Homey Seasonal Decor Finds

Happy first day of fall, fellow fall loving friends!  Along with the elation over fall’s arrival, the inspiration it offers, and the seasonal colors on parade fascination associated with the third season, homey seasonal decor finds in rich hues and flavorful tastes frame this picture perfect season.

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The excitement surrounding the first day of fall compares to Christmas day in my book.

I’m selecting songs for a fall into autumn playlist, and the big blue gumbo pot is ready for the c’est si bon celebration of the season and its cornucopia of seasonings.

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Y’all know my affinity for taking a photo and replicating it with in the style finds.  Well let me just say how taken I am with this bountifully beautiful display created by event designer Keith Robinson as featured in Flower Magazine.

Wood Cake Stand - Hearth & Hand

Wood Cake Stand – Hearth & Hand with Magnolia

I can’t locate a recipe for pecan pie from Mr. Robinson, but I use the  Homemade Pecan Pie recipe from Karo Syrup, so classic it is.

Homemade Pecan Pie

Ingredients

1 cup Karo® Light OR Dark Corn Syrup

3 eggs

1 cup sugar

2 tablespoons butter melted

1 teaspoon pure vanilla extract

1-½ cups (6 ounces) pecans

1 (9-inch) unbaked OR frozen deep-dish pie crust

Directions

Preheat oven to 350°F.

Mix corn syrup, eggs, sugar, butter and vanilla using a spoon.  Stir in pecans.  Pour filling into pie crust.

Bake on center rack of oven for 60 to 70 minutes (see tips for doneness, below).  Cool for 2 hours on wire rack before serving.

Place cookie sheet in oven and preheat oven as directed. Pour filling into frozen crust and bake on preheated cookie sheet.

High Altitude Adjustments: Reduce sugar to 2/3 cup and increase butter to 3 tablespoons.  Reduce oven temperature to 325°F.

-Karo Syrup

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Chrysanthemums (mums) are plentiful at fall, relatively inexpensive, and the color array spectacular.

Stone-like Grey Large Decorative Vase

Stone-like Grey Large Decorative Vases

Stone and earthenware decorative vases and planters become focal point accents for housing seasonal flowers, branches, and stems.

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Rustic Vases

No fuss-no muss simplicity at its serveware best is achieved with new or vintage stoneware bowl(s).

The look is pure fall, pure vintage beauty.

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Antique RED WING Yellow Ware Bowl
Chocolatey Brown Stoneware Mixing Bowl

Serving boards made from natural materials serve well as versatile, uncomplicated choices for showcasing the foods and flavors of fall.

Brown Wood Look Plate

Wood Style Plate from Hobby Lobby

As I’ve stated before, never confuse simple with cutting corners or skimping on the details.

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Tondo Wooden Plates

Cozy is easily achieved when the emphasis is placed on inviting- the main ingredient in the recipe for putting together a fall fête for a party of two or intimate gathering for friends and family.

Teak Root Wedge Reclaimed Wood Serving Board

Teak Root Wedge Reclaimed Wood Serving Board

When casual elegance meets tone on tone layering meets inviting ambiance, a stellar result is achieved.

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Amber Glow Pumpkin Wood Serving Platter

Pumpkins quickly come to mind when considering autumn-fall theme accessories for home and table, but have you noticed the popularity of the mushroom?

Mushroom Cheese Board

Mushroom Cheese Board

Handmade Wood Mushrooms Tabletop Decor Collection

Handmade Wood Mushrooms Tabletop Decor Collection

Homey seasonal decor finds in a neutral colors fit right in with the natural state of the season’s beauty.

Seagrass Woven Pumpkin

Seagrass Woven Pumpkins

Crisp notes in the late afternoon air, tole serving trays, cake domes, and fall themed loaf pans stirs up all the fall feels, finds, and flavors.

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Apple nut cake is set for the cake stand come Wednesday, but first, whipped maple pie.

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Maple is among the taste of fall favorites, and is the featured flavor in this super easy to make dessert.

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Whipped Maple Pie

Ingredients

1 deep dish pie crust

1 pkg. (3.4 oz.) vanilla instant pudding

1½ cup cold milk

½ cup pure maple syrup

1 tsp. maple flavoring

1  container (8 oz.) thawed whipped topping

nutmeg for dusting

Directions

Preheat oven to 375°F.  Remove frozen pie crust from package and allow to thaw for 20  minutes.

Using a fork, prick the bottom and sides of the pie crust with to help reduce shrinkage and bubbling.  To ensure the crust bakes off properly, place an empty pie pan the same size inside the crust.

Place pie crust on baking sheet and bake on lower oven rack for 12-15 minutes, allowing to cool once removed from oven.

In a medium mixing bowl, whisk together instant pudding and milk until firm.  Add maple syrup and maple flavoring; mix well.  Fold in whipped topping; mix until incorporated.

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Spoon mixture into cooled pie crust. Dust top of pie with nutmeg and top with nuts.

Refrigerate 1 hour.

Drizzle maple syrup over pie just before serving.

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Stoneware Pie Dish, Set of 3

Pie today, parfaits tomorrow with this recipe.

Bee & Willow™ Goblet in Gold

Bee & Willow™ Goblets

Grab a jar, tumbler, or goblet and working in layers begin with crushed cookies (vanilla wafers, gingersnaps, graham crackers- all delicious choices).

Next, add a generous tablespoon of the maple pudding mixture.

Repeat with another layer of crushed cookies and complete the dish with a final addition of the maple pudding mixture.

Top with a dollop of whipped topping, a drizzle of pure maple syrup, and walnuts or fresh Louisiana pecans.

The delicious proof is in the pudding.

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Gorgeously anticipating fall’s color rich-seasonally tasty arrival on this blog post writing afternoon makes for perfect blog post writing conditions.

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That and streaming The French Chef with Julia Child featuring three French favorites:

Tarte aux Pommes Classique
Tarte des Demoiselles
Tarte Tartin starring apples, cinnamon, and butter- the fall baking trinity.

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Julia Child is a classic, her personality endearing, and her recipes favorites in the Places In The Home test kitchen.

Between the show, recipes, and hint of crisp in the air I’m inspired to add her Tarte aux Pommes to my must make for fall recipe file.

Tarte aux Pommes

Ingredients

10-inch partially cooked pastry shell

4 pounds cooking apples

1 teaspoon lemon juice

2 tablespoons granulated sugar

1/3  cup apricot jam/preserves

1/3  cup Calvados, rum or cognac (or 1 tablespoon vanilla)

2/3  cup granulated sugar for topping

3 tablespoons butter

½ teaspoon cinnamon

Directions

Preheat oven to 375F. Quarter, core, and peel the apples. Cut enough to make 3 cups into 1/8-inch lengthwise slices and toss them in a bowl with the lemon juice and sugar.  Reserve them for the top of the tart.

Cut the rest of the apples into rough slices.  You should have about 8 cups. Place in a pan and cook over low heat for about 20 minutes, stirring occasionally, until tender.

Beat in apricot jam, Calvados, sugar, butter, and cinnamon.  Raise heat and boil, stirring, until applesauce is thick enough to hold in a mass in the spoon.

Spread the applesauce in the pastry shell.  Cover with a neat, closely overlapping layer of sliced apples arranged in concentric circles.

Bake in upper third of preheated oven for about 30 minutes, or until the apples have browned lightly and are tender.  Slide the tart onto a serving dish and paint over it with a light coating of apricot glaze. Serve warm or cold with whipping cream or a scoop of ice cream.

Apricot Glaze

½ cup apricot preserves, forced through a sieve

2 tablespoons granulated sugar

Stir the strained apricot preserves and sugar over moderately high heat until thick enough to coat the spoon with a light film, and the last drops are sticky as they fall from the spoon (225-228 degrees on a candy thermometer).  Do not boil past this point or the glaze will become brittle as it cools.

Apply the glaze while it is still warm. Unused glaze will keep indefinitely in a screw-top jar.

-Mastering the Art of French Cooking by Julia Child, Volume I

Stoneware Pumpkin Serving Dish - Threshold™

Stoneware Pumpkin Serving Dish – Threshold™

Delicious year round, but these flavors shine at the fall table.

