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Below are some of my favorite home decor ideas from this weekend’s shopping cart…

  1. Garden Stool to set a cup of coffee or hot cocoa
  2. A Pendant to brighten an entry or hallway
  3. Love this Linen Pillow from One Kings Lane
  4. A cozy Pom Pom blanket for chilly nights
  5. A beautiful wooden bowl to hold just about anything

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And, although this Olive & Eucalyptus wreath could hang on any door year round, it’s perfect for the holidays.

Happy Monday!

~ Shannon

 

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In the past I’ve been quite adamant about only using real flowers in a home. However, faux flowers have changed, and let’s face it some of us are just too busy to keep up with it all.  A trip to your local farmer’s market or grocery store for fresh flowers before company arrives might not be realistic — the solution just might be some fake ones, why not?

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British Interior Designer/author, Rita Konig’s, home above with faux dahlias. fake2

Love the bowl of photos guests can sift through

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A grouping from Abigail Ahern’s website

Abigail Ahern, also an interior designer, stocks lovely fake flowers in her London shop.

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 Most local floral/craft stores carry faux flowers, as well as Ikea. The trick to using fake flowers is to use what would typically be in season at the time (more believable). The brilliant thing about faux flowers is that they add a beautiful burst of color with little effort. Enjoy!

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My sister just inherited some antique Duncan Phyfe Mahogany chairs from our mother (they had originally belonged to our great-grandmother). So, Heather’s first question to me was, “What do I do with them”? This is a typical conundrum that many face — how to incorporate our family’s antique furniture, that has deep sentimental value, into our own spaces? The trick is weaving them into your style so that they feel a part of your home. The tip is to mix them with modern pieces — maybe even updating them with paint or upholstery. All images are from Lonny Magazine.

Above, the antique chairs are painted white, upholstered in a fun stripe and paired with a rustic table. Plus, there are modern and industrial pieces in the room that really contrast the chairs allowing the chairs to stand out even more. Very fun!ant.chair2Above, the kitchen is more modern but the dining table, tablecloth and chairs are more rustic.  The modern chandelier over the dining table really helps bring these two spaces together nicely.

ant.chair5Painted white – very sweet.ant.chair6Antique chairs upholstered in a modern fabric and paired with a modern table and rug.

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Above, the antique chairs are upholstered in a traditional fabric and paired with a beautiful marble table and a clean modern kitchen – lovely!

Happy Decorating!

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One of my favorite items to use in a home, that’s never hard to find or costly but totally makes a room, is the glass hurricane. Whether it’s modern or traditional in style, it can bring a bit of warmth and sophistication to any room.

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Of course fans of the Barefoot Contessa will know about the ones on her kitchen island. Lovely.

In case you care to do a little shopping over the weekend…

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Taylor Hurricanes from Crate & Barrel, $8.95-$19.95

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A simple Alex Hurricane from Crate & Barrel, $14.95

london-hurricanesLondon Hurricanes from Crate & Barrel, $24.95-$39.95
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Pomp Hurricane from Ikea, $12.99

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