Decorating Ideas to Bring a Touch of Autumn to your Home

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New England in the Fall via Etsy

If you’ve ever experienced New England in the Fall, you know the vibrant beauty that seems to suddenly appear out of nowhere, transforming busy highways and cottages by the sea into picturesque scenes of color. From gold toned leaves to the comfort of a fireplace to crisp cool nights spent in cozy sweaters, these are the things that make Autumn one of our favorite seasons. So why not invite some of the warmth and magic of the harvest season into your own home? With autumnal colors and natural accents, to decorative pumpkins and more, adding a touch of fall flavor to décor is very simple to achieve.

Bring Nature Indoors

The heart of Autumn decorating stems from the beauty of nature. From pine cones and berries to acorns, pumpkins and leaves, creating a gorgeous wreath or a rustic centerpiece out of natural details is an easy and stylish fall addition.

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Cozy Accents

Layering your room in a variety of cozy throws and blankets adds both warmth and texture to décor, fashioning a comfortable fall escape for you to enjoy on those chilly days and nights.

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Images via Daniella Marie Blog & Pinterest

Decorative Pumpkins

It’s not about the plain orange pumpkins anymore! Painted and glittered, golden and shiny, pumpkins have come a long way and can be both a chic and stylish fall accessory to home décor.

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Shades of Autumn

Rich browns, brick reds, burnt oranges and golden yellows all lend their part in creating an Autumn inspired atmosphere. Decorative pillows or kitchen linens are a great way to add in unexpected pops of these toasty shades.

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Coastal Chic Beach Homes

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Ocean Front Home, Newport Beach CA via Houzz

To some, home is where the beach is. Filled with ocean relics, sea tones, rustic details, simple design elements and nautical themes, these awe inspiring, feet in the sand, hair in the wind relaxing escapes, offer a breath of fresh air from the monotony’s of life. Meant to relax and inspire, rejuvenate and renew, the feelings that arise from the inside of a beach home are truly anchored to its design. From peaceful living rooms to serene kitchens to blue and coral bedrooms, come get lost in the beauty of coastal chic décor…

The Entryway:

Warm textiles, weathered wood and pops of blue and aqua, work to transition these high traffic areas into clean and comfortable entryways.

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A Coastal Chic Minneapolis Entryway via Houzz

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Comfy Beach House Entryways via Wayfair Coastal Living (left) and Taradennis.com (right)

The Kitchen:

Soft blues mixed with wood and wicker detailing and vintage beach signs, makes for a comfortable and warm eating area for everyone to enjoy.

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Coastal Kitchen Décor via Houzz (top & bottom)

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The Living Area:

Often the most occupied area in the home, clean white furniture mixed with nautical inspired pillows, wood detailing and pops of blue, aid in designing a perfect beach inspired living room.

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A Boca Raton Living Room via Houzz

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Coastal Vintage Style via Better Homes & Gardens (left) & A Beach Cottage Blog (right)

The Bedroom:

Below, elements of the sea are brought through in colorful prints and peaceful photographs inspiring a perfect relaxing escape for one to rest their head.

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A Santa Barbara Bedroom via Houzz

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Images via Houzz (left), Cabbage & Roses Winchelsea Beach Lookbook (middle) & DMagazine’s Home & Design Blog (right)

The Bathroom:

From shells to starfish to a fish net covered light fixture, coastal chic bathrooms often bring natural sea elements to life in new and exotic ways.

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Breezy Seaside Cottage Style Bathrooms via Houzz (left) & Elle Decor (right)

The Coastal Chic Details:

When it comes to coastal chic décor, little details do make a difference. An antique ship to a roped lamp to sea inspired curtains, all help to bring that perfect beach vibe inside to enjoy day after day.

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Coastal Chic Details from Pinterest (left & right) & A Beach Cottage Blog (middle)

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Polishing the Perfect Wall: Why You Should Bring Your Favorite Summer Nail Shades to Walls

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The Tom Ford Summer Collection is a perfect match to this modern wallpaper that fuses a vibrant red, soft orange and warm beige for a sizzling brilliance on walls.

Most of us wait all year for those first signs of summer…warmth, sunshine, long beach days, colorful sunsets and updating ones wardrobe from drab winter tones to fresh, happy shades, including switching out that dark nail tone for a more vivid alternative. So why not do the same with your décor?

