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If you’ve always thought a cowhide rug just isn’t for you， think again. These chic， one-of-a-kind layering pieces have proven to be a natural fit in a surprisingly wide variety of interiors. The organic shape and texture of a cowhide rug can soften the lines in a room， yet there’s a certain rugged quality to it as well. And since the hide’s natural oils resist stainingpersonalized wedding gifts， it’s a great choice for high-traffic areas or homes with small children or even pets. So put aside your doubts and take a look at some of the ways you can decorate with a cowhide rug in your home.
The stenciled zebra pattern on our cowhide rug lends edge to the high-contrast black and white scheme in this room. Our rug buyer， Page， recommends placing cowhide rugs at an angle from the vantage point of how the room is most viewed.decorative pillow cases
A neutral cowhide rug can be an unexpected touch in a dressy living space like this one. Layering it over a solid colored， natural fiber rug is a great way to show it off in a large room. And don’t cover it up! Choose a glass-topped coffee table or a pair of small side tables to really let it shine.
We also love them in small spaces on a bare floor. The contrast of the dark floors and furniture highlight the rich natural color of the hide. And it plays well with other animal prints， too. Here， we paired it with our spotted Dodie Fabric by the Yard.
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I have a friend Kelly, who is a florist, who taught me years ago that anything is a vase. It opened up a world of decor opportunities to rethink objects & make centerpieces out of them. The same applies to light fixtures. While I’m not in an overly DIY phase right now, sometimes you just can’t find exactly what you’re looking for & you have to create it. You can turn anything into a light fixture. Well, almost.
The other day, I was explaining to a non-DIY-type friend that craft stores have their Christmas supplies up so early so that makers can have all their goods ready to sell/gift/hoard in time for the season. So in honor of the early starters here’s a little Christmas in September. I’m going to share my favorite quick pillowcase tutorial. A pillowcase makes a great gift by itself, and like we did here, as wrapping for a coordinating gift like our PJ pants!I learned this pillowcase technique a few years ago at QuiltCon when American Patchwork and Quilting was doing their 1 Million Pillowcase Challenge. UPDATE:? I just went to the site and it’s still going, so go check it out and make a few extra to donate! Bust that stash for a good cause!
For the opera "H?nsel und Gretel" (by Engelbert Humperdinck) the costume designer wanted to have Gretel a handbag in the shape of an IKEA rat, so I made one... If you like this project, consider voting for me in the contest! ;-)