86 Ideabooks by Jen Jafarzadeh L'Italien

Guest Picks: Pineapple Home Decor to Scoop Up
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It’s pineapple season (in home decor, that is)! I’ve been spotting pineapples in decorating across all styles and all types of home accessories. The pineapple as a design motif is quirky and whimsical, and that’s what I love — there’s a certain...
Peacock Pop
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Maria — This would be a mix of peacock colors and modern peacock prints and how they add a certain regal style to a space. The saturated peacock blue color is not for the faint of heart, but you do need bring neutrals into the space so it doesn’t...
Guest Picks: Affordable Kilims in Colors for Everyone
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I scream, you scream, we all scream for … kilims. I am one of the masses of people having a love affair with kilim rugs right now. Their unique, colorful, tactile designs elicit an emotional response whenever I see them. And they clearly age well, as...
Guest Picks: All Taped Up
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Years ago my discovery of double-sided tape changed my gift-wrapping world, but the latest tape craze is far, far better. Japanese washi tape has made a big splash in design. It comes in countless colors and patterns and easily peels off and leaves no...
Guest Picks: Let the Ants Come Marching In
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While April here on the East Coast has brought another (unwelcome) shower of snow, I did spy a more usual sighting at the start of spring: a couple of ants in my house. Those little black bugs are usually considered pests, especially in a kitchen or picnic...
Guest Picks: Have a Shiny, Happy Spring With Green and Gold
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The green and gold color combo is popping up in many spots around the home. And it’s not just the earthy shade of green, but emeralds, pastel mints and crisp greens paired with metallic gold or gold-toned brass. My personal favorite is the combo of...
Houzz Products: Throw a Perfect Potluck
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Luck alone does not make a successful potluck. The beauty of a potluck dinner is in its more communal, come-together planning. Make sure you’re covered with serving pieces and seats for guests. You can mix and match dishes and keep everything simple,...
Guest Picks: Made in Maine
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My family and I just relocated to the sweet New England city of Portland, Maine. We’re loving it so far! And I have to say, there’s a creative pulse up here that reminds me of Brooklyn. So many Maine makers are creating handmade goods for the home....
Guest Picks: Nightlights Worth a Spotlight
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There are so many whimsical nightlights nowadays. Sure, nightlights help little kids feel safe in the dark, but they’re also handy to use all throughout the house. Plug in a nightlight in a bathroom, and you won’t need to awaken your body with the...
Guest Picks: Calligraphy Flourish
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I may not bemoan forgetting (almost) everything I learned during years of piano lessons — but that calligraphy class I took in high school? I sure do wish I had kept up with that skill. Nowadays, calligraphy is not simply reserved for fanciful...
Guest Picks: Have a Spot of Tea Lights
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It’s that time of year when the darkness comes earlier and earlier each day. Playgrounds are empty by 4:00, and we’re all spending more time inside. Candles are one of those timeless accessories for making a home feel warm and cozy. The flicker of...
Guest Picks: Quirky Coin Banks for All Ages
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So many home accessories are practically obsolete thanks to modern technology — just think of telephones in the age of smart phones. But piggy banks are still around, despite the prevalence of online banking, online shopping and debit cards. We all...
Guest Picks: Let's Go Indigo!
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Indigo as a color is a dark, classic foil to all the bright neons and shiny metallics trending on the design spectrum now. Indigo as a dye has a rich history that goes back to as early as A.D. 600 in Japan, when deep indigos were the most-used dyes for...
Guest Picks: Herringbone and Chevron Zigzags
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When the design world grabs onto a trend, it holds on tight. First, chevron patterns started popping up everywhere. And then herringbone designs came onto the scene, possibly inspired by the herringbone wood floors popular in many European homes (that...
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