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Sunday night dinners here at the Places In The Home ponderosa tend to be the breakfast for dinner type.

Biscuits.

Pancakes.

Eggs with fried apples.

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Found and placed on my fall finds list for suppers such as these is a set of Bruntmor Set Of 4 Matte Glaze Ceramic Food Serving Plates With Skillet Look.

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Coffee drinking and tea sippin’ season and seasoned warm beverages complement and spice fall’s crisp days into brisk cozy evenings.

Homey Seasonal Decor Finds

Rustic Vases 
Mason Cash | In The Forest Batter Bowl
Polyresin Pine Cone Table Decor     
Antique BM&T Covered Vegetable 1896
Stoneware Pumpkin Serving Dish 
Metallic Silver Scroll Charger Plate
Nordic Ware Leaf-Lettes Cakelet Pan, 2.5 Cup

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Homey seasonal decor finds frame this picture perfect season and welcome the best of the season to home and hearth.

This is how we welcome fall home.

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Decorative Ideas For Firewood Storage

Decorative ideas for firewood storage roll into my thoughts on this first official day of fall.

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Better Homes & Gardens

During our hurricane damage property overview, I happen to notice the chimney clean out is in need of just that.

Antique Hessian Soldier Andirons

Antique Hessian Soldier Andirons

Dave the Builder will put on his chimney sweep hat and get the job done.

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House & Garden – Photo by Tim Charles

Large Black and Natural Seagrass Calista Tote Basket

Large Black and Natural Seagrass Calista Tote Basket

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1stDibs Introspective

I, on the other hand, will adorn myself in a chic fall of it all party hat while introducing home and hearth to decorative ideas for firewood storage.

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 Leo Designs Chicago

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Southern Living – Photo by Helen Norman- Styling by Jeff Minnich

In fall we spruce up and prepare our homes for the season, placing the emphasis on cozy and comfortable.

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Country Living – Photo by Helen Norman

There’s nothing like a toasty warm fire in a safe and ready for the season fireplace to conquer and complement a crisp fall chill.

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Country Living – Photo by Tara Donne

With that also comes the seasonal decorating project of making life easier.

Boulangerie jar candle

Boulangerie Jar Vanilla & Fig Candle

Implementing decorative ways to house firewood, fire starters, fatwood, pine cones, newspapers, and safety matches at the ready is a sure fire way of marrying seasonal style with seasonal convenience.

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Crisp fall days into chilly fall evenings into winter holidays frame a cozy and warm fireside narrative.

Safavieh Chloe Brown Club Chair

Chloe Brown/Espresso Faux Leather Club Arm Chair

Silver Orchid Conklin Contemporary Throw Blanket

Silver Orchid Conklin Contemporary Throw Blanket

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 Firewood Log Rack Wood Lumber Storage Holder Fireplace Fire Pit with Canvas

Firewood Log Rack Wood Lumber Storage Holder

Metal Log Holder with Leather Sling

Metal Log Holder with Leather Sling

Fall air is crisp air, and goodness knows winter air chills to the bone.

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Country Living – Photo by Virginia MacDonald

September through March is prime snuggle weather.

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Snuggle Up Throw Pillow

Settling in and warming up in front of a crackling fire sparks a fireside chat of comfort and joy.

Hit the play button to hear the sounds of crackling things to come.

The Crosby, Stills, Nash and Young classic “Our House” frames a lovely fall scene and heard.

I’ll light the fire🔥
You put the flowers in the vase that you bought today
Staring at the fire for hours and hours while I listen to you
Play your love songs all night long for me, only for me
Come to me now and rest your head for just five minutes,
everything is good
Such a cozy room, the windows are illuminated by the
Sunshine through them, fiery gems for you, only for you
Our house is a very, very, very fine house with two cats in the yard
Life used to be so hard
Now everything is easy ’cause of you
And our la, la, la, la, la, la, la, la, la

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Southern Living- Photo by Robbie Caponetto – Styling by Kendra Surface

Firewood stacked with purpose and style is part of the warm and cozy equation.

Holmes Hole Builders LLC

Holmes Hole Builders LLC

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One Kings Lane

This is where making home and hearth life easy with decorative ideas for firewood storage by the fireplace or fireplace adjacent enters the picture.

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Brown-Wood-and-Leather-Organizer

Traditional 8 x 15 Inch Brown Wood and Leather Organizer by Studio 350

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Yankee Candle Balsam Cedar Scented Firelog-Set of 4

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Dahlia Metal Firewood Holder Log Carrier

Copper Brass Colonial Windmill Sailboat Covered Bucket Coal Ash Fireplace

Copper Brass Colonial Windmill Sailboat Covered Bucket Coal Ash Fireplace

English Cottage Renovation

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Orange Cinnamon Clove Glass Candle

Orange Cinnamon Clove Glass Candle

Coming up with unique and decorative options to house and hold firewood is not a huge challenge.

Bria Hammel Interiors

Uniflame Corporation Log RackUniflame Corporation Log Rack

Fall Festive Living

One Kings Lane

Chuck log holder

Chuck Log Holder

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Country Living – Photo by Quentin Bacon 

1800 Pine Chest

1800 Pine Chest

Nautical Brass Fireplace Log Holder

Nautical Brass Fireplace Log Holder

Ayaan Magazine Rack

Raw Silver Magazine Rack

Large Brass Repousse Tinder Box

Large Brass Repousse Tinder Box

stair-fireplace-ideas-veranda-Designer Lynne Stair

Veranda – Photo by Annie Schlechter

Large Copper Firewood Cauldron

Large Copper Firewood Cauldron

Copper pots, cauldrons, boilers, coal scuttles, and buckets in warm tones prove to be excellent fireplace focal points of visual interest.

Victorian Copper/Brass Coal Scuttle

Victorian Copper/Brass Coal Scuttle

 

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Deluxe Copper Boiler and Wash Tub

Copper Finished Firewood Bucket With 5 lbs. Fatwood Resin Rich Pre-Split Kindling for Easily Starting Fires

Copper Finished Firewood Bucket With Fatwood Pre-Split Kindling

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Veranda – Photo by Francesco Lagnese

Crisp and cold weather around the fireplace essentials can exist “out of the box” and in decorative harmony with the rest of your decor.

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House & Garden – Photo by Paul Massey

Round Two-Tone Wicker Storage Basket and Planter on Wheels By KOUBOO

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Tapered Log Basket

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Tall Log Basket

Rattan Woven Log Holder with Handle Gray Natural

Rattan Woven Log Holder with Handle Gray/Natural – Threshold™ designed with Studio McGee

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Country Living – Photo by Kim Cornelison

Ice Cream Match Strike

Ice Cream Match Strike

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Remodelista – Photo by Pia Ulin 

Woven Crescent Basket

Woven Crescent Basket

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Pretty is as pretty stores.

VOH Architects

VOH Architects

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Martha Stewart

Martha Stewart Magazine features “Everything You Need to Know About Starting a Fire and Maintaining Your Fireplace” just in time for the fall fireplace season.

6″ Beehive Crock with Fatwood Bag

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Martha Stewart

Two leather belts later and you’ve got yourself a custom log carrier-holder-tote.

Chinese Country Antique Painted Cedar Trunk

Chinese Country Antique Painted Cedar Trunk

Blanket chests and painted trunks rank high on my suggestion list of decorative ideas for firewood storage.

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The Inn at Kenmore Hall – One Kings Lane

This is the form and function part of the show and tell show.

Rich in provenance, distinctive detail, unique form and functionality,  antique and vintage chests are a great option for firewood storage.

Northern European paint decorated storage trunk/ blanket chest, c.1817

Northern European Painted Storage Trunk/ Blanket Chest, c.1817

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Southern home Magazine- Photography by Emily Jenkins Followill
Design by Nina Nash Long and Don Easterling

19th Century Swedish Country Hand Painted Pine Wooden Wedding Trunk - c.1848

19th Century Swedish Country Hand Painted Pine Wedding Trunk – c.1848

Vintage and in the style of vintage wooden crates also do a fall fabulous job of storing firewood, fire starters, pine cones and the like.

