Market Report: 8 Common Home Mistakes You’re Making (And How to Fix Them)

Image via One Kings Lane

Image via One Kings Lane

  • These mistakes might have your home in total upheaval. Here, 8 super-easy ways to remedy them and get your home back in order. [Refinery 29]
  • If you’re looking to sport pastel makeup this spring, these are the fail-safe hues to try. [InStyle]
  • Girlfriend jeans, boyfriend jeans’ slimmer, sexier counterpart, are winning spring. [NY Daily News]

Up Next: What House Of Cards can teach us about fashion.

The Edit: 14 Stunningly Cool Lamps for Every Home

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Thanks to Daylight Savings, you may have noticed that the sun is actually still out during your evening commute. (Cheer!) But that means that your mornings leave you in the dark. Brighten up with one of these 14 luminaries — we’ve got floor lamps, desk lamps and, yes, even a surprisingly chic nightlight. It’s not quite natural sunlight, but for now, we’ll take it.  Read more »

Guys, We Need to Talk About Anthropologie’s New Home Collection

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All images via Anthropologie.

I think that most people love Anthropologie so much because shopping there is sort of like being in a dreamy, real-life Instagram pic (filtered in Valencia, natch). Sure, the clothes are nice — if generally not my style — and so are the accessories, but it’s the home selection that makes me ache for an airy cottage somewhere, so that I may fill it with painted ceramics and jewel-tone velvets and various artifacts that look as if they’ve been plucked from some far-flung flea market.

On Monday, we wrote about one of Anthro’s latest offerings — a splashy retro chair that’s part of the company’s largest home rollouts ever. But we barely scratched the surface. The home section, both online and in-store, is incredible. We’ve chosen our top 10 buys here, from the side table I am absolutely going to own even though I have a weird surplus of side tables, to the posh Chesterfield that can elevate even the most dull space. See our picks, and shop your faves, here.

Monday Obsession: Anthropologie’s Spring-Worthy Floral Chair

After setting clocks forward yesterday and waking up to 50 degree temps today, it’s becoming apparent that we’re not stuck in an endless winter abyss. To keep our spirits high, we’ve got a vibrant, spring-worthy chair from Anthropologie. (It’s a part of their largest home rollout yet.) The hand-finished chair features sleek armrests, gold leg stoppers and a frame-worthy print. April showers, we’re ready for you. Read more »

5 Incredibly Cool DIY Home Projects to Try Right Now

Images via Design*Sponge, Honestly Yum, And Christina and A Beautiful Mess

Now that it’s March, it’s time to start spring cleaning. And because we can’t bring ourselves to start purging our junk drawers, we’ve decided a fun home-refreshing DIY is the way to go. We combed through the cheesy, button-emblazoned crafts to find you the chicest, boutique-worthy DIYs around. Craft away, friends.  Read more »

Market Report: IKEA to Release Phone-Charging Furniture

Image via Ikea

Image via Ikea

  • Cue cheers: IKEA is set to release a line of bedside tables, lamps, and desks that will wirelessly charge your smartphone. [Refinery29]
  • Will statement denim be spring’s biggest trend? [Vogue]
  • We love a celebrity who goes sans stylist on the red carpet. Here are 16 styling tips from stars without stylists. [WhoWhatWear]

Next: Repair you hair while you sleep.

Book Party With Hable Construction Designer at Egan Day This Weekend!

Photos by Rinne Allen, from A Colorful Home.

Photos by Rinne Allen, from A Colorful Home.

A great closet goes hand-in-hand with a great home, and one of the coolest designers out there is Susan Hable Smith. Design fanatics know her for Hable Construction, the New York-baased textile company she co-founded with her sister (you’ve probably seen the duo’s quirky, colorful prints on pillows, rugs and even notebooks, which I’m obsessed with).

Her design strategy is all about color, and she illustrates how to use it with wild and fabulous abandon in her new book A Colorful Home. Or you can ask her in person tomorrow (Saturday, February 14th, from 2pm to 4pm). She’ll be at one of the best fine accessory boutiques in the city, Egan Day, celebrating her book, which you’ll be able to pre-order at the event.

It’s a crazy-chic way to spend V-Day with your girlfriends before date night (or, you know, a late-night screening of 50 Shades of Grey). Better yet? Bring your guy along; it’s the perfect way to subtly hint that you desperately want that Gabriella Kiss black diamond slab ring. Get the details here.

We Should All Start Snuggling Up On Giant, Plush Baked Potatoes

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Food for thought: a pizza lookalike sleeping bag with veggie pillow toppings; a baked potato bean bag chair.| Photos via Etsy.

In today’s installment of ridiculous things you can buy, we have soft goods—pillows, sheets, a sleeping bag—that look like various edible things, because there is nothing quite like resting your weary head on a plush onion ring.

The made-to-order collection is by B Fiber and Craft Emporium, a Glen Mills company owned by recent Tyler School of Art grad Brook Abboud. Her small, so-bizarre-it’s-charming line features items traditionally found in grocery stores—bacon, vegetables, pizza, potatoes—rendered in hand-dyed cotton.

See the waffle set here.

Retail News: Hill Company Opening a Huge New Showroom in Chestnut Hill

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Hill Company’s current location on Germantown Avenue.

Few things are sadder than de-trimming your home after the holidays. Front doors look suddenly barren without a wreath, bushes look plain and puny without twinkling lights, and windows look bare without swags of garland. It’s a perfect time, then, to set your sights to warmer-weather outdoor gear; you’ll be using that patio/deck/pool area soon enough. My advice: Take advantage of Hill Company‘s huge relocation sale, which is happening right now.

The home and garden store is moving out of their small Chestnut Hill storefront to a larger spot on Germantown Avenue. The new 11,000-square-foot location—which will be in the old Diane Bryman rug store at 8040 Germantown Avenue—is slated to open in early March.

So about that sale …

Monday Obsession: Style Camp Canvas Calendars

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We’re officially five days into 2015, and in addition to the obligatory New Year’s tasks like resolution-making and closet cleaning, we hope you’re also in the market for a sparkly new calendar. To begin properly ticking off the days of 2015, we suggest scooping up one of these Ige Design canvas wall calendars at Style Camp. The Chestnut Hill shop is currently stocking a variety of the coolly practical beauties including the gilded, frame-worthy variety and scroll style pictured above. And let’s be honest: They easily trump the feline-a-day flip calendar you got as a gag gift.

Click here for shopping deets.

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