3 Easy Gardening Hacks to Get You Ready for Spring
Using items you probably already have around the house.
Shoe Organizer as Vertical Garden
Photo by Travis Rathbone
Love the idea of an herb garden, but just don’t have the room? Maximize your vertical space by hanging a shoe organizer on a sunny fence, shed, or porch door. First poke small holes in the bottom of each pocket for drainage and then fill with herbs or other small plants. Bonus: When you water your plants from the top row, the overflow water will drip into the plants below.
Ice Cream Cone as Seed Starter
Photo by Travis Rathbone
Have a couple sugar cones that have gone stale in the cabinet? Repurpose them as seedling starters. Just fill a cone with soil and your favorite seeds. “This works best for seedlings that grow within a few weeks,” says Heather Rhoades of the gardening website gardeningknowhow.com. The reason why this summer treat vessel works so well? It’s biodegradable, making replanting easy.
Wine Bottle as Self-Watering Planter
Photo by Travis Rathbone
Rinse out a wine bottle and fill it with water. Replace the cork and hammer a nail through it to create a small hole. Remove the nail and place the neck of the bottle in the soil at a slight angle. Water will drip out and hydrate your plant once the soil dries around it. (Will water a medium-size plant for your entire one-week vacation.)
See how a designer transformed Broadway and TV star Sutton Foster’s home office in just five easy steps.
A home office can easily become a neglected space. Since it’s not usually a place to entertain guests or hang out, people tend to keep the home office bare and focus their decorating efforts on other spaces, like the living room, dining room, or family room—which was the case with the home office in actress Sutton Foster’s New York City apartment.
So Foster enlisted the help of interior designer Mike Harrison and HomeGoods to give the office more personality and style. “Functionality doesn’t mean lack of style,” Harrison says. “One of the great advantages of this space was that there was so much natural light with a stunning view, so the interest is already built into one entire wall. Another great plus was that the three pieces of existing furniture were beautiful, quality pieces so my job was just to marry the function with the style of the space and execute a clear vision for the room.”
Foster, who wanted the space to be neutral but not boring, says Harrison’s updates make the new office “come to life.” And it was all done with some inexpensive styling tricks you can use to give your own space a makeover. Here, Harrison’s tips:
1. Bring in Color.
Your favorite, eye-catching colors can make a space feel unique and more relaxed. “For this room in particular, it was important to Sutton that it be a place of inspiration for her husband, who is a professional writer,” Harrison says. “She wanted a space full of interest with a sophisticated whimsy. I wanted to achieve this through a layered neutral palette, with an occasional pop of color.”
2. Add Accessories.
“When personalizing an office space on a budget, try to remember that a little goes a long way,” he says. “One new desk lamp or one new rug can really transform a room. Also, it’s important to remember that even if a room needs to function as an office, it is still an extension of your home. It doesn’t need to be stale and corporate, so inject personal touches like framed pictures, special objects, and artwork.” In Foster’s office, Harrison added a geometric rug, abstract art, patterned pillows, plants, and unexpected lighting.
3. Play With Scale.
Often, your home office might be a small nook or a tiny room, so it’s important to maximize every inch of space. “When dealing with smaller spaces remember that scale is important,” Harrison says. “I used a great mirrored end table to serve as a coffee table instead. I also found a clean, white leather desk chair that brightened up the space to juxtapose the dark wood in the furniture.”
4. Organize With Style.
Keep the clutter contained. “Since the office is a highly functional room, organization is key,” he says. “Let the organizational supplies that you use exhibit the room’s style.” And, luckily, you can easily find inexpensive office supplies that pack a lot of color and flair—think metallic notebooks and pens, acrylic boxes and pencil cups, and colorful tape dispensers and staplers.
5. “Fake” an Office.
