Magic Carpets

Your average rug may not fly, but it can work its own design magic by tying the disparate elements of a room together into one unique, shelter mag-worthy package. Check out some of our current rugspiration below and be sure to peruse our Rug Boutique for affordable area rugs (all under $300) to give your floor some flair.

|A graphic rug complements the Mid Century stylings of this reading nook|

|Meandering spots offer a comfy and stylish place to play|

|Boldly scaled florals pop and play up the feminine feel of this jewelry studio|

|A Kilim patchwork echoes the room’s muted tones and adds personality with pattern|

|Navy chevron adds a preppy touch to an otherwise neutral hall|

Photos via Dwell Studio, House to HomeThe Glamourai, The Design Files, and Wallpaper & Scissors.

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The Big Cheese

|Photo via A Beautiful Mess|

We’ve found that the best hosts really know their cheese. What’s better is that they share their delicious knowledge, curating decadent fromage plates for weeknight get-togethers, Sunday brunches – even book club meetings! Here’s our handy guide on crafting your own cheese plate, a skill that any would-be entertainer should master.

|Photo via A Cup Of Jo |

1. First things first – always include one familiar cheese! Even those with persnickety palates shouldn’t feel left out. A mild cheddar is always a safe bet.

2. Make sure to include a variety of cheeses in your assortment. A good rule of thumb is to include cheeses from the following categories: aged, firm, soft, and blue. Here are some of our favorites from each category.

Aged: White Cheddar

Firm: Smoked Gouda, a young Pecorino

Soft: Brillat Savarin

Blue: Stilton, Gorganzola

3. Don’t forget your accoutrements! Yummy extras include sliced fruit, honeys, jam, nuts (we recommend Marcona almonds, the delicious Spanish cousin of regular almonds) and baguette slices. If you’re unsure if those candied pecans do indeed pair nicely with your goat’s milk cheese, ask the cheesemonger (yes, they’re called that) at the cheese shop where you purchased your selections. They possess a wealth of knowledge on the subject and should be able to point you to several perfect pairings.

4. Create your tempting your display! Our Classic Entertaining event has several chic boards and serving trays perfect for showcasing your favorite cheeses.

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Playing Footsie: Fall Boot Trends

Givenchy |

It’s becoming that time of year – when pedicures matter less and boots reign supreme. As we head into the autumnal months it’s looking like Wedges, Textured or Graphic designs and Lace Ups are the metatarsal armor of choice.

Helmut Lang goes architectural & graphic |

Isabel Marant does western right in suede and studs |

Jil Sander ties up minimalism perfectly |

Rag & Bone runway |

Rag & Bone wood wedge |

Get a head start on your fall closet with our fall shoe event with heels and boots starting at $44.

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Labor Day Looks

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As the summer comes to a close we gather ’round our grills, tables and bonfires to remember the invaluable contributions of workers across the nation. Some of us hit the road for some respite, others keep it local and no matter where you are leisure is hopefully the name of the game.

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For decades we have traditionally held onto the idea that Labor Day was our last day to wear white and with that in mind we’ve pulled together some of our favorite end-of-summer looks to share.

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keeping it classically casual in white denim |

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leather, bricks and boots for a pre fall getaway |

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for all us California girls – we keep it beachy in white lace |

Snag your must have white styles during our 50% blowout now through Monday.


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From LuxeYard With Love

We all labor and toil to bring the bacon home. This weekend we want to celebrate all your hard work with a little discount love. Now through Monday, get an additional 50% all LuxeYard inventory. Happy shopping!

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