In Style: Aging In Place

Aging in place is of great interest to the Baby Boomer generation along with stylish home furnishings and decor accents to facilitate the process.

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Aging in place is defined by the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention as the ability to live in one’s own home and community safely, independently, and comfortably regardless of age, income, or ability level.

Taking this interesting information into account, I took a quick mental roll call of some of the noted Boomers many of us have grown up with.

Let’s look at a few Baby Boomer Facts and Finds:

Baby Boomers, also known as the Boomer Generation, is the demographic term designated to those born between 1946 and 1964.

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Jamie Lee Curtis

“Getting older makes you more alive.
More vitality, more interest, more intelligence,
more grace, more expansion.”

—Jamie Lee Curtis

Building upon this quote, aging in place has come to embrace broader terms.

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Eddie Murphy

From my perspective, aging at home far better suits the topic.

Based on the energy and vitality Baby Boomers exhibit in the growing older phase of life, the active role taken aligns with a “more” frame of mind.

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Jennifer Coolidge

Baby Boomers have significantly more discretionary income (wealth) than any other age group, however, the costs involved in a remodel of an existing home or purchasing a new home ready to go understandably figures into  budget planning.

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Dan Aykroyd

Estimates show Baby Boomers have 78.1 trillion dollars to bring to the economic table placing this demographic in the position of controlling fifty-one percent (51%) of the total wealth in the United States.

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Dolly Parton

The Census Bureau predicts more than 78 million people will be 65+ years old with ninety percent (90%) of that number voicing their desire to age in place -age at home.

Home furnishings and home improvement considerations factor into the aging at home process, and without question must address form, function, purpose, and personal design style preferences.

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Emeril Lagasse

Although this black and white photo of Debbie Harry is from several years ago, it captures the essence of distinctive style and beauty.

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Debbie Harry

Gorgeous!

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Furthermore, this copy of Debbie Harry 1980 yellow by Andy Warhol will make a super chic addition ready to update your decor style.

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Debbie Harry 1980 yellow by Andy Warhol

Rock ‘n’ rollers age to the beat of a different drum.

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Lenny Kravitz

Guess who is sponsoring The Rolling Stones 2024 North American tour spotlighting their new album, Hackney Diamonds?

AARP.

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“The best tunes are played on the oldest fiddles.”

—Ralph Waldo Emerson

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Keanu Reeves

Generation fabulous will not take growing old sitting down, chooses to turn up vs. turn down the timeless music of the day, and strives to look fit and phenomenally stylish in the process.

Now more than ever the times they are a-changin’, my friends.

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Kim Cattrall – Vogue Greece

More and more it appears the baby boomer generation refuses to buy into stereotypical expectations.

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Oprah Winfrey

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Interesting to say the least, the 2023 Home Buyers and Sellers Generational Trends Report published by the National Association of Realtors concludes Baby Boomers, both younger Boomers (58-67 years old) as well as older Boomers (68-76 years old) make up the largest generation of home buyers coming in at thirty-nine percent (39%).

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Kevin Costner

Baby Boomers make up the largest group of home sellers at fifty-two percent (52%) with buyers fifty-seven plus years old (57+) selecting to downsize.

Among the reasons factoring into the decision is the desire to move closer to friends and family.

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Sharon Stone

Younger Boomers typically own their homes for eleven years before selling, while older Boomers own their homes an average of sixteen years before putting up a for sale sign.

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Stanley Tucci

Seems the age of Aquarius is aiming to be the age of active with attitude and agile ability.

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Angela Bassett

What’s Music Got To Do With It?

Music keeps a beat with life here at Places In The Home.

According to current results from the University of Michigan National Poll on Healthy Aging, the benefits of listening to or singing along with music brought to the health and well-being among adults 50-80 years old are undeniable.

Below is the results of the poll percentages based on findings among 2,657 adults aged 50 to 80.

Relieves Stress  75%

Brings Joy    73%

Improves Mood & Attitude   65%

Motivates or Energizes     60%

Helps Keep Mind Sharp    31%

Colloquially speaking, this oldie but goodie finds music keeps the flow, the beat, the classic memories alive and kicking, and the good times rocking and rolling.

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Donnie & Marie Osmond.

Donnie and Marie looking fit and fabulous during their residency in Las Vegas.

Speaking of Las Vegas…

According to a recent study by Empower, Las Vegas is the No. 1 city retirees choose to relocate to based on its affordability, Nevada’s no state and no estate or inheritance tax structure, abundant health care access, and desirable climate.

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Photo by Ardalan on Unsplash

Telling is the influence and impact of the independence driven Baby Boomer consumer and how it finds a significant place in the interior design and home accessories retail market.

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Nancy Meyers – Architectural Digest – Photography by Amy Neunsinger

Gone are the days where the rule of thumb dictated consumers must trade style for quality and comfort.

Changing practices are just that, changing, and in the home furnishings and decor market of today pieces that check the boxes greatly appeal to the discerning eye of aging in place purchasers.

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Better Homes & Gardens – Photography by Julie Soefer

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Certain upgrades, particularly those which accommodate disabled and medical conditions, qualify as medical expenses which the IRS qualifies as tax-deductible.

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Kristina Crestin Design

Safety issues justifiably become a top of list topic to be mindful of.

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Home Depot

What might not be required at present very well may be down the road.

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Better Homes & Gardens

Adapting spaces in your existing home to accommodate the changing needs involves looking at design advances through the lens of modification such as the addition of adjustable heights for ease of accessibility.

DecoTeak 18 inch Teak Shower Bench

DecoTeak 18 inch Teak Shower Bench in Woodland Brown

Remodeling, kitchen, bath, appliance professionals are paying close attention to the concerns of aging Boomers.

Arched White Matte Solid Surface Resin Bathroom / Shower Stool

Arched White Matte Solid Surface Resin Bathroom / Shower Stool

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Better Homes & Gardens – Photography by Michael Partenio

Hillsdale Preston Walnut Acacia Wood Shower Stool

Hillsdale Preston Walnut Acacia Wood Shower Stool

CoastalVogue Snazzy Corner Natural Teak Wood shower & Bathroom shaving shelf in an Antique Gray Finish

 Corner Natural Teak Wood Shower & Bathroom Shelf 

Bathroom fixtures including grab bars and lever faucets in an array of finish and design options have come a long way, baby in the visual style and performance game.

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Elizabeth Garrett Interiors – Photography by Kerry Kirk Photo

Regarding home remodeling and new construction questions and requests taken into consideration, storage accessibility comes in as a necessary addition rather than a luxury detail.

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Kristina Crestin Design

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Earthwood Custom Remodeling

Ease of availability is within reach when utilizing deep drawers for housing pots and pans.

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Better Homes & Gardens on Pinterest

Get in the zone-the zone of convenience, that is.

Establishing kitchen zones aligns task to utility making time and steps spent in the kitchen easier to navigate.

Working off the ideas of maximum efficiency and an unobstructed floor to countertop flow, locate items such as pots and pans and dinnerware somewhat close in proximity to workspace areas.

Simple makes a productive sous chef.

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 Grace Hill Design

Those of us of a certain age have come to realize we will be opting to be aging in place-aging at home Boomers.

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Fully Frameless Sliding Shower Door in Oil Rubbed Bronze

We want to be able to live in our own homes that are built, remodeled, or modified to comfortably accommodate our concerns, styles, and needs as we age.

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Murphy’s Design

Layers of lighting (ambient, task, and reading).

Non-slip flooring.

Lever style door and faucet handles.

Smart appliances.

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Southern Living Magazine – Photography by James Ransom

Furnishings equipped with form and function are some of the options being marketed to Boomers as the move toward aging in place trend dictates.

Sacrificing one for the other does not sit well with the average consumer who counts the finished look as important as the form and the function of the design.

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Building your home light show begins by adding layers of lighting for the purpose of distributing essential lighting to various task situations and home activities as called for.

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Shaw Landmark Sliced Oak Hardwood Flooring

Natural light shines a beneficial light in many ways.  On an extra sunny day natural light can give the light bill a break, increase the warmth of space and mood, boost Vitamin D, and lower stress and anxiety levels.

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Raychel Wade Interiors

Ambient lighting supplies a primary source of lighting to the space, task lighting gives a more direct lighting for specific task, and accent lighting a focused softer lighting choice.

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GE Relax HD LED Light Bulbs, 100 Watt, Soft White Frosted Finish, 4pk

Installing higher lumen count light bulbs will increase brightness, and rocker style light switches upgrade the look and provide a more comfortable fit for ease of operation.

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Years ago I coined the term “too furniture store” to drive the point home that without the presence of comfort a space is lacking in fashionable function and decorative oomph.

Time and trend motivates our taste and style preferences to evolve.

Consider your personal style as one long sentence filled with commas, semi-colons, and exclamation marks on its way to full stop fruition.

In other words, over time our style journey is punctuated with additions, changes, and inspiration.

Along the way we keep a visual notebook teeming with ideas gleaned from the nouns of life- the people, places, and things that have made an impression on us.

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Traditional style elements are characteristically the decor style implemented into older homes.

Balancing classic with modern to contemporary design features is achieved through transitional style.

Layering the space in a blended marriage of antique pieces and contemporary accents along with colors, textures, and patterns in an array of neutral shades returns a relaxed and refreshed aesthetic.

Accent Satin Nickel Privacy Bed/Bath Door Handle with Addison Trim

Accent Satin Nickel Privacy Bed/Bath Door Handle with Addison Trim

Lever style door knobs and faucet handles prove easier to operate than knobs for the express reason they require less dexterity to operate.

Centerset Double Handle High-Arc Bathroom Faucet in Brushed Nickel

Centerset Double Handle High-Arc Bathroom Faucet in Brushed Nickel

Single-Handle Pull-Down Sprayer Kitchen Faucet with Flexible Hose in Brushed Nickel

Single-Handle Pull-Down Sprayer Kitchen Faucet with Flexible Hose – Nickel

Soft close hinges feature hydraulic assistance that presents easier door movement.

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Smart home technologies uncomplicate matters by adding ease to the day to day routine.

Honeywell Home Smart Color Thermostat

Honeywell Home Smart Color Thermostat

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Google Nest Learning Thermostat – Smart Wi-Fi Thermostat – Brass

Smart devices such as thermostats, home security systems, and video doorbells aid in conserving energy, make the use of voice assistants to control lights a breeze, and bring peace of mind to the aging in place process.

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Ring Smart Wireless WiFi Video Doorbell

Flooring is the literal and figurative foundation of a house.

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Safety needs, costs, preference, ease of maintenance, value (as in resale) and durability enter into the hardwood flooring vs. carpeting decision making process.

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Firebrand Oak Herringbone Waterproof Laminate Wood Flooring

Brookhaven Oak 7 mm T x 8 in. W Laminate Wood Flooring

Hickory 10 mm T x 5.2 in. W Waterproof Laminate Wood Flooring

Branford Cherry 12mm T x 8.03 in W Waterproof Laminate Wood Flooring

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Pure Click Lock Waterproof Luxury Vinyl Plank Flooring

Non-slip vinyl plank flooring gives the look of hardwood with a wide variety of wood tones, colors, and patterns to choose from.

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Bralton Oak Click Lock Waterproof Luxury Vinyl Plank Flooring

Carpet remains an appealing flooring option to many homeowners old and young alike. I have carpet in the bedrooms in my home as do several of my Boomer friends and neighbors.

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Carpet is soft, helps to absorb noise, and is a baked into the cake flooring must for bedrooms with those who adopt a “it’s what we/I have always had” way of thinking.

Trim transition strips serve a needed purpose in maintaining without stumble or issue the transition from carpeting to tile, hardwood or stone flooring.

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Feather Hill Interiors

Ideally, spaces should be clear from obstructions in order to make navigating around furniture much easier.

Brendon Farrell 10-Fin Hook Rack

Decluttering high-traffic areas to mitigate risks and falls creates flow which results in better utilization of the space.

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Decorative storage solutions including trays and baskets solve the problem with style and order.

