Wednesday, March 28, 2012

Mitered Design

The last couple of years I've somehow managed to incorporated mitered pillows into all of my design projects.  I love taking a striped fabric and making a great mitered pillow, they look great mixed with solid and print pillows, plus they're just fun!! You can miter the fabric to resemble a "box" or create a "cross" pattern, either way striped fabrics can make mitered pillow unique.  Here are a few examples of great mitered designs.

Love the mitered ottoman!!!

Here is a great design made from a striped fabric!

Here are a few of my own designs (photos do not do the pillows justice!)

The pillows above are made from a great Lee Jofa fabric:

This wide stripe from Duralee creates a totally different look.

Saturday, March 24, 2012


Spring is here and soon there will be a burst of color outdoors!! Rooms that echo the feeling of spring, showcase a variety of colors and do so best against a white backdrop.  Here are a few rooms that do just that.

House and Home

Coastal Living

House Beautiful

Coastal Living

Lucy Interior Design

Some great whites to consider are:

Benjamin Moore Cloud White #967

Benjamin Moore Oxford White #869

Sherwin Williams Dover White #SW 6385 


Monday, March 12, 2012

Color Changes Everything!!

Have you seen Target's new commercial?  I've had so many friends call to ask if I've seen their new ad campaign featuring the slogan "color changes everything"!  Here it is if you haven't seen it yet. 

I've always believed that "color changes everything".  Color affects our emotions which is why I think it's so important when selecting a wall color or introducing a color scheme into a room decor. 

Here are some basics:  

Red- stimulates the energy level of the room

Yellow - communicates happiness and energy (but is the most fatiguing to the eye)

Blue -   considered calming and relaxing

Green - considered the most restful to the eye, believed to reduce stress

Purple- promotes creativity

Orange- communicates enthusiasm and energy

I am thrilled Target is now advertising my blog's name!! I just googled "color changes everything" and Target and I now share the top hits!!!  Merci beaucoup!!

Friday, March 2, 2012

A New Opportunity

After 10 years as a paint consultant I am moving on to another adventure.  A wonderful opportunity has developed and I will be joining Ethan Allen as a Design Consultant in their Danbury, CT showroom.  I am excited to work with my clients exclusively at Ethan Allen!  Their full service showroom is stunning and is chock-full of gorgeous furnishings and accessories.  If you haven't had a chance to stop in to see the newly refurbished showroom in Danbury, it is a must see!!  Ethan Allen offers luxurious furnishings in a variety of styles, as well as as full range of items including draperies, rugs and accessories.  There truly is something for everyone at Ethan Allen!  Here is a peek at some of their offerings.  I look forward to seeing you in Danbury soon!

I hope to keep blogging about color and design......because now that I 
started to blog it may be too hard to stop!  

Also, I BIG thank you to all my paint clients over the years. 
It has been wonderful meeting and working with you!