Archive | August 2014

How to Decorate with Fall Table Linens

You deserve a pat on the back if you’ve successfully decluttered the table tops in your home. Unfortunately, without any sort of decoration, those bare surfaces might be giving your home a cold “winter effect” when what you want is to mimic fall’s beauty. Use fall table linens to bring warmth and color back to your room while still maintaining a clean, neat aesthetic. Tackle almost any type of table with these fall decorating ideas.

The dining table is a natural place to start decorating since you’ll be spending so much time there during the autumn season. A fall table runner and placemats with a similar design will give your dining table a cohesive look. The Harvest Pumpkin Fall Table Linens feature soft brown pumpkins on a rustic background. The table runner also has ruffled plaid trim, the word “Thanksgiving,” and an orange gourd at each end.

Harvest Pumpkin Table Runner Brown

Cover a small accent table with a fall table topper and adorn it with a cute autumn decoration for a no-fuss display. The Falling Leaves Autumn Table Topper has a rich brown ground, embroidered leaves, and cutwork trim for an overall warm effect.

Falling Leaves Table Topper Brown 36 Square

For a rectangular console table, select either a short or long fall table runner, depending upon the desired look. A shorter table runner (around 36”L) will probably fit within the edges of your table top, while a longer table runner (60”-75”L) will cascade down the sides for a dramatic display.

The Harvest Vines Table Runner features embroidered autumnal designs on a cream background.

Harvest Vines Table Runner Cream 16 x 36

 

The Autumn Leaves Long Table Runner has hand-cut openwork accents and embroidered leaf designs. The Horn of Plenty Long Table Runner is Thanksgiving-ready with its embroidered cornucopia designs and openwork accents.

Autumn Leaves Long Table Runner Chocolate 8 x 60 Horn of Plenty Table Runner Ivory

Wine Organizers and Solutions for the Vino Enthusiast

Whether you’re a wine lover yourself, or you just live with one, you might be familiar with this dilemma: how to beautifully store and display that growing collection of fine wine. Storing stemware is another matter, as is figuring out what to do with those leftover wine corks. The following wine solutions are both decorative and functional, so you can enjoy the sight of them and delight in a cleaner, more organized home. If these ideas have merely whetted your appetite, you can see more Wine Solutions at Touch of Class®.

The Milan Floor Wine Rack provides plenty of wine storage space, capably holding up to 21 bottles of your favorite vintage. Scrolling details add an Old World charm to this wine bottle storage rack, while the top provides serving space. This metal and wooden furnishing requires no assembly, so you can start adding your wine collection to it right away.

Milan Wine Rack

 

Until it’s wine-tasting time, you can keep up to 18 of your wine glasses stored in the Reese Wine Glass Wall Rack. This stemware wall organizer has a modest, tasteful appearance and is handcrafted in the USA from oak wine staves. This wall mount stemware rack can store eight wine glasses with a 3″ dia. base that are up to 7″H; and ten with a base of up to 3″ dia. that are up to 6.5″H.

Reese Wine Glass Wall Rack Mission Red Oak

Sentimental wine lovers will adore the Wine Barrel Cork Cage®, which provides a wonderful home for wine corks. This handcrafted metal accent is cleverly shaped like a wine barrel and is embellished with leaf designs and colored glass spheres.

 

Wine Barrel Cork Cage(R)

Attractive Organizers and Home Solutions

Letters and shoes, remotes and magazines… Do you attack the clutter before it becomes a problem, or do you let it go, half-hoping it will resolve itself by some household magic? Do you thrive on sorting and categorizing, or do you dread it? Whether you’re an organization maven or a professional procrastinator, it’s easier to get started when you have an assigned place for all those domestic articles. These practical and convenient home organizers are up for the task (if you are). See more Home Solutions at Touch of Class®.

Make your entryway or bedroom a little more pleasant with the Ayden Shoe Storage Bench. This cleverly designed wooden furnishing has a windsor oak finish and conceals divided storage for approximately 12 pairs of shoes; what’s more, it has a cushioned top, so you have a place to sit while removing shoes or putting them on.

Ayden Shoe Storage Bench Ayden Shoe Storage Bench

 

Tidy up interior stairway areas and keep clutter off steps with the Braided Stair Step Basket. This charming stair basket is made of natural bankuan leaves and fits over two steps. Use the handles to carry and empty the basket when needed.

Braided Stair Step Basket Natural

Scoop up those scattered magazines and provide them with a prettier home in the Audrey Rose Magazine Rack. This white wooden holder has a handpainted rose design on both sides and a handle for easy mobility. This magazine rack looks especially nice bedside, but it can be used in other areas of the home as well.

Audrey Rose Magazine Rack White

 

Make floor-strewn bathroom towels a thing of the past with the Over-the-Door Towel Rack. This bath organizer frees up floor and wall space since it utilizes the space behind your bathroom door. Metal over-the-door towel rack has three bars for your towels.

Over the Door Bronze Towel Rack Old World Bronze

When you’re ready for some “unwind time,” you won’t have to go searching for your remotes, assuming they’re neatly nestled in the Revolving Remote Control Organizer. This handy accent has six compartments for remotes and a useful swivel design. You might want more than one, since it can also be used as a desktop organizer, with room for scissors, small notepads, and pens.

Remote Organizer

If those ubiquitous metal filing cabinets seem too cold and unattractive, you’ll be happy to see the Queen Anne Filing Cabinet as an alternative. This sophisticated wooden filing cabinet has a lifting top and a bottom drawer. A classic cherry finish lends warmth, while cabriole legs add elegance.

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Decorate with Wine and Grapes Kitchen Decor

As the grape harvest season nears and whispers of fall weave through the late summer, you might find yourself thinking about about updating your decor. The ever-popular grapes and wine style will appeal to many decorators, whether they are seasoned vintners, knowledgeable wine enthusiasts, or simply fans of a rich and inviting aesthetic.

Cultivate the spirit of the vineyard and celebrate the winemaking process with the Wine Cellar Collection from ©Tre Sorelle Studios. Cater to your guests with these earthenware serving pieces that feature full grape clusters and designs of exposed brick. These accessories will call to mind sun-kissed grapes ripened to perfect sweetness or a warm afternoon spent in the kitchen of a Tuscan villa.

The Oval Serving Platter makes a beautiful display piece with its grapes and wine design, but this food-safe accessory is also handy anytime you need to present tasty snacks. Likewise, the Dinner Plate Set can be displayed in your plate rack or used to add visual flavor to your dining room table.

Wine Cellar Oval Platter Wine Cellar Dinner Plate Set

Embellish your grapes and wine decor further with this charming Beverage Pitcher – perfect for storing kitchen utensils or holding up to 3.5 quarts of your favorite beverage. Bring the vintage elements of your decor together with the Wine Cellar Wall Art Set. From originals by ©Tre Sorelle Studios, these giclée on canvas artworks feature two different vintages, fruit, and exposed brick backgrounds.

 Wine Cellar 2 Piece Canvas Art Set  Set of Two Wine Cellar Pitcher