Create a Cozy Summer Hangout with the Evanston Patio Look

We’re perched on the cusp of summer, so why not give your outdoor patio a stylish and cozy update? Make it the perfect place to sit and sip lemonade with friends and family while enjoying the warm weather and a cool breeze.

To create that perfect, personalized outdoor space, look no further than the Evanston Patio! Our designers at Touch of Class® have gathered the perfect blend of comfort, color, and style. Want to recreate the look pictured here in your own home? Simply click on the photo to shop the items!

Evanston Patio

The best place to start is with a comfortable patio furniture set with a wicker-woven design. This set has a durable, powder-coated aluminum frame that resists rust, is UV-resistant, and is designed to be used outdoors year round. If you’re looking for additional seating comfort and a pop of color, add a pair of reversible chair cushions that are mildew-, weather-, fade-, and stain-resistant.

Every decorated space needs intrigue, dimension, and personalization, and wall décor is the perfect way to bring in all three. Light up late evenings with scrolling wall lanterns that can be used for design year round. Add a dash of personality with the scrolls and bronze hues of monogram wall art that’s UV-, weather-, and tarnish-resistant. This JasonW Studios® wall art is made in the USA and can be displayed outdoors year round.

You can even add style to your door! Hang summer on your door with sun-kissed yellow and white flowers on a floral wreath. Hang the wreath on a multilayered and two-toned hanger from JasonW Studios®. Made in the USA with a UV-, weather-, and tarnish-resistant design, this scrolling wreath hanger can be personalized with the first letter of your name.

Finish off the intimate atmosphere with water-repellant and fade-resistant tab-top curtain panels and elements of nature. Perch plants and statues atop column display pedestals that bring back the classic style of a bygone era and add another layer of intrigue to your newly-refurbished outdoor space.

For more patio décor ideas, visit the Touch of Class® web site!

Dive Deep with New Coastal Home Decor for Summer

Turn your home into a coastal getaway with these new home décor accents from Touch of Class®! Decorate every room for the beach with coastal accents and sealife for your walls, floors, and tabletops.

Adorn your entryway or living room in rustic coastal flair with a distressed console table in hues of blue, natural, seafoam, and white. Use an area rug to transform your floor into a sandy beach scattered with shells and starfish. Dive deep under the ocean waves to experience seafans and starfish surrounded by bubbles with a blue and sage wall art sculpture. Or display a tabletop accent set that pays homage to the vibrant sealife living under the calming tide.

Whatever your coastal and sea-faring preferences, Touch of Class® has lovely coastal-themed décor that’s sure to whisk you and your guests straight to the oceanside!

Delray Console Table
Seafan and Starfish Wall Art Sculpture
Sandy Shore Area Rug
Sea Turtles Table Accent Set

It’s National Retro Day!

It’s time to rewind… and celebrate National Retro Day! Pop the vinyl on the hi-fi, slip on those saddle shoes, or send a letter with a stamp. We’re all here for yesteryear, and that means we’re putting the spotlight on home decor with retro touches. These wall sculptures and furnishings have a throwback mid-century style mixed with modern-day elegance. 

To set your own retro vibe, seek out furnishings with hairpin legs, tapered feet, or rounded geometric shapes. An openwork oblong console table or a Scandinavian credenza can instantly set the mood. When it comes to the walls, you can’t go wrong with atomic-age art, a boomerang clock, or sunburst decor. Minimalist pendant lighting, mod rugs, and statement table lamps all make fun complements.

Click the images below to shop from the Touch of Class® site. 

Retro Modo Wall Sculpture Brennan Console Table
Jonna Faux Woodgrain Table Lamp Sensation Abstract Area Rug
Macayle Retro Round Accent Tables Reverb Mid Century Modern Abstract Metal Wall Sculpture

Home Furniture Versatility: Mission 3-in-1 Convertible Table by Stakmore

Are you working from home or spending more time at home during 2020? Perhaps you’re preparing more meals or maybe you’ve even taken up a new crafting hobby. You need a furnishing that is truly versatile – one that can convert to a slim profile when it’s not in use but expand according to the task. The Mission 3-in-1 Convertible Table has a clever, adaptable design: it folds out from a console table to a card table, and then to a dining table. Whatever your needs, this extension table has you covered!

Handcrafted of hardwoods with an ash veneer top, this convertible table is available in two finishes: natural oak and fruitwood. Each table is stained with a water-based stain, sealed, and top-coated for protection. By Stakmore, this furnishing has a handsome Mission style with faux drawer detailing and metal hardware. Use the 40”Wx30”H table as a 20”D console, expand it to a 40” sq. card table, or lengthen it to a 72”L dining table with the two 16” included leaves. Only minor assembly is required! Matching folding chairs are also available; fully expanded, the table can seat six.

Click here to shop the Mission Convertible Tables and Folding Chairs on the Touch of Class® site.

Mission 3 in 1 Convertible Table Mission 3 in 1 Convertible Table
Mission 3 in 1 Convertible Table
Mission 3 in 1 Convertible Table

Get the Look: Vintage Wine Bar

Have you long-admired those stylish wine bars on social media but struggled with how to replicate the look in your own home? Perhaps your space is limited, or maybe you prefer a vintage aesthetic to a more modern approach.

Start with a multipurpose furnishing with plenty of storage space, like the Everette Cabinet. Shelves and drawers will keep your wine essentials at the ready. Hang a matching stemware rack above the cabinet for easy access to your wine glasses.

