Decorating the Porch: Tips & Ideas

June 25th, 2015

For those fortunate enough to have a porch to enjoy, this one’s for you. Whether large or small, at the front of the house or with a view of the backyard, any porch can be turned into a charming and comfortable outdoor living space. Here are tips and ideas to inspire you:

Front Porch

In the US many will soon be celebrating the Fourth of July with red, white and blue on the porch. A vibrant hue on the front door is s fantastic contrast to this gray house.

Front Porch

Make your front porch as inviting as a spa getaway. Gray and yellow striped rattan chaise lounges are lined up in a row on this fabulous porch.

Front Porch

Orange and blue make a bold color statement on this comfortable porch. If you love splashes of color, the porch is great place to indulge your color dreams.

Front Porch

Gray is accented with turquoise, a beautiful color combination whether your porch is by the sea or you just want to decorate like you have a view of the sand and the water while you relax outside.

Front Porch

White and navy blue is a color duo that has stood the test of time. This white-columned porch goes chic and stylish with white slipcovers and lovely patterned throw pillows.

Back Porch

Curtain panels can bring a charming look to the back porch. Here, blue and white horizontal stripes frame and soften the openings between stone columns.

Front Porch

A closed-in front porch can be transformed into a lovely entryway with a round table and hanging lantern pendant. We think this look is at once beautiful and practical.

Front Porch

Here’s another example of decorating the porch with bold color. Vibrant green is a great accent to the wide red and gold stripes that cover cushions on the vintage wicker seating. We love the soft red rug on the floor.

 

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Artful Inspiration: Go Bold With Wall Art

June 19th, 2015

Ready to give your interior spaces a big boost of energy? It’s fun and so easy to go bold with wall art–the bigger the better. Colorful artwork can be a stunning addition to any room. Whether, your budget is large or small, from the foyer to the kitchen and beyond, paintings, prints and posters can make a big design statement that says, “Hello world. This is me on a wall.”

Colorful Wall Art

Foyers of all sizes can opened up with pieces of art that appear to be doorways. The entryway above is stunning with colorful hues and a glass-topped table sculpture.

Awesome Wall Art

Unframed contemporary art in luscious hues is dramatic and just right for this neutral living room.

Wall Art

A green built-in wall divider serves as a perfect backdrop for a gallery of large artwork. What an unexpected splash of color.

Photographic Wall Art

Exploded photographs can be a bold artistic statement in a dining room or dining area. Here that photographic artwork is a larger than life portrait that captivates.

Wall Art

A surprising placement gives this two-for-one painting even more artistic important. Consider your own unexpected bold way to display artwork.

Whimsical Wall Art

Add a touch the whimsical with a large but delicate piece of art. Radiant Orchid accents are fabulous in these neutral spaces. What an inspired look.

Colorful Wall Art

It’s easy to tie a whole room together with floor to ceiling art that reflects the colorful hues pulled from furnishings. We love the rug that thinks its a piece of art.

Wall Art

A dramatic photographic landscape is perfect for the kitchen. Here, it’s given a place of honor above a narrow upholstered blue bench in the lovely periwinkle of the cabinetry. It’s a great look, don’t you think?

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Kids Rooms: 8 Great Ideas They’ll Love

June 11th, 2015

Can we ever have too many great ideas for kids rooms? We don’t think so. Even a few easy changes can add excitement with color and pattern. Today, we’re sharing eight images of stylish nurseries and cool rooms for children. Which is your favorite? Enjoy!

Colorful Kids Room

This beach house kids room offers lots of fabulous ideas that can be adapted to your anywhere home. Aren’t the bright colors fantastic?

Pink Nursery

This contemporary nursery is a lovely mix of pink and turquoise. Don’t you love the look of pink pattern on the walls and the floor?

Kids Room

Built-in bunk beds in this kids’ room have a fresh updated look with floating bedside tables and reading lamps.

