June, 2011

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The Magic of Paint – For Wood Paneling

Thursday, June 30th, 2011

After: Light and AiryCoastal Living

Are you still stuck in this man’s world?


Do you still have walls or ceilings in your home with wood paneling?


Before: Outdated Living Room

Are you still afraid to paint over?


After: Polished and Modern

Today it is actually very easy to paint over the wood.

Before: Distracting Elements

A fresh coat of white paint ( and a downsized

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How to Make Your Porch House Beautiful Worthy

Tuesday, June 28th, 2011

decks/patios - white cane chairs outdoor dining set orange cushions white chandelier pink green tufted cushions deck patio  Suzanne Dima via

House & Home

Sometimes decorating can be so simple. The decorating principles are the same outside as they are inside the home.

decks/patios - pink gray deck sofas chairs table pink gray deck  Thanks to HB!   Another great outdoor space!  Gray and pink is so pretty! GrayHouse Beautiful

These patios above are very pretty and they all have a little something “extra” that is making them look so special. Do you know what that

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Updating Your Chocolate Brown Furnishings

Thursday, June 23rd, 2011

Bobby McAlpine

It feels like just yesterday, most of our homes were decorated in the autumn colors of brown, beige, gold and burgundy.

Color Scheme with #663300 #CC9900 #333300 #CC6600

Now the traditional brown is quickly turning into a ‘outdated’ color next to the clean, fresh and gray look.  Quite a few of us still have the chocolate

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Review of the Ben Moore Color Capture App

Monday, June 20th, 2011

Over this past weekend, I thought I would give the Color Capture App on my new iPad a test run to see how it worked.

This application is simple and easy to use! You can ‘capture’ (take a picture) of something you would like to find the colors of  the product and the image will upload

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Are Greige & Taupe the Same Color?

Friday, June 17th, 2011


Would you say the above wall is painted taupe or greige?  What about the one below:

Jean-Louis Deniot

The first photo is painted griege.  The second photo is taupe.  Doesn’t the greige and taupe look like the same color?   They are both beautiful neutrals aren’t

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Online Dining Room Color Help

Monday, June 13th, 2011

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Last week I had an online color consultation with a sweet, young girl named Meg.  Her and her boyfriend had just moved into their first apartment and did not have a lot of money to spend. She had written to me asking if I could give her suggestions for her apartment dining room.



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