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Design Trend Tips: Vintage Chic

Just in time for spring cleaning and home makeovers, the hottest new home trend is out—and it’s vintage chic! Inspired by dainty geometric prints, rustic staples and old-timey accents, this style thrives on thrift store finds and DIY projects—but we’ve put together a quick guide with some of our own finds.

First, begin with a color palette of ivories and pastels. Soft hues like mint, ice blue and soft pink are all staples of vintage chic. Key accents you can look out for are driftwood, burlap, linen and mercury and hobnail glass. These pieces embody the look of the antique aesthetic.

Bedroom: Focus on making practical essentials unique with romantic details. Antiqued metal organizers, driftwood frames, distressed paint dressers and ruffled comforters are some ways to play up the timeless trend.

Bathroom: Classic minimalism with a rustic edge should be the mantra of a vintage chic bathroom. A mix of clean ceramic accessories and rustic accents creates a lovely ambiance—woven bins and hobnail jars are perfect for organizing toiletries.  Throw in some in some fun retro art for an extra accent.

Kid’s Bedroom: Enrich your child’s space practically with some old-timey art, a simple bedframe, plush throw rug and rustic shelving.

Kitchen: Hobnail jars are great for storing food or showing off a fresh bouquet, while sunny retro prints on towels or curtains complement milky ceramic dishes quite nicely with an ambiance that is fresh, warm and inviting.

 

 

Family Room: Capture this trend with furniture, rugs and throw pillows in clean, simple, geometric prints and soft colors. Add rustic accents like a wooden side table or driftwood art to complete a space that’s just as interesting as it is relaxing.

OutdoorsAntiqued metal furniture is perfect for some outdoor family time, and you can add ambiance with a few strings of outdoor lights. For the gardening family, a chalkboard organizer is a lovely way to store yardwork supplies.

Candy-less Easter Basket

Every kid loves receiving Easter baskets—some might even say it’s the highlight of their holiday. This weekend at zulily we’re giving you new gift ideas that will make your basket a favorite among every kid. Although chocolates and candy are sweet, these fun finds are even sweeter!

Let’s start off your candy-less basket with this Peeps plush toy set ($6.99). They’re cute, cuddly, and best of all, sugar- and calorie-free!

Every girl deserves to be a princess, and with this Disney Princess Charm Necklace Set by H.E.R. ($5.99), she’ll feel as regal as Cinderella or Belle. Interchangeable charms make it a fashionably fun piece.

This Night, Night Peter Rabbit Cloth Book ($10.99) is sure to be a huge hit among little ones with its soft, plush material.

 

The Rainbow Hide ‘Em & Hatch ‘Em Easter Egg Set ($16.99) will keep kids busy for hours on end.

For a truly unique idea, why not use this Easter Chick Shoulder Bag from Fiesta ($7.99) in place of a basket? Fill it up with the picks above, and you’ve got one standout gift.

The ideas don’t stop here. Browse through our Easter Gift sales this weekend to find even more fun pieces to create the best basket on the block. Have a hoppy holiday!

Brand Spotlight: RuffleButts

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In 2007, twenty-something Amber Schaub was working her day job and dreaming of something different to do with her life. Within three months, she quit her job and brainstormed her product idea­—RuffleButts, based upon the ruffled bloomers she loved to wear as a little girl and could no longer find in stores.

As a long-time entrepreneur (she started a grocery delivery business and babysitting clubs when she was a kid), Amber threw herself wholeheartedly into her dream. She took sewing lessons, made samples and worked with factories. In less than a year, RuffleButts was officially born.

By 2010, RuffleButts had already gained a following for their whimsical designs and incredible attention to detail and quality. And that’s when a children’s apparel start-up appeared on the scene. When Amber first heard of zulily, she was skeptical. But as she explains, “The more I heard about them, the more I could understand that they were creating an avenue to share products with millions of moms around the world. We’re a small company and zulily has so much reach. It’s fantastic because we’re able to share what we’re doing with so many more moms out there.”

RuffleButts, along with brother brand RuggedButts, is a company to watch. They’re one of the fastest growing brands in the children’s apparel market and they’re launching new lines, new sizes and new styles while still maintaining the quality and customer care they’re known for.

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For Amber, one of her favorite parts of running her own business is the interaction with the people who love RuffleButts. As she says, “We have the most incredible customers. They’re über supportive and have really cheered me on since the beginning. We have over 160,000 Facebook fans and they’re constantly sharing photos of their children in our apparel along with words of support. As the creator of this brand, I find it incredibly touching and also so rewarding to see.”

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