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How Do You Settle on a Personality for Your Home?

by | Saturday, April 13, 2019

What was Holly Welles is a home improvement writer and the editor behind her own blog, The Estate Update. She believes that anyone can create a beautiful space, no matter their living situation. Subscribe for weekly tips! And follow her on twitter @HollyAWelles Interior design isn't as straightforward as it first appears. Even with an attractive color palette, tasteful decor and high-quality, hand-crafted furniture, you might still feel like your project is incomplete, lacking that essential...


How to Furnish a Smaller Space

by | Saturday, February 9, 2019

Holly Welles is a home improvement writer and the editor behind her own blog, The Estate Update. She believes that anyone can create a beautiful space, no matter their living situation. Subscribe for weekly tips! And follow her on twitter @HollyAWelles A smaller space isn't necessarily limiting. With an open mind and a dash of creativity, you can turn even the most cramped, compact room into a cozy, comfortable place to relax and stretch your legs. It's about taking full advantage of what you...


PLD 2018 Recap: Our Favorites & Yours

by | Monday, January 21, 2019

Happy 2019 everybody! Or as some have been saying, the year of positivity and re-energizing. In lue of those sentiments, our team sat down this year to think back to some of our favorite elements (and your favorite elements!) of the past 12 months. Here is what we discovered! Our Favorite Trend from 2018: Maximalism The brilliant expression of Maximalism took its place in the spotlight throwing a whirlwind of colors, patterns and a mismatch of era specific pieces across our households. In a...


2018 Trend Alert: Fine Lines

by | Saturday, September 22, 2018

It’s easy to fall in line with this effortless yet stunning home decor trend. Simplify your space with minimal design and thin lines for a big impact. It might seem counterintuitive, but less truly is more when it comes to graceful design. Delicate patterns with symmetrical lines and simple finishings create a look that lets your space speak for itself without the distraction of too much clutter. It’s easier than you think to create a minimalistic look that evokes modern elegance and...


Staff Favorites: Anna Laura's Interior Design Style

by | Saturday, September 15, 2018

Anna Laura - Marketing Co-ordinator "I would describe my style as colorful eclectic. I tend to be drawn to geometric patterns and bright, happy accent colors. I like to keep larger pieces a solid or coordinating color, and then add whimsical accents and artwork that brings me joy. I love fresh flowers and anything with a floral print or motif. I'm currently loving bumblebee and honeycomb inspired design. Hot pink and navy are two of my favorite colors, and I like to mix metallic accents to...


Staff Favorites: Jaci's Interior Design Style

by | Saturday, August 18, 2018

Jaci - Store Manager "My style is more organic, linen based, with simple lines. I lean towards a coastal/comfortable lifestyle without getting too "beachy." My furniture and style is livable and unadorned. I gravitate towards neutrals complimented by shades of blue and green. I am a water sign, so my preferences tend to be more fluid and easy going, like lazy waves lapping the shoreline. I definitely combine all types of materials, like wood, glass and metal. I connect the old with the new and...


Bold and Bright: A Guide to Colorful Home Decor

by | Saturday, August 4, 2018

Bright, monochromatic hues are all the rage in 2018 and are well-needed after years of beige and neutral trends running the show. However, jumping on the bold color train of extreme, vivid furniture pieces can feel a little risky. It's highly important when using this form of decoration not to go overboard. When adding bold and bright color palettes to your home, you will first want to identify the neutral tone you would like to pair your saturated decor...


Happy 6th Birthday PLD! Our History & Story

by | Saturday, May 12, 2018

Peace, Love & Decorating is celebrating our 6th birthday! For the past six years, we’ve shared our inspirations and favorite discoveries to redesign homes and lifestyles, and we couldn’t be more grateful for all these past six years have brought! We love getting to share our favorite items and designs in a way that allows our customers to discover new products, browse through design tips and trends and ultimately find inspiration within our site and within themselves. Jana Contardi - Co-founder...


New Brand Feature: Meet John-Richard

by | Saturday, April 14, 2018

John-Richard specializes in exquisite luxury home furnishings and home décor inspired by different cultures from around the world. Dedicated to telling the narrative of every room, John-Richard offers a large selection of pieces in every style. From traditional to contemporary to transitional, their wide variety of products are consistent in their attention to detail, outstanding craftsmanship and quality materials. What makes John-Richard pieces stand out is their relationships to...


A History of Animal Print in Interior Design

by | Saturday, April 7, 2018

Vintage, traditional, or modern? Animal prints can be such a versatile accent that it's difficult to say! Animal hides, exotic leopard, cheetah, and zebra prints, and even taxidermy have all had their day in the design world. Let's take a look back through the history of animal print in interior design, starting with... Hunter Gatherers We can thank cavemen for starting the animal print trend we know today. Animals furs and pelts were originally worn as protection from the elements. Over time,...