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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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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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Monograms and Embroidery

Monograms and Embroidery

As the oldest form of identification in the world, monograms date back to Greek and Roman times. They served many roles, from indicating social status, to serving as a signature for royals and artists, to being a form of currency in the barter system. Perhaps most obvious, they identified property and were typically ornate, which makes them desirable when creating elegant gifts even today. Monogramming adds a personal touch to any project, and we have a simple guide outlining some fun products that can be monogrammed and embroidered in house in our Ketchum, Idaho...
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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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Designers Favorite Paint Colors

Designers Favorite Paint Colors

Some people know what general paint color they want but struggle with envisioning the exact shade. Others are just scared to commit to color because they’re not sure what works best with their furniture. Some shades translate perfectly to walls. Some, although beautiful, are better saved for fabrics or rugs. We compiled a list of our designers favorite paint colors they like to use in their own homes as well as client projects. And as a general tip they suggest bringing all paint chips home from the store and looking at them in your space. Once you narrow it down to...
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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.”...