Summer brings endless opportunities for entertaining family and friends, from al fresco mid-week meals to holiday barbecues to formal fêtes. The word “entertaining” itself implies that there’s going to be a show of some kind, and Melanie leans into that mindset with her legendary dinner parties. “Dinner parties are like stories to me,” said Melanie. […]
We’re finding that our home office spaces just aren’t working, now that Zoom and other online meeting apps are part of our everyday lives. What about you? Are you sitting in your work space, contemplating how to make it function – and look better? We see you! (Ok, we don’t really see you – that […]
Outdoor living was a wildly popular trend before the words “stay at home” became entrenched in everyone’s vocabulary. In our upside down world, having a peaceful place where you can escape into nature and fresh air has become a blessing—and a priority. After all, it’s a wild world right now, but that doesn’t mean we […]
So far, 2020’s been, let’s say, an interesting year. We think we’re all in favor of summer being a little less interesting and a lot more fabulous. To get us in the summer mindset, our “Colour Whisperer” and SmithHönig co-founder and designer Kellie Smith pulled together a list of five interior design trends poised to […]
Wallpaper is having a major moment. As far as we’re concerned, it never went away, however, we are seeing all kinds of new bold and bright prints that we adore. And applying wallpaper in unexpected places, like a feature wall, closet, or pantry is emerging as a trend, too. Which means you can have a […]
Kellie Smith and Melanie Hönig, co-founders of home decor brand SmithHönig, have different ideas about outdoor living. When they’re working together in the studio, they see things differently, too. That’s part of what makes their styles so unique – and compelling. Melanie leans towards the classics, viewing the world through a lens of literary references […]
Ursula Carmona of Home Made by Carmona is more than just a fearless and creative DIYer—she’s a wife and homeschooling mother to three girls. So, while many people have been trying to balance the ‘new normal’ of remote learning with everything else, what’s new for everyone else is the status quo for her. But that […]
At SmithHönig, you are always at the heart of our design inspiration. And in these uncertain times, you’re in our thoughts more than ever. Our passion for global exploration and style is unwavering, but we’ve put the actual adventuring on hold for the moment. Instead, we’re diving into all the ways we can bring joy […]
Are you looking for a little extra joy in your life right now? Skies may still be gray in some places – and we’re rethinking our usual celebrations – but we’re liking the idea of some amped up spring color. At SmithHönig, we’re constantly looking to our designer friends for inspiration. Below are a few […]
Last summer, my son Gage participated in an exchange program in Düsseldorf, Germany. This was the perfect reason (read: excuse) to make it a family affair and plan a getaway for my husband Chris and me, too. We need to spend as much time with the kid as we can before he heads off to […]
Sara Raak’s enthusiasm is infectious. She’s a lifestyle creator and stylist who is all about fun and creative solutions. Sara finds joy in everything—you see it in the bright, colorful images she shares on Instagram. She also relishes her roles as sister, wife, mother and daughter. Family and fun are the cornerstones for everything she […]
At SmithHönig we find inspiration in our global journeys, the people we meet along the way and the stories they share. We incorporate travel, storytelling, and luxe finishes into our collections and we’re forever inspired by the talented stylists who incorporate our vision into their own spaces. Their personal touches are a continuation of the […]
Tons of light. Sumptuous natural materials. Pops of pattern in all the colors. Not to mention her legendary hand-stenciled master bedroom floor. Anyone who loves an eclectic take on southwestern style would feel right at home at Sarisa “Risi” Munoz’s house. Munoz, the insta-famous creative guru behind The Indigo Leopard Home, has refined her southwest […]
If you’ve been around the blog very long, you know that much of my design inspiration comes from my travels around the globe. Traveling to new destinations is life to me. Travel doesn’t just inspire me, it gives me something to dream about, something to aspire to, and something to remember and reflect on once […]
The new year is the perfect chance to embrace new beginnings and room refreshes. If you’re craving a bit of color for the new year, but prefer to take it slow, greige (that popular color between grey and beige) might be in your comfort zone. Greige has been popular for a long time because it […]
It’s officially Christmas, and we’re so happy to be home for the holidays! We invite you to step into our living rooms, dining rooms and kitchens for a quick holiday home tour. Hold on to your tassels and, with a festive cocktail in hand, come on inside… Here’s how the Merry & Bright starts at […]
