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A Dressy Placemat Adds Style to Any Table

A Dressy Placemat Adds Style to Any Tabl...

Spice up the tabletop with a dressy placemat! Whether it’s a new season, holiday or you’re simply looking for an update, there is something out there to fit your fancy. Without rehashing setting the table from top to bottom—we covered that here—let’s begin with a brief discussion on layering. In order for your tabletop to coordinate, the table can’t be set with all bold pieces and patterns in differing color schemes. Eventually, you’ll have a multitude of pieces that feel too busy, don’t work with any other pieces, or only fit into a...
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Designer Bubble Bath Offers Simple Luxe

Designer Bubble Bath Offers Simple Luxe

Grab a hold of your world and stop it. Bubble Bath offers a simple luxury; indulge the moment. As life picks up speed, it can quickly become harder and harder to take a brief respite and appreciate the present. When the tub starts to fill and the bubbles begin to billow, the room drifts into an ethereal, celestial world of steam and fragrance. Luxury need not be reserved for the most special of occasions. You deserve this time. Relax, rejuvenate and float into a world of mindfulness, indulging the present. Yesterday is gone. Tomorrow has yet to arrive. This moment is...
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Get creative, there’s a vase for that!

Get creative, there’s a vase for t...

It’s reasonably safe to assume a vase will come out for freshly cut flowers. However, with a little creativity, a vase is capable of more than a display piece for a bouquet of flowers. Simon Pearce has inspired us to take a vase in a different direction, with a new purpose, for original, unique ways to decorate the home. For example, substitute the flowers for a little slice of nature. In the below left photo, Simon Pearce has created a near terrarium type of arrangement of dirt, rocks and moss (feel free to add a tiny critter if you are so inclined). Or, if nature...
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Seasonal Home Decor Touches that Endure

Seasonal Home Decor Touches that Endure

Choosing home decor, be it an accent piece or work of art, presents enough difficulty. Searching for enduring home decor touches elevates the challenge further. The type of pieces we’re looking for should fit within your already established decor style, not remake it. Pieces which are bright, warm or subdued but most importantly of the earth. The aim is for something that captures a piece of nature for your home’s interior. Blue Pheasant Marlowe Decorative Starfish A fusion of organic and inorganic, the Marlowe Starfish has been dipped in a warm silver paint...
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Throw Blankets that Reflect Your Style

Throw Blankets that Reflect Your Style

Throw blankets are versatile accent pieces. Whatever your style, be it warmth and comfort or a pop of color and texture, throw blankets offer a bounty of options. Similar to the style of a duvet, if a throw wears out its welcome, the offender easily disappears into a linen closet. While a duvet and throw differ in function, not every guest will be invited to glance into your bedroom. Consequently, throw blankets boast a higher chance of being seen by guests you entertain. Beyond an accent piece in a room, throw blankets are an important “slice of the whole.”...
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What to Look for in a Duvet Cover

What to Look for in a Duvet Cover

Whether your bedroom is clean, simple, exotic, exciting, bold, romantic, dynastic, eternal, extravagant, outlandish or any other adjective and combination thereof, there’s a duvet cover out there for you. A duvet cover, or simply duvet, serves a couple of purposes in the bedroom. Function The function of a duvet cover is pretty straightforward. A duvet is the top cover to the bed and typically houses a down comforter. You want this piece to be high quality; a duvet (along with the pillows) is part of a bed’s focal point. Additionally, a high quality duvet will be...