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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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Reviving Your Porch or Patio with Color

We’re known for our colorful culture, music and art here in New Orleans, so why not bring some of that pizazz onto your porches and patios this summer? Bright colors will revive your outdoor space in time for summer cocktails and social gatherings. To revive your porch or pation with color, try… Waking up with your coffee. The vibrant hue of this Green Landon Coffee Table

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Fashion Mavens Use Color at Home

Often, a fashion designer’s personal style is seen not only in their fashion but also in the decor of their home. Here are some great rooms that reflect the design sensibilities of their owners. Kate Spade. The designer’s graphic and colorful look is echoed in her interior, Habitually Chic says. Kate’s interior also shows how well she blends and updates  different styles.     Kenzo. The fashion designer,

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The Theme of Spring High Point is ‘Inspiration’

The Editor at Large reports that the upcoming High Point Market will have a theme of “Inspiration.”  Furniture designers and interior designers alike depend upon inspiration to keep their work fresh. Inspiration also helps keep visitors to High Point motivated when their feet are tired from visiting so many showrooms! Here are some of the inspirations I predict will continue to be big this year: Color. The

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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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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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Academy Awards 2013 Colors and Textures

The recent Academy Awards awards ceremony had many of the latest trends on display. Exciting color and textures energized the red carpet. Here are some of my favorites. White. Sparkly white was very much in vogue. Some may say the white was a bit unseasonal or a bit bridal…but creativity and movies have always gone hand-in-hand!  The Boston Globe praised the color choice and assembled the photo montage

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Before You Plan Your Space, Remember these Things

Are you contemplating a new look for your home? You might be super excited about your next project, but before you get underway it is important to keep a few things in mind before implementing the master plan. Here are considerations to take into account when it comes to space. Focus on function. The first question you need to ask about any room you plan to

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Add a Second Kitchen Island to Perform Double Duty

Kitchen islands have gained popularity in the last twenty-years or so. Homeowners are loving the added appeal they give to their kitchen. Islands have been used not only as a prep space, but as a serving area as well, providing additional space for cooking, preparing, and entertaining. According to Better Homes and Gardens, it’s all about location, location, location when considering the placement of your kitchen

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