Designer Secrets From House Beautiful

House Beautiful magazine recently published 35 “designer secrets” – little pithy, and in some cases not-so-pithy, tips and tricks from the experts that we all can use, set as individual graphics with on a color field. I didn’t think all of them were particularly relevant to we ‘real people,’ but I like this idea (really…

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Ikat Inspiration

There is no doubt that ikat prints are very hot right now. It doesn’t feel right to call ikat (that’s eeee-cot) trendy, though – after all, these are patterns derived from ancient textile dyeing techniques. Somehow it looks just as fresh and bold today as it surely did then (we’re talking several hundred years ago).…

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Wherefore Art Thou, Art Nouveau?

For a long time, I’ve been trying to find an angle from which to write about art nouveau that is appropriate for this blog. Interiors For Families is all about celebrating the way ‘real people’ live – especially families with children, who require special, highly practical considerations when designing interiors. I promise I’ll get there…

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