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My Calming Retreat

My Calming Retreat

Make your living room a calming retreat. When I redesigned my living room recently, that was my motivation. I’m excited to share with you what I did, I hope you’ll be inspired to create your very own calming retreat!

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History Lesson: Chairs of the 20th Century

History Lesson: Chairs of the 20th Century

The chair is an excellent frame with which to look at what was happening at any given time in architecture, art, and fashion. In the early 1900's the west exiting out of modernism and post-impressionism. Art was exploring concepts of representation in incredible new ways in response to the invention of the photograph. At the same time architecture and fashion were reacting to the impact that the industrial revolution had on the manufacturing of goods. Very quickly we moved from a time of slow deliberate creation of goods to a fast and inexpensive production on a massive scale!

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Musings From the Photo Studio: the Chemistry of Style

Musings From the Photo Studio: the Chemistry of Style

Whether you're casually festooned on the couch untamed in your sweats, or elegantly entertaining guests for an evening soiree, your home is both your stage and your sanctuary. When living alone you have the uncontested freedom to design your space as you see fit. From the welcome mat at the front door, to the orderliness of the deepest closet, it is your space and you are free to be recklessly you with it.

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Five Ideas for Dividing a Room

Five Ideas for Dividing a Room

In my house, I have a large L shaped living room. One side of it makes for the perfect movie watching chill out spot and the other has room for another sitting area where we can sit by the fire and chat, or lay back with a good book. Without a divider the space looks more like a waiting room than a living room because we have seating everywhere!

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Musings from the Photo Studio: Titanic Tables

Musings from the Photo Studio: Titanic Tables

As the Creative Coordinator here at wicker emporium, I have the pleasure of being among the first to see new products as they arrive at our Headquarters. I'm constantly impressed with what the Kapahi's bring home from their adventures around the world. Sometimes a shipment will arrive and it will be full delicately ornate accessories like hand made acacia coasters. Other times, giants come to town...

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Decorating to Your Homes Structural Style

Decorating to Your Homes Structural Style

The way your home was built influences the home decor inside. Living in a timber frame home will look entirely different on the inside than a loft apartment or a modern-style structure. So the question is: what can you do to get the look you want in the home you have?

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What’s in a Name? - Naming our furniture collections

What’s in a Name? - Naming our furniture collections

Proud to call the province of Nova Scotia home, wicker emporium takes every opportunity to celebrate its blue nose. One form this takes is found in how we name new furniture collections. We draw parallels between the furniture's design and conceptual associations with the province's geography, towns, and the amazing people who call it home.

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Introducing Priyanka's Picks! Let's meet Priyanka!

Introducing Priyanka's Picks! Let's meet Priyanka!

We’re introducing something exciting at wicker emporium. It’s called Priyanka’s Picks and it is a new way for us to showcase the extraordinary! All of the furniture and home décor pieces selected for Priyanka’s Picks are unique, sometimes exotic, and always tell a story, which is exactly why Priyanka wants to share them with you!

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Style File: 2016 Home Decor Trends

Style File: 2016 Home Decor Trends

New trends are always inspiring; some we love, some not so much (carpeted bathrooms, waterbeds and chintz everything spring to mind.) Let’s take a look at what the year ahead has in store for us home décor junkies.

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