Octopus Wall Art and Wall Sculpture Décor Trends

Giclee Print of Octopus Artwork by Jennifer Goldberger in Oyster Shell Speckled White, Gray and Pink Mat with Cape Cod White Wash Wood Frame from Amanti Home

Octopus prints are easy to find in every color and every style. Not just for a coastal house, these can enhance anything from eclectic to traditional style. You are sure to be able to find something to work with your home.

Framed or unframed, an octopus print adds fun and color. Continue reading

Octopus Furniture Trends

CJ Online Creatures of the Sea Octopus End Table with Glass Top
24” wide x 21.5” high

A few years ago octopus images started showing up at the furniture markets. Both Las Vegas and High Point, N.C. had octopi on fabric, furniture, tableware and pillows.

This trend shows no sign of going away. Here are some ways to add this look to your home. Continue reading

Get Rid of Dimmer Buzz and Hum

Is there an annoying buzz or hum in your house?

Do you have a buzz or hum? Here’s how to track it down and get rid of it.

I want control over my light levels and I love dimmers. I have them all over the house. But one problem with dimmers can be buzz. Even if the buzz doesn’t sound like it comes from the dimmer, the dimmer most likely is the culprit. Continue reading

Antler Chandeliers

Jonathan Y Eldora Antler Chandelier
Cast Resin hand finished to look like natural antlers

I overheard a couple in a lighting store super offended about an antler chandelier. It wasn’t even natural antler, it was made from cast resin.

They thought that deer had died to make the chandelier.* They compared it to killing elephants for the ivory. Continue reading

Small Blue and White Plant Pots for Succulents

Small Blue and White Plant Pots

Succulents are really popular right now. You see them all over Pinterest and they are in every magazine. They are easy to grow and come in many variations.

Your friends might even be giving you little pieces of their succulents to poke in soil and grow your own.

So, if you have a sunny spot, all you need is a pot that provides good drainage and you can try growing a cactus, jade plant or sedum of your own. Continue reading

Gzhel Russian Style Blue and White Ceramics

Gzhel Porcelain Butter Dish with Lid

Ceramics have been made in the Russian villages southeast of Moscow around the small town of Gzhel since the 14th century. The pieces are beautiful, with a white background and detailed hand-painted patterns. They are usually blue and white, but may be in other colors. Continue reading

Gold and Silver Koi Bath Collections from Vern Yip for SKL HOME by Saturday Knight Ltd.

Vern Yip Blue Shower Curtain with Gold Koi
Shelf holds Gold Koi Vase, Liquid Soap or Lotion Pump and Toothbrush Holder

Vern Yip’s Koi Bath Collections are available in Gold or Silver. Or you could mix the two. The Gold Koi fabric has a rich blue background. The Silver Koi fabric has the metalic fish printed onto white for a more subtle look that would work with any colors or neutrals. Continue reading