Posts tagged "color in interiors"

On Shopping for Style & Stuff

On Shopping for Style & Stuff
There are always sales in the furnishings industry these days.  So…what if you decide to buy something new?  How do you choose?  And where will you buy from?  Frequently, not only my clients, but friends and acquaintances I hardly know ask “what’s new”? Actually, I am always cautious of what’s new.  No one buys furnishings... Read more »

"Radiant Orchid" is 2014's Color of the Year

"Radiant Orchid" is 2014's Color of the Year
And… it’s Purple!  Yes, it’s a lighter purple that’s cheerful and playful, but it’s definitely purple. For the past few years I’ve blogged on Pantone’s “Color of the Year” in the Interior Design world and this one will be fun to watch!   It will certainly turn up in paint colors, some textiles, some ceramic tile... Read more »

Color in Interiors…It's Back and Happy

Color in Interiors…It's Back and Happy
Pantone—the arbiters of color choice and trends—claimed “Emerald Green as the “Color of the Year” for 2013.  But I am finding that it’s blue, gray and even a bit of gold metal color – as in brass—plus many more.   Nickel finishes on hardware (especially “brushed”) are  the most popular, but almost anything can be found... Read more »
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Emerald Green!! 2013’s Color of the Year!

Emerald Green!!  2013’s Color of the Year!
This year is going to be great fun!  For about ten years, Pantone has predicted/anointed/selected one color as the “Color of the Year” in fashion, interiors, products, even cosmetics:  “Chili Pepper” in 2007, “Blue Iris” in 2008, “Mimosa” in 2009, “Turquoise” in 2010, “Honeysuckle” in 2011 and “Tangerine Tango” in 2012.  Then, or in retrospect,... Read more »

Is Your House Falling Apart?

Is Your House Falling Apart?
Is your house falling apart?  Actually, I mean:  “Is what’s inside your house falling apart?”  Roof and gutters are not included here.  You may not remember how old your furniture, carpet, blinds, paint job and other products are.  Unless you just furnished your place, can relate the purchases to an event or did it all... Read more »

Help: When You Can't Do This Design Project By Yourself

Help:  When You Can't Do This Design Project By Yourself
Reload!  This is important if you are entering the world of  Interior Design Projects, so yes, I am re-posting! OK… You know you can’t properly do this design project alone.  You kind of know what you will need, so what are your options? Referrals are best… and hopefully from personal experience. If you are looking... Read more »
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And the Colors for Fall 2012 Are...??

And the Colors for Fall 2012 Are...??
Check this out! For the first time in what seems a Very Long Time the seasons’s new colors really feel New.  Interior Design and furnishings are following the same trends and predictions as  fashion.  ”Tangerine Tango”, the bright orange of nail polish and cropped jeans this spring and summer, is still included, but many more... Read more »

Re-decorating Resolutions: What Happened?

Re-decorating Resolutions:  What Happened?
What resolution?  It’s March already and, after this week’s weather, you might want to go outside until fall (or till we have a last snowfall or a heat wave).  Weren’t you tired of how your house/apartment looks?  What can you do rather quickly, and for not a lot of cash?  Here are some easy ideas... Read more »

Color Part 1: Practical Thoughts

Trends and fashion in clothing, accessories, cars and Interiors includes both design and color.  We have all seen pictures of turquoise T-Birds and red or dark green Mustangs.  In fashion, its a given. In the Interior Design field, it’s there, too, but changing more slowly than at every season.   In a practical sense, do we have control... Read more »
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