Wood surfaces, complete with knots and imperfections, provide an instant dose of natural charm. Planters and vases with the appearance of bark and exposed wood lend an Old World quality to your niche. Coiling grapevines and abundant bunches of grapes bring the look to full fruition.

Spruce up your home wine bar with vintage-style wine wall art that features dimensional corkscrews or wine-and-grape decal designs. Remember wine-themed accessories like a paper towel holder and a napkin holder. Cozy up the area with a gorgeous grape area rug or a slice mat. Get creative with grape-shaped switchplates, personalized metal wine wall art, or convenient Cork Cage® holders.

Click here to shop the entire look on the Touch of Class® web site.

Vintage Home Wine Bar

Get Nostalgic with Mid-Century Modern Home Decor

Whether your style is all-out retro or transitional with touches of the past, mid-century home decor is for you! According to Architectural Digest, the movement blossomed from early 20th century Modernism; characteristics of mid-century decor include simplicity of design, organic shapes, and emphasis on function.

You might be wondering how to incorporate this style into your home. Here are a few suggestions:

  • Display an abstract metal wall sculpture with rounded, mod shapes.
  • Swap out traditional magazine racks or accent tables for sleeker styles.
  • Place a geometric area rug on the floor as a statement piece.
  • Update an entertainment center with chic furniture in light or warm finishes.

Click here to shop these and other mid-century home furnishings on the Touch of Class® site.

Cool Echoes Abstract Wall Sculpture Nolah Magazine Rack
Beckett Abstract Area Rug Kimber Ladder and Corner Shelves

 

Embrace the Chic, Transitional Style of the Carter Furniture Collection

Whether you’re a traditionalist, you love contemporary design, or you’re trying your hand at modern farmhouse decorating, you can find furnishings to complement your look among the Carter Furniture Collection. A wooden and black metal construction is the foundation of this collection; you’ll also find openwork designs, bold curved supports, weathered faux slatted surfaces, and ample display space.

The airy aesthetic and transitional style of these pieces make them wonderful additions to your home. Place the chairside table and caster-wheel coffee table in your living room, or create a media center with the five-tier shelves and console table. You can even use the five-tier shelf as an open bookshelf.

Click here to view the Carter Furniture Collection.

Carter Chairside Table Carter Coffee Table
Carter Five Tier Shelf Carter Console Table
Carter Furniture Collection Carter Furniture Collection

Get the Look: Clearwater Coastal Living Room

Would you love for your living room to feel like a vacation spot? When you decorate with Clearwater home decor, you can almost hear the water rushing to the shore or the seagulls in the distance.

How did we create this look?

We used the Clearwater Reversible Striped Furniture Covers to protect the furnishings and set a cool, coastal vibe in the room. Furniture protectors are exclusive designs available only at Touch of Class®.

We tied the look together with the coordinating Clearwater Nautilus Rugs, Clearwater Window Treatments, and Clearwater Decorative Pillows.

We hung a canvas triptych over the sofa and decorated nearby walls with wooden seahorse art.

We placed a beachy console table by the recliner and topped it with a coastal centerpiece, seashell lamp, and striped wall clock.

Click here to view the furnishings we used to create the Clearwater Living Room.
Clearwater Living Room A
Clearwater Living Room A

Decorating Ideas: Creating Looks Around Benches

When it comes to picking a starting point for your home decor, a bench might be the last thing on your mind; however, a bench makes a great “centerpiece” for almost any area of the home. There’s something cozy about an upholstered bench, and you can easily switch out the furnishings around it as desired. Keep reading to see how we created looks around two benches.

Look #1:
The Isabelle Ecru Storage Bench has a classic transitional appearance that pairs well with a variety of home accents. We added a variegated rug, plush decorative pillow, knitted throw blanket, floor vase, and metallic collage-style wall art. Click here to view most of the items we used to create this look.

Look #2:
The Vivian Tufted Bench brings Old World style to your space with its gold and taupe acanthus leaf pattern on burgundy. Complement the bench with an elegant rug, nubby throw blanket, metal wall grille, traditional lamp, and pedestal table. Click here to view the items we used to create this look.

Isabelle Ecru Storage Bench Vivian Burgundy Cushioned Oval Bench

Elegant Entryway Decorating Ideas

The interior entryway of your home receives plenty of foot traffic, but have you given it appropriate decorating attention? If the entryway is looking more “eh” than “elegant,” these decorating ideas will be just what you need.

Feel free to customize this look to your heart’s content using new furnishings and those you already own; use your favorite table lamp pair to light up the space, swap out the wall grille for another striking wall decor piece, or move a neglected upholstered chair from a shadowy corner to a prime spot beside the console table. Click here to view all the items that we used.

How did we create this look?

We chose home furnishings with the common thread of elegant traditional style. We balanced heavier or darker pieces with luminous or light colors like gold, cream, alabaster, and ivory.

  • Place a console table against the entryway wall. Make sure it is wide and sturdy enough to support two table lamps. An open, airy design will keep this area from looking stuffy.
  • Hang two wall mirror panels an equal distance apart from the sides of the console table.
  • Display a vertical metal wall grille between the two mirrors, directly above the center of the console.
  • Position an upholstered accent chair to one side of the console table.
  • Top the console table with traditional table lamps and an additional accent if you like (such as a tabletop photo frame or covered bowl).
  • Place an Aubusson-style rug runner in front of the console table and chair.

Traditional Entryway Decorating IIdeas