Home Decor

Black Floors Create Elegant Vibes in Any Home

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One of the primary fundamentals of interior design is to create a “grounding” effect in your home. We love the anchoring effect that black floors give to any room as well as the contrast they can provide to the rest […]

Home Coffee Station DIY

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National Coffee Day is September 29 so celebrate with your favorite barista or enjoy a quiet cup of Joe at home. A home coffee station might be a fun addition this month and it’s pretty easy to organize. We’ve gathered […]

Linen Jumpsuits For Functional Living

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It always makes sense to pare things down and get back to basics. Breezy linen jumpsuits make getting ready a snap. They are roomy and comfortable and linen fabric adds durability. Our favorite jumpsuits are casual and mix smart tailoring […]

Bench Seating Gets Cozy For a Crowd

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There’s something lighthearted and casual about family gatherings. Incorporate bench seating in a cozy space and snuggle up together. Benches are easy to spruce up with a cushion or a few throw pillows. Our favorites are vintage and add an […]

Table Settings Bohemian Eclectic Style

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Summer tablescapes should be a combination of patterns and fabrics that exude warmth and abundance. When you get the hang of creating table settings Bohemian eclectic style you’ll want to invite guests over more often. Invest in a few amazing […]

Creative Home Office Spaces Work Smarter

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Finding yourself working from home? Carve out a creative home office space that is custom-tailored to your working style. Having a specific work space enables you to focus and also allows you to close shop at the end of the […]

Sustainable Kitchen Products Help Your Budget + The Earth

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Conservation makes sense on multiple levels. Use sustainable kitchen products with a zero waste mentality. The old adage, “waste not; want not” conserves budget dollars for better things and is friendlier to Mother Earth. We live on a beautiful planet […]

Yellow Home Decor: Warming + Cheering

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Time to add a little sunshine to your soul with a bright splash of color. A large swatch of yellow home decor can be an unexpected surprise in any home. Use a big brush and exercise boldness as you incorporate […]

Bar Cart Styling: Liquor Cabinets on Display

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Photo courtesy: Camille Styles

Your liquor cabinet can be one of the most hospitable setups in any hostess’ home. Thoughtful bar cart styling can showcase your goods and keep things handy for guests. A properly stocked cart will include specialty glassware, mixers, and more. […]

Bistro Tables For Two, Please

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If you connect with the phrase, “two’s company; three’s a crowd”, a smaller dining area might be suitable for you. Tiny bistro tables are just right for small spaces and petite households. Our favorite setups take inspiration from European cafes […]

Hygge Tablescapes Are Simple + Elegant

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The saying goes, “April showers bring May flowers”. Bring a little bit of Mother Nature’s cheer indoors with simple hygge tablescapes. Take the less-is-more approach and give yourself something to gather on a nature walk. You’ll feel uplifted and at […]

Mirror Feng Shui: Enhance Home Energy

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It might be a good time to think about chi since we’re spending most of our time at home these days. You can use mirror Feng Shui to attract positive vibes to any aspect of your life. Mirror energy is […]

Kitchen Utility Hooks Keep Everything Handy

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Now is usually the time we start looking around the house for places to organize. One of the best things you can add to your cart this month are kitchen utility hooks. They’re useful and versatile—take a look at some […]

Displaying Art in New + Interesting Ways

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We bet many of you are starting to get stir-crazy (and we know what that leads to). Think about displaying art creatively as you start to rearrange furniture. You can completely transform your environment without doing any shopping. Turn your […]

Landscape Paintings Keep Decor Calm, Cool, + Collected

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Nothing is more serene than a mountain stream, forest glade, or private beach. Evoke the peacefulness and calm of Mother Nature with landscape paintings. A sense of stability will overcome your home and you will be reassured, “this too, shall […]

Patterned Foliage Reduces Stress + Brightens Your Day

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Add a few plants to your home this month and help keep your environment stress-free.  We are smitten by the way patterned foliage spruces up our decor. If you’re venturing outside this weekend, make a stop at the local nursery […]