Kids Room

This stylish room does double duty as kids room and nursery. We love the black and white stripes at the window. Sharing a room is not always ideal, but this one seems to work beautifully.

Playroom

Twin beds placed end to end leave lots of room for toy storage and a colorful play area. Lots of light and brilliant colors make this a happy space.

Neutral Nursery

Neutrals shine in this modern nursery. Wide gray and white stripes are perfect on the floor. We love the stylish crib and the kids’ size Eames-style rocker.

Boys Room

Bunk beds can be used to great advantage in a boy’s bedroom for one. This room should please even the most design-minded parents as well as the fortunate child who lives here.

Girls Room

From floor to ceiling, this girl’s room is awesome in pink. Yellow is a great accent color. What could be more perfect than a glam chandelier as the centerpiece of the “tented” ceiling?

 

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Must See: New Arrivals in Lighting

June 4th, 2015

From sleek contemporary pendants for the foyer to updated takes on Tiffany lights, there’s something for every style room and every design aesthetic among our many new arrivals in home lighting. Today, we’re excited to bring you a sneak peek. Below you’ll find a sampling of the beautiful lights that are now available:

New Light Fixture

The Hinkley Lighting Clancy Foyer Light is just one example of the many ways to update the first space your guests see as they step inside the front door. Polished steel and glass shine in this great pendant.

New Light Fixture

Perfect for entryways with lower ceilings, the Hinkley Lighting Congress Foyer Light is all about a polished finish and curves that captivate. Both elegant and eye-catching, this one is a keeper.

New Light Fixture

Love the look of Mercury glass? Here’s a fabulous updated look you’ll love. Choose from brown or silver leaf techniques that create beautiful Mercury glass effect.

New Light Fixture

From Murray Feiss, the clear glass and polished nickel Tabby Pendant Light will send you in search of a place to hang it. This fixture will fit perfectly into a wide range of interior spaces.

New Light Fixture

The Vintner Transitional Pendant Light will bring a touch of the unexpected to your interior spaces. Satin nickel arms cradle a wine goblet-shaped opal etched glass shade that’s sure to please.

New Light Fixture

The Murray Feiss Freemont 13W LED Transitional Pendant Light merges soft color and slightly industrial style to create a new look for modern interiors. We love everything about the Freemont.

New Light Fixture

For those seeking the look of yesteryear, here’s a tiny pendant for today’s rustic cabin style rooms. The Meyda Tiffany Pendant features reverse painted pine cones on all four sides.

Corner Light Fixture

 

Another Tiffany style light, the large Meyda Tiffany Roman Pendant is designed for corner applications–lighting trio that’s unexpected yet classic in it’s look.

 

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White. White. White. All Sorts of Beautiful White Spaces

May 28th, 2015

Spring, summer, winter or fall, no matter the season white interior or exterior spaces are always much loved and much sought after. For your decor inspiration, we’ve collected eight room images that show off mostly white color palettes. We hope you enjoy.

White Decor

Up first is this lovely entryway in white and a touch of color. White walls and rich wide wood planks on the floor–what could be better than that?

White Decor

From white in the country, we turn to white plus black in the city–a chic and stylish big city apartment. It’s fabulous, don’t you think?

White Decor

Who could resist this white dining space with touches of pretty pastels. We think the mismatched seating is just right for this cool space.

White Decor

In this soaring space, white brings a light and airy feel to this beautiful kitchen. We love the bold colors in the fresh flowers.

White Decor

White can be just right for small spaces. Here, in this tiny bedroom white and wood are a perfect combination.

White Decor

No room is more beautiful in pristine white than the master bath. Here, all white and silvery metallics create a retreat-like space.

White Decor

An all-white nursery is soothing and serene. A gallery wall of cute animal portraits bring a bit of color to this sweet space.

White Decor

A white color palette goes outside in this gorgeous outdoor dining space. Off white cushions bring comfort to black wrought iron chairs.

