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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 many 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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Dallas Blogger’s Fresh Wisteria Dining Room

Dallas blogger, Kate, of Lonestar Southern, began her blog as a simple college assignment, and it has now developed into an inspirational mega-blog about Southern styles and trends with Texas flair. Kate partnered with our Wisteria Dallas team in Inwood Village to design her new dining room nook, and the results are gorgeous! Read on to see how she themed her space with some of our favorite pieces.

Kate loves how the Disappearing Dining Table opens up her room. "Since my dining area is on the smaller side, this see-through dining table was a perfect fit. Its translucent nature adds a modern feel while keeping the space from looking too cluttered and boxed off, while the classic chairs and beautiful ginger jar motifs add a sense of timelessness that I love," Kate said.

The room is pulled together with the Patterned Pot Wall Art and Elaborate Chinese Platter Wall Art pieces, completing the blue and white theme, which was inspired by the Wisteria Dallas Inwood Village store. "Seeing how gorgeously the Wisteria team wove those two shades throughout their space made an instant impression on me. Classic blue and white for the win!" Kate said.

Our hand-painted Happiness Pots and Longevity Jar compose a stunning centerpiece that show off fresh spring blooms. These blue and white colors complement and refresh the pink theme that continues throughout the rest of Kate's apartment.

“As a Dallas native, my mom and I have always loved wandering into the Wisteria store on Lovers Lane. Even before I moved into a place of my own, it was always my favorite showroom to wander through and dream about how I would decorate one day! The store on Lovers Lane does a beautiful job displaying each piece in the most beautiful way, and you’ll find the staff to be so accommodating and gracious,” Kate said.

“Apart from the beautiful designs that Wisteria produces, I absolutely love the heart behind the brand. A quick click to the ‘about’ page will show you just what I mean… Wisteria seeks to support many nonprofits that are making important differences across the world.”

Kate also debuted a collection by Cabana Life, a brand that stands for something very important - sun safety. Cabana Life carries sun protective clothing that have become a staple for fashion from the sand to sidewalk. Their collections contain 50+ UPF clothing, including bathing suits, dresses, hats, cover-ups, tunics, shirts and pants for boys, girls and women. Even more incredible than their collection is the story behind this brand.

Melissa Papock, the founder of Cabana Life, found out she had cancer at the age of 26. "At the time of her melanoma diagnosis, she was your typical fashion-conscious New Yorker," Cabana Life said. "Having worked as a merchandising expert for top fashion and beauty magazines including Vogue, Vanity Fair, Allure, Marie Claire, Self, Seventeen and O (The Oprah Magazine), she thought she knew all the latest fashion trends. She was shocked when her dermatologist told her to wear 'sun protective clothing,' because lightweight clothing wasn't protecting her as much as she thought."

Alyssa Adams, former Director of Merchandising at Vanity Fair, learned about Melissa's story, which resonated with her due to her own family history of melanoma. The two entrepreneurs began a journey to start a new trend, making sun protection fashionable. At that moment, Cabana Life was born.

Kate's picks include pieces with classic stripes to various pops of colors.  “Cabana Life boasts a gorgeous collection of resort-ready wear to take you everywhere from the pool to dinner out on the town! The quality of these pieces is truly incredible… my jaw dropped when I opened my order! If ‘sun protective clothing’ scared you off, just take a look at the pieces I’m packing up for a sunny getaway this weekend!” she said.

Head over to Lonestar Southern to read the full post about our collaboration with Kate and Cabana Life!

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How To: Fill That Pesky Empty Space

Do you have a space that you just don't know what to do with? Your whole home could be perfectly coordinated, and there can still be that one pesky space that you just don't know quite how to decorate. Well, have no fear! We're here with tips on how to outfit that extra space just like the professionals.

With a Console

If you're looking for furniture that won't take up a lot of space but will give you the room you need to arrange a display, then the console is your best bet. With a large enough surface to arrange a variety of pots, books, or flowers, and as the perfect base for an artistic vignette, a console is the quick answer to your empty space needs.

With a Bar Cart (or Cabinet)

Another space saving choice is the bar cart! Not only does this help add interest to a dead space, but it stores your supplies for easy entertaining. Plus, glassware and a decanter look just as stylish as any arrangement of decor.

With a Chest

Chests are the best way to fill a space and give yourself extra space for storage. You can still arrange a decorative display, hang some wall art, and also hide away any materials that you don't quite have room for somewhere else.

With Shelving

Shelves are likely the most obvious choice, and they're a great and easy way to make an open space more interesting and stylish, accentuating and displaying all of your most prized possessions.

With Wall Art

A wall space is immediately transformed with a bright piece of wall art or a unique collage. Amp up your empty space with gorgeous, textured artwork that everyone can admire.

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