Sunday, September 30, 2012


FALL is a great season for making changes that can INSTANTLY UPDATE your home or decor! At the marketplace - we still are still loving CHEVRON these days. And, we think anchoring your room design with a chevron rug is a wonderful way to add a fresh look! Or, if you want an updated look & are not a fan of chevron - consider, a bold tone on tone or geometric design
Image L via Decor Pad
With an endless array of originals coming into the store weekly - we think artwork is one best choices for adding color & a special touch to your home. If you are in need of COLOR or DRAMA on neutral walls then go for an abstract piece. Overscale artwork can truly update a whole room! 
Check out the incredible color palette shown in this original by Laura Park, a North Carolina artist, whose work is on display at the marketplace.
If you want to make your house feel more warm & inviting... then be sure to incorporate elements this season that will allow you & your guests to COZY UP! Always have things you LOVE in your home... like great coffee table books for reading, throw blankets to snuggle in,  & your favorite scent burning. We think it is possible for your home to be lovely & lived in. 
 Image via Decor Pad
And, if you are just wanting a NEW LOOK for the season... then considering finding some inspiration (a unique fabric perhaps) and, change up your color scheme with new throw pillows.  This rich lavender & stone honeycomb pattern is a winner for the fall.  Be sure to not miss the growing Fabric & Wallcovering Resource Library available at the marketplace!

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Thursday, September 20, 2012


We continue to be excited about the PANTONE COLORS for FALL 2012! 
And, so without further ado... we will HI-LIGHT a few! It seems tone on tone GEOMETRIC upholstery & TRELLIS designs are showing up at the marketplace daily.  
If you are a fan of pattern & want to incorporate a bit of color into your room design... 
then select a bright color, like chartreuse, to add a splash of whimsy!
As you can see, two of the Pantone colors featured above are French Roast + Bright Chartreuse! They are a lovely compliment to each other! *Tip - Choose darker tones (like French Roast) on upholstery or area rugs (helps hide dirt, gives you grace if you have a big family, little kiddos, or lots of guests & a lot of spills!)
ARTWORK is one of the best ways to pull together your design! We love this painting by 
North Carolina artist, Pam Anderson. Not only does it happen to showcase four Pantone colors (bright chartreuse, titanium, french roast, & honey gold...) but, her birdies have such character. Wonder what they are saying? So, when selecting artwork - find a look that 
reflects your own style & perhaps your own personality!
When you are hoping to achieve a certain "LOOK" in your home you should find accessories, artwork, or colors that you love! If you are a fan of pillows & want to accent your neutral upholstery then a pop of lime or bright chartreuse is perfect!
Image on L via Decor Pad. Image on R via Lucas Allen

We want to leave you with some INSPIRATION
Just look at how fresh fall can look when you select tones of ivory & french roast for your wallpaper!  Are you a risk taker in your home design?
 If you are, paint your interior doors bright chartreuse...

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