It’s Friday night. The end of your hectic workweek has finally come to an end and you’re ready to sit back, put your feet up and binge watch your favorite Netflix series.
In my house, that usually means it’s time for Friday night G&T’s. I’ve always loved a good Gin and Tonic. They’re refreshing and versatile. Recently, my overgrown basil plant lead to the creation of the Blackberry and Basil G&T. Refreshing and fruity, the basil’s botanical aroma’s perfectly complement the juniper base of Gin.
Moe’s has brought in a plethora of new bar carts that are perfect for small and large spaces. The Manhattan Bar Cart perfectly pairs copper detailing with a charcoal finish on solid mango wood.
The two levels of the cart provide ample space to mix your drinks and store your bottles for a clutter-free surface. Easy glide wheels allow you to move it from space to space. Place behind your sofa to create a new space or along a wall.
- 1 oz of your preferred gin
- 3-4 oz of your preferred tonic
- 3-4 fresh basil leaves
- 2-3 fresh blackberries
Place your blackberries into the bottom of your glass, and use a muddler or fork to squish them into a paste. Add in 2 basil leaves and muddle again to release the fragrance. Add your ice and measure 1 oz of gin and 3oz of tonic in your glass. Give a stir and place the remaining basil leaves on top for garnish. Sit back, relax and enjoy!
virgin blackberry & Basil soda
- 4 oz of your preferred tonic water
- 3 drops of old fashioned bitters
- 2-3 blackberries
- 2-3 leaves of fresh basil
Place your blackberries and bitters into the bottom of your glass, and use a muddler or fork to squish them into a paste. Add in 2 basil leaves and muddle again to release the fragrance. Add your ice and fill your glass up with tonic. Give a stir and place the remaining basil leaves on top for garnish. Sit back, relax and enjoy!
Even though these G&T’s may just become a new crowd favorite, please remember to drink responsibly.
Whether it’s a holiday dinner, or a boxing day get together, we are all bound to be hosting or attending a dinner party this season. Our dining tables become central to all gatherings with family and friends. This year, as you’re putting a holiday table setting together, or getting reading to head to another dinner party, don’t hesitate to make a holiday floral arrangement. Adding a floral element to your table is an easy way to elevate your space. By adding a pop of color, your table is not only brighter, but the freshness of the spruce, cedar, and eucalyptus will add a wonderful fragrance to your home. I’ve also found that giving my friends and family a holiday arrangement is better than a gift!
Flowers have the ability transform a space. Whether you want to make a specific centrepiece for your dinner setting or simply liven up your table throughout the season, having the right shape of arrangement can make all the difference.
We prefer to match our style of arrangement with the table we have. For instance, if we have a rectangular table, like the Florence Rectangular Dining Table, we’ll make a longer arrangement to take advantage of the table length.
For this arrangement, we opted for an oval vase. Starting with foliage, we placed pieces of spruce, cedar, eucalyptus and pine together to form a sturdy base for our flowers. We then added in red daisies, white chrysanthemums, and freesia’s. Our final touches were some red winterberries for an added festive feel. Feel free to use your own variety of flowers and foliage- after all, this is all about customizing your space for the holiday season!
The same process can be used when creating a circular arrangement. You can determine the size of your arrangement based on whether or not you want your arrangement to be on your table during the main course. We opted for a smaller sized arrangement for the Fenwick Round Dining Table so that we could have space for our place settings.
When making circular arrangements, I find it best to start with a making a tape grid. I do 5×5 sections across my vase. This will aid in arranging the flowers and keep them in place afterwards! If you do choose to make a grid, pour in your water after creating the grid. This will ensure that your tape sticks to the vase and does not peel off. Now, you can add in your foliage base. We used the same foliage as above (cedar, spruce, and eucalyptus). When you are happy with your foliage base, you can begin to add in your larger flowers (in this case the red daisies). Follow up with some more delicate flowers (freesias and chrysanthemum) after and add in your winterberries as the final touch!
Sometimes our spaces just need a little bit of TLC.
In my house, spring cleaning has always been very important, but whatever happened to the fall refresher? Our living rooms are where we spend a lot of time with our family and friends. Over time, these spaces can get a little bit too lived in. However, this doesn’t mean that we have to go about redoing the entire space. Sometimes, adding some TLC can make a world of a difference. There are several ways to approach refreshing your space- one of the best is by looking at what you use and what you don’t use. Most often, we find things that we have outgrown and they’ve ended up collecting dust and adding unnecessary clutter to our spaces. Think about what you need versus what you don’t. For instance, adding a side or accent table can give you an organizational hub and a pop of color to your space that might be feeling a little bit too cluttered these days.
