Fourth of July Decor
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Can you believe that Independence Day is in 4 days?! We definitely cannot. To get us in the spirit of the Fourth of July festivities that are sure to ensue, we wanted to share some decor ideas to get you ready for this festive holiday. Whether you’re hosting an event or just want to spruce up your home for the holiday, we’ve gathered a few last minute ideas that we hope will inspire you! Take a look:

For the DIYers out there- we love this idea of three painted mason jars to house blooms from your yard or even silverware for an outdoor cookout!

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[Photo from Maison de Pax]

Once you get in the crafting mood, you could try taking a plain white paper lantern and gluing blue and red ribbon to the outside for a cheap, patriotic light fixture. We love how they’re hung in the trees!

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For us non-DIYers- here’s another great option for outdoor lighting with no gluing required. Check out these solar powered pendants from Ikea- SO cute!

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Good scents and vases are always a must for any type of holiday decor, especially when you have so many beautiful flowers in the summer to choose from.

 
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We’re obsessed with these red & white Dahlias- how perfect are they for the Fourth?! Stick them in the vases above for a patriotic centerpiece.

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Loving this combination of pillows that we have in the shop right now. Unlike specifically patriotic pillows with flags or sayings on them, if you choose options with red, white and blue accents, you can use them together for the holiday, and then move them around your home when it’s over!

 

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How adorable are these honeycomb fans that were hung behind this outdoor sitting area?! Get your own here.

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[Photo from Lauren Conrad]

 

What’s a holiday party without cute cocktail napkins?

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Although this is a decor specific post, we thought you wouldn’t mind if we added a few yummy recipes that you could try this weekend 😉

Berry Vanilla Naked Cake with Lemon Whipped Cream

 
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Berry Parfait Yogurt Popsicles

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Watermelon Breeze

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We hope this helped to get you in the holiday spirit and we hope you have a happy Fourth! Tag us in your Fourth of July decor photos so we can get inspired, too!

Coffee Table Essentials Challenge
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We’re excited to be participating this week in the Coffee Table Essentials Challenge with Chairish! For those of you who are unfamiliar with Charish, it’s an online marketplace for buying and selling vintage furniture. Be sure to check them out!

 

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Alright, onto our coffee table essentials. We grouped our necessities into three sections for easy, neat coffee table styling: organization, the table itself, and stacking objects to create dimension. See below!

 

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Get Organized: We love incorporating trays on coffee tables- they’re great for neatly housing the odds & ends that you want on your table, and they can even look great just by themselves. We always include a candle, a decorative object, and a coordinating vase to house your summer blooms on the tray. There’s room for your TV remotes, too!

1) Acrylic Tray from CB2

2) Ceramic Vase by Rowena Gilbert

3) Gold Urchin from World’s Away

4) Aerin Lauder Caffarella Vine Candle from Isabella

 

The Star of the Show: The most essential piece in styling your coffee table is, you guessed it, the table itself.  A nice coffee table can center a room, and without it your styling efforts won’t be able to shine. We love this Lacquered Paul Laszlo Table from Chairish; it’s a simple structure, but the black lacquer transforms it into a bold statement piece. This table is especially nice because it’s able to expand with an extension leaf just in case you need to fill more space in your room.

5) Paul Laszlo Coffee Table from Chairish

 

Stack it Up: Stacking items gives your table dimension while also making room for more of the items that you love. We always love stacking a couple of our favorite books with a decorative box on top (which is also great for storing remotes and other odds & ends!)

6) The Big Book of Chic by Miles Redd- available at Isabella

7) Dinner with Jackson Pollock by Robyn Lea- available at Isabella

8) Elephant catch-all dish (double this as a coaster!)- available at Isabella

9) Malachite Box- available at Isabella

 

What are some of your favorite items to include on your coffee table, or any styling tips you always use? We’d love to know! Be sure to check out more of Chairish’s coffee tables here. Happy styling!

 

Summer Essentials
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The summer season officially begins on Monday! Bring on the evening cookouts, pool days, and of course, lots of Rosé 😉 Whether you’re going on vacations or staying at home this season, there are some items that are must-haves for an even better summer. We’ve put together some of our summer essentials below- take a look!

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  1. A cute one-piece – we love this one from Madewell
  2. Succulents – you can’t have enough! Especially when planting them in cute bowls or pots. And they’re easy to take care of!
  3. A summer scent – Ocean Mist & Sea Salt by Nest is a favorite for summer; available at the shop!
  4. Tote basket – this adorable basket is from Bunglo & is great for trips to the beach or the pool
  5. Tassels – these tassel earrings from Meredith Jackson are a must-have for your summer wardrobe!
  6. Flowy dresses – Beat the heat with a loose-fitting dress. We love this tunic dress from Anthropologie
  7. Patterned beach towels – Fun & colorful options by John Robshaw! Available through the shop
  8. Pouches – for the beach or for traveling, these graphic pouches by Bunglo are great for summer. Available in the shop!
  9. A light weight throw – For the chilly nights; this indigo striped throw by Pinecone Hill is available through the shop

 

What are some of your favorite summer essentials? We’d love to know!

Wallpapered Powder Rooms
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Powder rooms are an easy aspect in your home to overlook, but can make such a statement if done well. Think about it; other than the main gathering areas in your home, your guests will probably frequent the powder room most often when they’re visiting. The powder room is a space that you can play around with bolder patterns and color choices if you’re not comfortable incorporating these choices throughout the rest of your home. And what better way to add pattern & color than with wallpaper? We think none!

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Yes, wallpaper can be pricey, but powder rooms are usually small enough that they don’t cost much to wallpaper. Plus, it’s always a fun surprise when you open the door to a room filled with color and pattern! Take a look below at some photos we’ve gathered for your powder room inspiration pleasure.
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If you’re not into incorporating bold prints in your home, look into a colored grasscloth- these add color and texture without the intensity of a pattern.

 

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If you’re wanting to spruce up your powder room with wallpaper, we have lots of samples in the shop to help!

Get to Know: Susan Connor Textiles
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If you read our ‘Pillow Party’ post last week, or if you’ve been in the shop recently, you may have noticed a few unique additions to our ever-growing pillow collection. If not, you’re in for a real treat! Introducing: Susan Connor.

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Susan Connor’s designs are totally unique and have such a relaxed, bohemian feel. Keep on reading to learn a little bit more about Susan and her textiles!

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Susan Connor is a self-taught pattern designer and artist who is creating beautiful works of art through her textile line. Her first collection, that launched in early 2014, was inspired from decorative art traditions meshed with a vibe of modern, relaxed simplicity.

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All of the magic happens in her studio located in Bushwick, Brooklyn. This is where Susan begins each piece as a rough concept sketch which are then “slowly brought to life through a careful alchemy of design work, material sourcing, and production methods”. (Susan Connor)

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The amount of work that goes into creating these textiles is easy to see through the beautiful texture and detail in her patterns. The fact that the fabrics are blockprinted by hand and by a block that was so intricately carved makes each piece unique and that much more special to own. All of her products are manufactured using non-toxic materials right here in the US, and that just makes them even better in our book!

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I mean, just look at how beautiful these carved blocks are…they’re works of art in themselves!

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The muted hues and informal, bohemian vibes seen in her textiles make them ideal for any type of space- they would fit perfectly in a casual beach house, and equally as well in a formal living room. They can really go anywhere! We love having this type of versatility in a line that we carry, and we hope you’ll come check out more of Susan’s work in the shop! Have a happy weekend 🙂