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A Guide to Mixing Patterns

A Guide to Mixing Patterns

People have been telling you not to mix patterns and prints for years now. We want you to forget all of that because mixing patterns is the BEST way to...

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Garden Party Animal: Maximize Your Outdoor Entertaining

Garden Party Animal: Maximize Your Outdoor Entertaining

Warm weather is finally here! Rejoice! We all know what this means…outdoor party time! That means barbecues, pool parties, bonfires, camping, making s’mores, so many fun things to do outside! We’ve helped you plan parties inside so we’re going to do it again so you can have the perfect outdoor entertaining experience!

 

First and foremost, a dining area is the most important part of an outdoor party. For large spaces, a 7-9 piece dining set would be super beneficial. Seat as many people as you can for dining, but the best part is most people will be milling around or prefer to stand up, so you don’t have to worry about seating everyone at once. For small spaces, create smaller seating areas with a 3-piece dining set and utilize bar stools and bar carts wherever possible to create more space for eating and drinking.

Outside of the dining area you’ve created, seating for the rest of your guests is paramount. You can go with classic outdoor seating that may take up more space but is super comfortable or go with a more modern, low-impact seating that’s functional. If you have the space for it, by all means invest in an outdoor sectional or sofa set. This will create a living room vibe outside, where your guests can kick back and relax.

Be sure to leave plenty of room for the grill if you have one, don’t place any furniture near it. No one wants to sit next to a smoky grill no matter how good the food smells!

Don’t forget about the umbrellas! No one thinks about the umbrellas until it’s too late and Uncle Bob is so sunburnt he can’t move :( Umbrellas come in all shapes and sizes so if you’re in a large space, get at least 3; smaller spaces 1-2 will do. If you’ve got a huge space, a gazebo would be the best fit! Gazebos not only keep you cool when the sun is beaming on you but they’re super stylish!

Last but not least, the firepit! Some people think it’s weird to have a fire in the summer but how else are you going to make s’mores???? Place a firepit in the center of your entertaining area and people will gravitate towards it, making it a great conversation area!

 

How the Psychology of Colors Can Improve Your Home

How the Psychology of Colors Can Improve Your Home

Colors are important. We don’t need to tell you that. They affect our mood in different ways and alter how we see things. From the color of the walls to the color of your accent pieces, your artwork, color is important in everything! We’ve got some examples of what colors to use in which rooms and why, featuring Design Seeds!

Blue is the most productive color! Which means this color should go into your office. It’s the color that invokes serenity and productivity and it’s the most used color for offices, conference rooms, and study rooms. It also helps curb your appetite! Blue is often most used in corporate business logos because its constructive and not invasive.

 

Green means tranquility and health. Green is the color of health, nature and money money money money! Use greens in your bedroom to achieve that tranquility you so rightly deserve. Green is also known for helping people heal better when they have a cold or a stomach ache. Green has always been a color that represents fertility and was actually a wedding gown color choice back in the day, like 15th century! Notice that the green M&M is the hottest one….

 

 

Pink is calming, soothing and warm. But also invokes sweetness! Duh. This is a great color for a kid’s bedroom between newborn and 5 years old. For a wall color, this keeps the room bright and calm even in the middle of winter! Pink is also a color that represents love and romance when paired with red and most often used during that one holiday…Pink’s seen as a pretty feminine color so it’s used in a lot brands specific to women like Victoria’s Secret and the National Breast Cancer Foundation.

Yellow increases the metabolism, brightens the room and gives you energy! So that means this color is PERFECT for the kitchen! Yellow is such a cheerful color that gives off a sunshine vibe that everyone needs. Do NOT put this in your baby’s room because apparently yellow makes babies cry :/ Don’t overuse yellow! The best ways to bring yellow into the kitchen are potted sunflowers, dishes, curtains and maybe a hint of color in the walls!

Lavender calms the nerves and induces relaxation. It’s why lavender tea is good for chilling you out. A perfect color the living room! It’s a bit unconventional for the living room but why not try it out? Start small with a ru But lavender and hues like it have been known to represent royalty, wealth, success and wisdom. Notice something? These are all attributes people strive to achieve in their life. Color is so powerful it can help you out more than you realize!

