How to Decorate with Wall Accents Without Going Over the Top

An important and inevitable step to any decorating venture is figuring out what is going on the walls. There is honestly nothing as unfinished or depressing as a blank wall, as I’m sure anyone who has lived in a student dorm will tell you. Sofas and tables and chairs are all important elements of a room, […]

Get the Look: The Easy Elegance of Mediterranean Style

Recently, I discussed the various virtues of sea-themed colors; teals, blues, and turquoises. The versatility of those hues in no way ends with beach and cottage style homes, and sofas are certainly not the only way to utilize them. Which brings me to another great style adjacent to those themes: Mediterranean style. Focusing in on […]

Coffee Table 101: Building Your Living Room from the Ground Up

First appearing in its current form during the mid-nineteenth century, the coffee table is nowadays nearly as indispensable to a sitting room as a sofa. Whether or not you actually plan to use yours to hold coffee isn’t important–they are trendy, all-purpose surfaces to build a room around. My first apartment had quite a large […]

Using Color Accents Well: Mostly Sparingly, Occasionally Overwhelmingly

Let’s get really basic for a second here. Color is one of the first things most of us consider when picking out, well, anything. We might find the perfect pair of shoes or style of jeans, but if they are in an ugly or unpleasant color, we pass them over. And even if they are a […]

Lounge in Luxury: 5 Iconic Living Room Chairs to Help You Relax in Style

Is there anything better than a fashionable, on-trend living room that you can feel good about showing off to your guests? Yes, in fact, there is. A fashionable, on-trend living room where you can lounge in comfort. Going back to the basics, that is what a living room should be all about. Living. Style and […]

Pattern Recognition: 5 Trendy Prints to Liven Up Your Living Space

Ready to liven up your space? Using a pattern is an easy and creative way to add flavor to a room; a well-chosen and well placed piece can spark a whole different vibe. Sophisticated, vintage, homey, calm. Patterns, by their very nature, are aesthetically harmonious to the human mind, and have been used in decoration […]

Ombré: Colorful, Fashionable Fade

Spring is officially upon us–what better time to bring a little color into your life? And what better way to do it than with the distinctive gradient fade of the ombré style? It isn’t just for cakes and red carpet hair hairstyles! Ombré doesn’t belong to any one type of decor, and it isn’t limited […]

Rococo Inspired Furniture: Modern Flair with an 18th Century Twist

Complex, whimsical, and with a name that is just generally fun to say, rococo is a style that cannot be ignored. It combines light colors, asymmetry, and graceful swirls in order to draw out a witty playfulness that many modern styles lack. Popularized in the early 18th century, the influences of rococo design and architecture is still in […]

Polrey and the Sumptuous Possibilities of White and Gold

Sometimes you want to go low-key. Sometimes you want demure decor that blends together seamlessly, never overtly announcing itself. And sometimes you want decor that makes itself known. Decor that shouts. If you’re looking for the latter–sumptuous and unrestrained–look no further than Polrey, makers of antique replicas and statement furniture. With factory locations in the […]

Medieval Decor: Make History Repeat Itself

What comes to mind when you hear the words Medieval or Gothic? Cathedrals and castles and times long past, most likely. Or possibly you just remember that history credit in undergrad, with lectures on mad kings and 100 year wars and crop rotation. Whatever the case, medieval architecture and design is incredibly iconic. It comprises towering spires and […]