Decorating Tips: How to Combine Pattern
If you saw my DIY glue pillows yesterday, you may have noticed that they were kinda colorful. I know this shocked quite a few of you, as this is a total departure from my usual beige-obsession. I've come to a realization. I need a pop of color or two. I think I've avoided color in our house for so long because I just didn't know how to make it look good. I'm learning as I go, and sometimes I need a minimum of ten decorating failures before I succeed. As time has passed I've slowly learned to…
The Elements and Principles of Design
We refer to this vocabulary often in all my classes - especially as we try to support our opinions and interpretations with objective evidence while analyzing our own work, and the work of others. This is an excellent poster illustrating some of the main elements and principles of art:
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10 Painting Tips & Tricks You Never Knew (Part Two)
After sharing my paint secrets last month, I was so excited to find out how much ya'll loved them! Your enthusiasm reminded me that many of you are still learning just like I am....and I love that. I thought I would share a few more tips today, and hopefully answer a few questions that I frequently receive from readers. Some of these you might know, some you might not. Maybe you'll even have a few lightbulb moments like I did when I figured this stuff out. So, here are my 10 paint…
Tips for Mixing Patterns - Happily Ever After, Etc.
My favorite tip for Mixing Pattern? My favorite trick is to pick one statement piece first. Pick something your heart loves and work from there...
The Artists and the Elements- An Elementary Art Curriculum - The Kitchen Table Classroom
Study the art of Hokusai in this elementary art curriculum designed to combine the elements of art, art history, and fun, hands on projects!
Furniture Glossary: Sofa Arm Types | The Front Door
If you are shopping for a new couch, this glossary shows all of the different sofa arm types with pictures and the names of the sofa arm shapes.
The Best Sofa Cushions: Comparing Good, Better and Best
Have you found yourself asking 'What is the best foam to use for sofa cushions?' Whether you're a consumer looking to purchase a sofa or chair or you're a just out of school designer, today's post will share with you the differences between good, better and best upholstery filling materials. You'll know exactly what to ask for to get the comfort level that's just right for you, or your clients. Plus an understanding of the sustainability aspects of your choices. The Best Foam to Use for Sofa…
What is the difference between a pillow case and pillow sham?
OK..most of you know this but for the few that don't ...here you go. A pillow case is a cover for your pillow that you SLEEP on. It's the ...
Every so often in furniture, we get a new product that re-defines what comfort and quality really mean. The latest manufacturer we have picked up has done exactly that and actually explains the dif…