Tres Chic : Tone on Tone

Posted under Decor and Inspiration by on November 24, 2015

We are taking cue from French magazine, Côté Maison, and falling in love with these tone on tone kitchens and spaces. Whether white & beige or black & rustic are your styles, if you accent certain areas such as your flooring or backsplash tile with these tones you can create a harmonious look that is anything but bland.

This all white kitchen has texture added to the ceiling and the floor to add life to the space. Through the Hexagon Tiles and Wood Tiles on the floor, and the rustic wood planks on the ceiling ground this tone on tone look.

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Côté Maison

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Côté Maison

Given a similar rustic loft space, you can incorporate black accents to create a different atmosphere. Through the black backsplash, cabinets, dining table, and lighting, you can create a completely different feel while still accomplishing a tone on tone look that is tres chic.

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Côté Maison

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Côté Maison

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Think Outside the Pie : Thanksgiving Desserts

Posted under Holiday by on November 19, 2015

So, you’ve been asked to bring dessert. There is grandma’s apple pie and then there’s the easy pumpkin pie standard, but why not mix it up this year? Have your pie and eat it too with these twists on Thanksgiving Desserts!

Thanksgiving Pie Cupcakes not only look delicious, you get marks for creativity, and you’re able to hand out individual desserts. From Pumpkin Pie Cupcakes to Brown Butter Pecan Cupcakes, you’ll have to hide these treats until after dinner!

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You’ll be the star of the dinner with this Almost Famous Pumpkin Cheescake! It’s silky texture is a nice finish to a hearty turkey meal.

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For a Southern Sweet Treat, whip up this Pumpkin Bread Pudding with Spicy Caramel Apple Sauce! Top it with Vanilla Bean Creme Anglaise, or go old school with vanilla bean ice cream. Perfect to share on a cool fall evening.

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For an easy on the go Thanksgiving Dessert, bake these Pecan Squares for a crowd! To add a little extra pizzazz, bring warm chocolate sauce to drizzle on top!

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DIY Thanksgiving Tablescapes

Posted under Holiday by on November 16, 2015

Thanksgiving is next week, and you’re in luck! We have some DIY Thanksgiving Tablescapes that you can create at home. Grab the spray paint, and gather your squash, you’re going to love these ideas!

For an elegant touch, add gold accents to the table! Spray paint dollar store turkeys and use gold pens to write on white pumpkins from the grocery store. Use the pumpkins with gold writing for place cards or as simple and pretty decor.

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Thanksgiving Tablescape from My Domaine

Gold isn’t going anywhere, so break out the fine china and tableware. Simply adding gold votives, eucalyptus, and simple touches you can have a luxe tablescape for less!

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Gold Centerpiece from Smitten Studio

For a smaller dinner party, we love this rustic and simplistic design. Take a roll of brown parchment paper and stencil out “place settings”, and put your cursive skills to work with everyone’s name in calligraphy. We have a DIY Chalkpaint Calligraphy tutorial that you can also use with Sharpies.

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Calligraphy Tablescape by Lemon Thistle

For some more calligraphy love, spray paint faux fall leaves gold or white and use them as placecards!

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Gold Leaf Place Card by Elements of Style

This simple tone on tone white tablescape is simple to create, and can even be incorporated into fall weddings!

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Antler Centerpiece by Tone on Tone Antiques

The downloadable printables are great for a large crowd, and can keep the kids busy making these while you’re in the kitchen!

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Give Thanks Printables by Craftaholics Anonymous

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Kitchen Trends that are Here to Stay

Posted under Decor and Inspiration by on November 11, 2015

Whether your style is traditional or contemporary, there are a few key design trends that cross over. Not only can you incorporate these kitchen trends into any style of home, their timeless and fuss free details offer a clean and simplistic style.

The two toned kitchen is a kitchen trend that started with making just the island a different color to create a custom “furniture look”. By incorporating a lighter or white cabinet above with a darker cabinet on the the bottom grounds this design for an open and unique look. The brushed brass knobs and pulls look rich and add warmth to white and dark cabinets; plus it is okay to break away from everything stainless steel.

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My Domaine

Bringing tile to the ceiling not only solves the paint color decisions, it offers ease of cleaning, and the use of open shelving. This gives you an opportunity to work on a unique tile design with us! Open shelving is great for everyday use of plates, cups, bowls, or use the shelves for spices or to display those adorable cake plates you only break out on special occasions.

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DIY Thanksgiving Chalkboard Art

Posted under Decor and Inspiration by on November 6, 2015

Wish you could recreate those amazing chalkboard artworks you see with the beautiful calligraphy? Here are some DIY Thanksgiving Chalkboard ideas, along with an easy tutorial on how to recreate that calligraphy look from Magnolia Homes! Whether you think your handwriting is pretty or not, chalk is very forgiving if you follow their simple steps.

Not only is this Chalkboard Art for Thanksgiving whimsical, this whole fall decor setup on Dear Lillie is perfect for a Thanksgiving dinner outside on the porch. If you live in a warmer climate, or simply enjoying the turning of the leaves, bring your dinner outside this year if it is served early afternoon. If not, these party lights and candles on the table would create a prelude into Christmas!
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Not only is the Wood Chalkboard Sign by Unoriginal Mom adorable, you could use smaller slabs of wood for “place cards” on the table, or as a Menu. After dinner, everyone could write what they are thankful for and take it home with them!
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You do not have to use real chalk, but if you do it is recommended that you file one end down to a “pencil point” to make writing simpler. You will want to take the side of another piece of chalk and create a “wash” of chalk all over the chalkboard surface to make writing on it easier. I also love chalk ink pens too! You get a cleaner and crisper line with chalk ink pens, and you can use a wet cloth to wipe away any mistakes. Check out the tutorial on Magnolia Homes so you can start practicing for Thanksgiving!
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Renovating at Home : Tile That Works for You!

Posted under Decor and Inspiration by on November 4, 2015

When it comes to renovating at home the projects do not finish themselves, unfortunately. The upside is the accomplishment you feel when you complete a renovation by yourself, or with the help of a contractor. Designing the final outcome can be challenging, but we are here to help you achieve your tile goals without breaking a sweat first!

Selecting a Tile can be an overwhelming process, and we have broken down the steps to making the tile selection a breeze! The most important factors include the age and style of your home, incorporating your own unique style without compromising the integrity of the home, resale value if you plan on selling your home in the near future, and most of all…do you LOVE it?
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We love Camels and Chocolate’s Blog post about their own home renovation projects including a master bathroom reno and fireplace rehabs in their 1800’s Victorian beauty. Not only is their lemon yellow fireplace surround from our Subway Collection, we are excited to see the final outcome of our Hex Appeal on their master bathroom floor!
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