Scarf Style with Toshiko of It’s Not Her It’s Me

Oct 2, 2014

Here at Fresh American, we get to work with some amazingly creative, smart, and stylish people. Today that pool of fabulously fun folks just got a little deeper, as Toshiko Shek of the fashion and lifestyle blog It’s Not Her, It’s Me shows us how to style three fall-ready scarves. We love Toshiko’s casual-with-a-vintage-twist vibe and her ability to find just the right, richly detailed accessories for every outfit. So hop over to her blog  to see how she’s wearing Annie’s Rose...

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Wordless Wednesday

Oct 1, 2014

Welcome to (almost) Wordless Wednesday, where we feature an inspiring image each week.

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The Happy Staircase Rug Installation with Centsational Girl

Sep 30, 2014

When faced with a decorating dilemma like a particle-board staircase covered in dirty, dated, worn-out carpet, we like to ask ourselves, WWCGD (What would Centsational Girl do)? Lucky for us, Kate herself has answered this very question in a new blog post on creating a fun, functional, and—dare we say?—adorable hallway by installing a runner on a staircase. After tearing out the old carpet, Kate painted the stair treads a beautiful sea green, then topped them off with Dash & Albert’s...

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Decking the Halls with the Art of Amanda Jones

Sep 29, 2014

When Annie first brought home her new Basset hound puppies, Googie and Impy, earlier this year, she immediately called on friend and pro pet portraitist Amanda Jones to immortalize all that giddy, goofy puppy energy on film. (Check out some adorable behind-the-scenes pics and video here.) Now, as Annie’s home reno is entering its final stages, we get to share the results of that shoot: a spectacular photo installation in Annie’s hallway. Annie knew she needed large art to cover the tall...

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Sassy Sandwiches: Herbed Goat Cheese, Fig, and Cucumber

Sep 26, 2014

When the warm, sunny days of late summer begin to slide into drizzly nights and chilly, dewy mornings, we get a hankering for rich, flavor-packed meals that leave us feeling balanced and satisfied. Enter the sassy sandwich, a grown-up take on a convenient standby. In our previous edition, we tackled an upscale chicken salad with a hint of spicy curry. Today we’re going just a little bit sweet, with this original recipe featuring herbed goat cheese, figs, and cucumbers on a crispy...

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Sherwin-Williams Paint Color Palette—and a Giveaway!

Sep 25, 2014

We’re just going to come out and say it: we’re crazy-excited for this exclusive room color palette and giveaway with our friends at Sherwin-Williams. What’s got us so jazzed? To start with, Annie’s Joya Soumak rug, a soft, visually dynamic, and finely woven wool area rug hand-crafted by wrapping the wefts over four warps, then pulling them back under the final two warps. With its durable construction,  Indian-inspired design, and mix of fall-friendly hues, it’s a bright spot for...

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Wordless Wednesday

Sep 24, 2014

Welcome to (almost) Wordless Wednesday, where we feature an inspiring image each week.

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Grey Gardens: How to Pop Fall’s It Neutral with Color

Sep 23, 2014

Click over to pretty much any fashion blog or retailer, and you’ll find that grey is everywhere this season, from cozy knits to smooth leathers and chunky tweeds. We’re loving this alternative to black, and think that the new it neutral works perfectly in interior design, as well. Our favorite way to use grey in room color palettes? Layered in different shades, with a single pop of fresh, fabulous color. Today Annie’s weighing in on her favorite current grey-palette combos: grey and...

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The Art of the Pattern: Fabric Painter Peter Fasano

Sep 22, 2014

  Albert Hadley. Dorothy Draper. Mario Buatta. Bunny Williams. These are some of the giants of American interior design—and a few names fabric artist Peter Fasano tosses off in casual conversation. In his 30-plus years in the home-design industry, he’s worked with the best of the best, and tapped a seemingly never-ending well of creativity to rise to the top of an increasingly crowded field. Peter got his start back at Parsons in the 1970s, where he studied interior design. After...

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Friday Fun Best of the Web: Summer Roundup Edition

Sep 19, 2014

While we’re sad to see summer slipping away, we’re always happy for the opportunity to look back at our favorite decorating tips, DIYs, and recipes from the season. So if you didn’t have a chance to join us the first time around, take a peek; you might just find your next weekend project or treat right here.   How-To: Make This Bridesmaid Swag Bag June might be the undisputed champ of wedding months, but October and December are quickly gaining steam. Show your bridesmaids just how...

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Shop the House—and Win Up to $1,500 in Prizes!

Sep 18, 2014

In honor of our all-new, one-stop shopping site, Annie is giving away almost $3,000 in unique designer products for the home. We know what you’re thinking: How do I get in on all this sweet swag? It’s pretty simple. Check out how our brands—Pine Cone Hill, Dash & Albert, Fresh American, and The Outlet @ Pine Cone Hill—can help you create whole-room looks for every part of the house by clicking here. Then choose your favorite item, and repin it on your own Pinterest board. When...

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Wordless Wednesday

Sep 17, 2014

Welcome to (almost) Wordless Wednesday, where we feature an inspiring image each week.

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