What Does Warm Decor Mean to You?

September 11th, 2014

With invigorating cool weather coming to our part of the world, we’re thinking about feathering our nests, making our homes comfortable for the fall and winter months. While exploring online room images for inspiration, we are often thinking of the descriptive phrase “warm and cozy.” Today, we we excited to share interior spaces that give us decorating ideas to make our homes comfortable and filled with visual warmth. What does warm decor meant to you?

Warm and Welcoming Foyer

This big city apartment entryway is warm in color with rug, furniture and decorative accessory choices that welcome guests (and family members) in style.

Warm and Cozy

With a lovely mix of color and pattern, this space is a lighter version of warm and cozy decor. It’s quite captivating with a blend of florals, checks and classic beauty.

Warm and Sunny Living Room

Gold and yellow are enhanced by filtered sunlight in this comfortable living room. It’s the ultimate image of warm decor for many. How about you?

Warm Wood and Walls

This amazing kitchen is awash in warm wood made even more beautiful by the soft glow from the yellow ceiling. Wish we could see more of the rug that’s barely visible in the lower righthand corner.

Warm Bedroom Decor

A gray color palette is often considered cool, but this master bedroom with its fabulous textile patterns and charming rug underfoot is at once warm and elegant.

Warm Masculine Bedroom

Warm and masculine, this eclectic bedroom is a study in the perfection of mixing plaids with an appealing vintage look.

Warm Living Room Decor

Even wide open spaces can feel warm and comfortable with the addition of carefully chosen accents. Colorfully casual decorative pillows are perfect for this glam tufted sofa. What an intriguing contrast.

Warm and Stylish Powder Room

A powder room swathed on stone is not often described as warm. The honey-toned floating vanity top and shelf, along with the wide step stool below, accentuates the warm hues in the stacked stone tiles on the wall. How handsome is this design?

 

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Accent Seating: Pretty Poufs for Every Room

September 4th, 2014

No longer reserved for Bohemian style rooms, the pouf or soft-sided ottoman fits beautifully into many decor styles from contemporary to industrial. In recent years, this ultra portable accent seating in the form of versatile poufs caught the attention of many when Moroccan style burst to the forefront of interior design and decorating trends. In last week’s post, we shared eight rooms that used poufs to great advantage. Today, poufs are our topic again. Here’s a sampling of poufs from our Accent Seating Collection at Arcadian Home:

 

Accent Seating

This irresistible round pouf is made in India of colorful recycled materials pieced together in a most appealing way.

Accent Seating

Exaggerated houndstooth in plum makes this square pouf ideal for contemporary rooms requiring a touch of trending color and pattern.

Accent Seating

Big crochet and knits are perfect as warm and cozy accents to get interior spaces ready for fall and winter. This round pouf in creamy wool evokes thoughts of oversize knitted sweaters–so warm and comfortable.

Accent Seating

Chic and stylish in a classic pattern, this square pouf would be just right for a large dressing room, don’t you think? Of course, a pair would be perfect for a living room with a neutral color palette.

Accent Seating

At once whimsical and chic, this flower-covered pouf could be the charming center of attention in a slightly feminine home office.

Accent Seating

In awesome desert hues, this square pouf is all about the appealing colors and patterns of the American Southwest. A pair would be handsome in a gentleman’s study.

Accent Seating

Encrusted in tiny coiled braiding, sequins and beading, this round pouf will bring a gorgeous glam accent to a feminine bedroom or dressing room

Accent Seating

For those who love vibrant color and interesting pattern, this square mattress-edged pouf will suit beautifully. It’s a patchwork beauty.

 

Remember to click on each image above to learn more about that particular pouf.

If you love what you see here, check out our entire collection of poufs at Arcadian Home.

Want ideas for including poufs in your interior spaces? You’ll find lots of inspiration our recent post “Decorating with Poufs.”

