Tag - Design Tip

Create a Texture Library & Enhance Your Print Designs

As a textile designer, one of the best tools in my designer toolbox is my texture library. Designing patterns digitally, I sometimes felt the patterns looked a little flat. To breathe life into a pattern, I add texture to a design instead of a flat color. This technique optimizes a pattern by adding depth and dimension. Where it previously felt flat or sterile, the pattern now has the illusion of a woven fabric, regardless of the material on which...

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Home Spring Refresh While We #StayHome

Usually, spring is when we all start crawling out of hibernation, at least here in New England. Spring fever 2020 edition though – well, it has more of a #StayHome vibe to it. In fact, spring cleaning took on a whole new meaning for me this year. With more time and no places to go, I went deep. I cleaned and organized all my closets and cabinets. Now I’m at the stage where I’m itching for a change and...

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Coordinate Patterns Perfectly with these 5 Tips

If it wasn't obvious by now, I'm a pattern lover! I love designing patterns and surrounding myself with them in my home. (Not to mention wearing them!) As a result, I often get questions from friends and clients about how best to coordinate patterns in a room or project. I'm not an interior designer, however, during my career as a textile designer, I put many collections of fabrics together for presentations. This was usually the final step of the...

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The Power of a Pillow can Change a Room

When friends ask me what they can do to give their space a refresh, one of my favorite design tips is to believe in the power of a pillow. Even one new pillow in a bedroom, living room, or study can suddenly make a space feel fresh and bright. Pillows don’t need to break the bank either or take up too much storage space. Pillows with removable covers are my favorite, and you can find very affordable pillow forms...

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Design Tip: Refresh on a Budget

One of my favorite ways to freshen up a room while trying to stick to a budget is with a statement-making accent wall. You get so much bang for your buck! With a little creativity, you can create an accent wall that you can refresh seasonally or whenever you need to breathe a breath of fresh air into a room.Not sure where to begin? Here are my favorite tips to help you create an inspiring accent wall:Paint a...

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Design Tip: Creating a Custom Color Palette

I've spent my whole career immersed in the world of home furnishings, commercial interiors, and fabric design. As a result, I am often being asked for advice when people are making design decisions in their interior spaces. (Trust me, you don't want to invite me over to look at paint chips unless you really want my opinion!) Most of the time, people know what they want, but need validation. Other times, they aren't quite sure how to take their...

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