Holiday Floral Arrangements

December 18, 2018

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!

Happy Holidays!

Eco-Friendly Designs for Earth Day

April 22, 2014

Recycling and public transportation aren’t the only ways to reduce your carbon footprint this Earth Day. Go green year-round with our selection of sustainable (and oh so stylish) Copeland Furniture, available in-store now. Here’s how:

  • Local – based in Vermont, the state with the highest ecological standards in America, Copeland keeps things local by only accepting lumber from within a 500-mile radius.
  • Ethical – Copeland is Forest Stewardship Council (FSC) certified, ensuring that their materials come from forests that are not ecologically threatened, do not have high conservation significance and do not contain genetically modified trees.
  • Official – one of few companies awarded the prestigious Silver Exemplary Membership Status by the Sustainable Furnishings Council (SFC), Copeland uses 15-25% FSC-certified (or equivalent) wood, 1-25% non-wood products made from recycled or bio-based materials, has completed a carbon footprint report and is committed to making supply chain improvements as a result of sustainability efforts.

Rooted in values of preservation and environmental stewardship, this award-winning brand demonstrates that high style is possible, even for the low-impact environmentally conscious crowd. Mother Nature would be so proud.

1. Hot Seat

Standing up for the environment can get pretty tiring. Recharge in style and sustainability with this must-have piece. Morgan Side Chair With Natural Walnut Low Sheen, $755

2. Top Drawer

Organization never looked so good. This timeless four-drawer tallboy brings the great outdoors inside, complete with retro detailing. Astrid 4 Drawer Natural Cherry, $1,975

3. Park It

Nature lovers rejoice! Bring a touch of the great outdoors to any humble abode with this campsite-inspired design. Audrey Table Natural Walnut Low Sheen, $2,599

4. Sleeping Beauty

Sleep soundly knowing you’re snoozing on a bed made with wood that’s high on style and short on environmental impact. Astrid Queen With Two Panel Headboard Natural Walnut, $3,255

5. Take a Stand

Not every eco-decision you make will be as beautiful as this American cherry wood nightstand that doubles as an equally chic end table. Astrid 1 Drawer With Shelf Maple Cocoa, $955

Grown Up Pad for a New Grad

April 11, 2014

So you’re graduating from university. Congratulations! Say goodbye to dilapidated dorm rooms and house shares, and welcome the next phase of your life with grown-up furniture and décor for your new flat. Still feeling like an undergrad? With our adult-friendly yet youthful pieces, we’ll help you fake it until you make it.

1. Get Organized

If the pile of clothes on your floor isn’t looking that orderly anymore, it’s time to invest in a proper dresser. On that note, pick up a laundry basket as well. Mom will be so proud. Vintage 6 Drawer Dresser in American Walnut, $1,779

2. It’s a Tuft Life

Sink into style in this tufted sofa – it’s sure to impress protective parents and prospective partners alike. Pancini Sofa Dark Grey, $1,119

3. Art Attack

Yes, you are too old for pin-up posters. It’s time to invest in real artwork that will take you from your first home to your last. Impression Wall Décor, $139

4. Sit Down

The days where you had to eat ramen noodles on the go are long gone. A dining table and chic chairs are must-haves for those swanky dinner parties you’ll soon be hosting (right?). Dover Dining Table in Walnut, $575 and Salto Side Chair in Charcoal, $229

5. Move Over Futon

As comfortable as your futon felt when you were a sleep-deprived 20-year-old, trust us – nothing feels better then a full night’s rest. Vintage Bed Queen in American Walnut, $1,679

Other accessories include (clockwise from left): Bolo Glass Vase Tall in Turquoise, Walden Table Lamp, Diamond Orange Cushion, Potted Green and White Plant

Colour with Confidence

April 4, 2014

Juicy shades of aubergine, blue and greens – this season is all about colour. We’ve curated our favourite tones to brighten up your home while we wait for the sunshine to arrive for good. These striking springtime picks are at the top of our roster, and you’re sure to love them too!

Green With Envy

You’ll be seeing the green-eyed monster this spring with pieces so delicious, you might want to take a bite out of them.

1) Pancini Sofa in Green. 2) Apple Small Green. 3) Dawson Green Rug. 4) Orchid Potted Triple Stem 23” 5) Floral Green Cushion

Punch Of Purple

Purple is synonymous with royalty – and that’s exactly how you’ll be feeling with deep, rich purples and playful pastels lightening up your home.

