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Four Home Fashion Moods

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Always on the lookout for design trends, why not anticipate and see what the fashion designers are declaring what we should be wearing. Even our windows appreciate a design make-over and with the holidays coming fast and furious, let’s take a look at some fresh ideas. As in all things fashion, a look to the past is “de rigueur,” as new Continue Reading ...
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Thrill To The Chill Of Color

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All of us who think about design, home and spaces that inspire or calm or make us feel good, always cast color in a starring role. In honor of Halloween, now becoming one of our most celebrated holidays, I have some chilling facts about the derivation of colors and some scary origins of the colors we choose to enliven our Continue Reading ...
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Feeling Blue? Mood Indigo!

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Summertime is ending and if you are feeling blue about these long luxurious days of light disappearing soon, let the mood indigo inspire you to mull over the color that changed the world, which just might provoke new thoughts and design ideas about this unique color.   The color, indigo, dates back millennia and is one of the oldest dye Continue Reading ...
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Fall Into Patterns

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Update your home this fall with a little pattern refresh. Intimidating to most, embraced by some, and mastered by few, pattern mixing is the most enticing trend going on these days. With all of the tips, tricks, and techniques out there, it’s easy to get confused on how to confidently bring this look into your home. It’s simple to be Continue Reading ...
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Pattern Primer: Volume 3

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Patterns follow us everywhere, creating an intricate map as we travel through our days, affecting us in ways, often imperceptible but fundamental. Our life patterns keep us organized and balanced, but patterns of design offer an entryway to color, texture and interest as we integrate patterns into our homes. Most patterns have been around for centuries and have evolved into Continue Reading ...
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Red, White And Blue, What Color Are You?

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Color is a personal choice that enlivens our lives as we are attracted to different colors that resonate deep feelings. Our color moods are displayed in our homes, in our fashions, in our gardens, in just about every facet of our life. Color determines what we buy, how we look, how we decorate, what we choose to eat- yes, how Continue Reading ...
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Bright White, Always Right Décor

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White hot days- icy drinks, vanilla bean ice cream, piña coladas, fragrant cottage roses, twinkling patio lights, sandy soft beaches- what’s not to love about summer, our favorite season of the year? Why not breathe some of the essence of white and light into our home decor to always remember these tranquil, yet dazzling days. Using white as a design Continue Reading ...
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11 Easy Color Upgrade Ideas

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Hopefully, summer is coming your way, even though the weather patterns seem to have been seized by the evil climate gods, plotting the demise of sun and fun and “the incredible lightness of being” of our favorite season. To avenge these moody days (here in Southern California, we call it May Gray and June Gloom), I have put together 11 Continue Reading ...