Color Blocking Decor For The Modern Home

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Time to pair things down and be more thoughtful with your decorating style. Implementing color blocking decor takes a certain level of restraint and an artful eye. Take a cue from fashion and incorporate this style into your home by pairing a few solid hues to create a cohesive look. You can play with minimalism or maximalism to get the […]

Candlesticks: Countryside Comfort + More

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Sometimes a room can gain so much from something so small. Candlesticks bestow a room with mood and atmosphere. This atmosphere is easily adjusted through placement and use. Additionally, these candles give a dull room undeniable personality with their versatility. Mellow Charm These candles let a room adopt a charming vibe. Candlesticks add a charming simplicity into your home. Their […]

DIY Knit Blanket: Make Your Own in 45 Minutes

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The holiday season may have left us, but its chilly weather wants to stay just a bit longer. A DIY knit blanket is the perfect item to stay warm, but what makes it even better? A blanket that you worked hard to make and that saved you a pretty penny. Did you know you can knit these using your arms? […]

Pink Walls (Not Only For Wednesdays)

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Looking to add some color to a room that’s just lacking something unique? Pink walls are in and they are replacing drab plain white walls. Considering, the color pink invites a stylish playfulness into any room. Further, pink pigments can lead to a more intense or mellow vibe. Pink also brings out the most in colors; accentuating the ambiance they […]

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 […]

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 […]

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 […]

Jungle Decor: Exotic Maximalism For Your Home

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Time to add an edge of maximalism to your home decor with big prints and lots of imagination.  Jungle decor is fresh out of a storybook, with lush, tropical leaves and wildlife abounding.  You can spruce up a guest bedroom or a cozy nook with glamour and whimsy.  We found the most amazing wallpaper prints and silk fabrics that will […]

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 […]

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 […]