Don’t have a designated office? Don’t worry: You can still create a working space wherever you have a little bit of extra space. “Create room for a small desk in your living area, bedroom, or even dining area,” Harrison says. “You can add floating shelves above it to house office supplies and display decorative objects.” Ta-da, an office nook.
Brighten and expand your interiors with a touch of imagination — and a mirror or two
Give your interiors an instant makeover without having to knock down walls. There’s a much easier way to enhance your space and make it look larger while adding tonnes of personality to it. Simply add a mirror! No longer just restricted to your vanity table, a mirror can be creatively placed to upgrade every room from your hallway to your kitchen. We show you how.
1. Swap your doorway for a mirror
A mirror can be a conversation starter on its own as one stunning piece can set the tone for the entire room. Go one step further and toss away an old door and replace it with an elaborate mirror or mirrored door instead. A floor-to-ceiling full-length mirror automatically lends a sense of height to the space by drawing your eye up and around the room.
Tip: Why just your doorway, consider adding mirrored furniture to any room, especially your living room. A chest of drawers clad in mirrors placed next to a wall in a tiny room can trick your eye into thinking that the floor extends beyond the wall. Avoid doing this in an already busy room full of furniture and bric-a-brac, though.
Michael Abrams Limited
2. Make a mirror wall
A large mirror might certainly look fabulous but you needn’t do what everyone else does. To give your room a quirky touch, ignore the ‘being cursed for seven years’ superstition and use pieces of mirrors instead of one enormous one in your décor. A frame of mirror fragments can go a long way in taking the chic factor of your room up a notch. What’s more, it looks more arty than just functional although it serves to maximise the effect of natural light. Win-win!
Marcia Prentice Photography
3. Decorate your kitchen
Add an unexpected accent to your kitchen by placing a mirror over your sink or your stove. Alter all, this is the room that you want to look the airiest and the brightest. This is neededespecially in city homes, where kitchens are usually the first to suffer in the competition for space.
You can also use a mirror as a backsplash! We guarantee it will get noticed but let us add a disclaimer here. You want it to grab eyeballs for being unusual and not messy. Let’s face it, this area will get a hit of oil, dust and other vapours. All you need to do is give it a quick wipe-down with a solution of water and vinegar – ingredients that you’re sure to have at hand in this room.
Here’s a bonus point: there are studies that say people make healthier eating choices when they look at their reflection before opening the fridge. While I am not sure about the veracity of this claim, I am not against catching a glimpse of myself when I least expect it.
4. Light up your hallway
A small passage or hallway, such as the entry to a home, often lacks windows and needs a light-enhancing solution. Also, this area is normally one of the most neglected in any hoose, which it shouldn’t be, given that this is the first thing guests see as they enter your home. Make a lasting impression by accentuating this area with a wall mirror that not only looks aesthetic but also reflects light into the space. And who doesn’t like the idea of a final ‘once over’ before you head out the door?
Tip: If you really want to make any space look magical, place a light source in front of your mirror. This will maximise the light’s reach and change the look of the entire space.
Hillary Thomas Designs
5. Give your dining area an update
You cannot overestimate the benefits a well-placed mirror can offer here. It can make the space look expansive and if placed near a window, it will reflect natural light into the room. Plus, dining tables usually look festive during special occasions – when you add a mirror, there is double the sparkle.
Tip: Don’t stick to just clear mirrors. Experiment with tinted, frosted or distressed mirrors.
LORRAINE G VALE, Allied ASID
7. Try paired mirrors
Yes, we know that a large mirror when strategically placed can immediately make even a tiny bathroom look that much larger but you can go a step further to really amp up the size of this room. Forget a single mirror, instead multiple to add depth and volume to the space. Multiple mirrors, when properly placed side-by-side can open up your space and make it look never-ending. Try it and see.
Check out ideas for a dream bathroom
The Raj Company
8. Make it a centrepiece
A large mirror bordered by intricately carved wood is more than enough to make a bold statement in any room. As in this space, it becomes the focal point too. Consider juxtaposing a traditional mirror with a contemporary decor – the tension and the contrast will be electric.
