John Lewis reveals its top Christmas decorating trends for 2020

From House Beautiful

John Lewis & Partners has revealed its top Christmas decorating themes for 2020, taking inspiration from art movements around the world.

The department store’s key festive trends offer something for everyone this year. ‘This year’s themes have been inspired by the colour and ideas within art and the belief that art is for all,’ says Jason Billings-Cray, Partner and Christmas Buyer. ‘Christmas is a time for being creative, whether that means the time and effort put into preparing your home or simply bringing friends and family together to make great memories.’

John Lewis opened its online Christmas

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Retail Star spotlight: GCD Home Furnishings & Decor

GCD Home Furnishings & Decor, Savannah, Ga.

Home Accents Today’s Retail Stars list recognizes independent brick-and-mortar retailers of home accents – including furniture stores, home accessories boutique stores and interior design showrooms – that merchandise creatively, have a positive presence in their local communities and stand out from the competition.

View the complete list here.

To nominate a retailer for our 2021 list, email Thomas Lester at [email protected]

GCD Home Furnishings & Décor

Savannah, Ga.

1 store

Estimated 2019 total sales: Less than $1 million

Home accent specialist, founded in 2016. Attends Atlanta Market and High Point Market to

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Atlanta designers focus on wellness for IMC’s 2020 Directions in Design

Four Atlanta designers are reflecting on the impact of design on wellness in the 2020 staging of International Market Centers’ Directions In Design, a vignette program which showcases the combined home décor resources of the Atlanta Decorative Arts Center (ADAC) and AmericasMart Atlanta.

In 2020, in connection with the coordinated DISCOVER ADAC and Fall Design Week, the program moves online with the four designs showcased virtually via a webinar on September 14, an interactive webpage and the centers’ social media channels.

“Through Directions in Design 2020 we are tapping some of Atlanta’s talented designers to showcase the best of the

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Nature inspired decals for your home wall decor

Who doesn’t like to decorate the walls of their home? But the idea seems too hassling and many give up on their wishes as not everyone can get themselves expensive paintings, lightings, and other decorative fixtures. So how do you fill-up the emptiness of the walls in your house?

Beautiful nature inspired wall decals, which are also known as wall stickers, can be used as a great alternative as decor options. These decals with nature’s essence will light up your home space and add freshness to your space.

We’ve listed some great decal options to choose from so you can

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Decorating Kitchens With Green Countertops | Home Guides

Consider your preferred color scheme and design style before decorating a kitchen with green countertops. Green is a relaxing, soothing color that’s found in a wide variety of kitchen color palettes. Some green hues work better with particular decorating styles than others. For example, dark greens work well in traditional or Old World styles, and bold, bright greens enhance contemporary design.


Green countertops open the door for decorating your kitchen in a natural, earthy style. Shades of green, brown, white and beige make up the soothing color palette of an earth-inspired design. Paint walls with a nontoxic paint in

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Interior Decorating | Home Guides

When decorating your home, it is always important to remember that each room deserves unique considerations. Get tips on interior decorating with help from an interior and life designer in this free video series.

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    How to Decorate a Living Room Like a Cottage

    Decorating a living room like a cottage is a great way to give a space a warmer, cozier look. Decorate a living room like a cottage with help from an interior and life designer in this free video clip. Hi, I’m Carol Ruth Weber of Weber Life Design and we’re here at Safavieh Home Furnishings …

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    13 Best Thanksgiving Door Decor

    front porch with swing and orange door decorated for fall


    Whether you’re hosting a family gathering or simply want to do your part in beautifying the neighborhood this fall, festive Thanksgiving door decor is the way to go. Given that your door is the first thing anyone sees, hanging seasonal wreaths, door knockers, and florals sets the right attitude for the season of gratitude. Ahead, we rounded up thirteen cheerful and stylish front doors that set the mood for a memorable Thanksgiving.

