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In Her Own Words: Finding Your Christmas Look

img_1249-1“I love that Wisteria gives me beautiful, timeless decor options that I can insert into my home and personal style. From a Parisian flea market inspired mirror over my fireplace mantle to classic blue and white vases dotting my home, I love the statement pieces that Wisteria offers and how it adds a punch of style and design whenever you place them in your home.”                            –Heather Fujikawa

Using their holiday decor is so natural to do as well. I was able to add it to my personal style and holiday decor items of the past as Wisteria offers beautiful natural pieces in neutral colors that you can insert in any space.

I love the oversized gilt glass ornaments mixed with the dainty and unique jeweled heart ornaments on my tree. The Zari Embroidery table runner and stockings remind me of when my husband and I lived in Italy. It brings in a classical European feel with the elements of beading, embroidery and gold tassels. These classical options warm the heart and the home with meaning behind each choice. 

Whenever I add a touch of Wisteria in my home I feel that I added an old friend in, one that is long lasting and well thought.


Here are some tips of how to infuse statement Wisteria Holiday design into your home this Holiday season:

img_13491. Create a Holiday color scheme and stick to it throughout your home to create design flow. Once you determine your colors you will know what items naturally and beautifully flow into your home and decor. I chose my signature colors to be berry, gold and silver. When I knew I wanted to center my holiday design around these colors it was natural to find things that would flow into the design color scheme like the gilt glass ornaments on my tree or the silver victorian glass finials accessorizing the mantle.

img_12842. Make everyday accessories new again with holiday accessorizing. Dress up a classic kitchen wooden tray like this Wooden Parat and turn it into a hot cocoa station with colorful delights. It’s a fun accent to your kitchen counter and presents a warm welcome to guests who stop by through the Holidays.

 

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3. Accent Wisteria accessories with natural elements. Encircle your Wisteria holiday accessories with the most complementary element there is; all things natural. From boxwood garland to boxwood wreaths to a Douglas fir Christmas tree, nothing pops beautiful designs more than bringing some of the outdoors in with the use or wreaths, garland and trees around your home through the Holidays.

 


See Heather’s full Wisteria holiday look here:

Photography: Heather Moore

All photos courtesy of: GoodHomes India Magazine 

 

  
  

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Going Coastal All Year Round

leslie-rascoe“I am a firm believer that any day at the beach is…well, it’s better than just about anything!

I wish I could bottle the feeling of excitement, waking before dawn with the realization that I’ve made it to my peaceful place. Before the sun even thinks about rising, I bound out the door, headed straight to the sand for a walk and exploration. I’m constantly inspired by nature, but especially by coastal areas.” – Leslie Newsom Rascoe

Over the years I’ve amassed quite a collection of artifacts from beloved beach trips. I keep these objects close to me…so close, in fact, I’ve started decorating around them!

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You would be hard pressed to find a room in my home without some sort of shell, rock, sea glass or driftwood. I treasure these objects for the memories they recall, but also because they invoke a feeling of organic, light-filled spaces I associate with living on the water.

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We are hours from the coast, yet our home could easily be transported to Nantucket, the South Carolina Lowcountry or Catalina Island. I tend to keep the interior palette white, layering in furniture pieces that complement a more relaxed, coastal feel.

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“A home should be a reflection of who you are no matter where you live, so for this beach girl, ‘Going Coastal’ is a way of life!”

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Want the Coastal Look? Be inspired by our Wisteria favorites:

Seaside Welcome Entryway | Nantucket Entryway

Coastal Breeze Dining Room | Winward Retreat Dining Room | Nantucket Dining Room |  Coastal Resort Dining Room

Coastal Resort Living Room | Modern Retreat Office

  
  

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Frame by Frame: Creating a Salon Wall

So, you have that one empty (and consequently massive) wall that’s been staring at you far too long. Or maybe you have a collection of decor pieces, photos, and prints that you have yet to find the perfect place to hang in your home. Well, there’s a solution that may initially seem intimidating, but just might be what your polished home is missing. Enter the salon wall (AKA the gallery wall). A salon wall is a great way to infuse some personality into your space and really make a statement. You may not have all the right pieces laying around and find they may take some time. But don’t get overwhelmed—we have some tips and tricks to help you along the way.