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Decorating with Poufs

August 28th, 2014

In need of extra accent seating? Consider the versatile pouf. In a myriad of styles, sizes, shapes and materials, poufs can fit into just about any style room. From casual and colorful  to chic and elegant, these eye-catching very movable seats look beautiful no matter where they reside. Today, we’re sharing some of our favorite rooms that feature poufs in all sorts of interesting ways. Please enjoy!

Poufs in Decor

If Bohemian chic is your style, poufs of all sorts can bring color, pattern and texture into your rooms. Poufs are a natural fit for this “no holds barred” eclectic look.

Poufs in Decor

Speaking of natural fits, faux fur covered poufs can be visually stunning in sleek contemporary rooms. Consider this great look.

Poufs in Decor

Colorful poufs of all shapes and sizes seem made for the nursery. Just be sure once baby starts to crawl, poufs and all other accessories are child-friendly with no loose parts that might be swallowed.

Poufs in Decor

Vintage ball poufs work beautifully in this chic neutral living space. There are so many different pouf designs available, you’re sure to find one or several that suit your style and your room.

Poufs in Decor

Are you loving the look of big crocheted and knitted pieces that are available right now? These appealing poufs are a great example of this warm and cozy trend.

Poufs in Decor

Don’t think these great little accent pieces are all cozy casual. There are lots of styles that fit seamlessly into elegant and stylish room designs. This square graphic patterned pouf is stunning in this modern space.

Poufs in Decor

Moroccan poufs started this trend and they’re still going strong. We are especially fond of the beautiful leather ones.

Poufs in Decor

At the foot of the bed in a chic and slightly glamorous bedroom is a great spot for a pair of fur-covered cubes. It’s an entirely different look from the Bohemian image we started with, but both spaces are made more interesting by the addition of appealing poufs.

 

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Kitchen Trends: Open Shelving is Here to Stay

August 21st, 2014

Open shelves are becoming more and more visible in kitchen design. And no wonder, they’re practical and efficient and look great in any style, from farmhouse to contemporary. Today, we’re sharing different ways to bring beauty and functionality to your kitchen open shelving.

Open Kitchen Shelving

With lots of vintage charm, the kitchen of a contemporary coastal cottage home shows us just how beautiful and functional open shelves can be. You’ll notice the effectiveness of under cabinet, or in this case, under shelf lighting.

Open Kitchen Shelving

Open shelving is a brilliant design choice in this jaw-dropping contemporary kitchen. When choosing open shelves, a fabulous wall treatment behind them can add lots of drama to the space.

Open Kitchen Shelving

An entirely different open shelf concept turns traditional matching cabinets into an updated open look on one side of the range hood with floating white shelves for pots and pans on the other.

Open Kitchen Shelving

Open shelves are just as effective in the small kitchen as in the large ones seen above. Chunky white shelves look great against traditional white subway tile.

Open Kitchen Shelving

White bead board is the charming background for white shelving supported by wood corbels in this colorful vintage kitchen. Who can resist a massive red range?

Open Kitchen Shelving

Here’s another example of using an interesting pattern as a backdrop for open shelves and vintage wall lamps in a captivating eclectic kitchen.

Open Kitchen Shelving

Open shelves can also look great in a kitchen that only has room for cabinets on one side of the shuttered window over the sink. It’s visually appealing and functional for dish storage.

Open Kitchen Shelving

Here, a lovely mix of tile and horizontal bead board covers the wall behind wood shelves supported by wrought iron corbels, showing that open shelving works in all sorts of kitchen configurations.

We think this is a trend that’s here to stay!

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New Arrivals: Colorful Home Decor Accessories

August 14th, 2014

Color. Color. Color. It seems we can’t get enough color into our lives this summer. Sure, all white interiors and sedate neutral spaces are timeless and so serene, but right now many of us are obsessed with color, from sherbet shades to brilliant brights and bold hues. As a result of this craving for color, when browsing Arcadian Home’s new arrivals the decorative objects below were among those that immediately grabbed our attention.

