So reads the title of a recent Wall Street Journal article. When a family embarks on a redecorating project for, say, a living or family room, it’s smart to get input from all family members. When you’re focusing on the design of a child’s room, well, effectively there are only 2 stakeholders: the one sleeping in the room, and […]
Thanks, Chairish, for inviting bossy color to participate in your design challenge! THE ASSIGNMENT: Take a room from white to bright, starting with an accent chair from Chairish. THE RESULT: A bossified sunny sitting room. I chose a pair of Victorian Eastlake chairs as our starting point. Don’t you usually think of heavy, dark, musty and dusty rooms when you hear Victorian? […]
Remember in the ’80s, how fashion-forward it was to upholster furniture in the same pattern as the wallpaper? And sometimes carry the pattern onto the drapes, too? Well, everything old is new again…again. I am an ’80s survivor, so you’d think I’d have trouble with this particular “new again.” Au contraire, mon frere! Today’s matchy-matchiness is […]
Happy New Year, Gentle Readers! I hope you had a wonderful, healthy holiday season. We’ve been thinking about our 2014 goals here in bossyland. It may not be world peace, but we have our own modest aspirations. In 2014, bossy color will leave no pillow untrimmed. Trimming a pillow makes such a difference! A flange, […]
Our window treatment fabricator said to us recently, “It’s so fun to work on your projects — you guys use the best fabrics!” High praise from someone who works with fabric day in and day out, wouldn’t you say? She’s responding, of course, to “the bossy.” We’re always looking for our next bossy inspiration…the bold, […]
The ever-adorable Nate Berkus was the cover story in Sunday’s Parade Magazine.
I’m loathe to disagree with Nate about anything. I mean, have you seen him? (Of course you have. You don’t live under a rock.) He’s a doll….
You know I love FLOR carpet squares, right? I do. Have for years. I was an early adopter.
So imagine my delight when the FLOR folks invited me to give a presentation about pattern at their brand-spanking-new showroom in Georgetown last Thursday…