May 21st, 2013
With summer just around the corner, today we would like to share a collection of interiors that reflect the beauty and serenity of water. From the cool blue tones of the ocean to the dark, tranquil stillness of a lake, bodies of water are an incredible source of inspiration for interior design.
The fresh blue and tawny beige color palette in this living room is just as bright and refreshing as a day at the beach. The sea creature pillows and ocean tide wall art are beautiful accents.
The dark brown bedding and wood furniture brings a more mellow atmosphere to this beach inspired bedroom. The contemporary lamps add an extra bit of modern flair to the room as well.
Fish patterns and pillows are a great way to add a bit of charming playfulness to a room. The school of fish upholstered chairs are especially fun and unexpected.
The exposed wooden ceiling and stunning view of the lake give this living room a perfect natural ambiance. Varying shades of blues and stripes pick up on the tones of the water just outside.
Inspired by the deep green colors of a pristine lake, this lovely den is cozy and inviting. The rustic wood furnishings, botanical prints and rustic pendant light give a decidedly masculine feel to the room.
The bold turquoise and white color palette in this luxurious bedroom draw on the crystal blue colors of the Mediterranean. Glittering wall sconces and ever-so-slight striped wall paper are unique, stylish touches.
A great oversized clam shell makes a perfect focal point in this deep sea inspired living room. Fresh greenery and shimmering teal curtains give the room a magical underwater atmosphere.
This more contemporary interpretation of a water themed room is fun and playful with the water drop wall decal above the fireplace. The emerald green colors make the room feel fresh and lively. 1 | 2| 3| 4| 5| 6| 7| 8
Tags: inspiration, summer, water
May 9th, 2013
As the weather continues to get warmer, it is a constant reminder that summer is right around the corner. Yet, with spring still in full bloom, we wanted to show you spring green interiors in various shades. Even after spring, green decor will brighten any home all year long. Below, I’ve gathered eight rooms featuring green decor. I hope you enjoy!
This traditional living room is awash in green from the green coffee table to the window panels. A pink chair offers a bit of complimentary color to the room.
A beautifully aged minimalist apartment gets its own bit of green on the walls. I would love to see the rest of this space.
Crisp white and apple green make for a lively décor in another traditional living room. I love the deep green on the chunky lamps. The peacock print on the chair is gorgeous, don’t you think?
A brilliant lime green adorns the walls of this modern living room. The color pops against the white furnishings.
Mellow green in florals and stripes is the order of the day in this contemporary living room. What a happy space.
Chartreuse walls give this dining room a burst of color. There’s something about white furnishings with the green that look so lovely no matter the shade.
A transitional living room gets its turn with green in blocks of differing shades from lime to olive. The artwork acts as a focal point tying the space together.
A modern space is aglow with a soft green on walls and furnishings. A contemporary light fixture would look nice with the recessed ceiling. Images 1 | 2 | 3 | 4 | 5 | 6 | 7 | 8
What do you think of these spring green spaces? Leave us some comments below!
Tags: green, spring
April 29th, 2013
Today we’d like to feature an innovative project featuring the latest LED technology from Meyda Tiffany. With the goal of attracting the high end, luxurious consumer, Pappas Design Studio was asked to give the highly-frequented Mall Champlain in Brossard, Quebec a facelift. With over 7 million annual customers, the mall has been attracting many affluent consumers since the 1950′s and is still looking to reach that particular target market. Pappas Design of Montreal, Canada completely renovated the mall in all areas including food courts. With around 11,000 feet of space to renovate, this project was a hefty renovation.
According to Bess Pappas, principal of the design studio, their goal was to give the mall a fresh new perspective that coincides with current trends. The vision was to create a fashion-forward space that will continue to stand the test of time. Various classic color palettes were used including black and white and beige. Although the mall has continually been a popular location for consumers, Pappas Design wanted to fulfill the two objectives of maintaining the current customer-base while creating a design that is also intriguing for new customers.