Bathroom Sinks That Don’t Suck

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With Spring cleaning around the corner, we decided to focus this week on the bathroom.  Take a look at our favorite bathroom sinks and consider giving a powder room a min upgrade.  A sink sets the stage more than you […]

Bookshelves Should Live in Every Household

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You don’t have to be an avid reader to have a loving collection of books.  Bookshelves will remain one of our favorite home decor furnishings—even in this digital age.  They add tons of character to any space and every homeowner […]

Hygge Hostess Helpful Hints: Keep it Simple

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You don’t have to be a regular AirBnb hostess to keep your home ready for guests.  Use our hygge hostess tips to make visitors feel at home with minimal effort. The trick is to keep things cozy and simple.  A […]

Herringbone Wood Floors

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Gorgeous flooring is like a blank canvas waiting to be filled with all of the things that bring you joy. If you have herringbone wood floors at home, you really don’t need much else. The gorgeous pattern can act as […]

Pianos Take Center Stage in Home Decor

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Small gatherings will warm your heart when winter’s chill drives everyone indoors.  We love pianos for such occasions because they add informal music to the atmosphere.  A small upright in a social location will lift everyone’s spirits. Add a few […]

Layering Hoodies Has Always Been Girlfriend-Approved!

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How much colder can it get outside?  When a simple coat won’t do, we suggest layering hoodies underneath for warm and cozy outdoor outfits.  Take a look at how our favorite street style stars are keeping it casual and cool. […]

Dark Wall Paint Makes Us Want to Hibernate

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Designers are trading in stark white interiors for rooms that are much moodier.  There are many ways to pull off dark wall paint and the trick is in the details. If you’re looking for a little extra sophistication, a dramatic […]

Bust Statues On Trend For Art Lovers Of All Types

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If you’re an art history lover, you will love our latest trend in home decor.  Not just for art galleries, bust statues provide instant elegance to any room style.  Our favorite finds will suit formal and eclectic tastes alike. Add […]

Bentwood Chairs Bedizen Your Humble Abode

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If you could bring a little piece of your favorite French cafe home it would do much to nourish your soul everyday. Bentwood chairs are so iconic they almost transcend time. Take a look at some of the ways designers […]

Home Office Essentials For Today’s Modern Living

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Who uses formal dining rooms and formal living rooms anymore? Of all the spaces we create in our living environment, a home office is probably one of the most useful. Whether you dedicate an entire room or carve out a […]

West German Vases aka Fat Lava Pottery

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Sculptures and pottery have become increasingly popular fundamentals to Bohemian decor. Consider adding West German vases to your stash of collectibles. Their unique shapes and painterly qualities will quickly add to the sentimental value as well. West German Vases 411 […]

Horseshoe Chairs Never Take a Back Seat to Style

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Photo courtesy: Glitter Guide

Is there such a thing as too many chairs? Our favorite styles (add it to the top of the list) certainly include horseshoe chairs. Curvy and comfy, they cradle you in exquisite workmanship and style. Learn about these unique and […]

Pink Plants Provide a Peaceful Paradise

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You can receive love from more than just humans. Our favorite pink plants will liven up your environment and remind you Mother Nature adores you as well. Easier than pets and less demanding than children, the perfect plant will send […]

White Interiors For a Fresh Start

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Photo courtesy: Domino

There’s something about a fresh coat of white paint. White interiors feel complete and pure; the closet thing you can get to perfection. In color psychology, white is the color of wiping the slate clean and gives you that fresh […]

Southern Bohemian: That Just Dills Our Pickle!

