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Home, Surprising Home:
A Mobile Makeover

We’re in a veritable decorating frenzy these days, what with the release… >

Home, Surprising Home:
A Mobile Makeover

We’re in a veritable decorating frenzy these days, what with the release of our first ever House & Home catalog, a series of awe-inspiring vignettes from boho bungalows to modern-prep pied-a-terres to romantic country villas, and as luck would have it, we’re not the only ones. Blogger Sarah Schneider of @lovesarahschneider got her talented hands on a vintage Airstream, the Wandering Star, and gave it a stem-to-stern makeover using some of our newest home decor offerings. We asked her to share some details of her small-space, big-impact renovation and her plans for the Airstream’s future.

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The Airstream looks great! How long did it take to remodel?
It has been an amazing project to work on—I bought it this spring and have been working on it ever since. As with most remodels, one thing turns into another and it’s always a bigger project than expected! I replaced the carpet with white wood floors and painted all the cabinets, walls and ceilings white for an airy feel. And I wallpapered for the first time! What an awesome way to add color and pattern—I’m hooked! I fell in love with the Wandering Star pillow and that became my inspiration for the colors of the camper’s decor… it’s even her nickname!

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What is your favorite new piece?
That’s a hard one, but probably the Terai chairs.  They pulled the whole look together and made the biggest impact. I love the black and white patterns and the texture in the wood legs. Plus, they’re perfect for the camper—they fold up and out of the way when traveling or not in use. 

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What is your favorite “room” or area in the camper?
It’s a toss up between the living/dining area and the back bedroom. The front is a versatile living space and conversation area that quickly becomes a dining area to eat or play games, then converts into a cozy bedroom space. The back bedroom is nice and private. It has more of a kid vibe, but can easily be an adult space as well. The bedding was fun to coordinate and I love that the design of the quilt is reversible, so you can easily get another look for both beds or change it up on just one side.

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We love how you made an outdoor space for the Airstream. Any other tips on making the outdoors feel like home when camping?
The Airstream is small, so utilizing outdoor space is key. I always set up a table right outside as our staging area: it’s a great place to prep and serve meals. I travel with beautiful table linens—it’s amazing how they can make even your outdoor space feel homey and beautiful. And string lights… always string lights. They are functional and create great ambiance. 

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Our new House & Home lookbook is divided into three sections—the Romantic, the Optimist and the Artist. Which most feels like you?
The Artist, for sure. I like collecting things and making them all work together in a space. New or old, it’s nice to have a feeling that this is your collection and a reflection of who you are. Not to mention, I grew up in an artistic home—my parents are both artists and as kids we traveled the country with them doing art shows. That’s certainly where I get my love for travel and art.

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Is the Airstream staying put or hitting the road?
Oh yes, we are certainly going to hit the road with it! My dream is to travel the country in it with the kids, maybe as soon as next summer. If you see me in your town, honk! I’d love to pull over and show you the inside!

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Home, Surprising Home:
A Tranquil Nursery

By now you’ve probably thumbed through our House & Home catalog, a showcase of… >

Home, Surprising Home:
A Tranquil Nursery

By now you’ve probably thumbed through our House & Home catalog, a showcase of our newest home offerings in the grandest spaces we could find. But what if you’re interested decorating a quieter sort of space—emphasis on quiet? For a nicely chilled out take on decorating, we enlisted Samantha, the style sophisticate of Could I Have That, to use our fresh decor to create a sweetly subdued space in her house—a soon-to-be-occupied nursery! Read on for Samantha’s tips for creating a room that both mom can enjoy and a little once can grow into.

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Congratulations on your baby news! The nursery looks so sweet; how did you decide on the color palette?
Since we decided not to find out the gender, choosing a neutral palette was an obvious choice. I wanted it to have an all-around soft feel, so we chose gray tones mixed with white and flax.

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What is your favorite new piece of décor?
One of the first pieces that I picked out was the Luxe Fur Stool. It immediately grabbed my attention because of the texture. I just love how it adds a soft, sweet touch to the whole room.

