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The Art of Sustainable Living: Reclaimed and Vintage Finds

We at Wisteria are passionate about reclaimed and repurposed furniture, offering a unique collection that epitomizes the essence of sustainable living through the celebration of found antique items.

2024 Interior Trends: A Look Ahead at the Latest Trends 

Welcome to the future of interior design! This year, we're taking bold strides towards vivid colors, sustainability, classic details, global fusion, and artisanal craftsmanship.

A Tapestry of Tradition: Artisan Rugs That Tell A Story

At Wisteria, the world of rugs is not just about floor coverings; it's an artistic journey that blends history, craftsmanship, and style.

Reclaimed Wood Furniture: Where Second Chances Create Timeless Beauty

Each piece in this collection is carefully handpicked or crafted using reclaimed wood, making them truly unique in design and dimensions. The variations you see reflect the individuality of the materials we use, each with its own story.

Showcase the Season: Enchanting Étagères & Bookcases

As the holiday season approaches, we invite you to step into a world of festive enchantment and decorating possibilities. With our exquisite collection of étagères and bookcases, you can effortlessly infuse your space with the spirit of the season.

The Bitossi Capsule Collection: Embodying the True Essence of "Made in Italy"

We are thrilled to partner with Bitossi for a capsule event that celebrates this unique home decor brand. Join us in experiencing the beauty and innovation that Bitossi Home brings to every table.

Memories Rekindled, New Paths Explored: A Journey Through Portugal

Portugal is a wonderful place to visit - the beautiful Atlantic Ocean presents an endless vista of color and longing.

Unleash Textural Charm with Fluted Furniture

There's a certain magic in design details that subtly catch the eye. One such detail that has been captivating homeowners and design enthusiasts alike is the fluted, or as some prefer to call it, reeded, ribbed, or grooved design.

Embracing Harmony: Mixing Old and New Furniture

When it comes to interior design, blending old and new elements can create a captivating and harmonious space that reflects your unique style and personality.

Countryside Living: Cottage and Lake Home Décor

As summer arrives, the allure of countryside living beckons us to escape the hustle and bustle of city life. Cottage houses and lakeside homes provide the perfect sanctuary for embracing the idyllic charms of the season.

Crafting Narratives: Artisan Furniture and Décor for a Globally Eclectic Home

In a world where mass-produced furniture dominates, the allure of artisan and handmade home furniture and decor lies in their ability to infuse a house with a distinct character and a story to tell.

Welcoming Thresholds: Exploring Entryways Around the World

The entryway to a house serves as a warm and inviting introduction to the space within, reflecting the style, culture, and personality of its inhabitants.

Modern Majesty: Timeless Moorish Style Furniture

Step into the enchanting world of Moorish-style furniture, where a rich tapestry of history and artistry awaits. Inspired by the ornate architectural and decorative elements of the Islamic Moors, this unique furniture style evokes a sense of exotic charm and opulence.

Form & Function: Wisteria's Storage Collection

When it comes to furnishing your home, the details make all the difference. If you're on the hunt for unique pieces that embody eclectic, handmade, and stunning looks, look no further than Wisteria's collection of dressers and chests.

India Explored: A Journey Through India's Lush Tea Country

One of the main attractions of Munnar is its vast tea estates, which offer breathtaking views of the surrounding hills and valleys. Visitors can take a tour of the tea estates, learn about the tea-making process, and sample some of the finest tea in the world.

Bella Vita: Exquisite Italian Design

Italy is a country rich in culture, history, and artistry, and this is reflected in the quality of its textiles, dining, dinnerware, and glassware. Our dedicated curators have explored Italy and were inspired by the insurmountable beauty and artisty of the country.

England Explored: Connecting with the Land of My Heritage

I recently had the opportunity to explore some of the most iconic destinations in England, including Stonehenge, Windsor, the Cotswolds, Liverpool, and London. The history and beauty of this storied country left me with countless adventures I will remember for years to come.

China Revisited: A Land of Inspiration

China has a rich and diverse cultural heritage that has influenced the world in many ways, including design. Chinese design has had a significant impact on furniture and décor across other cultures, from the ornate chinoiserie to the intricate rug patterns and the timeless elegance of Chinese antique furniture.

India Explored: A Journey Through the Backwaters of Kerala

Last December I spent some quality family time exploring Kerala, the Southernmost state in India. We did a weeklong road trip visiting three main cities: Alleppey, Munnar, and Kovalam. This blog is the first in a three-part travel blog series to share my experiences.

