Tag: color

2015 Colors of the Year -- Yes, Again!

2015 Colors of the Year -- Yes, Again!
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 »

Your Own Project: Get It Started!

Your Own Project:  Get It Started!
At some time, everyone needs to redo.  You can call it “refresh”, “modernize”, but it’s actually more like “maintain”.  A project to maintain the quality of the appearance of your home can be intimidating…or maybe Not. First, make an assessment of what you WANT to do.  I specifically said “want” previously because that might be... Read more »

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 »
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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 »

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 »
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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 »

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 »
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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 »