Bag It

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Fashion details- Gap paperbag-waist pants with moss-stitch sweater .

Peter Jensen- Spring Preview 2015

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circa 1967

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Fashion details- House of Hackney floral print dress with roll neck and long sleeves. Goorin Bros. hat.

(Photo- Tu Tsai. Styling- Arabella Greenhill. UK InStyle Magazine, 2015)

Decorating@Nibs- More Fireplace Mantels

What’s a novelty fabric/wallpaper print? In a nut shell, novelty prints use familiar objects in a cool, repeating pattern. Of course, from a distance it’s hard to tell what the objects are. But then you take a closer look and…surprise!

Fireplace Mantel #26- A Novelty

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Process-

1. Cover the walls in a novelty fabric (or wallpaper). I chose a print with scissors…that’s right, scissors. :) This one is from Joann’s.

2. Prime and paint the mantel ‘China White’ by Benjamin Moore.

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3. On the mantel- I didn’t want a scissor theme display. Too predictable. Instead I played off the print colors- gray (tarnished antique tea set, photographs and mats) & yellow (textured vase, flowers and lemons). Also, note how the model’s hand complements the natural wood frames.

4. Other- If I were to keep going with this design I’d love to use this DWR chair or a set of them for…say a breakfast nook.

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(Photos & Styling- Martha Browne)

Related Nibs posts-

Fireplace Mantel Series

Fashion Character Photo

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The Tomboys, Union Pacific yard workers c. 1918

03-16

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(Photo- Martha Browne)

03-15

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(Photo- Martha Browne)