Rustic and Refined: The Leather Furniture Collection

Leather has been used for centuries to make furniture, adding a touch of elegance and sophistication to any living space. It is a material that has stood the test of time, and its durability and versatility continue to make it a popular choice for furniture makers and consumers alike.

Murano Glass: A Journey Through the Heart of Venetian Artistry

Murano is a small island located in the Venetian Lagoon, just a short ferry ride from Venice, Italy. Despite its small size, Murano is famous worldwide for its glass-making heritage and is a must-visit destination for anyone interested in art, history, and Italian culture.

India Revisited: A Place of Constant Inspiration and Awakening

I was recently on a trip to India and in addition to the work I had planned, I managed to add a few side adventures that always make a trip to this somewhat distant country memorable. Travelers and visitors who have been to India are often in awe of the many surprises, and contradictions that present themselves.

Materials Matter: Bring the Beauty of Nature to Your Home

The Africa Gallery presents a collection of entirely handwoven items - baskets, wall art, vases, ornaments, and more. Our manufacturing partner works directly with artisans in Rowanda and Uganda who share their talents and local materials with patrons around the world.

7 Dining Room Holiday Decorating Ideas

Entertaining guests, friends, and family over the holidays is an exciting part of the season. Shared meals are some of the most precious and delicious aspects of holiday reunions, and their stage is the dining room.

Harvest Hosting: Planning your Perfect Dinner Party

The holiday season is a time of joy, tradition, and togetherness. Fall marks the beginning of the season of gatherings - home-cooked meals, shared stories with drinks in hand, and cozy chats near a crackling fireplace.

The Art of Entertaining: Lifestyle Tips from Leslie Lehr

Opening one's home to family and friends is a joyful undertaking, but at times can feel stressful - until now, that is. We sat down with lifestyle expert Leslie Lehr of Leslie Lehr living to get her invaluable insights on how to entertain with ease.

The China Gallery: A Legacy of Fine Craftsmanship

Throughout its long history, furniture craft has been an aspect of Chinese life that provides a glimpse into customs and stylistic elements that were heralded during different eras.

The Mineral Material: Alabaster for Any Aesthetic

Admired for its natural beauty, alabaster has been utilized for centuries to create sculpture art, carvings, and decorative décor. The material’s smooth texture and creamy, snow-white coloring have made it a popular and timeless choice for interior design.

Murano Glass: An Art Form for the Ages

Whether it be the exceptional cuisine, the rich traditions, or the breathtaking historical art, the creative spirit of Italy knows no bounds. A shining example of this artistic spirit is the island of Murano, nestled in the lagoon of Venice.

Scandinavian Design: The Minamalist Movement

Whether referencing the lively cities of Copenhagen and Oslo or the pure beauty of the Stockholm archipelago and Norwegian fjords, both the thoughtfully designed capitals and the pristine scenery of the countries support the association of high-quality living with which the region has become synonymous. 

World of Bazaars: Celebrate and Discover Unique Destinations

One of the best ways to immerse oneself in diverse cultures is to visit the local markets in each place, otherwise known as bazaars. These marketplaces display the unique art and craftsmanship present in regions all over the world.

Rare Birds: Discover the Joy of Collecting

In our global travels, we are always thrilled to discover one-of-a-kind vintage pieces and exceptional artists and creations. These designs feature details that tell culturally rich tales about the artisans and the origins behind them.

India Travelogue: A Kaleidoscope of Colors

India has an incredible past and a rich history of culture starting with its earliest civilizations dating back to the 5th century BC. Today India is bustling and full of vibrant cities that make it a wonderful place to experience.

Italian Fine Dining

There are many expressions and interpretations of what exactly is fine dining – but most agree – it’s usually a terrific gourmet selection spread on a great table-scape, including fine linens and of course the customary libations to make the event sparkle and shine.

The Coming of Spring

Easter is celebrated around the globe – while in the Christian faith, it is a very special time, with this being the celebration of the resurrection of Jesus. Around the world, it's also tied to rituals related to the coming of spring and other local customs.

Chinoiserie: Elegance in Blue and White

Timeless and elegant, Chinoiserie has influenced art, design, architecture, and fashion since the 17th century. Stemming from ancient Chinese culture and design, chinoiserie adds a traditional element to the decor we still see today.

