Photo by Victoria Pearson
The subtle mix of prints and whimsical decorative details make this minimal bedroom a welcome retreat at the end of the day. Here, white and navy tone down the bright pops and the checkered rug pulls together the color palette of the room. You could easily do the same with one of the many Vecco color combinations to create the perfect palette for your home!
COLOR ME: NAVY AND WHITE WITH BRIGHT POPS
After seeing photos from fashion week in Rio
, we were excited all over again by the pineapple print. Oh sure, pineapples have been seen dancing around on wallpaper for years, but its remix in the fashion world as of late is perhaps our favorite version. Taking inspiration from the layered prints seen at fashion week, we put this together to pay homage to all things Brazil. Fortunately, you don't have to go all the way to South America to get them!
1. 3x5 rug in Country Haze
2. Camera, Diana F+ Buttercup
3. Chair, Ikea
4. Pillow, Pottery Barn
5. Swimsuit, Salinas
7. Pineapple beach towel, Target
8. Ceiling lighting, Kathy Ireland Pineapple Passion Swag Plug-In Chandelier
9. Pineapple print fabric, Spoonflower
The pattern and texture of a pineapple inspired our rug. You only need a few stencils and three cans of colorant to create this look!
Brazilian Pineapple Rug:
1. Place stencil, cover bottom half with paper towel and spray first color.
2. Remove paper towel spray the second half of the stencil, slightly overlapping on the edge of the second color.
3. Blot with paper towels to absorb extra colorant
4. Remove stencil and voila!
FROM THE STUDIO: RIO!
The shellfish print fabric will be the outside fabric and the blue polka dot fabric will be the lining
All this talk about summer getaways has me craving a new beach bag. I spotted this quilt weight cotton fabric and instantly fell in love with the retro shellfish print. While thinner cotton isn’t a typical choice for a rugged beach tote, I’ve come up with the perfect solution: a canvas bottom! This bag will be large enough to carry at least three towels and some beach toys, and it’ll be durable enough to withstand endless plops onto gritty sand and salt-worn boardwalks.
I’ll be posting the how-to soon, but in the meantime, here’s what you’ll need:
- Sewing machine, iron, ironing board, fabric scissors
- 1 1/2 yards of 44” wide cotton fabric or 3/4 yard of 54” wide cotton fabric
- Same as above for a contrasting lining fabric (optional)
- 1/2 yard of contrasting canvas fabric (usually available in 60” wide)
- Matching thread
- 2 yards of fusible interfacing
- 2 yards of cotton webbing
Oh, and here’s where I need your help: Which color should the canvas be for the bottom of the bag? Blue, red or olive?
Gather up your supplies and stay tuned for the tutorial!
SNEAK PEEK: BEACH BAG DIY
Treehouse via Inspiration Green
Spanning almost every design aesthetic, tree houses have become elaborate and luxurious. Whether you like the elfin Hobbit hovel, the spare mid-century modern pad, or the spherical eco-nest, there’s a tree house for everyone. Someday I’ll have my tree house, but for now I can emulate a home up high with these neutral pieces.
1. Day Bed
2. Alder Rounds
3. Acacia wood lamp
4. Vecco One-Two-Tree Welcome Mat
5. Branch base table
6. David Stark Wood Slices Dinnerware
7. Branch Book shelving
FIELD TRIP TO BROOKLYN KITCHEN