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22 Divine Draperies That Indulge and Delight
"luscious fabrics, luxuriously swagged and layered, create drapes that gratify the senses... Beautiful fabric. You will see silk, velvet and linen. Polyester, not so much. Beautiful... lot of fabric in each of these. Instead of going with the minimum amount of fabric... Beautiful fabrics have a higher price tag, but they are worth it. They feel better, hang... custom fabric and fabrication. There is little worse than those out of the box, one..."
Take Your Home Tropical With Caribbean Chic
Give winter the boot with the colors, fabrics and furniture of sophisticated island style — not a palm tree in sight
"colors, fabrics and furniture of sophisticated island style — not a palm tree in sight... white linen curtains, burlap pillows or furnishings wrapped in Caribbean fabrics... beach or fabric covered in palm trees. Today's Caribbean style can be achieved by adding... inexpensive fabrics on the planet, makes a statement wrapped around this chest-turned-coffee... white fabric walls, a white sofa adorned with bold pillows, a worn tree branch as..."
Guest Picks: Slumber in Serenity in a Naturally Elegant Bedroom
Resolve to sleep restfully this year in a soothing bedroom awash in neutral colors and luxurious fabrics
"natural fabrics like Egyptian cotton and Belgian linen in solids or muted patterns... natural linen. (Special thanks to Tricia Rose for my Rough Linen summer cover and... With real linen at the window, I'd have it on the bed too - of course! The Pebble Beach... un dyed linen. I recently saw a beautifully painted bedroom. I always thought of myself... Belgian linen drapery adds softness and grace to your window. Revere Pewter is a warm..."
My Houzz: Light and Bright in an Amsterdam High-Rise
Crisp white fabrics and finishes plus lots of natural light equals a modern Netherlands apartment with no room for the blues
"white fabrics and finishes plus lots of natural light equals a modern Netherlands... white linen. "When people come and visit, they are always surprised when they walk... use of fabrics is something that impresses me a lot about this apartment interior... Rough Linen for the nice comment! I like the living, dining area combine in a big... the bed linens. I am like you and prefer beige hues which I chose for all the upholstery..."
Show Your Resourceful Side With Vintage Coastal Style
Reused pieces anchor this soothing, casual design style, rounded out with soft fabrics and weathered materials
"with soft fabrics and weathered materials... faded linens, gauzy muslins, found objects and distressed paint finishes all define... or soft linen for your window treatments. Old sheets, whether linen or cotton, can... striped bed linens, cushions and a throw creates a different vintage feel. In this case... local fabric shop to cut muslin or voile into the lengths you need. Add an extra... of your fabric lengths at regular intervals and attach them to your curtain rod — or..."
Double-Duty Savvy: 10 Supersmart Laundry Room Combos
Throw some extra function in along with the fabric softener to spin your laundry room into mutitasking mode
"with the fabric softener to spin your laundry room into mutitasking mode... ktichen linen, why lug all the clothes and bed linen up and down stairs? Kind of felt... building the linen closet in there and also putting in a cabinet with triple hamper drawers... Closets and linen storage are immediately at hand, and the laundry will open onto a large... of bed linen washing to be done is huge and all needs doing on the one day. The..."
8 Ways to Enjoy the Purity of Cotton at Home
There's much more to cotton than clothes. Bedding, upholstery and even headboards let you luxuriate in this natural fabric in every room
"natural-fiber fabrics, cotton is the best selling worldwide. What makes cotton so desirable... towels, fabrics, coffee filters and even book bindings. Here are some of the best ways... Linen next? @Tricia Rose: Lee Anne actually wrote a great story on linen a few weeks... tiful-Linen I love cotton, I have a family and also design homes for a lot of families... variety of fabric patterns and colors. Unfortunately, many of these prints and patterns..."
DIY: Create a Custom-Stamped Curtain
With simple fabric and a stamp carving kit, you can make your own pattern to apply to curtains and other textiles
"simple fabric and a stamp carving kit, you can make your own pattern to apply to curtains... right fabric at the crafts store. If you like the DIY route, though, it's easy to... lengths. The linen comes in all colors. It would be easy to stamp the linen. Stamping curtains... find the fabric I wanted, I just used some stamps I already owned- a gum leaf and gum... I used fabric paint and ironed them once it was dry to make it permanent. Very creative..."
"Low-Cost Fabric is Prime Fodder for a Weekend Project... brown fabric has never been much of a looker, and yet... I'm strangely drawn to it... sister, linen? All three have a place as honest, timeless fabrics - and hemp and linen... linen can be washed, in fact they get better and better with age. @triciarose, I... do love linen. Made the mistake of getting a burlap tablecloth then realizing I can't... no-nonsense fabric. Did you know that you can run burlap through your printer? Yep, check..."
Things You Need to Know About Buying a Sofa
Learn about foam versus feathers, seat depth, springs, fabric and more for a couch that'll work for years to come
"springs, fabric and more for a couch that'll work for years to come... on the fabric, I am thinking of an oatmeal colored linen weave. Would this be in keeping... the only fabric that I found they could not destroy is the fabric that our recliners... kind of fabric, the other is a Lazyboy in the usual fabric they use. Both chairs were... original fabric on that chair and it was recovered in the same original fabric. This..."
Make a Gorgeous (Cheap!) Pillow Using Vintage Clothes
"secondhand fabric and a steady hand on the sewing machine, your pillow choices are endless... turn the fabric right side out and stuff it with a pillow form. It’s as easy as that... high-quality fabrics. (Today I picked up a black linen skirt at a rummage sale for $1 that's... oodles of fabric. I fused some lining on the inside of this fabric because the weave... to the fabric samples in a decorating shop in my city. If I can charm away their sample..."
Stripe It Rich With a Strié Finish
Let the striations of this traditional technique bring luxurious depth and richness to your walls, finishes and upholstery fabrics
10 Snazzy Home Spruce-Ups from Estee Stanley
The star-connected stylist reveals her favorite accent pieces, the secret to fab flowers and which fabric always looks great
"have our linen collection at Deck Towel (www.decktowel.com) listed; we offer 100% linen... love with linen. "Linen makes spaces feel lighter and more breathable. The beauty of... of linen is that it looks just as good unmade for a more casual look and if you don’t... favorite linen pieces are textiles from the weavers at Brahms Mount in Maine; she's... towel fabrics, including bohemian styles, patriotic stars and stripes, and Union..."
Custom Draperies 101
"YES to fabrication, liner and hardware. Trust me, your windows, your soul and your... limited fabrics. You have no idea. We have well over thousands of fabrics to choose... with a fabric YOU choose, by artisans who have honed their skills}. Great post!... coordinating fabric strips to the bottom or top. It makes a custom look. I have saved... design and fabricate draperies and window treatments of all sorts). Please feel free..."
Guest Picks: Drum Up Bohemian Chic Style
March to your own beat with rooms that celebrate casually global furnishings, fabrics and accessories
"colorful fabrics, like suzanis and paisley prints, boho-chic decor is perfect for a... Rough Linen that it's about making something beautiful from virtually nothing. A... modern ikat fabric is very boho chic. In a more modern decor, this midcentury chair would... Tennyson linen stool convenient for propping your feet up and using as extra seating... Leaf Fig fabric is quintessential Californian boho chic. Antiques lend themselves p..."