Parisian Art Deco: Modern Details/ Old World Charm

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Ahh, Paris. The city is full of art and history inside and out. If traveling to Europe is out of the question, bring a little Parisian art deco to you instead. The interior design trend has seen an upswing the past couple of years and is now fully marinated. Take a look at some of our favorite rooms and learn […]

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 corner, create a place that will keep your busy life organized. Home Office Creativity You dont have to be all […]

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 First and foremost, you should know some fundamental principles of buying ceramics. The height of West German vases can add […]

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 use them.  Take a look at these ideas and schedule a weekend for sifting and sorting. Vintage Kitchen Shelving Get […]

Enamel Pins: Pin on Some Personality

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Sometimes the smallest of accessories can make or break an outfit. Enamel pins let you add personality into any outfit. These pins come in a multitude of shapes and sizes. They are perfect for anyone who likes to keep things bright and cheery. Accessorize with something that introduces you without the need for words. Simple or Astonishing Trying to go […]

Sagittarius: Home Decor For A Social Butterfly

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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 Sagittarius, we’ll focus on the details that make their homes the perfect pit stop between […]

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 Nelson throughout the 50’s and 60’s. An early environmentalist, his goal was to “do much more with much less.” That’s […]

Bauer Pottery: California Collectibles

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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 items, and one of our favorite pottery sheds is here in California.  Based in a small studio outside of Los […]

Record Players and Media Cabinets are for Music Lovers

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If rows and rows of vinyl gets your heart a-pumping, you might be a music junkie like me. I absolutely love shopping for vintage vinyl in thrift shops and record shops alike. Check out my Portland, Oregon travel article from last year and think about adding record shopping to your list! Something about record players has kept vinyl a treasure […]

Vintage Pyrex Collections for the Kitchen

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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 a believer in the idea that a cook transfers a portion of emotion into their meals. Every time I get […]

Glass Decanters: As You Wish, Master

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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 the right touch of color. Sparkle baby, sparkle! I Dream of Jeannie When I was younger, I used to love […]

Double Exposure/ Double Vision

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Artist: Antonio Mora | Photo courtesy: Writeca

Consider finding a double exposure print and adding it to your art collection this year. Photography is everywhere and pretty much everyone is dabbling in the art form to some degree. True artists who choose digital tools to express themselves creatively deserve a little recognition. Of course, all art is subjective, so I’m going to display a few of my […]