How to Transition Your Home Décor From Winter to Spring

How to Transition Your Home Décor From Winter to Spring

Colorful Ideas, Design Inspiration, Designers, Tips and Tricks
When the weather starts getting warmer, our mood starts getting a little lighter. The days are longer, the sun is out, and there’s a refreshing feeling in the air. We think this refreshing feeling should translate to your home as well. Because like our manager in Boston, Linda Maguire, describes, “Our houses tell a story. And what’s going in our home décor has a significant effect on our mood and wellbeing.” We’re here to give you inspiration and simple ideas on how to take your home from winter to spring. Simple changes Although spring is a great time to do a huge makeover, sometimes all it takes is a few simple changes to change the look and feel of your home. Firstly, you’ll want to swap your cozy faux fur…
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How to Bring Light into a Dark Home

How to Bring Light into a Dark Home

Colorful Ideas, Design Inspiration, Designers, General, Things To know, Tips and Tricks
Light in the home is important, and even if you don’t have multiple south-facing windows and the sun streaming in at all angles, there are so many ways to bring more light into the home. Especially with city-living, an apartment or home that’s filled with sunlight can be hard to find. But a lack of light does not mean a lack of life. With a few simple tricks, you can transform any dark space into the bright, vibrant home of your dreams. The mirror trick Unless you’re planning on doing some major renovations, a lot of the time bringing light into the home is about tricking the eye. The mirror trick is not a new one. But it works! Incorporating a mirror in your space moves the light around the…
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New Product Spotlight: American Leather Micro Depth in Personalize

New Product Spotlight: American Leather Micro Depth in Personalize

Designers, General, Things To know, Tips and Tricks
City living can often mean that your space is limited. And even if you don’t live in the city, smaller, narrower rooms can prove challenging. But there’s no reason you can’t have the design you desire with a smaller scale. And scale is really what it’s all about. When you’re designing a smaller room it’s all about optimizing the space you do have in the best way possible. James Keeter, a Design Consultant in our Boston showroom, often works with customers who are looking to make the most out of their smaller homes or apartments. His pick for optimizing small spaces? The new Micro Depth in Personalize from American Leather. What is it? Previously, we wrote a review (read it here!) about the Personalize It collection when it only included…
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Styling with Houseplants: Adding Balance, Color, and Texture

Styling with Houseplants: Adding Balance, Color, and Texture

Colorful Ideas, Community and Boston, Design Inspiration, Designers, Fun Report, General, Things To know, Tips and Tricks
Houseplants are trending right now. And for good reason! Not only are they beneficial for your health and the air quality in your home, but they’re a stunning addition to your home décor. Catherine Willey, our store manager in Framingham, loves houseplants for the life they breathe into your home. And besides looking beautiful, houseplants play an important role in your home design by adding balance, color, and texture to your room plan. Balance Balance is key in interior design. And it’s one of those somewhat indefinable elements of design. Without it, your room will look off but you may not know why. Using houseplants to create structural balance in your home is a unique and fun way to create interest in a space. For example, placing a tall floor…
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Creative Kids Bedrooms: Designing for Fun and Functionality

Creative Kids Bedrooms: Designing for Fun and Functionality

Colorful Ideas, Design Inspiration, Designers, General, Things To know, Tips and Tricks
When you’re decorating a kid’s bedroom you have the opportunity to inject some whimsy into the design. Their bedroom should reflect their style, interests, and hobbies. However, it’s also important to choose quality furniture that will stand the test of the time and grow with your children. We spoke with Cheryl Harrington, from our Pembroke showroom, to get her expert tips on how to design a fun and functional children’s bedroom. Go classic and neutral Setting the groundwork for a kid’s bedroom is all about choosing pieces that will carry them through their childhood and possibly into their adulthood. Cheryl explains, “Kids change their minds constantly about their favorite color and their interests. It’s a great idea to have a neutral wall color and timeless furniture and then you can…
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Cozy Reading Nooks: A Book Lover’s Dream

Cozy Reading Nooks: A Book Lover’s Dream

Colorful Ideas, Community and Boston, Design Inspiration, Designers, Fun Report, General, Tips and Tricks
Book lovers all over the world dream of having perfect reading nooks in their homes. Sometimes, it seems as if these are a privilege of the wealthy, but thanks to DIY creative ideas, making your own reading nook is becoming a global trend. There are many benefits of having an isolated, comfy, and relaxing place that never stops tempting you to grab a book and engage in endless reading. Here are some tips and tricks on how to make your reading nook the dreamiest place ever. Surround the reading corner with bookshelves With bookshelves surrounding your reading place, you're guaranteed to be protected from disturbances. By placing bookshelves around your reading nook, you're sending a clear message – this is a place for reading. Start small, and don’t be put…
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Houseplants 101: Cost, Care, and More

Houseplants 101: Cost, Care, and More

Colorful Ideas, Community and Boston, Design Inspiration, Fun Report, General, Things To know, Tips and Tricks
Bringing plants into your home is beneficial in so many ways. Countless studies, including one from NASA, have been conducted about the stress-relieving, soothing, and purifying properties that plants have in the home. And from a design perspective, the appeal is clear: houseplants bring the outdoors in and add texture, dimension, and color to your home. We also know that learning to take care of plants in the home can be a challenge. We spoke with Lindsey Swett, the owner and founder of Niche Urban Supply Plant shop to get her expert take on bringing plants in the home as a beginner. Let’s start with the basics Why should you bring plants into the home? Lindsey says, “We believe plants support your creativity and allow you to experiment and embrace…
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