Trends From The Tour – herringbone, hexagons (and terracotta)

Beautiful kitchen with a 13' shiplap island - 3 pendant lights. White cabinets and gray backsplash in a chevron or herringbone.

Homes By Tradition, LLC – Photo: PK/Schneiderman’s

As I mentioned in this post about adding character to your space, I was able to tour some of the homes that were open in March for the Spring Parade of Homes.

There is always much to look at, and because I’m only able to snap quick snippets of the inspiration that I see, I try to narrow it down to design trends or common elements of inspiration for a post or two.

Which is how we ended up in the land of herringbone, hexagons, and terracotta.  And you’re sure to find some other inspiring ideas in these rooms as well!

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Mother’s Day Gift Ideas

GiftTagsMintBlushMothersDay from Lia Griffith
Free printables from Lia Griffth

Mother’s Day is a great time to recognize all of the love and dedication that are a normal, every day occurrence in the life of a mother. Hopefully we thank them more than once a year, but this day is special.

And because they do give and care so much, it’s important to put some thought into a gift for them, too – and not leave it until the very last minute.

So today we’re giving you a little head start (Mother’s Day is May 14th) with some Mother’s Day gift ideas. Some bigger, some smaller, but hopefully one will be perfect for your mom!: 

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How to Soften a Black and White Space + Small Space Dining

black and white done right in this small space dining room. Pastel/mossy green accents. White brick wall. Rustic pendant light.

Classic black and white is a neutral combination that will probably never go out of style, because it’s so easy to reinterpret and add current trends to.

It is a high contrast look, though, and there are times when it may feel a little too much for every day spaces – especially if they’re small.

So today we’re sharing some easy-to-copy ideas from this inspiring small space dining room that will help soften any black and white space and make it more inviting.

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