Montecito Large Rectangular Chunky Woven Basket by Jake Arnold

Montecito Large Rectangular Chunky Woven Basket by Jake Arnold

Natural lighting and fresh air set a lovely outdoor living scene.

Rather enjoying a cup of coffee in the morning in peaceful solitude or hosting friends for brunch, inviting outdoor living areas tailor to those who enjoy additional entertaining options.

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 Kelly Nutt Design 

As Baby Boomers choose to scale down to accommodate smaller square footage homes, furniture size and placement enters into the picture.

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Performance furnishings describes pieces big on function and style.

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Lounge chairs and sofas overdone and overstuffed close in a space, erasing the visually appealing aesthetic from existence. Search for pieces that incorporate a sturdy frame and space-saving sizing.

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Furniture designers have responded to the market by reducing the length and width of sofas, end and bedside tables, and decorative furnishings.

Chairside End Table, Two-Drawer Narrow Side Table, Fully Assembled

Chairside End Table, Two-Drawer Narrow Side Table, Fully Assembled

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Americana Farmhouse Dusty Taupe Bedside Chest with Charging Station

No, it is not a myth- convenience with style has found its way into the home furnishings and decor market.

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Kelsey Grammer

Hello, Baby Boomers.

Home furnishings and decor retailers are listening.

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Decorative Storage Solutions

Decorative storage solutions come with the there’s no better time than the beginning of a New Year territory.

Getting your house in order and neatly organized is a necessary all things house that makes a home activity.

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We accumulate scads of stuff in a 365 day period, and organizing it all can be a daunting undertaking, however, decorative storage solutions serves as the upside to this task.

Don’t you just love the hope, motivation, and get your act together decorative storage ideas a new year or a new season brings.

Stylish options for storing the I need that-that’s an heirloom-we might need it stuff is the question.

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Photo by Zachary Staines

Putting the spaces and the places in your home on a diet will help to get the job done. 

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Declutter 

Declutter by definition is removing unnecessary items from an untidy or overcrowded place.

Decluttering is a physical and mental activity- you stretch, you reach, you bend, you lift, you give thought to.

When you live in a clutter free (or greatly reduced) environment, you can find things easier.  You can get from point A to point B without having to negotiate an obstacle course of stuff.

Decluttering restores order, reduces stress and anxiety, and gives instant visual results.

If you haven’t used or admired it or over the last year, the time is now to part ways with it

If you haven’t used, admired, or simply lost that loving feeling for a particular item, the time is now to part ways with it.

Of course, exceptions to this suggestion exist.

Family heirlooms, inherited collections, and items steeped in sentimental value, but not your present day décor choices, may better fit your décor tucked away in a keepsake storage box-container.

Edit

Editing allows you to clear the canvas so you can see the space in a new light.

Taking away from often adds to the flow of a space and promotes a comprehensive appearance.

Transferring from Within

Transferring furnishings and décor accessories from one room to another puts a new spin on things.

Groupings with the emphasis placed on cohesiveness will balance the scale of the room.

Absolutely play with the look. Give thought to placement; mixing and mingling about the space furnishings and accents at first glance may not seem to play beautifully together.  Some of the best looks I’ve ever put together began just this way.

If the look doesn’t work your keen eye will know it.

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Southern Home Magazine – Photography by Emily Followill

Winter is here again folks, and I for one am all about the cozy indoor projects beneficial to bright and fresh.

Note the blue and white porcelain jars on each end of the fireplace mantel.

These easily can become decorative storage solutions for housing fireplace starters, matches, and candles- all essentials for creating a warm winter’s day into evening ambiance.

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Better Homes & Gardens -Photography by Stacy Zarin Goldberg

Tracking in the outdoors can wreak havoc on floors, rugs, and carpets. Stopping tracked in stuff in its tracks may not be completely doable.

Mitigate the problem by having decorative storage solutions utilized in entryways and mudrooms to house, store, and organize at the ready.

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Andrew Howard Interior Design

Keeping order and organization in an entryway can prove to be quite a feat, especially when it is a designated high traffic area.

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Folsom 6-Piece Entryway Set with Bench

Decorative hooks of the most unique and imaginative kind, umbrella stands, rattan baskets in assorted sizes and shapes, coat racks, and benches are the storage options that can help to tame the savage clutter beast.

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Tyler Square Tall Tote Basket with Handles

As smart and savvy ideas for decorative storage solutions go, baskets, boxes, compartmentalized organizers, racks, and dividers continue to lead the way in stylish options for honing our home storage and organizational skills.

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Woven Rattan House-Shaped Hamper
Braided Book Basket
Brown Woven House Basket

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 Quintessence – Cabana Magazine – Photography by Miguel Flores-Vianna 

Inviting cozy warmth to the winter days and nights party begins with introducing home and hearth to decorative ideas for firewood storage.

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Virginia Living

Antique armoires, sideboards, cupboard cabinets, new or vintage display cases, bookcases, and crates have the space potential to become great housing for just about everything we need and use in our day to day.

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Back in our flipping days, Dave the Builder thought I had lost my mind when I campaigned for converting small, basic utilitarian spaces such as side porches, nondescript alcoves, or even a bedroom into a large closet.

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Architectural Digest

Most of the houses built in the 1930s-1940s-1950s do not offer adequate closet space, especially by modern day standards.

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Scalloped Wicker Storage Baskets (Set of 2)

Decorative hooks of the most unique and imaginative kind, umbrella stands, rattan baskets in assorted sizes and shapes, coat racks, and benches are the storage options that can help to tame the savage clutter beast.

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All Purpose Storage Bin

All Purpose Storage Bin

Storage space is a hot commodity, as witnessed by the in demand designer closet suites of today.

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1stDibs – Photography by Christopher Dibble

Stack, store, and display storage options need not be plain, boring, or lacking in the decorative oomph.

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Household Essentials® Collapsible Storage Boxes with Lids in Orange (Set of 2)

Household Essentials® Collapsible Storage Boxes with Lids in Orange (Set of 2)

Unexpected placement and purpose has the decorative chops to land a super chic look. I like the idea of using items not quite so on the nose to further complement both project and purpose.

5Pack 3Gal Heavy Duty Plastic Storage Bins with Durable Lid and Secure Latching Buckles, Orange

When balanced properly, the marriage of two styles achieves visual interest and keeps the look fresh and fun.

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Crew on Unsplash

Free Ship No 116 Flat Top Steamer Trunk with Double Trays Antique Circa 1900

Free Ship No 116 Flat Top Steamer Trunk with Double Trays Antique Circa 1900

Trunks, chests, storage benches, and coffee tables make excellent 2-for-1 storage options.

Brown Leather Traditional Trunk (Set of 3)

Brown Leather Traditional Trunk (Set of 3)

New or vintage trunks and suitcases make excellent decorative storage solutions.

Texture® Brand Trunk - Houndstooth Gray

Texture® Brand Trunk – Houndstooth Gray

Carbon Loft Lochhead Vintage Decorative Suitcase (Set of 3)

Carbon Loft Lochhead Vintage Decorative Suitcase (Set of 3)

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1stDibs – Photography by Eric Piasecki

Pack away memories, photos, papers, collectibles, ties, socks, dress shirts, and the like in storage solutions  brimming in color, texture, and pattern.

Woven Storage Boxes Set of 2 Taupe - Threshold™

Woven Storage Boxes Set of 2 Taupe – Threshold™

Artisan Fluted Acacia Bin

Artisan Fluted Acacia Bin

Copper & Mocha Woven Kiva Storage Bins

Versatile and affordable collapsible fabric storage cubes suit your storage needs in an array of sizes and designs.

Mainstays Collapsible Fabric Cube Storage Bin Natural Woven

Mainstays Collapsible Fabric Cube Storage Bin Natural Woven

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Fresh Home

Bent Rej - Keith Playing the Piano II, Copenhagen, Fine Art Print1965

Bent Rej – Keith Playing the Piano II, Copenhagen, Fine Art Print 1965

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Solid Wood Kyle 4-Door Wardrobe Armoire with Solid Wood Doors – Black

Rich deep hues of black and brown relay a sense of mood and modern against a backdrop of warmth and trend.

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Ella Set of 3 Black Seagrass Baskets with Light Brown Handles

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Aria 2 Door Modern High Gloss Wardrobe Armoire

Aria 2 Door Modern High Gloss Wardrobe Armoire

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9 Drawer Dresser Fabric Storage Tower Organizer with Easy Pull Bins

Williamsport Chinese Chippendale Style Carved Mahogany Chest on Chest

Williamsport Chinese Chippendale Style Carved Mahogany Chest on Chest

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Concepts in Wood KT613 Multi-use Storage Cabinet, 4 Shelves – Cherry

Stickley Brothers Style Antique Mission Oak Arts and Crafts Double Bookcase

Stickley Brothers Style Antique Mission Oak Arts and Crafts Double Bookcase

Alternatives open up a world of decorative options, and these decorative storage solutions report for two for one duty as home decor pieces and smart storage options.

Charcoal Metal 5 Shelves Standard Bookcase With Casters

Charcoal Metal 5 Shelves Standard Bookcase With Casters

Layer your choice of decorative storage solutions throughout the space to broaden the style perimeters and achieve a custom effect.

Mainstays Medium Round Wire Copper Basket - 4 Pack

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Mainstays Medium Round Wire Copper Basket – 4 Pack

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The Style Saloniste – Stephen Brady Design
Photography by David Duncan Livingston

American Decoupage Vintage Chest Sideboard, 19th Century

American Decoupage Vintage Chest Sideboard, 19th Century

19th Century Portuguese Chest of Drawers

19th Century Portuguese Chest of Drawers

Super cute planters turn into super cute storage options.

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Dapper Animal Planter

Colonial Man Toby Creamer

Colonial Man Toby Creamer

Black Valet Tray for Men, 5 Compartments

Black Valet Tray for Men, 5 Compartments

Wooden Multi-layer Storage Case Desktop Drawer Style Sundry Sorting Box

Wooden Multi-layer Storage Case Desktop Drawer Style Sundry Sorting Box

At the auction finds designed to house and tote.

Burberry Haymarket Check Canvas Travel Bag With Brown Leather Trim

Burberry Haymarket Check Canvas Travel Bag With Brown Leather Trim

Mushroom Storage Bin Basket

Mushroom Storage Bin

A-tisket, a-tasket…

Mushroom Storage Bin

How stinking cute is this mushroom basket!

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Small decorative bowls and plates in addition to multi-functional tabletop accents such as this photo frame cushioned earring holder make great accessory organizers.

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Photo Frame Cushioned Earring Holder

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Better Homes & Gardens – Photography by Adam Albright

Polished options for housing jewelry and our favorite beauty products and brushes is simply an antiques, vintage, or thrift shop shopping excursion away.

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Antique pieces used for housing vintage treasures and favored collections deliver think outside the box brilliance, charm, character, and conversation.

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1stDibs -Photography by Leon Foggitt

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Bergdorf Goodman

 Kitchen storage is a highly sought after commodity.

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Imagine Design on Facebook

Structured for storage and well appointed for display, counter cabinets take the look to new style and store heights.

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   Veranda Magazine –  Photography by Amy Neunsinger 

Smart kitchen solutions such as cabinet dividers and storage drawers is standard organization procedure in today’s kitchen.

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Kitchens by Deane

Drawer organizers bring order to the chaos.

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Veranda Magazine – Photography by William Abranowicz

Question: Am I the only person in the world who methodically cleans and organizes the junque (takes the sting out of the mess when you get all ooh la la with the word) drawer and then can’t seem to make heads or tails of the order?

Quartz Gray 23-5/8 in. W x 46-1/16 in. L Drawers Non-Slip Mat

Quartz Gray 23-5/8 in. W x 46-1/16 in. L Drawers Non-Slip Mat

Customized cabinet built-ins not in your all things house that make a home project future?

No problem.

Built In Cutlery Drawer

Better Homes & Gardens

Affordable and striking (the ultimate combination) kitchen cabinet and counter top organizers options exist.