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A bright pink and orange shade as seen in the Essie Summer Collection, matched with its ivory and grey counterparts, make these energetic colors appear light and airy on walls.

If you’re afraid of adding to much color, or worried about how these electrifying shades will actually appear on walls, consider creating a feature wall as an alternative. This gives you the freedom to pick a bold design while making sure your room doesn’t appear too busy or chaotic.

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Consider pairing a fearless red with a coppery orange as seen in Butter London’s collection, for a wonderful mix of color and sass.

Dior’s colors of summer bring a cool vibe to your space that is filled with ocean blues, sea glass greens and a fresh pop of pink. If you’re looking to create a relaxing retreat that soothes and inspires, this pretty palette does just the trick.

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Dior’s colors of summer

From pastel pinks to a punch of peach to a lush grassy green, Zoya’s summer shades invigorate décor in tones that are calm and friendly. With a dash of contemporary flavor, this rich collection will bring effortless detail to walls.

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Perfectly mastered, Zoya’s six dazzling shades are ideal for any wall in your home

You may not have thought that polishing nails and polishing walls in the same hue would ever be something you would consider, however just like the changing of seasons, refreshing décor in a warm summer palette can easily change the mood of your room from bleak to vibrant and boring to magical!

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Nicole by OPI has polished the perfect red and pink combo that will bring a dash of romance to walls as seen in this pretty floral wallpaper

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Spring Trends to Refresh Your Home

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Spring is a time of awakening, when nature takes a moment to yawn and stretch after a long cold winter then promptly gets to work on a gorgeous makeover. Snow gives way to mud, then soft green grass, and bare branches come to life with yellow green buds and fragrant blossoms. Birds come home from their Southern vacations and tulips burst forth to greet everybody. Take a cue from the world outside, cheerfully unfurling a fresh new look, and rejuvenate your home. Here are 5 ways to use this years home decor trends inside to create an invigorating new look in your home.

Prints: Flower Power

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Florals never really go out of style, they just take on new tendencies, and especially in the Springtime flowers are destined to be forever chic. This year, watercolor florals have emerged as a beautiful trend, bringing a soft, hand-painted beauty to prints. Graphic pixelated florals are also a la mode, creating a neoteric interpretation of the traditional blossom for a modern flair.

Fabrics: Lace

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Spring is the time to let some light in and lace is the perfect peek-a-boo airy and light fabric to renew the romance of a room for the new season! Lace has been trending on runways and has a long history of high fashion. A quick fix for any room is to swap out your curtains with sheer lacy ones. Even with the blinds raised, the lace will provide privacy while allowing you to enjoy naturally refracted sunlight through a poetic mesh. Lace on a table has a similar effect, bringing a whimsical and feminine touch to the room.

Colors: Pastels

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Pastels have transcended Easter decorations and 1950s kitchen appliances and have emerged as completely chic. Soft pinks, precious peach, lemon creams, milky mint, powdery purple and opaline turquoise hues are gracing everything from furniture to pottery and pillows. These delicate and midtone palettes add an ultra pretty focal point to a room that is soothing to the eye and quite fresh. Try upcycling a chair or side table with a delightful new paint, or choosing an accessory like a mixer or vase with an unexpectedly pale and pretty tint.

Finishes: Brass and Mixed Metallics

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Metallic finishes are dazzling homes this year, lending a burnished beauty to all kinds of surfaces including lamps, wall art, furniture and accessories. Brass, and copper, in particular, have emerged as favorites for home decor, providing a chic focal point to add ambiance and reflect the light of the room. Don’t let anybody tell you that gold and silver clash, either. Mixed metals is sophisticated and cutting edge, gilding your home with a luxurious twinkle.

Vintage Love Affair

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Flea market-chic decor is a captivating style, creating a cultured and funky style. Vintage prints, items with nostalgic symbolism, and heirlooms with stories to tell lend a rich historical sophistication to your home, making a unique statement. Vintage is certainly en vogue, even in contemporary spaces we are seeing statement pieces from bygone eras adding interest and originality.

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Hampton Style: Airy Linens & Fresh Blues

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Hampton Style Inspiration

Imagine yourself…toes in the sand, a warm summer’s breeze on your back, the sound of the ocean in the distance – this is the epitome of Hampton style. It’s about mixing clean, fresh hues with rustic outdoor elements, and surprisingly with wallpaper it’s not that hard to achieve!

