Have you ever noticed a woman wearing a beautiful dress only to notice that her shoes are the wrong color, a belt would have added a lot of zip, and that she forgot the jewelry? I think in the same way when I walk into a home. The furniture is beautiful, but where is the jewelry? You might think that art and accessories are the least important part of decorating a home. “Those things are so small. Who’s gonna notice?” And hey, after spending all that money on the furniture it may seem that spending even more on accessories really isn’t that necessary. Or, it will get done later. Much later.
I want you to love where you live. All of it! So make sure you’ve got the tchotchkes. They’re just as important as the right pair of shoes. Read More…
It’s time to announce the winner of last week’s fantabulous winner of these beautiful crimson velvet curtains and rods from Curtainworks. Thanks to everyone who wrote in with their comments about curtains. I see we have a lot of folks who don’t sew. Would you like to see some great no-sew projects? You can actually make curtains without sewing – or just a little bit that don’t require a machine. But I digress.
The winner of two sets of lovely curtains is:
I would like to thank Curtainworks for sponsoring this giveaway. Thank you! I think this was the best ever here at Design Hole.
Stay tuned for more to come as the holiday season kicks in!
This Fall velvet is big. We’re seeing it on the runways and in our design studios. Its soft, plush comforting texture is fresh and vibrant this season. More and more, interior designers are choosing velvets for curtains, furnishings and accessories. Why? Because the new velvets aren’t the formal fabrics they used to be. Innovative cutting methods and fresh colors make Read More…
If you’re expecting guests for the upcoming holidays, spend some extra time and a few dollars sprucing up the spare room. I promise your guests will notice, appreciate it and pay you lots of compliments. Issues with the mother-in-law? A cozy guest room and you can throw them in the waste basket. All your guests will leave with a higher impression of you – no matter how high is already is. Wow! Sound nuts? I promise you it isn’t. Read More…
A few years ago I wrote a post about several reissued fabric and wallpaper designs created by Saul Steinberg for Schumacher. I have been getting quite a few emails requesting updated pricing for the four designs, so I thought I’d write a new post with the details. If this style looks familiar, it’s probably because