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Where to Find Affordable Grandmillennial Fabrics

Fabric choices from Fabric Guru - one of my sources for Grandmillennial fabrics

My 5 go-to sources for Grandmillennial fabrics at budget friendly prices. After my pattern play post last week, I received a number of questions about where I shop for fabrics, especially pretty chintz and other traditional patterns. I thought I would share my 5 favorites with you today! All of these sources are open to …

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Pattern Play: It’s a Conversation

Pattern play flatlay with fabrics, patterns, and decor from my grandmillennial living room

5 strategies for mixing and matching patterns to decode pattern play and create pleasing combinations!   Patterns should have a conversation with each other, and if it’s a good conversation, there is a lot of give and take — back and forth between the two. You know the kind of conversation I’m talking about… The …

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The Grandmillennial Living Room: 10 Essentials

Katherine's traditional living room decorated in greens, white, and pink with antiques, wicker, and needlepoint

Exploring the 10 essentials of the Grandmillennial living room for a fresh approach to traditional style. Well Peonies…I think Grandmillennial style has finally made it! I’m seeing the term everywhere and not as a brushed off quip either. Hallelujah! I like to think I’ve been a small but significant part of that blossoming, encouraging you …

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When Grandmillennials Use Chinoiserie…

@societysocial always excels at a grandmillennial style with chinoiserie accents

When? When do Grandmillennials use Chinoiserie? We do it all the time — every good traditional interior does! —– You’ll remember that Chinoiserie /shin-wahz-ree/, French for Chinese-esque, is a design and décor style inspired by the art and culture of China, Japan, and other Asian countries. It developed in Europe in the 17th century as explorers and …

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Dressing an Elegant Fall Mantel

Small white pumpkin nestled in dried hydrangea blooms surrounding an orange and white Chinese vase filled with orange berry branches

Learn my five tips to decorating an elegant fall mantel and get inspired by mine filled with preserved hydrangea blooms, gold and white pumpkins, Chinese vases, orange berries, and sage green Wedgwood Jasperware. Every year it is a joy and a challenge to create interesting and new seasonal mantels for myself and as inspiration for …

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What I Learned From Redecorating Our Family Room

Katherine places Chinoiserie plate on mantel to complete the look

Redecorating a room? Consider these 4 interior design principles to solve bad decor and redesign a room you’ll love. Y’all it has been just over a month since I finished our family room refresh, and we are loving it! LOVING IT! If you haven’t seen the reveal with the before and afters, check it out …

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Choosing Art for Your Home with Amanda Goetze

Ida Floreak art works in Goetze's bedroom

Get help choosing art for your home with these expert tips from Amanda Goetze of Goetze Art & Design! I believe a room is unfinished without beautiful, captivating art on the walls. In fact, I’m decidedly in the “no blank walls” fan club. How about you? Choosing art for your home in many ways is …

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Reveal: Blue and White Family Room with Birch Lane

Blue and white family room reveal - after

Our blue and white family room reveal using Chinoiserie accents, preppy classics, and traditional decor! See how I refreshed our space for a brighter, happier look that mixes thrifted finds with blue and white classics from Birch Lane. Penderandpeony.com uses affiliate links. Products gifted by Birch Lane in exchange for my honest review. In just …

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Decorating with Rose Medallion

5 ways of decorating with Rose Medallion porcelains - flat lay collage of Famille Rose plates and tableware

5 ways of decorating with Rose Medallion that showcase its beauty and help create the Chinoiserie chic look. Rose Medallion ceramics are my favorite Chinoiserie decor with out doubt. First of all the pink and green color palette is classic and charming then there are the darling birds, bats, butterflies, and dragons frolicking in the …

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Planning for a Family Room Refresh

Family room refresh mood board for planning

Our plans for a family room refresh adding color and pattern for a brighter space, and tips to help you plan your next re-decorating project! My family room needs some lovin’! It has been rather neglected in the decorating department and is in need of a refresh. I made some solid efforts when we first …

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