Opposites Attract: Rustic & Romantic Décor

Two aesthetics. One unexpected combination. Pair curvy, French-inspired styles with all things linear and utilitarian. Here, items that bring these beloved looks together.

Pair Rustic and Romantic Décor

Rustic Features
Get this simple, utilitarian style with distressed furniture. Then capture that no-fuss feel with natural or reclaimed materials like wicker and wrought iron.

Romantic Features
Soften rustic design with carved frames and mirrors in Louis XV style. Hang vintage-like crystal chandeliers, and decorate with fleur-de-lis or rose motifs.

Our Romantic & Rustic Décor: Looks to Try Together Boutique opens Sunday, May 4, at 11AM ET.

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May 4, 2014

Bring the Beach Home: 3 Inspiring Aesthetics to Try

As the calendar inches toward May and we eagerly stock up on spring outfits, it becomes more and more evident that beach season is around the corner. But before you crack open The Giver and lather on sunscreen, your home needs a few coastal-inspired updates to mirror the season. From preppy to strictly glam, bring one of these timeless oceanside aesthetics to your house – whatever your zip code.

3 Beach Town–Inspired Home Aesthetics

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April 30, 2014

Update Your Home Design: 3 Architectural Styles, Defined

From art deco to contemporary, the list of American architectural styles is endless. But today, we’re highlighting three: colonial, ranch, and modern loft. The best part? Whatever your home’s exterior look, with the right furniture and décor, you can bring these chic styles inside.

Update Your Home Design: 3 Architectural Styles, Defined

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April 26, 2014

6 Ways to Organize Your Messiest Spaces

Don’t be intimidated by spring cleaning – notoriously untidy rooms can be tamed. So say goodbye to overflowing laundry piles and out-of-control dresser drawers, then follow these room-by-room tips for some much-needed relief.

How to Organize Messy Spaces

Laundry Room
1. Keep spaces looking clean by pouring soaps into separate drip-free canisters.
2. For crisp stacks, use a folding board on dress shirts and towels.
3. A laundry cart with supply drawers and ironing surfaces will straighten things up.

Closet
1. For easy-to-access outfits, arrange clothes by category and color.
2. Use baskets for off-season clothing or easy-to-store items like scarves and accessories.
3. Have a walk-in? Make it double as a dressing space by hanging a mirror.

Our Organize & Decorate for Spring, Room by Room Boutique opens Thursday, April 17, at 3PM ET.

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April 17, 2014

Home Trend to Try Now: Grey & Turquoise

Spring’s of-the-moment hues have been revealed. Introduce them to every room.

The Best Home Colors for Spring

In the Living Room
Accent with decorative pillows and throws in zigzag prints. Toss, swap out, and store these summer numbers with ease.

In the Bedroom
Fold back a grey duvet to reveal turquoise sheets. They add a surprising pop of color without going overboard.

In the Dining Room
Mix together cloth napkins, plates, and glassware in the two hues. Outdoors or in, this nautical color duo shouts chic tablescape.

Our Grey & Turquoise: Décor Trend to Try Now Boutique opens Tuesday, April 15, at 11AM ET.

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April 15, 2014

Editors’ Picks: Chic Essentials for Your Beach House

Memorial Day is quickly approaching, which means the weekends will soon be packed with bonfires, sunbathing, and barbecues. So, first things first – head to the closest coast. Next? Outfit your abode with all things nautical, practical, and essential. Here, our Rue Living experts share their top picks.

Beach-House Essentials

Collapsible Basket Cooler: Insulated and sturdy, use this to transport food for the whole family. Rainy day? Leave it open in the entryway for storing beach reads and towels.

Malibu Cheese Set: Think instant summer with every slice of Brie. All that’s missing? Homemade red sangria and a slew of friends.

Beach Towel for 2: Sure, you could invite a friend to share. Or you could sprawl out, magazine and all, without sticking to the sand.

Dive into our Create Your Dream Beach House, Inside & Out Boutique on Thursday, April 10, at 11AM ET.

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April 10, 2014

Calling All Francophiles: Infuse French Style Into Every Room

You say “croissant” with a flawless French accent. You visit Paris every spring (or, at least, you dream about it). Basically, the City of Light runs in your blood. Therefore, it should run through your home décor as well. Here are three très-chic essentials to get you started.

How to Infuse French Style Into Your Home

 

In the Bedroom
Daybed: Balance a modern Parisian room with laid-back French-country touches in casual fabrics.

In the Kitchen
Apothecary Jars: The fleur-de-lis (or lily flower) has been a symbol of the French monarchy for centuries.

In the Living Room
Memo Board: Channel the age of Louis XV with this feminine, rococo-style frame.

Our French-Inspired Dining: Cookware to Serving Pieces and French Accents: Parisian-Inspired Gifts & More Boutiques open Tuesday, April 8, at 11AM ET.

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April 8, 2014

Just Signed the Lease? Grab Artful Essentials for New Homes

Just moved in? On a budget? We understand. When it comes to home design, starting from scratch can feel like an impossible feat. But, we’re here to prove that it shouldn’t take a floor-to-ceiling redo to liven up your space. Here are the key pieces you need to get started.

Decorate Your New Home

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April 5, 2014

Decorate Like an Expert: Interior Designer Ron Marvin Talks Amping Up Your Home Design

Spring means new beginnings. What better time to refresh every corner of the house? Open the windows, invite in new colors, and, finally, turn to the pros for some interior advice. Ron Marvin, a New York City–based interior designer and Rue Living Inspirer, is dishing on out-of-the-box ways to work with your décor. From layering rugs to organizing with style, read on for his expert tips.

Ron Marvin's Interior Design Tips for Spring

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April 2, 2014

Editors’ Picks: For a Glam Home Office

You’re a go-getter. Your job is coveted. And your home-office space? It should inspire creativity. When it comes to demanding function and style, these three pieces – handpicked by our Rue Living pros – work overtime.

Glam Up Your Home Office

Everett Armchair
In a room that’s traditionally grey and white, make this oak and faux-velvet chair the focal point.

Hollace Table Lamp
You have overhead lighting already, but a stylish task lamp or two will frame your space.

Sete Tray Table
An easy-access spot for your morning cappuccino and croissant. Or a chic home for that printer.

Ready to get to work? Grab these pieces (plus others) in our Glam Up Your Home Office with Desks, Décor, & More Boutique on Tuesday, April 1, at 11AM ET.

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April 1, 2014