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Bathroom Shelves Are Space Savers

While we a plethora of of examples of large, sprawling, spa-like bathroom design in magazines and websites, but the reality is most of us have at least one smaller bathroom in our lives. Bathroom storage space is often a premium, which is why shelves can be so handy. They are space savers as well as decorating opportunities for your bathroom. No wall’s too small. Take a

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Singing the Blues

It was interesting to learn the history of the color but more importantly the symbolism and psychological effects it has on people when they see this particular hue. What do you think of or feel like when you see the color blue?  Blue has been shown to be a color of loyalty and fidelity, it’s the color of water and air therefore it leads consumers to

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Colorful Sinks Make a Big Impact

Source: Elad Gonen & Zeev Beech via Houzz Whether large or small, subtle changes in your bathroom’s decor can make a big difference in the overall look and feel of this small, yet essential room in your home. For a fresh innovative spin on bathroom decor, without a complete overhaul, consider a colorful sink. Source: Brookstone Builders via Houzz Colorful sinks masks undesirable areas.  Instead of a white counter top

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Five Tips for Working With Color Consultants

As a color consultant, I have found that when I am contacted by people about their plans for décor color choices they are often filled with fantastic ideas, but unsure of the steps to implement their bold desires. And that is where the fun begins! Keep these five tips in mind: We will be working closely with one another to develop the color palette that matches your dreams.

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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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High Point Market 2013!

For over a century, the High Point Market has been drawing the best and the brightest in the home furnishings industry. Along the way, it has grown into the largest furnishings shows in the world. Last year, a record 80,000 industry professionals – and quite a few dedicated amateurs – from almost every country in the world visited the show. This year promises even more. The

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How to Use Table Books as Decorations

We all know we shouldn’t judge a book by its cover. But, let’s face it, covers matter. Your books may be functional, but attractive covers can also be used to decorate your space. Book covers can serve as stand-alone works of art. By rotating the books in your collection, you can achieve a variety of looks and moods, without ever spending a dime. Here are interior

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Decorating with Stripes: Fun Fresh and Bold

Stripes are a fun way to add visual interest and are gaining momentum in home decor trends. If you are brave enough to paint a wall with stripes, kudos to you! Otherwise, there are all kinds of ways to add stripes to a room, and you can go as bold or as muted as your tastes require. Paint a wall. If you’ve never done this before,

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Unexpected Places to Display Art

Who says art has to hang on the walls? I certainly don’t. It’s always nice to infuse your home decor with a few unexpected twists. I love these ideas for surprising guests with unique artistic displays. Patio art. If you have an enclosed patio space, or an outdoor location that’s protected from the elements, why not hang some art outdoors? At the very least, a summertime

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Blues and Purples Make a Big Splash This Year

While Pantone may have chosen Emerald Green for the 2013 Color of the Year, High Point Market’s Style Report claims, “Blue is the new emerald.” I’m noticing blues and purples everywhere this season and the effects are brilliant. Here are ideas for bringing the new blue and purple color trends into your interior design. Furniture. Different shades of blues work nicely together such as this living room

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