Red encourages your appetite! So it is the best fit for a dining room! If you’re too afraid to paint the walls red, get dining chairs in red, add a red centerpiece, a red rug! Red evokes strong emotions, intense passion. Why do you think so many restaurants use red in their logos? From McDonald’s to Applebee’s to KFC, red is a subtle poke to your stomach. We’re hungry right now just looking at it! So limit your red to the kitchen or dining room where appetites can be be satisfied!

 

 

 

 

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Get Detailed: featuring the little details that make every room great!

Get Detailed: featuring the little details that make every room great!

We are all about the details this April. Details are so important when buying furniture. You want to make sure the lining of your sofa is perfect, the embellishments on...

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Make Your Patio A Masterpiece

Make Your Patio A Masterpiece

It’s that time of the year again! Spring is here and summer is looming! And we are BACK with a new line of Patio furniture!!! Above is the Regatta, elegant...

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From blah to BAM: adding color into your home

From blah to BAM: adding color into your home

Injecting some color into a bland room can seem very daunting. But it’s important for the spring to add a little BAM to your home! We’ve some examples and tips...

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March Color Challenge: Scuba Blue & Tangerine!

March Color Challenge: Scuba Blue & Tangerine!

We don’t know if you noticed but March is ALL ABOUT COLOR!! We’ve been having a lot of fun with Pantone’s Spring 2015 colors so we decided to ask a...

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Scuba Blue & Tangerine + VCF’s Avenue Sofa= Neoclassical Bohemian

Scuba Blue & Tangerine + VCF’s Avenue Sofa= Neoclassical Bohemian

The first thing we noticed about the about the VCF Avenue Sofa was this subtle pairing of styles. The sofa is clearly a nod to danish modern designs of the...

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Color Combos for Every Room!

Color Combos for Every Room!

When decorating your home sometimes you don’t know which colors go best with that new sofa you just got or whether you should add in accent pillows or plants because...

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Light VS Dark Walls: Who wins?

Light VS Dark Walls: Who wins?

When you’re moving into a home, you have a million things to think about and consider. One of them is the choice between light or dark walls and how to...

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#Update Your Home With These Tech Trends

#Update Your Home With These Tech Trends

We live in a wonderful time. Where everything is automated, can retain information and may be slightly smarter than you. Technology is advancing at such a rapid pace that it...

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A Guide to Decorating Your Studio Apartment

A Guide to Decorating Your Studio Apartment

You’d think decorating a studio apartment would be easy. Everything in one room = less rooms to think about! But when you have your bedroom, living room and kitchen all in one area, that can be a challenging feat. We can help you with some tried and true tips!

1. Choose a neutral color scheme
One of the most important things in decorating your studio apartment is to make sure you choose the right color scheme to make your space feel more spacious. We like neutral based furniture and walls for this purpose. So choose your pieces in beiges, light browns, light blue, light gray or off-white. Avoid dark or extremely bright colors because they can make the room feel smaller. Focus more on texture and details rather than color. Go for muted prints rather than bold colors.

2. The bed goes where?
Your bed should always be against a wall or adjacent to a wall, never in the center of the room or by a window. Up against a wall, it takes up very little space and doesn’t make your room seem small. You could consider a sleeper sofa so there’s more seating for guests during the day!

3. Light it up
Lighting is extremely crucial with small apartments. Keep your blinds or curtains open as much as possible, even in the winter! Letting the light in helps make the room look bigger! Invest in lamps or even a small chandelier that don’t take up any floor space.

4. Create little “rooms”
A studio apartment combines 3 rooms into one, so why not create the illusion  that there are separate rooms with your furniture? Use small love seats or sofas to create a living room area by setting them perpendicular to each other. Set a small coffee table in the center of your mini room to extend the vibe. Use rugs, end tables or bookcases to further the illusion of a room within a room!

5. Store the clutter
Storage ottomans, book shelves and storage coffee tables will come in handy by helping you remove the clutter from your space. Nothing makes a room look smaller than stuff just lying around. If you don’t have enough closet space, invest in some storage ottomans to stow away what you don’t need.