Layering rugs is a great way to add a little softness and texture to a room. Rug patterns and styles tend to change every couple of seasons too. Right now berber & souk styles are the "it" styles, especially in black, white and gray, geometric, vaguely tribal patterns. The great . . .
I've been laid up sick in bed for the past three days, as a result I'm getting the chance to update this blog with more of what's been happening. Here are some visuals of what I've been working on at Gather this past month and a half: I am carving out a small space of my own to work while I . . .
After snagging a set of 6 Bentwood Chairs at the thrift store for $10/piece I've been seeing them everywhere. My Mom has the rattan Thonet Bentwood rocker and my daughter even has a kids version that was passed down from my Grandmother, and frankly I've always found both to be a little unsightly. In . . .
Here are some chairs and stools I've considered for Gather: 1. Leather Butterfly Chair from CB2 2. Black Wishbone Chair from Overstock 3. Newman Backless Wooden Barstool from JC Penney 4. Campaign Chair from World Market 5. Chase Stool with Removable Back from World Market 6. Constance Side . . .
Black and white is a pretty standard go-to color palette in decorating and seems to come in and out of fashion every couple of years. Right now the color scheme it definitely having a moment. I don't know if it is the resurgence of 80's fashion but everywhere I look couches are covered in black and . . .
I've been on the hunt for pendant lighting to spruce up Gather, my new gift shop, coffee & tea, coworking hybrid space in downtown Cary. When researching for items to purchase I like to cast a wide net, hopefully finding the most expensive looking piece for the least amount of money. The other . . .
Every once in a while I'll be on Pinterest and I'll see an image of Kindred that's been posted and re-posted dozens upon dozens of times. Today was one of those mornings. A blogger that I follow had pinned an image of Kindred's front door and that image had then been re-pinned scores of times from . . .
This is going to sound crazy but since my daughter was born (six years ago!) the space where I've worked out of has been in flux. It has long been on my to-do list but so many other things got in the way or took priority. I knew how I wanted my space to function and look but making it happen just . . .
For the past five years my bedroom has been painted a pretty light blue color. Over the past year or two we've been handed down a few furniture pieces that I think would look really handsome against a warmer medium gray. You might remember that at the beginning of last year I contemplated . . .
Loving these combinations of charcoal gray and green. Top three images from Heart & Home magazine. Concrete planter and glass jars from Terrain. . . .
Mud Cloth, a traditional African textile whose fabric dying process involves fermented mud, is back in a big way. From mud cloth upholstered chairs to handbags and accessories, this is a major trend popping up. Despite the fabric's ancient roots (and a resurgence in the 80's) it is a textile and . . .
Here are some images that I've collected from magazines that are inspiring me. The sources where these images came from are unfortunately long gone, as these are scans from torn out pages. A framed tapestry if done right can look modern and striking versus hippie dippie. I love the colors and . . .