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4 Ways to Make Your Space Feel like Home

Ah, home. It's the place that has the ability to make us feel at ease simply by hearing the mere utter of the word. The idea of it embodies comfort, relaxation, and warmth. The question is: How can you create a space that feels as cozy as the thought of "home"?

Here are four tips:

1. Include Diffusers & Candles

The sense of smell is highly linked to memory. Scents can mentally take us back to various times and places. Take advantage of this, and incorporate diffusers or candles that ignite special memories or feelings.

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2. Treat Yourself with Trays

You can never have enough trays in your home. Their versatility makes them the best accessory to have in a room. Use one as a bar cart, welcoming guests by showcasing light bites and cocktails. Use another to treat yourself to a little breakfast in bed. Does anything feel cozier than breakfast in bed?

3. Frame the Family

Photos of family and close friends sprinkled around your space can be the key to making a house feel like a home. Use the opportunity to collect beautiful frames that complement your decor.

4. Pick the Perfect Pottery

According to Chinese traditions, newlyweds were often presented with intricate, blue vases bearing the Chinese symbol for happiness. Legend has it that they would bring happiness into your home for years to come. Add a little happiness to your new living space by including blue and white pottery. On their own, these pots are beautiful and a great decorative addition to your home, but they can also work as a vases for a vibrant flower arrangement.

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How-To: Make the Most of Small Living Spaces

What if we told you that you can make your apartment or dorm space look twice as big? There's an art to finding pieces that can transform a small living space into an area that feels double the size. The key is knowing what type of products to include and how to include them.

Deck Out Your Desk

A desk serves an array of purposes in college. It’s where you eat dinner, watch Netflix, put on your makeup and even where you fall asleep after studying into the wee hours of the night. Desks somehow always manage to take up space and appear bulky in small rooms. Choose an Acrylic desk to fix this problem! Their lucite qualities blend into your room seamlessly.

Utilize Multipurpose Pieces

It’s important to make the most of your space when you’re living in a dorm or apartment, therefore, having versatile furniture is vital. Think about breaking up space and putting a console table in your room. You can place a stylish lamp, decorative accessories, or even a television on the top of the console while utilizing the drawers below for storage. You can choose a sleek, modern look or a more classic, wooden approach, to add style to your room.

Choose Sleek Storage

Having trouble keeping things neat and orderly in your small space? Add in a side table with storage capabilities to help with preventing clutter. Our designers recommend hiding things away in the drawers, displaying accessories on the shelves, and using the top surface for a lamp.

Reflect on Mirrors

By creating an illusion of larger space, mirrors are magical additions to a room. Add a mirror to an entryway, or an empty wall above your couch or a seating area to create more depth in the place. Mirrors come in all shapes and sizes, so use a mirror as a way to express the style you'd like to achieve for any given room.

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4 Ways To Personalize Your Space

In every living space, whether it be a house, apartment, or dorm, it is important to add accessories that radiate your personality. These personal touches can make your living space unique and allow for additional self-expression on top of your own personal interior design.

Monogrammed Pillows

Monogrammed pillows are always an easy, great “go-to” when it comes to personalizing your space. With a variety of sizes, patterns, and colors, the personalizing possibilities are endless. Our designers recommend adding in a few vibrant monogrammed pillows to brighten up your bedroom, living room, or even just simply adding one to your desk chair.

Colorful Throws

Adding a few extra throws in a woven basket or draped across a couch can add a soft, personal touch that feels like home. Plus, when you add in vibrant colored throws, you achieve a brighter room with pops of color or patterns that are easily interchangeable. (We know your guests will also love to have the option of curling up with a cozy throw next time they’re visiting!)

Wall Art

Art truly radiates your personal touch. By adding wall art, your space will come alive and express your style. You can choose from an assortment of genres from a vibrant, abstract painting to a beautifully crafted sketch. Our designers recommend selecting a style that personally resonates with you and tells a story. (We love including decorative pieces that serve as conversation starters!)

Decorative Accessories

To personalize any small space, decorative accessories provide subtle, yet heartwarming, personal touches throughout your home. From picture frames to petite pots with succulents, to jewelry stands for displaying your favorite pieces, there are so many stylish accessories that help personalize your space.

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5 Must-Have Products To Organize Your Space

Summer break comes and goes in a blink of an eye, and before you know it, preparation for going back to school and work is in full force.

We've put together a list of must-haves to ensure you're ahead of the game for creating an organized environment that is conducive to being at your very best, most productive self. We're firm believers that organization and a clean, well kept space is key to starting off the new season.

Whether it be adding in a sleek acrylic bookshelf or a variety of stylish boxes to keep clutter at bay, there are always ways to keep your space neat.

Here are five items that can help get your space spick and span for your new working season:

1. Acrylic Bookshelf

With each school year, we tend to accumulate more and more books, but there never seems to be enough space for all the old and new. Our designers recommend adding an Acrylic Leaning Bookshelf. This piece is truly the ideal combination of beauty, form, and function, giving those extra books and decorative accessories a home, while maintaining a chic and clean look.

2. Stacked Boxes

As school and work begins, so does the build-up of knick-knacks around your space. To manage the clutter, add in a variety of decorative boxes. Each box could be designated to a specific category, thus creating an organized work space.

3. Acrylic Trunks

Finding new ways to store the items you've collected can be a challenge. For a unique twist on organized storage, try adding an Acrylic Trunk, as these trunks offer more than extra space - they also function as a side table or a coffee table.

4. Desks

Arguably the most important component of getting organized for school and work is your desk. The Alton Trestle Desk or Contemporary Lacquer Desk are options that offer more than just good looks. They have great storage capabilities which will help keep your desk top spotless.

5. Acrylic Easel

Technology has increasingly become more integrated into education (and our daily lives). While reading an E-book or online article for work or class, the Acrylic Easel allows you to multitask when needed and maintains a light and airy presence. Place the easel on your desk while you are hard at work, or move it to the kitchen counter so that you could easily see the new recipe you are trying. The useful possibilities are endless!

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How To: Setting Your Summer Table

It’s that time of year to pour yourself a cold drink and invite guests for delectable summer dining experience. We all love to host, but often times it's difficult to come up with a clever (and simple) way to set your table. Whether it be an indoor or outdoor gathering, the following designer tips will help you throw your best soirée of the season!

Choose a Color Scheme

A great place to begin is deciding the color scheme you'd like to showcase. Our designers chose a vibrant yellow paired with cool blue and lush, natural greens with wooden pieces. They'd added color by including accent pillows and colorful chairs to complement the table setting.

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Mix & Match 

One way to spice up your table setting is to mix textures and patterns to achieve a setting that is as casual or elegant as you’d like. Our designers used rattan placemats to contrast with a smooth white ceramic plates. They also included blue & white Chinoiserie plates with yellow gingham napkins to for a sophisticated, yet fun take on pattern mixing.

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Add Fresh Flowers

Flowers are a delightful addition to any table setting. The arrangement can be as simple or as complex as you would like. Place single tulips into glass vases for a minimalistic feel, or go above and beyond with a colorful mixture of hydrangeas, gerber daisies, and garden roses. (If your table setting is lacking vibrancy, flowers are a great and simple way to add pops of color.)

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Select Chic Storage

Another great tip to limit the clutter on your summer table is to have a bar cart or console set up nearby for easy access to additional dining needs. Place your colorful glasses with your favorite beverages on rattan trays and add in fresh flowers to set up the perfect spot to grab a quick drink without having to escape to the kitchen.

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