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Jazzy Statement Chairs

Monday, November 18th, 2013

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Don’t you just love one-of-a-kind statement chairs? A chair that is full of personality and uniqueness?:

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I have to admit I was pretty excited when One Kings Lane contacted me last week to help introduce their new Decor Resource Center to my blog readers. They knew I loved accent statement chairs and asked if I would share one of my favorite chairs. Here is a chair I just finished painting and had reupholstered:

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I have always loved the shape of this chair. According to the resource guide, my chair is similar to Renaissance Revival Chair, 1870. Their resource guide is great that you can look up the history of your chair from Ancient civilizations to Modern American Design. There are illustrations of each chair that includes a detailed history:

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When designing a statement chair, the first step is finding a chair that you love, a piece that gets you excited(no matter what it looks like before):

 

Then I decide where the chair will be going, so I can work with the existing furnishings. I put together this fabric palette that will work well:

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I think statement chairs add life to a room by being a centerpiece that accents the rest of the decor. When people enter the room, their eyes are drawn to it. Here are a couple of my favorite chairs I have saved:

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Sometimes a room needs a chair as a finishing touch once everything is in place. Do you have any statement chairs in your home? Now is the time to search the internet or flea markets for a signature chair that can be reupholstered, repainted or restored to finish off the room!

PS I wanted to add a couple pictures of the whole fireplace that a reader requested. She wanted to see the whole thing. Here you go Terri!

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Quick Tip When Reupholstering

Saturday, November 9th, 2013

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A good suggestion to remember when you are narrowing down your choices with different fabric samples on the furniture piece you are going to have slipcovered or reupholstered:

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Is to get a truer impression of how the new fabric will look by using a white backdrop between the new and existing fabric:

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It is the same as sampling paint colors on the wall. You should always sample with a white piece between so that way you are not influenced by the existing color on the walls.

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It is a easy step that will help you visually see what the new fabric will look like on the furniture piece without being influenced by the existing fabric. Simple and smart!

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Tobi Knows Symmetry

Tuesday, May 7th, 2013

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Tobi Fairley knows how important symmetry is in a well designed room:

 

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Amanda Nisbet knows also:

 

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One of the most important rules in decorating is using symmetry in a room for that balanced, serene look:

 

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Symmetry is not just for the bedroom:

 

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So if your room seems a little off, try using symmetry around your focal point and step back and see if that helps solve the issue.

 

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Symmetry is naturally pleasing to the eye, don’t you agree? I love symmetry in a room and I love that balanced look. Do you know symmetry?

If you need help bring symmetry into your home, contact me today.

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Candice Olson’s Five Favorite Neutrals

Saturday, May 19th, 2012

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Beautiful. Natural. Modern. I have always been one of Candice Olson’s biggest design fans!

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I love her style and use of color. When Candace came out with her list of her five “Go To” Benjamin Moore colors, I could not wait to check them out. As soon as I found them, I pinned them to my pinterest color board. And there they sat! Then I heard someone comment on the colors yesterday and I realized I have not even taken a good look at them yet! Have you?

nimbus gray 2131-50, gray mirage 2142-50, pale oak OC-20, niveous OC-36, and cloud white OC-130

You can tell by her designs that she loves working with natural materials in her designs such as wood, stone, linen and wool.

A lot of the colors that she uses come from items that you see in nature. Her color list was chosen around colors such as stormy skies and misty, watery greens. All of these color choices are from Benjamin Moore.

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Nimbus Gray, a cool gray-blue which reminds Candace of stormy skies that can be used as dramatic color or serene:

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Gray Mirage- 2142-50, a serene misty gray-green that Candace loves. Works well with many different colors. This color looks beautiful with your wood floors and trim:

Pale oak OC-20 is a beautiful natural beige color, that Candace likes to use with natural stone such as limestone and travertine. Pale oak is a very light neutral with a slight blush (pink/red) undertone:

Niveous OC-36 is a gorgeous cream hue. It is a warm neutral with yellow undertones that works well with natural elements:

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And last but not least- Cloud White OC-130.

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Ms. Olson did comment on how she loved to work with Niveous for the walls with Cloud White on the ceiling and trim.

I love this:

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I tried to find photos of her rooms that the color name was listed to share but I could not find any.

Love this!:

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Love them all!:

Aren’t all these rooms so gorgeous? I think I will take a closer look at her neutrals and maybe consider using them on my next project. What do you think of her go-to colors? Do you use any of them regularly (beside cloud white)?

All photos from www.candiceolson.com

If you need help choosing colors for your home, contact me today.

Similar topics you might enjoy:

Pottery Barn’s Spring 2012 Colors

Design Advice From Jeffrey Bilhuber

Color Extraordinaire Eileen Kathryn Boyd

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