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Ugly L Shaped Living Room with Plaid Carpet via Librarianmer on Flikr

I know you have a design question. Don’t just sit there in despair and wonder what you should do about that hideous carpet or that impossibly shaped room. How do you space plan an “L” shaped living room anyway?

Thursdays are YOUR day. So send in a question about your current decorating dilemma not matter how great or how small. Even if you are just toying with trying wallpaper (since it seem to be making a comeback) or need a source for cute throw pillows someday, ask us! There are others who want to piggy back off your knowledge gathering. And you know, we can’t read your mind. We don’t always know what you want us to write about, so be kind and whine. We like it when you complain about your design woes. Is that so wrong?

#2 Lawn Options Series: Eat it!

#2 Lawn Options Series: Eat it!

We love our lawns but, much like your husband’s brother who came for a week two years ago, they suck up assets and never contribute to the household. Lawns pollute: when we mow we pollute big time – stats in last week’s post here. Lawns cost big bucks: gas, fertilizer, water bill, tools to care [...]

Seen Around Town: Mini Mid-Century Console

Seen Around Town: Mini Mid-Century Console

Squeal! Isn’t this the most precious, perfect mid-century console in miniature? I would have loved the sleek retro styling of this piece no matter what, but having it scaled down to child size makes is almost irresistible. I spied this at the Collectors Market thrift store in Georgetown and I am just waiting for the [...]

At Home in Chile

At Home in Chile

Karen Barbé has stolen my heart.  My eyes.  My down comforters!! The ethereal duvet cover you see here is made up of her light grey & wasabi tiles screen-printed on white organic cotton sateen. Karen is an oh-so-talented textile designer based in Santiago, Chile.  I hope I get to meet her one day.  Until then, I’ll have [...]

Copy Cat Chic: Cheap and Chic Shopping Hints

Copy Cat Chic: Cheap and Chic Shopping Hints

Don’t I love a bargain. Usually I love the bargain hunt as well, but sometimes there just isn’t time. Thank goodness there are people like Reichel who are even more obsessed with researching furniture and discount deals. In her blog, Copy Cat Chic, Reichel highlights a high end furniture find and then counteracts it with [...]

Series: Lawn Options/Synthetic Grass

Series: Lawn Options/Synthetic Grass

 Children in white linen frolicking with croquet mallets. Rolling meadows of close cropped fescues and sedges. Bucolic pastures dotted with sheep. I think these images are the inspiration for our approach to our yards – long stretches of green to give us the feeling we are To the Manor Born. Well, snap out of [...]

Little Touches Of Beauty

Little Touches Of Beauty

ery often, it’s the little touches that make daily life so beautiful. Like the letter ‘V’ at the beginning of my post this morning.  It was created by talented typographer and illustrator, Jessica Hische and I found it via pikaland.com Every day, Jessica posts a new letter she’s designed. Her fans and readers may copy [...]

Exterior Styling: See Sue Add a Spark

Exterior Styling: See Sue Add a Spark

See Sue. See Sue make art. See Sue plan gardens. Look what Sue can do! Spark is pleased to welcome artist and landscape designer Sue Lambe to our creative team. We’d like to give you a chance to see what Sue can do by sharing a few photos of Sue’s painting, sketching, landscape design and [...]