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Category Archives: house + home

when it comes to decorating your home… 06.20.2013

When looking for pieces for your home, we feel like there’s no reason to go conservative! Why not have a little fun with home decor? Ya know, not everything needs to be neutral colors! We say, go bold or go home! We rounded up a few colorful pieces to add just that touch of fun that you’re looking for!

drawer pulls (chevron & facets)  // pop stool // pillow // dou african hamper // taxi salt & pepper shakers // wordsearch dish // chair // mixed print napkin set

  1. Richele

    I love all these items! Beautiful collection of colours and patterns :)
    Thanks for sharing!

    June 20, 2013 5:57 pm
  2. ampersand

    thanks Richele! So glad you like them :)

    June 20, 2013 6:03 pm

Spotted: Jonathan Adler for JC Penney 04.22.2013

We can’t hide that we’re huge Jonathan Adler fans (you might remember how star-struck we were upon meeting him this fall), so we are thrilled to see this partnership with J.C. Penney! Seeing affordable price tags on these darling designs makes our day.

A few of our faves (clockwise from top left): Katie Medium Canister, Lola Medium Canister,  Katie Arrow Bookends, Pedestal Bowl, Lola Duvet Cover Set & Accessories, Bleecker Dining Table,  Katie Owl Decorative Pillow, Lacquer Small Pedestal, Katie Reversible Pot Holder, Up Ceramic Vase,  Bleecker Mirrored End Table

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  1. Ali

    Um! This is the best thing I have ever heard! I can’t wait to go check it out. Who would have thought… JC Penny!

    April 22, 2013 2:44 pm

on the lookout… yellow home accents 04.09.2013

Apparently we not just in the mood for open windows and sunshine, we’re also on the lookout for all things sunny yellow! Just feeling the need to add a pop of color in an unexpected place. Which do you like best?

1. nude print 1 , 2. bright shapes melamine serveware, 3. bend dining chair, 4. perch table lamp, 5. go-cart yellow rolling table , 6. Threshold wood frame wall mirror

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sunny spaces 04.08.2013

we are SO ready for spring and not just in our wardrobes….bring on the sun! We are dreaming of spaces with large windows, fresh air and sun spilling in!!!

{photo 1, photo 2, photo 3 (thanks for krystle for the link on this one)

comments 3

  1. nancy @ adore to adorn

    love the sunshine in spaces! Even if you don’t have a lot of design going on, the sun instantly adds life!

    April 8, 2013 6:13 pm
  2. Krystle

    Here’s the original image for photo 3:

    April 16, 2013 11:11 pm
    • ampersand

      Thanks so much, Krystle!

      April 17, 2013 12:46 am

trend watch: hexagons 04.02.2013

Move over mod circles and contemporary squares, there’s a new shape in town…welcome the hexagon! Quite interesting on it’s own and when partnered with others, it makes a honeycomb pattern that feels fresh and new! We are wanting hexagon-everything from home accessories to jewelry! And check out these two home shots where the main focus is our new favorite shape!

{honeycomb necklace, retro honeycomb pendant light, honeycomb card case, stacked hexagon rings, laquer hexagon tray, hive vase, Hello Honycomb notecards, honeycomb tile silk pillow} & {blue honeycomb rug from  Inside Out Magazine, April 2013 via and honeycomb shelves}

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  1. Katie O'Keefe

    Love that ring! And I agree, I’ve been seeing hexagons everywhere!

    April 3, 2013 2:15 pm
  2. Lindsey McClennahan

    What up hexagons!! They are the new chevron?

    April 3, 2013 2:41 pm