We can’t get enough of this soothing room roundup done by Natasha of SchueLove. Natahsa is married to her college sweetheart and is a new mama to her adorable son Ethan. She has a super fun blog that talks about all things fashion, food, décor, and more! Natasha chose our Page Gray duvet because of the muted color, fun pattern, and overall modern appeal. She thinks it is a great staple for a bedroom because so much can compliment it! We think it looks terrific paired with other gray textures and patterns with a pop of green and love the metallic accent pieces. We would love to call this beautiful room our own!
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Sometimes, the exterior of the house is just as important as the interior. Today, we are going to look at our favorite home exteriors. Next time, you are able to tell what kind of home you live in or love!
Craftsman Bungalow. Well, we have to start with our co-founder Karin’s first home - the one that inspired our entire company! She lived in the most adorable white bungalow. This style of home is simple in its decorative expression of structural elements. It’s one of the most common home styles that emerged from the British Arts & Crafts movement and still remains among the most popular in the US. The Arts & Crafts movement emphasized simple forms and natural materials which is why you will see open floor plans, organic colors, and the use of natural materials. Common features of the bungalow include low-pitch roof lines on a gabled roof, deep overhanging eaves, exposed rafters, and a front porch beneath an extension of the main roof.
French eclectic. We adore how clean and classic this style is. In fact, French eclectic type homes became fashionable in the 1920s as knowledge of French architecture and the appreciation for French culture increased. The style is rectangular in plan and symmetrical in design. It has a massive hip roof, exterior cladding of brick, and windows highlighted by decorative shutters. The detailing varies from formal classically inspired door surrounds with pilaster or pediments.
American Farmhouse. This house style is influenced by Colonial and Victorian styles and is a less ornate version of the two styles. The American Farmhouse is often associated with the Midwest where it was popularized in the 19th century. Characteristics of the farmhouse style are asymmetrical plan with dormers and gables, a shingle or metal roof, tall windows, a wraparound porch, and lap siding with simple moldings.
Federal. This style marked a time of reformation for American homes from functional to stylized, stately, spacious and comfortable. The stylistic roots of this style home can be found in classical Roman architecture. It was favored in the US during the 18th and 19th centuries, although you can see some of the Federalist details in homes today. They are characterized by a large two-story brick facade with massive chimneys, centered front door, dentil moldings, elliptical gable windows, and oval rooms.
Prairie. This is considered the first architectural style of American origin. Its features of bold lines and open multi-functional spaces are a direct relation to the ornate and compartmentalized Victorian style. Prairie homes usually have low-pitched roofs, overhanging eaves, horizontal lines, a central chimney, and open floor plans. The core ideas of this style are widely attributed to famous architect Frank Lloyd Wright.
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Tis’ the season for pumpkins, fall colors, crisp weather, Breast Cancer Awareness as well as our cause of choice, Domestic Violence Awareness. The number of women affected by Domestic Violence every year the United States is over 1 Million. The majority of victims have not received the help they need and live in constant fear for themselves and their children. Through our “A Safe Night’s Sleep Initiative”, we help victims sleep a little safer and easier through the donation of new bedding.
Today I would like to introduce one of partnering organizations in the A Safe Night’s Sleep program, 1736 Family Crisis Center. 1736 FCC serves the Los Angeles, CA region and we are excited to share our interview with Tobi Quintiliani, Licensed Marriage and Family Therapist and Senior Director at 1736 Family Crisis Center.
Q: Tobi, thank you for joining us here on the blog. Can you describe what 1736 FCC does and the types of services you provide?
1736 Family Crisis Center’s mission is to comprehensively help children (newborns through adolescents), women, men, and families through crisis circumstances, including domestic violence, abuse, homelessness, neglect, poverty, substance abuse, post-traumatic stress disorder, distress, and to improve their prospects for long-term housing, safety, survival, financial stability and success.
Q: When was 1736 FCC founded?
We were founded in 1972, as a community outreach effort to shelter children who were sleeping on LA County’s South Bay beaches. In the course of this work, we began to receive many calls from battered women seeking help. 1736 FCC responded by opening an emergency domestic violence shelter in 1981. In 1984, we established the first transitional domestic violence shelter in LA County that offered a clinically-based program. For nine years, it remained the only one of its kind in the County.
Q: Impressive to know that your organization was one of the first to offer support and services for domestic violence victims. What do you offer today?
Today, we operate four domestic violence shelters, an emergency youth shelter, an in-house Legal Services Department, a City of LA-funded FamilySource Center to help poverty-stricken residents increase their income; a job development and placement program; five 24-hour crisis hotlines; and three outpatient Community Service Centers in LA County.
Q: Can you describe the living accommodations you provide for your clients affected by domestic violence?
We operate all of our shelters in homes that are warm and comfortable. They are located in neighborhoods that you or I might live in, but their location is strictly confidential because our residents are on the run from their abusers.
Q: How many families do you work with every year?
We serve 5000 clients through our direct services each year. On any given day, we serve about 165 clients in our shelters and thousands more through indirect services such as outreach, educational presentations, 24-hour crisis hotlines and governmental presentations.
Q: What impact do see our gift of new bedding making in the lives of your clients?
Besides the fact that each and every family loves to have their own, cozy bedding, it also shows them that there are people that care about them and what they are going through. This helps more than you can imagine with their trauma and mental health.
