Guest blog post: Andrea Schumacher embellishes with birds

Colorado-based interior designer Andrea Schumacher of O Interior Design is back, with a whimsical display of how you can decorate various corners of your home (and wardrobe) with a birds, birds birds…

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Trends in interior design happen all the time, whether they circulate in and out over time or simply pop up, make a statement, and then quickly fade. After being inspired by a bird fabric during a recent client meeting, we realized we were seeing birds everywhere! Hit television show Portlandia has coined the phrase,âPut A Bird On It!â (Check out their hilarious video by clicking on the above photo.) Can you think of a more fun trend?? We hope it sticks around for a while!
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And wallpaperâhow could we ignore it! Youâll see more great wallpaper images next month, but we LOVE these bird-inspired prints by F. Schumacher, Wallnutz, and Osborne & Little.
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These great accessories can spice up any space (or outfit)! We love these graphic and colorful plates from Sarah Cihat and this awesome bag from Spread Shirt. Orâ¦this amazing light fixtureâtalk about flight of the birds! Ingo Maurer has a wonderful range of unique and delicate light fixtures which certainly make a design statement in any space.[[{“type”:”media”,”view_mode”:”media_large”,”fid”:”81734″,”attributes”:{“class”:”media-image aligncenter size-full wp-image-1507″,”typeof”:”foaf:Image”,”style”:””,”width”:”560″,”height”:”215″,”title”:”scaled_e1308857357″,”alt”:””}}]]

Could these lamps be any more fun!? We love this gold-plated table lamp with birds perching on the limb, along with these oh-so-fun bird motif lampshades wrapped in fun wallpaper by Thomas Paul. Or for a DIY project, check out this delicately painted lampshade showcased on Carol Raleyâs blog, Southern Chateau.
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Now for a statement⦠We love how much of a focal point these walls make, especially against the simple furnishings chosen for each space. While you might think that throwing a large pattern on the wall would stir up the overall look of the design, these rooms demonstrate how a focal wall can “ground” a roomâestablishing a concept for colors, patterns, and textures throughout the space. (From left to right: Miles Redd, Massucco Warner Miller, Emma Thomas.) For more creative design ideas from Andrea Schumacher, visit

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