Artistic Mobiles for the Home or Nursery

Mobiles are not necessarily just meant to be hung over a crib in your child’s room. The art world has taken the common baby mobile and given it a creative upgrade that can now be used in any room in your home as a decorative addition. Thanks to the Themis line of beautiful mobiles designed by Clara Von Zweigbergk, you can now incorporate the classic mobile into your décor for a more contemporary and artistic feel.

Themis Mono

Sometimes one is all you need to really make a statement and that can be achieved with the Themis Mono Mobile. This single pop of twelve incredible colors will look amazing in your home. Geometrically designed, this mobile is a twelve-sided multifaceted shape with each side treating you to brightly-colored hues and muted shades.

Themis Trio

Instead of just one, the Themis Trio Mobile gives you three geometric shapes that when brought together, create one seamless design of colors and artistic elegance pleasing for both you and your home’s décor. Choose to hang this masterpiece as either a traditional mobile or stack the shapes on top of one another and display on a desk.

Themis Trio 2

Your eyes can’t help but follow the slight movement and calming display of colors and shapes featured in the Themis Trio 2 Mobile. Moving art is what you can experience when you choose to hang this wonderful piece in your living room, den, or bedroom.

Themis Prism Mobile

If you prefer a calmer color pallet to complement your décor, then the Themis Prism Mobile will fit in perfectly. With its salmon, beige, green, black, and gold colors, each ornament is like its own individual work of art that when combined together, create a masterpiece of both artistic and geometric design. Hang this mobile or stack the faceted shapes for more versatile displaying capabilities.

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  Now you can have five colorfully, multifaceted geometric ornaments to hang delicately from the ceiling or arrange in stacks on a desk or table with the Themis Mobile. Your eyes will love tracing this moving piece of art as it slowly turns and shifts in the air, creating a different effect of color and shape with each angle you see it from.

The Modern Home Living Room

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The modern home living room is a place of comfort and relaxation but also a space to entertain the family and guests. This dual role can sometimes be difficult when deciding on what goes in the living room. Choosing between what would look nice but also maintaining the sense of casualty to allow for relaxation can be a challenge.

Whether you are redesigning your living room or simply looking to add a touch of something new, below are some helpful ideas to help you find that perfect balance.

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Keep Everything Minimal

One of the number one characteristics of a modern living room is the minimalistic look. This may be a challenge sometimes in the real world where clutter begins to appear day in and day out. The best way to do this is to have “neat messes”. This can include a designated drawer to place things that may not have a specific home, or a magazine bin like the WACTOR Magazine Rack to put all the books, papers, and magazines that would otherwise be lying around the table.  The WACTOR Magazine Rack is also nicely designed with stainless steel and will fit in perfectly with the modern look you are going for.

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Have an Accent Piece

Another key component to most modern living rooms are to have a strong accent piece. Whether this is a lovely piece of artwork, a vase of flowers, a clock such as this DIY Ball Clock in Chrome, or the lighting, such as this Midsummer Light, the accent piece should be the center of focus. Something unique such as the Midsummer Light which has been cut through layers of Tyvek, a resistant paper material, will be the center of conversation when guests come to visit your home.

You can also choose a color as an accent color and use this with smaller decor such as throw blankets, pillows, or side tables.

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Show Your Personality and Character

In order for the living room to not feel impersonal or simply a cookie-cutter modern room out of a magazine, put in some personal touches. You could include personal photos hanging on the wall, or add something that tells your story. For example, if you like playing chess, finding a unique board such as this Wobble Chess Set would be a great addition to your home. Not only can you play a traditional game of chess, the chess board is made of concave squares that holds each piece in place.

Are you looking to modernize your living room? Have these tips given you something to work with? What else would you add? Let us know in the comments below, we would love to hear from you!

Beach Inspired Decor for Your Home

For most people, one of the best things about summertime is being able to go to the beach. Whether you live close by to one or decided to take a weekend trip out, the beach is often equivalent to the nice weather that summer offers. Even though summer is quickly ending, you can still keep beach inspired decor in your home to have the good feelings of the ocean and sand between your toes year round.

