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October 3rd, 2014

Welcome to the weekend! Today and tomorrow I’m headed to several tile shops with three projects on the horizon (a fireplace, a master bathroom, a kitchen…) and it’s time to narrow down some choices. This weekend features some favorite projects and spaces in the continuing ‘Best of the Blogosphere’ series, enjoy!

Tour a bright white kitchen renovation at Perfectly Imperfect.

perfectly imperfect kitchen makeover


We love the wood texture and layered neutrals in Lauren’s dining room makeover, also featured in Domino.

rustic dining room


A cozy boy’s bedroom is ready for the arrival of a special child at The Lettered Cottage.

boys room lettered cottage


Create an inexpensive industrial PVC light fixture with Design, Dining, and Diapers.

pvc light fixture


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Let’s Greek Key All the Things…

October 1st, 2014

This week I started another project combining two classics: linen fabric and Greek key trim. I’m making window panels for my living room and I’ve been wanting this combo in there for some time after I realized with this project just how nice a strip of Greek key tape looks on the edge of a simple curtain.

greek key trim yardage

The application has been around forever and designers use it all the time because Greek key trim is a no fail way to add elegance to decor. The term “Greek key” is used to describe several iconic boxy twisting patterns. Historically, the motif is known as a “meander” which is a decorative pattern forming a continuous geometric line.  

greek key motifs

Let’s Greek key all the things! 

Like adding trim to window panels …

navy greek key trim traci zeller

greek key trim on curtains

panels with greek key trim

greek key trim curtains

greek key trim

traci zeller / amanda carol interiors / better homes & gardens / ballard designs / amy meier /schumacher blog / lonny 

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