texture Tag Archives

To Accent Or Not

All designers being human have opinions.  A lot of designers have strong opinions about what is appropriate or tasteful or not.  One of the big differences in opinion among designers lies with the accent wall. Many designers don’t like them, won’t think of installing them.  They feel that the accent wall represents an unfinished or inexpensive fix-it solution.  I, on the other hand, feel there …

Treading

The number one reason I recommend a runner on stairs is safety!  The traction gained from a carpet runner on stairs saves pets, kids, and adults from slipping.  I usually prefer a stair runner that has texture.  Patterns and colors are a bonus, but the texture not only gives more traction, but shows less wear.  All in all, most textures and patterns are a bit …

Pattern Cocoon

Approaching a room with the use of a single pattern can be very interesting.  In fact, is it a traditional European technique.  I typically do not propose this look on my Pacific Northwest projects as I find it looks best in the older East Coast and Southern Style homes.  However, I appreciate it. A beautiful print that can translate from wallpaper to fabric enveloping the space creates that feeling …

Hall Pass

When my husband has a free evening, we refer to it as his “hall pass”, but what I am referring to today is the experience in your home.  Walking thru the hall on the way to another room in your house should feel intimate.  After all, the hallway is usually the one of the most narrow of spaces in most homes. Beyond just hanging artwork …