I spent last weekend in New York City and left very inspired.
We spent the days wandering around the city. Ok, shopping around the city.
I discovered a fabulous store in Soho called Purl Soho.
I love to sew, but not in the conventional way. I spend as much time sewing paper and sequins together as I do fabrics.
This small shop of beautiful yarns and fabrics was filled with inspiring projects that you can MAKE.
I wanted to BUY all of them!
They also have a great blog, The Purl Bee, filled with great projects and instructions.
I will be making these this season…
…with this stack of felt we purchased.
Such a lovely advent calendar.
They have great little bundles of fabrics.
Beautiful kits to learn to knit.
The holidays are a magical time of year. Part of the magic is the festive decor
we spend so much time setting up.
As an interior designer, it’s natural for me to want my house looking its’ best.
All that hard work for only a month of enjoyment?
It’s time to go for the winter look so we can enjoy it until spring.
Here’s my front porch ready for Christmas.
All I’ll have to do after the new year is remove santa. Even the red burlap bow
can hang out until valentine’s day.
Snowmen, pinecones and cardinals represent winter.
It looks like I’m keeping current with the plaid trend -
see my designer + blogger friend’s post on plaid.
click here to read Mad for Plaid by Dawn Cook
After years of mismatched stockings, it was time to coordinate.
After a trip to the fabric store and a little sewing and stitching,
our family is now united!
Our barn is naturally color coordinated for Christmas.
Incorporate winter into your world this season.
A backless bench is great way to add seating with lots of versatility.
In an entry or back hall it’s an extra place to sit and drop your bags.
It’s useful at the end of a bed for extra blankets or as a decorative accent.
In a living area it can add seating without blocking views and
at a dining table to squeeze everyone in.
A narrow space is a perfect place to use one as a cocktail table.
A bench is a great investment because if you move or remodel it can be moved
to almost any room in your home.
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With trick or treat behind us, many empty candy wrappers are left in its’ wake.
Here’s a clever way to reuse them.
Luisa Caldwell created this installation for Smack Mellon Gallery in Brooklyn, NY.
Found on apartment therapy.
Philippe Starck’s Louis Ghost Chair is one of those pieces
that works as an accent in almost any interior. It’s classic lines can feel traditional while the transparent material can give it a little edge.
It’s one of my favorites.
Trick or treat?