blue and white ticking (some inspiration and ideas)

Blue and white ticking fabric, also known as mattress ticking or French mattress ticking, is one of my go-to fabrics. It has been around for a very long time, and was originally used for its pragmatic feature of being thick and durable so that whatever the mattress was stuffed with wouldn’t poke thru. These days,… Continue reading blue and white ticking (some inspiration and ideas)

7 patterns to take you away (a mid-week pick me up)

  Have you ever been sitting in a room and realized that your mind had wandered off somewhere else? And then you realize that it’s quite possibly the room itself that has transported you to a different time and place. I’ve noticed that sometimes when this happens to me, it’s the subtle influence of a… Continue reading 7 patterns to take you away (a mid-week pick me up)

Friday mood board 5.3.19

  With this mood board, I’m dreaming up a guest bedroom or a girl’s bedroom in need of some redecorating (for a young lady who has outgrown the child’s room look). I started with the wallpaper from Shumacher because I like the timeless and traditional sense it brings to the room, and it feels fresh… Continue reading Friday mood board 5.3.19

from the archives: one house, one fabric

  Could you decorate your whole house using just one fabric? In 2014 House Beautiful featured a converted garage which designer Justine Cushing decorated completely and utterly in Colefax and Fowler’s Bowood Chintz. It captured my attention and imagination and made it into my file box. On the one hand it’s such a bold move… Continue reading from the archives: one house, one fabric

ruffles (are they making a comeback or just ruffling feathers?)

Ruffles, I must admit, are not exactly one of my favorite things. They conjure up images of the country decorating style that was popular in the early 80s—lots of ruffles and check and wooden ducks and pot pourri. None of these things are offensive alone, but the combination feels rather dated now. My mother went… Continue reading ruffles (are they making a comeback or just ruffling feathers?)