On the Spot: “What colors and patterns will look good with my art?”

I frequently get questions from readers and followers on a variety of topics. Usually, they are struggling to make an important (read: expensive!) design decision related to their home. And usually, the answer is not simple enough for me to dash off a quick reply – so I am not able to answer these types…

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Friday Family-Friendly Find: Stout Cardinal Linen-Textured Vinyl Fabric

Note: Some of the links below are affiliate links, which means if you click through and make a purchase, at no additional cost to you, I will earn a small commission. I’m sitting here scratching my head, trying to figure out how it’s possible that I haven’t already shared this find! Stout’s ‘Cardinal’ is a…

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Trending: Colorful, Patternful, Scandinavian Modern-Inspired Textiles & Wallcoverings

Unless you’ve been living under a rock for the past ~10 years, you’ve surely noticed the influence of Scandinavian modern design on the interiors of today. Clean lines, varied textures, warm materials, connection with nature, intentional coziness, and what I like to call the ‘bathed in white’ aesthetic, are its hallmarks. If I were to…

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Friday Family-Friendly Find: Schumacher High Performance Silk Velvet

If there are two words in the world of decorating more diametrically opposed than “performance” and “silk,” I challenge you to come up with them. In fact, silk is so fraught with issues – lack of abrasion resistance, brittleness/deterioration when exposed to sunlight, vulnerability to ‘water stains,’ and extremely difficult to clean, just to name…

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Friday Family-Friendly Find: OKL Exeter Side Chair in Smoke Crypton

Thank you for the comments and feedback on Tuesday’s post about the significant (and I think, troubling) ‘cons’ of viscose pile fabrics and carpets. I realized yesterday, after speaking with Wayne Southworth at MWI Fibershield, that the onus for education does not fall solely to fabric sales reps, but also to retailers and designers, who have a responsibility to…

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