We’ve Got a Souk-ret: Zenza Home Accessories

Oct 24, 2014

During her recent trip to Maison et Objet in Paris, Annie came across a variety of weird, wacky, or wonderful (and sometimes all three) new home products. One company that stopped her in her tracks was Zenza. Based in the Netherlands, this exciting design outfit is using traditional techniques to handcraft incredible lighting, decorative pillows, rugs, and furniture with an urban-nomad style. Zenza was founded more than 20 years ago by Karin Willems, who traveled to Egypt to source products for...

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Sherwin-Williams Paint Color Palette—and a Giveaway!

Oct 23, 2014

We’re getting Medieval on you today—in a good way; we swear—courtesy of this fabulous micro-hooked wool rug, otherwise known as Raymond (as in Everybody Loves—a little insider joke between Annie and her daughter, Charlotte). Inspired by a textile scrap from the Middle Ages, this dense, durable area rug features a showstopping flamelike pattern rendered in shades of red, orange, coral, slate, ivory, brown, gold, and green. With colors this varied, is it any wonder that our friends at...

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The Color of the Moment: In an Indigo Mood

Oct 21, 2014

If you joined us last week for our post on London’s trending color, electric blue, you might have thought, Cool color, but kind of challenging to work into my existing décor. Got any suggestions for other shades of blue that are a bit more versatile, but still pack a punch in interior decorating? As a matter of fact, we do: indigo, one of the Stateside colors of the moment. We love that indigo—which falls between blue and violet in the visible spectrum, and is sort of the hipster sister...

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Feeling Harvest-y: Our Favorite Apple Recipes

Oct 20, 2014

One of the best parts about fall is its bodacious bounty of fruits and veggies, from versatile squashes to licoricelike fennel and flavor-popped cranberries. Here in the Northeast, land of a gazillion orchards, you can hardly turn a corner without coming across a bag of freshly picked apples—and we like it that way just fine, thankyouverymuch. In addition to being the perfect grab-and-go healthy snack, apples, with their inherent sweetness, punch up a variety of savory dinner recipes, and...

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Make Mine Moroccan: Plush New Area Rugs

Oct 17, 2014

Being an avid world traveler, Annie comes across new design inspiration everywhere she goes. One of her latest loves is Moroccan-style rugs, dense, plush treats for the feet that are the ultimate in luxurious decorating. What makes Moroccan-style rugs so special? True Moroccan rugs or carpets date back to the Paleolithic era (no kidding!) and are known for their softness and primitive, “hand-drawn” quality. These modern takes on the Moroccan rug retain the lush wool of the originals, and...

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Great in Bed for 20 Years Guest Stylist: Marian Parsons of Miss Mustard Seed

Oct 16, 2014

We have three exhilarating words for die-hard lovers of vintage-inspired decorating, fantastically cool DIYs, and gorgeously refinished furniture: Miss Mustard Seed. That’s right, décor-loving sisters and brothers, superblogger Marian Parsons herself is joining us for the Pine Cone Hill 20th anniversary, and she’s styled this exclusive look, just in time for the season of cozy duvets, chunky scarves and boots, and pumpkin lattes. For Marian, putting together this bedding look boiled down...

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Wordless Wednesday

Oct 15, 2014

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

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Inspired By: Fall Foliage

Oct 14, 2014

These days, we don’t have to venture very far for color-palette inspiration. Right outside our office window, on almost every tree and shrub, is the most spectacular display of fall color that you could imagine, full of rich and vibrant reds, oranges, golds, and greens. We could decorate an entire room around any one of these hues, but today we’re so enamored with the effect of all that eye candy together that we’ve created this borrowed-from–Mother Nature fall-foliage palette, complete...

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Fun with Food: Halloween Decorations Edition

Oct 13, 2014

We adore Halloween—in all its kitschy-spooky, party-centric, treat-filled glory—but the store’s selection of decorations . . . not so much. This year we’re ditching the mass-produced spiderwebs and candelabra and playing with our food. Yes, you read that correctly: we’ve taken a cue from Joost Elffers’s 1997 classic Play with Your Food and made these custom Halloween critters from common fall produce like gourds, pumpkins, squashes, and peppers. First, we went on a little shopping...

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How to Store Your Linens for Fall

Oct 10, 2014

Ready to swap out your featherweight coverlets and pastel sheets for some toasty duvets and fall-friendly colors? Now’s the perfect time to prep your bedding for storage over the long fall and winter season. Follow Annie’s tips to keep your favorite bedspreads, blankets, sheet sets, throws, and other bedding looking brand-new: 1. Wash and thoroughly dry all items before storing. This step is important, as body oils and other dirt are like catnip for insects, and dampness encourage the...

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Game Changer: 6 Tips for Tailgating Like a Pro

Oct 9, 2014

Fresh air, fall foliage, tasty treats, and showing up to support our favorite football and soccer teams: a weekend afternoon doesn’t get much better than a good, not-so-old-fashioned tailgate. But maybe, like us, you’ve often thought, Tailgating is incredible fun . . . but does it have to be so ugly and uncomfortable? If so, the answer is an emphatic no, and this post, dear upscale tailgater, is for you. To get in the school- or pro-game tailgating spirit, Annie came up with these six...

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Wordless Wednesday

Oct 8, 2014

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

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