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May15

Bunny Williams’ On Garden Style

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Bunny Williams' book Garden Style

As design lovers, we find inspiration in no shortage of places. That’s why we love reading design and garden books … especially when we know the author personally! We were thrilled to learn that Bunny Williams’ book On Garden Style would be reappearing on the shelves of our bookstores, newly revised and packed with even more information straight from Bunny herself.

To get your creative juices flowing, we wanted to share a little preview of Bunny’s book, On Garden Style:

May4

Susanna Salk’s Dining Room Refresh

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Susanna Salk's dining room makeover

When our great friend Susanna Salk mentioned she wanted to switch up the look in her dining room, we couldn’t wait to see where her imagination would take her! So we were thrilled when she wanted to use our own Dayna Armchair! She kindly agreed to detail the process in a post for us, so we could share her good ideas with all of you!

They say that it’s important to embrace change when it comes to life. And they also say that your home should be a consistent haven in an ever changing world. So when do you change your home? I don’t mean renovation as in “we need a bigger kitchen or bathroom” sort of change. I mean tinkering of the non essential variety. How important is it to switch up a room that more or less already works?

May1

Update Your Bedding for Summer

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Dressing a bed for warm weather

Your needs for your home change greatly depending on the time of year. In the summer, we need cozy spaces with blankets and layers and plushness to combat the winter chill. And of course in the summer, we need the reverse. Crisp linens, gentle breezes, and breathable fabrics are so important in helping you get a good nights rest. So, in this post, we’d like to help you dress your bed for warm weather!

Apr13

Spring Color Palette: Spa & Taupe

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Spring color palette of spa and taupe

 

We can’t deny it, spa is our favorite color. Spring, Summer, Fall, and Winter, it just works all year long, and we can never run out of ways to bring this color into a room. Today we have yet another way to pull off spa, by pairing it with taupe.

Apr9

Why Outdoor Fabrics are Ultra Durable

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Solution dyed outdoor fabrics

Now that our focus has shifted to the great outdoors, we’re constantly dreaming up ways to make our open-air living spaces as beautiful and comfortable as possible. And with today’s wide variety of weather-defying textiles, from curtains to cushions, stripes to polka dots, it’s now easier than ever.

Mar17

Spring Color Palette: Spa & Cream Bedroom

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Spa and cream bedroom color palette

First and foremost, we believe a bedroom should be relaxing. This should be a space where you retreat, relax, and recover, so it’s important to make design choices that will help you achieve that relaxing feeling. For some people, that may mean a bright and cheery hue they love. Others, it may mean all white. For us, we just still can’t shake our love of spa. The perfect combination of gray, green, and blue, spa is our perfect color, so when designing the ultimate bedroom retreat, it was a no brainer.

For this bedroom, we put a slightly more modern twist on the space by using clean-lined furniture pieces (our Isabella Collection). We also stayed true to our color palette — everything is in either spa, cream, or a weathered wood finish. Having everything coordinate so perfectly makes the space feel serene and polished, perfect for when you want to relax.

A pair of our Mariette Table Lamps coordinate beautifully with this bedroom because of its simple but sculptural shape. This column shape has a more modern feel, which we really dig for this bedroom. For the overhead lighting, we used a Carriage House Chandelier in our Antique Silver finish. We love the way the shape of this chandelier echoes the trim pattern on our Isabella Collection.

For the final flourishes, we hung a pair of Memories Found Art over the bed. They work with our spa and cream color palette, and the silver frames complement our chandelier. And no room is complete without a couple of throw pillows. Here we used Savannah Burlap throw pillows in mineral.

Find more color palette ideas, or browse our Pinterest boards for more inspiration!

Feb9

Ask the Expert: Mark Williams on Bathroom Lighting

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Bath lighting tips

Obviously, lighting is a pretty important factor in every room. But we say the bathroom is where lighting matters most. After all, it’s where you apply your makeup and where he shaves. It’s also where you see yourself in the mirror every morning and again in the evening before bedtime. At the sake of sounding vain, don’t you want that image to be its best? Well, then you really need the right lighting.