4 Fresh Decorative Pillow Palettes

Jan 16, 2015

Ask a pro interior decorator for his or her favorite way to switch up the look of a room without blowing the household budget, and the answer you’ll most likely hear is “Change out your accessories.” Lightweight, (generally) inexpensive, and easy to move and store, accessories are perfect for putting a personal stamp on a room without major effort, like repainting the walls or moving the furniture. Annie adores a fun accessory, but she’s an especially firm believer in the power of the...

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Which Rug Weave is Right for Your Space? Part 1

Jan 15, 2015

We’ve been around the room makeover block a time or two (okay, maybe more), and if there’s one thing we’ve learned, it’s that not all rugs are created equal. It’s easy to fall for a beautifully patterned rug or an area rug that seems to perfectly fill a large space, only to discover that the material or construction just isn’t right for the room. Annie to the rescue, with the first in a series of posts on which rug is right for your space. These tips will not only save you time and...

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Wordless Wednesday

Jan 14, 2015

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

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Entry Vous: Miles Redd Design Inspiration

Jan 13, 2015

Few designers knock color and pattern out of the park as well as (the hue-fully named) Miles Redd. And he’s done it again with this airy, glam-meets-whimsical entry featured on Elle Décor. Miles started with a light, oceany blue palette, painting the wood floors with a high-gloss solid. He contrasted this with a custom striped wallpaper and a feathery botanical wallpaper on the walls—in a richer, almost teal hue—by Lee Jofa. Then he added dark, narrow moldings along the corners to...

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Say Cheese: Quesería Conde Duque

Jan 12, 2015

If you had a blast armchair traveling with us last week as we visited Madrid’s drool-worthy Do Design home décor boutique, and if you can’t think of a snack more divine than a wedge of fromage and a glass of wine, and if you’re ready for another bite of Euro fabulousness, you’re going to love our next stop in Spain. This amazing space is Quesería Conde Duque, a spare, beautifully presented cheese shop in the center of Madrid that specializes in small-batch, flavor-packed,...

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The Great Cover-Up: Pet Beds Made Pretty

Jan 9, 2015

Love your pet to pieces but wish his or her accessories didn’t look so, well, petlike? Say hola to dog and cat beds and bed covers that are not only soft, supportive, functional, and 100 percent washable, but also function as home décor and look pretty darn smart in an interior room design. Annie’s best-selling, all-weather-appropriate WOUF pet bed is an easy-clean dream. It’s crafted of a tough, virtually chew-proof woven polypropylene—and stuffed with smoosh-able polystyrene...

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Shopping in Madrid: DO Design

Jan 8, 2015

During our holiday trip to Spain, we indulged both our wide-eyed tourist by ogling ancient architecture and visiting museums and monuments, and our savvy shopper by nibbling all manner of traditional snacks (stay tuned for more on this) and hitting the label-lined streets of Madrid for some heavy-duty retail therapy (from Isabel Marant and Adolfo Dominguez to Zara and Springfield!). In the midst of all this inspiration, who’d have guessed that one of our favorite finds would be DO Design, a...

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Wordless Wednesday

Jan 7, 2015

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

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A New Take on Winter Whites

Jan 6, 2015

We only need to glance out our windows to find winter’s perennial-favorite color palette: white on white. Clean, serene, and the ultimate blank canvas, white is also the go-to color for interior designers, especially in the bedroom. But this season, we’re turning up the volume with a beyond-basic blend of whites. Here’s how we’re doing it: 1. It’s all about texture and layers. An all-white decorating palette can easily read as cold and unwelcoming if there isn’t enough textural...

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We’re Crushing On: Geier Glove Company

Jan 5, 2015

For us, winter in the Northeast is all about two things: spiked hot cocoa and cozy accessories. This month, we’re getting toasty and giving ourselves a hand at the same time with some brand-new leather gloves from Geier Glove Company, a Washington State institution that’s been making gorgeous digit covers for decades. And they just keep getting better. Geier was founded by two brothers in 1927 in Centralia, Washington, with the goal of producing leather gloves with impeccable fit and...

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The Best of Fresh American: 2014 Edition

Jan 2, 2015

Another year full of decorating challenges, home renovation, creative DIYs, and kitchen experiments has passed in a flash. But if you didn’t have the chance to join us every single day, no worries. We’ve rounded up our best and favorite posts of the year, so your first step is to put on your coziest sweater and slipper socks, break out the laptop or tablet, and get scrolling. Your second step: sign up for an e-mail subscription so that you’ll get decorating ideas, color palette...

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