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Curves in All the Right Places: Why We’re Embracing the Curvy Furniture Trend

Curves in All the Right Places: Why We’re Embracing the Curvy Furniture Trend

A few months ago we looked at interior design styles from the 1970s and discovered that a lot of ‘70s style can be fairly easily worked into current interiors.  It’s about to get even easier to put a modern spin on the retro look because curvy furniture is back in a big way.  Curved sofas and chairs made the circuit at design shows the past couple of years and now they’re available to the masses.  Now that they’re in stores and available at reasonable prices, let’s take a look at why the curvy furniture trend is one to bring home.
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Pin-spiration: White Rooms

Pin-spiration: White Rooms

We’re now entering the heart of winter, which means cold temperatures and snow are on their way.  While fortunately there hasn’t been much snow yet this winter here at France & Son HQ, we know it’s on its way.  So to help prepare ourselves for being surrounded by white outside, we rounded up some of our favorite white interiors on Pinterest.  Let’s take a look at some cool white space and see if they help us feel more ready for winter weather.
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Worth 1000 Words: Our Top Instagram Posts of 2018

Worth 1000 Words: Our Top Instagram Posts of 2018

We’re in the early days of 2019 but we’re taking one more look back at 2018.  Instagram is a great place to find inspiration no matter your personal style. We always enjoy seeing what posts you react to best and how you style our products when you tag #HomeWithFranceandSon.  To celebrate all of the positive Insta vibes, we rounded up our top Instagram posts of 2018 to see what you all loved most last year.  
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Bright Lights: 2019 Lighting Trends

Bright Lights: 2019 Lighting Trends

Lighting is super important to a room.  The right light can make a space shine while bad lighting can make a room almost unbearable.  Once you’ve found the perfect lighting you may be hesitant to change it out.  But time waits for no one, and trends keep changing, so eventually your favorite lamp might start to look a little stale.  So if it’s time to make a change, what better time than the beginning of a new year? Let’s take a look at what kind of lights will be illuminating spaces in 2019.
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Rainbow Bright: 2019 Color of the Year Roundup

Rainbow Bright: 2019 Color of the Year Roundup

2018 is in its last few weeks and everyone is wondering what 2019 will bring.  Paint companies started announcing their Color of the Year for 2019 as early as June, and with Pantone’s announcement of their Color of the Year earlier this month now is the time to take a look at what colors will be filling our homes in the coming year.  We rounded up Pantone, Benjamin Moore, Behr, Sherwin Williams, and PPG’s Color of the Year picks and tossed in our own as well. Are you ready for some color?
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Pin-spiration: Modern Wreaths

Pin-spiration: Modern Wreaths

We’ve made it to December and the holiday season is upon us.  For those celebrating Hanukkah the festivities have already begun.  Others might still be working on getting their holiday decorations up.  In the spirit of the holidays and decorating we decided to look at modern wreaths on Pinterest this month.  The trend this year seems to be towards more minimal wreaths, but there are also some fresh takes on the traditional form.  Let’s see what the wreath-makers on Pinterest are up to.
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Growing Off the Walls: Five Tips for A Dynamic Living Wall

Growing Off the Walls: Five Tips for A Dynamic Living Wall

So you’ve become slightly obsessed with house plants. Who hasn’t? There are tons of benefits to adding plants to your home, so why not fill your space with them? The problem - you’re running out of flat horizontal surfaces to put them on. The solution? A living wall! A living wall or vertical garden is made up of either frames or individual planters mounted on the wall and that allow vining plants to grow up the wall and draping plants to hang down. What started as mainly a DIY project has caught on, and now as companies product planters and frames specifically to be mounted on walls, it’s easier than ever to create a living wall. Here are some tips for creating a dynamic living wall.
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Che Bello!  Five Ways to Embrace Italian Modernism

Che Bello! Five Ways to Embrace Italian Modernism

Scandinavian design has been reigning supreme for the past few years, but are people starting to get tired of its cool minimalism? The rise in popularity of maximalism and bohemian decor indicates that at least some people are. But what if you’re tired of minimalism but don’t want to go full on maximalist? Enter Italian Modernism. This European style combines geometries and bold, bright colors while also mixing in materials such as metals, marbles, velvet, and terrazzo. With a rich history of design behind it, Italian modernism take influences from many different decades and flawlessly combines them. Since this style has been gaining in popularity, today we’ll take a look at five ways to bring Italian Modern style into your home.
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Pin-spiration: Autumn Mantles

Pin-spiration: Autumn Mantles

It’s a gray, rainy Monday and the first day back at work after Daylight Savings Time ended. It’s safe to say we’re looking for some warm and cozy scenes to brighten our spirits a bit. Since we can’t actually be curled up next to a roaring fire right now, we instead decided to check Pinterest for cozy autumn mantle decor instead. Some of them are full-blown fall while others are a bit more subtle. But all of them have us ready for chilly November nights.
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