The Perks of Being a Wallflower: 2 (More!) New Room Palettes

Aug 28, 2015

If yesterday’s post on this gorgeous new Wallflower pattern, inspired by a Parisian watercolor, whet your appetite for redecorating, we’ve got great news: two more sleek, beautifully seasonal palettes are coming your way right now.   Today’s takes on Wallflower include the unexpected combo of grey and citrus, and the rich, eye-catching pop of the pattern against a timeless garnet hue. We think you’re going to love what you see.     1. Niche Modern Pendant Lamp 2....

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The Perks of Being a Wallflower: 2 New Room Palettes

Aug 27, 2015

You know that moment when you find the perfect shirt, the kind that goes with pretty much any jacket, sweater, pants, or skirt in your wardrobe? This is one of those moments, but for bedroom decorating. We can’t get enough of this all-new, watercolor-inspired Wallflower pattern, a petite but never precious floral in a rich, saturated, multicolor palette that’s available as a sheet set, a duvet, and shams. It’s so versatile that we have yet to find a color it doesn’t work with, so...

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Wordless Wednesday

Aug 26, 2015

Welcome to (almost) Wordless Wednesday, where we feature an inspiring image each week.  

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The Must-Have Back-to-School Shopping Checklist

Aug 25, 2015

The back-to-school shopping blitz is in full swing, and the multitude of choices for décor and necessities is dizzying. To keep yourself on track while shopping—and to prevent yourself from overspending—Annie has put together this handy, printable checklist you can use to make sure you’re dorm-ready with a few stops or clicks of the mouse.     Two duvet covers, for switching up the look of the room.   One quilt for warmer temperatures and easy wash-and-wear...

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Get a Great Night’s Sleep Even in the Dog Days: Summer Sleepwear

Aug 24, 2015

In the depths of the summer heat, it’s easy for our bedrooms to go from neat and tucked-in tidy during the early evening to looking by morning like the cast of The Hangover movies came in for a round of overnight ransacking. Quilts and coverlets get tossed to the floor, too-warm pants are slung over footboards or canopies, and decorative pillows seem to find their way into remote corners of the room, all in our quest to keep cool when nighttime temperatures refuse to dip past the 70-degree...

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Get Your Flower Fix with These 5 Must-Follow Gardening Instagrams

Aug 22, 2015

Like breezy picnics under the stars, the smell of fresh-cut grass, or mojitos on the porch on a lazy Sunday afternoon, flower-filled gardens are one of those things we can’t get enough of in the summer. Ours are still in bloom, but that doesn’t stop us from ogling the many gorgeous gardens around the world. Lately, our go-to source for garden inspiration has been Instagram. We’re especially smitten with these five nature-loving accounts.    1. @chateauversaillesYes, that...

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Annie’s Favorite Color Pops: French Blue, Grey & White

Aug 21, 2015

If you tuned in for posts like this, this, or even this, you may have guessed by now that Annie has a little crush on French blue. It’s become one her go-to colors over the past couple of seasons, and with good reason: as the vibrant, slightly unexpected sister of hues like navy and denim, French blue packs a personality punch while remaining versatile in a variety of decorating styles and color palettes. This hue also has a sophistication, a look-at-me confidence, that paler shades of blue...

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Guest Stylist: Summer Porch Decorating with Miss Mustard Seed

Aug 20, 2015

We’ve been crazy for Marian Parson’s brand of easy, French-country-with-a-twist decorating for what seems like eons, and we couldn’t be more thrilled that she’s used our products in her master bedroom, her guest bedroom, her kids’ room, and even in her hallway. So when she told us she was getting ready to redo her deck, we knew she’d come up with something laid-back, elegant, and gorgeous. Check out the full reveal on her blog, then come back here to get the look at...

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Wordless Wednesday

Aug 19, 2015

Welcome to (almost) Wordless Wednesday, where we feature an inspiring image each week.    

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10 Minutes with Erin Gates of Elements of Style

Aug 18, 2015

Some designers have a great eye for color or pattern. Others have an architectural sense that can create drama out of the simplest shapes and varied proportions. Yet others have an innate feel for which fabrics complement each other—even when they don’t seem like they should even live in the same room together—or how to place accessories just so for the ultimate unstudied-looking, lived-in arrangements. Boston-area interior design Erin Gates possesses all of these qualities, which is why...

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Make Over Your Playroom in 5 Simple Steps

Aug 17, 2015

After nearly three months of nonstop play sessions with their little ones, Fresh American staffers have all had the same gripe: their kids’ playrooms are starting to look tired, messy, and dull. So we concocted this easy 5-step plan for transforming a humdrum playroom or kids’ room into a mecca of make-believe with just a bit of organizing and a few affordable décor switch-outs.   Start by clearing out the room. Pack everything in boxes or crates so you can clear a space with the...

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We’re Crushing on: Amanda Jones’s Dog Years

Aug 15, 2015

It’s a rare photographic talent who can masterfully capture our pets on film the way we experience them every day in private, quiet, and pricelessly funny moments. Rarer still is the photographer who can peer into the soul of our pets and create art that’s alternately sweet and poignant, that makes us take a deeper look at—and run home and hug—our four-footed family members. Amanda Jones is just such a photographer. After four successful books featuring her favorite subject, dogs,...

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