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.

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

 

 

Mercury candle holders create more light

Mercury candleholders add and reflect light. As a center piece or if spread around on any surface, in between picture frames,  on a mantel, or the coffee table.

If you are willing to create your own Mercury candle holder here is a few steps to follow:

  • glass votives and hurricanes
  • 1 package silver leaf
  • 1 package gold leaf
  • leaf adhesive
  • 1″ artist brush
  • soft, mop head brush

Use a 1 inch artist brush, apply leaf adhesive to inside of votive or hurricane. Wait for it to dry until adhesive is clear and tacky. Use a thin coat and brush over adhesive after about ten minutes of drying time to prevent drips and pooling.

Tear gold leafing into small pieces and sprinkle inside votive in a random pattern. Use a finger tip to gently smooth down gold leaf.

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Front gate, Mercury votive candles
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Potterybarn, Mercury candleholders
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West elm, Mercury candleholders
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Pier one, Mercury votives

Accenting walls with greenery

It adds color and warmth to rooms; it also is very versatile decorating since the greenery can be changed through out the year.

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Gardner’s, self watering wall planters

https://www.gardeners.com/buy

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Williams Sonoma, copper half round wall planters

https://www.williams-sonoma.com/m

 

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Roost, Orbea zinc wall planters

https://www.burkedecor.com

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West elm, Ceramic wallscape planters

 

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Birch lane, metal wall planter set

https://www.birchlane.com/outdoor/pdp/metal-wall-planter-set-bl6845.html

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Home Depot National tree co, galvanized wall planters

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Using an accent furniture to create excitement

 

It might not have a practical use, but the piece stands out because it complements a room’s decor, and gets your attention by creating excitement and not blending into the background.

What is considered an accent piece:

A chair with color and fabric that presents your style, lamps, large paintings, mirrors, chests, planters, multi size wall decors, baskets, ottomans, and trunks.

Small accent pieces add interest to your room. Choose pillows, bookends, vases and candles.

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1stdibs Denise Driscoll “Inner Garden 23”

https://www.1stdibs.com/art/paintings/

https://www.potterybarn.com/m/products/

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Front gate Corona Bench

https://www.frontgate.com/corona-bench/

Small accent pieces can add color and texture to any room:

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8 Accent pieces that also serve as storage

These beautiful accent pieces add color and serve as storage, planter or an organizing tool.

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Nest Casa Orange Muscari Basket

https://nestcasa.com

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Irwin Ribera Blue Combo
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Accent Decor Yaya baskets

https://www.accentdecor.com/Naturals-New-Arrivals/

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Cb2 Natural rattan planter baskets

https://m.cb2.com

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Accent Decor Pom Puff baskets

https://www.accentdecor.com/Pom-Puff-Basket-pompuff/

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West elm graphic woven basket

 

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Pottery barn Hayes Leather Storage Baskets

https://www.potterybarn.com

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Nest Casa Cannolo Cut Light Gray magazine holder
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Hay needle Braided baskets

https://www.hayneedle.com

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Hostess Gifts

We all know this rule, to never show up empty-handed, when you have an invitation to a wonderful meal.
Yes a bottle of wine is always nice, but there are plenty of creative options out there.

Here is our favorite gifts to give, and to receive.

Riedel Merlot Wine Glasses
Riedel Merlot Wine Glasses
Caldrea soap & hand Balm set
Caldrea Soap & Hand Balm set
Caldrea Juniper Laurel Candle
Caldrea Juniper Laurel Candle
Kusmi Tea Collection
Kusmi Tea Collection
I scented taper candles
A bouquet of unscented taper candles
West Elm Bedside Carafe
Cb2 Bedside Carafe
West Elm Linen Napkins
West Elm Linen Napkins
William Sonoma Dipping Oil Set
William Sonoma Dipping Oil Set

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Coffee Tables

Coffee tables are placed in the middle of a room where we usually serve drinks, place our magazines, and sometimes rest our feet, and they can dramatically change the style of a room.

Here are some of our favorites:

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West elm Enzo coffee table
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CB2 Cuff Hammered Gold coffee table
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1stibs Modern Nickle Plated coffee table
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1stdibs Carlo Mollino Style Italian coffee table
1stdibs Danish Teak coffe table
1stdibs Danish Teak coffe table
Potterybarn Leona Round coffee table
Potterybarn Leona Round coffee table
Potterybarn Leona Round coffee table
Houzz Drum shaped Vintage coffee table
Front gate Ava Floating coffee table
Front gate Ava Floating coffee table

 

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