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Hacking Textiles

Hacking Textiles Over the past week I augmented my design quiver with some seriously geeky techniques. Neighboring Silicon Valley, and having my share of nerdy tendencies, this was inevitable. First off—take cover people—I’m workin’ a laser! Wednesday night, I headed up river to the best little maker lab I could find, and got schooled in using the laser cutter! Design considerations, software, safety, all culminating in controlling […] Read more »

Nursery Trends for 2011

Nursery Trends for 2011 by Sherri Blum Here’s the latest decor forecast for the little ones’ rooms, from our Nursery and Kids Room Design Expert and Contributor, Sherri Blum. A pioneer specialist for children’s-room interior design, Sherri designs for celebrities, and for the baby next door. — Happy New Year! Besides recovering from the holiday madness festivities, the beginning of each year usually means I’ll be interviewed by several […] Read more »

Patio Chairs Metamorphosis

Patio Chairs Metamorphosis Some makeovers are pure genius. Like this pair of forlorn patio chairs that Jen at Fresh Crush transformed. Take a peek. Before: After: Is fan-tab-u-loso a word??? This project is a lesson in looking at a piece of furniture with the attitude of ‘What can it be?’ rather than focusing on ‘What is it?’ Jen looked beyond the patio persona, and made her chairs living-room […] Read more »

10 DIY Window Treatments — Quick & Inexpensive

10 DIY Window Treatments — Quick & Inexpensive Now that we are spending more of our days indoors, it’s time to focus on DIY projects to freshen our decor, like these quick and fun, DIY window treatments that I rounded up for you. These are simple, low-cost ideas, many featuring creative reuse or recycling. Enjoy! 1. A Beautiful Scarf—yours, your Grandma’s or one you pick up from the thrift store—can make a graceful […] Read more »

Trend Alert — Strictly Neutral

Trend Alert — Strictly Neutral by Leona Gaita Today from New York, Leona Gaita talks fashion and interiors. Leona—Interior Design Expert and Contributor—shares her inspiring ideas and advice, to help us enrich our homes and lives with beauty and elegance. — Fashions from Costello Tagliapietra, Cynthia Steffe, Ports 1961. Fashion Week, New York just flew through town. One of the strongest impressions left behind, coming from most of the major […] Read more »

Master Retreat is Serene and Elegant — Part I

Master Retreat is Serene and Elegant — Part I I crammed my notebook page with blissful scribbles. – Tailored yet Zen – Latte and cream – Delish fixtures Photographs by Margot Hartford. (Click on the photos for more detail.) As I toured Hershon Hartley Design’s Master Suite at this year’s Marin Designers Showcase, I kept whispering to myself, “Wow.” The spaces were calming and captivating at the same time. It was a retreat in […] Read more »

BEMZ Slipcovers Now in Designers Guild Patterns

BEMZ Slipcovers Now in Designers Guild Patterns Transform IKEA Seating in Tricia Guild Style Tiring of that plain-vanilla IKEA armchair? Or when the neighbors come for dinner, does that pasta stain make you shuffle your dining chairs? Check out the slipcovers from Stockholm, Sweden-based BEMZ, which are designed to fit most IKEA chairs and sofas – even discontinued models. And now, you can adorn your furniture with the innovative patterns of Designers […] Read more »

Liz Scott Fabrics Coming from Moda

Liz Scott Fabrics Coming from Moda Short and sa-weet today. Friend of HomeWorkshop.com, fabric designer Liz Scott, wrote me this week with great news. Moda fabrics has picked up Liz’s Sugar Pop collection, and the fabrics will be available in stores this December! Liz Scott Sugar Pop collection for Moda in cool colorways. As you may recall, Liz has had great success designing her own patterns, having fabric printed at Spoonflower, […] Read more »

Christopher Lowell Lead Design Judge for our Alluminare Design Challenge

Christopher Lowell Lead Design Judge for our Alluminare Design Challenge Artists and designers from around the globe worked hard to create 475 amazing original patterns for HomeWorkshop.com’s Alluminare Design Challenge. Light fixtures, wallpaper and pillows are anxiously awaiting their new designer looks. So we wanted only the best when it came to our judging team. We wanted a team leader who lives and breathes interior design and art, with successful signature lines of home decor […] Read more »

More Earth-Friendly Nursery Options

More Earth-Friendly Nursery Options by Sherri Blum Today our Nursery and Kids Room Design Expert and Contributor, Sherri Blum talks about the choices we make when creating spaces for our kids. A pioneer specialist for children’s-room interior design, Sherri’s designs for celebrities, and for the baby next door. — In honor of Earth Day, I wanted to take a moment to share some great, earth-friendly decorating options for your […] Read more »

Alluminare Design Challenge

Alluminare Design Challenge World Class Designer Search You have chosen Alluminare’s new World Class Designer! Read the announcement here. Scroll down to view the 475 home decor patterns that artists worldwide submitted! And check out the TOP TEN Designs, and Lead Design Judge, Christopher Lowell’s commentary here. Design Junkies, do you ever doodle in patterns? Want to try your hand at creating fashionable patterns for light fixtures, wallpaper, […] Read more »

DIY No Sew Elegant Window Valance

DIY No Sew Elegant Window Valance by Leona Gaita Today we are joined by Leona Gaita, HomeWorkshop.com Interior Design Expert and Contributor. Leona shares with us her inspiring ideas and advice to help us enrich our homes and lives with beauty and elegance. — If you get the urge for a fresh little warming up for your windows, but you don’t know your way around a sewing machine, here’s a very […] Read more »

What is Ikat and How is it Made?

What is Ikat and How is it Made? IKAT. You’d have to be folded up in your pull-out sofa to miss the popularity of this textile. Ikat inspiration board from the studio of textile designer Laura Singh of Color Loom. Ikat (pronounced “ee-kat”) is a loom-woven textile created by a remarkable process. A master weaver first ties bundles of warp threads in precise patterns to prepare for colored dyes. A more intricate resist-dyeing […] Read more »

A Seat to Tweet

A Seat to Tweet Tonight the post is short and sweet; I’ve found a seat where you can Tweet. So you adore Twitter like I do. You care about your followers and dedicate time to keep them up to date. You need a comfy place to Tweet. I went searching and turned to a colorful favorite, Maine Cottage Furniture. Known for its yummy painted furniture, Maine Cottage also has […] Read more »

A New Breed of Fabric Designer

A New Breed of Fabric Designer A Conversation with Liz Scott Our posts about fabric design are in demand with the Design Junkies. And we received great feedback about Liz Scott’s designs in the piece showcasing her chair makeover. You’ll recall that Liz prints her original designs through Spoonflower, and sells her fabric at her Etsy shop, Wonderfluff. I got with Liz recently to learn more about her, and the inspiration […] Read more »

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