Archive for the ‘Color’ Category

Designing a Gender-Neutral Nursery

Designing a Gender-Neutral Nursery by Sherri Blum Today our Nursery and Kids Room Design Expert and Contributor, Sherri Blum shares her advice for readying a beautiful baby’s room, that will work for either gender. — With all of the modern medical advances available today that allow a couple to find out the sex of their baby in advance, I’ve found more and more clients deciding to wait and find […] Read more »

Venetian Plaster Demystified

Venetian Plaster Demystified by Regina Garay Let’s get the low-down on a high-style finish, with our Decorative Painting and Surface Design Expert, and Contributor Regina Garay. Regina blogs about her artistry and inspiration at Fauxology. — Venetian Plaster is a technique that has been around for hundreds of years — but there are many misconceptions about it, especially for those who are trying it on their own.  Here’s […] Read more »

To Excite and Soothe

To Excite and Soothe Artist Profile — Sharon Cummings The moment I spied artist Sharon Cummings paintings, I needed to know her philosophy about color. “Colors are never bold enough for me…never bright enough…and there aren’t enough of them,” she said. “I go for ‘impact’. I use color to draw attention and create a ‘feeling’.” I was captivated by the lively works in her mosaic, Labor of Love series, […] Read more »

Finding Yourself Through Design

Finding Yourself Through Design Is it possible to discover the true you, with a new bedroom design? Interior Designer Kristi Dinner helped her client do just that. Photographs by Emily Minton-Redfield The Denver, Colorado designer considers listening the most important thing an interior designer can do. Dinner—who spent several years in Hollywood doing set design for ‘pretend’ homeowners—appreciates creating a space for the real thing. “We would get so […] Read more »

Fab Graphic Silhouettes are Unique, Personal Artwork

Fab Graphic Silhouettes are Unique, Personal Artwork Available Now in My Shop! Today, we’re shopping for fabulous family wall art. When I first saw photos of Jessa ZG’s colorful and unusual art creations, I thought these might be perfect to offer in my shop. To ensure the product was up to snuff for you, I requested samples. When the samples from Jessa arrived, it confirmed my suspicion. This is cool artwork, people! […] Read more »

Trend Alert — Strictly Neutral

Trend Alert — Strictly Neutral by Leona Gaita Today from New York, Leona Gaita talks fashion and interiors. Leona—Interior Design Expert and Contributor—shares her inspiring ideas and advice, to help us enrich our homes and lives with beauty and elegance. — Fashions from Costello Tagliapietra, Cynthia Steffe, Ports 1961. Fashion Week, New York just flew through town. One of the strongest impressions left behind, coming from most of the major […] Read more »

James May’s Lego House — Books

James May’s Lego House — Books Alright, this is officially the design with toys week. First the fabulous Barbie Room Designs, and now this: I didn’t even know the back-story and I ordered the book. Just couldn’t get over the fact that someone had built a whole house out of Legos!! Yup. A talented design & build team, 1,100 volunteers from the British public, and 3.3 million Lego bricks later, and […] Read more »

Makeover — ‘Victoria’ the Dressing Table

Makeover — ‘Victoria’ the Dressing Table by Lia Fagan Interior Designer Lia Fagan is back – and another castoff piece of furniture is the better for it. Enjoy Lia’s guest post, and the transformed Deco diva, ‘Victoria’. I rescued Victoria from a local reuse centre…rows upon rows of withered souls just looking to be brought back to life. “My, you’re a long way from the salon.” She was in great shape […] Read more »

Fall Colors Decor Roundup

Fall Colors Decor Roundup There is a welcome chill in the air today; it’s time to freshen up our decor for the coming autumn. Enjoy clicking around these rich-toned items – offered by retailers and talented artists. Get a print made to order, of Jonathan Harris’s luscious painting, Aspen Nightfall. Create a display of color and light with these Polymer Clay and Glass Candleholders from Etsy Artist ArzuMusa. What […] Read more »

Makeover — ‘Stella’ the Wardrobe

Makeover — ‘Stella’ the Wardrobe by Lia Fagan Here’s makeover motivation for the weekend, from my new Canadian friend, Interior Designer Lia Fagan. (I seem to make lots of Canadian friends—must be the hockey gusto.) Lia can spy neglected furniture cowering in the corner of any second-hand store; and she has the beauty kit to give it new life – literally. Enjoy this guest post from Lia, where she introduces […] Read more »

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 »

No Ugly Colors

No Ugly Colors Artist Profile — Anne Lullie Sometimes to find your true creative calling, it takes bumping into kindred spirits. Anne Lullie could draw an apple better than most five-year-olds, and decided right then that she would be an artist. Colorplay I “I learned to sew and embroider by hand as a child,” said Anne. And with her treadle machine, she was stitching together clothes by age […] Read more »

An Artist’s Environment

An Artist’s Environment Tahoe ARTour 2010 I find it fascinating to see an artist in his own environment. What colors and forms surround him? What view does he soak in, over his morning coffee? How does the place an artist calls home, influence his work? Come on along and hit the road with me, as we drop in on a few of Lake Tahoe’s gifted artists. I was […] Read more »

DIY Art at Home — Books

DIY Art at Home — Books My walls have never been the place for the blah. If it’s bold, colorful, and graphic – sign me up. And as you know, I’m a fervent DIY’er. So when I saw Lola Gavarry’s new book, DIY Art at Home, 28 Simple Projects for Chic Decor on the Cheap (Watson-Guptill Publications, 2010), I snatched up a copy. Gavarry, a designer who creates artwork for residential […] Read more »

Shopping for Silver Shimmer

Shopping for Silver Shimmer I think a touch of metallic luster helps most any space; and I admit I’ve still got a shine for a silvery finish. Today it’s an Etsy shopping day – enjoy these dazzling finds. The artist crochets fine wire to create these airy, Feminine Round Lampshades from Yoola. This Divine Aluminum GoodForm Chair from Three Sideways Glances is a mid-century classic, freshly upholstered a graphic, […] Read more »

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