Using American Flag Décor

Celebrate your patriotism with accents for your home that feature Old Glory. Not only is the flag a graphic masterpiece; it adds a bold pop of red, white and blue to your room. Here are two pieces of American flag décor that will enhance your space as well as your American pride.

American Flag Decor
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American Flag Chest

Imagine this cool chest in your foyer or family room. It makes a bold statement, and it’s quite functional. Use it to store games, linens or media. This piece would look great in a Modern Farmhouse style home, or in a Traditional house that features lots of Americana design.

American flag decor
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American Flag Art

The flag is a work of art, so it makes sense that it’s been turned into chic wooden wall décor. This piece features a sense of energy and rock-and-roll vibe that feels urban and rustic. It would look great over a white sofa in a casual or urban home. Or imagine it above a teenager’s bed.

6 Celebrity Designer Secrets You Can Use In Your Own Home

Wouldn’t it be wonderful to hire a celebrity designer? Of course! While it may not be in your budget to fly them in and utilize their services, it is possible to emulate their style and implement their best advice on your own. Here are six celebrity designer secrets you can use in your own home:

Designer Secrets
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Mix Timeless and Timely

Timeless is a fresh look at traditional design and timely is a more livable version of what we know as modern design, says Thom Filicia. “Pair a classic rug with more contemporary furniture,” he told Pop Sugar. “When Timeless and Timely pieces are used together you’ll create an interesting, eclectic room that’s entirely your own.”

Fake Height With Low Furniture

Low ceilings? “Create strong verticals and avoid the horizontal,” Todd Romano told House Beautiful. “I adore large mirrors because they add scale to a room. I also kept the furniture low-slung, so the rooms seem taller.”

Designer Secrets
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Stop Looking For Permission

The only opinion that counts is your own, says Nate Berkus. He shares an example of his friend who has a vintage apartment with high ceilings, old metal doorknobs, pale grey paint and glossy white moldings. Then she added a shocking pink ottoman.

“Her space always makes me think of a very elegant banker wearing a chalk-striped suit with funny socks,” he tells O magazine, “why not tie a piece of twine around an antique glass decanter, or perch a branch atop a bookshelf, just because you happen to like the way these things make you feel?”

Put Investment Pieces Front And Center

If you love something, put it on display. “Use and enjoy your antiques and unique finds, especially in a utilitarian room like the bathroom,” Bunny Williams told House Beautiful.

Designer Secrets
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Pay Attention to the Details

Small details bring your room together and create a unique finished product, says Joanna Gaines. “Add detail to your decor with hints of color, fun fabric prints, decorative vases and wall hangings,” she tells HGTV. If you love Joanna’s style, be sure to check out her Magnolia Home Collection, available at Art Van Furniture!

Set the Tone With Window Dressings

“They’re a quick and easy way to make a room look more inviting and cozy,” Hilary Farr tells Parade. “For a modern look, hang curtains from the ceiling with a very simple pleat at the top so they will hang straight.”

Did you know Art Van offers complimentary interior design services in store and in home? Our designers will help you find your style and complete your look … all at prices you’ll love!

Throwback Thursday: Retro Outdoor Furniture

Remember those iconic outdoor chairs and gliders from your childhood? They’re back! Take a trip down memory lane and turn your back yard into a retro retreat with one of these retro outdoor furniture pieces. We love the bright red color, but they come in other colors, too, such as white, green and teal. Pour yourself a glass of lemonade and share stories of the good old days while you enjoy your outdoor style.

Retro Outdoor Furniture
The Daisy Red Lounge Chair is available now. Shop the look at artvan.com.
Chair

Remember these retro outdoor chairs? Place a pair on a porch or deck to encourage a friend to stay and chat. Or use four or more with an outdoor dining table for a quaint place to dine al fresco. The style is timeless and trendy.

 

Retro Outdoor Furniture
The Daisy Red Loveseat is available now. Shop the look at artvan.com.
Loveseat

Cozy up with a loved one on this super cool vintage-inspired loveseat. The striking red finish will give your back yard a pop of color.

 

Retro Outdoor Furniture
The Bates Red Glider is available now. Shop the look at artvan.com.
Glider

Enjoy a lazy afternoon spent rocking on this fun and festive glider. The cool pattern lets air flow around you, and the cherry red color enhances the retro vibe.

Father’s Day Style: Shaquille O’Neal

Shaquille O'Neal
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Celebrity dad Shaquille O’Neal knows how to have fun on and off of the basketball court. A dance challenge video he made with his kids and shared on Instagram went viral. He clearly enjoys his children, making memories that will last a lifetime.

Shaquille O’Neal Style

The video not only gives us a glimpse into Shaq’s playful side; viewers get a tiny peek into his family room. It looks like his space is set up for watching a movie marathon or the latest sports playoffs. Comfort is key as is space to unwind—Shaq’s not a tiny guy, after all. His style is sleek but relaxed, and reclining leather furniture is the perfect way to outfit his space. Dance first and kick back later—sounds like the perfect way to spend a Friday night with family.

Design a Shaq-inspired by focusing on fun. Choose items that help you unwind and connect with you family and friends, like reclining furniture. Durable materials, like leather, are kid-friendly as well as indulgent. Then add accessories and art that celebrate your accomplishments and passions, such as trophies or pennants. Make a statement with your space.

Father’s Day Style: Nigel Barker

Nigel Barker Outdoor Collection
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One of the most stylish celebrity dads is Nigel Barker. He elevates a space with sophistication and attention to detail, whether he’s behind the camera or in front of it. His chic furniture collection is proof that you can combine family with fashion.

“I’m a family man. I’ve been married for 22 years, and I’ve got two kids and a dog. Everything in my house gets used,” he says. “My collection had to look beautiful and be functional, but most importantly it has to be used and look good when being used.”

Nigel Barker Style

Nigel’s new outdoor furniture collection treats your patio and deck with the same philosophy. The sleek sectional, sofa, lounge chair and dining sets provide a gorgeous setting while you’re relaxing in the sun.

“Your outdoor space should be a respite from the world—a place where you can relax and unplug,” Nigel says. “My NB2 backyard collection is designed to be that calm oasis. Pulling inspiration from my life, I’ve created timeless looks with minimalism at the heart. My hope is that you will recharge in style and enjoy time spent with friends and family.”

Create a Nigel-inspired room by carefully selecting each furnishing and accent piece for its beauty and meaning. In addition, clear out the clutter and bring a sense of serenity to your room or back yard. While pops of color are always welcome, embrace neutral colors and natural materials, mixing textures and styles. When you design a space with livable luxury, you make every day special.