More Living Ideas

Our editors share their inspirations every day

Home Design with Kevin Sharkey

Trend Setter

Posted by

They say imitation is the sincerest form of flattery. So naturally when I saw the latest issue of Better Homes & Gardens, I was extremely flattered. Take a look at the room I produced for our special digital issue—Boundless Beauty—compared with a decorating story their team produced for the Better Living section.

The  large  scale of
schumacher  ’ s  check
Paperwea ve wal l -
paper, used on the walls
throughout the room,
updates a traditional
gingham.

MLD106294main01

The large scale of Schumacher’ s check wallpaper I used throughout the room, above, updates a traditional gingham. If the checks were any smaller, they’d scream American country—not the more sophisticated look I was going for. The pattern looks lovely in a soft blue, paired with traditional window valances.

SSL9W-Wains12073117180

BHG did their own take on the same pairing, above. This room features cheery pops of red and some modern touches, which I appreciate. Their version is charming, too, but it bares a striking resemblance . . . don't you think?

You May Also Like:

You May Also Like:

Comments (3)

Post a comment

Comments are moderated, and will not appear on this weblog until the author has approved them.