Category Archives: Decorating

Just in time for Spring…New Sheet Sets by Echelon Home

Spring is a great time to freshen up your bedding. With Echelon Home’s refreshing prints in easy to match colors, instantly transform your bedroom.

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Arwen by Echelon Home features an elegant jacobean flower silhouette and is printed on fine 250 thread count cotton percale. These sheet sets have a nice smooth finish.

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Add a modern look to your bedroom with Cleo’s mini geometric design. Available in navy, claret and zinc on a white background.

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Fence is a fun pattern in classic shades of grey or dark blue. Beautify your bedroom with these sheet sets.

That’s a wrap…

Gift giving season is finally here! We have spent countless hours finding all the best gifts for the special people in our lives and can’t wait to give them out. But first, we need to think about gift wrapping.

Do you have a puzzle with a few missing pieces? Why not repurpose the leftover pieces and create personalized holiday greetings and names tags.

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Puzzle Pieces
photo credit: Good Housekeeping

Create festive snowflake and snowman designs by dipping the end of a pencil onto some construction paper. You can create a few small designs or one large design.

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For a 3D effect, layer some leftover cupcake cups from your pantry and create fun and colorful paper carnations.

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Cupcake Paper Carnations
photo credit: Martha Stewart

And that’s a wrap…Linenplace wishes you a safe and joyous Holiday Season!!!

 

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Dressing up the home for Thanksgiving

Thanksgiving is the official start of the Holiday Season where you spend quality time with your loved ones while also overindulging in some of your favorite foods like apple pie. To accompany such a magical time of the year, it is important to add a few personal touches to your home to make it warm and inviting for your guests.

Autumn themed centerpieces will dress up the dining table perfectly.

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Pumpkin Vase
photo credit: Good Housekeeping

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The Giving Tree
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Leaf lanterns
Leaf Lanterns
photo credit: Better Homes

Festive Wreaths are a nice way to welcome guests into your home.

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Fall Straw Wreath
photo credit: Real Simple

Autumn Wreath
Autumn Wreath
photo credit: Real Simple

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Fall Burlap & Pumpkin Wreath
photo credit: How to Nest for Less

And most importantly remember to give thanks. Happy Thanksgiving!

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DIY Halloween Decorations

Halloween is almost upon us, so let’s get the house ready for those ghouls and goblins. Here are some fun and inexpensive DIY decorating ideas that the whole family can enjoy.

Turn a simple mason jar into a Jack-o-Lantern by covering the outside with colorful crafts paper and adding spooky face cutouts to the front. After the outer decorations have set, place a flameless tea light inside to complete the look.

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Mason Jar Jack-o-Lanterns
photo credit: Cute DIY Projects

Another way to dress up a mason jar is by wrapping the entire jar with medical gauze and sticking some funny eyes on the front for a mummified look.

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Mummy Jars
photo credits: Cute DIY Projects

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Fall Decorating Ideas

The temperature outside is finally cooling down and it’s the perfect time to start thinking about how to welcome Fall into your home. When people think about Autumn, warm earthy tones always comes to mind.

Spruce up your mantle piece with fresh finds from the local Farmers market. An assortment of multicolored pumpkins, gourds and foliage will certainly warm up any living space.

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If you are looking for a classier vibe, try adding some vases with dried grain stalks and acorns to the mix.

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photo credit: Midwest Living

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Rejuvenate your bathroom with a new Shower Curtain

Brighten up your dull bathroom by simply changing the shower curtain. For a fun update, add a geometric print or a pop of color. If you are looking for a more sophisticated style, pick a clean design with a solid ground and a detailed trim.

IrvingPlaceSC_yellowIrving Place in yellow by Echelon Home offers a vintage iron gate pattern. Also available in charcoal.

TASSEL-SC-CLARETThe Tassel shower curtain by Echelon Home is made of 100% cotton slub fabric (in white) with a chic tassel trim. Tassels come in a variety of colors like claret, lake blue, black, grey and marsala.

BELG-LIN-SC-SEAEchelon Home’s popular Washed Belgian Linen shower curtain is made of 100% Belgian flax. Available in an assortment of neutral colors.

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New Decorative Pillows by Echelon Home

Want to update your home without breaking the bank? Add Echelon Home’s new line of decorative pillows to your room for an instant touch of style. The assortment of colors and sizes will easily match with any décor. Some styles feature detailed beading while others offer light embroidery.

LINDSAY-BEADED-2Echelon Home’s Lindsay pillow features beading in a beautiful medallion pattern.

PIL-MENDO-2The Mendocino pillow by Echelon Home features a navy ground with light taupe embroidery and mini tassel trim.

PIL-FERNANDA-2Echelon Home’s Fernanda pillow features a woven ikat pattern in shimmering champagne on an off-white background.

Prices range from $49.00-$79.00 and are all available now at Linenplace.com.

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Decorating Look for Less: Tulip Table

The Saarinen Round Dining Table (designed by Eero Saarinen for Knoll) is a go-to piece for interior designers. It’s a wonderful mid-century modern piece that can work well with many different aesthetics. The basic version features the cast aluminum base with a bevel-edged laminate top.

Saarinen Round Dining Table, White Laminate Top, $1,879.00
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The “deluxe” version features a beautiful white marble top from Italy. $2,868.00.  It’s also available with customized choices (other marble tops, wood tops, black base, etc.)

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These are fantastic if you can work it into your budget! However, if not, there are some fairly decent options to get the designer look at a value price!  Here is Ikea’s Docksta table… only $199.00!  The base doesn’t have quite the same elegant lines and the table edge isn’t beveled, but for $199 can you really complain?
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If you have your heart set on marble…here’s a reproduction on Amazon made by LexMod for only $843.35.

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photo credit: LexMod at Amazon

Decor Accents & the Oslo Duvet Cover

I’m really fond of our Oslo duvet cover set by Echelon that is currently on sale (20% off), so I thought it would be fun to think of some pieces that would look good with it.  The scale and linking pattern of Oslo make it fairly modern looking, so I’d pair it with modern and mid-century modern pieces.

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I like rooms with some wood in them. Wood furniture warms things up, as opposed to say the super sleek look of lacquered items.

I think every bedroom needs at least one chair.  I always end up draping things on them.  This is a super cool Eames Molded Plywood Lounge Chair.

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photo credit: DWR

This bedside table combines the modern look of an iron frame with the hand-antiqued patina of the acacia wood drawer. Audrey Nightstand by CB2.

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photo credit: CB2

I really like these Design by Conran ball lamps from JC Penney of all places.  Yes, this is the same “Conran” as The Conran Shop!

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These look so cool, but are not very practical for bedside lamps, so I think I’d want one as accent lamp.

With wood items, I don’t think it’s necessary at all to have them all the exact same wood finish… looking too “matchy matchy” is so boring.

Jazz up your Bathroom Decor with Textured Towels

If you have a fairly plain bathroom, like all white…  it’s fun to make things more interesting with textured towels!

For a classic, conservative look, these sculptured damask towels are an excellent choice.

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Baroque damask towels by Chortex    photo credit: Chortex

These ribbed towels and honeycomb towels can both mix well with almost any decor!

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Oxford ribbed towels by Chortex    photo credit: Chortex

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Honeycomb spa towels by Chortex    photo credit: Chortex

These Astoria towels feature a unique stylized peacock feather design against a waffle-like texture, and reverse to terry.

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Astoria towels by Peacock Alley    photo credit: Peacock Alley