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Modern Metallics

"Fashion fades, only style remains the same," said Coco Chanel, one of the most influential designers of the 120th century. The Power of Creativity It's true - trends fade, patterns end, and preferences shift. While our world is ever-evolving, the arena of fashion and interior design is definitely not excluded, we are continually channeling our creative powers. As humans we possess the super-power of limitless imagination and inspiration. We are able to use the trends and theme of the past to create something brand new and exciting. This is what we've done for centuries with music, painting styles, building and decorating homes, and clothing fashion. An important role that home designers, in particular, have is to collect from all resources around...

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Theme: Minimalism

There's something incredibly unique about minimalism. Some designers go back and fourth between a minimal interior look and a more full and embodied look. They are two opposite ends of the spectrum, and yet people tend to like one or the other.  Minimalism is tricky because it can be so...well...plain. There is, however, something special about the look, and that's feng shui - our way of harmonizing with our environment. There are tons of books and articles on this subject, because doing it right can be an exciting challenge!  One principal of feng shui is: a clear environment = a clear mind.  Our outer world is often a reflection of our inner world, so having less clutter and disorganization lends...

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Novel Trends: The Old World Voyager

We've been looking into different trends that have gained popularity this year. Because Bon Vivant Co. has such a wide & eclectic collection of furniture, collectibles, home decor, & more (and our inventory is always rotating), the variety of trends that we can whip up is never ending. Our people have collectively voted that one trend in particular is absolutely timeless. We call it: The Old World Voyager. This style incorporates possessions that you would probably have seen somewhere around the year 1550 - compasses, maps, scrolls, leather bound books, scales, letter openers...Even if you weren't (necessarily) alive during the early years of human civilization, setting up your home in a way that's reminiscent of these times can feel rather nostalgic. Whether that nostalgia...

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The Future of Paint: How to Save Your Home Design

It's easy to hop onto Amazon or head over to your neighborhood furniture store while browsing pieces that may end up in your home for a long long time. This is what makes the hunt for the perfect piece of furniture an often long and arduous journey. You're mentally preparing yourself to befriend this ... say ... bullnose solid oak 5-drawer dresser with a caramel finish. You're going to spend quite a lot of time together, you're going to get to know each other ... you're going to bond. So why wouldn't you spend the time in search of the more pristine, glorious piece for your new place?  There may just be a solution to this issue. Why not make your...

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