A bedroom full of rich texture, warmth and comfort.

Above all else your bedroom must be comfortable. This weeks bedroom inspiration is full of rich texture, warm colors and style giving you all the comfort you desire.

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Olive Branch Stems

Dahlia Vase

Warm + Cozy Candle

Knitted Throw

Wild Cinnamon Riverbank Art

Horme Lamp

Harper Nightstand

Frances Bed

Aislinn Pillow

Faux Leather Lumbar Pillow

Tunus Rug

Tresa Four Light Chandelier

If you have any questions about shopping this look or adding in some new pieces to your bedroom or other areas of the home do not hesitate to reach out. Visit our store Lane & Co. located in Dartmouth, N.S. or online. You can send any questions via email to hello@laneandco.ca or on Instagram to connect with someone on the team.

If you’re looking for extra support contact our design team at Staged For Upsell, Halifax’s leading home decorating and home staging company. Connect with us today! 

Comfort & Dining Belong Together

Have your dinner and comfort too with this look!

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Delta Artwork

4 Light Linear Chandelier

Wilton Sideboard

Sweater Weather Candle

Mira Vase

Bird Of Paradise

Found Alea Pot

Fran Dining Chair

Grier Dining Table

Fern In Ball

Large Bell Cloche

Hathaway Rug

If you have any questions about shopping this look or adding in some new pieces to your dining room or other areas of the home do not hesitate to reach out. Visit us in store located in Dartmouth, N.S. or online. You can send any questions via email to hello@laneandco.ca or on Instagram to connect with someone on the team. 

If you’re looking for extra support contact our team at Staged For Upsell, Halifax’s leading home decorating and home staging company. Connect with us today! 

An Office You’ll Want To Work In

So many of us are working from home now. That might look like the corner of your dining room table, the kitchen island or a spare bedroom. Or maybe you have an office but it could use an update. Check out this weeks office moodboard created with all Lane & Co. products that you will be excited to go to work in. 

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Caprese Bookshelf

Mewitt Floor Lamp

Morning Sail

Cordtlandt Pendant

Vince Desk

Candle

Book

Aros Links 

Rug

Bren Desk Chair

Olive Tree

Asher Pot

If you have any questions about shopping this look or adding in some new pieces to your office or other areas of the home do not hesitate to reach out. Visit our Store Lane & Co. located in Dartmouth, N.S. or online. You can send any questions via email to hello@laneandco.ca or on Instagram to connect with someone on the team.

If you’re looking for extra support we have an amazing design team at Staged For Upsell, Halifax’s leading home decorating and home staging company. Connect with us today! 

Lighting – What You Need To Know

Have you ever wondered what all those words on a light bulb mean? Watts, Lumens, Kelvins… and then there are 100’s of bulbs to choose from! We’re going to lay it out for you here today because it can make all the difference in how your space looks. It’s not just the light fixture that matters, it’s the bulb too.

So let’s cover the basics. Watts are the amount of power that the light bulb uses to produce illumination. A lumen is the measure of the brightness of the light bulb. Kelvins refer to the light sources coolness or warmth. The Kelvin rating on a light bulb or light fixture indicates the shade of white that is given off by the light source. The lower the number the cooler the color.

Kelvin Ratings. Photo Credit: Google

Keep these three things in mind when choosing a light bulb.

Now what type of light bulb to choose? Edison to silver dipped, there are tons out there to pick from.

Edison bulbs have a trendy aesthetic to them that look great when left exposed and offer a soft glow. All incandescent Edison bulbs produce a warm amber color.  Unlike the LED Edison where you can get them with white or even cool white color, the incandescent vintage bulbs have a smaller range of warm color temperature. The brightness is usually about half or even less than half of what you would expect from a standard incandescent bulb with the same watts. They are not supposed to be used as the main light source for a room, bathroom, kitchen, or a dining room. They should be used as an accent, ambiance light.

Globe light bulbs diffuse the light producing a good amount of light with softness. They are great for exposed light fixtures.

There are a few vintage styles of bulbs that provide a warm, ambient glow, adding a fun style and that candlelight like effect. The Mini-T, Radio Style, Tubular and Antique are a few and they really come down to the look you are trying to achieve.

Silver dipped bulbs have a metallic coating. This type of light bulb is used to diffuse light by redirecting the emitted light back into the fixture and is often used in pendant light fixtures hanging above tables.

Then there is the regular old light bulb which is great to use when covered by a fixture.

