The Upstate SC

VOL12ISS2 2016

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VOLUME 10—ISSUE 1 67 THE ORIGINAL RELOCATION GUIDE — UPSTATE SC | VOLUME 12 — ISSUE 2 It's likely you'll still need to buy some new items for your home, but consider a purchase that's just new to you by checking out the local thrift stores. After all, antiquing is no longer your grandmother's sport — it's made a huge comeback among the millennial generation. And Upstate South Carolina over- flows with options for where to go. Whether you need upscale furni- ture and statement pieces, vintage signs, or kitschy accents, head over to Only the Good Stuff Antiques' 12,000-square-foot showroom in Spartanburg. For those who re- ally like to sift through the "junk," check out Uncle Mike's Juntiques in Greenville. If downhome country is more your style, Country Peddler Antiques in Campobello has what you're looking for. You can add your own special touch and lasting room design with help from the artisans at Foothills Amish Furniture. You will be proud to pass on beautiful handcrafted furniture to future generations. The on-staff designers can help you match the style of your room to reflect your unique taste and style. Located in the bustling downtown area of Landrum near the quiet railroad tracks, their selection of solid wood furniture, made by the Amish is sure to inspire you. Regardless of where you decide to shop, one thing's for sure: patterns have never been more in, from curtains to tablecloths to area rugs. When it comes to picking patterns, remember the rule of three — the minimum number recommended per room. Start by finding two distinct patterns such as one floral and one geometric. The third (and fourth and fifth, if you're so bold) should be similar to one of the first two and also have two or three colors in it that match. Curtains Up Interiors in Green- ville creates custom curtains, comforters, pillows, shower curtains — you name it, they make it. Just pick your patterns and go. Once the floor space fills, it's time to move onto the walls. Most people will admit they're not art collectors, but, like with most things, the key is to go where the bloggers are. POPSUGAR, which provides content aimed at the female demographic, reports that street photography rose 41 percent HOME DÉCOR in 2015. Other art trends include blue art — yes, artwork featuring many hues of blue, the top-searched color on the online UGallery — pieces featuring Pantone's colors of the year, grand canvases (about five feet and larger) and, sur- prise, patterned art. Greenville plays host to an abundance of galleries for all levels of connoisseurs. The Art Cellar, in particular, caters to a wide array of collectors with its se- lection of paintings and drawings, ceramics, photography, and even jewelry, all from local artists. To complete the design element of any room the per- fect area rug is vital. Orian Rugs Outlet located in An- derson, SC features a dazzling variety of color schemes, patterns and size options to compliment virtually any décor and fit your personality- all with outlet pricing! All of the rugs are beautiful, durable and woven with American Pride. One last home trend for 2016 is a little more alive — houseplants. Not only will plants make your new home aesthetically pleasing, but many studies have shown that spaces with more green reduce stress, ward off depres- sion and improve brain function. Successful indoor greenery doesn't require too much watering, sunlight or attention in general. Pothos, aloe, spider, jade, and Eng- lish ivy plants are just a few of the more resilient corner- and table-dwellers. []

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