February, 2016

10 Comfort Tips for a Cold Winter’s Night

February 23rd, 2016 Winter decorating

People in Denmark celebrate the concept of “hygge.”

As the country’s official tourism website explains, the term — pronounced “hooga” — roughly translates to “coziness,” but there’s more to it than that: “Hygge means creating a warm atmosphere and enjoying the good things in life with good people. The warm glow of candlelight is hygge. Friends and family – that’s hygge too.”

We think the Danes have the right idea. This can be a bleak time of year. The sun goes down while most of us are still at work, and the world outside can seem like a white and grey desert for weeks at a time. Continue Reading

Country Decor, Oh How I Love Thee!

February 9th, 2016 Country Decor

Valentine’s Day is coming up, so it seems like as good as time as any to talk about love. But we don’t mean Shakespearean sonnet, or Sleepless in Seattle kind of love.

Instead, we want to talk about our love for country décor. Consider this our valentine to our favorite style of decorating.

To paraphrase Elizabeth Barrett Browning: How do we love thee, country décor? Let us count the ways: Continue Reading

How to Host The Best Super Bowl Party

February 2nd, 2016 Fall Decor

As we write this, the 2015/2016 NFL season is just coming to a close.

But two things are certain: two teams will make it to the Super Bowl, and people will have parties to watch the game.

If you’re one of those people, and have never hosted a Super Bowl party before, we’d like to offer you some of the tips we’ve collected so you can score points with your guests, whether they’ve come to root for their favorite team or just see the ads everyone will be talking about. Continue Reading