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.
Isn’t it clearly beautiful? This modern pint-size transparent chair in red is just right for a modern kids bedroom or play room.
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?
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.
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.
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.
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?
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.
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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Tags: accent chairs, Accent Furniture, Accent Lamp, accent tables, Pendant Lights
July 2nd, 2014
With the Fourth of July almost here and summer well underway for many of us, we’re thinking about ways to stay cool or perhaps to look cool. Specifically, how to bring a lovely light and airy summery look to interior and exterior living spaces. For those who are suffering through sweltering heat, this post is especially for you, but we hope everyone will enjoy some of our favorite decorating ideas for summer living.
Bring out a console table or chest in a brilliant hue to liven up the foyer. If you’re up for it, try a new paint treatment on the wall. If you need quick and easy changes, consider adding a citrus colored accent piece.
Even rooms done in darker color palettes can go for summer casual with white accents and lively pattern. Here’a a great example–throw pillows and a white ottoman do the job nicely, don’t you think?
It’s takes a bit of work, but painting the walls in beautiful shade of blue can give rooms far from the ocean a coastal chic look. A new pendant light can also brighten up a breakfast room.
A white on white on white bedroom is awesome for summer. Add a new contemporary ceiling fan and a large tropical tree to amp up the light and airy look.
Live plants and white sheers can bring a magical summery look to a contemporary master bath. This one is simply captivating.
Bring cool into a glass box of an office with floor to ceiling white sheers. It’s a beautiful look that can change in a moment by opening or closing the draperies.
Have an older deck that can use a summer makeover? Paint the deck white and add a canvas covering in a brilliant color like this sunny yellow, a cool turquoise or a jaunty black and white stripe. What a difference these changes will make.
The ethereal outdoor space above has us dreaming big and making plans. This great patio is cool in so many ways. Let the summer fun begin!
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Tags: Design Inspirations, home decor ideas, interior decorating
June 26th, 2014
Craving more color in your interior spaces? Today, we’re thinking about ways to bring rooms to life with color, specifically wall art in brilliant hues. From the foyer to the living room, dining room and kitchen too, artwork can infuse living spaces with color, movement and unique personality. The art highlighted below has a contemporary look. Some pieces illustrate our personal favorite style–contemporary with a twist. Please enjoy!
Whether you favor simple lines and a neutral color palette or lots of bright color and significant doses of pattern, there’s a piece of wall art you’ll find irresistible.
A contemporary puzzle of color, the dramatic Fangido Color & Line II gives a nod to one of today’s popular trends, color blocking.
Gallery wrapped and oh so colorful, Acosto Wall Art will bring lively rhythm and movement as well as bright hues to the foyer or living room.
Looking for something out of the ordinary to grace your wall? It’s easy to fall for this amazing lady. We’re smitten.
Whimsical and captivating, Yourna Placidity I is perfect for a space that requires vibrant hues in the watercolor style. What do you see in this lovely piece of art?
Bicycle Fun indeed. A bike of a different sort, this whimsical wheeled wonder could have been a vintage interpretation, but the lovely flowing color has a distinctly contemporary look.
This wonderful mix of color takes what might have been a country vignette into the realm of the updated. Called Raining Marbles, it’s quite irresistible don’t you think?
It seems few modern nurseries are complete without an elephant or two. How about four? Pink elephants are perfect. Add owls, ducks and birds and you have a charming collection of wall art for baby’s first room.
Like what you see? Check out our entire collection of wall art and see what’s perfect for your home decor.
Tags: art, contemporary wall art
June 19th, 2014
There’s something especially appealing about woodland creatures as home decor accessories. We’ve seen lots of predictions that owls, foxes, deer, moose and even field mice are going to be invading our homes in the near future. No, it isn’t time to call for help, these cute wild things come in the form of wall art, decorative objects for shelves and tabletops, pillows, quilts and throws. From the nursery to the kitchen, woodland creatures can help create enchanting spaces with a whimsical, warm and inviting look.
