Monthly Archives: January 2017

Accents For Your Home

Humans have been using marble in their art and architecture since ancient times—and with good reason. It’s smooth, beautiful, strong and every piece is unique. While most of us are the most familiar with white marble laced with grey, you can find this timeless stone in pinks and greens, blue and black, too.

 

Prized as a symbol of taste and of tradition, marble in home decor brings to mind a look of classical elegance. That said, marble has gotten a modern makeover as of late. In just about every major home and furniture store you can find touches of marble—from lamps to tables, trays, bowls and more.

 

Ahead, we’ve gathered 15 of our favorite marble home accents that are sure to add some old world charm to your decor.

Even if you’re just serving cheddar cheese and Triscuits, any appetizer will look purposeful and fancy if you serve it with marble. We love these cheese knives from Pottery Barn that will class up any cocktail party at home.

Whether you use them for display or for serving, these marble bowls will not go unnoticed in your kitchen.

If you’re looking to decorate your home and strike a balance between the masculine and feminine, a console like this will do the trick. The shining metal and slim legs of this piece are elegant, while the marble top adds some real weight.

 

Barstools for Every Style

After your living room sofa, the most used seat in your home is probably…the barstool.

 

While barstools are small, they make a big impact on your kitchen’s overall aesthetic. Making sure you have the right barstools to fit the design of your kitchen is no easy feat. Attention to style, function and design are key to selecting the perfect barstools for your home. See what we have in store:

With it’s sleek architectural curves, high back and walnut tones, the Bremerton 26″ Bar Stool is a slam dunk for mid-century lovers. Take a notes from Studio Mcgeeand fit as many as you can around your kitchen counter. To add some pizazz, pair your barstools with these beautiful, abstract dinner plates from West Elm, for a bar area your guests will never want to leave!

Just like it’s name, the Blu Dot Real Good Stool can add real good style to your kitchen. The straight folds in this origami-inspired seat give it a geometric look that is excellent for a sleek and modern design aesthetic. Since this all-metal stool can get chilly in the winter, add a layer of coziness by pairing it with these soft Icelandic sheep cushions!

A sturdy steel frame and warm wood back make the Coatbridge Bar Stool a strong complement to exposed brick or reclaimed wood. Exposed hardware gives this chair a rustic feel with a chic finish. Want to make it pop? My favorite tip is to add a runner underneath your barstools which adds dimension and also protects your floors. The burnt orange from this vintage Safavieh Monaco rug is a great complement to the stool.

Sofa Style Says About You

The way we decorate says a lot about our personalities. When people walk into our homes they often get a pretty good sense of who we are. And perhaps no single item says more about us than the sofa. Not only is it a decorative item, but the sofa style speaks quite a bit to how we use our spaces.

 

Different sofa styles suit different decorating styles, and oftentimes the style of sofa chosen is related to a room’s overall decor style. Yet still, the sofa style we choose says quite a bit about who we are. Whether it’s a traditional roll arm sofa, an antique settee, or a large chesterfield, a lot can be gleaned from the sofa you choose for your home.

 

So the question is, what does your sofa style say about you?

If you have an English roll arm sofa in your home chances are pretty good that you’re a fan of classic style, but you don’t like things to be too formal. This style (also often referred to as a Bridgewater style) has a casual but sophisticated vibe that encourages you to lean back and get comfortable – but you probably wear slacks as opposed to jeans while doing it. This version from Restoration Hardware is a perfect example of this classic style – low arms, comfortable cushions, a feminine silhouette, and traditional turned legs.

You like your sofa the same way you like a finely tailored suit. It’s classic, sophisticated, and just a little bit dashing. While you may occasionally sit back with a glass of wine or a cocktail, there’s certainly no eating meals while sitting on this sofa. Since tuxedo sofas, like the Aidan sofa from Crate and Barrel have high arms and backs they’re not suited to lounging (and definitely not napping). They’re made for sophisticated get togethers and scintillating conversation only. If your style leans towards contemporary this could be the sofa for you.