Color

I’ve Got a Crush

I’ve Got a Crush

That ‘ole Gershwin tune from way back can just resonate in your mind when you just find that “special something” that really gets your attention…..   I laugh at the insurance commercial on TV  – it makes reference to that special something….  “I saw it, and I knew….I just had to have it!”  –  you know, the blue sofa!  Know the one I mean?   Ok, so let’s think about that crush….with Gershwin’s lyrics….as your guide.   I’ve got a

Curb Appeal

Curb Appeal

  It’s that time of year when your exterior needs to be addressed with some attention!    When I am staging a house to sell, I always tackle curb appeal. How do your paint colors measure up? Are they up to date, clean and tasteful? Is your entrance worthy of the Welcome Mat? Are your light fixtures adequate in size and scale, as well as offer enough light for security? Is your landscaping clean, neat, and with some colorful additions

Ever Green

Ever Green

Spring greets us in March with the magic of GREEN!  Let’s enjoy the renewal once again…. from Etsy.com   This year’s Pantonne Color of the Year is Greenery! I’m pretty sure everyone likes some aspects of the color Green, whether it’s bright and rich like an emerald  from Home and Stone (and my Pinterest board, Going Green)   or different tones of green that could be more of your color palette. Greenery with nature, shows us the way! What’s your

Red Rocks!

Red Rocks!

It’s here….. the month of February  ~ the heart month, the wear red month, the month for red hearts to share with special people, – 14th is Valentines Day, the month of Love, and it’s a Red Carpet month!    Who knows what else is in store for us, that I’ve missed!  I’m thinking that we need a RED HOT way to kick us into high gear for the month! So, here goes… photo by Fabio Cerati A pop of

The Colors of Christmas

The Colors of Christmas

The traditional colors of Christmas are beautiful with rich reds and greens for all the ages, but there can be some deviation in colors that are truly beautiful as well…. Why not gorgeous and elegant neutrals with rich silver metallic?    from nyclq-focalpoint.blogspot.com  from Christmas.snydle.com    from Beautifully BellaFaith A beautiful way to re-purpose some collectibles from years past ~ Silver and Gold…..   from Harper’s Bizarre     A play on Greens…..and another fabulous re-purposing idea!  from preppyemptynester.blogspot.com   

Welcoming Fall at the Door!

Decorating your entrance for Fall is almost as much fun as decorating for Christmas!  With Fall decorations, you can keep adding or subtracting your monthly Holiday needs, all the way to Thanksgiving Day!  Agree? From simple to creative, have fun with your Fall Decorating!        from Southernlagniappe.blogspot.com  from BrightBoldBeautiful.com   from Four Generations One Roof   from theyellowcapecod.com from markjcrowelldesign.com  from tinywhitedaisies.tumblr.com All of the pictures and ideas came from the Pinterest board, Autumn Leaves. I hope you find

Psychology in Color

Psychology in Color

Has it ever occurred to you that COLOR has an effect on your mood? On your thought processes? On your energy levels?  On your lifestyle?  from roomsinteriordesign.blogspot.com     COLOR is so very important in the clothes you wear, your accessories, your interior spaces and rooms, your every day……..and so much more!    How does color affect you?   I found this a bit interesting with the guidelines, and I hope you do too! How do you fit into this color analysis

Stepping Out of the Box

Stepping Out of the Box

Sometimes…..you just need to step out of your comfort zone or “the box” and make it special. I think we are all guilty for wanting to be comfortable and kinda “like the Joneses” in some respects, because it’s tried and true.  But, there are opportunities out there to take that leap of faith with design, and make it all yours, and not the cookie cutter look that’s everywhere.     found on neenaslighting.com  That’s where “custom design” comes in.   I

Yummy Yellow

Yummy Yellow

    My long-time favorite color is Yellow!  And in just a few weeks, Mother Nature will start to explode with color with Yummy Yellows too!    Like Daffodils!         Doesn’t it just give you a “Spring” to your step?  Especially when there’s a lot of drab Winter days still on our calendar.  Why not bring some Yummy Yellows into your interiors?                   And the yellows don’t have to

Mother Nature’s Crayon Box

Mother Nature’s Crayon Box

Don’t you think that Mother Nature has a grand sense of humor and the best crayon box ever?    Check out her beautiful artwork that treats us with Autumn inspirations! wistfullycountry.tumblr.com weheartit.com   tassels.tumblr.com   color.romanuke.com   aquieterstorm.com   flickr.com sarahraven.com       buzzfeed.com THANK YOU Mother Nature!   I just LOVE the color palette of that crayon box!  Inspirations, galore! found on edutopia.org   LOVING on this time of the year too? It’s a wonderful time to bring