Colorful Candle Holders

Pristine white on the outside, these iron candle holders are pure stunning color on the inside. Wouldn’t they be gorgeous in a contemporary all-white living space?

Colorful Glass Sand Timers

An interesting and colorful take on the traditional hour glass, these hand-blown glass beauties will brighten any space in which they reside.

Turquoise Ceramic Vase

Stacked blocks in crackled teal ceramic create vases that please the eye. Watery blues like this seem to evoke memories of pleasant days at the shore.

Paris Wall Art

With an appealing vintage look, iconic French images bring a bit of nostalgia to this “All Things Paris” contemporary print.

Seascape Wall Art

Called “Misty Morning,” this hand painted canvas will bring rhythm and movement to a coastal chic room. Aren’t the colors lovely?

Blue Glass Lamp

Tall and stately in frosted blue glass, this elegant table lamp is accented in clear crystal and polished nickel plate.

Purple Glass Table Lamp

With an appealing oval shape, this purple glass table lamp is stunning with a white linen shade and polished nickel base and accents.

Trio of Perfume Bottles

Now for a touch of romantic style. Fill these vintage look perfume bottles with pink–think rose water and bath salts–for an altogether feminine touch in the bath or on the dressing table.

 

Don’t forget to click on each image above to learn more about that particular decorative object.

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Outdoor Living Inspiration: Backyard Getaways

August 7th, 2014

Where do you go when you want to get away from it all? Lots of creative folks are making their favorite getaway destination their own backyard. We think that’s a fun and financially responsible decision. Today, let’s take a look at some clever and beautiful ideas for backyard getaways. From tiny patios with built-in seating for two to large spaces for entertaining in style, these inviting outdoor living retreats will appeal to those who just want to relax and enjoy life without a lot of travel time.

Backyard Getaway

This streamlined rustic chic living room offers a getaway down a few steps from the backdoor. New or reclaimed wood can be used to create seating and low tables for informal dining. Decorative pillows are a must for comfort and beauty.

Backyard Getaway

Color can often be the key to irresistible outdoor living spaces. Here, green blends into the surrounding grass and live plants, while vibrant hues are used to accent and contrast with those lush greens.

Backyard Getaway

A backyard getaway can be brought to life with multiple “rooms” created by placing outdoor furniture to  form areas for dining, conversation and perhaps a little corner for solitary relaxation or reading.

Backyard Getaway

For some, the ultimate backyard getaway just may be an outdoor shower. Some homeowner surveys have shown that outdoor showers are one of the most sought after elements in a dream backyard makeover. This tropical version is created with a wooden path leading to it and lush greenery surrounding the shower.

Backyard Getaway

Not much outdoor space? Use what you have and create a tiny oasis for one or two. This inviting getaway consists of a slipcovered daybed, folding chair and metal table. It’s a clever use of limited real estate.

Backyard Getaway

This dream space in blue and white is our idea of the ultimate backyard getaway. Whether you’re ready for a nap, a weekend brunch or simply want to get away for a few moments to take a deep breath and think, this is the ideal spot for that.

Backyard Getaway

What an irresistible outdoor retreat this is. It’s an enticing combination of comfort and great outdoor decor. What more could one require in a spacious backyard getaway.

Backyard Getaway

We are captivated by this outdoor space at the Toll House Hotel. Evoking childhood memories of making s’mores around the campfire, this lovely space could easily be recreated in your own backyard getaway.

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Ceiling Fans for Beauty and Functionality

July 31st, 2014

Are you a big fan of ceiling fans? The answer to that question often depends on where your home is located on the world map and what interior design style you favor. In tropical style rooms a ceiling fan may be used to make a design statement, while for those living in hot regions or hot and humid climates, it’s all about functionality and air movement. In any case, it’s easy to find good looking ceiling fans that work well in any space. See below for some great rooms with ceiling fans done in differing styles and then you can check out a few of the new ceiling fans we’ve just received.

