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How to Use Pantone’s Color of the Year

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Jan 23, 2015 , , , , , , , , , , , , , 0 Comments

Every year, Pantone releases it’s color of the year. This color influences so many creative ideas – furniture design, fashion, paint colors, eyewear – the list is endless.

Today, we thought we’d share a few of our favorite marsala-hued picks from the store and our favorite marsala inspirations from Pinterest, as well as a look back at Pantone’s previous colors of the year.

Let’s get started – first off, here is Pantone’s color of 2015 – marsala.

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This warm, wine-inspired shade is versatile and we would say one of the more classic shades chosen in recent years. It is bold, while still maintaining a refined look and feel.

Here are a few of our favorite marsala picks from the shop, all of them are available this week.

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This shade of red offers a lot of tones to work with – purples, browns and it blends well with existing decor in many different styles.

Here are a few of our favorite Pinterest-inspired ways to use marsala in your home.

1. Paint a wall! These paint colors are perfect matches to marsala.
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2. Use a statement piece! Adding a sofa or larger piece of furniture in a marsala is a great way to use this color.
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3. Not ready to commit to a statement piece? Add a splash of the color with accessories!
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And, now that we have smothered marsala with all of our love for the color (I’m sure you haven’t seen the end of it) we thought we’d take a moment to review Pantone’s previous colors of the year.

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It’s safe to say that Pantone definitely starts trends with their color of the year selection. The emerald color from 2012 is still quite popular in fashion and home decor.

What do you think? Would you use Pantone’s color of the year in your home?

Comment below!

Rustic + Glam Inspirations

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May 16, 2014 , , , , , , , , 0 Comments

We love contrasting combinations that work well together. Like the combination of rustic and glam elements – for example a farm table paired with a stunning chandelier. Or vintage crate full of magazines placed next to a glamorous armchair. Here are a few of our favorite inspiration images that best illustrate this lovely combination!

Be sure to subscribe to our newsletter! We share our favorite rustic + glam items from our store this week!

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All images are from Pinterest.

Dealer Spotlight: Acme Mid-Century Modern

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May 6, 2014 , , , , , , , , , 0 Comments

This week, we are mad for mid century modern furniture and accessories! There is so much to be said for this period in design – clean lines, inventive and practical designs for furniture, daring to be different – the furniture and home decor elements that came out of this era were inspired and interesting. Mid-century modern style has seen a huge comeback in recent years – it can be mixed so well with modern decor and is often of the highest quality.

Today – we are spotlighting one of our very own dealers, Acme Mid-Century Modern. Acme is owned and curated by Pierre Paret, a connoisseur of mid-century modern furnishings. Paret rehabs many of his pieces – reupholstering them in high quality, period-appropriate fabrics.

Acme’s focus is on mid-century and modern furniture, art and accessories. Pierre offers a well-curated selection fit for a first time buyer or a seasoned collector. Find pieces from iconic designers and manufacturers like Charles Eames, Herman Miller, Knoll, and Kofod Larsen. In need of help finding a particular piece of vintage furniture? Pierre will take on the hunt for you. He also offers custom restoration services for pieces in need of a little TLC.

Here are some photos of Pierre’s offerings available at Evolution Home.

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Stop in this week and browse our fun & funky collection of mid-century modern home goods!

4 Upcycled Vintage Ideas

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Apr 17, 2014 , , , , , , , , , 0 Comments

What is upcycling you ask? Recycling a piece of vintage furniture or a vintage element in a better or different way than it was originally used – so creating shelving out of salvaged corbels or making storage out of vintage fruit crates. Keep reading for four of our favorite ides for upcycled vintage!

1. Vintage Crates
Add vintage charm to any space with old fruit crates. You can hang them as shelving, use them for storage on the floor or craft them into tables – the options are endlessly and its just one example of how buying and using antique and vintage pieces is a green practice.
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2. Old Windows
There are SO many clever ways to use vintage windows – one search on Pinterest returns more ideas than you could find windows – chalkboards, message centers, coffee table tops and simple wall art.
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3. Architectural Salvage Pieces
Architectural salvage is as beautiful and interesting as vintage gets in our opinion. There are so many opportunities to create something truly unique out of unwanted salvage, which is more often than not handmade. Two great ideas; hardware for shelving – especially corbels and creating lamp bases out of corbels, legs and more. Other great ideas we’ve seen – bed frames, table pedestals and more.
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4. Painted Furniture
There are many great ways to breathe new life into a vintage piece of furniture, reupholstering, refinishing and restoring. But a great option for furniture that may be beyond restoring is painting. By refreshing a piece with paint, it can turn from drab and dated to fab and celebrated. Seriously, that was an awful rhyme – but it can bring a piece into this decade and make it modern while still maintaining its vintage charm.
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Check out our vintage upcycle board on Pinterest for more creative ideas!

