Archive: Home and Furniture

Home Décor Stories

October 17, 2017

Soft Surroundings’ latest Home Collection tells stories from all over the world. Our buyers receive inspiration from countries like France, Italy, Spain, and Mexico. They

Lamps Shed New Light — All Winter Long

November 3, 2016

  As it starts to get dark earlier and the weather sends us inside for homey warmth, it’s a good time to think about the

5 Ways to Shop for your Next Rug

October 10, 2016

Soft Surroundings has recently expanded our selection of wonderful rugs of all styles and we encourage you to take a stroll through them to find

One-Color Bedding is Beautiful, Not Boring!

August 31, 2016

Grey. Taupe. White. Cream. They sound like pretty standard colors for bedding, don’t they? Why would you choose the neutral end of the color spectrum

Drapery: The Unassuming Room-Changer

August 3, 2016

We call them window coverings, but selecting drapes is never about covering windows with yards and yards of fabric. It’s about light. Today, there’s a

Indigo: The Color with the Worldly Pedigree

July 13, 2016

When someone says the word “indigo” the first thing that might pop into your head is denim jeans—as American as apple pie. But the color

The Making of a French Reproduction: Remarkable Remakes

September 19, 2014

A dozen or more coffee table books have been published in the last few years explaining the way to achieve the look of French interior

The Gilded Age: Glittering gilt décor adds pure French luxury

July 7, 2014

The French have an inexpressible way of making their mark on a room by combining simple, pared-down, rustic pieces with luxurious ornate ones. This technique

Contrasts create harmony: Decorate your home with color

February 12, 2014

Since Aristotle’s time, and maybe even earlier, scientists, painters and poets have asked questions about color. Why does blue look brighter next to gold than

Entryways: How Your House Makes a First Impression

February 5, 2014

The entrance into your home doesn’t have to be big to be grand. It just has to make a great first impression. It’s unfortunate so