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Hit up local antiques stores, auctions, flea markets, and curiosity shops for items such as a vintage wine or drawer file cabinet for housing all things kitchen.

Antique Arts & Crafts Oak 36-Drawer File Cabinet or Chest of Drawers

Arts & Crafts Oak 36-Drawer File Cabinet or Chest of Drawers, Circa 1900

More times than not the price is right, the look anything but cookie-cutter, and the end result a stylish storage option showstopper.

Wooden Pedestal Lazy Susan

Wooden Pedestal Lazy Susan

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Polished Brass Recipe Box

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Country Living Magazine – Photography by Brie Williams

French Provençal Shelf or Plate Rack

French Provençal Shelf or Plate Rack

Plate racks decoratively display dinnerware while standing out in the world of kitchen custom space saving features.

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Veranda Magazine – Photography by David Tsay

Open.

Under.

Over.

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Atlanta Homes & Lifestyles – Photography by Jeff Herr

Shelves hold the key to clever storage solution success.

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Alexandra Kaehler Design

Decorative hooks, umbrella stands, rattan baskets in assorted sizes and shapes, coat racks, and storage benches top the options that can help to tame the savage clutter beast.

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Vintage pitchers, tins, containers, and crocks make a charming choice of housing for kitchen utensils.

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 Lauren Leonard Interiors

Counters fill quickly, and it seems there is never enough cabinets when we need them.

Kitchen pantries equipped with the storage within storage feature go a long way in the task of eliminating kitchen counter and cabinet congestion.

Blue pantry shelves

Design Galleria

In today’s kitchen pantry, glass jars, tiered stands, canisters, containers, and a plethora of woven baskets continue to serve function and style for dry ingredients, sweet treats, beans, farmers market finds, and dry pastas.

Unlacquered Brass Pot Rack Wall Mount

Unlacquered Brass Pot Rack Wall Mount

Cookware storage within view and reach develops a practical and purposeful recipe for kitchen organization.

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Country Living Magazine – Photography by Brie Williams

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The Lifestyled Company 

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Better Homes & Gardens

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50 Pack Traditional Wooden Clothespins

100 Count Traditional Wooden Clothespins

Add these to the gotta have it list.

Vintage Inspired Day of the Week Split Clothespins

Wooden Storage Box with 2 Drawers for Desk Organizers Wooden Storage Box with 2 Drawers for Desk Organizers

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Set Anchor Hocking Glass Storage Heritage Hill Jars

Anchor Hocking Glass Storage Heritage Hill Jar, 1 Gal

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 Tori Rubinson Design

Rolling wire laundry baskets stylishly achieve the purpose of decluttering a space.

CosmoLiving by Cosmopolitan Industrial Iron Rolling Storage Basket Cart

CosmoLiving by Cosmopolitan Industrial Iron Rolling Storage Basket Cart

Copper Metal Vintage Rolling Laundry Basket with Wheels

Copper Metal Vintage Rolling Laundry Basket with Wheels

Hampers work too!

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Steele ® 2.5-Bushel Olive Vertical Rolling Laundry Hamper

Be creative with your choices for housing jewelry and beauty products.

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Better Homes & Gardens – Photography by Brie Williams

Vintage creamers easily make the transition from collectibles to workable storage solution for beauty products.

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Vintage Westmoreland Heavy Milk Glass Grapes and Leaves White Pitcher

Westmoreland Milk Glass Old Quilt Pitcher 7.5″

Milk Glass Pitcher Creamer Quilted Diamond Pattern Vintage

Imperial Glass Cream Pitcher – White Milk Glass, Rose Pattern

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Kara Cox Interiors

Life lived inside our homes has the ability to create one messy, cluttered, and disorganized situation along the way.

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Southern Living – Photography by Hector Manuel Sanchez

With that being said, may I suggest a don’t fret the stuff solution by incorporating decorative baskets, bins, and boxes here, there, and possibly everywhere in stylish placement.

Austin Woven Basket Collection

Austin Woven Basket Collection

Tyler Square Basket With Rope Handle Low

Tyler Square Basket With Rope Handle Low

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It’s amazing how quick we accumulate stuff, things, mementos, collectibles- and it all has to go somewhere.

These are just a few decorative storage ideas, options, suggestions, and solutions for resolving storage and organization dilemmas in your home.

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Home Bar Styling Ideas

Home bar styling ideas serves up a concoction of chic options for designing and decorating a curated happy hour at home.

Note of interest: The original version of this popular post got lost in the deleted files debacle several weeks ago. Too good to lose and too fun not to rewrite, may I present to you this new/updated version of Home Bar Styling Ideas.

Cheers!

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When it comes to the home bar, the addition of decorative accouterments serve to visually enhance the mix and the mingle area designed and designated for inspired gathering.

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Timeless, classic, and instantly inviting, the perennial favorite color combination of blue and white possesses a knows no bounds quality.

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Flower Magazine – Photography by David Hillegas

Traditional to a tee, modern farmhouse chic, or regally required Country French; blue and white ceramic and porcelain accents qualify as a decorative chameleon, beautifully adapting as a principle player in the design style scenario.

Antique Hepplewhite Style Flame Mahogany Sideboard

Antique Hepplewhite Style Flame Mahogany Sideboard

Charleston Wine/Champagne Bucket

Charleston Wine/Champagne Bucket

East Urban Home 4 - Piece 14oz. Glass Whiskey Glass Glassware Set (Set of 4)

East Urban Home 4 – Piece 14oz. Glass Whiskey Glass Glassware Set

Stud decanter

Stud Decanter

Blue Barware Set

Blue Barware Set

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Godinger Dublin Goblet – Set of 4

Silver Metal - Gallery Originals Candlesticks (Pair) - 1984

Silver Metal – Gallery Originals Candlesticks (Pair) – 1984

Distinctive accessories further advancing the chosen theme lend style to the mix – a visual garnish if you will.

Chinoiserie Champagne Bucket bar cart

You’ll never make a decor misstep with classic blue and white porcelain vases and accents.

Chinoiserie Champagne Bucket

Chinoiserie Champagne Bucket

Spode Dinnerware, Blue Italian Liverpool Pitcher

Spode Dinnerware, Blue Italian Liverpool Pitcher

Brand new out of the box or of the vintage variety- pitchers serve the dual purpose of function and finery.

Antique Schafer & Vater Light Green Jasperware Cameo Creamer Pitcher

Antique Schafer & Vater Jasperware Cameo Small Pitcher

Marlo Thomas Blue Scenic Appetizer Plates, Set of 4

Marlo Thomas Blue Scenic Appetizer Plates, Set of 4

Blue Italian Storage Jar

Blue Italian Storage Jar

Styling a home bar works off the same principle applied to styling a coffee table.

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X marks the center spot which is the prime location for a medium or low height object placement.

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Outer areas balance the method with graduated heights to continue the flow and engage the eye.

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Barbie Style Print

From cart to cabinet, achieve a smooth and stylish blend by mingling classic barware tools and essentials with on-trend accents and accessories of various decorating styles to create contrast, conversation, and home bar banter.

SAFAVIEH Silva 2 Tier Octagon Bar Cart-Rose Gold

SAFAVIEH Silva 2 Tier Octagon Bar Cart-Rose Gold

Esme Fluted Champagne Glass Sets

Esme Fluted Champagne Glass Sets

Morgan Decanter

Morgan Decanter

Rex Double Old-Fashioned Glasses, Set of 8

Rex Double Old-Fashioned Glasses, Set of 8

pink bar Lori Morris

 Lori Morris Design 

Celebration Wine Bowl

Celebration Wine Bowl

Marilyn-Monroe-whiskey-decanter

EBTH

Signature style blends smooth with a signature cocktail.

Hatch Punch Bowl and Champagne Bucket

Hatch Punch Bowl and Champagne Bucket

Waterfall Tulip Glasses, Set of 4

Waterfall Tulip Glasses, Set of 4

Archie Drinking Glasses (Set of 6)

Archie Drinking Glasses (Set of 6)

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Below is a cocktail collection of favored types of cocktail glasses ready to stock and serve your home bar needs.

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Wine- white

Wine- basic red

Pilsner (Beer)

Highball (Collins)

Rocks

Martini

Cocktail

Coupe

Flute

Thoughtful bar accessories include accents to set the tone for home bar styling ideas such as this super cute idea for a farmhouse style home bar shot glass or jigger.

Pewter Cow Creamer

Pewter Cow Creamer

Home Bar FYI:

Shot glasses range in size from 1 to 1¼  to 1½ ounces.

A pony shot equals 1 fluid ounce.

A jigger equals 1½ fluid ounces.

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Architectural Digest – Photography by Douglas Friedman

Scholl Solid Wood 3 - Drawer 2 - Door Accent Cabinet

Scholl Solid Wood Accent Cabinet

Boston Lighthouse Shaker

Boston Lighthouse Shaker

Alkemist 6 Piece Stemmed Double Old Fashion Glass Set

Alkemist 6 Piece Stemmed Double Old Fashion Glass Set

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New England Home –  Photography by Michael J. Lee

Vintage Wedgwood inspired Jasperware Hellenic Green GlasswareSet- 9 Pieces

Wedgwood Inspired Jasperware Hellenic Green Glassware Set- 9 Pieces

Stunning options serve a refreshing look and frame a unique home bar area where the mix and the marvel is in details, proportion, and placement.

Antique Tiger Oak Kidney Shaped Writing Desk

Antique Tiger Oak Kidney Shaped Writing Desk

Where one sees an antique desk, a keen eye sees a piece better utilized as a distinctive home bar.

Elliot Decanter

Elliot Decanter

Unique pieces in your home bar portfolio never fail to start a “where did you get this?” conversation.

In terms of the design, decorating, and crafting of the cocktail home bar, I like to place the emphasis on personalizing the bar space with pieces and potions that make a special connection to your personality.

Vintage Ceramic Creamers

Vintage Ceramic Creamers

Measures of particular spirits look so lovely poured from a vintage creamer serving as a jigger.

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Vintage Ashtray Heavy Glass Hand Painted Flowers – Nasco Yellow and White

Back in the day before most of us became smarter and healthier and the laws of the land changed, the ash tray was a standard part of the cocktail bar landscape.

Vintage ashtray dog head

Vintage Dog Head Ashtray

Adopting a don’t throw the baby out with the bathwater prospective, consider a vintage ash tray (thoroughly washed, of course) repurposed as a cocktail spoon or stirrer holder.

Makes a great conversation piece.

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My Domaine –  Photography by Stacy Zarin Goldberg

Diamond Decanter with Glass Stopper

Diamond Decanter with Glass Stopper

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Nachtmann Punk Decanter

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Thuya Burl Box

Bette Davis “All About Eve” Joseph L. Mankiewicz, 1950

Accent chests and cabinets easily transform into a stylish home bar.

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Dann Foley White, Black, Gold Accent Cabinet

Modern Glam 2-Door Accent Sideboard

Modern Glam 2-Door Accent Sideboard

West Street Ice Bucket

West Street Ice Bucket

Punk Whiskey Decanter and Double Old Fashioned Set

Punk Whiskey Decanter and Double Old Fashioned Set

Winter months and cozy at home times make for cozy prime warm beverage non-alcoholic drinking times- another great option for a home bar set up.

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Better Homes & Gardens – Photo by Kritsada Panichgul

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Cyan Design Roscoe Tray Roscoe 18.5" Diameter Metal Tray Made in India - Nickel

Cyan Design Roscoe Tray Roscoe 18.5″ Diameter Metal Tray – Nickel

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Dress up cocktails and mocktails with one of these delightful  garnish ideas

Honeycomb

Crushed-up Peppermint

Orange Peel Spirals

Apple Slices

Fresh Mint Leaves

Coconut Flakes

Cinnamon Sticks

Crisp Bacon

Chocolate Shavings

Sugar in the Raw

Crushed Cookies

Old Bay

Pickled Green Beans

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Julia Reed – One Kings Lane

Set up a scene from home tray at nip and nosh time with local or regional recipes and decor accents.