5 Items + Inspiration: Easter Table Settings

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Apr 11, 2014 , , , , , , , , , , 0 Comments

This week’s items + inspirations is showcasing pieces from our shop and inspirations for how to use them on your Easter or spring table setting! The items on the right are available in our shop this week and the photos on the left are all from Pinterest!

1. Glass Bottle Centerpieces
Vintage glass bottles make lovely & simple centerpieces. Pick a few fresh blooms up at the farmer’s market or from your garden and plop in these glass bottles available at Evolution Home, find several sizes and shapes available!
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2. Milk Glass Vases
Another easy yet beautiful centerpiece solution for your Easter table – milk glass vases! Find all different varieties, shapes and sizes at Evolution Home, get them this weekend before the holiday!
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3. Silver Candlesticks
Whether they are worn or brightly polished, silver candlesticks add a lovely patina to any table – especially an Easter table. We love these pictured below from our shop (on the left). We also ADORE the idea of displaying eggs & flowers in them like the photo from Pinterest on the right!
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4. Silver Teapot With Fresh Blooms
This is such a lovely inspiration – a silver teapot or pitcher with a cascade of fresh flowers! Find a selection of silver pitchers and teapots in the store!
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5. Teacups & Tulips
You might recognized this idea from earlier this week – but we were so excited to find similar teacups in our store that we had to share it again pictured with our items. Trim & gently stuff delicate tulips into a teacup for a sweet centerpiece!
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See more of our April inventory here & find inspirations for your spring table settings here.

7 Easter Table Centerpiece Ideas

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Apr 9, 2014 , , , , , , , , , , , , , 0 Comments

1. Teapots & Daffodils
This fresh idea is simple and striking. A white teapot creates a lovely contrast but a china teapot would look equally as sweet.
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2. Teacups & Tulips
For a simple centerpiece, pick up some fresh tulips and place them in several different teacups. For a little drama, place them at different levels.
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3. Big Sprigs
Placing large branches like forsythia or cherry blossom branches (perfect for DC!) in a larger vessel like a vintage pitcher creates height. Great for larger tables, or if you want your centerpiece to reach up and not out to make room for dishes.
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4. Bottles & Buds
Show off spring blooms from your garden with in small glass bottles. We have loads of them at Evolution Home, mostly vintage! Line the bottles up down the center of the table for a beautiful centerpiece. We love how these are stacked on top of a wood plank with fresh fruit.
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5. A Twist on Tradition
Flip assorted glassware upside and place a tea light on the base for a twist on a centerpiece. Place blooms underneath the glass for an extra punch of color.
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6. Eggspecially Beautiful
(Sorry, we had to.) Add eggs to your floral centerpiece to celebrate the season. You can hollow them out by piercing a small hole in the shell and blowing out the yolk.
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7. Egg Crate Planters
This is just a darling little idea! Crack the top off of eggshells, plant a small pansy and place them in the old egg crate with other natural elements, you can even have your guests take the egg planters home as a parting gift. b181f43d0a60cafe43c4bad7a43efd07

 

For more fabulous Easter table centerpiece ideas, check out our Pinterest board! Also, stay tuned to the blog for table setting ideas later this week!

3 Items + Inspiration: Vintage Jewelry

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Apr 4, 2014 , , , , , , , , , 0 Comments

This week has been all about vintage jewelry – and we have plenty of it at Evolution Home! With several jewelry dealers, we have loads of options, costume jewelry, fine jewelry, sterling silver, vintage pieces, modern pieces – there is something for everyone!

In this post, we are sharing our pieces + inspiration for how to wear them! Be sure to also check out our post earlier this week about how to repurpose vintage jewelry that you may not want to wear, read it here.

1. The Classic Charm Bracelet
Oh, a classic piece – the gold charm bracelet. This one in the shop is all heart charms – a lovely piece for spring. To the right is an inspirational photo for how to wear it – with a gob of other fabulous bracelets, even a watch. Layering bracelets with a charm bracelet is fabulous way to use a vintage piece!
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2. Stacked Bracelets
This look is just stunning! With this fabulous selection of vintage bracelets, mix it up and wear them all. You can’t go wrong with an arm dripping with fun and funky bracelets!
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3. Statement Necklaces & Vintage Beads
To the right we have rhinestone costume necklaces and lovely vintage beads – layer them and wear your statement necklace with a t-shirt for a fun look. We love the idea of pairing a dressy statement collar necklace with a cozy t shirt and a pair of jeans!
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Have you purchased  a fabulous piece of vintage jewelry from Evolution Home? We’d love to see how you wear it! Post a photo to our Facebook page, or share one on Instagram using the hashtag #evolutionhome.

6 Ways to Not Wear Your Vintage Jewelry

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Apr 2, 2014 , , , , , , , , , 0 Comments

Sometimes we inherit vintage jewelry or find it at an estate sale or in an antique or vintage shop and we JUST can’t resist making the purchase. Have you ever ended up in this scenario? I’m sure you have!

We love this jewelry, it tells a story, its bold and beautiful – but sometimes its broken or just not our style. Well, have no fear – the crafty universe that is the internet has come up with some great ideas for using vintage jewelry in other creative ways. I have to be honest, I was delightfully surprised by some of these creative ideas.

We carry loads of vintage baubles at Evolution Home – and while our jewelry dealers take great care to make sure each piece is wearable and in good condition, we couldn’t resist sharing some creative ideas for NOT wearing your jewelry!

1. A Bright Bouquet
Bonus: it will never die! What a lovely idea to add some floral feminine flair to a space without worrying about changing the water! The fun part would be the hunt to find matching shades.
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2. Bauble Bookmarks
How clever is this one? Attaching old brooches, earrings or necklace charms to a lovely ribbon and using it as a bookmark – a sweet hostess gift or gift for a little girl.
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3. Framed & Sparkly
How many single earrings have you ended up with over the years? Or brooches that you love but just wouldn’t wear? Isn’t this a lovely idea for displaying them? They can be admired everyday!
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4. Bright, Sunny Decor
This is a lovely idea for any bedroom. It adds a splash of color and a lot of texture. A+!
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5. Initial Display
This would make the loveliest bridal shower gift! Especially if you were able to use pins and brooches from the bride’s family!
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6. Wall Art
Love the framed doily and necklaces – this is a lovely way to commemorate a loved one in an artful & thoughtful way!
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See more ideas on our Pinterest board and stay tuned for new blog posts on Friday, also be sure to subscribe to our newsletter for more inspiration, inventory and special offers!

 

3 Items + Inspiration: Vintage Gardens

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Mar 28, 2014 , , , , , , 0 Comments

Happy Spring! While this weekend’s forecast calls for rainy days, we are sharing ideas for bringing vintage elements into your garden this week. In our items + inspirations posts, we share three or more items from our shop plus inspirations for how to use them. This week, its all about gardens – specifically re-using vintage pieces in gardens. You can read our previous post about 7 inspirations for vintage garden decor here.

1. Vintage Window Planters
Use an old vintage window as a wall planter – hang it on a fence or use it as a divider in your garden. Wall planters are great for herbs and succulents!
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2. Fencing Salvage Upcycled
Upcycle old fencing salvage but turning it into a lovely wall hanging planter, like the one pictured below. It adds character to a rustic garden space.
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3. Shutters as Plant Displays
Lean an old shutter against your home or fence & mount lightweight pots on it for a stylish & unique plant display.
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Do you use vintage elements in your garden? Share them with us on our Facebook page! For more great garden and home decor ideas, visit our Pinterest page!

7 Ideas for Vintage Gardens!

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Mar 26, 2014 , , , , , , 0 Comments

Okay – its bitter cold, it snowed yesterday. We. Are. Over. It.

So – we have decided to push on, pretend its spring, pick out flowers and share creative ideas for bringing vintage and antique goodies into our gardens. While we may not be running to the local nursery today or tomorrow, we will be in the near future. For us, there is nothing better than adding outdoor space to our living areas each spring and summer. Dinners on the deck, picnics on the patio, evening cocktails relaxed in our outdoor spaces…ahhh, we can almost feel it.

So, in honor of the hopefully sooner than later arriving warmer season, we are going to share seven great ideas for vintage gardens. Vintage gardens, you may ask? What the heck is that? Well, all of these ideas utilize vintage or antique elements – almost always repurposing them – for use as planters, or racks or vegetable gardens!

1. Tea cup herb gardens! Have mismatched teacups? Plant a few herbs – perfect for a windowsill!
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2. Vintage spoon vegetable markers! A great use of mismatched flatware.
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3. Vintage storage cabinet herb garden. Cute compartments are perfect for small space living!
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4. Old springs as pot & planter holders. Such a great idea to add a little whimsy!
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5. Vintage windows as hanging planters! This is a super easy look to pull off.
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6. An old claw-foot tub as a planter – add a plank of wood and make it a coffee table for your outdoor space!
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7. Vintage fruit crates as storage for gardening tools. Forget the ugly sheds – this is an adorable way to store tools!
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Want to see more great gardening ideas? Check out our Pinterest board!