Today's DIY project takes on this gorgeous watercolor tablecloth, found at Anthropologie for $288 (and not available in pink anymore). While it's beautiful, not everyone can afford linens that cost more than some months' groceries. Oh Happy Day readers agreed, and begged Jordan to try her own version and then show them how. See how it turned out, after the jump. Spoiler alert: It's a dead ringer.
We often say that you should stick with neutral furniture and then drop in color with accessories. We're also fans of swapping out throw pillows and blankets to freshen up a home. If you stick with these maxims, you'll definitely want to check out Pyar & Co.'s colorful pillows and throws sourced from fair trade laborers in India.
Maureen Goldman thinks that the dining room is one of the most soulful spaces in the home. To that end, Maureen has stocked her web shop with tabletop goods that are handcrafted by American artisans. Named after a dear aunt, Catherine's Table is a curated collection of what Maureen calls "comfort goods".
Orange is a gorgeous color with different hues like tangerine, coral, terracotta and titian. It was 2012's color of the year and is still immensely popular. With its beautiful optimistic glow, it's no wonder orange continues to be a favorite.
IKEA may be the brand most associated with Sweden but of course there's more to the country than flat pack furniture from the big blue box. As a Swede living in Canada, Annika Ek wanted to bring products from small to medium sized Scandinavian companies to North America. Her shop, Truly Swedish Design, has the cosy minimalism of Swedish design sans big box.
In November, as we neared the end of our year long editorial calendar, our focus shifted toward the ways we share our homes with others, during the holidays and beyond. Hosting parties, dinners and gatherings is enjoyable on many levels, not least of which (for design lovers like us) is the opportunity to dress up a table beautifully. Check out what our wonderful writers came up with as ideas for well-styled settings circa 2012...
I recently went through the exciting, and somewhat grueling, process of registering for my wedding. When it came to choosing table linens I was not overly impressed with the selection at most of the major department stores and chains. Why settle of the overly floral or "put a bird on it" solution when there are so many awesome alternatives?
With Pantone's Color of the Year announcement this month, emerald green is in the crosshairs of all of our design radars. We've shown you ways to incorporate the color into your home and kids' rooms. Today, Etsy provides the inspiration, with nine great vintage and handmade items in this beautiful jewel tone. From left to right:
Blue and green decor have always made excellent friends. The aqua, teal and seafoam items in this set show how well they get along. Calm and harmonious, this set will dress the dining room with soothing hues.