The Tabletop Brand That Turns Scraps Into Your Favorite Napkins

For Atelier Saucier founders Nikki Reed and Staci Inspektor, their meet-cute more than a decade ago was basically the business version of love at first sight. From the first moment they met at a mutual friend’s party in Los Angeles, Reed says something…

For Atelier Saucier founders Nikki Reed and Staci Inspektor, their meet-cute more than a decade ago was basically the business version of love at first sight. From the first moment they met at a mutual friend's party in Los Angeles, Reed says something just felt different. Inspektor adds, “We just knew from the start that we wanted to build a brand together. We're both super hardworking, creative, and just see eye-to-eye on almost everything, so it was a great partnership from the beginning.”

The duo come from two different, yet complementary backgrounds. Inspektor brings with her a formal fashion education from UC Davis and a specific interest in bespoke, small-batch design. “Ever since I was a little kid, I just loved making things and sewing,” she says. For her part, Reed married her hospitality management degree from Cornell and a seven-year stint at the Hillstone Restaurant Group. By the time she and Inspektor met, she had moved on to a restaurant consulting firm where she was tasked with helping up-and-coming hospitality brands develop their perspective and mission.

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How to Make Your All-White Kitchen a Total Showstopper

Over the years, white kitchens have earned the (undeserved) reputation of being boring. Although they remain a classic choice for many designers and homeowners, the impression that they’re a “safe” or even personality-less choice still remains pervasiv…

Over the years, white kitchens have earned the (undeserved) reputation of being boring. Although they remain a classic choice for many designers and homeowners, the impression that they’re a “safe” or even personality-less choice still remains pervasive.

Here’s the thing though: Like any design scheme or element, white kitchens have to be done right in order to succeed. Slap a white finish on every surface of your kitchen and it will look new, sure—but it may also end up feeling uninspired, bland, or even sterile. Any color palette can fall flat if not executed properly, but white kitchens are even more susceptible than the average hue.

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The Closet Organization Trend I Just Can’t Get Behind

When it comes to my home, experimentation is the name of the game. There’s rarely a trend I won’t try, a DIY I won’t take on, or a product I won’t give a shot. I’m firmly in the camp of “you never know until you try” and, honestly, some of my favorite …

When it comes to my home, experimentation is the name of the game. There’s rarely a trend I won’t try, a DIY I won’t take on, or a product I won’t give a shot. I’m firmly in the camp of “you never know until you try” and, honestly, some of my favorite decor moments have been born of this experimental attitude (case in point: tiling my kitchen backsplash solo—without ever having tiled before in my life).

That being said, there is one trend blowing up lately that I just can’t muster the enthusiasm for: color-coded closets. I know, I know—they’re all over TikTok and Instagram, and they look great there. We can probably credit Clea and Joanna from The Home Edit at least partially for the renewed interest in rainbow-hued organization—the duo are basically the Patron Saints of calming chaos by color-coding (just peep their Instagram feed!), and season two of their Netflix series hits April 1, so there’s been a lot of buzz around beautiful ways to corral your closet lately.

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This Catchall Design Style Is the Easiest to Recreate

People usually fall into one of two camps when it comes to labeling their interior design style. Some find the idea of ascribing to a decor category too prescriptive and prefer to march to the beat of their own drum, while others like the guidance that…

People usually fall into one of two camps when it comes to labeling their interior design style. Some find the idea of ascribing to a decor category too prescriptive and prefer to march to the beat of their own drum, while others like the guidance that comes with identifying as someone who likes “farmhouse modern” or “grandmillenial” decor. Me? I’m somewhere in the middle. While I think it can be a bit restrictive to look to just one design style as your North Star, I also think it’s an easy way to help contextualize all the options for homeowners who may feel a bit unsure of their personal preferences.

Luckily, there’s a style that falls right into this not-strict-but-not-directionless sweet spot: transitional design. First emerging on the scene in the 1950s as a pendulum-like response to the stark modern era, transitional design has since become an increasingly-popular catch-all term for designers and homeowners that prefer a look that mixes some traditional design elements (think: elegant moldings, classic proportions, and sophisticated furniture silhouettes) with aspects of modern and contemporary design (like added livability, neutral-but-better color palettes, and thoughtful accessories).

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7 Kitchen Trends We’ll Be Seeing Everywhere in 2022

There’s a good reason why many people refer to kitchens as the heart of the home. Sure, they get a lot of foot traffic daily—from family dinners and intimate date nights to post-school study sessions—but more than that, they act as a microcosm for our …

There’s a good reason why many people refer to kitchens as the heart of the home. Sure, they get a lot of foot traffic daily—from family dinners and intimate date nights to post-school study sessions—but more than that, they act as a microcosm for our daily lives, routine, and outlook. The forms our kitchens take—and the way they morph year over a year—says a lot more about us than just what color we’re loving lately. They reflect back on our priorities, our struggles, and our goals, both for our homes and our lives.

For that reason, the expert-driven trends below for 2022 are really more than just trends. Granted, there are a few mixed in just for the pretty factor they provide but the majority of these new kitchen upgrades are a prime example of our collective shifting priorities amid life in a pandemic. From the return of color—and a reinvigoration of a positive perspective—to the prioritizing of natural materials and do-it-all finishes, they encapsulate a time and a place that we all hope is filled with more love, laughter, and yes, good food—just like a kitchen (and life) should be.

