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 just their iconic refrigerators. Humble Beginnings Every large company has its own humble beginnings. SMEG found its roots in the […]

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 sensibility. Upgrade any room with traditional seating that will outlast trends. Warmth You Can Feel This chair style is a […]

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 with these amazing examples. Vintage Green Sofas Our favorites hail from classic Victorian styles, but have modern updates in the […]

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 […]

Fire Element: Ignite Your Passion

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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 sunny day, glad tidings, and gratifying achievements. This element brings the energy of strong sexual desire, passion, and romance wherever […]

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 this is the month of Virgo, we’ll focus on the details that make their homes perfect and serene. If this […]

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 this is the month of Cancer, we’ll focus on the details that make their homes heaven on earth. If this […]

Gemini: Predictable is Another Word For Boring

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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 Gemini, we’ll focus on the details that make their homes bright and clever. If this […]

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 this is the month of Aquarius, we’ll focus on the details that make their homes artistic and contemporary. If this […]

Rainbow Dining Chairs Brighten Up Any Kitchen Space

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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 room is generally the most-used spot for homework and school projects. Why not spruce up the area in a way […]