We’ve updated our curated collections! Check out a few of our favorite new pieces….
This Sage Occasional Chair can be found in our Living Spaces Curated Collection.
Loving this Sage occasional chair because of its simplicity and elegance!
This Clifford Bath Vanity in White is available in our Bed & Bath Shop
I absolutely adore the Lucite and antique brass door pulls on this show stopping vanity!
This Fronds In Flight wallpaper in Green can be found in our Kids curated collection.
Love the bit of whimsy this would add to any kids space (bathrooms & adult spaces too!)
This Tic Tac Toe Block in White Bone can be found in our Art & Accessories curated collection.
I love it when a decorative accessory is more than décor, what better way than a beautiful sculpture you can play with?
This Homes for our Time, Contemporary Houses Around the World book can be found in our Office Spaces Curated Collection.
It likely comes as no surprise how excited we got with this contemporary book on architecture, what a great place to get inspired for your own home!
This Callahan Outdoor Sofa – 90” can be found in our Outdoor Spaces Curated Collection.
Our weather has been so odd lately, I’m yearning for a chance to spend all my time outdoors. Relaxing on this sofa in warm weather would be divine right now.
This Paella Baker can be found in our Kitchen & Dining curated collection.
I treasure a beautiful, handcrafted baking dish! Old world charm that’s sure to show off your favorite pie or quiche recipe!
This Agate Coaster (set of 2) can be found in our Things We Love curated collection.
I can’t wait to enjoy a glass of wine using these agate coasters!
This Molten Pendant Large with Smoke Glass and Natural Brass can be found in our Lighting curated collection.
Whether you use this as a single pendant over your sink, or a cluster to create a stunning chandelier you can’t go wrong with this statement fixture.
To see any of these beautiful pieces or more fantastic finds, check out our Curated Collections Here!
Oh Happy Day!
We interrupt your regularly programmed week to welcome you to dive into our newly launched and exciting Curated Collections shop!
Our Curated Collections are handpicked by our talented team of interior designers making it easy for you to shop for and order your home furniture and décor from one inspirational shop. You’ll find everything from lighting, art and accessories to furniture and bathroom vanities. We will continually update the collections so be sure to check back for new pieces!
Enjoy the treasures in each of our 9 fabulous collections. Don’t see exactly what you want? Contact us, and we’ll create a custom Curated Collection just for you!
By: Karen Pfeiffer Bush, CEO
The Danish word “hygge” (pronounced “hoo-gah”), which has exploded in popularity around the world roughly translates to “coziness,” but it means so much more than that.
According to the VisitDenmark website, “In essence, hygge means creating a warm atmosphere and enjoying the good things in life with good people. The warm glow of candlelight is hygge. Cozying up with a loved one for a movie – that’s hygge, too.
Hygge didn’t originate in the Danish language but in old Norwegian, where it meant something like “well-being.” It first appeared in Danish writing around the end of the 18th Century and the Danes have embraced it ever since. One good thing about hygge is that you can apply it anywhere.”
Here in Seattle, February can be chilly and dark. What better time than that to up the Hygge game around your home.
Area rugs and layered fabrics are a great way to warm up your space. A warm woven blanket and some candles could be just the hygge recipe for Valentine’s Day this month.
Softer, ambient lighting will add to the feeling of warmth in your home. Flip the switch from harsh overhead lighting and embrace the more gentle glow of lamplight.
Display the things that you really love around your home. It doesn’t matter what time of year it is, surrounding yourself with only things that you love and need will always provide a sense of well-being and contentment—a feeling of hygge.
These days when many people are trying to avoid large groups, small gatherings at home are the trend. Be ready for small dinner parties or game nights with dining tables that can transform from Italian restaurant to Poker table in minutes. Speaking of games, try incorporating your game collections into your décor rather than stuffing them into overflowing closets.
Whether you’re cozied up with a good book this February, entertaining friends or turning up the romance, keep the Danish in mind and how they embrace hygge. Afterall, they are, according to the VisitDenmark site, “the world’s happiest people.”
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By: Karen Pfeiffer Bush, CEO
As much as I love the vibrant colors and decorations of the holidays, I adore the freshness of January. When I take down my Christmas decorations, I like keeping things more sparse and neutral. I still want coziness though as we’re very much in the depths of the coldest months. I love white and neutral bedding and throw blankets for staying comfy on movie nights.
Bringing some nature indoors helps to fight those winter blues. I plant paperwhite bulbs in indoor pots just before Christmas time and often give them as gifts. They usually take about four weeks to grow and start blooming. They’ll add some fresh beauty to January and remind you that Spring is on the horizon. If you don’t get to it at Christmas, they’ll bloom indoors into Spring. I order through White Flower Farm but you can usually find them at local home and garden stores.
