Love for Bedrooms!!

Ah, the bedroom; the sanctuary of a home. 'Nuff said, I think. Here are some super bedrooms!

I love this room! All the colors! The prints!

I love the browns in this room. And that rug!! Love it!
(photo from Houzz)

Such a fantastical idea to do in a room!
(photo from Apartment Therapy)

Love the colors in this room. And the mirrored nightstands (VERY similar to our Ellery Nightstand!) on the sides look perfect!!
(photo from Funky Bear Decor)

 Simply gorgeous! Love all the white, the dark floors and if you're lucky enough to have a view like this one.... YAY for you!! : )
(photo from Tiny White Daises)

A fabulous retro style room! 
(photo from Designer Homes)

Wow!
(photo from Krisp Crumbs)

How about a red bed?
(photo from House Beautiful)

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Earth Day 2012: A Wonderland of Trees!


 (photo courtesy of Earth Day Network)

 (photo courtesy of Earth Day Network)

Thanks to all our customers for joining High Fashion Home and the Arbor Day Foundation to help save our planet.  For every piece of furniture sold at High Fashion Home, one tree will be planted through the Arbor Day Foundation.  As of March 31, 2012, we have helped plant 32,061 trees.  

Here are some of the benefits one tree can make for years to come:
  • One tree can absorb more than a ton of carbon dioxide
  • Over the course of 50 years, a single tree can control $31,500 of soil erosion.
  • Trees help maintain clean water supplies.
  • One tree produces nearly 260 pounds of oxygen a year.
The trees planted through the Arbor Day Foundation will help produce 8,335,860 pounds of oxygen in the next year.  Thanks to all of our wonderful customers for helping the world breath a little bit easier.

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Reduce, Reuse, Recycle!!

In honor of Earth Day, which is this Sunday, April 22nd, I thought we should have a post dedicated to Earth friendly items and ways to lessen our carbon footprint. Whether it's re-doing a piece of furniture rather than buying a new one or using natural, non-toxic household cleaners, every little bit helps and each of us can make a difference. HAPPY EARLY EARTH DAY!!

Painting your house is always a big job. Anna Sova created a line of home paints, texture and stucco that are made from 90% food materials! The paints are low VOC (VOC = Volatile Organic Compounds) or no VOC. Your lungs will thank you and so will the atmosphere!
(here's a 2011 Apartment Therapy article covering non-toxic paints)

Homemade household cleaners are so easy to make and MUCH gentler on the environment than most of the stuff you find in stores. A little water and vinegar makes for an EXCELLENT tile floor cleaner!
(photo from Young House Love. plus they have a great post covering homemade cleaners! Or this article from The Daily Green reviewing store bought natural cleaners)
 Eco-friendly furniture, such as our Leblon Coffee Table, uses reclaimed wood, sustainable and/or recycled material to create one of kind pieces. Items made from bamboo are also great to keep an eye open for! 
(here's a great Tree Hugger article regarding going green with furniture)

 Reusable totes are great for ANY kind of shopping. This one is made from a recycled poultry feed bag by Recycled and Resewn. Also, reusing any plastic or paper bags you may already have is still helpful!

As we have covered before, organic cotton anything is much better for the environment than traditional, non-organic cotton items. Silk, hemp, jute and bamboo are more eco-friendly fabric options as well.
(photo from Coyuchi. And, here is a great Natural Environment article covering more eco-friendly fabrics)

Look for items that are upcycled, recycled or repurposed, like this Upcycle Pendant Lamp from CB2!
Need some upcycle inspriation? Check out this article from Top Online Engineering Degree. And, we all know how Real Simple gives us HUNDREDS of ideas for repurposing things!

And, of course driving a Hybrid car, car pooling, riding our bikes and just good old recycling of our paper, plastic and glass items are all great ways to be more green! HAPPY EARTH DAY!!







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Olive and Cocoa!!

I found Olive and Cocoa thanks to Oprah Magazine. Originally I was attracted by a succulent planter box that was featured in a Mother's Day Gift Ideas part of the magazine but when I went to the Olive and Cocoa website, there was SO much more! If you are in the market for unique gifts, edible delights or a fabulous floral arrangement, check out Olive and Cocoa!

 The Succulent Trough that drew me in







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Justin Timberlake...... Home Goods Designer???

Yes, yes, it's true! Justin Timberlake and longtime friend/interior designer, Estee Stanley, have worked together to design a line of home goods and art that will be available via HomeMint, in May. Elle Decor interviewed both Justin and Estee and shared photos of a few pieces from their collection. Notice the blue and white?? I told you it was a trend right now! Check it out!
(photos from Elle Decor)

Estee and Justin




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Touches of Blue and White!

My mom has forever loved using blue and white to decorate with. I mean, she LOVES those colors together. Used in a room, blue and white give the space a crisp, clean, classic look. Blue and white decor is also very on trend right now. ( You will see more of it in our Justin Timberlake post tomorrow!)

Designer, David Lawrence recently designed a Hampton home using plenty of blue and white touches. I love those rugs!
(photos from House Beautiful)



The fabulous blue and white rug is from Madeline Weinrib. Rattan benches on said rug are from Mecox Gardens.







 I love this little area so much! Antique cast-iron table with leather top and chairs from Ralph Pucci.

 Another incredible rug by Oscar de la Renta for Elson & Company.

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3 Course Meal Thanks to Pinterest!

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Oh how we love Pinterest and all of the how to's, DIY projects, and inspiration it brings. Besides loving Pinterest, we, at High Fashion Home, love food as well! As we glace through all the foodie boards, we realize dinner could be serve plenty times over. So we decide to make a three course recipe tonight of Pin's. Let's explore what pin's we choose to fill our empty stomach's at the end of the day. No one wants to see us grumpy!

Chicken Pot Pie Cupcakes
Can't get enough of southern comfort foods! 

 

Spinach and Soba Noodle Soup
 Savory and tasty!

 

S'mores Cupcakes
Sophisticated touch to a children's dessert. The perfect ending!


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Brandi's Wing Chairs!!

So, last week we put out a call via Facebook for customers and High Fashion Home lovers to send us photos of their High Fashion items in action. Brandi was the first one to answer that call with her INCREDIBLE wing chairs!! She got the chairs super cheap via Craigslist and had them upholstered (by Stevens Upholstery in Carrollton, TX) in a suzani style fabric that she got from High Fashion Home!! Love them so much!!

**If any of you out there would like to send us shots of your High Fashion Home purchases at work, please email your photos to photos@highfashionhome.com. Also, we are looking for volunteers for home tours! Love your home decor? Want to share your unique design style? Send us pics of your abode and we will share them via our blog. Send pics to photos@highfashionhome.com

Brandi, thank you so much for sharing your chairs! (check out Brandi's Flights of Whimsy blog too!)



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Eclectic Prints and Colors For Summer.

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Summer is on it's way and we want to make sure your home is prepared. Bring out your eclectic side this year by mixing and matching bright colors and bold prints. Don't shy away from what could be, with a great imagination nothing can go wrong. Even adding a few accents can change your whole look. Here are a few pieces we have chosen for summer. We love to inspire you in your home endeavors and we hope to continue motivating the designer inside.


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Thank You Fans!

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We love those that love all things interior. That is why we have amazing fans that follows us through all the trends and new fashions that are being conjured in the design world. What would we do without your feedback, comments, and ideas? This is why we want to thank you fans for being our eyes and ears. And we also want you to stay inspired and spread your love of design out into the world!


As a special thanks to our awesome fans, sign up here and you'll be entered to win one of three $100 High Fashion Home Gift Cards! We're picking three winners at random on April 13th!

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