Start by selecting a consistent color palette or theme. In our example, we’re highlighting all things avian in a range of natural hues. We suggest starting with a piece or two that you adore, then build your collection around that. Ultimately, your salon wall should reflect your personality and showcase your favorite things.

Once you’re happy with your collection, it’s time to play with the layout and put it all together.

First, anchor the collection. We think this is best done with one large piece. A dominant piece will serve as the foundation and dictate the flow of other smaller pieces. There is, however, an alternative if you don’t have this piece. In it’s place, use two to four pieces hung at matching heights to establish your focal point.

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We suggest starting from the center then working outward and upward. This will help maintain balance within your designated space.

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Vary the sizes and orientation of each piece. A variety of shapes and sizes will help the wall feel balanced and keep the eye entertained.

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Be sure to keep the distance between the pieces consistent. It doesn’t have to be exact but you don’t want it to look cluttered and completely unplanned. Also, take time to make sure each piece is level. Creating a salon wall is no easy feat, so details matter.

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Our favorite part of creating a salon wall is watching it all come together. It may seem like a daunting task at first, but trust us, you’ll love it. An added bonus is that you can break up the gallery at any time and rehang the pieces throughout your home (although we suggest you enjoy the finished product for awhile first)! Love our salon wall? You can purchase all pieces as a set or individually to suit your collection (at 20% off until 9/21)!

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All together now!

  
  

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  • Chrissie Cheshire

    The products you have are amazing, interesting, decorative and fabulous. However, one sad point…….you do not ship to the UK.

  • Chrissie Cheshire

    The products you have are amazing, interesting, decorative and fabulous. However, one sad point…….you do not ship to the UK.

A Tabletop Worthy of Cheers!

It’s the time of year again where we’re eager to entertain. The sun is shining bright, the weather is perfectly warm, and everybody’s feeling refreshed. We know you’re thinking “bring on the backyard barbecues and pool parties!” So, we’ve got a few ideas of how to set the stage for a bright and impactful soiree that’s centered around every get-together’s highlight: your tabletop.

We’re all about a bold palette this season. Set your foundation with a solid tablecloth in your favorite color. Keep in mind, a good tablecloth is a staple for every entertainer so select one that you can imagine living in other areas of your home. Check out our sturdy Burlap Tablecloth that’s available in 6 versatile colors.

Burlap Tablecloth

Why not throw down an additional layer of interest with a Get Geometric Tablecloth or maybe an Ombre Table Runner? These textiles are sure to catch your guests’ eye!

Get Geometric Tablecloth

Ombre Table Runner

Now let’s bring in some texture. People typically pay a lot of attention to the color and design of their chargers. But we suggest a neutral option, like these Rattan Chargers, to introduce an organic texture to your tablescape. These chargers are perfect for any casual get-together and versatile enough to live on your everyday dining table.

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While we love the idea of timeless white plates for every other occasion, your party deserves something fun and fitting for the season. We’re crazy about these Scallop Plates for so many reasons. For starters, these plates are the creation of our Head Designer, Marlene, who was inspired by a favorite watercolor. She chose blue because, “it works so well in many situations.” We couldn’t agree more! Additionally, these plates are lightweight melamine and dishwasher safe—making them perfect for any entertaining.

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Polish off your tabletop with a couple brightly colored bouquets (we love hydrangeas) and maybe even a hurricane or two—and cheers!

 

 

 

  
  

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The Beauty of Craftsmanship

Appreciating beauty is something we here at Wisteria pride ourselves on—especially in the craftsmanship of our products.

Our Moorish Chest is the epitome of beautiful craftsmanship. A design brought from North Africa to the Indian subcontinent by 16th-century Mughal princes, this chest is adorned with thousands of pieces of camel bone.

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Handmade, each piece of bone is intricately cut and inlaid by hand on a hand-carved mango wood frame. A simple design with a striking pattern is the result of many hours of craftsmanship. The meticulous process of crafting this chest—down to the slightest detail—reminds us that handcrafting furniture (or anything for that matter) may be antiquated, but it’s not a lost art.

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This chest is a great way to infuse handcrafted, textured pieces into your décor. Make modern exotic by blending contemporary accents alongside this worldly piece. (Hint: Our Lucent Accent Chair and Bullet Glass Table Lamp will help complete the look!)

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See all colors of our Moorish Chest and other handcrafted products online.

  
  

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