Maiden Creek Apples Wooden Crate

Maiden Creek Apples Wooden Crate

Cott to be Good Soda Crate

Cott To Be Good Soda Crate

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Luxe Interiors + Design – Photo by Emily Followill

A pine crate is lovely enough in its natural state, but if it’s not your first choice of finish let the fall decor project good times begin.

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Stain or spray paint in your preferred designer color and/or add a transfer or stencil to customize.

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Uniflame Aged Bronze 3 Panel Screen With Doors

Uniflame Aged Bronze 3 Panel Screen With Doors

Antique . Cast Iron Salvage Grate Front Panel Insert Fireplace Salvage Victorian Architectural Salvage #10

Antique Cast Iron Fireplace Panel

Louis XVI Style Carved and Gilt Fire Screen

Louis XVI Style Carved and Gilt Fire Screen

Antique French Rococo Brass Gilt Fireplace Screen

Antique French Rococo Brass Gilt Fireplace Screen

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Antique Copper Coal Bucket

Vintage Brass Damper Open Closed Plaque Sign – Brass Fireplace

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Turkey Wing Broom

Rustic Vase Brown

Rustic Vase Brown

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House & Garden – Photo by Michael Sinclair 

 

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Alpine Cement Barrel Planter

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Pine+Cone+Fireback

Cast Iron Fireback with Pine Cone Design

So pretty in the firelight.

Cast Iron Fireback with Pine Cone Design

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In the style of throw divine.

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Designer Series Louis XIII 47 in. x 53 in. Cast Stone Mantel

Designer Series Louis XIII 47 in. x 53 in. Cast Stone Mantel

Striking pieces will complete the fireplace decorating scheme.

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Rentas Fiberstone Pot Planter
American Carved Wood Hand Form Match Safe
The Wandering Rabbit Cast Iron Matchstick Sculpture
Ohio Stoneware Crock
Italian Hand- Carved 19th Century Fire Bellows
Sharkey Boot Jack Cricket
Classic Shanghai Style Water Bucket
Plow & Hearth Deluxe Double-Bottom Metal Fireplace Ash Bucket with Lid

C.E. Hilts Shoe Co. Tin Litho Match Holder

C.E. Hilts Shoe Co. Tin Litho Match Holder

coal scuttle vintage

Pineville Treasure Chest Too

Cast Iron Queen Bust Andirons, Antique French Figural Firedogs

Cast Iron Queen Bust Andirons, Antique French Figural Firedogs

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House Beautiful

Fall festive with year round presence.

Minuteman International Maple Leaf Andirons Set of 2

Minuteman International Maple Leaf Andirons Set of 2

Nicky Propane Gel Ethanol or Gas Fireplace Decorative Logs

Propane Gel Ethanol or Gas Fireplace Decorative Logs

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House Beautiful- Photo by Trevor Tondro

In a myriad of styles to choose from, outdoor planters become eye-catching indoor essentials for housing fireplace accessories.

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hearth matches

Crawfordsville Steel Pot Planter

Color-Changing Fireplace Color Cones, 2 lb. Bag

Color-Changing Fireplace Color Cones, 2 lb. Bag

Orson Composite Urn Planter

Composite Urn Planter

It’s official folks, fall has arrived!

No matter how you stack it, the chilly days and nights of fall call for cozy times and decorative ideas for firewood storage.

Digging The Pig Kitchen Decor

I’m really digging the pig kitchen decor of late.  As time is on my side in today’s world of thinking twice about venturing out if it’s not necessarily a necessity, it leaves me unhurried time to explore new things out there in internet land.

Last week I shared with the Places In The Home Facebook page followers a new page I’ve started to follow, Cooking with Brenda Gantt.

Miss Brenda cooks up Southern favorites with her own unique flavor of the South.

Homemade buttermilk biscuits.

Chicken and dumplings.

Boston butts.

Marinated vegetable salad.

Hot water cornbread.

Orange pineapple ice cream.

Candied sweet potatoes.

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To quote Brenda, “Its gonna be good y’all!”

And it was!

Brenda shops the local farmers market, Wingard’s Produce, and a Southern staple of grocery store traditions, Piggly Wiggly aka The Pig for fresh fruits, vegetables and meats.

I get the biggest kick out watching Brenda’s farm to table videos complete with antique and vintage wares, no nonsense tips and tidbits, and a cooking show and tell of people seen and items purchased on her trips to The Pig.

Cooking and decorating inspiration is everywhere, and this particular Cooking with Brenda Gantt video inspired me to prepare a recipe favorite of pork tenderloin with roasted new potatoes and herbs de provence carrots and to revisit this six year old pig kitchen decor blog post.

Transpac Resin 9 in. Bronze Spring Flying Pig Figurine

Transpac Resin 9 in. Bronze Spring Flying Pig Figurine

This particular pig post has taken on a life of its own.

Dave the Builder asked me what I sourced today.

Suffice it to say I’ve pigged out, decoratively speaking, on pig kitchen home decor for the better part of two weeks now.

Polished Copper Hanging 3D Flying Pig SculpturePolished Copper Hanging 3D Flying Pig Sculpture

Time flies like a pig with wings when you’re having all things house that make a home fun.

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Sharing home decor accents and accessories with you all is a labor of love, and my personal taste guides the selections.

Anne at Home Curiosities KnobAnne at Home Curiosities Knob

My pig kitchen decor choices lean toward the classic, the vintage, the whimsical, the unusual, and the traditional with a touch of farmhouse flair thrown in for good and stylish measure.

Pig+Novelty+KnobPig Novelty Knob

pig outlet cover

Outlet Plate Covers

Maison Maison, Suzanne Duin OwnerMaison Maison, Suzanne Duin Owner

Perky Pig StatuePerky Pig Statue

Design DCA

Design DCA

French carved wood pig sculpture 19 centuryFrench Carved Wood Pig Sculpture, 19th Century

Butcher-Rack_Pigs-(front)Urban Archaeology

Sheila Bridges Landmark Harlem Residence

Sheila Bridges Design

Faux Resin Pig Head Wall Mount, PowderFaux Resin Pig Head Wall Mount, Powder

Hogbadi IIi, Set Of 2Hogbadi IIi, Set Of 2

pig head wall mountGershwin & Gertie

Pig Hog Plaster Wall Hanging

Pig Hog Plaster Wall Hanging

Wilber the Pig Handmade Planter, TurquoiseWilber the Pig Handmade Planter, Turquoise

Otagiri Anthropomorphic Pig Jam Jar with SpoonOtagiri Anthropomorphic Pig Jam Jar with Spoon

 

Kiril Heavily Distressed Magnesia Pig FigurineKiril Heavily Distressed Magnesia Pig Figurine

If you follow me, you’re already aware of my affinity for using decorative items for something different other than the intended use of said object.

pig-winged-bird-feederWinged Pig Bird Feeder

This Winged Pig Bird Feeder is my idea of a breakfast table or kitchen island centerpiece focal point fruit bowl.

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This Cape Craftsmen Pig Planter will easily fill the bill as a planter, but it’s also decoratively capable of becoming a stylish desk accessory for the kitchen home.

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Large Sitting Sow Pig Metal Garden Statue Bronze Color Recycled Aluminum ArtLarge Sitting Sow Pig Metal Garden Statue 

 

nichols-bros-stoneworks-cast-iron-brother-pig-garden-statue Nichols Bros. Stoneworks Cast Stone Pig Garden Statue in Dark Walnut

Staying on the subject of breaking with convention and the art of focal point pieces for kitchen island placement, this Nichols Bros. Stoneworks Cast Stone Brother Pig Garden Statue in Dark Walnut makes a grand showing and perfect best in show pig presentation.

Meet Sooie the sous chef

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Elle Decor – Photo by Björn Wallander

Outdoor kitchens and fireplaces need pig kitchen decor love, too!

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1stdibs

pig shaped iron andirons

Charish

Primitive Antique Stone Pig Shaped Cooker Wrought Iron Base Smoke Grill RoastPig Shaped Cooker with Wrought Iron Base

Pierre the Pig chef statue

Pierre the Pig

Maxwell the Geico pig goes weee weee weee all the way home.

Pierre the Pig goes oui oui oui as a très magnifique addition to your pig kitchen decor collection.

