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Do You Tangerine Tango?

And….the 2012 Pantone Color of the Year is…..

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Another Sherwin Williams Sale This Weekend!

If you have spring projects on your mind, this may be the week to finalize those paint colors! Continue reading

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Birds, Butterflies & Batik: What’s Hot in Home Decor for 2011

What do birds and butterflies have to do with home decor and interior design?  Plenty, it seems, during the upcoming year. Continue reading

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Paint Sale

Since I’m always searching for a good deal, I would assume that you are as well.  From now until April 25, you can get 25% off stains and paints at Sherwin Williams!  Visit their website for more information.

I am a BIG fan of their Duration Home paint – I have used it in my bathroom and in my son’s room so far.  It washed up beautifully, yet offers a matte finish.  That matte finish hides a multitude of sins on my old walls!

 So, get those paint colors selected, buy a bucket or two, and get those spring decorating projects started!  Call me if you need help picking a color…happy to help you out!

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Are You Colorblind?

I ran across a quick online color test, to determine whether you are colorblind in some form.  Thankfully, I am not colorblind!  As a designer, that would make things a little difficult. 

However, many people have some form of color blindness; in fact, I have worked with several colorblind clients over the years!  When it comes to color, they simply rely on someone else to make the decisions for their home – either me, or their wives (all my colorblind clients were men!). 

Take the test and leave me a comment – maybe you have a little colorblindness and never knew it!

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Poll: Bathroom Color

Personally, I like the colors of water in a bathroom – shades of green and blue are lovely and soothing.  What is your favorite bathroom color?

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Speed Decorating: Book Review

I recently had the chance to peek through a copy of Jill Vegas’ Speed Decorating:  A Pro Stagers Tips and Trade Secrets for a Fabulous Home in a Week or Less

As a professional designer, I thought she had some great tips and tricks for quick and easy updates to anyone’s home.  She offers some fresh ideas, including some wonderful thoughts for do-it-yourselfers.

One idea I especially liked was Ms. Vegas’ suggestion to keep a Design Notebook about your home.  As you evaluate your needs for each room in your home (she offers suggestions on how and what to evaluate), keep a notebook and pencil handy.  Jot down notes on what items you need to purchase for each room and what projects need to be done.  Details are key; write down sizes, colors and other items of importance, so you know exactly what you are shopping for.

Although, most likely, all of your “to-do” list will not be accomplished immediately, it provides a master plan for your home.  As time and budget allow, you will have your plan in place, and won’t flounder aimlessly wondering what to do next. 

Additionally, when you are out shopping, keeping your Notebook handy will allow you to snatch up bargains when you see them – and to know what will work in your home!  No more buying an accessory, only to find out it is too large, too small or not the right color.  I think this idea is helpful for any homeowner; what do you think?

I thought the book was well laid-out, making it easy to read and easy to skim pages for the facts.  If you have read this book, I would love to hear your comments.

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