Italy Travelogue: A Place Full of Exploration, History, and Endless Beauty

Italy is one of the most beautiful countries in the world. Recently, our team of merchants visited Italy on a buying mission and explored the history and culture of Italy.

Find the Perfect Gifts with our Curated Holiday List

The days are counting down to the holidays! Trying to find that perfect gift for everyone on your list can be difficult. Selecting gifts for loved ones that compliment individual styles is one of my favorite things to plan for leading up to Christmas.

The Origin Story of Advent Calendars

It's that time of year again! Countdowns add tradition and bring enjoyment to special celebrations. When it comes to counting down the days to the holidays, nothing is better than enjoying an entire month's worth of surprises with an Advent calendar!

Santa Claus Traditions Around the World

It's the most wonderful time of the year! The cultural traditions that are passed down from generation to generation are what make this time of year so special to me.

Discover Unique Treasures from Our Travels Around the World

As we travel the world to find artisanal decor and home accessories, we discover items that are exceptionally unique. We are thrilled to offer our Rare Bird Collection, featuring one-of-a-kind pieces.

Ring in the Holidays with Festive Decor

To kick-start your inspiration, I'm introducing some items from our holiday collection to deck the halls. Just know, you can never have too much - the holidays are meant to have extravagant decorations.

Bring Fall into your Home this Holiday Season

Cooler temperatures, fall décor, and the holidays are what make fall my favorite time of the year! One of the many things I look forward to is adding cozy touches to my home with warm colors and patterns of the season.

Africa Travelogue: Land of Adventure, Vistas, and Endless Beauty

Africa – a land of beauty, diversity, and incredible vistas – has a special spot in my heart.


2024 Interior Design: A Look Ahead at the Latest Trends

Welcome to the future of interior design! This year, we're taking bold strides towards vivid colors, sustainability, classic details, global fusion, and artisanal craftsmanship.


A Tapestry of Tradition: Artisan Rugs That Tell A Story

At Wisteria, the world of rugs is not just about floor coverings; it's an artistic journey that blends history, craftsmanship, and style.


Reclaimed Wood Furniture: Where Second Chances Create Timeless Beauty

Each piece in this collection is carefully handpicked or crafted using reclaimed wood, making them truly unique in design and dimensions. The variations you see reflect the individuality of the materials we use, each with its own story.


Showcase the Season: Enchanting Étagères & Bookcases

As the holiday season approaches, we invite you to step into a world of festive enchantment and decorating possibilities. With our exquisite collection of étagères and bookcases, you can effortlessly infuse your space with the spirit of the season.


The Bitossi Capsule Collection: Embodying the True Essence of "Made in Italy"

We are thrilled to partner with Bitossi for a capsule event that celebrates this unique home decor brand. Join us in experiencing the beauty and innovation that Bitossi Home brings to every table.


Memories Rekindled, New Paths Explored: A Journey Through Portugal

It has been a bit since we were last in Portugal, and it was wonderful to be back in the splendor of the Portuguese Riviera. Portugal is a wonderful place to visit – the beautiful Atlantic Ocean presents an endless vista of color and longing.


Unleash Textural Charm with Fluted Furniture

There's a certain magic in design details that subtly catch the eye. One such detail that has been captivating homeowners and design enthusiasts alike is the fluted, or as some prefer to call it, reeded, ribbed, or grooved design.


Embracing Harmony: Mixing Old and New Furniture

When it comes to interior design, blending old and new elements can create a captivating and harmonious space that reflects your unique style and personality.


Countryside Living: Cottage and Lake Home Décor

As summer arrives, the allure of countryside living beckons us to escape the hustle and bustle of city life. Cottage houses and lakeside homes provide the perfect sanctuary for embracing the idyllic charms of the season.


Crafting Narratives: Artisan Furniture for a Globally Eclectic Home

In a world where mass-produced furniture dominates, the allure of artisan and handmade home furniture and decor lies in their ability to infuse a house with a distinct character and a story to tell.


Welcoming Thresholds: Exploring Entryways Around the World

The entryway to a house serves as a warm and inviting introduction to the space within, reflecting the style, culture, and personality of its inhabitants.


Modern Majesty: Timeless Moorish Style Furniture

Step into the enchanting world of Moorish-style furniture, where a rich tapestry of history and artistry awaits. Inspired by the ornate architectural and decorative elements of the Islamic Moors, this unique furniture style evokes a sense of exotic charm and opulence.


