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Our Manifesto

We prefer the personal to the perfect, and when it comes to design, we're broad-minded, anti-rules, pro-improvising, and all about mixing things up: Eames meet Etsy. That said, we do have a few firmly held beliefs:

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No. 01

Classic and livable trumps trendy and transient.

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No. 02

Ikea mingles well with vintage pieces: A mix of high and low animates a space –and allows room for all budgets.

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No. 03

Clutter is the enemy. For a sense of well-being, edit out the extraneous.

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No. 04

Thoughtfully designed and produced goods made with sustainable materials are a far better investment than big-box bargains.

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No. 05

Ordinary utilitarian items, such as wastebaskets and scrub brushes, can—and should—be as pleasingly elegant as center-of-attention pieces.

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No. 06

A room full of neutrals needs a disciplined dose of color. Think throw pillows, textiles, ceramics, and artwork in vibrant shades.

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No. 07

Yin wants yang: masculine and feminine elements mix well and benefit from each other. Add too much of one or the other and your space will feel unbalanced.

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No. 08

Beauty needn’t come at the cost of comfort or utility. Steer clear of unwelcoming furniture and fixtures that don’t do their job.

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No. 09

A mix of textures makes a room interesting.

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No. 10

Stay true; live with what you love.