|From Patina White|
Certain colors, shapes, patterns, and styles have always inspired me. For example, since I can remember, I have adored mattress ticking. It's easy to love: simple navy blue and creamy white stripes on sturdy cotton. It goes with so much and lasts for ages. Then there are grain sacks. Again with the blue and white stripes and the humble fabric that just gets better with each washing.
As we head towards our closing on the new house, Mr. Magpie and I have decided to go with timeless favorites like these as our inspiration for decorating.
|From Country Homes and Interiors|
The new house is a cottage, so we're keeping things simple. I love the idea of translating the ticking pattern to a wall or even a staircase, like the one above.
|From Country Living|
And, of course, ticking looks beautiful mixed with other patterns on a bed. I like it combined with natural linens.
|From L.L. Bean|
Right now, L.L. Bean has flannel sheets with ticking stripes. Guess what we'll be sleeping on this winter? ;)