Swedish cottage

Photography : Beatrice Ugland

Halloween Memories

Just a quick little Halloween layout to brighten your day! I love love love this color combo - rich cream with orange and black. The vintage "Halloween Memories" image from Crafty Secrets Seasonal Titles sets the stage and is the main focal point of this piece. Gorgeous Prima flowers and Jolees mingle with vintage goodies and pretty ribbons and pins from Maya Road. A fun Halloween themed tissue paper fringe rests on top of an adorably spooky stamped image from impression obsession. And together....spooktacular goodness!

Thanks so much for stopping by! And have a Happy Halloween weekend!

New Fabric Collection from Dwell Studio

Dwell Studio just designed a collection for Robert Allen that we thought was fantastic.  The patterns are simple and modern. The colors muted but unique.

Here are some vignettes using Dwell Studio fabrics and coordinating paint colors...

To see the complete Dwell fabric book, click here.  You can find pricing and product information on our Robert Allen fabric section.

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Win a $25K Home Make Over from TLC

Something came in our mail box today that we thought you might be interested in.  TLC is looking for home makeover candidates for their new show, Our House. Here are the details:


The TLC network is looking for fun, outgoing couples who live together in the Los Angeles area for their new home makeover show “Our House.”

The concept:

We give you $25,000 and three weeks to do whatever you want to your homeʼs interior. You can re-floor, refurnish, break down walls, install extreme fixtures and make it your dream house. And you have to do it all YOURSELF! (with a little help from your friends and the occasional plumber).

We're looking for married couples, dating couples, new home owners, long-time residents, couples who are strapped for cash and couples who just need a change. Whatever your story -- as long as you own your house and want TLC to pay you to re-invent it -- we want to hear from you!

Please send an email to OurHouseCasting@gmail.com with:

1) Your names and ages

2)Your best phone number(s)

3) Your houseʼs location

4) Photos of you both

5) A brief explanation of why you want to make over your home.

Good luck everybody!

Yummy Halloween Goodie Bags

Need a quick project for your little one's Halloween treats? Or maybe just a goodie bag to have on hand to fill with yummies for some special loved ones or co-workers? Then this quick project is just for you! All you need are brown paper sacks, vintage goodies, and Crafty Secrets! This adorable stamp set is part of the Crafty Secrets Vintage Halloween Postcard kit. I just love it because it is the perfect size to fit on small labels and tags!

Hope you're having a great weekend!!

Sleek Design from Fu Tung Chen

We stumbled accross Fu Tung Chen's work a few years back and we're still in love. Known for exquisite concrete design, his work has such an elegance and refined quality to it.

Here are some samples of his portfolio...

Ralph Lauren's Decor Style

Did you see the spread in last month Elle Decor on Ralph Lauren?  His place is to die for, seriously.

Ralph Lauren has been around for so long. We remember saving up for a set of his paisley bedsheets in the 80S! His style evolves a bit, but not much. We suppose that's why they call it classic, right?

Here are some pictures from Elle Decor in case you haven't seen them.

All photos from Elle Decor

We've just added Ralph Lauren fabrics and Ralph Laruen wallpapers to our fabric store.  You can check them out here .

La Fiorentina Fabric

We get a lot of inquiries on the fabric used on this sofa, and we finally found it!

The fabric is called La Fiorentina and it is designed by Ashley Hicks for Lee Jofa.  It's made of 100% linen and comes in several colorways.  The pattern number is 2430-GWF and you can find it in our Lee Jofa fabric section.  The color code shown here  is 97. 

Inspirational Decorating Photos

We would like to make a little announcement today. A few months back we announced the launch of Digging Decor, which originally was conceived as a design blog.

As the months went by, we decided the better approach was to re-design it as a  decorating community site, with the focus on decorating photos.

If you're anything like us, you rather look at the pictures than read the text, right?  The goal for the site is to be the largest library of decorating photos, all well-indexed and well-categorized for easy searching with proper credit given to the original source.

We hate to toot our own horn, but the site is quite lovely and quite sleek.  In addition to having tons of pictures, you can also join the community to ask fellow members questions like-- how to do this, where to find what etc.  You can also post your own blog, upload picture of your favorite room, and get updated on deals and designed-related events.

We would LOVE, LOVE, LOVE it if you come visit the site, and better yet, be a part of our community and submit your favorite decorating photos.  Thanks in advance!

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