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Weathering Leather: How to Care for Your Leather Furniture

Weathering Leather: How to Care for Your Leather Furniture

Congratulations, you bought a piece of leather furniture! A leather sofa or chair may be an investment, but it’s a wise one since leather only gets better with age. While regular fabric wears out, leather just wears in and gains a natural patina that allows your furniture to look even more beautiful over time. Though leather furniture is made to last, that doesn’t mean it doesn’t require some general care. This post will go over the basics of caring for your leather furniture.
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All Around the World: Five Ways to Decorate with Maps

All Around the World: Five Ways to Decorate with Maps

Though functional objects, maps have also always been decorative. Mapmakers would add details like sea monsters and made antique maps into works of art. Maps can bring a sense of adventure to a space and spark memories of travel. Vintage maps can also bring a feeling of nostalgia to the decor. The colors, patterns, shapes, and textures of maps make them super versatile to decorate with. It’s no wonder they’ve been growing in popularity. Let’s take a look at a few ways to decorate with maps.
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Haunting Houseplants: Thirteen Black Plants to Celebrate Halloween Year-round

Haunting Houseplants: Thirteen Black Plants to Celebrate Halloween Year-round

Halloween is a few weeks away and we’re in the mood for some spooky inspiration. There are plenty of ways to decorate for Halloween, but what if you want something a little more subtle, or something that can stick around all year? Sometimes you don’t have to look any further than what Mother Nature’s provided us - plants and flowers! With that in mind, we channeled our inner goth and found the best black plants.
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Astrid’s Unique Finds for October: 10 Pieces You Won’t Want to Miss

Astrid’s Unique Finds for October: 10 Pieces You Won’t Want to Miss

When you offer as many products as we do, it’s easy for pieces to get pushed aside and lost before anyone really gets a chance to see them. To help counter that we wanted to spotlight some unique finds that may have been missed when perusing our website. So Astrid chose 10 products that will make unique accents in the home and that she thinks deserve a second look. Let’s check them out.
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House Tour: Living Library in Mumbai

House Tour: Living Library in Mumbai

Today we’re bringing you a new house tour. It also happens to be our first international house tour! Located in the Sion region of Mumbai this space was designed by friends of the blog Huzefa Rangwala and Jasem Pirani of MuseLAB. The home is a large four bedroom apartment that the owners wanted reconfigured to better suit their needs. The main challenge was the large plus-shaped space that they wanted to accommodate a formal living area, a dining area, a den, and a very very large library. Let’s take a look at their approach to the design and how the space turned out.
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Pin-spiration: Orange Interiors

Pin-spiration: Orange Interiors

It’s October, the first full month of fall, and Halloween month. That means you’re going to be seeing orange everywhere. Both nature and decor are going to be taken over by warm orange hues. To help set the scene we combed Pinterest for some stylish decor featuring orange. Let’s see what kind of orange interiors are out there.
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Get the Look For Less: Grimm Stars’ Hollywood Hills Home

Get the Look For Less: Grimm Stars’ Hollywood Hills Home

As fans of the television show Grimm, when Apartment Therapy posted a tour of David Giuntoli and Bitsie Tulloch’s home we were thrilled to see the stars again. We were even more thrilled (though not surprised!) to see that their home is stunning. Mid-century modern influences perfectly complement the Spanish architecture of the house, creating a bright, sunny oasis. Inspired by their interior design choices (and because we miss Grimm) we decided to highlight a couple of their rooms, and show how to get the look for less.
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Astrid Predicts: Shou Sugi Ban

Astrid Predicts: Shou Sugi Ban

That’s right, Astrid’s figured out another wood finish you’re going to start seeing in homes everywhere. Last time we looked at Danish Soap Finish, which is great for indoor furniture, but Astrid has calculated that the Japanese method of shou sugi ban is the next trend to watch in wood finishes.
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Throwback Thursday: 1940s Style

Throwback Thursday: 1940s Style

The 1940s is basically defined by World War II. Basically every aspect of life was affected by it. In terms of design the decade is basically split into wartime and post-war. During the ware there wasn’t much new design as rationing and supply shortages stifled production for anything but war supplies. After the war it was a time of recovery, and production ramped up again. Technologies that had been developed for war use were now available to home consumers. After the war was also when the rise of the single-family suburban home began. While the first half of the ‘40s was still heavily influenced by the designs of the 1930s, the second half set the stage for the mid-century modern design of the 1950s that’s been so popular lately. But let’s take a look at what was going on design-wise during the 1940s.
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