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Tuesday, July 24, 2012

I "Crave" Summer Fun!

Designs by Mara has long been a supporter of small and locally owned businesses. As such, one of the organizations we're proud to partner with is CRAVE, a national organization with local chapters that helps women entrepreneurs connect and motivate! The CRAVE Seattle chapter is hosting their annual Summer Party on August 8 from 6-9 p.m. and DBM will be there along with many other great businesses. Won't you join us? (Click on the image below to purchase tickets.)

Tickets are $35, but if you buy two or more you save $5 each! Be one of the first 100 in the door and get a swag bag with all sorts of goodies!

Friday, July 20, 2012

Put a Bird On It!

Thanks to the tv show "Portlandia" we have a name for this phenomenon of putting birds on just about everything. It seems to me like we're cycle through another member of the animal kingdom every few years - not long ago it was scotty dogs everywhere, then owls, whales, giraffees. What is going to be the next animal icon? Elephants? Pigs? Hmmm, I'm sensing a bit of deja vu here. For now, I kinda like putting a bird on it!
Thomas Paul Orinthology tray, via

Shawn Lovell Bird Nest Bed (no longer available), via

Hammary Hidden Treasures Chest, via Joss & Main

Thomas Paul fabric by Duralee (we carry this!)
What do you think? Are birds still taking flight in home decor? Leave a comment and let us know what  animal you think might be next to take top roost!

Wednesday, July 18, 2012

Nina Campbell

Now there's a phone booth I wouldn't mind stepping inside! Artist and designer Nina Campbell transformed this old Gilbert Scott phone box into a lovely work of art to celebrate the 25th Anniversary of ChildLine, an organization in the UK that helps children tackle many of the difficulties of growing up, including bullying and physical abuse.

We are lucky to be among those shops who carry the Nina Campbell line, including the fabric that served as inspiration for the phone booth transformation, Farfalla, from her January 2009 collection.

Take a moment to ready about the amazing endeavor and look through the line of fabrics that we can use to transform your own home into a dream box!

Tuesday, July 3, 2012

Get a Little Crabby

Sometimes you just have to remember that life is a beach! Found these crabs all at the Joss and Main Zodiac Cancer event going on now - but move fast on them because they are selling out!

Monday, July 2, 2012

What's one thing you find irresistible and just can't stop collecting?

Birds, bird houses, bird pictures......

                         these vintage framed prints came from my Grandparents... I just love these!

Got this cute jar from Sara Eizen's Greenroom sale