Another way to stay cheery during the dark days of Winter is by amping up your lighting. If your lighting seems a little dull, try adding some more lamps around the house and definitely replace any burned out bulbs. Wiping down bulbs and cleaning globes can make a huge difference in the quality of light. Soft white bulbs are also a great way to brighten things up. If your overhead lighting is lacking, consider adding swag pendant lighting that can be plugged into an outlet.
So, if the post-holiday blues are a struggle for you, try transforming your home into a Winter retreat that’s cozy, neutral and filled with light. Instead of fighting Winter, embrace it by setting up your home as a place to relax and rejuvenate after the hustle and bustle of the holidays. May your January be cozy and bright!
Links in this blog go directly to our shop page, except for the flowers.
By: Karen Pfeiffer Bush, CEO
Fall is collection time. It’s when we evaluate the nest to determine its stores and condition before we settle in for Winter. We collect and compile the flashes of ideas and dreams sprouted during the invigorating summer. It’s time to gather supplies needed for the new school year and embark on new systems, new ventures, new roles. Board meetings start up again after a summer break. Sports teams and clubs distribute calendars and phone lists. Like busy squirrels collecting nuts to store for Winter, we scurry around collecting schedules, supplies, and hopefully our thoughts and goals.
For many it’s a time of new beginnings and fresh starts. It’s also a time to regain balance. Around the autumnal equinox, when the day and nighttime hours are equal, many people, consciously or not, assess and seek balance in their homes and lives.
Interior designers and professional organizers receive many calls from prospective new clients in the Fall. The chaos of Summer has passed and suddenly people look around their homes at the things they’ve avoided by remaining outside and on the go for much of the summer.
The Autumn light is softer and gentler but allows us to see a little better than in the bright hot light of Summer. I am a Summer girl, but I can definitely see more clearly in the Fall. I’ve never lost the student mind-set that Fall is an exciting time filled with new things: a time to regroup and “rein it all in.”
The above excerpt was adapted from The Imperfect Perfectionist, Seasonal Secrets for a Happy Balanced Life, by Michelle Babb, Wendy Lomme, Karen Pfeiffer Bush and Chieko Watanabe.
Some favorite things for Fall Nesting:
Apps and tools for organizing and displaying those summer photos:
I created a family photo wall in our stairwell using Mixtiles.
I love my Meural digital wall art. I curate it with a combination of revolving family photos and interesting artwork from Netgear’s huge collection.
Apps and tools for organizing and sharing family schedules:
When my kids were younger, Cozi.com was a great tool for organizing their busy schedules and sharing it with other family members and caregivers. Shared grocery lists and calendars make it easy to keep the family organized and in the loop.
Check out this great calendar from Wayfair!
Create storage and catch-all spaces that are fun AND functional.
Check out this in our curated collection!
Here are some fun storage solutions for storing your winter blankets for cozy winter nights with loved ones.
Baskets are always an easy solution that look great in any room and can fit just about anywhere!
If you have a tight room, but have a bit of wall space you can utilize, go vertical with a unique decorative ladder that you can drape your blankets on. Bonus, it also acts as an art piece!
By: Karen Pfeiffer Bush, CEO of Housewarming
My family and I love to take off in our little 16-foot camper and find new and exciting destinations throughout Washington State. There are so many beautiful places and amazing campgrounds in our beautiful corner of the country.
We crossed almost all of the main Washington mountain passes over the past year as we took to the great outdoors in lieu of airline travel due to….well, you know. After each trip, we took stock of which items we used that were packed into our little camper and those that we just never removed from the valuable storage spaces. After each adventure, we removed a few items from the camper. It is so nice to be dialed in so that we only have to pack our food and clothes for each of us and we’re ready to roll. Having only the items that we use in the camper makes set up and clean up super easy too.
Everyone’s got a beach towel and a shower towel, bedding and basic toiletries clean and stocked in the camper at all times. We’ve downsized our pots and pans to have only just what we regularly use for food prep and serving. We’ve got a hot cup, a cold cup and water bottle for each one of us and one extra of each in case we bring a guest along. We’ve got just the right amount of plates and silverware so we’re forced to fully wash and put everything away after each meal. It’s a tight operation!
Over the many years of helping people downsize and prepare themselves for a move and/or for selling their homes, I have preached the message over and over again: Only keep what you use, love and need! I admit that my home does not fully reflect this philosophy but I remind myself to think that way when I’m organizing spaces and evaluating what we’ve got and how to keep it orderly.
If you’d like your home to be a “tight operation” where you’ve got what you use, love and need and you know just where to go to find it: think like you’re camping. Whether it be display spaces, storage areas or floor space, each piece of your home is valuable real estate. Focus on having only those things that you use and things that make you feel happy when you see them, and you will have a peaceful and visually pleasing home.
For more inspiration for downsizing and organizing, please see these past blog posts: