Look Alike: Molded Modern Chair

Give your dining room a mid-century modern look by swapping out your chairs, but don’t spend too much! These chairs are identical. Both feature white molded seats with rounded edges, and both have wooden legs with architectural metal supports. One of these chairs is from World Market, and is on sale for $119.98 per pair. Not a bad price. However, the other chair is from The Outlet at Art Van, and sells for $29 each—half the cost!

Can you tell the difference? Your wallet can. Grab the better option by grabbing the Art Van version.

We’ve Got the Look: Jon Bon Jovi’s Living Room

Rocker Jon Bon Jovi recently sold his 4,000-square-foot duplex in Manhattan’s West Village for a cool $15 million, reports The Wall Street Journal. The spacious home featured high ceilings, lots of windows and gorgeous hardwood floors. We love the elegant living room that opens to a 1,500-square-foot landscaped garden, overlooking the Hudson River. While you may have missed out on this stunning residence, you can get the singer’s classic style:

Anchoring the living room is a beautiful oversized ivory sectional with curved lines and silk toss pillows. Our Illusions Three-Piece Sectional offers a similar feeling of luxury, with its elegant tufting and sweeping silhouette. Add some beautiful toss pillows in teal and gray to mimic Bon Jovi’s room, and you’ll get the same look.

An oval coffee table keeps the curves going in our inspiration room, and our Platform Oval Cocktail Table is a great match. Its metal base and wooden top brings texture into the rom, and the soft finishes continue the room’s subtle style.

A pair of elegant side chairs provides more seating in the room, and the wooden trim adds another rich detail. Our Como Accent Chairs would be a great choice. Upholstered in a soft taupe, the subtle pattern adds an element of interest, while the rich wooden frame brings contrast.

Bon Jovi’s living room features a desk instead of a side table between the chairs, which provides a convenient place to do work or catch up on reading. The glass top of our Percy Grey Desk will keep the open feeling in your room, while the rich floating drawers offer just the right amount of storage.

Finally, Bon Jovi’s living room features a unique lighting fixture with soft white shades that act like hanging artwork. Our Sophie White Pendant brings in a similar element of style with its unique faceted ceramic shade.


What do you think of Bon Jovi’s living room? If you want to see his new Palm Beach, Fla. digs, click here.

Adding A Touch of Whimsy to Your Décor

Whimsical accents deliver creativity as well as a bit of the fanciful to your décor, turning an ordinary room into a playful place that makes you smile. It’s as easy as choosing unusual artwork, clever hardware or colors that seem to take flight. Here are five easy pieces that are guaranteed to boost your happiness and your sense of whimsy.

Imagine this lovely llama perking up your living room or bedroom. Its colorful tassels and Hawaiian lei help release your inner child and demonstrate that you don’t take life too seriously.

Skull hardware? Why not? Instantly update a cabinet or chest with details that throw caution to the wind and add personality to your space.

The hottest animal of the season is the octopus, and this pillow goes all in with its bedazzled beauty, showing off your trend-setting passion.

A bicycle built for one becomes the coolest barstool in the neighborhood, demonstrating to family and friends that you love to have fun.

A pop of color, especially when it’s an avant-garde banana chair, will lift your spirits and make you feel like a rock star.

It’s National Nap Day!


Want to boost your productivity? Put your head down and take a nap. It sounds counterintuitive, but napping is the best cure for the post-lunch dip, sharpening your attention and boosting your creativity better than that vending machine candy bar or double shot latte.

Here are some details on napping from the National Sleep Foundation:

The best time to nap is early afternoon, between 1 p.m. and 3 p.m.; napping later can be troublesome, impacting the quality of your nighttime sleep.

The length of your nap is key to getting its benefits. A brief 20-minute nap will sharpen your attention and motor skills, while a 60- to 90-minute nap will help you with problem solving and creativity.

The ideal spot for sleep is one that dark, quiet, cool and comfortable. Close the blinds to keep out the afternoon sun, and try to minimize noise. Using a sound machine or fan can help eliminate distracting sounds.

Get the best nap possible by setting up the right environment.

Mattress: If you’re able to nap at home in bed, having the right mattress is key. And the truth is, you can’t choose the right mattress by simply lying on it in a store. Take our exclusive 5-minute test and find your perfect sleep. Your personalized recommendation is based on more than 20 years of research by the Sleep to Live Institute, the industry’s leader in sleep science and innovation. The patented technology uses statistical measurements such as height range, weight distribution, age and pain criteria to determine the mattresses that offer the best postural support for you.

Pillow: A pillow has the important job of supporting your head and neck while you sleep. In fact, it accounts for 30% of the comfort and support of your sleep, and one-size-fits-all does not apply. People are different shapes and sizes, and we sleep in different positions. The best pillow for you will hold your head in neutral alignment based on your sleep style. By providing the right support for your neck and spine, the right pillow will alleviate neck and back pain, and promote good circulation and breathing.

Sleep Essentials: Protect your health and your mattress by choosing the right bedding essentials. Mattress protectorssheets, blankets, and duvets work together to create the perfect microclimate for sleep. The best bedding is made of breathable fabrics to wick moisture that can cause you to overheat or be chilled. And a waterproof mattress protector protects you from harmful bacteria.

You’re all set to snooze. Did you participate in National Nap Day?

Look Alike Sofa

A sleek sofa with track arms is modern and classic—a great investment piece that will never go out of style—but there’s no reason to spend too much. These two sofas are nearly identical. Both feature straight lines, cool gray upholstery and tailored cushions. One is the Dryden Grey Modern Sofa from Crate and Barrel, which sells for $1,499. The other is the Farrah Grey Sofa from the Outlet at Art Van, and it sells for $499. That’s a savings of $1,000!

Feel grand and save a grand with the Art Van version. (Hint: Ours also comes with toss pillows!)