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Summer to Fall Sunflower Entryway Idea Board

Thursday, August 15th, 2019

This idea board is inspired by our new Good Sunflower Jute Rug, designed by artist Suzanne Pienta. Its vibrant colors and eco-friendly braids are perfect for the floors of any home, and the sunflowers are a perfect transitional flower as we move away from summer decor to fall home accents. The sunflower motif continues with the Iron Sunflower Mirror, which is as much a striking piece of wall art as it is a wall mounted looking-glass.

The practical furnishings in this entryway idea board include the bench and floor lamp. Both are simple enough to carry from season to season, but provide maximum function in any sized entry. We also included the Blue Bird Print from artist Bonnie Fisher because its colors are complementary to the jute rug, and the imagery shows signs of fall on the farm.

We hope this latest idea board inspires you to freshen up your entry with decor that doesn’t let go of summer quite yet, but is completely welcoming to fall.

Sunflower Entryway Idea Board

1. Iron Sunflower Mirror | 2. Good Sunflower Jute Rug | 3. Basket Storage Bench |

4. Candlestick Floor Lamp | 5. Blue Bird Print

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Weekly Spotlight: Basic Home Office Essentials

Wednesday, August 14th, 2019

As we come up on the end of August and the beginning of September, we can’t help but think about the end of summer vacation. For many families, this means back to school shopping and organizing homes to kick off the new school year in a fresh and prepared manner. And for others, this is the perfect time to straighten out the home office or den to ensure that the end of the year is as successful as possible.

For this week’s spotlight, we’re featuring five basic home office essentials that will add decorative appeal to your interior spaces. All five will also add extra storage and ways to better organize office supplies, to-do lists and so much more. Click on each image for all the details.

Hey Look What I Made Cork Board

Hey Look What I Made Cork Board | USA

Large Office Organizer

Large Office Organizer

Rustic Magnet Board

Rustic Magnet Board | USA

Black Lab Chalkboard

Black Lab Chalkboard

Dog Pencil Holder

Dog Pencil Holder

How do you stay organized this time of year? We’d love to hear your ideas for keeping your home (and your self) in order after summer is over.

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Decorating with Color: Staircases

Thursday, August 8th, 2019

For this edition of Decorating with Color, we’re zeroing in on indoor staircases. Paint, wallpaper, tile and stair treads are all excellent tools for dressing up and styling any staircase – and we hope the following looks will inspire you to try something a little different with this underestimated feature of your home.

For an easily changeable look, browse different styles of stair treads and stair runners to add a pop of color and pattern. Adding a layer of carpeting offers more textural appeal to the eye and to your feet.

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One of the biggest staircase trends is embellishing just the riser – with tile, paint or even wallpaper. This adds contrast to your stairs and unexpected charm, especially if your stairs are in a hallway or small space that doesn’t allow for much styling.

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The ombre look is fun for any staircase, whether you choose to decorate the riser or the entire step. This type of color variation is pleasing to the eye and can be done no matter your decorating style.

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If your stairs are completely exposed, painting the entire structure one solid color will give it a sculptural quality within your home. You could then decorate with home accents that coordinate with that color to pull the entire room together.

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These examples show how stunning the absence of color can be – although you could certainly carry out these examples with colorful paint. We like the contrast of the wood steps, white risers (and walls) and the black handrail and newels below; this creates a classic but chic look. And we can’t help but admire the staircase with wood steps and black risers; with a black handrail it looks quite sophisticated.

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Do any of these looks inspire you to change up your staircase? Tell us your ideas in a comment below.

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