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Photo courtesy: Gabriella Khalil

Bless your pea pickin’ hearts! If you’re hoping to get your decor all gussied up, think about incorporating a little Southern Bohemian charm into your home. The colors of the deep South blended with vintage keepsakes will make you as […]

Panda Marble: Black + White/ Outta-Sight

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Photo courtesy: Rietveld Projects

Who needs color when you have black and white? Despite being only two tones, panda marble still stands out among the rest. We’ve compiled some designs here that’ll hopefully stick with you next time you’re deciding on how to decorate. […]

Midsummer Hygge Helps You Keep Your Cool

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Vacations are winding down and everyone is returning home for the last few weeks of Summer.  Step back and relax with easy midsummer hygge essentials that will carry you well into September.  The Scandanavian way of life promotes simplicity, gatherings, […]

Kitchen Shelving Works Harder Than You Do

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Is it Spring cleaning time yet?  This month, tackle the most-used space in your home and get organized with proper kitchen shelving.  Whether your home style is modern or rustic, there are a few standard ways to implement shelves and […]

Fiddle Leaf Figs Grow Upward + Onward

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Photo courtesy: Angi Welsch

Is it too late to write about ficus lyrata? Bohemian plant ladies have been using fiddle leaf figs to fill higher spaces for maximum green impact. This toughie adapts easily to most interior conditions and can grow to 6 feet […]

Color Blocking Decor For The Modern Home

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Time to pair things down and be more thoughtful with your decorating style. Implementing color blocking decor takes a certain level of restraint and an artful eye. Take a cue from fashion and incorporate this style into your home by […]

Gold Sofas: Midas-Touched Home Decor

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Dull rooms appreciate any form of personality and color that they can get. Gold sofas liven up any room with their decadent color. These sofas are perfect for anyone looking for something extravagant. Additionally, they provide a warmth that typical […]

Candlesticks: Countryside Comfort + More

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Sometimes a room can gain so much from something so small. Candlesticks bestow a room with mood and atmosphere. This atmosphere is easily adjusted through placement and use. Additionally, these candles give a dull room undeniable personality with their versatility. […]

Pink Walls (Not Only For Wednesdays)

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Looking to add some color to a room that’s just lacking something unique? Pink walls are in and they are replacing drab plain white walls. Considering, the color pink invites a stylish playfulness into any room. Further, pink pigments can […]

Rubber Plant: Trendy & Unique

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The time for plastic plants is over, it’s time for rubber plants to shine! Despite their name, a rubber plant is very real plant that take care to grow. Classy and modern, these plants look great in any home. If […]

SMEG: When Retro & Trendy Is Your Middle Name

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Home appliances are becoming more advanced by the minute. The company SMEG keeps up with this ever-evolving industry while keeping its cool retro look! This company is a titan in the home appliance manufacturing world. They offer much more than […]

Warm Up Your Days with Chunky Knit Blankets

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Have you ever desired a more substantial blanket? Well, chunky knit blankets are the way to go. Since the cold weather has decided to stick around, these blankets have become an essential part of any household. These blankets can add […]

Caned Chairs Add Classic Elegance to Any Room

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Show off your vintage side! We have always loved caned chairs and found beautiful examples of how to incorporate them into your home. Take a look at these gorgeous interiors for inspiration. The decor is laid-back and simple with down-to-earth […]

Green Sofas Are Calm, Cool + Collected

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‘Tis the season for green! We are loving green sofas and have been shopping around vintage beauties online. Learn how to turn a substantial piece of furniture into a keepsake. Color is in!  Consider adding a little character to your decor […]

Chinoiserie Decor With a Contemporary Twist

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The French have long been known as masters of art and design. One of our favorite interior styles is chinoiserie, a European interpretation of Asian decor that permeated through the 17th and 18th centuries.  During that time, Europe was trading […]

Graphic Tile: The Bold + The Beautiful

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Feeling bored of your monochromatic, white-on-white home decor? Adding graphic tile to a small space does a lot to punch up the look and a little goes a long way! Take a look at some of our fresh and quirky […]

Fire Element: Ignite Your Passion

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Photo courtesy: Planete Deco

Welcome back to a fresh installment of the five elements of Feng Shui. This month, we will look at the bright, bold and happy energy of the Feng Shui fire element. The fire element contains the energy of a bright […]

Outdoor Tablescapes For Fall Entertaining

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Capture the remaining warmth of the year by hosting a dinner party in the sunshine.  Our favorite outdoor tablescapes for Fall take advantage of the rich and vibrant colors of Mother Nature.  Most families have Thanksgiving dinner earlier in the […]

