Home-Dyed Yarn Colors

November 3, 2016 § 1 Comment

Wow:

Lene Alve Dances with Wool Home-Dyed Yarn

Lene Alve at Dances with Wool.

Love these home-dyed yarn colors! (In a perfect world, the blues might be a teeny bit grayer, though…) Really fantastic for fall.

By Lene Alve at Dances with Wool.

Colorful Styling from Sweden

September 13, 2016 § Leave a comment

A while ago I discovered the blog of Sania Hedengren and Susanna Zacke, stylists and home dec journalists from Sweden. It’s so lovely to see cozy, colorful Scandinavian style – not everything and everyone in the Nordic countries revolves around modern monochrome minimalism, you know. 🙂

Just a few favorites:

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Sanna & Sania / Sania Hedengren and Susanna Zacke.

Lovely blue and white front hall with touches of pale wood from an article of theirs in Hus & hem magazine some time in 2015.

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Sanna & Sania / Sania Hedengren and Susanna Zacke.

Detail from a dream kitchen with white and blue.

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Sanna & Sania / Sania Hedengren and Susanna Zacke.

Scene from a small pine cottage.

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Sanna & Sania / Sania Hedengren and Susanna Zacke.

More blue and pale wood.

Whoops! That’s almost only blue and white and wood. Well, I do know what I love. 🙂

 

Colors in the Kitchen

April 4, 2016 § 2 Comments

A few lovely kitchen pics for a sunny spring day!

Painted kitchen drawers make for a lovely surprise glimpse of yellow:

Lindsay Everything LEB Yellow Kitchen Drawer

Lindsay at Everything LEB.

By Lindsay at Everything LEB.

A wonderful combination of white and bright colors by Jutta at Kootut murut:

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Jutta at Kootut murut.

Orange walls and accents from the home of Adelle Robinson and Justin Keefe, found via design*sponge:

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Adelle Robinson and Justin Keefe; via design*sponge.

I’m not a friend of subway tile, but in the picture below they’re tolerable (but still not handsome enough to tempt me):

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Katie Graham; via design*sponge.

That yellow toekick on the other hand – very nice idea! Photo by Derek Swalwell; found via design*sponge.

Last but not least, blue kitchen cabinets!

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Arent and Pyke; via Desire to Inspire.

Design by Arent and Pyke; found via Desire to Inspire. Such gorgeous floors, too! (I’d hate to change the bulbs, though; I’m not that good with heights.)

I’m taking the rest of the month off, blogwise. Happy April!

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Small Sewing Project: Bunny Banner

November 4, 2015 § 2 Comments

I tried my hand at banner making. This is a small proof-of-concept model:

Bunny Banner

Unbleached flannel and blue faux linen lined with unbleached muslin.

Bunny Tiles!

June 2, 2015 § Leave a comment

Ooh, look what I found:

Otomi tiles from Grow House Grow.

Otomi tiles from Grow House Grow.

Otomi tiles from Grow House Grow. So cute!

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Modern Take on Flying Geese Quilt

May 26, 2015 § Leave a comment

I love how this wall quilt incorporates the flying geese quilt pattern and updates it a little:

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Chy and Marshal Parker; found via design*sponge.

It’s from Chy and Marshal Parker’s home; found via design*sponge. I also love the blue-on-blue color scheme. Fantastic!

More White & Blue

March 17, 2015 § Leave a comment

Wall art and paintings have been on my mind lately. This photo combines DIY painting with my favorites, white and blue:

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Alaina Sullivan.

Alaina Sullivan on Instragram. (Originally found via design*sponge.)

Although there’s a little too much teal to my liking, I do concede that shades that are too similar make the whole look flat. Adding a small amount of something different makes a stronger, more lived-in, more interesting combination.

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