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How to Find Your Newlywed Home Scent: Tips from the Founder & CEO of Red Flower

Your spouse-to-be’s a minimalist. You’re a maximalist. They love pops of color. You’re a fan of neutrals. Merging tastes with your spouse-to-be can be difficult, especially when you’re deciding on the perfect scent for your home. So we went to Red Flower, a body care and beauty product company with an emphasis on wellness and the environment, and chatted up their founder and CEO, Yael Alkalay. Find out how to find the right essence for you as a couple, secrets about their candles and more. 1. What advice would you give to an engaged couple looking to choose a scent for their newlywed home? What a fantastic question! You want to find a scent that makes the you both feel at home, as well as one that represents long-lasting union, a bond. Scent is a wonderful way to share and communicate without words and so many factors affect how a couple might experience scent (time of day, proximity to water, size of space to name a few). I recommend thinking long term, so look for …

Tory Burch Home is Here! Here Are Our 5 Favorite Pieces

You’ve probably walked in her iconic flats, stashed your essentials in one of her sophisticated handbags, or zipped yourself up in one of her chic party dresses. If this iconic designer fills your closet, it’s time for her to fill the rest of your home, too. That’s right—you can now register for all things Tory Burch Home at Zola (and we’re the only registry where you can do so). Tory Burch Home is inspired by Tory’s lifetime love of home decor and international travel souvenirs. Her biggest inspiration for the line was her mother and the antique ceramics they collected together as a child. From vibrant green dishes to hand-painted glassware and charming cocktail napkins, Tory Burch Home features a range of first home must-haves. Not sure where to start? Take a look at our top five favorites. 1. Dodie Thayer for Tory Burch Lettuce Ware Collection Created in collaboration with storied ceramicist Dodie Thayer, these charming pieces bring the elegance of 1960s Palm Beach right to your home. They’re designed for everyday use, so yes, …

Winter Whites

While you gear up for extreme hibernation this season, make sure your interior is ready for all the upcoming cold and dreariness headed our way. Winter whites are the perfect fix to brighten up your space, keeping in line with your already-chic aesthetic choices, of course. Check out our top picks here and head to our site for more winter white tonal options. Couture Knit Cup With a timeless cable knit design, this porcelain cup defines cozy all winter long without the itchy feeling of your favorite wool sweater. Its double-layer construction keeps your warm drinks warmer longer, from hot chocolate to hot toddies. Luxe Double Sheepskin Rug Straight from New Zealand, this sheepskin rug doubles as a cozy blanket to curl up with all season long. This fuzzy number is perfect for a night by the fireplace or Sunday afternoons on the couch. Morandi Bud Vase Brighten up those long winter days with these charming white bud vases. Pop in your favorite pretty petals to bring a little sunshine inside and keep the unbearable conditions on the outside. Rocket Chair Rock away …

Best Wedding Gifts of the Spring: Zola Couples’ Favorites

Looking for registry inspiration? Don’t miss out on the best wedding gifts of the spring. Browse through our best sellers list to see what other Zola couples love right now. 1 | SCHOTT ZWIESEL Pure Champagne Flute, Set of 6 Can’t wait to entertain in your new home? These champagne flutes are a must-have for those couples that love to serve a little bubbly at their get-togethers. 2 | OLD DUTCH Footed Colander Proof that a strainer does not have to be bland. Here’s a kitchen essential that is equal parts beauty and function. 3 | BREVILLE Mini Smart Toaster Oven This sleek looking mini oven is perfect for smaller kitchens. With the power of a conventional oven, you will be able to cook full meals for two in cozy spaces. 4 | VILLEROY & BOCH Artesano Original Dip Bowl Need another reason to start planning your first dinner party as a married duo? This dip bowl is a simple yet sophisticated piece that works perfectly next to cheese boards and vegetable platters. 5 | LE CREUSET Rectangular Baking …

A Lesson on Bookshelf Styling

While we firmly believe that books should remain the focus of any bookshelf, some rules are meant to be bent! Your shelves have the potential to tell a story through the company your books keep. Here are some creative bookshelf styling tips and ways to curate your library collection to show off your keepsakes right alongside the literature you love. Get Creative with Color Paint the inside of your shelves in a bold hue if you’re craving a dramatic backdrop, or arrange your books into color collections for a strong ombré effect. Play with ProportionsKnick-knacks, vases, and souvenirs from your travels lend a sculptural feel to your stacks. Use the sculpturally stunning White Frost Chisel Vases from Design Ideas as an alternative to classic bookends for a whimsical touch, or lean a print against an open space to add some height and serve as a backdrop for a smaller object. Get Daring with Direction The debate of horizontal versus vertical stacks doesn’t need to happen! The most interesting shelves incorporate both for an eclectic mix. Lay your coffee table books on their side, …

5 Steps to an Organized Home

There’s no better time than the present to declutter your home and turn it into the well-organized space you’ve always wanted. Why wait ’til spring when you have all this time inside, hiding from the cold. Organizing your home doesn’t have to be difficult. Just take it one step at a time and follow these instructions below. 1. Declutter First things first, get rid of all that junk. Go through one room at a time and purge it of all that clutter. You know, those pillows you haven’t touched in five years or that sweatshirt you still have from college. Create piles for “keep”, “toss”, and “donate” in each room and only keep the things you’ve used in the last few months, that are seasonally used, or that have special meaning (like a clock from your grandma). 2. Store items where they are used most Seems obvious, but one of the most common mistakes is storing items far from where they are actually used. For instance, in the kitchen, keep your pots & pans close to the stove. Keep …

The 5 Cleaning Essentials Every Home Needs

When it comes to keeping a clean home, there’s no need to go overboard on the cleaning supplies. To avoid more clutter and disorganization, we suggest sticking to the basics in order to simplify the cleaning process. So, what products do you actually need to keep in the storage closet to maintain a tidy house? Just these five: 1. Vacuum You won’t regret investing in a quality vacuum. Choose one that cleans multiple surfaces (carpets, wood floors, etc.) and comes with the essential attachments (for cleaning furniture or hard-to-reach places). A quality vacuum not only lasts, but you can also really see the difference in the results. The Miele S7280 Jazz Upright Vacuum is one of our top recommendations. 2. Mop Mops are a must for cleaning up sticky messes on tile and hard surfaces that vacuums just can’t get. You’ll definitely want modern design that makes the process effortless and mess-free. 3. Broom with Dustpan Nothing can replace a classic broom and dustpan set. For crumbs, broken glass, and other messes, this cleaning set is …