Vintage Fleur De Lis French Chef Pig

It seems that every other commercial on iHeartRadio is for Mercari, an e-commerce marketplace loaded with treasures.

I spied this Vintage Fleur de Lis French Chef Pig under the home decor accents category.

I’ve not listed on nor purchased from the site, but I do have my eye on several items of home decor interest.

Decmode 38288 Black Resin Pig Chalkboard Sign Sculpture, 17" X 6.5"Decmode 38288 Black Resin Pig Chalkboard Sign Sculpture, 17″ X 6.5″

Chalk this little black resin chalkboard piggy up to pig kitchen decor delightful.

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1980s Vintage Aluminum Pig Tray1980s Vintage Aluminum Pig Tray

 

Ambrine Pig Serving Platter

Ambrine Pig Serving Platter

Vintage French Farm Sign Pig Serving TrayVintage French Farm Sign Pig Serving Tray

Hand Carved Pig Shaped Decorative Wooden Serving Tray 15 Inch

With thoughts of the fall into autumn season beginning to pique my interest, I’m thinking how great these pig shaped serving pieces will look filled with seasonal fruits, cheeses, and delicious dishes.

3R Studios 12.5in Ceramic Bowl - White3R Studios Ceramic Bowl – White

Cookbooks stack up well when placed between a set of stylish bookends.

Sterling Pair Chef Pig Bookends

Sterling Pair Chef Pig Bookends

Antique Faux Terracotta Resin Pig Bookends (Set of 2)Antique Faux Terracotta Resin Pig Bookends (Set of 2)

 

Pig Accent StoolPig Accent Stool

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Click on the link to get the recipe for Marranitos (Mexican Gingerbread Pigs) from Isabel Eats.

Pig cookie jar porcelain

Cooks Club Ceramic Pig Chef Cookie Jar

Solid White Ceramic Pig Shaped Cookie JarSolid White Ceramic Pig Shaped Cookie Jar

American Bisque Cookie/Biscuit Jar Happy Smiling PigAmerican Bisque Cookie/Biscuit Jar Happy Smiling Pig

Terracotta Design Build

Terracotta Design Build

Reality Bank Form Pig Piggy BankReality Bank Form Pig Piggy Bank

Coming to a DIY pig kitchen decor project near you is the subject line of the email sent to Dave the Builder last night when inspiration struck.

24 carat gold or platinum 'lucky pig' table light with black

24 carat Gold or Platinum “Lucky Pig” Table Light with Black Shade

Gorgeous best describes the stunning 24 carat gold “lucky pig” table lamp with a gold lined black lamp shade, however, the price is not so right for my lighting budget.

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Rustic Copper Pig Sculpture

Rustic Copper Pig Sculpture

 

Vintage Terra Cotta Pate PotVintage Terra Cotta Pate Pot

3.5 Antique Whiteware Creamer Tom the Pipers Son, Gold Trim (c. 1900)1

3.5″ Antique Whiteware Creamer “Tom the Pipers Son”, Gold Trim (c. 1900)

Iron Pig Metal Votive

Iron Pig Metal Votive

NE Home kitchen cast iron pig moldNew England Home

In a box buried deep in the Places In The Home climate controlled storage unit is my cast iron pig mold purchased eons ago at an antiques store in Forney, Texas.

When the dust settles in these crazy times it’s going to be like Christmas rediscovering packed away treasures.

cast iron pig face mold

Pair this polka dot pig with pink Himalayan salt and you’ve got yourself a super cute salt pig.

Mackenize Childs Polka Dot PigMacKenzie-Childs Polka Dot Pig

pink-salt

Still trending strong, farmhouse style and its design derivatives continue to resonate with decoristas.

Campagna Porco (Pig) DinnerwareCampagna Porco (Pig) Dinnerware

The elements of inviting, simple yet elegant, and comfortable chic work well together in creating a visually pleasing balance.

Cuts of Pork Canvas Print

Cuts of Pork Canvas Print

'Ham and Bacon Retro Advertising Pig' Vintage Plaque‘Ham and Bacon Retro Advertising Pig’ Vintage Plaque

JK Adams Slate Cheese Server PigJK Adams Slate Cheese Server Pig

Southern BBQ Pig Metal Wall Sign

Southern BBQ Pig Metal Wall Sign

"Get in My Pork Belly" Plates, Set of 4“Get in My Pork Belly” Plates, Set of 4

Staub+Cast+Iron+1+Qt.+Pig+Oval+Dutch+Oven

Staub Cast Iron 1 Qt. Pig Oval Dutch Oven

 

Arthur Court Extra Large Pig Ham Serving Carving Tray Cast Aluminum

Arthur Court Extra Large Pig Carving Tray 

Copper-pig-serving-tray

Covered Copper Pig Dish

Pig Cafeteria Print Pig Cafeteria Print

Pigsley Butter DishPigsley Butter Dish

 

Vagabond House Garden Friends Happy Pewter Pigs Salt and Pepper Shaker SetVagabond House Pewter Pigs Salt and Pepper Shaker Set

Garden Friends Sugar & Creamer SetGarden Friends Sugar & Creamer Set

HIC Pig Creamer with Handle, Fine White Porcelain, 6-OuncesHIC Pig Creamer with Handle, Fine White Porcelain, 6-Ounces

For the home bar set up in the kitchen or kitchen adjacent, the Pleasant Pig Card Holder is mix and mingle marvelous as a pig kitchen decor bar accent.

Pleasant Pig Card HolderPleasant Pig Card Holder

Buckingham Brand California Bartletts Cowboy Riding a Pig, Soft Coasters, set of 8Buckingham Brand California Bartletts Cowboy Riding a Pig Coasters, set of 8

 

Pig Shaped Liquor Decanter

Visions of fall decorating have begun to dance in my head.

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While the dough bowl pulls fall in the kitchen duty, this new addition to my fall decorating decor accessories lineup will house gourds, mini pumpkins, and regional fall foliage.

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fall-assorted-gourds

Pig kitchen decor comes in variety of styles ranging from I ♥ country French to vintage whimsy to farmhouse chic.

Avoiding decor items that tend to be too trendy by opting for those that have staying power such as classic form, good bones, and clean lines promotes a stylish result and keeps the what in the world was I thinking when I bought this regret at bay.

Love your style!

A Fetching Friday: Pinterest Pretties

Today’s Fetching Friday features images of currently catching my eye as I peruse around the boards and pins in search of Pinterest pretties.

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Mountain chic in CashiersFlower Magazine- Pinterest

Being Covid-19 stay-at-home compliant is not without its moments of monotony.

Pinterest pretties

Masion & Travaux – Pinterest

Pinterest is not new to the social media platform world, and yet it continues to be a relevant source of fresh information.

The Sonata by Irving Ramsey Wiles, 1889

New York in the Spring – Pinterest

A picture is worth a thousand words.

marble-swirl-countertops-kitchen-islandRue Magazine- Pinterest

antique-dresser-drawer-frontTraditional Home – Pinterest

Pinterest is a form of escapism if only for the time it takes to enjoy a cup of coffee.

castellini-best-french-gardens-home-verandaVeranda- Pinterest

Christine-Flynn-Prince-Edward-Home-DominoDomino- Pinterest

Project, recipe, travel, decor and garden inspiration is gifted and gleaned through the world of captivating images.

FARRAGOZ gold artFARRAGOZ – Pinterest

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House & Garden Magazine UK – Pinterest

Bored turns to boards pinned and shared with several thousand fellow admirers of common Pinterest interest.

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Gracious Farmhouse -Pinterest

Lars-Bolander-auction-the-Scout-GuideThe Scout Guide – Pinterest

I hope this collection of Pinterest pretties puts a little lovely in your fetching Friday.

Enjoy your weekend and stay safe, dear friends.

love your style

 

Home Decor Inspired By The Oscars

Motion picture award season comes to a glorious golden crescendo Sunday, April 25th with the broadcast of the 93rd Academy Awards.

Oscars statuesTown & Country Magazine – Getty Images

Hollywood glitz and glamour arrives in regal manner on Oscars Sunday to celebrate Hollywood artistry.

