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Posted by on Aug 1, 2013 in for blog page | Comments Off on SUMMER’S BRILLIANT BAUBLES

posted August 1, 2013 by Kaitlin Smith As many women do, I have a bit of a love affair with jewelry! Don’t get me wrong, I love the diamonds, pearls, and gold, but sometimes the faux can be more fun! At Highpoint Home, we have a great selection of costume jewelry and accessories. You will find many brilliant baubles to choose from. Whether you need a long necklace to wear at the beach or something a little more formal for the evening, you will find many choices at Highpoint Home. When it comes to bracelets, I love to layer–the more the better! If you wear gold, try adding a leather bracelet or even a beaded style to mix things up. Your wrist has never looked so good! With bracelets starting at $18 and most necklaces at $42 or $48, Highpoint Home has accessories that won’t break the...

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Posted by on Jul 18, 2013 in for blog page | Comments Off on FOR THE HOSTESS WITH THE MOSTESS

posted July 19, 2013 by Kaitlin Smith Summer is always full of cocktail parties and barbeques, with last minute gifts to be bought for your host or hostess. After a long day at the beach, running around town for a little “something” is the last thing on most people’s list. Below you will find some great ideas for gifts (found only at Highpoint Home!) that are sure to impress and won’t break the bank! 1. Mojito Muddler with a Sprig of Mint – For the friend who loves a refreshing cocktail and likes to have fun! 2. Bottle Stopper with Wine – A twist on your traditional bottle of wine – Add a festive bottle stopper to the top of the bottle. 3. Cheese Plate with Shell Toothpicks – Bring an hors d’oeuvre with a little attitude! 4. Sea Life Salt and Pepper Shakers – A whimsical twist on a BBQ staple! 5. Shell Serving Dish – Fill it with nuts or even candy, the perfect little dish for entertaining!...

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Posted by on Jun 20, 2013 in for blog page | Comments Off on BEAUTY OF BLUE AND WHITE

posted June 20, 2013 by Kaitlin Smith   Like many New Englanders, I grew up in a house clad with Blue and White porcelain. I always joked with my mom about how traditional it looked, never thinking that I would one day grow to covet it. I guess I wasn’t too far off with the “traditional” comment, as Blue and Whites have been around since the 9th Century. China is certainly known for their Blue and White porcelains, having perfected the process around the 14th Century. Asian motifs such as dragons, flowers, and pagodas can be seen on fabrics, ceramics, and even furniture. In today’s decorating world, we see blue and white everywhere! The color scheme is quite easy to live with and seems to work well with many colors on the wheel–coral, yellow, and green to name a few! I’ve been loving the pop of coral with blue, which gives the otherwise traditional scheme a little bit of attitude! Try using coral as a welt on a pillow or even as a pop color in a flower arrangement or painted piece. Blue and White never looked so...

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Posted by on May 31, 2013 in for blog page | Comments Off on ACCESSORIZE YOUR ATMOSPHERE

posted May 28, 2013 by Kaitlin Smith   Like the icing on a cake, a house is not a home until you accessorize! These days, there are so many “tchotchkes” to choose from, it’s hard to know where to begin. No one wants their home to look cluttered, but without these essential accessories, your space may not look quite right. A bookcase is always a great canvas for accessories–bookends not only serve a purpose, but can add a little interest to an otherwise boring novel! Alternating your shelves with frames and other interesting objects will break up the monotony of any étagère or bookcase. A coffee table is one of my favorite places to accessorize. David Hicks was known for his beautiful “tablescapes” and a coffee table is the perfect spot to have a little fun with your décor! Whether you choose a decorative tray or a bouquet of flowers–try to vary the size of your objects and don’t be afraid of asymmetry. Often an odd number of items grouped together will be much more effective than a perfectly balanced arrangement. Stop by Highpoint Home for a great selection of...

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Posted by on May 31, 2013 in for blog page | Comments Off on PATTERN PLAY

posted May 20, 2013 by Kaitlin Smith                 Sometimes it can be challenging to coordinate fabrics within a room. Whether it be the combination of a stripe and geometric or a bold flower and ikat, it can be difficult to know how many patterns will work. I like to use a couple rules of thumb to create a lively color story within a room–don’t be afraid of pattern or color! A good start can be a pattern with multiple colors; this pattern will serve as your “road map”. The next step is to decide on coordinating prints which can play off your initial pattern. Varying scales of print are important. Try to choose one large print and a couple different prints in medium and small scales. You want to avoid using prints that may be repetitive in their design. Have fun with your fabrics–don’t shy away from color or...

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Posted by on Apr 24, 2013 in for blog page | Comments Off on REINVENTING RATTAN

posted May 11, 2013 by Kaitlin Smith It is pretty obvious from the décor within my store that I have quite an affinity for rattan furniture. I cannot tell you how many people walk in the store and say, “Oh I remember my grandmother had a piece in her sunroom like that, but it didn’t look as nice as this one”. Almost every time I hear a comment like this I tell my customers that it takes only a little TLC to turn that old rattan piece into something you will re-love. As with any piece of furniture, the lines are key. If the rattan piece has nice lines to it, a new slipcover and a little poly could do the trick! Depending on the state of the wood, your piece may need a coat of stain, as well. Lightly sand the wood with steel wool then use a rag to apply a coat of stain. Let the stain dry for a couple of hours before applying the poly top coat. The fun part is picking the fabric! A funky ikat looks great on rattan, but white can also be an easy choice to live with. Pillows can provide a pop of color and pattern if you choose the simplicity of white or a neutral. The hard part is deciding where in your home to showcase your “new” piece.                          ...

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