The pottery-obsessed can attest to the impeccable quality and earthy yet elegant aesthetic that California-based Heath Ceramics is known for. The company has been pumping out pretty housewares since the late '40s, and we've grown accustomed to flocking to the site each season to drool over the latest goods. Celebrating the depth and vibrancy of a watery palette, the just-released Summer collection (available until Oct. 1) makes simple pleasures like a morning espresso or freshly picked bloom feel downright epic. Keep reading to see our six favorites from the new collection!
Are you looking for a modern spin on traditional dyed Easter eggs? I have three creative decorating alternatives that only look like you've spent the entire weekend working on them. The time-saving trifecta boils down to three miraculous tools: decal ink-jet paper, a gold leafing pen, and chalkboard spray paint. Pick your poison — or make them all! I promise, you'll have time.
If you're like us, then you might be hunting for a more sustainable approach to trick out your home for Easter. Steer clear of plastic grass, store-bought baskets, and artificially dyed eggs with these simple, chic ideas from Danny Seo. Taken from his book Upcycling Celebrations: A Use-What-You-Have Guide to Decorating, Gift-Giving, and Entertaining ($8), these easy-to-follow crafts highlight fun, fresh decorations that can be made with only a few supplies. Take a look to tackle these original projects just in time for Easter!
Instead of bunny motifs and blown-egg centerpieces, we're dreaming of alternative Easter tablescape ideas that feel fresh and vibrant. One of our favorite Spring color trends — crisp white accessories trimmed with coral — brightens surrounding pastels without overwhelming, while global-inspired patterns replace florals and everyday items get a glamorous gold makeover. Keep reading to see the pieces we're setting our table with for Easter and beyond!
This Easter, I'm resisting the urge to overindulge in pastels and am looking to neutrals, natural materials, and modern silhouettes to serve as the foundation for my decor. Of course, pastels will still be present — it is Easter, after all — but they'll only sneak in by way of smaller accents. While some of these picks are unabashedly on the cutesy side, they have just the right amount of sophistication to win over adults, as well.
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With St. Patrick's Day quickly approaching, now is the perfect excuse to go green with your decor. A fresh hue and the official color of Spring, shades of green will add a burst of energy to any space. Introduce it subtly with a frame, or go big with a fresh coat of paint. However you choose to style it, kick-start Spring with a few of our favorite green accents!
A love affair with lush, worthy-of-an-oil-painting florals began this Spring with British fashion designer Erdem's collection featuring unabashedly feminine floral prints as its main message. Floral prints have decked everything from jeans to shift dresses in fashion this Spring, and it's feeling particularly fresh for home as well. Classic floral prints are wonderfully old-fashioned, inspiring visions of English teatime and visits to grandmother's house, but they feel of-the-moment when paired with more modern settings, or bohemian when layered with mixed textures and prints. Click through to see the floral trend, and our picks for easy ways to incorporate Spring flowers.
If your Spring patio is a bit lackluster, spruce it up by adding an assortment of unique planters that add texture, color, and pattern to your outdoor space. Creating a mini garden with individual planters is a great way to add lushness without having the green thumb or cash to tackle a big landscaping project. We've rounded up some of our favorite planters on the market, starting at just $5!