1) Zig Zag Pillow in Multi 2) Lotto Purple Mirror 3) Madison Sofa Purple 4) Moon Vase 5) Random Purple Rug

Feeling Blue

We’re feeling blue and not in a melancholy way. These bright blues have captured our hearts and we’re sure they’ll capture your guests’ attention, too.

1) Vine Print Blue Cushion 2) Thin Vase Tall in Blue 3) Coral Sky Rug 4) Rosilini Sofa in Blue 5) Park Chair Blue

Get Fresh With MOE’S & Giveaway

March 14, 2014

Spring is in the air! Shake off the cobwebs, chase away those dust bunnies and bring your space back to life with pieces designed to clear the clutter and add a jolt of colour. With a $200 gift card and a free in-store home styling consultation for the taking, you’ll have the freshest house on the block come spring (and it’s coming – we promise).

Don’t miss this chance to kickstart your spring cleaning. Enter below!

1) Make a clean break. Get organized (not to mention stylish) by curating a collection of your favourite objects on the Brooklyn Open Bookshelf.
2) Let there be light! While we wait for the sunshine to reveal itself, ditch the darkness in your space with the Orb Light Pendant.
3) Who’s the fairest of them all? We bet the Burst Mirror would place handsomely, thanks to its boho-chic frame and on-trend mixed metallic finish.
4) Prints charming! Dare to introduce pattern into your space with the Blue Green Diamond toss cushion.
5) Take a seat! Citron makes a tangy addition to any space, thanks to The Mancini Lounge Chair with rolled seat, fabric-covered buttons and retro silhouette.
6) Blue skies ahead – or at least this vase will have you thinking so. The Sky Vase (Short) is the perfect playful piece for the foyer, dining room or boudoir.

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The Big Reveal

February 13, 2014

After months of construction, plenty of sawdust and a whole lot of anticipation, we finally unveiled our new flagship store showroom at GRAY Magazine’s 2nd anniversary party on Thursday, February 6. More than 250 industry guests and media noshed on snacks from Savoury Chef while toasting to our makeover with signature Moetinis, local brews from Parallel 49 and vino from La Stella winery.

Guests gathered in our newly constructed LIVING by MOE’S space to chat, bust a move and peruse four mirrors created by local designers Sarah Carver, Christian Woo, Joel Berman and Gaile Guevara. Guests purchased raffle tickets to enter to win these one-of-a-kind pieces, as well as door prizes from Pot Inc., Hawksworth Restaurant, Ladies & Gentlemen Studio and Hotel Max in Seattle, with nearly $2,000 raised in support of St. Paul’s Hospital Foundation, benefitting programs and services at St. Paul’s Hospital for people living with mental illness.

In case you missed out on the action (or you want a sneak-peek of our new space!), check out our favourite snaps from the night below. Thanks to everyone who came, and for your support of one of our favourite causes.

An Extra Dose of Love

February 7, 2014

Valentine’s Day is on the way! Take a few cues from Cupid and inject your space with an extra dose of love, just in time for the most romantic day of the year.

The Traditional
When February 14th comes to mind, so do flowers and wine. Make your favourite flowers pop with a stylish vase, or go the low-maintenance route with lifelike posies that will last for years to come. Top it all off with a whimsical red wine rack and toast to a job well done!

Juno Lacquer Bamboo Pin Vase Tall Mandarin $89
Peony Single Stem in Pink $7.95
Vinello Wine Rack in Red $119

The Avant Garde
Pull out all the stops with occasional chairs in fun shades that will carry you well into summer. Sit pretty in a red haute seat or a pink armchair fit for a princess for a kitschy yet classy shot of colour. Either accent is guaranteed to get hearts throbbing.

Moro Club Chair in Red $389 ON SALE
Valencia Club Chair in Pink $399

The Romantic
No cozy space is complete without candles. Opt for candleholders you can reuse all year round. Add a sweet heart-shaped piece (or two) to the mix and you won’t regret your Valentine’s Day spend come March. After all, a little lovin’ can go a long way.

Aluminum Rock Candle Holder Tall $76.95
Open Heart Aluminum Multi Wall Hook $49.95

Instagram Snapshot: January 2014 @MoesHome

January 26, 2014

A monthly wrap up of our favourite Insta-moments. Follow us on Instagram @MoesHome for a backstage pass!

