Andrea helps people refresh their home decor. She studied film, so she knows how hard it is to make something visually appealing.
Perfecting the Art of Home Decorating
My paradise: bundling up on the couch, drinking a hot cup of apple cider, and watching a fire build in the fireplace. Home is my sanctuary. It's where I can write my stories, play with my cats, and watch my husband do a speed run of a puzzle.
Your home is an extension of you. It represents you. It’s where you go to escape from the world. With the right decorating, you can turn your home into a place that inspires and comforts you.
TAVÉ Home can help you with your decorating needs. Rooms that have been neglected will get a little bit of TLC through its subscription program.
In this review, I'm going to:
- Tell you about TAVÉ Home and the designer behind it.
- Describe the company's online quiz and how it matches you to a style.
- Give a rundown of the three styles curated by TAVÉ Home.
- Show you what came in my subscription box. (I was sorted into the Eclectic Chic style.)
TAVÉ Home is a curated subscription box intended to help you refresh your rooms. Each box will have 4-6 home textile and décor products. It costs $79.95 per box.
The items for the boxes are selected by the creator of KJ Designs & Importing. The designer, Kim Fauria, recognized that online shopping is continuing to grow; she started TAVÉ Home to curate items for a membership program.
TAVÉ Home doesn't compete with her existing retail business. On the company website, she says she enjoys putting together the boxes, and she hopes subscribers will love what she put together.
The company matches you to one of three styles:
- Clean + Crisp
- Farm Fresh
- Eclectic Chic
There is a quiz on the website that helps determine your aesthetic ideals. When I took the quiz, I got Eclectic Chic. If you decide to take the quiz, it will have you look at a few different items. You’ll pick your favorite color palate. You'll also compare pictures of furniture and be asked to select your favorite items or spreads.
You'll have to decide whether you want your home to come off tidy, quirky, or cozy. The quiz also asked me about my ideal outdoor space, and how I would describe my wardrobe. It's a really simple, no snags quiz. You can do it in a couple of minutes.
So what is Eclectic Chic? It says I like things “methodically mismatched, yet beautifully balanced.” It also notes I appreciate a cozy space that tells a story (that is 100% true). It also mentions that Eclectic Chic focuses on boutique looks and charm.
You can read more about the styles below.
Clean + Crisp
Imagine a home that's calm and unassuming. I would call it the Virgo aesthetic. Everything has a designated place, and there aren't flashy colors or distracting objects. Your home is organized and clutter-free. You like cozy furniture with natural, organic fibers. Your home looks sophisticated and smart.
Minimalism helps people relax and focus on the things that really matter to them. It's less about showiness and more about comfort and utility.
My husband predicts country living will be the sought-after aesthetic for the next few years. People are nostalgic for open fields and sprawling porches. Since the pandemic era, a surge of people has moved out of big cities to live in less populated areas.
Farm Fresh is all your wildest rustic dreams. Think black rod iron accents and chic linens. Bright white vases and images of bulls. It's an array of reclaimed woods, metals, and a hybrid of the two.
It's a style for the bohemian among your friends. It is for those who like bright colors, big centerpieces, and liveliness. You want to cultivate conversation with mismatched yet beautifully arranged pieces. People come to your house for a bit of charm and fantasy.
It's bold, fun, and energizing. This style is for someone who bucks the beige/gray wall trend. You like patterns, originality, and a little bit of chaos.
I'm a sucker for floral arrangements. I like a pop of color in my rooms. The Magnolia Stem has delightful fall colors that help ring in the season. Previously, I had fake blue lilies in a glass vase on my mantel. Simply changing out the flowers for the leaves gave the room a more sophisticated and autumn feel.
I put the stem in a vase from my dad. He got it on a trip to Santa Fe, New Mexico. The dog statue was created by an artist who lives in Springfield, Missouri. She makes art of people's pets when she has some downtime from work and school.
The Magnolia Stem works well with other brown-colored objects. I think it blends well with my mantel and brick wall. The piece reminds me of November when the peak of fall has passed.
Cozy Up Throw, Ivory
One of my favorite items from the subscription box was the ivory blanket. It's so soft. The color of it makes a room seem cleaner than it actually is. It's large enough for two people. It could fit a full-size or queen-size bed.
I like to run my hand across it. The bumps make for a rewarding kinesthetic sensation. Just keep in mind that it's white. Any spills or mishaps will show up on it, so you may want to keep it away from young kids or messy adults. My cats immediately fell for it because of the texture.
FYI: If you ever have a room that's too dark, adding white-colored objects will bring back some life into the space. White looks clean and mature. It isn't too obtrusive of a color even though it pops. White can work with just about any shade. Ivory is often used in weddings; the color is refreshing and elegant.
Time Peace Ceramic Decorative Accent
The ceramic peace sign commands attention. It's a bright, bold, and shiny piece. For the above picture, I put the hand in a dark mahogany box to see if its shine could work all on its own.
You could put the item in the middle of your living room to remind people to relax and to go with the flow. You could put it in your bathroom next to the soap to subtlely remind people to wash their hands. Or you could be like me and put it in your bedroom to hang a couple of necklaces.
The gold hand doesn't come with pearls. I just wanted to demonstrate to you what that would look like. The hand is a room accent; I was tempted into using it as a jewelry display.
The hand is quirky. You're not going to find it in a typical grandma's house. Add it to a space that needs allure.
Quartz Bookshelf Stopper or Paperweight
If you need something to organize your books or hold down your papers, this item will do the trick and with grace. The item is very reflective. It will sparkle with the right lighting.
The sides are smooth with the exception of the curved side, which is bumpy and fun if you like to touch textures. It does have a bit of weight to it. You don't want your kids throwing this around the house.
What I like about this piece is you can move it around to fit your needs. Some bookshelf stoppers only work in one direction. This one can be turned to its side or flipped over to fill up different spaces.
Your papers won't fly away if you put this on top of them. I think it would be lovely to put the quartz piece on top of a freshly printed manuscript.
The object could also be used as a decorative piece to liven up a coffee table. Place it on top of magazines or put it next to a bowl of crystals.
So Faux! Faux Croc Placemat, Champagne Gold
I love these placemats. Four of them were in the box. They make my life easier. They make dinner parties all the more elegant and memorable. They keep things energetic and clean. I love placemats that are easy to wash and easy to organize.
I also put desserts on these. I have a large glass cake dome that I'll put on top of one, and it keeps everything neat and contained. These placemats are very convenient. If you have a sensitive table and you're worried about dings or stains, these placemats can give you some peace of mind.
The color works well for Christmas, NYE, birthdays, and other special occasions. The look is contemporary and edgy.
Be a Gem, Emerald Napkin Rings Set of 6
These emerald napkin rings are eye-catching in all the right ways. The color is mesmerizing. I think they would look lovely with neutral-colored napkins; I would go with white, beige, or gray. You could have more eccentric napkins than that with wild patterns or ostentatious colors.
The rings have plenty of space. The emerald part is fairly large. People will most likely comment on the rings if you include them in a dinner party. They add a noticeable pizzazz. One good thing: it'll be easy to keep track of these and find them after a dinner gathering.
Napkin rings are a simple but lovely touch to an event. They can make your dining room look more attractive.
This content is accurate and true to the best of the author’s knowledge and is not meant to substitute for formal and individualized advice from a qualified professional.
© 2021 Andrea Lawrence