Friday Guest Interview: 6th Street Design School

I can’t recall where I first discovered 6th Street Design School but I became a regular follower immediately. Kirsten is an aspiring designer in the very last semester of design school – and she shares creative and fun suggestions for reworking your space on a regular basis.

Her ideas are bright, colorful and inspiring. I’m always motivated to reupholster a bench, find a new rug or hunt down that perfect lampshade after reading Kirsten’s latest post. I can’t wait to see her in action when she graduates and I LOVE my daily dose of 6th Street inspiration.

In her own words: “This blog is a place for me to express my ever-evolving style and to share what I love about Interior Design.  I want to document things I love.  I call this blog 6th Street Design School because even after I graduate I always want to be a student of Design. I never want to stop learning.”

If Kirsted could be a room, this would be her:

Kirsten’s remodel of her son Jett’s room really caught my eye and I posted on it back in January.

If you love her style as much as I do, you will adore her four answers to PDB’s interview questions as well as wonderful eye-candy from her own home and her inspiration!

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Woodland Critters Baby Shower!

Wendy, from the blog Dozi Design, created this enchanting Woodland Critters baby shower for a friend.

Each piece of the celebration was made by hand – from the beautifully designed invites to the chopped up backyard branches that became place card holders.

Guests were asked to paint themselves on small wooden dolls as future toys for baby Emilia – she’ll forever have close friends to play with!

For the main centerpiece, Wendy decorated a manzanita branch with felt leaves in various shades of green. She and her other party hostesses sewed small birds and foxes, as well as knitted clever fox and raccoon props for the photobooth!

Small muslin drawstring pouches were hand sewn and filled with homemade candied pecans for favors – each received a little squirrel stamp Wendy carved out of an eraser. I’m so impressed with every detail of this shower!

For more delicious photos, including the clever woodland-themed meal, follow the jump! …

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Favorite Fabric: Oh Suzani

The latest collection by Oh Suzani (you can find it over here at Calico Corners) is quickly rising to the top of my ‘favorite upholstery fabrics’ chart. I would love to turn a yard or two into a small table overlay, a framed print for above the bed or a few throw pillows for the living room.

The pattens are playful, the prints are bold and it’s just enough tribal to break up a ho-hum average room. Here are two Suzani examples by designer Jeffery Bilhuber and  House Beautiful that I love:

Check out more PDB Favorite Fabrics here!

And don’t forget to enter Fabricadabra’s Pillow Giveaway! (More beautiful Ikat eye-candy than the home can hold…)

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