The nursery is the first room we think of when it comes to decorating with woodland creatures. This sweet eclectic space is filled with the appeal of foxes, owls and all sorts of other animals. That cool red fox has his own special spot with a white and aqua chevron pillow to lean against.
From the most obvious room above, let’s turn to what we think is the most unexpected place to find woodland creatures in the home. However, doesn’t this handsome guy seem perfectly at ease in this modern space. Who knew a moose could bring a happy vibe to the kitchen?
This wise bird is irresistible on the wall of a modern living room. While owls have been popular in decorative accessories for a long time, these wonderful woodland creatures were re-introduced when J.K. Rowling published her first Harry Potter book.
What a sweet foxy face this is. A modern living room is made warm and cozy with a piece of woodland create wall art.
A large ceramic owl looks great on a white bedside table in this colorful Bohemian bedroom. We’ve fallen for the fabulous brilliant hues of the textiles, paneled walls and frameless painting. Mr. Owl also seems to approve as he keeps a watchful eye on the space.
The rusty red color of the fox is picked up and repeated in the lamps and pillows with a woodland creature motif of their own. It’s a great color combination–red and blue.
If you love woodland creature, but weren’t sure they would work in a modern or contemporary space, this stunning sculpture (and the room images above) should erase any doubts. It seems woodland creatures are perfect in all sorts of rooms.
Of course that includes traditional style rooms. These handsome guys seem to be made for adorning a natural wicker chair. The next time you consider adding a few woodland creatures to your interior spaces, be wise as an owl and smart as a fox and go for it.
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You’ll find lots of interesting creatures, woodland, undersea, domesticated and more, within our Arcadian Home New Arrivals. See what you think.
Tags: Design Inspirations, home accent accessories, home accessories and decor
June 12th, 2014
How often do you give your home’s foyer a facelift? It’s fun to bring a fresh look to the space just inside the front door. Whether you go all out, pull everything and start over with a blank slate each season or simply add new decorative accessories now and again, the entryway is a great place to bring new life to your decor. Need some ideas to get you started? Here you go.
Add a little drama to your small entryway with an unexpected element like this curvy chest hand-wrapped in Belgian linen. A dramatic shape, color or material can turn your foyer into a showstopper.
Instead of a chandelier or pendant light, consider hanging a sleek and stunning ceiling fan in a contemporary entrance hall. Form meets function in this exquisite updated version of the iconic tropical ceiling fan.
We’re seeing metallics everywhere right now. Why not bring this trending material into the foyer? A metal-clad mirror or console table (or both) can add a touch of glamour at the front door.
A large low-hung chandelier over a round table can have a big impact in a spacious foyer. Here wrought iron is beautiful in an oil-rubbed bronze finish.
When a strategically placed round table is all that’s needed in an entryway, consider one with simple lines and dramatic wood pattern like this beauty inlaid with zebra wood, cedar burl, and cherry veneers.
Make a bold statement in the foyer with a single oversized decorative accessory like this large wood and woven metal candleholder set atop an antique chest. For even more visual impact, place a mirror on the wall behind.
Repurposed architectural elements can add warmth and authenticity to the entryway. Here, reclaimed antique artifacts from India are given new life as they’re integrated into mirrors and furnishings.
For a traditional look with a slightly exotic flair, antiqued wood panels work beautifully above a wrought iron console table.
Click on each image above to see Arcadian Home product offerings. For even more decor ideas for your foyer or entryway check out our home decor accessories.
Tags: accent furnitures, home accessories, home decor ideas, Lighting Fixtures, wall decor
June 5th, 2014
Looking for interesting ways to give your interior spaces a beautiful facelift? Take a look at these rooms showcasing stripes of all sorts. From narrow to wide, vertical to horizontal, in pale neutrals to vibrant colors, stripes have a way of infusing just about any style interior with visual interest and irresistible good looks.
Wide horizontal stripes in crisp white and gray can give an entryway a more expansive feel and while making a bold design statement.
Draperies can be stunning in stripes, either horizontal or vertical. Soft cream and sandy beiges can make for a warm and inviting color palette. The two together look beautiful in this elegantly relaxed open living space.
