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…)
Tags: Bedroom, Decorating, Fabric, Living Room, Patterns & Color
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I’ve been mulling over my living room bookshelves recently… and am suddenly inspired to add a modern Jonathan Adler-esq wallpaper print to cover the back of the shelves. Here is some inspiration that might inspire you to take on a weekend project as well!
Canadian House & Home stripped kitchen cabinets to reveal neatly stacked dishes and a vintage print (via Centsational Girl).
These white bookshelves with Orla Kiley wallpaper from design*sponge is one of my favorite examples a bookshelf backdrop (above).
What about fabric? There are so many options to choose from… cutting templates (out of foam core, balsa wood or mdf) to fit the back of your shelf and ‘upholstering’ the board is a great option that can be replaced as often as you’d like. For a more direct application, fold fabric edges in (for a makeshift hem) and use colorful pushpins to pin fabric to each corner. I love this Taxi Leaf Stripe in Yellow print from Timeless Treasures
For a smaller commitment (isn’t this perfect for the office or guest room?) Apartment Therapy shares a tutorial for lining a bookshelf in this black and white paisley print.
Four more ideas plus a quick How-To after the jump! Read more »
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Are you ready for spring yet? While it may be just around the corner, these clean and fresh looks inspired by the month of February couldn’t come at a more perfect time! A bit of winter… a bright, brilliant shot of pink or red calling in the spring… that’s what February is all about.
Making it Lovely has achieved the ‘February look’ spot on. How sweet is her homemade abode? I love Nicole’s pink chevron living room rug and that big, wonderful chair.
The best part? Nicole’s significant other doesn’t mind the pink a bit – in fact she notes in her blog that he casually defers to her for nearly all design queries (lucky), and she’s created a perfectly lovely space by incorporating the shade!
Graham and Green above (via 6th Street Design School) takes home decor love to a new level with cozy pillows and year-round affection.
More Rooms Inspired by February after the jump! Read more »
Tags: Bedroom, By Color, Decorating, Dining Room, DIY, Fuchsia, Home, Living Room, Patterns & Color, Pink, Red, Rooms Inspired by the
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