Styling the Picture-Perfect Picnic

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Now that Fourth of July has come and gone, the barbeque has officially been christened for use, it’s time for us to properly bask in the humidity once more. They say if you can’t take the heat get out of the kitchen … but forgot to add an addendum that says just grab a cheese plate and go outside. For

Your Side Table Needs this New-Age Oil Lamp

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You probably haven’t heard anybody talk about an oil lamp since Pride and Prejudice came out. And why would you? They were originally invented for the needs of 70,000 B.C and although we love them for decoration, we’re not taking the chance of knocking one over and accidentally igniting a curtain in flames! There’s plenty of vintage oil lamps on the market if

Meet our Founder: Natalie

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This is the start of a Lekker profile series where we’re getting personal with each member of the team. We hope you enjoy getting to know us. Natalie Carpenter The first thing you realize when you meet Natalie is that she listens. She cocks her right shoulder a little higher, rests her glasses in-between her fingers, and wants to know

The Most Searched Skincare Term Of The Year

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Activated charcoal – the secret ingredient people are using to disarm dirt, grime, and their pores. It’s now in every natural beauty, cleaning, and skincare product imaginable. The ever-popular charcoal mask was Google’s most searched skincare term in 2017 … but with so many brands how do you choose? Charcoal can be made from just about anything, including some not-so-pleasant

Beach Houses to Satisfy Your Coastal Dreams

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It’s June so naturally we’ve been fantasizing a lot about the ocean and ways to fit a getaway into one of these summer weeks. We can’t resist the temptation to let our minds wander when we have so many beautiful beaches at our disposal. For now, the next best thing to chartering off is looking at some beach house design

The Perfect Bench for Every Home

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Living in a city, we’re often hyperfocused with multipurpose furniture … we want to know what can be turned into something else even before we purchase it. If you’re like us … we’re constantly looking at pieces sideways, i.e., can we cluster those side tables to make a coffee table consortium? Can that stool be a table? Can we balance a

These designs support planned parenthood AND the environment?

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It’s easy for us to get distracted by the glitz and glamour of a butter-velvet chair or a gravity-defying pendant. The design world is tactile and demandingly captivating in every way. Once you’re immersed in it, you have to pull your head above water sometimes to get some non-aesthetic perspective. Our favorite way to do this is to reconnect with

Behind the Scenes: New York Design Week

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As soon as we took a few hazy steps off the 34th St-Hudson Yards subway, we immediately started to question if we should all be in bathing suits instead of blazers. The air was thick as the city prepared for afternoon rain and as we were mentally preparing to fend through the crowds of people headed to get a taste of

Three Ways to Style: The Margot Sofa

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It’s easy to believe that certain furniture items only work within a specific design style when choosing new items for one’s space. It can be difficult to find pieces that seamlessly translate across multiple styles and bridge the gap between vintage and modern aesthetics. A piece that does transcend styles for us and for many, is the Margot Sofa by

The Endless Winter (of Trade Shows)

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There’s no question, this winter extended its stay way past the point of being comfortable. New England is getting less ornery by the second, but no one seems to be navigating out of the seasonal woes just yet. Besides one noreaster after another, this winter included a lot of commotion for us in the form of trade shows. Our buying