279 Ideabooks by Kit Pollard

Dramatic Entrances
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When I decorate, I'm usually focused on the room itself. That's natural and it yields good results. For exceptional results, though, it pays to take a broader view. Think about how your room will look from other spaces in the house and how it will be...
Stripes on the Floor
10 photos
The other day, one of my friends (who lives in Florida) told me about a major yard/pool/deck overhaul she'd just completed. "It's so nice not to see plastic toys everywhere," she said, "but I miss my striped deck." I've never been to her house, but...
Spring 2011 Fashion Trends...At Home
12 photos
Last week was New York's Fashion Week, with designers showing their Spring 2011 collections, which means that this week is New York Fashion Week article week, with every fashion mag and blogger out there opining on the dominant trends on the runway. Even...
The Pattern Makes the Space
13 photos
Over the past few years, the rooms in my house have evolved from colorful but sparsely furnished and dominated by solids to a little more crowded and sprinkled with patterns. The truth is, I love patterns, but I'm always a little afraid to commit to them...
Trend-Resistant Classics
12 photos
Within the past week, I've read two blog posts about design trends that just feel over. Actually, it's not even just that they feel over - it's more that they've been done to death. They're on every blog, in every magazine, in every trendy home and as...
Pattern on the Floor
9 photos
The other day, I was looking at some photos of a bed and breakfast (that shall remain nameless) when I thought, "How boring is this room?" The furniture was all very pretty and period-appropriate, and the art and accessories were nice - those weren't...
Outdoor Fancy
10 photos
It's that time again, when garden lovers turn their interests to the great outdoors. The rest of us do, too, but maybe with a little more frustration. I want, very badly, to be good with gardening, but I'm just not. However, I think I am pretty good...
6 Steps to Getting Kate & Andy Spade's Preppy Look
13 photos
Last week, New York magazine ran an article on the current activities of handbag and accessories giants Kate & Andy Spade. I have a weakness for the Spade aesthetic, so...
Unfussy Window Dressing
9 photos
I am a major minimalist when it comes to outfitting my windows. Most of the windows in my house, especially the big ones, are completely bare. The ones that require some type of cover (like in the bedroom and bathroom) are dressed with the simplest Roman...
Design Trends for 2010: "Odyssey"
10 photos
This is the third in a series of ideabooks that go into more detail about trends I highlighted in an earlier ideabook called 10 big design trends...
Starting Fresh: Designs for a New Year
9 photos
Happy New Year to everyone in Houzzland! Whether its January 1st or the start of the school year in September, I love new beginnings and the opportunities they offer. There's no better time to clean out the closets and the pantries and start fresh. Here's...
Turquoise - It's the Color of 2010!
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Two weeks ago, Pantone announced their color of the year for 2010 - and it's turquoise. The company justified their choice, saying its a natural outgrowth of the yellows and greens that we've seen all over the place for the past few years. They suggest...
15 Popular Design Trends on Houzz
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Checking out the "most popular" photos on Houzz is a fun way to lose a few hours (or more...be careful). I know what I like, but it's always interesting to see what everyone else adds to their ideabooks, too. Not surprisingly, when you spend some...
First Place Essentials
9 photos
My first place was a townhouse shared with two friends - two friends with great style who had tons of furniture, so I really only decorated my bedroom. But my second place - my first place on my own - was a tiny one bedroom apartment in Annapolis with...
DIY Projects: Fun with a Staple Gun
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My mother-in-law got a great birthday present this year - a super heavy-duty staple gun. As she started lining her furniture up for reupholstery, I started looking around my own house for great staple gun projects (I have one of my own, but it's not nearly...
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