Fun with Kitchen Decor: Canisters

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.

Kitchen Canistersvia

 Take a look at some of our favorite kitchen canister finds.

Kitchen Canisters

Ceramic canisters are an appropriate choice for contemporary kitchens. This stripy set would also be perfect for a Mid-Century retro style space.

Kitchen Canisters

Is your style coastal chic? These beauties are perfect in watery blue glass with sea life topped metal lids.

 Kitchen Canisters

For the nature-inspired kitchen, antiqued butterfly jars make perfect canisters for the countertop or open shelf.

Kitchen Canisters

Vintage style clear glass canisters are perfect for country or farmhouse kitchens. Grandmother would approve of this embossed set.

Kitchen Canisters

Vintage labels adorn these antiqued metal containers with wood lids. How good would these look on the counter top?

 Kitchen Canisters

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.

 Kitchen Canisters

Need color? Stylish and fun in glossy red, this classic trio will add a burst of bold color wherever it’s displayed.

 Kitchen Canisters

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.



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Irresistibly Colorful Ideas for the Kitchen

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.

Colorful Kitchen

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?

Colorful Kitchen

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.

Colorful Kitchen

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.

Colorful Kitchen

Gorgeous colors, from pastels to brilliant green and turquoise make a beautiful design statement in this most appealing modern kitchen.

Colorful 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.

Colorful Kitchen

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?

Colorful Kitchen

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.

Colorful Kitchen

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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How have you added irresistible color to your kitchen? We’d love to hear from you on our Facebook page.

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Must-Have Home Accessories: Metallics

May 1st, 2014

Continuing to trend strongly again this year, accent furniture and decorative home accessories with metallic finishes are at the top of many must-have lists for 2014. Today, we’re bringing you metallics from Tozai Home–new arrivals that offer gold and silver finishes in elegant and sophisticated designs to fulfill your wish list dreams.

Metallic Candle Holders

In a beautiful blend of gold and silver gilt on glass, this set of four candleholders and vase is just right for a glam master bath, guest bathroom or powder room.

Bamboo Bar Set

For those who crave a bit of Asian style in their bar accessories, this Golden Bamboo pitcher and ice bucket should work beautifully.

Metallic Ice Bucket

Another glamorous addition for your modern bar accessories collection is this Golden Bamboo champagne cooler–a blend of gold and silvery metallic perfection.

Metallic Pedestal Stand

Just right for those who love a more traditional style with a fresh updated look, these classic pedestals stand will had shimmery metallic appeal to tabletop vignettes.

Foliage Dishes

Never have enough of those versatile flat dishes? With this set of ten leafy beauties, you can fulfill your wish for golden metal accessories and keep up with another one of the latest home decor trends–botanical elements are showing up in all sorts of places.

Turquoise and Metallic Tray

These contemporary ceramic trays in turquoise with golden accents are both beautiful and practical. With a lively metallic zig zag design on an ever-popular turquoise background, these colorful trays will immediately capture your attention.

Gilt Planter Pot

Perfect for any room from the foyer to the kitchen, study, bedroom or bath, these golden-toned planter pots offer tons of possibilities. Where would you choose to display them?

Contemporary Vase

 Here’s one last offering especially for those who love contemporary and whimsical decorative accessories. With just two touches of metallic gold, these white vases handpainted with black dots and red stripes will impress and add a lively vibe to modern spaces..

Interested in seeing more from Tozai Home? Check out our brand page here.

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Decor Inspiration: What to do with a Wall

April 24th, 2014

Our apartment has walls. Your home has walls. Every house has walls. Question is what to do with those walls. Will you leave them in their natural “blank canvas” state or will you do something really special with them? It isn’t difficult to elevate a plain wall. All that’s required is a creative idea, a plan and a budget that can range from barely existent to over the top depending on the scale of your vision. And of course, don’t forget the work (Will you do it yourself or hire a professional?) it takes to implement the project. Ready to get started? Here are some of our favorite things to do with a wall.

Colorful Wall

Paint. Painted accent walls are nothing new, but the brilliant hues sprayed, rolled and brushed on them just might be surprising. We love them.

Colorful Wall

Color block or graphic designs. If you love bold color, go all out with wide swaths of your favorite hues, painted directly on the wall or in a massive piece of modern art.

Wallpapered Wall

Wallpaper. From treasured traditional patterns with roots in China or France to whimsical contemporary papers that never take themselves to seriously, a wall covered in paper can make a big design statement.