The Dolby Theater The Dolby Theater

Actors, artists, producers, directors, set designers and their memorable movie sets, locations, sound, and scores that produce legendary moments in film will capture the evening.

“I live for old movies. You can learn all about decorating, table manners, chic dressing, and stylish living from old black-and-white films!”

— Hutton Wilkinson

I love the design and decor aspects and intrigue of the Hollywood motion picture, and the glamour of Oscars stage decor.

This video from Architectural Digest highlights the best Oscars stage decor of all time.

Town & Country Magazine takes us back to what the Oscars looked like through the years.

On the Monday morning after the Oscars night before, the buzz will build around talented fashion and decor designers who will translate Oscars best to accessories, accents, and home decor inspired by the Oscars.

Salutes to the splendor of classic Hollywood, today’s pop culture, red carpet fashions, costume design, and visually impressive cinematic color palettes serve as an artist’s muse in the design concept of accessories, accents, and home decor inspired by the Oscars.

Suzan Fellman LLC

Suzan Fellman LLC

Classic elegance.

Glamour and glitz.

Timeless sophistication.

Avant-guard style with give them something to talk about overtones.

Ebanista-sconce

Reine Sconce by Ebanista

There is a distinct correlation between the allure of the beauty created on the silver screen and home decor inspired by the Oscars.

Global Views Katherine Acrylic ArmchairGlobal Views Katherine Acrylic Armchair

Jack Nicholson Helen Hunt

Helen Hunt – Jack Nicholson – Oscars 1998

Hutton Wilkinson

Hutton Wilkinson – One Kings Lane

Dining Room by Ken Fulk2017 Kips Bay Decorator Show House Dining Room by Ken Fulk

Who can forget Angelina Jolie’s gorgeous fashion statement emerald earrings from the 81st Academy Awards?

emerald green drop earrings

Hollywood excels in the art of color with its influence emulated in design and decorating through a technicolor infused palette divine.

climbing-leopard-rug-diane-von-furstenberg

Climbing Leopard Rug

Round Cocktail OttomanRound Cocktail Ottoman

Emerald green received a rave review, and hit the fashion runway and design world with a vengeance.

emerald-green-serving-platters

Joni Modern Chic Trays – Green – Set of Two

Color, pattern and texture deliver a stellar performance on both the big screen and in an intimate space.

dramatic closetTraditional Home

"Extreme Romance" Limited Edition of 20“Extreme Romance” Limited Edition of 20 – Rimi Yang

Hollywood films, much like design styles, are categorized by genre.

studio CAKstudio CAK

Brass Hildebrandt Palm 12-Light Unique / Statement Tiered ChandelierBrass Hildebrandt Palm 12-Light Unique / Statement Tiered Chandelier

Where drama, suspense, horror or mystery is the favored choice of one, romance, adventure, musical, and documentary is the favored choice of another.

art-deco-style-bathroom

Old House Online

Cansler 2 Door Accent CabinetCansler 2 Door Accent Cabinet

Tastes vary from genre to decade to design style, making it necessary to produce pieces that broaden audience appeal.

douglas.design.studioDouglas Design Studio

Rossetti Upholstered Dining ChairRossetti Upholstered Chair

Tiara Silver Granello Chandelier

Tiara Silver Granello Chandelier

Menzel+Console+Table

Menzel Console Table

Riegel Ribbon-Inspired 2 Door Accent CabinetRiegel Ribbon-Inspired 2 Door Accent Cabinet

A modern take on the designs of classic Hollywood style and crystal wall sconces in gold gilt glitz both capture the essence of Hollywood opulence.

jessica-lagrange-interiors-portfolio-interiors-traditional-bathroom

Jessica Lagrange Interiors

Brass and Crystal Sconce With Peacock Motif

Mario BuattaMario Buatta

1980s Vintage Gold Leaf Fleur De Lis Vanity Chair1980s Vintage Gold Leaf Fleur De Lis Vanity Chair

alexandra naranjo designsAlexandra Naranjo Designs

Olivia 3 Drawer Accent Chest

art-deco-living-room

Kim Smith Photo

Art Deco Peacock Maidens Lamp

Art Deco Peacock Maidens Lamp

Caracole Classic Neutral Cream Gold Bullion Barrel Accent ChairCaracole Classic Neutral Cream Gold Bullion Barrel Accent Chair

Feathers Pattern Wall Mirror

Feathers Pattern Wall Mirror

2 Piece Art Deco Dancers by Pierre Le Faguays (1892-1962) Figurine Set

2 Piece Art Deco Dancers by Pierre Le Faguays (1892-1962) Figurine Set

Alexandra Naranjo Designs

Alexandra Naranjo Designs

Scala Murano Chandelier

Scala Murano Chandelier

Raymond Mirror

twiggy mirrorFrederick Cooper Twiggy Mirror

Simpatico Murano Glass Chandelier, Gold

Simpatico Murano Glass Chandelier, Gold

Halle Berry – (Photo by SGranitz/WireImage)

floral rose pillowRose Throw Pillows

Lorenzo Castillo for The Rug Company

Lorenzo Castillo for The Rug Company

Wiggle Chair MerlotWiggle Chair Merlot

Taufner Green Beige Area RugTaufner Green Beige Area Rug

Nicole-Kidman-Oscars-red-carpet

Nicole Kidman in Balenciaga 

Vintage Roche Bobois Acrylic AccentVintage Roche Bobois Acrylic Accent

fabric table lamp

Jennifer-Lawrence-2013-Academy-Awards

Jennifer Lawrence in Dior Couture – PopSugar Fashion

Steilish-Interiors-Architecture-photo-credit-Nickolas-SargentSteilish Interiors & Architecture- Photo Credit: Nickolas Sargent

Stockport Curved LoveseatStockport Curved Loveseat

 

Plumerville Velvet Swivel Barrel Chair

Mermaid Rug

Mermaid Rug

Super on trend for the new year.

Ayva+Curved+Sofa

Ayva Curved Sofa

 

Barry Dixon for Arteriors Aramis SconceBarry Dixon for Arteriors Aramis Sconce

Sunray PinkSunray Pink

Uttermost 5032 Destello Starburst Rounded Mirror

ashli.mizell.portfolio

Ashli Mizell 

Glossed and glamorous ebonized walnut walls reflect the light of the center chandelier from Thomas Grant Chandeliers located in Dallas, Texas.

Ebonized wallsPaper City

Tiepolo 16 Light Chandelier, Firenze Clear

Tiepolo 16 Light Chandelier, Firenze Clear

Inspired by the chandeliers of the Baroque Ca Rezzonico Palace, this Tiepolo 16 Light Chandelier somewhat resembles the chandelier in the image.

Maxim Chantilly 6-light Single-tier ChandelierMaxim Chantilly 6-light Chandelier

nuLOOM Thomas Paul Power Loomed Zebra Area Rug

Hand-tufted Black White Zebra Animal Print Glamorous Wool Area Rug

gallery-1456426623-gettyimages-140071094Harpers Bazaar

Inspiration is everywhere, and the legendary red carpet showcasing Hollywood on parade style inspires fashion mavens and decoristas alike.

 

Safavieh Mid-Century Modern Glam Mira Leather Black Club Chair

Juliet 12 - Light Unique / Statement Globe Chandelier

Juliet 12 – Light Unique Statement Globe Chandelier

Judy Garland Canvas Art

Clara Chandelier

3 Drawer Half Circle Accent Chest3 Drawer Half Circle Accent Chest

Fashion influences align with interior design, and the result is a smashing  production scripted by icons, legends, and design stars of the industry.

Eva Mendes in Christian DiorEva Mendes in Christian Dior

Coats Homes

Coats Homes

Howard Elliott Chelsea Antique Silver Starburst Mirror

Cosme 11 - Light Sputnik Sphere Chandelier

One-of-a-Kind Batton Garbo B Hand-Knotted Wool Silk RugOne-of-a-Kind Batton Garbo B Hand-Knotted Wool Silk Rug

The golden era of Hollywood interiors lives on through marquee chandeliers, lavish ceiling medallions and gold leaf ceilings.

gold leaf ceilingGold Leaf by Zuber Inc via Traditional Home 

And the Oscar goes to…

Decorative Storage Solutions

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

Today’s post is a popular read- one refreshed for the new year.

