Monthly Archives: March 2011

Paint a room a dark color, then add light accents.

Do you love the colors dark bottle green, deep red, sapphire blue, amethyst purple, chocolate-brown, and maybe even black? Are you one of those people who admires dark rooms in magazines, but wonders if it would work in your house? … Continue reading

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Make an EASTER EGG TREE, Celebrate Spring!

Now that St. Patrick’s Day is over, and hopefully Winter is waning??, there is nothing more visually exciting than seeing an Easter Egg tree or bush, set against the still taupe tones of deciduous trees, bare of their leaves. I … Continue reading

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When decorating a Beige room, think Tones, Textures, and Sculptural Interest.

“Beige Tones and Textures” Too often, an attempt to decorate a room in Beige falls flat, something is missing. The space is as inviting as a doctor’s office sitting room. I think what happens is everything is one color, void … Continue reading

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Pick (Use) four colors when decorating a room.

“Four colors and the flow.” When decorating a room, using four colors is an ideal. There should be one Predominant color: color that you see first, and is used most in the room. One Subordinate color: second most used color … Continue reading

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