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14 Geometric Furniture & Decor Finds That Take The Hexagon Trend To The Next Level

Interior design trends for 2017 are all about traditional, warm spaces pushing back against the chic minimalist aesthetics that have risen to prominence over the last decade internationally. Think warm reclaimed woods, lush green hues, farmhouse vibes, and mixed patterns just to name a few.  In the never ending battle for dominance between modernist and traditional aesthetics in interior design and decor trends, the humble hexagon and other geometric motifs hold a special place all thier own. Moving beyond the traditional tiled backsplashes and other two dimensional geometrically patterned elements in interior design, the hexagon is now jumping off the wall into decor and furniture design and is poised to spread into every area of the home.  This year expect to see...

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2017 Interior Design Trends, A Hammers & Heels Design Guide

1. Reclaimed Wood We are so excited that this trend is finally catching on in full force. Not only does using reclaimed lumber help reduce waste, but it also reduces future deforestation, shipping pollution, and problematic logging practices. Using reclaimed wood also encourages buying American made products. New lumber is often shipped from the growing nation first, to the producing nation second, and finally shipped again to the consumer nation.  The texture and look of reclaimed wood furniture & accents is unique and beautiful. Reduce. Reuse. Recycle. Custom reclaimed rustic barnwood platform bed from Hammers & HeelsDark, moody, textural. Reclaimed wood walls. 2. Farmhouse Style Not your grandparents' farmhouse. Modern farmhouse style is open to interpretation, versatile, and beautiful. Warm woods,...

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One For You, One For Me: 2016 Hostess Essentials Gift Guide

Dinner party, anyone? Dine in style this fall with our curated collection of Hostess Essentials. Treat yourself & your favorite hostesses to beautiful matte porcelain, hand-finished woods, and soft French linens. All fairtrade or USA handmade, organic, green products.  1. USA Made French Linen Dinner Napkin 18", $9.99 Buy Here 2. Indigo Hand Finished Wood Candle Holder, $6.99+ Buy Here 3. Solid Metal Gold Wine Corkscrew, $35 Buy Here 4. Indigo Handmade Wooden Salt & Pepper Cellars, $18 Buy Here 5. Fairtrade Gold Flatware Set, $19 Buy Here 6. Matte Porcelain Coupe Dinnerware Set, $80 Buy Here 7. Solid Metal Gold Bottle Opener, $25.50 Buy Here 8. USA Made French Linen Placemat 19", $12.99 Buy Here 9. The Drunken Botanist, $13.39 Buy Here 10. Matte Porcelain Mug XL, $27 Buy Here Stay tuned for more...

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One For You, One For Me: 2016 Autumn Essentials Gift Guide

Autumn is here! Summer is great, but let's get real- Autumn is the best. This season we are all about luxurious wool throw blankets, soft French linen mornings in bed with a steaming hot coffee, long decadent baths, and candle-lit dinners. Our Autumn Essentials gift guide lets you treat yourself AND your loved ones to the best that this season has to offer. All fairtrade or USA handmade, organic, green products.  1. 100% Organic Beeswax candles, set of 4. $14.99 Buy Here 2. Handmade Matte Porcelain salad (or soup!) bowl, $19 Buy Here 3. USA Made French Linen Sheets, $87 Buy Here 4. USA Made French Linen Throw Pillow, $30 Buy Here 5. Fairtrade, Handmade Chunky Crocheted Knit Throw, $160 Buy Here...

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How to Layout and Choose Living Room Lighting

 In our LIGHT RIGHT: A COMPREHENSIVE GUIDE TO THE 3 KINDS OF LIGHTS blog post, we introduced you to the three major kinds of lighting: General, task, and accent. While the general taxonomy remains the same, each room in your house will require different considerations for specific functions, types of traffic, and aesthetics. Your living room is the most visited room, second only to the kitchen, in your home. Follow our guide with 3 sample living room layouts for choosing general, task, and accent lighting to achieve the perfect lighting plan for your living room.   TYPES OF LIGHT: Sheer pendants and chandeliers as a rule of thumb Recessed or track lighting. Wall sconces and other vertical lights that illuminate the...

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