WE ♥ MOM
Sometimes all mom needs to hear is how much she’s loved and appreciated. A gift so simple can make a big impact. So in honor of Mother’s Day, our staff is summing up what they love most about their moms in a few special words. It’s the least we can do for these momentous moms!

WE ♥ MOM

Sometimes all mom needs to hear is how much she’s loved and appreciated. A gift so simple can make a big impact. So in honor of Mother’s Day, our staff is summing up what they love most about their moms in a few special words. It’s the least we can do for these momentous moms!

(Source: homedecorators.com)

FROM AFTERNOON PINNING TO CONTEST WINNING

She’s well-spoken, classy and stylish. Tori Sodek, winner of our “Be a Guest Stylist” Pinterest contest, has a knack for decorating. Although we had a tough decision to make when picking the winner, Tori’s look stood out and turned into one beautiful bedroom when shot by our photographers. We interviewed her to learn more about her style and, of course, what all she’s going to do with her prized gift card.

1.    We were big fans of the look you created for our “Be a Guest Stylist” Pinterest contest. What was your inspiration? 
I wanted to achieve a bedroom that was light but still warm. I love layering traditional items like the crisp tailored bedding with more exotic, primitive pieces like the headboard. The area rug was my inspiration for the color palette.
2.    Can you describe your personal style? 
I think my personal style is casual yet classic. I love a cardigan or a great jacket with a crisp white button down and jeans!
3.    How would your describe your interior decorating style?
My decorating style has definitely evolved over the last 20 years. When I was first married, I insisted that my husband get rid of his very traditional cream-colored camelback sofa so that we could keep my futon. (What was I thinking?)  Fast forward 20 years and I have a very traditional home. I try to maintain the feel of that but with some modern touches, colors and finishes. 
4.    Which room in your home is your favorite and why?
Our kitchen is definitely my favorite room of our house. It is where everyone gathers. We remodeled it a few years ago, and it is light and bright with a huge bay window that looks out into our gardens. It is definitely my “happy place.”
5.    What’s your favorite item in your home?
I had some built-in bookcases constructed in my living room, and they completely changed the entire look of the room. I love being able to change out the books and artwork I have displayed there. It keeps the room fresh!
6.    How do you plan to use your gift card? 
There are so many great items to choose! I am going to make a few updates to some of my existing furnishings and accessories and just have fun with it! I may also let my husband get a little something for his backyard retreat at The Home Depot®. He’s been really supportive of my home decorating choices over the years! 

We’re still very excited about the room shot around Tori’s look. Check it out in our Early Summer catalog. And don’t forget to enter for your chance to win one of our upcoming Pinterest contests! 

FROM AFTERNOON PINNING TO CONTEST WINNING

She’s well-spoken, classy and stylish. Tori Sodek, winner of our “Be a Guest Stylist” Pinterest contest, has a knack for decorating. Although we had a tough decision to make when picking the winner, Tori’s look stood out and turned into one beautiful bedroom when shot by our photographers. We interviewed her to learn more about her style and, of course, what all she’s going to do with her prized gift card.

1.    We were big fans of the look you created for our “Be a Guest Stylist” Pinterest contest. What was your inspiration? 

I wanted to achieve a bedroom that was light but still warm. I love layering traditional items like the crisp tailored bedding with more exotic, primitive pieces like the headboard. The area rug was my inspiration for the color palette.

2.    Can you describe your personal style? 

I think my personal style is casual yet classic. I love a cardigan or a great jacket with a crisp white button down and jeans!

3.    How would your describe your interior decorating style?

My decorating style has definitely evolved over the last 20 years. When I was first married, I insisted that my husband get rid of his very traditional cream-colored camelback sofa so that we could keep my futon. (What was I thinking?)  Fast forward 20 years and I have a very traditional home. I try to maintain the feel of that but with some modern touches, colors and finishes. 

4.    Which room in your home is your favorite and why?

Our kitchen is definitely my favorite room of our house. It is where everyone gathers. We remodeled it a few years ago, and it is light and bright with a huge bay window that looks out into our gardens. It is definitely my “happy place.”

5.    What’s your favorite item in your home?

I had some built-in bookcases constructed in my living room, and they completely changed the entire look of the room. I love being able to change out the books and artwork I have displayed there. It keeps the room fresh!

6.    How do you plan to use your gift card? 

There are so many great items to choose! I am going to make a few updates to some of my existing furnishings and accessories and just have fun with it! I may also let my husband get a little something for his backyard retreat at The Home Depot®. He’s been really supportive of my home decorating choices over the years! 

