Displaying Art in New + Interesting Ways

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We bet many of you are starting to get stir-crazy (and we know what that leads to). Think about displaying art creatively as you start to rearrange furniture. You can completely transform your environment without doing any shopping. Turn your […]

Landscape Paintings Keep Decor Calm, Cool, + Collected

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Nothing is more serene than a mountain stream, forest glade, or private beach. Evoke the peacefulness and calm of Mother Nature with landscape paintings. A sense of stability will overcome your home and you will be reassured, “this too, shall […]

Bookshelves Should Live in Every Household

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You don’t have to be an avid reader to have a loving collection of books.  Bookshelves will remain one of our favorite home decor furnishings—even in this digital age.  They add tons of character to any space and every homeowner […]

Hygge Hostess Helpful Hints: Keep it Simple

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You don’t have to be a regular AirBnb hostess to keep your home ready for guests.  Use our hygge hostess tips to make visitors feel at home with minimal effort. The trick is to keep things cozy and simple.  A […]

Pianos Take Center Stage in Home Decor

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Small gatherings will warm your heart when winter’s chill drives everyone indoors.  We love pianos for such occasions because they add informal music to the atmosphere.  A small upright in a social location will lift everyone’s spirits. Add a few […]

Southern Bohemian: That Just Dills Our Pickle!

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Bless your pea pickin’ hearts! If you’re hoping to get your decor all gussied up, think about incorporating a little Southern Bohemian charm into your home. The colors of the deep South blended with vintage keepsakes will make you as […]

Panda Marble: Black + White/ Outta-Sight

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Who needs color when you have black and white? Despite being only two tones, panda marble still stands out among the rest. We’ve compiled some designs here that’ll hopefully stick with you next time you’re deciding on how to decorate. […]

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, […]

Kitchen Shelving Works Harder Than You Do

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Is it Spring cleaning time yet?  This month, tackle the most-used space in your home and get organized with proper kitchen shelving.  Whether your home style is modern or rustic, there are a few standard ways to implement shelves and […]

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 […]

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 […]