Pastels: A pastel palette in the sitting room can keep things light and soothing for guests. Add textural interest to ivory slipcovers by mixing damask, matelasse. Stripped chenille that’s been turned inside out can also create a formal effect. The slipcovers are by Nancy Johnson and the pillows are Homestead.
Homemade Cheap Fly Trap - I prefer the jar style. You could make the top one with cardboard instead of wood. You could use a large plastic container and cut large windows in the sides and tape or glue old nylon hose pieces over the windows.