs are important, as our Jute rugs are dyed with vegetable based dyes that can fade if exposed to frequent sunlight. 

How It's Made:  Yarns of natural jute - a vegetable fiber, dyed with vegetable-based pigments - make up the warp and weft of these hand-woven, basic-loom-weave rugs. A twisted braiding technique creates the ticking stripes, which run the width of the rug. Natural color variations can occur. 

Care: 
  • Recommended for indoor and enclosed, covered-porch use only. 
  • Regular vacuuming, rotation, and the occasional gentle shake will keep these rugs looking their best. 
  • When vacuuming, always use the standard head; never use the rotating brush. 
  • Remove dry spots by scraping carefully from the outer edges toward the middle of the spot. 
  • Do not rub wet spots; simply blot with paper towels, and clean with a damp cloth and mild detergent. 
  • For bigger messes, we recommend professional cleaning only. 
  • Flammable; do not place near a source of ignition.
Woven Jute

Features & Benefits: Eco-friendly, sustainable, natural materials; tightly woven, ultra-durable braided construction; thick profile, reversible; sophisticated, natural earthen charm; richly textured, rustic look and feel. Pet Friendly & Child Friendly.

Where to Use: Ideal for high-traffic areas like the living room, dining room, or covered porch. Placement of these rugs are important, as our Jute rugs are dyed with vegetable based dyes that can fade if exposed to frequent sunlight. 

How It's Made: Made of thick, super-strong natural jute yarns. Each row of these hand-crafted rugs is specially woven around a metal rod to achieve a chunky, looped effect. Natural color variations can occur. 

Care:
  • Recommended for indoor and enclosed, covered-porch use only. 
  • Regular vacuuming, rotation, and the occasional gentle shake will keep these rugs looking their best. 
  • When vacuuming, always use the standard head; never use the rotating brush. 
  • Remove dry spots by scraping carefully from the outer edges toward the middle of the spot. • Do not rub wet spots; simply blot with paper towels, and clean with a damp cloth and mild detergent. 
  • For bigger messes, we recommend professional cleaning only.
  • High traffic may cause a loop to occasionally pop up. Do not pull or trim the loop with scissors; simply tuck it back into the weave. 
  • Flammable; do not place near a source of ignition.

Woven Wool

Features & Benefits:  Durable construction; lightweight, low profile, often reversible; rougher hand and natural earthen charm. 

Where to Use:  Suitable for dining rooms, living rooms and master bedrooms. 

How It's Made: Woven on vertical looms by passing weft yarns back and forth through the warp, just like our cotton woven and polypropylene flat weave rugs.

Care:
  • Regular vacuuming and the occasional gentle shake will keep these rugs looking their best. 
  • For bigger messes, we recommend professional cleaning only.
Micro-Hooked Wool

Features & Benefits: Durable construction; low maintenance; low profile; soft underfoot; eye-catching designs; stylish and sophisticated; timeless appeal. WHERE TO USE: Perfect for high-traffic areas like the living room, kids' rooms, staircases, and the hallway. 

How It's Made: Three to four plies of smaller wool yarn are used in each hook and hand-guided through a canvas tracing pattern with a hooking gun. The small, tight hooks create a low-profile rug. Cotton canvas back, attached with latex. With this technique, the artisans are able to get very detailed with designs. 

Care: 
  • Regular vacuuming, a gentle shake, and occasional grooming will keep these rugs looking their best. 
  • As hooked rugs settle, a stray loop of yarn may pop up. This is perfectly normal. Do not pull the loop; simply trim it with scissors. 
  • For bigger messes, we recommend professional cleaning only.

Tuesday, September 26, 2017

To the Trade Program





Lavender Fields is passionate about design and we love teaming up with talented designers to create extraordinary spaces.   

If you are a designer or architect, signing up for our trade program is the best way to save money and make make money on your design projects. No project is too big or too small. We can work with you on a job accessorizing a room or completing a large design project and entire home. 

Benefits:
When you become a trade member you will receive: 
  • An exclusive discount on all full-priced items on our site. 
  • Free shipping on most orders
  • Project management services 
  • One stop access to unlimited resources. Our resources are not limited to what you see online. We have access to every wallpaper and fabric line you can imagine as well as most top furniture brands that are not listed online. 
  • Swatch sampling, finish sampling and rug samples
  • Premium white glove delivery on most furniture
  • Expedited delivery on select items 
  • Option for your work featured on our blog and social media 
    Signing Up:
    Signing up is easy. Just fill out an application here. We know that you are busy, so our application is all on one page and takes less than five minutes to complete. Once complete we will email you with your exclusive discount code. 

    Sign Up for Our Affiliate Program for Even More Benefits
    Sign up for our Affiliate program to get even more benefits. If you are looking for ways to grow your business our affiliate program is just another way to help you do that. Separate from our trade program, you can earn an easy commission off of our product just by referring a customer though linking us on your site, blog or instagram page. Learn more about the program and how to get started here.  

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