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Spring Decorating: A Masterful Mantel

Thursday, April 13th, 2017

Now that we’ve completely moved on to spring (thanks to the weather finally catching up to the calendar), we are all about decorating our homes in spring pastels, greenery and florals, Easter bunnies and songbirds. For many homes, the fireplace mantel is a focal point, or at least a gathering point for family and friends, so we have rounded up a few seasonal looks to make your home welcoming and spring-like. And if you don’t have a mantel, no worries! Many of these style techniques can be transferred to a bookshelf, a floating shelf or even a tabletop centerpiece.

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Incorporating just about every aspect of spring style, this decorative mantel stays true to the muted color palette of the room while still making a charming seasonal statement. We love the three bunnies (hear, see and speak no evil) and the SPRING banner.

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Color dictates this look, although you don’t need to paint your walls yellow (or whatever color you choose) to get the same cheerful effect. Yellow is used throughout this display: in flowers, a runner and books, and is complemented by a few gold accents to contrast the wood flower box and flower pot. Using a simple color scheme and incorporating varying textures and materials works almost 100% of the time. The chalkboard is a whimsical touch, too, although wall art would also work well here.

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This floating shelf is not a mantel, but we like the look of the hanging wicker baskets against rich greenery and white accents. A great display for a chimney that is not exposed, your home will reflect the natural qualities we admire during the springtime.

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The standout on this mantel is the combination of glass and distressed wood. Glass jugs and bottles of various sizes, shapes and colors can bring life to any space, especially when filled with tree limbs, greenery or flowers. The terrarium adds unique detail that brings the spring look to any room throughout the year.

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If you need a little symmetry on your mantel, placing two of the same flower arrangements or sculptures on either end will fill that requirement. This also helps bring a look together if it feels a little too chaotic, or not as refined as you would like it to be. The pink bulbs on this shelf also brighten up the look, especially against a gray or muted wall.

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The most simple way to decorate a mantel, of course, is using a strand of garland to give life and color to the room it is in. We like the added lettering on this mantel, which gives it a more full (and spring specific) look.

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Must-Have Dutch Tulip Decor

Monday, March 13th, 2017

Dutch Tulips Forever Pillar CandleThis week, our must-have home accents feature a flower with a tumultuous history. Regarded as a luxury item in Europe, the tulip was highly coveted, and was even used as currency in places like the Netherlands. Now, these beautiful flowers add sophistication and beauty to our gardens and homes, as well as to pillows and other decor.

Dutch Tulips Forever Pillar Candle Set

The following items from our catalog are decorated with Dutch tulips, or parrot tulips, which have a whimsical shape and charming coloration, and, they are all made in the USA.

Tulip Dish Towel

Vintage reproductions can add a serene, traditional look to any decor, as exemplified in these flameless candles. Made in the USA with waxy exteriors, the warm glow from the Pillar or Set of Three will illuminate a centerpiece, mantel or other space while adding a spring-like look to your home all year.

Dutch Tulip PlaqueUsing similar color tones with the same vintage reproduction quality, these textiles are as decorative as they are functional. The Tulip Dish Towel will hang beautifully in a kitchen for added style, but can also clean up small messes and crumbs throughout the kitchen or dining nook.

Dutch Tulips Mini Pillow

The Mini Pillow has a buckwheat fill, which means this home accent can be warmed up for use as a heating pad. A decorative heating pad, at that.

Our newest piece by artist Suzanne Nicoll brings a lifelike Dutch tulip to the walls of your home. The black background adds a refined appearance that doesn’t eliminate the charm of the rustic wood boards. This statement-making wall art would look beautiful in a gallery wall or above a mantel.

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Thursday’s Theme: Natural Inspiration

Thursday, September 10th, 2015

Bringing the outdoors inside or on our porches to incorporate into our home décor can be achieved all year long with wreaths, flowers, wall art and many other accents. We’ve rounded up some of our favorite ways to decorate with nature for this week’s Décor Article; we hope you can find inspiration and will share your favorite displays and natural style with us!

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Flora and Fauna

Wreaths, garlands, centerpieces; real, faux, freshly picked; there are so many ways to incorporate your favorite plants into your home décor there just isn’t enough room to talk about all of them. Leaves, pinecones, blooms and berries give any surface timeless appeal, and we love switching out different pieces to complement the current season. For fall, we like warm colors; winter is all about holly berries and sparkles; spring brings pastels; summer is full of fresh greens and bright colors.

Animal Instinct

Birds, mammals, pets, even insects are essential nature items. Seek out the most charming sculptures, pictorial pillows, most eye-catching wall art and other décor to add life to your home. Be creative with your displays, and create some variety with different colors or types of animals found in the wild.

Be Satisfied with your Style

No matter what kind of natural elements you choose to work with, always go with your stylistic preferences, not style fads (unless you love the items that make up those fads!). Use bright colors and eccentric curtains or patterns if you want to go

outside of the box, or stick with seashells and coastal accents for a more muted and seafaring look. Also think about the materials you’re decorating with. For natural inspiration, wood will always be a complementing look, but cotton, rattan and woven accents, glass and rustic tile also make a woodsy and country impression. Decorate your dining room table in leafy placemats; place your bird sculptures under glass jars or in a display cabinet; add a natural-colored tile table to your family room; after you combine your favorite outdoorsy pieces, your room and home will come together in stylish harmony.

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