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.

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

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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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New Lights: Dazzling Chandeliers

April 16th, 2015

Sparkling globes. Elegant shaded beauties. Dazzling crystal encrusted drums. These are just a few of the fabulous new chandelier looks we’re excited to share with you today. Perfect for the dining room, foyer and beyond, these lights will delight from morning to night. We hope you enjoy exploring their beauty as much as we did.

Elegant ChandelierElk Lighting Zebula Crystal Chandelier is a stunner in polished gold with steel wires and crystal beads–artfully twisted and swirled to delight the eye.

Elegant Chandelier

With a drum shade in silk and sweeping clear crystal dangles, the Fredrick Ramond Camilla Chandelier is elegance personified.

Elegant Chandelier

True to its name, the Hinkley Lighting Gatsby Chandelier is reminiscent of the accordion-style elevator gate of that retro modern period. It’s fabulous finished in heritage brass.

Elegant Chandelier

From Murray Feiss, the Colorado Springs Traditional Chandelier is a rustic meets modern design of steel and crystal. We’ve seen this one called the ultimate in mountain cabin luxe or urban loft glam.

Elegant Chandelier

With a tangle of aqua bubbles floating on gleaming metal circles, this Regina Andrew Design Bubbles Aqua Chandelier is an ideal addition to a modern or contemporary space.

Elegant Chandelier

From Maxim Lighting comes the Orbit Transitional Chandelier. Lovely crystals hang in a most appealing way inside a spherical metal cage.

Elegant Chandelier

Delicate metal arms imbue the Murray Feiss Hartsville Transitional Chandelier with an elegant flowing style. From modern farmhouse to coastal chic cottage, this beautiful chandelier will captivate.

Elegant Chandelier

Another Murray Feiss design, the Stonesend Chandelier will create elegance and intrigue in any modern or contemporary space. Though this lovely light fixture is currently out of stock, it’s certainly worth waiting for. It’s easy to get notified when this beauty is again available. Click on the image above to see how.

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Elegant Dining Rooms with Fabulous Chandeliers

April 9th, 2015

Take your dining room from pretty to perfect with a fabulous chandelier. No matter the size, any dining room in most any style can be made more striking with a chandelier over the table. From minuscule to massive, chandeliers always seem to be the focal points of the dining rooms that capture the eye and feed the soul. Here are some of our favorites:

Elegant Dining Room

Elegant and spacious, this stylish dining room is made warm and inviting with a myriad of textiles and a bit glam with a traditional chandelier.

Elegant Dining Room

Completely captivating, we love everything about this contemporary dining room with its lovely brass chandelier. How amazing are those gently curved chair backs?

Elegant Dining Room

This charming traditional dining room is taken to another level by a massive beaded chandelier.

Elegant Dining Room

With a soaring ceiling and large, yet delicate chandelier, this neutral light-filled dining room is all about casual elegance.

Elegant Dining Room

On a much more intimate scale, this sophisticated dining space features a lovely settee and a chandelier of much smaller proportions.

Elegant Dining Room

This fabulous rectangular chandelier is a brilliant design choice for a chic modern dining room. A lovely shade of blue don’t you think?

Elegant Dining Room

No formal dining room? No problem. A small dining space with big impact features black and white stripes, crisp white paint and a showstopper traditional chandelier.

Elegant Dining Room

What a cool and colorful dining room! We love the brilliant colors, the patchwork rug underfoot and the glass and brass chandelier above.

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Home Accents with a Touch of Typography

April 2nd, 2015

 

In a recent post we talked about decorating with letters and words. Today we’re sharing some of the beautiful and interesting home decor accessories Arcadian Home offers that include a touch of typography. From wall art that celebrates iconic roadways to wooden articulating hands covered with engraved quotes, there’s something for every decor style. Have fun!

 

Letters and Words

 

Colorful and nostalgic, this Ventura Freeway wall art would enhance the walls of any game room or other space that needs a splash of roadway or vintage auto color.

