Tuesday, July 31, 2012


Looking for ways to select the RIGHT COLOR PALETTE FOR YOUR HOME? 
Here a few things to consider! 

Tip No. 1 : INSPIRATION is key when selecting the right color palette for your home! If you know how to create color flow throughout your home it will help you pull together your overall DESIGN for a more harmonious look.

Tip No. 2: Use the colors of your design accents— artwork, draperies, area rugs, upholstery, & throw pillows—to help colors flow from room to room.  If you prefer a more neutral COLOR PALETTE then selecting softer tones for your accessory pieces helps to create a beautiful blend of style.  

Tip No. 3: Artwork is a fabulous way to pull together the color palette throughout an interior. And, often times one of your favorite pieces of art will be the main INSPIRATION behind the selection of color for your home. Brightening your walls with artwork is always a great choice! 

Tip No. 4: Once you have found your inspiration for your home's COLOR PALETTE- begin to pay attention to the details in your spaces that will help ENHANCE the overall look! Let your wall color showcase your furniture and accents & vice versa! If you want to make your upholstery pop - you can select furniture with CANE BACK DETAIL or have NAILHEAD TRIM added to your furniture.  


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Monday, July 23, 2012


Any idea how many times you've been asked, "What's your favorite color?" Honestly, I have no clue! And, I can't say I have a favorite color... as an artist, I appreciate endless palette options! However, when is comes to Interior Design, selecting a series of COLORS for your home might seem daunting to a homeowner.

More times than not folks get caught using too much color & that can take away from the overall design! A simple palette is a great place to start... choose a NEUTRAL (they go with everything) & then choose a color you love. This will help add a FRESH LOOK to your room decor!

Gray would be considered a NEUTRAL - so, I would suggest mixing it with a pop of lemon! Color can be added through lighting, accessories, pillows, & artwork!  A gray &  ivory horizontal striped shade is a FUNKY lighting choice that compliments most colors.

Sometimes folks steer away from neutrals because they feel that they don't add anything to your design! But, they ABSOLUTELY DO! Neutrals are a perfect way to add DETAIL. Check out how a monochrome palette can be used (above.) The charcoal & ivory color selection for the wallpaper really accentuates the trellis pattern. And, the neutral colors used in the diamond upholstery surely can add a hip touch to a dull room DESIGN

A monochrome color PALETTE allows for many options when it comes to artwork. The incredible works of North Carolina artist, Carol Bodiford, blend beautifully with more neutral color palettes. Carol's attention to detail allow her paintings to come to life. Her BRUSHSTROKES depict serenity at it's finest! When you want to feature a piece of art in your home - select a neutral wall color so the art really makes a statement! 

From accents to color - neutrals don't make a room dull! Check out this incredible monochrome starburst mirror design. The raw wood & metallic silver combo make it one of a kind.  When you are going with a neutral palette - style your home with UNEXPECTED FINDS & you will love it! 

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