Aside from the importance of color and furniture selection, lighting played a large role in the overall scheme of the design. Meyda was chosen for the lighting as it is often used in various high-end retail locations.
This gorgeous fixture was chosen as it fit perfectly with the vision of the design. Classy, luxurious and sophisticated, the fixture weighs 8,000 pounds and features acrylic lighting rods that suspend from the ceiling. Aside from the massive size of the fixture, another challenge that presented itself was that the fixture required intense installation with proper braces that would ensure that the lighting was held securely. To make the process easier and quicker, the fixture was assembled on the floor before installation.
Aside from the stunning aesthetics of the fixture, it is also eco-friendly! Using Meyda’s energy-efficient LEDs , the fixture not only provides a pleasing design but also saves money. Aside from the central fixture, other lighting was installed including fluorescent fixtures installed as cove lighting.
Mall Champlain is currently enjoying its new renovation that now suits its customers and retail services. It often holds various events and activities while helping out local charity organizations. Since the renovation, the mall has received various awards and recognition in its efforts to save energy.
With the help of Meyda Lighting and their experience in the lighting industry since 1974, today the mall flourishes with consumers.
Tags: Meyda, Meyda Lighting
April 26th, 2013
One of the best things about bohemian design is that it screams personality. There are few rules, just be yourself and throw together various textures that make this eclectic design work. From unique vintage artifacts to various patterns like plaid and florals, you can design your bedroom in a ton of variations. Today we’re sharing with you some of our favorite bohemian finds from right here on Arcadian Home. You’ll notice that it features an array of items from ottomans to even a swinging chair. Enjoy!
This white porcelain stool with a fun expression face is truly one of a kind.
This stool is made of wood and raffia for a fun textured addition.
We couldn’t resist showing you this chair which just might be our favorite item in Arcadian Home!
This eclectic pouf is comfortable and stylish. It is the definition of bohemian with a quilt-like design.
Carved in solid Mango wood, this chair is padded with comfort and styled with creativity.
Add these accent pillows to a white couch for a fun accent.
Wondering what bohemian lighting looks like? Chandeliers make a perfect addition to give your room the vintage yet classic bohemian look.
Tags: accent pillows, bohemian, chandelier, ottoman, pillow, stool
April 18th, 2013
With Mother’s Day just a few weeks away, we thought you might be interested in the origin and history of where this nationwide holiday even began. The traditional practice of Mother’s day began as an ancient and spiritual rite that celebrated Goddesses and mothers rather than actual mothers. Female symbols of worship were praised at this time. It is still a rather new tradition that human mothers are celebrated. Since then, the first Mother’s day was proclaimed in 1870 by Julia Ward Howe who wanted to celebrate motherhood when she saw the horrific Civil War.
Ever since then, America has placed great emphasis on celebrating Mother’s Day in a variety of ways. Today, we’d love to show you some great ways to show your own mother your appreciation and love with fantastic and affordable gifts just in time for the special day.
Dale Tiffany brings us this gorgeous vase made of art glass. Adorned with various colors yet a foundational beige, this vase is a perfect accent to a variety of room palettes.
Infuse personality into any space with this fun and charismatic owl.
These Maco Bird Bottles are the perfect complement to your mother’s kitchen.
Cyan Design ceramic turquoise and gold container is a unique blend of colors and design.
Gift this cute set of Tuscany vases from IMAX. This set of six features an assortment of vases of different shapes and sizes.
There’s no better way to keep track of time than with these adorable IMAX Corblin Desk Clocks. Fun colors and an old-style look make this a perfect complement to a desk or study room.
We’ve got other great selections in our Mother’s Day collection that you are sure to love! Check it out here.
Tags: decor, home decor, Mother's Day, vases
April 10th, 2013
April is Autism Awareness Month and Arcadian Home is taking part in contributing to the research, prevention, education, and treatment of this common disorder. With nearly 2 million people in the U.S. diagnosed with ASD, it continues to prevail, making the need for extensive cure and research even more of a necessity.
