This month I am featuring loads of COLORFUL ideas.  Some are a result of my own experiences with client's and their homes, other ideas are based on research and/or ideas I have gleaned from other design professionals. 
I believe in all of them and if I don't....you'll hear about it.
 
So I recently completed my daughter's bedroom. We based her design scheme off of a bright and bold fabric that I had found (pictures some other time).  I had her window treatments custom made and did not want them to be tooooooo full.  I made a mistake.  In the a.m. the bright sun filtered through where the drapes met. I had to find a filler with out having more custom treatments made.  The result gave me an idea. Double drapes are a fantastic way to add interest and color!  See these ideas below:
Love the double curtain for color.
 
Double curtain example
Beautiful double curtain
canopy bed window drapes and sheers lilac colour neutral beeding
Visit my Pinterest board for credits and ideas:
This month I am featuring loads of COLORFUL ideas.  Some are a result of my own experiences with client's and their homes, other ideas are based on research and/or ideas I have gleaned from other design professionals. 
I believe in all of them and if I don't....you'll hear about it.
 
freshHome recently devoted an issue to COLOR.
They gave some great tips for adding WOW in your home in unexpected places.
 
Bathroom Backsplash


 
 
Ceilings
 
Look Up
From Better Homes and Gardens
Dark ceiling paint - thinking of doing this
From Jenn Feldman Designs
 
Interior Doors
Interior doors painted gray Bedford gray- Martha Stewart oooo nice and settle. I still like the idea of black more but the hubs won't let me. :(
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Pick a place and Rock it with color!
 
This month I am featuring loads of COLORFUL ideas.  Some are a result of my own experiences with client's and their homes, other ideas are based on research and/or ideas I have gleaned from other design professionals.  I believe in all of them and if I don't....you'll hear about it.
 
Jessica Colaluca from Madison, WI is a genius with color. I go to her Design Seeds page when I need a little creativity boost.  If you layout your floor plan and look at it from a birdseye perspective, you can incorporate Jessica's palettes in a whole floor of living space.
 
For example, take this board:
cherry palette
You could use the gray as your neutral foyer and hallways, the ocean blue in your kitchen, the bright blue on the back of your front door or your laundry room, the deeper cherry color in your family room, the bright cherry in your dining room, and the chartreuse is your powder room.
 
OR this palette:
From the top:
Living Room
Family Room
Kitchen
Kitchen Ceiling
Powder Room Ceiling
Powder Room
 
More ideas flow from this graceful palette:
Jessica is so talented.  Go visit her for more inspiration:
 
 

This month I am featuring loads of COLORFUL ideas.  Some are a result of my own experiences with client's and their homes, other ideas are based on research and/or ideas I have gleaned from other design professionals.  I believe in all of them and if I don't....you'll hear about it.
 
Domino asked several designers for color advice last summer and
here are some of the best ideas:
 
In a sunlit bedroom PALE POWDER #204 (Farrow and Ball) works nicely
-Allegra Hicks
"The perfect khaki, lovely anywhere."
-Delphine Krakoff
MANCHESTER TAN (Benjamin Moore)
"Marvelous for a 'cocoon' bedroom"
-Suzanne Rheinstein
DUSK (Restoration Hardware)
 
"For the inside of cabinets"
-Steven Gambrel
TERRA COTTA (Pratt and Lambert)
 
 
BEST WHITES?...coming soon....
This month I am featuring loads of COLORFUL ideas.  Some are a result of my own experiences with client's and their homes, other ideas are based on research and/or ideas I have gleaned from other design professionals.  I believe in all of them and if I don't....you'll hear about it.
 
Travel to find inspiration.
Years ago, I discovered Sibella Court on a TV show. She oozes style and was recently featured in BHG.  There she explained how she uses her global travels to inspire new palettes. 
 
"When traveling, your senses are naturally heightened and you are consciously
aware of everything around you," she says.
 
She was inspired by hot pink turbans, and patchwork textiles in
India when creating this palette:
 
Sibella Court BHG Sept 2012

Clockwise: Mount Royale (Dutch Boy), Pick me Up (BHG paint from Glidden), Shangri-La (Behr), Timberline (truevaluepaint.com), and Mariner (Sherwin Williams)
 
 
 
 
This month I am featuring loads of COLORFUL ideas.  Some are a result of my own experiences with client's and their homes, other ideas are based on research and/or ideas I have gleaned from other design professionals.  I believe in all of them and if I don't....you'll hear about it.
 
Idea for today:
From Courtney Price
 
When rooms open to one another, avoid choosing radically different colors, or the space will look too small and choppy.
This month I am featuring loads of COLORFUL ideas.  Some are a result of my own experiences with client's and their homes, other ideas are based on research and/or ideas I have gleaned from other design professionals.  I believe in all of them and if I don't....you'll hear about it.
 
To kick things off I want to introduce you to a new love:
GRAY AND YELLOW
 
It's cool meets warm.
It's happy meets dreary.
It's lemonade on a cloudy day.
 
Go Bold with Sunshine and Horizon Gray from Benjamin Moore:

 
OR use more neutrals tones such as Citrine and Silhouette (again Benjamin Moore):

 
Finally, you could use this lovely combo of BM Banana Cream and Secret:

 
They pair so well with the deep & rich Hale Navy:
 
Have FUN and Let me know if there is a color combination you are loving now....
 
 
 
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