NEW BENI COLLECTION!

You’ve seen reproductions of Beni Ourains’ in current decor stores and in design magazines – but there is nothing like the real deal. Hand woven in the Atlas Mountains of Morocco by the Beni Ourain tribe, with pile of off-white and black natural wool. They are typically woven with simple harlequin patterns and tribal graphics.  They style will in both Contemporary, Modern or Mid-Century style spaces.  We are true believers they are a staple piece for every home!

We just got a new collection of Beni Ourains in and thought we would share how to style with these one-of-a-kind beauties!

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PHOTOS via PINTEREST

SALVAGE ONE SHOOT || styling with maven

A few weeks back, we did a photo shoot at a local event space, Salvage One. It is an old industrial loft (3 levels!) with vintage furniture scattered throughout.  Oh my goodness, we were in heaven!  Had to share a few of our favorite shots of our products staged within.

 

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Featuring our Moroccan Kilim rug. Looks beautiful with a mid-century leather couch.
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The details in the rug are simply stunning.
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Wedding blankets can make the most beautiful rugs.
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With simple furniture pieces like these, you can really spruce up a space with a colorful rug. It helps add warmth and texture to the space.
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Kilim pillows… They are just perfection where ever you place them!
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Try layering a chair (or couch) with a pom-pom blanket. These XL pom-poms help add a new dimension to a simple formed piece of furniture.
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Loving everything that is happening in the picture. The vintage sign is incredible and so is the chair! Our kilim pillow just adds a nice color pop.
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Truly, rag rugs can be used in any space. Obsessed with this look.
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Boucherouite rag rugs layered on a bar. Gotta have some fun while staging.
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If you are looking for a more luxury/classic rug for a space, try working with a Beni Ourain! They are full of texture but are neutral enough to fit into any space.
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Floor pillows are the most fun to decorate with! You can add them just about anywhere and they add additional seating for gatherings and parties. (Or they are a perfect ‘grow up’ pillow that children love to lay on, while keeping your space classy)
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This glass window was insane! Just loooove this shot.
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Stackables || Floor Pillows
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This bar was was beyond incredible, I had to stage our most luxurious rugs next to it. Aren’t they beautiful?!
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You can’t go wrong with pom-pom blankets!!! They look phenomenal where ever you place them.

PHOTOS BY:   Theresa Yabut

EVENT SPACE:  Salvage One, Chicago IL

PRODUCTS:  Maven Collection

STYLING WITH PERUVIAN RUGS

I’m headed to Peru next week on a buying trip.  Last time I visited, I was able to shop the markets and found some amazing hand-woven rugs.  They are 100% wool and made on back-strap looms, simply gorgeous.  The vibrant stripes add the perfect amount of color to any room!  Can’t wait to see what new pieces I can find this time round!

 

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I have seen this layering look a lot and LOVE IT! What a great way to add texture and color into a room.                                                  (Apt: Design Love Fest || designer: Emily Henderson )
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Layering look again, LOVE IT! such a a great (and inexpensive) way to add an area rug to a room. Mix & Match!
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White & Stripes!
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Apparently, rugs in kitchens is becoming a thing… Not sure how I feel about that, but I think in this simple kitchen, it definitely adds something!
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To be used as a bed covering! How gorgeous is this!
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Then of course, you can always style these gorgeous wool rugs with a basic couch to make your living room look FAB!

Can’t wait to share what I find!

-Laura

Day-to-Night with Maven

Why change your clothes when you can simply change your accessories?

Here’s how to wear the same dress from day to night:

MORNING

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Not sure what to wear to your morning brunch with the girls? Dress up an easy black dress with a fitted leather jacket, a pair of cute boots, a scarf, and a neutral clutch!
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Shown: ‘Evening Out’ Black Stole / ‘Seaweed’ Leather Foldover Clutch / Kilim Boots (Coming soon!)

MID-DAY

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Heading downtown to meet your beau? Switch into some comfy, yet fab, flats! Don’t forget your carryall, too!
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The ‘Oh Sooo Studly’ Black Bowler is fantastic for a day out – store your iPad Mini, iPhone, wallet, water bottle, a book, and anything else you might need while you’re commuting!

NIGHT

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Dinner time, already? Dress up your outfit by wearing a stole as a shrug over your dress! We love the bold ‘Music in the Park’ Brown Stole!
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The ‘Little Olive’ Leather Foldover Clutch is not only gorgeous, but the perfect size for your phone, a small wallet, and some lipstick!
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Our leather ‘Tiny Spotted Leopard’ Flats are so comfortable and versatile! Such a great statement piece for your night out.

Show us how you transition from day to night #stylingwithmaven!

-Heather

5 Ways To Wear A Scarf

Let’s face it: Everybody LOVES scarves, but not everybody knows how to wear them! In fact, I myself struggle on coming up with ways to tie them that are different than the obvious. Instead of wearing your scarves the same way everyday, here are 5 ways for you to change up your look… One for every workday of the week!

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The “Muffler II” – Wrap your scarf this way for extra neck coverage!
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“Loose Wrap” – A fabulously easy way to wrap a large scarf or stole.
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The “Slip Knot” – Probably the easiest, and most popular, of the scarf ties!
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The “Shrug” – Wearing a sleeveless dress? Try this style to add some flair to your outfit, or to keep you warm on a chilly night!
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“Scarf Belt” – Replace a belt by tying a scarf around your waist (or hips). Don’t be afraid to experiment with patterns and solids depending on what you’re wearing!

We’d love to see how you wear your Maven scarves! Show us #stylewithmaven!


-Heather

#stylingwithmaven — WEEK 1

We could not be more excited about how our first week went! Oh my goodness, such a huge thanks to all our family, friends, and fans! A very sincere THANK YOU!

Every Friday we are going to be sharing how our customers #stylewithmaven!

This week we are featuring Jessica from Saint Charles, IL! See how she is wearing MAVEN scarves at work!  Looking fabulous, Jessica!

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Jessica is sporting our ‘That’s a Wrap’ Moroccan Scarf and we love her in it!!!
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Looking ever so fabulous in our ‘PUSHKAR SAND’ Silk Scarf! Handmade in India!

THANKS JESSICA!!!

SHOP HER LOOK HERE!