Vertical stripes in brilliant colors of varying widths look bold and beautiful above vibrant yellow wainscoting in this contemporary living room. It’s a great look for those who believe more is more when it comes to color in interior spaces.
Taking bold black and white stripes up the walls and over the ceiling is an unexpected design move that works exceptional well in this modern kitchen.
Going horizontal with variegated stripes from floor to ceiling and wall to wall creates a stunning background for this cozy eat-in kitchen. A mellow blend of colors makes this feature wall even more irresistible.
Chic stripes on the sofa looks just right in this modern meets rustic space. We love the splash of yellow in the artwork over the fireplace and the cool floating stairs.
It’s easy to fall for this stripy bedroom from Elle Decor. Who knew wide yellow and white stripes on the floor could look so stunning with blue and yellow bedding in stripes of another sort–bold and brilliant design choices at their best.
From floor to ceiling, this chic and stylish bath is decked out in inspired stripes that captivate. By adding a sleek mirrored vanity, the stripes are reflected creating a stunning illusion within the space.
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Tags: Design Inspirations, home decor ideas, striped interiors
May 29th, 2014
Arcadian Home is excited to share with you some of the latest designs from the highly respected lighting manufacturer Hudson Valley Lighting. These pendants, wall sconces and vanity lights offer a new and exciting perspective on traditional and Mid-Century fixtures. Infused with a contemporary edge, these lights are at once classic, sophisticated and very much in keeping with today’s updated interiors. We hope you love them as much as we do.
Clear acrylic never looked so good as it does in this Old Hollywood inspired cube pendant. It’s a glamorous brass-finished chandelier set within a contemporary cube of polished acrylic.
An ultra-contemporary take on the iconic hanging lantern fixture, this beautiful light is all silvery curves and crystal clear peaks and edges.
This vaulted lantern presents that traditional form in a most contemporary look. It’s a wonderful mix of metal finishes, industrial elements and classic style. The perforated metal shades are a fantastic touch.
Fans of the iconic Mid-Century modern Sputnik pendant light will surely be captivated by this contemporary tribute to that original design. The eye-catching fixture is suspended within a sleek metal cage.
A cage of a different sort, wire in an aged brass finish, surrounds the pale linen shade of this chic and stylish pendant light. Offered in lots of sizes and other finishes, this versatile fixture will suit many interior applications.
In a total makeover of the traditional wrought iron hanging light fixture, this pendant is both chic and modern with obvious roots in the past.
A brilliant design choice for the bath that requires an ultra-glamorous wall sconce, this contemporary beauty pays homage to the gorgeous fixtures that once adorned Hollywood Regency bathrooms and dressing rooms.
The ultimate in stylish vanity lights, this lovely fixture is created of several exquisite elements. Each is beautiful in its own right, but becomes simply stunning when merged into an updated version of the sophisticated vanity light.
Want to see more? Check out our entire collection of fixtures from Hudson Valley Lighting at Arcadian Home.
Tags: Light Fixtures, Lighting Fixtures, Pendant Lights
May 27th, 2014
Eclectic style and splashes of yellow seem made for each other. A pop, a splash or a whole wall of yellow can add a lively vibe to rooms filled with a lovely mix of furnishings and treasured objects. From the foyer to the kitchen, living room, bedroom and bath, yellow in small touches or large swaths can bring eclectic spaces to life. Today, we invite you to take a little tour of eight rooms made better with an infusion of yellow.
Yellow shines in the form of contemporary fabric in this eclectic entryway. Contemporary meets beachy style under the stairs in a traditional environment.
Eclectic looks great in brilliant blue and yellow. From pale buttery tones to a bright golden hue, yellow shows off its versatility in this chic yet comfortable living room.
A vibrant eclectic mix of furnishings, decorative accessories and art lights up this fabulous dining room. It’s sophisticated and whimsical with vivid splashes of yellow.
Sunshine yellow paint brilliantly contrasts with pale watery turquoise to wake up this all white kitchen. We love that Eames chair in a charming pastel hue.