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    Below the Knocker

    Hanging up a wreath is the best way to give your front porch a little fall

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    Rental apartment decorating ideas

    Settling into a brand-new apartment? Congratulations! Your first job is to make it feel less…well, like every other apartment, and more like home. Your home. “You found the perfect apartment and location. Only downside is that it lacks personality and style,” says Michelle Harrison-McAllister, an interior designer based in San Diego. “There are easy and affordable temporary solutions to add your vibe.”

    a chair sitting in front of a brick building: Novogratz Webster Plant Stand

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    Novogratz Webster Plant Stand

    a bed with a green blanket: Opalhouse Tropical Peel & Stick Wallpaper Green

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    Opalhouse Tropical Peel & Stick Wallpaper Green

    Outfitting your space, though, is not just about bringing out your style. You’ll want to optimize the limited space you have while not

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    Top Tips for Decorating With Textured Wallpaper

    Each week, Mansion Global tackles a topic with an elite group of designers from around the world who work on luxury properties. This week, we look at how to decorate with textured wallpaper.

    When it comes to dressing your walls, there’s paint, there’s wallpaper and then there’s textured wallpaper. It’s an extra layer that creates more interest and adds a sense of depth in any space by way of a tactile touch.

    “Textural surfaces add a warming dimensional effect to any space,” says DeAnna Hain, executive director of marketing at York Wallcoverings in York, Pennsylvania. “They can replicate the hand

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    John Lewis Christmas decorations: Experts reveal 2020 trends

    For most of us, Christmas decorations involve a few strings of fairy lights, a wreath on the door and maybe a strand or two of tinsel.

    But John Lewis has decidedly loftier ideas about what families will be looking for this festive season. 

    The retailer yesterday unveiled a sneak peek of its seasonal offerings and suggested ‘art nouveau’, ‘post-impressionism’ and ‘renaissance’ will be among the ‘ trends sought out by shoppers in the run-up to Christmas.

    ‘Zoom corners’ will also be a must-have for image-conscious families who might be spending part of the day on video calls with loved ones,

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    Online home decor retailer Ballard Designs to open Houston store

    Ballard Designs, a catalog and online retailer of furniture and home decor, will open a store in the Houston market in River Oaks Shopping Center.

    The Atlanta-based omnichannel retailer will take over the 10,000-square-foot space previously occupied by Gap Stores in February, the company announced.

    Ballard Designs joins other design and furniture stores in Weingarten Realty Investors’ renovated River Oaks center as it continues its brick-and-mortar expansion. The Houston store will be the chain’s 16th since first opening stores 2007.

    “We’ve been serving Houston designers and homeowners for 35 years through our catalog, so we already have a large following

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    Bringing it Home at AmericasMart’s Fall Design Week

    If there is a bright side to this year, it may just be that it has brought families closer together, both figuratively and literally. And as we spend day after day within our homes and yards, well-designed spaces have never been more important. Consumers are willing to invest in home improvement and furnishings to make life a little more comfortable. Fall Design Week at AmericasMart is your chance to restock inventory and source for upcoming design projects to help give your clients and customers the homes they are longing for.

    Fall Design Week is a three-day in-person buying event in

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    The Best Fall Decor Items Of 2020

    Fall is almost here — which is the only excuse we need to get a head start on decorating for the crisp and inviting season. Hoping for a little style inspiration to get you started? Well, look no further than this list of chic fall decor that will give your home a festive update.

    From fall florals to warm and cozy textures, take a look at these simple ways to swap in some autumnal style for your home this season.

    Happy (almost) fall!

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    The art of home decorating

    The art of home decorating

    Casa de Memoria, the Lhuillier-managed auction house, offers the perfect opportunity to spruce up your living space with Tercero, its upcoming online auction this Sept. 26 at 2 p.m. The auction will feature over 200 European and Filipino art pieces.

