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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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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.”...
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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...
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Fall Decorating Ideas

Fall Decorating Ideas

Autumn is the best time of the year to incorporate earth tones, texture, and warmth into your space. You don’t have to sacrifice your style to decorate for the changing seasons. Fall decor colors can be rich and robust, or subtle and subdued, just by substituting a few accessories, or adding a stand out piece you can achieve a warm, welcoming look. Here are 6 easy fall decorating ideas you can mix and match into your home this season. Add some cozy throws and pillows: Put away your cotton or silk blankets and bring in a warm, thick throw. Chenille, wool, cashmere, heavy...