Tip: Mirrors expand and double what they reflect, so take note and ensure that you keep all clutter away from its eye.
If you’re a fan of Vastu Shastra, you would know that placing a mirror facing your bed is believed to cause disagreements with your partner. But don’t worry, were not telling you to place it in front of the bed, but behind it. Or place it in a spot where you won’t see your reflection when you lie down to sleep. Instead of a traditional headboard, why not experiment with mirrors there? It will not only reflect loads of light but will also add a luxurious look to your bedroom.
Houzz Tour: A Contemporary Pool House Nestled in Rural Bengal
An outhouse extension of an ancestral home doubles as a recreational space and more
Once the land was purchased on both sides of their ancestral home, the clients wanted to build an extension to the house. Abin Design Studio (ADS) was brought on board to give shape to the (fitness enthusiast) client’s brief – to design a contemporary and luxurious pool house that included a swimming pool, gymnasium, open lawns and guest entertainment areas. And it all had to be built keeping the principles of vastu in mind.
“Beauty in simplicity and in careful, laborious, hand-crafted detailing is the most interesting aspect of the project,” says Abin Chaudhuri, a firm believer that architecture is a form of artistic expression. Abin Design Studio built this pool house in the span of two years.
That’s interesting: This new block connects to the ancestral home via bridges.
Abin Design Studio
“We at ADS work strictly on the interpretation of the client’s requirements and needs,” says Abin Chaudhuri. This client comes from an agricultural background and wanted a minimalist space. Keeping this in mind, the design is oriented towards the pool and landscaped garden. The L-shaped plot, spread over 1760 square metres of land, lies on the northern and eastern sides of the original property; the built-up area is 340 square metres.
The manicured garden near the entrance is adorned with a sculpture of a girl reading a book, which is in sync with the recreational theme of this pool house. “Art is used with restraint, restricted only to thematic human sculptures set within the landscaping,” says the designer.
Abin Design Studio
The swimming pool is the focal point. However, due consideration has been given to the architectural aspect too. The pool house stands north-east of the main house to allow unobstructed light and ventilation into both the existing residence as well as the new block. Plus, it is also compliant with vastu norms.
Abin is a firm believer that “some projects change people’s lives”. And this swimming pool adds to that experience. “It especially affected my client, who is also my brother. He can now spend more time nurturing his passion for health and fitness. He has fallen in love with the place.” Bordering the pool is the two-storey gym block or pool house.
Abin Design Studio
The under-lit pool gives a clear view of the layered floor tiles. A lotus pond borders the pool on two sides, interspersed with sculptural trees. “The gym block enjoys a panoramic view of the swimming pool with a vast backdrop of rural greens,” says Abin.
Abin Design Studio
The gym block has been created keeping in mind the minimalist theme. In addition to the exercising equipment on the lower floor, arrangements have been made for a dining area. On the upper floor, louvred fenestration allows filtered light indoors, creating a soft play of light and shade.
Abin Design Studio
The jacuzzi sits below the bridge from the house to the gym. The jacuzzi area is interconnected with both the poolside and the pool house. There is a clear view of this area from the overhanging framed balconies.
Abin Design Studio
The bathroom space, too, is subtle and understated like the rest of the interiors of the house. It is done up in Nordic blacks and rustic reds to bring in a fusion of rural and contemporary touches to this pool house.
Tiles: Visage Reflections Mosaic.
Abin Design Studio
“Though installation art has been used with restraint, it has been used strategically to add a bit of theatre as and where required,” says Chaudhuri. This image features a horse made from driftwood. The designer defines it as a “prudent purchase” and one which is symbolic of minimalist human intervention when it comes to the artistic use of natural elements.
Abin Design Studio
Taking things outdoors, a gazebo has been designed at another end of the plot and offers a semi-open area to relax and lounge. It is lined with a stone pathway; the louvred fenestration and the large plants outside give it an island-like privacy.