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Fast-forward a bit to when the baby arrives—how do you envision spending time with him or her in this room?
I picture us spending a lot of time in nursery. There’s quite a bit of space in the middle of the room for playtime and reading, so I think it will be a favorite place for the baby to be as time goes on.

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We love how you took traditionally “grown-up” furnishings and used them for the baby’s nursery, particularly the Orianna Chair. What drew you to it?
I’ve always had a thing for tufted pieces and this chair looked cozy and low to the ground, so our little one can eventually get on it easily. Since putting the room together, I go in occasionally just to read a book or relax on the chair. It’s become my favorite spot. Plus, it fits the aesthetic in the rest of our house perfectly, so it could find its way into another room later down the road.

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The stuffed animals you chose are great; we love how they add a pop of color to an otherwise quiet space. Any other tips for unexpected ways to add color or texture in a room?
Pillows or poufs, layered rugs, images and books are all great ways of adding an extra dose of color. I love finding a common hue and building off of that.

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Our new House & Home lookbook is divided into 3 sections—the Romantic, the Optimist and the Artist. Which most feels like you?
I’m definitely a mix between the Romantic and the Optimist. I love neutral serene spaces with a common color tying it all together. I’m a sucker for romantic textures and calming colors.

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The Wanderer’s Way:
A Curated Guide to Prague

Long on history and even longer on charm, it’s easy—and perhaps even… >


The Wanderer’s Way:
A Curated Guide to Prague

Long on history and even longer on charm, it’s easy—and perhaps even recommended—to get lost in Prague. Rather than trying to bend its directional will to yours, we suggest you giving in and having yourself a wander through this plucked-from-a-fairytale city, like we did on our October catalog shoot. Meander through its cobblestoned streets and allow yourself to be surprised when you come upon one of the courtyards that suddenly appears, seemingly out of thin air. Follow the melody of classical music that floats on the wind nearly everywhere you go. Take in the impossible pastels—can a building really be that shade of creamsicle?—on the neoclassical facades, the gilded details on the moody Baroque churches, the architectural eye candy lurking around every bend.

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Of course, an end point is often useful when one sets off on an adventure. So allow us to present our slightly offbeat suggestions for how and where to roam while visiting the City of a Hundred Spires.


WHAT TO DO

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“Prague is my favorite romantic city—I think it rivals Paris. One morning, I woke up at 6 a.m. and walked over the famous Charles Bridge before any of the tourists arrived—it was just photographers and joggers and me, looking out over the Vltava River with the fog rolling in. I can’t think of a better way to capture what Prague’s really about than seeing it there, at that time of day.” —Lilian H., art director

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“A visit to Prague Castle is on everyone’s list. Before entering its grounds, past the very serious guards, check out the mesmerizing sgraffito on the Schwarzenberg Palace and then head straight to the Lobkowicz Palace, which was my absolute favorite and considerably less crowded.Once the private home of one of the oldest Bohemian noble families, Lobkowicz now houses a collection of priceless artwork, ancient delftware, original manuscripts from Beethoven and Mozart and a room devoted to oil paintings and photographs of the family’s dogs throughout the centuries. I couldn’t resist snapping a pic of Nero, a pipe-smoking dachshund, who belonged to a Lobkowicz prince.” Kirsten H., brand editor

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“I can’t recommend this experience enough: I went to a church to hear the ‘Ave Maria’ performed by the Prague Opera; I recorded a video and listened to it as I wandered the streets. It was amazing to hear the passion in their voices mixed with the fairytale architecture at night.”— Kelly C., stylist

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“The synagogues in the Josefov, the old Jewish quarter, are so powerful and moving in their history. The Old-New Synagogue is the oldest in Europe, while the Spanish Synagogue has spectacular vaulted ceilings and intricate gold designs (pictured). The Pinkas Synagogue affected me most—it was turned into a memorial to the nearly 80,000 Bohemian and Moravian victims of the Nazi genocide with every one of their names written on its walls.” —Lilian H.

