Hygge Tablescapes Are Simple + Elegant

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The saying goes, “April showers bring May flowers”. Bring a little bit of Mother Nature’s cheer indoors with simple hygge tablescapes. Take the less-is-more approach and give yourself something to gather on a nature walk. You’ll feel uplifted and at […]

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 […]

Bentwood Chairs Bedizen Your Humble Abode

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If you could bring a little piece of your favorite French cafe home it would do much to nourish your soul everyday. Bentwood chairs are so iconic they almost transcend time. Take a look at some of the ways designers […]

Home Office Essentials For Today’s Modern Living

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Who uses formal dining rooms and formal living rooms anymore? Of all the spaces we create in our living environment, a home office is probably one of the most useful. Whether you dedicate an entire room or carve out a […]

Horseshoe Chairs Never Take a Back Seat to Style

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Is there such a thing as too many chairs? Our favorite styles (add it to the top of the list) certainly include horseshoe chairs. Curvy and comfy, they cradle you in exquisite workmanship and style. Learn about these unique and […]

White Interiors For a Fresh Start

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There’s something about a fresh coat of white paint. White interiors feel complete and pure; the closet thing you can get to perfection. In color psychology, white is the color of wiping the slate clean and gives you that fresh […]

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, […]

Fiddle Leaf Figs Grow Upward + Onward

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Is it too late to write about ficus lyrata? Bohemian plant ladies have been using fiddle leaf figs to fill higher spaces for maximum green impact. This toughie adapts easily to most interior conditions and can grow to 6 feet […]

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 […]

Rubber Plant: Trendy & Unique

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The time for plastic plants is over, it’s time for rubber plants to shine! Despite their name, a rubber plant is very real plant that take care to grow. Classy and modern, these plants look great in any home. If […]

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 […]