Vintage Karges Louis XVI Walnut Low Chest of Drawers w Carved Fronts

Vintage Karges Louis XVI Walnut Low Chest of Drawers w Carved Fronts

Wm. Rogers Silver Plated Water Fotted Pitcher

Darby Home Co Tomball 6 - Piece 9oz. Glass All Purpose Wine Glass Glassware Set (Set of 6)-1

 Tomball 6 – Piece 9oz. Glass All Purpose Wine Glass Glassware Set 

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Antique Marx Gutherz Carlsbad Austria Oyster Plate

Antique Marx Gutherz Carlsbad Austria Oyster Plate

Banda 14 oz. Acrylic Whiskey Glass (Set of 4)

Whiskey Glass (Set of 4)

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Mila Oyster Bottle Opener

Accessorizing the bar cart, cabinet, tray, or tabletop proves an entertaining and easy endeavor when you have a theme to build upon.

12 Oz Water Glasses with Stem and Colored Rim, Set of 6 (1)

12 Oz Water Glasses with Stem and Colored Rim, Set of 6

Eyes Cocktail Napkins, Set of 4

Eyes Cocktail Napkins, Set of 4

Black and white art Female portrait painting

Black and White Female Portrait Print

Play up your cocktail corner of the world by introducing whimsical finds and unique additions.

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Burma Rattan Beverage Tub Small

Burma Rattan Beverage Tub Small

Woven Rattan & Pine Wood Cabinet with 3 Shelves & 2 Doors

Woven Rattan & Pine Wood Cabinet with 3 Shelves & 2 Doors

Parallels Goblets - Set of 4

Pleat 12 Piece Set of Double Old Fashion, Highball, and Goblet Glasses

Conch shell decorative

Seoneiro Whiskey Tray

Seoneiro Whiskey Tray

Ruffled-Metal-Wall-Accent-Mirror-gold A&B Home Ashlyn Gold Round Mirror

Handmade Natural Rattan Wicker Table - Accent Table

Handmade Natural Rattan Wicker Table – Accent Table

Tudor Rattan Ice Bucket

Rattan Ice Bucket

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Victoria Magazine
Photography by Stephanie Welbourne Steele

Styling by Jan Ware

Silver Wine Goblets

Wilton Armetale Wine Goblet , Silver

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Fragment Antiqued Gold Buffet Table Lamp By Lucas McKearn

Cocktails and conversation pieces make for a visually interesting mix.

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Photography by Eric Plasecki & Peter Krumhardt

Although too early for a cocktail at this writing, I am streaming Jazzy 93.7 KJZY The Greatest Songs of All Time from Sonoma County. I love the tunes live from wine country.

How’s that for cocktail conversation?

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Antique Brass Planter

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House Beautiful – Photography by Donna Dotan

Dial Hand Cut Decanter

Dial Hand Cut Decanter

Orbit Goblets, Set Of 4

Orbit Goblets, Set Of 4

Dublin 5-Piece Wine Set

Dublin 5-Piece Wine Set

Decorative items steeped in whimsy dress and impress with a splash of fun.

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Hammered Metal Container with Rabbit Finial

Cocktail stirrers, straws, and mixology tools house well in unique trinket dishes.

Bronze Tiger Trinket Tray

Bronze Tiger Trinket Tray

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Hubert Zandberg Interiors

Chrome-Finish-Floral-Bar-Cart-with-Mirror-Bottom-and-Glass-Top

Rosewood Chrome Floral Bar Cart with Mirror Bottom and Glass Top

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Spectrum Decanter

Hatch shot glass

Hatch Cocktail Glass

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Antique Style English Bulldog Portrait Painting

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Antique Dark Oak Biscuit Barrel

Antique Dark Oak Biscuit Barrel

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Veranda Magazine – Photography by J. Savage Gibson

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Jeffords Stainless Steel Beverage Tub

Elle Decor Colored Vintage Wine Glasses Set of 6

Elle Decor Colored Vintage Wine Glasses Set of 6

Silver Nautilus Wine Bucket

Silver Nautilus Wine Bucket

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One Kings Lane

Adding a decorative clam shell as housing for cocktail garnishes, stirrers, or salt/sugar rimmers carries out a cocktails on the coast concept.

Silver Aluminum Shell Shell Decorative Bowl

Silver Aluminum Shell Shell Decorative Bowl

swirl liquor decanter

MDLUU Liquor Decanter

 

Mid-Century Modern Metal Mushroom Accent Table Lamp

Mid-Century Modern Metal Mushroom Accent Table Lamp, Set of 2

Sofia Wood and Rattan Counter Height Barstool Natural

Sofia Wood and Rattan Counter Height Barstool Natural

Theme decorating is a Bahama breeze when it comes to coming up with decorative touches to bring the look together.

Shell Large Helmet

Seaside Moby Whale Bottle Opener

Seaside Moby Whale Bottle Opener

High Seas Spirit Nautical Steampunk Octopus Glass Spirit Decanter

High Seas Spirit Nautical Steampunk Octopus Glass Spirit Decanter

Reimagine the purpose of a dresser, chest, or console as a distinctive home bar piece.

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Kristina Crestin Design 

Drawers become excellent housing options for barware, tools, linens, and glassware.

BAKER French Empire Design Walnut Commode Chest

Italian Walnut Chest

Glassware and decanters cut heavy in color, pattern and texture introduce a curated quality.

Zaza Lustered Decanter

Zaza Lustered Decanter

Wine Goblets Set of 6 Multicolor

Wine Goblets Set of 6 Multicolor

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Better Homes & Gardens

Vintage Etched Goblets

Vintage Etched Goblets

Vintage Etched Wine Decanter

Vintage Etched Wine Decanter

Mosser Glass GiGi 70oz Pitcher | Eggplant

Mosser Glass GiGi 70oz Pitcher in Eggplant

Godinger Dublin wine decanter

Godinger Dublin Wine Decanter

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 Marie Flanigan Interiors

Bar shelves- love it!

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Tall Arched Antique Gold Metal Framed 3-Tier Mirrored Shelf

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KNOF design

SAFAVIEH-Grayson-Storage-Beige-Bar-Cabinet

SAFAVIEH Grayson Storage Beige Bar Cabinet

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 Design Storms

Gibson-Home-Acropolis-5-Piece-Decanter-and-Double-Old-Fashioned-Glasses-Set

Gibson Home Acropolis 5 Piece Decanter and Double Old Fashioned Glasses Set

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Mixology Textures Spirits Decanter

I’ve found the secret to successful entertaining is creating ambiance.  A space drenched in simple yet elegant ambiance is festive, comfortable, cozy, and inviting- an entertaining cocktail hour/party win.

foyer-bar Martha Stewart – Photography by Paul Costello

Dorset Toasting Flutes, Set of 2

Dorset Toasting Flutes, Set of 2

Aluminum Stand-alone Wine Cooler

Aluminum Stand-Alone Wine Cooler

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Statement Glassware

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DesignStyles Acrylic Folding Tray Table

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If impressive is the goal, simply elegant guides a well-appointed home bar tabletop libation station.

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Slim White Wood Console Table

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Lacquer Wood Trays

Serving trays come in all shapes, sizes, and finishes.

CORAL PRINT Ellis Art Print 29 Beautiful Antique Sea Ocean Red Coral Nature to Frame

Ellis Art Print 23 Beautiful Antique Sea Ocean Red Coral

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Viv-all-purpose-big-wine-glass

Viv All Purpose Big Wine Glasses, Set of 8

solid-red-golden-rabbit-serving-traysSolid Red Enamelware Round Serving Tray

Console, cabinet, chest, or cart- cheers to the glamorously chic home bar, stylish and responsible entertaining and the holiday sip and social season.

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Dorset Martini Mixer

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DIY-ice-bucket

DIY Ice Bucket Project Perfection from Rachel Hollis

Clear Golden Serving Bar Cart with Handle and Wheels

Clear Golden Serving Bar Cart with Handle and Wheels

Cheer Collection Luxurious Highball Cocktail Sparkling"Diamond" Studded Glasses

Luxurious Highball Cocktail Sparkling “Diamond” Studded Glasses

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angelo:HOME Alcott 3-Tier Gold Metal Bar Cart

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Jasperware Glasses

Vintage Wedgwood Jasperware Unglazed Mini Pitcher Creamer Greek Revival, Blue and White

Vintage Wedgwood Jasperware Unglazed Mini Pitcher Creamer Greek Revival

Anchor Hocking Fairfield Green Glass Pedestal Bowl

Anchor Hocking Fairfield Green Glass Pedestal Bowl

Making spirits bright this holiday social season starts with the well-appointed home bar.

Holiday-Happy-Hour-Bar-cartHouse & Home

For the holiday season, entertain replacing decanter tops with glass ornaments for a festive touch.

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Vintage decanters always invite conversation and admiration, and this Victorian Milk Glass decanter makes my point.

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Victorian Milk Glass Decanter

Permacraft Cherry Gustavian Grey French Provincial Bachelors Chest Commode

Gustavian Grey French Provincial Bachelors Chest Commode

Blue and white is such a classic color combination, and the pairing of a Toile glass ornament with this decanter takes your Christmas cocktail presentation to an outstanding level.

Crystal Decanter with Stopper

Biltmore Crystal Decanter with Stopper

Transparent Wine Decanter

Transparent Wine Decanter

Pick up a set of 6 acrylic icicle ornaments for sip and swirl cocktail stirrers for now, take home favor for fa la la later.

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Melania 9 oz. Stemmed Wine Glass

Melania 9 oz. Stemmed Wine Glass

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Kingsley Metal Tray

Kingsley Metal Tray

Colored martini glasses

Vintage Style Coupe Glass, Set of 4

The Pioneer Woman Amelia 14.7-Ounce Rose Tea Goblets, Set of 4

The Pioneer Woman Amelia Goblet, Rose

It’s not a party until there’s a disco ball!

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Metal Disco Ball Ice Bucket

Glass Disco Martini, 4 Piece Set

Glass Disco Martini, 4 Piece Set

Glasshouse Fragrances White Christmas Candle

Glasshouse Fragrances White Christmas Candle

Disco New Year’s Eve, mid-winter soiree, or baby, it’s cold outside so let’s warm up indoors- matters not the occasion or the libation for that matter.

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Pemberly Row Modern 3-Shelf Glass and Metal Bar Cart in Satin Gold

With a colorful bottle here and a bowl of bites there, gather together in festive merriment around a visually delightful designed bar cart.

Set of 6 Exquisite Bohemian Crystal Style Cut Czech Drinking Rock Glass Cups Tumbler SetSet of 6 Bohemian Crystal Style Cut Czech Tumbler Set

Bormioli-Rocco-Florian-Highball-Glasses-Set-of-4

Bormioli Rocco Florian Highball Glasses Set of 4

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Space always comes under placement consideration, but do not overlook otherwise unremarkable areas.

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Casually chic corner placement draws the eye and the attention to effortless detail.

Big impact comes forth from small spaces and places in the home.

Poulan Tray Bar Cart

Desaree Wood Bar Cart

Light Woven Oval Tray

Light Woven Oval Tray

antler=decorative

rooster-table-lamp

Rooster Table Lamp

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Rooster Garden Statue

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 Vintage Reproduction Rooster Cocktail Shaker

vintage-rooster-advertising-drinking-glassesCafePress Vintage Rooster, French Advertising Pint Glass, 16 oz. Drinking Glass

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Mosser Glass Vintage Style Nesting Hen

Southern-cheese-straws-recipe

Southern in tradition with just the right blend of flavors to season the sip and serve hour, this recipe for easy-to-make homemade cheese straws will become a must have appetizer accompaniment to the cocktail hour.

