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Organic Home Accessories: Cacti

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Cacti and Mid-Century modern seem to fit together extraordinarily well. Actually, cacti look good in any situation, which seems contradictory to their bizarre and prickly appearance. As outdoor and indoor plants, they require very little maintenance, and cover an impressive range of sizes. They also come in an impressive range of colors, and some have beautiful blooming red, yellow, or white flowers (such as the flowers of the trichocereus lamprochloru).
I'm particularly fond of the more dusty-green colored cacti, and they prove to complement bright sunlit rooms exceptionally well (such as in the pictures below). I'm a sucker for beautiful pottery, and our Mobach ceramic planters are to die for. It's fun to have some green to liven up sections of your home. In fact, I've been inspired to make a trip to the nursery and make myself a cute little desk arrangement.




New Years Home Redesign

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Why wait until Spring comes around to redecorate your home? The best part of the New Year is being able to revamp your life with all those new years resolutions, while you still have the inspiration to do so. Be a resolution redecorator and re- everything! Here are some cool styling tips:
One new item Redesigning your home is no easy task, it requires a definite level of ambition we can't all achieve (or just don't have time or money to). For a more budget and time-friendly solution, simply move your furniture around and center it around a new piece you may have gotten for Christmas, or just bought for yourself. This technique is quite effective in giving the same sense of satisfaction that having a whole bunch of new things does because it feels like a completely different space. Who ever said change was bad?
I got the idea from Dwell, of course.


Centering your living room around a key piece, such as the Achille Castiglioni Bionvega RR226 stereo or Raymond Loewy's colorfu…