August, 2010

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Choosing Neutrals Like the Pros

Wednesday, August 25th, 2010

Since I have been in design for about 20 years now, I have seen a lot of colors go in and out of style.  But when talking about neutrals, not much has changed at all. Such as the colors below that are as popular now as 20 years ago.

                

            

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Benjamin Moore Historical Color Chart

Monday, August 23rd, 2010

My friend Diane from Ready Set Redesign, posted this great color chart from Benjamin Moore showing how the influence of historical events really impact the colors utilized during various times.

bmhistoricalchartShe explained how from 191o through 1919, WWI was going on and drab colors were embraced. Olive was

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Using a Bold Paint Color

Thursday, August 19th, 2010

I always tell clients when using a really great, bold wall color, do not panic while painting or looking at it right after you finish.  The color will be popping right off the wall, in your face, seeming to be so loud and obnoxious!

Suzanne Kasler

Suzanne Kasler

I tell them that the wall is still naked!  There is nothing against

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Beautiful Greens

Tuesday, August 10th, 2010

“Green is the prime color of the world, and that from which its loveliness arises.” –Pedro Calderon de la Barca, Spanish Poet and Playwright, 1600-1681.

I love the color green as a neutral.  How can it not be the perfect neutral when in nature it works perfect with so

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Top Ten List of Outdated Decor Still Found in Homes Today

Thursday, August 5th, 2010

Would you consider these items outdated or vintage?

 Number Ten:            Outdated window treatments.

Bed, Bath and Beyond

I really do not want to hurt any one’s feelings, I am just trying to help!  Really!                   

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