Trending Plaid

If you’ve gone clothes shopping lately, no doubt you’ve noticed the plethora of plaids, the tons of tartans, the buffalo checks by the bucketful, hanging on the racks this fall season. This trend is rapidly propagating into the home decor realm, as well (you’ve seen the adorable new Target commercial with Emily Henderson, no?). Trendy…

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Inspired By The Zoo

Today my husband and I took our son to the Roger Williams Park Zoo in Providence, RI. He’s 13 months old (exactly), and it was his first trip to the zoo. Yes, he basically pointed at the animals excitedly whenever he had a good view of them. My son wasn’t the only one who was…

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Automagic Color Schemes With Chip It!

Ever witness a scene, or see a picture that had amazing, beautiful color that inspired you in some way? If you are a design professional (or enthusiastic amateur!), you’re always on the lookout for this type of inspiration – perhaps for a unique, fresh color palette for your own space or a client’s. I’ve been…

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On Culture & Colo(u)r

A couple of days ago, I received an email from Farrow & Ball, the fine British paint and wallcovering company, featuring six different interpretations of a color scheme for its home country. Check out the results when they asked eight designers, seven of them non-British, for their take on this assignment. How interesting! And how…

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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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Nursery Theme Thursday 5: Urban Jungle

Happy Thursday! I would like to introduce this week’s featured nursery theme – Urban Jungle (minus the pollution, noise, and general hub-bub, of course!)… I have to admit – this one was inspired by the adorable Skyline bedding collection from Dwell Studio. I have been looking for an opportunity to feature it. I love how…

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