“A gazebo was added to the open area so one could enjoy the landscaped garden up close. Designed as a minimalist frame, this pavilion showcases the flourishing greens amongst which it sits rather than standing out,” says Chaudhuri.
Abin Design Studio
Entertainment and recreation being the primary purpose of this pool house, the designer has made sure of the details. The area is designed for comfort and equipped for guests to lounge after a swim or even for the family to relax. The custom-made sofas in nude hues are in sync with the ambience.
Abin Design Studio
For ADS, the biggest challenge was the quality of finishes displayed in every element of the inter-connected spaces here. “I have spent a lot of time supervising the finishes,” Chaudhuri admits.
Abin Design Studio
Abin Design Studio
The pool house sprawls over 307 square metres, including a gymnasium, changing rooms, lounge space and two guest rooms. The outdoor area includes the landscape and a gazebo.
Bring in the fabulous rush of flowers, foliage and island colours to recreate the tropics in your home
If lounging on the beach is your idea of a fun holiday, you needn’t dream longingly of the sun, sand, coconut palms and blue sea whilst parked in your urban home. Create a tropical island within your own residence to live out your vacation. Scatter images of leafy fronds, bold flowers and brilliant butterflies … go for a riotous colour palette that brings alive the hues of the tossing blue waves of the ocean, waving green palms, lazy golden beaches and smiling colourful blossoms. Here is how to bring into your home decor the vibrancy of the tropics.
Expert inputs from interior designers Sulaxmi Laud and Reshma Chhabria
Go light and easy
The idea is to lift the visual weight that reigns in many homes in the form of heavy drapery and thick carpets. “Roll up the rugs and put them away,” Reshma Chhabria says. Shun the sturdy oak and rosewood doors and furniture and work at creating a sense of light and airiness. You can make use of sheers at the windows, and bring in the lighter-toned woods like elm for an upbeat feel. “If you want softness underfoot, opt for all-natural fibres like tatami, sea grass or sisal. The walls are best left bare, save for a fresh coat of white paint that will maximise the flow of light. For instance, in furnishings, mosquito netting draped over your canopy bed, or thin linen draperies fluttering beside French doors, will feel cool and lightweight,” she says. This helps in building up the mood of soothing calm and breeziness that you associate with the tropics.
Tip: Play up the use of natural fabrics like linen and cotton. You can introduce a refreshing variety in textures by opting for wicker or jute for blinds, chair covers, and so on.
Studio An-V-Thot Architects Pvt. Ltd.
Surround yourself with pots and plants
Welcome nature into your home with the vitality and soothing feel of greenery. A terrace garden, potted plants along the kitchen window, wall inserts or even huge planters at the entrance of your home can bring a feel of being surrounded by nature’s bounty. “You can choose potted plants for corners and shelves, and terrariums as centre pieces or even on the walls. Group together an Aspidistra elatior (cast-iron plant), an Anthurium, a Dieffenbachia or that old stalwart, the Ficus tree. Even a single Amaryllis bloom can have a luminous, magical effect,” Chhabria says .
When you bring in the beautiful chaos of greenery, it is best to opt for clean lines in furniture to keep a balance in the space.
Tip: “Larger plants can be used in open places to highlight a particular area, to create a division or to bring in the illusion of lushness. Smaller plants can be used to pepper the space with colour, with the use of innovative/decorative planters, and to create smaller focus points,” Chhabria suggests.
Scott Sanders LLC
Splash out with island colours
Think sea green, aquamarine, turquoise, white and green for accents. Nothing succeeds better than pops and bursts of island colours in putting a spring in your step at home.
Treat your home as a canvas and lay on the colours against white or neutral walls. “You simply cannot go wrong with white, cream, and taupe on the walls with splashes of bold prints such as banana leaves and colourful flowers to pleasantly accent the look,” the designer says.
