Posts Tagged ‘Chevron’

Have you ever heard a designer (on TV or in real life) talk about a “little moment” in a home? Each little moment in our house is simply a small vignette and opportunity to showcase some of our style on a smaller scale.

This might be one of my favorites. My friend, Jackie, gave us the monogrammed chevron platter as a housewarming gift and it is perfect for us! The tray was a great clearance find at Pottery Barn (I love their clearance specials, especially when they include anything orange) and the apothecary jar holds our latest collection of used wine corks. I continue to collect these – they are great jar fillers and you never know if another mirror needs a cork frame!

Love this horse head from Target. This time, he got an update with a pedestal of books. Design books and coffee table books are such great ways to add some color and personality in a room. You can tell a lot by someone’s books they have displayed!

Our blue bar cart is still one of my favorite pieces in our house. The little moment going on here with another apothecary jar of wine corks, cocktail shaker and glass decanters definitely lets people know we are here to have fun and we want you to have fun with us!

This vignette always trips people up. I’ll let you in on the secret – the herbs are fake! Seriously. I got a trio of herbs from Target a couple of years ago and they are holding up great!

What little moments are happening in your house? Right now is the perfect time to add in some sand and shells to celebrate summer as well as pull in bright colors and have some fun!

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I know I’ve said it before but Tonic Living is one of my most favorite websites for fabric. They have a never-ending supply of inspiration and pure beauty! I love browsing their new arrivals and drooling over some old favorites. (and no, I’m not paid to say this – I wish! – I just really love their site)

This navy chevron? No words. I think you all already know how I feel about chevron, especially if you follow me on Pinterest, but the thick navy with the smaller multi-stripe grey? Absolute perfection. I want to use this and need to find a place for it in my house, ASAP!

Orange. My love. If you are new to my blog, you should know right now that orange and I are BFFs. As a very proud Oklahoma State alum, I wear/live my orange with loud pride! I love wearing it and love having it in my home. This year is a perfect year to be an OSU fan – orange is everywhere for home and fashion! This greek key print does not disappoint, especially in my favorite and most beautiful orange.

This links pattern is very cool. They have it in several colors but I think I like this taupe-tan the best. It could very well be a possible candidate for some chairs in our house. I’m still debating but I love the neutral color and very fun pattern that is different than anything else I have in the house.

Have you found some fabric you love lately? Let me know your favorite resource as well – I’m always looking for something new!

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A couple of weeks ago, I showed you the rug options I was looking at for our dining room. They all had color and they all had patterns. I kept thinking about it and I kept going back to one thing – calm and neutral. The curtains, the lamp shades and the dining room chair seats are all easy and cheaper ways to get color and pattern in the room. For me, something as large and expensive as a rug should be timeless and be able to transition from room to room. This totally changed my search and led me to these three options.

The first is a more casual jute rug from Ballard Designs. I can’t decide if I like the fringe or not. I see fringe all the time on rugs but do I want something cleaner? Maybe. It helps keep the rug from looking too stuffy but maybe is too casual for our dining room.

This one is really cool. It is also from Ballard but is made of sisal. I like the clean edge and the fact that there isn’t a large amount of fabric binding around the edges. I think the trellis pattern is a nice addition to the rug because the color is neutral but the texture and pattern give it some character.

This one might be my favorite because, you guessed it, it has a chevron pattern! Ballard Designs refers to it as a herringbone sisal but I’m calling them out and saying its chevron! (Yes, I realize they are similar but different and this pattern is probably technically herringbone but to my chevron-loving heart, it is what I say it is.) Again, it has the clean edge and neutral color but the pattern and texture really make it so much more.

I ordered a sample of each and should hopefully have them by Monday to compare to the samples I’ve picked up from the stores around town. Now I need some advice – do you have a jute or sisal rug? Do you like it? Do you not like it? Any favorites you can send my way?

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