Why Don’t You…?

… layer your rugs?

Pattern-mixing is a surefire way to bring personality and character to any space, but most of us stop with the obvious elements: mixing patterned throw pillows, upholstered textures and artwork. Why not take it a step further and layer two patterned rugs for a unique, eclectic look?


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Try This: Ombre Your Textiles


Spring is in the air – are you feeling it yet? Even though we experienced a massive snowstorm last evening here in the Midwest, I’m still feeling inspired as the calendar has flipped into March territory and warmer temps are right around the corner. Nothing feels more springlike than gentle pastels, so naturally, I’ve been gravitating toward these lovely photos today…


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Why Don’t You…?

… ditch the headboard in lieu of your favorite tapestry?

Creative headboards are some of my favorite surprises when it comes to bedroom design. From road signs to barn doors, it seems any found object can become a stand-in for an everyday headboard. Why not highlight the natural texture and comfort of a bedroom by hanging your favorite textile?

The look is perfectly bedroom-friendly. Instead of a hard, modular headboard, you can create a cozy and soft atmosphere in the simplest of ways. Have a spare scarf? Frame and display! A favorite curtain panel? Hang and highlight! The possibilities are indeed endless. Get to work!

Image Credit: Phorm Interiors via Decorology

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Need to Know: Mae Engelgeer

If textile designer Mae Engelgeer isn’t on your radar, it’s time for a tune up. Her latest collection of tea towels is stunning in every way – equal parts graphic, bold and perfectly patterned.

Based in Amsterdam, Mae’s work has a very Dutch influence, complete with calming color palettes, clean lines and minimalist bells and whistles. All of my ingredients for brilliant design!

What do you think? Gorgeous, no? I’d gladly hang these beauties in my kitchen (heck, maybe they’d even magically rinse my dishes, too? Yes?).

[All images via Studio Mae Engelgeer]

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Why Don’t You…?

Image Credit: Houzz

… cover your staircase railings with Southwestern-inspired rugs?

Isn’t it funny how so many of the best DIY ideas are so often the easiest? In this case, a few sliced rugs elevate a standard staircase into a work of art, bringing a playful punch of pattern into an otherwise neutral space.

After all, why should floors get to have all the fun?

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