March 23, 2015

Color Story: Pastels Are Colors That Have Just Been Born

When I see pastel colors I think of youth, new beginnings, babies and innocence which are perfect descriptions for the Spring. Just like Nature where there are new shoots, flowers popping up, birds building nests and Nature in general getting those families started.

To me, some hues are more youthful such as Baby Blue, soft yellow, pink and light lavender much like the colors you see in a sunrise which are also new colors that start the day.  

Eventually Baby Blue grows up to be Navy
Pink grows into a beautiful lady called Red
Lavender grows to be the strapping Purple
and yellow glows and glows and glows until she shines to her brightest!

Pretty cool isn't it? 

March 13, 2015

An Angelic Feeling for Your Home

I just designed a coastal color palette for a client yesterday with Valspar Paint and one of the names of the paint really caught my eye - ANGEL TOUCH. How nice to have such an Angelic paint name in the home! It sure would be reassuring for me knowing that I'd be surrounded by Angels.

March 4, 2015

Virtual Design Rocks!

Oh I love this! My Virtual client from California sent me an email today - “Good grief!  You were so easy and great to get me started ….. then I have to deal with contractors!!” See how easy virtual design can be? Now painters and contractors, that's another story.

March 2, 2015

Spring Fever - Coming in Strong with Green

I have been standing behind green for a really long time - so glad it's going to be sprouting up this Spring. Think how beautiful this green will look with a touch of orange as seen in the dress. Not sure I'd use it as a kitchen cabinet color but it's certainly a winner for fashion and fabrics. I just chose similar greens for a client's wall color for her kitchen. Great color to start the day with.

March 1, 2015

Changing Up The Theme for Color and Design

How do you change the theme for color and design? By showing beautiful or usual color combinations. I think that we get accustomed to seeing and using the same colors over and over again. It's safe, easy and comfortable but infortunaetly, also a bit on the hum drum side. 

Let's start spinning the color wheel and begin to experiment with color. Throw two hues together and see how they look. One of my favorite sayings is “It's so ugly it's gorgeous” - much like a Pug dog. To me, that's one ugly face but after looking at it for a while, you gotta love it!

Color. Just try it.

February 27, 2015

Push Start Spring in Your Home With Garden Botanical Pillows

I don't know about you but Spring can't get here quick enough. My tulips and daffies are already popped, frozen but popped and the best part of it all - the birds. I know Spring is right around the corner when I see Robins - a lot of them!

There's no better way to push start the Spring feeling in your home than to start adding pops of pretty pillows. I love this Garden Botanical Prints from Pottery Barn

February 9, 2015

Charging Up Your Bedroom with the Right Color

They say that a bedroom has to be a subdued color in order for one to sleep and feel relaxed. We do know that's not 100% true right?

Keep in mind, once we close our eyes it doesn't matter what color the room is so you might was well make it beautiful! I LOVE this color by Behr. It fun, youthful and just brings such a great energy to the bedroom. Energy to the bedroom you say? Do we need that? Well yes, we do.

As we “recharge” and retire in our bedrooms at night, it's also a time for our minds to be reset. I don't know about you but I get some amazing ideas and I lie in bed doing nothing. As the body rests the mind recharges. This color, which is Lemon Grass 400B-7 by the way, will help you do that. 

Such a great color to change the energy in your bedroom. Try it and feel recharged in the morning.