Midsummer Hygge Helps You Keep Your Cool

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Vacations are winding down and everyone is returning home for the last few weeks of Summer.  Step back and relax with easy midsummer hygge essentials that will carry you well into September.  The Scandanavian way of life promotes simplicity, gatherings, and inviting Mother Nature inside. Midsummer Hygge: Organization Tips Take a look at our article on minimalism and you will […]

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 […]

See-Through Purses For Gals With Nothing to Hide

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Summer is just around the corner and it’s time to start adopting a less-is-more attitude. Think of the things you love/need most and put them on display with one of our favorite see-through purses or bags. Make a statement without saying a word! Take a carefree approach to what you have to have on hand and ditch the stress. This […]

Christmas Tree Your Life With Hygge

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Nothing welcomes the holidays like the coziness of Hygge. We found some Christmas tree ideas that are as easy as taking a walk in the woods. Add a touch of nature to your home with the Danish style and simplify your life. You will love these creative and cost-effective ideas. Hopefully, they will inspire you to take the less-is-more approach. […]

Macramé Wall Hangings Warm Up Your World

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Did you know? Macramé wall hangings are the art of tying knots in a cord to form a patterned tapestry. Historically, it originated with 13th-century Arabic weavers who added decorative fringes to their horses and camels. A century or two later, the art form made its way to Italy and France. Sailors used it as a way to mend nets […]

Gallery Wall 101: Find The Proper Theme

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Gallery walls are nothing new. Hanging multiple framed pieces of art in a staggered layout gives instant creative interest to large and small spaces alike. It’s easy to be inspired to create a gallery wall, but then all of the options of what to frame can be overwhelming! Here’s a quick and easy guide to help you narrow down your […]

Health + Well-Being: Get Centered w. Feng Shui

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Anyone on a health kick? You can use the decor in your home and a few basic principles from Feng Shui to enhance this part of your life.  Your health affects the way you view what’s currently happening in your life.  It can effect whether a positive flow of events are able to reach you. Equally as important, eating healthy and getting enough rest […]