How Do Colors Affect Behavior? Choosing Paint for Kids’ Rooms

When you begin searching for color inspiration for your child’s room, it can be a daunting challenge. With a nearly unlimited palette, I personally find it intimidating to choose the perfect color to make the room feel just right. Fortunately, a little color psychology can help you the way it has helped me. Source: AMDG Architects via Houzz High Energy The warm colors include reds, yellows, oranges and

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Pantone Color Fashion Report for 2014

Pantone is already thinking ahead with the introduction of their Fashion Color Report for Spring 2014 and these colors are spectacular! Released during New York Fashion Week, it made quite the splash; and included ten separate colors for both women and men along with wonderful designer sketches.   The ten top colors of women for Spring 2014 are: Placid Blue Violet Blue Paloma Hemlock Sand Dazzling

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Vivid Colors Take Center Stage at Maison & Objet 2013

Maison & Objet, Europe’s largest design exhibition, wrapped up in September and it seems that color is once again a major trend. Bright primary colors can be difficult to work with so I thought I would share some great ideas on how you can incorporate these bright color trends into your home design subtly or with bold abandon. Bright Color Trends for the upcoming Season Mixing

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Designer Spotlight: John Robshaw Textiles

If you have a style in your home that is fun and eclectic, or perhaps you are looking for gorgeous patterns and fun pops of color to bring life to your home design, there is one designer you may just want to check out. John Robshaw Textiles designs are full of life.  With vibrant and unique patterns, and a beautiful palette of colors, the pieces are

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Home Design Tip: Inject an Accent Color with Tile

Do you look around the rooms in your home, whether it be a bathroom, kitchen or outdoor living area and realize you need a pop of color? Tile is a great way to integrate an accent color into your home design. Here are some ideas of how to add some color to your rooms. An accent color such as red goes well with a neutral bathroom. 

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Color Inspiration: Frida & Diego in Atlanta

  Designing with bold colors is one of the benefits of living in the South, as all of the sunlight we get flatters bright colors. In this piece, we’ll talk about the current museum exhibit on Frida Kahlo and Diego Rivera, who have both embraced vibrant colors. The Frida & Diego exhibit is currently running at the High Museum in Atlanta, and it features over 120 paintings

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Spring Redo: How to Refresh Your Room This Spring

If you’re anything like me, then you’re going to schedule an entire day of spring cleaning. So why not take advantage of this spring cleaning to freshen up your home décor as well? Need some tips? Check out a few spring interior design tips that you can use in your home. You don’t have to completely overhaul your home’s design. Instead, just tweak a few things

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Cheer Up with Colorful Home Decor

Even in New Orleans when we have a cold spell in March, an overcast day can leave us feeling a bit drab and bored.  While a crisp, clear snowy day can sometimes inspire us, once it melts it leaves us with drab browns and greys.  Color in interior design can bring life back to our homes.  Consider adding pops of color to your home decor to

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Fashion Meets Interiors: Trends from Fashion Week NOLA

Fashion Week NOLA was a festival of wonderful colors, patterns, and ideas. Home fashion often follows fashion, and I believe many of the looks we saw on runways will make their ways into fine homes this spring. Here are some trends from Fashion Week NOLA to be on the lookout for: Bold color combinations. Fun, creative color combinations ruled the day. Many of the outfits were quite

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3 Things to Keep in Mind When Buying Vintage Lighting

As a New Orleans interior designer, I always like to remind homeowners who are in the midst of planning their home remodeling not to forget about their lighting set up. Planning out the lighting scheme is one of the most important aspects of a successful home design. Recently, I’ve been suggesting the use of vintage lighting. Vintage lighting can add a unique feel to the interior

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