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 […]

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 […]

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 […]

Winter Hygge: 6 Tips to Help You Settle into The New Year

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Off like a shot! The New Year started with a bang and you might need a little Winter Hygge in your life to help slow it down. Slow and steady wins the race so consider the benefits of pacing yourself. These easy tips will help you ease back into things without losing your momentum. 1. Cozy Up to Winter Hygge […]

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 […]

Graphic Tile: The Bold + The Beautiful

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Feeling bored of your monochromatic, white-on-white home decor? Adding graphic tile to a small space does a lot to punch up the look and a little goes a long way! Take a look at some of our fresh and quirky tile design ideas. Think about a room that could use a big dose of personality and go for it! Whether […]

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 […]

Outdoor Tablescapes For Fall Entertaining

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Capture the remaining warmth of the year by hosting a dinner party in the sunshine.  Our favorite outdoor tablescapes for Fall take advantage of the rich and vibrant colors of Mother Nature.  Most families have Thanksgiving dinner earlier in the day; why not take advantage of the fact that it’s the warmest time to be outside?  This also makes cleanup […]

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 […]

Wood Element Personal Growth With Feng Shui

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Never change! But if you’re looking for a little personal growth, the wood element can certainly help. This is one of the 5 Feng Shui elements that can contribute to the energy in your home. Learn how to incorporate some upward momentum into your environment with these easy tips. Wood Element Energy To channel this energy properly, think of your […]