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34 Ideabooks by Daniela Shuffler
Guest Picks: Fanciful Chinoiserie for Your Outdoor Dinner Party
Give your everyday patio table a faraway feel with dragonfly napkin rings, pagoda-patterned plates and other chinoiserie touches
With summer flying by, I’m itching to host an outdoor dinner party before the warm evenings disappear. My party of choice would be one with chinoiserie flair, starring a gorgeous tabletop decked out in some of my favorite items for an evening that is...
Guest Picks: 20 Paisley Fabrics to Perk Up Your Place
Are you looking for a dynamic, patterned fabric but think a floral will be too feminine? Try paisley! Paisley fabrics typically offer movement, wonderful color palettes and intricate designs. I love using them in design projects that need some oomph but...
Guest Picks: 20 Good-Looking Ceiling-Mount Lights
Unless your home is blessed with 9-foot (or higher) ceilings, you’ve probably run into the issue of finding ceiling lights. Chandeliers are gorgeous, but if your ceilings don’t provide enough clearance, you are stuck with having to purchase a flush...
Guest Picks: 20 Outdoor Fabrics for Less Than $15 Per Yard
The weather is finally warming, and I know my thoughts are turning towards my outdoor space. My husband and I are really hoping to get our backyard in order, possibly with a new deck and patio, and that means we might buy our first set of real outdoor...
Guest Picks: 20 Gorgeous Green Fabrics for Spring
Revive a room’s look with the freshest color around, on fabrics in styles from traditional to alternative animal print
The day my husband and I moved into our house, I painted almost the entire first floor green. Mother Nature knows what she’s doing with this hue, and though I’m not an outdoorsy type, I can’t get enough of the color inside my house. My love...
Guest Picks: Bold Blooms to Chase Away Winter
As March approaches, I can’t help but turn my thoughts to spring, and I’ve really been loving bold blooms lately. My eye has been delighted by anything colorful and floral in everything from art to wallpaper. Although I admit that I do adore...
Guest Picks: 20 Vintage Scarves Worthy of Your Wall
Stumped as to how to decorate that large slab of empty wall? Consider decorating with textiles. Fabrics, scarves and even napkins can have beautiful patterns and colors worthy of your wall. I personally have always loved the look of framed vintage scarves....
Guest Picks: Get Organized for the New Year
At the beginning of every new year, I vow to organize my house top to bottom. Does it always happen? No. But I usually get one or two projects crossed off of my list. One thing that makes organization a lot more fun is great storage. There’s no reason...
Guest Picks: 20 Purple Fabrics for Your Home
Purple is the color of royalty. I think it has been having a moment in home design for a while now. Tones of lilac, lavender, orchid and plum really breathe a unique feeling into a room — it’s similar to pink but with more personality. Although purple...
Guest Picks: 20 Neutral Accents to Ground Your Decor
If you know me or read my blog, you know that I love color! But even for a color-lover like me, it is possible to have too much of it. That's why I always love to use neutral accents mixed in with my colorful decor. Nothing sets off a beautiful color...
Guest Picks: 5 Paintings, 5 Pastel Palettes
Go for harmonious, sophisticated, bright rooms with these pastel furnishings pulled from the colors of artworks
I recently completed my basement renovation, turning a dark, dingy room into a bright and cheerful family room. I'm thrilled with the result and attribute the success to the pastel color palette I used. The bright yet soft colors really make the once-dark...
Guest Picks: Whimsical Fabrics for Little Ones
Give a nursery, playroom or kids' bedroom a playful air with fabrics done up in bright colors and delightful prints
As with any design project, I love to start children's spaces with fabric — and fabrics with whimsical prints and exuberant colors are very fun to work with. I think that layering youthful patterns on more "grown-up" furniture pieces that will have...
Guest Picks: 1 Wallpaper, 5 Stunning Foyer Designs
Foyers are such a great decorating opportunity. If you are lucky to have a foyer or any kind of defined entry space in your home, you have a chance to set a first impression with a little vignette of pieces that speak to your style. I love using a combination...
Guest Picks: 20 Sunny Yellow Fabrics to Brighten Your Home
Toast longer days with buttery-hued fabrics sporting flowers, folksy scenes, classic patterns and more
Summer is here, and with it come longer days and happy doses of sunshine. I love to work with yellow fabrics at this time of year because they are a great way to bring some of that summer sunshine indoors. Whether feminine florals, fresh geometrics or...
Guest Picks: Kaleidoscopic Quilts Bring Happy Home
I have long been a fan of handmade quilts, the kinds with lots of fabrics intricately pieced together to create a kaleidoscope of colors. Quilts are quintessentially American; even though their historical roots run deeper than the nation, they often get...