As a frequent traveler and fabric designer, I find inspiration everywhere. If you’ve been around a while, you know that when it comes to inspiration, my roots play as big a part as my wings. This story is about roots. (Literally). In winter, as friends and relatives begin to gather in family homes and relive cherished […]
‘Tis the season for family and fêtes, and nothing brings us the same joy as seeing how people use our pieces to celebrate with those they love. This is especially true when it comes to the fabulous ways that creatives like Kevin O’Gara incorporate our pieces into their designs. The founder of Thou Swell, an […]
Hoping for jewelry under the tree this year? How about adding on-trend jewel tones to your decor to create a space full of warmth and richness? “Jewel tones”, when applied to home decor, usually means colors reminiscent of the finest rocks money can buy. Vibrant sapphires, rich rubies, and elegant emeralds typically take center stage […]
I’m not the kind of traveler who heads to a beach at the first sign of frost. I love traveling to cold-weather destinations that let me pack sweaters and boots and scarves. I don’t just mean ski spots, either. Winter is a great time to travel to top tourist destinations. You’ll find less crowds, great […]
Ginny Stalker, owner and designer of Au Petit Salon, a boutique online interior decorating service, has been gathering inspiration for holiday décor since the summer (she readily admits to being the kind of person who’s busily pinning Christmas wreath inspo in July). “My favorite part of the holidays has always been decorating,” says Stalker. “I […]
If you know anything about SmithHönig, it’s that we love the unexpected places a journey takes us – being inspired by the people we encounter and places we experience along the way is in our DNA. So, we were sure our first trip to High Point was going to be amazing, but we really had […]
Confession: When I first visited London in my twenties, on my own and headed for art school, I fell madly in love. Since then, I’ve visited England every chance I get. I had never made it north to Scotland though, until last year when Mr. H and I decided to spend New Year’s Eve there. […]
Some kids grow up playing sports, or with dolls or playing video games. Kate Pearce grew up playing treasure hunter. Pearce spent her childhood tagging along with her mother, whose house is almost entirely thrifted (of course), scoring cool finds from estate sales and thrift shops across the New York area. After getting her masters […]
The leaves aren’t turning yet but there’s a cool breeze rustling through the garden outside Melanie Hönig’s house. Her cat Mabel is lounging on the porch. Not one to let things stay the same for too long, Melanie is ready to add cozy autumn decor throughout the house. That means doubling up the color and […]
When you think “something old, something new, something borrowed and something blue” you might not think of a playroom, but you’re not Jess Rey. Rey, the author/designer behind Domicile 37, is known for her eclectic style, high-design DIY and secondhand shopping tips. She’s built her online following by sharing the spaces she’s redesigned, particularly in […]
Easter is one of our favorite holidays, bursting with bright and playful colors, so don’t be afraid to take a few risks and shake things up with your spring decor. Get creative with your spring tabletop and decor ideas. Here are a few of our favorite ways to make a truly memorable Easter table, from tablecloths […]
After months of grey cold days and long dark evenings, there is something absolutely magical about the color green. Ushering in the spring and signalling the start of new life, it’s the shade that is full of promise of warm days that lie ahead. But don’t wait for the sun! Get a jump on spring […]
A gallery wall, or any large wall that displays an art collection is more than a trend in home decor. Where did the idea for the gallery wall come from? Is a gallery wall the best way to display an art collection? Art lovers and collectors find gallery walls perfect for displaying their favorite pieces. […]
Iris Apfel is an American business woman, interior designer, fashion icon, and an outright badass. She takes maximalist style to soaring heights and we are slightly obsessed. We’re going to go ahead and say it: Iris Apfel is a goddess. With crazy glasses, jewelry that weighs more than she does, and an overall flee-market-slash-desert-bazaar-chic look, it’s easy to […]
Go beyond traditional red and green Christmas colors and decorations: add a touch of global style with bold colors and an array of textures! Today we are going to show you how to decorate for a bohemian, colorful Christmas. A little bit of boho, a little bit of luxe, and a whole lot of jazz! […]
In the world of decorating, designers and décor connoisseurs alike would appreciate a go-to fabric by the yard resource for all their project needs.
