March 2015 Posts

Plant Your Roots: Modern Vessels

By: Danielle Cornely

If plants could talk, they’d probably tell you they’re sick of wearing the same old thing. Give ’em some TLC by updating their look and showing them off in one of these modern planters.

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Graphic patterns complement organic plant shapes in the best way. Etsy shop Lecollecte offers this beautiful hand painted ceramic planter with the option to drill a hole in the bottom, so you can feature it outside or indoors.

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Air plants don’t require soil to thrive, so these hanging sea urchin planters from Etsy shop TwistedAcres can go just about anywhere. Plus, they’re adorable.

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This teardrop hanging planter is functional and sculptural, and we can’t get enough of it.

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With its smooth lines and memorable shape, the Bullet Planter from Design Within Reach is effortlessly stylish. It comes in a variety of fun colors, so it can fit perfectly into any color scheme.

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These Soma Planters from Indigenus have it all: wood, concrete, amazing shape. Beautiful and impactful. What’s not to love?

Go beyond the terra cotta pot. Think of your potted plants as living sculptures, and get creative with your planter choices.

Hot Colors for Spring

By: Elisabeth Paulson

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Spring is the perfect season for bright and bold color combinations – fire hot corals and oranges that contrast with tried and true jade greens and almost-black blues. The end result is a classic, edgy, and fresh look that elevates the style of any room.

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LAVA: With this red-orange hue, the bolder the better. From lips to bags to bedsheets, we say bring it on. Not for the timid, this Louis Nui bedding from Trina Turk should add a little fire to your night.

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JADE: Tonal subtleties ranging from army to olive green make jade a timeless foundation to play off of. We’re fans of the Rhys Chair from Anthropologie for a big impact, or you can keep it simple with the Hiddenite Glass Sculpture from our good friends Mitchell Gold + Bob Williams.

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CITRUS: Lemon yellow adds zing to any room. A fresh, fun color, it’s perfect for making an accent piece really pop. Shown above is the Upbeat Table Lamp from Currey & Company.

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INK: We are loving the almost-black gradient these days. This green-blue-black tone looks rich in luscious velvets and slick lacquer. Above, this color is featured as a full-panel wallpaper, Aurora Peat, by Calico Wallpaper.

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HOT CORAL: While technically in the lava family, this pink has a purpose. Pair it with any neutral to go from bland to bold. In this woven cotton Gypsy Rug from Dash & Albert, hot coral plays the leading role.

How to Love Your Dining Room

By: Stephanie Andrews & Danielle Cornely

Dining rooms are totally underrated and underused. We recently spoke with a client who said they use theirs only three to five times each year! If you’re having trouble figuring out what to do with that lonely extra space, we’ve got you covered. Here’s why dining rooms are as awesome as you make them.

Photo courtesy of H2 Design + Build

Photo courtesy of H2 Design + Build

1. The communal/meditative aspect. Eating together, even if it’s just 20 minutes, adds life and meaning to the room. Have conversations, tell stories, and make memories. Like to dine solo? Get the peace and quiet you deserve in a room where it’s just you and your delicious dinner.

Photo courtesy of Refinery29

Photo courtesy of Refinery29

2. Double duty. Since your only real dining room staples are a table and chairs, you can get creative with the other pieces. Select items that turn the room into something else. Try bookcases for a library, or shelving for a bar. (Hey, why not both?)

Photo courtesy of Apartment Therapy

Photo courtesy of Apartment Therapy

3. The perfect workspace. Get a good quality, sturdy table that will allow you to wrap presents, pay bills, do homework, and spread out with ease. Include a stylish storage piece to hold all of your supplies so everything is right where you need it.

Photo courtesy of The Every Girl

Photo courtesy of The Every Girl

4. Room to show off. The dining room is the perfect place to showcase your favorite art, photos, or collections by creating a gallery wall. Let the room say something about you. Love traveling? Mount a map to foam core, and use push pins to highlight where you’ve been and where you want to go.

Photo courtesy of Apartment Therapy

Photo courtesy of Apartment Therapy

5. Let the lighting say it. Whether you’re eating, working, or just hanging out, you’ll need a light fixture in your dining room that you’re proud to have as a focal point. Select a chandelier that expresses your personal style and suits your needs. Put a dimmer on it and go from an afternoon of paying bills to an evening of ambience. 

Don’t neglect your dining room. Spend some time there, get to know the space, and be creative with how you use it!

Need We Say More? Crowned Quartz Knobs.

By: Elisabeth Paulson

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Make any cabinet go from “tired” to “twinkle” with these fabulous Crowned Quartz knobs from Anthropologie.