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 […]
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 […]
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 […]
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 […]
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 […]
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 […]
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 […]
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. […]
It’s official, more is more! The days of minimalist, white walls – neutral decor – lack of color (sorry for all of these curse words), may be coming to an end! What’s taking it’s place? Maximalism! Take a look at a few of our favorite maximalist interior design trends that bravely embrace boho luxe and the […]
Do you want to know one of the best things about peel and stick wallpaper, other than the obvious convenience of it being commitment-free wallpaper? IT CAN (and should) BE USED ONSURFACES OTHER THAN THE WALLS! (Can you feel our excitement?) We love it when people get creative! The stairs? That antique piece in your […]
The farmhouse interior – the trend is everywhere. Literally everywhere. White shiplap, neutral decor, and a mixture of fabrics and metals – farmhouse. Done. Right? We appreciate all design styles, but our version of a farmhouse interior would be a bit more – you guessed it – COLORFUL! We headed over to Pinterest for inspiration […]
Decorative tassels are a must-have accessory for any bohemian interior. They add the perfect touch of color, texture, and fun to any room. If there are any areas of your home that could use a little love, introduce some colorful tassels to liven them up. You can use them as tiebacks for your drapery, drawer […]
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.
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 […]
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 […]
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 […]
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 […]
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 […]
Not many places are as mysterious, vibrant, and completely mesmerizing as Marrakech.
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.