December 26th, 2014
No matter whether you live in the country or the city, you can still have lots of farmhouse style with rooster themed accessories. Here, you will find roosters in metal, ceramic and more, to brighten your days and remind you of times past. Which is your favorite?
Who knew fans came disguised as roosters? But, that’s what this cool guy is. He’s colorful rooster and a fan at the same time.
Longing for something retro for the kitchen? Here’s a white ceramic rooster with red and yellow detailes.
Okay, so these are black and white hens, not roosters. But, we think they are so cute and chic in ceramic.
Want a little something with a rustic feel? Check out this handsome rooster and hen combo. An antique glaze gives them that vintage look.
This rustic rooster in neutral colors of metal is handsome isn’t he?
Want a rooster in really bright hues? Here a brilliant Tiffany light in the form of a rooster will brighten you farmhouse countertop.
So cool and so traditional, this ceramic rooster is such a handsome fellow, don’t you think?
All decked out in green with white polka dots, this rooster is cool retro and very “in” right now.
This colorful wall art is all modern country. This rooster seems to have a secret. Just right to add a touch of farmhouse and a lot of color to your kitchen wherever it’s located.
Remember you can click on any image above to learn more about that particular home decor accessory.
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Tags: country style, farmhouse, home accent accessories, roosters
December 18th, 2014
Whether it’s a cozy cabin in the woods or an estate near the coast, going home for the holidays can lift the spirit and refresh the body. Perhaps you’re creating your own new home for the holidays. If so, enjoy the adventure. Today, we’re wishing you a happy holiday season and a wonderful visit home–wherever that may be.
Sometimes, more is just right. Such is the case with the decorations on this welcoming porch.
Warm and cozy in front of the fireplace, this living room is decorated with greenery candles and an ornament laden Christmas tree–a quintessential holiday look.
Dramatic and romantic, this traditional dining room is stunningly dressed up for the holidays.
From over the top, we turn to simple holiday pleasures. A wonderful way to decorate plain toss pillows, tie a wired ribbon into a bow and tuck a sprig of greenery into the knot.
An interesting idea: Wrap gifts so beautifully that they present a dilemma, to open or not to open. What a shame to spoil the holiday look.
So chic in black and white, gold and silver this fabulous space is given a happy vibe with brilliant pink ribbon. So cool.
For a sophisticated rustic look, decorated chairs with giant pinecones, raffia ribbon and silver ball ornaments. A lovely study in contrasts.
A fantasy for the new year, this captivating scene is at once beautiful country and contemporary glam style.
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Happy holidays from all of us at Arcadian Home!
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Tags: Holiday Decor, holiday inspiration, holidays
December 11th, 2014
The online world seems to go a little over the top for bar carts this time of year. So, we’ve decided to join all the voices spreading the word about these beautiful and convenient little drink carts. We’ve also included a few of our favorite bar cart essentials. From the days before Christmas to New Year’s Eve, entertaining is at its annual peak and a beautifully styled and stocked bar cart can be the center of attention.
Even when the room’s color palette is blue and glittering silver, red can cause a stir at holiday parties when it’s front and center on the bar cart. Placing this stainless steel cart in front of a floor mirror doubles the impact.
Glamorous and captivating, this tiered bar cart could be styled beautifully for the holidays. It could easily do double, no triple, duty as a tea or dessert cart.
A tiered table like this golden bamboo version can serve beautifully in lieu of or in addition to a wheeled bar cart for entertaining. We love the look of those glass shelves.
Come New Year’s Eve, every bar cart needs an ice or champagne bucket. Our choice is a glass one that’s crystal clear revealing its icy contents.
Corkscrews and bar tools are essentials but can also add a handsome and stylish look to the holiday bar cart.
Plenty of glassware of all sorts is essential for a smoothly functioning drink service. We think the prettier the better when it comes to champagne flutes, wine glasses and water goblets.
A martini pitcher and matching glasses can make a big style statement on a holiday bar cart. A frosty white look is stunning for New Year’s Eve gatherings.
