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Refined Rustics

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Warm, inviting and resplendent – When it comes to the current trend of turning old into new again, the French Country style is one of our favorite looks. A warm counterbalance to Industrial Chic, the French Country or Provencal aesthetic exudes relaxed rejuvenation with country-infused elegance. Gently weathered, distressed and rusted finishes add old wo[...]

Industrial Chic

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Whir, zing, clang, crash! With a riveting retro vibe and a modern metallic look, “Industrial Chic” design is a hot new trend that’s here to stay. Exposed gears, unrefined piping and weathered finishes are just a few of the elements that comprise this edgy aesthetic. Infusing a factory-like look into your home doesn’t have to leave you working overtime. Here [...]

National Romance Awareness Month

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When it comes to romance awareness, you’d think February and its endless parade of Valentine’s Day cards and candies would take the cake. But go figure – it’s August. As we mull over all things amorous, we’re celebrating National Romance Awareness Month in style. Join us as we share the love for some of our favorite romantic products.XOXO! Despite their u[...]

Superpowered Design

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It’s a bird, it’s a plane, no — it’s great design! Summer is an exciting time for our favorite caped crusaders. Comic-Con sweeps San Diego, and our favorite superhero movies fly into packed theatres. When it comes to design, we’re always fighting for truth, justice and the stylish way. Here’s a look at some of our favorite super powered products that will pa[...]

Nautical Design

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When it comes to summer fun, there’s no better place to let your cares drift away than down by the sea. The ocean breeze and salty air don’t just reinvigorate the mind and body— they can also provide some stylish inspiration. As we push off the dock and sail away, here’s a look at our favorite nautical designs suitable for sailors or landlubbers alike. Ancho[...]

Design for Dad - 2013

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On the day we honor fathers, many family members find themselves asking the question: What to get dear old dad? Your fashionable father deserves the very best on his special day, whether he’s a sports fan, technology junkie or grilling guru. Every dad is unique, but one thing all dads have in common is their need for appreciation. Here are some of our favori[...]

Summer Whites

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Sand between one’s toes, lazy, languid evenings imbued with warm breezes. Is there anything better? This is the time of year when a longing for all things summer becomes an obsession. Homeowners read garden and home design magazines anticipating the warm weather soon to come. In design, white is synonymous with summer— clean and bright, it’s a color that say[...]

Green With Envy!

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With Pantone’s declaration of Emerald Green as the color of 2013, one can’t help but feel invigorated by the year ahead. Verdant, full of vitality, vivid and vivacious, Emerald Green has already made a definitive impact on the red carpet and runway. From that “gown” in the film Atonement to Angelina Jolie’s oversized emerald earrings at the Oscars, the c[...]

Lights, Camera, Action!

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We may roll out the red carpet for Hollywood glam but when it comes to Oscar night, we can’t help but get swept up in the silver screen. But whether you’re shooting a major motion picture or remaking your living space, it’s important to remember what comes first— lights! From setting the mood to perhaps concealing the wrinkles of an aging starlet, great ligh[...]

Valentine’s Day: Saying ‘Ahhh Love You’

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Indulging one’s paramour on Valentine’s Day can take many forms; plying him or her with chocolate, wrapping a loved one in cashmere, blinding them with bling of some sort, providing a day away from the children a la a spa day. A spa day does sound nice – and if your readers want to know how to pamper their loved ones year-round (earning many more brownie poi[...]