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Monday, September 7th, 2015

5 Tips for Using Reclaimed Wood in Your Home

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Taken from old barns and other buildings, and even on site in some construction projects, reclaimed wood lends a rustic and warm cabin-like feel to any space around the home. One of the biggest benefits of “harvesting” wood from old structures is that you can often find lumber that’s no longer available, such as old-growth denser species and species like chestnut that no longer grow tall and mighty due to the blight. Here are some tips for using reclaimed wood in your home.


Keep bedding simple to put the focus on the reclaimed wood. This bedroom strikes just the right balance between modern and rustic, with its concrete floor, clean lines and weathered wood. (Room by Briggs Edward Solomon)

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Don’t be afraid to add color to a room with a wood accent wall. Chartreuse adds a great dash of color in this contemporary rustic bedroom. And we love the faux trophies — they add an playful touch. (wood and photo via Stikwood)

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Consider reclaimed wood in the bathroom. Annie from the blog Annie’s Blessed Nest did a lovely job on her powder room reclaimed wood accent wall.  And she’s been generous enough to share how you can do it to.



Look to smaller items that integrate reclaimed wood. Some products can add just the right dose of rustic reclaimed wood to your home. When curating our offerings, we were drawn to this table lamp because we love the contrast between the 100% recovered wood fiber base and the crisp white linen lampshade.

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Clean white is a great backdrop for reclaimed wood. It lets the wood stand out and become a focal point, but doesn’t let the rough quality overpower the room. This is an especially good way to go in a kitchen where you want things to look, feel and be sanitary.

Have you tried using reclaimed wood at home? If you’ve got any tips to share, please let us know in the comments.




Thursday, February 19th, 2015

On Trend: Black and White in Home Decor


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Black and white provides that bold graphic punch that never goes out of style. You can stick with strictly the two colors (well, technically, white is the absence of color and black is all of the colors, or I think I learned something like that in art class, but I digress … ), or you can add dashes of other colors. Bold orange, taxicab yellow, royal blue and turquoise are just a few favorites I like to use with black and white around my own home. Whatever you chose, here are ten picks of the combination at its best.

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Design Letters Letter T Teapot with Lid. The typography on these teapots was designed by Danish design icon Arne Jacobsen.

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Lights Up! Meridian Grande Pendant Lamp. This drum shade is the perfect blend of modern and floral.


makelike 100 Things Wallpaper in Black and White. Made for doodle-lovers, these funky renderings include everything from geometric patterns to bananas.

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Kahler Omaggio Vase in Black. This vase is beautiful in its simplicity and provides a graphic base for colorful blooms.

602881_Era_Rocking_Chair_High_Tango_41599_1.jpgNormann Copenhagen Era Rocking Chair – High. This rocker has mid-century modern swagger and plenty of comfort. Use it in any room from the living room to the nursery.

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Heather Lins Home 3-D Art Pillow. 3-D glasses included!


ferm LIVING Squares Blanket. Well, technically, I think they are trapezoids, which is even better. This is modern black and white at its coziest.

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Coalesse Emu Heaven Table. The wire pattern on this table base will add interesting texture and a beautiful silhouette to any room.


Sin in Linen Pinup Shower Curtain. Racy and fun, these ladies will add a playful touch to a vintage modern black and white bath.

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Blu Dot Last Dinner Table. Two leaves are cleverly concealed underneath this spartan table so that you can expand it for a large gathering.




Friday, May 31st, 2013

Magis Is On Sale!

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Hey All! Now through June 10, save 15% on all pieces from Magis! This is great news for those of you who are looking to add some bright color to your screened-in porch like I am (or your deck, or your patio, or your dining room or desk…) I choose these amazing Folding Air Armchairs in grasshopper green myself:

The Magis Chair One with 4 Star Base adds some mad geometry to any space. I think it would be extra cool in a Buckminster Filler-designed geodesic dome, but how many of us have those? I’ll put it in my funky cottage, thank you very much.

By the way, this chair also comes with concrete base and four legged base style options.

I don’t have a pool, but I’d pretend I did and just lounge in this beauty underneath the sprinkler. The Magis Paso Doble Chaise Lounge‘s  sexy curves would distract me from my sad, pool-less situation.

Need a spot to rest that pitcher of refreshing mojitos? Look no further, the Magis One Bistro Table is here, just waiting for you to order it up and perch your cocktails atop it.

Moving indoors, Magis Steelwood Shelving Systems have a gorgeous contemporary look that will hold everything without clunking up a room. Use it for media, office tomes and binders, books, kitchen stuff. It’s also great for people who like to keep things folded and stacked in the closet.

So peeps, get on it, because this sale is only through June 10, 2013.

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Monday, December 19th, 2011

Pantone’s Color of the Year: Tangerine Tango


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She uses tah-ah-ah-an-ger-ines…I’m never going to get that stupid song out of my head now. Thanks a lot Pantone. I have no idea what exactly inspired their pick for 2012, but as someone whose high school and college colors involved orange, I’ll take it. Wish I still had my tangerine Guess? jeans from the ’80s, in fact. Yeah right, as if those would still fit.