Bookcase Wall

Bookshelves. Cover a wall with floor to ceiling shelves and you can have both beauty and functionality–a place for storage and display. Think outside the box when considering shelves for any style room. What a clever design idea this is,

Mirror Wall Gallery

Mirrors. A chocolate wall filled with a fabulous mirror collection can be stunning. Gold is the unifying element in this captivating wall of mirrors–gold frames in all sorts of shapes, widths and finishes.

Striped Wall

Stripes. Woodwork. Draperies. Here we have three wall ideas in one room. Stripes in all their interesting variations, wainscoting painted in a brilliant hue, and floor to ceiling (and wall to wall) drapery panels are all clever things to do with a wall. Individually they’re each a great idea, used together they can create a stunning look.

Tiled Wall

Tile. Everyone knows tile is a beautiful and incredibly functional material to cover a kitchen or bathroom wall. But, who knew what a bold design statement black subway tile could make in a modern living room? We’re going to pursue this line of thought.

Wall Gallery

Art gallery. Covering a wall with art may not be a new idea, but it seems talented interior designers, homeowners and apartment dwellers never run out of new and interesting ways to create that gallery wall. Earlier this year we shared a post about gallery walls. Be sure to check out “Gallery Walls: The Trend That is Here to Stay.”

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What have you done to decorate and elevate your walls? Please share with us on our Facebook page.

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Decorative Accessories: Pretty Pillows

April 17th, 2014

Pillows, pillows and more pillows. Some of us never get enough of these easy breezy decorative accessories. They offer limitless possibilities for quickly updating a space that’s a bit tired with a case of leftover wintertime blues. Whether you want to add a single new pillow that’s captured your attention or it’s time to make a clean sweep and bring in a whole new collection for summer, throw pillows are a quick design fix. Here are some of our favorites from Arcadian Home. Enjoy!

Pretty Pillows

Coastal chic pillows often come in watery blue hues, but these four beauties evoke thoughts of sandy beaches. Sea life in white takes on a lacy almost ethereal quality on the sandy background.

Pretty Pillows

Tone on tone colors like this are perfect for summer rooms. This ball fringe-trim Neuvo Fan pillow shows off the paler side of brown.

 Pretty Pillows

Blue tigers don’t appear in nature, but this embroidered blue tiger stripe is a stunning whimsical take on the ever popular animal print,

Pretty PillowsThis Monet inspired pattern makes a stunning throw pillow for the sofa or bed. How perfect would it be in guest room as a very special decorative accent?

Pretty Pillows

Need brilliant summery color to bring your all white room to life? This Bird Fantasy collection is embroidered in bright hues on a white background–color and pattern perfection.

Pretty Pillows

Never have a good place to stash those gorgeous pillows? This simple but elegant metal pillow fixture might just be the solution you’re looking for. It corrals pillows and protects them, while leaving them on display.

Pretty Pillows

Do you love a few rustic touches in your formal rooms? These homespun square pillows should suit beautifully as they will add restrained pattern and appealing texture to sofa and chairs.

Pretty Pillows

Perhaps a delicate peacock feather pattern is more your style. With a uniques color combination of Khaki + Tan + Espresso + Atlantic Blue + Teal Green + Red, this Surya accent pillow is simply beautiful.

Craving even more pretty pillows? Check out our entire collection of pillows at Arcadian Home.


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Styling Shelves with a Twist

April 10th, 2014

Ready to give your shelves a makeover and add a little something something to bring them to life, even make them stand out as the focal point of your room? Sure, there are a few rules we like to follow that help keep things in balance and headed in the right design direction, but sometimes you just want to step away and come back with a new idea to give your shelves a boost, make them more fun. Maybe it’s time for styling those shelves with a twist. Let’s give it a try.

Shelf Styling

When you’re out and about visiting brick and mortar shops around town, you might find clever ideas for styling shelves in some unexpected places. Like this display that does a great job of mixing neutrals and metallics, you just may discover lots of styling ideas to take home with you.

Shelf Styling

Instead of thinking outside the box, try decorating shelves by adding boxes, little open boxes to display books in a most interesting way. The contrasting color of the boxes here is a clever idea that works beautifully.

Shelf Styling

Less is not always more, sometimes more is more if you have a lovely collection of found objects that all fit into an intriguing theme. The look may be a bit casual but there’s nothing haphazard about this bookcase filled with classic treasures.

Shelf Styling

You know that old saying “necessity is the mother of invention” well sometime necessity is the mother of beautiful styling when it comes shelves in a studio apartment. Shoes and bags add fashionable style to this room divider. It’s storage with a twist. Don’t you love it?

