February is a time to spread the love and today I’m spreading my love of red and pink rooms. While they are fashionable year round, they are especially hot at this time of year!
Recent Posts by Brittany Stiles
Although you may not want hearts as a theme in your décor year round, it sure is fun to add them in around Valentine’s Day. There are a number of easy ways you can do this that will add the perfect touch of love and whimsy to your interior. Here is a mix of some of my favorite ways to add hearts to your décor during the first half of February.
A few times throughout each century we experience greatness by way of furniture design. With such a strong attraction to eclectic, modern interiors these days, we’re seeing the iconic chairs from the mid 20th century pop up like Miley Cyrus in the tabloids. My list of iconic chairs could have easily filled up a few blog posts, so today I’m just highlighting four of my favorites as we look at a few “then” and “now” photos and discuss why they’re so great they don’t need to change.
I’ve been thinking a lot about my “dream home” lately and even though it probably won’t be happening until the distant future, one thing is for sure, it will have windows galore. And as I’ve thought about the placement of such windows, I’ve come across some pretty groovy ideas.
We’ve seen subway tile used extensively in all styles of kitchens and bathrooms across the globe. Its ability to fit seamlessly into interiors both traditional and modern, elegant and casual, industrial and country, adds to its timeless and much loved sensibility. But even the best designs need a little shaking up every now and then. Here are a few simple and equally timeless ways to change up this classic design element.
There is nothing that brings family and friends together like the dinner table, especially around the holidays. With all of the shopping, baking, caroling, sledding, and hot cocoa drinking you have to do, we know that designing your holiday table is just one more thing on your holiday to do list, which is why I am so excited to announce Caesarstone’s Design & Dine giveaway!
A Recap of West Hollywood Design District’s DIEM Convention
Last Friday I had the opportunity to attend part of the DIEM design symposium in West Hollywood. DIEM focuses on the exchange of ideas within the realm of art and design and is filled with talks and panels on a variety of interesting topics. I attend design panels frequently throughout the year, which often cover the same topics and address the same questions. I always love hearing thoughts on these topics, but DIEM brought new ideas and new discussions to the table, which made for a very enlightening Friday morning.
Every interior design project has at least one thing in common: they all need a good space plan. Whether you are shopping for the whole room, or just a chair in the corner, you will have much more success if you start out with a plan.
If you’re anything like me, mixing things up your interior is a must. But where does one draw the line between perfectly mismatched and utter chaos? Walking this line when it comes to art in your home can be especially challenging. To lend a hand, here are my 4 easy ways to mix and match art while still maintaining a sense of cohesiveness and harmony.
Mix & match within the same color palate.
Textiles have always had a special place in my heart whether new or old, from near or far. I can’t help but notice the impact an ethnic textile has on the design and aesthetic of an interior. It’s as though, all of the sudden, the room is well traveled and more interesting. I’m slowly getting my bearings when it comes to knowing the country of origin for various textiles so I thought it’d be helpful for myself, and hopefully all our readers as well, if I put together a little visual crash course in ethnic textiles.