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Arranging for Entertaining

Yikes! It may seem a little early to start thinking about the holidays, but they are fast approaching – faster than most of us want to admit. With this in mind, have you ever thought about why some homes work better than others for a party? The size of the home can certainly make a difference, but size isn’t everything, and good company is important. But those things are secondary to the basic bones of a party. What really [...]

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Fall Inspired Decor

We know that we’re not alone when we say that fall is the best time of the year. The air cools down and trees turn to vibrant oranges, reds, and yellows as they say farewell to summer. It’s been a remarkably hot summer season for most of us and we’re welcoming fall with open arms. After all, nothing is better than sweater weather. Because we’re so excited about autumn, we’ve gathered a few of our favorite “fall” inspired rooms! If [...]

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Maximilist Interiors Make Maximum Impact

“Less is a bore,” said Robert Venturi. Are you a maximalist, embracing intricate styles and bold colors and pattern upon pattern upon pattern? More is never enough with these amazing spaces, and we’re loving it! Check out our maximilist inspired Blossom Way Project here! 

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Meet Megan

We’re excited to welcome Megan to the Obelisk Home team! When you pop into the local store, you will likely be greeted by her smiling face. She is a senior at Missouri State University this year, and will graduate with her Interior Design degree in the spring. (more…)

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Meet Elyse

We’re excited to welcome Elyse to our design team! She was probably in her 4th out of 5 years of architecture school when she realized she couldn’t be satisfied designing buildings forever. Deciding to forge ahead, she finished the last year of her March program still unsure of what she wanted to be when she grew up. Knowing that, the next logical step for her was obviously to become TESOL certified and go teach English in Korea. After a year of [...]

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The Wellbred Closet

We have gathered our most favorite closets with pedigrees in style. We love them for their color, lack of color, grandeur, minimalism, innovation and good ol’ fashion awesomeness. (more…)

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Editors Note Polished

Polished is so much more than a descriptive designer word, it is an attitude about life. “To polish things,” “Get something polished,” or “To be polished,” requires dedication, diligence, and effort. (more…)

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Devil in the Details

What qualifies something as polished? The deliberate, differentiating details. Today we find ourselves tired of unintentional, generic and frankly unmemorable design.  We’ve grown bored with uninspired interiors and home furnishings devoid of any real distinguishing detail or panache. (more…)

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Make the Ultimate Statement with High-Gloss Walls

The laws of good taste are definitely subjective and always changing. Remember when it was frowned upon to wear black and brown together? Or how about the old rule of not mixing golds and silvers? Even as we type this, wallpaper is making a comeback. Now we ask, must walls always be painted in a subtle satin or eggshell finish? The thought of high-gloss paint sends most people running in fear. Walls are supposed to be painted in eggshell, the [...]

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Polished vs. Matte

This month is all about achieving a sophisticated polished look, but a touch of matte should never be underestimated. When it comes to choosing between the two, both come out on top. The truth is (more…)

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