Fabric of the Month: Painted Paisley

By Kate Riley November 2, 2015

Hello, welcome to November! Today I’m sharing another fabric design I created, a twist on the classic paisley shape, the droplet pattern is a motif has been around for centuries. I’ve wanted to do a paisley print for some time but one that was not too traditional, this one combines a small scale floral element with painterly petals in a half drop repeat.

As always I love to have fun with styling, showing the print used different ways!


The Apricot colorway appears in the pretty linen napkin above, lovely on a fall table.

Here’s a look at the neutral Charcoal and sophisticated Indigo as pillows.



I would love to decorate a girl’s room with the Raspberry version – up close it combines blush pink with deeper coral and darker pink.

girls room painted paisley curtain

Weekend Reading

By Kate Riley October 30, 2015

Happy Halloween! Wow we have so many events to attend today and tomorrow and then all of a sudden it’s November and we’ll jump right into the holidays and start furiously shopping and decorating, it seems this time of year flies by the fastest.

I’ll be spending my November less traditionally – in exactly one week we’re leaving to go abroad to Fiji, New Zealand, and Australia, the trip we’ve been planning all year. We do have a house sitter for our plants and kitty cat so the house is taken care of. Next week I’ll be busy packing for the trip and writing posts to schedule during my absence. In spare moments, I’ll be soaking up as much autumn as possible before we depart.

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Favorite links …

I love this sweet and simple DIY project: autumn leaf fairy lights.

A chic family friendly apartment makeover.

The furnishings and styling in this model home are so lovely.

   What your houseguests won’t tell you.

An insightful interview with Lauren Liess (we love her designs and new book!)

Advent calendar: ideas and treat suggestions.

Spiked Mexican hot chocolate, yes please.

Realistic renderings of Disney villains.

Very clever street art.

If moms talked to each other the way they talk to their kids. Funny!

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Don’t forget daylight savings time ends on Sunday !

Meet you back here on Monday :)