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Wrapping season is upon us, and during my hunt for cool, unique wrapping paper, I found this beautiful coral on black paper from Rifle Paper Co. The vintage-inspired print reminded me of this cool sweater/clutch combo. I have very few floral patterns in my home, especially since co-habitating with my husband, but these prints make [...]
One thing I’ve learned since naming my daughter Violet is that people have a serious passion for purple. Color psychologists believe that purple encourages creativity while having a calming effect. I think of it as a feminine yet sophisticated color that is somewhat unexpected, especially in décor. I love how stylist Marianne Cotterill used purple [...]
Spring is right around the corner, and with it will come brighter colors in clothing and home furnishings. While I prefer more subdued colors as a whole, I adore pops of bright colors. Both of these images represent what you can do with fashion and home decor to brighten up an otherwise pale palette, incorporating [...]
I’m not very fond of large crowds and lines, so every year I tend to avoid the masses and shop online. Etsy is one of my favorite resources for unique, eco-friendly and handmade gifts. What’s on my shopping list this Friday? Handmade cotton wine bags that say “Salut” and “Cheers” by The Craft Pantry to [...]
The daybed dates back to the ancient Egyptians, who created beds out of bound palm sticks for sleeping and lounging. Daybeds became famous in the Greco Roman world, where they were referred to as “lectus”, luxuriously adorned and cushioned reclining sofas for relaxing, sleeping or eating. Made of rich materials like silver and ivory, they [...]
I found this gorgeous kitchen entitled “Bisquit Kitchen Architect Photo” on The Marion House Book blog and wanted to share. I love the balance of wood, brick and intricate blue and white tiles.
A curio cabinet is a vertical glass cabinet with wood or metal frames that is used to display collectibles or figurines. Some have mirrors for the back wall in order to show the entire object. The term “curio cabinet” originally referred to the entire collection or the room in which the collection was held, and [...]
I found this incredible image on Pinterest and could not help but share. Taken by ArtPunk in Australia’s McClelland Gallery, the piece is entitled “Annulus” and was created by Ken Unsworth. It’s a great inspiration for our next exterior space!
(Images via Whole Living and J.Crew.)
A bergère chair (meaning “shepardess”) is a French armchair with exposed wooden framing and upholstered back and seat. Bergère chairs became popular in 17th century France amongst nobility, and were often made out of walnut or beechwood, gilded and upholstered in jacquard silk. (The strong rococo versions are referred to as Louis XIV bergères.) Originally they [...]