We took the saying “April Showers” seriously this month – and planned a bohemian baby shower!
Dark paint sometimes gets a bad rep that it makes a space dingy and unpleasant. That couldn’t be farther from the truth! When done right, dark-painted rooms can be homey, relaxing, and absolutely luxurious. Peep our collection of dark room ideas, but be warned, after this you might want have the sudden urge to color […]
Exotic fabrics from faraway lands.
Let’s get real for a minute…When we’re drawn to luxe bohemian interior design—especially when it involves fabric by the yard — there are two things that are important to us: whether it’s got a consciously non-coherent, mismatched look, and whether it gives us those intangible, feel-good boho vibes.
Not everyone has the time to scour the internet for fabric treasure troves. And depending on what you’d like to do as a designer, home stylist or DIY decorator, not everyone has the need. For those of us who love all things designer fabrics, however, there are numerous resources that can give you the information […]
If we learned anything in art class, it’s that colors are your friend. Now that we’re all grown up, we’ve believe it more than ever. We adore how colors can set a mood and brighten a room, but mostly, we’re big fans of using colors all together like these art pieces inspired by classic spin […]
Rock n’ roll and , and paired with the happy-go-lucky vibe of boho, you can tell why we are absolutely in love with this look. Punk Bohemian: A mix-match made in heaven. The mixture of the hardness of industrial style with the softness of bohemian fabrics gives way to a chicness beyond words. With the […]
Pantone recently announced the 2018 color of the year – Ultra Violet. This dramatic purple may seem challenging for home décor, but we think it’s pretty awesome . In fact, we use purple a lot in our textiles and we think Ultra Violet – and similar hues – can recharge any interior!
When we think of Moroccan interior design elements, we think of repeated calligraphic patterns, rich, colorful fabrics, and geometric design.
We need little convincing why velvet home interiors are trend these days. It’s sophisticated, versatile, and it instantly upgrades a room with the softest touch of glamour. Conjuring thoughts of romance and richness, it’s hard to say no to the invitation it extends. We’re horribly guilty of that, but we’re not sorry! With this luxe-meets-comfort […]
Why can’t I find the designer fabric by the yard that I’m looking for? Why does everything look the same? Interior designer Kellie Smith and artist/travel connoisseur Melanie Hönig felt the same way! So they began creating what they couldn’t find. Along they way, they created an entire home decor line featuring bold, colorful and […]
As you can probably tell, we love throwing parties! There’s just something about organizing and decorating and seeing our guests having an awesome time that really speaks to our inner hostess. We’ve done it all—Halloween, Thanksgiving, New Year’s Eve, Christmas of course—but we have yet to throw a boho baby shower! We have more than […]
Need a quick fix for a dinner for two – that’s more dark romance than bubblegum pink? Follow this simple plan. These romantic dinner ideas are worthy of any evening that’s full of atmosphere. It helps if your space already has a unique vibe. This flat is tiny but super chic, filled with antiques, art, books and gorgeous new and vintage fabric.
