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 […]

Gold Fever: Maximum Glamour for Minimal Decor

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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 details start to shine a little more. Nothing says minimalism has to stay stuck in modern lines. You can still […]

Moroccan Lamps Add a Touch of Romance

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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 carvings and colored glass. Create a luxurious atmosphere anywhere in your home by taking your candlelight up a notch. Dress […]