Hounstooth is named for a Hound's tooth, Who knew?!

Sunday, August 23, 2015

My dog, Stella, was lounging on my houndstooth patterned pillow and I took a picture and thought it was clever as she is a Hound breed.  I then decided to do a post on Houndstooth and discovered the origin of the design.  Wanted to share with you.

The pattern originated in Scotland in the 1800's, as a woven wool fabric worn by Sheperds.

I don't usually like the pattern in any other color but black and cream or white, but this is fresh. It looks like a square that went off track. It was first called Sheperd's check or Dogtooth, and the smallest version was called Puppy tooth.  In the 30's it became a favorite pattern of Christian Dior. 

Here it is shown in a tile floor.

Accent chair

In caramel and black, cozy


Interesting focal piece for maybe an office or a bedroom
Love it paired with florals for a more feminine look.

Bigger is Better, sometimes

Friday, August 14, 2015

i stumbled upon this designer from California, Hilary Thomas. Her own home was featured in Tradidional Home magazine, and I wanted to share some of the photos with you. A theme thru some of the rooms is Oversized lighting which is just beautiful. There are very high ceilings in the home, both indoor and outdoor spaces.
I also really like the mix of wicker chairs with the slipcovered chairs. 

This foyer is so neutral, yet not boring at all. Love the lighting. 

So much to look at in this small shot. That chair is eye catching. Love the dark bookcases.

This room has so much to inspire us. That lampshade, the wood ceiling, the over stuffed monogram pillows, that pink desk and chair..
Hilary has a great shop on her blog site where you can find some amazing items. I love these finials. They add just alittle bit of character and unique style to a lamp. These are pretty and there are more styles to choose from on the site. Check it out, Enjoy!