September, 2011 browsing by month


Using Annie Sloan Chalk Paint

Wednesday, September 28th, 2011


I have heard such great reviews about the Ann Sloan Paint Line, and I wanted to try it out for myself. I was instantly attracted to their claim of ‘no need to prime or prepare’! I also loved the idea of being able to paint  any surface such as wood furniture, plastic, clay, concrete, stone

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Selecting a Spa Color for Your Bath

Sunday, September 25th, 2011

Lately I have been receiving a lot of color requests looking for help in finding that perfect bathroom color.


In the past few years, the bath was the room to experiment with darker colors:


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But I have noticed a rising trend in the last year. More home owners are looking

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Great Accessory Finds

Thursday, September 22nd, 2011


Aren’t the colors in this Crate&Barrel striped throw gorgeous? I found it shopping online and I bought it for myself because I liked it so much! Look how pretty this pillow is that I can use to go with it:


I really love this wall art below. It is a 20×200 print

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Worst Client Ever!

Monday, September 19th, 2011


I tell my clients over and over again: The best and easiest way to select paint colors that will work in your home is to use your existing furnishings!

But this educated, decorating fanatic, paint and fabric lover instead decided to choose paint colors that she loved and wanted to try out

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Wrong Bedroom Color Choice

Saturday, September 10th, 2011

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Above is a photo of a bedroom that I painted and decorated a few years ago. I thought it looked pretty good, but I always felt that something was “off” and I just could not figure it out. Can you see it? :

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Does this picture below help?: Hint: The headboard is not the key item you should

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A Chelsea Gray Bedroom

Monday, September 5th, 2011

MattCamron Rugs: Leslie Strauss   Matt Camron Antique Oushak rug and custom headboard and bedding.decorpad

When selecting a paint color for our new condo bedroom, I decided to go a little bolder with color for the walls. It is small room, only 10 x 12 feet.  Instead of going with a safer choice, I wanted to pick a darker color and give the room some personality (which it desperately needs!)


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