Winter Hygge: 6 Tips to Help You Settle into The New Year

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Off like a shot! The New Year started with a bang and you might need a little Winter Hygge in your life to help slow it down. Slow and steady wins the race so consider the benefits of pacing yourself. These easy tips will help you ease back into things without losing your momentum. 1. Cozy Up to Winter Hygge […]

Metal Element: Stay Focused With Feng Shui

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Our final installment of the Feng Shui element series will help you kick off the New Year with purpose. The addition of the metal element to your home decor will bring in the type of energy that helps you focus. Learn which areas of your home to incorporate this element for the greatest success. (Heavy) Metal Element Hopefully, you have […]

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 touches to your home.  Treat yourself to a spa night, or simply take it easy in the morning.  Hygge is […]

Wood Element Personal Growth With Feng Shui

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Never change! But if you’re looking for a little personal growth, the wood element can certainly help. This is one of the 5 Feng Shui elements that can contribute to the energy in your home. Learn how to incorporate some upward momentum into your environment with these easy tips. Wood Element Energy To channel this energy properly, think of your […]

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 generations.  Learn more about 100% flax weaves and the benefits of natural fibers.  Linen helps you stay cool in the […]

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 enjoy the changing season. Learn how to unplug and appreciate being in the moment a little more this week. You’ll […]

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 this is the month of Leo, we’ll focus on the details that make their homes bold and exotic. If this […]

Orange Sofas Will Brighten Your Day

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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 gold colors for an extra dose of enthusiasm! Where to Place Orange Sofas Outgoing and uninhibited, a large, attention-grabbing piece […]

Monstera Deliciosa Tropical Plants

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“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 welcome house guest.  We love to say it’s botanical name with flair.  It kind of sounds like a Harry Potter […]

Area Rugs: How to Tie a Room Together

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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 prints, be sure you are filling the space correctly.  There’s a lot of room for creativity, but it’s good to […]

A Peacock Chair Gives You The Royal Treatment

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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 a look at how designers are adding Bohemian charm to their no-so-humble abodes.  Every girl deserves to be queen for […]

Earth Element: Keep Clutter Under Control With Feng Shui

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We just celebrated Taurus this month and in the same week,  compiled some easy cleaning lists for your home.  Coincidence?  I think not.   Feng Shui is the study of energy and focuses on five major elements: earth, metal, water, wood, and fire.  Clutter tends to accumulate when the earth element is out of balance.  Learn how the five elements work together (and […]