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Domino – Photography by Eric Piasecki
Architecture by Gil Schafer – Design by Rita Konig

Old Colony Furniture Co. Faux Bamboo Butlers bar cart

Old Colony Furniture Co. Faux Bamboo Butler’s Bar Cart

Rattan Rectangular Tray with Rounded Corners and Cutout Handles

Rattan Scallop Deep Ottoman Tray

Rattan Scallop Deep Ottoman Tray

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Veranda Magazine – Photography by Alison Gootee

4-Piece Bamboo Bar Tool Set with Stand

4-Piece Bamboo Bar Tool Set with Stand

Foster Cherry 2 Tier Bar CartFoster Cherry 2 Tier Bar Cart

 

SAFAVIEH-Hidden-Treasures-Glass-Top-Brass-Accent-Table

SAFAVIEH Hidden Treasures Glass Top Brass Accent Table

Rumi Tortoiseshell Double Old Fashioned Glass

Rumi Tortoiseshell Double Old Fashioned Glass

Hampton 36 in. Light Brown Specialty Wood Demilune Console

Hampton 36 in. Light Brown Specialty Wood Demilune Console

Tortoise Glass Cocktail Shaker (1)(1)

Tortoise Glass Cocktail Shaker

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Jenn Feldman Designs

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Franklin Double Old-Fashioned Glass

Canora Grey Norwell Stainless Steel Tray

Canora Grey Norwell Stainless Steel Tray

Marlo Thomas Tortoise Shell Cocktails Napkins, Set of 4

Marlo Thomas Tortoise Shell Cocktails Napkins, Set of 4

In Spirits of the Holiday Style-

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Flower Magazine – Photography by Tria Giovan

Holiday decorating applies to bar cart, tabletop, and cabinet.

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Fresh or faux greens, stems, branches and a little imagination dresses, decks, and delights serving pieces.

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The Digital Craft Co.

Handcarved Land & Sky Buffet

Handcarved Land & Sky Buffet By Anthropologie in Grey

Sips and snacks suit the season.

Ham and Cheese Pinwheels

Ham and Cheese Pinwheels Recipe

White-Stoneware-Plates-with-Gold-Rims-8-in.

White Stoneware Plates with Gold Rims, 8 in.

ezra-optic-decanter Ezra Optic Decanter

Lorren Home Trends Red Goblets (Set of 6)

Lorren Home Trends Red Goblets (Set of 6)

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Zelda Etched Decanter

Zelda Etched Decanter

Embellished 24K Gold Crystal High Ball Tumbler (Set of 4)

Embellished 24K Gold Crystal High Ball Tumbler (Set of 4)

H-cocktail-napkins

Initial Monogram Cocktail Napkins, Set of 6

Dublin Triangle Decanter

Dublin Triangle Decanter

SAGITTARIUS COCKTAIL

Sagittarius Cocktail Recipe

Modern-Luxury-Solid-Wood-Cabinet-2-Door-Sunburst-Accent-Storage-Sideboard-Cupboard

 2-Door Sunburst Accent Storage Cabinet

Studded Glass Decanter by Viski

Studded Glass Decanter by Viski

Colored Coupe Art Deco Glasses, Gold

Colored Coupe Art Deco Glasses, Gold

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Better Homes & Gardens

Gent Altered Portrait Vintage Painting

Gent Altered Portrait Vintage Painting

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Preserved Cedar Foliage

Preserved Cedar Foliage

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Photo by Tijana Drndarski

2-Door-Freestanding-Locker-Accent-Cabinet

Modern Accent Cabinet with 2-Door and Adjustable Shelves

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Unique Shaped Decanter with Gold Bottom

Unique Shaped Decanter with Gold Bottom

martini-lemon

Christmas-tree-2017

A&B Home Brass Antique Twig Bar Cart

A&B Home Brass Antique Twig Bar Cart

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Victoria Magazine – Photography Mac Jamieson

Nutcracker Wine Chiller

Nutcracker Wine Chiller

Watercolor Holiday Nutcracker Double Old Fashioned Glass

Watercolor Holiday Nutcracker Double Old Fashioned Glass

Nutcracker Bar Tool Set, 6 Pieces

Nutcracker Bar Tool Set, 6 Pieces

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Garden & Gun

Etched Floral Coupe Glasses, Set of 4

Etched Floral Coupe Glasses, Set of 4

Dublin 5-Piece Wine Set

Dublin 5-Piece Wine Set

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Red Pinecone Cut Goblets

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PPD Celebrate Cocktail Napkins

30" Christmas Drooping Pine With Red Bauble & Bows Wreath30″ Christmas Drooping Pine With Red Bauble & Bows Wreath

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Midwest Living – Photography by Kimberly Cornelison

Thorold 2 Door Square Accent Cabinet

Thorold 2 Door Square Accent Cabinet

Wilshire Decanter, Red

Wilshire Decanter, Red

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Antique Cut Double Old Fashioned Glasses

Oriental Furniture Red Lacquer Cabinet - Courtyard

Oriental Furniture Red Lacquer Courtyard Cabinet 

 

Dublin Red Hurricane Goblet

Dublin Red Hurricane Goblet

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champagne bottle on ice

Holiday Time Winter Frost Flocked Un-Lit Wreath, 24"

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Mini Santa mugs become super cute shot glasses.

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Sipping in a winter wonderland.

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White Christmas Margarita Recipe

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Snowflake Dinnerware

Snacks go well with seasonal cocktails, and the clear candy kiss dishes house nuts, pretzels, etc… in holiday fashion.

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 Candy Dish Collection from Godinger Candy Dish Collection from Godinger

festive bar cartSouthern Living – Photography by Kat Teutsch / Big Leo

dark magnolia wreath

 

Stud decanter

Stud Decanter

Holiday Gatherings Tartan Plaid Appetizer Plates Set of 4   4pk Porcelain Wexford Dinner Plates

Vintage White Milk Glass Small Glasses

Vintage White Milk Glass Small Glasses

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Haglund Bar/Letters Snack 3 Piece Nut Bowl Set

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Acopa Alchemy Hammered Stainless Steel Mint Julep Cup- Set of 4

Champagne Coupe Glasses

Etched Floral Coupe Glasses, Set of 4

Etched Floral Coupe Glasses, Set of 4, Created for Macy’s

Fluted Coupe Glasses, Set of 4

Fluted Coupe Glasses, Set of 4

bar menu mirror Southern Living

faux boxwood garlandBoxwood Garland

Antique Brass Tassel Footed Tray

Antique Brass Tassel Footed Tray

Hudson Grace Double Champagne Bucket

Hudson Grace Double Champagne Bucket

Luttrell Indoor Aluminum Handcrafted Champagne Cooler

Luttrell Indoor Aluminum Handcrafted Champagne Cooler

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home bar styling ideas

Viv Champagne Glasses, Set of 8

3 Gallon Dispenser

3 Gallon Dispenser

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Britta Optic 3-Gallon Punch Bowl

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House & Home – Photography by Ema Peter

Heirloom quality.

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Dollar store nickel-plated serving trays make a lovely presentation and prove budget-friendly. I use these trays for everything from serving trays to cocktail napkin holders to coasters.

Silverwing Interiors

Silverwing Interiors

Monkey Bar Tool Set

Monkey Bar Tool Set

Frosted Monkey Highball Glasses, Set of 2

Frosted Monkey Highball Glasses, Set of 2

monkey bottle opener

Monkey King Glass

Monkey King Glass

Monkey Cocktail Shaker

Monkey Cocktail Shaker

Gold Polystone Monkey Sculpture with Bicycle

Gold Polystone Monkey Sculpture with Bicycle

Chester Gold Monkey Table Lamp wBlue Velvet Shade

Chester Gold Monkey Table Lamp w/Blue Velvet Shade

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Country Living Magazine – Photography by Laurey W. Glenn

Cocktails on the range, farm, or ranch courtesy of casually elegant pieces.

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Saluti II Black Metal Frame Cage with 3-Wood Shelves Oval Bar Cart

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Vintage Seltzer Bottles

Vintage Seltzer Bottles

American Icon Buffalo Sculpture

American Icon Buffalo Sculpture

Arthur Court Stainless Steel Mesh Picnic Food Cover

Arthur Court Stainless Steel Mesh Picnic Food Cover

Andres Leather Ice Bucket

Andres Leather Ice Bucket

farmhouse-wall-decor-accentSheep Head Decorative Small Wall Sculpture

Fitz and Floyd Daphne 5-piece Whiskey Set - Copper

Fitz and Floyd Daphne 5-piece Whiskey Set – Copper

Clear Dark Leather Strap Wine Cooler

Clear Dark Leather Strap Wine Cooler

William Switzer 'Piedmonte' Landscape Painted Sideboard Cabinet William Switzer ‘Piedmont’ Landscape Painted Sideboard Cabinet

Acrylic Double Old-Fashioned Glasses, Set of 4

Acrylic Double Old-Fashioned Glasses, Set of 4

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Table Lamp with Urn Style Base with Floral Designs

Decorative Glass Cloche with Metal Tray

Decorative Glass Cloche with Metal Tray

Standing Squirrel Nut Bowl

Squirrel Candy – Nut Bowl

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Tuscany Classics - Whiskey 3pc SetTuscany Classics – Whiskey 3pc Set

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Country Living Magazine – Photography by Paul Costello

Decorative Woven Seagrass Tray with Handles

Decorative Woven Seagrass Tray with Handles

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Copper Style Ice Bucket

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Johnnie Walker Red Label Crate

Plaid Throw, Multi Color (1)

Better Homes & Gardens- Round Galvanized Tub

industrial style home barSlesinski Design Group, Inc.

Icy Pine Clear Champagne Ice Bucket

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My Texas House Metal Casted Stag Pillar Candle Holder Gold Finish

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Vintage Baroque Rococo Interior Design Stag Wall Sconces

Stag Champagne Bowl

Stag Champagne Bowl

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12″ Diameter Aluminum Ice Bucket with Scoop

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Holiday Etched Double Old Fashioned Glass or Wine Goblet

Hot toddy anyone?

Sullivans Gold Pine Mug - Set of 4, Gold

Sullivans Gold Pine Mug – Set of 4, Gold

Aged White Darby Deer Head Wall Decor Accent

Aged White Darby Deer Head Wall Decor Accent

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Round Wooden Serving Tray with Reindeer Handles

Figural Stag Oval Bar Tray

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Figural Stag Liquor Decanter

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Figural Stag Double Old Fashioned Glasses – Set of 2

Malachi Glass Wine & Champagne Bucket with Pewter Antler Handles

Malachi Glass Wine & Champagne Bucket with Pewter Antler Handles

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Veranda Magazine – Photography by Alison Gootee

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Arthur Court Designs Horse Pitcher

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Elk Head Nut Bowl

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Horn Handled Ice Scoop

Arthur Court Designs Aluminum Alligator Skin 6" Bowl

Arthur Court Designs Aluminum Alligator Skin 6″ Bowl

Raffael Bar Cabinet Carved Black Wash

Raffael Bar Cabinet Carved Black Wash

Lismore Black Collection

Lismore Black Collection

Cheer Collection Luxurious Highball Cocktail Sparkling"Diamond" Studded Glasses

Luxurious Highball Cocktail Sparkling”Diamond” Studded Glasses

cigar box tray

Flea Market Style Magazine Photo: Edmund Barr Photography

DIY projects turn out some of the most unique items such as this cigar box serving tray.

Cut the lid to fit inside the bottom of the box; glue in place.

Spray box with sealant.

Drill holes and screw handles to box.

Attach adhesive bumper pads to underside.⠀

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Southern Living – Photography by Hector Sanchez 

Good authority tells me the color green will be big on the style scene in 2023.

