Posts tagged "color"

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 »

On Finding Your Decorating Style

On Finding Your Decorating Style
This is a HUGE topic, so let’s just start!  I can put furnishings styles into several categories, but they merge to Modern, Traditional, “Eclectic” — or a controlled combination of styles and “Transitional” — not modern, but not fussy).   There’s also Asian, Primitive, Country and various specialized styles of serious antiques.  There is also very customized... Read more »

Designing in Spring, 2012

Designing in Spring, 2012
Spring Break in the ‘burbs already: planning time (and almost planting time). Here we are, 3 years + into this recession and Interior Design still has that cachet of being just for rich and/or snobby people. That’s certainly not true, is it? I’ve done this job for a LONG time. In almost anyone’s estimation, it’s... Read more »
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THE Color for 2012: Tangerine Tango!

THE Color for 2012: Tangerine Tango!
And the verdict is……Tangerine Tango!!  Pantone’s Color of the Year for 2012!! Bright, and fun, another hot, glowing color that has been selected.  Pantone has predicted and selected colors and color trends for the several years. Founded in 1963, Pantone has provided color wheels, charts, fabric samples and online tools for graphic design and printing, fashion... Read more »

COLORS: Fall 2011 and 2012

COLORS: Fall 2011 and 2012
This past Spring, Pantone (THE color experts/predictors for fashion, interiors and graphic design) announced that ‘Honeysuckle” would be their color for 2011.  And it’s still in the Fall palette! The other colors, per their prediction and (thus) recommendation: Bamboo:  a honey gold, Emberglow:  a pinky-orange, Phlox: reddish plum, Cedar:  light grayish green, Deep Teal: dark... Read more »

Interior Design and Your Personal Style

Just as I was musing about how to write about the Interior Design of Whoopi Goldberg’s home on “Oprah” yesterday, Barbra Streisand “showed” Oprah HER estate today.  What a contrast, and a great way to discuss personal style in Interior Design. Barbra was celebrating Oprah’s last season, and promoting her new book (which everyone in... Read more »
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Surface(s) Change(d)

OK… we can nickname your home a shell, a box, or better: many boxes piled together!  Redoing the SURFACES inside will make a HUGE change.   When I start any design project, these are the elements my clients and I decide on first – they involve both materials and color (or colors): Walls          Floors           Lighting          Windows It might help... Read more »

H e r e ' s COLOR!

Before I return to the subject of favorite places or items to buy, while browsing web sites today my prediction for 2010 has been realized:  COLOR is back!!  And color is without question one of my favorite things!!    Not that we can’t still find neutrals and all white, but I saw things today that are red... Read more »