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The Predictions Are In: 12 Home Decor Trends We’ll See in 2022

Over the past 18 months, many of our homes have received more love, care, attention, and introspection than in the last five years combined. And who could blame us? Time hunkering down indoors meant we all naturally turned our attention to our interior…

Over the past 18 months, many of our homes have received more love, care, attention, and introspection than in the last five years combined. And who could blame us? Time hunkering down indoors meant we all naturally turned our attention to our interior surroundings, sussing out once and for all what works for our lifestyles and what reflects our personalities best in our homes. Because of all this TLC, we’ve seen a surplus of home decor and design trends cycle in and out over the past year or so—some picking up steam and becoming full-blown phenomena (we’re looking at you, dramatic marble), while others are just on the cusp, waiting to catch fire with homeowners.

At the end of the day, trends are about more than just a color or pattern du jour—they’re a great reflection of where we are as a collective society, what we’re prioritizing, and what we’re impacted by. As we look forward to 2022—and the fun trends we’re rounding up below—consider this permission to lean into these expert-approved ideas as much (or as little!) as you want. If the past year-plus has taught us anything, it’s that home should be a reflection of the people who inhabit it, a place to create your own version of happiness. Here’s what you have to look forward to in 2022 and beyond.

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We’re Calling It: This Furniture Trend Will Still Be Huge in 2022

It’s not often we see furniture silhouettes change often or quickly. In fact, it seems like mid-century modern aesthetics (think: streamlined and modern shapes, tapered wood legs, and tufted backs) have been the choice du jour for decades now, and find…

It’s not often we see furniture silhouettes change often or quickly. In fact, it seems like mid-century modern aesthetics (think: streamlined and modern shapes, tapered wood legs, and tufted backs) have been the choice du jour for decades now, and finding something different becomes a treasure hunt of epic proportions.

Maybe that’s why we’re so enamored with the curved furniture trend that’s been making waves these past few years. What some mistook for a flash-in-the-pan trend at first, curved furniture is proving to have the same staying power that sleek mid-century pieces or English roll arm sofas have displayed in decades past.

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Sage Green Is the New Neutral—Here’s Proof

If you haven’t already realized, sage green is having a moment in the design world. The hue is everywhere, most recently being named as the color of the 2022 by paint brands like Benjamin Moore, Sherwin-Williams, PPG, and more. While the nuances of the…

If you haven’t already realized, sage green is having a moment in the design world. The hue is everywhere, most recently being named as the color of the 2022 by paint brands like Benjamin Moore, Sherwin-Williams, PPG, and more. While the nuances of the tone used can vary slightly (some applications invoke a dustier version, while others have a touch of vibrancy to them), the general feeling is still the same: a soothing, nature-inspired shade that brings a hopeful optimism to any space.

Design-wise, sage green hues are about as versatile as it gets. They can be paired with numerous different design styles—from mid-century modern to Scandi-chic—and take well to almost any application, whether that’s an attention-grabbing rug or soft throw blanket. The earthy color also teams seamlessly with other design elements, like wood accents and a sustainable, earth-focused ethos.

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3 Ways to Remove Pesky Heat Stains from Wood Furniture

Hosting season is upon us, and as fun as it can be to have your house act as the hub of all holiday commotion and gathering, it does come with a few perils, too—mainly for your furniture and decor. From Aunt Jean spilling her wine on your brand new rug…

Hosting season is upon us, and as fun as it can be to have your house act as the hub of all holiday commotion and gathering, it does come with a few perils, too—mainly for your furniture and decor. From Aunt Jean spilling her wine on your brand new rug (ugh!) to your favorite platter meeting an untimely death at the hands of a “helpful” kiddo, it’s not uncommon to head into January with a few bumps and bruises around your house from all the entertaining you’ve done.

One of the most annoying? Heat stains on your wood furniture. Here’s how it happens: As sides are passed around at dinner, they’re often set down on the bare wood of your table without a second thought—even if you had good intentions and paired them with a stylish trivet at the start. Tablecloths are great, but most are thin and can’t protect your beloved mahogany dining table from the damage caused by a steaming ceramic dish filled with green bean casserole. The next thing you know, you’re cleaning up post-party only to spot numerous crop circle-like stains on the surface of your wood. The culprit? Heat.

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The 3 Very Best Ways to String Lights on a Christmas Tree

I firmly believe the holidays shouldn’t be stressful—after all, aren’t they supposed to be the happiest time of the year? Unfortunately, that’s not always the case, and I know I’m not alone in feeling stress bubble to the surface once the calendar flip…

I firmly believe the holidays shouldn’t be stressful—after all, aren’t they supposed to be the happiest time of the year? Unfortunately, that’s not always the case, and I know I’m not alone in feeling stress bubble to the surface once the calendar flips to December.

Here’s the thing, though—those typical holiday touchpoints (hosting, gifting, a busy social calendar) aren’t actually what works me up. Entertaining a crowd doesn’t stress me out—a true Enneagram Two, acts of service are my love language and I enjoy going all-out when hosting friends and family. The same goes for gifting; I try my best to be a thoughtful gift-giver and keep a running note on my iPhone throughout the year with ideas I can rely on come holiday season. So what really has me feeling that holiday stress? Stringing my Christmas tree with lights—not to mention the dread of having to wrestle them off a dry, dead tree at the end of the season.

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