Ceiling Fan

Traditional living rooms look great with ceiling fans created of oiled metal and dark wood blades. This design features an interesting light fixture and two-tone stained blades.

Ceiling Fan

Today, there are lots of great ceiling fan designs for contemporary spaces. This beautiful metal with chrome finish base and sleek black blades offers a focal point that will draw a lot of attention wherever it’s hung.

Ceiling Fan

Here’s that tropical look we talked about in the introduction above. Perfectly suited to a tropical style bedroom this ceiling fan shows off traditional roots, while offering a great updated modern take on a classic.

Ceiling Fan

A large master bath can benefit from the air movement and the stylish design of a ceiling fan. This contemporary fan adds a bit of glamour to a comfortable retreat-like space.

Ceiling Fan

Though tropical in style, this party space with an ocean view is enhanced by a ceiling fan with a more industrial look. The oversized “spotlight” base holds a Fresnel lens glass shade. What is a great design choice for this this irresistible space.

Now, for a few of our new offerings:

Ceiling FanDoes your contemporary space require an out of the ordinary ceiling fan design? This large fan with seven sleek blades in a distressed black finish should be a contender.

Ceiling Fan

Check out this clean classic look if you require a beautiful simple straight forward design.

Ceiling Fan

For those who crave a bit of trendy industrial style, this great design with three blades and a wire case shade just might make it to your short list of possibilities.

Ceiling Fan

Fashion forward and so contemporary, this brushed nickel dual ceiling fan offers lots of possibilities. If you’re looking to add a new look to your contemporary room, this may be the ceiling fan for you.

 

Don’t forget to click on each image above to learn more about that ceiling fan.

Want to see more? Be sure to check out all of our new ceiling fan choices at Arcadian Home.

 

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Clever & Creative: 8 Happy Spaces

July 23rd, 2014

One of the things that can bring a lot of joy into our everyday lives is a happy place to live. What does a happy living environment mean to you? Is it color? Or perhaps lighting? Maybe it’s simply the pulling together of all sorts of elements that have special meaning. We think the hallmark of a “happy” space is it that it makes us smile. Today, we would like to share eight rooms that will surely bring a smile to your face. What do you think?

Happy Party Decor

Ethereal with a pink glow, what could be happier than a living room decorated for a celebration? Or shaggy pink flamingos. Time to get this party started.

Lively Dining Room

So modern and exceptionally chic, this white dining room gets a cheerful punch of color with a pink and white graphic rug. What says happy more than Eames Eiffel chairs?

Eclectic Bedroom

This sunny eclectic bedroom with blue walls and woodwork gets happy with a dolled-up parrot portrait. Aren’t the colors amazing? And that irresistible parrot face–words fail.

Coastal Chic Living Room

Easy, breezy and so beautiful, this coastal chic space  evokes happy memories of a summer by the sea. Nothing screams beach, but subtle ocean blue hues are everywhere. We love it!

Cozy Breakfast Nook

What a happy spot to start the day. This cozy and inviting eclectic breakfast nook has a lovely vintage look that captivates. Breakfast doesn’t get any better than this.

Charming Nursery

Safe, warm and inviting, baby’s first room is the essence of happiness. Here, wild animals and lovely lambs inhabit a neutral nursery infused with vibrant orange. We love the poster! “Oh, the places you’ll go” indeed.

Colorful Kitchen

This open living space amazes. Clever and creative decorating ideas abound–vintage gramophones, rainbow-inspired umbrella and a trio of colorful colanders turned into hanging lights. A happy space to love.

Brilliant Outdoor Space

Shall we end with the ultimate happy space? Brilliant color abounds on this shady patio from the lattice cover to the zig zag pattern underfoot. We can dream can’t we?