“Choose more soothing, organic hues like sandy tones for the kitchen. Whites, creams, and tan bring in a timeless, airy feel,” Chhabria advises. They aid eye movement and bring in a sense of fluidity to the spaces. The idea is to create a soothing environment. “Try and use these colours in a more casual area of the house, somewhere the entire family unwinds and relaxes,” Sulaxmi Laud says.
Tip: Make it count. Whether it is a bright throw, an accent pillow or a picture frame – tiny details add up to create a bigger, beautiful picture. “For a more playful look in the bedrooms, introduce aquamarines, pale blues and lime greens,” says Laud. “For a classy appeal, team up tropical prints with deep, rich jewel tones.”
See more ways to use colours in your home
Open up spaces visually
The tropics spell sunshine, so bring in as much natural light as possible to visually open up the areas of your home and add to the airy, expansive vibe. Sunshine also brings out the joyousness of colours.
Tip: Make adroit use of mirrors on the walls and the right sort of lights to help liven up spaces. “No white light for the evenings; it has to be pools of beautiful golden hue, created using strategically placed lamps,” Laud says. The idea is to amplify the spaces as the mention of the tropics brings to mind unending expanses and rambling spaces.
Picture a place with patterns and prints
Unify the décor through flowing lines and natural forms. Patterns are the easiest and the most striking way of ushering in the feel of the tropics. Foliage prints work very well. You could choose either upholstery or wallpaper in this kind of print. Remember, super-sized prints dwarf a small space. “You can bring in hand-crafted ceramics to soften the scheme’s clean-lined emphasis, and splash out on a couple of coconut palm, mother-of-pearl and shell-based home accessories. Hang some botanical prints like palm-leaf patterns or banana leaves, or prints of seascapes to capture that feeling of a day on the beach,” says Chhabria
Cushions are an easy way to bring in these prints. For the more adventurous, a highlight wall with a palm-printed wallpaper works wonders. Choose smaller prints for the kitchen if you opt for patterns in the kitchen as opposed to solid colours.
Tip: Avoid a tropical overdose: you might not want to live in a tropical jungle 24×7. Maintain one main focal point in the decor with several small flanking features in accessories.
Read how steel can be used in different ways to amp up your kitchen space
Steel is a versatile metal that fits seamlessly into a classic or a modular kitchen layout. Design purists use it in backsplashes, sinks, countertops, cabinetry, and more. You can embrace it in combination with wood, other metals or just on its own. Low on maintenance and high on aesthetic appeal, budget-friendly and durable steel checks all the right boxes for transforming your kitchen.
Lankford Design Group
1. In your kitchen cabinetry
If you are impressed by the sleek designs and stringent standards for cleanliness seen in professional kitchens, then steel is the metal for you. You can team it with other materials like wood for a more homely appeal or go bold with fabricated steel cabinetry, as shown above. The flat-panel cabinets and drawers clearly shine in this kitchen. Instead of just being an accent material, it is the star of the kitchen. For neatness freaks like me, the added advantage is getting rid of finger marks and oil stains with a quick wipe. Along with the main cabinetry, you can also use steel for:
Dura Supreme Cabinetry
Racks: Pull-out racks like these are a blessing when space is at a premium. Featuring a minimalistic design with sturdy steel hardware, you can pack a punch by squeezing in more – and saving every bit of precious space.
Poor House Interior Design
Drawers: Steel-finish drawers like the ones in this space are designed keeping storage constraints in mind. So you can keep the cutlery in the shallow upper drawers while the bigger ones at the bottom have room for pots, pans, kadais, etc.
Cabinet and drawer handles: Steel handles are a subtle way to hone the metal look in your kitchen. You can pick from a range of cutting-edge designs, including elongated or curvy shapes. The matte-finish stainless steel handles in this image create a beautiful contrast with the dark wood.