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“The Kampa Museum, Prague’s contemporary art gallery is such a cool counterpoint to the older, more traditional vibe of the city. I couldn’t get enough of David Černý’s oversized Babies sculptures on display outside. And the “Fred & Ginger” Dancing House is a little bit of Frank Gehry that somehow manages to look right at home amid the Renaissance and Baroque architecture. Take an elevator ride up to the top for a can’t-miss view.”Kirsten H.

WHERE TO EAT & DRINK

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Café Savoy is like stepping back into the Belle Epoque—it’s a true grand café with soaring, painted ceilings, waiters bustling around and glass cases lined with colorful Czech pastries. A midafternoon snack of ovocné knedlíky—dumplings stuffed with apricots, topped with fresh, soft cheese and served with drawn butter and powdered sugar—was just the thing to keep us going on our travels.” —Kirsten H.

“We sat on the second floor balcony of the Grand Café Orient, drinking wine served by very flirty waiters and watching the world go by below. Not only is the vantage point pretty amazing, but the building itself, the House of the Black Madonna, was the first Cubist structure ever built in Prague.” — Kelly C.

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Trdelnik are probably the most touristy, least authentic thing you can eat in Prague, but that doesn’t make them any less delicious. These sugar-sprinkled pastry shells, cooked over an open fire and lined with dark chocolate if you choose—and why wouldn’t you choose?—are a messy, gooey thrill.” — Kirsten H.

“On my last day in the CZ, I had my farewell-to-Prague feast of wine-soaked plum crepes at the adorable Café Cukrkavalimonada. Heaven.”Lilian H.

WHERE TO SHOP

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“I loved going to the outskirts beyond the tourist districts. I found so much antique Czech glass in the Vinohrady district, along with wonderful textiles and ceramics at the Kolbenova Flea Market, which is a bit of hike from the city center. I also came home with some really beautiful textiles from Antique Ahasver in the Old Town.” —Kelly C.

ARTĚL, tucked just under the Charles Bridge, has a well-curated mix of Czech items, in addition to handmade Bohemian glassware. I can never resist a notebook and I found some unusual ones here. The staff couldn’t be more helpful and they produce a wonderful guidebook, which came in especially handy!” —Kirsten H.

“Bric a Brac is hidden in one of those unexpected courtyards near the Old Town Square, full of everything from true antiques to odd curios. It looked like it was closed—the windows are chock-a-block with stuff and it’s hard to see in—but it’s worth knocking, especially if you like treasure hunting.”—Lilian H.

 

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Have You Heard?
Symphonies & Songbirds

We don’t need much to get us in the mood for fall. The crunchy leaves, the cozy… >

Have You Heard? Symphonies & Songbirds

While summer is all about hands-up ditties, the dawn of fall has us craving songs with a little more soul. Inspired by our October catalog shoot in Prague—a historical hotbed for classical music that once served as a second home to Mr. Mozart—the sweet sounds of this playlist are perfectly suited for autumn’s wizened sun and whispering elms.

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Have you Heard… our other playlists? Head on over for a listen.

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Libra Stylescope

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Did someone say party? We know you loquacious Libras are forever in search of the next big to-do. Whether it’s lunch with the gals, an intimate gathering or a full-scale gala, you want to be there—and we love to have you. With your diplomatic graces and impeccable social skills, you bring the charm to every event. So without further ado, let’s kick off your month of merrymaking with a few can’t-live-without goodies chosen just for you.

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01: Sun on your face, wind in your hair—you love everything about the outdoors. For those times when being cooped up in a car just won’t do, this powder-blue cruiser will get you here, there and everywhere in style.

02: We hereby present you with the honorary title of Hostess of the Zodiac. Grab this cheese board and get to wining and dining your many admiring guests.

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03:Just because the air these days is a bit chilly, doesn’t mean you can’t entertain on your fabulously decorated patio. Chiminea, anyone?

04: For the consummate gal-on-the-go, this travel-sized, rose-scented perfume is an absolute must.

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05: A little bit preppy, a little bit structured, this neoprene coat speaks to your classic sensibility.

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06: We’ve never met a Libra who doesn’t love a stripe. If you find one, let us know (but we may not believe you).