What is Autism?
Autism is a complex brain disorder that can vary in degrees and severity. It often effects communication, aptitude, coordination skills, and physical health issues. The most common cause of Autism is the combination of affected genes and early environmental circumstances. Yet, there are various causes that still require substantial research. Usually present in the early stages of childhood, many people with Autism have to deal with the disorder for their entire life, making it a lifelong struggle. Yet, with the help of organizations such as Autism Speaks, many Autistic individuals can receive the help they need to grow and learn.
We hope you join us in our efforts contribute to the Autism Speaks and aid in helping current and future individuals with ASD flourish to their full potential.
Shop Collections Below:
Sunburst Mirrors: Dynamic & Vibrant Sunburst Mirror Collection
Chandeliers: Best Sellers: Charming Crystal Chandeliers & More
Into the Wild: Stylish Exotic Flair and Animal Instinct Decor
Black and White: Classic and Elegant Black and White Decor
Birdcage-Inspired: Whimsical and Vintage Birdcage Decor
Across the Globe: Globally Influenced Exotic Patterns and Accents
Tags: Autism, Autism Awareness Month, Autism Speaks, Donate
April 8th, 2013
Over the years, one of the most cherished of decorating styles is country (also called farmhouse.) While many of today’s country rooms remain very traditional, we’re also seeing a more contemporary approach to the style. The contrast between rustic and clean contemporary elements can fresh and exciting. I brought along eight rooms that show a range of looks from traditional to modern country. Please enjoy!
What’s not to love about this updated country room? I am always amazed at how beautifully rustic, industrial and farmhouse merge to create exquisite interior designs.
This rustic setting seems fresh and updated–glamorous light fixtures, potted daffodils, farmhouse table and a chunky stone bench create a lovely mix.
Thoroughly modern in design, the country feel still shines through in this stunning kitchen. I love the low profile industrial stools.
Extremely traditional, this country living room gets subtle updates with slipper chairs and bench cushions with rolled mattress edges made so popular by Roche-Bobois.
A timeless kitchen seems fresh and just right for today’s country home. Soft pastel hues have worked their magic.
From the Architectural Digest story about the home of Ellen Degeneres and Portia de Rossi, this bath is a lovely mix of country and global style.
Calm and soothing, this bedroom is updated country at its best, beautifully merging farmhouse elements with contemporary furnishings. The black finish on the large hanging lantern is a bit unexpected, but it works well with the pale color palette.
I couldn’t resist including this traditional country entryway updated with fancy chandelier and pale pink vintage convertible. How sweet is that? Images 1 | 2 | 3 | 4 | 5 | 6 | 7 | 8
What do you think of these updated country rooms? Leave us comments below and be sure to stop by Arcadian Home for the latest in home decor, lighting, and interior inspiration!
Tags: country, rustic
April 2nd, 2013
Founded in 2005, Autism Speaks has been a foundational organization in advocating Autism along with providing funds for the research of causes, prevention, treatments, and most importantly, a cure. Roughly 1 in every 88 children in America is Autistic, increasing the need for awareness and support for individuals and their families.
With the help of interior designer, Stephanie Nickolson, Arcadian Home was able to donate a % of proceeds from Stephanie’s curated collection to benefit Autism Speaks. Arcadian Home is proud to continually support causes that make a difference in the lives of many.
If you are interested in donating, visit Autism Speaks here. You can view details about our donation here.
