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Bring the Stunning Soho House Private Club Look Home Through Anthropologie

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Soho House, the famed London private club for artists, creatives and celebrities, has expanded in the past 20 years to offer lodging, restaurants and a stylish place to hang out in cities around the world like New York, Barcelona, Istanbul, Berlin, Chicago, Toronto and more.

The secret to their success is the signature

The Soho House Farmhouse in Oxfordshire, inspiration for the Soho Home Collection at Anthropologie.
The Soho House Farmhouse in Oxfordshire, inspiration for the Soho Home Collection at Anthropologie.






Check out the gallery of Soho House clubs around the world at the beginning of this post. Which one’s your favorite?

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The Freshome Gift Guide: Mid-Century Modern Gifts for the Design Purist

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Mid-century modern design is a hot trend. And a mod design lover has a special eye for retro, minimal and functional features. So what type of gift do you give this type of design purist? Here are the best mid-century modern gifts in stores now for the modern design fan.

Iconic mid-century modern clocks

One of the most iconic mid-century modern design pieces is the George Nelson Wall Clock, available at Design Within Reach for $395

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Mid-century modern gifts for the coffee lover

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The Francis Francis Espresso machine by Illy blends state of the art with mid-century modern design. Available at Amazon for $235

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Mid-century modern hostess gifts

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Brightly colored geometric trays in many shapes, colors and sizes mix and match to create beautiful designs. Hay Kaleido Trays at the Danish Design Store for $16-$49.

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Mid-century modern gifts for the audiophile

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Hi-fi has been replaced by wi-fi, but the mod design style is still there. The Sugr Cube works through Wi-Fi with Amazon Alexa and Spotify. Available at Amazon for $159.

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Mid-century modern gifts for the mixologist

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The Wall-Mounted Bar Cabinet is perfectly mid-century modern and small-space ready. Available at CB2 for $299.

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Mid-century modern gifts for the nature lover

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Small but potent, the Jingo Bird Cage Speaker is a mod nature-inspired object, light and music speaker. Hang it wherever you want to add music or ambient nature sounds. Available at the Moma Store for $295.

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Is there something you can’t live without on this list? Forward this to a loved one or friend and see if they get the hint!

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The Freshome Gift Guide: Farmhouse Gifts for Country Design Lovers

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Who says purists of different design styles can’t be friends? You may be into contemporary, but know someone who needs a little extra tradition and frill in their life. For those who love farmhouse design, we’ve created a roundup of lovely farmhouse gifts in stores now from country-chic design stars like Joanna Gaines, Martha Stewart and more.

Farmhouse gifts featuring textiles

Soft and reversible, the Whitaker throw blankets from Pottery Barn are affordably priced at under $30.

Linens, plaids, stripes and classic florals are all signature farmhouse design looks. Some good textile ideas a farmhouse design lover might enjoy include a table runner, tea towels or a warm and cozy blanket.

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Hostess gift ideas for farmhouse design lovers

If you’re looking for a little something as a thank you during the holidays, these gifts are small, versatile and would be much appreciated.

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A folding storage basket that works as a tote or carry all is a good gift for nearly anyone. Gift it alone, or add wine or firewood to create a gift basket. Available at Target for $27.

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Farmhouse-style serving pieces

One of the most important design elements of the farmhouse design style revolves around home, hearth and entertaining. Vintage serving pieces, often featuring animals or other ornamentation, and old cast iron or copper cookingware are popular.

Epicurean has created this pig cutting board, made in the USA. It’s durable, eco-friendly and dishwasher safe. Available at Crate and Barrel for $35.

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Farmhouse home decor gift ideas

These gifts not only make wonderful Christmas gifts, but they’d also be perfect housewarming gifts for farmhouse design lovers, too. They add a personal and rustic vibe to a home that’s as warm and unique as the people who live there.

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Mason jars are a quintessential item in farmhouse and country living design. These hanging mason jars come with tiny battery-operated LED string lights inside that light up a space and add some ambiance. Available at Wayfair, $15 each.

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You Can Stay at This Vernacular-Style Beach House in Sri Lanka

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This unusual looking guesthouse in Tangalle, Sri Lanka, was recently completed by Chinthaka Wickramage Associates. Issana Beach House is located 200 kilometers (125 miles) away from the bustling capital of Colombo and is a comfortable stopover for those looking to explore the country’s South Coast beaches.

