Category Archives: Interior Design

New Duvet Cover Sets from Echelon Home

Out with the old and in with the new…update your bedroom with one of Echelon Home’s new duvet cover sets.

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Paloma by Echelon Home is a beautiful duvet cover set made with 300 thread count cotton sateen fabric in soothing shades of grey.

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Echelon Home’s Tribeca features a modern geometric print in shades of blue and grey with white accents.

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Soho by Echelon Home is a yarn dyed stripe made with 100% cotton with an amazing soft hand feel. Available in three classic tones: navy, light grey and chambray blue.

 

 

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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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photo credit: Midwest Living

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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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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photo credit: DWR

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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photo credit: DWR

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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photo credit: Ikea

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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photo credit: Design by Conran for JCPenney
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.

Zen Minimalism in Sweden

Elle Decor is featuring “Zen Mastery: A Serene Home in Sweden“, a beautiful blend of Scandinavian simplicity and Japanese serenity.
Exterior:
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photo credit: Elle Decor

Here is the bedroom:
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photo credit: Elle Decor
It’s super-minimalist with lots of wood.  I love the giant rice paper lamp!  I adore this look, but I don’t know if I’d have the discipline to keep things so uncluttered!  What do you think?  You can view the rest of the slides and article, here.

Neutral Bedroom with Linen Bedding

I am loving this neutral bedroom from Lonny Magazine’s December/January 2014 issue! The linen bedding is gorgeous.  I am a huge fan of linen: the texture, the way it gets so super soft after several washings; and it is also incredibly durable.

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photo credit: Lonny Dec/Jan Issue, pg. 165

Here at Linenplace, we’ll have Peacock Alley‘s new linen/cotton blend sheets available in a few weeks!  They are 30% linen and 70% cotton, and made in Europe.  Classic white with a simple yet elegant hemstitch detail, you can’t go wrong with sheets like this!
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photo credit: Peacock Alley

A linen cotton blend is a good compromise because you get the benefits of linen, with less wrinkling. (linen is definitely known for wrinkling a lot, but it is so worth it) Also, 100% linen sheets can be insanely expensive!

5 Websites for Home Inspiration

The Rainy Pot, strange and cute watering device for your plants. Photo Credit: design-milk. com

4 Men 1 Lady

This is a lifestyle blog run by Michelle, a mother of three living in a beautiful home in Utah. On the blog, Michelle documents various DIY and home improvement projects she currently and has undertaken. There are photo tours of her current and previous residence on the site and scrumptious recipes such as chocolate trifle to take inspiration from and try out.

Design Milk

This website not only features beautiful modern interior design and furniture but also new and interesting design ideas from architecture, fashion and the tech world. Check out this article on a strange and cute watering device.

the picket fence projects

This blog is run by a first time homeowner in very old(1860) New England home. On the site, Caitlin documents her various projects such as giving a stool a makeover and making DIY coasters and homemade mod podge. Just like 4 Men 1 Lady, there are plenty of detailed and close-up pictures for you to peruse and spark interior inspiration of your own!

houzz

The largest collection of  interior design and decorating ideas on the internet, the site features Ideabooks, user-made photosets, and articles about various topics on interior design. There are hours worth of photos visitor can browse and a photo for almost any interior design project you can think of.  Check out this article on creating a morning nook, a morning refresher space.

desire to inspire

This  website is run by two self-proclaimed “interior design junkies,”  one lives in Australia and the other from Canada. Kim and Jo were brought together by their love of interior design. There site features individual pages for each blogger, allowing visitors to follow each blogger separately and see through different perspectives.

Be Bold with Dramatic Color

Rue Magazine’s Holiday 2013 issue‘s cover story featured an amazing living room painted in a bold, utterly gorgeous and striking shade of turquoise.  Wow!

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photo credit: Rue Magazine

I think many people would shy away from such a bold color… but clearly, taking the risk can pay off!
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photo credit: Rue Magazine

We also love the gold pyramid stud wall plaques and the foo dog lamp!  Here is a pair of similar foo dog lamps available at Clayton Gray Home.  Love them!!
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Rue Magazine is a great online resource for design inspiration, definitely one to add to your bookmarks!