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Interior Design and Wall Decor Tips from Sigrid & Co. - Part 2

What considerations should I have in mind when selecting new room décor pieces?

Fair Trade Interior Decor

Fair Trade Interior Decor

Sigrid: Quite often, I see home decor stores focus on cost and large production. Big box stores and midsize retailers offer their customers a large volume of artwork and home décor at reasonable rates. I decided to take a different approach. At Sigrid & Co., we source home décor products with the underlying principle that home décor is a gateway for global connectivity and fair trade.

This means that we source our products from talented artisans from around the world and believe that by providing our partners a channel to reach buyers, we help enable a globally connected economy.

You may be wondering why we decided to focus on Fair Trade (we get this question a lot!). By implementing conscious fair-trade practices, we are holding ourselves accountable to helping the world fight against poverty, gender inequality, child labor and migration. As a company, we believe that we can do well AND do good – all at the same time. 

Selecting Interior Decor Through the Lens of Fair Trade

 We provide our customers the opportunity to purchase home décor that makes a difference in people’s lives. We encourage our customers to research their products and select pieces that are unique and also do some good in our world. Often times, because we source our products from global artisans, we have more unique products than big box retailers. 

 It also means that we help enable artisans in third world countries to make money to help pay for their own necessities such as food, housing, and education. Artwork and home décor is a language that everyone can speak. It transcends language barriers, cultural divide and borders. By supporting our artisans, you’re supporting a world of positive change with true impact, changing lives one product at a time. 

 

 
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NYC Interior Design - Sigrid & Co

NYC Interior Design - Sigrid & Co

Look out for our third and final blog post from Sigrid & Co. coming soon!

Part 1 - Interior Design & Wall Decor Tips from Sigrid & Co.

 

      We believe that artwork should inspire.

Especially the artwork in your home since it’s where you spend a lot of your time. It’s where you and your loved ones create lifelong memories – where milk is spilled, tears are wiped, and family dinner traditions are created.

We know that our artwork is just one piece of what you put in your home, so we partnered with the talented founder of Sigrid & Co., to bring new ideas and inspiration to your interior design.

This is a 3 part series of blog posts and we will be posting helpful hints over the next few weeks as Spring gets into full bloom. Make sure to tag us in your home décor photos on Instagram for a chance to be featured!

 Xoxo,

@marysmark

@sigridandco_

 

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Part 1 - How do I start pulling decor together for a room?

Sigrid exploring NYC for design inspiration

Sigrid exploring NYC for design inspiration

Sigrid: When I begin a home decor project, there are two things that I anchor the room around: color and tone.

Color: The color palette of a room is fundamental to creating harmony and a cohesive space. It should be inviting and easily translated by the viewer as warm and welcoming. As you select décor, ensure that your personality shines through as you curate pieces.  

Here are two color palette examples for you to consider:

1.    If you would want an airy and calm room, consider combining light neutrals or leveraging the same color in different shades.

2.    If you would like to create a warm space, consider combining coral and pink blush tones.

Tone: Once you have defined your color, decide on the tone you would like to convey. Consider combining cooler tones such as blues for your bathroom to remind you of a fantastic trip you made to Maine last summer or perhaps you would prefer warmer tones in a dining room to represent your time in lovely Northern Italy.

Once you identify which color palette you would like as well as the tone, selecting the rest of your decor will fall into place.


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Pro Tip: If you are decorating your entire home, consider focusing on rooms one at a time so that you can play with colors and decor styles on a room-to-room basis. This process can be overwhelming so by breaking an entire home into rooms, it can make the project feel more manageable.


Stay tuned for next week’s blog post from Sigrid & Co about fair trade home decor. Sign up for our eNewsletter here so you don’t miss our next post!

 

 
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Abstract Art: Using Photography to Give Your Wall Decor Color

We have all been there.

Wall Art Layout Ideas  here !

Wall Art Layout Ideas here!

You’ve finally figured out what your wall art layout is going to be and where you will place your frames. You’ve spent hours exploring Pinterest for layout ideas and other creative options. But now you’re stuck. You need to add a little color to the overall layout but you’re not sure where to get that color.

Consider photography abstracts. Like most other photography pieces, abstracts can come in all types of sizes and mediums to fit your home. Flat prints that can be matted and put in a frame or canvases that add more dimension.

Here are two of our canvases that you can find on Etsy:

 
Shop this instant download abstract  here

Shop this instant download abstract here

Shop this canvas  here

Shop this canvas here


Below are a few more color options - blues mixed with greens, yellows and oranges, and pinks with blues. If you’re looking for a specific color or want an extra set of eyes on the color scheme that you’ve selected, feel free to reach out to me here and I would be happy to help!

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