Monstera Deliciosa Tropical Plants

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“Feed me Seymour!” The latest, greatest, should we even say, “hipster-approved” plant Monstera Deliciosa is filling up empty corners in carefully curated homes across America. Somewhat sexy and extremely confident, its broad leaves and easy care routine make it a welcome house guest.  We love to say it’s botanical name with flair.  It kind of sounds like a Harry Potter […]

Earth Element: Keep Clutter Under Control With Feng Shui

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We just celebrated Taurus this month and in the same week,  compiled some easy cleaning lists for your home.  Coincidence?  I think not.   Feng Shui is the study of energy and focuses on five major elements: earth, metal, water, wood, and fire.  Clutter tends to accumulate when the earth element is out of balance.  Learn how the five elements work together (and […]

Taurus: Home Decor You Can Depend On

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Artist: Luke Mattson | Photo courtesy: Urban Outfitters

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 to adding decor for each sun sign. Since this is the month of Taurus, we’ll give you tips for finding the right decor that suits your stable personality. If this isn’t […]

Pisces: Get the Right Energy Flowing in Each Room

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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 to adding decor for each sun sign. Since this is the month of Pisces, we’ll give you tips for adding touches for this compassionate friend. If this isn’t your sign, think […]

Bedroom Feng Shui

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We all know the importance of getting a restful night’s sleep. Adding a little Feng Shui to the bedroom will create a sanctuary that you or your partner will want to escape to more often. Creating a soothing environment that nurtures you should be at the top of your list this month especially! Using the right types of furniture, fabrics, […]

Aquarius: I Thought the Future Would Be Cooler

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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 to adding decor for each sun sign. Since this is the month of Aquarius, we’ll give you tips for adding touches for this futuristic friend. If this isn’t your sign, think […]

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 […]

Best Plants for Primo Feng Shui in Your Energy-Enhanced Home

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We’re so happy so many of our readers have been picking up the Feng Shui vibe. (Be sure to check out our article on the bagua for a refresher course if you need.) Now that you’ve picked out one or two areas you’d like to enhance, it’s time to get serious about adding some greenery! In Feng Shui, plants are […]

Natural Decor With Tropical Flair Makes Everyday a Stay-cay

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With Earth Day behind us and Spring cleaning just about done, it’s time to lighten things up at home. Adding a little tropical flair to easy, natural decor is the best way to get ready for summer. Light wood, natural fibers, and big bold plants give a spa-like feeling to any room. You might find yourself booking a home-bound retreat […]

Sunroom Ideas to Brighten Your Day

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Now that you’ve got a little sun shining in your home, try incorporating a little more plant life. Find your sunniest window and pepper it with plants that enjoy full light. Creating a sunroom is easy once you’ve got a general theme to go with. Check out our quick plant guide and then hit the local nursery! Not only will the […]

Kokedama String Garden: DIY With Moss

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Spring is in the air! The mornings are getting brighter and the air is getting warmer. Thanks to all of our readers who have been friending us and following us 🙂 🙂 We got some major inspiration from our new friend Connie Dercho from Bellafloradesign when she posted her just-finished kokedama on IG. How beautiful are these plants in their moss […]

Bathroom Beauties: Vamp Up a Small Space

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‘Tis the season for Spring cleaning! After you’ve given your house the royal scrub down, reward a space with a mini-facelift. A bathroom or powder room is a prime target for adding major personality, so go for it! Big color and bold patterns are terrific in small spaces. Check out some of our favorite fixes and try one this season. […]