Getting Cozy for the Fall… Knitted Chairs!

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Love to knit? Then I’ve got the project for you… cozy up to one of these awesome chairs this fall by taking inspiration from the UK’s Melanie Porter who showcases an entire collection of knitted gloriousness. Oh how I would LOVE to snuggle with a chair like this by the fire!

Decor8 shared this wonderful artist a while back, and I’m beginning to wonder how I might reupholster one of my own chairs with my novice knitting skills?

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When in doubt, leave it to the pro. In Melanie’s words, “Each project starts with the chair itself – anything from an antique Victorian nursing chair, to a 1970s Egg chair – which is painstakingly stripped back to the frame, before being restored and reupholstered using traditional techniques. This blank canvas is then covered with a series of hand-knitted panels, especially created for each chair.”

Hot cocoa and a good book, anyone?

Friday Guest Blog Interview: A Room Somewhere

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Happy Friday! I’m delighted to bring you Pepper’s featured guest blog interview this week… Leslie of A Room Somewhere!

Leslie shares her fabulous finds — be it design for the home, fashion for the closet or Etsy inspiration for every day living — on a regular basis and her blog serves, quite possibly, as the queen of wonderful giveaways {must check them out!}. Her inspirational style is fresh, clean and polished but it also evokes a wonderful sense of the old and new, and how it can be melded perfectly together. A tour of her home is a sneak peak at how heirloom spoons can share space with a modern parsons chair and silver platters can adorn the same walls that sunburst mirrors claim. I love that. That’s what decorating is all about — that beautiful fusion of what tells your story.

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Leslie has a lengthy list of guest posts… including My Favorite Things, Petit Elefanta , Tangled & True and Design Mom. This week she took time out of her busy day {a house full of three little ones} to answer PDB’s four questions: Leslie shares her decorating style, favorite tips and how her own design inspiration has circled the map. She has pulled together images to highlight all of this and more… And her work is wonderful!

A Room Somewhere is like a good book — I guarantee you’ll want to come back again & again with a warm cup of coffee and more than a few minutes to read, flip through, comment on and smile at all that Leslie treasures and shares. …

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Thanksgiving Centerpieces For Every Style

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A few Thanksgiving centerpieces to mull over as you plan for the special day… whether your style is muted & soft or blazing with color there are so many brilliant ideas out there to give you inspiration. I’ve collected a few of my favorites from design experts around the web: BHG, Party Perfect Blog, HGTV and Cathie Filian.

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Before you begin… choose your theme wisely. Will this holiday be traditional & cozy or modern & eye-catching? Choosing your color palate can be most challenging but incorporating just one ‘wow!’ color can make a huge difference. Bright pastels like orange, pink and green give your table a pop and are all over the place this season.

By the way, isn’t this idea of incorporating photos into a centerpiece runner a neat tribute to family?

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Be out of the ordinary. Surprise your guests with unique elements that will make them remember this holiday for years to come. It can be as simple as a painted red branch, as crafty as ribbon wrapped paper lanterns or as unique as veggie candle holders (for those last two ideas, jump on over to the next page).

Where ever your inspiration comes from your guests will surely appreciate the extra effort!

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