Color Science

The Year’s “IT” Color: Emerald

As we begin a new year, I thought we’d chat about fresh color. Did you know that various companies make color predictions every year? And that each company predicts the “IT” color? A few of this year’s “IT” color predictions…

Home buyers are bringing color back!

About 6 years ago, my company offered Color Consultations to home owners who struggled with white and unpainted walls. It was a great way to start a relationship with a potential design client and for the homeowner to ‘test’ out…

Nature…..on the inside!

From a design perspective, 2012 has been a big year for natural-inspired interiors. I must admit that chatting about natural designs brings horrible flashbacks to “lodge” décor, where nature inspired rooms included black bears or references to the “ole hunting…

Personalizing your Fall home

Fall weather….ahhhhh……curling up in snugly blankets, sipping hot cider and building roaring fires. Don’t ‘cha just love it?! Cooler fall temps remind me that it’s time to cozy up my home decor too. If you’re like me, personalizing your fall…

How to Choose and Mix Colors

Did you know that colors have personality?  Orange is energizing, blue is calming.  Red is daring, purple is regal.  Colors affect us both mentally and physically, so it’s no wonder that selecting colors for your home is difficult. I carry…

Fall for Red and Orange!

With fall upon us in a few weeks, my thoughts turn to making homes cozy for those (hopefully!) cooler days and nights.  I absolutely adore fall decorating….layering textiles, adding ambiance, introducing new colors to the home…..heavenly!  This fall I’m focusing…

Aqua and the Aegean Sea

Inspired by my recent travels to the Aegean sea, I’m hooked on the color aqua. Throughout Greece the water was truly amazing. The Aquas are everywhere, not just in the gorgeous tranquil waters, but painted on buildings, signs, balconies, and store…

The New Neutrals

I’ve heard neutral design described as everything from ‘trendy’ to ‘blah’.  And over the past decade neutrals have been equated with the color beige, and beige only.  I dubbed this beige color “builder’s beige” (a.k.a. the color that builder’s paint an…