Color Play: Shamrock

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With St. Patrick’s Day coming up on Sunday, I can’t help but gravitate towards all things green. Not only is emerald Pantone’s Color of the Year, it is one of my absolute favorite colors. Between it’s abundance in nature and it’s ability to create a striking statement in interiors, this vibrant hue should make all …

Easy St. Patty’s Day Decor

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While it seems like most everyone is busy decorating for Easter/Spring I just can’t let my beloved St. Patrick’s Day pass me by. As a redhead with Irish roots, I’ve always loved St. Patrick’s Day. For years on March 17th, I’ve been dying my food green and pinching all those non-green wearers. As far as …

2013 Design Trends

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Wondering what to expect from the design world in 2013? Elle Decor’s editor and chief, Michael Boodro, recently gave his predictions on the top five trends we can look forward to over the next 12 months.

This 70′s inspired trend has been popping up more and more over the past six months and is predicted to make a big resurgence …

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 …

Pantone 2013 Color of the Year

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A few hours ago Pantone announced the 2013 Color of the Year and I couldn’t be more excited. Emerald green is one of my absolute favorite colors whether it be in nature, fashion, or interior design. It also happens to be my birthstone so I have somewhat of a  sentimental attachment to the sparkly gem. …

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 …