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Celebrate The Season with Gifts for the Home…

Posted on November 14, 2016

With the holidays knocking, it’s time to think about gathering friends and family to celebrate the season … and of course about the gifts that we all love to give … and receive!  Thoughtful and sentimental offerings let people know you think of them throughout the year, but what about the place you love most…your home!  Here’s what’s topping the inspired gift lists of impeccable residences this gift-giving season: Stylish sofas can’t get enough of dazzlingly detailed pillows!  Artisanal hand-crafted embellishments lend a worldly vibe, hand beading nods to stylish sophistication, and appliqué brings tactile and visual texture…jewelry for all your upholstered pieces. Beds revel in layers upon layers… and your holiday guests will appreciate the added warmth of a place to repose with…

Decorating with Accent Pillows

Posted on October 9, 2016

Pillows are an easy way to update a living room sofa or a bed’s pillowscape.  It’s fun and fresh to seasonally change out your furniture and bed’s “jewelry”…just like you might your own.  Let’s take a peek at some of your home’s most coveted trinkets and baubles. Contrast and visual interest can be amplified by use of a single color story across varied coordinated designs. Artisanal hand-crafted attention to detail creates a curated and worldly one-of-a-kind look Monochromatic patterning creates coordination, depth, and unity Velvet adds a warm and elegant feel Motifs add a sense of whimsy and spark great conversations………and make great gifts!  Have fun with pillows this fall, and pile them on for comfort, color, and texture as we begin to spend…

How to decorate with accent pillows

Posted on August 15, 2016

Decorative pillows are the easiest way to refresh your bed room or living room. 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…

The Inspiration Behind Our Water Lilies Rug

Posted on July 11, 2016

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…

Four Quick Tips to Bring a Nautical Look to Your Home

Posted on May 16, 2016

Nautical looks return perennially letting us know summer has made its anticipated comeback. From US Olympic uniforms and fashion to home décor, the look is universally popular because of its clean, crisp, and classic feel. Whether sea-side or in the city, the nautical look is an easy to love…and just as easy to introduce in your home. Here are five quick ways to evoke a surf-side feel. Layer on the stripes. Stripes are the foundation of nautical fashion, and striped accent pillows are the fastest way to add pop to upholstered furniture or any seating area. Feature white and blue rugs. When it comes to nautical style, white and blue are the power couple. Add in some cool gray, and you have the makings…

Learn About Pantone’s Day Dreaming Palette!

Posted on May 9, 2016

Pantone, the color standard specialists to the creative industry, announced nine key color palettes that will be significant in home and interior design elements throughout the remainder of this year, and into 2017. Little did we know, our all-new Water Lilies rug is the embodiment of the Day Dreaming palette, described as “a series of pleasant thoughts that distract our attention from the present”. Featuring Serenity (pale blue) and Rose Quartz (pale pink), Pantone’s co- colors of 2016, this home design palette reinforces the significance of pastels in interior design including paint hues, accents, textiles, appliances, and of course…rugs. Punctuation colors included in this on-trend palette include Blue Glow, Nile Green, Plein Air, and Yellow Iris. View our water lilies pillow and rug.

Top Four Trends For Spring…

Posted on April 4, 2016

We all love spring, and its annual promise of a return to slamming screen doors, long lazy days, and a cool drink on the porch.  Summer is a care-free time, and that casual feeling translates into the design style that will highlight the coming months.  Here are the 4 trends for warm weather, and there is seasonal fun for everyone. Nautical nods.  By land or by sea, summer is the season to pull out all the sea-side stops! Bright, BRIGHT, B R I G H T S. Don’t be shy when it comes to color. Summer is the time to let your inner preppy shine. Make a statement with motifs. Summer is the time for light-hearted fun, and a themed rug adds interest in…