I am thrilled to showcase my home on Joss and Main this week in their Behind the Design feature! Come see how I designed my home and shop the look on their site starting tonight! Plus, visit @caitlinwilsondesign and @jossandmain on Instagram for details about a fun giveaway! Happy shopping!
We’ve been thinking about the dos and don’ts of styling a sofa lately, particularly styling sectionals. Sectionals are a great option because they offer a little more seating and add an element of comfort to a room. But styling all those corners can sometimes be difficult. So to help you out, we’ve created a few fool-proof ways to style your sectional that will leave it looking chic while still allowing it to be functional.
Step 1: PREP
It is very important to measure your space before ordering a sectional to be sure you are getting the right fit for the space you are putting it in. Make sure to know the exact measurements for all of the walls. Sectionals are typically great in a corner of the room, up against two walls.
Create a basic floor plan with a sectional. This will help you with measurements and visualization, as well as create a organized way to style the rest of your room around the sectional.
If the sectional is going in a family room or a place where a TV will be, consider where the TV will be when you are choosing the size and type of sectional you want.
Step 2: CHOOSING AND PLACING YOUR PILLOWS
There are a variety of ways to style your pillows on a sectional but not all ways keep it looking clean, chic, and inviting. We recommend using 6-7 pillows to create a full look without going overboard. Here are our top two favorite ways to style:
Choose 2 sets of 3 pillows that are the same size and pattern (We recommend 3 20x20s and 3 24x24s). Place one on both ends and one in the middle.
Choose 1 14×20 that complements the other two patterns and place it in the middle cluster of pillows.
Keep it symmetrical on the ends and go for something a little different in the middle.
Choose 3 24×24 pillows in the same pattern. Find 2 20×20 pillows that coordinate. Place one on both ends and one in the middle.
Choose 1 16×26 that complements the other two patterns and place to the left of the middle on the sectional.
Once again, keep it symmetrical on the ends and go for something a little different in the middle.
We’ve compiled a few examples of different pillow styles and patterns that work well together. Have a look and pick a favorite!
Step 3: EXTRA ROOM STYLING
Add a colorful throw. Place it on the chaise section of the sofa.
Add a great rug. Choose a rug that fits under the front legs of the sofa and extends at least 3 feet beyond the coffee table (if using a coffee table).
A coffee table used with a sectional should fit the boundary edges of the sofa
Make sure the coffee table is proportionate to the sectional. A large sectional should have a large coffee table.
Different kinds of sectionals to consider
Stationary vs. Modular
Stationary Sectional: the most common kind of sectional. Designed for one shape that locks in place.
Modular Sectional: typically comes in 3-5 pieces that can be arranged in a variety of different ways. Make sure your pieces are secured together before using.
We are thrilled to announce that we have added new summer pieces to our furniture collection! It’s filled with bold and bright patterns that are the perfect way to refresh your home. Visit the website to pick your favorites!
We are so excited to announce to launch of the CW Accessories Collection! Add a little flare to your workspace with colorful mousepads and eye-catching notepads. You might just want one of each! Visit our website to pick your favorites!
Every designer has their go-to paints that work well in practically any space. Choosing the perfect color for a particular room can seem overwhelming, but I’ve gathered 8 of my tried and true favorites to get you started!
Super White by Benjamin Moore
My go-to color
Looks crisp & clean
Recommended for millwork
Be careful not to use with another trim color
Works well with cooler shades such as blue, gray, purple, and pink
Modern without any icy blue undertones
Hale Navy by Benjamin Moore
A timeless classic
Saturated shade of navy blue
Appears purple when first coat is applied,but don’t worry–it will be beautiful and sophisticated once the second coat is dry
A great neutral alternative to gray or black
This hue is a chameleon that goes with almost any other color
Pairs nicely with grey, whites, and sandy tones
A rich blue without pulling green or gray undertones
Pairs well with corals, rusty oranges, and gold but works with any pop of color
A great accent on kitchen cabinets and kitchen islands
Emerald Vapor by Benjamin Moore
Very light shade of green-cyan
Creates a spa-like space
Clean and fresh
Works well in dining areas or bathrooms
Classic Gray Benjamin Moore
A timeless, pale gray with warm undertones
A fresh neutral that will work with any space and lots of other colors
Beautiful with peacock blue accessories
Not a dreary gray. It is especially bright when its paired with white
Pairs well with super light shades and neutrals
Edgecomb Gray by Benjamin Moore
A light neutral with a lot of depth
Great in kitchens and bathrooms
Has slight purple undertones
Great for interior and exterior and is a wonderful complement with almost any color
Graystone by Benjamin Moore
Appealing in all kinds of lights
Looks great in both interior and exterior spaces
Slightly taupe and clay-like
London Fog by Sherwin Williams
Just the right amount of brown undertones for a beautiful neutral gray
Soothing shade of pale grey
Rockport Grey by Benjamin Moore
Moody gray tone with some mocha in it. Expect it to be dark
Our new carseat covers have arrived and are now available in our shop! Tote your little one around in a chic CWT carseat canopy cover. This cover will keep your babe safe from the elements with durable double-sided cotton canvas! Our carseat covers are
100% Cotton Canvas
Adjustable velcro attachment straps
Fits all makes and models of infant carseats
Dry clean only
Ready to redecorate but not sure where to start? Take heart–we’re here to help. We are thrilled to bring to you a special project we’ve been working on, CW Design 101!
CW Design 101 will answer all of your design questions as well as give you insight into our favorite tips and tricks of the trade. We’ll teach you the basics of restyling your home like a pro, including choosing a good paint color, how to style a shelf or sectional, mixing pillow patterns and more!
Up first in Design 101 is Mixing Patterns! It’s not always easy to coordinate patterns, but we have created a fool-proof system for all of your pattern-mixing needs. Whether you’re wanting a coordinated collection, juxtaposed and fun, or classic monochromatic … You’ll be a pro in no time!
We’ve broken it down style by style for you so you can see which you like best!
From classic and simple to bold and graphic, the right wallpaper can instantly transform any room. Not sure which room to wallpaper? We’ve compiled a list of our favorite rooms to wallpaper with a few tips in between. Enjoy!
Don’t be fearful of hanging wallpaper in a bathroom. It can give personality to an otherwise small space and gives you the chance to go big and bold without too much of a commitment. Powder baths are preferable since there is rarely a shower or much moisture, which could affect the longterm wear of the wallpaper.
The dining room is a perfect place for wallpaper because it can typically feel harder to decorate because of the lack of furniture that a dining room requires. Not only does it give the room a sense of style but it helps the room feel alive and inviting, making it perfect for hosting. Don’t be afraid to go bold if you love a pattern. Be sure to consider the size of your dining room when choosing your wallpaper. For smaller dining rooms try a bigger, less pattern to help make the room seem larger and for the larger dining rooms a busier pattern will give the room a sense of visual weight.
Laundry is one of those chores that will never go away, so why not make the experience a little more aesthetically pleasing? Wallpapering your laundry room is an easy way to create a comfortable, pleasant environment that still remains highly functional. Wallpaper is particularly nice in a laundry room because there are less upper cabinets and therefore more space for pattern to be seen. You can also use wallpaper as a backsplash in the laundry room because it’s not necessary to have tile there since laundry rooms aren’t typically very wet rooms.
Adding a subtle wallpaper to your kitchen can make it warm, bright, and fresh. Since we all spend a lot of time in our kitchens, look for something simple and clean that adds a pop of color or pattern, but one that won’t overwhelm an already busy area. We love to see a tonal grey and white because of how beautifully it pairs with marble and stainless steel appliances.