Introduction to Spring

The world outside our door is changing from the starkness and grays of winter to the blooming colors and longer days of spring. I welcome this transition to the fresh, new and colorful!   I liken it to what I do for my clients in their interior décor. The old, tired and faded furnishings are … Continue reading

COLOR CONNECTIONS: RED

Not your favorite color to use for your interiors? Maybe I can change your mind here! We often think of red as the color of risk and excitement, and we typically think those who like the color red are people who “live on the edge”. “That would not be us” we claim in protest! Most … Continue reading

JANUARY IS SPIRIT-LIFTING DECORATING MONTH

All my Christmas decorations with their sparkle and beautiful colors have been put away – finally! Now as I look around my home I see a need for some freshening up of my surroundings.  My choices were small changes with a big impact. New velvet pillows – one monogrammed has just changed the look of … Continue reading

PANTONE Color of the Year 2016

ROSE QUARTZ & SERENITY PANTONE 13-1520 & PANTONE 15-3919 A softer take on color for 2016: For the first time, the blending of two shades – Rose Quartz and Serenity were chosen. Rose Quartz is a gentle tone that conveys compassion and a sense of composure. Serenity is weightless and airy, bringing feelings of respite and relaxation even … Continue reading

FALL’S COLOR LESSON

All it takes is a Sunday drive to see the fall colors when they are at their best to become aware of Nature’s decorating skills. It is beautiful and breathtaking when a stand of trees is viewed cloaked in its fall colors. You will not find any better mentor if you are looking for a … Continue reading

My Go-To Paint Colors

In my designer bag of tricks, there are piles of paint chips in my 2 favorite colors that never fail to please my clients and their families.   First up is Sherwin Williams Inviting Ivory (SW637). It is a fresh and warm color that welcomes everyone with its sunny disposition that is not too gold or … Continue reading

Rev Up Your Home’s Colors

So you went out and bought the paint for your family room thinking it will turn out as beautiful as it looked in the magazine picture. How did that work out? The shade looked right, but did you feel like something was missing? Well, it turns out that you are right. Colors can create moods, … Continue reading

EVERY MAN NEEDS HIS SPACE

So often when designing our interior spaces, the choices in styles, colors, fabrics, and furnishings are geared towards the woman of the home. Men often feel pampered and comfortable in spaces that are linked in some way to their interests or hobbies. Some people call this using a “theme”. Working with a theme offers a … Continue reading

Design Trends to Wake Up Your Hip Side!

There are some common themes on the home fashion runways for the start of the new decade. The “word” is that these trends will be popular over the next few years. Their influence will show up in home interiors again and again. They are worthy of a close look. You may not want to redo … Continue reading

A Fabric Primer for Everyone

Fabric is the single most important element in draperies and upholstery.  The following fabric facts should help you make educated choices. Let’s start with a good foundation of lining.  It can protect your fabric from the elements, block light, if need, and help extend a fabric’s life to protect your investment in window treatments.  Sheers … Continue reading