Jungle Decor: Exotic Maximalism For Your Home

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Photo courtesy: No Glitter No Glory

Time to add an edge of maximalism to your home decor with big prints and lots of imagination.  Jungle decor is fresh out of a storybook, with lush, tropical leaves and wildlife abounding.  You can spruce up a guest bedroom […]

Fall Hygge: Settle Down Into a Healthy Lifestyle

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Ahh, Fall.  Cool enough to hunker down with a good book; warm enough to enjoy the great outdoors.  This season, our Fall Hygge guide focuses on enjoying the best of both.  Try our yummy (low-glycemic) recipes and add natural decor […]

Linen Bedding Basics: Learn About the Quality of Flax

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Time to hunker down and get cozy in your bedroom retreat!  We’ve been investigating the staying power of quality linen bedding this month.  Soft and durable, a little investment in a proper sheet set can be passed down to future […]

Virgo: The Devil is in the Details

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Hey baby, what’s your sign? We’re enthralled with the hidden art of astrology and how the stars align with personalities. Just for fun, we’ve put together a reference guide for adding decor that is personal to each sun sign. Since […]

Summer Hygge Essentials: Take it Easy

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Feeling in the mood for Fall, but it’s still a little too hot for “cozy”? We have a solution for all of your end-of-August problems. Adding a little more Summer hygge to your lifestyle will help you slow down and […]

Leo: Get The Royal Home Decor Treatment

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Hey baby, what’s your sign? We’re enthralled with the hidden art of astrology and how the stars align with personalities. Just for fun, we’ve put together a reference guide for adding decor that is personal to each sun sign. Since […]

Orange Sofas Will Brighten Your Day

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Photo courtesy: @thrifty_abode via Instagram

Needing an energy boost?  Rejuvenate your living rooms with orange sofas in warm tones that will perk you right up.  Orange is the color or adventure and social communication.  Be brave and reupholster a tired old beige sectional.  Mix in […]

Monstera Deliciosa Tropical Plants

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Photo courtesy: @tropicaloco via Instagram

“Feed me Seymour!” The latest, greatest, should we even say, “hipster-approved” plant Monstera Deliciosa is filling up empty corners in carefully curated homes across America. Somewhat sexy and extremely confident, its broad leaves and easy care routine make it a […]

Cancer: Home Decor Goes With the Flow

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Hey baby, what’s your sign? We’re enthralled with the hidden art of astrology and how the stars align with personalities. Just for fun, we’ve put together a reference guide for adding decor that is personal to each sun sign. Since […]

Home Office Organization: Keep it Cozy!

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One of the best things about working from home is the myriad of creature comforts within reach. Home office organization encourages regular meditation and bursts of creativity. Here are some of our favorite spaces and easy DIY projects for customizing […]

Gemini: Predictable is Another Word For Boring

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Photo courtesy: Clay Austin

Hey baby, what’s your sign? We’re enthralled with the hidden art of astrology and how the stars align with personalities. Just for fun, we’ve put together a reference guide for adding decor that is personal to each sun sign. Since […]

Area Rugs: How to Tie a Room Together

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Photo courtesy: Chandler Kim

There’s nothing quite like a beautiful floor to set the stage for any room.  If you’re interested in adding area rugs to your home, there are a few tips and tricks to consider.  Before you start worrying about colors and […]

A Peacock Chair Gives You The Royal Treatment

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Photo Courtesy: Lula + Georgia

Summertime.. and the living’s easy.  Time for seating in natural fibers such as wicker and rattan to come front and center!  Nothing looks better propped up on a porch or by a sunny window than a gorgeous peacock chair.  Take […]

Taurus: Home Decor You Can Depend On

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Artist: Luke Mattson | Photo courtesy: Urban Outfitters

Hey baby, what’s your sign? We’re enthralled with the hidden art of astrology and how the stars align with personalities. Just for fun, we’ve put together a reference guide for adding decor that is personal to each sun sign. Since […]