Letters and Words

We’re still going with the vintage roadway theme here with a rustic weathered tribute to the iconic Route 66.

 

Letters and Words

 

At once contemporary and retro this “soda” wall art will capture your vintage loving heart and enliven your kitchen or game room.

 

Letters and Words

 

And now we’re back to  Route 66–this time with a wooden wall clock that looks like cool rusted metal. Just right for any lover of vintage decor.

 

Letters and Words

 

Flowers on a romantic background of the written word. So suitable for contemporary or shabby chic spaces.

 

Letters and Words

 

Stacked birds with appealing script writing is an entirely different by to add a touch of typography to your home. This blue ceramic jar pure eye-appeal with a lid.

 

Letters and Words

 

We haven’t talked about the ever popular decorative pillow with a touch of typography. These puffy beauties are sure to be the focal point on your sofa or bed. Don’t you love the one that says “Be the person your dog thinks you are” setting a lofty goal to aspire to?

Letters and Words

A perfect addition to any media, this movie clapper keeper is sure to please any movie buff.

 

Letters and Words

 

Just right for the person who has everything, these articulating wood hands are embossed with quotes–a great use of typography in home decor.

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Decorating with Letters & Words

March 26th, 2015

From single letters arranged in a visually pleasing way to inspirational sayings, typography remains a popular way to add visual interest to the interior (and exterior) of today’s homes. Typography crosses all style lines, from appealing vintage to chic and stylish contemporary. For your inspiration, here are eight charming ways to use letters and words in home decor:

Typography

Welcome guests with an organic monogram. Here, one of today’s trending hues makes a vibrant design statement. Colorful succulents coralled  inside a massive “k” are fabulous at the front door.

Typography

Whether by deliberant choice or random good luck, this collection of letters of the alphabet is displayed in a most visually appealing way.

Typography

Color and pattern abound at the end of a long hallway. We love this captivating look.

Typography

Vintage or reproduction metal signs are often used to create retro appeal in the kitchen.

Typography

Chalkboard and typography is an appealing combination as seen here in a vintage dining room.

Typography

Black and white wallpaper shows off a wide range of fonts in this clever bathroom update–at once chic and stylish.

Typography

A sweet kids’ room takes us down by the sea with words. What an appealing look this is!

Typography

And lastly, here’s an inspirational kick start to the morning routine that can’t be ignored. How stylishly clever is this cutout typography?

 

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Coastal Style: Decorative Accessories & Accents

March 19th, 2015

Whether you’re headed to the beach or bringing coastal-inspired style to your home in the city,  you can easily show off your stylish and fun side with decorative accessories and accents. Today, we’re sharing ideas from the beach and ocean–ranging from vintage looks to elegant coastal cool. We hope you enjoy!

 

 

Coastal Wall Art

 

Add a touch of vintage beachy fun with this weathered wood sign. It’s the perfect beginning for a room with coastal style.

 

Coastal Wall Art

 

A transitional piece of wall art with a charming vintage feel, this colorful take on beach umbrellas will make you smile.

 

Watercolor Pendant

If subtle coastal is your style, consider this hanging light. A watercolor drum shade gives an appealing illusion of watery movement. This chic pendant is would work in just about any room.

Coastal Buoys

Bring a nautical look into any interior space with this trio of colorful glass buoys suspended in woven fishnet-like rope. Hang anywhere a touch of blue glass is needed.

 

Shell Tabletop Accesories

 

Nothing says coastal like fabulously colored seashells. These glass plates with their shell-inspired shape and color are created for that special place whether it’s on the dining table or the bedside table.

 

Fish Rug

 

Add color and design from the sea with this cool school of fish on the floor. We don’t often think of wool when searching for coastal accents, but it merges beautiful in this rug.

Coastal Bird Sculptures

Coastal birds are an elegant restrained way to infuse coastal style into any space. This pair is elegantly sculpted in wrought iron.

 

Casual Shelf

 

Looking for the perfect little shelf for your coastal chic room. This blue one’s a great fit for the living room, dining room or bedroom.

 

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