When I was creating How to Mix and Match Patterns for School of Decorating, I polled my members to find out what questions they had about fabric. I wanted to keep my class focused on mixing patterns and leave the fabric up to the [...]
I am posting, unusually, on a Friday, because this is timely. First of all, I am going to go out on a limb and guess that 98% of you still aren’t done with your holiday shopping (I am right there with you) and would love some more ideas. Second, this is only available for this [...]
Whether your picking out the perfect Christmas wrapping paper combination, choosing fabrics to recover your throw pillows, or trying to find the one rug that just fits with your room…
It’s NOT all about scale.
Scale is how large the elements of a pattern are relative to other patterns. But scale isn’t the only thing you [...]
The chevron (or zigzag) pattern is one of the trendiest patterns in recent years. With the explosion of blogs and growth of Pinterest we started seeing chevron patterns everywhere… on pillows, curtains, and walls.
If you’re not a chevron fan, you probably think this post should have been titled “Is the Chevron Trend Over YET”?
To all you die-hard Black Friday shoppers (which apparently starts on Thursday now?!), I wish you well. As for me, I will be sleeping in and cuddling with my boys.
Note: I originally wrote this post one year ago today, but never published it. My wounds from emotional shopping were still healing and I needed [...]
Here in Minnesota when the temperatures dip below freezing (and never seem to come back up again), I want everything around me to be as cozy as possible. I started eyeing the decorative pillows last week. We already changed out the throw blankets for faux fur throws. The pillows were next on the list for [...]
After five more gallons of paint and way too many hours on the top of an 8-foot ladder for the second time, I’ll never make that color mistake again. If I can, I want to spare you from making the same frustrating mistake. In this post, I’ll share the one thing you must do to [...]
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