Festive is the watchword for New Year’s Eve bar cart styling. Choose your favorite color scheme, but go for glitter and glam–it’s a celebration after all.
Remember you can click on any image above to learn more about that particular bar cart or bar cart essential.
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Tags: bar carts, Christmas, Christmas Decor, holidays
December 4th, 2014
Exposed brick seems to be making a big comeback. From the foyer to the living room, kitchen and dining room to the bedroom and even the bath, brick can make a bold design statement, becoming the much-admired focal point of any space. We’ve recently explored the use of brick in interior spaces of all sorts, from contemporary to traditional. We’re convinced brick walls can make for beautiful rooms. Here’s how:
Original brick or DIY project? Only the homeowners know. Isn’t this a great look?
A large swath of original brick wall has been left exposed in this loft space. Modern furnishings stand in stark contrast to the rustic rough textured brick while antique rugs add warmth and rich color.
Not everyone approves of painting original brick walls, but the white painted finish works well in this inviting dining space. Framed and matted harbor photographic artwork adds a contemporary touch to this vintage room.
A wide wall of brick works in harmony with vintage furnishings in this beamed dining room. Simple industrial style lighting is hung from exposed wires.
An original brick wall creates a warm and appealing background in this eclectic open space. Tiny fairy lights contrast beautifully with the rustic texture of the brick.
Rustic exposed red brick is a great contrast to this sleek white contemporary breakfast bar.
A rough-textured brick wall makes for a fabulous backdrop in this chic and stylish eclectic bedroom. What a lovely amalgamation of styles, colors and textures.
The stunning bath above is a wonderful mix of brick, wood and steel. Devastated by Hurricane Sandy, this Red Hook home has been brought back to life.
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Tags: brick walls, Design Inspirations, walls
November 27th, 2014
Today, we’re wishing you a very happy Thanksgiving with family, friends, lots of tasty food, and maybe a little football. We know you’ve been planning this day for months, but sometimes really important things can get lost in the shuffle. We know from experience. Just in case you were too busy (or simply forgot) to buy a centerpiece for your table, here are some simple and easy last minute ideas to inspire you.
A single purple cabbage can easily become the anchor for a fruit bowl filled with veggies and cut flowers. Napa cabbage leaves are wrapped around glass candle holders and tied with string.
Use a tiered server to hold pomegranates and tangerines, limes, lemons–any citrus fruit will do. Tuck in a few green leaves and voila, you have a simply perfect centerpiece.
Don’t know what to do to add a bit of drama to a small bouquet of flowers. Consider lining your clear glass container with citrus slices before adding colorful blooms.
This rustic centerpiece is created with a flat dish, persimmons and vines with a few red and orange berries. What could be easier than this?
Fill a basket with fruit, flowers and berries–whatever is at hand in the kitchen and the backyard. Lucky you, if you happen to have an out of the ordinary basket like this round one covered in acorns.
Have just a few fresh flowers? Supplement them with colorful leaves and berries pulled from the yard to give your centerpiece a larger presence and a little drama.
So simple and easy is this tray of apples and pears topped with green chrysanthemum blooms and red berries. No fresh flowers on hand? Green grapes or even nuts in their shells would also work well.
A white ceramic container with lots of visual appeal makes a fabulous centerpiece when filled with colorful gourds (or tiny pumpkins) and flowers and/or fruits and berries.
All these centerpieces are easy, easy and beautiful. Only you will know yours was a last minute spur of the moment creation.
Happy Thanksgiving to all!
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Tags: Holiday Decor, table decor
November 20th, 2014
Mirrors are things of beauty, and function. Mirrors, large and small, can bring a lighter airier feel to rooms of all sorts. Single large mirrors or groupings of smaller ones can make rooms seem more spacious. Reflecting light and beauty in their surroundings, mirrors are simply magical in their ability to enhance interior spaces.
A mirror above a console table or chest in the entryway can be stunning in any style from country to contemporary and everything in between.
A massive framed floor mirror can add another dimension to any living room. Just be safety conscious and anchor that huge mirror properly. Hiring a professional to do this would be a great idea.
