Design Detail: Painted Doors

Living in such a culturally rich city as New Orleans, with its centuries old architecture, you come to appreciate all the color and beauty found on every street corner. With my recent move back to New Orleans, I enjoy seeing the city through new eyes. One thing that has caught my “design eye” are the all the beautifully painted doors. New Orleans has a unique style

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Passion for Purple

In ancient times, purple was one of the most difficult colors to make.  It was created by squeezing the murex sea mussel, called ‘porphura’ in Greek.  Because of the challenge and expense to make purple, it became associated with royalty and power. Saturated purple walls can make a powerful statement in an interior space.  So to tone it down, consider lavender which can be just as soothing as

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Proud To Be Published in Atlanta Homes & Lifestyles

I am proud to be published in the June issue of Atlanta Homes & Lifestyles along with my fellow designers who worked on the 2012 Inspiration House as part of the Cathedral Antiques Show & Tour.  So if you are out and about, please pick up the June issue or take a few moments to view the article online.  You’ll enjoy Clint Smith’s feature article “Inspiring Spaces.”   Thank you, Clint and

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The Colorful Wardrobe of Queen Elizabeth II

Queen Elizabeth II is celebrating six decades as queen this year, and the Diamond Jubilee celebration took place June 2-4. As a designer who loves color, I was especially excited to see Leo Burnett London and Pantone’s take on Queen Elizabeth II’s colorful wardrobe—together they released a “limited edition colour guide of the Queen’s coordinated ensembles,” according to Yatzer. As the website explains: “Colour is powerful

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