Color Focus: Featuring Cobalt

Cobalt blue evokes the richest blues of the sea, a color that is both bright and deep at the same time. Cobalt blue is a dazzling and versatile hue, a color that can grace a multitude of materials from ceramic to glass, wood, and fabrics with a captivating sophistication. Blue pigment from cobalt oxide was originally discovered in mines in Iran in the early 9th century and exported to China. There, blue and white porcelain made with cobalt became a prominent standard of fine art. The pigment Read more [...]

Spring Trends to Refresh Your Home

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 Read more [...]

Trending: Flame Stitch

Flame stitch has been making waves in the fashion and home decor industries since the 17th century, bringing a groovy mathematically-chic chevron-like print to everything from pillows to crochet knit dresses and scarves. This fun zig-zag look has spiked in trends lately, popping up on the runways and in all sorts of accessories, linens, and rugs. The stylish stitch was inspired by a needlework embroidery technique, and was named for a set of chairs bearing the design found in Bargello palace Read more [...]

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 Read more [...]

Decorating with Plants

Bring an Eco-Chic Beauty to Life in any Style Room with Potted Plants 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 Read more [...]

Wallpaper for the Ceiling

We like to think of the ceiling as the fifth wall. We love wallpaper and we are all for using it everywhere from inside bookshelves to up-cycled tabletops... and we absolutely recommend trying it on the ceiling! There is no reason why your ceiling has to be white, and even if it is white, why not add some texture and pattern? Check out these inspiring rooms below featuring wallpaper as an unexpectedly chic accent from above. This entry way has panache! We love how the traditional details of Read more [...]

Radiant Orchid in Decor

Each year Pantone, the color connoisseurs, give us gorgeous style advice, guided by the "it" colors of the season. And each year only one color gets to be THE COLOR OF THE YEAR. This year, the leading lady is an imaginative and bright, captivating purple: Radiant Orchid. The 2014 Pantone Color of the Year is an intoxicating mixture of fuchsia, purple and pink hues. An unusual shade, Radiant Orchid brings serenity when incorporated throughout the home, and gives interiors an updated look.  Inspired Read more [...]

Creating a Contemporary Sophistication with Animal Prints

Animal prints add a splash of exotic-chic beauty to a room. Both graphic and glamorous, these prints look fabulous in many different types of room decor, including posh, rustic, vintage, and modern. Weathering the test of time and in fact gaining prominence, animal prints in the home have a timeless allure. For a touch of whimsy, try unexpected hues, like purple cheetah print or turquoise zebra striped pillows or upholstery. For a more luxurious touch, indulge in rich leopard textiles. For a Read more [...]

Framing Wallpaper

It is evident that wallpaper has really made a comeback in the past few years and it’s here to stay. Sometimes, wallpapering entire walls is not an option. Perhaps you can't find enough rolls of the wallpaper that you want to cover an entire wall. And other times it’s extremely expensive to purchase multiple rolls of some of the brand name wallpapers on the market today. Sometimes, we’re too scared to commit to a big design and renovation where you’re unsure of the outcome. Other times, we’re Read more [...]

Decor Inspiration: Country Chic Kitchens

Warm and Inviting Kitchens that Make You Feel at Home Coats of paint, once fresh, now chipped to reveal a shabby chic distress. Hand embroidered linens, vintage plates, wide wood floor boards and heritage furniture passed down through the generations. With a farm house flair, country-chic decor truly creates a welcoming ambiance. What better place than the kitchen, where we gather to create nourishing and life affirming food, to invite a true sense of warmth? One of the most notable themes Read more [...]