OUT WITH THE ORANGE, IN WITH THE NEW

posted by on 2013.01.08, under So Hot Right Now
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Pantone, the authority in all things color forecasting, has bid adieu to the tangelo color of 2012 to welcome in Green upon the New Year. With its light and bright tone and welcoming hue, we’re sure you can find a special place to showcase 2013’s Color of the Year.

Try a trio of these adorable tea light candle holders. Geez…for $1.99 try a whole collection.

$1.99 at Ikea

$1.99 at Ikea

 

What’s a space without some occasional tables? Try this one for under $50.00!

$49.99 at Target

$49.99 at Target

 

For those of us who are strictly frugal, I have found you the gem of all green side tables for less then you spend on lunch.

$7.99 at Ikea

$7.99 at Ikea

 

Oh how I love a good throw pillow. With the color variation and trendy geometric print on this baby, we’re sure you’ll be able to find a sofa or side chair just waiting to welcome this pillow in satin.

$12.99 at Target

$12.99 at Target

 

I also found this very cool, oversized, polyresin chain link. I can’t say what its intended use is which makes it even better. I’d love to see a length of it stretched out on a dining table or a bunch of them hung together as a room divider.

$12.99 at Target

$12.99 at Target

 

Finally, for just a touch of green, check out this adorable print, aptly titled “Sit Down.”

$36.99 at Target

$36.99 at Target

 

Wishing you all a happy 2013. Cheers to going Green!

SO HOT RIGHT NOW: OMBRE

posted by on 2012.12.11, under So Hot Right Now
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Ombre: Having two or more colors/ tones that bleed into each other, often creating a light to dark gradation. Also known as dip dye, this trend has had a huge impact in the world of fashion. Luckily for us, it has made its way to the world of home décor. The thing I love the most about the ombre effect is its versatility.  Depending on its application, ombre can complement any style. From artwork, textiles, dishware and everything in between…

If you ask me, one can never have too many vases. Available in unlimited shapes, sizes, and colors, they are a simple trick to add some interior panache. This version in wood, paired with fresh flowers, is a great combo for a natural look.

Wooden Ombre Vases, $29-99

 

These wide vases are perfect for storing a wet umbrella on a rainy day.

Dipped Blue Vases, $10-40

 

For a neutral pallet, try a grey scale pillow from CB2.

Ombre Pillow, $40

 

Add in a blue-hued rug for an instant calming effect.

Ombre Dye Rug, $129-349

 

For me, the kitchen is one of easiest places to add personality. Adding trends to your space with kitchenware is easy because small items like plates and silverware can be super trendy without making drastic changes to your overall space. The ombre treatment gives these otherwise plain utensils a bit of glam.

Set of four ombre, gold tipped wooden spoons, $15

 

Showing off ombre in a more classic material like silver gives theses classic cups a trendy feel.

Vintage Silver Ombre High Ball Set of Three, $18.50

SO HOT RIGHT NOW: GEOMETRIC

posted by on 2012.09.19, under So Hot Right Now
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Geometric patterns and shapes have always been present in the design world, but it wasn’t until recently that they have become a huge trend. Adding geometric elements to your space is a great way to get a more contemporary feeling.

 

With its combination of glass and iron, this terrarium gives off a modern industrial feel.

UO Turning Triangles Terrarium, $39

 

Going for a more minimalistic look? Try this ceramic planter from Fire Escape Farms.

Faceted Geo Planter, $68

 

Vespoe’s geometric pillow allows you to manipulate the surfaces shape by folding it. This product is a great way to add interactive elements into your home.

GEO – (rectangular) geometric cushion, $76

 

It’s a known fact that adding soft mood lighting to a room is a great way to instantly create an inviting and comfortable vibe. To create more interesting shapes and texture try these pyramid garland lights from Etsy.

Cream Paper Pyramid Light Garland with Geometric Die Cuts (32ft), $65

 

Before these funky trays, serving food has never been so fun. Mix n match for different shapes and combinations.

Kaleido Trays, $17-84

 

Or stick to one shape with geometric cast aluminum bowls from Post 27.

Origami Bowl Set, $84

SO HOT RIGHT NOW: FAUX BOIS

posted by on 2012.09.18, under So Hot Right Now
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Faux Bois, aka false wood, is popping up all over the place. This rustic imitation of wood grain may conjure 70’s flashbacks for some, but in small doses it can have a charming, rustic effect. Here are some of our favorite options, from a retro lampshade to funky wrapping paper.

 

This eerily realistic vinyl placemat from the MoMA store makes it easy to knock on wood at the dinner table. $13.

Faux Bois Placemat

 

Give gifts that appear as if they’re coming in a wooden box with this wood grain wrapping paper. $7.95 a roll from Paper Source.

Faux Bois Wrapping Paper

 

This modern lamp and faux bois shade would make an excellent desk or bedside light. $186.91 from Lamps Plus.

Lights Up! Woody Pickled Dark Faux Bois Shade Table Lamp

 

My first car had faux wood paneling just like this charming Jack Spade phone case. $40.

Woody IPHONE 4 Case

 

For someone who’s not usually into decorative soaps, I find this wood grain soap set pretty display worthy. $28 from Urban Outfitters.

Caswell-Massey Woodgrain Soap Gift Set

 

This 2’ x 3’ wool rug would make an excellent bit of visual pop in a small space. $129.99 from Sears.

Faux Bois Brown Sugar & Barley Beige Wool Rug


 
These wood grain washcloths may be intended for a baby, but no reason you couldn’t use them as well. $5 on Etsy.

Lumber Woodgrain Baby Soft Cotton Terry Washcloths

 

ROCK ON, NEON

posted by on 2012.03.26, under Shopping Guide, So Hot Right Now
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If we learned one thing from the late 80’s/early 90’s, it’s probably that neon should be used judiciously when decorating. Yet, in atoning for the sins of Gen X, we may have become a little too judicious. It’s time to let some neon back in y’all, and here are our top picks:

 

This neon pink wood and stoneware vase has three removable components that you can mix and match. On sale for $62.25 from DWR.

 

Wood and Stoneware Vase

 

This Native Union Pop Phone in neon green lets you relive the days when you could spend hours on the phone literally talking about nothing. $35 via Urban Outfitters.

Native Union Pop Phone Handset

 

Even the most awkward of family photos would look insta-cool in these neon-trimmed frames. $14.95 from CB2.

acrylic rim frames

 

There are many ways to brighten a ho-hum sofa or bed, but these jumbo neon cushions are probably the quickest route. Conran Shop $28.

GREEN JUMBO CORD CUSHION

 

The blue moon of coffee tables. $199 at Fashion For Home.

Luke Blue Coffee Table

 

The search for the perfect wave ends in the discovery of the perfect neon poster. $35 on Ebay.

Endless Summer Poster Original FLUORESCENT 24x36" on art grade paper

 

Jazz up your tape dispenser with this rainbow-colored six-pack. $3.99 from The Container Store.

Neon Tape

 

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