Shelf Styling

One of the continuing trends of late is color blocking. Take that idea onto your bookshelves. It’s especially effective if you have lots of books in vivid hues.

Shelf Styling

Here’s another clever way to style bookshelves with color blocking. This one is done around a theme. Here it’s used very successfully with  coastal style. The book bindings are all watery hues from ocean greens to stormy blues. A few objects from the sea have been added to reinforce the theme.

Shelf Styling

Styling doesn’t stop with open shelves. Here vintage serving pieces have been mixed with found objects to create a great look behind glass cabinet doors.

Shelf Styling

Sometimes styling shelves can be done just for you. Wouldn’t it make you smile to open a kitchen cabinet or pantry door and see everyday items arranged in a most pleasing manner? Probably no one else will see these “styled” storage shelves but wouldn’t it be so satisfying to know what’s hidden behind those unassuming doors?

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Update Your Outdoor Spaces for Spring and Summer

April 3rd, 2014

Since our recent post about adding color to outdoor spaces, we’ve been doing a lot of thinking about updating outdoor rooms just in time for the warm and sunny weather that the new season brings. Here are some of our top picks for beautiful and functional ways to bring new life to outdoor living areas. Enjoy!

Outdoor Dining Chairs

New chairs that do double duty for dining and lounging are a great way to update an outdoor space with or without the pool.

Outdoor Lighting

Have a covered patio with a large dining area that’s just begging for a new look? Consider adding an outdoor chandelier over the table for an instant infusion of light and style.

Grill Lighting

When grilling outdoors in the late afternoon or evening, a little extra light over the grill is always welcome. This one is extremely functional with a flexible arm to focus light where it’s needed and it looks stylish and contemporary, too.

Garden Stool

We’re seeing lots of tartan plaid showing up in all sorts of interesting spaces. Take tartan outdoors to add a fresh new look to the deck, patio or terrace. Use this colorful garden stool as the starting point for a totally new color palette for an outdoor room. These purple and lime hues are trending right now you know.

Outdoor Chair

Inject even more brilliant green into an outdoor room with this chic modern chair for dining or relaxing with morning coffee or a cool drink any time of day.

Outdoor Fountain

Update your outdoor space with the sound of running water and lots of visual appeal by adding a beautiful outdoor floor fountain. Isn’t this blue one stunning?

Outdoor Fan

Outdoor fans can bring welcome breezes to outside living spaces. This freestanding version of the quintessential ceiling fan is perfect in the center of a dining table in lieu of the more expected umbrella.

Outdoor Seating

A simple and easy way to update an outdoor space for spring and summer is with color in the form of cushions, pillows and a rug in brilliant hues. Today’s outdoor rugs are made of materials that are both durable and beautiful.

We hope you’re having fun planning and updating your outdoor living spaces!

If you want to see more, check out outdoor furnishings, lighting and accessories in each of our product categories at Arcadian Home.


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How to Add Color to Outdoor Spaces

March 27th, 2014

Are you as anxious to get outdoors and enjoy the fresh air and sunshine as we are? And yes, we know you’re already thinking about how to create or update outdoor living spaces so you can enjoy the spring and summer days ahead in your own backyard. Whether you have only a tiny balcony, small terrace, modest patio or a large backyard with all sorts of outdoor “rooms” to decorate, color can be the key to bringing to life inviting and irresistible open-air living spaces.

Colorful Outdoor Space

With a charming blue, black and gray background, this inviting screened-in porch shows just how easy it is to add a variety of colors in small splashes. Bright pillows, a cozy throw and vivid yellow tray do the job nicely. And blooming potted plants always have a place in outdoor rooms.

Outdoor Space

Even an outdoor space with a stunning view like this one can benefit from a bit of color provided by decorative pillows in interesting patterns. A colorful decorative element on the coffee table adds a final touch of appealing color.

In an eclectic or Bohemian outdoor room color  is no problem at all. Here the hues are a bit restrained, but from the door to the curtains and toss pillows on the daybed, color helps create this dreamy magical retreat.

Colorful Outdoor Space

If you love bold color, outdoor rooms are perfect places to experiment with all those glorious hues you’ve been longing to bring into your living environment. This cottage style screened-in porch is fabulous color brought to life.

Outdoor Spaces

You can visually extend a tiny balcony by decorating it with colors pulled from surrounding buildings and gardens. So fortunate these apartment-dwellers who have a view of such amazing and colorful architectural elements.

Outdoor Spaces

Do a tiny terrace in black and white and you have a chic backdrop for any color you decide to add on a whim. Think several different sets of covers for those white pillows so you can do a quick change at a moment’s notice, any time you wish.