Gold Gilt Federal Eagle Bulls Eye Mirror

Gold Gilt Federal Eagle Bulls Eye Mirror

4-pack Graphic-print Coasters

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Brass and Glass Bar Cart with Acorn Finials

Schatzi Brown Leopard Tan Wine Chiller

Schatzi Brown Leopard Tan Wine Chiller

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English Regency Style Accent Chair

English Regency Style Accent Chair

French Louis XV Style Cheetah Print Upholstered Bergere Or Settee French Louis XV Style Cheetah Print Upholstered Bergere Or Settee

Gold Leopard Glam Table Lamp - (Set of 2 )

Gold Leopard Glam Table Lamp – (Set of 2 )

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Patricia Altschul Set of 2 Gold Animal Bottle Openers w/Giftbox

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Gold Leopard Stemless Wine Glasses, Set of 4

Keke Appetizer Plate

Keke Appetizer Plate

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Lucas Eilers Design Associates

Whetzel Bar Cart

Whetzel Bar Cart

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Initial Monogram Cocktail Napkins, Set of 6

American Brilliant Period Water Wine Liquor Decanter CarafeAmerican Brilliant Period Water Wine Liquor Decanter Carafe

Alluring Serving Cart, Golden Plated and Clear Glass- Saltoro Sherpi

Alluring Serving Cart, Golden Plated and Clear Glass

Gatsby Carafe

Gatsby Carafe

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Braziel 4 – Door Cabinet

Badash Crystal Chelsea Ice BucketBadash Crystal Chelsea Ice Bucket

Dublin Ice Bucket

Dublin Ice Bucket

Louisiana lagniappe reflects a sense of home state home which reflects a sense of my personal style.

StyleCraft Grey with Whitewash Wooden Cabinet with Mirror Design

StyleCraft Grey with Whitewash Wooden Cabinet with Mirror Design

Alligator Bottle Opener

Alligator Bottle Opener

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Alligator Ice Scoop

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Graham 82 oz. Hammered Metal Pitcher

Slate Ice Bucket

Slate Ice Bucket

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Southern entertaining and the home bar go together like Tabasco and tomato juice.

Lovely how a bit of imagine results in an outdoor grill becoming a Bloody Mary bar accessorized with vintage serving pieces of silver, crystal, pottery, and porcelain.

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Take the home bar styling ideas outdoors. Cocktails on the front or the back porch strike a chord of Southern charm.

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 Garden & Gun Magazine – Photography by Morgan & Owens

Glass Pitcher with Seagrass Weave Jacket & Handle

Glass Pitcher with Seagrass Weave Jacket & Handle

Glass Rattan Tumbler, 4 Piece Set

Glass Rattan Tumbler, 4 Piece Set

Magnolia Coasters, Set of 6

Magnolia Coasters, Set of 6

Magnolia with a modern flair.

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 Laura U Interior Design

Linon Mare Wood Rolling Bar Cart with Glass Top in Umber

Zuni Z Bar Cart Umber

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Arthur Court Magnolia Bar Glasses, Set of 4

Silver Plated Tray

Silver Plated Tray

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Southern Living Idea House - Crane Island

Southern Living Idea House – Crane Island

Serving Cart Bar Table ECO Natural Rattan Wicker Handmade

Ambrielle Rattan/Wicker Bar Cart

Cane Mixing Bowl by Mason Cash

Cane Mixing Bowl by Mason Cash

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Glitter Guide

A Mardi Gras mambo always adds Louisiana style to the mix and the mingle.

Jomop Handmade Colored Drinking Glasses Set Green Glassware (2, Wine Goblet)

Drinking Glasses Set Green Glassware (2, Wine Goblet)

Jax Highball Glasses, Set of 4

Jax Highball Glasses, Set of 4

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Thomas Jayne – One Kings Lane

Vintage Culver Mardi Gras Jester Glasses

Vintage Culver Mardi Gras Jester Glasses 

Banda 14 oz. Acrylic Whiskey Glass (Set of 4)

Whiskey Glass (Set of 4)

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Glass “Elixir” Bottle

French Pierrot Jewelry Box, Ceramic Sad Clown Figure Trinket Dish

French Pierrot Jewelry Box, Ceramic Sad Clown Figure Trinket Dish

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Loki Lavender Dessert Plate

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Domino

Everything old is new and in style again.

Howard Miller Open Cellar II Solid Wood Foyer Liquor Cabinet

Howard Miller Open Cellar II Solid Wood Foyer Liquor Cabinet

Modern Metal Desk Lamp with Touch Sensor

Modern Metal Desk Lamp with Touch Sensor

Jack Nicholson @ China Town Framed PrintJack Nicholson @ China Town Framed Print

Taft Decanter

Eve Smoke Coupe Cocktail Glasses Set of 4

Eve Smoke Coupe Cocktail Glasses Set of 4

Buchanan Cocktail Mixing Glass

Buchanan Cocktail Mixing Glass

French Charles X Antique Mahogany & Elm Wood 2 Tone Round Center Table

French Charles X Antique Mahogany & Elm Wood 2 Tone Round Center Table

Love & Victory Engraved There In Spirits Glass

Love & Victory Engraved There In Spirits Glass

Hawthorne Cocktail Shaker Set

Hawthorne Cocktail Shaker Set

Be it cart, accent cabinet, table or countertop, decorative home bar accessories that catch the eye, start a conversation, and bring a hint of yesteryear stock the well-appointed home bar hospitality station with distinctive style and personality.

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Trademark Games Acrylic Dominos 28-Piece Domino Game with Case, Gold

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Bees Knees Cocktail Set

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The Bee’s Knees Cocktail Mixer

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House & Home – Photography by John Cullen

Utilize drawers for storing wine glasses.

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Minka Mid-Century Scalloped Front Cabinet Black

Gas Pump Dispenser

Gas Pump Dispenser

All-Purpose Glasses (set of 4)

Camilo Double Old-Fashioned Glasses (set of 4)
Della All-Purpose Glasses (set of 4)

Cocktails and conversation take place around unique home bar pieces.

Steven Sclaroff

Steven Sclaroff

Accents mix well together to create ambiance and flow.

Gold-with-Black-Shade-Petite-Hammered-Metallic-Square-Bedside-Table-Desk-Lamp

Gold with Black Shade Hammered Metallic Table/Desk Lamp

A small accent lamp layers a enhanced soft light, and a chic set of appetizer plates (salad plates work well, too) frame a tasty nip and nosh.

Thyme & Table Dinnerware Black & White Medallion Stoneware Salad Round Plates, 4 Pack.

Black & White Medallion Stoneware Salad Round Plates, 4 Pack

Radius Barware Collection

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Radius Decanter

Airplane Decanter Set

Airplane Decanter Set

Gemmill 2 Door Accent Cabinet

Serge 2 Door Accent Cabinet

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Take Off Cocktail Shaker

SILVER ART Airplane Base Shot Glass

Airplane Base Shot Glass

Brixton 12-Ounce Rocks Glass

Brixton 12-Ounce Rocks Glass

Four Airplane Coasters

Four Airplane Coasters

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Metal Airplane Propeller Wall Decor Clock 

Hip Vintage Rod Hand Cut and Polished Glass Decanter

Hip Vintage Rod Hand Cut and Polished Glass Decanter

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Steady-Temp 8 oz. Martini GlassSteady-Temp 8 oz. Martini Glass

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Fluted Whiskey Decanter 
Mixology Elixer Spirits Decanter

Golf Club Cocktail Set

Golf Club Cocktail Set

Stainless-Steel Cocktail Picks, Set of 6

Stainless-Steel Cocktail Picks, Set of 6

Stainless Steel Martini Picks (Set of 6)

Stainless Steel Martini Picks (Set of 6)

Degroff silver cocktail shaker

Degroff Silver Cocktail Shaker

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Silver Aluminum 6 Bottles Ice Bucket

stovetop sugar free candied nuts Stovetop Sugar Free Candied Nuts 

Entertain these home bar styling ideas for a finished result that’s one part glamour, one part personal style, and one part fabulous now being served.

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Scenes from Home: Signature Style Home Decor Pieces

It appears my blog posts this month have a scenes from home refreshed theme going, and I can’t think of a more Louisiana centric topic of conversation than interior design and signature style home decor pieces associated with the interiors of homes in the New Orleans Garden District.

After all, home is where the heart is.

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Rivers Spencer Interiors

Distinctive details and visual contrast along with signature style home decor pieces uniquely characterize the charm of New Orleans.

Pair of Antique Louis XVI Style Chairs Upholstered in Irish Natural Linen (1)

Pair of Antique Louis XVI Style Chairs Upholstered in Irish Natural Linen

Creative leeway, contrast, varied price points, and brilliant juxtaposition work in unison with signature style home decor pieces to represent the decorating styles expressly associated with period homes and signature NOLA style.

LOUIS XVI french antique style mirror

LOUIS XVI Style French Trumeau Mirror

Antique French Louis XV Bombe Marble Top Commode

Antique French Louis XV Bombe Marble Top Commode

Uttermost Maris Plated Antiqued Brass 2-light Table Lamp

Uttermost Maris Plated Antiqued Brass 2-light Table Lamp

Antique French Louis XV Bombe Marble Top Commode

Antique French Louis XV Bombe Marble Top Commode

Vintage French Louis XV Style Marble Top Paint Decorated Commode

Vintage French Louis XV Style Marble Top Paint Decorated Commode

When I take a visual inventory of the curated style in my own home and the home decor pieces featured in this post, I’m reminded of the spaghetti sauce ad from campaigns past that proclaims, “it’s in there!”

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Over the years, pieces that detail and define our rich and eclectic Louisiana history, inspired charm, varied provenance, and distinctive architectural elements have found a home within our home.

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gilded headboard

Big, Easy Style by Bryan Batt on Pinterest

We like to use the term spot accessory.

Painted and Upholstered Bergere Chairs in Linen

Spot table.

Marshfield Tray Top Cross Legs End Table

Tray Top Cross Legs End Table

Contemporary spot pieces such as a small gold accent table(s) elegantly lends a modern twist to a predominately classic interior.

“There are two things that make a room timeless: a sense
of history and a piece of the future.”

— Charlotte Moss

Spot on in size and style, the accent table is perhaps the most genius of home decor pieces.

French Style Painted Center Table with Roses and Marble Top

Infinity 54" Gold Console Table With White Marble

Infinity 54″ Gold Console Table With White Marble

Rosia 36" Genuine Marble Console Table

Rosia 36″ Genuine Marble Console Table

Unique pairings work the room introducing current styles of trend to the timeless classics.

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Architectural Digest – Photography by Nicole Franzen

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6-Light Cluster Glass Globe Bubble Chandelier – 25in – Black

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Architectural Digest – Photography by Nicole Franzen

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The Cottage Journal

VINTAGE ANTIQUE Bookmatched Mahogany Victorian Traditional Empire Style Sideboard

 Bookmatched Mahogany Victorian Traditional Empire Style 46″ Sideboard

Alexander Home Sara Antique Ultra Plush Area Rug

Alexander Home Sara Antique Ultra Plush Area Rug

Triumph Channel Tufted Performance Velvet Sectional Sofa Corner Chair - Pink

Triumph Channel Tufted Performance Velvet Sectional Sofa Corner Chair

Dorado Bergere Chair

Dorado Bergere Chair

Adela Accent Chair

Adela Accent Chair

Taupe Aledo Linen Arm Chair

Taupe Aledo Linen Arm Chair

London Street Yoke lantern

VerandaBevolo Gas & Electric Lights

New-Orleans-style-lantern-chandeliers

Clarksburg 4 – Light Lantern Geometric Chandelier

Large Giltwood Lantern with 4 Lights, Hand-Carved Reproduction

Acclaim Lighting Kingston 4-Light Pendant

House Proud Valorie HartFrom House Proud: Unique Home Design/Louisiana by Valorie Hart with Photos by Sara Essex Bradley 

Italian Florentine Vintage Gilt Painted Chest of Drawers

Italian Florentine Vintage Gilt Painted Chest of Drawers

Vintage Florentine Wall Shelf

Louis XV French style bench in gold leaf

Louis XV French Style Bench in Gold Leaf

Italian Florentine Coaster Set

Italian Florentine Coaster Set

Absolutely fabulous detail, and therein lies the beauty.

