Wednesday, May 28, 2014

Favorite Patterns: Watercolor Florals

Recently I have seen watercolor-inspired florals everywhere from dresses to throw pillows. The watercolor technique gives a more contemporary look to otherwise traditional floral patterns. I also love the bright and sometimes unexpected color combinations that are used on the floral watercolor patterns on the items and spaces below.

Get your home ready for summer with this seasonally appropriate trend. Incorporate throw pillows, artwork, or even an entire accent wall.

Wednesday, May 21, 2014

Summer Scarves

Lightweight scarves in the summer are a great way to add a pop of color to any outfit. They also come in handy in overly air-conditioned spaces, which are always hard to avoid during the summer. These summertime staples come in a variety of colors and styles; solid or patterned, large or small.

Summer Scarves

Wednesday, May 14, 2014

Single Patterned Spaces

Decorating a space with a single pattern applied to many or all of the pieces and surfaces in a room is a technique that has been around for many years. At some point it fell out of style a bit, but is now making its way back into the world of interior design. Applying the exact same fabric to multiple items in the same room is definitely a bold design choice, but it can result in a boldly beautiful space.

What do you think of this design comeback?

Photo: Beautiful Habitat
Photo: Better Decorating Bible
Photo: Better Decorating Bible
Photo: Free Sharing
Photo: House to Home
Photo: House to Home

Wednesday, May 7, 2014

Favorite Patterns: Ikat

Adding pattern to a space is always a great way to liven up the look. A very popular pattern these days is Ikat. Traditionally, Ikat is a fabric in which the yarns have been tie-dyed before weaving (Merriam-Webster). Ikats come in a variety of colors and patterns, and can be found on almost any home decor item that you can imagine. I even have an Ikat pillow in my new throw pillow line! Get inspired by the great Ikat-filled spaces and products below.

Photo: Design Sponge
Photo: Carly Ahlman Design
Photo: The Kellogg Collection
Photo: Apartment Therapy
Photo: West Elm