According to the architects, the design of this house drew inspiration from the vernacular buildings of the nearby small towns and villages. The low-rise structures were developed to merge with the surrounding landscape. Local materials such as brick (for the masonry walls) and timber (for the roof and terraces) were integrated in the construction.

Before heading to the reception, visitors walk through an inviting forecourt. After checking-in, they are “squeezed” through a tall and narrow cathedral-like corridor that leads to the bedrooms. This narrow pathway continues with a triple-height lounge area, which visually communicates with the garden, beach and the Indian Ocean beyond.

The kitchen, storage area and laundry are all tucked to the rear of the site, while the living room and bedrooms are oriented toward the views. What are your thoughts on this tropical getaway in Sri Lanka? Information provided by Chinthaka Wickramage Associates; photography courtesy of Thilina Wijesiri.

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Home Sellers: These 7 Outdated Design Trends Could Hurt Your Chances of Finding a Buyer

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Outdated home trends often cause buyers to pass on your home. Image: Linda McDougald Design | Postcard from Paris Home

We hate to say it, but trends do come and go. What was hot a few years ago may not be popular now and some long-scorned fads are making their way back into the public consciousness. (We’re looking at you, wallpaper!) For sellers, this cycle can leave some sellers stuck with outdated design trends when they put their home on the market. Worst of all, they might not even know it.

If you’re getting ready to sell, you don’t want to miss this post. We asked the pros which out-of-date looks are most likely to send buyers running. In most cases, all it takes is a few small changes to open your home to a much wider pool of buyers.

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Taking the paneling off your basement walls is more than worth the investment. Image: Callahan Interiors

Paneling on the walls

“One couple I worked with loved a home until we stepped into the basement. The floor to ceiling wood paneling made the space dark and unappealing. The wife stopped immediately and said, ‘Sorry, Jeff, this house has to be a no for me. I feel like I’m standing in a dungeon.’ ” — Jeff Miller, co-founder of AE Home Group in Baltimore.

If you still have paneling in your basement, it’s time to take the plunge. Even if you’re not up for a complete redesign, replacing the paneling with some simply painted drywall will allow potential buyers to see a wealth of possibilities for how they may be able to use the space.

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Embrace straight lines for a clean, contemporary look. Image: Peter Eskuche, AIA

Overdone archways

“Archways inside living areas have a very dated look. A client of mine recently opened up a curved archway between the family room and kitchen by squaring it off with a contractor’s help. It was as if the same space increased in square footage by 30%. That’s what buyers are looking for.” — David Meek, broker at The Arizona Report in Phoenix.

Open concept spaces and contemporary lines are in. While this may be a bigger ask than some of the other items on this list, if you have some wiggle-room in your budget, it may be worth the investment.

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Sticking to neutral décor will help you appeal to the greatest number of buyers. Image: The White House Interiors

Overly personalized décor

In 2016, I worked with a client who loved Western décor and wouldn’t budge on transitioning to something more modern and neutral. At first, we left the décor and just replaced some paint and carpeting, but two months later, the home still had not sold, which is not typical for that neighborhood (or the sale price). I suggested changing out some of the décor again and, as soon as we did, the house was sold.” — John Linden, designer at MirrorCoop in Los Angeles.

Staging your home is all about helping it appeal to as many buyers as possible. For this reason, depersonalization is often the first step when you’re ready to put your home on the market. Your best bet is to start by packing up family photographs and other personal items. Then, progress to switching out any overly personalized design elements for more neutral options.

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Be careful not to make rooms look too staged. Image: Arete Culture

Feeling too staged

“The trend of making a home look exactly like the showroom of one particular store is a turn-off for buyers. Rather, they want to feel the home is cozy and curated, with pieces chosen specifically for the space. Rooms need to be cohesive, but should not have the same line of fixtures in every room. People want to feel they have something special and are willing to pay a higher price for it.” — Victoria Massengale, estate director at Compass in Beverly Hills, CA.

