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.
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?
An interesting and colorful take on the traditional hour glass, these hand-blown glass beauties will brighten any space in which they reside.
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.
With an appealing vintage look, iconic French images bring a bit of nostalgia to this “All Things Paris” contemporary print.
Called “Misty Morning,” this hand painted canvas will bring rhythm and movement to a coastal chic room. Aren’t the colors lovely?
Tall and stately in frosted blue glass, this elegant table lamp is accented in clear crystal and polished nickel plate.
With an appealing oval shape, this purple glass table lamp is stunning with a white linen shade and polished nickel base and accents.
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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Tags: Accent Lighting, home accent accessories, home accessories, home decor, Lamps, wall art
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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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Don’t forget to check out our outdoor furnishings a Arcadian Home.
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Tags: Outdoor, outdoor living, outdoor living room
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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:
Does 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.
Check out this clean classic look if you require a beautiful simple straight forward design.
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.
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.
Tags: Ceiling Fan, contemporary, traditional, Transitional, tropical
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?
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.
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?
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.
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!
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.
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.
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.
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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Tags: color, Design Inspirations, eclectic, home decor ideas, Light Fixtures, outdoor living, wall decor
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.
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.
Here rustic meets modern in a reclaimed wood breakfast bar and brilliant orange and white contemporary bar stools. We love the look!
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.
Here’s a chic spot for a quick breakfast before heading out the door. It’s a stylish way to start the day.
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 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.
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.)
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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What is your favorite spot for breakfast? We’d love to hear from you on our Facebook page.
Tags: Breakfast Nooks, Design Inspirations, Dining Room Ideas
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.
Love what you’re seeing? You can check out all of our accent furniture collections at Arcadian Home.
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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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How are you cooling off your rooms or outdoor spaces to fight the summer heat. We’d love to hear from you on our Facebook page.
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