A Little of This & That… Renovating, Decorating, DIY Projects & Family
A Little of This & That… Renovating, Decorating, DIY Projects & Family

Fabric of the Day: Nina Campbell

Fabric of the Day: Nina Campbell

Sometimes one rich pattern can make an entire room or party — it can be the focus of all decorating inspiration as a single, fabulous piece like a chair or ottoman, or for a party as a table runner or dessert buffet backdrop. Nina Campbell provides much inspiration with her fabric line, Perroquet, based off of the whimsical elegance of Paris.

Most of her prints having a collaborating or matching wallpaper — just in case lining the backdrop of a bookcase, framing a beautiful swatch or papering the single wall of your bedroom is more what you had in mind! I love to cut wallpaper into placemats to provide an unexpected, easy to clean plate charger for a meal with friends! Don’t you love these patterns?

Green With Envy Office Inspiration

Green With Envy Office Inspiration

It’s so exciting coming across some of these great finds — now that online shopping is the new trip to your local paperie store (not that I don’t still LOVE that) — but really the beauty of browsing the web is the ability to pull a room together from so many different sources, all in one sitting. And I find the beauty in blogging is to do the same — give inspiring ideas for pulling together one unique space, all for the reader to peruse in one little sitting.

For some reason over these past couple of weeks I keep gravitating towards office spaces — maybe it’s the enormous challenge of organizing so many files, paper and loose odds and ends (like my home office!) in a functional yet fashionable way (not quite there yet with the office…), or maybe it’s because color and patterns can be so free and reckless when they come in paper mediums like photo boxes, magazine holders or file bins (because they’re temporary — you can love ‘em this minute and change ‘em next month and it’s easy peasy, no major fuss of tearing down wallpaper or reupholstering furniture). OR maybe it’s because organization elements play such a key role, such as shelving, shadow boxes, clothes pin picture rail (cute DIY idea!) and fabric bulletin boards (all of which feel so satisfying at the end of the day when the last book is on the shelf and the last loose receipt filed and zipped away).

Green Office Inspiration 2

Regardless of what it is about office spaces that make them so fun to play with, here are some great green ideas for your next project! To find the home of the goods pictured above, follow the jump!

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Before & After: Lampshade Refashion

Lampshade Fabric Refashion

I mentioned earlier last week that one of my FAVORITE ways to spice up a room in an unexpected way is to incorporate a pattern or surprising color right on a lampshade. I shared my favorite homemade versions during last week’s post {Etsy is so marvelous!} but promised a quick How-To for everyone to try on their own.

And with that, I’d like to introduce the ever-talented All Things Lovely blog that shares the 1, 2, 3 for recreating! It really isn’t so difficult, and while my crazy schedule tends to lean towards the where-can-I-buy-this mode, my wallet and crafty conscience screams but-it’s-so-easy! And this is the perfect solution to those beautiful remnants that might be lying around! {Alright, now out to Etsy to search for an amazing block print fabric!}

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