front door drama…
making an entrance!

front door

Got an entryway or foyer that could use a little lift? It doesn’t matter whether your entry is a tiny landing or a gracious hall; it doesn’t matter whether you call it the foyer, entryway, vestibule, front hall, entrance, anteroom, or just that space by the front door. It’s a hardworking multi-tasker that serves as a place to greet guests, be welcomed home, or prepare to leave. It gives guests a first glimpse of our style and serves as a landing zone for coats, keys, and more. It’s a busy space, so why not give it a fresh new face? We’ve got some key tips to adding sustainable style and color to your entryway. Continue reading

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

color identity crisis…
new color for new spaces

Color Identity

Welcome to your new home! You’ve just moved in and now it’s time to decorate, so you’ll just redo the same colors you had in your last place, right? Well… maybe. The same furniture, rugs, accessories and other décor that you love still look great, but unless you have the same natural light qualities, the colors are going to look very different. You may be on the verge of a color identity crisis. Color should reflect your personality as well as enhance your space. While that may sound like you have to start from scratch if you move, it’s easy if you take your time and use a few simple tricks. Oh, and you might think of these things if you’re not moving, but just redecorating! Continue reading

at home hotel bedroom?…
oh yeah!

hotel bedroom

What’s more relaxing than a stay at a fabulous hotel? You don’t have to travel to enjoy the comforts of that 5-star experience; you can create that same sense of relaxation and luxury right in your own home, and you can make it green. So what’s the secret to a hotel bedroom? What makes these spaces feel so plush and comfy? Sure, part of it is that you don’t have to do the cleaning, but the rest of it… well, that’s easy to recreate.

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unexpected color…
taking it outside the lines

Take a look around any décor site and you’ll see all the usual suspects for color schemes. You’ll find the casual, beachy whites, grays and blues, the warm and earthy tones of Bohemian style and the jewel-box tones of classic décor. But who said you had to play by the rules? Sure, there are some tried and true color schemes; they’re a great place to start, or fall back on if you need to. But what if you want something just a little, or a lot, different? There are times when a shocking color scheme is just the ticket for making a room work well. Are you ready to color outside the lines?

We love color, and our new spring line is full of it! We’ve pulled together images that show off color schemes that are just a little outside the norm, and they work. The secret is being fearless and using the unexpected colors to your advantage.

Who says red and blue have to be nautical?

This space combines unexpected colors, mixed patterns and interesting design and ties it all together thanks to the accessories. A remarkable piece – whether it’s art, a pillow, bedspread, rug or whatever – can be a stepping stone to a very unexpected, and very workable, color scheme.

Dressing down the overly formal

If your space is pure button-down, an unexpected palette liberates you from all the classic rules and creates a timeless appeal in a space that could otherwise seem stuffy. The secret to this look is going bold and fearless, and keeping furniture styles harmonious.

Mix metaphors

Rooms that lack personality in the form of architectural details are just begging to be jazzed up with some bright colors. Start with otherwise simple colors and inject some serious good vibes with an incredibly vibrant shade. The secret to mixing orange and pink (or other similar colors)? Choose colors that have the same intensity or value.

Define your space

Unexpected colors can help bring definition to your rooms. The contrasting colors here help create the feeling of two distinct areas in this otherwise wide open space. An unexpected color pop is also a good way to create a focal point in a room that lacks one.

Embrace bold

There’s a lot going on in this room, but it works thanks to the walls – a true neutral on the walls and the rest of the room would have seemed jarring. But with the subtle color that ties in to the art, the rug, and the pillows, the rest of the room comes into focus in an amazing, energetic way.

Primary concern

Going this bright, with pops of high contrast color makes this entry warm and welcoming. It works because the bright yellow has taken the place of a neutral and the other colors are used as accents. This isn’t a look for the shy at heart, but if you love bold rooms, this could work for you.

Taking it outside

Who said bold color combinations were reserved for indoors? The neutral backdrop provides the perfect spot to bring in bright colors. Repetition is the secret here, using the same brights over a large area brings a sense of harmony.
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