07: Cash, lip-gloss, phone and keys—that’s really all you need for a night out. Ever the minimalist, you like to keep your load light and your purses petite.

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08 & 09: We see you on a crisp autumn evening. You’re riding your bike through the city in a pair of color-blocked booties and a vegan leather skirt (only a Libra could get away with pedaling in such sophisticated attire), heading to a lecture, an art exhibition or that new restaurant. Or perhaps all three?


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Store Style: Looks From
Our Fall Fashion Shows

A few weeks ago, we put out the call: Step right up if you’d like to model in our… >

Store Style:
Looks From Our Fall Fashion Shows

A few weeks ago, we put out the call: Step right up if you’d like to model in our fall fashion shows! Several lucky ladies were chosen to strut their stuff, and even more are expected to attend the upcoming events, but don’t fret if you’re not near enough to a store to check out the season’s newest looks in person. Christina, our sage Personal Stylist, is sharing three favorite looks plucked directly from our runway, as well as her sartorial words of wisdom.

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Life Imitates Art: Translating
Petal Prints into Posies

Think spring’s the season to beat when it comes to burgeoning bouquets? Not so… >


Life Imitates Art:
Translating Petal Prints into Posies

Think spring’s the season to beat when it comes to burgeoning bouquets? Not so fast—fall flowers are just as lush as their equinox-opposites, thanks to deeper-hued blooms and hardier, more tactile accents. Feeling inspired by autumn’s offerings, we enlisted Erin Heath and Rose Mattos of Forêt Design Studio to create arrangements based on the romantic flora found on our newest dresses and blouses, and asked for some insight into their petal prowess.

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When it came to “reading” the flowers of our garments, what did you see?
We not only paid attention to the garments but also to the feeling, lighting and background of the images. In the Tea Rose Blouse photo, there are willow-like branches hanging behind the model, so we made sure to incorporate that element into our design. The colors of the blouse are soft with pops of blush, pink and subtle blue, so we used those colors to dictate our palette. The Pintura Silk Shift is rich and saturated with deep jewel tones of copper, orange, rust, fuchsia and plum so we chose flowers that mimicked the garment’s palette and moved from light, warm tones to dark, cool ones.

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What types of flowers were used in each bouquet?
For the bouquet inspired by the Poppy Palette Dress, we used roses, fishtail ferns, scabiosa, garden spray roses and nigella. For the Tea Rose Blouse bouquet, we used cafe au lait dahlias, garden roses, lemon leaf, willow branches, garden sprays and corn cockles. For the third, based on the Pintura Silk Shift, we used dahlias, kale, garden roses, safari sunset, ferns, California poppies and pomegranates.

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Talk a bit about the styling choices you made when it came to vessels (or lack thereof).
We chose vessels based on the photos’ backgrounds. For instance, we liked the abstract lines behind the model in the Poppy Palette Dress and wanted to create the same texture behind our work. For the Pintura Silk Shift, the model is standing in a large window that looks like it could belong in Cezanne’s studio. We stacked and piled old frames and crates around the flowers to create an environment that felt like an artist’s atelier. 

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What are your guiding principles of floral design?
When designing, we are always focused on the overall look the client is trying to achieve. If they’re seeking a romantic, classical feeling, we may suggest vines and draping garden roses. If the look is more whimsical and earthy we’ll pull in ferns, berries and smaller blooms. Focused on creating a natural look, we want our work to feel as if it’s still growing in the garden, field or forest. 

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What makes fall flowers so different from spring and summer varieties?
In the spring, we tend to see more flowering branches and things like hellebores, ranunculus, foxglove and peonies. The fall gifts us with gorgeous textures like seeded pods, acorns, vines and changing leaves, as well as harvested vegetable and fruit branches.

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Photography by White Loft Studio.



 

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Best of Breakfast:
Balsamic Goat Cheese Tarts

Don’t get us wrong: the ever-humble, ever-trusty egg needs no fancy fixings or… >


Best of Breakfast: Balsamic Goat Cheese Tarts

Don’t get us wrong: the ever-humble, trusty egg needs no fancy fixings or precious presentations. Most mornings, a quick scramble does the trick. But for those days when a proper breakfast bliss-out is on the menu, we present these balsamic-drizzled, goat cheese-dabbed tarts. All wrapped up in flaky puff pastry, they’re the most delicious indulgence this side of the snooze button.

