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 with Asia and aristocrats became enthralled with the style.  It made appearances in castles and estates and was often mixed […]

Console Styling Tips for Mid-Century Modern Mavens

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Part of the fun of getting ready for Fall is creating new vignettes with vintage decor and collections from Summer’s travels. Console styling is a bit of an art form and takes a little bit of restraint and an eye for balance. Check out these mid-century modern beauties that boast an equal dose of both qualities. Extend Your Console Styling […]

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 you’ve got; it’s worth the effort! You’ll fall in love with your home all over again and will free your […]