Livex Lighting La Bella Hand Painted Vintage Gold Leaf 12 Light Chandelier

Livex Lighting La Bella Hand Painted Vintage Gold Leaf 12 Light Chandelier

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Butler 12-Light Clear Crystal English Bronze Chandelier

Karlton 6 - Light Candle Style Empire Chandelier with Crystal Accents

Karlton 6 – Light Candle Style Empire Chandelier with Crystal Accents

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Southern Home Magazine – Photography by Sara Essex Bradley

Mercer 10-Light Olde Silver Crystal Chandelier

Mercer 10-Light Olde Silver Crystal Chandelier

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Corbett-Standard Aveline 20 Light Chandelier

Mixing and mingling modern with vintage inspired pieces appeals to visual interest- the lead component necessary when building the character of the space.

SAFAVIEH Couture Ella Clear/ Black Acrylic Dining Chair

SAFAVIEH Couture Ella Clear/ Black Acrylic Dining Chair

6 Light Chandelier by Minka Metropolitan

6 Light Chandelier by Minka Metropolitan

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Architectural Digest – Photography by Nicole Franzen

6-Lights Glam Antique Gold Crystal Beaded Glowworm Firefly Sputnik Globe Pendant Ceiling Lighting Chandelier

Antique Gold Crystal Beaded Firefly Pendant Ceiling Lighting Chandelier

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Ceiling Medallions

Signature style home decor pieces include, but are not limited to:

Antiques

Lanterns

Ceiling medallions

Dupioni silk drapes

Decorative objects d’art

Chandeliers dripping in crystal prisms

Decorative mirrors and frames scrolled in gold leaf

dupioni silk drapes

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Antique French Curtain Tie Backs

Storm Grey Ruched Vintage Textured Faux Dupioni Silk Curtain

Storm Grey Ruched Vintage Textured Faux Dupioni Silk Curtain

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Decorative Drapery Hardware

Hickory Manor Home Floral Wreath Tieback, Antique Gold

 

French Double Caned & Carved White Twin Bed with Rose Swags

French Double Caned & Carved White Twin Bed with Rose Swags

Antique French Louis XV Style Painted Bed

Antique French Louis XV Style Painted Bed

“New Orleans makes it possible to go to Europe
without ever leaving the United States.”

—Franklin Delano Roosevelt

 

Court-Vintage-French-Upholstered-Fabric-Dining-Side-Chair

Court Vintage French Upholstered Fabric Dining Side Chair

Picket House Furnishings Regal Accent Armchair

Picket House Furnishings Regal Accent Armchair

Cream Colored Key Tassel w Looped Ruche

Cream Colored Key Tassel w Looped Ruche

19th Century French Wooden Chest of Drawers

19th Century French Wooden Chest of Drawers

Inspiration is everywhere, and the New Orleans influence comes home through signature style home decor pieces.

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Coastal Designs of Summer

Coastal designs of summer and the decor accents, palette selections, and classic in the style of accessories that exemplify coastal chic inspire this show and tell.

Sightings of retail sources rush to fall and Halloween in mid-July is just a bit too early for me, and although this heatwave is currently zapping the summer living life out of many, fun in the sun days and summer nights is still a working season.

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Photo by Shifaaz shamoon

You may ask yourself what attributes truly define coastal design style.

Cozy (yes, cozy) lays the foundation, natural elements set the tone, serene seaside and sky scenes inspire the palette, and the implementation of classic decor accents the necessary element to create an understated yet elegant aesthetic.

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Customarily when the ocean-sea-gulf floats to mind, it conjures up a canvas of natural to neutral sandy beaches, waves of water stroked in crystal blue and aqua green beautifully tipped by curls of white, skies brushed from nature’s pastel palette, and seashells by the seashore in sizes and shapes only matched in marvel by their colors, textures, and patterns.

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Nevis 15-Light 2-Tier Chandelier

Varaluz Banana Leaf 6-light Chandelier

Savoy House Charter 6-Light Chandelier in Warm Brass and Rope

Distressed White 3-Light Wooden Drum Chandelier

Coastal Capiz Shell Linear Chandelier Island Pendant Light

Poppy 3 Light Matte Black Ceiling Mount

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Sayulita Mexico Oil Painting

Seascape Art Print

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Sayulita Mexico Oil Painting

Seascape Art Print

Fish Coral Look

Blue & White Yuan Fish Open Top Jar

Woven Rattan Plantation Chair

Resin Bird Table Lamp with White Linen Shade

Willa Grey Resin Imitation Whale Shark Wall Decor

Tropical and nautical design styles align on a branch of the coastal designs of summer family tree like that of your favorite second cousin once removed, and in certain design and decor situations are most deserving of an invite to the family reunion, so to speak.

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Interior decorating is all about allowing the spaces and places in the home to mirror image our tastes, interests, passion, and personality -the paradigm of personal style.

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 Photography by Maura McEvoy

Impressions inspire and inspiration directs decor choices.

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Stone walls, sand-washed woods, regional antiques, and elegant simplicity throughout is the Maine reason I have fallen in love with Hunting Island, a restored summer cottage featured in “The Maine House,” by Maura McEvoy and Basha Burwell.

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River Brook Design & Construction

Exact in the style of matches don’t always come our way.

This is where options along with a keen eye and a bit of decorative interpretation enters the picture.

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Elle Decor – Photography by Francesco Lagnese

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French Vintage Performance Velvet Dining Chair in Natural Teal

Gorgeous!

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Barbados-Reef Cut Velvet Fabric

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Court Vintage French Upholstered Fabric Dining Side Chair

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Coral Chandelier

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Currey & Company Seaward Large Chandelier

Cord covers cover a multitude of unsightly sins.

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Veranda – Photography by Douglas Friedman

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Becca Interiors

Two styles for the price of one cohesive look is a visual bargain of the very best kind.

Achieve cozy harmony by intermingling coastal designs of summer together with pieces traditionally associated with the deep rich patina of fall.

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New England Home – Photography by Nat Rea

 Love your coastal designs of summer style!

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Outdoor Living Decor

Life styled for outdoor living decor meets the needs and desires of those ready to take the party outside.

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Lula & Georgia

We’ve covered the front-of-the-house curb appeal, now let’s take the party to the patio-porch-terrace-balcony-deck.

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Country Living- Photography by Annie Schlechter

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Luxe – Photography by Eric Piasecki

Grillin’ and chillin’ outdoor living is concept design with attitude requirements.

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Elle Decor – Photography by Joshua McHugh

Creating a space around an attitude of relaxation and unwinding at home requires outdoor living features and accessories tailor-made to suit your lifestyle.

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Southern Living – Photography by Patricia Lyons

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Aesthetically pleasing outdoor lighting lights the night, afternoon, or evening for mood, task, and setting.

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 Marissa Rodriguez

Layer lighting choices to create depth, contrast, and visual appeal.

Better Homes & Gardens 10-Count Warm White LED Ribbed Outdoor String Lights

Better Homes & Gardens 10-Count LED Ribbed Outdoor String Lights

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4-in-1 Cage-Style Garden Torches, Set of 4

When it comes to outdoor citronella candles the jury seems to still be out on the verdict of whether they work or not.

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 Kelly Sikkema

Thermacell Mosquito Repeller products for mosquito control win the superior function over superior style case every time.

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Ronald Langeveld

Speaking of function over style, how many of you remember using mosquito coils at the drive-in?

Drive-in theaters were on the way out by the late 70s when I was a teen, however, every now and then you would run across one fully operational.

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My older cousin, a teen of the 60s, still got a big kick out of going to the drive-in on hot summer nights.

Her go-to mosquito control involved a trip to the snack bar to purchase a mosquito coil for dashboard placement and mosquito control.

Better Homes & Gardens Citronella, Blue Lavender, and Cedar

Better Homes & Gardens Citronella, Blue Lavender, and Cedar

If the repeller product is unsightly place out of sight in or behind planters.

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Minka Textured Pot

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Earthen Ware Weathered Egyptian Terracotta Vessel/Planter

Reserve hurricanes, buckets, and jars filled with citronella votives and pillars for your viewing audience to see.

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Black Wood Cutout Lantern with Rope Handle, 20″
Glitzhome 14.25″ Solar Powered Outdoor Lantern
Large Seagrass Candle Lantern

For a shell of a good look begin with a clear cylinder vase(s) of your size choice, add decorative craft shells and starfish, and drop in a pillar or LED flameless candle.

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Libbey Clear Glass 8″ H Wide Cylinder Floral Vase

Better Homes & Gardens 6 White Flameless Flicker Outdoor LED Candle 2-Pack

Better Homes & Gardens 6″ White Flameless Flicker Outdoor LED Candle 2-Pack

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Veranda – Photography by Lisa Romerein

Perhaps cozy is more associated with the fall into the winter season, but I like to think of it as the year-round hallmark of a relaxing ambiance.

Bryndle root fire pit

Bryndle Root Fire Pit

Solo Stove Mesa Tabletop Fire Pit with Stand

Solo Stove Mesa Tabletop Fire Pit with Stand

Round Concrete Natural Gas Fire Pit in Pewter

Round Concrete Natural Gas Fire Pit in Pewter

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Round Hammered Wood Burning Fire Pit in Copper with Fire Tool

Round Hammered Wood Burning Fire Pit in Copper with Fire Tool

Classic black and white is always so chic, and according to trend spotters, this fabulous color combination is on-trend for the 2023 outdoor living decor season.

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Outdoor Rugs

Hampton Outdoor Wood/Wicker Club Chair (Set of 2) by Christopher Knight Home

Hampton Outdoor Wood/Wicker Club Chair (Set of 2)

Tone-on-tone blended with texture and pattern advances the overall appearance to next level style.

Better Homes & Gardens Tarren 5-Piece Outdoor Conversation Set, Black

Better Homes & Gardens Tarren 5-Piece Outdoor Conversation Set, Black

Embrace your curves.

Dark Gray Rope Lorenzo Outdoor Swivel Chair

Dark Gray Rope Lorenzo Outdoor Swivel Chair

Outdoor French Bistro Chairs

Louna Outdoor French Bistro Chair (Set of 2) 

Scatter spot stools, stands, and ottomans about to serve comfort and purpose.

Sunny Club Black Wicker Outdoor Ottoman

Sunny Club Black Wicker Outdoor Ottoman

Hammered Finish Metal Garden Stool, Copper ColorHammered Finish Metal Garden Stool, Copper Color

Punched Metal Plant Stand

Punched Metal Plant Stand

Porto Striped IndoorOutdoor Filled Ottoman Gray Square Pouf

Porto Striped Indoor/Outdoor Filled Ottoman Gray Square Pouf

Look familiar?

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Let the music play and the sunshine in.

Bose SoundLink Revolve Plus II Portable Bluetooth Speaker

Bose SoundLink Revolve Plus II Portable Bluetooth Speaker

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Round Ivory Tufted Sun Face Indoor Outdoor Throw Pillow

Shades of seasonal colors in rays of sunshine hues add a touch of bright and cheery personality to the overall primary palette.

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T.J. Maxx

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Sanibel White Outdoor Chaise Lounge

Pink on the patio continues to be a house favorite.

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Unique Loom Outdoor Trellis Area Rug
Nevis Palm Frond Indoor/Outdoor Area Rug – JONATHAN Y
Pink & White Beach Umbrella
Cabana Stripe Outdoor Throw Pillow DuraSeason Fabric™
Plushlines CH342 Multicolor Pillow
Women’s Farm Rio Green Slip On Flip Flop Sandals
The Novogratz Poolside Gossip Collection Priscilla Folding Chair (2-Pack)
Travelwant Wall and Railing Plastic Pots
Iron Outdoor Lantern Candle Holder
Ribbed Geometric Outdoor Stoneware Planter Pot Cherry Pink

Ellen Merchant Melamine Pitcher

Ellen Merchant Melamine Pitcher

Summer breezes usher in touches of tropical times, and for around $3.00 a pink with tropical green leaves swim float becomes a chic and festive centerpiece ring sitting pretty with a vase or planter full of seasonal floral or a themed ice bucket placed in the center.

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Bluescape Pink Tropical Inflatable Swim Tube Pool Float

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Better Homes & Gardens- Round Galvanized Tub

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Pastimes Palm Tree Ice Bucket, 3 Quart

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Fawn Concrete Planter with Drainage Holes

Fawn Concrete Planter with Drainage Holes

Among the many Southern sayings in my dad’s rotation was the infamous “if it ain’t broke don’t fix it.”

