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The Difference Between Candles and Scent Diffusers

The Difference Between Candles and Scent...

Candles and scent diffusers are the best way to infuse your room with fragrance. While room sprays offer a much more temporary scent, candles and diffusers will allow a fragrance to stay present in a space for a much longer time. To determine which one is best for your home we will delve into the difference between candles and scent diffusers. Candles and scent diffusers offer fragrance but they differ in their intention and application. What you choose probably differs room to room or by the time of day or both. DIFFUSERS Let’s begin with scent diffusers and how they...
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Luxury Dinnerware is Not Just for Special Occasions

Luxury Dinnerware is Not Just for Specia...

Grandma’s china set sits in that glass-doored cupboard and never comes out. We get it. They’re expensive. It’s really only because Uncle was asked to help set the dinner table in 1982 and dropped one of the soup bowl plates, leaving a chip. That one time of year, when the set is freed from the cupboard, the whole family is reminded of the incident and how the set has never again been the same. “And that’s why we can’t have nice things.” But what’s the point of having nice things if they never get used? You shouldn’t look at you luxury dinnerware as something that...
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What to Look for in Luxury Bar Soap

What to Look for in Luxury Bar Soap

Modern luxury bar soaps comes in so many shapes, sizes, scents, textures and colors it can be easy to get bogged down by a giant ingredient list. However, there’s no reason to stress over all the various compositions, bars and butters. In it’s basic form, soap contains as little as three ingredients: lye, fat and water. Lye is essentially sodium hydroxide, it is extracted from boiling wood ash. When it is combined with an oil, like coconut oil—a naturally occurring fatty acid—water’s naturally ability to lift surface stains is enhanced. Modern soap has been elevated...
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Luxury Bedding: Add Luxe to Your Life without Breaking the Bank

Luxury Bedding: Add Luxe to Your Life wi...

Most people think purchasing a set of luxury linens will break your budget. But the truth is, many luxury linen lines offer something for every budget. As an interior designer I’ve worked on kids spaces, vacation homes, and luxury retreats, all requiring a myriad of different linen options. So whether you are looking to spruce up a guest room or invest in a great set of sheets for your own bed here are some luxury linens that won’t break the bank. Matouk Matouk’s basic line of all cotton sheeting is Sierra, an Indian cotton 300 thread count sheet. They come in white or...
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What to Look for When Purchasing a Down Comforter

What to Look for When Purchasing a Down ...

When constructing the bed of dreams, you will hopefully be quite literally up to your ears in down. Down is the best naturally occurring insulator in the world, which explains how it is able to insulate arctic birds. The structure of a down feather traps air, which is then warmed by body heat, creating the perfect recipe to fill a comforter. There can be a lot of complicated factors that go into selecting the right down comforter for your home, but we have broken it down into the two areas we think are the most important factors to look for when purchasing a down...
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Father’s Day Gifts 2015

Father’s Day Gifts 2015

Father’s Day is creeping up on us rather quickly this year. We are scrambling trying to come up with the perfect gift to show dad just how rad he is. Some dads make Father’s Day gift giving a breeze- but what do you get the dad who is already geared-out with his favorite equipment and gadgets?  We’ve compiled an eclectic list of unique gifts dad will be sure love. We love this body care combo from Lothantique. Their Les Secrets D’Antoine Soap and Liquid Soap are vegetable based, enriched with shea butter, and triple milled. They have a woodsy scent, with a...
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Staff Picks: Mother’s Day Gifts

Staff Picks: Mother’s Day Gifts

We wanted to start a new series highlighting some of our staff’s favorite picks throughout the store. With Mother’s Day right around the corner, we thought it would be perfect to start with a selection perfect for mom.  Tina, Renee, and Kasie share their staff picks for Mother’s Day gifts! Tina: Terrafirma Ceramics My mom and I both have a weakness for beautiful dishes. We’ve both fallen in love with the unique, handmade Terrafirma Ceramics pieces. We particularly love mixing and matching the colors and patterns of the serving pieces. The...
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Finding the Perfect Pillow Arrangement

Finding the Perfect Pillow Arrangement

Beds, beds, beds, we talk about them all the time. It’s hard not to when they complete the room. While we’ve covered the basics in previous posts, it’s now time to the discuss the final touches of any well-made bed, the pillows.  How you display your pillows is totally up to you, there is no correct answer, as long as you love the arrangement, that is all that matters. If you need some inspiration we’ve rounded up a few of our favorites to help you find the perfect pillow arrangement for your bed. Minimal If you like things sleek and simple, this...