We’re still very excited about the room shot around Tori’s look. Check it out in our Early Summer catalog. And don’t forget to enter for your chance to win one of our upcoming Pinterest contests! 

(Source: homedecorators.com)

DIY VS DIFM (DO IT FOR ME)
Wall art and mirrors are great home enhancers (and some of our personal favorite finishing touches). They can turn blank walls and plain Jane rooms into lively spaces in an instant! Get inspired by our staff’s recent creative wall projects, or opt for our do-it-for-me solutions instead. Either way, you’ll make your home a prettier, more interesting place to live. 
1. BRISCOE MIRROR || 2. ARGONNE MIRROR || 3. SUSPENSION WALL ART

DIY VS DIFM (DO IT FOR ME)

Wall art and mirrors are great home enhancers (and some of our personal favorite finishing touches). They can turn blank walls and plain Jane rooms into lively spaces in an instant! Get inspired by our staff’s recent creative wall projects, or opt for our do-it-for-me solutions instead. Either way, you’ll make your home a prettier, more interesting place to live. 

1. BRISCOE MIRROR || 2. ARGONNE MIRROR || 3. SUSPENSION WALL ART

KIM AND LILY’S RUG ADVENTURES
Part of our Rug Buyer and Associate Rug Buyer’s jobs are globetrotting to India. How cool is that? It’s there where some of our most beautifully designed rugs are handmade, and Kim and Lily get to see it all in person (plus experience some pretty cool things along the way). The process – which Kim and Lily (and us included!) have a great appreciation for – is nothing short of impressive.
Click here to see our impressive selection of handmade rugs. 

KIM AND LILY’S RUG ADVENTURES

Part of our Rug Buyer and Associate Rug Buyer’s jobs are globetrotting to India. How cool is that? It’s there where some of our most beautifully designed rugs are handmade, and Kim and Lily get to see it all in person (plus experience some pretty cool things along the way). The process – which Kim and Lily (and us included!) have a great appreciation for – is nothing short of impressive.

Click here to see our impressive selection of handmade rugs. 

SPRING BUCKET LIST

There are a number of activities that are just better when done during the springtime like a picnic al fresco, furniture update or date night to name a few. And chances are if it’s spring and you have friends and family, you’re invited to a wedding. So make it a priority to purchase a gift the happy couple will really enjoy.  Spring is all about renewal and of course getting outside (if you don’t see the sunlight for more than a day, it’s a problem!). So relish in the season, and check these to-dos off your list before you say goodbye to spring! You’ll be glad you did.
BEST FRIEND’S WEDDING: FIND THE RIGHT WEDDING GIFT
PERSONALIZED BEADED SILVER PICTURE FRAME || ELECTRIC PEPPERMILL SET || MONOGRAM GLASS COASTERS
FURNITURE REFRESH: OUT WITH THE OLD, IN WITH THE NEW
CANE BAR STOOL || LAKEWOOD TUFTED CHAIR || STANTON CART
DATE NIGHT IN: RELAX AFTER A LONG WEEK (NO KIDS ALLOWED)
MONOGRAM WINE GLASSES || PROVENCE SOLID DINNER PLATE || CLARETTE CANDLE HOLDER
PICNIC IN THE PARK: PACK THE ESSENTIALS… INCLUDING THE DOG
AVALANCHE PICNIC COOLER || INDOOR/OUTDOOR WINE GLASSES

SPRING BUCKET LIST

There are a number of activities that are just better when done during the springtime like a picnic al fresco, furniture update or date night to name a few. And chances are if it’s spring and you have friends and family, you’re invited to a wedding. So make it a priority to purchase a gift the happy couple will really enjoy.  Spring is all about renewal and of course getting outside (if you don’t see the sunlight for more than a day, it’s a problem!). So relish in the season, and check these to-dos off your list before you say goodbye to spring! You’ll be glad you did.

BEST FRIEND’S WEDDING: FIND THE RIGHT WEDDING GIFT

PERSONALIZED BEADED SILVER PICTURE FRAME || ELECTRIC PEPPERMILL SET || MONOGRAM GLASS COASTERS

FURNITURE REFRESH: OUT WITH THE OLD, IN WITH THE NEW

CANE BAR STOOL || LAKEWOOD TUFTED CHAIR || STANTON CART

DATE NIGHT IN: RELAX AFTER A LONG WEEK (NO KIDS ALLOWED)

MONOGRAM WINE GLASSES || PROVENCE SOLID DINNER PLATE || CLARETTE CANDLE HOLDER

PICNIC IN THE PARK: PACK THE ESSENTIALS… INCLUDING THE DOG

AVALANCHE PICNIC COOLER || INDOOR/OUTDOOR WINE GLASSES