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Buttons and Bows

Slipcover fastenings reinforce or soften an overall decorative style. Tailored or frilly? Traditional or cottage? Small details like buttons and bows (and let’s not overlook pleats and hemlines) help define the look of slipcovers, particularly on dining room chairs where the backs face into the room. Slipcovers can have plain edges where Velcro or snaps […]

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hexagonal wall shelving from Handmade Riot

Honeycomb Shelving

Stylized or plain, this shape is familiar on tiles and fabrics. Bookcases and display shelves based on the honeycomb shape have a dramatic, modern impact. Designer Younes Duret’s elaborate but modular Minizelli shelves, inspired by traditional Moroccan tiles designs [top], occupy the high end of the embellished book shelf spectrum. Grouped together, these large octagonal […]

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Alphabet Garden Designs monogram wall stencil

Grand Bedroom Monograms

Large-scale initials look great on or around a bed. The sly pride in personalization encourages us to consider monograms for many spaces, particularly private ones like bedrooms. There, the tradition of monogrammed linens — originally done by hand and still highly valued –  has been expanded. An upholsterd headboard [top] like Horchow’s  “Emporia” offers vibrant […]

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Pottery Barn suzani-upholstered stool

Suzani Season

Renamed “artisan-made finds,” centuries-old suzani textiles are launched as “new” for fall. See the lovely flowered textile draped over the back of the velvet-covered Chesterfield sofa in the foreground of this living room? That’s a large suzani textile and if you look carefully you can see a pillow in a similar pattern on a chair […]

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vintage wooden windmill wheel hanging above sofa

Vintage Windmill Wheel as Decor

These icons of Americana are being repurposed as wall art by those that admire. I lost a picture of a windmill used as a wall hanging when my previous laptop stopped working, but I’ve never lost my desire to own one.  They are becoming a rare site when driving across the country, so if they […]

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