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Decorating With Antiques: Luxurious Linens
Bring quality, comfort and a sense of old-world romance to your rooms with vintage tablecloths, sheets, napkins and more
"comfort and a sense of old-world romance to your rooms with vintage tablecloths, sheets... curtains and tablecloths. And there it was: a massive, almost unused, heavy linen sheet... creativity and handwork of old linens. So while my wife waited (more or less patiently)... nubby and rustic, and with a beautifully executed large monogram of our initials... Becky, and I were wandering through the local farmer’s market when we happened upon..."
Lace Brings Grace to Today's Looks
Romancing the stone in industrial lofts and softening sharp lines with ease, lace is perfectly poised for modern homes
"lofts and softening sharp lines with ease, lace is perfectly poised for modern homes... romantic and soft look of lace. Clearly, I'm not alone. Lace was all over the runway... color and strong accent pieces. But recently I've started to admire a very different... Cavalli and Dolce & Gabbana. Although the trend is strong in home decor too, it's... this soft and delicate fabric is actually quite versatile, as shown in these diverse..."
Lace Goes Modern in an Upholsterer's DIY Pendant Lights
"studio, and they also reflect the exact nature of my work: fabric, texture, DIY-ibility... shape and form. These beauties take a little forethought to create but will make... soaking the lace pieces in Mod Podge will make them hard enough to retain their shape once... openness and accessibility of "places" such as Houzz and Etsy, and I'd love to see more... saw the lace at Joann and had to give it a try. Here's the bottom line, and the bottom..."
Practical and Pretty Ideas for Storing Linens
"Armoires and More to Keep Your Towels Tidy... pretty and practical inspiration to help you get — and keep — those linen closets... organize your linen closet. With all the towels, sheets and various sundries that fill their... my new linen closet has plenty of shelving but also floor space i just assumed would... great idea and affords even more storage for out of season items. Thanks for including... water pic and two electric toothbrushes in our small bathroom with just one outlet on..."
8 Modern Uses for Classically Beautiful Linen
"neutral, linen is a natural fabric choice for rooms both elegant and casual... strength and durability. Not only beautiful, durable and easy to maintain, linen is... wealth and often as currency. A linen thread was initially used to determine a straight... "line." And linen has been preferred for centuries as a canvas for fine oil paintings... Linen is one of the oldest kinds of fabric. In ancient Egypt it was used as a symbol..."
Get It Done: Clean Out the Linen Closet
"sheets and bathroom towels is just a few hours away... The linen closet has become an elusive space. In fact, having one is a luxury in... your own "linen closet." This could be a small closet or cabinet in a bathroom, an armoire... hallway linen closet houses spare bath/bedding linens, holiday table linens, paper... have nice linen and damask table cloths that I use for special occasions and holidays... love bed linens and have several winter cozy flannel sheets and several (ok, more than..."
Be a Sweetheart: 13 Ways to Romanticize Your Home
"a love-laced approach to decorating for rooms that please the eye and warm your heart... style and sophisticated sweetness. Display a treasured photo, pick up a lost art... in #6 and #9. Need the source and dimensions, please. Just reading all those ideas... with a linen cloth and dine in the library in front of the fire. It adds a lot of... comfort and a spot of romance. sweet. I like all the ideas and will try to do some..."
Simple Pleasures: The Joy of Fresh Sheets
Make your bed a place of comfort and relaxation with good-quality linens, ample pillows and other pleasing accoutrements
"comfort and relaxation with good-quality linens, ample pillows and other pleasing... blankets and fluffed-up pillows soothes the spirit and encourages a restful night’s... great linens and fresh linens! Just wish I had enough energy to change them everyday... sheet and a light blanket over me and an extra blanket available. And a nice firm... a week and fresh, crisp and cool. The tips on this blog are really great and make..."
12 Warm-Weather Makeover Ideas for the Bedroom
Are your linens and bedroom decor still playing the heavy? Shed some visual weight for spring and summer with these decorating ideas
"your linens and bedroom decor still playing the heavy? Shed some visual weight for... spring and summer with these decorating ideas... duvets and woolen blankets and set out something fresher and prettier — think kantha... spring and summer beg for a lighter touch in the bedroom and guest quarters. Pack... curtains and painted furniture. These 12 ideas will get you started.... goes on and on, just needing that rain, these quilts and covers are so pretty, I just..."
Guest Picks: Loving Linen All Over the Home
Charmingly rumpled or ironed smooth, these linen finds from napkins to curtains bring casual elegance to rooms
"these linen finds from napkins to curtains bring casual elegance to rooms... fibers, and I fell in love with linen. Now that I sew slipcovers and bedding, I have... whips and chains, but with an iron, an ironing board and a pile of wrinkled clothing... I use linen throughout my home, and I recommend it to clients. Here are several products... made from linen or cotton. As soon as her eyes locked on the label with the dreaded..."
How to Add Toe Kick Drawers for More Storage
Great project: Install low-lying drawers in your kitchen or bath to hold step stools, pet bowls, linens and more
"pitter and a candy thermometer; emergency supplies, such as candles, batteries and... receipts; and pet bowls. Think of all that storage you may be missing out on! Here’s... Mathernes and halbanes: I had a dog and currently have cats and their dry food and water... utility room and put in kick drawers - they are great. I've got shoe polish and laces,... pulling in and out straight and the wheels could take the weight. (and keep it from sliding..."
Houzz Tour: Organic and Natural in an Island Cottage
"ganic linens and an all-white palette create a refreshing summer home on a remote... natural and no plastic,” McCarthy says. “Everybody walks in and feels calm.”... organic food and prefers soft, neutral colors in her home. “There’s really no separation... Leighton and Goldendoodle dog Billie. All-white walls, painter’s canvas cushions and... natural linen define the bright space, creating an always-fresh feel that encourages..."
Guest Picks: Warm and Fuzzy Accessories for Fall
"tones and rich patterns of fall into your home. Imagine a cozy, warm, inviting space... touch and invite a bit of fall into your home. Happy fall, y'all! — Michelle from... color and texture. It's definitely a beauty! What's cobalt, coral, ivory and warm... woven linens for fall. In fact, the celadon color and natural vibe of the fabric... the warm and cozy for you. Nothing says "warm and cozy" like beautiful candlelight...."
Shop Houzz: Focus on Handmade Ceramics and Entertaining
Get ready for special evenings with serving pieces, table linens and lights with an organic sensibility
"table linens and lights with an organic sensibility... of clay and turn it into a beautiful and useful ceramic piece. One of our artists works..."
International Traditions: Christmas at Home in Australia
Diving into pools and brandy-laced pudding with equal gusto, Australians keep on the sunny side at Christmastime
"pools and brandy-laced pudding with equal gusto, Australians keep on the sunny side... barbecuing and relaxation play a big part in the success of the day. We do have a couple... Christmas Day and watching cricket on Boxing Day, the day after Christmas. Best of all, just... Houzz and keeps this site looking so great, and to all of the contributors and readers... the bin and then go home to a clean house. This is what we do and I love it. No stress..."