The most eco friendly light bulbs are LED light bulbs which are an energy efficient design. Not only do LED lights consume less energy than other bulb types, they last longer (about ten times more than regular incandescent lights), which means less materials used in manufacturing long-term.

The biggest thing to consider is the over all look you are going for and then narrow down the choices from there. If you need help we are always here to lend a hand. Reach out to our design team at Staged For Upsell for a consultation. And if you’re looking for some new light fixtures we have an excellent selection in our retail store Lane & Co.

Wondering about the proper height to hang a dining table light. Read a previous blog here sharing all those details.

Natural and neutral at its finest. Check out this living room mood board.

We have some gorgeous new products in our store Lane & Co. and online that are featured on the mood board below. With lead times improving on custom orders you could have this look in your space in about *4-6 weeks (*varying lead times on all products therefore may be longer) from the date of order. And BONUS – The sofa and chairs pictured here are made with performance fabric. This means no more worries when there are spills, pets or kids living in this space. 

Pictured Above:

Miro Curio Cabinet

Franklin Task Floor Lamp

Auora On The Lake Art

Seville 8 Light  Warm Brass Chandelier

Landen Sofa – also available with chaise

Winnie Swivel Chair – Nantucket Tape

Freya Coffee Table Marble

Dahlia Black Vase

White Magnolia Branch

Rug CAR-01 MH Seafoam/Taupe

Found Alea Pot

6’ Fiddle Leaf Plant

 

If you have any questions about shopping this look or adding in some new pieces to your living room or other areas of the home do not hesitate to reach out. Visit Lane & Co. in store located in Dartmouth, N.S. or online. You can send any questions via email to hello@laneandco.ca or on Instagram to connect with someone on the team.

If you’re looking for extra support our amazing design team at Staged For Upsell, Halifax’s leading home decorating and home staging company would love to connect with you today! 

QEII Lottery Cottage

We’re so excited to share with you another QEII Lottery Project.  Having completed the interior design and decorating of five other lottery homes in the past, this was our first cottage with the QEII foundation and builder Stonewater Homes.

We wanted to create a non-conventional, unexpected cottage space. We steered away from the typical blue and white nautical style.  We created a space that incorporated organic, earthy vibes, with touches of nature that grounded the space in a light and airy manner.  We couldn’t resist sneaking in some vintage touches, and allowed the ocean to be the blue background to create a cottage that is timeless.

It’s Time For A Bedroom Refresh!

Is your bedroom looking outdated? Long overdue for a refresh? This weeks mood board will leave you feeling so inspired to update this room in your home making it feel like a retreat. After a long day do you want to walk into a room that feels cold, boring and disorganized? Or warm, inviting and calming? The answer is obvious!

Furnished completely with furniture and décor from our store Lane & Co., this room is full of natural elements, layered textures, bedside storage and lovely accents. This bedroom checks all the boxes.

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BOOK

CANDLE

THROW

LAMP

SIDE TABLE

ART

BED

PILLOWS

PILLOW

RUG

LIGHT

TREE

POT

If you have any questions about shopping this look or adding in some new pieces to your bedroom or other areas of the home do not hesitate to reach out. Visit our store located in Dartmouth, N.S. or visit us online. Connect with us on our Lane and Co. Instagram or Staged For Upsell Instagram and tag us in your bedroom photos to be featured.

If you’re looking for extra support our design team would love to help you out. We are Halifax’s leading home decorating and home staging company. Connect with us today!

How to perfectly hang your art.

Putting holes in the walls for your photos and art can be intimidating. Often we walk into a home of someone that has recently moved (or not so recently moved) and they have yet to hang anything on the walls. They don’t know where or how to hang them or they are waiting for someone to help out. 

Help has arrived! We’ve got you! In today’s blog we’re going to share a few tips and hacks to make sure your art and photos are hung perfectly every time.

The biggest tip that will never lead you astray is to hang the center of your photo at 57” from the floor. Now if you’re hanging something above a fireplace or cabinet… this tip may not work but in most cases it does. Many people tend to hang their pieces too high. 57” is average eye level and the center, sweet spot for your items. If you use this rule throughout your home it will add a cohesive look as well. 

Now on to hanging the photo or art. Using tape or a pencil measure up 57” from the floor then find the center of your item. Next measure the distance from the wire, holes, clips or whatever is on the back of your picture and determine the extra bit you need to calculate in to make sure the art is hung in the right spot. 

