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Ring in 2014 with some fun home furnishing items

By Kelly Hockenberry, Columnist, The Times

UTKellyRev2ColumnHappy New Year!  I can’t believe it is 2014 (although I will continue to write 2013 on everything for at least 6 months)

Time for my January Sunday Super Six!  I decided to do fashion for the home this month.  It is always nice to spruce up your surroundings every once in a while.  Here are some of my favorite things right now….

1. I love pillows.  I REALLY love this pillow!  How cute and relevant for the New Year?  Get one for yourself at www.brika.com
 
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2. Patterned wallpaper is IN!  (Do not let my buzz kill husband tell you otherwise.  He is firmly “anti-wallpaper” because we have lived in several homes where removal almost caused a divorce.)  But, this wallpaper may be worth the risk.  (www.galbraithandpaul.com)

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3. Ikea.  You just can’t go wrong with a store that sells cheap, cool things AND has soft serve ice cream and Swedish meatballs.  #winning!  This light fixture makes me happy.  I need it.  (www.ikea.com)

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4. *LUXURIOUS/FANTASY HOUSEWARE ITEM ALERT:  the Hermes blanket.  It’s a $1300 wool/cashmere blend that I would wrap myself in and be VERY content.  Or, I would belt it and wear it as a cardigan.  Either way, feel free to buy me one…my birthday is in the end of March.  (www.hermes.com)

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5. I love this mirror from www.ballarddesigns.com!  Hang it in a room that doesn’t have many windows or get much light and watch the transformation!
 

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6. I am generally not a big candle person.  It’s not that I don’t appreciate how pretty they are or how lovely they smell…truth be told, I am afraid that I will forget to blow them out.  My girlfriend recently started selling “Scentsy” which is a line of melting wax that you warm with a low voltage light bulb.  I bought the leopard plug-in (pictured) and really like it!  I use a half of a brick of the scented wax and it fills the downstairs with fragrance.  And, I can’t burn the house down!  Bonus!  Get yours here: www.patriciaflynnhenry.scentsy.us
 

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Well, that’s my six for the month of January!  Decorate your home to distract you from the bone chilling temperatures outside the door!  Happy Weekend!

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Tags: 2014, Ballard Designs, Brika, Hermes, home furnishings, Ikea, patterned wallpaper, Scentsy

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