October 2014 Posts

Vamp Glam

By: Kate Donnelly & Danielle Cornely

Jack-o-lanterns, giant spiders, black cats, and scarecrows: Halloween is just days away, and decorations are at their peak. But why pack it all up once November begins? Embrace your inner Addams Family with some of our favorite spooky chic furnishings that go beyond pumpkins and fake spider webs.

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Heath lamp by Arteriors

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Embellished Skull by VirginiatheWolf on Etsyvamp4

Hand Table Lamps by Eren Berg Studios

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 Chandelier by Moth Design
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5. Faux Speciman Jars  by Zgallerie


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Red Throw Pillow by Corbin Henry on Society6

vamp8 Sugar Skull Print by MadameBricolagePrint on Etsy

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Pillow Talk

By: Kate Donnelly

Looking outside at the leaves beginning to turn, we think taking a page from Mother Nature’s book might be in order. If you want to change up your home’s colors, pillows are an easy and affordable solution. There are many pillow cover options out there which are much more affordable then buying all new pillows. Plus, you can change them as often as you want! Here are some fun looks to give you some inspiration

 

pillows1. Geometric Pillow Cover by 5CHomeDecor 2. Wood Block Pillow by PopOColor 3.  Schumacher Chevron Pillow by elegantouch 4. Schumacher Imperial Trellis Pillow by elegantouch 5. Galaxy Spa Pillow by ReedFeatherStraw 6. Kelly Wearstler Ikat Pillow by PopOColor 7. Emerald Geometry Pillow by TangoandJameshome 8. Greek Key Pillow from ReedFeatherStraw 9. Argyle Pillow by Chameleon Creations 10. Embroidered Uzbek Suzani Pillow by Islimi 11. Gray Pillow by PillowToss 12. Linen Printed Pillow by 5CHomeDecor

 

Top Five: Dining Tables

By: Danielle Cornely

As we ease into autumn and the temperature drops, we’re bound to spend more and more time inside. Winter is the time of year when your dining table is really put to the test, with family gatherings and big meals. Now is the perfect time to consider upgrading your old table to something that really makes a statement. These five are sure to impress your guests!

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The Cherner Oval Table at Design Within Reach is all smooth lines. No sharp corners here! Even the legs curl into the walnut veneer tabletop, creating a striking yet gentle look.

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Looking for something that makes a serious impact without being too avant-garde? The Louie-Marie table from Roche Bobois is as elegant as it is functional. If the over 8.5 feet tabletop still isn’t quite big enough, don’t worry! This gorgeous table extends an additional two feet.

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Room and Board’s Saarinen Table by Italian designer Eero Saarinen, in true modernist fashion, is all about form. Without unnecessary multiple legs, this sleek, sculptural table is a work of art.

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The Baer Table from Welborne Henson, a local Atlanta maker, is simple and simply stylish. The solid tabletop will hold strong during the barrage of house guests, and the slightly curved legs distinguish this piece in a subtle yet noticeable way.

 

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If you want your dining table to be the center of attention, look no further than the Morotai Table by Carlo. Beautiful, dark tones slowly morph into golden hues on a unique and unforgettable shape.

With colder temperatures moving in, the dining tables we neglected over the summer in favor of picnics and backyard cookouts will see much more use. Make sure it’s a piece you love!

 

Airstreams, Treehouses and Tugboats…Your Next Getaway?

intBy: Kate Donnelly

This past weekend, I was lucky enough to get away to Asheville, NC on a weekend trip to do some hiking and take in the beautiful fall colors. Instead of going the traditional hotel route, I decided to embark on my very first Airbnb adventure, and rented a vintage airstream trailer. My tiny weekend abode was full of character and genius ways of utilizing space. The trip convinced me that from here onward, I will look for quirky, fun, unique places to stay wherever we go. Perusing the website gave me hundreds of ideas for future vacations. Check out some of these inspiring rentals:

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I was pleasantly surprised to find this treehouse oasis was right in our backyard. Located in the Buckhead neighborhood of Atlanta, this retreat can make you feel like you’re living in a Swiss Family Robinson fantasy.

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Have you ever imagined what it would be like to stay on a tugboat for the night? Me neither…but this listing for a tugboat house on the Columbia River in Portland, Oregon looks like an awesome place to stay.

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After staying in an Airstream this weekend, I’ve become fascinated with them. I love the retro look of this Vintage Airstream Trailer outside of Austin, TX. With a kitchen, private deck, and hot tub, this silver bullet looks like a little slice of paradise. The decor suits this airstream perfectly – bright and cheery, just like I would be if I woke up here!

Whether across the country or, in our case, a few hours down the road, we hope that we’ve given you some inspiration for your next weekend getaway.

 

 

Color Palette: Curious Bird

By: Kate Donnelly

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Color inspiration is all around us! From this intriguing little bird on a window pane, we drew sweet orange hues, cool blues and purples, and a neutral base.

Get the look with these quality paint brands:
Sherwin Williams Inventive Orange
Benjamin Moore Persian Melon
Valspar Paint Surrender

Behr Distant Thunder
Sherwin Williams Honorable Blue