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Sitting With...Becki Owens

Sitting With...Becki Owens

Interior designer, home stager, and now lighting designer - Becki Owens is doing it all!  With both her her parents renovating houses, and her dad having a paint store, Becki was basically born into the world of interior design, so it’s no surprise that this is where life has taken her.  Now a popular designer, blogger, and trendsetter Becki Owens is well known for her fresh “Pinterest-worthy” designs. When the opportunity to collaborate with Hudson Valley Lighting arose she brought the same design approach to her collection of simple yet elegant lighting.  Excited to learn of this collaboration, we reached out to Becki to get some more insight on her collection and design philosophy.  Let’s see what she had to say.
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Going, Going, Gone!  Check Out Our New Auction Page!

Going, Going, Gone! Check Out Our New Auction Page!

Shopping for furniture on the France & Son website just got even more exciting!  Who doesn’t love the thrill of a live auction?  Especially when it comes down to the last minute and a bidding war has broken out.  Now you can experience that adrenaline rush on our site with the new F&S Marketplace.  Want to learn more? Read on!
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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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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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Bundle Up! Five Ways to Keep Your Home Warm this Winter

Bundle Up! Five Ways to Keep Your Home Warm this Winter

It’s officially winter in the Northern Hemisphere and while it’s already been pretty chilly, it’s only going to get colder now.  Depending on where you live, trying to keep your home warm in the cold winter months can be a real challenge. You can always just crank up the heat, but that generally ends up costing a lot of money that you may not want to or be able to part with.  Luckily there are some easy ways to help keep your home warm that don’t cost much (if anything at all!). Let’s take a look at some tips on how to keep a cozy home this winter.
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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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Astrid’s Unique Finds for December: 10 Pieces You Won’t Want to Miss

Astrid’s Unique Finds for December: 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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Throwback Thursday: 1990s Style

Throwback Thursday: 1990s Style

The ‘90s are back and bigger than ever. Nostalgia for the 1990s has infiltrated every aspect of our culture as those born in the late ‘80s/early 90s reflect fondly on their childhoods. And since they’re now in positions to spread this nostalgia to the masses (um, guilty as charged) aspects of ‘90s fashion, culture, and decor are everywhere. While we may look back at the ‘90s fondly, I think most people agree that a lot of the trends haven’t aged well. While most of the people reading this probably remember what the ‘90s looked like, let’s take a look at some popular interior design choices from the 1990s for anyone who’s forgotten (or blocked it out of their memories)
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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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