Category Archives:Mix & Match

Mix & Match : Negative Space

Continuing with the design element of space for the week, T & B has curated a variety of home decor products with an emphasis on negative space. The great thing about focusing on negative space is that you start to reduce clutter and simplify — thus creating openness and more of a free flowing environment.

Often, the objects we own are an extension of ourselves and we attach a particular value to them which is why it is usually hard to get rid of something you own even if you don’t use it. I am a big believer that environments affect mood and so by being very selective over new products to add to your home and making sure they have a nice balance of positive and negative space, you can feel and live better. Here are a few starting points as well as a great read on better living tips from one of my absolute favorite sites, Gestalten.


1.) Obelisk Terrarium 2.) The Monocle Guide to Better Living book 3.) Ennis Large Pendant hanging light 4.) Slim Leather Sling Chair 5.) Kai Bookshelf

Product curated by Sara Chars.

Mix & Match : Texture

In celebration of the Fourth of July on Friday, T & B has carefully selected a few USA-made, handmade home decor products featuring the theme of texture because it’s both visually pleasing and tactically satisfying. All of these wonderful products are curated from one of my favorite new sites, The American Edit, a “style-minded map to Made in America” with an A-list collection of USA brands. I also love it because it was started right here in Minneapolis!

USA_made1.) Dots & Stripes Set (Rebecca Atwood) 2.) Cape Patchwork #1 pillow (Rebecca Atwood) 3.) Etched Plate (Heath Ceramics) 4.) Palo Santo Wood Sticks (Imogene + Willie) 5.) Weekender Stripe Wool Throw (Faribault Woolen Mill)


Rebecca Atwood’s desk of inspiration from her blog. And in honor of the 4th, she is having a sale through Monday (and she only does sales twice a year!). [photo by Emily Johnston] 


Heath Ceramics, newly opened in San Francisco. See how they make their products here.


Watch a behind-the-scenes video here on the story of how Imogene + Willie all started.


“Founded on the banks of the Cannon River in Faribault, MN, the Faribault Woolen Mill is a living testament to American craftsmanship.” Read more about the art of wool and snag 25% off all flag throws through July 7th.

 Content curated by Sara Chars.

Mix & Match : Geometry

Happy Wednesday! For today’s post we thought we’d switch it up and talk design. The Acapulco Multi lounge Chair was the main inspiration for this series. I love the way it’s divided by color to make pie piece shapes and couldn’t resist the challenge of pairing other product with it.

mixandmatch_geometry1. Acapulco Multi lounge Chair 2. Mario Blue Throw 3. Totum Side Table  4. Arod Work Lamp

Product curated by Heather Day.

Mix & Match : Coastline Essentials

Whether you are fortunate enough to live near the coastline with easy daily access to a little escape, or if you’ve planned a vacay to get to one, here are some essential items to wear while taking in the beautiful coastal views and feeling the white sand slither between your toes.

To start, sandals are a must and these ones are much more stylish than your basic poolside flip flops. Airy palazzo pants are both super comfortable and very in. They also look fabulous in the breeze as they are very flowy. A black crop tank, easily interchangeable with any outfit. A cute chic sun hat that will protect your skin from those harmful rays and is a lovely accessory that really adds to an outfit. A backpack to hold  sunscreen, camera and your current read. A spritz of your favorite perfume and a chunky cuff bracelet from Sevenly, a store that donates $7 of every purchase to a charity of the month — this one being Soles for Souls — dedicated to fighting poverty. And voilà! You’ve got a stylish and comfortable coastline outfit.

TB_Coastline1.) Sea NY palazzo pant 2.) Brooks Brothers Raffia sun hat 3.) black crop tank 4.) Elie Saab le parfum 5.) Sevenly cuff bracelet 6.) Camila sandal 7.) Barney’s bomber mini backpack

Content curated by Sara Chars.

Get The Look : Men’s Summer Fashion

This one goes out to all the fellas (or ladies looking to buy for their special someone). We show you the look and where to find the items. Piece of cake, right? Also, be sure to check out all of these awesome gift ideas for Father’s day at East Dane before the day sneaks up on you this Sunday.


1.) Vince tee 2.) J Crew red button-down 3.) Baldwin denim shorts 4.) Fossil leather warp bracelet 5.) Shinola card wallet 6.) John Varvatos black leather sneakers 

Content curated by Sara Chars.

Get The Look : Black & White

Today we’re inspired by the photography on La Cool & Chic and we’ve pulled together a few personal favs to achieve the look. It’s safe to say this outfit is work appropriate and happy hour friendly! 3199177020f605a0a58445bb00976591


1.) MCQ Alexander McQueen Jacket (Currently 30% off!) 2.) Beati Blouse  3.) Parsec Trousers 4.) Michael Kors Slim Runway Bracelet Watch 5.) Burberry Nail Polish 6.) 50mm Retro Sunglasses 7.) Imply Bootie (Currently 30% off!) 8.) Medium M.A.B. Tote

PS. Nordstrom is having their half yearly sale for women and children! You’re welcome.

Content curated by Heather Day.


Mix and Match: Coffee Date

I can’t believe it’s only Wednesday. It has been a crazy couple of weeks. One consistent theme this month has been the fact that I go on so many coffee dates! They are great. It’s the perfect amount of time to catch up with an old friend or visit with a colleague. There is less of a commitment to your day so you’ll still have time to run some errands with a boost of caffeine. With this in mind, here’s what we have collected for the perfect coffee date:TB_averagesat 1.) Draft Tank in Stripe   2.) Current Elliott Jeans 3.) Vince Camuto Scarf 4.) Stretch Triangle Bracelet 5.) Club Fox 54mm Sunglasses 6.) Gramercy Round Bracelet Watch 7.) Nonstp Bootie  8.) Ted Baker Tote

Content curated by Heather Day

Mix & Match : Touch of Taupe

What better way to kick off our curated fashion than with a little touch of taupe. This is the perfect transition-into-spring outfit with a cute boxy tee and shoes that will keep you ahead of the game when that April shower rolls in.touchoftaupe1.) Topshop burnout boxy tee 2.) J. Crew stretch toothpick jean 3.) Madewell arrowstack necklace 4.) The Lana sunglasses 5.) J. Crew medium sea bag tote 6.) Pierrepont Hicks taupe mid-boot 7.) Sara Designs leather and beaded wrap watch

Content curated by Sara Chars