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Naturally Stylish: Summer Organic Must-Have Looks

We have a bit of a philosophy about summer style at Wisteria, and we’re about to let you in on our little secret: No matter the room or style you’re going for, bringing in one or a few natural elements add warmth and a genuine quality to the look. You can soften modern spaces with a teak table, spice up a neutral space with bold, botanical wall art, or even layer woods and summery textures to maximize the seasonal style.

The great thing about organic summer looks is that they don’t just have to be brown woods and basic neutrals. Natural summer elements can be found in the entire spectrum, thanks to beautiful blooms, lush greenery, active waters, and lively wildlife. We’ve selected a few items from our wide range of new organic pieces to help you get started on your own fresh and natural update:

This exquisite wall art was originally developed as a copper engraving in William Curtis's Botanical Magazine in the early 19th century. This engraving (and its companion print) is prized for its large, lavish, beautifully hand-colored details.

Our Rope Mirror brings everything back to basics with its earthy, natural charm. The frame is wrapped in hemp rope, which gives it a raw, organic texture—just the thing for a touch of coastal edge.

Rattan is known for its incredible strength and flexibility. Here, it’s been formed in the frame of this mirror to resemble delicate fish bones. The open design lends a unique statement, while also showcasing seaside charm.

The pattern on this coffee table is similar to Balinese designs that have been a part of their cultural tradition in Indonesia for centuries. The look is gloriously dramatic and is a bold way to incorporate organic in a big way.

This piece evokes the essence of modern island living—you'll feel like you're lounging at an island resort in the tropics with a table like this! The teak top has wonderful, natural textures and the minimalist metal base is just the right balance for a modern space.

That’s not all! You can shop all our new organic items here, or shop our entire selection of natural beauties here.

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#WisteriaXAkola: A Giveaway for Good

Want a chance to win items featured in our Akola Home photoshoot? The sweepstakes lasts through Tuesday, June 12. You can learn more about how to win HERE.

Since the days when Wisteria was merely an idea that Andrew and Shannon Newsom were dreaming of, they had a desire to share the unique treasures they found around the globe with others. At the same time, they also wanted to find a way to help make the world a better place—Wisteria reflects their aspirations to be good people and do good work. Early on they recognized they needed to surround themselves with creative minds to help them develop the best products and unique designs that couldn’t be found anywhere else.

This passion for bringing together philanthropic efforts and beautiful, unique treasures is what inspired the collaboration with the Akola Project. Akola was founded by Wisteria's friend, Brittany Merrell Underwood, who was moved to compassion after traveling to Uganda for a mission trip and meeting a Ugandan woman named Sarah who cared for 24 street children in her home. Compassion escalated to action as Brittany founded a nonprofit to construct an orphanage home to house children who slept on Sarah’s floor. Upon graduating college, Brittany moved to Uganda to begin the construction of the orphanage and the drilling of over 20 water wells throughout the country.

Today, Akola, through partnerships with Wisteria, Neiman Marcus and others, is a thriving, growing, 100% impact business. Wisteria is a proud supporter and partner of Akola, and we are excited to launch a new and exclusive collection: Akola Home. We're celebrating this launch with a giveaway of products from the Akola Home photoshoot valued over $1,800! Here are some of the items you could win:

Rajasthani Pergola Tent

This is an authentic outdoor tent and serves as a perfect place to host your next intimate gathering. Set the scene for an afternoon picnic, a magical birthday party, or a romantic dinner for two by stringing white lights around the exterior, or hanging a dramatic chandelier in the center. The interior is white cotton, with a stunning blue design on the ceiling that has been hand block-printed.

Striped Pillows Covers

Akola's pillows are not only cushy and comfortable, but also unique and luxurious. Each is completely handmade, from weaving and dying the cotton to applying each little detail, even down to the signature, bronze Akola logo.

Ivory Napkins

Handcrafted from sturdy, 100% cotton, these handsome dinner napkins are understated, yet elegant.

Placemats with Tassels

Hand-woven from raffia and cotton, these placemats stand out among the other place-settings as an extraordinary and space-changing treasure.

Horn Vase & Coasters

Made from the found horns of the Ankole longhorn cattle, these vases and coasters create a sculptural element in your space.

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Akola Collar Hex Necklace

Signature hand-rolled Karatasi paper beads with an exclusive Akola gold hexagon pendant create this beautiful statement piece.

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Mae & Nico Earrings

For this collection, Akola trained and employed women in Uganda to dye and braid raffia, which is then used to wrap beads and create tassels, such as the ones used in these playful earrings.

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Zoya Bracelet

Hand-rolled Karatasi paper beads and gold discs form each piece. Every bracelet purchased allows a family a day of rent and utilities in Uganda.

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5 Summer Styles to Update Your Entryway

Though one of the last rooms in the home one thinks of, the entryway or foyer is one of the most important in terms of design and style. It’s the first impression when a guest enters, the first space you might see before a day at the office, and one of the most trafficked areas in your home, so it’s worth putting extra thought and consideration into your entryway. One of the wonderful things about this space is the great potential there is to do fun and unique things—you can even make a few quick updates every season to keep it fresh.

With the summer season just on the horizon (and our new summer collection in full swing), we’re introducing five of our favorite entryway looks from the summer catalog. We think there’s a style for just about everyone, each with a twist of summer elements to make it updated for the season. Try getting one of these looks in your home or, if you’re really daring, go for different ones to see which suit your style best.

