I recently found a website called The Perfect Rug where you can design your own custom rug in a few simple steps. There is even a video online showing how it’s done (click here to view it).
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Fabricadabra! Your room can be transformed in minutes with magical pillows from this very special web shop. Fabricadabra is based in Massachusetts and owned by Donna Halloran who has the best eye for prints and patterns. I recently spotted one of her pillows on Jen’s sofa over at Made By Girl. What do you think? A pretty nice accent, right?
I’m always on the prowl for unique finds online — things that I just can’t find at my local big box shop. I recently came across Sweet Bella, an online shop based in Brooklyn operated on the top floor of an old factory building in Williamsburg. In addition to carrying some of their own designs, they are the exclusive U.S. distributor for all of the collections found on their site from companies based in Europe, Korea, and Japan. I particularly am fond of their lighting by BTC.
If you are a parent looking for stylish design and decorating tips that mix your style with that of your children, I’ve pulled together a list of 10 must-see design hubs that you may enjoy today. Here are my personal favorites from around the world. Enjoy!
Last week I attended a webinar (an online seminar) presented by IKEA with their design spokesperson, Janice Simonsen. The presentation focused on a year full of good design. They picked design themes for each month and gave tips for those themes, incorporating IKEA products, of course.
They had some really great ideas, and we’ve given similar advice in Real Simple for some of the months. So I wanted to share the hi-lights with you.
Irene Hoofs is a mother, graphic designer and founder/editor of the popular Bloesem blog and I’m consistently impressed by her carefully curated content and her overall clean, modern aesthetic. This talented lady, originally form the Netherlands, currently resides in Malaysia with her husband and two children and it is there where she pulls together so many delightful posts for her loyal readers…
Erin Flett is a Maine-based graphic and textile designer who, in addition to her etsy shop, sells and licenses her custom prints and originals to national companies who specialize in soft furnishings, apparel or paper products. Flett recently launched a collection of bold hand silk-screened pillows on vintage reproduction 100% cotton bark cloth that is made in the USA. Want to see these fun and quirky designs? They just scream warm weather and seaside vacations!
I recently created a group on Flickr for interior stylists and those who either want to become one or who simply enjoy decorating their own homes and who are looking for fresh ideas and inspiration. There are so many wonderful contributors to this growing group, currently over 400 active members worldwide. Would you like to see a glimpse of what you can find in the Interior Styling group on Flickr?…
The holidays are fun, but they take a lot of work. Shopping, cooking, decorating, entertaining, traveling, listening to your great-uncle’s boring stories without yawning…all these suck up energy.
If you feel energetic, holidays are festive. But if you feel exhausted, even things that you’d usually find fun – like baking cookies – seem like chores. If you need a quick boost, try one of these strategies.
Frazier & Wing is a small design studio in Portland, Oregon specializing in handcrafted paper mobiles and garlands founded by designer Heather Frazier in 2006. Using found papers (solids, patterns, magazine pages, etc.), feathers, beads and precious stones…