Every year when Spring begins and Summer is not far behind we all feel the coming of something new. Leaves begin to appear, flowers bloom and before you know it it's time to bring out the grill and set the tone for casual entertaining. Whether just for yourself, an intimate dinner for two, or a larger crowd here are our four design tips to creating your perfect table setting using neutral and natural elements.
The importance of handmade for us at Artha Collections - It comes down to one thing: The central common thread is people. The artisans and everyone we've gotten to know and rely on throughout our entire supply chain and right down to you: Our customers and supporters of what we do and stand for: High quality handmade home decor pieces created in collaboration with artisans to support their traditions and contribute to creating a sustainable lifestyle for them - Products with a Purpose.
Our handwoven 100% cotton Jamdani shawls are truly versatile! They add a touch of color to your summer outfit and can be used in a number of different ways: Draped over your shoulders on a cool night out or to protect you from the sun.
What makes Jamdani special is the supplementary weft technique applied to create the design. It is a lengthy process requiring a high level of patience and skill and watching these artisans working on their handlooms and pausing the weaving process every few seconds to separately weave each line of our motifs into the shawls, is truly captivating. Find out more and watch the video!
Meet the makers - An interview with Vaidesh - An artisan working with one of Artha Collections' artisan partners on the embroidered home decor and personal accessories collections. When we received our latest order from The Hand Embroiderers of Tamil Nadu
we were really happy with the clean and efficient way in which it was done. We learned that Vaidesh, a young artisan slowly taking on more and more responsibilities within the association had led the production from start to finish. We wanted to sit down with her and ask some questions about her life within and beyond the community.
Linen is an extremely versatile and sustainable, environmentally friendly fabric. It's incredibly strong, it's at home in both casual and formal settings and is popular throughout the year. Linen accent pieces on a sofa add texture and a table set with linens can be styled to look extremely elegant or perfectly casual.
The third in our recipe series with photographer and cookbook author Gintare Marcel pairs our table linens with a great taco recipe for casual entertaining. This time we feature our super popular linen Edging Stitch placemats paired with our Surya design napkins.
Summer is the perfect time for casual entertaining - Pot luck dinners and fuss- free grilling means plenty of time to spend quality time with friends and family. Keeping the table decor simple matches the mood perfectly. This is where our Lines placemats come in.
The second of our recipe series with photographer and cookbook author Gintare Marcel pairs our newest crisp white table linens with a wholesome roasted mushroom fettuccine recipe.
We love the idea of decorating our bedroom with artisan made goods that tell a story and have a meaning. To get you started, we styled this bedroom in 5 steps, focusing on a few key artisan made goods. The results are in and we couldn’t be happier with this look - a bedroom design that could be yours with just a few key pieces.
Last month we sat together with photographer and cookbook author Gintare Marcel and put together various recipe and table setting themes. The aim: to give you a one-stop solution to entertaining at home.
We asked Holly for some tips on how to decorate using natural materials, what her signature style is and what she suggests to splurge vs. save on when it comes to styling. Read more for some tips from a professional.
When we first decided we wanted to add rugs to our collections we weren’t quite sure what we were looking for except that they had to be something truly unique. After a lot of research, we found a community that wove beautiful natural woolen rugs out of hefty wool.
Winter’s "nesting" moments are perfect for reflecting and coming up with fresh ideas and motivations. Looking for ideas and tips to decorate your bedroom this winter? Read our post for winter bedroom decor ideas.
It’s always nice to change things up. In this blog post we show you how easy it is to style your space with a few accent pieces by walking you through three distinct looks. Read more!
Rugs add character and dimension to any room. Add warmth and character to your space with an area rug. Check out these four ideas for decorating with rugs!