An eclectic collection of mirrors with a few pieces of artwork interspersed can add visual interest to the living room, dining room or hallway. Isn’t this mirror gallery fabulous?
On the wall up a staircase or on a landing, a mirror or mirrors can create visual interest in an often forgotten area of the home.
No window over the kitchen sink? No worries. Just add a mirror that fits the style and size of the space above the sink. This shapely vintage mirror is just right for such a warm and inviting kitchen.
This narrow kitchen just barely has room for a wall-hung breakfast bar and bright stools. But, hanging a mirror on the wall above opens up the space and makes it feel larger.
Hanging a mirror over a dressing table/vanity is always appropriate. Here, a large round mirror with gold frame works beautifully over a modern white vanity and Ghost chair.
The round mirror and vanity in the previous image has bee placed beside the bed in lieu of a more expected nightstand. A rectangular mirror on the other side of the headboard creates a visually appealing asymmetrical balance in the room–not matchy-matchy but marvelous.
A well-anchored (preferably professionally installed) floor mirror can be a brilliant design decision in the master bath. This lovely space speaks for itself.
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Tags: floor mirror, mirror groupings, mirrors, wall mirrors
November 13th, 2014
Warm and cozy, soft throws are often associated with getting rooms ready for fall and winter, but they’re actually great for decorating throughout the year. We think they’re beautiful decorative accents for just about any space and every style. Kept within easy reach, throws are great for cozy reading or watching television. Artfully displayed, they’re a beautiful and easy way to add color and texture to sofas, beds and chaise lounges, too.
In a basket in the entryway or added to a comfortable reading nook under the stairs, throws can bring in lots of texture and visual appeal.
A delicate cashmere throw is perfect for a formal space like this or a light and airy contemporary living room.
We’re thinking beach house style for fall or winter. Lots of woven and faux fur throws add a most inviting look to this cool space.
A comfortable chaise lounge in a cozy corner is casually styled with a warm throw and pretty pillows. It’s an idyllic spot for reading and relaxing.
A large throw in a brilliant hue is a beautifully easy way to add color and texture to a pale bedroom. This fringed throw is just right for the foot of the bed, but could also be draped across the nearby window seat.
Carefully chosen throws are always welcome in baby’s first room. Used as a decorative accessory or a practical and cozy addition to Mom and Dad’s rocking chair, throws make for a more inviting look in the nursery.
From toddler to teen room, a colorful and cozy throw is always a favorite decorative accent that makes for a more warm and comfortable space.
Outdoor rooms can be made more beautiful and comfortable with the addition of warm throws. This dream home porch is so inviting with stripped throw pillows and plaid fringed throw. Isn’t it a great look?
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Tags: home accents, home decor, home decorating, throws
November 6th, 2014
From the palest of pales to deep vibrant hues, turquoise can give interior spaces an infusion of appealing color that’s hard to resist. Turquoise knows no style bounds. From beach house beauty to glam modern, this awesome blue in all its lovely shades feels just right for any style interior, or exterior, as we’ll see next.
What could be more inviting than cool turquoise at the front door? We think the door itself, the glazed pots and the stairs give a glimpse of what might be waiting inside.
Who knew a turquoise ceiling could be so stunning? Toss pillows on the loveseats bring that gorgeous color down into the room. At once neutral and filled with vibrant color, is that even possible?
Turquoise and lime make for a companionable color duo. From the captivating wall art to the chunky lamps and colorful vase collection, we love everything about this space. All that color and glam mirrored sideboard too, it doesn’t get better than this.
From soft blue walls to a lovely mix of watery hues in the wall art, this stunning corner is awash in captivating color.
A gray and white bedroom design is elevated by turquoise accents. Sometimes a restrained use of this gorgeous color is just right. Want to go for a mini-retreat this weekend? This would be the ideal spot.
Can you say totally terrific turquoise? This charming bedroom is all about pale neutrals and striking color with meticulous attention to details. This one is utterly irresistible, don’t you think?