Even homes that are being sold need to have a little personality. In this case, its all about sprinkling a few accessories throughout each room. Opt for relatively innocuous pieces that incorporate plenty of texture. This will help the give the room plenty of visual interest without delving too much into personal style.

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Comfort is key in modern living rooms. Image: Milray Park

Formal living spaces

“Aesthetic trends have become more casual overall. These days, ease of life and comfort are the new definition of luxury. People no longer want to tip-toe around their homes in fear of breaking or staining something.” — Alison Bernstein, founder and president of Suburban Jungle, which has locations nationwide.

Transitioning a formal living space into a cozy atmosphere doesn’t have to include an entire design overhaul. In this case, it’s all about the accessories. Switch out some of your more out-of-date options for more current options. You could also add some textiles — new blankets, throw pillows, and area rugs — to drive home that cozy feel.

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Freshen up bathrooms and kitchens with new fixtures. Image: Whitten Architects Inc.

Dated bathroom fixtures

“Gold or shiny brass bathroom fixtures from the 1980s and 1990s instantly date houses. Although they’re coming back into style now, they’re not the ones from back then! Changing the fixtures to more modern ones will make a big difference.” — <a class="colorbox" href="http://www.billgoldenhomes.com/" …read more      

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Try This Year’s Christmas Tree Decorating Ideas and Trends

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Everything comes in and out of style, it seems. Even Christmas decorating. And what can be more quintessential than the Christmas tree? It’s often the focal point in the home during the holidays, so it should fit your personality and your home’s style.

A floating LED and glass tree is hung from the ceiling for a contemporary effect. It’s like a modern, glowing chandelier and available at modernchristmastrees.com for $799.

Here’s a look at this year’s Christmas tree decorating ideas and trends. Some of the trends are made for small spaces and all the Christmas tree decoration ideas are perfect for a modern or contemporary home.

Ombre Christmas trees

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Ombre has been a big design trend in fashion and home decor recently. These trees feature the ombre look for the holidays. Images: Prelit Vintage Gold Ombre Tree at Hayneedle, $240, and Vintage Black Ombre Tree at Hayneedle, $412

Christmas tree decorating ideas featuring the floral trend

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Adding flowers to your Christmas tree is one of this year’s biggest trends. Images: Martha Stewart and Delia Creates

Christmas trees for small spaces

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Crate and Barrel’s mini tree for $45 comes with 10 ornaments and can sit on the fireplace mantle or a table.

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A DIY tree made from wood dowels can be decorated with small Christmas ornaments and used as a jewelry tree once the holidays are over. Image: Homeyohmy

Black and white Christmas tree decorating ideas

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Decorate your tree with an all black and white theme for a fresh and modern vibe. Images: Southern Belle Charm and Lil’ Luna

Christmas tree skirt alternatives

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Another big Christmas tree decorating trend this year is all about ditching the tree skirt. Use a bin or basket that flows with your design style instead. Images: Beneath My Heart and West Elm

Christmas trees full of light

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West Elm’s Light Up Trees, $60 and up, are narrow enough to sit in a corner and cast a lovely glow.

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A DIY Christmas tree can be created with a long strand of LED string lights, made in the shape of a Christmas tree. Image: A Pair and A Spare

Want to see more amazing Christmas tree decorating ideas? Check out these unconventional Christmas trees.

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The Importance Of Depth in Interior Design and Why It’s Your Secret Weapon

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Depth makes a difference in interior design. Image: Niche Modern

Sometimes the rooms in our home aren’t quite the perfect fit that we’re hoping for. They might just be a little too small or too oddly-shaped for comfort, and a remodel just isn’t in the cards. In these cases, it’s important to rely on a few tried-and-true interior design tricks to help alter the perception of a space. One of our favorites is incorporating depth in interior design.

If you’re looking to change the perception of your interiors, you’re in luck. This post will give you all the tools you need to understand how depth can improve your interiors and how to pull it off the right way. Use these tips as a guide and we’re sure that you’ll notice a difference.

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Depth adds complexity to a space. Image: Pickell Architecture

Why Use Depth in Interi0r Design?

If you’ve ever been in a room that feels too cramped or in the worst case, downright claustrophobic you know exactly why depth is important. While it’s often too costly to add on the extra square footage needed to give a space some extra breathing room, it’s entirely possible to incorporate a few small, visual tricks into your design to help it appear more open.

