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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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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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21 Interior Design Trends for 2016

The do's and don'ts of design are always evolving.  In the design field the advent of new technologies offer creators and designers a steady stream of new materials and methods to experiment with. Shifting values will inevitably shock the hardcore traditionalist. Operating within a modern global market allows ideas and innovation to circulate around the world at the speed of light. 2016 will be a big year for green and bold design but also the rebirth of a few classic styles. Here is our list of design trends to look for in 2016: 1. Quality Craftsmanship Over Quantity  "Buy Local" and "Buy Hand Made" are not passing fads in design. Now more then ever- understanding sourcing practices are vital if you want quality and sustainability. In a generation where...

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5 Hostess Gift Set Ideas

  The holiday season is upon us once again! This year treat the hostesses in your life to eco-friendly gifts that are handmade in the USA. We've done all the work for you at Hammers and Heels, and curated a Hostess Gift Guide to help you with all of your holiday shopping needs. Artisan. Durable. Fair-trade. Beautiful. THE CROWD PLEASER GIFT SET This set is for the hostess who LOVES to be the life of the party. She wont mind sharing the spotlight this holiday season with these beautiful, hand crafted party set. Break out the wine and celebrate in style!   Included in the Crowd Pleaser Gift Set: Gold Bottle Opener: Fair trade, hand crafted out of solid metal, with a...

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Picking the Right Dinnerware: A How-to Guide.

Selecting the right dinnerware for your home can be a daunting task. *deep breaths* Dinnerware will be one of your most used housewares, and there are infinite variables in styles, sets, materials, and individual needs that will inform your unique selection process. Should you buy cheaply and in bulk? How about a vintage bright lime green set to match your kitchen back splash? Porcelain? What even IS porcelain? Whether you're sneaking your midnight snack out of the microwave in your penguin footie pajamas, or serving a formal 3-course holiday meal for 10 of your in-laws- your dinnerware should be practical, versatile, and lend itself to daily use.  Types of Dinnerware (Source)    EARTHENWARE Price: $ Durability: 2/5  Dishwasher safe: No. If manufacturer says dishwasher...

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