New Series: Color Play

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Putting together mood boards is possibly one of my favorite creative outlets. I usually enjoy using pretty papers and magazine cuttings but with so many online sources of visual inspiration, it’s just as fun to do them digitally now. In an effort to start some new biweekly columns, this is the first installment in a …

DIY: Yarn Heart Garland

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Valentine’s Day is one of my top three favorite holidays. When my sister and I were kids, my mom would decorate the house with paper hearts and doilies and put together little baskets filled with red, white, and pink Valentines treats. I tend to think it is one of those holidays where handmade decorations are best. You …

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: Summer Blooms

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During a trip to my parents house last weekend, I found this pretty cluster of flowers blooming on a trellis outside their kitchen. I couldn’t resist snapping a quick picture with my iphone. I’m not normally into using a lot of purples and pinks in a room, but I found myself dreaming of using these …

Color Inspiration: Flamingo

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Coral is often the go-to shade in the world of pinks. It’s bright, sophisticated and truth be told, has a much prettier ring to it than salmon. Personally, my favorite shade of pink is flamingo. To me, flamingo pink is not easily defined as one specific color but instead a collection of numerous shades of …