Hampton style originates from the popular seaside vacation destination along Eastern Long Island in New York and tends to embody both a classic and contemporary décor style offset by natural and rustic influences. Colors tend to include both fresh and neutral tones that work to open up your homes interior to a light and airy feeling throughout. This makes linen décor and upholstery a popular choice both for its natural and casual look as well as its effortless appeal.

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Beige Cadenza Wallpaper by Warner Textures

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Amalfi Cream Linen Stripe by Kenneth James

By starting with a neutral, linen textured wallpaper as seen from above, the stage is already set to create that perfect Hampton style getaway. By adding some imperfect touches such as driftwood accents or natural details that may include plants, shells or sea glass displayed in a jar, you have created the perfect combination of classic style meets rustic tranquility.

Adding a pop of light blue to décor is another way to achieve that breezy and serene vibe that seems to follow Hampton style. White and blue combos tend to bring ocean elements to the forefront with hues that remind of us glistening blue skies or the rippling enchantment of the ocean.

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Blue Tonal Leaf Trail by Fairwinds Studios

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Harira Blue Moroccan Trellis by Decorline

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Blue Damask Ombre String by Fairwinds Studios

Whether you favor a Moroccan Trellis design or an elegant swirling Damask, each of these patterns bring Hampton inspired detail to a space created from this fresh and relaxing blend of light and natural tones.

Still wondering how you can bring Hampton Style to your home? Leave all your questions and comments below!

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2014 Home Decor Trends Fashion does not merely reflect the culture of the times, it is a key characteristic of a culture itself. As each passing moment marches on, and history is written, so do our tastes evolve. While good design is truly timeless, it is a pursuit of happiness and inspiration to keep on top of the constantly emerging trends.Each year we look forward to Maison & Objet for a fresh perspective on home decor trends and the best showing of rising looks. It is the pinnacle of cutting edge interior des...
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2014 Home Decor Trends

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Fashion does not merely reflect the culture of the times, it is a key characteristic of a culture itself. As each passing moment marches on, and history is written, so do our tastes evolve. While good design is truly timeless, it is a pursuit of happiness and inspiration to keep on top of the constantly emerging trends.Each year we look forward to Maison & Objet for a fresh perspective on home decor trends and the best showing of rising looks. It is the pinnacle of cutting edge interior design energy, where promising artists and visionary concepts mingle with the finest standards in the art of decor. Maison brings talent and influences from around the globe together for a show that is not to be missed! Soon after Fashion Week takes over NYC and we get to see how the home and garment trends intersect and play off of each other. Dominant colors, patterns and finishes emerge and we cannot help but be swept up in a la mode fascinations and artistic expression of the design world. Here are a few of our observations from the halls and runways this year.

Spring 2014 Color Trends for home Decor

 

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Decor Color Trends 2014 as Observed by our Creative Director Paula Berberian at Maison et Objet

Colors! Pantone are the color authorities and our go-to resource for color trends.This year the color of the year for 2014 is Radiant Orchid and we have already seen the hue start to take off in everything from pillows to jewelry, wall decor, and clothes. Striking an equilibrium with the imaginative purple hue, pretty pastels like hemlock green, placid blue and soft violet are balanced with dazzling blue with a cobalt tendency, celosian orange, freesia yellow and cayenne red. Sand and paloma grey bring thoughtful neutrals to the mix for a sophisticated poise. We were certainly seeing a lot of orange on the runways at FWNY last week, as well as delicate blushing pinks and purples and olive greens with plenty of black, grey, cream and white. Walking the halls of Maison, pink was the belle of the ball. Deep coral pink tones, as well as mid-tone pink pastels were gracing home decor products across the boars. Mid tone pastels including sage, yellow and pale blues were also popular, in addition to plenty of timeless taupes, beige and grey neutrals.

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Western influences via Hooked on Houses

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Prints! Western prints and themes have been picking up traction. We have been seeing more antlers and quirky taxidermy influences in decor, as well as global versions of Southwestern prints. Think Ralph Lauren American cabin inspirations, with plaids, checks and ropes as well as animal pelts. Dhurries, colorful area rugs indiginous to India, were prevalent, layering floors with a mix of worldly patterns and contemporary prints. We are also seeing a lot of Tropicana inspirations like pink flamingos, bananas and palm trees. Subtle retro looks that have been simplified for a sophisticated, modern appeal are everywhere. In the same category, Geometrics reminisce on the 80′s, but with a fresh perspective. Flower prints took on a pixelated, blurry look for a futuristic yet pretty effect. Baroque influences were also evident across all sorts of home decor looks. Cultured, ethnic inspirations are still very much in. Beautiful blooming florals, watercolor florals and elegant textures were prevalent, as well as traditional designs with new techniques.

