Use a specific color in the pillow to tie it back to your bedding for a coordinated look, or use the pillows to anchor the bed in the room by bringing the wall color onto the bed’s pillowscape. Either approach will make the bed the center of attention.
Stacking or propping up decorative pillows into the mix of sleeping pillows on the bed adds depth and visual interest. There is no wrong approach. Pillows can be added in even numbers, or odd. Layer them on with smaller sized pillows toward the front.
The same color principles apply when accenting a living room sofa. Pillows will help to make upholstered pieces a part of the room, reflect your personal style, and can easily change seasonally. There are a few logical rules that will help you select the right quantities.
Think of pillows symmetrically, where each side of the sofa should be balanced with a complimentary number of pillows.
Sectional sofas are trending. They have their own special 7 pillow approach.
Think 2 – 3 – 2…
We spend about one third of our lives asleep, which makes bedding a splurge-worthy necessity. What makes bedding luxurious lies in the materials from which it is manufactured. Cotton that is GOTS certified organic is our standard.
We use fine extra-long staple cotton to create our bedding. Single pic, single ply 300 thread-count sateen and percale weaves make our bedding extremely soft, strong, and luxurious. Look for organic cotton to ensure that your bedding has not been chemically treated.
Percale weave can be compared to a basket weave, and produces a crisp and cool feel, much like a cotton dress shirt. Percale is tightly woven for longer lasting wear. Its design characteristics make it perfect for casual bedrooms.
Sateen weaves are smooth and silky. Sateen inherently has an element of shine due to the denseness of its weave, so it adds a dressier and more glamorous look to any bedroom.
One of our favorite bedding materials is European linen. Perfect for duvet covers, organic linen adds texture and visual interest to the bed top.
Indoor/outdoor rugs are a great alternative to wool rugs, and take on heavy foot traffic with style and durability.
Also called easy care rugs, polypropylene hand-hooked and polyester flat weave rugs can be used outdoors or in. They are a cinch to clean, dry quickly, and are perfect for homes with kids, pets, or both.
Our Colorspree collection is all brawn when it comes to everyday wear and tear, but features an artistic softer side when it comes to color and design.
Whether flat weave or hand-hooked, indoor/outdoor rugs will last for years with routine care, and have the look of their wool cousins at a kid, and pet-friendly price.
Summer is in full-swing, and if you are hosting friends and family during the next few weeks we have the perfect refresher that pairs nicely with summer’s lighter fare.
What You’ll Need: 4 cups of coconut water ½ cup of lime juice ¼ cup of sugar (optional) 2 cucumbers sliced very thinly ¼ cup of chopped mint leaves
How to Make it… Combine the coconut water, lime juice, sugar, cucumbers, and mint leaves. Let the mixture chill for at least one hour. Serve with a garnish of mint for the perfect RX to beat the heat.
Enjoy! Our Coconut Citrus Mint Cooler looks revitalizing because it is! Coconut water is a natural way to restore electrolytes and hydrate when it’s hot……and did we mention this recipe pairs perfectly with silver rum? Add at your own discretion!
We developed our hand-hooked jute rugs for those who do not want the heavy look and feel of thick, densely tufted wool pile. From a design perspective, the look of our jute rugs is light, clean, and ideal for any region of the country.
Our hand-hooked jute rugs are nothing like the scratchy heavy mats that welcomed you through the front door when you were a kid. These rugs are soft underfoot, and perfect for any interior location.
Our hand-spun and dyed jute yarns ensure color vibrancy, and bring our designs to vivid geometric life. Nothing bland or monochromatic in our jute collection!
We understand how Monet could become so obsessed! Water lilies have been a source of inspiration for centuries, their floating beauty offering a sense of calm, and an opportunity for reflection. Their colors and aquatic environment create dream-worthy moments, and were the spark of inspiration behind our water lilies hand-made rug and decorative pillow.
One of the earliest plants to ever flower, water lilies are considered the “missing” link between flowering and non-flowering flora, and have a number of interesting traits that species the world over share:
Water lilies live only in fresh water. Ideal conditions include a depth of 18 to 24 inches, and relatively still conditions making ponds, streams, and the edges of deeper lakes their ideal habitats.
Long stems anchored in the soil beneath the water attach to large leaves, or pads, and furnish nutrients to the plant. These lily pads create a floating canopy of green designed to collect sunlight for photosynthesis while providing shade for fish, and a resting spot for frogs and dragon flies.
The lily flower develops underwater, and when ready to open, emerges between the pads and floats on the water’s surface. The flower opens in the morning and closes at night for three days, then dies. Other water lilies in more tropical regions will replicate this same cycle and duration, with the difference being their blooms emerge at night as the sun goes down, closing the following morning.
Think of a BBQ as a luncheon or dinner party where shorts are the perfect attire. And while the event is casual, a gift of thanks conveys your appreciation for the time your hosts have invested in ensuring you have a great afternoon or evening. Great gifts are thoughtful, creative, and reflect the spirit of the gathering while not creating more work for the hosts. Here are a few items that are inexpensive, and help to make an outdoor evening a breeze for the hosts.
Bottle Opener(s) – These are great gifts, and extensions of the hosts’ taste. And there never seems to be one handy, does there? From fancy monogrammed to dollar-store common, this is a gift everyone will use and your hosts will appreciate. Hang a fun bottle opener from a collection of craft-brewed seasonal beer and you will be the guest of honor!
Citronella Candles – These back-yard staples are available in a variety of taste levels when it comes to their packaging. From fabulous and detailed to galvanized buckets, there are so many options accessible because theses candles really help to keep mosquitoes at bay. And while no one may admit it, everyone loves the smell if only for its ability to conjure memories of childhood summers.
Pitch in – Offer to arrive early if extensive set up is required, or stay later to ensure that the cleanup is accomplished. It’s a great way of saying thank you, spending quality time with family and friends, and often times the work detail is just as much fun as the party!