However, it’s not only small spaces that can benefit from this perceptive tool. Sometimes even the largest spaces can feel flat somehow. When a room needs a little something extra or a wow factor, a sense of depth can add complexity to the space — and often, it ends up being just the thing you needed to bring your design over the top.

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Create contrast with color. Image: Siberian Floors

Color Makes a Difference

Color really is a magic ingredient in interior design. Not only does it tie separate elements of the room together, but it can also influence our moods and perceptions. When you’re looking to add depth to a space, you can help trick the eye into perceiving extra distance by using contrasting hues.

In this case, it’s all about juxtaposing light and dark shades. By highlighting the difference between two colors, the darker hue will help the lighter one appear more expansive in comparison. So think carefully about where you want to place these two colors in order to allow the contrast to have maximum effect.

There are a couple different routes people typically take. If an entire room is particularly small, you may want to consider painting the hallway a darker hue. This will give the entire room a sense of depth. However, if you just want to highlight part of the space, consider using an accent color on the far wall. The accent wall will draw the eye immediately and create the illusion of more depth.

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Focus on keeping the visual weight light. Image: Optimise Design

Consider Visual Weight

Usually, when we talk about visual weight, it’s about adding more to the room. Typically, we’ll tell you to add layers of textures and textiles to really ground the space and to make it feel more well-rounded. While this advice is absolutely true, if a room is too small, these same methods may end up making the room feel too heavy and overbearing for its size.

Where smaller spaces are concerned, focus on making the room feel as light and open as possible. To do this, you’ll consider visual weight, but this time it’s important to pick the right decor. Choose minimalist furniture with clean lines and open legs. Plus, opt for natural finishes over weighty fabrics whenever possible.

Consider the picture above as an example. Not only does its furniture match the visual weight guidelines, but every item in the space also seems to have a weightless quality to it. The floating shelf offers storage, the room’s main light source hangs from the ceiling and even the wall art frames seem purposefully minimal.

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Don’t forget about the mirror size and placement trick. Image: Toronto Interior Design Group | Yanic Simard

Don’t Forget Mirrors

There’s no doubt you’ve heard someone say that mirrors are important to adding depth to a room. If used correctly, the right mirror can help create the illusion of more space. However, if not, the wrong mirror can end up drawing attention to unwanted details.

Size and placement are the keys to success here. For placement, you’ll want to consider the viewpoint you’ll be using most often. (Hint: It’s typically the angle from which you look into a room from the hallway.) The mirror should be placed against the wall furthest from that spot.

Next up is size. If you want to add depth to a room, keep in mind that now is not the time to be experimenting with artistic shapes or cute frames. Instead, you’ll want a large, frameless mirror that easily blends into the background. Ideally, it will cover the full wall or be comparable in size to a nearby piece of furniture, as shown above. In situations where ceiling height is an issue, you’ll want to make sure the mirror is positioned vertically.

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Use our advice to learn how to add depth to a room. Image: Highmark Builders

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The Freshome Gift Guide: Contemporary Kids Decor and Modern Toys for Kids

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Kids can also have a good eye for design and architecture. If you know a child who appreciates modern design (or parents who prefer to see a modernist kid’s clutter), we’ve got a great selection of contemporary kids decor and modern toys for kids of all ages.

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This small replica of the famous Jeff Koons balloon dog is a piggy bank. Available at AllModern.

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Modern games for kids

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Backgammon with a twist: mod colors make this classic game fresh and modern. Available at MoMA Store.

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Modern baby gifts

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The Arteknika Themis Mobile is a geometric thing of beauty. Available at AllModern.

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Modern black and white gifts for kids

The sports lover will appreciate this high-contrast reversible modern bedding set. Available at Land of Nod.

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Modern children’s furniture

Mid-century aqua color is the perfect backdrop for a special little one’s art projects. Available at AllModern.

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Pretend play gift ideas

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A mid-century modern mini kitchen complete with 21st century perks like an ice maker and microwave. Available at Wayfair.

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Options Abound: Purchasing Art in the Modern World

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Displaying art in a grouping gives it major impact. Image: Regionviii.com

Purchasing art for your home or work environment can be overwhelming. It can also take up plenty of time, something many consumers don’t have much of any more.

