Ever open a magazine (like ours!) and think, “How do they mix patterns so effortlessly?” Some people seem to have an innate talent for mixing and matching and others of us—well, let’s just say it can be an overwhelming proposition. The good news is that there are some foundational elements that make pattern mixing accessible for all of us. Keep our tips in mind, and you’ll be on your way to layering like a pro!
Your table is the gathering place for so many memorable moments. Set a festive backdrop for captivating conversations with table settings featuring earthy designs hand-picked by stylist Tina Dahl of Kiss Me Kate Studio and available as part of the Winter Holiday Dinner Party blueprint at Black Twine, your online source for party planning. From table runners or tablecloths to placemats and napkins, our elegant cotton sateen fabric offers a slight sheen and holds rich color that’s a true feast for the eyes. As you prep for holiday entertaining, don’t miss Tina’s top tips for a stress-free celebration.
1. Create the mood with beautiful textiles.
To make this dinner party look gorgeous and cohesive, I started out by using the coordinating table linens available from Spoonflower and Roostery. They don’t have to be matchy-matchy but keep your table linens in similar colors and prints for a fun and festive look!
Ursula Carmona, founder of DIY design blog Home Made by Carmona, has been in love with home décor and DIY as long as she can remember – and her 12-year-old daughter Priya is just as creatively inclined. When it came time to remodel her daughter’s room, Ursula looked to Priya herself for inspiration.
From formal rooms and nurseries to refurbished furniture, it’s easy to incorporate wallpaper into every home, but have you ever considered why statement wallpaper makes such an impact? We’ll give you one hint: Think big! We’ve outlined our top tips to help you create large scale wallpaper designs for your Spoonflower shop, a growing trend in the Marketplace.
Have you ever wondered how designers in the Spoonflower community create the adorable cut-and-sew projects you’ve been eyeing in the Marketplace? From the purrrfect zipper pouch (see the how-to here) to a giftable hedgehog plushie, the only limit to creating your very own cut-and-sew project is your imagination. To help you get started, Spoonflower designer Ceri Staziker–cerigwen in the Marketplace–is sharing seven design tips for successfully creating a cut-and-sew project. By the time you’re done, you’ll never underestimate the power of a fat quarter!
Are you tired of rooms in your home that are more “blah” than “huzzah”? Introduce style and function to your family’s most cherished spaces with Roostery’s Plymouth Curtain Panels. Four fabric choices allow you to filter out just the right amount of light, and each panel is constructed with two hanging options for a casual or formal finish. Complete the look you love with a design from the Marketplace or create your own.
What do you get when you mix 20 home dec bloggers, 20 rooms and six weeks of room transformations? Currently in its fourteenth season, The One Room Challenge™ is a widely anticipated biannual event every April and October. Each round, twenty design influencers are selected to take the challenge and transform a space. Every Wednesday, the designers document their process while sharing their sources and professional advice over the six weekly posts.
Instead of following the latest movie craze, give your kids a chance to win originality points (and maybe extra candy) on the trick-or-treating circuit with these five adorable cut-and-sew projects. From rainbows and unicorns, to friendly fish and a sweet treat, these clever kid’s costumes will make lasting lasting memories for everyone.