Pattern Inspiration: Tartan

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I am sure I will have some of you scoffing when I say “winter” is in full swing here in San Diego, but as a born and bred So Cal girl, January weather is about as frosty as I can handle. There is something about tartan that just makes you want to cozy up next to …

Fall 2012 Color Trends

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I am loving the fall color trends from Pantone. As I mentioned last week, I enjoy infusing non-traditional colors into seasonal decor. Pantone has really hit the mark by introducing bright colors like Tangerine Tango, Bright Chartreuse, and Olympic Blue into the fall lineup. If I was given carte blanch to design a space using these color …

Color Inspiration: Olympic Pride

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I have Olympic fever. So far I have been burning the midnight oil to catch every second of this year’s games. Having been a gymnast during the rein of the Magnificent Seven, I am so excited for the women’s gymnastics team finals tonight. Especially since I just read *Spoiler Alert* the Fab Five win big! In …

Red + White + Blue

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As I got ready this morning with local news on in the background, I was reminded that today is Veterans Day. At the end of the newscast, the station played a montage of local service members surprising family members with their early return from deployment. After three full minutes of footage capturing the heartwarming reunions, …