    Lhuillier-Albani, together with interior decorator Ram Bucoy and consultant Monchet Olives, hosted an online press preview via Zoom to give a sneak peek at Tercero. They offered advice on decorating living spaces, especially now when many of us are stuck at home.

    Casa de Memoria general manager Camille Lhuillier-Albani said, “Art has been used

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    How to Use Color and Pattern to Design a Calmer Bedroom

    If there’s one feeling most of us wish our bedrooms evoked—especially now—it’s calm. “We want our bedrooms to be a retreat, a place to relax,” explains designer and artist Rebecca Atwood. So how do you design your way to a bedroom that helps you stop the stressing (and the scrolling) and actually get a restful night’s sleep? Rebecca Atwood and interior designer Kate Hamilton Gray showed us how it’s done by designing the main bedroom in the 2020 Real Simple Home. The end result: a soothing sleep oasis full of pattern, texture, and a borrowed-from-nature color palette. In need of … Read More

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    Goldman Sachs Predicts Over 40% Rally for These 3 Stocks

    A new wave of optimism is splashing onto the Street. Investment firm Goldman Sachs just gave its three-month stock forecast a boost, lifting it from Neutral to Overweight, with it also projecting “high single-digital returns” for global stocks over the next year.What’s behind this updated approach? Goldman Sachs strategist Christian Mueller-Glissmann cites the impressive rebound in global earnings growth and reduced equity costs as the drivers of the estimate revision. On top of this, a “broader procyclical shift” in stocks and other assets could take place during the remainder

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    Stride Ventures leads bridge funding for interior design startup HomeLane

    Homevista Decor and Furnishings Pvt Ltd, which operates interior design platform HomeLane, has raised Rs 60 crore ($8.16 million) in a bridge funding round.

    Stride Ventures has led the round with a Rs 20 crore debt commitment, Bengaluru-based HomeLane said in a statement. The remaining Rs 40 crore has come via equity funding from existing investors including Accel, Sequoia Capital, Evolvence India and JSW Ventures.

    This round takes the total capital HomeLane has raised since its inception in 2014 to Rs 370 crore (around $54 million), it said. 

    Set up by Srikanth Iyer, HomeLane says it provides end-to-end interior services

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    Lessons From Listing Photos: This Refurbished Minnesota Mansion Leaves ’70s Decor in the Dust

    It doesn’t matter how perfect your home is—if your listing photos don’t stand out, potential buyers won’t come by to take a look. In our series “Lessons From Listing Photos,” we dissect the smart updates sellers have made to their homes, and how their listing pictures highlight the home’s best assets.

    The self-proclaimed slogan for St. Paul, MN, is “the most livable city in America,” but that doesn’t mean every house in the capital city is one you’d love to live in. This five-bedroom, four-bathroom home

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    Christina Anstead’s Advice for Couples Who Just Can’t Agree on Decor

    Christina Anstead knows that couples don’t always agree—on home decor or otherwise. (Remember all of her arguments with her ex-husband and flipping partner Tarek El Moussa on “Flip or Flop”?)

    And on her new show, “Christina on the Coast,” we see that plenty of her clients can’t see eye to eye, either.

    In the latest episode, “A Clash of Style,” Anstead helps newlyweds Montana and Liz update their home in Long Beach, CA. It’s a big design job, which is made more challenging when these clients can’t agree on how their house should look.

    Read on to find out how

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    The One Easy Home Upgrade Interior Designers Recommend for Fall

    The leaves are changing, the temperature’s getting cooler, and once again—for better or for worse—pumpkin spice has permeated everything. That can only mean one thing: fall is right around the corner. For those looking to upgrade their home décor for the season, there are the obvious additions pulled out every year: a pumpkin here, a bowl of pinecones there. However, for anyone who wants a more understated way to transform their space, there’s one genius piece of fall home decor interior design experts can’t live without.

    According to Sara Burack, a real estate agent at Nest Seekers International who

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