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Mimosa Lane Decor Tropicana theme wallpaper pink bamboo

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Building Materials, Textiles and Finishes: brass was plentiful, and gold, as well as heaps of copper and dark metals, along with feathers, wood, and stone, including marble and agate and chunky knits. Painted furniture is chic. Innovative DIY types are upcycling pieces that may have gone unnoticed with fresh colors. This trend has emerged way beyond white, with bright turquoise, chartreuse, yellow and bubblegum pink reinventing even the plainest of jane furniture into desirable pieces.

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More Notable Trends: Accessories, especially lamps, were designed with soft faceted angles, like cut gems with obscure shapes. Pendant lamps continued to grow in popularity, now in even more colors. Wallpaper, including graphic designs, geometrics, glamour prints and trompe l’oeil effects like marble were taking walls to new levels of captivation. Dimensional accent effects like beads, sequins, and raised inks were also popping up on walls and textiles for a heightened interest in decor. Typography and graphic branding design, like retro neon signs, ironic logos and street-smart snowboarding and skateboarding graffiti style words were featured on the runways and in decor, too.

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faceted orange lamp via Better Homes & Gardens

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Faceted lamps via Vogue Best in Show from Maison & Objet 2014

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Decor Color and Design Trends 2014 as observed by Brewster home Fashions Creative Director Paula Berberian at Maison et Objet

 

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Decorating with Plants

Bring an Eco-Chic Beauty to Life in any Style Room with Potted Plants

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A beautiful collection of plants on the windowsill creates a soothing and smart feel in this sunny room

Plants make people happy. Decorating with plants brings an invigorating touch of nature indoors, whether you live in an urban setting or the country. Year round, your plants add life and beauty to the room, which can make an oasis of vitality during long winter months. They also truly give your space a breath of fresh air. According to Live Science indoor plants actually purify the air in your home, absorbing VOCs and creating fresh oxygen. A great plant rounds out the room, like a living sculpture. Having healthy and beautiful green plants also gives you a sense of grown-up sophistication. There is an element of enchantment and personality that a live plant brings to the energy of your home. Also, we simply adore the decor addition of their containers! Choosing a lovely basket, ceramic pot, clay urn or ornate tray to display your plant in is a fun opportunity to add color, pattern and texture to the room. If you don’t think of yourself as having a green thumb, do not fret. There are plenty of plants that can thrive with very simple care. For some tried and true advice on container gardening indoors, watch this informative video from HGTV Enjoy these inspiring rooms below, each made more exceptional with the addition of beautiful green plants.

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A white phalaenopsis orchid and a small fern add a lively and lush elegance to this classy room

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The kumquat tree adds a bright and welcoming luxury to this country chic bedroom

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A grouping of 3 exotic plants in colorful pots adds an island chic vibrancy to this eclectic red room

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This beautiful potted tree adds a worldly and smart beauty to this lovely study

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Rather than cut flowers, why not opt for potted ones instead? They last longer and look lovely even before they bloom

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A painted chair serves as a cottage chic stand for this potted plant in a room that exudes Spring spirit

 

 

 

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Inspired: Log Cabin Interiors

There is something about a log cabin that truly captures the charm of rustic life. Building a home out of the materials of the forest lends an authentic beauty, as if the structure sprung up out of the ground, as proud and natural as the trees and mountains around it. With lots of exposed wood, glowing with the slight variations of each tree, a welcoming hearth and windows letting in light to illuminate all those gorgeous angles, the interior of a log cabin is an enchanted place to be. These picturesque rooms below showcase how cozy and inviting a log cabin can be, as well as luxurious! We love the mix of elegance and comfort in these spectacular spaces.

This traditional living room by Victor Architects & Designers Rocky Mountain Log Homes Direct has one of the most glorious views we can imagine! The large and ample windows make the space appear even larger, inviting the mountain into the decor as an incredible backdrop for a room that genuinely invites you to relax.