Today, there are several other options available to help buyers find the pieces that speak to them. Online galleries, art websites, daily auctions and listings of regional art shows are a few of the choices consumers have now to find and buy art.

Minted.com: Carefully curated art

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There is help for curating your walls. Image: Minted

A favorite among young and rising designers and stylists, it’s hard not to find references to Minted.com pieces in decorating magazines such as HGTV and Domino. Known for offering affordable, innovative and contemporary art, Minted offers pages of stylish inspiration. You can also see examples of its art in popular retailers the website partners with, such as West Elm or Pottery Barn.

In addition to art for adults, Minted has a section dedicated to a younger audience. Pieces designed for and appreciated by wee ones are often overlooked or mass produced and often regarded as an afterthought. Not here.

Viewers and customers can do more than purchase — they can have a say on what pieces should be for sale. “All Minted designs arrive in our competitions from independent artists around the world. This is a live feed of all those designs, arriving now! Click on a design to rate it and help tell us what to sell.”

In addition to voting on art, website visitors can tag and identify their favorite pieces and/or artists. For those in love with an artist’s style, there’s a section that allows you to commission an artist directly. The website takes a portion of the fee, but the final price is agreed upon by the artist and purchaser.

Should customers wonder how to hang their art or are looking for ideas on how to style their pieces around a room or furnishings, the website also offers style consulting. Beginning with a style quiz, visitors can upload any art they want to include as well as images of the room and/or space. After receiving recommendations, purchasers get a discount for buying art from the website.

Etsy.com: Artist shops from across the globe

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Work directly with artists to find your dream piece of art. Image: Elena’s Art Studio

Artists who want to control their own pricing, display, marketing and delivery often choose to show their work on their own mini-website via Etsy.com. It allows artists to become business owners and connects “thoughtful consumers” with artists, allowing them to forge their own relationships.

The company takes pride in being a certified B Corporation. This independent designation “measures companies on the treatment of their workers, the benefit they provide to the community and the environment, and their overall governance and transparency.” How a company treats both its employees and customers is important to many, and can be a deciding factor whether they chose to purchase items or not.

Organized through a myriad of filters, Etsy pieces can be found by what is trending, category, style, artist, shop and season as well as pieces curated by the website based on items the user has liked, viewed and purchased. Visually, the site is easy to navigate, with many images displayed for consumers to view and scroll.

Forming relationships with artists is one of the bonuses of using Etsy to purchase art, and conversations with artists are very common. Consumers can make special requests, give more detail to the artist of what they’re looking for or even commission pieces. Artists can communicate if there is going to be a delay with production or shipping or if changes are expected or made to the order. The direct communication is a part of the process many consumers appreciate and why they return to Etsy repeatedly.

Z Gallerie.com: What is your style?

Coordinate your art choices and aesthetic through Z Gallerie. Image: Z Gallerie

Buying art is so much easier if you’re aware of what you like and can articulate your likes and dislikes. For some, that is much more difficult than it sounds.

Finding out if you’re more attracted to modern abstracts than impressionist paintings is important when purchasing art that reflects the buyer. Z Gallerie takes guessing out of the equation and helps buyers narrow choices through a series of questions and a style personality test.

Not only will this website tell you what kind of aesthetic you like, it will list those with complementary styles adjacent to your design aesthetic. For example, if you are an “Urban Modernist,” you may also want to check out the findings under “Glamorous Regency.”

The Z Gallerie website lets consumers take the lead in what they want to search for and how. Pieces are arranged by featured, color, type, theme or price. There are pieces to appeal to many styles and budgets. The site even goes so far as to suggest how a piece should be set or hung (horizontal versus vertical).

ArtFairCalendar.com: Treasures found every month

Sculptural art pieces come in many forms and mediums, such as wood. Image: Jay McDougall

Wherever you live in the United States, there is likely to be an art festival in or nearby your city. Art fairs are one of the most popular ways people seek out new art to purchase and admire. Pick a month, a city or a state, and discover when art festivals and shows are being held at ArtFairCalendar.com.

