Posts tagged "color in interiors"

One More Color of the Year 2015:

One More Color of the Year 2015:
Just about one day after I published my last post, Pantone revealed its Color of the Year for 2015:  Marsala!  It’s named after the “warm” red wine and has been predicted for Interiors, Fashion, Cosmetics, Graphics and anything in the Design world. “Marsala” can work with so many other colors, from blues and grays to... Read more »

2015's Color of the Year....

2015's Color of the Year....
The Color of the Year for 2015 is, apparently, an array of choices depending on whose lead you choose to follow!  Since I have been blogging, I have written about Pantone’s choices (not predictions, they’re chosen by Pantone).  And, though 2015 is less than a month away, Pantone hasn’t presented or announced anything, yet. Paint... Read more »

Interior Design for Fall 2014: Colors & Cheer

Interior Design for Fall 2014: Colors & Cheer
Lots of new topics for met to share, but this is A-1 Awesome:  Color is truly back in the Interior Design World.  While looking at furniture at Chicago’s venerable Merchandise Mart, it has become more and more fun.  Neutrals are always safe and calm colors.  They can be interesting and very sophisticated (perhaps another blog... Read more »
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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 »

Be True -- To You

Be True -- To You
Design is creative and varied and new topics for this blog are beginning to avalanche (is that a verb?). After deciding that designing, re-designing or just rearranging your physical environment is now inevitable,  you have to think about what to do and how.  I’ve written on that and continue to think about it, and one... Read more »
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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 »

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 »
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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 »