Q: And our last and lighthearted question: What is your personal favorite Crane & Canopy bedding set?
Good question! My favorite is the Valencia Dove Gray Pintuck. It’s so versatile!
Thanks to everyone at 1736 Family Crisis Center for answering our questions and partnering with us to give the gift of a safe night’s sleep!
October is National Domestic Violence Awareness Month. This is a time for communities to come together and build awareness around a movement towards safe and healthy relationships. Domestic violence is a widespread epidemic that will affect 1 in 4 women and 1 in 7 men in the US in their lifetimes. Every 9 seconds a woman is physically abused by an intimate partner in the United States, meaning millions of Americans are living in silent fear within their own homes.
A BRIEF HISTORY
Twenty years ago, the Violence Against Women Act was passed as the nations response to domestic violence. Since then awareness for domestic violence has greatly improved with the changed laws, transformed culture, and improved support systems for survivors.
Originally evolving from the First Day of Unity, the first Domestic Violence Awareness Month was observed in October of 1987. Two years later, Congress passed the first Domestic Violence Awareness Month Commemorative Legislation to increase awareness, break the silence and be apart of positive change.
PROUD IN PURPLE
The color purple is nationally recognized as the official color of Domestic Violence. Similar to the United States Military’s Purple Heart, this color symbolizes courage, perseverance and strength. It is a reflection and acknowledgement of the pain and suffering that survivors have suffered at the hands of their abusers. It is a symbol of hope and transformation.
This incredibly under-reported crime needs your help! You can raise awareness and educate your friends and family by wearing the color purple, volunteering in local communities and sharing our cause.
Learn more about how we support survivors of Domestic Violence through our A Safe Night’s Sleep Initiative.
We love our gray’s. No matter what shade of gray, it is the perfect neutral that looks great in any bedroom, and can be paired with all different colors! Go for the gray today with one of our fun textured or beautiful patterned gray duvets.
We love the different ways people style our duvets, especially the Linden Border Duvet. Leah Bergman of the super fun blog Freutcake has the Linden Cobalt Blue on her bed. We love how she decided to leave her bed simple and clean, yet accessorized the rest of the room with colorful prints and patterns. How much would do you want to dive into this cozy bed?
We love the modern look of a solid white duvet with just a trim of color around the edges. It creates the perfect pop of color, and is a great duvet to pair with bright patterns!
Be sure to head over to Freutcake to see what other Crane & Canopy products Leah loves!
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Choosing a bed frame and headboard can be a daunting, and very costly task. That’s why this week, we found five of our favorite DIY headboard projects. By creating your own headboard, you can not only save money, but completely customize it to your bedroom! Don’t forget to top off your great new headboard with some beautiful designer bedding!
Add extra storage space to your room using old drawers with this great one-of-a-kind headboard idea.
If you’re bored of your plain headboard, we love this idea of just adding colored and patterned tape to create a fun and vibrant headboard! Make your own patterns by cutting out shapes, or just use the pre-designed tape strips. You can customize it to however you’re feeling!
Have an extra door laying around? Turn it into a perfect headboard that looks great in any room. Stain it to create a more modern look, or paint it to match existing furniture.
Grab an old palate or some wood boards and create a shabby chic headboard. Leave the wood distressed for a more casual look, or stain it for a more formal feel.
Create your very own beautifully modern tufted headboard with this amazingly easy DIY tutorial. We love the clean look of a perfectly tufted headboard!
This season, prints, patterns, and geometric shapes were big on the runway. Bold prints can have such an impact on both an outfit and in your home . We love adding prints and patterns to the bedroom with a fun duvet! Our favorite statement duvets are our Noe Blue, Fans Mint, and Fillmore Blue. So be fearless and play around with big prints and patterns in your home!
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Happy Monday everyone! We hope you had a relaxing weekend.
October is Domestic Violence Awareness Month.Domestic Violence is an epidemic that affects over 1.3 million individuals every year, regardless of age, economic status, race, religion, nationality or educational background. In fact, one in 4 women will be affected by domestic violence in her lifetime. The consequences of domestic violence can last a lifetime and sadly, can cost someone his or her life.
Last Monday, we announced our national partnership with the largest domestic violence agencies and shelters from around the country to “Give the Gift of a Safe Night’s Sleep." When you purchase Crane & Canopy bedding, you allow us to donate to women affected by domestic violence and abuse.
Today, we are excited to announce our “Pin It To Gift It” Contest where you can help us give more to victims of domestic violence. For every entry that we receive during the month of October, we will donate $1 to a partnering Crane & Canopy domestic violence shelter. In addition, a lucky winner will be chosen and given the choice to win a $100 gift card to Crane & Canopy or to gift the amount to one of our partnering shelters of his or her choice. Here are the 4 easy steps to enter:
- Follow Crane & Canopy on Pinterest.
- Pin 4 images of your favorite Crane & Canopy products from our bedding collection onto an existing home board. (Each entry must include 4 pins)
- Add the hashtags #safenight and #craneandcanopy to your pin.
- Post a link to each of your pins in the comments section of this blog post (scroll down).
View the complete collection here and happy pinning!
Contest ends Thursday, October 31, 2013 at 12pm PST. Read the rest of the Contest’s Terms & Conditions here.
To learn more about our cause, click here.