Month: April 2015

Flower Power: 70’s Florals Make a Comeback

floral print vintage dresses

Published: April 27th, 2015

In a whoosh of 70’s nostalgia, those big and bold florals and vivid colors we associate with that era are back in a big way. Modern and stylized, they lend a timeless sense of optimism, glitz and glamour to our homes and our attire. I guess fashion follows the national psyche. Perhaps the end of […]

Finding a Needle in a Haystack Just Got Easier

black and white group photo

Published: April 22nd, 2015

Finding just the right fabric, furniture, or accessory can sometimes feel like looking for a needle in a haystack. Ultimately, interior designers are only as good as their resources, which is why we’re loving the latest online design network, Refined Haystack.  Featuring unique cross-promotion capabilities and driving in-store traffic through tagging, Refined Haystack is a […]

The Nature of Misty Gray

misty beach

Published: April 13th, 2015

Over my morning coffee, I exercise my design brain in a kind of mental calisthenics. A misty gray greets me as I look out my living room windows. Against the wet sand beach, barely greening grass, and brown/black branches of impatient trees, I fall for the barely blue gray sky.  Oddly, this month’s House Beautiful […]