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This log cabin inspired interior is centered on the warm hearth. This space mixes natural materials like rock, wood, and wicker with classy touches like the silver candlesticks, and ornate Persian rug. It also has a touck of Americana with the wallpaper border above the mantel. Believe it or not, the chic distressed look of the walls is also wallpaper.

How do we count the ways in which we are so enamored with this log cabin living room by Baltimore Interior Designers & Decorators Johnson Berman? The original wood of the floors and walls is so nuanced and rustic, while the opulent and ecclectic decor creates a true luxury. The deep reds and pops of bright blue truly create a regal sophistication.

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Unless you are lucky enough to live in one, log cabin and lodge style settings create a sense of retreat from the bustle of everyday life. This room just seems to invite us to gather around the table and laugh with friends or family, enjoying a leisurely game night. The decor and wall treatments are perfectly reminiscent of country life, from the antler chandelier to the fishing theme wall border.

How magical is this rustic Bedroom by Gallatin Gateway Home Builders Lohss Construction? It has almost a Hobbit inspired fascination, with the twisted knotty pine wood and tiny door. We would love to spend the night in this charming room!
If you crave the country-chic charisma of a log cabin in your home or lodge, we have beautiful design accents to make your interior authentic and welcoming. Northwoods Lodge collection and New Country both celebrate the traditional rustic style. They are inspired by cozy bed and breakfasts and lovely lakeside lodges, embracing country-chic character. The designs include classic plaids and stripes, rustic faux wood and rock effects, bucolic themes and vintage memorabilia.
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5 Homes from some of our Favorite Holiday Movies

Home Alone

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The Home Alone house is famous! So many of the scenes that make this film an endearing holiday classic take place inside this gorgeous Georgian style home. The actual house, located in Winnetka, IL sold last year for $1.5 million. You can learn more about the 4 bedroom, 4 bathroom home and see what it looks like now on Zillow. In the movie, the set designers used lots of red and green to maintain a Christmas feel throughout each scene. Notice how many decor details including the paint, wallpaper, rugs, bedding, and even candlesticks are classic Christmas colors. We love how well-to-do yet family oriented the interior is designed, with formal yet comfortable furniture, lots of framed photos, large rooms and lots of lovely wallpaper!

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A Family Stone

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This classic Christmas movie is an emotional family holiday story, one that we could watch at least once a year. With an super celebrity cast including Diane Keaton, Sarah Jessica Parker, Luke Wilson and Claire Danes, just to name a few, this movie is a well acted gem. The home, an 1860 colonial in Riverside, Connecticut was carefully cultivated by the set designer to look like a real, free spirited family lived there. Diane Keaton was quoted as saying, when she saw the interior of the house for the first time, that she thought it was “disgusting” and could not stand all of the clutter and “stuff everywhere”. However, she admitted that the look was just perfect for the family in the movie, and we could not agree more. We love the comfortable, old farm house style of the rooms.

 a family stone 3 a family stone 2 a family stone a family sone bedroom a family stone trunksHow about you? What are some of your favorite holiday movies, and how do the sets add to the spirit of the film? It’s A Wonderful Life comes to mind, with the “drafty old house” that the Baileys buy together and fix up. The house represents so much hope and happiness for the young family. In a Christmas Story, the leg lamp in the front window is nothing short of an icon! And who could forget the 250 strands of lights that Clark Griswald covers his house with in the 1989 comedy National Lampoons Christmas Vacation? This scene makes that home another one of the most memorable holiday movie houses. Comment below with your favorite Holiday and Christmas movie scenes!

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The holidays are the most wonderful time of the year and bringing this spirit to life in our homes is one of the most special ways that we capture the heart of the season. With festive decor including twinkling lights, glittery ornaments, pretty candles, Menorahs, Christmas trees, winter berries and boughs, our homes become an enchanted version of themselves! Many of our decorations come back out each year and have even been passed down, or were received as special gifts so they have meaning, bringing a warm historical sentiment to life. One of our most cherished areas to decorate has always been the mantel. Because the fireplace is a classic and beautiful structure, symbolizing warmth, and perhaps because it is associated with so many holiday traditions, it is a natural focal point for making merry! When decorating your mantel, there are no set rules. Have fun mixing natural elements like wreaths, pine branches, and berries with ornaments, candles, lights and jubilant figures. Some beautiful mantels choose a color scheme, like all white or silver and gold, but mixing colors is just as fetching. We have gathered some inspiring mantels below.

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