Below are just a few ideas of how you can transform the beach into your home for a relaxing and comforting feeling.

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Bathroom

The bathroom is a great place to be inspired by ocean blues and sandy browns. From color accents in towels and decor, having a beach-themed bathroom can provide a relaxing feel. Go a step further with the Spa Mare Room Fragrance. This aromatherapy scent offers a fresh ocean breeze and musk. Since it is mainly essential and natural oils, the scent will last longer, leaving your bathroom fresh and ready to go at all times.

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Bedroom

Having accessories in the bedroom that remind you of the beach is a great way to incorporate your good memories into your daily life. Whether these are seashells you have collected or photographs on the walls, there are plenty of ways for you to get creative. You can also look for pieces such as this Shell Table Lamp that are designed with the wave-like ocean in mind. The spiral shell lamp is beautiful when lit as the pattern will create a relaxing wave across the floor. It is also easily transported and can be moved around depending on your preference.

Peppermate Pepper Salt Mill Grinder

Dining Room

Keep the taste of the ocean with you in your dining room with fresh sea salt at all times. This PepperMate One-Handed Pepper and Salt Mill Set grinds peppercorns and gourmet salt with just the press of the button. You will be positive that the pepper and salt you get is always fresh and natural to keep the natural aromatic spice scent.

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Living Room

This Deep Sea Moving Sand Picture is ever changing and reminiscent of the ocean and the waves rolling up onto the beach. It is an interactive piece of art that invites you to come and shake it up to offer a new scenery. Not only will it be a topic of conversation for your guests, but also has a calming effect with the sand slowly moving through the glass.

Even though the ocean may seem miles away as summer comes to an end, it is easy to hold onto those good memories by incorporating them into your home. You will always have next summer to look forward to for new adventures by the sea!

Do you like the beach? Do you have any souvenirs on display at your home? We would love to hear from you, let us know in the comments below!

 

Getting Your Home Ready for Labor Day Weekend

Labor Day Weekend marks the end of summer and it is the perfect time to begin to prepare your home for the fall and winter seasons. Though it can be bittersweet saying goodbye to the summer, spending this extra weekend on Labor Day can save you troubles in the future.

It is also a great way to get the family or a group of friends together to work on a project before the business of school and work gets in the way.

Here are just a few project ideas to get you started.

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Paint a Room

Now is the perfect time to freshen up how your home looks in color. Fall colors are some of the most vibrant you will find, and it is a fun way to change up your bathroom, bedroom, or kitchen. If you would rather focus on a smaller project, perhaps you can install a new wallpaper pattern or some wall decor, such as this Wallflower set.

Depending on how many people you have helping out, it may not be manageable to paint the whole house. Focusing on one room or section of the house this weekend can help be that jumpstart for later projects.

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Update the Furniture

Sometimes all the home needs is a refresher of a few key items to make the whole place look new. This Tabulo Side Table is one such option that can be a great addition to any living room, bedroom, or office. Lighting is another major player in how your room will look. You can choose from a mood lighting like this Midsummer Light with its intricate designs, or a nice soft, white light such as this Mr. N LED Table Lamp 

If you are not looking to shell out a lot of money at the moment, check your local secondhand store to see if there are any furniture pieces you can salvage and repair yourself. You can always spend this Labor Day Weekend on a DIY painting project to transform your existing furniture to a modern touch. There are also often discounts at this time, and you may find some cheap options for smaller furniture pieces to purchase.

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Plant in the Yard

Take advantage of these fall colors and make sure that your garden or yard is ready for when the leaves do change and begin falling. Do some research and figure out what seasonal plants will work in your area, and go from there. Consider getting some new gardening tools such as this handy VERDO Watering Can or the GREENS Mister to get excited about the fall season.

What are your plans for Labor Day Weekend? Will you be able to make some time to work on your home? Let us know what you are thinking in the comments below!