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We accumulate scads of stuff in a 365 day period, and organizing it all can be quite the task.

The upside to this sometimes dreaded, always necessary task is decorative storage solutions.

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

diet

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 decor choices, may better fit your decor 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 can add to the comprehensive appearance and flow of a space.

Transferring from Within

Transferring furnishings and decor 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 placement to each and every “that will never go together” idea.

Some of the best looks I’ve put together began just that way.

If the look doesn’t land you’re keen eye will know it.

“What if I fall?

Oh, but my darling, what if you fly?”

― Erin Hanson

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House Beautiful

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.

linen-armoire

The Scout Guide

Antique armoires, sideboards, cupboard cabinets, new or vintage display cases, bookcases, crates, and trunks make great housing for just about everything we need and use while feathering our nest.

Antique Carved Pine English Imported Armoire Cabinet Louis XVI Baroque StylingAntique Carved Pine English Imported Armoire

Farreli Display Stand

Farreli Display Stand

basket-storage-under-console-table

Airelle Console Table

Tyler Square Tall Tote Basket with HandlesTyler Square Tall Tote Basket with Handles

woven square basket set

Woven Square Basket Set

Walnut Solid Wood Console TableWalnut Solid Wood Console Table

McGrath II

McGrath II

beachcomber-basket

Pottery Barn

boot roomHouse & Garden

Safavieh Sidonie Grey Natural Rattan Storage TrunkSafavieh Sidonie Grey Natural Rattan Storage Trunk

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

19th Continental Scrubbed Pine Blanket Chest with Ball Feet

19th Continental Scrubbed Pine Blanket Chest with Ball Feet

Southern Living Idea House - Crane IslandSouthern Living Idea House – Riverside Homes

Palm Estates Coffee Table

Palm Estates Coffee Table

Dannerville Antique Lift-Top Storage BenchDannerville Antique Lift-Top Storage Bench

Domiteaux ArchitectsDomiteaux Architects

Sapphire Round Storage OttomanSapphire Round Storage Ottoman

Storage options need not be plain, boring, or lacking in decorative oomph.

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

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

hat boxes

Fabric Storage Bin with Tassel, 2-PackFabric Storage Bin with Tassel, 2-Pack

 

European Grain Pantry Box

European Grain Pantry Box

Lindy 2 Piece Decorative Trunk SetLindy Decorative Trunk Set

display-case-storage

Fresh Home

Mahogany-bookcase

Antique American Empire Flame Mahogany Bookcase Curio Cabinet 

Lexington Black Glass Door BookcaseLexington Black Glass Door Bookcase

harvest-wire-basketHarvest Wire Storage Basket

Mainstays Medium Round Wire Copper Basket - 4 Pack

wire storage basket set of 4

Mainstays Medium Round Wire Copper Basket – 4 Pack

 

Vintage French Market BasketVintage French Market Basket

Albin Rattan BasketAlbin Rattan Basket

A vintage dish, box, or mug becomes a handsome holder for cuff links, change, keys, phone, jewelry, or sunglasses.

1975 New Orleans Attractions Ruffled Glass Trinket Dish1975 New Orleans Attractions Ruffled Glass Trinket Dish

 

Butter Cheese Dome Under Plate Vintage Silver Plated SmallButter Cheese Dome Under Plate 

 

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Toby Mug

1950s-vintage-tortoise-bakelite-jewelry-box

1950s Vintage Tortoise Bakelite Jewelry Box

Items that make one pretty look polished and organized when housed in vintage silver tea set pieces.

cosmetic brushes holdersBetter Homes & Gardens

Never underestimate the organizational power of dollar store storage hacks.

 

The quickest way to clutter up the top of your desk is to let the mail stack up on it.

Large Market Basket - Threshold™Large Market Basket – Threshold™

Not all of us have gone paperless or digital (e.g., bills and magazines).

As much as I love receiving greeting cards through the USPS, they do tend to stack up.

wall-mail-holder-baskets

Wall hanging letter baskets solve the problem, free up valuable desktop space, and look smashing.

antique-secretary-Tara-ShawTara Shaw

New for the storage resort season, natural caning boxes are sizing up to be a smashing storage solution choice.

natural caning boxes

Natural Caning Boxes

Organizing in style doesn’t stop at the desktop.

clear drawer storage organizersDrawer Organizers

Glitter 4 Tier TrolleyGlitter 4 Tier Trolley

pens-holders

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

Lucas-Allen-SeptemberHouse & Garden

vintage pitchers

Dundee-Marmalade-Crock-Jar

Once upon a time function and style was an either-or situation.

G. P. Schafer-architect-kitchenG. P. Schafer Architect 

Bracey Decorative Metal Wall Mounted Coat Rack1

Bracey Decorative Metal Wall Mounted Coat Rack

Fortunately, designers and retailers got the memo, and the decorative storage solutions in today’s market offer both.

metal-wall-decor-hooks

Metal Wall Decor With Hooks

Waterpipe Metal Wall Decor With Hooks

Waterpipe Metal Wall Decor With Hooks

gold-hanging-utensil-holderHanging Utensil Basket

Decorative 3-tier display servers remain a super popular storage and display option.

3R Studios Wood 3 Tiered Shelf Server3R Studios Wood 3 Tiered Shelf Server

Galvanized Cloverleaf 3-Tier Display StandGalvanized Cloverleaf 3-Tier Display Stand

Giving the Dog a Bone

white-German-shepherd

Beau, the wonder Shepherd, loves his afternoon treats.

Each afternoon at promptly 3:00 p.m. he appears at the French doors ready for his afternoon snack.

Anchor Hocking 3 Qt. Heritage Hill JarAnchor Hocking Heritage Hill Jar

The Ziploc bag I presently store the box of bones in gets the job done, but isn’t exactly what one would deem stylish storage solutions.

Pet Woven Rattan Bone Toy Basket

Pet Woven Rattan Bone Toy Basket

Taylor Madison woof jute binTaylor Madison Woof Jute Bin

 

DII Bone Dry Small Hyacinth Bone Shape Storage BasketDII Bone Dry Small Hyacinth Bone Shape Storage Basket

Towels, keys, leashes, coats, backpacks, messenger bags, purses, jewelry,  scarves, and robes hang in style on decorative wall hooks.

leopard-name-plate-wall-hooksLeopard Wall Hooks

Lion Wall Hook - GoldLion Wall Hook – Gold

Houser Dog Wall Hook

Houser Dog Wall Hook

Boxer coat hookBoxer Wall Hook

Decorative storage solutions bring style to the job of getting organized by offering options big on both function and style.

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Coastal Home Decor Accents and Accessories

Thanks goes out to the genius that is Google maps street view for allowing me to cruise up and down a scenic beach highway anytime I want.

It may not be the same as actually being there in person, but it is a fun in the sun way to satisfy your coastal curiosity.

White sandy beaches and deep blue waters bookended by amazing seaside architecture and interiors is an excellent source of inspiration and ideas for sourcing coastal home decor accents and accessories.

Another source of coastal inspiration comes from resort web and social sites.

“Palm trees and views I can’t believe
Why would I ever want to leave?”

Speaking of Jimmy Buffet, I took a gander at the room types at Margaritaville Resort Gatlinburg.

The casual with an island edge decor and coastal home decor accents and accessories decorating Jimmy’s Hideaway epitomize coastal casual.

Jimmy’s Hideaway – Margaritaville Resort Gatlinburg

Coastal Home Decor Classics

indoor woven papasan chairIndoor Papasan Chair

Bryn Modern Coastal Table Lamp in Rattan

Bryn Modern Coastal Table Lamp in Rattan

Tropical Semi-Flush, Vintage Brass

Tropical Semi-Flush, Vintage Brass

Ravello1-Light Pendant

Ravello1-Light Pendant

Palmdale Woven Door Console Natural - Threshold™ designed with Studio McGee

Palmdale Woven Door Console Natural – Threshold with Studio McGee
SHAKA ACCENT CHAIR

Shaka Accent Chair

Safavieh Lighting 24-inch Bashi Bronze Table Lamp

Safavieh Lighting 24-inch Bashi Bronze Table Lamp

Dorinda+Modern+and+Contemporary+Distressed+Accent+Mirror

Dorinda Modern and Contemporary Distressed Accent Mirror

Portola Hills Caned Desk - Threshold™ designed with Studio McGee

Portola Hills Caned Desk – Threshold™ designed with Studio McGee

Melody Modern and Contemporary Natural Finished Rattan Chair

Melody Modern and Contemporary Natural Finished Rattan Chair

Delta Natural and White Arm Chair

coastal-dining-room-Katie-Grace-Designs

Katie Grace Designs

It isn’t coastal style until there’s at least one piece of wicker or rattan present and accounted for.  

