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A Gift List for the Minimalist

Shopping for personalized gifts can sometimes feel.. well.. impersonal. For the minimalist in your life, stick to gifts that compliment their simplified lifestyle. Here are a few favorites that are sure to please. 1. Gorjana Taner Bar Mini Stud Earrings - $40.00 2. FLUF Zipper Lunch Bag - $27.31 3. Jonathan Adler Pop Candle, Earl Grey - $35.00 4. Sagaform Wine Carafe with Oak Stopper - $25.99[...]

Copper – The New Metallic Accent

The Moscow Mule mug has become a kitchen staple over the past few years, but copper accents are now being used all over the house. Whether the accent is in the form of a picture frame, a fruit bowl, or a wall clock, these small accessories pack a glitzy punch. Copper is a close relative of rose gold but is more subdued than a bright brass and still gives off a retro vibe. Here are a few favorite acce[...]

The Loafer Mule – A New Favorite Flat

If you mix a loafer, a driving moccasin, a mule, and a slipper, you get this trendy menswear inspired flat.  Not only are they comfortable, but these flat mules are the perfect blend of form and function and fit right in with the minimalist trend. Here are a few favorites that anyone can slip right into. !function(doc,s,id){ var e, p, cb; if(!doc.getElementById(id)) { e = doc.createElement(s)[...]

Trending – Velvet Home Furnishings

Velvet has officially made a comeback.  Adding this luxurious fabric in the form of a pillow, sofa or ottoman is an easy way to add a bit of glam to any room.  If velvet wasn't daring enough, take it up a notch by choosing a bold jewel tone or a dusty rose color for an extra pop. Images clockwise from top left: 1/2/3/4/5 !function(doc,s,id){ var e, p, cb; if(!doc.getElementById(id)) { e = doc.c[...]

The Best Candles for the Transition to Fall

Candles are great home accents for any time of the year but especially for the cooler fall months.  That being said, creating a warm cozy feeling in your home does not necessarily mean that you need to find a scent that makes your neighbors think you are baking pumpkin pies 24/7.  Whether you lean more towards floral notes or woodsy aromas, here are a few of the best candles for creating the perfect[...]

High Style Nightstands for Under $250

Nightstands pictured above from West Elm Nightstands are more than just places for phones to hangout while you sleep.  These necessary accent pieces anchor the room and provide symmetry.  Since you typically buy these in pairs, a splurge on a nightstand can really leave a dent in your bank account.  Here are my top picks for stylish nightstands that don't come with the added sticker shock.[...]

Three Ways to Update an Antique Rug

Antique rugs are the latest trend for flea market regulars and for those who like to incorporate an eclectic piece into their otherwise clean lined home.  Here are a few ways to pull off the look... 1. Keep it monochromatic  For larger spaces, a multicolored antique rug can sometimes be overwhelming.  Opting for a monochrome rug allows you to fill the room without overpowering your minimal[...]

Blush and Rose Tones Continue into Fall

Pantone's color of the year is continuing it's popularity right into fall. Blush colored cashmere and mauve leather flats will accentuate your girly side into the cooler months. This feminine tone is becoming more of a neutral than an accent color, so don't be afraid to make your next handbag splurge on a blush leather satchel.  Here are a few transitional pieces for the new season... !function(doc,[...]

Pattern Play – Banana Leaves and Palm Fronds

Who says you can't live in the tropics year round? The retro print of either banana leaves or palm fronds is a great way to add a little bohemian flair while pretending you are on a safari in the Beverly Hills Hotel.  This print can be brought into any room of the house and can be used as a pop of color in an otherwise neutral room (of course mixing this print with bright pink would be very fun). It[...]