If you’re passionate about prints, you’re no stranger to decorating and redecorating based on current trends and seasons. Incorporating bold designs and patterns into your home décor can be challenging, but certainly doesn’t have to be. The key to mixing patterns like a pro will come a little easier once you’re familiar with the basic do’s and don’ts of print clashing.
1. Find Your Power Print
When jumping into mixing your favorite prints, the best thing to do is to start with one primary print that will carry the overall theme of your room. Maybe it’s a bold ikat drape or a floral window seat cushion. Whatever it may be, make sure it’s one that you’ll enjoy for longer periods of time. It’s this piece that will build the rest of the room.
No matter who’s getting their hands dirty behind the grill, the space still needs that special touch to make it more than just dinner time. The perfect patio is now synonymous with summer and, not to mention, the perfect place for cookouts. From family get-togethers to girls’ nights in, see what it takes to make your outdoor dining and patio space the envy of the neighborhood.
Set a Theme for Your Patio
Even before you start planning the perfect cookout, set a theme for your patio and grilling area. Think about the time you’ll be spending outdoors and how often you’ll want to switch up your outdoor décor. Make your largest and most expensive pieces ones that will last for years to come. Consider using neutrals for your base and introducing colors with throw pillows, cushions, and drapery. This creates flexibility from season to season without breaking the bank.
One of my favorite movies, You’ve Got Mail, says it best, “Don’t you just love New York in the fall? It makes me want to buy school supplies.” True there is something about the Big Apple that just sends me swimming with ideas of scarves and mittens, hot cocoa, and a book by the fire in a cozy little brownstone. Read more →
As we kiss the warm glow of the summer sun goodbye, let’s get some indoor inspiration from a city that is always sunny. Miami is a culture unique unto itself. Style is just another extension of the wild and vibrant personalities that live there. Neon colored buildings echo the tropical atmosphere that billows out of every corner like an eastern sea breeze. Read more →