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The Mission Mercantile Handcrafted Difference

by | Saturday, March 11, 2017

Inspired by frontier towns and simpler times, Mission Mercantile encapsulates the pride of the craftsman selling handcrafted leather saddles and satchels between the barrels and shelves of general stores. These men were pioneers, true craftsman, and their reputations depended on creating items with unfaltering excellence and the finest quality and durability there was to offer. Shown here: Mission Mercantile Steamer Backpack Mission Mercantile was born to keep the art of the leather craft...


Chic and Simple: Using Black & White to Brighten Your Life

by | Saturday, February 18, 2017

If you're looking to freshen up a space, but are having trouble with the color palette, consider this simple solution: black and white. This timeless combination has evolved over the decades but still remains an iconic duo. Finding the perfect balance between black and white can be tricky, but once all the details have come together, this monochromatic look can work for any style. There are a few different ways to design with black and white, depending on much you want to commit. However, don't...


Making Your Gifts Matter | Valentine's Day 2017

by | Friday, February 3, 2017

Valentine's Day, hmmm, such a conundrum! Have these questions been rummaging through your head of late: "Well, what do I get Mom this year!" "How can I make my sweetheart feel like I've truly listened to what she likes?" "Where do I go to find that unique gift?" Let's begin by taking a moment to think of what makes your sweetheart happy? That sweetheart may be your love interest, best friend or even your mom. What makes her smile with a lightened heart? What does she wear? What is her favorite...


Organize Your Bag or Purse - With Papaya! Art

by | Saturday, January 28, 2017

If you're like the majority of us, you're constantly on the go, and your bag has become a catch-all for all those little things you're sure you might need, tossed down into the abyss of receipts, bobby pins and gum wrappers. Honestly though, when is the last time you said you were going to clean out your purse and actually did it? It may seem like a daunting task, but let's break it down for an easy way to de-clutter, organize, and stay organized. Get ready to tackle one more New Years'...


How to Make a Bed: Bella Notte Style

by | Sunday, January 22, 2017

When it comes to making a bed, there are a lot of elements to consider. Some people prefer more pillows, some people love to poof up the blankets...with so many options out there it is hard to know what is best for your bed scape. But worry no more! We will take a look at the different layers used to make up a neat, tidy and totally gorgeous bed scape using Bella Notte Luxury Bedding. Covers, Linens & Blankets: Layer 1 Let's start with the basics: sheets. Bella Notte Sheets come in Twin...


Getting Back to Basics: Buying a Sofa to Stand the Test of Time

by | Saturday, January 14, 2017

Shown in title image (left to right): Vanguard Furniture Porter Side Table, Aldrich Sofa, throw pillows in Acrobat Multi., Grigsby Rectangular Cocktail Table, Luminary Left Facing Bookcase What makes a piece of furniture great? Moments spent with loved ones, memories shared. It's true that furniture helps make a house a home. There are many things to consider when investing in a sofa, and things to keep in mind when buying that will ensure your sofa is a staple that you will love for years to...


4 Tips to Designing the Perfect Modern Cabin

by | Saturday, November 5, 2016

Along with the smell of fall in the air, crunching leaves beneath our feet and plaid as far as the eye can see, comes the season of cabins. A time to take a step back from our busy lives and have a cup of cocoa as we warm our wool socked feet by the fire. What really sets these mountain solitudes apart (and the reason we seem so intently drawn to the them) is the chance to get a complete change of scenery both inside and out. Here are 4 timeless staples to help complete your perfect cabin...


How to Choose An Area Rug

by | Saturday, October 22, 2016

When it comes to buying an area rug for your home, it's important to consider what the driving forces behind your decision are. Area rugs are a major contributor to a room's overall feel, so making a thoughtful choice is the best way to prevent buyer's regret. Indoor vs. Outdoor First of all, will the area rug be purchased for the living room or for an outdoor living space? There are many different options in either category, but aspects like material, durability, and features differ. However,...


Create the Perfect Place Setting | How to Set a Table

by | Tuesday, August 30, 2016

Dinner parties are one of my favorite things to do on the weekends, so I know when it comes to hosting, the first impression of the evening is almost always on the tablescape. So just how do you dress up your table? With Peace, Love & Decorating's collection of Arte Italica Dinnerware you can mix and match your way to the perfect place setting that reflects your style and shows off all that delicious cooking. Charger Plates: Let's start at the beginning! The charger plate. Sometimes referred to...


Meet the Designer - Joanna Gaines

by | Saturday, August 13, 2016

Who is Joanna Gaines? Everyone who knows Joanna Gaines knows she has a long list of accomplishments. The co-owner, co-founder, and lead designer of Magnolia Homes and Magnolia Market, the co-star of her own television show, a devoted wife to her husband, Chip, a proud mother of four, and last but not least, an incredibly talented designer. Surprisingly enough, Joanna never had formal training for design. Her talent began to grow as she met her future husband, Chip Gaines. At the time they were...