on the bench…
putting the humble wood bench to work

wood bench

A sturdy wood bench may have humble beginnings, but this simple piece of furniture is often the perfect solution to décor dilemmas. With a little dressing up, the humble bench becomes a beautiful and practical accent piece. Inside, a bench can be a spot to take off your shoes, provide extra seating for dinner, or serve as an impromptu table. Outside, they’re a place to stop and rest for a moment. A bench can change the way a space feels and functions; it can fill up an empty wall, or transform an awkward window or corner into something beautiful.

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engaging the senses…
sustainable, sensual style

sensual style

Your home should be relaxing, comfortable, welcoming. It should be an inviting space that reflects your personal style; a safe haven to escape the daily grind of the hectic world. In short, your home should be a sensual experience, a place that looks, sounds, and even smells “right” to you. How can you create a sensual style home, and keep it stylish and sustainable? Continue reading

Think big…
oversize recycled glass vases

 oversize recycled glass vases

Love the look of those oversize, recycled glass vases you see gracing design and décor sites? The only trouble is, it can be hard to know just what to do with them. They’re gorgeous, make a stunning statement and they’re, well, they’re big! If you’ve ever looked at them and thought, “Nice, but not in my place!” then please keep reading! Continue reading

in the white room…
decorating with white

Calm, peaceful, serene, light, airy, dreamy, and relaxing. They’re all terms that come to mind when you start talking about an all-white bedroom. There’s no denying the appeal of a beautiful bedroom space decorated in white, whether it’s crisp, pure white, or tone on tone with everything from snow white to ecru. An all-white bedroom is a perfect neutral palette to enjoy on its own, or treat as a blank canvas for adding in shots of your favorite colors, and that doesn’t mean you have to stick with subtle, go ahead and go bold. Up against pure white, soft and muted shades will increase the soothing effect while bold and bright colors will create an electric space that feels alive.

White is an incredibly flexible decorating shade. It looks perfectly at home in everything from the beach house to the downtown loft. Prefer sleek modern style? White’s your best friend. Want a casual, laid-back feel? There’s nothing breezier than white. And what looks more inviting than a cloud-like bed encased in white linens?

We’ve assembled some of our favorite pieces for a white bedroom. How do you like to do white?

 

 

your green home…
finding what’s right for you

Green Home

We’re usually all about the little things, from recycling to buying eco-friendly home décor and taking little steps to add up to big impact. But what about when it comes time to buy a home? Whether you’re a first-time buyer or a downsizing empty-nester, there is a lot to consider. Don’t forget to add green qualities to your list of things to think about. It may sound obvious and simple – of course, a greener home is a better home. True, but what type of greener home is right for you? Continue reading