Bold Decor: Pops & Splashes of Orange

October 9th, 2014

Fall foliage can be stunning, as trees turn from green to brilliant color combinations including an amazing array of orange hues. Naturally our thoughts have turned to orange for inspiration in home decor projects. Last week’s post here at Arcadian Home Blog was entitled “8 Ways to Decorate with Orange.” Today, we’re excited to share some of our home decor accessories that can bring pops and splashes orange into autumn-inspired interior spaces. Enjoy!

Orange Bedroom


This color-infused bedroom is awash in bold color that could have come straight from nature’s changing of the seasons with a few splashes of watery blues.

Pops of Orange

These irresistible resin cows seem to have leapt from that colorful space above. What’s not to love about a trio of silver cows all dressed up in their colorful finery with pops of orange?

Orange and Gray Rustic Pitcher

For those who love a rustic look, this orange and antique khaki pitcher should work nicely. With an appealing bird and vine design, it’s perfect to show off your orange side of the color spectrum.

Orange Wall Art

Some forests turn fiery orange and red in the autumn. Here’s a piece wall art that’s the epitome of that brilliant display of color.

Orange Accents

Orange, red and yellow swirl and flow around this gorgeous Barcelona Fire shag rug. Rather than a pop or a splash of orange, this is an explosion of color for the floor.

Orange Floral Pillows

In a more restrained use of orange and other fall colors, this floral toss pillow is a perfect way to add pattern to a pile of solid colored pillows on the sofa or the bed.

Orange and White Chevron Lamps

This pair  of chevron lamps shows off an orange of a different sort, a lovely deep shade of blood orange inspired by the tasty fruit of the same name. It’s a perfect blending of orange and red.

Orange Tabletop Bird

Is it a bird or is it a vase? Both actually. And it’s a lovely way to add a pop of orange to any room, from the foyer to the kitchen or bath. With or without a floral stem, it’s a beautiful modern touch.

Orange Glass Vases

Bold and brilliant, this pair of art glass gourd vases is a fabulous way to bring an appealing orange hue into a modern or contemporary space.


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8 Ways to Decorate with Orange

October 2nd, 2014

At once vibrant, bold and bright, orange can bring a warm and cozy, inviting look to home decor. From the front door to the bath, orange’s many brilliant hues can infuse interior and exterior spaces with a happy vibe. Here are some of our favorite ways to bring orange home:

Orange Door

This brilliant orange front door is spectacular with brass hardware. Welcome to my house!

Orange Stairs

Bold and beautiful, a white staircase gets an orange makeover in a big way with this fiery color running up the steps. Repeating the vibrant hue as a stripe just above the baseboard means double visual impact.

Orange Living Room Accents

This living room with a warm sandy color palette is treated to the magic of color with an orange leather pouf and an array of pillows in lovely autumn hues.

Orange Living Room

Not for the faint of heart, going bold with orange upholstery in this modern living room makes a powerful design statement. This is color commitment at its best.

Gray and Orange Kitchen

Celosia orange and deep charcoal gray make for a most companionable color pairing. This stylish kitchen is a perfect example of the extremely successful use of orange in interior spaces.

Studio Apartment Orange Accents

What a clever use of orange in a small living space! This tiny studio apartment gets a bold splash of bright orange with this most functional sliding door that closes off the sleeping area.

Orange Bedroom Accents

Not ready to commit to bigger or more permanent splashes of orange in your rooms? Consider adding a few pops of this vibrant color with textiles like these. A woven lampshade also shows its affinity for orange in this warm and cozy bedroom.

Blue and Orange Bathroom

Orange and deep blue with crisp white come together beautifully to create a chic color combination in this vintage bath.

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Decor for Boys: Colorful Decorative Accessories

September 25th, 2014

For a very long time, blue has been the color palette of choice for boys’ rooms. We don’t think that trend is going away any time soon. Blues of all sorts seem just right for walls, rugs, bedding and decorative accessories. However, as you see below, blue plays well with many other accent colors. Think bright primary hues on a background of pale blue or a lovely mix of softer colors for an altogether different look. Here’s what we’re loving today:

Blue Boys Roomvia

Sky blue walls and pristine white woodwork are the backdrop for darker blue and bright red accents in this cheerful boy’s bedroom.

Blue Animal Print Rug

With a lively contemporary pattern, this blue and white hand-tufted wool rug would be perfect on the floor in a boy’s bedroom or playroom.

Kid Size Table and Chairs

We’ve fallen for this great folding  table and chairs–a pint-size version of the quintessential card table set. Aren’t the colors simply captivating?

Red Plastic Dog Chair for Kids

The modern pup kid’s chair is cute in red. We think this little seat would be a brilliant addition to baby’s first room.

ABCs Rug

A clever way to teach the abc’s, this wool rug has an appealing vintage feel about it. This alphabet rug could become the focal point in a nursery, child’s bedroom or playroom.

Colorful Space Theme Ceiling Light


Fueling dreams of space travel, this child’s ceiling light fixture is encircled by images of the planets. The colors simply perfect.

Blue Modern Kids Table

A creative way to introduce modern design into a child’s room, this Mid-Century style play table is both stylish and functional.

Colorful Star Lamp for Kids

Another space-related light fixture for a boy’s (or girl’s) room, this cool lamp is at once beautiful and intriguing. Parents and kids alike will be fascinated by this beautiful bedside table lamp.

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Decor for Girls: Pink Decorative Accessories

September 18th, 2014

Pink is such a joyful color for a child’s room. Seeing through rose colored glasses comes to mind. Infusing a nursery or little girl’s room with pink brings a rosy glow to the space. Whether you’re creating a new nursery or updating an already existing room, a few thoughtfully chosen decorative accessories in a range of pink hues can help create a happy place in which to thrive and grow.

Pink Roomvia

We love this happy space, especially the elephant wall art and the pink roadster. Can you look at that little car and not smile? We didn’t think so.

Phante Modern Kids Chair

Speaking of elephants or in this case, Phantes, pink is one  of the color choices for this cool little modern plastic chair.

Rangoli Raspberry Wall Tapestry

A wallhanging in pink, purple and green will bring vibrant color and exciting pattern to any pink nursery or kid’s room.

Kids Green Bean BagGreen is a  lovely companion color that works beautifully with pink. This green and white polka dot bean bag is perfect for resting or looking at picture books.

Round Rug for Kids

A round rug is an easy way to add a lively vibe to a pink room (or any room) by adding other colors and lots of cool patterns. Big bubbles bring a sense of rhythm and movement to this fabulous rug.

Kids Table Lamp

This sleek minimalist lamp is amped up with circles on circles of pinks, greens, blues and yellows. This great lamp would be perfect addition to a chest of drawers.

At the Zoo Ceiling Light

And here’s one more elephant. We just couldn’t resist including this ceiling light with a cute as cute can be pink elephant.


Kids Rectangular Hand Tufted Wool Rug

A never ending chain of circles in varying sizes and shades of pink dance across this sweet hand-tufted wool rug.

Baby S Modern Kids Chair

Just what every little girl’s room needs, a Mid-Century inspired chair. This beautiful pint-sized version is irresistible in deep pink–a perfect raspberry hue for a perfect modern chair.

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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.


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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.


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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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