Complementary Color Schemes for Home Design

If you read my blog, then you probably know I like to think about how colors will work together in interior design. Complementary colors, which are opposite hues on the color wheel, are always interesting to use together in a space because they provide great, often dramatic contrast for one another. Two complementary color combinations I especially love are blue-green and red-orange, as well as violet

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Decorating with Timeless Neutral Tones

Spring is a natural time for homeowners to refresh their space, from quick updates like changing hardware or lighting to full-on room makeovers, complete with a revamped color palette and new furnishings. A color scheme doesn’t have to be bright to look fabulous. If you’re thinking about refreshing your space, there’s a great video on HGTV.com on “Freshening Up Your Home for Spring” that shows a

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My Dressing Room Design: Before & After

I recently moved into an older home and gained space with the move, which was a big plus!  Since it’s an older home, I decided to repurpose one of the small bedrooms to make it more functional. I took a room the landlord called a “third bedroom” and turned it into my dressing room. It’s next to the master bedroom and a bathroom, so it was

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Draperies Add Color, Drama and Texture

Draperies are a wonderful design accessory because they can serve a number of functions, like adding color, drama or texture to a room. I recently moved into a new apartment which neutral walls and guess how I am planning to add all these design elements.  That’s right with some gorgeous aubergine silk draperies.  I can’t wait to share the before and after pictures with you!  And

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Great Wallpaper Patterns Perfect for Spring

Wallpaper has been coming back in vogue in interior design, and there are some great modern patterns available. Forget the outdated papers of the past—these statement-making wallcoverings are fabulously fresh and colorful enough for spring. Schumacher’s April Collection offers dazzling combinations of turquoise, peacock and navy blue. I love this subtle yet sunny color for Crivelli Rose, a pattern from Farrow & Ball’s recent Broccato Papers.

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Outdoor Décor with Lots of Color

Sure, it’s great to use gorgeous fresh flowers indoors as spring décor, but this is also the perfect time to be decorating outdoors. For designing outdoor areas, think color—and bold color at that! Personally, I love looking to Moises Esquenazi’s work for inspiration. Bright blues, lime, yellow and orange add pops of fun color to this Los Angeles space in his portfolio. And this vignette, also

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Use Gorgeous Fresh Flowers as Spring Décor

One of the simplest things you can look to for seasonal décor is a beautiful flower arrangement. Bringing nature indoors is great any time of year, but it seems especially fitting for spring. In this design I did for an Emory residence, a potted plant with pink blossoms adds flair on a tray on the ottoman. For more springtime inspiration, I’ve compiled some gorgeous flower arrangement

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Trends, Ideas and Tips for National Decorating Month

Happy April! As an interior designer, I’m excited that this month is National Decorating Month—and especially since it comes in line with spring, a great time to refresh home design with little facelifts here and there. For those of you interested in sprucing up your home for National Decorating Month, you’re in luck—I’ve gathered together some helpful posts from 64 in the Box on design trends,

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