Stained Glass For Dreamers and Dancers

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Ah, Springtime.  As fickle as the weather gets, we find ourselves seeking rainbows.  Take a look at some of our favorite stained glass inspirations and make your home dance with color.  We love the way light plays on walls and […]

Aries: Home Decor Tips That Pack a Punch

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Photo courtesy: Bethany Nauert

Hey baby, what’s your sign? We’re enthralled with the hidden art of astrology and how the stars align with personalities. Just for fun, we’ve put together a reference guide for adding decor that is personal to each sun sign. Since […]

Organization Ideas For Every Room in Your Home

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Spring cleaning can be fun if you approach it the right way. We’ve compiled some of our favorite organization ideas that will uplift any room. Pretty up an entryway, or install some easy open shelving. Take advantage of the space […]

Pisces: Get the Right Energy Flowing in Each Room

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Hey baby, what’s your sign? We’re enthralled with the hidden art of astrology and how the stars align with personalities. Just for fun, we’ve put together a reference guide for adding decor that is personal to each sun sign. Since […]

Spring Hygge Decor in 5 Cozy Steps

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Photo courtesy: MK Sadler

Did you fall in love with the warmth of Hygge last season?  Keep the coziness going with some of our favorite Spring Hygge decor tips. The Danish concept of comfort goes beyond hot cocoa and fuzzy blankets.   It’s actually more about camaraderie and teamwork.  […]

Shower Curtains Under $50: What’s Your Style?

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Photo courtesy: Steven Leva via the Glitter Guide

Spring cleaning time is around the corner and February is the best time to get a head start. Focus on your bathroom this month while everything is on sale! We found gorgeous shower curtains under $50 for our 5 favorite […]

Bedroom Feng Shui

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We all know the importance of getting a restful night’s sleep. Adding a little Feng Shui to the bedroom will create a sanctuary that you or your partner will want to escape to more often. Creating a soothing environment that […]

Aquarius: I Thought the Future Would Be Cooler

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Hey baby, what’s your sign? We’re enthralled with the hidden art of astrology and how the stars align with personalities. Just for fun, we’ve put together a reference guide for adding decor that is personal to each sun sign. Since […]

Eames Lounge Chair: Mid-Century Modern Must-Have

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Photo courtesy: Design Within Reach

January is wrapping up and hopefully you’ve been getting your home office squared away. Feel like something’s missing? Consider adding a little dignity to your decor with an Eames lounge chair. The gorgeous wood paneling makes it as masculine or […]

Teal: 6 Ways to Add Clarity + Balance to Your Home

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In color psychology, shades of blue and green work to create emotional balance and stability. Start the new year with fresh shades of teal and turquoise. Your home will benefit from the soothing effects of this peaceful color in no […]

Capricorn: Take Your Time + Do it Right

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Hey baby, what’s your sign? We’re enthralled with the hidden art of astrology and how the stars align with personalities. Just for fun, we’ve put together a reference guide for adding decor that is personal to each sun sign. Since […]

Sagittarius: Home Decor For A Social Butterfly

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Photo courtesy: Nikole Ramsay

Hey baby, what’s your sign? We’re enthralled with the hidden art of astrology and how the stars align with personalities. Just for fun, we’ve put together a reference guide for adding decor that is personal to each sun sign. Since […]

Celestial Decor: Sun + Stars Abound in Your Abode

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Add a touch of wonder and enchantment to your home this season with inspiration from the sky. Use celestial decor to spark imagination and creativity as you move through the holiday season. Encourage spirituality with rattan weaves and golden metalwork. […]

Christmas Tree Your Life With Hygge

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Nothing welcomes the holidays like the coziness of Hygge. We found some Christmas tree ideas that are as easy as taking a walk in the woods. Add a touch of nature to your home with the Danish style and simplify […]

Hygge Decor for Thee Holidays

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Photo courtesy: Brit + Co.

