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Nov 23

We’re Into: A Blue and White Christmas

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Blue and white bedroom decorated for the holidays

If there’s one color combination we’ve been enamored with all year long, it’s blue and white. So why not continue this fresh and modern color thread through Christmas? That’s right, this year we’re thinking beyond the traditional red and green and daring to be different with blue and white.

Nov 2

Artist Spotlight: Melissa Payne Baker

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Artist Melissa Payne Baker in her studio

As part of our Exclusive Artist Program, we’re collaborating with a handful of independent artists whose work can only be found in galleries to bring their creative vision to our customers. They create artwork exclusively for us — you won’t find these pieces anywhere else — and you get to enjoy the next best thing to original art at an affordable price.

Oct 29

Q&A with Blogger and Interior Designer, Lauren Leiss

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Lauren Liess' book Habitat: The Field Guide to Decorating

Long-time readers of Lauren Liess’s popular blog, Pure Style Home, have followed the home decor adventures of the interior designer, her husband and their growing brood through two extensive home renovations. Lucky for us, she’s put everything she’s learned along the way into  her first book, Habitat: The Field Guide to Decorating. The title is a play on her unique style of fusing her two loves, interior design and the great outdoors.

Oct 27

Get the Look: Tailored in Blue & Beige

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Bedroom with blue and beige accents

When it comes to bedrooms, we tend to steer the design toward more tailored, classic pieces. Bedrooms should be a space for rest, and timeless pieces and soothing colors help keep a room from being fussy, distracting, and busy. For this space, we used a mixture of patterns, all in a classic shade of oatmeal, like Keaton Flax, Dover Linen, and Marley Camel. Once we created an elegant, tailored anchor for the space, we brought in accents of deep indigo, like throw pillows, art, and our Cassidy Mirror.

Oct 26

7 Ways to Cheer Up Your Entryway for the Holidays

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Decorate your entryway for the holidays

During the holidays your home inevitably becomes a revolving door of visitors, from the overnight kind to dinner guests. And why not? There’s no better time to reconnect with the people you love most. Set the tone with a cheery entry — and let your guests know they’re being welcomed with warmth. Keep reading for ideas on how to spruce up your entryway this holiday season.

Oct 12

Celebrating an Iconic Design: Bentwood Chair

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History of Thonet Bentwood chair

Some designs are so iconic they transcend time, like a Chanel tweed jacket or a Coca-Cola bottle. This definitely applies to one of the most popular chairs of all time (and a favorite of ours): the bentwood chair, also known as a Thonet (TOE-NET). And whether you know it or not, chances are you’ve sat on one plenty of times in your life, especially if you’ve ever ventured into a coffee shop or two.

Oct 2

1 Mantel, Decorated from October to December

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1 Mantel from October through December

It seems as though as soon as you’ve decorated your fireplace mantel for Fall, it’s time to do a whole new look for Christmas! This year, we’re taking on a new strategy — we’re decorating our mantel bit by bit. We’re using the same pieces from early Fall through Christmas, just adding things here and there. Here’s how we did it: