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{bits & pieces: thibaut’s faux bois wallpaper}

I planted the seed a couple of weeks ago. In passing, I mentioned to my husband, ” Think about horizontal (painted) wood planking on the headboard wall in our bedroom.” Audible groan, and then, “what are YOU talking about?” In our house, my ideas = husband doing a lot of the work. That was before...
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{friday finds: x marks the spot with cross-stitch}

This awesome painted cross-stitch mural caught my eye back in March of 2011 when it was featured on Bloesem. I’d never seen anything like this before; I was so inspired by Eline’s creativity I was going to paint my own cross-stitch mural. Well, that hasn’t happened… yet, but I’m still impressed and inspired by such...
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{friday finds: emerald: 2013 pantone color of the year}

Anthropologie Design Seeds Unknown Remodelista Grace Kelly One of my favorite days ev-var is when Pantone announces their color of the year. This past week Pantone announced their 2013 Color of the Year: Emerald! “The most abundant hue in nature, the human eye sees more green than any other color in the spectrum,” said Leatrice...
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Friday Finds: Revere Pewter HC-172

  The most-searched-for color on the Hirshfield’s blog is the Benjamin Moore color revere pewter HC-172. Which makes perfect sense, because that is the most-searched-for color on Benjamin Moore’s site. What makes it so popular? A light gray with warm undertones, revere pewter (HC-172) is a great transitional color that works equally well on walls,...
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{bits & pieces: foxy finds}

Julia (Hirshfield’s Design Studio) is my trends prognosticator. Emerging trends, on-trend, or trends, where I’m the last one to the party, and the party was two years ago. Julia knows all. Last year I asked Julia for her predictions on what design trends we would be seeing in 2012. Her prediction totally caught me off...
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{bits & pieces: Sarah’s before & after photos}

You recognize this living room don’t you? It’s a typical living room of a certain era; large picture window with two side windows, front door off to one side, hardwood floor and fireplace optional. (I bet there’s a coat closet behind the opened front door) Check out the “after” photo and see how the new...
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{friday finds: it’s a paint party}

Wunderweib Wunderweib Apartment Therapy I’m so in the painting mood! Maybe not so much painting an entire room one (yawn) color, but something along the lines of these very cool painting projects. Listening to the personable Kim Yeager share her tips and techniques from The Art of Junk seminars* Hirshfield’s has been hosting, certainly adds...
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{friday finds: wild about wallpaper}

Schumacher Byzantium book Another colorway of the Nasrid Palace Mosaic House of Turquoise Thibaut Silhouettes Schumacher wallcovering Pattern from Pip (totally Anthropology looking) Pip – get use to seeing seafoam…again! Pattern from the  Suzani book Pattern from the Geometric book House of Turquoise Pattern from the Suzani book There are so many rockin’ wallpapers available...
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{friday finds: 50’s revival and what a hoot}

Audrey Jeanne Vtwonen European paint colors J. Crew The appearance of coral and gray upon the color scene has been subtle, but it’s there. Coral and gray sightings started with a French illustrator on Decor8, and her adorable gray and coral owl postcards. Next were the European paint colors on the Dutch magazine, Vtwonen’s site. Lastly,...
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{friday finds: kanthas}

Look what Greg brought back from market; beautiful, one-of-a kind, handmade throws called Kanthas. Kantha refers to a running stitch, or stitched motif, on vintage cotton saris, or other pieces of worn cotton textiles which can no longer be used as clothing. The kantha is pieced, layered, stitched, and is very similar to a thin quilt....
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