Are you still with me? 

Ok now that we know where to hang the art, it’s time to put a hole in the wall. If the item is light there is no need to use drywall anchors but if it’s heavy and you are not going into a stud you may want to consider using them.

Here are a few hacks to find where to put the nail in the wall if the clips/holes… are not right in the center of the frame (as in most cases). 

If you have holes on either side of your frame run a piece of tape across the back and mark the holes with a pen or nail. Then put this tape on your wall at the correct height and boom! Done! Perfect placement.

Another hack is to use toothpaste. Put a tiny dab of toothpaste where the hook needs to go and press the photo against the wall. 

Use a level! If you have to put in more than one nail use a level to make sure it’s nice and straight. 

If you’re hanging multiple photos or art together, like a gallery wall, hang your center photo first then work around it by hanging the other items. 

That’s it. Simple. I hope you are feeling a bit better about getting those special items on the walls. Be sure to tag us on social media so we can see what a great job you did! You got this.

If you’re looking for some new art to hang on those walls head over to our retail store Lane & Co. We have a gorgeous selection of prints in many shapes and styles for your home.

New Looks In The Living Room

Our retail store Lane and Co. has many new and stunning furniture pieces. Some we have been using with our recent stagings (pictures coming soon). We put together this mood board featuring some gorgeous pieces for your living room inspiration.

With lots of natural elements this living room brings all the soothing, cozy vibes and we’re obsessed!

 

Mood Board created by Stephanie Pounds, Interior Decorator at Staged For Upsell

Take a closer look at each item here:

Square Jute Basket

Wool Blend Throw – Deep Green

Chayton Side Table

71” Olive Tree

Penelope Sofa

Mia Burnt Terracotta Vase-Large

Cabrera Coffee Table

Roman Swivel Chair

Oat Form Print

Eden Artificial Fern

Posie Vase

Asher Accent Table – Raw Brass

Tamaris Rug


Do not hesitate to reach out to the sales associates at the store if you are feeling overwhelmed with bringing all the pieces together. In addition, we offer full design services through our team at Staged For Upsell

Let us know on social media which living room items you have your eye on and tag us in your pics for a chance to be featured.

Choosing the perfect white paint color for your space.

Why are there so many different colors of white paint? There must be 100’s. It can be completely overwhelming to choose which white to go with. We have good news! The following tips are going to make it much easier to help pick the perfect white paint for your space. Plus we are going to share our go to white paint choices. Let’s dive in.

Whites can look grey, cream, purple, pink, brownish… why?! 

There are many things that impact how white looks in your home. Natural light, artificial light, sight lines and other paint colors in the home just to name a few. 

First off most whites aren’t true white (and you usually do not want true white as it’s too white). Most have an undertone from a hint of pink, purple or cream added to the can when mixed. Imagine the white that you choose being the lightest shade of the color that is added to the can. When you look at a paint swatch look at the very bottom, the darkest shade, that will give you an idea of the undertone of the white. But not all paint swatches have more than one color! I know, that makes it even harder!

So hopefully you know the undertone now. The next question to ask yourself is do you want a warm white or a cool white in your home? Do you want stark white and bright or warm and cozy?

Look at the room you are painting and notice if it gets direct sunlight or not. Rooms with direct sunlight will have warm natural hues. Rooms with no to little sunlight will have a more blue hue which will enhance any blue, grey or purple undertones. Quick way to decipher: not a lot of light = cool, a lot of light = warm. But this is not always true because other things in the room can make colors look cool or warm, like furniture.

Next thing is to test! Once you have chosen a few colors, test them out. Get a few samples or try these peel and stick paint swatches and put them on a few different walls so you can see how the natural and artificial light hit the wall color and at different times of day. 

Here are a few of our favorite go to white colors:

Warm White Colors – will bring in warm tones and are great for counteracting blue and cool spaces if you want to warm them up.

Swiss Coffee – Benjamin Moore

Simply White – Benjamin Moore

White Dove – Benjamin Moore

Cool White Colors – brightest and crisp and are great for counteracting warm colors and red.

Chantilly Lace – Benjamin Moore

Decorators White – Benjamin Moore

If you are overwhelmed ask for help. You can often get some free advice at a paint store or pay for a more in depth consultation. If you want someone to look at your space and help choose colors and other items, reach out to our team for a consultation.

Tag us on Instagram or Facebook with your freshly painted rooms and projects!