Early Spring Blooms indoors

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Bring the blooms indoors

We can bring early spring indoors, by cutting a few branches of trees and shrubs, and have them bloom early indoors.

Here is what to look for:

Azalea, beauty bush, crab apple, flowering quince, magnolia, pussy willow, redbud , serviceberry, witch hazel, forsythia, rhododendron, spirea, and fruit trees : cherries, pears, and apples.

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Rhododendron buds
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Redbud, look for younger ones these are already ready to bloom
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Redbud
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Rhododendron buds
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Azalea blooms

If you can cut the branches in a warm day look for swollen, plump buds. Cut branches at an angle and be sure you cut them long enough to stand out in your container. To get water quickly to branches smashing the bottoms of your branches gently, will make it easier for the branches to take up water. For these young buds to go through the transition place your container away from sunlight, in a cool location.

Whitin 1 – 6 weeks you should see the buds swell and begin to open, and ready to be placed in sunlight.

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Quince buds
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Tulip tree buds

 

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Updating Our homes for 2019

Muted and vibrant colors, fringe & tassels

Fluffy fabrics, faux furs, boucles, cashmeres and wools that cover chairs, stools, ottomans and accessories. Soft fabrics give accent pieces a look of calmness and comfort.

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Botanical patterns and nature-inspired prints. Also tropical leaf motifs, digital florals with soft watercolor accents with a more abstract, and artistic look. It is a cool and fresh lively collection of patterns perfect for living rooms and high traffic rooms.

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Furniture such as end tables :

In geometric shapes: ovals, squares, rectangles and triangles, as well as hexagons and octagons shapes.

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curved furniture, from the Art Deco era, and from’ 70s. Pieces with soft corners, rounded edges.

Also Stay organized gives importance to furniture with more than one purpose. Looks & functionality.

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Arhaus bookcase
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Arhaus coffee table

It is a fact that rooms with bright light, both natural and artificial, can improve depression and anxiety. Surrounding our living space with objects we care and enjoy is an important part of making a home a place we enjoy to live in.

Bulbs To grow indoors

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Hyacinths

For indoor blooms, the easiest bulbs are:

hyacinths

crocus

muscari

daffodils

Tulips

How to plant the bulbs:

Use a shallow, wide pot that’s 4″ to 6″ deep. There should be at least 2″ below the bulbs for root growth. The very top of the bulbs can be even with the pot rim. Use a standard potting mix.

10 Inspiring Coffee Table Books to Own

Keeping beautiful books close by is our main purpose for decorating every room with layers and stacks of books. Rare titles or the ones we have collected while traveling.

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The Masterworks by: Bill Pryce

 

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The gardens of Arne Maynard
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Martha’s Flowers
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Fashion climbing a memoir with photographs, Bill Cunningham

 

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Velo City
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Make Ink
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Supersonic
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Speed, Style, and Beauty. Card from RL collection
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The World of Birds
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A book for your meals and memories by: Jacques Pepin

 

 

Decorating with spring colors

 

Easiest way to incorporate these colors to every room in your house would be adding pillows, accent pieces throws and flower arrangements .

Any of the following color combinations are a subtle transition to spring .

1- Yellow and green the classic spring combination 

2- Peach, ivory, Chocolate Brown 

3- Lime Green, Tangerine, mixed in with white or khaki, for balance. 

4- Powder Blue, Birch

Light and airy mix of woods the natural look and cool hue 

5- Robin’s Egg Blue, Bubblegum Pink

6- Aqua, Navy, Flamingo Pink

Light fixtures to look for in 2019

One of the key elements in interior decorating is how you create light sources in a room.

Based on your style of decorating here are some trends that cougth our attention for 2019.

1- Industrial style

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Beautiful halo, glass led pendant

2- Vintage light bulbs on cables in black and white

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3- Giant floor lamp with articulated arm

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Anglepoise

4- Malleable luminaries

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Constantine Wortmann
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Constantine Wortmann
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Bola

 

How to live with the “Living Coral”

The 2019 color of the year is lively, fresh, cool and fun.  We think a splash goes a long way.

What to pair “ the living coral “ with? Neutrals and primary colors. For home furnishing and accent pieces, gold, and teal are a great match, and for a fresh add to our wardrobe colors turquoise, plum and black are a great fresh look.

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North face, men’s down jacket
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Nike, women’s Air Force
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West elm
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Houzz, lite source table lamp
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William Sonoma, colors that add to this year’s “living coral”
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Rhodia, lined notebook