Inspired by Susan Sergant’s affection for very bright colors (this is one of her patterns above), here are a few cheery room ideas that make even the dreariest of fall days a little brighter. I am not usually so bold as to paint an entire room lime green — but I must admit I’ll be stealing more than a few of these ideas for the house!
This fall, muted colors ‘pale’ in comparison to bright statement choices (I couldn’t help myself) — bold colors abound this season for the wardrobe, throughout party themes and definitely in home decor. If you’re not ready to go all in, try a few accent pieces here or there in a bright and bold hue. How great are the yellow dining room chairs in Jonathan Adler’s design (above) and the brilliantly pink foot stools (next page)?
Nine more inspiring rooms full of color to go! As well as accent pieces (such as bedding and throw pillows) that leave a similar — yet not so permanent — effect. Read more »
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It’s been a while since I’ve had the chance to feature a really awesome DIY project and I couldn’t be MORE excited about this one! Fabric roman shades are classy and beautiful — and they add a bit of pattern and personality into any room. The fabric shades that Coddington Design incorporated into the above living room pull the room together.
Here are three step-by-step DIY projects (from your own old blinds or from scratch) to keep you busy!
You could purchase pre-made shades or even have custom window coverings designed out of your favorite material — but if you have an old set of blinds or roman shades lying around, creating your own can be quick & easy!
Follow the jump for step-by-step instructions for custom roman shades created from old blinds, an old roman shade (even a cheaper version that you find on the market, like a standard Ikea or Target shade is a great starting point) OR even from scratch! Apartment Therapy, Little Green Notebook and Canadian House & Home have it covered! Literally. Read more »
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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?
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?
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