It’s How you Put it Together

It’s How you Put it Together

 

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Where do you start when you are trying to put it all together to get a room you love? This client wanted a room that felt cozy and restful,  with seating for two.  We started by finding a fabric she loved to add softness with window treatments. We found a second striped fabric for panels. Combining different patterns adds interest and a custom look.  We also ordered chairs in a fabric that would coordinate, then found a table and a fun lamp to go with the birds on the fabric, and added custom pillows on the chairs.  Now the room looks put together and most importantly it feels cozy and restful to the client.

 

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Change it with Pillows

Posted by on Sep 14, 2017 in Blog | 0 comments

Change it with Pillows

Want a change in your Living Room or Bedroom decor without breaking the bank?  Changing  your throw pillows is an easy and quick way to update or bring in new patterns and colors. A new bold pattern perfectly complements the small pattern on this bench, and gives it a next level look.   Want more versatility in changing the look?  Use a different fabric for each side of your custom pillows and just turn them around when you want a different look. Not into patterns, and solids are more of your thing?                               Add a little trim for a touch of custom Whatever your style, pillows are a great finishing touch and an easy way to give your home a next level...

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Pink & Yellow Are NOT Friends

Posted by on Apr 5, 2017 in Blog | 0 comments

Pink & Yellow Are NOT Friends

Every color has an undertone. Neutrals have undertones too, and when these work well together, you have a good start to a well designed space. A very common mistake is to pair pink beige and yellow beige undertones in hard finishes or paint colors…..they are not friends and should not be together! I often look at new homes to see what finishes are being used in my specific area (and just for fun!).  In addition to lots of whites and grays, I’m also seeing some beige tones again. The challenge is to select those that work well together. In this new kitchen, the pink undertone of the backsplash does not complement at all the yellow undertone of the granite. This granite needed a tile with a yellow or green undertone. Not a yellow or green tile, but a tile with a yellow or green undertone. This Yellow Beige would have been a better choice. Do you see it?  yellow beige Settle differences in undertones make a huge difference! So often a homeowner will walk into their kitchen or bathroom and say there is something they don’t like, but are not sure what or why. The granite by itself is great, the tile by itself is nice, they like the paint color, but when it’s all put together…not so much. I see this over and over, even in new homes, even in design centers. So what do you do if you already have these finishes and are not planning to remodel?  Style! Use accessories, paint color or other finishes to be the “mediators” between undertones that don’t work well together, and enhance what you already have. If you are buying a new home or remodeling, before you choose hard finishes and paint colors, know  your colors and undertones, or hire someone that does. Investing time at the beginning of a project is always worth it, to be sure all your finishes and colors work well together.  You will not only have a well finished next level home, but one you will be happy with for many years to come! Did I say we must look at the undertones? 😉 Eleida Certified Color...

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Pretty Christmas Dining

Posted by on Dec 18, 2016 in Uncategorized | 0 comments

Pretty Christmas Dining

Need to dress up your dining room for Christmas dinner? There is still time with these simple and pretty ideas that show …it’s all in the presentation!       source   source   source source source   source...

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Creatively Wrapped 🎄

Posted by on Dec 18, 2016 in Blog | 0 comments

Creatively Wrapped 🎄

      Enjoy gift giving and make gift receiving more fun! Wrapping gifts creatively brings joy and fun to the holidays.  Here are a few ideas to spark your creativity … Accent with cut out shapes that relate to the holiday. Add a cute ribbon or cord to complete the look. For music lovers, choose their favorite music or one that relates to the holiday.   Craft paper is a blank canvas for all kinds of ideas. Here a little color is added with greenery and a floral accent A shirt as gift wrap? Creative indeed and sure to catch the attention of the recipient.  The broche is a great extra touch.       these ideas from countryliving.com...

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2017 Pantone Color

Posted by on Dec 12, 2016 in Uncategorized | 0 comments

2017 Pantone Color

Pantone is the color authority for colors used across many different industries. For 2017 they have selected Greenery as their color of the year.  It is a shade symbolic of new beginnings.  Greens are also known as nature’s neutral, are very versatile, and can be paired with many different colors. As described by PANTONE “Greenery is a fresh and zesty yellow-green shade that evokes the first days of spring when nature’s greens revive, restore and renew. Greenery is nature’s neutral. The more submerged people are in modern life, the greater their innate craving to immerse themselves in the physical beauty and inherent unity of the natural world. This shift is reflected by the proliferation of all things expressive of Greenery in daily lives through urban planning, architecture, lifestyle and design choices globally. A life-affirming shade, Greenery is also emblematic of the pursuit of personal passions and vitality.” Here are some of the color palettes Pantone has put together. For more colors,...

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Beautiful Wreaths

Posted by on Dec 1, 2016 in Blog | 0 comments

Beautiful Wreaths

Holiday decor is not complete without a front door wreath!  These are some wreaths I like because they have something unexpected, either a different shape, materials, or themes.  Which is your favorite?           ...

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For the Love of Sports

Posted by on Nov 12, 2016 in Blog | 0 comments

For the Love of Sports

If you are a sports fan, or someone in your home is,  why not have a room dedicated to your favorite sports team? Basements, game rooms or kids rooms are great spaces for this, and here are a few of the products I have found to give my clients a next level sports-themed space! Area rugs are a great addition to the space,  whether you want a border or overall pattern, a specific logo or just the right colors. There are many choices to add just the right look.                                  Wall art is extremely versatile – pictures, wall decals, framed T-shirts, shadow boxes with all kinds of memorabilia.  Be creative! For more finishing touches add pillows and window treatments.  Even the curtain poles can tie into the theme          ...

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What not to Show

Posted by on Sep 25, 2016 in Blog | 0 comments

What not to Show

What to Show and Not to Show You have selected a great design and fabrics for your custom window treatments but how it is installed is also a very important detail. I saw this picture online and it caught my eye. Although the design and fabrics are beautiful, the top of the window frame should never show.  They should have either been mounted higher or the treatment should not scoop down as much.     This next one we made for my client is a good example of a similar treatment. We measure all spaces around the window to know where we should mount and how the treatment should be...

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Color

Posted by on Aug 17, 2016 in Blog, Featured | 0 comments

Color

Which color speaks to you?

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Let there be Light

Posted by on Aug 16, 2016 in Blog | 0 comments

Let there be Light

To select the right lighting for a room, ask yourself what happens here?  A room that is used as an office needs different lighting than a bedroom, than a craft room, a game room, a kitchen, and so on. Think of three different types of lighting: general, task and accent.  Specific task lighting, such as reading lamps, are important if you read frequently, have low levels of natural light, and especially if you ever work in the room. Low-level table lamps and floor lamps help to create a cozy atmosphere, especially at night. Accent lighting may be used to focus on an architectural element, such as a fireplace, bookcase, painting, or plant.  Use all three types of lighting varying the amount of each according to the use of the room…and let there be light!...

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