Move over Bohemian, there’s a new decor girl in town. Now that the holidays are upon us, trendsetters are cozying up to Hygge decor. Pronounced “heu-gah”, the Danish concept focuses more on a state of mind, than an accessory. The […]

Scorpio: Staying in is the New Going Out

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Hey baby, what’s your sign? We’re enthralled with the hidden art of astrology and how the stars align with personalities. Just for fun, we’ve put together a reference guide for adding decor that is personal to each sun sign. Since […]

Wingback Chair Goes Front + Center for Halloween

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Halloween is around the corner and we like to have fun pulling costumes from our own closets and creating vignettes with furniture. Nothing says spooky quite like a mid-century modern wingback chair. Ghastly visions of the ghosts who might occupy […]

Amber Glassware Gives Holiday Tables Shine

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Photo courtesy: Green Wedding Shoes

Now that the leaves are changing and the holidays are upon us, it’s time to start thinking about entertaining.  Stock up on one new item to add to your traditional table setting.  I’ve been a lover and purchaser of vintage […]

Macramé Wall Hangings Warm Up Your World

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Photo courtesy: Treasures + Travels

Did you know? Macramé wall hangings are the art of tying knots in a cord to form a patterned tapestry. Historically, it originated with 13th-century Arabic weavers who added decorative fringes to their horses and camels. A century or two […]

Libra: Find Balance in Your Home Decor

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Hey baby, what’s your sign? We’re enthralled with the hidden art of astrology and how the stars align with personalities. Just for fun, we’ve put together a reference guide for adding decor that is personal to each sun sign. Since […]

Dressing Tables: Mid-Century Modern Vanity

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Photo courtesy: Urban Vintage

“You’re so vain..” Carly Simon’s hit song just seemed to apply to this week’s focus on mid-century modern dressing tables. Time to bring back the nostalgia of powdering noses and freshening up! A vintage vanity is just the ticket for […]

Rainbow Dining Chairs Brighten Up Any Kitchen Space

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Photo courtesy: visual-me via tumblr

Why settle for one color when you can have them all? Add some flavor to your home with rainbow dining chairs. No cooking required! Dining chairs are one of those easy, affordable ways to get creative with color. The dining […]

Floral Curtains Warm Up Your Bedroom

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Photo courtesy: Lily Glass via sfgirlbybay

As we turn to Fall we’re discovering ways to warm up decor while still staying cool. Floral curtains in light cotton fabrics are perfect for bedrooms. They still let the light in while softening the edges of window sills. Take […]

Clocks That’ll Knock Your Socks Off

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1957 Rev paint | Photo courtesy: SportSuburban

One of the best and easiest ways to add some mid-century charm to your home is with clocks. Pick an amazing design to hang on your wall and you’ve got an instant conversation piece. Sunburst and ball clocks were popularized by George […]

Mexican Blankets: Versatile for All Seasons

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Photo courtesy: Gunn & Swain

Years ago I went to Tijuana and bought a black and grey Mexican blanket as a souvenir. Guess what’s on my sofa right now?  I don’t really save or keep things, so for this guy to make the cut through […]

Bauer Pottery: California Collectibles

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Photo courtesy: Country Living

Time to take inventory of your serving stash before the holidays kick into gear.  Now might be the prefect time to add a ceramic vase or set of parfait glasses to the mix.  Of course, we love vintage and collectible […]

Open Shelving: Wear Your Heart on Your Sleeve

Open shelving in the kitchen | Girlfriend is Better
Photo courtesy: Brit and Co.

No more skeletons in the closet! Time to clean out the cupboards and add a little open shelving to your life. You might be surprised at how pretty your things are when exposed in organized fashion. We have a whole […]

Stair Risers That Rise to the Occasion

Blue tile stair risers with wood plank steps | Girlfriend is Better
Photo courtesy: Deliciously Ella

As you walk up a set of steps, where does your gaze focus? Time to take a second look at your stair risers and see if they could use some improvement. Better yet, add some unexpected character to this much-overlooked […]

A Bamboo Chair Brings Tropical Heat to Your Home

Bamboo chair in bright orange on summer patio | Girlfriend is Better
Photo courtesy: Danae Horst via The Jungalow

Bamboo is taking over summer decor this year! A natural or brightly painted bamboo chair is just the right thing to perk up your patio or living room. Lightweight and durable, bamboo gives your home instant island charm. Soften up […]

