Pretty Painted Floors

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I’ve always wanted a client to tell me they want to paint their floor. This technique has become quite popular over the last few years because it’s an affordable alternative to refinishing or replacing existing flooring. It’s definitely something you want to really consider before trying, but if you do it right it can be …

DIY Painting Party

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Lately I have been hearing of so many people going to those paint-while-you-drink art studios. Enjoying a drink in a gallery is nothing new, but sipping a glass of wine while making art seems to be the hot activity in San Diego right now. It’s not hard to see why- tack on the words “while …

Color Elite E-Swatch System

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Designed by Liao-Hsun Chen as a way to replace the use of paint chips and fabric swatches, the new Color Elite e-swatch system utilizes a combination of e-paper technology, a compact scanner, and the internet. Users simply scan an object, scene or color they wish to replicate and the device will identify similar shades and provide …

Painted Pumpkins

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Last year I officially said goodbye to pumpkin carving. I spent almost five hours carving an intricate Halloween scene only to have the whole thing rotting on my doorstep the next day. I know there are ways to preserve the life of the pumpkin but I decided there will not be any carved pumpkins on …

Guggenheim Paint Collection

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No stranger to sophisticated color palettes, the Solomon R. Guggenheim Museum has partnered with Fine Paints of Europe to produce a line of 200 shades of paint. Drawing from the museum’s vast collection of inspirational paintings, the Guggenheim Color collaboration will feature 150 Classical Colors and 50 Gallery Colors. The Guggenheim’s business development manager, Karen …

Fall 2011 Color Trends

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As they do every year after New York Fashion Week, Pantone executives publish their favorite color picks for the upcoming season. Following current fashion trends, this fall we are seeing comforting autumnal neutrals paired up with rich brighter hues. I absolutely adore the Bamboo, Teal, and Emberglow for a striking contemporary living room.  The pretty …

A Striped Solution

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PAINT, PAINT, PAINT! One of my favorite (and easiest) ways to change the look and feel of a room. The best part about paint is that if you choose the wrong color, you only wasted about $25 (or even less if you bought a sample first).

While moving into our new house we noticed that the previous …

Vacation Color Inspiration

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Even though Fall is here and is without a doubt my FAVORITE season, I am still feeling inspired by the colors of summer. Fresh off my late-season summer vacation to Maui, I immediately started pouring over the hundreds of photos from the trip; each one eliciting fond memories of excursions through the tropical landscape, snorkeling …