Sunday, September 28, 2014

Houndstooth to Perfection

Houndstooth to Perfection

Finally, let's take a look at some beautiful rooms that use houndstooth to perfection. They show that it can be lovely either in small doses or as the main attraction; it can be tasteful, modern, and really fun. Houndstooth can work for any style, anywhere!

The first room is just really a showroom...look at the end table in front of the chest of's just showing off the furniture pieces together.  However, the space is light and feminine - notice the light gray and white combination of the pillow. It works with the bright colors and even the floral print pillow. They don't compete for attention, they complement each other, which is exactly how it should work.

This room is classic and would work in any home. Look at the chevron pillows!! Our patterns are coming together!

This room is just fun. And as you know, you can never go wrong with a sunburst mirror (or two)!!

Thursday, September 25, 2014

Designer Pick of the Day - Houndstooth 2

Designer Pick of the Day

Here are some more examples of wonderful houndstooth options! The bright red of this pillow and blanket combination give them a modern feel; they would be a fun addition to any sitting room.

Because this chair combines two shades of blue the pattern is muted, making it easier to fit into a space with other patterns or colors.

Wanting to go a little bit bigger? Try a rug, like this one, paired with large neutral pieces and bright accents!!

Sunday, September 21, 2014

Designer Pick of the Day - A Dash of Houndstooth

Designer Pick of the Day

Houndstooth is a classic pattern that is making a major comeback, for everything from rugs to wallpaper. It can be really fun and fresh, especially when used in a fun color like these fabulous ottomans, or when used on larger areas in a neutral with a bit of sheen (see upcoming posts for more on that!). It also pairs easily with other patterns, which is great for those of you getting a little more adventurous. Try matching throw pillows on a chair or couch to start!

Sunday, September 14, 2014

Designer Pick of the Day - Great Room!

Designer Pick of the Day

Look at this beautiful, bright room!! There are small patterns sprinkled throughout, like the chevron ottoman and throw pillow, that give the room life and visual interest. As the eye sweeps around the room, it picks up and delights in these small details. You know the saying good things come in small packages? That certainly seems to be the case with the smaller but lovely patterned pieces that are big right now. In focusing pattern in small pieces, the process of bringing pattern to a space is much less overwhelming.

Thursday, September 11, 2014

Designer Pick of the Day - Chevron 2

Designer Pick of the Day

Take a look now at this fun mirror, a similar chevron to the throws we looked at in the last post. The blue and white works beautifully with the silver accents and acts as a focal point for the wall. Mirrors are great for bringing a feeling of space and lightness into a room and a patterned mirror like this one adds visual interest without overpowering the other elements. This is also a great example of mixing patterns - the subtle pattern of the silver stool complements the mirror and continues the visual interest from top to bottom.

Tuesday, September 9, 2014

Designer Pick of the Day - Let's Talk Patterns

Designer Pick of the Day

Ever felt overwhelmed by choosing and using patterns? You're not alone! It can be hard to put a pattern you like into a room and make it look cohesive, or know where to start when picking a pattern to spruce up a space. For the next set of posts, we'll be exploring some ways to make using and pairing patterns fun instead of a hassle.

Check out this alpaca throw, or this fun and casual one!! On top of being a fun chevron pattern, these are probably super comfy and would be perfect across a living room couch or at the bottom of a bed. Small, moveable patterned pieces such as these are a great way to start working on a space.