Patio Prep For Barbecue Parties + Beyond

Party bunting for patios | Girlfriend is Better
Photo courtesy: @svet_svetlana47 via Pinterest

It’s our nation’s favorite holiday and nothing says “America” quite like a backyard barbecue. Add a few of these fun ideas to your patio party and keep them on hand for other events. Simple details go a long way and […]

Portraits of Random People Paint a Pretty Picture

Portraits in Kate Spade's home gallery | Girlfriend is Better
Photo courtesy: Alec Kugler via Coveteur

As we were gathering ideas for gallery walls, we started noticing a strange trend. Paintings of random people seem to be taking vintage decor by storm! Add a few friendly portraits to your home and consider them welcome guests. You […]

Pampa Cushions Add Touchable Luxury to Your Space

Pampa cushions handwoven from Argentina | Girlfriend is Better
Photo courtesy: Pampa

In a fertile land between the mountains of Argentina, Pampa cushions are woven on circular looms by skilled artisans. Hands that work close to nature have a spiritual quality to them.  One-of-a-kind creations carry a sense of the artist and humble […]

Geometric Mirrors: Don’t Be a Square, Man!

Geometric mirrors | Triangle mid-century modern bathroom | Girlfriend is Better
Photo courtesy: Tudo Orna

If you have a love for mid-century modern design, then you can appreciate amoebic shapes and clean lines. We’ve been going gaga for geometric mirrors that step outside of the usual square box. One of the easiest ways to add […]

Surf Shack Baby! Lighten Up Your Decor for Summer

Mid-century modern surf shack summer decor | Girlfriend is Better
Photo courtesy: SF Girl by Bay

Time to turn your favorite stay-cation residence into a warm, Bohemian surf shack! Adding beach style is a fun way to lighten up your decor and will inspire you to get outside more, too.  We’ve talked about Spring cleaning here […]

Gold Fever: Maximum Glamour for Minimal Decor

Gold swan faucet | Glam home decor | Girlfriend is Better
Photo courtesy: @fizzm via Instagram

Get real about the amount of glamour you need in your life right now! We’re still all about keeping things simple, but when it comes to gold accessories, bigger is better. When you’re decorating with a minimal mind frame, the […]

Nook Life: Getting Creative With Small Spaces

Easy bedroom nook | mid-century modern | Girlfriend is Better
Photo courtesy: My Scandinavian Home

Getting ready to have baby #3 and I’m seriously doing some nesting! I’ve sworn off social media and am trading all that free time for a good book instead. We have been inspired by sunrooms this month and I decided […]

Sunroom Ideas to Brighten Your Day

Photo courtesy: ATG Stores

Now that you’ve got a little sun shining in your home, try incorporating a little more plant life. Find your sunniest window and pepper it with plants that enjoy full light. Creating a sunroom is easy once you’ve got a […]

Tablescapes for the Spring Hostess Extraordinaire

Table settings perfect for spring | Girlfriend is Better
Photo courtesy: Love Inc.

We’re going crazy for florals! Something about Easter coming around the corner is getting us thinking about entertaining again. Here’s how to make your tablescapes the ultimate conversation starters this season. With the right canvas, you can easily throw in a […]

Organize That Junk Drawer, Please!

Organize jewelry drawer using china | Girlfriend is Better
Photo courtesy: Better Homes and Gardens

Everyone is entitled to a junk drawer. I give myself just one in the kitchen for any useful thing I need to have on hand. Pens, paperclips, matches, you name it! I have a slight tendency towards OCD. Keeping a […]

Gallery Wall 101: Find The Proper Theme

Gallery Wall ideas | mid-century modern decor | Girlfriend is Better
Photo courtesy: Style by Emily Henderson

Gallery walls are nothing new. Hanging multiple framed pieces of art in a staggered layout gives instant creative interest to large and small spaces alike. It’s easy to be inspired to create a gallery wall, but then all of the […]