We started this post with turquoise at the front door and as you can see, it’s just as beautiful at the back door. We think you’ll be seeing totally terrific turquoise everywhere you look today. Have fun!
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Tags: bedroom ideas, color, colorful, living room ideas, turquoise
October 30th, 2014
Want to bring your living spaces to life? It’s easy to create comfortable and inviting rooms with layers of color and pattern. Wether you choose pale colors and subtle patterns or vivid hues and swaths of bold pattern, layering can help infuse your home with beauty and your own unique personality. Today, we’re sharing a diverse collection of rooms made better by layers of pattern and color. Please enjoy.
Ostriches bury their heads in the sand in the background while a soft textural Moroccan rug is spread underfoot. An unexpected design duo that creates the setting for layers of pattern and color in this stunning foyer. Orange shows up in the wall art in close proximity to contemporary black and white fabric on the French armchairs.
Pattern and color reign is this grand hallway. Overlapping these brightly hued rugs creates a lovely irresistible layered effect.
Radiant orchid and orange are used in appealing layers. From the contemporary flower power rug to the delicate all-over pattern covering the daybed to the piles of charming pillows strewn across it, this space is all about a vibrant ethnic look.
Each of these colorful layers could be found as an accent in a traditional room, but all pulled together in a single space they create a beautiful layered look that’s hard to resist.
Layers of muted color and tropical pattern provide a lovely background for this vibrant pink cotton bedspread. Feels like a most inviting getaway doesn’t it?
From tiny pink prints to brilliant yellow coverlet and bold tent stripes on the walls and ceiling, this little girl’s room is filled with layers of charming pattern and color.
With stunning pink wallpaper, vibrant wall art and jaunty fringed throw, this corner vignette is chic and stylish in layers of beauty.
Even in outdoor spaces, layers of color and pattern can make for a lively environment–perfect for food and fun from spring to fall.
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Tags: color, Design Inspirations, home decor, home decor ideas, pattern
October 23rd, 2014
Thinking about updating your interior spaces for the holidays? Do those updates include light fixtures? As you may already know, here at Arcadian Home we’re always thinking about lighting. We couldn’t resist the temptation to share some of our new pendant lights with you today. These gorgeous designs are suitable for every room, including the entryway, kitchen, living room, dining room, bedroom and bath. It was difficult to choose just a few from among so many beautiful new arrivals, but we finally chose the following:
A caged pendant light of an entirely different sort, the Cesto Pendant Light with its refined metal-encased shade will add a touch of glamorous style to modern rooms.
A delicate chromed wire frame swirls around the crystal-like tubular center of the stunning Anastasia Pendant Light. Where would you use a pair of these perfect little lights?
The Orion Pendant Light is composed of a trio of elegant crystal encrusted rectangular hanging lights. The Orion is sure to add a bit of romance wherever it’s hung.
Combining a heavy glass shade with tiny dangling crystals creates lighting magic in the Malibu Pendant Light. From the foyer to the bath, this lovely light will bring beauty to just about any room.
All dark and moody, the handsome Bel Air Pendant Light is designed with a shiny metallic inner core surrounded by ribbons of black brushed aluminum. Exceptionally suitable for spaces that require a bit of mystery and glam style.
The Greenwich Pendant Light with its trio of glass shaded lights is at once chic and modern with just a hint of much sought after industrial style.
For those who love clean simple lines in their lighting, the Kendall Pendant Light is chic and stylish with a lovely alabaster bowl-shaped shade. Hung by a satin finished platinum chain, the Kendall would be perfect above a tiny round table for two, don’t you think?
An interesting new take on the ever-popular hanging sphere, the Pandora Pendant Light is encased in circular crystals set in shiny wire frames. This fixture also comes in other lovely shapes and sizes.
Remember you can click on any image above to learn more about that particular pendant light.
You can see all of the new pendant lights we’ve just added to our collection here.
Which pendant light captures your attention and your imagination? We would love to hear from you on Facebook.
Tags: crystal lights, Pendant Lights