Category: Around the Home (8)

According to a recent Seattle Times article, Amazon has introduced two new home furnishing brands, “the latest extension of the company’s growing private label section.” The private labels are called Rivet and Stone & Beam and will be sold exclusively on the platform. Since establishing the AmazonBasics brand in 2009, which includes everyday household items such as “batteries, headphones and iPhone chargers,” the retail giant has continued to move into contract-manufactured items, which are products made solely for one company’s use and “carry a lower price than name-brand items.”

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Though autumn has brought cooler temperatures to the Pacific Northwest, Elle Décor made a hot announcement this week, as they shared the Benjamin Moore 2018 Color of the Year! A drastic shift from the dark and alluring deep purple of 2017’s “Shadow,” 2018’s color is a spicy, eye-popping shade of red called “Caliente AF-290.”

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The Seattle market has continued to thrive and drive up home prices in and around the Puget Sound making it harder for some buyers to purchase a home. A new startup wants to help you buy a house in Seattle, but there is a small catch.

Loftium is a new company that seeks to help eager home buyers purchase 50 homes in the Seattle area by helping with the down payment. For those who do not have enough money saved for a down payment, Loftium can help buyers in the competitive market.

The catch – home buyers who opt to use Loftium must sign a contract renting a room on Airbnb for a specified time and turn over the majority of the income from Airbnb to pay back the company. Contracts can range from one year up to three years. For more information on Loftium, read the full article HERE.


Summer’s end is nearing as the cooler months creep in. As Fall arrives, you may find yourself putting away those bright bold prints and begin changing your decor to match Autumn’s ambiance. We have researched the top trends for Fall 2017 to keep your style fresh and up to date.

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