add some flair to your floor…

Keep it simple with a solid or go bold with a pattern and use it as your jumping off point for the rest of your room. With so many styles and colors to choose from, you can change the personality of any room in just minutes.

Here are a few things to keep in mind when shopping for a rug:

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Will the rug lead the inspiration for the room? Or will it be the subtle finishing touch?

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• If it’s the inspiration, have fun with patterns and colors and then choose your favorite highlight to pop in a few other places throughout the room (i.e. vases, pillows, throws).

• If it’s the final touch, choose something that will ground the room. Keep the pattern and colors more subtle, but have fun with some tone on tone or play with texture.

How do you know what size rug to buy? Excellent question! Here are some basic guidelines:

• Living Room: Leave approximately 10” of exposed floor around the entire room.

• Bedroom: Measure so it will fall about 3’ around the perimeter of your bed.

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toro parchment rugpark ave upholstered bed

• Dining Room: Pull your chair out from the table as if you were about to sit down, then add another foot.

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anika blue rug, manhattan dining set

Where will you be using it?

• Is it for a high traffic area? Make sure you choose something durable. The lifetime of some rugs can be extended by flipping them.

Should you get a rug pad?

• Yes! Rug pads not only provide extra cushion and comfort, but they protect your floor as well. They also help absorb the wear and tear on the rug which in turn extends the rug’s life.

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Ready for Reds

We love the colors autumn brings to the outdoors and are so excited to share ways to bring them indoors, too! “Red” can range from rich browns and burgundy to bright pinks and deep orange – pick a shade that you love and enjoy adding pops of color into your home.

Which color is right for you? Well, let’s take a look at some of their meanings and you can see what speaks to you best:

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“Real” Red translates to energy, passion and determination! Have a long list of “to-do’s” piled up this fall that you’re determined to get through? Take it on and spend more time at home. Maybe instead of a date night out, you can plan a romantic candle light dinner in (it’s okay – order take out and transfer it onto a plate!) and rekindle the passion between you and your spouse.

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park red throwcustom parade artwork, asters pillow

Fill your home with some beautiful red throws and artwork that will keep this love and energy alive season after season!

Orange is all about friendship and optimism. It’s not as bold as red, so tends to have a more calming effect when decorating your home. Add subtle warmth to a room with an orange accessory or vase. Spice up a neutral couch with some pillows in shades of orange and a clementine colored throw. Place a piece of orange artwork and an accent pillow over a chair or sofa to create a comfortable place to curl up and chat with a long lost friend.

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Pink IS pretty and it’s all about love and nurturing. Are you bold and willing to decorate with hot pink? Or are you on the softer side and prefer a dusty hue? Either way, have fun with it. Add some pillows to your sofa to liven up a neutral grey or brown pallet. Or, use a beautiful vase and treat yourself to some bright pink roses to add a loving touch to your home.

Bringing color into your home can be scary for some. But it doesn’t have to be! Embrace the season, play with color, and enjoy the fruits of your labor! Shades of red will color your season!

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sitting pretty

An accent chair can help complete any room by adding just the right touch of personality. There are so many ways to do this; whether it’s the pattern, fabric, shape, size, material – the choices and combinations are endless.

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And there’s more, would you like your chair to recline or swivel? What fun!

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 halston recliner, myra swivel glider

Do you want a little reading nook in your bedroom? Choose something plush and cozy in a fabric that soothes you.

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Afraid of too much pattern or color in your den? Don’t be. Choose a fun fabric chair to create a statement. Or, keep the pattern simple but put it on a chair with a great shape you love.

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set the mood

Sometimes setting the table calls for some special additions. Creating a theme doesn’t have to be a formal affair! We scoured our favorite sites to set this rustic-chic tabletop.

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arrow bottle stopper, arrow measuring spoons, flourish terrarium, bamboo table runner

Better Homes and Gardens recommends “harmonizing objects of different shapes and sizes with an asymmetrical arrangement. Balance a tall, large object with several smaller ones.” On our tablescape, the terrarium, wine bottle and stacked pottery achieve this in a simple and understated way.

We were so inspired by country-chic styles on Pinterest that we created our own oh-so-simple sunflower centerpiece. Here we recreated the look with our own Flourish Terranium, but a Ball jar would work just as well.

Round tables can feature a table runner too! There are just a few basic rules that we stuck to like featuring “one runner across the center” and ensuring that “one-third the width and hang 6 inches over the side.

Our setup took only a few minutes to pull together, what theme would you choose?

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warm infusions

There is something so exciting about buying a simple new accessory to change the look of an outfit.  Change your flats to a great pair of heels, add a new cocktail ring, throw on some lipgloss to go from relaxed to posh in a matter of minutes. Did you know you can incorporate these mini-makeovers into your home as well? Adding a fresh look and feel to your space can be as easy as adding a few new statement accessories. A warm color palette can be achieved without even painting the walls! The key to any great outfit or room makeover, is to create a look that tells a story. Below, we’ve infused warmth with accent pillows, a throw and a distressed clock.

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serafina gold pillow, portico clay pillow, distressed red clock

These warm-hued decorative balls bring an earthy feel to the space while the orb sculpture adds modern shimmer.

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natural wrapped decorative balls, metal gold orb

So go ahead, try warming up your home with these simple additions. Where will you begin?

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