Diana+Rattan+Armchair

Jann Rattan Armchair

Martha-Stewart-Elmcrest-Natural-Dining-Table

Martha Stewart Elmcrest Natural Dining Table

Quinlan Arm Chair in Brown

Quinlan Arm Chair in Brown

My previous suggestion to check out consignment shops, estate sales, vintage sites applies to this next coastal home decor piece.

Restored Art Deco Rattan Fan Arm Lounge Chair with Ottoman

Restored Art Deco Rattan Fan Arm Lounge Chair with Ottoman

New and vintage mid-century furniture is on-trend, and this pretzel rattan chair is a wonderful example of a classic design and style befitting a coastal castle.

 

Lurmont 31" Wide Barrel Chair

Lurmont 31″ Wide Barrel Chair

Very Golden Girls.

Golden Girl serving tray

Golden Girls Serving Tray

Speaking of The Golden Girls, how cute is this Golden Girls living room serving tray!

My aunt lives on the east coast of Florida, and her “Florida room” is furnished in super chic coastal accents and a fabulous suite of vintage rattan furniture she bought the first year she lived in Florida (1975).

She searched consignment shops and estate sales up and down the Florida coast for a set in good condition with a great price tag.  

Patience paid off, and she hit coastal home decor accents gold seven months into the hunt.

The set still makes a statement, and most certainly qualifies as an investment piece.

Pillows, Poufs, Odds and End Tables

Coastal home decor furnishings rich in sea escape colors, textures and patterns reminiscent of the coast and its landscape, skies, and waters inspire the coastal color palette, casual elegance, and seaside sophistication.

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Atlanta Homes & Lifestyles

If you think about it, oceans and seas share the commonalities of form, color, layers, balance, and flow with interior design and decorating.

Firoz Bone Inlay Accent Cabinet by Greyson Living

Maysville Accent Cabinet

Large White And Natural Wood Carved Wall Mirror

Large White And Natural Wood Carved Wall Mirror

coastal-outdoor-lounge-chair1 (1)

Coastal Outdoor Sofa, Lounge Chair

Outdoor for the patio or deck, or would it beautifully work indoors?

Jaliyah 2 Drawer Accent Chest

Jaliyah 2 Drawer Accent Chest

Jeffrey Dungan Architects

Jeffrey Dungan Architects 

Uttermost-25519-Driftwood-36_-Diameter-Glass-Top-Cocktail-Table

Uttermost Driftwood 36″ Diameter Glass Top Cocktail Table by – Natural Wood

Drum+End+Table

Drum End Table

Langelier 16 - Light Candle Style Wagon Wheel Chandelier with Wood Accents

Langelier 16 – Light Candle Style Wagon Wheel Chandelier with Wood Accents

Maharaja Sandblasted White Wood Hand-Carved Arm Chair

Maharaja Sandblasted White Wood Hand-Carved Arm Chair

Forshee+Mulberry+Root+Decoration+Sculpture

Forshee Mulberry Root Decoration Sculpture

Liverman End Table

Liverman End Table

Celaya Solid Wood Drum Coffee Table

Celaya Solid Wood Drum Coffee Table

Pair a spiffy accent chair with a decorative throw pillow, ottoman, or pouf  and you’ve got a coastal style winning combination.

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Crochet Floor Cushion

Texture is king in terms of layering.

East-At-Main's-Decorative-Oakridge-Natural-Brown-Round-Coffee-Table (2)

East At Main’s Decorative Natura Brown Round Coffee Table 

Koboo Umbrella Holder Basket Gray - Threshold™ designed with Studio McGee

Koboo Umbrella Holder Basket Gray – Threshold with Studio McGee

Counter and Bar Stools

Oceanview Counter Stool

Goku Bar Stool

Costa 32″Bar Stool

Kangley+Counter++Bar+Stool

Kangley Counter Bar Stool

Silas Seagrass Bar Stool

Silas Seagrass Bar Stool

Galeton+31+Adjustable+Height+Swivel+Bar+Stool

 

Galeton 31″ Adjustable Height Swivel Bar Stool (Set of 2)

Pearson Design Group

Pearson Design Group

Brendon Bar & Counter Stool

Brendon Bar & Counter Stool

Round Manmade Outdoor Wicker Tray - Threshold™ designed with Studio McGee

Round Manmade Outdoor Wicker Tray – Threshold™ with Studio McGee

Dining Room

coastal-dining-chadduck-at-home-Arkansas

Island Retreat – At Home in Arkansas

When you search and source to no avail and still come up empty handed it’s time for a creative interpretation.

Fitzgibbon+6-Light+Candle+Style+Wagon+Wheel+Chandelier

Fitzgibbon 6-Light Candle Style Wagon Wheel Chandelier

The Chatelet extendable trestle dining table offers European appeal in farm to coastal detail.

Hardwood solids paired with pecan, walnut and maple veneers replicate a provincial patina, making this a dining table contender for the casual yet elegant coastal dining room.

Hooker Furniture Dining Room Chatelet Refectory Rectangle Trestle Dining Table

Hooker Furniture Chatelet Refectory Rectangle Trestle Dining Table

antique-english-oak-jacobean-style-oval-barley-twist-dining-table-with-leaves

Antique English Oak Jacobean Style Oval Barley Twist Dining Table

If old-world charm appeals to your decorating style, go all in with an antique English barley twist dining table.

Chair SlipcoverLillian Upholstered Solid Back Skirted Side Chair

nuLOOM Modena 19" Rattan Table Lamp

nuLOOM Modena 19″ Rattan Table Lamp

Seattle Modern Farmhouse 1-Light Dining Room Coastal White Chandelier with Boho Beaded Drops and Rope-Wrapped Accent

Coastal White Chandelier with Boho Beaded Drops and Rope-Wrapped Accent

Safavieh Rural Woven Dining Katell White Rattan Side Chairs (Set of 2)Safavieh Rural Woven Dining Katell White Rattan Side Chairs (Set of 2)

The combination of a rich dark patina and a slipcovered, natural wicker or a rattan dining chair is striking.

Sara 48'' Console Table

Sara 48” Console Table

Contrast works the space.

Polson+End+Table

Polson End Table

Collosium Cement Urn Planter

Collosium Cement Urn Planter

coastal elegance

Our Boat House

Seasong White Coral Vintage Chic Coastal Chandelier

Seaward White Coral Coastal Chandelier

Hallows+Creek+Dining+Table

Hallows Creek Dining Table

Burnham-Home-Designs-Hathaway-Dining-Table

Hathaway Dining Table

coastal style porch

Atlanta Homes & Lifestyles

Nash 24 - Light Candle Style Wagon Wheel Chandelier

Nash 24 – Light Candle Style Wagon Wheel Chandelier

Orear Solid Wood Dining Table

Orear Solid Wood Dining Table

Eirwen Armchair Wicker

Eirwen Armchair

Lisa Michael Interiors

Lisa Michael Interiors

Haverford Dining Table

Haverford Dining Table

coastal place setting

Luxe Interiors +Design

Balance Round Pedestal Dining Table

Balance Round Pedestal Dining Table

Madison Park Hemlock Reclaimed Walnut Antique Cream Dining Table

Madison Park Hemlock Reclaimed Walnut Antique Cream Dining Table

Sea Dreams

Kate Marker Interiors

Kate Marker Interiors

Magnolia Home Holloway Rug - Navy and Ivory

Magnolia Home Holloway Rug – Navy and Ivory

Malaysia Table Lamp

Malaysia Table Lamp

wicker rattan 3 drawer chest

3 Drawer Chest

Nyasia Solid Wood Tray Top End Table

Nyasia Solid Wood Tray Top End Table

Meriden 5 Drawer Chest

Meriden 5 Drawer Chest

Summer Me I Painting Print on Wrapped Canvas

‘Summer Me I’ Painting Print on Wrapped Canvas

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Seaside Summer I Painting Print on Wrapped Canvas

SLC Interiors

SLC Interiors

2 Door Wood Accent Cabinet

Cole & Grey 2 Door Wood Accent Cabinet

Safavieh Soleil Leather Woven Accent Chair

Safavieh Soleil Leather Woven Accent Chair

Long Sunroom with Hanging Rattan Chair

Banner Day

Lily Chaise Lounge

Lily Chaise Lounge

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Deston 29.13″ Wide Polyester Armchair

Coastal Inspired Cocktails, Anyone?