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WHAT YOU’LL NEED
1 sheet puff pastry
1 sweet onion, sliced
6 eggs
10 ounces cherry tomatoes, halved
1/4 cup goat cheese
1 tablespoon olive oil
1 teaspoon sugar
Salt and pepper, to taste
Fresh rosemary
Balsamic reduction

HOW TO MAKE IT…

Preheat oven according to puff pastry package instructions. On a floured surface, lay out the pastry and cut into squares large enough to fit your muffin or tart pan, with just a slight overhang. Place squares into pans and store in fridge until ready to use.

In a large skillet over medium heat, add the olive oil and onion. Stir to coat, then add sugar, salt and pepper. Cook onions until they develop a deep caramelized brown color, stirring occasionally. Set aside.

Remove tart pan from fridge and add a thin layer of caramelized onions to the bottom of each tart; then add about two rosemary leaves. Crack an egg into each tart, careful not to break the yolk (you may do this in a separate bowl first to ensure the egg is intact and shell-free). Top with a sprinkling of goat cheese, several tomatoes, and salt and pepper. Bake according to puff pastry instructions, or until edges are browned and egg is cooked through.

Remove from oven, let cool slightly and drizzle with balsamic reduction. Garnish with extra rosemary leaves.


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Have You Heard?
The Best of Fall

We don’t need much to get us in the mood for fall. The crunchy leaves, the cozy… >

Have You Heard? The Best of Fall

We don’t need much to get us in the mood for fall. The crunchy leaves, the cozy sweaters, the apple ciders: we’re simply head over booties for this time of year. But just in case you need a little autumnal inspiration, we present this fall-forward, pumpkin-spiced playlist (and we’ll let you in on a little secret—you’ll hear some of these ditties playing in our stores as well). Summer, old friend, consider this your swan song.

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We’re Getting Personal
on Pinterest

Are you a romantic at heart? An unabashed optimist? Or perhaps an artsy… >


We’re Getting Personal on Pinterest

Are you a romantic at heart? An unabashed optimist? Or perhaps an artsy globetrotter? Whichever way you lean, we’ve got your décor style pegged—or shall we say pinned? For inspiration tailored to your personality, head over to Pinterest to see our three new House and Home boards.

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Our Fall 2014 Windows

There is so much to love about autumn: the crisp-as-an-apple mornings, pumpkin… >

Our Fall 2014 Windows

There is so much to love about autumn: the crisp-as-an-apple mornings, pumpkin spiced lattes from you-know-where, and, of course, wearing boots. But one of our without-fail favorite aspects of the season is the turning of the leaves (and we’re not alone—leaf peeping is serious business this time of year). To watch foliage earn its fiery glow is a captivating sight and our latest inspiration. Our new windows are lustrous with handmade leaf impressions and leaf silhouettes, all organic “echoes” of freshly fallen leaves found while foraging in the woods. We gathered and printed them one by one, assembled them en masse, and are letting them shine bright throughout fall and beyond.

Planning a “leef peeping” trip to your local Anthropologie? Be sure to snap a photo and share it in Instagram with the tag #AnthroWindows.

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EVERYTHING IN ITS PLACE:
SETTING THE TABLE JUST SO

While we’re not always sticklers for rules—nothing too matchy-matchy, no reason… >


Everything In Its Place:
Setting The Table Just So

While we’re not always sticklers for rules—nothing too matchy-matchy, no reason not to have dessert for breakfast—we do like to have a little order to things. Take the table setting, for instance. Our plates and glasses are a bit of this, one of those and a few of these, but placement is paramount. After all, it’s important to know exactly where your glass of bubbles is when you need it, no? On that note, we’ve put together this easy-peasy guide for where it all goes. Take it with a grain of salt, which you should always pass with the pepper, of course.

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