Inspired Spaces: Watercolor Décor

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Watercolor Mural done by Black Crow Studios

There is something so dreamy about watercolor in décor. Free spirited and effortless, this glorious design technique has the ability to bring a handcrafted look to a variety of pieces that include both fashion and home décor. Making its debut as an art form during the Renaissance, the watercolor trend has truly come a long way since.

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Even a soft touch of watercolor as seen in this duvet cover by Anthropologie, adds an enchanted allure to this simple bedroom look

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Watercolor Accent Pillow via Society6

Watercolor motifs have easily weaved their way from the walls to the ceilings, as well as into a variety of décor accents such as pillows, tableware, rugs and bedding. With the ability to give your space instant character, pale soft tones tend to bring a more romantic vibe, while brighter, more vivid tones add a punch of flavor!

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Whimsical and soft, these pale watercolor statements are effortlessly romantic in décor. Images from left to right: Poesie Wall Mural via Brewster Home Fashions, Floral Paisley Wall Mural by Eijffinger, Painting via Pinterest, Rug via West Elm, Bowls via Pinterest and Watercolor Ceiling via Viva Full House Blog

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Add brilliant detail to décor with a colorful and vivid watercolor print! Images from left to right: Print via Apartment Therapy, Passion Wall Mural via Brewster Home Fashions, Watercolor Painting & Curtains via Pinterest

With the ability to be used in so many different ways, whether you chose to accessorize, paint, wallpaper or accent, have fun incorporating this poetic look into your home.

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Making the Fall Style Transition with Our Friends from Julep!

Recently, we had the chance to work with our friends from Julep to design a style board around our favorite shade from their fall nail polish collection. With so many colors to choose from, we decided why just choose one color when we had 2 obvious winners? So, we decided to create two boards to show you what color trends we are into this fall and how they can easily transition from home décor to beauty and even to fashion. One look is a little soft while the other is totally glam! We’ll leave it up to you to decide which look takes the prize!

Fall Decorating Ideas

Elegant damask wallpaper, Chloe flats, a pale pink eye shadow by NARS and an effortless floor length silk skirt, makes “Clara” an easy color addition to both our fall wardrobe as well as our home décor.

 

Clara: This pretty beige/pink hue is romantic and soft and can easily weave its way from your wardrobe into your home. “Maddy” being one of our favorite summer shades made this an easy pick!

 

Fall Decorating Ideas

From a gorgeous Anthropologie coat we’ve had our eye on, to a fabulous bohemian scarf from ModCloth, it wasn’t hard for us to make the autumn shift from “Florence” a pretty mauve, to “Alaina” a stylish grey statement.

Alaina: Chic and sophisticated, this grey/purple hue is both glamorous and enchanting. With an irresistible vibe that can both stand out or lay at bay, this stylish hue will easily remain a fall staple!

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Color and Home Decor Trends from Maison et Objet

Decor Ideas and Color Trends 2014

This September, the theme at Maison et Objet was Sharing. This uplifting theme explores the new ways that we grow as a creative community, networking and collaborating through the generous sharing, and liking icons of the digital age. We love this positive perspective on how our modern lives can benefit from the social tools of the digital world. As always, the designs at this Paris show wowed with a global mix of gorgeous colors, textures, styles, inspirations and innovations.

Organic Wood: Wood has always been a building staple, it is truly a timeless material. However, trends of the day reveal their tendencies in the finish of the wood, whether it is painted, stained, dark, rustic, or glossy. This year natural and unfinished wood, especially in light colors, as well as distressed and vintage wood looks dominated decor exhibits at Maison.

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Heavy Metal and Warm Copper: Gleaming metals were adding an embellished brilliance to furniture, walls, objets d’art, lighting and tableware. Bronze and copper were especially prominent, bringing a burnished tawny glow to all sorts of lovely items. We have observed copper hues trending for a few seasons now, and the movement has continued to grow with luminous success.

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Typography & Words: An important theme, one focused on by Maison et Objet themselves, is the notion of letters and words as art. “Writing is becoming a pictorial object that is filling spaces, surfaces and materials. Graphic and typographic effects are writing a feast of words that communicates with poetry and meaning and revives our social bonds” -Elizabeth Leriche This creative expression in the face of advancing digital lives can be seen in typography, and hand-written words as prints and artistic embellishments.

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Typography home decor trend image via Brewster Wallcovering

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Maison et Objet Home Decor Trends from Paris

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Color Spirit: The colors that captivated designers this year included an abundance of pretty midtone pastels with pops of bright accents like chartreuse. Blue and white were also especially prominent. Shibori indigo, delft porcelain blue, and vivid cobalt paired with crisp whites added a fresh yet classic contrast to walls, textiles, ceramics, accessories and floors.