Matthew Caughy

Matthew Caughy

south seas side cart

South Seas Side Cart

Warm breezes, cool drinks, and crystal clear waters feed the soul and inspire the coastal home decor decorating mind.

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The style is chic and the pattern is summer spot on.

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Southern Living

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Dakota Fields 2 Door Cabinet

Cart or cabinet, try adding a table lamp, eye-catching decorative accent, or whimsical art piece.

 

Bookham 2 Door Accent Cabinet

Bookham 2 Door Accent Cabinet

I’m including several lamps in the lighting section of this post that I believe will handsomely accentuate a coastal themed bar top.

Jungle Leaf 3 Drawer Cabinet

Jungle Leaf 3 Drawer Cabinet

Texture, reminiscent of coastal elements, mirrors and lights with the accent on casual elegance. 

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Jolina Oversized Rattan Table Lamp with Brass Accents

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Joya Accent Mirror

Suri Carved Front 2 Door Accent Cabinet

Suri Carved Front 2 Door Accent Cabinet

Sunset Harbor Square Canvas Art Print

Sunset Harbor Square Canvas Art Print

The beach-ocean-seaside cocktail hour is set to coastal style for the it’s five o’clock somewhere crowd.

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Decorative shells and figural vases make perfect toothpick and cocktail stirrer holders.

Coastal cocktails and coastal themed parlor games make for a splendid happy hour.

Hip Vintage Seashore Tic Tac Toe Sculpture

Since I previously referenced Margaritaville and it’s coming up on five o’clock somewhere, let’s take a look at the recipe for Jimmy Buffett’s Margaritaville Perfect Margarita.

Jimmy Buffet’s Margaritaville Perfect Margarita

Ingredients

2 ounces gold tequila (Cuervo 1800)

½ ounce tequila (Cuervo white)

½ ounce triple sec (Bols)

1 splash orange Curacao (Bols)

1 ¼ ounces Rose’s Lime Juice

Crushed ice

Juice of 3 lime wedges

Directions

Fill a shaker with ice and add everything but the lime wedges.
Squeeze in the juice from 2 of the lime wedges and shake very well until beads form on the outside of the shaker.

Rim only the outside edge of the margarita glass with lime and twist it around in a saucer of coarse salt (see my page on how to rim a cocktail glass).

Fill the glass about halfway with crushed ice and strain the mixture into it.
Squeeze the last lime wedge on top and drop it in.

-Jimmy Buffett’s Margaritaville Perfect Margarita

Lighting

Rattan and wicker pendant lights fall under the category of classic coastal home decor lighting choices done right.

Wild 6 - Light Shaded Drum Chandelier with Rope Accents

Wild 6 – Light Shaded Drum Chandelier with Rope Accents

Resendez 6-Light LED Shaded Chandelier

Resendez 6-Light LED Shaded Chandelier

Marek 4 - Light Lantern Geometric Chandelier

Marek 4 – Light Lantern Geometric Chandelier

Carrick Indoor 6-Light Drum Chandelier

Carrick Indoor 6-Light Drum Chandelier

Desideria 5-Light Chandelier

Desideria 5-Light Chandelier

Mathias 4 - Light Shaded Drum Chandelier

Mathias 4 – Light Shaded Drum Chandelier

 
 
Handwoven 1-Light Bell Pendant

Handwoven 1-Light Bell Pendant

Materials and form is present and accounted for in the driftwood, rice paper and reed sconces.

Driftwood, Rice Paper & Reed Sconces

Driftwood, Rice Paper & Reed Sconces

So sea chic!

 
Olivier Shell-Shaped 1-Light Flush Mount

Olivier Shell-Shaped 1-Light Flush Mount

 

Shelly 1-Light Flush Mount

Shelly 1-Light Flush Mount

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AG Millworks

Sawbridgeworth Table Lamp

Sawbridgeworth Table Lamp

 
Todds Caravel Table Lamp

Todds Caravel Table Lamp

coastal lamp finials

Royal Designs Coral-Seashell Lamp Finials

anthony California table lamps

Anthony California Table Lamps

Midfield Table Lamp Clear

Midfield Table Lamp Clear

 

Adesso Glass & Brushed Steel Cuba Tapered Table Lamp

Adesso Glass & Brushed Steel Cuba Tapered Table Lamp

 

Sea Breeze

Sea air is warm air.

Move it around comfortably and in high coastal style with a ceiling fan(s).

minka ceiling fan

52″ Minka Aire Light Wave Distressed Koa Ceiling Fan

coastal style ceiling fans

54″ Caribbean Breeze 5-Blade Ceiling Fan

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Alexandrea Pendant Ceiling Fan with Remote

Coastal Style Accents

Justine Sterling Design

Justine Sterling Design

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coastal style foyer

Coastal Living

An entryway console table becomes the perfect piece to decorate with coastal accents. 

Carson Espresso Wicker Round Large Basket

Add a bamboo, rattan, or wicker basket(s) underneath for style and storage.

modern surf style house

House & Home

Albin Rattan Basket

Wicker/Rattan Striped Storage Basket

Patrick Ahearn Architect

Patrick Ahearn Architect

She, he, we decorate(s) with seashells found on the seashore or the local craft and hobby store.

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White Spike Coral

Chunky Seagrass Woven Serving Tray Beige – Threshold™

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sea shell display

Luxe. Daily

Seashells typify coastal areas, and a striking display of gathered shells from the shore or from the shelf housed in a decorative bowl or urn planter in coastal home decor fashion draws the eye.

Coastal Home Decor Accents and Accessories

Veranda

Coastal Home Embossed Shells Clam Shell Bowl

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New England Home

A and B Home Urn Planter Statue

A and B Home Urn Planter Statue

Classic coastal style is here to stay. 

It transcends a passing trend and consistently ranks as one of the most popular interior design styles.

Tasteful and timeless coastal home decor accents and accessories accentuate the casual, comfortable, fun, elegance, and seaside sophistication associated with classic coastal style. 

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Home Accents Today Show and Tell

The May issue of Home Accents Today arrived this week which means it’s home accents today show and tell time.

Home Accents Today Show and Tell

The customized Mosaic welcome mat collection by Spicher and Company immediately caught my eye.

Mosaic Customized 8th Avenue 24x36

These customized mats remind me of the shop entry and restaurant foyer  Mosaic decor seen throughout New Orleans.

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Napoleon House Mosaic 

The consumer spotlight is on the best social media platforms for info about home furnishings.

Facebook leads the way with 38%.

Pinterest captures 23% of the pie.

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Rounding out the numbers:

YouTube:   16%

Instagram:  10%

Yelp:  5%

Reddit:  5%

Twitter:  3%

Strategic Insights, March/April 2018 Furniture Today Study


Now for the good stuff we turn the style spotlight on selected items currently catching my eye in the feature Best of Market 2019.

 

Vail Chandelier

Vail Chandelier – Arteriors

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Demoiselle Crane Watercolor by Edward Lear – Celadon Art

 

Vivi Swivel Chair

Vivi Swivel Chair –  Hancock & Moore

Infinity Cocktail Table

Infinity Cocktail Table

mystic forest Orian rugMystic Forest Soft White Rug

I enjoy being in the know when it comes to new and exciting products, home decor accents, and purchasing information.

Luckily each month Home Accents Today arrives to my mailbox keeping me in the design and decor loop from cover to cover.

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