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Anna French’s New Aria Collection of Fabrics for Thibaut

Looking for an easy way to freshen your rooms for spring? Then consider making some cushions or easy-to-sew curtains from fabrics from Anna French’s new Aria Collection by Thibaut. The fabrics’ poetic patterns and beautiful colors have been woven into luxurious cut velvets, gauzy madras, and embroideries, and printed on luscious linens. The lovely fabricsRead more

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A Tea Towel To Commemorate the Marriage of William & Kate

Two weeks from now, designer Maggie Carey plans to wake up at 4:30 in the morning to watch the royal wedding between Prince William and Kate Middleton at Westminster Abbey on April 29. “Maybe it’s my British background,” she told us, “but I just can’t miss it.” She woke up early to see the weddingRead more

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Trends in Residential Stonework

Last week representatives from Charles Luck, the Virginia-based supplier of exquisite stones from all over the world, were in town and shared their thoughts on the kinds of stonework we’ll be seeing in residential settings over the next couple of years. They see new economic realities leading to a new way of thinking, living, and working—andRead more

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Fresh Colors to Watch For in 2011

As one year comes to a close, it’s always fun to start imagining possibilities for the next. Like music, movies and haircuts, one of the most distinctive markers of an era is color. Wanting a glimpse of the hues we’re most likely to see in homes across America in 2011, we talked with interior designer and Benjamin MooreRead more

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Affordable Handmade Ornaments

If you haven’t decorated your Christmas tree yet—or even if you have and it needs some finishing touches—then consider visiting West Elm, which is having a sale on its handmade ornaments from all over the world. The charming handcrafted felt balls (below) are made with New Zealand wool by women artisans who live in a villageRead more

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Easy Seasonal Accents

Each new season calls for a change of scene inside, too. Consider switching out wool carpets and velvet pillows for a woven jute rug and some zippy woodblock-printed, indigo-dyed and embroidered pillows from John Robshaw. The designer describes the pillow making technique like this: “You touch a woodblock to wet clay and then to the fabric. After the clay dries, youRead more

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Italian Ceramic Tile Trends Report

The Cersaie show of ceramic tiles, which is going on now in Bologna, Italy, showcases the most beautiful tiles from more than 500 international companies—and many of them become available in the U.S. Danielle De Vita, the senior account executive from NovitaPR, which represents the Ceramic Tile of Italy association, offered to write up aRead more

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Instant Inspiration

Earlier this week, Elle Décor’s new editor, Michael Boodro, hosted an event at the Century Furniture showroom in the New York Design Center to celebrate the site’s new LookBook, which is incredibly helpful for people who are in the midst of a remodel and want instant access to inspiration. The LookBook offers hundreds of photosRead more

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Furniture with Soul

Touring the aisles of the International Gift Show a couple of weeks ago, we came across the tiny booth of a new company called Bourgeoisie 3d that stopped us in our tracks. The beautiful furnishings it showcased were at once familiar and fresh. There was a kind of purity and perfection about the wooden chairs,Read more

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Eco-Friendly Paints in Beautiful Colors

    Wow! What a difference a coat of paint makes! And if you choose to paint your walls with an eco-friendly paint, you can sit in your home office do your work while the painters do theirs. The best eco-friendly paints have no VOCs (the volatile organic compounds, or toxic vapors, that get releasedRead more

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