Tips & Solutions

Mar23

We’re Into: Fretwork

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Lily Console from Ballard Designs

In the world of design, a “trend” often can have deep-seeded design roots that trace back hundreds, and even thousands of years. It certainly holds true for one hot design that’s trending now — fretwork. The interlaced decorative design has been on the scene for 3,000 years — it was first discovered on Egyptian furniture removed from sealed tombs — and has spanned the globe in its influence in art and architecture.

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!

Mar16

How to Style a Bookcase

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Yes, bookcases are utilitarian by providing much-needed storage, but they also add a major style statement to any room. They’re the perfect solution to a blank wall, lending a sense of height and space. And with your own artful arrangement, you get to add your stamp of personality. Check out our images and tips below to achieve a well-styled bookcase at home.

Mar13

Freshen Up Your Decor for Spring

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Dining room decorated for Spring with yellow

When spring arrives, it’s time to hit refresh at home. It’s the best time to lighten up layers and kick up the color with the season’s hottest hues and playful patterns. Say goodbye to Old Man Winter, and check out our easy ideas below for freshening up for spring.

Mar9

Warm Weather Trend: Nautical Accents

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Nautical accents in home decor

In our daydreams we’re setting sail to an exotic locale on the bright blue sea with the salty wind in our hair. Sadly, daydreams never last. So why not do the next best thing and create a sailor’s haven at home? Get onboard with our favorite sea-inspired accents and create a shipshape space you’ll love to come home to.

Mar3

How Would You Decorate with Courtney Fabric by the Yard?

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Dining room decorated with Parsons chair slipcovers

If you’ve read our Spring Preview post, then you already know how much we absolutely love Courtney Fabric by the Yard. Its fresh color palette and fun pattern inspired much of our spring collection, and now it has us all thinking about how we can incorporate the look into our own homes. The good news is, fabric is an easy, budget-friendly option for changing up your look, so making that quick update for spring is a no-brainer.

Feb19

Style in Bloom: Our Spring Preview

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Courtney floral fabric inspired Spring 2015

With the frigid temperatures much of the country is experiencing right now, we can hardly say spring is in the air. But that doesn’t mean it isn’t on our minds. The impending launch of our spring catalog has us dreaming in vivid color — and beckoning spring’s arrival. In the meantime, we got together with Karen Mooney, our Senior Vice President of Brand Management, to chat about the new catalog and some of our favorite looks.