Tags: Autism, Autism Speaks, Stephanie Nickolson
April 1st, 2013
We are pleased to welcome the much anticipated brand, Oly Studio to our Arcadian Home family! Founded in Bereley, California in 1999 by Kate McIntyre and Brad Huntzinger, Oly Studio has transformed into a sought after brand. Since the primary vision was to create stylish and affordable furniture, Oly has done just that. With a fantastic quality and clean design of everything from chairs of all sorts, beds, mirrors, lighting and more, Oly Studio is truly an overchanging source of quality decor. What style is Oly? Oly likes to consider themselves a unique blend of traditional and contemporary that often suits a variety of environments, making it a great choice for a majority of projects. Not only is Oly a customer favorite, but it has also received wonderful press coverage from popular magazines such as House Beautiful, Elle Decor, and Better Homes.
Today we’d like to showcase some of the fantastic products you can now get directly from Arcadian Home!
This gorgeous cast resin antiqued mirror is definitely trending right now as it resembles the ever-popular sunburst mirror.
The Oly Serena Floor Lamp is a Capiz shell tri-pod lamp with a gold base that is ideal for living rooms.
This slate black resin cocktail table is one of our favorites. It features a unique design with a wide tabletop, perfect for entertaining.
If you’re looking for something unique, these Oly Resin Twig Shelves make fun wall decor.
We love these accent pillows that are made of woven leather. They are uniquely different and give a textured feel.
If you’re interested in seeing our full collection of Oly items, check out our brand page here.
Tags: brand, Oly Studio
March 25th, 2013
The 1950s was one of the most notable periods of design and art since it resulted in the emergence of the Pop Art Movement. Promoting “Abstract Expressionism,” the visual art movement gained momentum after World War II, as it veered to postwar consumerism and celebrity culture. Pop artists like Andy Warhol, Roy Lichtenstein, and Claus Oldenburg drew inspiration from mundane objects, advertising, comics, celebrities and movies and immortalized them in mass-produced objects. The widely recognizable postwar style is still relevant in today’s time, especially in the design continuum. Listed below are some examples of pop art objects (ranging from home accessories to framed art) that are completely coherent with popular culture and have turned it into a creative art form.
The Bacio Rug
It doesn’t take a genius to figure out that this quirky rug has been inspired by Marilyn Monroe’s legendary pout. Monroe has always been a popular subject and even mesmerized the legendary Andy Warhol.
The Pop Art Comic Table Lamp
This funky table lamp epitomizes the philosophy of Pop Art flawlessly. The idiosyncratic lamp contains a pistol shaped base, whereas the shade has been printed with a comic strip.
The “La Donna e Mobile” Storage Collection
This surrealistic collection pays homage to popular Italian comic character Valentina and will complement a more modern home decor. The monochromatic color palette, the punctilious straight lines and the eye-catching artwork makes quite a visual imprint.
Che Pendulum Clock
Etsy is the perfect place to satiate all your pop culture longings. This uber- cool wall clock is a tribute to pop culture icon Che Guevara, an Argentine Marxist revolutionary.
The Can Light
Not mentioning Andy Warhol’s Campbell Soup in any Pop Art compilation would be blasphemous. It was Warhol who immortalized Campbell Soup in Pop Art history, and its effect is being witnessed till today. The Can Light reiterates Campbell’s Soup iconic pop art status.
The Hardirop Wardrobe
What happens when Indian styled hard heavy wood meets British Pop Art? You get the unapologetically outrageous and wonderfully individualistic, Hardirop Wardrobe in this wall art.
The Andy Dandy’ Chairs
The Andy Dandy chairs by Jimmie Martin are a heady concoction of prints by artists Christopher Makos and Paul Solberg. The chair encapsulates Pop Art ethos, and its antiquated form contrasts well with the modern pop colors.
The Talk Talk Cushion
There is no dearth of Pop Art inspired cushions and the Talk Talk cushions are a particular favorite. Turning everyday objects into powerful imagery is what the Pop Art movement is all about, and the cushion collection captures this perfectly. Images 1 | 2 | 3 | 4 | 5 | 6 | 7 | 8
What do you think of these pop art inspirations? Discover wall decor in a wide range of styles, and start by creating your own project here!
Tags: 1950s, abstract, home accessories, home decor, Pop Art, wall art