Simple logic flanked by deep wisdom, folks.

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This proven advice applies to the still popular choice of a clear beverage dispenser equipped with a spigot for displaying-holding-serving liquid refreshment to wet your whistle.

Pink Classic Outdoor Rolling Patio Cooler with Wheels and Handles

Pink Classic Outdoor Rolling Patio Cooler with Wheels and Handles

Speaks fluent ready, set, summer to me!

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Chilling out with cool libation of the leaded or unleaded kind goes hand in hand with as the character Bick Benedict from the movie Giant puts it where we can sit and talk… and the breeze can get at us.

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Glass Carafes

Converted vintage iron sewing machine stands and French marble-top baker’s tables serve style when used as an outdoor cocktail station.

French Cast Iron Marble Bakers Table

French Cast Iron Marble Baker’s Table

Carolina Chair and Table Vera Marble Top Bar Table

Vera 42 in. White/Black Standard Rectangle Marble Console Table

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Rene Lacquered Linen Matte Black Ice Bucket
Mila Oyster Bottle Opener
Better Homes & Gardens Acrylic Ribbed Short & Tall Tumblers Clear

Casual.

Cool.

Chic.

Classic Gold Metal Console Table

Classic Gold Metal Console Table

Although the Classic 43 in. Gold Metal Console Table in gold is not an outdoor piece, it is a piece that I would definitely include in my outdoor living space for a focal point party presence.

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You know—a take it outside for the event then bring it back inside afterwards piece.

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Retro Yellow Outdoor Steel Glider

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Chillasan Palm Trees Outdoor Hanging Chair And Cushion

Classic seating choices reply will attend to the outdoor living decor RSVP- retro style vibe party.

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Bella Botanica Designs Inc.

Finding an exact piece eludes the hunt at times, and this is where in the style of decorating comes into play.

Farmhouse 2 Person Wicker Porch Swing - Dark Brown

Farmhouse 2 Person Wicker Porch Swing – Dark Brown

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Blue Summer Hydrangea Square Decorative Throw Pillow 

Al fresco dining deliciously pairs with the spring-into-summer outdoor living package.

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Scott Shrader – Introspective Magazine

Dedicated outdoor living kitchen areas range from state-of-the-art outdoor kitchens complete with elaborate designs and every creature comfort known to trend to a card table, galvanized beverage tub, and a hibachi grill.

Outdoor Gourmet 5-Burner Stone Island Grill

Outdoor Gourmet 5-Burner Stone Island Grill

Kamado Joe Classic III 18-Inch Ceramic Kamado Grill

Kamado Joe Classic III 18-Inch Ceramic Kamado Grill

Traeger Timberline Wood Pellet WiFi Grill Black

Traeger Timberline Wood Pellet WiFi Grill Black

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7-ft. Stone Veneer 4 Burner Propane Gas Grill Island 

You’re the captain of the SS Whatever Floats Your Boat, and when the goal is to create a serene and stylish space, a harbor, if you will to relax, connect, refresh, and still the day into evening, there is no wrong way of achieving the goal.

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White Woven Decorative Platter, 12″

Bamboo Food Cover

Woven Jute Tray

Mini Table Lamp with Shade 12.75″H – White Finished Traditional Style

Natural Brown Faux Wicker Barrel Lantern with LED Bulb, Medium

Woven Garden & Patio Storage Box – Hearth & Hand™ with Magnolia

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Giannetti Home

Spending quality time outdoor living it up doesn’t necessarily involve spending scads and scads of money.

Great looks at good prices exist, my friends.

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Cushioned Rattan Armchair

Safavieh Idola White Washed Dining Chairs (Set of 2)

Idola White Washed Dining Chairs (Set of 2)

Round Woven Vase

Round Woven Vase

Melamine plates and acrylic glassware color, texture, and pattern options have come a long way, baby.

Bamboo and Melamine Printed Salad Plate - Threshold™

Bamboo and Melamine Printed Salad Plate – Threshold™

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Green Ombre Bamboo Cup
15-pack Food Friends Good Times Paper Napkins

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Set of 6, Indoor or Outdoor Melamine Plates (9″-6 Piece Set, Toile de Jouy)

Classic patterns and on-trend favorites translate to Melamine serving pieces for the KISS-keep it summer simple-decoristas.

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Pink Ball canning jars pair pretty with the summer salad season.

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Serving salads in canning jars continues to be a KISS serving staple.

Ball 4pk 32oz Regular Mouth Quart Canning Jars Rose Vintage

Pimpernel Blue Italian Sandwich Tray
Yellow Leopard Print Small Oblong Melamine Serving Platter
Ball 4pk 32oz Regular Mouth Quart Canning Jars Rose Vintage

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Cool sips, light bites, late suppers, and tasty sweet treats delightfully entice and satisfy the taste for a light nosh on a hot summer day into night.

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Watermelon Agua Fresca Recipe

Tuscan Artichoke Salad

Tuscan Artichoke Salad Recipe

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Strawberry Salsa Recipe

Lemon Tart

Lemon Tart Recipe

Summer is soon to be, and with its arrival comes the propensity to ready your outdoor spaces with spiffy summertime, and the outdoor livin’ is easy decor.

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Blog Content Inspiration

Stuck somewhere between blog post subject difficulty and the is it winter or is it spring seesaw, I began to grow bored until the content of one email and the lyrics to a classic Beatles song get the wheels of blog content inspiration turning once again.

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Photo by Brian Tromp on Unsplash

Regardless of how many times I listen to a song, the ability to take away something new and fresh confirms why music is such a mainstay in my day to day.

Listening once again to “The Long and Winding Road” by The Beatles brought about a renewed sense of appreciation for the beauty found in the following lyric:

The long and winding road
That leads to your door
Will never disappear
I’ve seen that road before
It always leads me here

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Honeycomb Bee Door Knocker

Lyrical interpretation is left to the heart and ear of each individual listener.

What I hear is a testament to the joy known in the comfort of where, what and who one finds love, and the door that opens up to it.

Finding a fitting door knocker and spring wreath for the door that welcomes spring style, family and friends home is on the way.

Bloom Room Spring 24in Amaranthus Wreath - Purple, Pink & Green

Bloom Room Spring 24in Amaranthus Wreath – Purple, Pink & Green

If one could amass frequent flyer miles for every Etsy and eBay visit I’ve clocked over the last few weeks, Paris would be on the summer travel itinerary.

When I get a certain something on my gotta have it radar the treasure hunt is on.

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Sourcing and searching lead me to several “I didn’t know I needed that, but for the look and the price I’ll take it” pieces so success is on the table and the wall.

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Antique Floral Framed Canvas Board Olive Green – Threshold™

Inspiration is everywhere.

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Popping out to the garage to take inventory of the big green grass cutting machine otherwise known as the riding lawn mower gifts me with two unwanted intrusions into an otherwise lovely day.

Seems a new lawn mower battery purchase is in my future, and there’s a pressing need to call the plumber.

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Cast your eyes on this late winter meets an early Louisiana spring photo showing the newly discovered water leak from the below freezing temps of last week.

Such issues serve as the catalyst to the oh, the joy of home repair headache suddenly developed.

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It’s a sign this recipe for Lemon Shortbread Cookies from Oh My Goodness Chocolate Desserts is designed blog content inspiration.

Click here for recipe.

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Just about the time it seems the river of ideas has run dry blog content inspiration appears and joy is found yet again.

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Have a lovely day, dear friends.

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Winter Blues

Winter blues is prime for reinterpretation when warming up your home decor for winter.

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Tomas Tuma

If winter was a dance imagine it a December to March waltz keeping 3/4 time in a slow and graceful step.

Wintertime weather coupled with shorter days often leads to extended periods of time spent indoors hibernating, if you will.

This exact time of the year and season naturally slows the pace of our day to day presenting an opportune time to recharge and refresh self and home.

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Time spent in the company, cozy comfort, and beauty of our home is time well spent.

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Better Homes & Gardens

Feathering one’s nest in this time between the end of the holiday hustle and bustle and spring’s arrival in winter blues offsets the harshness of the actual winter blues.

Small touches in seasonal splendor will do the trick.

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My winter blues estate sale find that made getting up at the crack of dawn on a cold dreary February morning worth it.

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Perhaps it’s time to add to the collection with this trio of framed Mosa Holland Delft blue tiles.

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Trio of Mosa Holland Delft Blue Tiles Framed Bridal Couple Shoemaker Windmill

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Southern Home Magazine – Photography by Julie Soefer

Fresh or faux florals and/or stems placed in a blue and white porcelain vase or ginger jar brings in seasonal elements and elevates the tone and tenor of the space.

Blue & White Peony Temple Jar With Lion HandlesBlue & White Peony Temple Jar With Lion Handles

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micheile dot com 

Mid-winter blooms of pink and white camellias floating in a blue and white porcelain bowl is a mid-winter tabletop centerpiece tradition in many Southern homes.

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Handmade 14″ Blue and White Ladies Porcelain Bowl

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“In the winter she curls up around a
good book and dreams away the cold.”

— Ben Aaronovitch

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CharmingTreasurFinds

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Veranda – Mark D. Sikes – Photography by Amy Neunsinger

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Real Simple – Photography by Addie Juell

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Blue Chinoiserie Toile PIllar Candle
SAFAVIEH Lighting Blue and White Color Swirls Glass Table Lamp (Set of 2)
Persian Pouf
Roses Still Life Painting Printable
Blue Hydrangea Wreath
Ceramic Chinoiserie Decorative Jar
Devon Cottage Dinner Plate
Lauren Ralph Lauren Handmade Olivier Floral Wool Rug
Sutton Tufted Robbins Egg Blue Arm Chair
Mainstays 300 Thread Count Easy Care Percale Pillowcase Set of 2

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Chinois Complete Stencil Set

So many of us who enjoy interior (and exterior) decorating know it to be an absolute labor of love.

Decorating home and hearth in a manner which best reflects the current season focuses on warming up your decor with an item or two depicting nature inspired colors, patterns and textures visually aligned with this time of year and pieces that simply speak settle in to the senses.

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Gracious Farmhouse

Softer lighting options.

Scents of the season.

Layering with fabrics of cozy and comfort.

Warm spot accents in shades of calming winter blues.

Chatelet Blue Chest

Chatelet Blue Chest

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Katerina Floor Clock
Jesse Printed Jute Rug
Isla Block Print Pleated Chandelier Shade
Leighton Pleated Chandelier Shade
Limited Edition Riverbed Drum Lamp Shade
Foo Dogs – Set of 2
Piedmont 4-Light Lantern

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Sometimes it does seem we are settling in for a long winter’s nap.

Warm to winter blues with spot additions such as a new set of pillowcases, throw or duvet.

Jacquard Chenille Throw

As the thaw of winter initiates the need for lighter weight linens sherpa gives way to chenille for evening air perfectly balanced between crisp and cool.

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Printed Design Cotton Collection 400 Thread Count Light Blue Toile Duvet Set

January treats include these late winter into spring blue and white pillowcases and a pretty in pink chenille tufted throw from Walmart.

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300 Thread Count Easy Care Percale Pillowcase Set of 2,  Blue Floral

All in for a little under $25.00, and let me just say they are quite lovely and a perfect preview of spring things to come.

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Madison Park Off-White Chenille Tufted Throw

Curb appeal discovered with this distressed blue embossed tin mailbox sure to put a hint of spring in your step out to porch or street on a winter day to get the mail routine.

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Creative Co-Op Distressed Blue Embossed Mailbox

Addition and subtraction; the decorating formula for seasonal decorating.

Warm additions welcome comfort at fall into winter.

Rich.

Cozy.

Xenial.

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Before you know it spring days turn to oh, those summer nights where pastels, prints, and pretty naturally lighten the aesthetic and the ambiance.

Spaces and places in the home welcome style home year round when character and charm enter the equation.

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