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Etsy Therapy: Front Door Wreaths

June 4, 2021

There are few icons carrying with them a more welcoming sentiment than the ubiquitous yet oft-forgotten front door wreath. In some parts of the country, they proudly hang on nearly every door, while in other places, they’re more difficult to find than Tina Fey’s serious side. Wreaths are a timeless symbol of hospitality — of [...]

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Trendspotting: What Floats Our Boat

June 1, 2021

With summer upon us, we can’t help but be a little obsessed with all things nautical. And although anchors are adorable, and we love a patriotic red-white-and-blue color scheme any day of the week, we thought we’d pull together some boat-inspired decor that’s a bit more low tide than tsunami in terms of subtlety. So, [...]

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Etsy Therapy: Baby, Baby, Baby

May 31, 2021

Even with all the hassle and stress of becoming a parent, whether it’s for the first time or the fifth, there’s one thing that never quite gets old when it comes to the prep work: decorating the nursery. Since falling into the never-ending rabbithole commonly known as Etsy can take away hours/days/weeks of our lives [...]

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Need a Pick-Me-Up? Try a Pop of Neon

May 20, 2021

We could all use a little color in our lives; since our kids’ rooms might be awash with brights, it’s natural to want to swerve dramatically in the opposite direction and make the rest of our homes as neutral as possible, trying to make things a bit more sophisticated. But perhaps due in part to [...]

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Etsy Therapy: Cool Handmade Wall Art

May 17, 2021

Cool wall art isn’t hard to find, but when it comes to cool handmade wall art, it can take a little while to find just the right thing. We’ve taken a bit of the guesswork away by perusing the handmade items available on Etsy to curate the cutest handcrafted wall decor we could find to [...]

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Trendspotting: Chevron Chic

May 15, 2021

It’s angled, it’s on trend, and it’s everywhere. At the moment, the chevron stripe is nearly inescapable, and what a lovely prison to find oneself in. When paired with itself in a sharply undulating line, the chevron becomes a chevron stripe, the darling of all patterns on the market in 2012. The ubiquitous zigzag is [...]

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Etsy Therapy: Cute Cute Clocks

May 14, 2021

If we could turn back time, there might be a few things we’d do differently, but since that sort of thing is really quite impossible, we may as well enjoy the here and now. For lots of us, that means delighting in all the beauty of the world around us — a pastime made even [...]

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Color Crush: Let the Sun Shine In

May 13, 2021

It’s been said that the color yellow can promote tension, but color theory aside, isn’t it just warm and inviting? Particularly with an abundance of natural light streaming in from outdoors, yellow can be magical, like liquid sunshine inside a room. Whether it’s a bold, bright lemon or a subtle lemonade, any shade of yellow [...]

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Mad for Plaid: The Schoolhouse-Chic Home

May 11, 2021

Plaid calls to mind many things, all interrelated. Catholic school uniforms. Scotland and Ireland. Tradition. Heritage. Timelessness. Even for those of us who never went away to school nor came from the United Kingdom or thereabouts, a good tartan carries a certain distinction, and when used sparingly, can be charming in its own perfectly-square sort [...]

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Earning Your Stripes: The Most Classic Pattern Ever

May 10, 2021

Those of us who love patterns but don’t want to get stuck in a dated rut can always turn to one classic that never lets us down: glorious, glorious stripes. Timeless and clean, they can be found in every color combination imaginable, and playing with line weight and placement can take them from whimsical to [...]

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Trendspotting: Chalkboard Paint

May 9, 2021

Even though our kids’ classrooms are all tricked out with SMARTboards, computers and technology that didn’t even exist back when we were in school, there’s just something about a chalkboard that takes us back to school instead of the local sidewalk cafe. There’s just something sweet about a wall awash a in gritty black finish, [...]

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Fruit Punch-Flavored Decor

May 8, 2021

Let’s face it: life can get mundane sometimes. When forced to deal on a daily basis with diapers, work, feeding a family, teacher conferences, soccer practice, homework, bill-paying and… oh yeah, maybe a shower and the brushing of teeth… it can be nice to let a little color in to cheer us up when things [...]

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