Outdoor Spaces

Chair cushions are another easy way to add color to outdoor dining rooms or conversational areas. Consider the ease with which you can get ready for your first outdoor gathering in the spring. Simply uncover the furniture and give it a good wash, then add colorful new cushions and your ready to start that party.

Outdoor Spaces

What a clever idea for those who love for brilliant over-the-top color! It’s a snap with paint, fabric and decorative accessories in glorious hues. A staycation never looked so good.

If you’re adding color to your outdoor spaces this spring, let us know on Facebook here. Can’t wait to see what you’re doing.

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Turquoise & Pink in Springtime Decor

March 20th, 2014

Hello, Spring! We’re so glad you’re here.

It’s time to celebrate the arrival of the new season and we’re thinking turquoise and pink. One of the ever-popular color combinations that has stood the test of time and seems here to stay, this lovely duo looks fresh and stylish when set against a pristine white background. For your springtime decor inspiration, here’s our take on this brilliant color pairing. Please enjoy!

Springtime Decor

The super talented folks at Thibaut inspired our nod to turquoise and pink in springtime decor with this fabulous room setting. It shows off one of the eye-catching colorways offered in the captivating South Seas pattern from the company’s Resort Collection of wallpapers and fabrics.

Springtime Decor

The Square Feathers Picnic Pillow is chic and modern in turquoise and white. Finished off with handmade cotton chenille trim, this great pillow comes in three sizes.

 Springtime Decor

Craving a little turquoise in your lighting? The Avery Mini Pendant Light is stunning in handblown turquoise glass. Created by Polish artisans, this modern pendant diffuses the light in a most appealing way.

Springtime Decor

What brings springtime into interior spaces more beautifully than a ceramic garden stool? A white one like this Seville traditional stool would be simply perfect in a turquoise and pink room.

Springtime Decor

Spring can also arrive in the form of a white iron chair upholstered in versatile cream muslin. With the appealing look of a French garden chair, the White Forest Transitional Chair belongs indoors only.

Springtime Decor

A dramatic touch of coastal chic, this contemporary framed wall art will evoke dreams and memories of long lovely days at the beach. With an appealing blend of hues, it’s perfect for a turquoise and pink space.

Springtime Decor

For a springtime room design that needs a single touch of pink, this Surya pillow is all ruffles and feminine perfection.

 Springtime Decor

Just right for the turquoise and pink space with a modern Baroque look, this Glossy Hot Pink Transitional Mirror just might be the perfect finishing touch.

If you like what you see here, check out each of our collections for more ideas to celebrate turquoise, pink and lots of other colors in your spring decor.



Arcadian Home Welcomes Dolan Designs

March 13th, 2014

We love bringing you new and exciting product collections. Please join us in welcoming Dolan Designs to the Arcadian Home family. This outstanding home lighting company prides itself in offering what it calls simple, clean and classic designs to complement a wide variety of decorating styles. You’ll find traditional fixtures from classic to craftsman, sleek contemporary designs and all sorts of glamorous pieces that will not only light your home, but infuse it with beauty and elegance as well.

Today we’re sharing some of Dolan Designs’ fabulous lighting fixtures you can now order directly from Arcadian Home.


Dolan Design Teton Transitional Chandelier

Dolan Design Teton Transitional Chandelier is simply beautiful in satin nickel finish with white ribbed glass shades.

Dolan Designs Teton Ceiling Light

The matching Teton ceiling light is a sleek and elegant design for rooms with lower ceilings.

Dolan Designs Craftsman Pendant

For those who are longing for an updated take on craftsman style in their lighting fixtures, the Dolan Design Craftsman Transitional Pendant Light should suit beautifully.

Dolan Designs Double Organza Ceiling Light

Stunning in chrome and an organza fabric shade, this design captivates with its contemporary beauty and elegance.

Dolan Designs Infini Chandelier

With an intricate chained centerpiece, this satin nickel beauty would make a bold contemporary statement in an entryway or dining room.

Dolan Designs Covina Ceiling Light

With an entirely different but no less beautiful look, this transitional ceiling light is created with a glowing classic bronze finish and cloud shade.

Dolan Designs Cortona Chandelier

With a magnificent height of 50″ the Cortona transitional chandelier will be the center of attention wherever its hung.

Dolan Designs Kitchen Island Light

Crafted of steel and glass, the Sherwood is a perfect lighting choice for over the kitchen island or pool table.

If you’re interested in seeing our full collection of Dolan Designs lighting, check out our brand page here.

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