Pattern 121 Stories
When I hear “plaid,” my mind immediately conjures up L.L. Bean flannel shirts, Scottish tartan kilts and very traditional rooms. Plaid patterns adorn dark libraries full of leather-bound books, offices that smell of rich mahogany, hunting cabins, overstuffed sofas in country estates where cocktail hour occurs promptly...
Otomi, Suzani, Kantha, Ikat: What’s the Difference?
Kilim, Flokati, Beni Ourain, Boucherouite: What’s the Difference?
Get the global story you want for your floors by learning the origins and characteristics of rugs from around the world
Chevron, Herringbone, Flame Stitch: What’s the Difference?
What Goes With a Striped Sofa?
Do all those lines have your head spinning in circles? These decorating ideas will straighten you right out
What Goes With Floral Upholstery?
Fresh Starts: Stripes and Style in a Flexible Nursery
Top It Off: Wallpapered Ceilings Take the Eye High
10 Ways to Shake Up a Room With Circles and Stripes
Decorate with two diametrically different patterns in a restrained way, for a look that’s both dynamic and tasteful
Why It's OK to Hate Your New Custom Sofa
It takes time to get used to bold new furniture, but dry your tears — the shock can be good for you. Here's what to expect
15 Ways to Create Drama With Light Fixtures
Use lights as artful decorating elements, and watch them draw attention for more than their ability to illuminate
13 Low-Commitment Ways to Play With Pattern
Go for the Bold: 14 Great Ideas for Patterned Upholstery
Finish Your Look With a Fun Mix of Textiles
Why box yourself into a design corner when you can spread out ever-changing throws, rugs and even bags?
Get a Wallpaper Look With a Hand-Painted Touch