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7 Steps to a Spring Refresh

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7 Steps to a Spring Refresh

Glistening droplets of fresh morning dew cling to blades of grass, birds sing blithely outside your window, and flower blossoms peak out from their blanket of soil. Spring has sprung, and the change in seasons invites a change in decoration. As the earth reawakens from its winter slumber, here are seven ways to breathe new life into your home. This Year’s Color Palette If you’re tired of the same usual set of pastels, look to this year’s spring Pantone colors. Each year, the Pantone Color Institute designates seasonal colors and an accompanying theme that designers of all sorts look to...

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The Science Behind Color Schemes and Mood

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The Science Behind Color Schemes and Mood

Ever wonder why you feel more productive in one area of your home verses another? Or perhaps you feel incredibly relaxed in your own bedroom while the laundry or children’s rooms evoke a slightly more chaotic feel. While small collections of clutter might have a little (or a lot) to do with that, the color schemes you’ve chosen to display throughout your space can actually play a large part in affecting your mood, productivity, or emotions. Color theory encompasses a broad spectrum of sciences behind the mixing and matching of different shades, however it also delves into how different shades...

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A Guide to Scandinavian Design

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A Guide to Scandinavian Design

Over 100 years ago, the seeds of Scandinavian design began to sprout. This style has gracefully weathered the waxing and waning nature of trends to remain a prominent, timeless figure in the interior design pantheon. Its longevity stems not only from its appearance, but from the philosophies it is built upon: accessibility, functionality, nature, and comfort.  History Scandinavian design originated in Northern Europe’s Nordic countries. This includes Sweden, Norway, Denmark, Finland, and Iceland. The roots of Scandinavian design can be traced back to 1914, when the Danish Company for Decorative Arts launched a magazine titled Skønvirke (“Graceful Work”). The publication...

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7 Ways to Celebrate Valentine’s Day from Home

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7 Ways to Celebrate Valentine’s Day from Home

Spending Valentine’s Day at home this year? No worries! With a little décor and some pink-and-red-inspired DIYs, you’ll soon be wearing your heart on your sleeve whether you’re staying in with your significant other, or hosting a video conference with your besties in place of your annual bash. While 2021 may have you experiencing some qualms with quarantine this Valentine’s Day, these seven fun and festive celebrate-from-home ideas will ensure that there is no love lost this February 14th.   Put Your Hearts Up Valentine’s Day décor doesn’t always get the love it deserves, and a simple string of heart-shaped...

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Incorporating Valentine's Red & Pink into Your Home Décor

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Incorporating Valentine's Red & Pink into Your Home Décor

Love is in the air, and Valentine’s Day is just around the corner. In the spirit of the romantic holiday, here are six tips for maturely incorporating bold shades of red and pink amongst your décor. These sophisticated ideas can be purely seasonal and switched out or reimagined once February ends, or you can use them to rejuvenate your space with a boldness that excites your home year-round. Balanced Colors Red and pink both have big personalities. To balance their enthusiasm, keep neutrals in play such as white, cream, black, or grey. These basic colors are the blank canvas for...

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