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The Best Color Ever

The Best Color Ever What’s the Best Color You Ever Painted Something? You can still see it in your mind’s eye. Or maybe you are surrounded by it right now. Perhaps it was for you, or designers — for a client. But you could feel it in your gut. You nailed that color choice. Tell us the story of your best color ever. Share with us by Leaving a […] Read more »

Pimp My Desk Challenge

Pimp My Desk Challenge In our neck of the woods at Lake Tahoe, Memorial Day Weekend is prime yard sale time. Is it the same where you live? Each year I look forward to driving through the neighborhoods, seeing what’s tucked under the towering pines and firs, and snapping up bargains. This time, our oldest daughter — nine years old — was up early, and pumped to go on […] Read more »

Designers Earth-Friendly Share-a-Thon

Designers Earth-Friendly Share-a-Thon In addition to passionate design hobbyists, incredibly talented design and home professionals follow This includes many interior designers, architects, set designers, contractors, home stagers — the list goes on. And I know from visiting, talking and tweeting with you all, that a major focus in the Trade right now is making choices that are better for this Earth. You use greener materials, finishes and […] Read more »

MyKidsArtOnCanvas Father’s Day Challenge

MyKidsArtOnCanvas Father’s Day Challenge This Challenge is closed to new entries and you can see the randomly-chosen winners here. But, please DO scroll down and see the wonderful and touching artwork that kids from around the globe submitted. Also for those of you who didn’t win, remember there is still time to order your own canvas print from MyKidsArtOnCanvas for a fab Father’s Day surprise. I’m thrilled to announce […] Read more »

Alluminare Design Challenge

Alluminare Design Challenge World Class Designer Search You have chosen Alluminare’s new World Class Designer! Read the announcement here. Scroll down to view the 475 home decor patterns that artists worldwide submitted! And check out the TOP TEN Designs, and Lead Design Judge, Christopher Lowell’s commentary here. Design Junkies, do you ever doodle in patterns? Want to try your hand at creating fashionable patterns for light fixtures, wallpaper, […] Read more »

Vote for our Imageglow Design Challenge Winner

Vote for our Imageglow Design Challenge Winner Update–Read the announcement post for who you chose as the winner of our Imageglow Design Challenge.   Our judges’ brains are swirling with pattern and color. I suggest they take today off to do some yoga and slurp down herbal teas. Such a task I hit them with. “Hey! Here are 385 designs — you’ve got two days to narrow this to the top three.” […] Read more »

RoomsByYou Custom Home Textiles Challenge

RoomsByYou Custom Home Textiles Challenge Design Junkies, get your right brains on — it’s time to click and create. This is a Prize Challenge and somebody’s going to win up to $350 worth of gorgeous, customized home textiles! On the Web today with just a few clicks of the mouse, we have incredible design and decorating power to help us produce stylish, individualized spaces. Case in point? RoomsByYou. It’s a […] Read more »

Imageglow Design Challenge

Imageglow Design Challenge Challenge Update: You have chosen the Imageglow Design Challenge Winner — Read the results at the announcement post. Then please do scroll down here and see all 385 of the wonderful designs that you submitted from all over the world. Amazing stuff. Put on your artist hats, Design Junkies — this one’s going to be brilliant. Ever want to create an original design for a […] Read more »

Inspired by Children — Challenge # 21

Inspired by Children — Challenge # 21 Sometimes colorful design inspiration is right in front of you. Like at your kid’s elementary school, for example. Seriously, have you seen some of the art projects that come out of fourth grade? Simple. Colorful. Whipped out with fearless abandon. Or the cooperative creations auctioned off for school fundraisers? Splashy quilts of scanned watercolors, storage chests bedecked in original hand-painted tiles. Yummy. Children are amazing, […] Read more »

Set the Table — Challenge # 20

Set the Table — Challenge # 20 The other day my buddy Diane said she wanted to set a gorgeous table for the holidays this year. She was taking stock of what she had on hand, and planning to score a few new things to spice up her tablescape. Leona recently gave us inspiration with the luscious scenes in her tinted glassware post. My daughter and I jumped in and created this […] Read more »

Patterned Pumpkins — Challenge # 19

Patterned Pumpkins — Challenge # 19 How about we try something different with a pumpkin? I went for some graphic ‘pop’ with patterns, and my nine-year old joined in the fun. We thumbed through my decorative sourcebooks (especially the Art Deco) for inspiration. Then we sketched a few quick ideas on a notepad. The pumpkin patterns are simply painted in cream-colored, acrylic craft paint. The two small pumpkins that she whipped […] Read more »

Kenneth’s Lamp A Thousand Ways — Challenge # 18

Kenneth’s Lamp A Thousand Ways — Challenge # 18 Hey Design Junkies! Our friend, designer Kenneth Brown, has a wonderful lamp for creative people like us. He calls it his “Lamp Done A Thousand Ways.” It’s a brilliant way to quickly add or change up an accent in a room. Kenneth says, “One of my design tips has always been about how to give any room a quick makeover. I always suggest new throw […] Read more »

Kids Artwork Display — Challenge # 17

Kids Artwork Display — Challenge # 17 The last hurrah of summer is on, as the kiddos cling to every last minute of recreation before trudging back to school. A good time to plan for the vibrant art projects they’ll be proudly carting home. Or your shelf of masterpieces from past years, crammed full like a too-small p.o. box. Brilliant—a testament to your child’s artistic genius no doubt—but a challenge to store […] Read more »

$20 Flea Market Quest — Challenge # 16

$20 Flea Market Quest — Challenge # 16 Ready for a treasure hunt Design Junkies? We soaked up some fab flea-market shopping tips when we explored the Rose Bowl with keen-dude-of-design Kenneth Brown. If you haven’t seen it, check out the video here. It’s time to apply that knowledge on your own shopping trip. Here’s your assignment…. Show us the decor your can score for twenty bucks at your local flea market . […] Read more »

Daring Decor — Challenge # 15

Daring Decor — Challenge # 15 Today’s Challenge is about stepping out of your decorating comfort zone. Have you done it? I’m a colorholic, but still unsure sometimes about adding certain elements. A while back I was putting together a lounging corner in our master bedroom. It was coming together fine with most of the pieces I chose: Double, sage velvet chaise — a splurge since much of our house is […] Read more »

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