The amazing women who work alongside me on the Linen & Flax team made this sign for me as a gift recently that read: “She believed she could so she did.” It was a wonderfully sweet surprise that meant so much to me at the time.
Our favorite thing about working with clients to do full renovations is the look on their faces when they finally get a glimpse of the finished product. All the hard work, time, and energy put in to the project pays off the moment a family gets to see and celebrate their new space. Giving them the home of their dreams—it’s why we do what we do!
Having been in the design industry for some time now, I’ve worked to find furniture for many different homes and families. And what I found over the years as I purchased furniture from “big box” stores was that when it comes to the primary pieces of furniture in a home (chairs, sofas, ottomans, and the like) the combination of quality and durability was lacking in a big way. So many of the families I’ve worked with told me that they were waiting to purchase their “good” furniture—beautiful, quality, long-lasting pieces for their homes—for when their kids grew up and were out of the house. They didn’t want to purchase beautiful furniture because it wasn’t functional or comfortable for a big family or a house full of people, but they didn’t like purchasing lower quality pieces in the meantime because they found themselves having to replace them every few of years.
When it comes to design, we love helping our clients create homes that they’re proud of—homes that feel extraordinary! And just like fan-favorite football coach Jimmy Johnson says, sometimes the difference between the ordinary and extraordinary in a space is that little something extra. That’s why we want to help you find the perfect pieces to give your space that little something extra it needs. Take a look at a few of our favorite accessories for your home this season that are sure to make any space a little more extraordinary.
It was just this time last year that we were putting the final touches on a dream come true—our very first brick and mortar store on Canton Street. Last December we were just getting ready to finally cut the ribbon, open our doors and welcome you into our sweet home in downtown Roswell. You and the people of our community in Roswell have welcomed us in with open arms, and we couldn’t be more proud to have been a part of this incredible city this past year.
We officially kicked off the holiday season at Linen & Flax last month by hosting our first annual Christmas on Canton Street. We can’t thank those of you who attended enough! You made the day a huge success—our busiest of the year! It’s such a thrill to be able to help your halls get decked and your homes get ready for the most wonderful time of the year!
One of the most popular design trends to adorn your home is the creation of a gallery wall. It’s a great way to decorate a wall in a personal way. We’ve seen them on dominant walls over sofas or sideboards, on smaller walls in entryways or bedrooms, or traveling up the wall alongside the stairs. A well-designed gallery wall can create an incredible focal point for your home, but you want to make sure you do it right! An unplanned, undone wall can look like a cluttered mess, and none of us want that!
With Thanksgiving quickly approaching, those of us hosting the day in our homes are already at work getting our places ready for family and festivities. While your Thanksgiving table (and hopefully the food!) will be the main attraction, don’t limit your decorative attention to just that space. Spread the holiday décor around your home to keep your guests in the holiday spirit no matter where they are.
October has arrived and all you parents out there know that means one thing: Halloween is on the horizon! If your house is anything like mine, that means more than just picking out costumes and finding the best candy. It means getting your space in the spirit by incorporating some holiday décor around your home.
Last month, we had the exciting opportunity to host Linen & Flax’s very first Fall Faire. Our team transformed the backyard of our storefront on Canton Street into a celebration of the season on a sunny Sunday afternoon.
I love the start of a new season. It always feels like a great time to make a new start or embark on a new adventure. And as we’re gearing up for fall, I can’t wait to see what this upcoming season holds.
One of my favorite things to do in the mornings before everyone stirs and life gets started is to escape to my own cozy corner in my home. With a cup of coffee in hand, I steal away to read, pray, rest and mentally prepare for all that’s ahead in the day.
Every home has a story to tell. The people, the decorations, the life lived inside—all of those things contribute to the overall story of your home. And one of the best ways you can add to the story of your space is by incorporating a few vintage finds into your décor. Vintage elements help give your home some one-of-a-kind character. And believe it or not, they’re pretty easy to find! Take a trip to your local flea market, shop around at an antique store or estate sale or simply look around your own home for some classic family hand me downs. You’re sure to find some timeless treasures to put to use in your home.
If you’ve visited our storefront on Canton Street, then you’ve probably seen our Linen & Flax team huddled around the table in our office tucked away in the corner. While we love having a space where we can all work together, the truth is our workspace can get a little tight when all of us are around the table at the same time! That’s why I’ve created a separate workspace for myself in one of my favorite places—my home!
One of my favorite things about summer (or really any season for that matter) is gathering around the table with friends. There’s nothing better than a good summer night get together and, if you’re anything like me, you leave the cooking to someone else and focus on setting the scene with some summer themed décor.
One of the best spots in your home may not actually be in your home. In fact, it’s just outside your front door—your porch! Living in the heart of the South, a front porch is a must in a home. And it’s become one of my favorite places to not only kick back and relax but also gather for some quality time with friends and family. Check out a few things you can do to make your front porch a cozy, intimate space for entertaining and unwinding.
When putting together our family room, I knew I wanted it to be a space in our home that was not only beautiful but also functional. It’s one of the rooms in our home that is almost always in use, and so I knew it needed to be comfortable and inviting while at the same time practically laid out with space for all of our family and guests. That’s why, when it came time to pick out seating, I opted for the best combination of form and function for a family room: a sectional sofa.
One of the pieces our clients and visitors to our storefront on Canton Street ask us about all the time is the custom made barn doors we incorporate into so many of our designs. And we understand why! They’re one of the most beautiful statement pieces you can put in your home. And what better way to incorporate a little farmhouse feel than by bringing in handcrafted barn doors?
So often guest rooms inadvertently become forgotten spaces in our homes. But rather than letting them be the sparse or disregarded parts of your house, try thinking of your guest spaces as the home away from home for your visitors.
Last month we welcomed the arrival of spring at Linen & Flax by hosting our first ever Spring Garden Party. We transformed the backyard of our storefront home on Canton Street into an outdoor gathering space for guests to grab a drink, pull up a chair, and get inspired to kick off the spring season in style.
As moms, we have the privilege of creating the environment where our families will grow and thrive. We’re writing the stories of our homes by creating the spaces where their fondest memories will be made.
There are several easy and affordable ways you can refresh your décor and give your space a brand new feel without breaking your budget. Check out just a few simple things you can do to spruce up your space this spring.
Your entryway is the first place your guests see when they cross the threshold of your home. So why not use it to set the tone for your design? There are plenty of ways to make the design of your entryway the unique introduction to your overall aesthetic.
Choosing the right lighting fixtures for your home is one of the best ways to get the farmhouse feel you’re going for in your home. Your fixtures can be more than just accents to your space; they can actually be statement pieces that contribute to the overall look of your room.
So for those of you who need a little organizational inspiration—or for anyone who’s just trying to get their space together—check out a few tips on how to get your home back in order without sacrificing your style.