CB2 is really blowing my mind lately! They have so many fresh finds that it’s hard to not empty your wallet — and not just on furniture, but on soft furnishings and accessories too. I’ve always liked their energetic color palette combined with a mostly neutral base, but their aesthetic just feels fresher and even a bit more edgy this season – what do you think?
more about: decorating
When it comes to shower curtains, I often have a hard time finding exactly what I like. As a result, I am forced to get creative and whip up one using bed linens and a plastic liner — something I learned from my mother since she always made them for our home. Thankfully though, over the years som great shower curtains have emerged and can be found at stores like Bed, Bath & Beyond and Target but still… I think that there is still a gap when it comes to finding ones that feel feminine yet modern without either being contemporary or Shabby Chic. Perhaps Amy Butlers’ new line can fill the niche? Her new shower curtains are in her “midwest modern” style which is feminine, colorful, modern and even a bit country rolled into one.
Looking for a charming gift? I found this lovely gem of a place online where you can shop for the sweetest antiques, curiosities and rare finds. Bell’occhio in San Francisco has been in business for over twenty years and has always paid careful attention to curating only the best merchandise as well as presenting it in the loveliest of ways. Here are just a few of my favorite things from this gorgeous shop.
It’s started to feel like fall here in New York. And I, for one, am ready for it. I love the changing leaves, the cool air coming in through my open window (no more A/C, yay!), and the excuse to pull out all the blankets and throws that I don’t need during the summer.
I like the idea of making small decor changes as the weather changes. And here’s an easy place to start. The Turn The Season Rug From YLdesign, which I came across on Design Milk last week.
I’m moving in less than a month and I’m already planning things like what to paint, where to wallpaper and display and storage ideas…in my head, on paper, in notebooks, in Photoshop… I’m OCD like that (OCD = Outta Control Decorator). Thing is, there is SO MUCH out there to pick from these days and with so much on the market available that looks great, how do you decide? Well here are 5 ways to help you choose wallpaper, the current big decision that I’m trying to make. Maybe my tips will help you…
Eco fabrics keep getting better and better! Jan DiCintio, founder of Daisy Janie, is a surface and textiles designer who just launched an organic modern fabric collection called Geo Grand. Geo Grand is bright and bold in 6 fresh patterns and colorways like aqua, sky, espresso, chartreuse and white. Jan’s self-produced fabrics are 100% GOTS*certified organic cotton and are similar in feel/weight to quilters’ cottons so you can use them for home decorating and crafts in addition to creating your next quilt or throw pillow! My favorite of the bunch is ogee, shown directly below. It’s lovely and I can imagine it as throw pillows on a white sofa like mine!
Looking to match your shade to the drapes? Or the wallpaper? Or are you simply looking to have a lampshade that no one else has? Well you’re in luck. I was on the Duffy website earlier and noticed a clever and affordable DIY self assembly lampshade kit that I have to share because It’s fantastic. The kit is called Stick It (great name!) and it allows you to create your own lampshade design in minutes. You can stick your own designs onto the sticky outside layer using wallpaper, papers, fabric, whatever you would like! The shade kit is under $20 and can be used for either a floor light or pendant lamp so it’s both affordable and versatile (available in 30 or 45 cm).
I’ve been on the hunt for throw pillow inspiration lately. I’m planning on sewing my own for my sofa, but I wanted to do something a little bit more exciting than just a plain pillow cover.
Here are some of the pillows I’ve found so far that I like. Next step, off to the fabric stores.
The Tinted Mint was founded in 2009 and specializes in eco-friendly products and accessories for crafts, DIY and gift packaging. You can find handmade paper by fair trade paper artisans in India, 100% recycled tissue paper, Japanese rice paper washi tape, wood labels and more — like useful DIY projects that show you how to use some of the products sold in The Tinted Mint.
Who is the fairest of them all? When it comes to mirrors, I think you could easily have one in every room and it wouldn’t be too much of a good thing. Mirrors are the great reflectors and masters of illusion. You can not only see objects from a different perspective but you can reflect light, enlarge rooms, add more color depending on what it is that they are reflecting — so they are practical and functional but can also be decorative if you select the right ones for the space. Mirrors are great to have in areas where you need them the most, like in the bedroom for seeing how your outfit looks from head to toe, or in the hallway for that quick lipstick touch up before you run out.