1. Natural Coastal

Coastal gets an unexpected look in this space. Instead of tonal blues and watery sleekness, think neutral naturals and raw textures. This Teak Root Console has the look of washed driftwood and the textural, photographic art lends a dramatic element.

Get the Look: Natural elements, sandy neutrals, beachy finds

2. Island Eclectic

This look is rich with our Indonesian Summer inspiration. The pairing of this Hand-Carved Bone Mirror and Vintage Dowry Chest is a match made in heaven with interest and charm for days. To provide harmony in the space, simple white tones and dark woods form the palette.

Get the Look: Exotic silhouettes, lush greenery, harmonious palette

3. Exotic Travels

The initial feel of this one is a wild summer safari, but take it all in and you see the elegance behind the bold patterns. Our Kuba Cloth Panel makes a beautiful backdrop for the Moroccan-inspired mirror and these exotic Indonesian necklaces add a bit of fun and interest.

Get the Look: Bold textures, traveled accents, weathered materials

4. Airy Modern

Minimalism goes a long way in this handsome combination of modern art and sleek polish. The wall art—a Wisteria favorite for years—presides over our grand Alton Media Console to create a look that’s simple, refined, and extraordinary.

Get the Look: Modern fixtures, colorful art, minimal accents

5. Tropical Vibrance

The brilliance of color in exotic flora and metallic shine give the illusion of a tropical getaway. The acrylic and glass console is nice and clear, so the look isn’t too weighted, and the natural wood accents ground the space with organic subtlety.

Get the Look: Vibrant pops, metallic shine, organic elements

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Introducing: Indonesian Summer

Our newest collection, Indonesian Summer, has left us wanting nothing more than to dig our feet into the sand and watch the waves roll in on our own little slice of paradise. Known for its desired beaches, volcanic terrain, and diverse wildlife, Indonesia was the inspiration behind our collection. We were inspired by natural materials, vibrant colors, and one-of-a-kind pieces that evoke the sultry spirit that reigns over this expansive landscape.

ONE-OF-A-KIND PIECES

Since its inception, Wisteria has always had a love for one-of-a-kind pieces. From hand-picked seashells that form a cascading necklace to hand-carved teak wood mirrors to colorful cloths, we strive to find unique items from around the world that speak to your individuality. With natural materials and vibrant hues that come together to create one-of-a-kind pieces, this collection captures the essence of a true Indonesian Summer with our Vintage Chinese Trunk, Antique Butcher's Table, and Vintage Chinese Rice Cabinet.

VIBRANT ISLAND COLORS

Drawn to the vivacity of the Indonesian Islands, we’ve found the vibrancy of orange, deep red, and pink hues reminds us of the rich culture and spirited life that are unique to Southeast Asia. These brilliant shades breathe life into spaces through beautiful handcrafted ceramics and intricately hand-painted works of art.

ALLURING AGATE

We find the captivating colors and meandering patterns of the semi-precious gemstones known as agates intriguing. Paired with sleek metals, these quartz stones create visual texture and provide a pop of color and interest.

FARMHOUSE TENTS

We love to host get-togethers almost as much as we love to partake in the festivities. With summer on its way, we’ve found farmhouse tents create the perfect space to host any outdoor event from your own backyard with style and ease. Canvas drapes can be drawn and tied to showcase your soirée’s setup, delivering a modern twist to the beachy Boho look and creating an inviting environment that recalls the warmth and vitality of Indonesian summers.

DEBUTING: AKOLA HOME

Akola Project has one mission: To empower women in disadvantaged communities across the globe. Since 2006, Akola Project has done just that by creating jobs for those in impoverished areas. Over the last decade, they have focused on transforming communities by creating handcrafted jewelry. We are excited to announce the launch of their first home decor line: Akola Home. Each of the textiles is made entirely by hand, from hand-weaving and dyeing the cloth to all the finishing touches. The Akola Pink Stripe Table Runner is a great piece to help create a warm and vibrant summer tablescape.

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Our Top Three Mother’s Day Gift Ideas

Mother’s Day is just around the corner, and if you're planning on taking your gift to the next level this year, we're here to talk inspiration. We're sharing our top three gift ideas to ensure mom feels the love this year!

1. Monogrammed Mementos

Our monogram program gives you a chance to personalize pillow covers and tabletop decor in a number of different lettering styles.

Adding a personal touch to our popular European Flax Linen Pillow collection is guaranteed to make mom smile! (A tip from our Creative Director: use personalized pillows or dinner napkins at your next dinner party as place setters that double as takeaway gifts for your guests!)

2. Fresh Flowers With A Twist

You can always schedule a delivery of fresh flowers, but if we're taking it up a notch this year, why not try including a vibrant vase for mom to reuse after Mother's Day as a statement decorative piece?

Blue and white pottery is always a winner, as we've seen this charming collection pair perfectly with flowers of every color - pink, orange, purple, blue, white, and red, among others.

If you're ready to venture out to a new style of pottery, try our Peony Urn with flowers that are popping with every shade of pink!

3. Coffee Table Book Signed By The Author

Who doesn't love a gorgeous coffee table book? If you're looking to go the extra mile on this gift, you can have the author personalize the book for mom!

There's no better time than now because we're hosting an Evening Celebrating Southern Design on Tuesday, May 1st at our Dallas Inwood Village store, including authors Bobby McAlpine with Poetry of Place, Lisa Newsom with Veranda: The Art of Outdoor Living, and Rebecca Vizard with Once Upon A Pillow: A Story of Home, Design, and Exquisite Textiles.

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