Bring industrial chic into your home
2. In light fixtures
Something as simple as light fixtures or chandeliers can bring stylish steel to your kitchen. Taking inspiration from industrial decor, this kitchen with classic woodwork sports two stainless steel lights hanging from the ceiling. Layering shades of grey are combined to bring in some welcome warmth to the coldness of the metal. Steel is also used in the appliances and cabinet knobs to tie everything together.
Cabinet Concepts, Greensboro
3. Through appliances
Being highly heat resistant, stainless steel is the preferred material for modern-day appliances like the microwave, the refrigerator and even the humble juicer. Here, the designer has kept these modular units in a cluster. The asymmetrical wooden niche into which they are fitted brings an element of softness to the all-metal hub.
Kraus KHF203-36-KPF2120-SD20 36 inch Farmhouse Stainless Steel Sink And Faucet
4. With steel sinks and faucets
Stainless steel faucets and sinks come in a plethora of shapes and sizes, giving you plenty of choices. The metal is rust-proof, won’t chip, fade or crack and is affordable too! And it’s easy to use and clean, a plus with the stubborn stains that Indian masalas leave. This picture features a modish double sink with shiny faucets that contrasts dramatically with the dark granite countertop. Such a sink has the advantage letting us wash the utensils in one basin while the other is free for dishes to dry,
or for washing vegetables when prepping for a meal.
Fougeron Architecture FAIA
5. In countertops and chairs
Steel countertops combine style and functionality in a hardworking surface, making them a sensible addition for kneading or rolling dough as well as for other cooking jobs. In the image, chequered mesh chairs are used instead of stools to give some back support. The steel backsplash near the sink adds to the ambience.
Tip: Steel does tend to get scratched, so if using it on the countertop, keep the cutting board close at hand for your chopping and slicing.
The Kitchen Source
6. Through accessories/utensils
Most Indian kitchens do have their fair share of steel plates, bowls, pots, etc. But if you don’t, here’s one more reason to bring them in. Being durable and sturdy, steel utensils are ideal for everyday use – and a more sensible alternative to china or glass dishes that break easily. So the grease and food can be rigorously scrubbed away in these pots and pans without you panicking over precious dishes being chipped or broken in the cleaning process.
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And don’t forget a covered steel trash can for the kitchen. The easy-to-clean steel bins don’t carry lingering smells like the plastic ones do. They are a great deal more hygienic. Plus, with everyday wear and tear, steel ensures longevity, too.
7 Interesting Vintage Pieces You Can Now Buy On eBay’s New Chairish Store
They’re just a few of the goodies from the site’s new marketplace.
eBay is giving home decor enthusiasts a new reason to celebrate: The e-commerce site recently teamed up with Chairish, whose mobile app already makes it easy for design lovers to buy and sell vintage and pre-loved furniture, decor and art.
But with a new marketplace on eBay featuring more than 100 items exclusively curated by the experts at Chairish, vintage decor enthusiasts now have another outlet to search for standout pieces, from lamps and lighting to rugs and home accents.
By the close of 2016, a home decor item was purchased on eBay every 9 seconds in the United States via mobile, according to the site. The new Chairish store is a welcome addition to eBay’s Home & Garden portfolio, not to mention it’s easily accessible on eBay’s mobile experience, as well.
“eBay’s new Chairish store allows our vast audience of decor enthusiasts the opportunity to purchase sought-after design staples of today and yesterday,” said Alyssa Steele , divisional merchandising manager for Home & Garden at eBay, in a statement.
Ready to go shopping? Scroll on to see just a few of the one-of-a-kind vintage gems available now on eBay.
1EH Sherman “Happenstance” Painting
Courtesy of Chairish
This painting ($83) was made with watercolors, ink and acrylic, and is an original by artist EH Sherman, complete with the artist’s signature.
