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Mother's Day for the Steamboat Mom

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­The Steamboat Mom is unlike any other woman in town. She has more hats in her closet than anyone can imagine. From her active lifestyle to her practical taste, she exudes confidence even when life throws her a curve ball. She manages to be an active member in the community, and a role model for her children. She leads by example in everything she does, from what she eats and feeds her family to how she balances her work, family and social life. And like all moms around the world, she has an innate ability to make a house feel like home.

We can appreciate the talent mothers possess for setting this mood as home decor is our specialty. Clearly this feeling goes beyond decor and no matter what home looks like to you, the feeling of home is undeniable. We have a few ideas of ways to show your appreciation for Mom and the home she has built for her family. These items were selected with the Steamboat Mom in mind, to compliment and enhance her home.

 

4. Selenite Stone to match Mom's Magnetic Energy. 5. Upgrade Mom's Tablescape with This Stylish Server Set. 6. Ski House aromatics for the Steamboat Home.

Moms should be celebrated everyday, and with Mother’s Day just around the corner, we are happy to have this designated time to say “Thank You!” Thank you for everything you have done for us. Although everyday isn’t perfect through the eyes of a mother and the house isn't always HGTV ready, the memories we keep as children are truly special moments in life.

Rumor Design + LAFCO House & Home

For each room of the home, we've created a look and feel that pairs with the modern home and unique scents of each LAFCO candle. All of these home accessories and decor can be found right in our retail showroom at 345 Lincoln. Ave in downtown Steamboat Springs, CO.

"LAFCO candles are hand poured in the USA and optimized to yield a 90-hour burn. Formulated with a specialty high soy content wax which burns cleaner than paraffin. Made with natural essential oil-based fragrances that burns richly and evenly, filling the entire space with fragrance. Each candle is made in a hand-blown art glass vessel whose sophisticated lines and vibrant colors will compliment any space, long after the wax has burned." $65/ea.

Ski House

Feu de Bois - Woody, smoky and warm: Fresh Pine provides a crisp opening to this cozy woody blend that beautifully portrays the warmth and relaxing mood of sitting by a blazing fire. Patchouli, Virginia Cedar and precious Sandalwood form a potent heart, as smoky Leather Accord and hints of Vanilla and Frankincense bring a comforting finish.

Ski Pillow - Reminiscent of a day on the slopes, Meet You at the Lodge will transform your home into the perfect snow-covered retreat. Block printed on burlap, zipper closure, cloud faux down pillow insert. Made in the USA. 18"x18" $95

Brass Antlers - Bring the outside in with these decorative sheds. They add a little flash and a lot of interest to any space of your Ski House. S/2 $79

Powder Room

Duchess Peony - Sparkling floral: A lush bouquet of silken Peony Blossoms and sophisticated pink Rose is the centerpiece for this exquisite mix, which is at once delicate and majestic. Rain Mist gilds glistening Cassis Berries, framed by a field of soft Camellia and powdery Floral Musk for a subtle, feminine finish.

La Femme Baignoire - A chic, stunning adaptation of a French sculptor's beloved work in a biodegradable, eco-friendly stone composite. Place "The Bathing Lady" contemporary figurine in a high-profile spot of your powder room for maximum visibility and admiration. $250

Purple Orchid - Orchid Phalaenopsis in Glass Ball brings beauty and color into any space. 11" W x 12" H. $99

Meditation Room

Mint Tisane - Aromatic and Fresh: Fresh and revitalizing with a spa-like mood. Citrus notes dry down to reveal the natural aromatic heart of Spearmint, Peppermint, Eucalyptus, Basil, Anise, Sage and Bay Leaf. A spicy blend of Ginger and Clove add depth and distinction.

Selenite Terminated Stone - Found in the Atlas Mountains of Morocco, selenite is a naturally occurring salt mineral, formed millions of years ago. These cubes of selenite are slightly tapered to a point and partially polished. The point concentrates the energy and directs it upwards. $215

Geometric Wool Pillow - Charcoal and ivory diamond pattern woven in multi contents with cotton back fabric. 13"x21". Made in India. $75

Penthouse

Champagne - Sparkling, clean citrus: A juicy mélange of crisp Grapefruit, Orange pulp, Mandarin Zest, and Tuscan Lemon sets the tone for this vibrant fragrance that evokes a luxurious and rarified mood. Effervescent Ginger adds a bubbly sparkle to the bouquet of Rose and Neroli, and Verbena sustains a clean freshness in the drydown.

Atom Pendant Chandelier - Modern 9-light pendant with smoked grey glass globes to set the mood in a sophisticated space. $500

Earl's Court Throw - Drawing on the spirit of some of our favorite London spots, the luxurious, washable cotton blend of our Earls Court throw brings a touch of that wonderful city’s sophistication and vitality into your Penthouse decor. $139

Kitchen

Cilantro Orange - Crisp and energizing: A burst of tart Orange and succulent Mandarin pulp blend beautifully with energizing Petitgrain and crisp Avocado essence to portray a dewy freshness on a shimmering background of aromatic Cilantro and iced Lemon Verbena.