 

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8 Great Ways to Update Outdoor Living Spaces

May 21st, 2015

Have lots of plans for outdoor entertaining this summer? Perhaps the family is looking forward to enjoying time in the backyard ? Are you planning to update your outdoor living spaces to ensure that friends and family alike will find you’ve created a beautiful and comfortable environment.

Outdoor Dining Chair

Is it time for new dining chairs? If brilliant color is what you’re looking for, consider Zuo Modern Silvermine Bay outdoor dining chairs in brilliant painted steel.

Outdoor Dining Chair

If you desire a more neutral color on your dining chairs, the Zuo Modern Township outdoor dining chair might better suit your style.

Outdoor Bar Stool

If your outdoor bar or bar table is sorely in need of updated stools, here’s a great option–the Zuo Modern outdoor bar chair in synthetic weave over an aluminum frame.

Outdoor Table

Check out this cool Zuo Modern Big Wave Outdoor Folding square dining table in a vibrant purple hue. Top folds down for easy storage.

Outdoor Counter Stool

Have pass-through from patio to kitchen? We think this Zuo Modern counter stool would be ideal at a pass-through counter.

Outdoor Ottoman

How cool is this Zuo Modern Clear Water Bay Outdoor Ottoman? So sleek and contemporary with that fine mesh.

Outdoor Garden Stool

If you’re going for a glam look or Bohemian bold in your outdoor room, here’s a great update–Ik Geometric ceramic garden stool with a glimmering gold finish.

Outdoor Lounge

And lastly, a trio of these Zuo Modern Phuket lounge chairs would be stunning beside a backyard pool.

 

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8 Cool Bathroom Ideas to Love

May 14th, 2015

Today, we’re sharing a few of the many cool bathroom ideas recently discovered on Pinterest. No matter your style aesthetic, we think you’ll be delighted with these clever bathroom ideas. Enjoy!

Cool Bathroom

For a touch of coastal style, add seaglass colored bottles, a shell or two and a carved seabird to a pale blue bath.

Bathroom Ideas

Pops of yellow are always beautiful in a vintage black and white bath. And elephant portraits–we love them in any room.

Bathroom Ideas

Silver legs are perfect on a claw foot tub. A flowing white shower curtain makes for a romantic look in the vintage bath.

 Bathroom Ideas

With a slight retro modern feel, this pale turquoise bath has a contemporary vessel sink and tall faucet.

Bathroom Ideas

With oversized glass tiles in a lovely mix of colors, this bath is at once simple and complex. We love the round mirror and chrome wall sconces.

Bathroom Ideas

A wide and deep farmhouse sink with a vivid blue exterior is both beautiful and extremely functional for a family with children.

Bathroom Ideas

Just right for an industrial loft space, this step-up bathroom with exposed brick wall and claw foot tub is a lovely eclectic mix of styles.

Bathroom Ideas

This children’s bath is cheerful in pristine white, blue and green. With beachy rug and accessories, it’s a spacious, light-filled room. And who doesn’t love a rubber duck?

 

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Home Color Inspiration: Pretty Pastels

May 7th, 2015

Pastel Door

At the front door and throughout the home, pastels can easily become the main attraction. Though pale and soft in tone, pastels can have a big impact on our home decor. Pastels can help us create happy, relaxed spaces in which to live.

Pastel Reading Corner

An all-white interior can be made even more beautiful by home accessories in pale turquoise.

Pretty Pastels

A foyer is brought to life with pale blue walls and an antique settee upholstered in a lovely sand cotton. Pastels are marvelous on the pillows and the unframed artwork.

Pastel Living Room

Pastels have transformed this white living room anchored by a fabulous rug underfoot.

Pastel Bedroom

Pastels and deeper companion hues turn this white space into a warm and inviting bedroom retreat. We love the white fringed throw and the blue floor lamp.