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Industrial Chic: Playing on the popularity of upcycling and DIY decor, distressed textures and factory inspired items were mixed in with gorgeous designs for a gritty-chic edge. Packing crates and practical items, like lockers, tools and exposed lightbulbs were found in unexpected design layouts for a touch of rebellion against convention. The items were often embellished with a fresh coat of paint or a metallic touch, accenting their raw industrial forms with a splashy detail. The winner of the Maison et Objet designer of the Year, in fact, was Tom Dixon, an industrial designer who created rose to fame with welded salvage furniture and “instantaneous factory” inspired designs.

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Tom Dixon, winner of the Maison et Objet Designer of the Year

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Autumn Home Décor: 5 Ways to Warm up Your Space!

Autumn Home Decor

Fall Inspiration via Pinterest

It’s officially the fall season, the season where warm knits, tall leather boots, cozy scarves and a pumpkin latte in your hand is on trend and stylish. We easily change up our wardrobe with the passing of seasons, so why shouldn’t it be the same for our home décor? Don’t think you have to totally rearrange the look of your room, instead think of it as adding on some layers. Just like layering our wardrobe, we can easily layer in some key pieces to our décor that will bring a little autumn home to stay. Today, we’ve pulled together our top 5 fall home decorating ideas for you to not only spice up your interior but bring some warmth to any area in your apartment or home.

 

Autumn Home Decor

Images via Pinterest, Remodelista & Lauren Conrad

1. Layer in Soft Textures

Adding a collection of cozy pillows to furniture or a soft blanket or throw to the back of your couch or chair, will give you a warm place to cuddle up and enjoy those cold fall nights.

 

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2. Decorate with Area Rugs

Get creative with your area rugs! Layer them on top of each other or even over wall to wall carpet. They will not only help to keep your feet warm during the colder months, but they will also help to bring warmth to your home décor.

 

Autumn Home Decor

Images via Houzz, Pinterest & The Nest Blog

3. Add a Touch of Autumn Flavor

Add in splashes of fresh autumn accents such as leaves, berries, pumpkins and apples, to make the rich, earthy colors of fall come alive in your room.

 

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Images via Houzz & Lauren Conrad

4. Switch up Your Bedding

Switch your summer duvet cover to a warm quilt, or change your cotton sheets to flannel. Even adding a textured throw over top of your existing comforter, will add a nice cozy touch to your bedroom space.

 

Autumn Home Decor

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5. Bring in Candlelight

Adding in soft lighting will make your home feel warm and inviting. Place candles around your room to easily transition from daylight to the soft glow of a candle.

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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

Vintage Style Home Decor Trend

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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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.

Pewter Grey Swirling Scroll Wallpaper and a beautiful orchid decor idea

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

A country chic decor idea with floral wallpaper and plants in decor

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

Exotic plants decor idea with vintage inspired red floral wallpaper

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

Zebra print wallpaper and a beautiful potted tree plants in decor

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

Bonsai tree in decor beautiful bedroom decor idea with bonsai tree

This enchanted bonsai tree adds a vibrant and cultured drama to the bedside table

Potted plants in decor 3 season porch decor idea plants in decor

This three season porch is like an indoor garden or a solarium with topiaries, fresh herbs and a lush floral wallpaper

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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

A painted chair serves as a cottage chic stand for this potted plant

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

 

 

 

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Before & After Room Makeovers with Wallpaper

Walking in to your home every day should give you an immediate sense of delight, accompanied by a serene satisfaction. Your walls are the palette for your room. Like the scenery in a play, they set the stage for the entire space. The color, texture, pattern and artwork of your walls is the fabric of the world in which you live, and the backdrop for all of your furniture and accessories. Your walls are the wardrobe for your home’s style. Dress them to dazzle! You have the power to design your space fabulous and set the scene for your ambiance of choice, whether it is tranquility, sophisticated luxury, vintage elegance, or vibrant fun! Wallpaper adds the beauty of color, and also brings pattern, texture and depth to the space. With special printing techniques like embossed silk, gorgeous inks like gel and glitter, and magnificent finishes such as suede and satin, your walls can be exquisite and play on the light of the room for a radiant effect. The rooms below illustrate before and after images of how charming and transforming wallpaper can be in any space. These lovely rooms are exalted to memorable heights with the addition of a nothing more than wallcovering.

Before & After Room Decor with Wallpaper

Before & After Room Decor with Wallpaper

 

Before & After Room Decor with Wallpaper

Before & After Room Decor with Wallpaper

 

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