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4 Elegant Christmas Tablescape Ideas That Will Warm Up Your Home this Holiday Season

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Try one of these Christmas tablescape ideas to spice up your holiday entertaining. Image: Rikki Snyder

Now that winter has finally arrived, it’s time to get into the holiday spirit. If you’re anything like us, the holiday season means plenty of entertaining for family and friends. As design addicts, the aesthetics of our holiday decorations are just as important as our décor.

With that in mind, here are four elegant Christmas tablescape ideas that will warm up your home this holiday season. Read them over and give them your own spin to allow your own sense of personal style to shine.

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Include a variety of winter textiles to create a cozy look. Image: STACIE FLINNER

Include Cozy Textiles

We love, love, love this cozy, sweater-inspired tablescape. There’s something so different about it, yet it unquestionably radiates classic holiday spirit. This table setting just makes us want to curl up with a good book on a cold, winter day – one of our all-time favorite holiday activities.

Since sweater tablecloths are sure to be few and far between, this idea will probably work best for those of you who don’t mind doing a little sewing. You can buy the fabrics by the yard at your local craft store and make adjustments to fit your unique table. Here, they used wool and flannel, but feel free to experiment with fleece or another cozy alternative.

Colorwise you’ll want to follow the same guidelines as you would with your other interior design projects. Notice how the photo above keeps to the 10-30-60 rule. In this case, the cream sweater serves as the dominant color, the gold silverware includes the secondary color, and the patterned flannel serves as the accent color.

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Add metals to give your table a modern feel. Image: Atelier Blanc

Try Modern Metals

We’ve talked about mixed metals before – and they’re definitely stylish, on-trend and can take any tablescape to a whole new level. As you probably know, gold, red and green are the standard color choices for Christmas-themed tablescape designs. However, this blush pink and metallic layout puts an ultra-modern twist on typical traditions.

If you want to try this design, your best bet is to check out secondhand stores for a variety of items. You’ll want to collect vases, flower pots, tea kettles, candlesticks and jugs. That said, feel free to get creative in terms of the items you collect. Just make sure to change up the materials. Get a mixture of gold, brass, bronze and terracotta. Then, fill items with beautiful winter blooms.

The key to pulling this look off is to allow the metallics to be the star of the show. You’ll notice that everything else in the photo is subdued. The candles, plates and even the table itself are purposefully neutral shades.

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Those with rustic taste may want to choose pine as a main focal point. Image: Happy Grey Lucky

Go Rustic with Pine

Those who love rustic design may want to consider creating a look similar to this pine centerpiece. With needles, pine cones and candles coming together to create an innovative take on a table runner, this look truly embraces the beauty of the winter season.

Our best advice to you here is not to go the natural route. Buy the elements for your tablescape at a craft store rather than collecting them from the great outdoors, especially because you never know what kind of bugs may be inadvertently hiding within the leaves. Plus, at the end of the day, your store-bought look will absolutely end up looking more uniform.

To pull off this design, you’ll want most things to be as neutral as possible. Notice the black plates, simple glasses and white candles. However, you don’t want the design to look too plain. That’s why an addition such as the gold silverware – or maybe even a little bit of sparkle – is essential in helping it pop.

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Geometric patterns can be part of the holidays too. Image: Houzz – Tablescapes

Embrace Geometric Patterns

Our final look is a bit more outside the box. Once again, geometric patterns are a popular trend, so there’s no reason why they shouldn’t find a place at your holiday table. Here you’ll notice that the designer paired mixed and matched patterns to add even more visual interest to the final set. You could do the same or choose just one pattern and keep the look more cohesive.

The red, white and black in this photo is a sleeker take on a typical Christmas tablescape. That said, if you wanted to go a little more traditional, you could swap out the black napkin or the bamboo placemat for a white or green one.

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Keep our Christmas tablescape ideas close at hand during the holidays. Image: Martha Stewart

Design doesn’t always have to be directly related to your interiors. With the holidays right around the corner, we’re starting to think about how décor can be used when entertaining family and friends. Use our Christmas tablescape ideas to create a table setting that truly reflects your unique sense of personal style.

What do you think of our Christmas tablescape ideas? Do you put a lot of thought into your décor when entertaining? Tell us all about it in the comments below.

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