Pastel Living Room

What started out as a chic neutral modern room is turned into a lovely colorful living space.

Pastel Dining Room

Sheer pastel curtain panels give this dining room a lovely ethereal look. Decorative accessories contribute their own pastel goodness. Bright yellow offers a nice contrast.

Pastel Living Room

Pastels are on the color watch list for 2015. Isn’t this a wonderful mix of oh so soft pastels? We love the way each pastel color works so beautifully with its sibling hues–pink, blue, yellow, pale purple tones and soft gray, all complement each other.

 

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Wall Art for Great Gallery Walls

May 5th, 2015

Our most recent post was filled with ideas for using gallery walls to create visual interest. Today, we’re excited to share some of our fabulous wall art that’s perfect for inclusion in a beautiful gallery wall. We’ve pulled together framed wall decor recently discovered on Arcadian Home in a wide range of themes and styles. Here are ten favorites:

Wall Art

Malanta Knowles City Views is a collection of four irresistible squares. We are fascinated by the color and play of shadows in these prints.

Wall Art

Uttermost Paris Scenes is a lovely transitional picture set that’s ideal for hanging as a gallery wall–six pieces that easily become the focal point wherever they’re hung.

Wall Art

Want to add a stylish touch of couture to your gallery wall? Malanta Knowles brings you Colors of Night in soft neutral colors.

Wall Art

With one inch classic silver frames, this Malanta Knowles duo is called Legs and offers touches of fashion and shoes. Legs would be the ideal addition to a bedroom gallery wall.

Wall Art

This Malanta Knowles Color Block wall art set is perfect for modern / contemporary spaces.

Wall Art

Called Cowboys by Malanta Knowles, this five-piece set of wall decor would make for an instant gallery. Just hang and enjoy!

Wall Art

Enhance a nursery or kid’s room with this colorful and whimsical “wild animal” wall art called Peek-A-Boo. Six head shots you can’t resist.

Wall Art

Called Dairy, this grouping would be perfect in a traditional country or modern farmhouse kitchen.

Wall Art

Wall Art

We’re captivated by these vintage beauties. You can choose from sets of four, either Paragon Picture Gallery Girls Little Feet or Boys Little Feet. Wouldn’t they be charming as a centerpiece for a photographic gallery wall displaying childhood pictures?

 

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Use Gallery Walls to Create Visual Interest

April 23rd, 2015

Want to bring a blank wall to life? Try creating visual interest with a gallery wall infused with your own personal style. Favorite photographs, botanical prints, colorful and whimsical artwork–you choose what makes you happy and hang a perfect and totally unique gallery wall. Here are some ideas to get you started:

Foyer Gallery Wall

Gallery walls come in all shapes and sizes. Here, botanical prints in identical frames with white matting are hung in an three rows of four above a foyer console table. Did you take note of the unexpected blue velvet pumpkins?

Living Room Gallery Wall

This gallery wall is hung in an intriguing pattern of barely controlled chaos. But, that seems just right in the charming vintage space.

Living Room Gallery Wall

Three rows times three columns equals nine identically framed and matted pieces in this living room gallery wall. Splashes of color work well in this neutral space.

Dining Nook Gallery Wall

Variety means visual interest in this dining nooks’s gallery wall. Photographic art, whimsical prints and a touch of typography bring this tiny space to life.

Bedroom Gallery Wall

This traditional bedroom is all about natural elements.. From the soft green and brown palette to the vintage bird prints, Mother Nature provided inspiration for this relaxing space.

Bedroom Gallery Wall

This glam bedroom shows off personal style in a lovely gallery wall that literally goes wall to wall and floor to ceiling.

Playroom Gallery Wall

A child’s playroom is the perfect place for a whimsical gallery wall. Colorful framed prints are hung on a charming papered wall.

Bathroom Gallery Room

This bathroom gallery wall is stunning against a black background. Colors pop and so do mismatched frames. Don’t you think this is a great look?

 

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