As frequent travelers, we’re always keen on finding places that are comfortable and chic in which to rest our weary heads. So we’ve taken a look at some of our favorite places and tried to replicate the same warmth and comfort into our own homes, especially in guest rooms. Guest rooms are little hotels for […]
New Year, New Me – or so they say! Your resolutions for 2018 may have already gone off the rails, but don’t worry – February offers a second chance at a new year! Chinese New Year is a 15-day holiday on the Chinese Lunar calendar that’s bursting with ancient traditions to inspire some super-stylish decor you’ll […]
The Bright, Bold World of Splashy Home Décor Brand SmithHönig “…when we debuted our collection, there was a part of me that wondered if we were too out there—but the response has been amazing…” Read the Story in Atlanta Magazine’s HOME
A Coastal Blue and Copper Christmas… “… they have such a gorgeous selection of colorful fabrics, which are available by the yard so you can turn them into napkins, tablecloths, tree skirts, whatever you want!” Home decorating blogger Meg Hemmelgarn used SmithHönig’s blue and white Shibori fabric to make table linens for her coastal Christmas tablescape. Read […]
Merry & Bright Holiday Home Tour SmithHönig’s cotton-linen fabric in the Ashes of Roses pattern was featured in Confetti Style blog’s holiday home tour. Backed with a rich burgundy velvet, the table runner designed by Shelly Dozier-Mckee, interior designer and lifestyle blogger, made a striking addition to a holiday tablescape. Read the Post
Merry & Bright Holiday Home Tour SmithHönig throw pillows, including a signature tasseled velvet pillow, add color to décor blogger Kate’s (Chic on a Shoestring Decorating Blog) holiday living room. Read the Post on Chic on a Shoestring Blog
Merry & Bright Holiday Home Tour Lifestyle blogger Yuni Min featured SmithHönig fabric, in the form of Christmas stockings, in her non-traditional holiday décor for a look that was truly merry and bright. “…I went very untraditional this year for my Christmas living room. I know my style isn’t for everyone but man, I love […]
SmithHönig Featured in Gump’s San Francisco “Summer of Love” Promotion Celebrating the 50th Anniversary of the Summer of Love, legendary San Francisco department store Gump’s created in-store displays of boho, hippie-chic inspired décor. SmithHönig products were displayed in store windows, at the main entrance and throughout the store. Read the Story
When it comes to art, here’s to thinking outside the frame… Explore these curated art ideas and get some tips on how you can infuse art into your space while designing your home. Colors and Patterns Whether you choose turquoise or Chinese red, color can make or break a space. Why not choose art with a strong […]
The holidays bring warmth and cheer, maybe it’s that glass of eggnog or the sparkle of twinkling lights inside and outside the home. Maybe it’s a beautiful meal shared with loved ones. Whether you’re in a warm, tropical place or a cold, snowy setting, the holidays are all about sitting down at the table and passing around favorite dishes […]
Sparkling touches and styling ideas that turn everyday gatherings into dream events.
Who says DIY home decorating and room makeovers need to be complicated? These DIYs take an afternoon (or less) and will give your home an almost instant refresh. They’re simple, elegant and inexpensive DIY decorating projects you will want to try. We hope you’ll enjoy these easy DIY room decor projects. Decorating We’re all about […]
Another year, another chance to explore the world.
Not many places are as mysterious, vibrant, and completely mesmerizing as Marrakech.
Cocktail parties can be a lot of work, but they’re oh, so much fun! There’s just something about cocktail parties that really cheers us up. Menu, check. Drinks, check. Music, check. So much to plan, prepare, and execute.
Ever walked into a party and thought, this place needs a little (okay, a LOT) more drama? Fabric is a great way to transform any space from drab to fab, and we know just how to do it!
Peek inside this curated-with-love house tours and you’ll find sleek architectural details and chic decor.
Animal prints and safari themes are a classic fashion favorite. Adapting them to home décor can take your interiors from boring to exciting without overhauling the entire room.
Love patterns but afraid they’ll clash? You’re not the only one! Print and pattern mixing can make or break a room. The right mix will make you feel happy, harmonious and daring.
It’s not easy being green.
Artsy fabrics can add so much personality to an otherwise boring room. Case in point: your mother’s collection and when she whips out her annual Christmas-themed textiles just in time for the holidays. Just like that, the old dull dining table is suddenly bright and festive, ready to host hungry bellies and gather loved ones. […]
Oh black paint in the home, what a polarizing topic. Some people like it because it’s mysterious and moody, and other shy away from it possibly for the same reasons as well. Regardless, it doesn’t change the fact that the shade brings a lot of drama in anything it colors; just like little black dresses.