Gray and white make for a harmonious color pairing. Add pops of yellow and red for a lively eclectic look in the bedroom.
Who knew how beautiful a wall of yellow subway tile could look in a white bathroom? We think it’s a great color choice with green on the ceiling and just a bit of teal in the towels.
In an entirely different look, this eclectic bath takes yellow tile onto the floor in a charming traditional pattern. Golden yellow still touches the wall in the form of an ornately framed painting–unexpected and dramatic.
Yellow is perfect for the eclectic nursery. The color of sunshine brings this baby’s room to life.
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Tags: color, Design Inspirations, home decor ideas, yellow interiors
May 15th, 2014
Remember this beautiful and inviting country kitchen from last week’s post on colorful ideas for the kitchen? Those decorative objects on the room’s open shelves got us thinking about containers, specifically kitchen canisters. This mix of pastel and clear canisters is perfect for a cozy farmhouse kitchen. Likewise, there are canister designs for just about any style kitchen from sleek contemporary to lively Bohemian.
Take a look at some of our favorite kitchen canister finds.
Ceramic canisters are an appropriate choice for contemporary kitchens. This stripy set would also be perfect for a Mid-Century retro style space.
Is your style coastal chic? These beauties are perfect in watery blue glass with sea life topped metal lids.
For the nature-inspired kitchen, antiqued butterfly jars make perfect canisters for the countertop or open shelf.
Vintage style clear glass canisters are perfect for country or farmhouse kitchens. Grandmother would approve of this embossed set.
Vintage labels adorn these antiqued metal containers with wood lids. How good would these look on the counter top?
Canisters with a canine motif are stealing the decorative container spotlight right now. This vintage style set is sure to grab it’s share of attention.
Need color? Stylish and fun in glossy red, this classic trio will add a burst of bold color wherever it’s displayed.
Sometimes a pale neutral color in a classic design is just right for the traditional kitchen. (This cream colored canister set is temporarily out of stock, but you can sign up to be notified just as soon as it’s again available.)
Discover more canisters and canister sets from our kitchen decor collection.
Tags: home accessories, home decor ideas
May 8th, 2014
Color in the kitchen can make the home chef’s work more enjoyable. Whether you have a white kitchen that needs a kick of color or you’re looking to upgrade with a new tile backsplash, you’ve come to the right place for inspiration. Today, we have some irresistibly colorful ideas to share with you. When it comes to the kitchen, consider adding color in large doses or small with cabinetry, lighting, tile, decorative accessories, dinnerware, cookware–whatever sparks your interest.
Easy does it with a lovely array of colorful touches in this irresistible modern kitchen. Nostalgia abounds with Eames shell chairs and retro dinnerware and tabletop accessories. Pastel shutters at the windows are awesome, don’t you think?
One often asked question is how can you add color to a sleek contemporary white kitchen in a lofty brick and rustic wood setting? Try brightly painted metal counter stools and a grouping of colorful glass pendant lights.
Have a craving for temporary color in the kitchen? This country style eat-in kitchen offers lots of colorful ideas, from vintage containers to drapery panels and comfy cushions.
Gorgeous colors, from pastels to brilliant green and turquoise make a beautiful design statement in this most appealing modern kitchen.
If you love color day after day, a glass tile backsplash in your favorite color is definitely a semi-permanent option. These watery hues look beautiful with green and yellow accents.
Open shelves are a great place to add color to a neutral kitchen. Cobalt blue cookware seems right at home among clear glassware and white dishes and serving pieces. Don’t you love the white antique enamel tea kettle?
Love your dark and moody kitchen, but crave a dash of color? Try this look by adding a metal desk lamp in a bright hue and a contrasting decorative glass object or two on the counter top. Here, red and blue do the trick.
Give your black and white kitchen a color boost at the door, literally on the door. Choose your favorite brilliant hue to add the excitement of color to any kitchen for the price of can of paint. We love it!
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Tags: Design Inspirations, interior decorating