Chocolate for Design

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Chocolate can be just as good for design as it can be for dessert, and in this case, it helps inspire design!  Rich cocoa tones blend perfectly with creamy whites creating a warm and decadent space that is inviting and stylish.  Different shades of brown work great together, so don’t be afraid to mix and ...

Just Peachy

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Peaches are one of my favorite summertime fruits, and I can’t help but notice how beautiful it can look as an interior accent color.    The pale color of the interior flesh of a peach is a pale orange, but depending on the variety of the peach, can vary with hints of yellow, red, and pink. In ...

Gorgeous Grey

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Warm greys  and soft textures create a soothing and serene palette.  Anything goes well with grey, but with it’s own array of beautiful shades,  grey compliments itself.  Weather driftwood,  sea-smoothed pebbles and hand-embroidered linen accent this beach inspired palette.  The mixture of creams and smoke grey presents  a calming and elegant touch.        Photo Credits: Desde My ...

Earth Fire Water

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The best objects trigger a stream of subliminal memories with barely a nudge. I can feel the water cooling the pool more vividly for the blue bowls in this tropical setting. A wok fire pit carries hints of exotic Chinese terra cotta warriors. And my shoulders instantly drop a notch when I step ...

Wishing You a Happy June!

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It’s the first day of June!  The lovely colors of this month’s modern and traditional birthstones have inspired a fun and colorful palette of jeweled raspberry tones and aqua blues.   First, we have Alexandrite which signifies balance, confidence and joy.   Moonstone signifies balance, good fortune and tender passion.  Lastly, Pearl signifies purity, beauty and happiness.  ...

Asian Inspired Red and Blue

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 I have fallen in love with a great color combination: Chinese Red and Blue.  It's a surprising combination using these two bold colors, but I think it's a gorgeous blend.   Traditional dark lacquered furniture, hand painted porcelain vases, and beautiful toile patterns bring this whole look together.  Add a beautiful bouquet of deep red roses or hydrangeas to bring elegance ...

A Sea of Seafoam Green

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I’m dreaming in seafoam green today!  There’s just something about it, the way this color exudes a whimsical charm and beauty (we like it so much, it's part of our blog page!).  Seafoam green gives a subtle and calming effect to a room.   We tend to see it in “beachy” color palettes, but as you can see ...

April Showers

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April showers bring May flowers, or in this case, April showers bring inspiration for new colors!  With droplets of rain, cloudy skies and budding plants, there is an array of color this season just waiting to bloom.  With a touch of cool blues and greys, bright pops of color are introduced into nature’s palettes.  Inspired by ...

Black And White Room

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Black is my absolute favorite color, but when it comes to design I crave that open, light and airy feeling in a space.  I’ve been coming across these lovely black and white rooms where you’re surrounded by light and bright white, with the perfect touches of black.  It’s the best of both worlds for me.  ...

Easter Inspiration Palettes

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Inspired by the holiday and this weeks' blogs; I decided to create some playful Easter Palettes.  Use your favorite as the foundation for your own holiday decor and tablescape.  We would love to see pictures of what you come up with!  Photo Credits: Martha Stewart, Ladies Home Journal   Photo Credits: Censational Girl, Martha Stewart, Remodelista   Photo Credits: Martha ...

Recipe For Color: Blue and Orange

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Pantone's color of the year for 2012, Tangerine Tango, inspired me to do a post on oranges hues.  I tend to like orange best as an accent rather than a wall color, so these color recipes utilize orange as such.  Pillows, accent furniture, accessories, art or even drapery are great opportunities to incorporate a pop ...

Yellow and Grey go together like…

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...peas and carrots.  Well, only if you like your vegetables that is.  But seriously, yellow and grey are at the cutting edge of color combinations these days and it seems like we just can't get enough of them together.  Grey goes with just about anything, but what makes it so special when paired with yellow?  For starters, grey gives ...

Pantone Color of the Year 2012: Tangerine Tango

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Tangerine Tango has been named the Pantone 2012 Color of the Year, and might I say it is absolutely divine!  As soon as I heard I started scouring the internet to find the most inspirational designs in as many styles as I could to share with our lovely readers.  So sit back, enjoy, and let ...

Black and White

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One of the most versatile color combinations in design and fashion is black and white. It’s a simple color combination that is sophisticated, bold, dramatic and timeless. You can add pops of color to layer in depth and highlight special features. You can use equal amounts of black and white, or you can let one ...

Recipe for Color: Kitchens

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It will be Springtime before we know it, and along with that comes some heavy Spring cleaning and putting into motion any home renovations you’re had your eye on for sometime.  Its time to make a fresh new statement in your kitchen and I’ve got a few fun color recipes to help inspire you from ...