Anyhoo, wondering how to get in on some tangerine action around the house? Check out these colorful products.

Love this fun Tiki Stool by Offi. The best thing about it? You can move it from room to room and out to the deck or patio.

Add this fashionable hue to your tablescape with Chilewich’s Rectangle Spun Placemats.

Get coastal with tangerine with this grahpically stunning coral rug from Thomas Paul.

Nothing’s more fun that pops of tangerine in a a pop floral print. Check out Three Sheets 2 the Wind’s Ani Wildflower pillow.

You can touches of tangerine via these eye-popping shower rings from Kontextur. They’re like the earrings of the bathroom.

Kiddos like tangerine too. We love this colorful bus frame from DwellStudio.

Bend seating is a new classic modern line of chairs that I love, and no color can top this happy orange.

A clockwork orange? Sorry, you know I can never let a dumb pun or reference pass by me. This ingeniuous little alarm clock by ANYTHING will brighten up your nightstand or desktop. Speaking of desktops, ANYTHING also makes a bright stapler, tape dispenser and scissors to help perk up your workspace – check them all out here.

Fido needs to be fashionable too! Why not pick him up a fresh Fatboy Doggielounge to start the new year off right?

How will you be incorporating tangerine, or better yet, how do you incorporate it now? Do you wear it proudly on your nails everyday, or do you rather hate it in general? Let us know in the comments section!

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Wednesday, December 7th, 2011

Staff Picks: Holiday Gifts From Design Public

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We don’t often talk about ourselves here on Hatch, because this blog really isn’t about us – it’s about modern design and about you — our awesome customers.  But if we’re being honest (and we’re in the habit of doing so) our team here at Design Public is amazing with a capital A — so we thought it might be nice to highlight them this holiday season!

So why is our team so awesome?  Well, they love our customers.  They love our designers.  They love modern design.  Most of all, they are passionate about the intersection of those three and it shows in their work every single day.

Of course, when you see amazing design day in and day out like we do, it’s almost impossible not to develop a few favorites.  So, this holiday, we thought that we’d bring your our staff’s top picks for the holiday season!  Hopefully you’ll find some inspiration for the design buff, the love of your life, or even that hard-to-shop for person on your list.

Happy Holidays!

Ali, Merchandising – Loll Designs Cabrio Lounge Chair

“I’m a fan of any gift that has a built in bottle opener on it!”

Matt, Business Development – Modfire Urban Gasfire

“I do a lot of outdoor entertaining and inevitably, people like to huddle around the Modfire as soon as the sun sets.  It’s always the centerpiece of our summer BBQ’s.”

Karlie, Customer Service – Petunia Pickle Bottom Boxy Backpack

“I would love to have a diaper bag like this for when our son is born! The vibrant colors and backpack like style would make it easy to tote around all my little ones things!”

Morgan, Product and Marketing – Vitra Eames Elephant

“These elephants are fun, sturdy and add a touch of whimsy to any room. The kids love them and I love the playful design.”

Erika, Public Relations Carl Mertens Slate Fireplace for the Tabletop

“I’m head over heels in love with the Carl Mertens Tabletop Fireplace. It is both elegant and unique, and makes an incredibly impressive conversation piece. Romantic dinner, anyone?”

Vic, Customer Service – Gus Modern Lightbox

“I love it. My cat loves it. One of these little guys defines ‘mood lighting’. Three or four and you’ve got yourself a party. It’s like a luminescent Transformer! It’s a table; no, it’s a lamp; no, it’s a stool! Awesome!”

Laura, Customer Service – Tocky Alarm Clock by Nanda Home

“Shhh!!  It’s a Christmas present for the kids – I can’t wait for them to start getting themselves up in the mornings!  Bonus – your purchase includes a donation to Global fund. How cool is that?”

Todd, Operations – Blu Dot Buttercup Chair

“It’s super-comfortable to sit in and I love the character of the wood. It goes great with a lot of different room environments.”

Michelle, Customer Service – Thomas Paul Lighting “Olivia Pendant Lamp”

“We actually have this lamp in my 3 1/2 year old daughter’s room and it is just gorgeous. We get compliments on it all the time! We installed it with a dimmer light bulb – and it’s just perfect. Bright when we need it to be, dim when the kiddo is sleeping, and beautiful to look at. It really brings the whole room together. Now all I need is a pendant lamp in every room!!”

Matt, MarketingnotNeutral Intelligentsia Cappuccino Cup and Saucer Set

“Co-designed by the fine people at Intelligentsia, need I say more…?”

Becky, BloggerVitra Butterfly Stool in Maple

“This elegant, sculptural and minimalist stool is on my fantasy wish list. Designed back in 1954 by Sori Yanagi, it has proven to be a timeless modern icon that is well worth the investment.”


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