Hexagons: Time to Think Outside of the Box

Hexagon mirrors in honeycomb design | Mid-century modern decor | Girlfriend is Better
Photo courtesy: West Elm

As you get organized this Spring, think outside of the box. Literally! Hexagons are a proven way to break flat spaces into little units most efficiently. Think of a honeycomb, the product of one of the most efficient creatures around […]

Kokedama String Garden: DIY With Moss

Hanging garden | Kokedama string garden | Girlfriend is Better
Photo courtesy: Lively

Spring is in the air! The mornings are getting brighter and the air is getting warmer. Thanks to all of our readers who have been friending us and following us 🙂 🙂 We got some major inspiration from our new […]

Moroccan Lamps Add a Touch of Romance

Moroccan lamps romantic Bohemian eclectic decor | Girlfriend is Better
Photo courtesy: Living a Life in Flower

With Valentine’s Day just around the corner, Bohemian eclectic touches are perfect for setting the mood. Items from Turkey and Morocco add an exotic element to your home without breaking the bank! Moroccan lamps are especially romantic, with ornate metal […]

Bathroom Beauties: Vamp Up a Small Space

Vamp up a powder room with bold wallpaper | Girlfriend is Better
Photo courtesy: One King's Lane

‘Tis the season for Spring cleaning! After you’ve given your house the royal scrub down, reward a space with a mini-facelift. A bathroom or powder room is a prime target for adding major personality, so go for it! Big color […]

Vintage Pyrex Collections for the Kitchen

Vintage Pyrex bowls | Girlfriend is Better
Photo courtesy: 8FootSix

Here in Idaho, when the weather drops to -20 degrees, I shut myself in the house and get out the recipe book! Nothing warms a house and a soul like an oven and the smell of something delicious baking. I’m […]

Room Dividers Tear Down the Wall

Mid-century modern room dividers + partitions | Istanbul’s Müzedechanga restaurant | Girlfriend is Better
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Growing up as the oldest of 7 kids made me love privacy and large groups of people simultaneously.  There’s something comforting in having some peace and personal space without losing the warm bodies!  Mid-century modern room dividers are the perfect […]

Painted Furniture: Grab a Brush + Upcycle!

Lauren Cohan's chic Atlanta apartment and home furnishings decorated by interior designer Brian Patrick Flynn. | Painted furniture | Girlfriend is Better
Photo courtesy: domino magazine

Turn a beloved, old, beaten piece of furniture into a treasure with value! Upcycling is the best way to upgrade a desk, dresser, sideboard – you name it! With a little elbow grease and some creativity, painted furniture adds instant […]

Vintage Tumblers for Healthy Mocktails

Vintage tumblers | Bianca cocktail glasses | Girlfriend is Better
Photo courtesy: Lonely Dot

As the holidays are ramping up and with New Year’s Day around the corner, it’s time to focus on glassware. Vintage tumblers are so pretty and add a little glamour to any party. It’s easy to find a few scattered […]

Glass Decanters: As You Wish, Master

Glass decanters and genie vases | Mid-century modern | Girlfriend is Better
Photo courtesy: Apartment Therapy

When I shop for holiday decor these days, I try to find fun items that I can use year round. Glass decanters from the 50’s are a perfect example! They give your decor a fun, genie-in-the-bottle vibe and add just […]

Reupholstering Furniture is Pretty Darn Easy

Reupholstering furniture | Mid-century modern meets boho | Girlfriend is Better
Photo courtesy: Adored Vintage

Upcycling makes any piece of furniture more valuable depending on the materials you use. The more time and attention you give your vintage find, the better.  Give any chair a little bit of TLC and a pinch of creativity to instantly […]

Magazine Racks for the Mid-Mod Mature

Los Angeles Jeweler Kathleen Whitaker in Echo Park, Midcentury Magazine Rack | Girlfriend is Better
Photo courtesy: Remodelista

Just say no to stacks of magazines! Give your mental space room to breathe by getting organized. It’s good Feng Shui! If you’ve got periodicals and holiday catalogs piling up, keep them tidy with chic magazine racks!  They are a great way to […]