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Start the Day in Style: Beautiful Spots for Breakfast

July 17th, 2014

Morning and a cheerful space to enjoy breakfast seem to go together like bacon and eggs or cereal and fruit. When we think of starting the day in style, we envision breakfast bars, nooks and rooms that are both beautiful and highly functional. Here are eight spaces that offer lots of ideas for creating a very special spot for breakfast.

Breakfast Nook

The quintessential  breakfast nook offers a comfortable and convenient way to enjoy breakfast (and other meals and activities like doing homework) in or near the kitchen. Here a modern Tulip table works well with a built-in cushioned bench.

Breakfast Bar

Here rustic meets modern in a reclaimed wood breakfast bar and brilliant orange and white contemporary bar stools. We love the look!

Breakfast Room

Starting the day in style sometimes mean having breakfast in a Mid-Century inspired dining room. Reflected in twin floor mirrors, Ghost chairs, oval Tulip table and Sputnik light create a slightly glam atmosphere to get any morning off to a great start.

Breakfast Bar

Here’s a chic spot for a quick breakfast before heading out the door. It’s a stylish way to start the day.

Breakfast Room

All romance and plush seating, this is a perfect spot for breakfast with a view–a fabulous cityscape view. Beautiful shaded windows and crisp white architectural details make for a stylish space to start the day.

Breakfast Room

Breakfast in pink. Raspberry fabric and fresh flowers bring brilliant color to a sweet dining space. What a great spot to start the day in style. Just noticed this room sports another iconic Tulip table with marble top.

Breakfast Nook

Color washes over this eclectic breakfast nook. Light-filled and lovely, it’s the ultimate happy place to start the day for a family breakfast or a solitary cup of coffee (or tea if you prefer.)

Breakfast Outdoors

We leave you with a stylish and inviting spot for a weekend brunch gathering. Nothing says chic dining outdoors like jaunty black and white stripes. Isn’t it simply stunning?

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Clearly Beautiful: Transparent Lighting and Accent Furniture

July 10th, 2014

Transparent furnishings and lighting fixtures work beautifully on so many levels. See-through pieces made of acrylic, polycarbonate, or glass can bring a light and airy look to just about any room. Whether by choice or necessity, many of us have adopted a small space lifestyle. Transparent furnishings are perfectly suited to these environments since they take up much less visual space than their opaque wood or upholstered counterparts. We especially love the many modern acrylic and polycarbonate chair and table designs that are available right now. For your decorating inspiration, here are a few of Arcadian Home’s many clearly beautiful offerings.

Transparent Chair

Isn’t it clearly beautiful? This modern pint-size transparent chair in red is just right for a modern kids bedroom or play room.

Pendant Lighting

Chill Contemporary Mini Pendant Light–that’s a great name for this cool light fixture. Doesn’t the clear and white one look like it’s frosted with snow and ice?

Accent Chair

What a lovely shade of blue is the shell of this clearly beautiful modern chair with wood legs and metal wires. It’s perfect transparent seating for a modern or eclectic dining room or eat-in kitchen.

 

Transparent Modern Table

With a fabulous retro flair, this colorful modern accent table is a beautiful balance of great design and superb functionality. Think of all the possibilities for this cool table.

Transparent Blue Chair

How elegant is this deep blue polycarbonate chair? With a classic shape created of modern materials, this stylish chair is the best of both worlds. A grouping of these transparent beauties would be perfect around a large oval table in a transitional dining room.

 

Transparent Lighting

What do you get when you layer opal glass under a transparent blown Murano glass shade? These lovely pendant lights of course. Each color is transparently beautiful in its own way. Quite captivating don’t you think?

 Transparent Green Chair

Created of recyclable green polycarbonate, this sculpted transparent armchair is totally irresistible. It’s is going to steal the show no matter where it’s placed.

Clear Glass Table Lamp

Of course, you could go for the clearly beautiful glass table lamp. This one combines a hand-blown recycled seeded glass base with a coastal chic watercolor blue shade.

 

Don’t forget to click on each image above to learn more about that particular transparent accent piece.

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