Decorating, Living Beautifully, Our Favorite Things...

Our Favorite Things… Floral Accents

Even if you don’t have a green thumb, there are so many ways to bring floral accents into your home…

How about a centerpiece or wall art to add a pop of color and a floral touch?

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Faux floral arrangements are terrific, whether sitting on table or hung on a wall!

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Or in your fabrics and textiles… Imagine these as an area rug, upholstered chair, curtail, table runner of pillow – oh what they can do for a room!

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Whether your style is traditional, rustic farmhouse or contemporary, try adding a few floral accents to your family room, kitchen, bath or bedroom to bring in a pop of color, natural elegance and a bit of softness to your room.

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Repurposing Mantels… Again!

A couple of the mantels from our store have found new homes in our home.

This mantel has moved 4 times, it was originally an oak mantel removed from our old house. It was then repurposed and moved to our store where we used it for product displays and mantel decorating demos. It has now been retired and moved to our master bedroom where it perfectly fills a blank wall between two windows.

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Whether you we add a the gas fireplace or not, this mantel is a great addition to a very plain wall.

Our guest bedroom was the recipient of a beautiful mantel from our downtown store. You may remember from a post a couple of years ago that my husband, Tom, had carefully crafted this large mantel from parts of exterior window trim from an old church. I was thrilled with this project and it was a great focal point from our downtown store.

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These pieces became the mantel at our store.

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This mantel has been reclaimed again and repurposed into a beautiful head board in our guest bedroom – which just happens to be the perfect size for a queen-size bed.

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Decorating, Living Beautifully, New at à la Maison, Tablescapes

Living Beautifully… Simple & Elegant Accessories for the Dining Room

The dining room in the year’s Parade House was dressed simply in cream and silver with a few organic touches to soften the room.

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The centerpiece, a sleek trio of silver & glass hurricanes are quite contemporary, so a bit of moss was added to soft the look.

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Our abundant floral arrangement of faux branches set in acrylic water will last forever; and catches your eye as soon as you enter the room.

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Beaded cream pottery set on a silvered rattan placemat have a bit of a relaxed feel with a folded gray napkin and a single fern leaf.

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Parade of Homes… Accessorizing the Kitchen

This year’s Parade of Homes kitchen was a show stopper with a blend of sleek contemporary white cabinets, white quartz countertops and a reclaimed wood tray ceiling – together they bring in the perfect blend of contemporary style and rustic chic.

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The open shelving in the kitchen had beautiful live-edge black walnut shelves and was the perfect location to stage as an wine bar and entertaining area.

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Rustic wine stoppers, wood chargers, greenery and wired glass jars were mixed with glassware warm up the space and bring in an organic feel.

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We were thrilled to have a special guest admiring our work… Mariel Hemingway, 2016 spokesperson for Cambria, stopped by for a peak at the kitchen and the stunning Cambria quartz countertops.

The dinette off the kitchen dressed is dressed with mix of organic touches, along with our fun black and white polka dot pottery.

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Black & white Fouta kitchen towels take the place of napkins in our tablescape.

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Our centerpiece is simple with just a trio of potted greenery and a simple green apple for a pop of color.

Green apples were used in various places through out the kitchen to tie in the bright green accent color of the main living are of the house.

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Another quick and easy organic arrangement – just a few ramekins with potted moss sitting on our marble cheese board add an earthy touch.

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This a certainly a kitchen that I think anyone would love to come home to!

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Parade of Homes… Guest Bedroom Accents

The guest bedroom in the Harrington Homes model had a relaxed welcoming feel brought with a bird theme. Although the furniture leaned toward the contemporary side, we brought in some elements of nature and softened the room with floral and bird themed wall art and accessories.

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The barnwood framed bird wall art adds instant charm and greets you as soon as you enter the room.

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Silver birds added to the night stand add a bit of whimsy.

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These sweet little wire wall flowers add a feminine touch to the space, and are perfect for a small wall.

Little accents such as these are in inexpensive way to create a warm and inviting room for your guests.