small is beautiful…
illusions of grandeur

small is beautiful

Whether you’ve embraced the tiny home trend, or simply have a room whose dimensions are less than king-sized, there are plenty of tips and tricks out there to making rooms feel bigger than they are. Cramped quarters shouldn’t cramp your style. We’ve got eight easy tricks that mostly rely on a little illusion to make even the smallest spaces feel grand. Continue reading

personal style…
it’s not just for fashion

Personal Style

It’s a common refrain in fashion, “develop your personal style.” Which is a great idea. Personal style goes beyond trendy and reflects who we are to everyone around us. It should feel effortless and timeless, and it should always just seem “right” for us. Home décor really isn’t any different. The same advice you apply to fashion can be applied at home. Your personal style should dictate what your home looks like, sometimes that may include trends, and other times it may include classics. How well does fashion advice translate into home décor? Let’s find out. Continue reading

plant some goodness…
indoor herb garden

Summer is winding down, but that doesn’t mean it’s time to give up on gardening. It just means it’s time to take it indoors. You can keep enjoying garden fresh, organic produce all year long with just a little bit of planning, and the best part is, you don’t need a big yard. An indoor herb garden is all about the little things – all you need is a sunny windowsill and the right products.

Pick up an all-in-one kit that includes seeds, growing medium and even a container and make your indoor herb garden super simple. Each kit features a different style of cuisine, pick your favorite, or have several.

Go the hydroponic route with reclaimed wine bottles transformed into cool-looking hydroponic herb gardens.

Take a more traditional approach with these all-natural bamboo pots. A modern, eco-twist on the classic window herb garden. Keep the collection together in a recycled steel grow rack for a modern edge.

Take a super easy approach with a garden-in-a-bag. These all-in-one bags come with your choice of basil, cilantro, thyme, dill, parsley, oregano, mint, or sage.

More the do-it-yourself type? Grab a collection of organic seeds and your favorite pots and planters and design your very own indoor garden.

Embrace the benefits of clay with terracotta herb pots, and a specially-designed sprouting tray to grow your own healthy sprouts for salads and sandwiches.

You’ll have fresh, tasty herbs ready at your fingertips all year long, plus the added benefits of growing something green indoors. Fresh herbs not only taste great, but they look beautiful and smell amazing just growing in your home. Plant some goodness!

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there’s an app for that… greener décor through technology

For most people, a smart phone is a near constant companion. And why not? They keep us connected, help us organize our lives and even direct us to recycling facilities, sustainable seafood choices, and even help plan a greener vacation. With all that power at our fingertips, why can’t it help with greener décor?

Oh, but it can… yep, from DIY home improvement projects to picking a paint color, there’s an app for that. Here are a few handy ones we like, but these are just the tip of the iceberg when it comes to great décor apps. Continue reading

bookshelf basics…
a little book magic

bookshelf basics

Bookshelves… to some they’re a necessity, a place to store precious books. To others, they’re a convenient surface on which to display favorite items, photos and maybe some books. Of course, there are those who simply avoid them and are baffled what to do with any built-in shelves they may find. If you’re the second type, you’ve probably already styled your shelves and you’re wondering why anyone wouldn’t. But if you’re a confirmed bookworm or a shelf-avoider, you may be looking at your shelves and wondering how to make them better. You don’t need to do a full-on shelf styling to improve the look and function of your shelves. Start with these simple tips for bookshelf basics. Continue reading