We’re Obsessed: Chevron!

Chevron is a classic pattern that’s making a huge resurgence. With its dynamic, graphic zigzags, chevron is the perfect design element to give fresh contrast to both traditional or modern home decor.

A chevron rug gives new life to this otherwise understated living room:

Image courtesy of Belmont Design Group

 

We’re obsessed with chevron in the nursery:

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A bright chevron rug gives monochromatic rooms the perfect pop of color:

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Get the looks above with Dash & Albert’s Chevron Rugs, available in a variety of sizes and colors, and perfect for indoor or outdoor use:

Dash & Albert Chevron Rug in Light Blue, $177 to $696

 

Don’t forget the bath! We’re obsessed with this new Kassatex Chevron Shower Curtain:

Kassatex Chevron Shower Curtain, available in Black/White or White/Linen, $35

Revitalize your bathroom with this Kassatex Linen Chevron Bath Rug:

Kassatex Linen Chevron Bath Rug, available in White (shown) and Linen, $79.99 to $99.99

 

These Quilted Chevron Pillows by Lacefield Designs will give an eye-catching hint of movement to any sitting area:

Lacefield Designs Quilted Chevron Pillow with Knife Edges in Grey, $162.50 (also available in Purple)

 

Pine Cone Hill Chevron Napkins, Four for $38 (also available in Charcoal, Turquoise, Red, Fuchsia, Navy, Platinum, Tangerine)

 

Wake up your home decor with a dash of chevron! Please view all of our chevron selections here.

Stylebeat Blog: Holiday Favorites from Gracious Style

We at Gracious Style love to keep up on great style blogs, and Marisa Marcantonio’s Stylebeat is no exception. In fact, we’ve decided to become a sponsor, and the former style editor for House Beautiful and O Magazine recently returned the love in a holiday-themed post featuring some of her favorite items from our shop.

She chose a palette of greens and browns with metallic accents to enhance this season’s holiday tables.

Firenze Marbleized Dinnerware in Pistachio by Juliska

Rocco Flatware in Matte Gold by Herdmar

Filetto Table Linens in Fall/Winter Colors by Sferra

Acorn Salt & Pepper Shakers by Vagabond House

 

Bird Placecard Holders in Gold by L’Objet

Convertible Hurricane Lamp with Feet by Match

 

For more on lifestyle and design, visit Stylebeat’s treasure trove of ideas here.

 

 

 

 

Trend Report: Decorating with Black

Black is a strong, sophisticated color that be used almost anywhere. Dressed up, it’s dramatic and refined, while a matte, distressed black feels right at home in simple country interiors. Black is ideal for highlighting shape and texture.

With accents in gold, L’Objet‘s Bibliotheque Candle emphasizes the ridged porcelain material in this sultry color.

L’Objet Bibliotheque Gold Candle: $125

From the renowned Christofle, this Black Goblet adds a rich, dark elegance combined with the bright shine of crystal.

Christofle Kawali Black Goblet: $270

Sophisticated, contemporary and just a little bit rebellious, Royal Copenhagen’s Black Fluted Mega dinnerware brings intrigue to your table.

Royal Copenhagen Black Fluted Mega Dinnerware: From $99

For more ideas, follow our Decorating with Black board on Pinterest.

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Trend Report: Malachite

Inspired by the lustrous mineral, Malachite trends have been striking both the runway and the home. The rich green hue and organic shape add the perfect decorative accent to any room or tabletop.

Flooding the catwalk with color, Malachite is one of the season’s most dynamic looks.

Monique Lhuillier’s Fall 2013 Collection

Finished with 24 karat gold details, L’Objet‘s Malachite Desk Accessories make stunning gifts with a bold statement.

L’Objet Malachite Desk Accessories: From $100

The geometric accents of Tony Duquette’s Malachite Chargers add regal charm to your table.

Tony Duquette for Mottahedeh Green Malachite Charger: $215

For more ideas, follow our Malachite board on Pinterest.

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Pretty As a Peacock

Feather details and rich blues, greens and golds abound on these peacock-inspired accessories.  Add a touch of glamour to any room…or the whole house!

For more inspiration, follow our Trend: Peacocks board on Pinterest.