2Modern Berry Book Wall
Courtesy of Chairish
A vibrant set of magenta, lavender and grape books ($338) are the perfect touch to any stylish office. The set of 50 books includes a diverse variety of literary works, ranging from 1970 to present.
There’s nothing wrong with erring towards beiges and greys at home, but the right amount of risk-taking color can take a room from safely chic to completely memorable. This move doesn’t even require committing to a bold red wall or a jewel-toned couch; smaller decorations, like a patterned ceramic bowl or a textured throw, can add just the right amount of pop. Color play can also be found in less obvious palette combinations, like melding cool blue accents with warm woodwork, or playing up a heavily neutral space with art that boasts energetic hues. Here, Elena Frampton, creative director of New York-based interior design firm Frampton Co, tells us how to bring color into our spaces, even for the most neutral-obsessed.
1Balance Warm and Cool
“Spaces often go too chilly or too earthy. We love to play with cool and warm tones to achieve a sense of balance. We installed warm millwork to anchor the space and offset it with cool blue and lavender accents.”
“Texture brings depth and interest to neutral spaces, so you get the quietness without the boredom. Rugs are the perfect way to bring in texture for a layered look. Architecturally, stone and tile in various finishes like matte or polished create shadows and texture.”
The Rug Company ‘Cobra’ rug, $177 per sq. ft., therugcompany.com; Heath Ceramic tiles, prices upon request, heathceramics.com.
5Install Large Scale Art
“The introduction of art is a chance to infuse color and personality into a neutral palette. Think large scale photography, paintings or even mixed media. When it comes to statement pieces, go big to go home.”
Kim Foster Gallery: Moon Beom, price upon request, kimfostergallery.com; Maria de la O Garrido, ‘Untitled II,’ $430, upriseart.com; Lindo NG Collective Studio, price upon request, upriseart.com.
“Sculptural lighting in a variety of shapes, sizes and colors enlivens and activates a neutral space. Mixing lamps with sconces and chandeliers not only provides a nice light quality but also brings the je ne sais quoi. Don’t forget room corners, which often end up feeling dark. Create a moment out of an otherwise forgettable square foot.”
“Dressing your space, like yourself, is transformed by a few finishing touches. Think about adding bold patterns through accessories. Pair unlikely objects in vignettes to create a story about your collections. Ceramics, bowls, trays, pillows and throw blankets offer pattern opportunity. Most importantly, don’t worry, get attached or be too exacting. Move things around every once and a while – it’s not a museum, it’s your home.”
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Matthew Ward Studio ceramic bowls, prices upon request, matthewwardstudio.com.
11Inject the Color Camel
“Our real neutral obsession is the color camel. It provides richness to a monochromatic palette without drawing too much attention. Its adaptability to several color palettes make pieces upholstered in it timeless. Whether you are introducing it through textiles, leather or various stains of wood–camel will translate well.”
You Can Now Shop Joanna Gaines’ Magnolia Home Line At Bed Bath & Beyond
You’re going to love all the pretty printed rugs and pillows.
If you love all things Joanna Gaines and “Fixer Upper,” then get excited: Her Magnolia Home Collection is now available at Bed Bath & Beyond, online and in select stores around the country.
Gaines recently launched her designer collection online at Pier 1, but now there’s one more mass retailer selling her lovely printed pillows and rugs — which is good news if you can’t make the trek down to Waco to visit Magnolia Market.
The Magnolia Home pieces available at Bed Bath & Beyond are similar to the ones being offered at Pier 1 — so expect vintage-looking pillows, rugs and throws in muted hues of ivory, gray, burnt orange and navy plus an eclectic mix of patterns and textures.
The collection is similar in price to the items offered at Pier 1, with the pillows starting at $69 and the rugs starting at $99
Before the collection’s launch at Pier 1 and now Bed Bath & Beyond, fans were only able to get a limited amount of Magnolia Market items on the store’s website. But now it’s easier than ever to fill your house with “Fixer Upper”-style farmhouse decor.