Clockwise from top left

Brooklyn Beauties
Our industrial chic Brooklyn collection became an Instagram favourite – almost instantly.

Cutting the Ribbon
We were all smiles celebrating the opening of our showroom at AmericasMART Market in Atlanta.

Showroom Chic
Our new rug line and furniture collection at AmericasMART market in Atlanta were popular with customers online and offline!

Preppin’ for the Party
We kicked it at the Las Vegas Market with gift bags and Moetinis.

Special Delivery
Our customers make us blush! Our Seattle store received a bouquet of flowers. 

Northwest Natural
Instagram followers showered our live edge table with likes – 14 to be exact. 

Stay tuned for next month’s Instagram snapshot!

 

Moe’s Winter Warmup & Giveaway!

January 22, 2014

With Valentine’s Day just around the corner, there’s no better time to combat the dreary weather and snuggle up with a loved one. Ward off the winter blues with cozy pieces from Moe’s Home Collection and turn your home into a comfy cocoon with stylish (and practical) creature comforts. From mugs made for sipping hot chocolate to cuddly pillows and welcoming throws, we’ve got goodies guaranteed to keep you warm all season long! Don’t miss your chance to WIN a bundle of comforting accessories from Moe’s Home Collection. Enter below!

You don’t have to trek outside for a romantic evening. Curate the perfect place for some one-on-one time at home by lighting a few candles and huddling up to the fireplace with cozy cushions and throws. Add a soothing beverage or two to the mix for the ultimate comfort – fly solo with a single infused cup of tea, or break out the full tea set for a cup of chamomile à deux.

Now that things are heating up, we’ll leave the rest of your rendezvous to you.

New Year, New Look: Room Resolutions for 2014

January 10, 2014

With a New Year comes the resolve to try new things – and that extends to the home! Whether you’re planning a full-scale renovation or a simple update for your space, step outside your comfort zone. From industrial accents to glamorous modern furniture to artsy accessories, here’s our guide to haute home couture for 2014.

Check Pinterest – it’s clear that industrial décor isn’t going anywhere! This year, the industrial trend is getting more abstract, a la our Moving Proper Wall Décor. Get your feet wet with pieces that combine metal and wood, like our Tivoli Dining Chair and Ardea Coffee Table, or take it one step further and construct a chic warehouse feel with our Rocca Round Mirror and Nightsky Long Pendant Lamps. That’s what we call hipster-approved.

Details:
1. Nightsky Long Pendant Lamp $149.00
2. Rocca Round Mirror $269.00
3. Moving Propeller Wall Décor in Grey $119.00
4. Tivoli Dining Chair $169.00
5. Ardea Coffee Table $1,139.00

This year, expect old-school glamour to take the design world by storm. Create a plush feminine space by playing with light, texture and, of course, a little glitz. Nothing says modern luxury more than a sparkly chandelier – our shimmery Spiral 6-Light Pendant should do the trick! Add drama with lavish Lamb Fur Pillows and give a nod to old Hollywood with our elegant tufted Barolo Arm Chair or Barolo Sofa. Contrast with our contemporary Pura Coffee Table and art deco-inspired Grande Glace Mirror, et voilà! Your space is ready for its close-up.

Details:
1. Spiral 6-Light Pendant $995.00
2. Barolo Arm Chair $1,265.00
3. Grande Glace Mirror $299.00
4. Pura Coffee Table White Glass $429.00
5. Lamb Fur Pillow in Purple $79.00
6. Barolo Sofa $1,295.00

Curate a creative space with vintage-inspired furniture and citrusy hues. From our unique Hallo Small Pendant Lamp to the one-of-a-kind Olio Console Natural, choose pieces with an artsy vibe sure to unleash the Picasso within. Furniture with a worldly feel, like our Bonola Bar Stool Natural, is sure to get the creative juices flowing. Pull together the look with colourful accents, like our Orange Abstract 1 Wall Décor, Coral Square Cushions or our Wool Pillows in orange, and you’ll have the perfect place to create your next masterpiece.

Details:
1. Hallo Small Pendant Lamp $165.00
2. Orange Abstract 1 Wall Décor $95.00
3. Bonola Bar Stool Natural $229.00
4. Coral Square Cushion $15.00
5. Wool Pillow in Orange $12.00
6. Olio Console Natural $675.00


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