Every now and then, we'll be linking to things that we covet. Today's pick is Polka Polka cushion, designed by Abigail Borg, a young Brit, whose retro floral prints manage to have a modern edge with sharp color palettes and delicate botanical detail.
Design guru Deborah Needleman, author of the new book The Perfectly Imperfect Home (and founding editor of Domino and current editor of WSJ.), describes her strategy for breaking the rules to create magical spaces and shows us her garden and home in New York's Hudson Valley.
Grace Bonney, of Design*Sponge, is our very first blogger for our new fall series: What Makes a House a Home. Over the next few weeks, on Wednesdays, we'll be featuring a different blogger writing about their home. In today's column, Bonney shares her tips for bringing the outside in, and we showcase three homes (and home-decorating ideas) from the brand-new Design*Sponge book. Take a look at the living rooms of Nicolette Camille Owen, Joy and Tyler Thigpen, and Dave Alhadeff!
Print-on-demand digital fabric is the newest frontier is custom fabrics and now design-your-own textiles are affordable and easy with Spoonflower.com. Spoonflower's fabric can be created and bought by anyone in small or big lengths (the opposite of "to the trade"-only designs), making a bespoke DIY project easier than ever.
Using a few simple and inexpensive materials, including a peat pot and some moss, our new contributor Laurie Cinotto shows us how to DIY these sweet Easter baskets, perfect for displaying eggs, candy, a succulent, or a few cut flowers.
An Easter tree is a lovely way to decorate your home during the spring. Our assistant editor, Anna Stockwell, writes about her family's tradition of decorating with spring branches and homemade Easter eggs.