Paintings are a great way to establish a color palate or tie your room together. We chose the Euphoria Wall Décor because it brought together the golden hues of the Kettel Accent Table. Adding a painting that has hints of gold into a room that is already defined by the warm wooden tones, draws your space together giving it a sophisticated and finished feel.
Table top accents are also a great way to add life to your space. Working with the warm tones of our painting, we added the Titan Vase and this Sax Player Statue. As decorative elements, both these items work well within the space as they tie together the natural tones of our chosen color palate.
Throws, pillows, and poufs are also a great way to add style to your space, especially on a budget. Our Lamb and Goat Fur Pillows and Poufs (yes, we really do have it all), come in a variety of colors that are perfect to mix and match to achieve your perfect style combination. We chose light natural tones to add texture, while maintaining this design’s organic feel.
We also find that by adding a few tabletop accents, we are giving our spaces an artistic flare, while maintaining a simple design. We chose to add pieces from the wooden animal collection as well as Iron Orb Black Marble (pictured above), because they complement the natural and industrial elements of our room.
The last thing we did was add a new floor lamp. The Spotlight Floor Lamp was the perfect addition to this living room because its black exterior matched the Kirby Sofa, while its light brass interior pulled out the warm hues of the Tobin Collection.
You don’t have to go all out and buy a new living room set. Accessories are a great way to add pops of color for a fraction of the price. Add a painting, some new plants, pillows or a new lamp to keep your space bright during the fall season. If you find yourself having a hard time with finding a solution that works for you, take a picture of the room you want to accessorize and one of our sales associates will be sure to help you find you some incredible options that suit your style and personality.
“One cannot think well, love well, sleep well, if one has not dined well.” -Virginia Woolf
A dining space has to be functional and useful, but you can bring a lot of style into the space where eating is the main event. Bring in bench seating on one side of the table to save space and pull together a casual dining style. Soften modern industrial furnishings with pastel and metallic accents. Let your dining room inspire you to celebrate your signature style. Find out how to get the dining room below with these nine easy pieces!
1) Rossana Pendant Lamp
2) Murmur Wall Décor
3) Brooklyn Dining Table Large
4) Charlie Side Chair Grey
5) Tangled Rectangles Sculpture Gold Large
6) Jitterbug Rug 8X10 Sea Green
7) Brooklyn Bench Large
8) Segments Wall Décor
9) Brooklyn Open Bookshelf Small
Selling your home can be a stressful experience, but there are a few factors that can make a big difference to the final experience. Home staging is one of the key elements of a successful marketing strategy for selling your home. Home staging gives the buyer the visualization of living in the space without the added distraction of a messy and personalized home. It can make a difference between the value a buyer then puts on the home, and how much it can be sold for. Too many colors, furniture and possessions make it difficult for people to concentrate on the property. Potential buyers become interested in a property when they walk in and feel, “I could live here.” They imagine it as their home.
Moe’s Home provides a home staging service that can help you with the styling and decoration of your space, please don’t hesitate to contact us for more information at email@example.com
You don’t have to be a professional photographer or stylist to show instagram worthy details of your home. A helpful tip is to concentrate on specific corners and sections, so you don’t get overwhelmed with the whole space. Design magazines and books have plenty of cues of how to style spaces if you only take a closer look and notice the separate elements. Notice how a dining space is made warmer and lived in with accessories like a baguette freshly cut on a cutting board, perhaps a glass of wine sitting nearby. Or a living room corner with an open book that sits with reading glasses on top, or shoes laying on the carpet, illustrating the relief of coming home after a long day at work. Fresh flowers are always a perfect touch, keep the palette neutral, white especially works well so it simply complements the various decor elements without being the sole focus. All of these show a personal touch in the picture, and make a space seem warmer and more lived in. Take inspiration from the following photos and try this in your own space. It’s fun to share your interior design skills on your social media, and these few little tips can take you from a regular photo to truly capturing a moment and mood.
Adding just a touch of glimmer, can make a space infinitely and instantly more glamorous. The trick to using the accents succesfuly is to mix them with different, softer textures throughout your space. Keeping a neutral palette throughout your room will make the metallic pieces stand out and literally shine. Add a touch of glam to your space with our selections below.
Classy, beautiful and timelessly elegant. Marble is a material that imparts an air of luxury to your interiors. It can be used in all areas of the home; whether tiling a whole bathroom or used as a slab on kitchen countertops. But even small pieces of furnishings can have a big impact, and here we have rounded up our favorite modern marble pieces for your home.
A perfect accessory to any kitchen or dining space, a bar or counter stool can provide the perfect silhouette for a small corner or a large bar space. Whether it’s fitting in a bar table in a small apartment in lieu of a dining table, or just having a couple of extra seats at the counter, here is the best selection of Moe’s modern wood barstools.