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.
I must admit, when I was younger I thought decorating with pink was the best thing ever. In my early teens, I wanted my walls to be painted pink, and, for some reason, my parents let me. I painted it all by myself and had three walls hot pink and one wall blush pink. Thankfully, I’m past that and no longer have hot pink walls. However, I do still enjoy the color. Unfortunately, most men don’t share the same liking of pink, as it is typically considered a more feminine color. So, how do you decorate using pink with a man around the house? Read more →
Cushion Source™ is pleased to feature interior designer Ashley Gilbreath, founder of Ashley Gilbreath Interior Design and owner of PARISH Shoppe, as our guest blogger this month. Gilbreath previously worked with famed designer Richard Keith Langham in New York City before she went on to perfect her craft in the commercial, hospitality, and residential design industries with numerous clients across the U.S. Gilbreath’s aesthetic vision produces timeless design traditions of blending old and new elements into sophisticated works of art. Her unique perspective results in spaces that are both relaxed and versatile. Read more →