Aldo Marble Cheese Board - Elegant rounded corners and beveled edges distinguish this modern white marble and sheesham wood table accessory. 10" Square. $63

Decorative Wood Bowl - Arrange fresh fruit more invitingly in this slanted wood bowl. $89

Office

Rosemary Eucalyptus - Aromatic and invigorating: sweet, tangy Juniper Berry and aromatic Garden Sage dance with fresh-cut Rosemary and vitalizing Eucalyptus. Dark, sensual Patchouli creates an earthy, woody edge and spicy Elemi instills balance and a grounding effect.

Darrow Leather Ottoman - The ottoman, re-invented. Cunningly shaped and distressed, flatstock iron supports a spare-yet-comfortable cushion in aged, top grain leather. $1,225

Faux Succulent Set - four gorgeous succulents in glass cubes add color and life into your work space. S/4 $229

Wine Room

Blackberry Pomegranate - Fruity and woody: An unexpected mix of Black Apple, Black Pomegranate and Bordeaux notes create a lush fruity sensation. Lemon, Cypress and Black Eucalyptus give aromatic facets, while Jasmine and Ylang add a subtle floral caress. A foundation of Patchouli, Black Cedar, aged Oakwood and smoky Vetiver provide depth.

Tea Light Holders - A tribute to the iconic Harry Bertoia 'sound sculptures' of the 1960's, these deconstructed pieces of functional sculpture hold tapered or votive candles. S/3 $149

Kate Spade Tassel Pillow - This linen pillow with lush tassels and an airy lattice-work border punches up the color and comfort quotient of your wine room with panache. 20" x 20". $143

Master Bedroom

Chamomile Lavender - Relaxing, aromatic floral: Warm and enveloping top notes of sparkling Bergamot and calming Chamomile melt into a dramatic heart of Lavender and fresh Eucalyptus, creating a feeling of relaxation and well-being. Smoky Patchouli is enhanced by hints of aromatic Sage, Honey Flower and Rosemary for a smooth, sensual finish.

600 TC Egyptian Cotton Sheets - Beautiful single-ply sateen weave. Long-staple authentic Egyptian cotton. Ultra-deep pockets. Single-ply yarns produce a true thread count. $220-$250

White Orchid - Bring calm and cool colors into your master bedroom with this Orchid Phalaenopsis in a patina glass bowl. 11wx6dx17h $159

Faux, for Real?

When you think of faux plants and flowers, do you think "cheapy plastic?" We used to think that until we discovered sources we love for gorgeous silk arrangements that look and feel real, for real!

Why faux? Organic elegance, understated chic, and unexpected style with minimal maintenance.

Not everyone has a green thumb, and even those who are talented in this area can appreciate their beauty, no matter the season! Our vendors have an immeasurable love of all things floral and a desire to replicate them in the most representational way possible. Their collections are created with the finest hand crafted quality and botanical accuracy.

We're no botanists however, we are designers and can assure you that faux arrangements can be done well, no matter your style or space.

Try it for yourself! We've just selected delicate peonies, orchids and cherry blossom arrangements for you in our retail showroom. Just because it's Fall outside, doesn't mean your decor has to wither inside. These expertly curated concepts provide inspiration and a better visual of how new faux florals will fit in your space.

Take a look below at our past design projects where faux pieces inject color and life into each room. Plants and produce also shine in spaces like the kitchen and bath.

 

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Rumor Showroom Spotlight: Selenite Terminated Stone

“Be a ruthless editor of what you allow into your home. Ask yourselves, “What does this object mean to me?” Nate Berkus.

Here is a beautiful example of a decorative piece you can feel good about adding to your home collection. Regardless of whether you believe in its powers or not, selenite is a beautiful natural object to live with. Each piece is unique with natural inclusions, crystal formations, opacity and dimensions.

Named after Selene, goddess of the Moon, selenite comes with many mythological stories. It is believed to possess unique cleansing powers, providing clarity within its environment and cleaning other crystals that are placed on it. It radiates white light and removes negative and unpure energy in its surroundings. In crystal healing therapy, it is calming, providing mental clarity and objectivity.

Found in the Atlas Mountains of Morocco, selenite is a naturally occurring salt mineral, formed millions of years ago. These cubes of selenite are slightly tapered to a point and partially polished. The point concentrates the energy and directs it upwards.

Shop the Showroom for selenite and more unique pieces like this.

How They are Made

Clay-walled farming villages dot the surreal landscape. Selenite occurs in narrow veins which can only be excavated from hand-dug caves. The most precious, pure large crystals are buried deep and the miners will go in as far as 200 feet to extract the minerals without any modern equipment – only a pick, shovel and wheelbarrow. The work is painstaking and becomes more dangerous as the depth increases. Once a vein is exhausted, the mine is refilled with the original terrain to ensure stability of the mountainside.

The raw stones are taken from the mines to a warehouse in a local village, then trucked to a workshop for processing by skilled craftspeople. Selenite is beautiful in its raw state where all the inclusions and optic striations are visible. It’s also hand polished and shaped with simple tools into a variety of geometric forms. The soft texture of the stone allows it to be polished to a satin-like shine.

Info & Images of Selenite provided by our vendor resource.

Info & Images of Selenite provided by our vendor resource.