Gustavian Furniture: A Timeless Style for Modern Homes

Gustavian furniture is a style of furniture that originated in Sweden in the late 18th century. It is characterized by its neoclassical, elegant design, and light-colored finishes. Today, Gustavian furniture remains popular in both traditional and modern interiors, with its timeless elegance and understated design.


Form & Function: Wisteria's Storage Collection

When it comes to furnishing your home, the details make all the difference. If you're on the hunt for unique pieces that embody eclectic, handmade, and stunning looks, look no further than Wisteria's collection of dressers and chests.


India Explored: A Journey Through India's Lush Tea Country

One of the main attractions of Munnar is its vast tea estates, which offer breathtaking views of the surrounding hills and valleys. Visitors can take a tour of the tea estates, learn about the tea-making process, and sample some of the finest tea in the world.


Bella Vita: Exquisite Italian Design

Italy is a country rich in culture, history, and artistry, and this is reflected in the quality of its textiles, dining, dinnerware, and glassware. For those who love the unique charm of Italian craftsmanship, there is no shortage of options to choose from. Our dedicated curators have explored Italy and were inspired by the insurmountable beauty and artisty of the country.


England Explored: Connecting with the Land of My Heritage

I recently had the opportunity to explore some of the most iconic destinations in England, including Stonehenge, Windsor, the Cotswolds, Liverpool, and London. The history and beauty of this storied country left me with countless adventures I will remember for years to come.


China Revisited: A Land of Inspiration

China has a rich and diverse cultural heritage that has influenced the world in many ways, including design. Chinese design has had a significant impact on furniture and décor across other cultures, from the ornate chinoiserie to the intricate rug patterns and the timeless elegance of Chinese antique furniture.


India Explored: A Journey Through the Backwaters of Kerala

Last December I spent some quality family time exploring Kerala, the Southernmost state in India. We did a weeklong road trip visiting three main cities: Alleppey, Munnar, and Kovalam. This blog is the first in a three-part travel blog series to share my experiences.

 

Rustic & Refined: The Leather Furniture Collection

Leather has been used for centuries to make furniture, adding a touch of elegance and sophistication to any living space. It is a material that has stood the test of time, and its durability and versatility continue to make it a popular choice for furniture makers and consumers alike.

 

Murano Glass: A Journey Through the Heart of Venetian Artistry

Murano is a small island located in the Venetian Lagoon, just a short ferry ride from Venice, Italy. Despite its small size, Murano is famous worldwide for its glass-making heritage and is a must-visit destination for anyone interested in art, history, and Italian culture.

 

India Revisited: A Place of Constant Inspiration and Awakening

I was recently on a trip to India and in addition to the work I had planned, I managed to add a few side adventures that always make a trip to this somewhat distant country memorable. Travelers and visitors who have been to India are often in awe of the many surprises and contradictions that present themselves - in the sights, smells, and abundance of experiences that leave a lasting memory.


Materials Matter: Bring the Beauty of Nature to Your Home

The Africa Gallery presents a collection of entirely handwoven items - baskets, wall art, vases, ornaments, and more. Our manufacturing partner works directly with artisans in Rowanda and Uganda who share their talents and local materials with patrons around the world.


7 Dining Room Holiday Decorating Ideas

Entertaining guests, friends, and family over the holidays is an exciting part of the season. Shared meals are some of the most precious and delicious aspects of holiday reunions, and their stage is the dining room. Adding cheerful holiday décor to your dining room is one of the best ways to get everyone in the spirit of the season!


Holiday Hosting: Planning Your Perfect Dinner Party

The holiday season is a time of joy, tradition, and togetherness. Colder temperatures nudge us indoors, creating opportunities to entertain and gather with family and friends. Fall marks the beginning of the season of holiday gatherings - home-cooked meals, shared stories with drinks in hand, and cozy chats near a crackling fireplace.


The Art of Entertaining: Lifestyle Tips from Leslie Lehr

Opening one's home to family and friends is a joyful undertaking, but at times can feel stressful - until now, that is. We sat down with lifestyle expert Leslie Lehr of Leslie Lehr living to get her invaluable insights on how to entertain with ease. Read on to explore her favorite Wisteria pieces and get to know Leslie.


The China Gallery: A Legacy of Fine Craftsmanship

Throughout its long history, furniture craft has been an aspect of Chinese life that provides a glimpse into customs and stylistic elements that were heralded during different eras. Discover with us, dear reader, as we explore the past then bring it to life with the latest additions to our Rare Birds Collection – The China Gallery.  


