Designer Spotlight: Voluspa

Posted by CHELSEA EXTON

Designer Spotlight: Voluspa

  Image Courtesy of Voluspa's Instagram Image Courtesy of Voluspa's Instagram We here at No Rest for Bridget are all about the go-getters, the people that pursue their dreams, the ones who have a vision and make it reality. So, to kick off our first “Designer Spotlight”, we decided to feature none other than Traci and Troy Arntsen – the founders of Voluspa candles. Their story begins back in 1998, when they met on the job. Traci was working for an aromatherapy company, where she educated herself about the chemistry of plants and how fragrances blend. Troy worked for a company...

Scandinavian Inspired 'Minimalist Chic' at Home Décor

Posted by CHELSEA EXTON

Scandinavian Inspired 'Minimalist Chic' at Home Décor

Image Courtesy of Loom Brand Image Courtesy of Elisabeth Heier  We’re big fans of anything clean, pretty, and overall aesthetically pleasing when it comes to interior décor. So it should come as no surprise that we love the minimalistic chic look for just about every aspect of the home. The design concept revolves around clean swatches (think empty planes – namely white walls and spotless dressers), complemented by striking details and cozy textures. Initially inspired by the bold (almost all) white interiors of Scandinavian homes and décor patterns found in many Parisian apartments, the trend took off like wildfire. Plain...

Home Inspiration: Industrial Chic

Posted by CHELSEA EXTON

Home Inspiration: Industrial Chic

Image Courtesy of Lucienne Interiors   The industrial chic trend has spread from artist studios and fashion houses, to weddings, and naturally – into the home. The style revolves around worn textures mixed with welded metals; it’s clean, minimalistic, in fact, as it developed from a focus on utilitarian function. A few hallmarks of the industrial chic style include: A focus on metals, especially silver, pewter and aluminum Exposed architectural elements: wood beams, pipes, brick Edison light bulbs A minimalist ethos with clean lines A Brief History As popular as the “industrial chic” décor style is today, its deeply rooted...

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