This Week: Featured in Online Magazines!

It’s been quiet here for a bit, but that doesn’t mean nothing has been happening. In fact things have been happening elsewhere!

I’ve been writing and sharing DIYs over at Paint+Pattern, an online magazine about paint and pattern but also so much more – it’s full of inspiration about the current trends! See what I shared there about top interior designers and the African-inspired design trend. We may not all have a baby cheetah curled up snoozing on a sofa, but we can weave these lively patterns and colors into our homes – find out how:

African Trend Inspiration at Paint+Pattern Online Magazine


And, I’m thrilled to be featured in Once Upon a Tea Time’s online magazine, curated, this month! Its pages are an extravaganza of color and patterns. Priya asked me to share some experiences and advice from being a creative entrepreneur. Those of us with creative souls like to make things, and wouldn’t it be wonderful to sell them? There’s so many more options now than back in the 90s (like that was really that long ago!) when my husband and I had a print and online business. I share some tips at curated:

curated Online Magazine

I’m honored to be among the company of so many other creative, inspiring women in this month’s issue, check it out!

And you may notice that profile photo is in both curated and Print+Pattern. What you probably don’t know – it’s almost 8 years old! I’m finally at the point in middle age life where 8 years looks a lot younger. Maybe that’s why I like this photo so much. :)  My decade-old driver license is also due for renewal – a friend said the other day “how old is that license?!” We had to show our licenses to get through a federal agency building checkpoint. I give her the benefit of the doubt that she was talking about the license design and not the photo!

But also, my husband shot this photo when we were hanging out in Joma Cafe in Luang Prabang, Laos. There was a window next to us where, over coffee and pastries, we watched a world go by, a world very different than the one we know in our American suburb. And often I’d honestly much rather be traveling around the world than stuck in our suburb. I recently found this photo again, and it reminds me of the good times when we travel. That’s why it’s on a bookshelf with our travel books. On our travel short list now: Bhutan, Myanmar, Morocco and Istanbul.

If you have wanderlust too, visit both Paint+Pattern and curated – they each have a global design view and will take you on a trip around the world!

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4 Responses to This Week: Featured in Online Magazines!

  1. That was a great article in curated (and a great photo!). I love what you’re doing with Paint+Pattern, too. Way to keep growing, Deb!!

    • India pied-à-terre

      Hi Michelle, thank you so much! It’s so nice to see your blog too – the antique wash stand makeover you did, what gorgeous grain you brought out of it. And those wheeled casters are so CUTE! Are the wheels wood? It’s gorgeous and an antique that surely may get passed further down in the family!

  2. Thanks, Deb! Yes, the wheels were wooden. I was shaking the whole time, worried that I might ruin them, but they held up like troopers! :) Your blog looks great!! Did the switch to your self-hosted site go smoothly?

    • India pied-à-terre

      Yes the switch went very smoothly – I paid for the guided transfer so WordPress Happiness Engineers (don’t you love that title) moved the site. I’ve set up self-hosted sites for my husband’s business and also moved his site between hosts, so I can do it. But whenever we ran into problems, it took a ton of time to figure out, even with help from the hosting services. So it was worth it to pay WordPress. It took only about 1/2 hour of my time, mostly to upgrade our hosting account, and then it was up and running and time to play with plug-ins! Yay! Though I realized today everyone got the email for this post twice – gotta fix that …

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