The Mineral Material: Alabaster for Any Aesthetic

Admired for its natural beauty, alabaster has been utilized for centuries to create sculpture art, carvings, and decorative décor. The material’s smooth texture and creamy, snow-white coloring have made it a popular and timeless choice for interior design. The term “alabaster” refers to fine-grained, translucent gypsum or calcite mineral which is commonly compared to highly polished marble.


Murano Glass: An Art Form for the Ages

Whether it be the exceptional cuisine, the rich traditions, or the breathtaking historical art, the creative spirit of Italy knows no bounds. A shining example of this artistic spirit is the island of Murano, nestled in the lagoon of Venice. A hidden gem, the small island of Murano allows visitors to travel through time, exploring the art of glassmaking that has flourished there for more than 1,000 years.


Scandinavian Design: The Minimalist Movement

Whether referencing the lively cities of Copenhagen and Oslo or the pure beauty of the Stockholm archipelago and Norwegian fjords, both the thoughtfully designed capitals and the pristine scenery of the countries support the association of high-quality living with which the region has become synonymous. 


World of Bazaars: Discover and Celebrate Unique Destinations

One of the best ways to immerse oneself in diverse cultures is to visit the local markets in each place, otherwise known as bazaars. These marketplaces display the unique art and craftsmanship present in regions all over the world. Artisans line the streets in booths displaying vibrant works of art, handmade items, and other objects that showcase the soul of their homeland.


Rare Birds: Discover the Joy of Collecting

In our global travels, we are always thrilled to discover one-of-a-kind vintage pieces and exceptional artists and creations. These designs feature details that tell culturally rich tales about the artisans and the origins behind them. We invite you to explore this fascinating collection with us and enjoy the fruits of this quest.


India Travelogue: A Kaleidoscope of Colors

India has an incredible past and a rich history of culture starting with its earliest civilizations dating back to the 5th century BC. Today India is bustling and full of vibrant cities that make it a wonderful place to experience - as both an Indian as well as a first time traveler to this distant and exotic land.


Italian Fine Dining

There are many expressions and interpretations of what exactly is fine dining – but most agree – it’s usually a terrific gourmet selection spread on a great table-scape, including fine linens and of course the customary libations to make the event sparkle and shine.


The Coming of Spring

Easter is celebrated around the globe – while in the Christian faith, it is a very special time, with this being the celebration of the resurrection of Jesus. Around the world, it's also tied to rituals related to the coming of spring and other local customs.


Chinoiserie: Elegance in Blue and White

Timeless and elegant, Chinoiserie has influenced art, design, architecture, and fashion since the 17th century. The history behind the iconic style is quite symbolic. Stemming from ancient Chinese culture and design, chinoiserie adds a traditional element to the decor we still see today.




Italy Travelogue: A Place Full of Exploration, History, and Endless Beauty

Italy is one of the most beautiful countries in the world. Recently, our team of merchants visited Italy on a buying mission and explored the history and culture of Italy.


Find the Perfect Gifts with our Curated Holiday List

The days are counting down to the holidays! Trying to find that perfect gift for everyone on your list can be difficult. Selecting gifts for loved ones that compliment individual styles is one of my favorite things to plan for leading up to Christmas.


The Origin Story of Advent Calendars

It's that time of year again! Countdowns add tradition and bring enjoyment to special celebrations. When it comes to counting down the days to the holidays, nothing is better than enjoying an entire month's worth of surprises with an Advent calendar!


Santa Claus Traditions Around the World

It's the most wonderful time of the year! The cultural traditions that are passed down from generation to generation are what make this time of year so special to me.


Discover Unique Treasures from Our Travels Around the World

As we travel the world to find artisanal decor and home accessories, we discover items that are exceptionally unique. We are thrilled to offer our Rare Bird Collection, featuring one-of-a-kind pieces.


Ring in the Holidays with Festive Decor

To kick-start your inspiration, I'm introducing some items from our holiday collection to deck the halls. Just know, you can never have too much - the holidays are meant to have extravagant decorations.


Bring Fall into your Home this Holiday Season

Cooler temperatures, fall décor, and the holidays are what make fall my favorite time of the year! One of the many things I look forward to is adding cozy touches to my home with warm colors and patterns of the season.


Africa Travelogue: Land of Adventure, Vistas, and Endless Beauty

Africa – a land of beauty, diversity, and incredible vistas – has a special spot in my heart.