• Spring has sprung at Maven!

     

    That’s right, it's that season again, the one after Winter and before Summer, in which flowers begin to bloom, the sun begins to shine warmly again, and the whole world seems to spring into life, and change is in the air. Everyone has a favorite season and spring just happens to be mine.

    Here are a few of my reasons why.

    I love the changes that come with spring, the warmer weather, and the frequent rain, it’s such a beautiful time of the year, and it allows for a refresh! Whether it be your home or your garden, there are several fun ways to change things up for the spring!

     One way I like to get re-energized and ready for spring is Spring forward cleaning, spring allows for the chance to de-clutter and make room for this season’s new trends.

     

    Trend 1: Palette shift. this spring we’ve begun to see more natural colors mixing into a brightly colored palette like mustard yellows and muted blues, or yellow-greens and hazelnut beiges. 

     

    Trend 2: Au Naturel. The switch in seasons calls for a shift from the copper and rose gold trend, to more natural finishes, try opting for wood, or stone

    try complimenting them with wild violets, foggy greens, and bursts of colors you see in springtime flowers like pale yellows, and beaming purples.

    I love Spring flowers!

    I love putting flowers in my house in the springtime! Tulips are my favorite, because of all of the different colors and varieties they're so easy to place around my home.

     

    Trend 2: Chartreuse: With chartreuse being the color of the season it isn’t hard to figure out why we have been seeing more items that are this color, but when you see something printed in neon green, it doesn’t seem natural, until you notice the vibrantly green leaves of trees just coming into bloom. Using specific pieces to incorporate chartreuse into your house, instead of several in the same room will brighten up your home for spring instantly

     

    For a more muted green opt for Roost’s succulent candles, that are in store right now.

     

     

    Last and most importantly Eating outside!

    Trend 3: Fresh take on your patio.

    The best thing about spring is spending time outside. Sunday brunch on the patio, or dinner at night when you can fire up the grill, and everyone comes over. The kind of meal where we aren’t required to go back inside afterwards, and instead are able to enjoy each other's company.

     This spring try updating seating outside for the spring by mixing fun patterns together to update your patio 

     

    also check out our new patio furniture line, summer classics, perfect for your outdoor living space.

    Yes, Spring is the time of change, but not all changes have to be instant, there are several ways to get ready for all of the fun, and time spent with family and friends this spring. So invite spring into your home with Maven!

     

     


     

     

     

    Posted by Maddi Compton
  • Green is the New Black!

    The psychology of color and the feelings they evoke has always fascinated me. Fast food restaurants choose orange and yellow to evoke happiness and stimulate hunger. Social media accounts use blue to represent dependability and trustworthiness. White projects purity while black can be authoritative and powerful.
     
    When decorating or renovating your home, color can unintentionally affect your emotional state. For instance, a bright red wall would not be suitable for a bedroom since red stimulates energy and increases blood pressure, respiration, heartbeat, and pulse. Not very relaxing for a good night’s sleep!
    It should come as no surprise to any of our patrons that we love the color green! Our building, front door, store lampposts, mirrors, and many of our design projects have featured this luscious color.  
     
    Fun facts about the color green; it occupies more space in the spectrum visible to the human eye in most colors, and is second only to blue as a favorite color. Green is the pervasive color in the natural world, which makes it an ideal backdrop in interior design since we are so used to seeing it everywhere.
     Green symbolizes growth, freshness, serenity, and healing and also has a strong emotional correspondence to safety and balance. The effects of the color green can help alleviate depression, nervousness, and anxiety, making it an ideal shade for a soothing master bedroom retreat. It can offer a sense of renewal, self-control, and harmony, perfect for the family kitchen where most of your life takes place.
    When choosing to decorate with green, the possibilities are endless! From a pea-green kitchen to a bath in lime stripes, you can utilize this lively and refreshing color in any room of your house.
     I’ve curated a collection of our greenest spaces in the store and from our clients’ design projects, along with tips for how to incorporate this sprightly hue with your own decorating style!
    Come on in!  Inviting, fun, and a little funky, this bright emerald green is a great color choice for the front door. 
     
    Our front counter is adorned with a green accent wall, and our signature golden elephant! This helps to create a feel-good atmosphere in our store, perfect for selecting just the right thing for your home! 
    These adorable vintage chairs are a beautiful addition to this bright dining room. You can snag items like these chairs at your local antique mall or flea market. New chartreuse cushions make the room super cheerful, and give new life back to the chairs.
    A set of Barbara Cosgrove Foo Dog lamps with custom color shades looks incredible next to neutral bedding. Square Feathers pillows in the same hue make this bed calming and restful. Katie Ridder fabric in a custom made bolster complete the bed. All items available in the store! 
    Moss Studio's Plymouth sofa with a ruffled skirt in custom fabric make this one of the coziest and bright sofas I've ever seen! Decorated with coordinating hot pink pillows give it a cool edge, perfect for a little girl's room!
     
    This GORGEOUS chandelier from Cyan in a bright green is the perfect ornamental detail for this rustic farmhouse table. Bar stools in a matching hue elevate your dining experience to new heights! 
    Pops of color should be incorporated everywhere! These cherries in a citrine lacquer with a bright brass etched stem are great stand-alone sculptures on your dining table or kitchen island... or sitting on top of a stack of books on your coffee table.
    Custom drapes are a smart investment that can add serious drama to any room. Seen here in a plush velvet from Schumacher Fabrics, this amazing kelly green is such a stunner. We can help you with all of your drapery needs! 
    Creating a serene space is necessary for the bedroom. Pine Cone Hill's Fern Duvet cover and sheet set transport nature indoors! Lacefield pillows add a pop of neon.
     
    This beautiful and bright lake house wouldn't be complete without these Manuel Canavos custom drapes. The clients' chairs get a facelift with new ID Collections upholstery. 
    Even Maven's adorable little greeter is getting into it! Let the soothing shades of green help create stability and inspire possibility! 
    Have a great week, and don't forget to go green! 
    Posted by Rita Wasson